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33-64 Green & Gold Reunion
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39Joyce N. Daniels celebrated her 100th birthday on November 7, 2017. She held a festive party with family, friends, and neighbors in Essex Junction, Vermont to share stories, smiles, and, of course, a big cake. Her picture was on the UVM Alumni Association’s Facebook page and was a huge success! Submit your news to—
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43 I was shocked and saddened today, November 6, to hear of the unexpected death of our classmate, Mary Beth Davis Bloomer. Mary Beth and I had renewed our acquaintance over the years because of the UVM connection, and instead of just classmates, we became friends. In fact, Mary Beth, Patty Pike Hallock and I had a fun lunch together at The Gables where Mary Beth lived as a pre-celebration for our 75th Reunion just last month. I captioned it ‘The Girls of ’43.’ Mary Beth married classmate Bob Bloomer, who predeceased her. Mary Beth was a strong, determined woman who told it the way it was. She and Bob raised a family of four boys whom she loved dearly, as she did her grandchildren. She had lived at the Gables after Bob's demise where she took an active part in encouraging activities, particularly the Memoirs Group that she urged me to join. I shall miss her greatly and send the sincere condolences of our class to her family. In happier news, among my Christmas cards, I was delighted to find one from Dorothy Franklin Cole who lives in Shelburne. She is expecting her first great grandchild, a big event in the life of a 95-year-old great grandmother. Dot sounded happy and content as she described the "menagerie" in her back yard consisting of wild turkeys, a deer now and then, lots of squirrels and assorted field mice, and one very fat skunk. The joys of living in Vermont!
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Chester McCabe says, “Four alumni, very few contacts but many memories. Class interrupted by WWII, educated and employed by DuPont R&D for 35 years then public service in Pennsylvania for 25, and now retired for seven in Jenner's Pond Retirement Community. Have neighbors from UVM, a little later than ’44. Still connected by McCabe Brook in Shelburne named after my grandfather. Love the Vermont Quarterly. Thanks for all.”
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47 Anita Ross Pinney writes, “A busy travel year for me: Lake Tahoe, Finland, and Estonia in the summer, Vermont in the fall. Returned home to discover our city in flames but my home and those of all my family were spared.” Anita also submitted a photo for the Alumni Assocation Flickr photo gallery. It shows two of the three members of ’47 who attended the Alumni Luncheon, Anita Ross Pinney and Dorothy Frazer Carpenter.
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48Marie Farrow Forehan says, “No class notes for 1945-1948 in the last Quarterly? Even if it has been 69 years? Shame on us! I will try to make amends and try to be brief. I taught home economics and science for 23 years, retiring from West Hempfield Junior High School near Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Clayton and I have travelled quite a bit within the United States and overseas. I loved it and he tolerated it. He likes our 30-or-so years of camping much better. Part of our U.S. travel was visiting our four boys and then their offspring. I spent 24 years as librarian and genealogist with Baltzer Meyer Historical Society. I am still working on extensive genealogical research for our own family, as well as compiling booklets for all of our children, grands and great-grands. I am confined to a walker and wheelchair, which cramps my style, but internet came along just in time to help me out. I am sure others of my vintage hear my limitations ‘because of your age.’ I am still striving for scholarship, leadership and service, as commissioned by Phi Beta Kappa Society on that day in June 1948 at UVM. Come on elders, we need to hear from you.” Submit your news to—
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50 Bob Dufresne writes, “My wife, Barbara Hayden Dufresne ’52, passed away on October 27, 2017 at the age of 87. We were married on Dec. 27, 1952 and had 65 years of wonderful married life together, leaving a living legacy of three sons, six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.” (Editor's Note: We're very sad to share that your classmate and dedicated class secretary Hedi Stoehr Ballantyne passed away in late January. With gratitude for her years of service as conduit for class notes, we'd like to share the following personal note Hedi sent in shortly before her death.) Some of my classmates may remember my composer father, Dr. Richard Stoehr, who was fortunate to be given a room with a piano at St. Michael's College and to do some teaching there. When we were students at my father loved having me invite some of you to his room at St. Michael's, where we all sat on the bed or folding chairs and listened to him play the piano and tell stories. Last December, I was very fortunate to be able to attend a wonderful concert and see a very well done exhibition about his life and his work at the University from which he was promptly dismissed as soon as Hitler took over Austria because he was a Jew. Hearing his music played beautifully in VIenna was such a joy! Please look up his website—richardstoehr.com—and hear some samples of his music, read about his works and his life.
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51 Katherine Jeanne Kay Smith died May 16, 2017. An avid alum, Kay proudly sported the green-and-gold gear she picked up at the reunions she so loved attending! Kay spent 30 years teaching art and a lifetime working on her own creative ventures. Ever the outdoorswoman, she kept busy with a variety of activities but you could most often find her at the beach.
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52 Dane H. Shortsleeve passed away at Veterans' Victory House in Walterboro, South Carolina, on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2017. Dane graduated from UVM in 1952, after serving in the Army during WWII. He loved his home state of Vermont and was proud to be the first Vermont employee hired at IBM in Essex Junction. Survivors include his wife, Frances Kenrick '51, son Dane W. Shortsleeve ’75, daughters Deborah Tramontana '73, Bethany Cole (Trinity College), Susan Johnson (Florida State University), and Amy Kemp '90.
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53 Jules Siegel is living with wife Carol in Lexington, Massachusetts, and is about to mark 25 years of retirement from Textron. He is still engaged in woodworking and boating.
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54 Richard Edward Dufour writes, “Good memories, good friends, good teachers on- and off-campus.” Chuck N. Perkins shares, “The big news for Jann Perkins and me is that we were recently inducted into the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Jann and I opened the Alpine Shop in South Burlington in 1963, and we ran it for 30 years until our daughter and son-in-law took it over in 1993. When we started the Alpine Shop it was 1,200 square feet, and Jann and I, and our son lived upstairs over the store. We opened the Alpine Shop on November 4, 1963, and our son was born on November 25, 1963. We also had a daughter born on January 31, 1967. Today, the Alpine Shop is more than18,000 square feet. We worked with many high schools and ski clubs with their ski swaps. We also sponsored the Warren Miller movies for many years, as well as the Bogner Fire and Ice movie. I was invited to be on the Board of Directors for the Vermont Ski Museum when it was founded in 1988 by Roy Newton. I have also been on the Board of Directors for I.S.H.A. (International Skiing History Association). My wife and I brought the bronze sculpture of the 10th Mountain Ski Trooper to Stowe, Vermont in 2005. There are only two in the world with the other one being in Vail, Colorado. I have been made an Honorary member of the 10th Mountain Division. Skiing has been both Jann and my vocation and our avocation all of our lives, and to be inducted into the Vermont Skiing and Snowboarding Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor.”
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55It’s snowing here in Pennsylvania as I write. Many of you ’55ers have left all that Vermont snow behind as you journey to Points South for the season. The Tri Delts enjoyed immensely their annual reunion since its inception back in the ’50s after graduation. This year, at summer’s end, the gathering was held at yours truly’s beach house in Connecticut—beautiful weather added to the fun and comraderie of the weekend. Present were Nancy McGoughran Blanchet ’56, Jane Carlough Clear ’56, Bob Willey ’54 and Sandy Willey ’56, Ann Harriman Hill ’56 and hubby Greg Hill, Carol Dan ’56 and Lew Dan, Lorrie Farwell ’56 and Bill Farwell ’57, and yours truly’s brother Bill Morrison ’61. Plan for 2018 is for Nashville, Tennessee, the Hill’s residence, and of course, the Grand Ole Opry! William (Bill) Battles says, “Hi Skiers! I started my 79th ski season @Killington on Thanksgiving morning before the World Cup races...fabulous! I'd like to connect with veteran skiers at the Beast or Pico when I am in Rutland. Contact me at billbattles32@gmail.com or 610-420-4970. I look forward to skiing with you.” Marilyn Rossier ’57 writes, “I am sad to report the death of my husband, Stanley Rossier, who died April 16, 2017. Stan received his degree in civil engineering at UVM, went on to attain a master’s degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University, specialized in geotechnical engineering, and was responsible for many international engineering projects.” Paul G. Stevens writes, “After 60 years of practicing medicine in Hawaii, we finally decided to move back to the Mainland to Eastern Iowa, close to family members, one daughter and two grandchildren, who have promised to keep track of us and try to keep us out of trouble in our waning years. Marion and I are still mobile, but had to give up golf this year, and are not planning any ski trips in the near future. Our address is 135 Country Club Ct., Anamosa, Iowa, 52205. Rural country, not too different from Vermont except less mountainous.” Karel Brown Ryan writes, “Dr. Evan Sweetser is 87 now and still living at home, independently. After attaining a PhD in science education from Michigan, Dr. Sweetser taught at Virginia Tech during the 1970s, then answered a call to serve as assistant superintendent for instruction with our Tazewell County Public Schools. I am a Vermont Law School grad of 1990, but as often happens in life, we did not meet in Vermont, but in this tiny town in Virginia. Still strong in body and mind, Dr. Sweetser works out six days a week and reads voraciously. Finally retired from the art club, photography club, and several boards, Dr. Sweetser remains active in his church, Rotary, the library book club, and more. He is an inspiration to us all.” Marilyn Stern Dukoff writes that she enjoyed a great summer treat when Helen Widder and Eleanor Rosenberg ’56 visited her at her home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Marilyn asks that should there be any other UVMers in that area, she would love to welcome them. Shy on news this time round. Do write and be well, wherever you may be!
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56 Dick Simpson who was elected Junior Class President and then left UVM for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York for a graphic design degree reports that he is alive and well. Dick spends summers with his wife, Deborah, on Lake Willoughby in Vermont, and winters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Simpson family has lived in the Northeast Kingdom for six generations. Dick retired in 1991 as vice president of graphic design for Inter-Continental Hotels. Also credit to his design, Dick created the large silver mace—in honor of his parents’ UVM class of 1927—that UVM uses to lead the graduation procession. His twin sister, Dorothy, who also spent two years at UVM, is as active as ever living in Norwich, Vermont in the summer and Jacksonville, Florida in the winter. One more Catamount connection, fellow Sigma Phi brother Don Kidder lives near Dick in the summer on Seymour Lake.
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58 Andrew E. Skroback says, “I hope this reaches you in as good health as can be expected for 80-year-olds. It's here...the Class of ’58...60th reunion. A committee is being formed and we are looking for volunteers. Please email me at skrobackjr@charter.net if you are interested in joining us. Our goal for the reunion is to get the largest participation rate of any 60th reunion class. Participation is our objective. Give according to your financial circumstances. Enjoy the blog of our 40th and 50th reunions at: uvmreunion.blogspot.com. Please be aware there will be wheelchairs available. It will be fun seeing old friends and reminisce about our UVM Days. Have a happy, healthy 2018.
