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Life Beyond Graduation

Bridget O’Donnell realized a lifelong ambition by appearing on “Jeopardy.” She writes, "I was up against a four-time champion and came in second after a spirited competition. I just wish I would have taken a botany course at UVM. I lost $3,400 by not knowing Carl Linnaeus."
—class of '84

In Memoriam


33-63 Green & Gold Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
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35 Mary Peet Green, 98, of Cornwall died on February 7, 2014 at Porter Healthcare Center in Middlebury. She received a bachelor’s from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree from Middlebury College. In 1938, she went to Puerto Rico to teach at Humacao High School. There, she married Modesto Velazquez Flores, an attorney from Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. She and Modesto had two children: Rosalie Esther Velazquez Peet (1941-1947) and Edward Modesto Velazquez Peet. In 1943, Mary returned with her children to her family in Cornwall, Vermont. There she taught English and French at Middlebury Union High School. After her first husband had died, Mary married Caspar D. Green, program director for USAID. They lived in Haiti, Trinidad, Chile, Brazil, and Washington, D.C. In 1973, Caspar and Mary returned to Cornwall where they lived for the rest of their lives. In addition to faithfully keeping a daily diary for over 40 years, Mary wrote three books. At age 78 she published Cornwall People and Their Times (1993). At age 88, she wrote The History of the First Congregational Church in Cornwall (2003). In 2013 she recorded her observations of changing times as well as many family stories in Mary P. Green at 98, a Memoir.
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39 75th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
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Mary Shakespeare Minckler


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41 Robert P. “Bob” Davis, 94, died peacefully December 20, 2013, in Woodbridge Nursing Home in Berlin. He had a bachelor’s degree in dairy management and a minor in forestry. He was the longtime general manager of the Cabot Farmers Co-op, beginning his career in April 1952 and retiring in 1984. He was very involved in numerous dairy organizations on the local, state, and national levels throughout his career, and also active with many boards and committees in Cabot and the surrounding central Vermont region. John Crispell is now living at Chambrel at Williamsburg Senior Living in Community, Virginia. He will be 97 on April 1, 2014 and though he travels no more, he still enjoys acrylic painting.
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43 I went to a gathering last week where the speaker was Patricia Pike Hallock. Patty spoke of her experiences in Poland where she lived for several months with husband Houghton “Hal” about twenty years ago. She succeeded in making that point in time, the people, and the culture of the country come alive for her listeners. Mary Beth Bloomer was also in attendance. On a personal note, I have recently given up driving, but seem to be going out more.
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June Hoffman Dorion

44 70th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
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46Mary Greene Lighthall is still in her home in Charlotte and has a daughter helping. Her driving has been curtailed by a heart attack but she is doing well. Peggy Miller Logan is back in college taking three courses at Bowdoin and enjoying them. Joan Garrity O’Brien is spending time in Florida. Her son in Germany and his family are now all in the business of modeling. Nancy McNamara Harris and her husband, Cliff, have downsized to assisted living and are doing well. I am still here contrary to the last Vermont Quarterly. I thought I might be fired because none of you sent me any news. [Editor’s Note: We would never do that to you, Harriet.] Moving to a senior apartment is the way to go. I feel so much more capable now that I don’t have to do anything. My family (great grandchildren) are still far away in California. Their grandmother, Amy Saville Otten, Class of 1971, dad, Geoffrey Olsen, Class of 1996, and Frankie should be class of 2031.Waiting for news from the rest of you. If you are still there, let me know.
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47 Jean Carlton Denton of West Hartford, Connecticut, died at home on December 25, 2013. Jean graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UVM with a degree in mathematics. She was a member and active alumna of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was very involved with her local church, Hartford Seminary, and American Baptist organizations on the local, national, and international levels. She gave many hours of volunteer work to local programs such as Meals on Wheels and Loaves and Fishes. She was a thoughtful wife, mother, and grandmother. She made many hand-knit sweaters and blankets for her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Cleveland Denton, their three children and their families. She was also a good friend of mine from high school on, and I shall miss her.
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Louise Jordan Harper

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4965th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Carol Leavitt Levine has been an instructor in field botany at The New York Botanical Garden for the past 36 years and is retiring this year. She was awarded Instructor of the Year in 2008 and she is the author of A Guide to Wildflowers in the Winter published by Yale University Press. She is the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren.
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50 I recently received a note from Arthur Langer, author of the fascinating book of non-fiction stories, Songs at Twilight, including one about his time at UVM as a returning GI from WWII. He and his wife, Polly, attended our last reunion when Art spoke with my late husband, Charlie Ballantyne, about their attendance at the dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington. Vern Cram also wrote me a letter of condolence saying that he will be 90 May 26 this year, commenting that this is about the age Charlie was when he died. He wishes he had known us when we were at UVM together. He told about how he used to race on the Nosedive Trail at Mount Mansfield. He had written before telling us that he had served in the tenth Mountain Division in the war and was wounded. We also skied on Mt. Mansfield but avoided the scary Nosedive Trail. Donald Seth Taylor reports that the DMV says he can’t see to renew his license but he can see well enough to read about UVM; only not so well on the computer. This does not seem right for a lifetime as an engineer, but he is now a sheep herder and enjoys the farm, especially the babies. He writes, “Here in a valley that is like Vermont in Washington, I had to plant maple trees and may live long enough to tap them.”
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51Stanley Brown shares that once again “No snow.” Florida was the only state in the union able to make that claim. Stanley enjoyed lots of travel in 2013. Everett Kohberger is still kicking at 85. He says, “Living in the U.K. but expecting to return to the South of France soon.”
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52 After her husband passed, Jane Wilson Durie moved to Walnut Creek to be near her daughter and her family. She shares, “I went to the Palo Alto Alumni Chapter of Theta recently and talked with Carol Stenberg McPadden. Her husband, Art, passed last April. If anyone is in San Francisco or the area and wishes to do so, give me a call at (925) 705-7793 or email me at Went to our 60th reunion. Barb Hardie Densmore, Suzie Clark, the Lou Dows, and several others were there.”
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53 Walter Bailey read the most recent issue of VQ, Spring 2014, and there was no mention of the great football team that UVM had. He says, “Might want to mention that in the fall issue.” Dick A. Johnson retired to Parker Lake after 47 years in the food industry. He reports, “Priscilla Seale Johnson ’48 and I were married 58 years, had three sons, and a lovely life together.” Alice Blackmer Sturk writes, “On March 30, 2014 Bob Sturk ’52 and I celebrated our 57th wedding anniversary. Not a record but a pretty good average!” Sheila Reed Mackinnon reports, “My husband, Norman Mackinnon, and I have been trying to sell our fancy house in Hardwick, Massachusetts, for four years without success. If anyone in the younger classes has need for a country escape from New York City or Boston, our house would be great. We are listed with Jones Group in Belchertown, Massachusetts,”
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Nancy Hoyt Burnett

