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Life Beyond Graduation

Ray Bello '64 reminisced with Paul Toussaint about his visit to Paul's hometown in the fall of 1963. Paul took city-boy Ray deer hunting for the first time. Ray said, "So we're going to try to catch deer." Paul simply replied, "You don't catch 'em. You shoot 'em." ­­—Class of '64


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33-64 Green & Gold Reunion
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39 Ferne Bristol Williams passsed away on July 19, 2016. She made many lifelong friends at UVM who will be saddened to hear the news.
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43 I was very glad to hear from Betty and Harry Twitchell. In September 2016, on Harry's 95th birthday, his three sons arrived in Greenwich, Connecticut, with the exciting plan of a sail on a 12-meter sailboat, an America's Cup contender, to celebrate the big day. Unfortunately the sail had to be aborted for lack of wind, but still a good story. Betty and Harry keep busy with their frequent visitors and attending the symphony and musical shows. I also had a very warm and happy communication from Dorothy Cole in Shelburne who seems to be enjoying life immensely. Patty Pike Hallock is now living at the Meadows in Rutland, a retired community and her old pal Mary Beth Davis is nearby at the Gables. Lastly I would like to offer the condolences of our class to the family of Lucille Clark Myron '42, of Napa, California, who passed away on December 15, 2016 at the age of 96. Lucille was a volunteer for the Napa Humane Society and did many good works. She was appreciative of the long healthy life she lived and expressed this thought in a note she left.
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44 Kathleen J. Keenan '71 has published a book, What God Has Done with Me: The Faith of Ione Lacy Keenan. This book (along with On Tuesdays We Iron: Memoirs of Ione Lacy Keenan) is available at Amazon.com. Coming this fall: 25,000 Miles in Vermont: The Walking Diary of Dr. Edward A. Keenan, Jr. '42, MD '44.
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51 It was delightful to hear from Dr. Dagmar Mollenkamp Langberg in Freiburg, Germany. He attended UVM on a scholarship for our senior year along with five other foreign students: Elisabeth Schoeppe, also from Germany, two students from Austria and two from Japan. Dagmar returned to the UVM campus for our 35th reunion, but has not been back here since. He has been living in a senior housing facility for several years, celebrated his 90th birthday in April with family and friends in a nearby Black Forest village. Dagmar wrote, "I remember Vermont and UVM with great pleasure." A friend of Thomas Snelson’s daughter wrote that he died on November 23, 2016. Tom retired from Alcan Aluminum as a senior executive in 1985 and then started his own public relations and travel company from which he retired in 2006. Tom and Bill Reis ’50 won Kake Walk for Sigma Nu during Bill's senior year. Ruth Warrell MacKay and her husband Al MacKay ’52 now live in a senior housing facility at Sunrise of Falls Church, Virginia. In October, five class of 1951 home economics majors who live in the Burlington area met for lunch together near campus. Mary Ellen Fuller Fitzgerald was able to get Betty Lawrence Gadue, Betty Kerin Bouchard, Marjorie Allard, and me together. We enjoyed talking about "the good old days" and hope there may be others from our class who also majored in home economics that would join us in the future. At a spring presentation in Shelburne on Vermont creameries, Marjorie Allard's name appeared on the roster of attendees, and I sought her out. There was a somewhat familiar looking and very attractive woman there who appeared to be much younger than any of our classmates would be, but it turned out to be our Marjorie (a.k.a. Marge). She has had a most interesting and fulfilling life giving to others worldwide. For two years after UVM, she taught home economics at the junior and senior high schools in West Rutland. After teaching, she enrolled in a three-year nursing program at the DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington and then worked in the operating room there for thirteen years. After that, she was with Project Hope, a people-to-people approach to medical care that serves individuals around the world. Marjorie signed up for thirteen-month stints that included two months of travel to and from the destinations where she would be stationed for ten months at a time. After this work, she returned to Burlington before going back to school at Salem University where she earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in nursing. Saudi Arabia was next for three years, followed by faculty work at Saint Michael’s College and Fanny Allen Hospital, both in Colchester, Vermont. Marjorie rounded out her professional life in the Peace Corp from 1989 to 1991. That was quite a career, don't you think?
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52 Jane Wilson Durie attended the September reunion and writes, “I had lunch with Val Meyer Chamberlain ’51 and Barb Hardie Densmore and saw other old friends. I attended the opening of the new Alumni House at the Delta Psi House, which brought back old memories and fun times. I am amazed at the new wealth of the university and to see the start of a new STEM building. How times have changed.”
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53 Robert L. Barker writes, “Jean Barker Spear '54 and I just made the big move to Victory Place, an independent living facility in Plattsburgh, New York, two miles from our younger daughter and family. I am looking forward to spending more family time together and attending events at UVM, PSUNY and Plattsburgh High School. At 85 and 84, it was time.”
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55 I trust that those of you who made it back to campus this past fall had a grand time. I received a note from our classmate, Joan Blakeman, reporting that her husband, Alan, passed away in May following a period of declining health. Although not a UVM graduate, he enjoyed and participated in all events and was recently remembered at the October event. I had a great chat with Ben Aibel and Nancy Aibel who still reside in Manhattan. Ben recently retired after a lengthy career in the financial world. He is always a joy to talk with, funny and upbeat! Steven Harber writes, "Our mother Rosalyn (Gross) Harber passed away recently. She loved her days at UVM. She loved skiing and was still close to some classmates." See details for memorial service. I hope all of you 55ers continue to stay in good health wherever you might be. Do take a moment and send a note to me. Handwritten works as well. More anon, loyally, Jane.
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56 Robert J. Gauthier writes, “Al Turner showed up at the T-Bird Motel in Shelburne, Vermont one day last July looking for me, his classmate. I wasn't there at the time but Al promised to return in the spring when he had more time to renew old friendships.” Damon Lee writes, “I am sorry to report that my father, Edward “Ted” Lee passed away on September 11, 2016, surrounded by his family. Ted was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, and attended Albert College in Belleville. As a teenager, he learned to ski in the Gatineau Hills and the Laurentians. He was also a keen tennis player, who competed in the Canadian Junior Championships in Ottawa. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Ted continued with postgraduate work at New York University. He initially worked in the securities and document imaging industries, but then rebuilt his late father's Toronto commercial real estate investments. Ted remained happily self-employed until retirement. Vermont was his second home, where he enjoyed the Green Mountains, fresh air, good food and friendly faces. Stowe was the site of annual winter and summer vacations. Ted skied for 70 years, culminating with his last trip to Stowe in 2015. His favorite spots elsewhere in the world included St. Moritz, Val d'Isère-Tignes, Munich, Paris, New York, and Montréal. Ted spent enjoyable hours in his garage and driveway. His interests extended from 1960s American muscle cars to the latest European sports sedans.” We will always keep Ted warmly in our hearts.
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58 Ronald E. Downer writes, “I chose to remain in Virginia after my 25 years in the Air Force, including seven at the Pentagon. Now I'm in retirement again, this time from interior home design and decorating. I've still kept my hand in music since University Band and University Orchestra at UVM playing trumpet in a swing band, brass ensemble, and concert band, and playing violin in a seniors orchestra. Great fun! I've been in contact with schoolmates Mike Zacchilli, Bob Duryea ’59, and Dave Dunbar ’57. I now have eight grandkids and one great-grandchild. My wife, Barbara, and I like to swim, hike and bike to keep fit.” Steve Slater Rozen writes, “I’m finally retired, but Midge and I will do a mission with UCONN Dental students in Guatemala. We split our time between Connecticut and Florida. We just got back from Japan and Korea. I am still married to my first bride for 56 years. I pass my time fishing and a tolerance of golf. I am looking forward to the 60th class reunion in 2018.”
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59 Ann K. Scribner died on August 16 at her home. An active member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, she graduated from UVM and went on to study for a master’s degree at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Ann was passionately concerned with the welfare of other people, and worked as a crisis intervention therapist, drug and alcohol counselor, and child and family therapist at Rensselaer County Family Services, Blue Hills Hospital, Lenox Hill, and St. Peter’s Hospital Addiction Recovery Center. After a long and rewarding career, Ann retired in Arlington, Virginia. Frank Hammett died on June 3 after a long illness. I got the word from his wife, Ann. We all (everybody) knew Frank; loveable guy who lived large, had to carry a stick on campus, and was a most colorful personality. He roomed with Ed Thorn, third floor across the hall from me and Bill Mitchell, and kept the door closed to keep smoke from billowing out into the hallway. Those of you who wish to send a note to Ann, the address is: 1467 Van Antwerp Rd. Schenectady, NY 12309. Andy' 58 and Barbara Skroback are enjoying retirement in their hometown of East Longmeadow, MA, spending time with children and grandchildren, and pursuing new projects such as the 2016 publication of Andy’s book on politics and economics No Risk, No Reward. Andy has also created a blog featuring videos of the 40th and 50th reunions of the classes of ’58 and ‘59! All are invited to view: uvmreunion.blogspot.com. God willing, Barbara and I look forward to seeing you at our 60th reunion.