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59 Priscilla R. Carpenter writes, “Sadly, my loving companion, Russ Walters, passed away in early August. Russ was an accomplished and well-educated gentleman. Worked as a research forester for the U.S. Federal Government. Russ was long retired and we had ten wonderful years together.” Dick Rubin is currently instructing at UNH International Expansion.
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60 Donald M. Wallace has retired after 55 years on the Norwich University faculty. The trustees of the university awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Engineering at Commencement last May. He would be happy to hear from former acquaintances, engineers and Outing Club members, in particular.
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61Daniel Simpson passed away November 23, 2017. His wife, Lucille (Lucy) Varsho, survives him. Daniel’s long career as a scientist included work for the Atomic Energy Commission Laboratory and service with the Army National Guard. In addition to his UVM degree, he earned a doctorate in chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. Online condolences may be made at bennettbardenfh.com. Ruth Clifford Engs is working on another book. This one is a reference on the history of public health for a major publishing company. She and husband, Jeff Franz, spend most of the winter near Pensacola, Florida where she is a tour guide at the National Naval Aviation Museum and would be happy to give a private tour to any UVM classmate. She and her husband also bring their Model A Ford with them and have fun traveling around in it. Lillia (Lynda Kittle) Davidson sent a coastal picture and wrote that she is still living on the incredible Northern California Coast, but misses the Vermont colors. Jim Rogers emailed: “Last spring I took a great Rick Steves trip to Spain with my wife Constance Anderson Rogers ’63 and our friends John F. Dick MD ’67 and his wife, Katherine Brush Dick, RN ’67. We extended a few days to walk on the Camino de Santiago trail. What a great trip in all! Our son Andrew graduated from California State University at Monterey Bay in 2003. He is a middle school teacher at Stevenson private school in Carmel and lives in Pacific Grove with his wife and our two grandsons, Anderson James Rogers, 11, and Austen Rogers, 5. Life is good on the Left Coast, so far. I hike and golf weekly and am a docent at Gilroy Gardens.” Fran Berlin Grossman is living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she is on the board of her HOA and president of Friends of the Corolla Library. During 2018, she will teach a few classes at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. Grant Corson reports: “I am working on two projects right now, building a new 22-foot boat and putting the finishing touches on my fourth book, a sequel to The World According to Nub. Julia Cass Kullberg writes: “My husband, Eric, and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in June. We spent a week on Cape Cod with our sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. It was a wonderful time for all of us. We are still enjoying winters in Florida and summers on Irondequoit Bay in New York.” Paul Murphy writes: “I am happy to report that Pete Nelson and I were able to get together with our wives, as the Nelsons were passing through Lewiston, Maine. It was a great opportunity to get together to reminisce the events both past and present. Both Cynthia Nelson and Angie Murphy were most patient listening to events from the past, including trips to Montreal, social indiscretions, and meetings with Dean Clifford. Looking forward to the next reunion. Peter is retired. However, I continues to practice, practice, practice...” Louise Magram Weiner, our class president writes: “For a native Vermonter, Hurricane Irma was a very frightening experience. There is hardly a neighborhood here in Naples, Florida, that does not have damage. Therefore, we must count our blessings, as Mother Nature does not spare any part of the country. From California wildfires, to hurricanes Irma, Harvey, Maria, etc., we must be prepared for what might come our way. One positive note is how strangers were helping strangers... a truly heartwarming sight.” Carole Demas reports: “I’m still singing, and grateful to be doing it! Always something coming up. In addition to my own performances, “The Magic Garden” (“most successful regional TV show in children’s television history”) has not been broadcast for years, but fans still come to our Family Concerts, with their children and grandchildren. Upcoming and past performances are listed at www.caroledemas.com and www.caroleandpaula.com. You can also find info on my Facebook page, Carole and Paula/The Magic Garden, and WPIX-TV’s ARCHIVE Facebook page (not their News page). Hope my classmates are doing well.”
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62Jules Older has now published three e-books. First came Skiing the Edge. Then, Death by Tartar Sauce. The newest is Take Me Home: How to Rent or Buy in a Hot Home Market. All are on Amazon and everywhere else. Marge Coleman Berg returned to UVM for our 55th reunion. She writes, “I enjoyed seeing the new Alumni House and the campus once more. However, I was so disappointed that there were only six of us from our class who returned to our reunion! While I enjoyed seeing them, I hope for more attendees for the next one!” Michael Goldberg continues in the active practice of law. During his career, he has been an active duty Army Judge Advocate officer, an attorney in the general counsel's office of the National Labor Relations Board, Labor Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, and Chief Counsel to the House Subcommittee on Labor Standards. For the past 30-plus years, he has been engaged in a private litigation practice. His wife of 47-plus years, the former Linda Zionts Goldberg of Hartford, has only recently retired after a 49-year career in public education, the last 28 years as an elementary school principal. They are both active in various community organizations in the Washington, D.C. area, Linda more so than Mike. Their son, Alex, and his wife, Catia Ojeda, and their son, Leo, live in Burbank, California. Their son, Samuel, lives in Santa Monica, California. Mike says, "They come east, we go west, so Linda and I get to see them often."
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63Michael Alan Baker writes, “Living in Florida for the past 17 years, retired since 2012 and living the life I always dreamed about. Going to classes at FAU, playing lots of golf and reading in my spare time. Married for 52 years, so what could be so bad?” Marcia Coleman says, “We have recently moved into Quimper Village Co-Housing here in Port Townsend. It's a wonderful group of 44 folks dedicated to creating a community based on friendship and dynamic governance, where decisions are based on consent and what's best for the whole. We find it to be a very heart-warming concept!” Richard H. Gault is active as a volunteer with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden, where he is part of the sanctuary team for an Indonesian immigrant who has been threatened with deportation. The Alumni Association Flickr page features photos from Richard’s trips to Spain, China, and Hawaii. Carole Nagelsmith Greenberg and Lucy Blau Rosen recently made a two-week trip with National Geographic to Japan. They have also travelled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, and Antartica. Lucy lives in New York City and Carole lives in Stamford, Connecticut.
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64 Following his 28-year career in the Army, O.H. Perry Cabot and his wife, Jan, have devoted 20-plus years working with multiple non-profits in their community. Building on definitive research of the Little Fork German Colony in Culpeper, Virginia, Perry is now writing a history of northern Culpeper County. “Life is sweet,” Perry writes. “I credit UVM’s far-sighted forbearance for guiding me to goals I could not even conceive.” Mark K. Goldstein’s first book, 30th Century: Escape was honored with the Book Publicists of Southern California’s award for the Best Science Fiction Book of 2017. Mark publishes under the pen name Mark Kingston Levin. Alan G. Mintz writes, “A mini-reunion took place in December 2017 in Atlanta at the Landmark Diner. There was a lot of laughter and catching up between Mitch Jablow, Howard Jacobson, and Alan Mintz. The wives enjoyed listening, especially Roni Mintz, who attended many UVM events and married Alan in 1965. We plan to continue meeting to enjoy our time together, reliving our UVM years.”
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65 Mike Crane hosted this year’s Sigma Nu reunion at Three Trees, his family’s camp on the Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. Attendees included Mike and his wife, Mary, Scott Severance and his wife, Wendy, Richard Lawson and his wife, Judith, Paul Hurley and his wife, Mary, Jerry Smith and his wife, Gene Ellen, Bob Morse and his wife, Steffi, Bob Greco ’64 and his wife, Susie, Miles Heller ’63, and Norm Bohn ’64. The gathering included lots of activities, time on the lake, and fabulous food and drink. Memories of life at UVM, which sound better with each passing year, were retold repeatedly. Memories of those brothers and friends who have passed away were honored, and a pledge was made to continue the tradition by gathering again soon. John Godfrey Westcott of Catharpin, Virginia, passed away September 5 after a short illness. His wife, Pamela Andrews Westcott, children Wendy, Susan and Matthew, and six grandchildren, survive him. Mark Berson and his wife, Ellen, enjoy traveling to visit their children and grandchildren from California to Michigan and back home to Massachusetts. Next stop Georgia?
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67 Karin Ringdahl Snyder shared a photo posted on the Alumni Association Flickr photo gallery. What is the likelihood that three UVM grads work at the same IVD (in vitro diagnostic device) company, Corgenix, in Broomfield, Colorado? Luc Lalire ’15, Karin Ringdahl Snyder, and Patty Andrews ’03 are pictured in front of a BioTek instrument in their laboratory. (BioTek is based in Winooski, Vermont, and the principals are UVM graduates.) William F. Butterfield shared a summary of his career. After graduating from UVM, he earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins in space science. He worked in a variety of positions, including the Civilian Agency and Zytel. Highlights included working solving new crypotologic processing challenges and development of multi-super computer processing centers, among many other projects.
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If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu. Alison Dayton shares that 18 Alpha Delta Pi sisters from the classes of 1966-1969 met for a two-day reunion in September at the Grand Isle Lake House. The beautiful Lake Champlain house became the 21st-century sorority house, a place to renew old friendships and sisterhood. A tour of UVM and lunch at the Alumni House (which many sisters remembered from parties at the old Delta Psi) was a highlight of the reunion. In attendance: Jean Hansen Joslin ’69, Diana Winn Levine ’67, Marty Huff Lazarus ’67, Sandy Snowling Wiggin ’67, Joan Cross Lamere, Dean Hubert Donnelly ’67, Diane Hoffman Koss ’67, Susan Gibbons ’67, Barbara Clark Kay ’67, Lynn Roberts Shepard ’68, Diane Birt Lis ’67, Marsha Hitchcock Nelson ’67, Marianne Vargas Dost ’68, Carole Munger Fortier ’67, Susan Norton Douglas ’69, Alison Menard Dayton ’68, Peggy Lombardo ’68, Kish Dalton Swift ’68. Jeff Kuhman is very active in technology for processing recyclable and compostable plastics and has written an article that appears in the current issue of Bio Plastics magazine, a German publication that is distributed in 92 countries around the world. In his semi-retirement, Jeff heads up the environmental division of Glycon Corp., the company he founded 40 years ago. Ode below, courtesy of your class secretary—
Listen, alumni, and you shall hear
Of the reunion of a class so dear.
Who remembers that special day and year?
May eighteenth, Sixty-Eight:
Such an anniversary to celebrate.
October 5th is the day to reunite,
50 years passed at the speed of light.
By land or sea or air please come,
You're needed there, every one.
From the belfry of Ira Allen
To the halls of Waterman…
View the peaks of Mount Mansfield
and the shores of Lake Champlain.
Join us, together, the Class of 68 again!
Come by land, by sea, by air;
From here, from there, from anywhere.
Come sing and dance, my friends,
Like those days would never end.
