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43Arnold Becker ’41, MD’43 and Ruth Spiwak Becker ’42 met at UVM 80 years ago and will celebrate their 75th anniversary in December. They share, “Vermont is an enduring part of the fabric of our life.” Your class secretary June Dorion is overjoyed to share the news of the birth of her third great grandson, Lincoln George Look, on June 30, 2018. The son of Jeffrey Look ’99 and Rachel Wellman Look ’16.

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Green & Gold Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

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Class secretary Gladys Severance passed on December 28, 2018. She leaves behind her husband of 66 years, professor emeritus Malcolm Severance. The couple received an honorary Doctor of Laws from UVM in 2008. Alumni from the class of 1949 fondly remember Gladys’s many years of dedicated service and her welcoming presence at reunions. She is also warmly remembered by 1950s alumni who knew her as the Converse Hall house manager. Submit your news to–
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50 We share the sad news that classmate Mary Therese Farrell Morley passed on July 27, 2017. She is the mother of John Morely ’83 and Maryann Morely ’89.
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52 Rose-Marie Steiner Tarbell-Lyman ’53 and Ona Rufus Lyman still live in Aberdeen, Maryland, where he worked at Aberdeen Proving Grounds and Rose volunteers as a Parish Nurse at Grace United Methodist. Barbara Hayden Dufresne passed away in October 2017. To honor her memory, Robert Dufresne ’50 has his grandchildren and children join him in Florida for a week. Robert shares, "Barbara especially loved her little ones and this is my way of spreading her love.” Warren Bergstrom retired from his career in public education in 1989. He resides in Monticello, New York, and continues his formal education with the help of Road Scholar travel. He hopes to share an excursion with a former UVM classmate some day.
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53 Robert Chaffee and MaryAnn Chaffee ’60are very happy in their new apartment at Wake Robin Retirement Community in Shelburne, Vermont.
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October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 

Matthew Baigell's latest book, Jewish Identity in American Art: A Golden Age Since the 1970s will be published this fall. Charles Perkins says “hi” to all his UVM friends and Theta Chi fraternity brothers. Married to Jann Perkins for 62 years, Chuck shares, “we used to win ‘dance’ contests and now we win ‘who has been married the longest’ contests.” Their son, Chuck Perkins III ’86, lives in Ketchikan, Alaska, and their daughter, Peg Rieley ’89, lives in Williston, Vermont. They have four grandchildren—a big part of their lives, including joining them on thirteen cruises. Chuck shares, “Getting old is mandatory, growing up is optional!”
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55 Class secretary Jane Battles shares the sad news of the passing of both Bill Farwell ’57 and, a month later, his lovely wife Lorrie Buecler Farwell ’56. The couple were UVM sweethearts from day one—popular and well loved on campus in all activities. The Farwells had retired to Williamsburg, Virginia. Bob Stetson is still in Middlebury with his partner Jane Campbell. They reconnected after knowing both families for forty years. Both lost their spouses to cancer, Marilyn Falby Stetson ’56, in 2012. They’re very busy with church, senior meals, Middlebury College events, Porter Hostpital Board, ACHHH Board, and three great grandchildren. Your class secretary Jane is a proud grandmother, the quadruplet Battles boys are now age 18. All four are off to different engineering colleges, with one at UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Yay!
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56 Nancy McGoughran Blanchet shares that the passing of her beloved friend and Tri Delt sister Lorrie Buehler Farwell was a real shock. Lorrie’s death followed that of her husband Bill Farwell ’57 by less than a month. Nancy and Lorrie participated in the annal Tri Delt celebration of the friendships they had formed. Bill, a loyal husband, had met other Tri Delt husbands during the 50+ years of celebrations and was loved, as was Lorrie, by all. “They were truly a golden couple.” Marsha Pearl Jamil enjoys living part time in Nantucket and encourages fellow alumni visiting the island to email her at ccsmspearl@aol.com. She shares, “If any 2017 grads are reading this note, I’m sure 1956 is practically ancient—cheers and good luck.” James Danigelis MD’59 has been living on a beautiful sea island called Dataw just outside of Beaufort, South Carolina for 18 years. He celebrated his 54th anniversary with his wife, Cec, this year. They enjoy good health and he play lots of golf. Cec does volunteer work and gardening. Their sons and families live in the San Francisco area and coastal Oregon, which they frequently visit. Son Matthew MD’97 is an ER physician in Oregon. David Spector enjoyed his visit to UVM over homecoming. He keeps busy with lectures at Florida Atlantic University, and cultural events at the Kravis Center. He finds Florida preferable to the snows of New York City. Melvyn H. Wolk ’56 MD’60 has been actively involved in photography and other art. He creates abstract art from found objects, a far cry from practicing pediatrics and pediatric allergy. He enjoys rummaging through junkyards to produce extraordinary pieces. See more at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Or contact him at e-melliemar@aol.com.
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Judith Lamson Blackmer visited with her Alpha Chi Omega friend Jan Erla Buck ’58 at Wake Robin in Shelburne, Vermont. Jan was visiting from California. Judith shares, “It was a joy to have many days together and get reaquainted after 60 years.” J. Douglas Burke was sorry to learn of the passing of Steve Millard, a loyal classmate and a regular at reunions. J. Douglas and Janice Burke enjoy the lifestyle at Cypress of Hilton Head, a CCRC with 450 friends. Brother Jack Burke ’54 and Bev Burke ’54 are living in the same complex and joined them for Thanksgiving. In October they went on their eleventh African photographic safari. They stayed in three elegant lodges in Botswana and were in the bush for eleven nights. Robert Corshen loved his Peace Corps days and overseas volunteer work. He now volunteers close to home and finds it even more rewarding. Robert volunteers in the re-entry program at San Quentin prison, working with inmates who will be paroled within a year. He shares, “I really get to like these guys. I do have to remember they’re felons…but they’re nice felons.” Ronald R. Randall is working full-time operating Randall House Rare Books in Santa Barbara, California.
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58 Peter Alexander ’84 G’90 shares the sad news of the passing of Clare Louise Dyer on September 19, 2018 in Derby, Vermont. For close to 30 years, Clare lived in Clearwater, Florida, enjoying the warm weather and her circle of friends. She was proud that her daughter Jeanne Allendorf Alexander ’85 G’91 and granddaughter Catherine Clare Alexander ’15, became part of the Green & Gold family. Jackie Flick Peterson ’62 regretfully shares that Judy Flick Schubert passed away on September 29, while visiting her daughter in Colorado Springs. Steve Rozen is happy for the season in Naples, Florida. He was sorry to miss the 60th, but intends on being there for the 65th. Steve instructs NYU Dental Residents in Oral Surgery at a Healthcare Clinic in Immokale. He feels blessed to have the health to continue as a professional and encourages classmates in Naples to give him a call.
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59 Green & Gold Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Make your travel plans and join the 60th Reunion Celebration! Among the many events, don't miss the Green & Gold luncheon on Saturday!
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1960s