54 60th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Joan Pisanelli Brochu bought a home in Harwich, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. She writes, “I am very happy about it. I sold my farm in Hardwick, Vermont. I hated to part with it, but I couldn’t live there alone. Please notice I had a farm in Hardwick, Vermont; now I have a home in Harwich, Massachussets. Still Looking for Bambi Wigton and Donald Cutler. Haven’t heard anything about either of them. Love and prayers.” Harriet “Nicki” Nicholson Suo has lived in Portland for ten years now and still enjoys this lovely city, especially since it’s also home to her son, daughter-in-law, and their two little girls. She reports, “We’re only an hour and a half from the Pacific Ocean where we have a much-loved beach house.”
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55 Jane Battles writes, “I have received the sad news that Lavern “Trink”Trinkino has passed away at his home in Hobe Sound, Florida, where he lived for many years, of course on the golf course for most of it… remember him playing for UVM? A great guy loved by all. I just got a call from Jack Lear in Pennsylvania yesterday to inform me of the recent death of Margaret “Peggy” McGowan Louderback who has been a resident of New Hampshire for many years. Jay Selcow has updated his news in that he and Gayle have moved to Savannah, Georgia, having spent his last 10 years of retirement there. Remember Jay and his tennis game at UVM? Wow! His family includes a son in San Francisco, another in San Mateo, and the third in New York City; five grandkids and another due in April. Jay and Gayle will continue summering in Connecticut (me too, Jay) and returning to UVM medical meetings. His 55th medical reunion is this year. Al and Marsha Mufson, long time friends of Jay’s from freshman roommate years, visit them in Savannah each year. Jay’s message to us all is the same as mine, that we hope we’ll be around together for our 60th UVM reunion next year! Do you believe it? It simply can’t be. Enjoy each day! Keep that news coming to share with all.More anon.” Rhea Salsburg Dorn shares that she and Linda Sacks Fossier ’61 just had lunch together. She writes “We met for the first time a few years ago at a charity dinner and found out the following things we had in common: grew up in the same city, Hartford, went to the same synagogue, attended the same high school, went to UVM and were sort of cousins. At least her first husband was my cousin. We have become good friends who love to reminisce about UVM and people we know. I am usually around home in Costa Mesa and would love to meet with other UVMers. Call me at 949-645-3973.” Bradley Gordon says, “amazing how our lives come full circle. It doesn’t seem so far back when Don Forst was the Cynic editor the year before my tenure. Don died a few months ago. He and I were instrumental in eliminating blackface from Kakewalk; and last week Hal Greenfader asked me to tell him my thoughts about the Washington Redskins name controversy—not very dissimilar. It seems like yesterday that our class graduated, and this May my oldest granddaughter will graduate from Boston University. I remember clearly holding my first grandson at his birth and now he drives when we are in a car together. My first son died in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, and now we rarely hear of deaths from this scourge (at least not in the U.S.) as we have a good handle on its management and control. If those of us who still participate in class communication get past another year, we will make it to our 60th anniversary reunion next year. Happily, Hal and I manage to keep up with each other a couple of times each year as we meet up in Newport Beach where Barbra and I have a second home. Actually, we spend so much time there that we sometimes have a hard time telling which is our true second home. I assure you, the IRS knows.” Richard M. Hooker writes, “I am a retired professional engineer. I am currently chapter adviser to SAE at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I am also alumni adviser to New Hampshire Beta Chapter at University of New Hampshire. I am honorary national president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the current time. Before retirement in 1997 I was vice president of engineering at J. C. Haberman, Inc. in Springfield, Massachusetts. My son passed away in 1995 and my wife passed on July 11, 2000. I have a married daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Still going strong at age 82!” Sandra Perry Lovell has been widowed twice; once at a young age. She has two daughters, a son, and nine grandchildren. She has just moved into a senior living complex and calls it easy living. She writes, “I have a graduate degree from the Harvard Program in Business Administration. Harvard would only give a female a program in business but it made a huge difference for the female job seeker back then.” George Plender says, “It has taken many years for the NCAA Division I baseball records to research my consecutive scoreless innings pitching records. But they did for the 2013 NCAA Baseball Pitching Records. A great deal of credit to the defensive line up in 1954 and 1955. Grete Isbrandtsen Plender and I are surviving in Tamworth, New Hampshire.”
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56 Stanley “Pal” Borofsky is still working and having fun. He writes, “I work with my son, Brad, in our store’s 82nd year of business. We have three stores. Donna and I are celebrating our 57th and are in great health. We have, at this time, one granddaughter, a junior, and one grandson, a sophmore attending UVM, and one more grandson trying to transfer in as a sophmore. We spend three months in Florida and see Donna’s ex-roommates, Rhoda Rosenberg Benningson and Etta “Eddie” Sachs Mehl, and her UVM husband, Froman Mehl, during our Florida stay near Bradenton. On many occasions we have visits from our great friends and fraternity brothers from UVM at our store in Brattleboro. We always look forward to seeing old friends. We still love going to work and going home. We stink at golf but love the outdoors.” Carol Parker Day and her husband, Basil are great-grandparents to Porter Day Blouin, born in January to their grandson Jesse and his wife, Elyse Choquette Blouin, both 2008 grads living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Paul Kalis writes, “I am thoroughly enjoying retirement surrounded by my wife, Marilyn, and eight wonderful grandchildren. College classes, bridge, and some travel are thoroughly enjoyed. My son, David Kalis, has just published his first book entitled Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser - A True Story of Risk, Corruption, and Self-Discovery Amid the Collapse of the Soviet Union, where he lived for two years. I would love to hear from my classmates, especially members of Tau Epsilon Phi.” Nancy Hoisington Humphreys is enjoying her new home at the Presbyterian Retirement Community. She is the supervisor of the rose garden and reports that the new bushes look great.
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57Herb Brown was a four-year member of the UVM basketball team in the mid 1950s. A longtime fixture in the NBA and global basketball, Herb has been tabbed for special recognition by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In April, he received the NABC’s International Committee Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization’s annual convention. Herb is the older brother of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown, who’s currently the sideline supervisor at Southern Methodist University. Herb, a one-time Detroit Pistons bench boss (1976-78), teamed up with his brother in later years, serving as his assistant on the Pistons’ 2003-04 NBA championship team, as well as together at Philadelphia and Charlotte. He also had assistant coaching positions with NBA squads Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Indiana, Chicago and Portland. His involvement in Basketball Without Borders and Playing for Peace, which has been described by The Baltimore Sun as a group committed to “bridging barriers in communities historically separated by strife,” including South Africa, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Israel, hasn’t gone unnoticed. The NABC Lifetime Achievement Award has been described in a statement as honoring “a person who has committed their life to being a guardian of the game, the advancement of proper coaching education and development of basketball across international borders contributing to growth of the game.” Lorna Dean Brown writes, “Greetings to all! I’m still in Vermont for winters as well as summers, so would always enjoy meeting you for a lunch out! My most recent news is that our grandson, Erik Hovland, son of our daughter, Deanna Hovland ’85, graduate of the UVM College of Nursing, and Mike Hovland, graduate of the UVM College of Medicine, has just won the Montana State Spelling Bee, and will be going to D.C. for the Nationals. Cheers to all!” Robert B. Corshen reports, “After seven years working in the world of non-profits, I’ve decided it’s time to get back into the real world. This spring, I will take over the marketing and sales responsibilities of a new start-up beverage company. Specific Gravity Cider Co., in Sonoma, California. The company will produce a hard cider made from dry farm organic apples. Its sophisticated taste gives us the opportunity to market it as a substitute for a fine white wine rather then a beer replacement. It will be a while before you can find a bottle outside of Northern, California. But, hang in there, we’ll find our way.” Stanley R. Sakowitz is still practicing part-time and is a collector of antiques. Marlene Patrick Thibault writes, “I have traveled around the world, to 120 countries including the seven continents with my husband, Francis, and we have served on 12 short-term missionary trips, including under-developed areas. We are now enjoying winters in Lake Placid, Florida, and celebrating 56 years of marriage. In Vermont, after serving as a hospice volunteer for eight years, I am now a weekly local hospital volunteer. As a retired UVM professor and secondary school teacher, I treasure my Mortar Board history.”
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58 Dr. Michael Wayne Abdalla writes that he and his wife, Jean, were just selected as 2014 Community Champions in the City of Orange, California. Peter Colli shares, “This past fall, my wife and I attended the 55th reunion of the class of 1958. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, although it was not too long before Jerry Donahue challenged me to pose for a kakewalk photo; of course I did—arched back, hands extended overhead and standing on one leg, the other held high. The picture was not successful until Jerry coaxed me into leaning against a nearby wall. Some selfies should not be shared. This winter we met with Bob and Pat Holenstein for lunch and a pleasant afternoon. We spent two days with John and Marge Kaiser on our drive north and reconnected with Dick Haus. We summer on Cushings Island in Casco Bay near Portland, Maine and we are always up for UVM drop-ins.” Steve Rozen reports, “The third week in March I went to Honduras with University of Connecticut dental students on a mission and a teaching session. Wonderful teaching new dentists oral surgery and also helping a poor population. My wife, Midge, came as my assistant. While I am not of of the Pentacostal faith, the people who provided support and food cooked by its members are remarkable. I can certainly say that faith-based organizations really are better organized and do more good works with less paper work than government. The cost services are considerably less and greatly appreciated by the population. I would have to say that social services in the U.S. are not efficient or particularly appreciated by their clients. It is a right! What a fulfilling week. Helping people and teaching even at our age!”
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59 55th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email William Ramsay Marsland, 76, of Morgantown, died December 8, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Port Huron, Michigan, the son of Howard and Agnes Marsland. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathleen Marsland; son, David Marsland and wife Meg; and grandchildren, Phebe and Ian of Park City, Utah; and daughter, Susan Hagens and husband Brian of Colchester, Vermont. Bill spent his childhood in Northfield, Vermont. He graduated from the University of Vermont and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He received an honorable discharge for his six-year term of service in the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard of Vermont. Bill’s working career focused on the life insurance business and spanned the states of Vermont, New York, and West Virginia. Diane “Deedee” Weiss Mufson writes, “Since I retired from my psychology practice in July 2013, I began working on my book, Dispatches of a Columnist: Opinions on Politics, Kids, Common Sense and Sex. It contains 73 op-ed columns out of the more than 400 I have written for the Huntington Herald-Dispatch since 2000. The book is available from Amazon. This is a reminder that our 55th reunion will be celebrated this fall on October 10, 11 and 12. It is a chance to meet up with some old friends, including some you may not even remember, but may remember you, and an opportunity to walk the campus, which is gorgeous! Our alumni contact is Donna Burke, who will be sending us details. Meantime, better make your reservations if you haven’t already. Also, as members of the Green & Gold (graduates 50 plus years), please send your annual contribution to The UVM Foundation.
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60 Since Daniel J. Bean’s retirement as professor of biology at Saint Michael’s College in 1996, he has been an active volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association in Vermont. He is currently an ambassador to Representative Peter Welch’s office and will again be attending the annual Alzheimer’s Forum in D.C. in April to work for support for research on this major disease. For his efforts, he was recently recognized, in a national survey by HomeInstead Senior Care as Vermont’s outstanding volunteer. Between volunteering efforts Dan and his wife, Jeanette Voss, find time to travel, both to visit children and grandchildren and see this great country. They recently returned from a week in Las Vegas, where they visited Red Rocks Canyon, the new bridge below Hoover Dam and the Mob Museum, among other sights. Jeannie Young Weaver (Largo, Florida and Readville, Maine), Anne Gulick Heck (Queensbury, New York), Joan Billington Dickson (Sarasota, Florida), and spouses enjoyed their annual meeting in Ellenton, Florida, recently. All are enjoying a wonderful retirement with Anne being the most recent. Ruth Fundin Randle married Will Ingalls (UVM Medical School class of 1964 and former high school classmate) on February 23, 2014 on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Paul Salvage is now retired from the practice of law and living in Southern California with wife, Phyllis, near daughter, Andrea Salvage Motawi ’91, and her family. He reports, “We are busy golfing, traveling, and doing some volunteer work.”
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61Michael Bartenstein married Paulette Ann Bartenstein (nee Smith) on December 19, 2013. Carol Overton Blanchard spent Christmas on a riverboat cruise up the Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. She barely made it home to Palm City in sunny south Florida before weather caused flight cancellations. Adele Mary Kahwajy is retired and loving it. She says, “The older I get, the more I love UVM! Best regards to all. Note: you can always find me in the phonebook. Just remember that ‘h’ is the third letter of my last name.” Caroline Braun Leone reports, “My husband, Andy, had open heart surgery last May, gallbladder surgery in September, and I have a herniated disk in my neck. By the theory that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, we should be going great guns this year! Being semi-retired is nice. I sell some books and spend the rest of my time gardening, reading, doing needlework, visiting children and grandchildren and waiting for the birth of our newest granddaughter in May.” Paul Murphy has cut his work hours to half days: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Still enjoy skiing, trips to Paris, and summers in Kennebunkport. We see Ann and Bob Goldman frequently. Birthdays of our grandchildren in common provide an opportunity to enjoy each others’ company. We stilll have fond memories of the 50th reunion with special thanks to Carol Demas, Ray Pecor, and Steve Berry.” And, as for your class secretary, I continue to keep busy with skiing, traveling, and volunteering. This winter included ski weeks in Lech, Austria, and Val Gardena, Italy, followed by a few days in Venice. Most winter weekends were spent skiing in Stowe, where I ran into skiing classmates Tom Amidon and Bill Adams. I am a volunteer on the board of the Direct Federal Credit Union (previously the Polaroid Credit Union) in Needham, Massachusetts, and am treasurer of Mink Meadows Association, a landowners group on Martha’s Vineyard.
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62 Steve Burzon writes, “My wife of 30 years, Nancy, and I live in Danby Four Corners in Rutland County. Our three children and four grandchildren live nearby and we see them often. Our 29-year-old, Matthew, moved to Williston this year. We get to the Burlington area often, especially summers, when we are sailing Albireo, our 41-foot Swan sloop out of the Point Bay Marina in Charlotte. Nancy works in workforce development, and I am an entrepreneur running my 13-year-old landscaping and fencing businesses, Garden Arts and Manchester Fence in the Manchester area. Two years ago, we opened a unique food store called the Garden Arts Fresh Market in a defunct service station in Manchester Depot. We still pump gas but inside we operate a farmer’s market that is open all day year round. In addition to locally grown and produced foods, we sell products found in food co-ops around the state. As I write this, we are working on launching a site that will sell Vermont foods directly to consumers all over the nation. Beyond sailing, we get to spend a month each winter in Frenchside, St. Martin and have recently gone back to skiing as often as possible. Hello to Jules Older and John Lazarus with whom we are in touch with often. Jules Older is the main Slope Dope, a.k.a. ski blogger for the San Francisco Chronicle. You can read all about it at” Judy Pillsbury Siccama writes that she and Tom Siccama moved in July 2013 from East Haven, Connecticut to Shelburne, Vermont, to live at Wake Robin. She says, “We live close to daughter, Carolyn, Carly and Chris, about five minutes away. Brother and sister are really close! Now we can make maple sugar, grow beautiful flowers, and eat delicious food. It’s all a big part of our home now. There are about 280 of us living in the beautiful home space.” Charles Wesley Stevens says, “Now that I am fully retired from my one and only paying job for 33 years at the American Stock Exchange in New York City, I am deeply grateful for my Vermont education from grade school in Montgomery Center, Vermont, to high school in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, and to the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. That education provided the great knowledge for me to make all those grades and, after 37 years at the American Stock Exchange, I retired and moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania with my new wife, Geri, and our son, John, who is an attorney in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lee Cauley Bordas writes, “So glad to see so many classmates at our 50th. Plan to return for 55th as I had a great time. The walk from Redstone seems longer than I remember, and I got lost on campus. Newest granddaughter, Chloe Bordas, was born in January, and a second grandson arriving in June—better late than never!” Joann Brzezicke Trolinger shares that she and Don celebrated their 50th anniversary last September and are recovering; Don from a four-vessel bypass and Joann from some surgery. Both are doing well and have been traveling in California and are due to go to Georgia to the Masters and then another golf trip to Myrtle Beach. Joann says, “I am going to Spain and Portugal in the fall with friends. Semi-retirement is going well. Still do clinical and teaching.”
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63Julie Hersey Chapman enjoyed reading about our celebrations in the most recent Class Notes and remarked that it is so nice to stay in contact with UVM friends. Elaine “Lainie” Stauber thanks us for sharing her greetings with other classmates. Lainie also shares many interesting articles and seminar opportunities for those of us who wish to continue to be vibrant and fulfilled women and citizens. Lyn Lifshin is an example. Her last writing is a piece about Malala, the young Pakistani woman who was shot and captured for standing up for women’s rights to education. You can find Lyn’s book on Amazon. Judith Simonds Shea says, “Well, it was the winter of all winters here in Burlington! Icy and frigid with below zero at night. Anyway, I went downhill skiing, sold my building on Church Street in February, and am now thinking of moving to a warmer climate, perhaps , the Villages in Florida.” As memories of our fiftieth reunion continue to ignite many conversations among our classmates who were or were not present and create many opportunities for us to reconnect, we are already looking forward to our fifty-fifth reunion! Our class president Jeff Falk writes how much he enjoyed our fiftieth and how nobody seemed to age! He reminds us that it is never too late to begin planning for our fifty-fifth reunion. For those of us who did attend the fiftieth, he asks that we talk up our weekend and light a fire of participation. Jeff also wishes us to stay well, happy, and visit a classmate! As for me, I continue to fill my life with joy of family and friends, dancing, and skiing. As some of you know, I began ballroom dancing shortly after my husband of thirty-eight years, Joe, passed away. I am now dancing in showcases and preparing for competitions! My latest ski adventure includes winning a silver medal in my age category at the Lindsey Vonn Epic Ski Race finals in Beaver Creek this March. My daughter, Kelly, won a gold and had one of the fastest times for all women. Looking forward to many more years of active and interesting adventures.
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64 50th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Ged Deming was appointed to the board of Thomas Jefferson Hospital Healthcare Systems in Philadelphia. Jim Rosenberg is looking forward to October and our 50th reunion. He writes, “Seems like only yesterday we were at UVM. Things have changed: no football, no significant fraternity life, and no Kake Walk but it’s still our UVM. I am now semi-retired from ophthalmology working only two days a week. My wife, Shelly, and I share five wonderful children and three energetic grandchildren. Still in close contact with a few of the boys from Fern Hill. I hope that we have a great turn out for our reunion!” Linda Herzenberg Sparks writes, “While many of you have stayed in touch with your fellow classmates, roommates, sorority sisters or fraternity brothers, many have not. Some of you have returned to UVM and Burlington and seen the many changes, i.e. no cafeteria in the basement of Waterman and additions like the Davis Center. I would like to invite you all to return to beautiful Burlington and make our reunion a gala event. Reunion is now during fall foliage time so that you may savor the beauty of the season and wander through the hallowed halls checking out classes and your old haunts. Please do join us and don’t wait to make your reservations. I look forward to seeing all at the Reunion in October, 2014. On a family note, while we are celebrating our 50th, my daughter, Jennifer, will be celebrating her 25th at UVM. I don’t know how you feel but I am way too young to have a daughter that old.”
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65 John Coleman writes, “I finally took a long-procrastinated road trip from Maine to Florida in February, stopping in various Florida venues to visit with old early ’60s SAE pals Peter Weiss, Chuck Marsh, Tony Russo, and Bob Pasco, along with fellow Converse Hall dorm rat from my freshman year (1961-62), Bob French. Funny how 50 years slide by in the wink of an eye!” Ed Hootstein moved to San Francisco and earned a master’s in educational psychology. Later he founded a K-8 alternative private school. Yearning for spectacular places to hike and ski, he moved to Portland, Oregon where he lived for more than 20 years, working in public education and getting a doctorate in education at the University of Oregon. He served as assistant professor at the University of Portland and Skidmore College. In his 60s, this time yearning for sunshine and a small university-town, he relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia. Now semi-retired, Ed works part-time at UVA’s Art Museum, primarily helping with K-12 school tours. He lives in an old farmhouse in a wooded area, where he likes to write, cook, play jazz, and walk around his land. He and his wife Sharon have two children living out West. Ever an adventurer, Ed will return to Northern California for retirement and, importantly, body surfing, and long walks on a beach. Howard Lapidow has retired from dentistry at Tucson Veterans’ Administration Hospital and lives happily with his wife, Donna, in Tucson, Arizona. Frederick G. Lippert’s latest invention, a suturing pad, is now being incorporated into the UVM curriculum. His major invention, Sawbones, continues to thrive. John Tartera shares that after graduating from Temple University School of Dentistry and a tour of duty at TAC Headquarters, he practiced dentistry in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, retiring ten years ago. He currently lives in Naples, Florida, and would love to hear from classmates if they live in or visit the area. Mark Goldstein writes “I started Quantum Group in 1982 when a colleague from Atlanta Stove Work told me he was interested in a carbon monoxide safety shutoff for appliances and furnaces. Quantum Group also worked with the University of California at San Diego and the Gas Research Institute. The Gas Research Institute and Atlanta Stove invested $1.5 million into developing and testing appliances with CO safety shutoff systems. Quantum Group, continues to conduct forensic and expert witness services, and also conducts research and development, which resulted in many new patents including the world’s first biotechnology based gas sensor. Quantum entered the RV carbon monoxide alarm market in 1990 and safety shut off markets soon after. In 1993 Quantum developed a strategic relationship with First Alert. Quantum licensed its carbon monoxide alarm technology and sold First Alert over 25 million sensors. We grew that business to over 31 million sensors shipped to date. Quantum private labels alarms for Honeywell, MasterGuard, Napco, Potter and others. This is our 32nd year in business. Quantum continues to conduct forensic investigations and expert witness services with a focus in the areas of carbon monoxide and other poisonings, explosions and fires, combustion, and rocket fuels. I do forensic work for both criminal and civil cases. I have more than 30 patents and more than 40 publications. I have four children. The youngest is a 13-year-old girl named Amanda Kellie Levin Goldstein who loves to compete in figure skating. I have nine grandchildren to date. The oldest just graduated from the University of Texas in two and a half years with honors. My current hobbies include skiing, scuba diving and underwater cave exploring, sailing, and hiking.”
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Colleen Denny Hertel