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60 Sue Alenick proudly shares, “On Thanksgiving Day, I became the 5,878th Points of Light Award recipient for 21 years as volunteer weekly columnist for the United Way.”
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61Charles “Chuck” Tierney emails, “My spouse, Bobbi, and I have lived in Sarasota, Florida, since 2003. Both of us are retired Federal employees. We have enjoyed the many cultural opportunities of Sarasota and recently attended the marriage of my younger son on the beach in Vero Beach, Florida. Of course, before we moved here in 2003, I assured Bobbi that hurricanes were not an issue in this part of Florida. Then came the hurricanes (thankfully NOT local) of 2004 and 2005 and I had some explaining to do. Fortunately, we've been good to go since then, including the 2016 hurricane season.” John Simonds reports, “I celebrated Thanksgiving with my three children at a resort on the Oregon Coast, called Salishan. Everyone voted for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including the sweet potatoes and marshmallows. I continue to write essays for Classic Chicago Magazine, and tend to my responsibilities as a board member of the Lincoln Park Village; a nonprofit organization with 450 members committed to help seniors live productive and vibrant lives in their homes. As a post script, I am spending several days each week in the gym doing interval training and pumping a little iron to fend off the Grim Reaper.” Jan Mashman writes, “I have retired from the practice of neurology in Connecticut and Susan and I have moved to Charleston, South Carolina. We have a condo in town and a beach home on Dewees Island, 20 minutes away. Charleston is a wonderful city full of social, cultural and culinary opportunities. I am working on the Ethics Committee of Medical University South Carolina and Roper Saint Frances Hospital. I am also doing neurology consultations at the Smith Free Clinic in Georgetown, South Carolina, for incredibly poor people. Susan continues to do her calligraphy and is teaching it as well as producing it. We have a close relationship with Joyce and Bob Hobbie MD ’65 who have been our closest friends since the 50's. Daughter, Pam Venn, has moved to St. Louis, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She works as a manager for Nestle Purina. Son, Walter, practices cardiology in Atlanta. His wife is an anesthesiologist and their two eldest sons attend Emory University; youngest is a junior in high school. Life is excellent.” Bob Murphy emails, “After 40 years of running, I finally suffered a knee injury. Surgery was in June and I am still trying to get back to where I was. However, running is only one of my passions, so I am filling the time with painting and genealogy. (Retirement is so great!) Shortly after retirement from the Vermont Agency of Transportation in 1996, I began painting and have recently served as an officer (prior president, current treasurer) of the local painting group, the Paletteers, participating in three to four shows a year at Barre’s Aldrich Library. I’m also a long-time genealogist, have served as president of the Genealogical Society of Vermont, and am in the process of giving genealogical presentations at the Aldrich Library and the Barre Area Senior Center. By the way, Lynda and I recently took a trip to France (back to Paris after 50 years!), and had a wonderful time. We heartily recommend European river cruises.” Dianne George Thornton says: “Sorry not to have made the reunion, I was really hoping to. I had a wonderful trip this year to Alaska with my kids and three teenage grandchildren and Naples, Florida, for the winter. I am thankful for my wonderful group of friends. I continue to miss my wonderful George who passed away in 2014, but fill my time with golf, offshore fishing with my son and all the other fun things here in the sunny south.” Carole Demas wrote, “After Thanksgiving, for two weeks, I joined three other Broadway stars as headline entertainers on a Broadway and film-themed Crystal Cruise to French Polynesia. We were working, but it was a dream gig and my husband, Stuart Allyn, joined me and had his first real vacation in many years. On our return, I sang for "Follies of the Air", playing Billy Burke in a benefit performance depicting a 1933 radio broadcast, for the New York Ziegfeld Society, at the Cutting Room in New York City. My "Magic Garden" cohort and dearest friend, Paula Janis, and I appeared at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca, New York City, in a special event to celebrate the launch of Barnabas Miller's YP novel, The Girl With No Name, in which "The Magic Garden" is featured. As time goes by, I am especially grateful to still be singing and sharing the gift I was given. Thanks to UVM, professors Greg Falls, Ed Feidner and Howard Bennett, I truly learned that this was to be my life's work.” Marvin Vipler says, “I'm still a real estate agent in Manhattan and enjoy living and keeping busy in New York City. Elaine and I spend most of November in California visiting family, celebrating birthdays and Thanksgiving. In February, we traveled to South America; visiting Argentina, Chile and Patagonia. Best regards to my fellow UVM Class of '61 alumni.” Roy Kelly writes, “I am in my second year as organist/choirmaster at Saint Michael's Episcopal Church in Holliston, Massachusetts. I have been on the 'bench' since 1959. I will be stepping down as artistic director with the Snug Harbor Community Chorus in the spring of 2017 after 15 years. I am now the accompanist for a Ms. Massachusetts pageant winner, performing different genres for senior citizens; most recent and very popular: Songs of WWII. As long as the fingers keep moving, I'm still working.” Maralyn Steeg xreports that her husband Frank A. Steeg died on October 21, 2016. Ray Johnson responded that he had never sent news before, and then he attached enough information to fill our entire column! He has had a distinguished career dealing with radiation safety and received the 2016 Founders Award for exceptional service to the radiation safety profession and to the Health Physics Society at their annual meeting in July. And, class scribe Steve Berry reported in late November, that ski season had started with the Women’s World Cup ski races at Killington and he had already skied one day at Stowe, and was hoping for many more and a snow season better than last year.
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62Lawrence F. Simon continues as director of surgery at Nyack Hospital. He sold the boat so there is more time for the 10 grandkids. Fred Goldberg writes, “I thought some of my old classmates might like to know that my book, The Insanity of Advertising, is now available in paperback. It traces my career from Young & Rubicam to Chiat/Day to Goldberg Moser O’Neill, working with folks like Steve Jobs, Andy Grove, Ernest Gallo, Larry Ellison and John Wayne to name a few: www.theinsanityofadvertising.com.
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64 I'm wishing you all good health and happy times in 2017. I'm sure you feel as I do that time is flying by so very fast. Ray Bello writes, “You might remember that I was the editor-in-chief of the Vermont Cynic. Editing, keeping it brief and interesting is hard to do. I tried to keep it pithy. Getting the facts right is important too. My memory is a bit fuzzy about a big mistake I made by naming the wrong class president on the front page of the Cynic! I think you remember that one. Please reply and lift the fuzzy patch in my memory.” Paul Toussaint and Ray were football teammates and dorm roommates. Paul grew up in St. Johnsbury Center, Vermont, and Ray in Union City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City. They kept in touch over the years. When Ray returned from the Peace Corps in Ethiopia in 1967, he visited Paul who was in the Army and stationed in Munich, Germany. Most recently, Ray reminisced with Paul about his visit to Paul's hometown in the fall of 1963. Paul took city-boy Ray deer hunting for the first time. Ray said, "So we're going to try to catch deer." Paul simply replied, "You don't catch 'em. You shoot 'em." Paul is the retired director of the Transportation Research Center at The University of Kentucky and Ray is still active after 42 years as a State Farm agent in San Diego, California.
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65 Dr. Sumner Silverman has been awarded a professional certificate in cannabis science and medicine from the UVM Larner College of Medicine.
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66 Henry Hebb writes, “Just want to say hello to my fellow classmates; spending my time in Maine and Florida and all is well.”
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James “Jim” Cunningham writes, “After 45 years of employment at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Florida) as professor of humanities, dean of academics, associate provost and associate vice president, I retired as faculty emeritus. Cheryl (also a retired professor) and I now spend four months at our family camp on Colchester Point enjoying Vermont’s spectacular summers and early fall athletic and alumni events at UVM, including this past September’s dedication of the former Delta Psi house. We will always be Catamounts at heart!” Esther Sundell Lichti writes, “Having retired from positions at Texas Tech University, my husband and I moved to Vermont in August from Lubbock, Texas, where we lived for 37 years. We are enjoying the change in scenery and climate and are busy updating the house my parents bought back in 1957.”
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68 Curt Tobey sent a picture of his four grandchildren: Ellie, Blake, Annie and Jake, that was posted on the Alumni Association’s Flickr photo gallery. He writes, “They are a lot of fun. I continue to do some investment consulting, and also work with Save the Children, the international humanitarian organization. I am on my own now, and am spending time at my apartment in Boston, an apartment in Connecticut, and am also looking for a place in Florida. Best to all my classmates, and it would be great to hear from you. Cheers!”
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1970s