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69Robert C. Moeller reports that he’s glad to be back in Vermont, 18 miles from his birthplace, after 48 years away. Sadly, Christopher Murray '70 informed us that Jane Ellen Bayer Murray passed away December 12, 2017. The couple met in the Catamount Den in January 1968 and, most recently, made their home in Chandler, Arizona. John and Sarah Stewart Hynes have lived in Stowe for 35 years and still love it, especially now that their boys and their families are also there. During "stick season and mud season,” they are in Punta Gorda, Florida and welcome visits from friends. Jim Betts '69, MD ’73 says, “Although we are almost two years away from our 50th, I look forward to this celebration with great anticipation. For those who have not been back to campus in 'a while,' the physical appearance, as well as the development of programs, is extraordinary. I've had an opportunity to be on campus during many of these changes. UVM has undergone a transformation to an even greater seat of higher learning, one that has been recognized locally, regionally, nationally, and beyond, for its academics, and student life. Begin planning for our 50th reunion now. I'm sure you will be duly impressed, pleased, and proud of our university's seminal transformation." This has been the BIG 70 year for most of us. Pam Marvinney Banks celebrated 70 in California. Paul Woodard and wife, Pris, started the year with two months in Australia and New Zealand, then golfing in Arizona and Oregon, and in spring touring Elk Island, Jasper, Banff, and Kootney national parks with Gary and Valerie von Hacht Smith. In the fall, they toured and golfed the Canadian Maritime, where they ran into classmate Stephen Slayton, then two weeks in the Caribbean in November before visiting their son and his family in Charlotte, North Carolina. Joanne Vallee Seymour was also traveling in Europe, the Galapagos Islands, and then the Christmas holidays in Vietnam. Your class secretary celebrated 70 with high school friends in Bennington in August and then in Italy in the fall. Tell me how you celebrated turning 70 and what’s new in your life.
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72 Mary Louise Gomez is celebrating her 33rd year on the School of Education faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her daughter, Lily, is a dentist in Portland, Oregon.
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73David M Benjamin ’70 PhD ‘73, a clinical pharmacologist and forensic toxicologist, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Science, Arts and Technology to honor him for his lifetime commitment to researching and teaching pharmacology. David gave that university’s commencement address on the dangers of drug abuse, and a second lecture on the toxic effects of synthetic cannabinoids. Douglas V. Mure and Nancy Rider Mure, Donna Saylor Pijanowski and Brian Pijanowski ’74, and Mary Hill Canavan and husband, Chris, enjoyed a two-week tour of Italy in June 2017. Ellen Jane Sullivan changed her career path, graduating from law school May 2016 and being admitted to the Alabama bar in September. Her practice is primarily in the field of indigent defense.
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74 Paul Harig just completed a second retirement, as director of the Post-Traumatic/Trauma Recovery Program at the Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The first retirement was 11 years ago as a military psychologist and Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. Steven Rice writes that he and his wife, Anna, have settled into their new home in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He has rediscovered his love for writing via freelance work for an award-winning weekly newspaper, The Coastal Observer. Steve also says he deeply misses his home state of Vermont, as well as UVM. He and his wife have two grown children and four grandchildren. Terrence Petty retired from 41 years in journalism, the last 35 with The Associated Press, and 10 of those years as an AP foreign correspondent. Terrence's bachelor’s in history from UVM provided a springboard for his career. Based in Bonn, Germany during his years as a foreign correspondent, Terrence covered revolutions that toppled communist dictators in East Germany and elsewhere in the Soviet Bloc, Germany’s reunification, East-West disarmament on the continent, and NATO's peace-enforcing mission in Bosnia. He was a news editor for the AP based in Portland, Oregon for the past 18 years. Terrence is currently writing a book about German journalism in the years leading up to Hitler's rise to power. He, his wife, and their son Tristan live in Portland. Eta Chapter of Delta Delta Sorority will commemorate 125 years on the UVM campus in 2018. The Alumni House has been reserved for a banquet on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Other activities are being planned for the same day. Please save the date and join your sisters for this remarkable event!
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75 Susan Frazier Blum shares that Total Motion Release (TMR) Tots and Teens, a physical therapy program that she developed, is now worldwide. Since her husband, Jeff, retired they are RVing while she teaches her program to PTs and OTs around the country. They have two daughters. Sharyn is an artist in Baltimore; Beth is completing her residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, following in mom’s footsteps and collaborating on case studies with her. Paula Oppenheim Cope writes, “I am now teaching full-time at the Grossman School of Business at UVM! My consulting firm continues to flourish under the leadership of my extraordinary staff. On October 7, I joined Linda Krueger and Themis Tsoumas, Jim Laning, and Jack Schmidt and Joanne Schmidt ’76 to cut the ribbon on the new UVM Rescue facility. Heather Logan has moved to Escalante, Utah, where she is in her second year as the Garfield County School District’s speech-language pathologist. She lives within the Grand Staircase Monument and adjacent to Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef National Parks. “Support the National Monument and come visit!” Heather writes. “Hiking, fishing, backcountry exploration, rock climbing, mountain biking, and dinosaur fossils to discover.” Heather notes that a fellow alumna, Elizabeth Rosen Julian, serves one of her schools. “Together we are following Charlie Rathbone’s preschool and multiage learning environment approaches for seven preschoolers and nine students K-6.” Heather returns home to visit friends in Vermont every summer with her mother, Margaret Miller Logan ’46.
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76 Michael Diederich, Jr.’s daughter, Victoria Diederich ’17, graduated from UVM in May. She loved UVM and excelled, majoring in neuroscience. She is now in AmeriCorps. Michael still practices employment law, representing employees, and “have started writing a book about how the federal courts (mis-) treat plaintiffs in such cases.” He also notes that his father—who paid for his UVM education—turned 100 last years and continues to be an inspiration. Frederick Ray Royce works at Ingles Markets in Flat Rock, North Carolina, and enjoys hiking in Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest. Lynn Vera calls herself happily “redirected” after 30 years in public school education. She lives with her partner and dog in South Burlington. Lynn laments UVM’s sale of land along the corner of Swift and Spear streets for development.
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77 Polly Whitmore enjoys gardening, badminton, reading, and the chance she had to meet up with engineering and natural resource friends, Redstone campus mates, and others during the October 2017 Reunion. Doug Shealy and Diane Shealy bought an old (1839) house in Wells River Village, Vermont, and have been fixing it up. Doug and former UVM roommates Kevin Martin and Bruce Usher got together last October to visit UVM after many years. Doug's son, Andy Shealy ’07 and his wife, Lisa Herzl ’06, are also alumni. Warren Prehmus, married to Pam Bryant Prehmus, and his “Georgia Boys” 3-on-3 Men's (60+) basketball team won the Senior Olympic National Championship in Birmingham, Alabama, last June. Warren scored 47 points in the championship game. It is his team’s fourth Senior Olympic National Championship. Bill Kurtz has retired to St. Augustine, Florida, but still works as an aerospace consultant. He excels in skeet shooting, winning age-group titles at state and regional competitions. BilBetsy Branon Depman re-opened a new, larger version of her coffee shop, Coffee Coffee, which she runs with her daughter Hillary Depman Tayson '07. Their shop is located in Bel Air, Maryland, just north of Baltimore (and convenient to travelers on I95!). “Stop by if you are in the area and say, hi!” she writes. Robert Hillier retired from the Hawaii Department of Education after 49 years as a teacher and administrator. David Katz is in the midst of a busy year, becoming Worthy Grand Patron of the Eastern Star last June and looking forward to his daughter’s marriage next summer. Wendy Pearce Nelson counts October’s 40-year UVM Reunion as a highlight of the past year. She is happy and busy with photography, work in advertising sales for CS Living Well Magazine, and two young grandchildren. Mark Perry has entered into a retirement transition plan over the next four years after 22 years of service with Edward Jones Investments. Mark plans to remain in Vermont for the next few years while enjoying downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and long-distance motorcycle touring. His latest trip on the bike was to Alaska and back with friends last summer—11,300 miles over 33 days. Kathleen Phillips retired five years ago from more than 25 years with the American Red Cross, most of which was as executive director of the Berkshire County Chapter in Massachusetts. She continues her community service on boards of directors and as a resource development consultant. Kathy Brown Sorkin writes, “2017 was a banner year for my family. Two of my three daughters were married. My other daughter got engaged and will be married next summer! How blessed we are to have three sons-in-law who are so terrific. On another note, I was awarded top RE/MAX agent in my office for the year. It has been a busy but wonderful year.” Francine Lynch sent a photo with Gail Coolidge and Ken Rothwell that is shared in the Alumni Association Flickr gallery.
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78 40th Reunion October 5-7, 2018alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu Wallace R.G. McGrew retired from his gastroenterology practice in January. He looks forward to hearing from any classmates coming through Nashville. Stan Przybylinski writes, “It’s our 40th reunion next year (damn we are old), and while I know some did not get out in 1978, the rest of us want to see you. Message me at smprezbo on Twitter or Skype.” After 40 years in higher education administration, Alan Sickbert retired in July, having served as dean of students for the last 13 years at Hamline University. He and his wife, Jan, continue to reside in Woodbury, Minnesota.
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79 Eileen Sheehan McCann passed away on November 26th in Trumbull, Connecticut. Several Pi Phi sisters attended the service and celebrated her special life with husband Peter McCann ’78, three children, and five grandchildren. After a successful and exciting career as a costume designer in multiple segments of the entertainment industry, Muriel Stockdale has shifted her focus to writing and art. As a costume designer, she worked with some of the greatest, Richard Adler, Edward Albee, Coleen Dewhurst, Miss Piggy, Lonette McKee, and many more. She also taught graduate students for 14 years at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and many of her students are now designers on Broadway. Muriel’s current art project, “E Pluribus,” celebrates the diverse cultures of our country. The project is a series of art flags made from cultural artifacts with the intent to explore the meaning of E Pluribus Unum today. The work has been and will be on display in multiple venues. View it at: http://murielstockdale.com/fine-art/e-pluribus/. On another front, Muriel also recently published her first novel, Gabriel Born, a work of science fiction. She writes, “Thank you to UVM for a degree in science and for creating a fertile field of knowledge to pursue this idea. Even back in my university days I could not focus on one discipline.” Janice Countaway, Sue Dana, Betsy Day, and Marylynn Gentry recently spent a week together in Sedona, Arizona. “Time was well spent catching up, hiking, and, of course, undergoing the necessary pampering at a wellness retreat in the desert,” Marylynn reports. Arni Swanson and Margaret Swanson moved back to Vermont (Windsor) after 38 years living out of state. Lesley Wassmuth visited Molly McRoberts ’80 over Thanksgiving in Portland, Oregon! Lesley just reached her 25th year at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts.
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1980s

