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39 Dr. George Tulin died peacefully at his home in San Diego at the age of 99.
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42 Lucene Pike ’67 shares that his father, Merton Pike passed away on April 18, 2018 two days before his 98th birthday. He had remained active in agriculture and community until that time from his home in Stowe at Keewaydin Farm.
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44 Green & Gold Reunion
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47 Sarah Carpenter ’73 let us know that her mother, Dorothy Frazer Carpenter, passed away on June 15, 2018 at the Vermont Respite House after a short illness. Dotsy was living in her own home in Burlington, not far from Redstone Campus, and was active playing bridge, going to the library and visiting friends, until her passing. Dot was able to attend the 70th reunion last year. Sarah had a wonderful conversation with Sue Warner ’48 about the fun times Sue and Dot, Chuck Warner ’49, and Torrey Carpenter ’48 had as newly married UVM grads. Dot leaves behind four children and their families: Sarah, Case Carpenter ’74, Rink, and Sam Carpenter.
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1950s

50 John Eddy ’50 MD’53 and Carol Eddy wrote with memories of our wonderful late classmate and class secretary Hedi Stoehr Ballantyne and gratitude for all her years of service to our class. Also remembering Hedi, Maynard North shared memories of Hedi’s father, whom he had met at St. Michael's College as a senior German major. He writes, “My faculty friends in German, Fred Carpenter ’17, Truman Webster ’31 and Harry Kahn, all provided exposures beyond the norm; but Dr. Stoehr was unique.” Maynard also remembered UVM days in drama, where Howard and Carolyn Delano were instrumental in his growth. Residing in a retirement home in Indianapolis, after 33 years in Florida, Maynard keeps up on news from Vermont via his son and fellow grad Phyllis Dykhuizen. Maynard began his study at UVM in 1943 when he was an aviation cadet.
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51 Christopher J.Peck shared that his father, Michael Peck, Jr., passed away. Michael studied economics at UVM. His granddaughter, Madison Peck ’18, carried on the family’s UVM tradition with her graduation last spring. Alma Warrell Briggs’s son retired recently as a Major General in the U.S. Air Force after several tours of duty overseas. His military career began at the Air Force Academy right after graduation from high school. And in news from another military family, Todd Semonite, the son of Jeanne Farr Semonite and her late husband, Bill Semonite ’50, is still on active duty as a General. He is currently serving over the entire United States Corp of Engineers. Dr. Bill Goodman and his wife, Nan Gray, now reside in Austin, Texas, after living in many different places in their seventy years together. Bill’s career in veterinary medicine began with the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps and included years of running a family vet practice in Manhasset, Long Island. Bill and Nan raised three children together, and Bill writes that “Nan still looks fifty after all this.” The couple finds Austin a wonderful, active place to live. With this column, Valerie Chamberlain, your class secretary for more than twenty years, steps down from her class secretary role. “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to keep up with your activities and the milestones in your lives. Best wishes now and for the future,” Valerie writes. (Editor’s Note: And all best wishes and thanks back at Valerie for her years of service to VQ!)
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52 Nancy M. Humphreys reports that she has lived in a wonderful retirement home, Presbyterian Community of South Carolina, for the past five years. Her husband, Dr. Roderick Humphreys ’48, passed away in 2011. Nancy welcomes classmates coming through South Carolina to stop in for a visit. After his wife passed on, Howard Shannon moved into a retirement community to be closer to his family. “I still see Art Prune and his wife to play Mexican Train,” Howard adds.
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53 Robert Chaffee and MaryAnn Chaffee ’60 moved to Wake Robin in Shelburne, Vermont in early October. They are excited to join classmates and other UVM grads there. Alfred John Purcell, Jr. ’53, passed away on January 28, 2018. A graduate of the College of Engineering and Math, he went on to receive his MBA from Babson College. Al served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was later president of Heald Division of Cincinnatti Milacron during his career. Al is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Carolyn.
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Nancy Buchheim Beauchamp shares, sadly, four Pi Phis attended the funeral of one of their sisters, Cynthia Stafford MacDonald, in Montpelier on June 23. They were Nancy Burden Tapley, Martha Marvin Kelley, Louise Ewart Long, and Nancy Buchheim Beauchamp. Fond memories were the order of the day as they bid farewell to their friend. Robert Foster is finally, officially, fully retired. He continues to participate in professional organizations and has discovered that self publishing is a lot of work with limited reward, see michaelseyesandotherworks.com. Robert fills his free time visiting colleagues in Europe and watching his grandsons make their place in the world. Bob Foster (SAE), Charles (Chuck) Perkins and Jan Perkins were inducted into the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, see photo at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Chuck and Jan opened the Alpine Shop in South Burlington in 1963. Chuck, a founding members of the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, is still an active skier. Their children are UVM graduates; Chuck Perkins III ’85 and Peggy Perkins Rieley ’87, and they have four grandchildren ages thirteen to twenty. The Perkins reside in Burlington. The Home Economics Class of 1954 including Patricia Mazuzan Diego, Nancy Spaulding Hitchcock, Ruth Pestle, and Carolyn Davis Stone met in Montpelier for an annual mini-reunion, enjoying good food, fond memories, and tales of UVM student life. Martha Gleason shares that her husband, Dr. Ray E. Gleason passed away on December 24, 2017. Ray earned his bachelor’s from UVM’s College of Agriculture before going on for a master’s from the University of Massachusetts and his PhD from Texas A&M. Ray was married to Martha Davies ’56, a graduate of Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing. Together they had four children and sixteen grandchildren. Ray, a biostatistician in the medical field, worked at Joslin Diabetes Research Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Research Center, and MIT’s Medical Research Center during his career.