70Judy Coulman Rice writes, “After teaching physical education as well as coaching field hockey and basketball at Mt. Abraham Union Middle & High School over 37 years, I retired nine years ago. My days are spent doing arts and crafts and spending time with my three adult children and their families; especially those eight wonderful grandchildren.” Chris Borneo Harris is splitting his time between Kingston, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He's currently waiting for Whoopi and Al Sharpton to stop by, since he has an extra room. As for Doug Arnold's new business, Chris wants to remind him, “I'm a former Benways driver (862-1010). Problem is I only know the way to Beansies and the Redwood. Life is good. Doubted in 1970 we'd be ushering in 2017, but here we are.” Richard “Dick” Mable retired from his administrative position as chief strategy officer for the Reading Health System on October 1, 2016. He and his wife, Colleen, have been doing some traveling visiting family and friends in Vermont, California, and Washington, D.C., and plan to spend several weeks in Naples, Florida, this coming winter. Lawrence Perlmutter writes, “My son has joined me in the practice of ophthalmology this year in Albany, New York. My daughter is practicing dermatology in Manhattan. Our oldest grandchild of just four years is rapidly improving his game of chess to the point where he can challenge many adult recreational players.” Lorraine Parent Racusen MD’75, and Richard Racusen PhD’75 continue to enjoy life in suburban Maryland. Lorraine is professor emerita at Johns Hopkins, and still lectures, most recently in Turkey. Sons, Chris and Darren Racusen ’11, still live in California. Chris is engaged to Michelle Yi; both are satellite engineers. Darren is doing internet marketing and is an avid mushroom hunter. Lorraine and Richard plan to continue to travel, with plans to visit Barcelona and Mysore in the coming year, but also enjoy the wood stove and life as close to rural New England as they can make it! Bryant Dorsch shares exciting news, “I got remarried to a wonderful girl from New Jersey. I started teaching English as a second language to adults and children and that keeps me busy. I regret that I cannot get back to Vermont to meet some of my world-class classmates.” As I write this note to our class, I’m sitting outside by the pool on an 83 degree day. I feel very blessed to be here with such pleasant weather. I discover more and more UVM alums down here in Southwest Florida all the time—some just visiting—others here year long. In December, I went to a UVM basketball game down here in Fort Myers. It was a tournament of eight teams where UVM earned runner-up status. While at the game, I saw several local UVM alums and met the new athletic director. Great to see UVM win! I just recently got a note from Paul Shea who lives about ½ mile away from me off the same street. Paul has been down here for a while and has an office in Fort Myers, but he is slowly retiring to play more golf in their Naples golf community. I also heard from Franklin “Paco” Otto who just recently published Locutores Hispanos: Perspectives desde las Grandes Ligas. For those of you who aren’t Spanish fluent, it is an historical/socioculture study of Hispanic baseball broadcasters at the Major League level. Certainly a challenging read for those who took Spanish with Professors Ugalde and Chinchon. Thankfully, as I have been anxiously waiting for a definitive tome on this subject. I also heard from fellow swim team member and classmate, Carl Jacobs, who is now Dr. (Ph.D.) Carl Jacobs and has been living with his wife Irene in Jerusalem, Israel for the past six years. Their two children and grandson live in the United States. Carl was kind enough to express that he likes reading this column to keep up with his UVM classmates. That being stated, why not send me some information/news on what you are doing or have done. So, like Carl, the rest of us can stay current on our classmates’ lives, families, accomplishments and moves. People do want to know. So, contact me below.
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71 I want to apologize for the lack of content in the last couple of issues, except for those notes sent in directly by classmates (thanks to them, there were notes). No excuses, and the offer still stands for Owen Jenkins to take over! I even received an email from Doug Arnold ’70 telling me that his Class Notes column was much longer and more interesting than mine last issue! So, this column will reflect some old news, but hopefully will be of greater interest than the Fall VQ ’70 Class Notes! Peter Rousseau reports that his wife, Billie Gates Rousseau, has retired, and now they can spend more time with the couple's three grandchildren. Son, William Arthur is a professional model working for Wilhelmina Los Angeles as well as a singer/songwriter in the Los Angeles area. Check him out at Wilhelmina.com. After our Alumni Weekend (45th Reunion, by the way), I ran into Marybeth Siska Rust, who still works in real estate, walking in her neighborhood which isn’t too far from mine! She and Bill Rust made it to the Delta Psi celebration and the dedication of the Alumni House over the Alumni Weekend where they connected with many old friends. Our reunion celebration was wonderful and generously hosted by Richard Cate. We had a great time, and Richard had a slide show with Freshman Review pictures of each of us attending, with additional photos from the late ’60s. Those attending: Walt Blasberg, Liz Mead Foster, Elise Guyette (check out information on Burlington Edible History website with fascinating information about her work) and her husband, David Shiman, Owen and Wendy Reilly Jenkins ’73, Pat Vana, Dick Peisch, Barbara and Doug Wells, Myron and Grazyna Grauer, Mags Caney Conant, and our host Richard Cate. Pat Vana was encouraged to attend our reunion by Jeannie O’Donnell ’70—glad that they could both make it. It’s amazing that after 45 years, we still had things in common and could have fun conversations. Joanne Czachor Magliozzi couldn’t make it since she got married on October 1! And Tom Reilly was heading out of the country for a case he’s working on in an undisclosed location, so we missed him too. Carl Korman wrote days before our reunion, “We are still in Peru right now after visiting Machu Picchu and the Amazon River. So looks like I'll just have to try and hang in there and shoot for our 50th! But please give my best to Steve Levenson ’73 (my AEPi little brother) and anyone else who can still remember me.” And, while we are on who’s out of the country, I understand from some source that I cannot remember that Jason Robards is living in Thailand. Chances are that he won’t be receiving this Vermont Quarterly, so if anyone is in touch with him—please let him know we are thinking about him! I saw Chris Warden Malley and Ed in Darien in October—it’s always fun to catch up, and they were about to head to Palm Springs for the “old rockers” show with: Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Who. They brought their kids along to experience “our music”! I just saw Carol and Bill Fitzgerald at a UVM men’s basketball game and believe they will be heading to Florida in the near future. I also had the most delightful dinner with Linda Blackwood in San Francisco mid-October. She is doing all sorts of cool things since retirement, and I am in awe of her long and successful academic career at San Francisco State University. And, I received an updated message from our local classmate, Kathleen Keenan, who writes, “I have just published a book about my father, 25,000 Miles in Vermont: The Walking Diary of Dr. Edward A. Keenan Jr. '42, MD '44. On Nov. 7, 1999, Ed, just shy of his 80th birthday, reached his goal of walking every road in Vermont, Class 4 or better (except interstates). He is believed to be the first and only person to have accomplished this amazing feat. Along the way, he used several walks to raise thousands of dollars for local charities.” Let’s hope we can all keep up Dr. Keenan’s pace when we are his age! Gary Gabso writes, “I have recently received a second kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. I am so grateful to my donor family's generosity and would encourage my friends and classmates to sign up to become donors and give the gift of life to over 100,000 on the waiting list. My wife Heather Hitchcock Gabso ’73 recently retired from teaching in Boca Raton, Florida, after 36 years. Our daughter lives in New York City and our son in Charlotte, North Carolina. We have four grandchildren.”
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72 Glyn Reinders writes, “After UVM, I got my master’s in education at Springfield College and, in the fall of 1977, I got a job at Hanover High School in Hanover, New Hampshire. I served as director of athletics for 10 years before the desire to go back to teaching and coaching was too much to resist. I taught physical education for another 25 years and coached the varsity golf program for almost 20 years. In the late 1980s, I began an outdoor education program at Hanover and built one of the largest ropes courses in the world. Our ninth-grade curriculum was based on the outdoor program and it has been a huge success over the past decades. As the golf coach, I retired with an overall record of 771 wins and 50 losses. We won 10 State Championships and were runners-up another five times. Many of my former players joined the PGA and are still in the golf business. I was honored last spring to be inducted into the New Hampshire Coaches Hall of Fame. I also spent years coaching AAU basketball and high school softball during one of my daughter’s playing careers. I retired after a total of 40 years of teaching in June of 2012, and my wife will be retiring this spring after many years of teaching sixth graders here in Lebanon, New Hampshire. We are enjoying our four kids and our six grandchildren who all bring us great joy. I recently checked one off my “bucket list” by becoming a certified open water SCUBA diver along with an Enriched Air/Nitrox rating. I enjoy playing a lot of golf here in Lebanon and, if not for a total knee replacement three years ago, would still be playing basketball and all those things I did so many years ago. I think back fondly on my years at UVM, remembering all of my professors along with my coaches: Art Loche, Ed Kusiak, and Bill Nedde.” Joe Wetherell has become a double retiree, first as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1999, and now as associate director of admissions, University of Scranton this June. Neither retirement really stuck as he continued to oversee ROTC and other veteran activities on campus after military retirement, and has been hired back to a part-time position to manage admissions events and commencement week for the university. He does now have more time to visit his three Army-brat kids as well as eight grandchildren spread around near the military bases in the mid-Atlantic states. He also hopes to reinstitute an informal meeting of the UVM Acacia Brothers of the late 60s. David Holton and Rick Carrick '70 attended the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum’s annual Hall of Fame Banquet that was held at The Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, Vermont, in November. Chip Lacasse was inducted into their Hall of Fame. Also in attendance was Denny Lambert ’78, Rick Farnham ’69 and Jeff Schulman ’89. Margo de Camp writes, “All four children have moved east, but Dave and I still enjoy the good life in the country in Ohio. Don't have horses any more, but I do train my dogs for obedience and one as a therapy dog. I enjoy being active, gardening, hiking and x-country skiing, but I do wish we had more snow!”
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73Doreen Stickney and Tim Stickney are now the proud grandparents of a precious baby girl. Temperance was born on July 5 to their daughter, Katie, and her husband, Tim. Susi Taylor writes, “This past September many of us from the original class of the Experimental Program/ Coolidge Hall gathered back at UVM. What a blast we had reliving stories. We are planning another EP Reunion for all classes, October 5-7, 2018 so mark your calendars. Also, check out our Facebook page: UVMExperimentalprogramalumni, and also pictures and stories that we encourage you to add to: alumni.uvm.edu/experimental. Those in attendance included: Lars Larsen, Phil Gentile, Louis Warlick, John Goodhue, Faith Gaskell, Ellen Sulek, Barclay Morris, Paula Kane, Betsy Morrison, Ace “Alan” Bugbee, Andrew McKeever, David Alexander, Linda Bloch ’74, Professors Richard Sugarman, Roger Cooke, and Bill Davison. I apologize if this list omits people, and hope they post also. There were many more in attendance from all five years. It was terrific to get together after 40 years!” James A. Pietrovito writes, “In September, Janet Early Pietrovito and I, accompanied by Betsy Post Hayden, her husband and his cousin, Bob Hayden '69, were part of a six-couple group on a European river cruise. During one of the first dinners served, someone walking by our table heard us mention UVM. He then introduced himself as Bill Moore '76. Imagine, we're nearly half way around the world but still surrounded by UVM friends!” Albert “Bert” Thayer writes that he has been representing UVM at college fairs in southwestern Texas for more than 20 years, and he says that students from the San Antonio area seem to be applying in increasing numbers. This year Bert was at the San Antonio private schools fair one day in October. “There were reports of snow that day in New England, but it was 85 degrees in San Antonio,” he said, adding that when representing UVM in the Lone Star State, “it helps to know as much about Texas as Vermont.” He recalled that that when he first arrived in Texas, “UVM had a football team; smart phones would have sounded like something out of a science fiction movie, and nobody discussed global warming, but some said we were going into the next ice age.” Chuck Hawley hasn’t had much contact with classmates since graduating from the School of Engineering (Mechanical), but he’d like to. Retired since 2008, he and his wife, Sandy, spend their winters in The Villages, Florida, and summers in the Traverse City, Michigan, area. He writes that he’d love to hear from classmates, especially if they may be in the vicinity of either locale.
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Deborah Layne Mesce dmesce@prb.org