80 With a master’s in mechanical engineering, George Brooks’ career took him to General Electric and Lockheed Martin. Now retired, he has a family of five with nine grandchildren. This past November, for the second year, Pete Miller Davis served as parade marshal for the FIS Killington World Cup opening ceremony parades. Pete worked closely with fellow UVM alumni Julie Woodworth ’87 (executive director of Vermont Alpine Race Association) and Tao Smith ’95 (head of school at Killington Mountain School) to organize and present this year's parades. Daniel Francis retired in July after 37 years as a high school history teacher at Cumberland Regional High School in Seabrook, New Jersey. Mary C. Hasson Cain shares, “I recently became one of Vermont's leading Information Ambassadors, welcoming up to 3,000 guests a day to our incredible state! Looking forward to promoting the best of our attributes to more travelers and UVMers!” Submit your news to—
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81 Rabbi Laura Markwick was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She also was elected as the NY North State Representative for the AANP. Laura has been busy working in her private family practice, which is one of the first independent nurse practitioner primary care practices in the Rochester, New York area.
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82Michael Robert Saxe is now semi-retired, working part-time in the ED, and doing a bit of urgent care. Michael and his wife are also traveling and he’s speaking to medical groups and laypeople on the opioid epidemic. “So far, semi-retirement is great!”
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John Scambos pteron@verizon.net