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55 Nancy Brown Bunting, her son, Jim, and daughter-in-law, Dee, recently visited Babette Nichols Cameron on Deer Isle in Maine. They enjoyed gorgeous weather, sight-seeing and some good seafood, and spent most of their time reflecting on old times with many laughs! Rhea Salsburg Dorn shares that after another winter of skiing, her knees are beginning to object. Rhea plans to “do some fixing” and get back on the slopes. She has found a wonderful old-folks ski club and encourages interested class members to email her for details. Lawrence Sullivan has met a lovely lady, Adele Noble, who also lost her spouse after a long and happy marriage. They are engaged to be married in Poultney, Vermont in August of this year. Both are very happy and thankful. Hal Greenfader ’55 shares that Bradley Gordon sent in a photo that is posted on the alumni website photo gallery showing his great trip. Finally, from class secretary Jane Battles: Still in Middlebury, Vermont with my partner Jane Campbell. We reconnected after knowing both families for forty years. We both lost our spouses to cancer, mine, Marilyn Falby Stetson ’56, in 2012. Very busy with church, senior meals, Middlebury College events, Porter Hospital Board, ACHHH Board, and three great grandchildren. No reason to leave Vermont in any season. A proud grandmother, the quadruplet Battles boys are now age 18. All four are off to different engineering colleges, with one headed to UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Yay!
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56 George Hansen has changed residence from New Jersey to Naples, Florida. He writes, “The land here is flat, the weather sunny, hot and humid, the roads are without potholes and the cost of living is reasonable. Life is, as ever, good.” Audrey R. Stein is still traveling. Visit her website at www.passionate-traveler.com.
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57 Raymond Daley has served as a member on the Board of Trustees for the Washington Savings Bank in Lowell for fifty-three years and has been a member of the Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboroug, Massachussetts for fifty-eight years. A life member in both cases. Donald Kidder has been traveling this year, including a November cruise inadvertently timed to witness the devastation caused by the Caribbean hurricanes, a delightful spring cruise on the Elbe, and a month later Cambeltown, Scotland for a family birthday party. This was followed by island hopping around the Hebrides. Donald notes, “Mud season in Vermont provides good training for driving the weak single track roads in the Highlands.” Ronald Randall owns a rare book shop in Laguna Beach, California–Randall House Rare Books. The book store began in San Francisco in 1975 and moved to Laguna Beach in 1985.
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58 Martha Scott Perkins sends greetings from Lake Champlain, which, at it's widest point, is clean as a whistle. She lives in Charlotte on the lake with terrific neighbors. Martha grew up in Burlington, where there still are many folks who went to Champlain School, Burlington High School, and UVM. Martha writes, “We all keep our eyes on UVM–a vital and amazing university! My gang and I are well. Three children are UVM graduates.” Martha sees Joyce McQuilkin Dawson now and again and reports that she is well, with a granddaughter at Smith College. She saw Joan Bugbee Boardman recently at Larry Williams’s memorial service and reports that Libby Kidder also lives nearby. Last year she worked with artist Elliott Katz and Burlington City Arts to do an outdoor public art exhibit at Shelburne Farms. A photo of the exhibit with Elliott and Martha is at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Charles Gnassi has traveled with Neil and Evelyn over the past few years on ocean cruises. Stu Zeitzer has been working as the executive professional family driver and personal assistant for several prominent Manhattan executive families. Andrew Skroback shares that the 60th Reunion Committee planned a great weekend. A chance to reacquaint with old friends and reminisce about UVM days. “If you couldn't attend, we missed you!” Judy Rosenblum Cohen had a most enjoyable visit with Deedee Weiss Mufson ’59 in Huntington, West Virginia, in May 2018. A photo of their visit is posted at go.uvm.edu/alumpics. (John) Larry Williams Sr., died at home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 22, 2018. Larry was born to John and Freda Williams on March 13, 1935, in the Vermont hill town of East Corinth. He grew up in a wonderful and loving family and enjoyed his youth in and on the hills, streams, and roads around East Corinth.
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59 Green & Gold Reunion
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Cynthia Mindick Weitz’s latest mystery, Feisty Old Gangbusters, is now available on Amazon and Kindle and can also be ordered from booksellers. The book, starring her glamorous senior sleuth, is a sequel to her first mystery, Feisty Old Ladies. Diane (Deedee) Weiss Mufson shares, “Our last get together was almost thirty years ago, it was great fun when Judy Rosenblum Cohen ’58 and her husband, Dick, stopped in Huntington, West Virginia on their travels from North Carolina to their home near Cleveland to visit with me and my husband, Maury.”
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60 Stephan Cooper reports that he is alive and well, if any classmate remembers him, send along a hello. Bob Denmead and Pat Doherty Denmead ’58 reside in Venice, Florida and would enjoy seeing old friends, give them a call at 941-493-7462. Brian Harwood is a patient family advisor at the UVM Health Network. He attends several hospital committees to provide suggestions from the patient's point of view. He is also a trustee of the VNA, which recently joined the Health Network. Nancy Wilde Slayton lives in the Northeast Kingdom in the summer and spends her winters in Venice, Florida. She has three children, six grandchildren, and one incredible greatgrand.