66 Margery Wolff Carty has just retired from teaching and is spending winters at the Polo Club in Boca Raton, Florida. She is anxious to connect with fellow UVMers and would love to attend the annual Florida reunion next year. Please contact her at William Donner Gillespie passed away on September 22, 2013. Jack Gilman writes, “Debbie and I built a home in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico and are here about seven months each year and enjoy the beautiful beach, golf, and weather. The rest of the year is usually in Wilson, Wyoming, or near Denver, Colorado. Last year we were on a road trip spending time in Vermont reconnecting with Phi Delts: Mike Roberts, Dave Ely, Reg Rhodes, Steve Broderick and their wives. We traveled about 6,500 miles and saw many friends and a lot of rain! Back to Denver for our daughter’s wedding and then back to Mexico in mid October.” Michael Karel is staying busy teaching and coaching swimming at the Greater Washington JCC. He says, “Last summer I took a team to Los Angeles, this summer to Cherry Hill, New Jersey. For all my ex-teammates, I still play ball.” Tom Eddy sent a note expressing his kind thoughts about Bill Robinson who was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Tom remembers Bill for his kindness and spirit as well as the memories and good times they shared as classmates. Claudia Westcott Pesino tells us that she loves to travel! She writes, “This winter I hung out with friends aboard a rented houseboat on the St. John’s River in Florida. The river runs north from below Orlando to Jacksonville where it empties into the Atlantic. We boarded mid-river near Deland and visited Blue Spring, a historical site and winter home of manatees. There is a picture on the Alumni Association website Flickr photo gallery of me reaching up to read a tag attached to a purple net. This is a trap for the destructive Emerald Ash Insect that Florida Environmental is monitoring near Blue Spring. In May, my bucket list took me to Ecuador where I hiked the Andes, boated on the Amazon, rode a zip line and visited orchid and exotic bird preserves.” Lois Dodge Woodard is living in Montana and loving it! She reports, “My husband, Mike Woodard ’64, MSME ’66, retired last year as CEO of R.L.Winston Rod Co. and now we spend the winters skiing at Copper Mountain, Colorado, with our children and five grandsons. We return in early March to Montana where I am in my fifteenth season of coaching high school girls’ and boys’ tennis. We took up golf one and a half years ago, as well, and spend many hours tuning up our strokes! If your travels bring you to Montana, we would love a visit!” After many many years of living in Montpelier, Vermont, my husband, Ken McGuckin, and I have moved permanently to St. Augustine, Florida, where we have spent several winters. We finally decided that ice is not our friend! Shortly after our move we attended a house party and surprised Rusty Brink who was also a guest. He and his wife, Kathy, now live in Palm City, Florida, where they remain active in fundraising for non-profits. Needless to say, we had the best time catching up and laughing about all those interesting experiences we had so long ago at UVM.” Please send some news about yourselves. Your classmates are interested in reading about you!
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67 Alison Bristol Komenda shares, “In my twelfth year of retirement, I am enjoying time to travel, to craft, to visit old friends and especially to enjoy my granddaughter who will be joined by a sibling in September. Had a nice visit in October with one of my freshman-year roommates, Anne Cotzin Soini and we are planning on meeting up with our third roommate, Betsey Stewart Benton, this summer at my summer place in Vermont. Maybe Nancy Nelson and Anne Tyler will join us also. Looking forward to it, especially to summer after this endless winter.” Janet Ruth Parsons writes, “I was a Gamma Phi Beta (Beta Nu chapter at UVM), and since receiving my bachelor’s from UVM in 1967, have held several jobs: teacher-librarian at Concord High School in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, a clerk at Green Mountain Athletic Club in Shelburne, Vermont, and several jobs at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Here at Duke, I received a master’s in liberal studies in 2005. As part of the Gothic Cathedrals course, my class took a tour of the gothic cathedrals of northern France, starting in Paris and doing a counterclockwise loop through the north of France. Each student was assigned to make a presentation on a specific cathedral. Mine was Amiens. At the end of 2012, I received my master’s degree and then retired from my last job at Duke University Medical Center, where I was managing editor of the journal Neuro-Oncology.” Anthony “Tony” Rishe posted a photo on the alumni Flickr gallery. He is enjoying the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana. He writes, “Fly fishing in the middle of 1.3 million acres of wilderness. The good life!”
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Jane Kleinberg Carroll

68 Jeff Kuhman writes, “Former UVM ‘gridders and dinosaurs’ class president Paul Malone, offensive tackle and UVM Hall of Famer Jeff Kuhman, along with quarterback Paul Simpson ‘69, punter, Art Brown ‘69, and strong safety and recently retired UVM Athletic Director Rick Farnham ‘69 recently attended the Pats “game for the ages” at Foxboro. Paul Simpson has a rollout kitchen that he constructed in the back of his van and Rick Farnham makes the best scrambled eggs you have ever eaten! The tailgate started at 8 a.m. and finished just short of 8 p.m. In between, the Pats came back from a 26-14 deficit with less than two minutes in the game and won 27-26. (Reminded us of the old days with the Catamounts.) Lots of reminiscing and lots of embellishing our accomplishments. We hope to build on this and get together with more classmates and teammates in the years ahead.There is a photo on the website Flickr photo gallery that shows former UVM gridders.” After twenty-three years as chemistry professor and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Michael’s College and subsequently twenty-two years as president of Showa Boston Institute (American campus of Showa Women’s University-Tokyo), Ron Provost will retire with his wife, Mary Ann ’66, to reside in Vermont during the summer and Naples, Florida, in the winter. Fore! Janet Fay Roser says, “Well, it has been a great run but time to retire from the faculty in the Department of Animal Science, at University of California, Davis. Twenty eight years! Reproductive endocrinologist. Yes, I still ride horses and have four of my own. I will probably move to Sonoma County eventually and work to develop a large equine center. So, hello to all those I remember, especially from Alpha Chi Omega! I loved my time at UVM.” Bill Schubart shares that he is a fiction writer and his recent publications include: The Lamoille Stories, Fat People, Panhead, and I Am Baybie. He says, “I have another novel and collection of stories coming out this year. I often speak to industry groups and writers about the new world of publishing, good and bad. I’m also a public radio commentator. I currently chair the Vermont College of Fine Arts,, and live in Hinesburg with my wife, Kate Robinson.”
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Diane Duley Glew

69 45th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Bernadette “Brenda” Masi Cogley says, “I am retiring from Social Security after 13 years of employment as branch chief in an IT department. I have two wonderful children, ages 36 and 33, and a two-year-old grandson. I am celebrating retirement by spending several weeks in Ireland, England, and France and will return to my home just outside of Baltimore. Looking forward to enjoying a leisurely retirement.”
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70 William “Bill” Ballard reports he is celebrating his 45th year at UVM. He currently serves as UVM’s associate vice president for administrative and facilities services, with oversight responsibility for administrative support, auxiliary, public safety, and facilities services. He also serves as UVM’s emergency management director and as faculty adviser to UVM Rescue. Bill and Lynne D. Ballard G’ 79, Ed D. ‘87 have two children; Lindsay Ballard who earned a B.S. from UVM in 2012, and Peter, who is a senior at Champlain College, where Lynne serves as associate provost and professor. Stephen Cooke retired from the University of Idaho in 2010. He reports, “I ran for county commissioner for Latah County, Idaho in 2012 election and lost 47-53%. Recently, I began working as a regional economist for the Implan Group, a regional economics data and software firm located in Huntersville, North Carolina.” Carl Jacobs has been living in Israel for the past three years. He writes, “I am basically retired, doing a lot of travel with my wife, Anita; eight countries in the last year. I would love to hear from any other UVM folks living in Israel.” Frank Luisi and his wife were blessed to welcome the birth of their first grandchild, Celia Shine Luisi, on September 18, 2013. She has been a joy to them all. Norine Freeman Noonan writes “After a successful five years as chief academic officer at USF St. Petersburg, I have returned to the faculty as professor of biology. I’m looking forward to returning to teaching biology full-time and helping my new department grow.” Dick Powell says, “Following my retirement from the Vermont Department of Corrections, I began work as a full-time deputy for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. I also serve as a part-time Auxillary State Trooper.”
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71 Gary H. Barnes says “I hit a hole in one on November 11—almost as thrilling as meeting my second grandchild, this time a granddaughter, born February 9. Maureen and I have moved into our new place in Florida, and have moved to a smaller house in South Burlington for the summer months.” Mike Rosenberg has been elected to a third term on the Board of Selectmen in Bedford, Massachusetts, where he has resided since departing Vermont (physically, at least) in 1973. Mike has been presiding at the annual Bedford High School scholarship awards ceremony for almost 30 years, where he presents a UVM t-shirt to each graduate matriculating at his alma mater. (Thanks to classmate Sarah Sprayregen at the UVM Foundation for help procuring the shirts on short notice.) Peter A. Rousseau and wife, Billie (Virginia Tech 1973), are expecting their third grandchild in July. Daughter Elena and husband Mark reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Son Charles (Williams College 2011) is working on his doctorate in English literature in the UK at the University of Cambridge where he is on a fellowship. Son William (James Madison University 2012) resides in Los Angeles and is working at Guitar Center corporate while pursuing a career in music. Last year, Peter and Billie celebrated Easter Sunday at Kings College, Cambridge and Peter lent his tenor voice to the brilliant choir of men and boys. They love England! Here’s a great update from Linda Blackwood: “After 30 years as a professor at San Francisco State University, I retired in 2010 to my home in small, rural Marin County, California, town of Forest Knolls. I began pursing some rewarding volunteer opportunities.” She goes on to say, “My first passion is supporting the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) which for 33 years has helped to rescue 50% of the agricultural land in Marin from development (the Vermont ALT is modeled after it). I lead tours and hikes promote MALT at local events and help organic ranchers remove invasive plants (by hand since they can’t use pesticides). I am also a volunteer tutor at The Marin Literacy Program which offers one-on-one tutoring to adult English language learners. My most interesting volunteer activity is as a county fire lookout. Marin County has two fire lookout towers that are staffed by volunteers. During fire season I work eight hour shifts at the tower near my house. Fortunately, I’ve never had to report a fire but have been called on frequently to confirm smoke to the north in Sonoma County. Free time is filled with long hikes with my dog through our beautiful open space and the wonderful relaxation that comes with retirement. My college roommate married my brother in 1988 and Max and Francy Canavan Blackwood live near me in Forest Knolls. Francy retired 10 years ago from a career in journalism and since that time she and Max have spent a large part of every year living in Paris. When she’s home, Francy volunteers at the Marin Humane Society as a frequent dog walker and foster mom for dogs waiting for their forever homes.” Nina Joy Nadworny contacted me asking to connect her with alumni on the east coast and I thought the best way to do this would be to put a note in our column (she agreed). Nina would enjoy hearing from anyone who can share information and suggestions about living and working in southern New Hampshire through Boston and New Bedford, Massachusetts. Classmates will likely remember that Nina has had a career in radio in Arizona. She has been in contact with Marc Milowsky already. Please contact Nina directly at I also met up with Joanne Czachor Magliozzi and had a great time chatting. It was great fun to hear about her grandson, Daniel. It turns out my other freshman roommate, Liz Mead Foster, was in the Naples, Florida, area this winter and ran into George Kreiner ’70 and Doug Arnold ’70. I heard it from Liz and Doug. Next time Doug promises to invite me. Richard and I are off to England in early May. We’re walking half of the ‘coast to coast’ (190 total miles), so wish us luck. My twin grandsons turn four in April and they are the light of my life. I hope I haven’t missed anything. If I have, Owen Jenkins can be class secretary. I hear he and Wendy Reilly Jenkins ’73 spent almost a month in Costa Rica this winter!
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72 Beth “Betty” Allen writes, “After several visits with our son, Nate, who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, we could no longer resist the call of the Wasatch Mountains! My husband, Craig Blouin, and I moved to Salt Lake City in October 2013. We are happily retired and enjoy daily hikes, bicycle rides or skiing at Alta Ski Resort. After 40 years working with children and families as a community health nurse, I am thoroughly enjoying volunteer work with environmental groups and the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Recently got to meet members of the UVM ski team at an alumni event in Park City. They are a wonderful group of young men and women athletes.” David Clinton Carter shares, “I have been married for 33 years to Barbara, 30 years living and practicing law in South Hero, 37 years ski patrolling at Bolton Valley, father of two (lawyer & landscape architect), grandfather of one, Rotarian for 32 years, involved with many volunteer activities and hoping to do more traveling. UVM taught me to lead a balanced life.” George Cook and wife, Dorothy Cook ’73 Nursing, have been married 41 years and have three adult children and three grandchildren. Active for 39 year as members of Morristown Rescue, 38 years with Hyde Park Fire Department, George has been a professor for 35 years with UVM Extension; Dorothy, has spent 41 years as a registered nurse at Copley Hospital ER. Steven Himelfarb writes, “Hey guys! 1970, 1971, 1972! Doing well, retired I guess. Send me an email. Would love to see old friends again.” Marcia Prindle Marble reports, “August 2014 will find Marble Realty in Morrisville, Vermont, to be 38 years young. My husband, Roy Marble, and I relocated from Charlotte, Vermont, to Morrisville in 1974 and opened our business in 1976.” Susan Hynes Taylor reported the arrival of granddaughter, Waverly, in early February. Susan’s sentiments are expressed so well, “It’s impossible to believe the love you feel immediately for the wee ones.” I so agree.
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73 Teresa Elwert retired October 31, 2013 after 25 years as a writer, editor, and trainer at Mercer, the global human resource consulting firm. She writes, “I’m now training for, and doing, adventure travel. Calling all Nice, France, participants in the 1971-72 Vermont Overseas Study Program! I’m organizing a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2 in 2016 to celebrate our 65th birthdays and to commemorate the 45th anniversary of our trip to France. Contact me if you’re interested in joining the fun Carolyn Read Sheron is a Montessori school substitute teacher, 4-H sewing advisor, and fabric shop heirloom sewing teacher. She and husband, Bill Sheron, reside in Wooster, Ohio. Bill is CEO of Wooster Community Hospital and is completing his 20th year in that capacity. Under his leadership the hospital has been named a top 100 hospital in the nation multiple times. They have three children: Mollie, a clinical pharmacist (Centre College; graduate: UNC Chapel Hill), and college student twins: Todd, Elon University; and Laurel, Birmingham Southern College.
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Deborah Layne Mesce