83 Robin Edelstein writes, “Halfway through my 35th year of teaching math to high school students and still love the kids and the mathematics. Wanting to wish my UVM classmates Janice Duncan Hale, David Fletcher Oakes, and Marc DeNuccio a happy and healthy 2018. Miss you all!” Tom Gennett, Ph.D. is head of the Chemistry Department at the Colorado School of Mines. Composer and songwriter Dave Hall, who already has several CDs to his credit, released a new recording in January. Love & Trouble, a song cycle composed with and for the soprano Adrienne Danrich is on Roven Records and iTunes. As for me, your class secretary, I am happy to say I can now call myself a Polestar Pilates Studio Practitioner. I spent two days testing out in Miami to become a Polestar graduate and am now prepping for my PMA exam! My test was multiple-choice questions on Polestar Principles, exercises and practices, Pilates history and anatomy. Jim is getting ready to retire-YES! I continue to teach knitting as well. My two passions—knitting and Pilates!
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Lisa Greenwood Crozier lcrozier@triad.rr.com

84 Jaime Fewer celebrates 25 years in 2018 as principal agent and president of Jaimes L. Fewer Agency, Inc., (feweragency.com) an insurance agency specializing in affordable property and casualty coverage and retirement planning for Vermont families, businesses, and farmers.
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Patricia A Faass is starting a medical marijuana business in Massachusetts. She has two licenses in the state, for dispensaries in Sturbridge and Provincetown and a cultivation facility in Warren. Jamie Wechsler Fenster enjoys being involved as an alumnus representing UVM, along with Laurie Colon ’84, at local college fairs around South Florida. Mary Jo Gourd is “proud mama” of Nate Gourd ’20, in his sophomore year at UVM double majoring in finance and Chinese. Mary Jo continues to run her interior design business (MJG Interiors) in Manchester, Vermont—“It's a far cry from my BS in medical technology, but it’s incredible the tools you obtain as life takes you on your journey.” Susan Marchand Higgins notes that Tri Delta will celebrate 125 years at UVM in October 2018 and encourages the sisters to sign up for information at etaddd125@gmail.com. Dan J. Lawler is looking forward to having daughter Aspen attend UVM. Susann Thoens shared “this season of my life is dedicated to paying it forward in business. I have taken on a project identifying key young people. In partnership with a collaborative group of top entrepreneurs, we are teaching the secrets of building a business on a smartphone.” Toby Malbec says, “GO CATS GO!”
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Barbara Roth roth_barb@yahoo.com