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61 Carol Overton Blanchard is living at Sonata, an assisted living facility in Vero Beach, Florida. She is closer to family and shares, “Although I am making new friends, I do miss that old gang of mine in Palm City, Florida.” Edward Freedman has been a “West Coaster” for fifty-plus years, living primarily in Seattle after attending graduate school at the Unversity of Washington. He has retired to Green Valley, Arizona and reports that there are about ninety folks from Vermont in Green Valley, and many more from New England. He is involved in birding, photography, and OLLI lifelong learning programs. His family includes a significant other, three sons, and three grandchildren. Linda Farnkoff Kirker has hosted and produced a weekly cable show called Sound Off at Northwest Access TV in St. Albans, Vermont. The program has invited guests who discuss politics, education, health care, patriotism, government, and more. This summer, she helped organize two Liberty Camps for students in grades six to eight in St. Albans and Rutland, Vermont. Campers enjoy exploring the roots of American history. In her spare time, she bottles the herbs from her garden and gives them away as gifts. Linda sends best regards to all UVM friends. Walden Rooney joined New York Life as an agent shortly after graduation. He holds the professional designations of Charted Life Underwriter and Charted Financial Consultant and is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Walden assists families and businesses with wealth accumulation and preservation. Muriel Wills Witham writes, “It is hard to believe that I moved east to west about twenty years ago.” She has lived in San Diego, Ventura, and now Orange County in southern California. Three of her five children are in California and she enjoys being with them and the grandchildren. At the tender age of seventy, she married a man with whom she shared five special years until he passed two years ago. Muriel loves retirement and volunteers taking blood pressures in the senior center, driving for Meals on Wheels, and does extensive gardening at home and at her church. Last year, she had a delightful visit with Joan Meyerhoff Feist and her husband, Steve, in Falmouth, Massachussets. She shares, “Good health, energy and a supportive family and friends make for a good life here in Southern California.” William R. Mooza passed away in April. Bill was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and played on the football team at UVM. After college, he served with distinction in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He worked his entire career as a self-employed sales representative for numerous American furniture manufacturers and was an avid fisherman, hunter, and skier. Truman Grandy moved from Portland to Redmond, Oregon. He’s settling down in a resort area in central Oregon with two guest rooms to offer! Kay Mingolla Wardrope Stroppiana writes, “Having a hectic summer. Just returned from France where I babysat while my son took in a concert and the World Cup. Hope to spend time in Vermont this summer. I have signed up for the UVM tour of the South Pacific in February 2019 and I need a roommate.” Roy Kelly’s life is pretty quiet—unless he’s on the road with his various musical pursuits. He is keyboard player for two big bands, The Olde Kids On The Block and Tinkertown Big Band. He is organist/choirmaster for St. Michael’s Episcopal church in Holliston, Massachusetts. Roy shares that there will be a reunion, first one, of the UVM Summer Music Camp that ran from 1958-80. He was a member of the staff in the early sixties. Jim Rogers and Connie Anderson Rogers ’63 just returned from two great weeks at their time-share in Stowe where they hiked, swam, and got together with friends. They enjoyed one day in Burlington where they walked the campus and visited the new Alumni House. “The campus is a far cry from our years and looks better for it! We’re glad to see the signature buildings like Billings Library and Williams Science Hall being restored and used and the return of the Dairy Bar, now in the Davis Center.” Tom Hackett is happy to be in the mountains in Arizona avoiding the 115 degree temps in Scottsdale and enjoying visits from granddaughters from Vermont. They are still doing some travel with plans to cruise the Great Lakes from Chicago to Toronto.
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62 Steve Burzon is enormously gratified that his granddaughter Lily Mandl will be beginning her nursing education at UVM this fall. Far and away her first choice and she made it! He thanks all at UVM who enabled this wonderful achievement. He and his wife, Nancy, continue to enjoy living in Saint Maarten in the Dutch West Indies where they sail, enjoy an ideal island life, and are warmed by the joy of their island neighbors. They stay in touch with UVM ’62 friends— John Lazarus, Jules Older and Effin Older ’64, and Jerry Kolker. Steve sends his very best to all classmates. Wayne Gibson forgot to retire. He is now a promotional products distributor, active in Vermont and Fort Myers, Florida. Wayne sold Kershner Signs of South Burlington to his daughter, Sara. Bob Adler is still practicing dentistry part-time and loving it. He and his wife divide their time between New York City and Long Island. He is still cataloging and adding to his collection of illustrated classes and gentle erotica. His wife, B.J., is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Museum House and Archive. They also tend their four-acre garden wonderland which includes pools, waterfalls, trails, and assorted growing things. Their oldest son, Walter, just returned from Syria, helping the Kurds with paramedic skills. Son Danny owns a customized travel service in and around Barcelona.
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63 Linda Hicks Deftos loves being a 'grannie' and spends as much time as she can in the busy lives of her children, who live elsewhere in California. Linda joined a senior support group and the Lo-Tiders walking group. She is active in the politics of Del Mar, has done several museum tours, and enjoys lectures aimed at seniors through UCSD. Linda hopes to get a trip to the the UVM Reunion arranged. At age eighty, Jack Titus has finally retired, after fifty-three years as a packaging and packaging machinery consultant, and vendor. He looks forward to more time fly fishing, and plans to write a book, The Little John Lessons. Larry Yarkin and his wife Reesa will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary next year. They continue to enjoy the good life in Naples, Florida.
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64 Green & Gold Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Doug Barrett has a grandson, Drew Simeon ’19, and granddaughter, Kathryn Simeon ’20, at UVM and was able to watch four of his grandson’s lacrosse games this past year. He and his wife, Sally Barrett ’65, spend their winters in Jupiter, Florida. They also visited with Trish and Jack Nugent in Mystic, Connecticut. Sue Weatherby Engbrecht, husband Ron and granddaughter Sarah visited Duane '63 and Susan Barber at their cottage in Addison, Vermont in July. They were also visited by Norman Bohn, Bob Pasco, and Phyllis Perry Marganoff in June. O.H. Perry Cabot plans to retire from a second career, managing local non-profits: County Historical Society; a community service Ruritan Club and its scholarship foundation; a village Community Center; and a municipal planning think tank. “It was rewarding associating with so many, all working for their community. But, it’s time to divest, preserve legacy for others, and spend time with family while I can still remember their names.” Eric Olson just sold his “baby,” Salem Wine Imports. He still works with the new owner in a symbiotic relationship. Eric loves living in an 1860 hotel overlooking Salem Sound. He’s rowed up and down the coast for the past thirty years, at present in a Herreshoff-Gardner, seventeen-foot wooden dory. Eric travels yearly to Europe, recently to Budapest, and still manages to get down most ski mountains without extensive damage. “My porch overlooks the ocean and I’m a self described wine expert. Stop by and have a glass,” he says. Robert Cygan shares the news of his wife, Sandra McLeod Cygan’s death. Sandra moved to Norwalk, Connecticut to teach after her UVM graduation. She met Robert there and they married in 1967. Sandra died, of colon cancer on July 1, 2018. Robert shares, “She must have been one of UVM’s most outstanding graduates. She was admired, respected, and loved as the area’s most dedicated and talented nursery school director… and the best partner a guy could ask for.”