60 Virginia Low Coolidge enjoys a busy retired life in an independent living cottage at Wake Robin in Shelburne. Michael Freedman had a wonderful visit to UVM in November with his wife Iris Steinert Freedman ’62. They visited their grandson Jacob Sacher ’20, a junior at UVM, their old haunts, and checked out the changes. They found some things are exactly the same, and some are beautiful and new.
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61 Michael Bartenstein passed away in December at Aultman Hospital and Akron General Medical Center. Michael served six years in the Vermont National Guard and was a Captain and Headquarters Commander, 3rd Battalion, 172 Reg. 50th Division. He raced on the 1961 US Olympic Ski Team and remained a certified professional ski instructor. A true man of integrity, Mike’s sense of humor and love of life brought joy and laughter to everyone who knew him. Cynthia Belig Bendelac shared her experience during the California wildfires this past fall, “The air has been smoky for a week now. The Fire Department has issued guidelines. Have taken precautions. My home is on Open Space. Kind of scary!” Joe Furgal is active and enjoying retirement. He’s an instructor at Berkshire Community College, coordinates his hometown’s annual Lee Founders Weekend, and sells real estate part-time in Berkshire County. In his spare time he plays golf and attends his four granddaughters’ basketball and soccer games. James (Jay) Pedley, passed away at home in Northfield, Vermont, in October. He leaves his wife, Sally Nadon Pedley. Married for 18 years, the couple traveled extensively, and enjoyed camping and skiing. His legacy of leadership in Northfield includes: Jaycees, Rotary Club, Northfield School Board, and Northfield Historical Society. Jay ski raced and ski jumped competitively, in high school, at Vermont Academy, Dartmouth, and UVM. He was a member of Delta Psi. Roger Zimmerman retired from his psychology practice. He and wife Lynne led their ninth trip at Glacier National Park in Montana and plan to lead another this summer. He continues to backcountry ski guide in Maine and out West. Graham Phelps is still alive and kicking. His travels include visiting son Scott, his wife, and daughter in Franklin, Tennessee. His other children, Dana and Jean, are also doing well. After forty years of teaching and research at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Rhode Island, Linda Hufnagel retired two years ago. She is busy with ceramics and works in the pot shop at the South County Art Association in Kingston, Rhode Island. She is also on the board of the Art Association. Linda and husband, Robert Zackroff, enjoy traveling, most recently to Paris and Normandy, France. Other recent adventures include travel to Los Angeles and Eugene, Oregon, where their daughters live with their families. Last winter, she participated in an anagama woodfire workshop at the Morean Center for Clay, in St. Petersburg, Florida. She hopes to get back to Florida again this winter, but shares that it is unlikely that she will become a snowbird or retire to Florida. She hopes to hear from old friends from UVM. John Cruickshank tried to retire ten years ago, couldn’t stand it, and bought the local newspaper to keep busy. He is the publisher of The Northfield News, the Northfield, Vermont, newspaper. In 2015 he published his first novel, Jason's Ladder, and is working on a new novel set in Vermont in the fifties, For Sale, A Piece of God's Country. Myrl Jaquith escaped major damage from Hurricane Michael, losing several trees, a few roof shingles, and a little vinyl siding. She shares, “If we had been seven miles away in Mexico Beach, we would have been hit by the 19-foot storm surge and 140+ mph winds. Most of the Florida Panhandle looks like a war zone and we won’t see this area restored to ‘normal’ in our lifetimes. We know that we were truly blessed.” Fran Grossman lives in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and is happy to see any classmates visiting the area. She teaches quilting and knitting at John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, is president of the Corolla Friends of the Library, and sits on the board of her HOA. Joan Tyler Mead, former professor and dean at Marshall University, is retired in New Hampshire. She is playing clarinet again after a 40-year hiatus. Joan is in two town bands with year-round concert schedules, and a member of the Catamount Reeds, a clarinet trio that performs in recitals, concerts, church, and civic activities. Jamie Jacobs and Jean Pillsbury Jacobs ’62 are loving retirement and traveling a lot. Last spring, they visited Sicily and Croatia and found the areas to be beautiful, rich with history, and full of nice people. This summer, they were fly fishing in Montana and also fished Baranof Island, Alaska. This fall, Jamie headed to the Bolivian jungle to fish the Amazon for peacock bass. He followed this with a dove hunt in Cordoba, Argentina. John Chiu has a season pass for skiing and hopes for plenty of snow. He’ll ski at Deer Valley on his 80th birthday and hopes to get to Aspen this year. John was in Kauai for a week before Christmas, then joined his sister to take their 100.5-year-old mom on a one-week cruise to Mexico. He plans to retire next August and looks forward to a lot of traveling in Eastern Europe and Southern China. Your class secretary Steve Berry and his wife, Louise, took a walking tour of Portugal in September. Their adventure started in Porto, they spent six days visiting three inland wine growing areas, and then finished their tour in Lisbon. In November he saw Karen Kellers Donovan and her daughter Stacy Marino at a PBS fundraising event. They had fun remembering UVM friends including her roommates Ginny Worstell Duffy and Judy Enright Daly.
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62 Stephen Burzon and his wife, Nancy, are happy and healthy living in Saint Maarten in the Dutch West Indies. He’s retired but working hard on marketing for his yacht club, the Saint Maarten Yacht Club, and the Heineken Regatta Foundation. He enjoys sailing and is thankful that his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are all well. He’s still in touch with UVM pals John Lazarus, Jules Older, and Jerry Kolker. Beverly Browne Fleming, Jackie Flick Peterson, Martha Hilton Houghton, Ann Leddy Charron, Sandra Cameron Kessenick and Patricia Gitt celebrated Tri Delta House’s Eta Chapter 125 years of national affiliation. See their photo at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Beth Spenciner Rosenthal is proud that her grand-nephew, Benjamin Spenciner ’19, will be graduating from UVM with a degree in computer science. He and her nephew will celebrate the graduation with a trip to Japan this summer.
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63 Frank Pagliaro continues to practice law in New York and California, where he lives. He has four grandchildren, ages two to ten, and tries to spend as much time with them as possible. Frank and his wife love to travel, six continents so far, and this year flew to London and Cape Town before spending two weeks in Namibia. Elise Moeller Widlund enjoys living close to UVM, its activities and opportunities. She lives in Shelburne at Wake Robin and encourages classmates to call and visit.
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64 Green & Gold Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Sue Griesenbeck Barber, her husband Duane Barber ’63, and Norman Bohn attended the UVM vs. BU basketball game in Boston in November. Sue shares, “With the help of an enthusiastic UVM crowd, the Cats surged ahead and won 78-72. Go Cats Go!!!” She reminds all that the 55th reunion is coming up this October. “Let’s all return to our beautiful campus in autumn and enjoy a great reunion.” Roger Brown has an active life in Brattleboro, where he grew up and returned to in retirement. He continues to provide substitute supply preaching in small churches in Vermont, and volunteers in his church in Brattleboro. This past summer for the fourth year he participated in the CONTACT Peacebuilding three-week program at the School for International Training in Brattleboro. He highly recommends the program and encourages those who want to learn more to email him at: roglb43@gmail.com. OH Perry Cabot retired for the second time. The first was in 1992 after 28 years in the US Army, the second is from 25 years in local public community service. He served on six boards, chairing four of them, and worked through miles of red tape to establish three other boards. He shares “This has provided great pleasure: turkey shoots, Civil War research, writing history (soon to be published, I hope), and beating back misguided ten billion dollar developers.” Stanley Carp is finally retiring from the practice of public accounting to spend more time with family. He has three daughters, three great sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren. Ann Clark attended Smith College after graduation and received a master’s degree in social work. She worked in the field of child welfare throughout her career and continues to work part-time doing international adoption. Ann has three grandchildren living in Vermont brings much joy to her life. Robert A. Silverstein is involved in poltics in Nagaland. He has been there six times since May 2015. See a photo at go.uvm.edu/alumpics of Robert and then editor, Akum Longchari, of The Morung Express—one of the main state papers. He has published more than two dozen articles. In April, 2017 it became too dangerous to publish. Carol Watters sends greetings from the cool south. She retired from nursing after 44 years. Her last position was at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She volunteers through her church and the North Carolina Methodist Committee on Relief. She also visits older adults in their homes, which relates to her doctoral work in education.
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65 An August get-together in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom was enjoyed by Susan Clark, Mary Ann Mc-Mahon Hodges, Judith Heller Mulhern, Judy Pierce, Penny Sheperd Wright, and Marianne Riley Mercy. This year Gail M. Perlee turned 76 and celebrated 20 years of retirement from the City of Phoenix Public Library. She lives on her desert acre, near South Mountain, and although she no longer owns horses is actively researching and writing a Morgan horse history featured in Morgan Horse magazine. Richard Pouch and his wife Carol, (Mary Fletcher ’64), are still enjoying life in Vero Beach, Florida and Bar Harbor, Maine. They enjoy watching their four grandsons grow, two at UGA, and two working on life plans. They wish the best to their classmates. Albert “Albie” Pristaw has been a practicing optometrist in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire for 48 years. He spends time caring for prison inmates in both states and is in semi-retirement mode. Albie enjoys canoeing, fly fishing, and fly tying. He stays in touch with UVM friends Joe Pogar, Bob Russo ’64, and others. After twelve great years in Mexico, Steven Weisberg and his wife, Lynn, have moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina. They are excited to begin the next chapter of their lives and would love to hear from any alums living in the area.
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67 Richard Langs retired in 2001 after 30 years in finance positions in the transportation industry. He has since published two books on the history of the East Bay Regional Park District in the San Francisco Bay area. His latest book on Tilden Regional Park will be available this spring from Arcadia History Press. Roger Allbee retired from his position as CEO of Grace Cottage Hospital and Family Health Center in Townshend, VT. He’s off to new things with his wife, Ann Persons Allbee ’66 G’04.
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68 Syrette Dym thanks Paul Malone and the entire Reunion Committee for the tremendous 50th reunion. Thanks also to Jeff and Joanne Koledo Kuhman for hosting a beautiful afternoon on Mt. Philo. Syrette loved seeing old friends—Cecilia (Candy) Kane, Kathy Torrisi Idleman, Georgia Walsh Miller—and meeting classmates never known. She writes, “So proud of the new UVM, beautiful new buildings integrated with the old through well-designed public spaces, a true university.” Congratulations to Jack Rosenberg, whose picture, “Make a Wish 4” received ViewBug’s prestigious Community Choice Award. This award is voted on by members who take the time to recognize special photos that serve as an inspiration for others. After consulting for a decade (Li-ion batteries), Rick Howard is drifting toward retirement. His hobbies and three grandchildren keep him busy. Rick connected with fellow chemistry major Hal Nordstrom after nearly 50 years. William Schubart’s seventh work of fiction, Lila & Theron, won second prize for literary fiction in IBPA's (Independent Book Publishers Association) Benjamin Franklin Awards. His new novel, The Priest, was published in January. Learn more at schubart.com. John Wagner is retired and enjoying his eight grandchildren. Paul Malone, class committee chair, shared the following about last fall’s Reunion Weekend: “Our memorable 50th Reunion weekend began on Friday, with superb Vermont fall weather, and more than 80 classmates/guests gathered at Mt. Philo State Park for a picnic lunch, music provided by a UVM Music Department student jazz trio. Special thanks to Jeff Kuhman and Joanne Kuhman for their active involvement in sponsoring and planning. That evening classmates mingled in Waterman Manor for cocktails, conversation, and remarks from President Sullivan. Then on to the new Alumni House for socializing and visiting the new Colin Hurd Memorial Lounge. Saturday morning included a narrated campus bus tour, where we took in the remarkable transfomation of campus. At lunch, our class was welcomed into the Green and Gold Society. The Saturday evening banquet was attended by more than 100—a memorable evening, from cocktails to dessert! A special thank you to Eileen Dudley ’92 G’14, our UVM Foundation reunion coordinator, and her able staff for going above and beyond. Every table was adorned with fall flowers, gourds, runners, and candles. Additional commendations to Donna Burke ’01, George Rutherford, Chris Bernier, and Alan Ryea ’90 who assisted immensely. Throughout the evening, we socialized, danced to ‘our music,’ viewed a continuous slide show from our yearbook on the giant screen, and just ‘hung out one more time.’ If you missed it visit the UVM Alumni website: www.alumni.uvm.edu/alumniweekend, there is a link to our photos in the left sidebar.