86Sue MacFarlane Hanisch says it has been quite a year with daughter Katie Hanisch ’21 starting college at UVM. “So proud of her and it has been great to visit the campus numerous times, see all the improvements, and visit Church Street. Wow!” A recent knee replacement hasn’t slowed Sue too much from motocross, skiing, snowmobiling, and a busy family life.
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Lawrence Gorkun vtlfg@msn.com

87Erica Antonelli is enjoying her job in music licensing for SiriusXM Radio, and looking forward to a mother/son college tour in Colorado with Dot Colagiovanni ’87. Hoping for an acceptance to UVM! Jackie Aldinger and Kari Latvalla Miller note that Tri Delta will celebrate 125 years at UVM in October 2018 and encourages the sisters to sign up for information at etaddd125@gmail.com and visit the event's Facebook page: DDD Eta Chapter 125th. Delta sisters from all decades are involved in the planning and many more have indicated they will be attending. Amy Fishbein Koslow, Ellen Singer Shell, Kari Latvalla Miller, Jackie Domingue Estes, Julie Greene Haskell, and Jackie Aldinger will be there. And they’re hoping Caryn Bradley, Marlene Brown Balerno, Cathy Colton Dunlap, Lori Zarkower Seuch, Melanie Masters Steier, Kathie Grant, Donna Bakalor, Sheryl Churchill and others from UVM ’87 will be there, too.
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Sarah Reynolds ssrey2@verizon.net

88 Sonna Sween Allen still teaches high school chemistry and has taken on the additional challenge of teaching at the collegiate level. She is an adjunct professor teaching general, organic and biochemistry to nursing students at Adelphi University. Michael R. Deweese shares the sad news that Mary Elizabeth Deweese passed away on February 1, 2017. Patrick Standen lives in Burlington and teaches medical ethics at UVM and philosophy at Saint Michael's College. Patrick is also writing a book exploring the history of the concept of disability and runs a non-profit sports organization for athletes with disabilities, the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association. Wesley Wright is retired after 31 years at UVM—“plans to spend free time watching Netflix.” Submit your news to—
Cathy Selinka Levison crlevison@comcast.net

89 Margaret Brophy Kowal is delighted to share that her daughter, Cate Kowal ’21, is loving her first year at UVM. “My husband, Dan, and I were on campus for Parents’ Weekend with Cate, and we were thoroughly impressed with GroovyUV!! It was great to see old friends, including Lewis Parker and Kim Parker, who also have a freshman at UVM.” John Spierling appreciated catching up with Walter Van der Schaff ’86 and Bill Penrose ’86 last summer in Denver at the Masters Ultimate tourney. He also reconnected with Mike Rheam in Breckenridge.
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1990s

90 Submit your news to—
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92 Mark Delip Bokil moved to New Hampshire and was recently promoted to principal UX developer for a medical company. Annette Hines writes, “This has been a great year for our practice at Special Needs Law Group! In addition, Mark and I became foster parents and have been enjoying the new additions to our family.” Stacey Keefer started a new job as executive director of the Maine Marine Trades Association. John-O Niles continues to run The Carbon Institute, which works with developing countries to boost their ability to measure and reduce greenhouse gases, a key part of the Paris Agreement on climate change. John-O lives in San Diego and welcomes all UVMers to visit. Anne Phyfe Palmer has written a legacy workbook (“like a baby book for adults”) with Sasquatch Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It will be published in March 2019. Anne’s Seattle business, 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, celebrated 21 years in October and has deepened its commitment to social change through anti-oppression trainings, revisions in business practices, and a social justice mission.
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Lisa Kanter jslbk@mac.com

93 25th Reunion October 5-7, 2018 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu. Victoria (Tori) Polonski Torres served as a director for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) since 2014 and serves the board this year as vice chair. Rosemarie Mulroy Simeone and family were contestants on “Family Feud” in November. Manchester, Vermont is homebase for the Mulroy family, and their appearance on the popular game show led to a feature in the local Bennington Banner. (Google and give it a read.) Jeff McNulty reports that Newport, Rhode Island, served as the host city for an impressive gathering of UVM Alumni for Saint Patrick’s Day weekend. Seventeen members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity joined together in support of brother, Mike Pizzo ’93, who recently lost his wife, Erin, to a brain tumor. The lively crew spent the weekend with Mike enjoying the sites of Newport, attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and cheering on the UVM men’s basketball team as they clinched the America East Championship. The tribute weekend was attended by Bill Kimes ’94, Todd Jenkins ’94, Scott Halsey ’94, Tim West ’94, Jeff McNulty ’94, Gary Tennenbaum, Doug Tesler, Jim Gallagher ’92, Andrew Gerardi ’92, John Maloney, ’92, and Mark Heyman ’92. There is already talk of a follow-up event next year in Vermont. Ron Hirschberg co-founded a new business with fellow friend and musician Chuck Clough last year. Their music podcast, “Above the Basement,” focuses on Boston and New England artists and others that connect in some way to New England. One episode from the Thoreau Library at Walden Woods featured Don Henley of The Eagles discussing the impact of Thoreau on environment, art, science, and social justice. Check it out: abovethebasement.com.
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Gretchen Haffermehl Brainard gretchenbrainard@gmail.com

94Reginald (Reg) Wilcox III was promoted to executive director of rehabilitation services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in September 2017. Reg and his wife, Kristin Aloi Wilcox, reside in the suburbs of Boston with their two teenage children. Lisa Troost Sottrel lives in Elmhurst, Illinois and has returned to Burlington a couple of times over the past two years. On a visit last October, she was joined by her mother and three children. “My kids had always wondered about my fascination with Vermont, and this was my chance to show them what all the fuss was about.” Campus tour, hiking in Stowe, and time downtown—“It was an incredible four days and we cannot wait to go back.”
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Cyndi Bohlin Abbott cyndiabbott@hotmail.com

95 Mitchell Ian Wolfe is working for HHS in Washington, DC, and would love to see any former classmates visiting the area. Submit your news to—
Valeri Susan Pappas vpappas@davisandceriani.com

96Lauren Chambers Fredette became director of development at King School in Stamford, Connecticut in July 2016. She, her husband, John, and their two teenagers live in Stamford. Grey Lee shared that he and fellow former SGA president Kesha Ram ’08 are both pursuing mid-career MPA degrees at the Harvard Kennedy School. Grey reports they are studying very hard, “but also enjoying bringing their new classmates to Vermont to do some skiing and other activities and bringing the Vermont vibe to their Kennedy School colleagues from around the world!” Kurt Scanio and Julie Coffin Scanio were enjoying prepping for the holidays with their two-year-old, Emily. They continue to stay in touch with fellow UVMers Tracy Spigelman ’77, Heather Wechsler Luxenberg, Amy Carroccio McNeil, and Fraser Walsh, as well as many UVMers they have connected with through social media. At home in Arizona, they encourage friends passing through to get in touch.
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Michelle Richards Peters mpeters@eagleeyes.biz