74 40th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Robert Skinner writes, “We left Vermont in 1978 to move to Acworth, New Hampshire (pop. 900) where my ex-wife and I raised our four children now 35, 33, 31, and 27. I am trying to semi retire after 40 years in building construction, the past thirty in timber framing and historic restoration. I still get to Burlington and Stowe to see friends and relatives and would love to hear from old (I mean young) classmates. I just recently got on line, or as my kids put it: Dad gets real! I am looking forward to seeing all of you in October for our 40th reunion, my first reunion. Friends: Please email me:” Tom Petit reports, “I am retiring from being the Operations Officer for Caledonia North Supervisory Union in August 2014. I will finish building my home and workshop over the following 6 months (only 14 years to complete) and then see where I might turn. Hard to believe that it has been 40 years since college. It seems like 10 years ago.” Steve Rice writes that he is looking forward to retirement, and finally writing a book he intended to author while he was a student at the University of Vermont. He and his wife, Anna, celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary in May, 2013. They plan to relocate to Costa Rica for at least part of the year. Steve is looking forward to October’s class reunion, and hopes to see former classmates in Burlington. He writes, “I enjoy karaoke and dancing the night away.” Surviving a health scare last summer (acute pancreatitis), Steve advises everyone to take time to enjoy life to the fullest. Steve would love to hear from former classmates ( Craig Woodworth and his wife, Priscilla, live in Potsdam, New York, where he is professor of Biology at Clarkson University. After 34 years of living the dream in woodworking Paul Zenaty tells us, “I have my website up and running. Take a tour of my one-of-a-kind furniture creations at” Zeke “Steve” Gardiner says howdy to the Marsh Hall party animals, his Living And Learning buddies, and the Royall Tyler Theatre aficionados. It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the incredible UVM experience. Yes, we were footloose; yes, we probably spent more time ‘downstreet’ than in the library but I would not exchange that wondrous discovery period for anything. It prepared me for a lifetime of learning and an incredibly fun and satisfying career. I have spent the last 35 years in the leadership development field. 17 years at Champion International and the last 13 at Purdue Pharma in Stamford, Connecticut. I live in Trumbull, not far from Tom Lenci, the tremendous UVM tennis player, and great supporter of our alma mater. My wife and two daughters are avid skiers and we love returning to Vermont. We spend our summers at a family camp in Bear Mountain, New York. I would love to catch up with you. Signed, That Crazy Legs Dancer Zeke. Special shout out to Beebs Resnick Rathbone and Jeanne (Did you ever become a General?).” We will be celebrating 40 years since we graduated from UVM. Don’t miss this fun weekend, October 10-12, 2014. We will have a blast remembering our fun times and rekindling our life-long friendships. This weekend coincides with leaf peeping season and Columbus Day weekend so please make your reservations now! Here is the link to hotels with UVM reunion discounts:, but we have been told that you must call for the two-night stay. If you book online, there will be a three-night minimum, due to the holiday. Also, consider becoming a sustaining member of the university and receive discounts on reunion registration, UVM bookstore, hotels and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. We are now a self-sustaining Alumni Association, funding these great events by selling $40 alumni memberships (lifetime memberships available as well). Purchase your membership before you register for reunion and get five free months of your annual membership! Join our class on Facebook to see plans for our upcoming 40th Reunion. See you there!
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75 Debbie Sample Kim writes, “I can’t believe I’ve been living in Utah for 24 years! (What a long strange trip its been.) Thank goodness for Tri-Delta buddy, Heather Logan Weiler ‘76, who also lives in Salt Lake City and has helped me stay grounded. The last of my three children graduated from high school in June; two are in college (Barnard and University of Utah Honors College). Still working in healthcare as an APRN. I don’t think retirement will happen any time soon.” Arthur “Artie” Miller retired last year after practicing law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for 30+ years as a partner at Blank Rome LLP and then as executive vice president and general counsel of GSI Commerce, Inc before its sale to eBay. He and his wife Cindy Orns Miller ’78 are enjoying their free time traveling and visiting with old friends. Attending Artie’s surprise 60th birthday party last year were fellow UVM alums: Jeff Spengler ’78, Andy Oxenhorn, Ruth Lederkramer Chiles, Tim Fenton ’76, Cathy Scharfen Fenton ’76 and Keryn Kaplan Stallbaumer ’78. Artie and Cindy have two children. Their son, Sam, graduated from Colgate University in 2009 and is getting his master’s in business administration at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Their daughter, Sarah, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and is working in New York City. Gina Rayfield says, “By the time this is published I will have celebrated the graduation of my second daughter from UVM. It has been wonderful to watch my daughters, Sasha Rayfield Borax ’12 and Blair Rayfield Borax ’14 choose to attend UVM and have as great a college experience as I did. It has also been a great excuse to continue to visit Burlington over the years and see college friends, Kent Cassella and Larry Onley. I have stayed in touch with Birdie Flynn, Carol Wolk Herbert and even spent the holidays in Paris with roommate, Dr. Kathy Bowers, together with our families who have remained close over the years. Looking forward to future grandchildren continuing this legacy.” Helen Riendeau reports, “After 30 years of working in human resources and operations management for a Michigan utility, I retired in 2012. I did a little travelling and enjoyed life on ‘easy street’ for a couple months while I decided on my encore career. Having been a pre-law student while at UVM I decided to go back to school and completed a paralegal certificate. I now work for a law firm in Lansing, Michigan. Tim Wentzell has retired after 27 years as a professor of mechanical engineering. He continues to consult and looks forward to returning to his Vermont home. He encourages his fellow alumni to check out his recent novel, Faded Giant, which takes place after the accident at Three Mile Island and ends in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Janet Glenney Roche writes, “We have been very busy rebuilding our log house after a chimney fire burned it down. Matthew built it the first time. We lost most of our belongings but, fortunately, no one was injured. Our oldest daughter is a social worker in North Carolina. Our second daughter was married in January and will graduate from physician’s assistant school this May and our son will graduate from the University of Connecticut this May, with a degree in civil engineering. I have been busy working full time in the local Intensive Care Unit, running the youth group at church, teaching Sunday school, and playing in the bell choir. We have been blessed with good health so far. Have a great summer!”
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76 Leon Corse writes, “Last spring, my wife, Linda, and I bought out other family members and conserved our fifth-generation family farm. In November we moved to the house where I grew up, after living 33 years in the same house. On January 25 our daughter, Abbie, and husband David Powell ’00 provided us with our second grandson, Niko, brother to three-year-old Eli. Becky Hawkins reports, “I have been living in Jackson Hole for the last 34 years, still skiing, hiking, biking, boating, all the outdoors this place has to offer. I decided to start a new graduate degree category called the ‘retirement degree’, after completing my doctorate in physical therapy in 2012. I have a private practice combining physical therapy and acupuncture/oriental medicine and life is good. And I do hope to retire one day soon! Planning a multi-sport trip to Croatia for the big zero birthday! What’s everyone else doing to celebrate?” Patricia Horrocks wants you to be aware that Lorraine Gonzalez Morse was re-elected to the schoolboard in Middlebury, Vermont. She says, “I continue to work as a social worker providing outpatient mental health services in the Mohawk Valley.” Laurel Merrill writes, “I will be in Woodstock from April until October to spend some time with my dad. Not unhappy to leave the heat and humidity behind in my home on Merritt Island, Florida. I lost my husband, Terry, to pancreatic cancer in 2012. It’s been an adjustment, but I have lots of happiness with family, friends, and activities. Spent a stint as a bridge tender near home and am now selling specialty rulers designed for quilters at shows around the country. In November, I’m going to visit my son, Morgan, and family in Italy where he is currently stationed with the U.S. Army. Busy, happy and healthy!” Mark Soufleris has been actively trying to get more Florida high school seniors to enroll at UVM and attended a recent dinner for UVM accepted seniors. He reports, “What a special time getting to meet several top-notch students, alums, and representatives from UVM. A lot of positive vibes from this group, so hopefully South Florida will be well represented in the class of 2018!” Congratulations to Gary Wright on his 300th victory at American International College; a 2-1 victory vs. Army on February 7, 2014. Gary is in his 29th season at the helm of the men’s ice hockey program and he is the Yellow Jackets’ all-time winningest hockey coach. Along with Red Berenson of the University of Michigan, he is the longest-tenured head coach in NCAA Division I hockey.
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77 This episode of class notes starts in the tropical paradise of St. Maarten (not, she will caution, St. Martin), where Patricia Maier is enjoying her 26th year. She writes, “I have been a remedial teacher and then a reading recovery teacher leader and now I am the English coordinator for public education. I also teach at the University of St. Martin.” Patricia graciously avoids gloating over her great fortune. We also heard from Burton Miller who is the founder of the Animal Wellness Center in Huntington, New York, a veterinary practice that offers acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, homeopathic and herbal dispensaries, as well as Western medicine and surgery, to your beloved pets. He reports, “Had a great Vermont Superbowl Sunday, also my (gulp, 61st) birthday weekend, stayed in Craftsbury Commons, skied at the Nordic center there, then was one of 11 skiers at Jay Peak the next day. Visited Burlington on the way home with a pilgrimage to my old digs at 64 Hungerford Terrace. The college looked great, easily three times as many academic buildings compared to the mid-late 70’s.” Stowe Shoemaker reports he is dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Stowe earned a doctorate from Cornell University in 1995. He has been on the executive education faculty at Cornell University since 1996. On this front, Dave Donahue, Greg Marston, John McDonald ’78 and I will be joining Sam Goethals for a charity golf event in May, the second annual mini-reunion, and one hopes it will trend upward. And A.J. (Joe) Callahan has tried, and so far failed, to herd the SAE cats into Boston for a brotherly toast. Tom McKenna, Steve Trotsky, and Phil Dunn: let’s do it, bros. Time is running out!
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Pete Morin