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65 Regina Robicheau Ralston has been living in Arizona for the past thirty-four years, earning her master’s in education at Northern Arizona University along the way. Regina owned clothing stores for thirty years and now helps family caregivers with support and placement. She is married to Walter Ralston, PhD, who was her seventh- through twelfth-grade classmate. She proudly shares that daughter Hathaway is a vice president at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Missouri, and son Kenseth just won his first Emmy for composing music for a short film. Rose Levy Beranbaum’s eleventh cookbook, Rose's Baking Basics, was just published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It has over 600 step-by-step photos, and includes recipes for cakes, cookies, pies and tarts, and bread. The Cake Bible is now thirty years in print and was inducted into the IACP Culinary Classics. “This all started with a failed lemon meringue pie in 1961 at UVM!” W. Howard Cyr recently enjoyed a short vacation to Oklahoma. Why Oklahoma? It was the fiftieth state on his bucket list. He now needs a new bucket list.
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66 John Beck and wife Sharon Peloquin Beck ’67 have been in Williamsburg, Virginia, since John’s retirement from ExxonMobil in 2002. They are very active with walking, jogging, tennis, gardening, bridge, poker, dinner group, College of William & Mary sporting events, volunteering, cruising, and pickleball. In May ’18 at the Virginia Senior Games, in the 75-79 age category for pickleball, John finished 1st/2nd/4th in Men’s Doubles/Mixed Doubles/Singles. He qualified and will participate in these events at the U.S. National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in June 2019. Geri Sharff Gould and her husband, Jim, have been in Arizona for eleven years. They just celebrated their 53rd anniversary, with hope and prayers for many more. They are both quite active. Jim plays golf at least four times a week, and Geri is their temple president and is involved in three different book clubs, water aerobics, and lots of Mahjongg. They live about twenty minutes from the Phoenix airport and would love to see classmates traveling in the southwest. Warren Kaplan will retire in 2019 after fifty years of practicing small animal veterinary medicine. He and his wife, Julie, continue to do a lot of traveling. This past year they traveled to Iceland, New Zealand, and the north of England. Warren continues his mania for bike riding, about 75-100 miles a week, and feels it works miracles. They are still in contact with Norm Coleman, Larry Miller, Donny Sawyer, Steve Brodman, Tom Block and Larry Roth. Marilyn Shron Likosky, PhD, has just published Representations of Women in Theocritus’s Idylls: Authenticiy of the Female Voice in the Erotic and Non-Erotic Portrayals. She lives in Tolucca Lake, California, with her husband Bill ’62 MD ’66, two Yorkies, and a Maltese puppy.
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67 James Carpenter received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award on May 12. Jim was recognized for his international career in academia focusing on animal nutrition at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; his decorated military career in the Hawaii Army National Guard where he retired as Brigadier General; for being named the “Outstanding Layman of the Year” by American Baptist Churches, USA; and for his active community service. Don Mayland ’66 was recently recognized by the Litchfield Bancorp for forty years of service on the board of trustees, twenty-two as president. He was presented with a clock which has special meaning—it contains chimes made by a company his great-grandfather started. Don is currently president of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service and a selectman in the town of Salisbury. Don taught Economics at the Hotchkiss School for thirty-eight years. He has been married to Diane Monti Mayland for fifty. Howard Solomon submitted a photo with William Belville, both graduates of 1967 and again in 1971, on their annual salmon fishing trip to British Columbia. They won the salmon derby at Hippa Island, British Columbia. Check out the photo: go.uvm.edu/alumpics.
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68 Charles Lillie is retired after Naval service, twenty-one years on the analytical/problem resolution side of life insurance, and ten years as a bookseller. A cancelled blind-date at the 1970 Homecoming, led him to his UVM bride and two beautiful children. They now have five bright and talented grandkids. Jane is an RN and recently went on her first medical mission trip. Faith has led Charles to volunteer with Literacy KC, helping adults improve their reading and writing skills to achieve business and personal goals. David Crane moved to Jeffersonville to be closer to skiing and the real Vermont. He is still selling real estate and enjoying life. Jayne L. Warner recently published Turkish Nomad: The Intellectual Journey of Talat S. Halman (I.B. Tauris, London), a biography of poet, scholar, diplomat Talat Sait Halman, a native of Istanbul. The book illuminates not only the life of one of Turkey's leading literary and cultural authorities, but also the emergence of a republic in his native country in the early twentieth century.
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69 50th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Ralph Edelman is enjoying retirement after working forty-nine years in the pigment industry. Ralph lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and writes, “Plenty to see and do before we rest.” After eleven years in Dunnellon, Florida, Gary Lyman has moved to On Top of the World Communities in Ocala. Robert Moeller had a great hockey alumni meet and greet with the 2018-19 men's ice hockey team at the Gucciardi Center. He met Owen Jenkins ’71 at the gathering and they reminisced about their first win at Middlebury College.
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70 Norine E. Noonan retired from active faculty status at USF St. Petersburg this August and will become professor emerita. She looks forward to staying connected with colleagues, continuing committee work, and spending more time training and showing her standard poodles. Karen Nystrom Meyer was honored by UVM at Commencement this year as an Honorary Degree Recipient. Karen has devoted her career to advancing policy and practice in essential matters of the commons. A skilled consensus builder and problem solver, she has improved the lives of countless Vermont citizens by brokering innovative initiatives in complex political environments to advance affordable housing, health care quality, community vitality, land planning and conservation, disaster recovery, and more. Her prodigious efforts have benefitted people and communities all across Vermont.