74 Willard Mayo ’73 reports the passing of his wife, H. Stephanie Arno Mayo, on October 31, 2016 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill met Stephanie in her freshman year, specifically the fall of 1970, 46 years ago. Margo David DiIeso, Emily Schnaper Manders, Irene Kwasnik Kowalski ’73 and Marilyn Berkman Sturman ’73 met in Boston for brunch in November. It was a multi-state reunion: Irene came from Connecticut, Marilyn came from Vermont, Margo came from Florida, and Emily came from Massachusetts. They had a great time reminiscing and catching up. Paul Kenny writes, “I opened a new residential real estate brokerage in Sun Valley, Idaho, to complement my commercial firm. I purchased an Engel & Volkers franchise. We are the 91st Engel & Volkers shop in North America. We are a luxury real estate brokerage with an international presence. Engel & Volkers is the largest residential real estate franchise in Europe.” Christopher Corbett was just published in the international Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation and Nonprofit Associations (Basingstroke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan). He worked with researchers from Uganda, Lebanon, and the United States. They jointly authored a chapter entitled: "Self-Regulation in Associations" (Corbett, C.J., Vienne, D., Abou-Assi, K., Namisi, H. and Smith, D. H.). The chapter is designed to prevent nonprofit scandals by empowering nonprofits and NGOs to improve their governance by intervening at the board level of intervention. More information is available at palgrave.com.
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Emily Schnaper Manders esmanders@gmail.com