78 Paul H. Gershkowitz writes, “I wanted to say hello to my longtime friends. I am still resistant to using Facebook, otherwise I am sure that I would have connected with many of my former friends. Life’s been good to me so far! I have four children and my oldest is a sophomore at UVM. I have been in the mortgage business for over 30 years. What a long strange trip it’s been! I spend most of my free time with my family and friends. I am now an avid skier and biker. I wish I started to ski while at UVM. I ride in the Pan Mass Challenge each year and I raise money for cancer research. I communicate regularly with Andy Goodman, Mark Goodstein, Jonnie Belinkie and on occasion with Dave Garrell, Larry Whitman, Al Dwyer, and Paul Goldman. I have been back to UVM a few times over the years. What a beautiful place.” Elaine Rosen Groundwater shares, “Our daughter, Leslie Anne Groundwater ’13, graduated from UVM’s School of Business Administration with a bachelor’s in human resources and marketing on May 19, 2013.” Mandy Cohen Lees is in her 17th year working for Wake County Human Services as a substance abuse counselor for CPS. She says, “I really enjoy my work. In my spare time, I dabble in art, hockey, and camping. Thought I would miss the snow but seem to have adjusted just fine, y’all!” Diane Riley Pouliot is pleased to announce the grand opening of Catamount Tours of Vermont LLC. Diane and business partner, Linda, are opening the Southern Vermont market to affordable planned and custom motor coach tours. She writes, “We’d love to work with UVM alumni to charter tours to any and all events.” Stephen Seitz is the author of Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula and Never Meant to Be. He was a featured speaker at the annual 221B Sherlock Holmes convention held in Atlanta, Georgia, in April. He is currently completing a collection of short stories for MX Publishing in London.
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79 35th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Eric Kaufman tells us, “My wife and I are currently living in Ellicott City, Maryland. I have two sons. One is a CPA at Ernst and Young and lives in Arlington, Virginia. The other is a Petty Officer in the Navy and going to school in Charleston, South Carolina, where we love to visit.” Bill Short has lived in the Denver area since 1982. He is married to Molly, a pre-school teacher. They have five children, ages 29, 26, 23, 20 and 17. Bill is a trial lawyer emphasizing business and real estate matters. He still plays ice hockey. He played hockey for 27 years on a team with Max Martin, Robert Key, and Chris Tweedy ’80. His former teammates have hung their skates but still ski with Bill. Visiting UVM classmates should reach out to Bill for skiing or mountain biking opportunities in Colorado!
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80 Donna H. DiCello, Psy.D., along with her co-author Lorraine Mangione, Ph.D., has a forthcoming volume titled Daughters, Dads, and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America with Impact Publishers, Inc. in Atascadero, Califonia. Donna, a licensed clinical psychologist, is in full-time private practice In New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut. She recently left her full-time position as associate director of the graduate program in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford. Ken Heideman reports, “I am in my 16th year as director of publications at The American Meteorological Society in Boston, Massachusetts. My son, Justin, turns 14 this month, and my daughter Kayla will soon be 12.” Kimberlee Watts Nicksa tells us, “Last August my husband, Gary W. Nicksa, and I watched our daughter, Sarah Nicksa, marry David Baker. It was such a happy occasion for our family and Kim’s AXO sisters who attended the Virginia wedding: Allison Fraser, Jan Cohen Waterman, Mary Jarrett, Nancy Lee Monroe, Betsy Faunce Andrews ’81, Pam Rogal Zlota ’81, Bonnie Caldwell ’81, and Lyn Tobey. Sarah has grown up with my AXO sisters in her life and it was wonderful to have them there to share the joy and love at her wedding!” Heidi Winslow writes, “I recently received a letter from the Apex directors at UVM and was excited to hear about efforts being made to establish a scholarship fund. Apex was an important component in my education at UVM, and I am very grateful to have been a part of the program. Having a bachelor’s in education from UVM, I have found a rewarding career in sports medicine and wellness education. After spending 24 years living in Aspen and Telluride, Colorado and raising two amazing daughters, we are now living on the east coast, north of Boston.” Thanks to all who have been sending in notes. I get much pleasure reading all about your lives after UVM. I meet so many alums who tell me the Class Notes column is one of their favorite reads. This is thanks to all of you who take time to share. Keep those notes and cards coming and, if you are ever up this way, let me know. It would be great to catch up in person.
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81 Mary Ellen Chickering shares, “This is a big year for our family! My husband and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary later this year. My daughter will be finishing up her senior year in the business school at the University of Colorado. My son will be starting his freshman year in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Colorado. We spend a lot of time traveling overseas to visit family members.” Kelly Evans has now been in Lake Mohawk, New Jersey, for 20 years and loves living on a lake. His business, Signs, Etc., in Sparta just celebrated 12 years in business. Kelly is also still teaching figure skating and power skating, and he is a double U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist and currently still skates/trains towards getting his Gold Medal in Ice Dance. Kelly skis regularly at local Mountain Creek Ski area and loves getting up to Killington and the north as often as possible. Had some great skiing this October at Killington, too. Want to ski? Get in touch. Thomas Horan writes, “I have traveled extensively throughout China over the last year, as part of a multi-year U.S.-China research collaboration that I direct, aimed at understanding how technological advances can be utilized to enhance the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine. East meets West!” Tom added a photo of his travels to the Alumni Association Flickr photo gallery. Karen Kaplan recently celebrated her five-year anniversary as associate editor at the U.K.-based international science journal Nature, where she writes and edits news and features about policy, economic, and budget issues affecting science researchers internationally. Karen will take the reins of her section as editor for at least a year starting in April. A native of Connecticut, she lives in metro Washington, D.C.
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82John Bartlett shares his greetings from SoCal where he has been living for 18 years with wife, Cynthia, and sons Cameron, Jackson, and Dylan. He says, “We are all wondering when the brilliant athletic director is going to reinstate baseball and softball as varsity sports. It is about time, don’t you think?” Amy Aronoff Blumkin just finished an awesome two-year project as CMO of the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee. Jamie Fagan sends news, “Katie and I have moved out of the suburbs and into Beacon Hill in Boston. In two months we will be free of tuitions! In September, we are having a reception at our house for Professor Tim Bates (Money & Banking) who was my favorite teacher and course. This is a benefit for an endowment for economics, so please come and be generous!” Debra Fay-Artist married Michael Artist on a beautiful autumn day in Vermont on September 14. Debra continues her 27-year career with the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlanta where she serves as senior advisor to the director of the Eastern region. Jim Hewitt writes, “Mark Sundin, Mark Silva, and Jim Hewitt, recently got together for a ski weekend at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, to relive some old times. To protect the innocent, no further details were available. A photo has been posted on the Alumni Association photo gallery. Beth Moody Jones shares, “I just received notice that I have earned the 2014 Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the American Physical Therapy Association. I am currently an associate professor with a dual appointment in physical therapy and cell biology and physiology teaching in both physical therapy and the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. My primary teaching responsibilities are in gross anatomy and advance manual therapy.” Randy Ross will be performing his one-man show, “The Chronic Single’s Handbook,” at the, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland 8/4-8/16. Please come! Info is on his website: Eileen Fennell Thurston married Dana Thurston on February 1, 2014. Respected scholar, teacher and administrator Michael J. Yelnosky will become the fifth dean of Roger Williams University School of Law, effective July 1, 2014. In his previous administrative role as associate dean, Yelnosky was instrumental in leading the law school’s successful effort to gain membership in the prestigious Association of American Law Schools. He also designed and conducted annual studies of the scholarly output of the faculties of most American law schools, which documented the achievements of the faculty at Roger Williams (fifth in New England, trailing only Yale, Harvard, Boston University and Boston College) and garnered national attention. He was named distinguished service professor of law in 2011.
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83 Robin Edelstein writes, “After teaching in Richmond, Virginia, and Naples, Florida, my son and I (and a few pets!) now live in Cary, North Carolina. Teaching high school math continues to bring me joy as well as advising SADD and CERT. What I miss are a few people that are special friends from UVM: Seth Blitzer - please call or write! Mark DeNuccio — hope you are doing well! Tom Gate — I am so glad you wrote to me! Geordie Evarts — are you still in Vermont? And Jan Hale — thank you for remaining my dearest friend through thick and thin!” Deborah DeMore Greenwood tells us, “I have been busy the past four years completing a doctorate in nursing science and healthcare leadership with a focus on health information technology and diabetes. I have been working as a diabetes program coordinator at Sutter Health in Sacramento, California, while going to school at the University of California, Davis. I was recently elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators as president in 2015. The position will allow me to travel to many national and international diabetes meetings and connect with many diabetes educators. As a graduation celebration, my husband and I and our four children will be traveling to New Zealand for three weeks in July. I was so happy I was able to attend the reunion last fall and connect with Jane Travaline Sullivan, Marcia Madden Taylor, Lisa Feuss Ballard and many others! Please connect with me on Linked-In or email me at!” Priscilla Howe has been a full-time professional storyteller since 1993. She has traveled around the world to Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Chile with a head full of stories. She occasionally touches down at home in Kansas City, Kansas. She has just been accepted as a Fulbright Scholar and will spend five months in 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, researching folktales, telling stories and eating excellent yogurt! She can’t wait!” Christine Doremus Hoyt writes, “I cannot believe that it has been more than 30 years since we graduated from UVM. I have been working as a magistrate in the family division of the Superior Court here in Vermont for the past 15 years. I am proud to share that my daughter,Logan Russell, is graduating from UVM this spring. Time flies.” Marion Larson visited Mary Fullerton McCuaig and her husband, Carl McCuaig ‘81, at their farm in South Woodstock for a mini roommate reunion in mid-January. Louise Calderwood, whose family was staying at Mary’s B & B, dropped by for a mealtime chat. Marion got to explore the greater Woodstock area attractions including the Billings Farm and Museum, Simon Pearce Glassworks, and downtown Woodstock. A hike on the family property was a highlight with glimpses of nearby mountains in a flurry of snowflakes. The only issue was not enough snow to cross country ski and just when Marion left, the snow started falling! Ramona Potwin May says, “Jeff May ’82, my husband of 30 years, and I live in southern Colorado with our three delightful daughters, ages 14, 9, and 8. Jeff is a pharmacist and I am a speech/language pathologist. We travelled back to Vermont for our 14-year-old daughter’s Junior National Competition in Stowe. It was fun to ski back East.”
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84 30th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Leora Black reports, “This is my transition year with my oldest son at Clarkson University studying engineering management and my youngest at Ithaca College, studying music composition. I am president of the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club which hosted UVM’s President Sullivan as one of our speakers. I have two businesses: Counseling Connection and Counseling Connection Training Institute. My husband, Steven Morton, is vice president of development at DEW Properties. Patricia DeLuca Burke ’85 and Laurie Colon got together in Fort Lauderdale over spring break. The college roommates had not seen each other since Patty’s wedding in 1991, so there was lots of catching up to do! Mary Lynn Daniels writes, I have continued as a high school library media specialist since the fall of 2003. I adopted two children in December of 2005.” Mary Sue Landers Howlett has enjoyed being back on campus recently with her daughter, Abigail, who is currently a freshman in nursing at UVM. She noticed how things certainly have changed in Rowell! Mary Sue lives with her husband, Tom, in North Andover, Massachusetts, and works as a family nurse practitioner and educator. Abigail’s twin brother, Daniel, saw almost as much snow in D.C. this winter where he attends George Washington University. Kevin B. Jones is the deputy director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School and is coauthor of the new book A Smarter Greener Grid: Forging Environmental Progress through Smart Energy Policies and Technologies published by Praeger. Rob Mallozzi writes, “I reside in New Canaan, Connecticut. I have been married for 23 years to Elizabeth Howland. Liz is a nursery school teacher in town. We have two kids, Robby (he was the seventh Mallozzi to attend UVM as a freshman in 2011 but it wasn’t a great fit and he transferred to University of Connecticut and he is presently studying in London this semester) and Kit, a senior at New Canaan High School who will be attending Syracuse University in the fall. After 25 years of running my family’s retail business in town I got involved in local government in 2007 and now serve as the full time CEO/ First Selectman (mayor for those not accustomed to the New England terminology) of New Canaan. I love my role and have had the luxury of running un-opposed during the past three elections. My job is 24/7 but new and different each and every day. Vermont Quarterly did a wonderful story last year on the large number of UVM grads that are involved with me in making New Canaan so special; maybe you caught that. Interests include European travel, shotgun shooting/upland hunting, college football, and classic Mercedes Benz automobiles. I still get up to my home in southern Vermont but not nearly enough!” Peter Fairbanks Miller published his first book in 2013, Let That Fiddle Sing: Poems From a Musician’s Mind. I sold it out but didn’t make back my investment. I perform in Vermont as violinist/ fiddler/singer/ Professor Fairbanks. I teach a few private lessons. I am creating a new collection of songs and poems. Ski the powder at Smuggs. Been with my lady friend for 23 years now. Have lived in Cambridge, Vermont, for 25 years which equals 100 cords of wood burned in our wood stove.” Bridget O’Donnell writes, “I realized a lifelong ambition by appearing on Jeopardy! on New Year’s Day. I was up against a four-time champion and came in second after a spirited competition. I just wish I would have taken a botany course at UVM. I lost $3,400 by not knowing Carl Linnaeus! Oh well, you can’t pick the categories you get. Still had a great time, and Alex Trebek was lovely. While the show was taped in October, it aired on New Year’s Day so we had a well-attended viewing party at RiRa’s in Burlington.” Joanna Schaffer says, “I am missing the short drive to the slopes this winter that I enjoyed in my UVM days. Twin high school sophmores will be starting college visits soon—hope it brings me to Burlington to show off my alma mater. I still think of my pals from rugby and intercollegiate riding team fondly. Congrats to the class of ‘14.” Marcia Durham Weger is still living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Working part-time as a physical therapist. She says, “I love the mild weather and playing tennis and running outdoors year round! My husband rides in the biggest New Orleans parade with the Krewe of Endymion. Twenty-eight years in Louisiana almost makes us natives!”
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85Daniel Lawler is married to Suzy Strauss Lawler with a 14-year-old daughter named Aspen and a 10-year-old son named Tyler. He shares, “I am working as a senior sales rep for PJP Equipment and Supply Company out of northeast Philly. I am also in my second term as commissioner of Longport, New Jersey.”
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86David Pann reports, “Last summer Bryan Ducharme and Kelley DesLauriers came out to visit Phyllis and me at our Lake Tahoe house. It was so wonderful to spend time with them after so many years. It reminded me of the impact UVM had on me and the lifelong friendships it helped to create. We were able to spend some quality time with them on the lake and by the fireplace. Hope they can come out again this summer.”
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87Laura DeLuca published Lost Girl Found, a novel with Groundwood Press that is now available. Kirkus Reviews calls this novel “moving and necessary” and says it addresses “a severe imbalance in the amount of attention paid to girls and women victimized in Sudan’s long civil war.” Kari Latvalla Miller tells us, Tri Deltas from the ‘80s are having a reunion in Burlington, Vermont, September 19–21, 2014. Check out the Facebook page: 80’s Eta Chapter Reunion or contact for additional information. Peter Stebbins writes that the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum has acquired artwork by David Jamieson, gifts which include his Sanctified Dancer silkscreen T-shirt, which many may recall from Jamieson’s involvement in the anti-apartheid campaign for divestment of University investments in South Africa. David Jamieson would have turned 50 this past fall; additional commemorations include a special exhibition at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where his parents were institutionalized at the time of his birth.
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88 Janine Tatro Cavanaugh is owner and president of Janine Cavanaugh, Certified Professional Organizer. She enjoys the challenges and rewards of owning her own business, and helping her clients individually conquer their organizing issues, and reach their organizing goals. In January 2014 she celebrated her sixth year in business. Her business services the southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island area, and she lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, with her husband of 19 years, Thomas Cavanaugh. Rebecca Kline, recently joined an elite group of Rapid City teachers by earning National Board Certification. National Board Certification is geared toward teachers seeking higher levels of professional growth while also critically examining their teacher practices against high standards. Rebecca has been teaching in her district for 21 years. She received her certification in Mathematics/Early Adolescence. Dave MacLaughlin ranked in the Top 40 for overall sales volume by Jos. A Bank in the Boston/Rhode Island/Connecticut region in 2013 and he is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the menswear business in 2014. Karla Galfetti Smith shares, “I’ve been at ExaGrid Systems, a computer hardware company in Westborough, Massachusetts, for over a year now, conducting marketing research, writing blog posts, and producing all customer-facing corporate webinars with systems engineers. All is well with my family. My daughters will soon be 11 and 14. Time sure is flying on by!”
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89 25th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Polly Dolan is missing the clear blue water of Lake Champlain and the snow of the northeast. Felicia Thornton Dudek is learning to enjoy life! She says, “I recently retired from the fast lane of 90-hour work weeks in restaurant management and am now enjoying my family and life at a slower pace. Still working but not as hard. Living life that fast you don’t realize what you are missing.” Michael Farmer shares, “In addition to celebrating our 25th year as UVM grads, I am celebrating 25 years of blissful marriage to Pam Roesch Farmer and working 25 years for Yankee Farm Credit. We have been living in Fletcher since 1998 and are about to become empty nesters when our youngest son heads off to college in the fall.” Stefanie Friedman Feidelson writes, “Hello there! Just wanted to touch base before the reunion! I am still living in Bedford, my eldest daughter, 16, started at The Taft School this year. I have 14-year-old and 9-year old daughters as well. Starting to look for colleges... how did that happen?! Looking forward to seeing all at the reunion!” Rick Webster writes in, “After the loss of my family in a car accident 11 years ago the Lord brought a wonderful woman into my life six years ago and we’ve started a new family. Our son, Daniel, was born in October of 2012 shortly after we moved from Colorado Springs to the Vail Valley in Colorado. We’re here building a church, trying to reach the people of the valley for the Lord. We love living in the Colorado mountains and being a part of what God is doing in this valley.” Laura Schaefer Wildman shares, “For the last 20 years I have been a fisheries engineer restoring rivers, primarily through the selective removal of dams. In addition I stay busy volunteering professionally as a recent governing board member for the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Environmental and Water Resource Institute and a current American Fisheries Society governing board member, where I am the president of the bioengineering section. My dam removal work was highlighted in a book recently published entitled Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations. I live and work in Glastonbury, Connecticut, have two daughters, Hannah and Hailey, and share my passion for fish and rivers with my fisheries biologist husband, Tim.”
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90 Kelly Hurstak joined Apex Companies, LLC, an environmental consulting and engineering firm located in downtown Boston, as their division manager. Her favorite part of her day is her walk to work along the Rose Kennedy Greenway! She recently saw Lisa Ablove (St. George, class of 1990) at a painting party held by Lisa and her husband, Lee, as a charity event for Dana-Farber. Andrew Mendelson started a new job as a senior vice president - controller for the Wholesale Banking Group at HSBC North America in New York City. Melissa Lawrence Reiner runs a couture eBay shop from home. She says, “My oldest daughter, Brooke, was accepted early decision to Washington University, St. Louis. My youngest, Jill, plays midfield for a travel lacrosse team.” Kendel Leet shares, “I have been living and working as a middle school counselor in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the past eight years. It has been an amazing experience, but now I am ready to start on a new adventure in Johannesburg, South Africa. I will be working at the American International School of Johannesburg.”
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92 Eileen McGann Dudley shares, “I successfully defended my comps on February 26 and attended UVM Commencement on May 17 to receive my master’s in education in interdisciplinary studies.” After graduation and a few years of ski bumming, Will Hatch ended up settling on Lake Dunmore in Leicester, Vermont. He writes, “I returned to school to get my master’s in education from the College of St. Joseph in 2007, and have been teaching and doing IT work in Addison Northwest Supervisory Union for the last seven years. I have a daughter who is a high school senior, a son who is in 8th grade, and my wife, Cindy, works in admissions at Middlebury College.” Stephanie Bull Koehler writes, “After six years in southwest Virginia, I moved the headquarters of my public relations, strategic planning and marketing firm, SAKinterMedia, to Marin County, California, in September 2013 seeing the San Francisco Bay Area served as a better fit for the company culture and opportunities for growth. I have been an active volunteer and sponsor for many regional projects and organizations including Virginia Women’s Conference, Down By Downtown, Jefferson Center and The Refugee Cup. I also serve as a founding board member of The Help Save The Next Girl Foundation.” Dug North started a business repairing antique and contemporary mechanical clocks. He says, “I’ve opened up a studio in the Gates Block at 307 Market Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. I work on large and small clocks from a variety of countries. I also have some antique clocks for sale. I can be contacted via email at” Courtlandt Pennell tells us that he and Anne Lamb moved to Colorado with their three daughters last June. He writes, “We enjoyed an amazing snow year here in Breckenridge and have been surprised at how many other Vermonters are out here. We miss Vermont but it is pretty good out here, too.”
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93 Amy Notari Crory shares that she is happy and healthy, living in southern New Hampshire, with husband of nearly 20 years and six beautiful children. She says, “I am currently enjoying homeschooling them, with our latest focus on speech and debate competitions. Wondering about classmate Lelia Lamar.” Julie Croman Fagan says, “I live with my husband, David, and two sons in Holderness, New Hampshire, where I teach in the nursing program at Plymouth State University. My oldest son, Evan, is a freshman Cadet at Norwich University, and Gabe is a sophomore in high school.” Justin LeBlanc shares that in celebration of Slugger the Sea Dog’s 20th Anniversary in Portland, Slugger and his “original trainer” (Justin LeBlanc ‘93) will walk from Fenway Park to Hadlock Field (114 miles) raising money for and awareness of Tourette’s Syndrome. Justin’s son, Theo, has Tourettes so this event is personal. Justin and Slugger are hoping to raise $20,000 for children’s-related Tourette’s non-profits. Donations can be made at Walk.”
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9420th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Catherine Mandaio writes, “I am a residential real estate broker in New York City selling co-ops, condos and single-family homes, as well as helping clients locate rental properties. I am offering a discount to other University of Vermont alumni, and I work with a mortgage broker who is also an alum. Contact me at” Greystone Prose published A Customary Obsession 2: Power by Jane Creelman Graiko in November 2013, the second in a suspense trilogy based in Vermont. Ten percent of royalty proceeds are donated to the UVM Foundation Carl Reidel Scholarship Fund. Megan Mattingly is currently a CDR in the United States Public Health Service, serving at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Jeff McNulty and his wife, Lindsay, welcomed William David McNulty on January 11, 2014. William will be making his first trip to Vermont in October for the Reunion. Shawn Taylor has retired from the Army. Prior to attending UVM, he served as an infantryman in the Airborne Rangers. While at UVM he was also a staff sergeant in the Vermont National Guard’s Mountain Infantry. After graduation he became an officer and attended the Uniformed Services School of Medicine. He became an Emergency Medicine Physician and served with 7th Special Forces Group and JSOC. He had multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, and the Horn of Africa. I know it is hard to believe, but our 20th reunion is coming up: October 10-12, 2014. Book your hotels now, as they are filling up fast, and plans are under way to make this an amazing weekend. I can’t wait to see many of you back in Burlington!
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95 Bruce H. Adams writes, “Following service to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy as deputy legal counsel, earlier this year I joined the department of banking as general counsel, chief of staff, and legislative liaison. Suffice it to say 2014 has been a very busy year!” Valeri Pappas shares that Dean Strober and his wife, Lena, welcomed their new beautiful daughter, Aleeya Rain, and this past fall Dean launched another new festival, The Southwest Bacon Fest. Since moving to Albuquerque three years ago, Dean and his company Blue River Productions, has created and produced numerous events including the Southwest Tequila & Taco Festival, The Taste of ABQ, and is currently hard at work on the fourth annual Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest which attracts over 15,000 attendees each year. Look for his events in Denver and elsewhere in the coming year. Interested in one of these delicious events coming to your town, Dean would be happy to make it happen. Remember Belizbeha?? Shauna Anderson wrote in to let us know they got together this summer for a 20 (gasp!) year reunion gig, headlining the Burlington Jazz Fest, with members coming from California, Louisiana, Oregon, New York and all over. It’s the whole original lineup! This family friendly event on the waterfront was held on June 7, 2014.
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96 Barry Gordon has recently been promoted to chief operating officer of the Urban Collaborative, a master planning, urban design, and architecture firm in Eugene, Oregon, that focuses on sustainable and healthy community planning, and form-based codes worldwide. Additionally, Barry has recently returned from Libreville, Gabon (Africa), where he was a team lead developing a new master plan for the Universite Omar Bongo (UOB). The UOB project is in collaboration with the Gabon Oregon Center, and the University of Oregon’s Urban Design Lab, where Barry is the associate director.
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97Tazeena Corin Amaral says, “I recently took a sales position with Tabanero hot sauce. It is all natural with no preservatives and made in Florida. I am selling in the South Bay of California. We are carried in California, Texas, and Florida. We hope to be in more states in the near future. It’s great to represent an all natural product and use the networking skills I learned as a Tri-Delta at UVM! Our hot sauce would be a perfect fit in Vermont. People can order online in the meantime:” Tim Kaul is gearing up for another fun sailboat racing season on Long Island Sound in Connecticut. He races Viper 640’s, a 21 foot, 750 lb, one design performance sportboat. ( A highlight from October 2013, was the Heineken High Performance Dinghy Open hosted by American Yacht Club in Rye, New York. Sustained winds of 22 knots and gusts up to 32 knots resulted in many capsizes, knockdowns, and broaches across the 75+ boats that ventured out. To quote the movie Point Break, it was “100% pure adrenaline!” Stephen Wagner writes, “I survived stage 4 colon cancer and wrote a book, Time Sheets: A Collection of Poems. Check it out on Amazon.”
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9915th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Hello UVMers! I hope you are all getting ready for our 15th reunion; it will be here before you know it. It’s time to start reconnecting with old friends and make plans to hit the town! Here are some updates for you all and please keep sending them. Patti Mahan Welsh and Ted welcomed their fourth child on Christmas Day 2012. They now have four kids: Lachlan, Ainsley, Lily, and Griffin Theodore. Life is crazy. Nick Williams and his wife, Emily, welcomed their second child, Bennett Edward, in March. Ben joins big sister Callie, who is 2. Congratulations and good luck with both of them! Eric Doane, his wife and children attended an open house for the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks victory over the Bruins. They posted a photo on the Alumni Association website Flickr photo gallery with their youngest sitting in the Lord Stanley’s Cup trophy.
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00 Beth Pinker was recently promoted to vice president of film marketing at Paramount Pictures and resides in Los Angeles. Walter “Ted” Auch and his wife, Julia Auch G’08, had a son, Michael Leaf Auch, in November of 2013. Ted is the Ohio program coordinator for Fractracker, an alliance that maps the impact of the oil and gas industry.
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01Cary Bosak-Higgins and her husband, Michael, welcomed their second daughter, Amelia Bosak Higgins, on February 19, 2013. They have said goodbye to city living and left Brooklyn for the suburbs. Cary has continued her psychotherapy practice in the city and has opened a second office in Mt. Kisco, New York. Scott Goodwin and Meagan Kilbride Goodwin Ph.D.’11 recently moved back to South Burlington from Pittsburgh after a year and a half, and welcomed their third child, Patrick Richard Goodwin (class of 2036), to the fold. Logan Hamilton Seward shares, “My husband, William Seward, and I welcomed a daughter, Kennedy Erin, on January 3, 2014. Our son Reid, age 3, is a very proud big brother. We live in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. We see James Conley and Amy Wojtasinski Conley often. They live in Quincy, Massachusetts, with their three children (Meara, 8; Aisling, 4; and Nate, 2) and just celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary. Filiz Soyak writes, “I haven’t sent an update in a while. So here goes: My day job in education is going well—keeping busy developing national curricula for organizations and government agencies including FEMA and USDA. But it doesn’t fulfill my creative side enough, so I’m still working on my art ( out of my Brooklyn studio. After a recent health scare I started a business creating 100% natural skin care products ( And finally, I’m still designing and making clothing under my brand Obi Designs ( I think I have enough balls in the air, don’t you?!” Andreas Moborg and his wife, Jennifer, had their second baby, a boy named, Viggo Leif Moborg. Their daughter, Reese, is a proud big sister and she just turned four. Andreas and Jennifer are still living way out west in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Amy Mosher writes, “Since 2009, I have worked for the City of Worcester at Workforce Central Career Center (, one of 30+ One-Stop Career Centers in Massachusetts, serving both job seekers and employers. In 2012, I became the strategy and innovation leader for Workforce Central, focusing primarily on developing new programs and workshops for jobseekers, especially those who are long-term unemployed (defined as looking for work for more than six months). In August 2013, I launched a local TV show spotlighting early-stage entrepreneurs and work-ready jobseekers in Central Massachusetts. The show, humorously called Exposure With Mosher, is a program of Workforce Central Career Center, in partnership with the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board and the City of Worcester, and produced by and aired on Worcester Community Cable Access (WCCA) TV 13. Episodes can be viewed in the Worcester area on WCCATV 13 or online. Eric Smith writes, “Davis Jett Smith, a.k.a. ‘The Dirty Kitty’ was born on November 19, 2013. He’s awesome. Things are going well here: I’m looking forward to getting involved with the New Canaan Youth lacrosse program in Connecticut this spring.” Two Catamounts, Manford Ben Susman ’02 and Maggie Johengen were married in Upstate New York at the end of 2013. They live together in San Diego now. Jay Hayden had his second child in the fall of last year, a boy named Hasey Hayden (badass name, right?). They continue to live in LA and he crushes it with his Kindle Fire commercials. Matt Dais and Christy Dostal moved from Massachusetts to Park City, Utah, and he should be the mayor of that town one day.” Jessica Sykes is engaged to Jon Kench. They are tying the knot in Sonoma, California (not far from where they live in San Francisco) over Labor Day weekend in August. She is hoping a bunch of Pi Phis will be able to make it out to the west coast for their big day (hint, hint ladies!). And in more baby news, Dennis and Kate Moser had their third baby. Parker Louis Moser was born on March 5, 2014. He joins their six year old daughter, Anna, and three year old son, Zachary. It sounds like our class continues to rock it, so keep the news coming!
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Erin Wilson