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71 Richard Peisch and his wife, Emilia, recently purchased an olive grove and farmhouse in Tuscany, Italy where they produce olive oil. (Bruce Ferguson can attest to the high quality of that oil.) They currently divide their time between Cambridge, Massachussetts, Nantucket, and Italy. They would love to hear from fellow UVMers. Their oldest daughter, Carolina, just finished a graduate degree at Cornell Tech and their daughter Stella finished a graduate degree at the London School of Economics and works for a think tank in Dubai. John Garrity retired from a career in emergency medicine several years ago and is now living in upstate New York. David Ingraham is currently teaching Spanish in the Rochester, New York City School District, and working part-time nights, weekends and summers as an elder care-giver for clients with dementia, Alzheimer's, and diminished physical abilities. David lives in Pittsford, New York which he says feels like Manchester, Vermont. His children include David, Amherst College ’18, who is working with Lawyers Without Borders; Laura, Oberlin College ’19; and Ethan, Saint Lawrence University, ’22. He’s located Best Man at second wedding, Michael Bridgewater, ’70, who is living in Warren, Vermont. David shares he is, “writing and writing and writing and taking nothing 'seriously' except for well-being of family and friends. I’m unable to settle down with 'groan-ups' and their fears and he sends a shoutout to any UVM compadres who do not identify as 'senior citizens' [Yuk!].”
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72 Deborah Allen shares that Guy Charles Callahan, a member of AEPi fraternity has passed away. Shannon Horton Norgaard ’01 writes that her father, William H. Horton passed away peacefully on July 7, 2018 with his family present. He had a successful career in sales that spanned many years. Among other pursuits in his life, Will became a devoted member of the Hebron, Connecticut. Volunteer Fire Department as an EMT and went on to become Hebron's Fire Chief. Will was quick on his feet when helping others in emergency situations which gave him a great sense of purpose. “He was a gentle man with a beautiful smile which we will miss deeply and remember fondly,” Shannon writes.
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73 Spencer Benson is a twice-retired professor, University of Maryland (1988-2014) and University of Macau (2013-17). He is founder and head of Education Innovations International Consulting, LLC., a company that focuses on university education for 21st-century success. Spencer lives in University Park, Maryland with wife Lynne and various dogs. He continues to travel for work and pleasure and hopes to have visited 100 countries by age seventy. He can be contacted at Eii-Consulting, eii-consulting.com. As the heat persists, the idea of skiing in Chile August 2019 is gaining momentum for Susan Glovsky and her husband. She welcomes word of others’ experiences. Susan enjoys practicing intellectual property law in Boston. Suzanne Schoenthaler Jones has reached her family goal: her two children, Ben and Emily, have finally planned their respective weddings. Suzanne is assured all will happen before she enters into a home for the aged. “Just barely!!!”
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74 Stephen Buerkle just launched his ninth tech startup since 1981. It is focused on the use of virtual and augmented reality technologies in workforce development. In family news: his son is happily working in the pharma research field and his daughter just graduated from Yale's MBA program. He’s proud of both! Stephen is still flying, mainly sailplanes, as he finds them much more interesting than power planes. He invites friends to connect with him on Facebook and LinkedIn. The Joy of Forest Bathing by Melanie Choukas-Bradley was published in August 2018 by Rock Point. In her book, Melanie describes the meditative practice of nature immersion known as shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, which began in Japan in the 1980s and has gained popularity around the world. The book is illustrated by Dutch artist Lieke van der Vorst. Melanie is a certified nature and forest therapy guide and she has traveled throughout Japan participating in guided shinrin-yoku walks. Melanie has authored four previous nature books including A Year in Rock Creek Park and City of Trees, which was illustrated by her UVM classmate Polly Alexander ’76. Ed Cymerys and spouse Shelley Handy Cymerys reconnected with Mike Pitman and his spouse Jackie at a San Francisco Giants game arranged by the UVM San Francisco alumni board. Ed, Mike, and Shelley have all been in the San Francisco Bay area since the mid ’80s and recently reconnected. The group encourages all to use UVM Connect to reach out to old UVM friends in your area! Herb Hunt ’74 G’78 recently retired from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California where he was a professor of accounting and director of the Orfalea College of Business MSA program. Herb and his wife, Pamela Collier Hunt ’75, moved back to Vermont, where they met forty-seven years ago as undergraduates at UVM. Emily Schnaper Manders who lives in Massachusetts, Robin Bossi Moore ’73, and Irene Kwasnik Kowalski ’73, both from Connecticut, enjoyed the Red Sox game on Vermont Day at Fenway Park in July. See their picture: go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Sally Cummings ’72 of South Burlington, Vermont visited Emily Schnaper Manders on her way to Nantucket for a reunion with her Peace Corps friends. After graduating from UVM, Sally served in the Peace Corps in Morocco as a teacher. Cathy Doane-Wilson moved to Milton, Delaware with her husband, Sam, and rescue dogs. She still practices gyn medicine. See a recent picture of Cathy: go.uvm.edu/alumpics. Keep in touch, send in your news, we want to hear from all of you!