75 Patricia Pisanelli MD’79 and Stephen Lutz recently met up with fellow UVMers Craig Allen ’76 and Lynne Crowell Allen ’76 in Santa Barbara, California. After 40 years, there was much catching up to do.< Gina Rayfield, Kathy Bowers, Birdie Flynn and Carol Wolk have been having annual weekends together for the last few years. They travel from New Jersey, Massachusetts, California and New York to rendezvous somewhere fun. The most recent one took place back in Burlington in late October where they also reconnected to Deb Call Goyette. So great to all be together!
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Dina Dwyer Child dinachild@aol.com

76 Norman Barbera would love to hear from some of his classmates! Judy Holmes is still running, cutting back to half marathons now. The five she ran in 2016 were mostly in Maine, but with the first in Moab, Utah, in March and the last in Naples, Florida, in November. She continues to extend a welcome to all classmates who may be skiing in the Vail Valley this winter as she and her husband have now spent 31 seasons in Beaver Creek. Join her for a run or two—or a 10k on snowshoes! She enjoys visits to UVM and Burlington twice a year as part of the UVM Foundation Leadership Council.
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Pete Beekman pbeekman19@gmail.com

77 40th Reunion September 23–25, 2016 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.eduSusan D. Jewell shares, “I've been with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for 24 years. Currently, I am the injurious wildlife listing coordinator in the Washington, D.C., headquarters, trying to keep invasive and otherwise harmful wildlife species out of the United States. In August this year, I traveled to Vermont for a reptile and amphibian conference. There I ran into fellow wildlife biology classmate Doug Blodgett, who was leading a field trip for Vermont Fish and Wildlife. I also got to see another classmate, Doug’s wife, Kim Royar ’76. We had a great time reminiscing and catching up.” Wendy Pearce Nelson writes, “Still working and playing in Colorado. I helped publish a new full-time adult recreation guide, coloradofunguide.com. It’s wonderful to learn a new business! I like to think I'm a very young 61 years...And a Mimi now to my son's 20-month-old, Layla. Such fun! Can life get any better?” Rob Waxman writes, “I retired in June after 33 years of teaching adults with disabilities and high school diploma students in Fairfield, California. I am still hitting tennis balls. I play in an Allman Brothers tribute band called Idlewild West. We're on Facebook. I may be joining a surf band as well. Our daughter starts at the University of San Francisco in January in nursing. We paid off our mortgage in June as well. Our family now also consists of two cats and three puppies!”
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78 Malcolm M. Crittenden writes, “I created an event page on Facebook (Mac Critt) for “Art in the Dark,” my fluorescent blacklite painting exhibit in February 2017. The aim of the exhibit was to recreate the awe and wonder that falls upon those who gaze upon the Night Sky; like David in Psalm 19:1. Stan Przybylinski writes, “It was great that Randall White '84 and his wife, Joanne, could join our families to celebrate the marriage of my oldest son, Eric, in Chicago in November. My niece, Anne Brady ’11 (UVM undergrad and grad in last 6 years), was also there with many of her cousins.”
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79 Jeffrey M. Benway shares, “In October, I spent seven days in Uganda. I am a member of the Engineers Without Borders New Hampshire Professional Chapter and we are working to install wells at nine villages in Uganda.”
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Beth Gamache bethgamache@burlingtontelecom.net