02 Lots of great news to report this season. Lots of weddings and baby news! I am very pleased to report the wedding of my former Tridelta roommate and dear friend, Kimberly Bennett. She was married on September 21, 2013 to Jeremy Kaufman. Her bridal party consisted of four UVM alums; Romi Kimell, Cara Linehan Esch, Kathy Kertesz Fernandez, and myself. Other UVM guests include Jaclyn Haley Daigneault, Junjira Saengvanich Pavao, Jill Russo Ruane ’03, Sarah Herring Kneale ’03, and Shawna Wells ’04. The two are living in Manhattan and enjoying being newlyweds. In baby news, Junjira Saengvanich Pavao and her husband, Dr. Richard Pavao, welcomed their first child, Harrison, on February 23, 2013. Junji, Rick and their adorable little boy live in Grafton, Massachusetts. On Friday, September 13, 2013 Allison Scrivens Marsh and her husband, Chris Marsh, welcomed their first child, William Roberts Marsh, to the world. Tammara Baxter Spear and her husband, Jesse, welcomed a son, Remington Thomas Spear, on January 24, 2014. Kate Sylvester Manciocchi wrote in to let us know that she and husband, Jay, welcomed their first daughter and future Catamount on January 21, Gabriella Jean Manciocchi, at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 21 inches. Kate’s also busy on the San Francisco regional alumni group planning events for the year. Kile Harris Higgins and husband, Lee, welcomed Grayson, their third child, in November. His big sister, Taylor (5) and brother, Reed (3), are great helpers. They currently live in Newtown, Connecticut. Also in baby news, Andrew Fleming and his wife, Liz, welcomed their first child, Tucker James Fleming, on March 14, 2014. Andrew and Liz are currently living in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and enjoying their time with their little one. Karen Richer Lepuschenko was a 2013 Faces of Fletcher Allen honoree. She was selected as one of 43 of Fletcher Allen’s most exemplary employees comprised of staff physicians and leaders who embody the spirit of ONE and our commitment to working together in service to the patient community and medicine. Recipients of this honor have their picture and quote hung in the hospital for a year. Joanna Pina says, “I’m currently employed as a safety manager for a large vitamin company. I got married this past September, and am expecting our first child in late June 2014. I’m currently pursuing my certified safety professional certification, and look forward to finishing a children’s book on safety.” Thank you for sending in those updates, it’s great to hear from so many of you this quarter. 
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Jennifer Khouri Godin