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69 50th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Steve Kunken encourages classmates to celebrate our 50th Reunion, October 4-6, 2019. Plans are underway for an event-filled weekend. Information is available on the alumni website. Frank Resnick makes his own recommendation: “If you are reading this note, you are ordered to attend our 50th Class Reunion. There won't be another one.” Jim Betts ’69, MD ’73 wrote in the midst of this summer’s terrible wildfire season out west: “I‘ve lived in California longer than any other location, it's been 50 years and a continent away from my ‘home-home’ in Bennington. Here on the Pacific Coast, we are always aware of the risks of earthquakes, but now with climate change, the question of ‘inadequate forest management,’ and just no rain, the state is an ignition waiting to happen. As a firefighter and homeowner in Big Sur, I am in awe of the magnificence of the region and aware that we must all take stewardship of our environs. That is true wherever we reside.” Jim continues to practice pediatric surgery at UCSF Children’s Hospital Oakland, with a special interest in trauma and disaster management. With some ‘age and resolve,’ he’s ‘carving out’ cherished moments to be away from the city among the Redwoods high above the Pacific. Jim writes, “Time for us in the Class of ‘69 to reflect on our years at UVM. For those who have not returned to our university, please make plans to do so at Reunion next fall.” There is plenty to celebrate about UVM 2019, Jim notes, from impressive changes to the physical campus to academic excellence to the approaching close of a highly successful capital campaign. He closes, “I'm looking forward to seeing as many of our class, and others, as possible during this seminal anniversary of our graduation. Wishing all a happy and healthy year.”
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70 Lynne Bartholomew Kreiner and ’70 Pi Phi sisters gathered in Burlington in September to celebrate their Golden Arrow reunion—50 years a Pi Phi! They toured the current Pi Phi house, the beautifully renovated Alumni House (formerly Delta Psi), and even danced to Motown. The group included: Carole Pixley Walker, Chris Scott Oliver, Gail Wilson Murray, Janie MacDougall Sherwin, Joan Aldrich Knight, Judith Winsor Bruce, Karen Sorrell Villanti, Kit Delfausse Ardell, Linae Johnson Schroeder, Linda Hawkins Caponegro, Lynne Bartholomew, Mary Mulhern Alberti, Pat Walker Cook, Perky Spaulding Maddocks, and Vicki Vanderventer Eaton. Unable to attend, and missed were: Barbara Schhmitt West, Suzanne Thabault Pisanelli, Jeanne Whitcomb Bonin, Judy Church Reynolds, Star Vogt Rader, Kathy Leonard Gordon, Margaret Williams Hitchcock ’69, Cheryl Payne, Cindy Blakely, and Terry Franz Dixon. As we look forward to our 50th Reunion, Adrienne Gouzoulis Broch is interested in participating in the festivities. Anyone involved, please contact Adrienne at adrienne.broch@aol.com. Martha Johnson Gavin and Karen Kiernan Mechem traveled to Paris, Lyon, and Provence for two weeks in June. See their photo at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Doug Arnold, your class secretary, reporting: I find that southwest Florida continues to draw folks from UVM. I play golf with George Kreiner, Tad Ebling, and Sandy Luckenbill. I also see Jeff and Joanne Kuhman ’68, Ron Tice ’69, and Mary Tice from Ohio. I played in a golf tournament with Ron Tice in Toledo this past summer and spent time with the Peter Doremus ’68, Jain Doremus, and Dale Hines ’69 in Punta Gorda, Florida.
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71 Christine Mosher Labone has lived in Perth, Australia, for 36 years. She recently retired from work as a medical scientist at Fiona Stanley Hospital and enjoys travelling with her husband. In November 2017, she visited classmate Lynn Bailey at her home in Vermont. Christine shares, “We had as much fun as we did all those years ago in college.”
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72 Margot Witten Johnson and Emily Schnaper Manders ‘74 stayed with Sally Cummings to attend Tri Delta-Eta Chapter‘s 125th Anniversary Celebration. The October weekend included a fun run, desserts, tours at the chapter house, campus tours, and a banquet at the Alumni House. Others in attendance were Barbara Crandell Cochran, Joanne Connors Stewart, Gayle Secord, and B.J. Martin. Margot writes, “It was fantastic to be together after 46 years, and to share the event with another 150 Tri Deltas of all generations.” Paula Lemerman retired from her full-time career as an associate county counselor at the Office of the St. Louis County Counselor. She successfully completed the master gardener certification course through the Missouri Botanical Garden. She now volunteers there, researching native plants. Debra Koslow Stern retired from UVM and feels busier than ever. She and husband, Mitch Stern G’79, are teaching at the Community College of Vermont. They took several wonderful vacations last year, including Hawaii, Germany, and Cuba. Debra had a great time reconnecting with friend and classmate Susan Sharp,Jeffrey Lewis moved from Putney, Vermont, to Nantucket Island 28 years ago. His avocation and occupation a blend of woodworking and a healing modality called Biodynamic Crainiosacral Therapy.
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73 Career journalist Ted Cohen is living happily in his native Vermont, haranguing and harassing newspaper editors and TV news directors in an attempt to persuade them to get their charges to learn to write! Two poems authored by Charlotte Cohen Sheer appear in An Assortment of Animals: A Children's Poetry Anthology. The full-color, illustrated collection includes 44 pages of original poetry contributed by various writers and illustrators. Tri Deltas who lived in the chapter house in 1971-72 gathered with many other sisters for a fun weekend reunion in October. The occasion celebrated the Eta Chapter’s 125th anniversary. Martha Hoe Ireland, Katie Byers Goglia, Barb Wittine Star, Kathy August Boll, Margaret Speyer Poster, Deborah Mesce, Tina Silvestri Stokes, Cathy Copp Dion and many others met for drinks, toured the Tri Delta house and the campus, and caught up. The anniversary dinner at the Alumni House was a throwback for those who remember it as the Delta Psi house.
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74 Stephen Buerkle enjoys living in beautiful Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The area is great for kayaking, running, bicycling, and motorcycling. He is on his ninth tech startup, focused on the use of virtual and augmented reality technologies in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Daughter Alexandra recently married a wonderful woman, both are Ivy League grads. He’d love to hear from classmates, especially those who lived in Mason or Coolidge. In November, Jim Condos was re-elected to his fifth term as Vermont's Secretary of State. In July, he was elected by his peers to be the president of the National Association of Secretaries of State. Paul Kenny is a broker at Paul Kenny & Matt Bogue Commercial Real Estate in Sun Valley, Idaho; he represents Hotel Ketchum as a leasing agent. Paul connected with Josh Dinar ’95, founding partner of T/ACO, one of Boulder, Colorado’s favorite restaurants. Josh is scouting a location for a new tequila bar/restaurant in Sun Valley. Katherine Pisanelli LaMontagne lives in Middletown Springs, Vermont. She works as an ICU nurse in two Vermont hospitals and spends time with her children and grandchildren. Frank Luisi is an advisor for NCAA College Bound Student-Athletes at Oceanside High School. He helps student-athletes attend the best academic and NCAA institutions. Frank finds it “most rewarding to help young people reach their dreams, just as someone helped us.” Frank remembers Rick Farnham ’69, Denis Lambert ’54, Joe Scannella, Mike Murphy, Bruce Craddock, Bill Stephany, Charlie Rathbone, Fr. Frank Holland, and Fr. Omer Dufault, as great mentors of UVM student-athletes and himself. “Now it’s my turn to give back and help our young people reach their dreams. Thank you to all who have been part of my life, I remember the spirit of UVM when I help kids learn to persevere.” Emily Schnaper Manders, Kathleen Welch, Patty Bucken Timmeny, Laura Tilly Davies ’73, Marilyn Berkman Sturman ’73, and many other Tri Delta sisters returned in October to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Eta Chapter. The weekend included drinks at local bars, a lovely open house at the Tri Delta house, and an entertaining banquet at the Alumni House. Thanks to Susan Marchand Higgins ’85 for her efforts in coordinating this amazing event. Emily Schnaper Manders and Irene Kwasnik Kowalski ’73, along with Irene’s daughter Andrea, attended the Boston University vs. Boston College hockey game in November. They rooted for BU as Andrea is an alum and Emily is employed there. James Morrison’s retirement was short lived, he’s now busy as part-owner in European Working Dogs, providing working dogs to police departments, the military, and more.
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75 James Lake is at the end of his career with ten years in product development and thirty years in IT management. He has had ‘a great ride’ literally—working at Harley-Davidson leading all IT operations for their product development center. He’s proud of son Michael, a law enforcement officer with high passion for his career. James married last year and is going to be a grandfather for first time in April. He wishes all the very best!
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76 Frank Alfano finished his fifteenth service trip to the Dominican Republic, spaying and neutering the local dog and cat population. Jeffrey Berk recently took on the role of president with the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Andrea Kalisch Casey is living in Bend, Oregon. She teaches skiing, travels, hikes, and enjoys retirement. After 32 years, Judy Holmes moved from Colorado to Montana for her winter home. She also changed her seasonal residence from Sanibel to the Greenbrier. Judy invites classmates who’d love to ski Big Sky, to visit. Her email is Judy@judyholmes.com. Her cabin is in the Yellowstone Club; so, no lift tickets required. Paula Yankauskas, a former UVM varsity swim team member is busy. In September, she swam the Catalina, the San Pedro Channel from Catalina Island to the mainland. Once ratified, she will be on record as the 198th person in the world, the 98th person from the United States, and the first person from Vermont to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Paula swam the English Channel in 2016, and around Manhattan in 2017. The Catalina completes the Triple Crown. Her first marathon swim was with her sister to cross Lake Champlain from Shelburne Point to Willsboro Point back in 1977. Husband, Dale Martin ’76, crewed. Mark A. Johnson retired last summer after a 17-year career as a chip designer in the space sciences division at Southwest Research Institute. His final accomplishment was his sixth patent, this one for the electronics on a radiation detector that is currently on the International Space Station. Dennis and Mary Ellen Keresey hosted a mini-Sigma Nu reunion in September. Gary Wright, Herb Muther, Curt Duane, Pete Beekman, and Jeff DeLuca with their wives and significant other enjoyed a beautiful late summer at the beach. The annual surf and turf dinner, organized by the Fairfield Beach Residents Association was a highlight. For those not familiar with Fairfield Beach, many cottages are rented to students from Fairfield University. Gary, a former director of residential life at AIC (in addition to coaching the hockey team), helped quiet a large, loud, after hour’s student party in the wee hours a few doors down.
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77 Mark Aeschliman is an independent school teacher of art history, architecture, and design in Ticino, Switzerland. Mark and his wife, Simone, live in a renovated stone barn/house with a view of Lake Lugano. Their daughter Hilary completed her bachelor’s in musical theater in Bologna, Italy, and is currently in her second year studying voice at the Royal College of Music in London. Mark’s interests include the psychology of C. G. Jung, the architecture of Louis Kahn, and wood-turning on the lathe. Mark shares new contact information: mark.aeschliman@tasis.ch, Piazzetta Municipio 5, 6992 Vernate, Ticino, Switzerland. Thomas Kiley is having trouble staying still. He sailed his 50-year-old, 37-foot wooden boat 10,000 miles, circling around the Atlantic. He has learned that sailing long distance is the most expensive way to get somewhere for free. Rob Waxman retired from teaching adult education at Fairfield-Suisun Adult School. He now teaches math and computers part-time in Vallejo at the adult regional education center. He also teaches guitar and plays Allman Brother’s songs in his band, Idlewild West, https://www.facebook.com/allmanstepbrothers. Link and Beverly Baier Keur’s son Ryan was married to Brittany Elizabeth Ison in September at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina., Beverly was recently inducted into the Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame for her career as field hockey coach at High Pont Regional High School, New Jersey. Bill Klipp and wife Linda are pursuing their post-retirement passion of wildlife photography, traveling most recently to Australia, Madagascar, East Africa, and the Galapagos. See some of their award-winning photos at: www.WildlifePhotos.me and read their blog at: www.klipp.blog
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78 Dawna Cobb is enjoying not working after years of practicing law and serving as dean of students and lecturer at the University of Maryland School of Law. She serves on non-profit boards, mentors a teenage girl, is starting a project that gives working people access to affordable legal representation, travels, and feels lucky to do all of it. Alexandra Hoblitzell Heintz just celebrated her thirtieth year working at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center as a Patient Safety Officer. Her son Jamie Heintz ’10 is married and works for Bombardier Recreational Products in Quebec; daughter Hannah Heintz ’15 is a research assistant in a Boston lab and is applying to grad schools. Stanley Przybylinski and the extended Chittenden crew from 1974-75 had a good time at the 40th UVM Reunion. The group included Charley Dykes ’80, Greg Edwards ’79, Max Martin ’79, Peter Drakos, Nat Foote ’79, Rick Parker, Chris Hancock, Brian Evans, Norm Poutre, Mark Wenzel, and Libby Carney Manahan. Ken Wormser is living and working in New York City. He recently returned to campus with his daughters Samantha and Lindsay for the opening of the new business school.
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79 40th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