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1980s

80 Heidi Winslow writes, “Last Thanksgiving, 37 years after graduating from UVM, I was able to see the college anew, through the eyes of my nephew, who is a freshman this year. I loved hearing the enthusiasm he expressed while sharing his first semester's experiences and impressions. UVM is definitely an incredibly relevant, progressive, and unique university that offers a remarkable liberal arts education. A large part of what makes UVM distinctive is the authentic, engaging, talented professors and educators they retain.” Submit your news to—
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81 Brad Aldrich and his son Patrick Aldrich ’12, joined Brad's lifelong friend Jim Metherall and Patrick's good friend Matt Ferrante ’11 for a walk-about in September, covering the five national parks in southern Utah and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. They all had an exceptional time and will cherish life-long memories of the epic adventure. Megan J. Humphrey lives in Burlington, having happily stayed after graduation. She's executive director of HANDS, a small non-profit dedicated to getting food to low-income older adults in Chittenden County. Megan also creates two lines of greeting cards through Sweet Basil Cards, based on vintage postcards and photography. She's also co-president of the Old North End Arts & Business Network. Megan's lucky enough to still be in love, 22 years later, with UVM graduate Terry Hotaling ’75. Terry works at Shelburne Orchards when he's not sailing on Lake Champlain or building yet another boat. Mark W. Knight had a mini reunion in Philadelphia with Louis Webster '80 in from Seattle, Washington, and John Hammer '85 in from Manassas, Virginia, in early December. Mark writes, “We all arrived as transfer students at UVM in 1977, but finished at our own pace! Needless to say, fun was had then and now.” After 23 years in Orange County, New York, Dan Patenaude and family are happy to return to their New England roots, and are now residing in Duxbury, Massachusetts, on Boston's South Shore, where Dan is the sales and marketing manager for a highway construction and maintenance company. Catherine Cover Willson shares, “I recently renovated my house in Bristol, Vermont, and enjoy life in the village. I serve on the board of Art on Main, a craft gallery in the center of town and volunteer for Hospice in Addison County. I am enrolled in a nine-month yoga teacher training program at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington overlooking the Winooski River. I welcome this shift in my life after full-time work as a preschool/elementary school teacher and an elementary school-based clinician.”
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82 On Saturday, November 5, nine fraternity brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon gathered for dinner at West End Johnnies in Boston prior to attending a hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers. Attending this special get-together were Eric Burt ’80, John Babyak, Mark Houston, John O'Hara ’80, Alan McEacharn '81, Peter Ryan '81, Jeff Bacon '80, Richard McLaughlin '81, and David Kreider. Jeff Bacon had travelled from California to Boston for a few days to spend time with friends and John Babyak drove up from southwestern Connecticut to attend the dinner. The other alums all live and work in the greater Boston area.
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John Scambos pteron@verizon.net

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84 Scott Cohen writes, “I am a pediatrician working for Kaiser in the San Francisco Bay Area. I married in 2006 and have a six-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son. In 2002, I started Global Pediatric Alliance (globalpediatricalliance.org). We work with indigenous midwives and health promoters in remote regions of Latin America. Check us out and my best to all UVM alums.” Kingsley Belcher Knauss writes, “After my geology degree, I headed off in different direction as an interior designer, KBKinteriordesign.com. I am married, with two teenagers, recently featured in Design NJ Magazine.” Mercedes H. Ross shares, “UVM prepared me well! I am the national director for a non-profit, Project Bike Tech, that places bike mechanic classes in the senior high school year. We are growing the program across the country.”
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Abby Goldberg Kelley saragrant2001@yahoo.com
Kelly McDonald jasna-vt@hotmail.com
Shelley Carpenter Spillane scspillane@aol.com

85Amy Sieger Daniels writes, “As executive director of an education foundation, I am always trying to raise awareness of the gap in public education funding. Thinking big, I’m climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2017 for the cause! I am thrilled that the first to sign on was my friend, Josh Powers, an educator himself, as well as my friends and fellow backpackers, Ross Nayduch, Roddy Lewis, and Craig Mabie, who all understand the value of philanthropy. Their support in this endeavor means the world. We are raising funds for the expedition through gofundme.com/amydanielsclimbs and our friends can watch the adventure unfold through a site my son created, amydanielsclimbs.com. We would appreciate any support at all! Thank you so much!” Jay Piccirillo writes, “I continue to enjoy life in St. Louis at Washington University. Teaching medical students clinical epidemiology and directing clinical research training programs. I was recently appointed editor of JAMA Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Active in clinical research in tinnitus and chemo brain.”
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Barbara Roth roth_barb@yahoo.com

86Helen M. Raboin Condry writes, “I earned my master’s in nursing from University of Central Florida in 2014. I was hired to teach nursing full time at Eastern Florida State College this fall. I teach first-year students in the associate degree program and love it! I also recently co-authored and published an article in the International Journal of Nursing Science called: “Use of StatSeal Advanced Disc to Decrease Time to Hemostasis in Transradial Cardiac Procedures/A Quality Improvement Project.”
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Lawrence Gorkun vtlfg@msn.com

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88 Sonna A. Sween Allen writes, “My husband, Randy, and I welcomed our first grandchild in July, Jett James Dyar. I am in my 21st year as science department chair and chemistry teacher at Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York.” Melinda Lawson Masters shares, “I finally graduated with my master’s in counseling psychology and am on track to be a licensed marriage and family therapist. The work is inspiring and fulfilling. I am hoping to see Penny Gibson in the new year. While I love living in California, I do miss Vermont and hope to get back to Burlington soon.” Submit your news to—
Cathy Selinka Levison crlevison@comcast.net

89 Betsey Green Dempsey writes, “It's hard to believe Don Dempsey and I are looking at colleges for our daughter already! Much has happened this year and we're very thankful. Don's business, Dempsey Investment Management, expanded and has moved to South Burlington. We also moved out of Williston as well. Our new house in Shelburne can finally be called home. It made sense to be in Shelburne as we moor our sailboat in the bay, and my mother and sisters, Deb Green Rooney '82 and Penny Green Fairhurst '92 live here as well. Don and I keep in touch with Jay Vanasse and Rachel Vanasse '90 frequently, as well as their four kids.” Jeff Schulman represented President Sullivan and UVM at the inauguration of President Ron Liebowitz at Brandeis University on November 3, 2016.
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Maureen Kelly Gonsalves moe.dave@verizon.net

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1990s

90Richard First shares, “I had the great joy of re-connecting with Peter Rosenberg and his family in New York City over the Thanksgiving break. Living in Vermont, it was fun having a native New Yorker as a tour guide in Manhattan. Pete is a great dad. His three kids were hanging all over him. Maybe it was the threat of ice cream?” Submit your news to—
Tessa Donohoe Fontaine tfontaine@brandywine.org

91 Chris Masson writes, “Had a great time last fall with Lisa Holmes, Tim Kolk and Stacy Gardner Kolk, Justin Westin, Karen Jones Westin, and a few folks whose names I am failing to remember. Lots of laughs. Thank you Dr. Holmes! Looking forward to doing it again in 2041!”
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Karen Heller Lightman khlightman@gmail.com

92 25th Reunion September 23–25, 2016 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu.
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Lisa Kanter jslbk@mac.com