03 Happy summer, class of 2003! Once again I have some great news to share from our busy classmates. Sandy Bermanzohn writes, “ I have been married to Clarence Davis for almost six years, celebrating our son’s one-year birthday in March. Work at the University of Vermont in the Dean’s Office in the College of Arts and Sciences as the College Financial Analyst. Living and loving Burlington, Vermont.” Karri Cathrall Crossman and Brian welcomed Weston Robert Crossman to our family August 27, 2013. She says, “He was born at two weeks late at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and 22 inches! We love him so much!” Brian Helmes joined Ernst & Young in March 2014 as a senior consultant in the Asset Management Advisory practice. He says, “I’m unmarried; still playing the field.” Jillian Giardina Palleschi and her husband, Craig, welcomed twin boys, Luca Charles and James Sullivan on February 3rd, 2014. Luca and James join big brother, Anthony. Congratulations, Jill, all three boys are awfully cute. Nicole Lavoie Russell, and her husband, BJ, welcomed Audrey Lena Russell on February 11, 2014. Mom, Dad, and baby girl are all doing well in Boston. Devann Pinkham Steele graduated with her doctorate in business administration with a concentration in organizations and management from Trident University International in February 2014! She currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, Kevin, and works for Humana, Inc. as a compensation manager.
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Korinne Moore

04 10th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Elizabeth Engel recently got engaged to Arthur Dembro. In addition, she graduated from Columbia Business School in May 2014. Julia M. Greenberg has been elected to partner at Lamson & Cutner, P.C., the premier New York City Elder Law Firm. Julia was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and listed as one of the top women attorneys in the New York metro area. Anya Gushchin writes, “I haven’t checked in in quite a while! In the last 10 years: I earned a medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed a general surgery internship and ophthalmology residency. Now I am finishing ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Stanford University. In July I will begin a year of international medicine and spend approximately 11 months abroad in Asia and Africa, learning advanced oculoplastic surgery in Nepal and India and then doing skills transfer teaching in Ethiopia and Ghana. My journey on this career path started in Vermont where I met Dr. Geoffrey Tabin and I will now be working with him abroad as part of the Himalayan Cataract Project. I am excited to read what my classmates and alma mater have been up to, so I hope the newsletters will go out electronically as I will not have a consistent address until the end of 2015!” Shea Hagy says, “I am currently studying in Sweden for a master’s in design for sustainable development. I was project manager for the Solar Decathlon China project last spring.” Jessica Later currently lives and works in downtown Boston’s South End as a residential real estate specialist. Jessica recently closed enough real estate transactions to rank within the top 10% of all Boston real estate agents. Amongst a group of almost 200 real estate professionals that comprise the Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty firm, Jessica ranked within the top five agents in her local office located in Boston’s Back Bay. Jessica recently closed a condominium for her seller with Emily Karelis, who works as a real estate attorney in downtown Boston. Please view her website to check out recent sales in Boston:
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Kelly Kisiday

05 Kat Coughlan Clark and her husband, Dan, welcomed their first child, Eleanor Catherine, on December 23, 2013. Melissa Donovan Gilbert and her husband, Kevin Gilbert, were married on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire on August 10, 2013. They had a substantial UVM presence in attendance, including: Michele Lareau LeDuc, Brianne Olivieri Mui, Sara Detox Nap, Tara Zagoren Neves ’06, Emily Trudell, Allison Card Pena, Ryan Drzyzga, Ryan Mullady, Jim Donovan ’79, Kathy Woodward Hall ’80, Sean Donovan ’09, Katie Booluko ’09, David Frost ’79, Evan Vana ’05, Bryant Hazelton, Andrea Patrikis ’06, and Caitlin Belton ’11. In true UVM fashion, the party continued well into the night (and long after management unplugged their DJ equipment). Christian Richards and Margaret O’Connor were married in January, near their home in Washington, D.C. Christian and Margaret met through a shared love of running and triathlon. He currently works on federal public transportation policy; she is with the U.S. Department of State.
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Kristin Dobbs

06 Paul Damon has started Keramas, a communications consultancy for the wealth and investment management industry. Keramas capitalizes on Damon’s rich experience in corporate and strategic communication through the financial crisis and recovery, and his knowledge of the money management industry and emerging trends. Based in New York City, Damon also hopes he can free up more time to surf now that he is his own master. Andrea Petronello married Paolo Marone in September, 2013. In attendance at the wedding were many UVM alums featured in the picture on the alumni website photo gallery. The friends in the photo are Jed Greenberg, Charlie Hagan ‘09, R.J. Thompson, Jay Sawczak, Chris Germain, Phil Cappadona, Don Watkins, Kristen Bocina, Adam Shippee, Emily Flinkstrom, Jeff Ares, Tim O’Rourke, and Matt Coviello. Andrea says, “It was amazing to share that special day with so many UVM friends! We had a great time.” Cannon Jones married Nick Wenzel on October 19, 2013. They reside in Boca Grande, Florida, where Nick is a charter fishing captain and Cannon is pursuing a career in banking. Chris McConnell, Jane Trivett, Heidi Treich Pauletti, Alex Mumaw Mclean, Jamie McCune, and Brittany Bell were in attendance. Brit Redline completed his master’s in business administration at the University of Vermont in 2011 while working for Ryder System, Inc. and then moved shortly after to Portland, Oregon. He now works for CH Robinson Worldwide, Inc. as a key account manager and leads the food and beverage vertical consisting of 11 dedicated account managers and operations analysts.
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07 Rich Gordon moved back to Rochester, New York, for a new job as the coordinator of teen education and Israel trips for the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.
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Elizabeth Bitterman

08 Cherise Varela Brown and Aaron R. Tolbert met freshman year living in Harris-Millis. They dated six years before they were married July 2, 2011 in Richmond, Vermont, at the West Monitor Barn. They are now living with their pug in Schenectady, New York. Aaron is a full time professor of English at Schenectady County Community College, and is working on his doctorate in higher education at the University of Maine. Cherise does membership and communications for a not-for-profit association, and recently finished her master’s in media studies at Syracuse University, Newhouse. A wedding photo has been posted on the Alumni Association’s Flickr photo gallery. Jacqueline Garran writes, “I would like to announce my September 29, 2012 marriage to my high school sweetheart, Jesse Tyler Garran, and the birth of our first child, Liam Oscar Garran, who was born on November 22, 2013. We own a home in Tunbridge, Vermont, called Ambleside and I currently work at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where I handle workers’ compensation for the facility. Melanie Lloyd recently returned to the U.S. from New Zealand where she completed her doctorate and met her husband, Nicholas Wood. She is now doing field and laboratory research on neglected tropical diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Andrew Richard is currently serving as a captain in the United States Marine Corps in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Sumana Serchan completed a master’s degree in environmental management in December 2013 from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and is currently working as a research and teaching assistant with Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative program in New Haven, Connecticut. Sara Clafferty Headley writes, “I recently married my husband, Mike Headley, in Lake Tahoe, California. Several UVM alumni were present, Elizabeth Schiffmann ’06 as a bridesmaid, and guests Brittany Gross ’07, Ellie Valentine ’06, and Ben Palmer ’06. I started racing road bikes with UVM Cycling, and now race for Team TIBCO, an international-level team based in Northern California where my husband and I both live. I thought it would be cool to give a shout-out to the cycling team, which has graduated many people to the pro ranks through the years, men and women.” Kevin Jones married Valerie Ryden, a 2008 Marywood alumna, in November of 2013. Kevin currently works in northern New Jersey, as a history teacher and licensed real estate agent. UVM alumni in attendance at the wedding included Joseph Besl, Robert Collins, Jonathan Parker, and Brady Lee ’09.
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Elizabeth Bearese