David Marvin is grateful for his young family and real estate hospitality business in Atlanta. After a career in the US Air Force and with Jet Blue Airways, Craig Roebuck retired in July and lives in Maine. Craig flew reconnaissance planes worldwide, flew scientists around Antarctica, and flew many students and alumni in and out of Burlington. He looks forward to traveling on his own schedule, hiking, paddling, and nordic skiing. Theresa Valla invites classmates to visit her new website, TeressaValla-Arts.nyc and delight in the paintings, sculpture, and photography. After a twelve-year career with the Perry Restaurant Group as general manger of Sweetwaters, Kenny Gray left Vermont in 1990 and lives in New York City with his wife, Lori. He is a pilot and director of operations for an aircraft management/charter company based in New York with worldwide operations. He returns to Burlington frequently to visit college friends and restaurant colleagues. Roy Sokolowski and Patricia Nebel Sokolowski ‘79 relocated to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. They were founders of WestView Investment Advisors in Burlington, VT. Roy was an investment manager and Pat was a Certified Financial Planner. They opened a branch in Hilton Head to help new and existing clients while enjoying warmer weather. The South Carolina team is rounded out with two other UVM grads: their son Robert ’12 and daughter-in-law Jennifer ’11. They look forward to meeting UVM alumni in the Low Country!
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1980s