93 Scott A. Lawrence of Jericho, Vermont, passed away on October 19, 2016. He was born and raised in Westminster and was a graduate of the Bellows Falls Union High School. Scott went on to UVM, earning a bachelor’s in small business, and Marlboro College, earning a master's in business administration. He married Daniella Noyes in 1998 in Burlington. Scott was employed as a project manager with IBM for 20 years. Because he believed in the importance of education, he was a professor and chair of the BSMIS and MSIT programs at Marlboro College in his “spare time” for almost 10 years. Scott’s life was very full with the love of family and friends. He had a curious mind, a quick smile, a wicked sense of humor and an unbridled love of life. He enjoyed nothing better than a late-night philosophical discussion. His passion for life was only exceeded by the love he had for the many people whose lives he touched. He volunteered countless hours to many charities and causes. He was captain of a local tennis team. He enjoyed traveling and was a Disney fanatic. He was an avid gaming enthusiast, poker player, brewed his own beer, and loved movies, music, and Monty Python. He was an ordained minister and took great pride in performing marriage services for a few of his friends. He was a faithful Jets fan and loved going to car races with his father and friends. He recharged his batteries every summer by kayaking, fishing, and taking long hammock naps at Lake Groton.
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Gretchen Haffermehl Brainard gretchenbrainard@gmail.com

94Pete Corradino writes, “In 1998 I answered a classified ad for a tour guide with Everglades Day Safari. I spent my winters in the Everglades and my summers as a park naturalist for the Vermont State Parks. From 2002-2007, I worked for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science until I returned to Florida permanently. From 2007-2016, I was the full-time director of operations for Everglades Day Safari, the only ecosafari certified by the Florida Society for ethical ecotourism. In September 2016 I bought the company. I happily run the business with my wife of eight years, Maria Elena, and with assistance from son, Theodoro (6), and daughter, Janela (1).
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Cyndi Bohlin Abbott cyndiabbott@hotmail.com

95Todd Schneider writes, “I have been currently working as stunt coordinator for a movie here at home in Los Angeles. A couple of movies came out in January that I coordinated on: the latest Underworld: Blood Wars, with Kate Beckinsale where we spent five months in Prague, Czech Republic, and XXX: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Deisel where he skis in the jungle with no snow—interesting shoot in the Dominican Republic. My kids are now teenagers and love it when I embarrass them. Daily. Still skiing and enjoying our winters at Mammoth. Married to Debra Lewin ’88.” Submit your news to—
Valeri Susan Pappas vpappas@davisandceriani.com

96 After moving from Santa Barbara, Califronia, to Apex, North Carolina, two years ago, Renee Barsa opened her own practice called WellPath Acupuncture & Healing Arts. She enjoys the opportunity to assist others in their healing processes, and feels her degree in wildlife biology from UVM gave her a great foundation to grow from.
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Jill Cohen Gent jcgent@roadrunner.com
Michelle Richards Peters mpeters@eagleeyes.biz

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Elizabeth Carstensen Genung leegenung@me.com

98 Justin Martin had a great time this past summer helping put together the 1996 UVM men’s hockey Final Four team 20th reunion. Justin also lives in the Burlington area and is COO of a parenting website, located right in Burlington, Vermont, called www.Parent.co.
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Ben Stockman bestockman@gmail.com

99Zoe Terry Frank moved to Manhattan Beach, California, a year ago from the East Coast with her family and are loving it! They have two kiddos: Landon, who is almost six, and Nola, who just turned four. Zoe and her husband both work at digital advertising agencies in Los Angeles and would love to connect with anyone who is in the same world as they are. Audrey Learned and significant other, Keith, added another little one to their family. They welcomed Benjamin Carter on November 25 to join a very excited big sister, Emily. Congratulations and thank you for the news! Please continue to send your notes in. Submit your news to—
Sarah Pitlak Tiber spitlak@hotmail.com

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2000s

00 Jay Carpenter happily shares that he and his wife welcomed a second child, a son James (Jamie), in June to join their family, after daughter, Molly.
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UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

01After a UVM internship at Shelburne Farms that kicked off her career in environmental education, Kerri McAllister is excited to return to Vermont and to Shelburne Farms as their new education program manager and place-based educator. Jarret Cassaniti, MPH has been at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Program for four years working on USAID's flagship knowledge management project. He recently traveled to Trinidad and Guyana to assist in capacity building efforts with a regional HIV organization. Related work brought him to Sierra Leone to assist with restoration of health services in the wake of the Ebola epidemic. He is midway through a part-time master’s in science writing at Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts & Sciences' Advanced Academics Programs. Maggie Riley G’10 married Tim Banks ’00, G’09 in a small ceremony in Burlington over Thanksgiving weekend. Maggie received her master’s in mental health counseling from UVM in 2010 and currently works as a mental health counselor at Champlain College. Tim earned his master’s in business administration from UVM and is a wine distributor with his company, 802 Distributors.
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Erin Wilson ewilson41@gmail.com

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03Kimberly Quirk Donovan shares, “My husband and I are happy to announce our son, Ian, was born in March. We're excited to spend his first Christmas up in Vermont and are hoping for snow! Earlier this year, we also bought a house in Arlington, Virginia, and I was promoted to senior policy advisor at the United States Department of the Treasury.” Erin Socha Leonard and her husband, Paul, live in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with their five-year-old daughter, Reilly, and three-year-old son, Rhys. Erin manages the governance, risk and compliance sales engineering team for Dell Technologies/RSA and is currently training to run the 2017 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Pediatric Unit at Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary. Ross Feitlinger writes, “My wife, Sarah, just gave birth to our first child. Evelyn Rachelle was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on July 10. She was 19 inches and 7.9 pounds at birth. She is a beautiful happy little girl and we are loving every minute of her in our family.”
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Korinne Moore korinne.d.moore@gmail.com

04 Adam Hergenrother shares, “In April 2016 I started Adam Hergenrother Training Organization. AHTO is my sixth company under Hergenrother Enterprises which includes Keller Williams Realty Vermont, Hergenrother Realty Group, BlackRock Construction, Hergenrother Capital, and Hergenrother Foundation. On August 8, 2016, my wife, Sarah Hergenrother ’01 and I welcomed our third child, Madelyn Rae Hergenrother. In the summer of 2016 I was a Men's Health Magazine “Ultimate Guy Search” quarterfinalist. On November 15, 2016, BlackRock Construction (co-owned with my brother Tom Hergenrother ’00), won four awards at the 39th Annual Better Homes Awards sponsored by Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont. Hergenrother Realty Group was ranked #33 in the Country by Real Trends The Thousand as featured in the Wall Street Journal.” Rebecca McNeil is enjoying her new job in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working with higher education clients to promote their online learning programs. Rebecca and her husband are also thrilled to be expecting their first child and look forward to taking the little one up to Vermont! Brett A. Walker shares that he is an installation forester and national environmental policy act coordinator at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He has been there for three years.
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Kelly Kisiday kellykisiday@hotmail.com