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75 Alec Beeson says the classes of 1972 and 1973 were out in full force in Buffalo, New York, to celebrate the wedding of Fred Koehler. Present were Michael Walsh ’72, Donnie and Betsy Macomber ’72, Sue Thayer-Kramers ’72, Sally Streeter Zoppo ’72, Mary Whaley ’73, Becky Morse ’73 and Mike Nawrath ’74 and Polly Prior Beeson ’73. The reception was cruising Lake Erie on the Grand Lady. A good time was had by all in true UVM tradition. After twenty years as a claims adjuster for MountainGuard, the ski industry insurance provider, Mary Clifford Bozack was promoted to National Director of Risk Management and Education. Mary and her husband, Bill, divide their time between Sandy, Utah and Moretown, Vermont. The crew of Chikago International continues their annual New Hampshire weekend get-togethers. A photo has been posted at go.uvm.edu/alumpics from the Summer ’18 at Lake Winnisquam. Left to right, Mike Cronin ’74 (new Chikago pledge), Bill Dillon, Hans Puck (SAGA foods), Alan Dimick, Chico Lager, Bert Anderson, Scott Baldwin ’76, Marv Thomas, Bob Musser (interloper), Dennis Canedy, Fred Bussone. Missing from photo, Steve Gendren. Bruce Ellison has been an engineer for forty-three years, the past twenty-nine in Oregon working for FLIR Systems Inc. Many products and patents later, he’s decided to try retirement and plans to visit family and friends in New England and Montreal. One year after moving to Vermont in 1972, Barbara H. Field was in psychiatric nursing until retirement in 2007. Inpatient nursing on Baird 6 at the UVM Medical Center remains her favorite job. Her career has included inpatient work in Lexington, Kentucky, and Orleans, Massachusetts. Barbara got her BSN at UK, and MSSW at the University of Louisville. The inspiration and model of care for her work has remained the values and skills she learned at UVM. Barbara is moving to the beautiful state of Maine and life in the country. She shares a tribute to her friend and classmate at UVM, Camilla Manny, who died in 1975 of ovarian cancer just prior to graduation. Will Gordon is the founder of Sound Market Research, LLC, a full-service market research agency serving companies and non-profits of all sizes.
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76 Michael Diederich, Jr. is running for Attorney General of the State of New York. His goal is to bring rationality back into governance for the benefit of all New Yorkers. Julie Halpern plans on retiring after this school year, having spent twenty-five years working as a school counselor. Her husband is a retired college professor who still takes students to Cambodia and Thailand on experiential learning trips. She enjoys going out for drinks with her daughter Samay, recently twenty-one. Her son Kris has blessed her with a granddaughter with another on the way! “Lucky to live in Hawaii! Thank you UVM for being a valuable stepping stone on this great adventure!”
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77 Pat Boera is excited that twin niece and nephew Michaela and Adam Sobczak, are members of the UVM Class of ’22. Pat continues to volunteer with Lyric Theatre, and is promoting their fall production of Annie at the Flynn Center in November. Andrea Bonnar recently fulfilled her obligation for jury duty, her first time in the courtroom as a juror. Bill Cairns, president of Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vermont has a daughter at UVM and has become reacquainted with the school and Burlington. He still enjoys the ski business. “Forty-one years later...saying hello to all!” After fifteen years at the Ecological Society of America, Clifford Duke is moving to the National Academy of Sciences to become the director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He thanks UVM's Environmental Studies program, where he started so many years ago. Patty Donlan Greenfield, Barbara Goldberg Best and Cindy Hayes Little continue to get together each summer since they’ve turned fifty. They pick a place—Montreal, Quebec City, New England—where they can “shop till they drop,” eat great food, and pick up on conversations right where they left off the year before. Next year, since they will all be retired, Bermuda is a strong possibility. Wendy Nelson has had an exciting year. Son Patrick has a new son, Andrew, bringing their family to four. She and her husband, Chip, are inching closer to retirement. She’s still doing photography and real estate, and planning to build a new down-sized dream home this winter. Due to multiple surgeries, Nicholas San Martino is on social security disability and has become at sixty-three, an ex-physical therapist and marathon runner. Nicholas lives in Chester, Vermont with his dog, Sabine. After twenty years at its helm, Alan Charles (Chuck) Sheketoff left the Oregon Center for Public Policy that he founded in 1997. Chuck isn’t sure what comes next, besides becoming an empty-nester as his son goes off to college and spending time remodeling and cleaning up the three acres surrounding his recently purchased mid-century home.
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78 Steve Funk has retired after forty years of global sales in the dairy business. He and his wife, Carla LaBombard Funk, who attended UVM, look forward to celebrating the marriage of their daughter Kaila on October 13 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with many UVM friends. They remain in touch with fellow alums Ivy Sloan Bourque, Scott Anderson, Tim Miner, Richard Olsen, Pat Cleary and Rich Bizzozero ’77, Jim Paine ’77, and Joe Miner ’77. Steve will miss the 40th reunion but sends best wishes to all his old UVM friends, especially those from animal and dairy science. This July, Carl Hemenway made a road-trip from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to Cornwall, Vermont to visit his cousin, Gary Wright ’79. They reminisced about their Animal House experiences attending UVM and being fraternity brothers at Sigma Nu and Acacia, respectively. Gary played hockey for UVM. Peter Katz and Jen Katz hosted a mini reunion at their Lake Tahoe home in July. Attending were Mark Kaufman and Julie Kaufman, Ken Koffman and Kathy Koffman, and Charlie Trapani. In addition to hiking, boating on the lake, and lots of good eating, they also reminisced about UVM accomplishments and celebrated forty years of friendships. Karen Alence from Nantucket, John Keith from Denver, Dick Crowley from Phoenix, Andrew Feldman from New York, and Jon Kilik from Los Angeles all met in Burlington in June to celebrate their forty-year reunion as housemates on South Willard Street. Jim Edgerton ’77, Staige Davis ’76, Roberta Witkowski, and Kathy Newton joined in the festivities which included a John Prine concert at the Flynn and gravy fries at Nectar’s. Joseph Nabozny, MD marks his thirtieth year in Maine, where he lives on Branch Lake with his wife, Tammy. After twenty-seven years in family medicine, he now works in the emergency department at Downeast Community Hospital in Machias. Karin Tilberg recently accepted the position of executive director for the Forest Society of Maine. Debra Welsh has retired after forty-three years in dentistry. She is now back in Vermont and loves living on Lake Champlain. She shares, “It feels like I have returned home!” After twenty-one years working as a Substance Abuse Counselor for Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina, Mandy Cohen Lees has officially retired. Now time to write those books!