80 Ines Rulis Barlerin has fond memories of her time at UVM, where she met her very closest friends, Annie Kempton Guyer ’81 and Barbara Hansberry ’81. Ines and husband, Peter Henry Barlerin have spent thirty years in the foreign service with the Department of State, raising three children, Sebastien, Maximilian, and Ines Alexandra abroad. They reside in Yaounde, Cameroon, where Peter is the US Ambassador. Catherine Conolly, an environmental scientist, has worked for thirty years as a researcher/instructor at University of Washington, and as a consulting biologist. Retired, she continues to do fieldwork related to rare plants, and serves as a board member for Audubon Washington. She lives in Seattle, loving the mountains and ocean. After 34 years with the Department of Education, Mark Gadson will retire in 2019. He looks forward to the 2020 reunion and seeing Eric Johnson. Diane D’Orlando Dacey celebrated her birthday oceanside in Newburyport at a party hosted by her husband, Bob Dacey ’81. Classmates in attendance were Susan Donnelly Murphy, Susan Caverly, and Mary Praught. Susan Donnelly Murphy celebrated her birthday with her daughter in Portugal and Morocco. Stanley Rydjeski celebrated his 60th birthday near Everest Base Camp. He enjoyed the incredible scenery, so different from Vermont!
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81 Alice Block Pedego lives outside of Boston and works as the district behavior analyst for the Wellesley Public Schools. Karen Kaplan is a senior editor at the science journal Nature in the Washington, DC office. Karen produces a weekly online and print section that covers the global scientific workforce. Susan Vigsnes and Briar Alpert ’83 share news of the passing of their brother-in-law, Alan Bates, on October 2, 2018. Alan studied economics and studio art at UVM and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Alan was an active alumnus and ardent supporter of UVM and the UVM Medical Center. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Bates, and three daughters, Natalie Bates, Lydia Bates ’14, and Audrey Bates. Alan returned to Vermont in 2015, where he reconnected with UVM friends and was surrounded by family. John Wolanski and wife Lori Wolanski ’80 are semi-retired snowbirds at the Treviso Bay Club in Naples, Florida. They divide their time between Florida and their lakehouse on Panther Pond in Raymond, Maine. Their daughter Lisa Wolanski ’11 is living and working in Boston, and engaged to be married in September 2019. John and Lori would be happy to meet up with UVM alums in southwest Florida; Facebook them if you are interested.
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82 John Bartlett lives in southern California with wife Cynthia and sixteen-year-old Dylan, who plays club soccer on a Top 10 team nationally. Son Jackson is at Leeds Business School at CU Boulder, and oldest son Cam is in graduate school in Paris, France at AUP. John is in touch with former varsity baseball buddies Dan Gasparino ’82 and Bill Currier ’84. He remembers Bill as the winningest baseball coach in UVM history, and wonders when UVM will reinstate varsity baseball. Thirty-four years later, Jamie Fagan still hangs with John Carter ’81 and his wife, Anne Stires Carter ’81. Their kids are best friends, and now that John is retired they see more of each other. Thomas Gates had a great evening with the Michael Aubrey and Jon Rogers families last April, watching the LAX Cats lose by a whisker to UVA. John shares, “Coolidge 1978 lives on. Hi to all.” Audrey Mello Hammer and David Hammer ’81 live in Bedford, New Hampshire, and run their automobile dealership, Contemporary Automotive, in Milford. They recently visited their son Jared Hammer ’16 G’17 who works at the University of Washington in Seattle. They’d love to reconnect with UVM friends via email or Facebook. Tom O’Donovan and Denise Butterfield O’Donovan’s daughter married this fall. He’s retired from the Army and Department of Energy. They live in Bow, New Hampshire. They recently saw John Wiley, VP of sales for Vermont Systems, at the fall UVM ROTC Reception. Tim Gaudette serves in the Army, as an Army senior executive. He was recently assigned to Detroit, and leads the Army's acquisition work there. Mary Ellen Sherry is grateful she survived the terrible Malibu fires. The custom home she and Bob built and sold this year, and their new place closer to the beach also survived. Their eldest daughter was married at her alma mater, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Mary was thrilled to have her UVM buddy Debbie Hanaway McAneny ’81 and husband Dave celebrate with them. Charles Smigelski’s new book, Exceptional Aging: Fierce Food & Smart Supplements, The Nutrition Formula for Vitality after 50, a culmination of 36 years of nutrition counseling advice, is now available at Amazon. His training started with Dr. Lyn Carew's wonderful intro class.
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83 Laura Cicia DiBacco is happy that daughter, Emma DiBacco ’22, chose to attend UVM, and reports that she is settling in and making great friends. This fall, the 35th year since graduation, Laura coordinated a mini-reunion with ten great friends she’s known since freshman year. In September, Karen Rosenwater Schloss, Lisa Campisi Casey, Pam Christlieb Plesons, Kiki Sirop Nissen, Katherine Young Hurley, Martha Auble Alderman, David Wallace, Bill Horn, Nelson Marass, Dean Holden and Laura, along with significant others, stayed at Thompson’s Point in Charlotte, Vermont. With the help of Dave Wallace, they secured three cottages in this beautiful community located along Lake Champlain. They spent a summer-like weekend swimming, boating, and visiting Burlington. There was a lot of laughing and reminiscing and they hope to continue this tradition. Jim Donnelly shares that Jessa Donnelly ’11 G’12 and Michael Prevoznik ’11 G’12 were married at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, Massachusetts in June. Alumni in attendance included the parents of the bride, Jim Donnelly and Cathy Blouin Donnelly ’84, bridesmaid Caitlin Chapman ’11, and officiant Brett Silverstein ’11. In true UVM fashion, it was a great party. David Lambert and his wife live in Rochester, New York, where he works as a general internist and oversees the University of Rochester's medical student program. Their twins have graduated college and are happily employed, their youngest is a junior in high school. Congratulations to John Handy and Jennifer Baker Handy ’84. Their daughter Ariel Baker Handy ’13 married William Chandler ’13 this summer. In attendance were 40+ UVM grads spanning six decades, including John Caswell, James Donnelly, Marc Abatiell, and James Provost. Quite a day in Catamount Country! Lisa Cozier was sorry to miss her Delta Delta Delta, Eta chapter’s 125th Anniversary. She and husband Jim, parents, brother and sister-in-law, were on a week cruise on the Rhine. Jim is getting ready to retire next year after 30+ years of medical practice. Lisa continues to teach Pilates. Their daughter Caryn Alexis is working toward her doctorate of music arts at WVU and a May graduation. Their youngest, Colleen Nicole, is a practicing small animal veterinarian. They feel blessed to have such wonderful and talented daughters.
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84 Susan Shelley Broderic is living in north Florida with two crazy Siberian Huskies. She sails in the BVI when she can, and is on a competitive paddling team that had a big meet in Italy last July. Margot Carr is the chief operating officer of Gramercy Tech in New York City, and just had a successful art gallery opening. www.quoguegallery.com or www.margotcarr.com. Susan Pories is delighted to announce the publication of her second compilation of Harvard Medical School student essays: The Soul of a Patient: Lessons in Healing for Harvard Medical Students.
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85 Margaret Garb received the St. Louis-based Emerson Excellence in Teaching award in November. The award pays tribute to area educators for their achievements and dedication to the field of education. Charlie Greeff and wife Eva live in West Linn, Oregon. Their daughter Bethany is a freshman at American University in Washington, DC. Charlie practices law. He continues to regularly run long distance, loves skiing, and is always up for a wilderness adventure. Susan Marchand Higgins joined more than 150 Tri Delta alumnae of Eta Chapter in Burlington in October to celebrate 125 years at UVM. A great time was had by all, especially at the Alumni House banquet. She sends out special thanks to the planning committee: Nancy Hutchins Sykas, Mary O'Rourke ’79, Stephanie Zak Jerome '84, Cassi Stellos-Malvers, Linda Kerr Waters '86, Julie Greene Haskell ’87, Jackie Aldinger Hayes ’87, Kari Latvalla Miller ’87, Kimberlee Chesarone Coleman ’88, Lisa Matlin Pratt ’88, Lori Cooper Ahdieh ’89, Sarah Herring Kneale ’03, Tiffany Martin ’06, Elyse Gambarella ’08, Jenna Bergman Sheridan ’09, Jordan Palker ’14 and Maddy Crane ’14. Nora Moser McMillan also attended and shared that alumnae returning for the celebration also included Wendy Katz Nunez, Mary Bosley, Nora Moser McMillan, Ayse Gokcigdem McCarthy, Pam Tanguay Simendinger, Katrina Long Ouellette, Gabrielle Cote, Nancy Hutchins Sykas, and Judi O'Brien. Daniel Lawler is happy his daughter Aspen Lawler ’22 started her first year at UVM. Craig Mabie was gifted the ‘key to the city’ for his volunteer work as a commissioner with Kittitas County Park and Recreation. He received the Jim Ellis Spirit Award. Mark Manning had a great time with Shoboat watching the Bills vs. Pats. He hopes all are well and encourages classmates to contact him at markemail@juno.com. Tom O'Handley is excited to be part of a start-up, Cornell Tech in New York City, on Roosevelt Island. Prior to that, Tom spent four years at Google in Chelsea.
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86 Ksenya Kiebuzinski moved to Toronto, Ontario in 2006. She is head of the Petro Jacyk Central & East European Resource Centre and Slavic resources coordinator at the University of Toronto. Karin Bernardo Sagar is proud to have a new Catamount in the family. She made the trip from Maui to drop son Griffin Sagar ’22 in August and notes that campus has really changed. Her Maui boy is getting used to his first New England winter. Karin had a great reunion with sorority sister Mary Gage Los and visited a few old haunts downtown. After six-plus years practicing and teaching emergency medicine in Brisbane, Australia, Francis Nolan has returned to the United States with wife Stephanie and their five children. He’s completed his first book, working title Doc Down Under, about their adventures in Australia and New Zealand, and hopes to find a publisher. Contact him at fnolan11@gmail.com. Read his blog and photojournal at docdownunder.com. Mary Lou Kete was promoted to full pr
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87 Scott Bosse and wife Mara have lived in Montana for twenty years. Based in Bozeman, he is the Northern Rockies Director for American Rivers. When not at work protecting rivers, he enjoys fishing, hunting, whitewater boating, skiing, and visiting UVM friends around the west. Tracy Fitzgerald joined Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as head of Visas and Compliance. David Galfetti shares that the alumni brothers from Delta Psi Fraternal Order gathered in Louisville, KY for their 30th Annual Trip to Nowhere [TTN]. In attendance were: Kevin Lessard, Garth Fondo ’90, David Galfetti, Pete Allen ’85, Paul Arnaud ’86.5, John Spencer, Myers Mermel ’84, Pete Monte, Jim Norton, Bob Handel ’89, Terry Amodio, Steve Vincent ’88, David Caminear, John Arena ’88, Howard Brophy, Peter Harper ’88, Scott Bonneville ’84, Bill Gage, and Jim Donahue ’85. See their photo at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Laurie Oelbaum Sommer had a fabulous girls trip to Paris with Carey Hoffman Pippert, Trish Wheeler Ellsworth, and Stephanie Croke. Gioia Thompson loves her work as sustainability director at UVM after twenty years on the job. Email sustain@uvm.edu with initiatives you want to see at UVM.
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88 Sonna Sween Allen is teaching chemistry at Portledge School and is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. She lives in New York and expects her second grandchild in the spring. Daryl Campbell is president and CEO of Seattle Goodwill. Still full-time residents of Seattle, Daryl and wife Janel have bought a second home in Hinesburg, Vermont, to be closer to Daryl's son and daughter-in-law in Burlington. Angela Stover Johnson sends greetings to everyone. She shares, “Let’s unite, refuel, and ignite! I look forward to convening soon!” Diana Lipsig married Ken Laudano on June 23, 2018 at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, New York. Tracy Minichiello, Jon Weis ’87, and Nancy Cooperman Hyatt attended; Tracy gave an amazing toast. Diana practices real estate law and brokerage in Manhattan. Robert Truman was named associate dean and director of the Boley Law Library of Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, in September 2018. Roger Von Elm returned to Burlington in December to speak to a governmental accounting class on his experiences working with the federal government. He visited his sister Judy Von Elm Bond ’75 and brother-in-law Charles Bond ’72. Lieutenant General Todd Semonite will be honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of five Outstanding Projects and Leaders Award winners for 2019. The award, in the construction category, recognizes his extraordinary contributions to the civil engineering industry throughout his career in US Army Corps of Engineers, where he has spent 14 years of his 39-year military and engineering career.
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89 Christine Bianchino Thompson is happy to share that her son, Jack Thompson ’22, is now a first-year student at UVM. In a crazy coincidence, he was assigned to the same dorm, and the the exact same room! He loves UVM and she loves visiting him. After living abroad for the past five years in Mumbai, India, and Jakarta, Indonesia, for her husband's job, Allison Tassie Srinivasan has moved back to Massachusetts. She enjoys seeing long-time friends and attended the 125th anniversary of Eta Chapter Delta Delta Delta at UVM in October. She reconnected with many sisters including Kari Latvalla Miller ’87, Lori Cooper Ahdieh, Jill Teplitzky Frankel, Suzy Ranish Kelley ’90, Kim Lonis Scheub, Amy Fishbein Koslow ’87, Kim Chesarone Coleman ’88, Lisa Matlin Pratt ’88, Melanie Masters Steier ’87, Kelly Faunce Malmquist ’88, Cynthia Goldstein Lynch ’88, Karen Demma Howard ’88, Lisa Zelinski Coyne ’87, Jackie Domingue Estes ’87, Ellen Singer Shell ’87, and Julie Green Haskell ’87. “There was a lot of reminiscing, and sharing fond memories of our days at UVM.”
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1990s