Emma Grady

09 5th Reunion October 10–12, 2014 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Erica Bruno tells us she has been promoted to district service and parts manager for the Milwaukee Metro in the Chicago Region of Toyota Motor Sales USA. She reports, “July will mark five years with Toyota and this is now my fourth position in the company. Laura Caughey tells us Emma Martin and Rob Joseph were married December 14, 2013 in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The couple met at UVM in 2010 and currently live in Mahwah, New Jersey, with their puppy, Daisy. Sam Smalley recently became engaged to Jenna DeLorenzo ‘10. The two have been dating since Sam’s senior year and will be married in September 2015 in Scituate, Massachusetts.
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10 Kaila Aiello DeCaro and Nicholas DeCaro were married in Rochester, New York on October 12, 2012. They both live and work in the St. Johnsbury, Vermont, area. Nick teaches 5th and 6th grades and Kaila is a consumer loan assistant at a local savings bank. Upon graduation from the University of Vermont, Kristin Marie Fioretti joined the United States Peace Corps and served as a food security extension agent in Nicaragua. She writes, “While it is difficult to sum up 27 months of life abroad in an underdeveloped country, I like to use the phrase, ‘fish in water, fish out of water.’ The many months I spent immersed in a community has broadened my perspective on societal values culture and purpose. I am currently working and living in New York City at a non-profit dedicated to women’s empowerment. I will be attending graduate school this upcoming fall as a Peace Corps Coverdell scholar and look forward to being a part of the academic community again something I have been missing since my days at UVM!” Gabriele Goulet shares “I will be graduating from New York Law School (cum laude) on May 21, 2014. I plan on staying in New York City to practice law and will be taking the New York Bar Exam in July.” Lisa Harris graduated from Monmouth University in January 2014 with a Master of Science in Education in student affairs and college counseling. She is currently working at Monmouth in the department of psychological counseling as their new counselor career connect coordinator. Samuel Lopez-Barrantes is currently living in Paris, where he has been writing novels since 2010. He completed a master’s degree from University College London in 2013 (European Society) and is currently working with a San Francisco publishing company called InkShares to publish his second novel, Slim and The Beast. The project tells the tale of two best friends, a country bar, a famous burger, and a bloodstained floor. The project is available at After serving two years in Ecuador as a sustainable agriculture volunteer with the Peace Corps, Erin Menzies is back in school! She says, “I’m working on a master’s in the department of biological and environmental engineering at Cornell University, but I’m still a Catamount at heart.”
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Daron Raleigh

11 Jeffrey T. Moreau G’11 CFRE, MPA has been named director of development at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont. With over 20 years fundraising experience, Moreau has been charged with creating a fundraising system to help advance the strategic initiatives of the hospital. Prior to taking on this role, Moreau was executive director of annual giving programs at the University of Vermont Foundation.
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Troy McNamara

12 After graduating, Erin Jackson moved out to Bozeman, Montana, to serve with FoodCorps. As a service member, she designs lessons for the school gardens, teaches nutrition, cooking and sustainable food education, and leads a summer program for elementary school kids with the goal of helping them create an enduring relationship with healthy food. Allison Blaire Keller is pleased to share that she is honoring her environmentally-conscious education by joining the development team at Earthjustice in San Francisco. Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting places, natural resources, and wildlife and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Robert P. Rouillard tells us that he will be getting married to fellow alum, Caroline Rush, on May 17 in Rye Beach, New Hampshire. Robert is a second lieutenant and Blackhawk helicopter pilot in the United States Army and was just an Honor Graduate for his flight school class at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline was an environmental studies major and recently completed a 10-week internship at the National Botanical Gardens in Washington, D.C. They currently live in Morrisville, Vermont, and will be moving to Portland, Maine, after the wedding. Kirsten Schimoler writes that she continues to work as a senior food scientist at Ben & Jerry’s and is currently working at Unilever’s research and development center in the UK, just north of London for the next seven months. She is really enjoying a change of scenery for work and exploring Europe.
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Patrick Dowd

13 Andrew Cialek works for Media as a vendor shipping regulator. He sends congratulations to all the December 2013 and spring 2014 graduates. Michael Ferris writes that he just became the Giant Panda Cub coordinator at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park! Sarah Kawasaki tells us that she is working as a registered nurse on the cardiothoracic and vascular surgery unit at Fletcher Allen hospital. She says, “I got a puppy in October named Charlie, and I got engaged in January. I’m doing great, hope you all are too!” Danielle T. Leahy writes that she received the 2013 Lawrence K. Forcier Outstanding Senior Award from the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the College’s 20th annual Alumni and Friends Dinner in May 2013. Danie is currently a student in the UVM College of Medicine. Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC is pleased to announce Elizabeth A. Williams has been named Legal Secretary/Paralegal at the firm. Elizabeth has served as an intern at Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, a regional law firm based in Towson, Maryland, since the summer of 2012. She is in the process of getting her master’s degree in criminal justice at the University of Baltimore and plans to apply to University of Baltimore Law School in the near future.
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Katharine Hawes
Madelaine White


  • Mary Peet Green ’35, of South Burlington, Vermont, February 7, 2014.
  • Harold Eugene Ricketson ’36, of Stowe, Vermont, January 31, 2014.
  • Wendell H. Benway ’39, of Cambridge, Massachussetts, December 3, 2013.
  • Lloyd G. Davies ’40, MD’43, of Portland, Maine, December 21, 2013.
  • Marguerite Hallock Impey ’40, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, January 18, 2014.
  • Clark W. Stevens ’40, MD’43, of Dubuque, Iowa, December 14, 2013.
  • Robert Percy Davis ’41, of Montpelier, Vermont, December 20, 2013.
  • Francis Arnold Caccavo MD’43, of Burlington, Vermont, December 3, 2013.
  • Mary Hoag Hutchins ’44, of Woodbury, Vermont, January 31, 2014.
  • Dorris Bliss Pizzotti ’44, of Gorham, Maine, December 14, 2013.
  • Richard William Thomas, Sr. ’44, of Rutland, Vermont, January 8, 2014.
  • Pauline Wood Yasinski ’46, of White River Junction, Vermont, December 14, 2013.
  • Jean Carlton Denton ’47, of Broad Brook, Connecticut, December 25, 2013.
  • Gertrude Cheney Fisher ’47, of Doswell, Virginia, January 25, 2014.
  • Ruth M. Post ’47, of Fairport, New York, January 11, 2014.
  • Don Allen Guinan, MD’48, of Manchester, Connecticut, January 27, 2014.
  • Ruth A. Damon ’49, of Montpelier, Vermont, March 2, 2014.
  • Romeo Lorin Audette ’50, of Wilbraham, Massachussetts, February 7, 2014.
  • Charles J. Ballantyne ’50, of Montpelier, Vermont, December 7, 2013.
  • Donald Sumner Farrington ’50, of Noank, Connecticut, December 24, 2013.
  • Hazel Webster Prindle ’50, of Morrisville, Vermont, December 3, 2013.
  • Paul L. Abbey ’51, of Tucson, Arizona, December 18, 2013.
  • Leonard Miller ’51, of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, February 21, 2014.
  • Peter M. Duffy G’52, of Sonoma, California, January 12, 2014.
  • Kenneth Curtis Eno ’52, of Fairfield, Connecticut, March 3, 2014.
  • Sanford J. Epstein ’52, of Cedar Park, Texas, January 26, 2014.
  • Robert Joseph Pasciullo ’52, of Saratoga Springs, New York, February 4, 2014.
  • Michael Sofokles ’52, of Poughkeepsie, New York, February 11, 2014.
  • James Norman Healy ’53, of Osteen, Florida, March 3, 2014.
  • John Emerson Taylor ’53, of Springfield, Vermont, February 6, 2014.
  • Donald H. Forst ’54, of Livingston, New York, December 28, 2013.
  • Warren W. Leigh ’54, of Bloomingdale, New York, March 2, 2014.
  • Ruth Sugarman Propp ’54, of Stamford, Connecticut, January 16, 2014.
  • Kenneth A. Vanderbilt ’55, of Staten Island, New York, January 21, 2014.
  • Jean Fowler Wolfe ’55, of Lexington, Virginia, January 1, 2014.
  • Emery P. Booska ’56, of Milton, New Hampshire, January 12, 2014.
  • Maria Tracy Lambert ’56, of Stowe, Vermont, February 16, 2014.
  • Leonard Roth ’56, of Victor, New York, March 18, 2014.
  • Evelyn Stillwell Webler ’56, of Montpelier, Vermont, January 4, 2014.
  • Roger S. Colton MD’58, of St. Paul, Minnesota, January 2, 2014.
  • Neal Dodge ’58, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, December 28, 2013.
  • Thomas G. Howrigan ’58, MD’61, of Fairfield, Vermont, December 29, 2013.
  • Judith Watson Keene ’58, of Coventry, England, February 8, 2014.
  • Bert R. King ’58, of Port Charlotte, Florida, January 17, 2014.
  • David F. MacKenzie ’58, of Chelmsford, Massachussetts, December 9, 2013.
  • Jane Patterson Weaver ’58, of Toms River, New Jersey, January 3, 2014.
  • Judith Baker Bigelow ’59, G’87, of Essex Junction, Vermont, December 16, 2013.
  • Marcia Beals Brown ’59, of Lenox, Massachussetts, January 3, 2014.
  • William Ramsay Marsland ’59, of Morgantown, West Virginia, December 8, 2013.
  • Murray K. Rosenthal MD’59, of West Peabody, Massachussetts, December 31, 2013.
  • Francis E. Willette ’59, of Burlington, Vermont, February 5, 2014.
  • John Bowns Fenni, MD’60, of Fort Myers, Florida, February 18, 2014.
  • Jane Burke Forste ’60, of Arnold, Maryland, January 28, 2014.
  • Barbara Evans Little ’60, of Williston, Vermont, February 13, 2014.
  • Jean E. Parks G’61, of Waterford, Connecticut, December 9, 2013.
  • Coral Gillespie Webber ’63, of Dunstable, Massachussetts, December 22, 2013.
  • Carolyn Ellis Keith ’64, of New London, New Hampshire, March 18, 2014.
  • Fred R. Tripp ’65, of Barrington, Rhode Island, January 15, 2014.
  • Lloyd J. Hier ’67, of South Burlington, Vermont, February 9, 2014.
  • John H. Mead G’67, of Monroe, New Hampshire, February 8, 2014.
  • A. R. Armstrong ‘68, of Essex Junction, Vermont, January 23, 2014.
  • James A. Frizzell MD’68, of Sanibel, Florida, December 15, 2013.
  • Robert Edward Martin ’69, of Wasilla, Alaska, January 4, 2014.
  • Frank Arthur Blazich ’71, G’73, of Raleigh, North Carolina, December 16, 2013.
  • Donald R. Brozyna ’71, of Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2014.
  • Kathleen Keenan Collins ’71, G’94, of Rutland, Vermont, January 9, 2014.
  • Dennis B. Reed ’71, of Augusta, Maine, February 25, 2014.
  • Sharon Mary Corey ’73, of Bristol, Vermont, January 15, 2014.
  • Linda Ann Kittell ’74, of Troy, Idaho, January 29, 2014.
  • Robert Loren Marvin G’74, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, December 23, 2013.
  • Joan Frankenburg Baynham ’77, of Shelburne, Vermont, January 28, 2014.
  • James Johnson Taft ’77, of Essex Junction, Vermont, January 10, 2014.
  • Mary Isabelle Hood G’78, of Milo, Maine, January 27, 2014.
  • Christiana Jane Raether G’79, of Providence, Rhode Island, February 15, 2014.
  • Julie L. Carpenter-Grunvald ’81, of Williston, Vermont, January 18, 2014.
  • Jeffrey Alan Lind ’81, of New Providence, New Jersey, January 23, 2014.
  • Belur V. Keshavan G’82, of Centreville, Virginia, December 16, 2013.
  • Kent D. Vandenberg G’84, of New Hope, Pennsylvania, February 22, 2014.
  • Robert Eugene Caiola G’85, of Washington, D.C., January 21, 2014.
  • Matthew John Cullen ’87, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, January 17, 2014.
  • Thomas Scott Glosick ’87, of Southampton, Massachussetts, February 1, 2014.
  • Sirkka Raasoch G’99, of Cotuit, Massachussetts, December 15, 2013.
  • Lisa Jane Zdziarski G’03, of Burlington, Vermont, December 16, 2013.
  • Michael Jared Burnham ’04, of Somerville, Massachussetts, February 15, 2014.
  • Birdie MacLennan G’05, of Winooski, Vermont, March 10, 2014.
  • Aaron Dylan Powers G’06, of South Burlington, Vermont, March 20, 2014.
  • Drina Vurbic G’10, of Euclid, Ohio, January 10, 2014.
  • Stephen Andrew Ham-Ellis ’11, of Essex, Vermont, December 27, 2013.

Leonard “Lenny” Miller ’51 passed away on February 21, 2014. A native Burlingtonian, Miller shaped an extraordinary career in real estate development and an equally outstanding record in philanthropy. At his 55th Reunion in 2006 he announced a $5 million gift to name the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, an area of abiding focus for Miller and his wife, Carolyn, who died that same year.

Prior to pledging their support for the Holocaust Center, the Millers also established the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Endowment, which provides funds for the Miller Symposium at UVM, an intellectual forum for leading Holocaust scholars from around the world. Miller was deeply committed to continuing the university’s scholarly and pedagogical work in the study of the Holocaust, and people throughout Vermont and the region will continue to benefit from that dedication.

Among his many awards, Leonard Miller received the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award from the State of Israel in 1974, the Distinguished Service Award from UVM in 2004, and an honorary Doctor of Laws from UVM in 2007. Miller was inducted into the Florida Home Builders Association Hall of Fame and was selected to serve as a presidential appointee to the National Board of Home Builders. In 2004, the Millers received The Spirit of Jerusalem Medallion for their support of Israeli bonds.

Donations in Leonard Miller’s memory may be made to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation or the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont.

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