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79 40th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Fran Alster Kinghorn never left UVM and has been working for the Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences for almost forty years. She loves her job as the teaching labs and internship coordinator. She has two adult children who live in Burlington and just became a grandmother. Karyl Levinson Conescu had a joyous forty-year reunion of the Vermont Overseas Study Program (VOSP), UVM's study abroad program. At the end of April, fifteen VOSPians from the 1977-78 group to Nice, France gathered at a Boston restaurant to celebrate. Their advisor, UVM Professor Emeritus Patrick Hutton was also there. People came from as far away as California, Texas, and Michigan including Polly Nimick, Karyl Levinson Conescu, Iva Kravitz, David Crosby, Ellen Thomas, Mary Rothwell, all UVM and VOSP alum, and VOSP alum Randy Greenblatt, Alicia Connors, Clarie Bland, Angela Warren Ippolito, Katie Hechinger, Katie Hilboldt, Medea Isphording Bern, John Warrington, and Fred Cook. They shared memories of that incomparable year and caught up on their lives over the last four decades. Paul Kindstedt's research group at UVM simultaneously received two international research awards for their work on cheese crystals: the 2018 International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing from the American Dairy Science Association, and The Hawley Medal from the Mineralogical Society of Canada for the best paper to appear in The Canadian Mineralogist in 2017. Iva Kravitz has been living in Brooklyn since 1989, and has raised two sons, now twenty-seven and thirty. She is married to a loving, creative man who designs museum exhibits. Iva own a small marketing agency that works with architects and designers doing strategic planning, external communications, and press. They seek out values-based firms who practice environmentally or socially responsible design. Iva stays in touch with many wonderful UVM friends, including Maureen Horan White, Karyl Levinson, Mary Dixon Wittke, David Crosby, Alison Granucci, Christopher Bourne, Mary Quinn, Sally Fri, and others. The Avelan'Arts Association, Lavelanet, France, presented Teressa Valla’s recent series of works on paper in a group exhibition this fall. Paula Jenkins LaRose reports our eighth-annual gathering of physical therapists was held at Liz Maccini Millard's home in McLean, Virginia. Sandy Meyer Wilcox, Mary Tautkus Winslow, Jenny Yonkers Lind, Linda Potash Marchese, and Lisa Fernandez were all present with facinaters in place over the Kentucky Derby weekend. They enjoyed a segway tour of DC, a Washington National Baseball game (which was also a UVM alumni gathering), a dinner, and a play. Many stories and laughs were shared as they sat by Liz’s beautiful backyard pool. Peter Dunn is incredibly proud of his daughter, Elizabeth Dunn ’18, who graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Grossman School of Business.
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81 Donna Loso Hayes is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse for a large hospice in South Florida. She recently celebrated her twenty-third wedding anniversary with her husband, Dave. Donna would love to hear from her UVM friends and is on Facebook. Patricia Cartland Noble sends a shout-out to the best roommate ever—Ruth Ellen Leskowitz Trudeau! “I launched my daughter, Julia, onto campus this past fall and was flooded with Harris-Millis memories and deep gratitude for every friend and experience I encountered along the way.” David Shaw started a new position as attorney with Marinosci Law Group, PC. Wendy Laramee Wilton was appointed by President Trump in late 2017 to serve as the state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in Vermont. The agency makes loans to and provides disaster relief and loss insurance for Vermont agricultural producers.
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82 Jamie Fagan and wife Katie welcomed their first grandchild to the family. Their second of three daughters was just married. Jamie’s team at JP Morgan was recognized as one of the top Private Wealth Teams in The United States by Forbes. All in all a great year! They recently moved back to Beacon Hill from Weston and say “it is like going back to college except there is no homework!” Dan Gasparino’s daughters, Paige and Brynn, went to University of California and played lacrosse. Both graduated and have settled in San Francisco. Dan retired five years ago and volunteers as an assistant baseball coach for longtime UVM head coach and former teammate Bill Currier ’84 at Fairfield University.
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83 Kirsten Gehlbach passed away last year and will be sadly missed by Pamela Cowan and Lori Tucker Bibeau.
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84 Pamela Cheever shares that is was a very good year, she recently married and is now a proud grandmother. In April, Laurie Colon, Kelly Cook Biggar, Robert Mac Bigga ’83 met up in Miami for a day at the beach. Laurie is in real estate sales with Woods & Associates Realty in Ft. Lauderdale and Kelly and Mac, who live in Cleveland, are recent empty-nesters. Jim Laughlin was with the following in Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas: Lynne Herbert ’86, Tony Fong ’85, and Katelyn Laughlin ’20. All were volunteering in the Hope Town Sailing and Sports Camp, which is directed by Marjie and Jim Laughlin. David Like has been married twenty-seven years to Kamila Like. They have four children. David has been managing environmental matters for Hampton Lumber Mill's twelve manufacturing sites for seventeen years. Matt T.J. Surico received a master's in theology from St. Joseph's College and Seminary in May. He was ordained a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York.
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85 Harriet Brown Dickerson’s daughter, Lucy Dickerson ’21, is a sophomore at the Grossman School of Business at UVM. Former UVM roommate, friend, and fellow ’85 grad Liz Nixon’s son, Thomas Turpin ’22, will be joining the ranks of current students at UVM. Harriet looks forward to meeting up with her good friend Liz during Parent & Family Weekends, etc. over the next few years. Harriet's husband, Michael, owns a bicycle shop in Leesburg, Virginia. They enjoy cycling in Vermont when visiting their daughter at UVM. Their son, Hank, a junior in high school is also considering UVM. Jamie Wechsler Fenster is excited that her daughter, Emilee, will be a first-year at UVM this fall! “I know she is going to love UVM and Burlington as much as I did. I am happy to attend college fairs in South Florida and try to help recruit more future Catamounts!” Karl Anderson ’85 College of Agriculture, AGR Fraternity, is running for Probate Judge in Rutland County. He has been practicing law in Rutland for the past thirty years. He and his wife Carolyn have raised four children, three of whom have gone to UVM David Anderson ’17, Stephen Anderson ’18, Elizabeth Class ’20. Their youngest is a sophomore at Rutland High and they have their fingers crossed for him as well! Barbara Roth shares news that Debbie Remar Petrovsky is celebrating two milestones: oldest son, Aaron, will graduate from the University of Arizona in May and younger son, Alex, will celebrate his twenty-first birthday at Virginia Tech. Debbie lives in Massachusetts. Mark Manning recently had a golf weekend on Cape Cod with Hooter, Action Jackson, Billy Bags, Flopper, LT, NH, CC and Al. Rough weather, but great golf and games. They recently traveled to Pinehurst in March for another trip. Anyone interested in joining in the future should contact Mark at markemail@juno.com. Mark is also trying to set a U.S. record for VQ update notes that are marginally real (thus far one in a row).