90 David Galatt shares news about Healthy Mama, the start-up that he and wife Rachel founded six years ago after their first daughter, Mia, was born at 24 weeks and in the hospital for five months. Healthy Mama provides pregnancy safe products for pre-pregnancy through nursing for all of the ailments and issues women may experience. Happily, Mia is a healthy and happy second grader today. Learn more at healthymamabrand.com. Melanie Pappageorge married Steve Whaley, in Boulder, Colorado, in September 2018. Best friends/roomies from UVM were there to celebrate and helped make the day absolutely perfect. She sends thanks to Maru McCarthy Rinella, Grace Ward Slosberg, Sheila Dempsey DeKuyper, Mollie MacKenzie, and Liza Leventhal Byers ’91 for their help and for being there.
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Tessa Donohoe Fontaine tfontaine@brandywine.org

91 Suzanne Sammis Cabot enjoys her work as a director and educator with Beautycounter, a BCorporation that is transforming the personal skin care industry. Fellow alumna Gregg Renfrew ’90 is founder & CEO of Beautycounter. Lisa Dombal Hunter is living in Bethesda, Maryland, and works for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority in Washington, DC. She visited Vermont this summer with son Ryan who attended the UVM Lacrosse Prospect Camp. Her other son, Dylan, plays baseball at Denison University in Ohio. Lisa is in touch with Deanna Damiano Bastianich, Britt Dittrich, Jim Liu, Glenn Cademartori, and Chuck Marlas. She shares, “It's always great to see everyone and their families!” Joanne Kaplan Tuckman had a great time catching up with Karen Moseson, Michael Provenz ’92 and Javier Saenz ’92 in New York City. The group shared many memories in a night filled with lots of laughter. Laurie Way enjoys her work in donor relations at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She lives in Brookline with her fiancé Paul and continues her ballroom dancing hobby in full force as a Bronze level competitor in multiple dance styles.
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92 Maureen Broderick-Hebert and Jeff Hebert happily share that their son, Riley Hebert ’22, is a first-year student at UVM. This summer, Colin Comi got together with Jeremy Metcalf, Tom Okowitz, Chris Plumpton ’93, and Rob Litchfield ’93 for an annual poker weekend at Halls Lake in Newbury, Vermont. He also reconnected with Sharon Rhode Waite in Saratoga.
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Lisa Kanter jslbk@mac.com

93 Jessica Atkins Hernandez and her family moved from Bethesda, Maryland, to San Diego for her husband's new job as a captain in the US Navy. After 11 years practicing corporate law, and another 10 years in legal professional development, Jessica is launching a business as a certified executive coach, focusing on professional growth, transitions, leadership development, and skills enhancement for individuals and organizations. She would love to hear from any SoCal alums!
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94 25th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

In early August, Class of ’94-based ‘Equipe Henry’ participated in the Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Captain Josh Fenollosa, Chapin Mechem, Mark Robohm, and Rob Cronin rode 192 miles over two days, well supported by EH road crew Cathy Ray Fenollosa and Jen Mullenholz Smith. They have raised close to $100,000 to date, with donations from 43 members of the Class of 1994 and 58 total from the broader UVM community. They are recruiting for the 2019 PMC August 3-4, 2019. Please be in touch if you would like to join this tremendous event. Nursing is Jackie Denise Levin’s passion and now her writing muse. She’s writing blogs and making short videos on holistic nursing. Living in the Pacific Northwest gives her lots of nature to soak in and helps here create retreat-style experiences for health professionals. She encourages nursing colleagues to visit! Narric Rome is looking forward to the 25th Class Reunion! Mimy von Schreiner-Valentiy has been living in Naples, Florida, with her husband since 1995. She is a luxury residential real estate consultant specializing in beach and golf properties. She has two teenage boys, Jack and Will, who love to visit Vermont and ski during spring break. Mimy wants to rally friends to come for reunion in October 2019. She’d love to hear from classmates, find her on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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95 Richard "Rick" J. Gatteau has been appointed vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Stony Brook University. He earned his master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from UVM.
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96 Cordelia Garofalo opened a kitchen supplies store near Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont. Opa Kitchen Supplies has cooking, baking, and entertaining supplies, plus wonderful seasonal and gift items. Stop in if you’re in the area! Brian Hiller was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of biology, wildlife specialist at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. While on sabbatical in Australia from January to July 2019, he will work on artificial nest structures for waterfowl. Life is good for Kurt Scanio and his family who are living in Gilbert, Arizona. Kurt was promoted to lieutenant at the Mesa Police Department, and his wife Julie is doing extremely well at IBM. Their three-year-old daughter is excelling at her French immersion school. The family spent three weeks in Switzerland and France this summer. Donnie Droppo proudly shares that his company, Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, won the 2018 University of Vermont Family Business Award (Multi-Gen Family Enterprise category). The award recognizes outstanding multi-generational family businesses. Gene and Lilly Devlin feel honored to own Quimby Country, a Vermont business committed to building strong relationships between others while providing real experiences in the outdoors. They invite UVMers to come to Quimby Country, a rustic family camp and resort that brings generations of people together to share meaningful time, unplugged, in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Learn more at: http://quimbycountry.com. John Gorman lives with his wife, Ali, in Tokyo. He stays in touch with Frank Doupona who lives in Denver and runs a large architectural firm. His other roommate, Roger Fekete, is the head of the LGBT arm for southern Connecticut and invites alums to reach out and help expand the group. Adam Noble opened Carbon, a bar in Culver City, Los Angeles, and invites alumni to visit and check it out. Kevin Hoskins moved back to Vermont for UVM's one-year MBA program focused on sustainable business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He shares, “Being back at UVM was a bit strange at first, but the experience was nothing short of transformational. I‘d highly recommend it for anyone who‘s tired of business-as-usual and wants to learn strategies to provide the vision and leadership this century‘s challenges require of us.” He can be reached via kevinhoskins.net. Vicki Isacowitz is part of a large contingent of UVMers that live in Lake Tahoe. She credits some of her favorite professors for her achievements, including: Toby Fulwiller, John Clarke, and Mary Jane Dickerson. Vicki has owned Clever Minds Educational Services for fifteen years and has lots of help from UVMers including Pam Fishman Cianci ‘95. Vicki shares, “I‘m thankful and grateful for my friendships created at UVM. I genuinely believe UVM made me value education, and for that I am forever grateful.”
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97 Elizabeth Ashley lives on the New Hampshire Seacoast in Newmarket with her Maine Coon Cat Lily. She kayaks and canoes almost daily during the summer, and cross country skis in the winter. She’d love to hear from anyone in the area. Mark Hand lives with his wife and three children in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He hangs out with Kelly Desmond Turner often, as well as others from the class of 1997. Super Bowl weekend he played in the annual New England Pond Hockey Classic with fellow grads John Kearney ’96, Vince Villella, Dave Venuti, Tyler Laundon ’98, and Scott Esselman. It marked their fourth year in a row playing, a great mini-reunion. Mark joined Compass on Newbury Street in Boston, working in residential real estate sales. Classmate Steve Losordo works in the same office. Matthew Choate was named chief nursing officer for The University of Vermont Health Network—Central Vermont Medical Center. He had served as interim CNO since December 2016. Rob Writz published his first book in November 2018. Backcountry Skiing Berthoud Pass Colorado is a graphical guidebook describing the backcountry ski terrain on this popular pass leading to Winter Park. See the book’s cover image at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. James Eugene Fong ’87 G’89 ’97 saw classmate Todd Williams at Ragbrai in July. Last time they saw each other was at graduation. They spotted the UVM jerseys on college jersey day.
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98 Bart Stephens is general manager of PRADCO Outdoor Brands. Addie Mae Spongberg Weiss attended the 2018 Women‘s FIS World Cup in Killington with husband Ryan Weiss ‘97 and their two daughters, who have recently started to ski race. Despite the crowds, they saw lots of UVM alums including Gary Hedman, his wife, Stacey, Heather Fouratt Hess, Brad Hess, Sarah Stuwe Pashby ‘98, Rich Pashby, and Matt Horne. They saw UVM‘s Paula Moltzan finish with her best World Cup time ever on a tough course with some great competition. Stacie Kosinski was named to the list of 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. She is being recongnized for a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
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99 Leah Merritt-Mervine’s husband, Nathaniel C. Merritt-Mervine, passed away on August 26, 2018, at the age of 40 from a rare cancer, chondrosarcoma. While he was not a UVM alum, he fell in love with the Green Mountains when he came to visit her during college. The couple were married at Sterling Ridge in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Brad Rosenheim is living in Florida. He traveled to Antarctica in December 2018 and January 2019 with a team of scientists in search of life in extreme environments. His role in the project, SALSA, was to obtain mud and sediment beneath 1,000 meters of ice, at the bottom of Mercer Subglacial Lake. The samples were examined to obtain information about any microbial life. Follow his adventures at: www.salsa-antarctica.org. Brad reminds himself that “sleeping in a tent in Antarctica during the austral summer can‘t be as bad as some of those Burlington nights in line waiting for gravy fries!”
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2000s