97Leandra E. Manos recently joined the St. John's Preparatory School Wellness Team as aquatics director in Danvers, Massachusetts. She still has a permanent home in Connecticut, but commutes back and forth by the week. She would love to reconnect with classmates who may be on the North Shore. Lee Genung reported on a group of classmates who returned to Burlington in the fall to celebrate the 20th reunion with hopes for even more at the 25th. Rachel Lupert Starkey wrote, “We hit all the old bars, restaurants, late night food, walked around campus (saw our bricks) and checked out all our old houses and Shelburne Farms. So fun!!” A partial list of those in attendance includes: Caroline Walsh Ross, Leslie Boyd and Jabez Boyd ’96, Rob and Hollie Foley, Tre and Mike McCarney, Tobey Dorscel Stultz, Suzanne Roy Granger, Deb Adler, Megan Eagle Kingdon ’98, Joanna Cossman, Alicia Williams Mindel, Kate Baron Kirmse, Erin Wehner Levinthal ’02, Carey Bosch ’98, Max Everett, Jake Goldberg, Eben Thurston, Jesse Raker, Dave Elin, Jay Schoenholtz, Andy Rosenzweig, Freddy Losen, Eric Guthrie ’03, and Claire Walker Moffatt. David Newman is ADA coordinator for the State of Alaska. His office (the ADA Compliance Program) coordinates statewide implementation of disability rights laws to ensure people with disabilities have access to jobs and services within the executive branch of state government. David lives in Anchorage with his wife, Amy, and their two eight-year-old girls, Julia and Gabrielle. Send your news to—
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98Dr. Michael John Chamberland and partner, Erin Lawrence, welcomed their second child, a son, Nash Anthony, on Nov 28, 2017. Their daughter, Hatteras Elizabeth, was born March 24, 2015. Michael lives with his family in Vermont and is a staff physician for Gifford Medical Center and has worked since 2014 as a sports medicine chiropractic physician at the Sharon Health Center in Sharon, Vermont. Aimee Young Tucker writes, “It's always so refreshing spending a weekend with my college roomies—Heather Crowe Ranney, Trista Mann Hutchins and Alison Schwartz! This year Ali Schwartz hosted our gathering in her new home in Williston. It's always fun coming back to Burlington!” Boston law firm Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster announced that Stacie Kosinski is included in the 2017 edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine. She is also listed as a Rising Star for Business Litigation.
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Ben Stockman bestockman@gmail.com

99Sara Greenwood writes, “Groovy UV I miss you!” Betty Hibler shared that her first grandchild, Noelle Francine Hibler, arrived November 26, 2017. R.J. Bottaro ’00 worked for the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, focused on Atlantic salmon, for six years following graudation. For the past 11 years, R.J. has been working for the US Fish & Wildlife Service in Northern California with Chinook Salmon and Steelhead. His work was featured in a service publication under the headline “A Dream Job That Will Kick Your Butt.” (Google that headline if you’d like to know more about R.J.’s work.) Submit your news to—
Sarah Pitlak Tiber spitlak@hotmail.com

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2000s

00 Three former 295 Maple Street roommates reunited for a road trip through the south. Bahair Ghazi hosted the reunion, joined by Brad Gemelli and Steve O’Brien. Described by Erika O’Brien ’01 as a “bachelor party for a car,” the three went on a sports car road trip through the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee, spending a night in Nashville listening to country music and acting like they were back at Rasputin’s. Bahair Ghazi is a plastic surgeon and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Erin, and two girls, Sofi and Nori. Brad Gemelli works in bond sales & trading and lives with his wife, Elisa, in Manhattan. Steve O’Brien is the general counsel of a software company in San Francisco where he lives with his wife, Erika O’Brien ’01, and two boys, Dylan and Justin. They are already planning a West Coast road trip for 2018.
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01In summer 2017, Megan Chilcutt ’01 studied coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them in Belize. Megan, a marketing and PR director at Sea Turtle, Inc. in South Padre Island, Texas, took the graduate course in pursuit of her master's degree from Miami University's Global Field Program.
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Erin Wilson ewilson41@gmail.com

02 On December 2, 2017, Samantha Chipetz co-chaired the Second Annual Live Life Full Gala in Philadelphia in support of her son, Brandon (5) who was a born with a rare disorder called Prader Willi Syndrome. The event raised more than $172,000 to support the Foundation for Prader Willi Research (FPWR), which funds critical work to find treatments for this complicated disorder. Samantha's husband, Daniel Chorney has been the board president of FPWR for the past two years and they have both been involved with the foundation since Brandon's birth. Planning Committee members for the Live Life Full gala included Morgan Fusetti ’04, Meredith Matson, Kathleen Doherty, and Alana Baum. Also in attendance were Carey Duques and Chad Duques. Supporters of the event included David Santiago, Eve Prensky ’03, Kate Josef, Victoria Ashcraft, Jay Scott, Jill Fitzgerald, Phil Scavone and Kristin Scavone, Neil Williams, Doug Miller, Scott McShane, Patrick Hess, Anne Moonses, Jessica Langer and Justin Morgan-Parmett '99.
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03Liz Moran Hamel let us know that she and her husband, Shane, welcomed their third child, Emerson Jane, on April 19, 2017. “She is adored by big brothers Cooper and Holden, and it’s been fun to have some pink around here!”
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04 Adam Hergenrother writes, “I couldn't be more excited about the progress we made this past year at Adam Hergenrother Companies, which was named one of the best companies to work for in Vermont. BlackRock Construction was recognized on the Inc. 5000 at #42 of the fastest growing companies in America, along with the #1 in Vermont and #1 in the Construction category. We also moved into a state-of-the-art office building in South Burlington, which was ranked as one of the 7 Coolest Office Buildings from the Inc. 5000 as well.” Keller Williams Vermont continues to dominate locally as the leading brokerage in the state.” And that’s just a sample of Adam’s ventures. “We are in the business of transforming lives through business success and couldn't be more excited for the future!” he says. Learn more at adamhergenrother.com. Kerry O’Connor was married on November 5, 2017 in Montverde Florida to P.J. Scriffignano. Ryan Garso and Cara Hoffmann Garso ’03 welcomed their daughter, Eva Chambers Garso, to the world on August 29, 2017. Ebony Meyers-White and her husband, Trevor, have three children. Ebony received a 2017-2018 Fulbright Distinguished Teacher's Award. She will study the educational system in Jyvaskyla, Finland for six months with her family.
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Kelly Kisiday kellykisiday@hotmail.com

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07 Sean A. Hagan and his wife, Katelyn, welcomed their first child in November. Sean continues to practice law in Boston. His firm, Long, Huff-Harris & Hagan, P.C specializes in drafting wills and trusts, handling divorce and family law matters, and serving as outside counsel for small and medium-sized businesses. Jessica Ridgeway shares, “The nonprofit I founded after graduating has now been empowering youth and families through farm-based nutrition and environmental education for 10 years!” Alaina Dickason Roberts, Jonathan Roberts ’08, and big brother Jonas welcomed baby Harriet (Hattie) Mae (Class of 2039) on June 16, 2017. Dr. James M. Willette ’07 was appointed dean of students at Seattle University.
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Elizabeth Bitterman ekolodner@gmail.com

08 10th Reunion October 5-7, 2018 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu. Nick Carter reports that after a rewarding experience as political outreach director for Sen. Bernie Sanders historic campaign for president, a stint in D.C. for Congressman Keith Ellison, and a few years with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, he has moved to NYC to head up the advocacy arm of global youth media company VICE. He runs the website VICE Impact and social impact campaigns of the global youth media company. Though he currently lives in Brooklyn, he visits Vermont as often as possible. Shannon Dufour-Martinez and Casey Kiernan ’06 survived their first year of parenthood. “Hazel was born November 2016, and our family is busy putting down roots in Vermont.” Gerard Ganey received his master’s degree in Environmental Science from Alaska Pacific University. Amy Keiser ’09 writes that she and Jackson (John) Wright ’08 MS ’10 met through the CREAM (Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management) herd in 2007. Since then, they have lived in Vermont, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts together as well as the island of St. Kitts while they earned their DVM’s through Ross University. They are excited to announce their engagement and plans to be married in, of course, Vermont in April 2018.
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Emma Grady gradyemma@gmail.com