05 Chris Ciocca writes, “It's been a busy few months for the roommates of 24 East Ave (2003-2004). Two more power couples formed this fall, as Britt Miller and Mark Roman synchronized weddings, vowing to their brides, Wendy Johnson and Tate Bennett, respectively. Both gentlemen seem to have dated up. Also this fall, Andrew McMahon took some time off from sailing his boat around the Atlantic in order to conceive his first child. Gender is currently unknown, but Mitsy and Dane sit at the top of the list for possible girl/boy names. As for the fourth roommate (who asked to remain anonymous), we have no current news. However, we did learn that he is in the process of formulating an Italian red sauce recipe which he plans to sell in stores once he receives funds from the Shark Tank.” Melissa Quine married Cole Smith in October at San Francisco City Hall. Shawn Ross, Alex Vallecillo-Bone, Justin Tucker, Will Todisco ’06, and Kristen Kenney ’06 were in attendance at the reception.
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Kristin Dobbs kristin.dobbs@gmail.com

06 Molly Gray shares, “In June 2016, I completed an LL.M in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and have been living and working in Geneva, Switzerland. Always excited to connect with UVM grads overseas!” Amy Allen sat for the last section of the CPA exam in December.
Submit your news to— Katherine Murphy kateandbri@gmail.com

07 10th Reunion September 23–25, 2016 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu.Alyssa Lazerow Homstead and Erik Homstead ’06 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Peter Homstead, on March 1, 2016. Kristina Purcell and Errol Anderson were married in Stowe, Vermont on September 4, 2016. UVMers in attendance indcluded: Mitch and Emily Matthews, Laura and Chris Whitaker, Eve and Dan Allen, Chris Zikakis, Paul and Lisa Valente, Michelle and John Peterson, Dave Lombardo, Eric Kauffman, Sean Nelson and Dave Eitler. Check out a group photo at alumni.uvm.edu/gallery. Submit your news to—
Elizabeth Bitterman ekolodner@gmail.com

08 Nicholas Carter writes, “After a very rewarding decade of working in northern New England politics, starting with the Vermont Democratic Party, CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and then working for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' as national political outreach director on his historic presidential campaign, I joined Hillary for America for the general and am now currently working for Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison in his bid for DNC Chair. I now live in D.C., but will continue to be a frequent visitor to Burlington and to my family's summer house in Plainfield, Vermont.” Hallie Saunders married Joseph Paxton on October 22, 2016. They are now living in Boca Raton, Florida, where Hallie works for Premier Eye Care, a third party administration company that manages the ophthalmology and optometry networks for a few of the major national health plans. Hallie is team lead of the network contracting team and co-chair of the company's wellness committee.
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Elizabeth Bearese ebearese@gmail.com

Emma Grady gradyemma@gmail.com

09 Erica Bruno writes, “I have recently received a new job as a dealer retention specialist for the automotive software company, Automotive Mastermind. It is based in New York City and I will be covering southern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. I was at Nissan USA for two years as a fixed operations manager for seven months and then promoted to a district operations manager for 16 months. This makes the third major career move in my seven-year automotive industry career. Burton Putrah married Hillary Hutchins '11 on October 1 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in the presence of family and friends. In attendance were UVM alumni Dave Bidwell and Katy Bidwell '10, Jon Kyle, Gordon Whelpley, Dan Belheumer, Taylor Lalemand, Ben Kingsbury '10, Katelyn Esterby, David Speer, and Mackenzie Kersbergen '11. Burton and Hillary currently reside in Washington, D.C. After graduating from UVM's physical therapy program, Kelly Kreisher moved to Boston where she has been working for Mass General Hospital as a physical therapist. This year she will be running her first Boston Marathon for the MGH Emergency Response Team. You can support her cause by donating at: crowdrise.com/kellykreisher. On July 16, David Volain and Claire Crisman '14 were married at Boyden Farm in Cambridge, Vermont. Catamount guests included wedding party members Dan Golden, Wiley Robinson, Nate Gondelman, Bryan Cordeau, Alyssa Church-Smith '14, Megan Downing '13, and many other UVM friends. Kimberly Shane Hochradel, Esq. has joined the legal services team of Premier, Inc., a healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and 130,000 other providers to improve the health of communities nationwide. Premier is a publicly-traded company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and Kimberly will be acting as corporate counsel.
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2010s

10 Christine Elliott Minott and Addison Minott were married on September 17, 2016 in Manchester, Vermont. It was an amazing reunion of UVM family and friends, and a great party! They currently reside in Boston. Addison is an engineer and Christine works in healthcare technology. Alana Oudekerk-Hanss and David Hanss welcomed daughter, Elliot Amelia, on July 13, 2016. Elliot joins her proud big brother, Rhys Alexander.
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Daron Raleigh raleighdaron@gmail.com

11 Bob Just writes, “At the start of 2016, I was hired as the assistant director for leadership programs at the University of San Francisco. I am currently living in Dublin, California, with my partner of two years. I also serve as the Region VI representative for the New Professionals & Graduate Students Knowledge Community for NASPA and chair our regional leadership team.” Karia Young-Eagle and Daniel T. Riley are engaged!
Submit your news to— Troy McNamara Troy.mcnamara4@gmail.com

125th Reunion September 23–25, 2016 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu.
Submit your news to—
Patrick Dowd patrickdowd2012@gmail.com

13 Ben Huelskamp writes, “I recently started a new job as the assistant dean of students and director of residence life at Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvaina, and moved to the Main Line Philadelphia area.”
Submit your news to—
Katharine Hawes Katharine.hawes2@gmail.com
Madelaine White mswhite1991@gmail.com

14 Jonathan Leo Connor shares, “On November 25, I was promoted to digital media generalist at the National Bank of Middlebury.” Jon Lott writes, “In March 2016, I hitchhiked across the United States, from D.C. to Los Angeles in 17 days, spending less than $100. After I returned, I ran (and lost) as an independent candidate for Massachusetts State Senate.” Marcy Solomon writes, “I am teaching first grade in Winchester, Massachusetts, and pursuing my master’s in early childhood education.” Grace Buckles Eaton and Mike Eaton got hitched this summer in Ludlow, Vermont, surrounded by loved ones and lots of Vermont beer, wine, and food!
Submit your news to—
Grace Buckles glbuckles@gmail.com

15 Samuel Chapman Chevalier shares, “I am pursuing a doctorate in mechanical engineering at MIT. I study power system stability with Dr. Kostya Turitsyn.” Kathryn M. Gray writes, “This is my second year at my dream job! I always wanted to be an elementary school teacher in a rural Vermont school and here I am in Montgomery, Vermont. Looking forward to many more years at this school!” Corey Paige McMullen is a project manager at Social Driver, a digital agency based in Washington, D.C. that creates websites, videos, and social media campaigns. Alex Morton writes, “I have recently moved out to Portland, Oregon, and am working at Otak in their Water and Natural Resources division. I also just started the Portland UVM Alumni Chapter. We had our first event in November. Keep an eye on the UVM alumni website for our next meeting. We would love to see you all there!” Corina Pinto writes, “I was recently nominated as a SPARK Impact Award finalist in the city of Boston for the work I do as a community health worker.”
Submit your news to—
UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

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UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

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