00 Gerald Kubiak’s mechanical engineering background from UVM prepared him to take on the role of lead engineer at Kelly Slater Wave Co. The company builds wave machines for competitive surfing. See photos at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Johnny Helzer opened a bar and restaurant, Peg & Ter’s, in Shelburne, Vermont. He looks forward to seeing some familiar UVM faces stop by for a drink and a bite.
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01 After taking tours working in Congress, USAID, and the State Department as a foreign aid/policy specialist, Nikole Burroughs is a legislative/government affairs advisor at the International Rescue Committee, advising on policy matters related to refugees in the United States and abroad. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her three children. Russ Romano expanded his financial planning practice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Princeton, New Jersey. In addition to providing retirement, insurance, college education, and investment planning to his clients, Russ leads the firm's internship program which is ranked a Top 10 internship for financial services. (Samuel) Jared Waite and Danielle Waite started their own structural engineering and residential design firm, Waite Design & Engineering, waitedeseng.com. WDE is based in Georgia, Vermont, and has completed various structural building design and roof-top solar projects in Vermont.
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Erin Wilson ewilson41@gmail.com

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Jennifer Khouri Godinjenniferkhouri@yahoo.com

03 Alexa McInerney and her husband, Kyle Fincham opened Movement Brooklyn, a movement school in Brooklyn, New York. MB teaches students to reconnect with their movement potential. Classmate Meredith Shield stopped in last month for a class. Archie Olson has a new job with Uncommon Schools in Rochester, New York. He is dean of curriculum and instruction. He and wife Meghan had their third child in July.
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Korinne Moore korinne.d.moore@gmail.com

04 Greg Martin is content director and joint marketing manager at Arcade Belts, an outdoor-focused, global accessories brand based in Olympic Valley, California. Greg, wife Stephanie, and three year son Rory reside in Truckee. Kelly Kisiday attended the Tri Delta 125th Anniversary at UVM in October. Other attendees include Kara Egasti Dooley, Jessica Rosenfeld Vincente, Cailin Rarey Judge, Jennifer Cassertello Eddy, Heather Pearson ’03, Korinne Moore Berenson ’03, Kim Quirk Donovan ’03, Janine White ’03, Molly Betzhold Kusek ’03, Rebekah Stuwe Baril ’03. Kelly shares, “The current sisters and alumnae did an excellent job organizing the weekend’s events and the house looked incredible. We all had a blast being together again back on campus reliving the glory days. “
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05 Lindsay Davis completed her doctorate in american studies from George Washington University in June 2018. She is an assistant teaching professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Kristen Gedney married Joseph Stevenson Manning V on August 11, 2018, at the Barn at Boyden Farm in Cambridge, Vermont. Jennifer Zicherman Kelleher and her husband, Jeffrey Kelleher had their first child, Caroline Aviva, on March 18, 2018.
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06 Paul Damon moved Keramas, his marketing and public relations consultancy for asset managers, to the western edge of the continent. He now helps clients write and promote research on investments and markets, and helps investment firms with growth strategies in his pajamas. Paul is happy to report that he now puts on his (wet) suit and commutes (walks) across San Francisco‘s Great Highway to surf the sometimes excellent, oftentimes large, waves shaped by the elaborate sandbars off Ocean Beach. Lauren Koenig Giannullo, husband Mark Giannullo ’05, and son August moved to Shelburne, Vermont. Mark is a senior systems engineer at the UVM Medical Center. Their daughter Magenta Pearl was born on August 4, 2018. They are happy to be raising their family in Vermont. Devin Mason is now the director of marketing for HIMSS Analytics in Burlington.
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Katherine Murphy kateandbri@gmail.com

07 Dr. Courtenay Brines and Kevin Myers G’12 were engaged Thanksgiving 2016. Courtenay is in her third and final year of residency as a veterinarian ophthalmologist at The Ohio State University Veterinary School. Kevin is an educator at a local high school in Columbus. They can't wait to move back to New England. Lesley University named Amarildo ‘Lilu’ Barbosa G’11 their first-ever chief diversity officer. Barbosa was director of Lesley’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Inclusion for two years prior to this appointment. He is a doctoral candidate in the human development and learning program at Lesley University and lives in Rhode Island with his family. Ashley Hogan Cardarelli is in an exciting and newly created program at Cornell University, an EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership. Classes are held at the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Ashley hopes to develop the skills to make a positive impact on the healthcare industry. Kelsey Borjeson Johndrow and her husband moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she opened a small art boutique, Box at Santa Fe. The boutique focuses on the normalization and celebration of the female form and experience. Elizabeth Fallon Morrocco and Brandon Morrocco ’06 welcomed a baby girl, Anne Catherine, on October 16, 2018. The family resides in Boston. Alicia Stewart gave birth to a baby girl, Chloe Isabel Stewart, on June 14, 2018. The family of John Garth Cummings shares the sad news of his passing in November of 2018 due to injuries sustained in a work-related accident. John is survived by his wife, Heidi, and two sons, Atticus and Ansel, as well as his mother, Kathleen, father Curtis and brother Ira.
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Elizabeth Bitterman ekolodner@gmail.com

08Emily James authored a children's book titled: The Adventures of Pinky: Friends in Fun Places. The book is available at Webster stores and online at thewebster.us. In September, Carmen Lagala was inducted into the UVM Athletics Hall of Fame for track and field. Matt Treem and Sara Mohebbi welcomed a baby girl, Annabelle Grace, on October 29, 2018. Jordan Rosenberg married Mahasidhidhi Parmar ’11 on September 15 at the West Monitor barn in Richmond, Vermont.
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Elizabeth Bearese ebearese@gmail.com
Emma Grady gradyemma@gmail.com

09 25th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Erica Bruno married Ben Martin of Portland, Maine, at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel on November 3, 2018. Sasha Marina Rios was maid of honor and Jenn Nakhla and Lauren Cooperman were bridesmaids. In attendance were multiple UVM alums. Steffanie Kelshaw recently became a licensed professional counselor and joined a private practice, Mt. Vernon Counseling Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Daniel Lynch made a career change to nutrition and food science through pinesnatto.com. He is also teaching English in Japan. Polly Perkins and Ryan Crocker G’15 were married on October 20, 2018 in South Hero, Vermont.
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David Volain david.volain@gmail.com

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2010s

10 Isabel Burnham married Sebastian Kandell at her family's home on Fishers Island, New York, on September 2, 2018. Kayla DeCarr and family welcomed their first child, a healthy baby girl, on September 23. In May of 2018, Blanka Nikolic and Sean Toplosky were married in Williston, Vermont. Blanka is an assistant director of admissions at UVM. Sean is a mechanical engineer with Husky. They live in Milton. This summer, Lizz Lach thru-hiked the Long Trail. She loves Vermont and the Green Mountains. After recovering from a traumatic brain injury, and a brief professorship in agriculture and natural resources at the University of Hawaii-Maui College in 2012, David Alexander Ferrell is back in school earning his master’s in agroforestry at the University of Missouri. Andrew Lassiter ’10 is transitioning from the tech start-up world into civil service as a project manager for the New York City Council. He will be working on land-use and planning projects in one of the most exciting urban landscapes in the country. Andrew is also the national board chair of the DREAM program, which oversees the regional activities and policies that continues to impact the UVM chapter of this mentoring organization.
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Daron Raleigh raleighdaron@gmail.com

11 On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Melissa Cameron and Tom Petschauer ’09 were married in Melissa's hometown, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. The reception was held at historic Waterloo Village in Stanhope. Melissa and Tom met at UVM as environmental studies students. Fellow Catamounts and classmates in attendence include Hannah Aitken, Josh Aldred, Lindsey Reilly, Allison Hamlin ’10, Matthew Claeys, Kyle Sala, Lizzy Pope ’13, Seth Yellin, Diana Yellin, Ben Pacelli ’09, Nick Ziter ’09, Erica Letson, and Claire Goodwin. On September 29, Robin Donovan and Christopher Bocchiaro were married. Their wedding was officiated by Rev. Amy Pitton ’82. Parents of the couple are Jim Donovan ’83 and Diane Donovan ’83, and Lynne Bocchiaro ’82 & Joe Bocchiaro. Some of Robin's friends from the UVM Ballroom Dance Team attended. The week after graduation, Molly Dunham-Friel moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with the Teach For America program. She now works at Emory University. Molly received her master’s of public health from Georgia State University while working at Emory. Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, she shares her story via an Instagram account called Better Bellies By Molly. Molly shares that her public communications degree “has helped me share my chronic illness journey with the world so I can help others feel less alone in their fight for health.” Mary Lou Jacobsen married Dan Pomeroy in Washington, DC, on November 3. She is currently working on her doctorate in health services research at George Mason University. Daniela Sasson was married to Eric Dore in a delightfully drizzly Connecticut ceremony in August. The pair now reside in Hoboken with their Australian Wolfhound, Shmoopy. Elizabeth Colletti recently became a feline mother with the adoption of a cat named Lady. The two are flourishing in Conshohoken, Pennsylvania, as engineer and furry sidekick. Laura Galiher carved time out of her busy schedule as an engineer to finish a grueling Ragnar Relay in Napa Valley in November. She was greeted at the finish line by her California convert and fiance, HR Hagan ’09. Alexandria (Alex) Williams and sister Cydney Williams ’16 had nine panel paintings exhibited at Mana Contemporary, Miami. The exhibition is in conjunction with the world renowned art fair, Art Basel.
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Troy McNamara Troy.mcnamara4@gmail.com