09 On September 30, 2017, Katie Krawitz married Justin Buettner with all their friends and family present. Justin served in the U.S. Air Force in the security forces. Alan Raff passed the Massachusetts and New Hampshire bar exams and has opened his own law firm, Primary Legal Solutions. Primary Legal Solutions represents the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and its thousands of members, in matters that go before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC). Alan also serves as a political consultant to a number of labor unions throughout New England. Jamel M. Torres and Avery Dandreta, were married on Aug. 2, 2017. The couple met at UVM in December 2008. Their wedding photos included a shot of the newlyweds holding a UVM banner together with the fellow Catamounts who celebated the big day with them.
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10 Gerrit Merrem ’11 proposed to Tonya Loveday ’10 G’12 in Burlington over the summer. The couple met through Greek life back in 2008 and have been together ever since. They are beyond excited to tie the knot in September 2018 at a museum outside of Boston. In the seven years since graduating with a bachelor’s in English and honors in her field, Emma Sklar has figured out how to properly sculpt her eyebrows in proportion to her face. As you can imagine, her quality of life has skyrocketed. Wesley Spence writes, “Congratulations to Samuel Levine on his engagement to Jennifer Citera!”
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Daron Raleigh raleighdaron@gmail.com

11 John Michael (Jay) Bargayo would like to announce and congratulate Timothy P. Kelley ’08 and Susannah Gruner ’13 on their engagement this past summer. Meaghan Montgomery Etherington is now a sixth grade Spanish teacher at The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. She married Reade Etherington on October 1, 2016 in East Berkshire, Vermont. In attendance were fellow UVM graduates, Jessica Fefer, Danielle Smith, Devin Sullivan ’17, Claire Packet, Diane Hannigan, Allison Paradee ’06 and Sara Jacobs ’14. Katie Lane graduated from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University with a Master of Science in Marketing Intelligence in June 2017. She is the assistant coach for women’s rowing at the University of Pennsylvania. John Curtin ’10 and Andrea Underhill are engaged to be married in October 2018.
Submit your news to— Troy McNamara Troy.mcnamara4@gmail.com

12 Bijoux Elizabeth Bahati writes, “Working with CGI Federal while raising a toddler boy and baby girl on the way for January 2018! My growing little family is making the Granite State our home at the moment.” Emily Schwartz recently landed her dream position as a veterinarian technician at a zoo. Elizabeth D. Warburton G’12 of Warwick, Rhode Island, is engaged to Denis A. Rochefort, Jr. They are planning a spring 2019 wedding in Rhode Island. Elizabeth is the senior architectural historian at the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, and Denis is the sales manager at Porsche of Warwick. Allie Fitzgerald worked as an RN at Mass General for three years before becoming a travel nurse and working and living in Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; and San Diego. Her education and time at UVM helped to prepare her for constant change in different hospitals, often with limited resources beyond her own education and abilities. While living on the West Coast, Allie worked for four different hospitals and was able to go on a number of surf trips and other adventures. Following her two years of travel nursing, she’s now back at Mass General. Pete Weafer did a 10-month AmeriCorps program a year after graduation and lived in various places through the Southwest. Following this, he became the corporate program manager for Boston Cares (New England’s largest volunteer mobilization agency). After two years of working for Boston Cares, he decided to travel with his girlfriend Allie (see above). Now back on the East Coast, Pete just finished a master's in sustainability science through Unity College, and he’s working at a brewery in Scituate, Massachusetts. Allie and Pete are engaged with plans for a September 15, 2018 wedding.
Submit your news to—
Patrick Dowd patrickdowd2012@gmail.com

13 5th Reunion October 5-7, 2018 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu. Emily Pijanowski joined the Chittenden County State's Attorney’s Office as a Deputy State's Attorney in October of 2017. Under a grant provided by the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Emily manages a caseload comprised of crimes related to stalking, dating and domestic violence, and violations of abuse prevention orders.
Submit your news to—
Katharine Hawes Katharine.hawes2@gmail.com
Madelaine White mswhite1991@gmail.com

14 Sarah Burgess Marsh finished her residency and is now employed at SUNY Upstate in two capacities—doing pediatric urgent care in a community hospital in Syracuse and doing primary care at the Onondaga Nation Health Center. She lives near Syracuse, New York, with her husband and, soon-to-be, three daughters.
Submit your news to—
Grace Buckles glbuckles@gmail.com

15 Benjamin Medor will be moving from Burlington to Tysons Corner, Virginia, as part of a transfer within his employer KPMG. He will be transferring from an audit associate role to an advisory associate role in the securitization tax group. Erik Jacobson proposed to his girlfriend in Paris and happened to be wearing his UVM engineering pullover. He designed and machined the ring box himself. You can view the photo on the Alumni Association Flickr photo gallery.
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UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

16 Thomas Graham Bryce has been busy since earning his master’s at UVM in civil and environmental engineering. He has worked for Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to improve water quality. His role included working collaboratively with local communities, farmers, government, lake associations, regional planning, and policy developers to reduce polluted land use runoff into Lake Champlain. More recently, Thomas joined the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets as a GIS and Field Technician. He writes, “Agriculture is a major passion of mine, and I plan to continue to use my background in environmental engineering to improve the health of our natural and water resources and the viability of our farms/farmers that comprise of so much that Vermont has to offer.” Tristan Comb founded Sabcomeed in 2016, a specialty coffee trading company based in Dubai, UAE currently partnering with farmers in Yemen, to sell the prestigious Yemeni Mocha across the globe. Nate DeFlavio was living in Puerto Rico, but post-Hurrican Maria he evacuated back to his family’s home in Vermont. Nate has initiated a project to help the island recover by stabilizing supplies of drinking water via solar-powered SOURCE panels. Nate writes, “For each panel purchased, Zero Mass has agreed to match our efforts with a second Source panel. These are a small step in helping the people of Puerto Rico begin their recovery and look to new solutions for the future. There are two ways you can help: You can register a team and adopt a source panel at www.cleanwaterpr.com or you can simply donate by going to www.youcaring.com/cleanwater.” Submit your news to—
UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes


17 Dr. Spencer L. Fenn was appointed to a postdoctoral fellowship in the Training in Education and Critical Research Skills Program at Tufts University in September 2017. Madison Haas is living in San Francisco and working as a management consultant at Accenture. Duyen T. Vo was just accepted to medical school. Jack Ward recently took on a marketing research position at a B2B publishing company that grows and connects businesses around New Jersey to promote economic growth for the state. David Harper completed the Continental Divide Trail (CDT-2,900 miles/June 15 to November 16, 2017). Following his graduation in May, he decided to take on this amazing goal. David would like to be a resource to others who may consider taking on this challenge in the future and also thanks those who supported him on his own journey. Please feel free to contact David at 443-604-5327 for any questions. Two photos from David’s epic hike are posted on the Alumni Association Flickr page.

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