12 In June 2018, Natalie Jones Halley married James Halley in upstate New York. Fellow Catamounts from the women’s lacrosse team Adison Rounds, Samantha Stern, Caitlin Izzo, and Ariana Jasuta were in attendance. Natalie lives in Chicago, where she works in the marketing department of the University of Chicago Medical Center. She would love to connect with other UVM alumni in the city. Cherie Lum switched careers from operations into web development in summer 2018. She graduated from a coding boot camp and then from Udacity's Front End Nanodegree, sponsored by Google. She’s excited to be a fantastic web developer! In May 2018, Leah Renert Beck and Scott Beck ’10 tied the knot in California. They currently live in Davis, California, with their adorable rescue pup, Annie. Julia Shotwell moved back to the East Coast from California. She is empolyed at Harvard Business School working with Executive Education as the new guest services manager.
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Patrick Dowd patrickdowd2012@gmail.com

13 Max Ebenstein was married to Maude Stranberg Ebenstein ’12 on July 28, 2018 at Fielder Farm in Huntington, Vermont. A huge UVM contingent was in attendance, including Dave Ebenstein ’82, Barb Ebenstein ’81, Caryn Davis ’80, Pete Davis ’80, Victoria Seaver ’12, John Goldie ’12, Connor Winton, Mackie Shebell, Chris Small, Jared Necamp, Ricky Sughrue, Luke Goodermote ’12, Ethan McCoski, Nate Clark, Madeline Bacon, Nick Holmes ’12, Shane Watson ’12, and Olivia Lincoln. See their photo at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Kendall Cooper, K.C., moved to Sun Valley, Idaho, to pursue a successful career in real estate and supervise snowsports at the ski mountain. She would love to assist any alumni with their real estate goals. Liza Elman and Michael Lawlor married in Killlington, Vermont, on August 25 2018. Michael's parents are UVM alums, Catherine Lawlor ’82 and Richard Lawlor ’82. Many UVM alumni from 1977 to 2013 were in attendance. Tim Kelley ’08 and Susannah Gruner Kelley were married July 14, 2018, at The Ponds at Bolton, Vermont. Tim, who was on the UVM ski team as a student is now the assistant coach for the team. The following UVM alumni were in attendance: Callie Ewald, Amy Vazquez, Alisa Quiet, Bob Kelley, John Kelley, Patricia Kelley, Christine Kelley, Amy Cochran, Brad Farrell, Kiki Rendall, Robby Kelley, Marie Johnson, Bob Cochran, Olivia Taussig, Alicia Hawks, Steve Kelley, Sam Lednicky, Sarah Quinttas, John Higgins, Lindsay Laird, Colton Hardy, Brad Currier, Jesse Paul, Leandro Vazquez, Kelsey Tierney, Emily Alexander, Sarah Beque, Danielle Moffatt, Lindy Kelley, Eva Wimberly, Addison Van Gulden, Peter Hendee, Leah Licari, Elizabeth Cheng-Tolmie, Mike Simoneau, Geri Reilly, MK Cirelli, Kailey Gardner, Cathy Corsones Gruner, Beau Johnson, Jimmy Cochran, Sean Higgins, Dusty Lea, Malory Goldstein Lea, David Donaldson, Evan Olson, Bobby Farrell, Jordan Schweizer, Lauren Colby, John Bargayo, Connor Richards, and Kevin Drury.
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Katharine Hawes Katharine.hawes2@gmail.com
Madelaine White mswhite1991@gmail.com

14 5th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Matt Brill leads the sales department in Long Island City, Queens, for SunPower by EmPower Solar, a solar installer of residential and commercial systems. Rebecca Lynn Nelson and Thomas Mario Jack Cason were married on August 18, 2018, at The Inn at Shelburne Farms. In September, Jon Lott published his first book, Hitchhike America. He is teaching and backpacking around Asia. 2018 was a great year for Hunter Foreman. He climbed Denali in the spring but did not summit, due to -65 degree weather at the top of Denali Pass. He made it to 19,000 feet before he was turned around. He returned to Chicago, quit his job, and moved out to Denver, Colorado, with fellow Catamount Kiley Falcone. Within one month, he was hired as an associate manager of acquisitions & asset management for a start-up real estate private equity fund. They miss Vermont every day and can’t wait to get back for the 5th Reunion. Elizabeth Kennett met with several alumni this year, including Kayla H. She has settled into Milton, Vermont, for good and is working full time as an ER veterinary technician at Burlington Emergency Veterinary Service. The Main Street Alliance of Vermont named Ashley Moore as state director. MSA-VT was founded in 2014 to elevate the voices of small business owners on important public policy issues in Vermont. Jennifer Mscisz ran her first marathon, the 2018 Boston Marathon, for Tufts Medical Center, in honor of her mother who has received life saving care for more than 20 years from Tufts following a ruptured brain aneurysm. Jennifer survived torrential rain, cold, and wind, and finished her first marathon raising over $10,000 for the charity.
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Grace Buckles glbuckles@gmail.com

15 Shannon Esrich completed her master’s in food systems at UVM, becoming the first student to earn this degree in the accelerated program. In 2016, she traveled to Senegal in West Africa to serve in the Peace Corps amidst the most incredible scenery, culture, and a few lions to boot. Shannon found her way back to Vermont via Vermont Works for Women, where she directed camps across the state for middle school girls to learn carpentry and welding. She is happily living in beautiful Montpelier, with best friends and fellow UVM alumni Chris Damiani and Michelle Goldsmith as neighbors. She now serves the state of Vermont as a committee assistant to the legislature for the 2019 session. Hannah Frering received her master’s of public health in December 2018. She looks forward to using these skills in her current research position. Leah Gundrum moved to Austin, Texas, to work as an embryologist for Ovation Fertility. Baxter Miatke lives in Portland, Maine, where he is an environmental remediation engineer. He is serving as the Engineers Without Borders state representative for Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont. Baxter’s work in this regard has included a water distribution project in Ecuador. Chris Young and James Marcuccio are chilling wicked hard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Emily Burghardt misses Vermont and the beautiful winter on campus. She is in Seattle with a job as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedics. She loves her connections across the country with fellow Catamounts. Jessie Woodcock celebrated Thanksgiving with She lives in Berkeley and is working at the University of California, Berkeley.
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16 Emily Hadley Strout will complete her residency in 2019 and work as a primary care doctor at UVMMC beginning in September 2019. Matt Iacobucci moved back to Burlington to pursue UVM's Sustainable Innovation MBA. Lindsay Rattigan and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Abigail, in September 2018. She enjoys exploring London with Abigail during her year-long maternity leave (thank you, UK)! Benjamin Scheu shares that there is a steady stream of 2016 UVMer's in and around Salt Lake City who get together regularly after work or on the weekends to go on an adventure. All seem to love their new home with proximity to the mountains, but often the conversations relate back to Burlington, UVM, and how lucky they all are to call Vermont their home. Stanislas Walden recently moved to New York City to begin a new job. He’s excited to reconnect with the UVM community after a fun stint in Minneapolis!
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17 Jennifer Morley was engaged in June to fiancé Scott and is planning an October 2019 wedding. They live in Marlborough, Massachusetts. She works as an associate chemist at Nitto Avecia in Milford. Jennifer is excited about her future with the company and feels her biochemistry major provided the skills and knowledge needed for her personal success. Katelyn Pine works in sales operations at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Waltham, Massachusetts. She will run the Boston Marathon in April 2019 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. On June 30, 2018, Sophia White married Ryan Quinn ’16, at Kamp Kill Kare State Park in St. Albans, Vermont. They met on Trinity Campus while living in Mercy Residence Hall and have been inseparable since. Sophia works full time for the UVM Bookstore’s Church Street location, and Ryan is obtaining his doctorate in Pharmacy at the Albany School of Pharmacy in Colchester. Olivia Peña completed her master’s degree in food systems. She is working as a food security specialist at Hunger Free Vermont in South Burlington.
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18 Alexander Benoit is pursuing a master’s in Irish literature at Boston College. Matthew Ciminella recently founded the UVM Cross Country/Track and Field Alumni Association. With the help of Erik Buser ’16, Alex Judge ’13, Maura Knowles ’16, Thomas O'Leary ’13, Peter Raak ’01, Mitchell Switzer ’13, and athletic department staff, they released their debut newsletter in October. The team hopes this group will connect alumni to each other and to the program. If you are interested, send an email to uvmxctfalumni@gmail.com. Gabriel Cohn began his laboratory rotations while working towards his doctorate within the Knights Cancer Research center at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Timothy Jordan is working as a sales associate at Goodwill, a freelance drummer, and a waste-to-energy researcher. Will Sudbay received the Elmer Nicholson Achievement Prize Senior Award and was recently accepted to The Snelling Center for Government: Vermont Leadership Institute. He is excited to start a job at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. After graduation, Hannah Tobey made a big move to the Bay Area in California. She joined Teach for America and teaches elementary special education in San Jose. She will miss the snow in Vermont this winter, but can’t complain too much about year-round sunshine.
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