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Barbara Roth roth_barb@yahoo.com

86 Lee Diamond had a surprise visit from Jason Lavelle ’88, his wife Beth Lavelle ’88 and their children, Bridget Lavelle ’22 and Jayce, who were in Burlington for summer orientation. Bridget is attending UVM this fall. Sue MacFarlane Hanisch still lives in New Hampshire—twenty-eight years—and has been married thirty years this September. Her daughter KT Hanisch ’21 is a sophomore at UVM, pursuing mechanical engineering and physics. Her son Matt is a junior in high school and has been doing great in motocross. They still go to Vermont to ski and relax. Sue volunteers with Puerto Rico/Aruba Dog rescue and works with disabled and less fortunate kids at a therapeutic horse farm. Llynne Carpenter Kiernan sends greetings to her classmates from 1986 School of Nursing and members of Alpha Chi Sorority. Llynne has been on the faculty at Norwich University School of Nursing since 2004 and recently obtained her doctorate in nursing from Chatham University. Her manuscript on evaluating clinical confidence and competence in beginning nursing students using simulation technology was just accepted to Nursing 2018 for publication. Llynne recently got together with Nancy Colligan Hesby. Helen Raboin Condry has been accepted into a Phd in nursing program for fall 2018 at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is teaching first-year nursing students full-time at Eastern Florida State College of Nursing and has discovered that teaching is her passion. Mary Anne Dankowski Sheahan is living in Vermont and working for the Vermont Business Roundtable developing a talent pipeline for employment in Vermont. She and husband Chris have three children, two are at UVM now—Hugh Sheahan ’20 and Clare Sheahan ’21. Their youngest, Ted, is at Rice High School. Janet Tanguay, director of entrepreneurship at the Capital Region Chamber in Albany, New York has been honored this year with a Schenectady Human Rights Commission Award, a Fearless Advocate of Entrepreneurs Award, 50 Over 50 who are Making an Impact by WTEN, and is a four-time recipient of the NYS Award for Excellence for Outstanding Performance, Achievement and Dedication to the Entrepreneurs of New York State. Her latest business, Hammock Way of Life LLC (www.hammockwayoflife.com) is helping entrepreneurs and others fulfill their dreams.
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87 John Chappelow is living just north of Fairbanks, Alaska where he works from home doing planetary science research for NASA, with the help of his two furry chihuahuas. If only they could write MATLAB code. Michael Dwyer and fellow UVM alum, Margaret (Penny) Swallow Dwyer, continue to thrive in South Jersey. Mike's business, Association Headquarters, is one of the world's largest association management companies (AMC) and continues to thrive and grow. He and his business partner completed the buyout of their founding partner in June 2017. The firm provides a full range of management services to associations and professional societies. Their eldest son, Chandler, recently graduated from Boston University with a degree in mechanical engineering, has entered the U.S. Navy as an ensign, and departs for flight school in Pensacola, Florida in November. Their middle son, Owen, will be attending the University of Michigan this fall. Madeline, their youngest, is a junior in high school, excelling academically, and on the girl's soccer and golf teams. The Dwyers remain very close to fellow UVMers, Gene and Kim Morin Steinfeld and hope to return this Christmas for another visit to Burlington and perhaps a UVM hockey game. Vivianne Mundigo Farmer recently moved to New York City after thirty years in Vermont. She would love to connect and make new friends. Chris Fontecchio is a member of the Seattle Diaspora of UVM alumni and lives there with his wife and two boys. He fondly remembers his Burlington days. Celeste Leon is delighted to announce her novel Luck is Just the Beginning was named finalist in the 2018 Latino Books into Movies Awards in the category of Biography. She would love to hear from her fellow alumni at celesteleon.com.
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Sarah Reynolds ssrey2@verizon.net

88 Thirty years after graduating from UVM, Sara Freedheim Newman is proud to share that her daughter entered UVM this fall. During orientation visit this summer, Sara was thrilled to see the growth and improvements on campus—the Davis Center, the theatre, the environmental science and engineering programs, the hospital and more! She spent a weekend with four of her UVM college buddies—a reunion they have rarely missed for the past thirty years. “UVM not only gave me the basic skill sets to enjoy the incredible career I have —serving as the director of public health for the National Park Service—UVM also gave me lifelong friendships that have supported me through the ups and downs. I am beaming with joy that my daughter will get to experience the incredible opportunities and friendships.” Liz Paley left the Ralph Lauren Corporation after fourteen years and has started Framework Consulting New York, focusing on organizational structure, leadership & team development, and internal and external communications. Liz has been a guest lecturer at Parsons and begins teaching as an adjunct faculty member this fall.
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1990s

90 Shannon Blake reminds all of the Annual Golf Charity Event to support our Wounded Heroes at the West Bolton Golf Club in Jericho, Vermont. Shannon, a retired major in the U.S. Army with Military Service from 1986-2006, is an Afghanistan War Veteran, a VFW and DAV Life Member, WARRIORS SOAR President, and Founder of S.O.A.R. (Support*Outreach*Assistance*Recovery) To find out more information, go to warriorssoar.com. Eliza Cain is eager to reconnect with UVM folks. She lives in central Vermont with her husband and two teenage daughters. She co-owns Red Hen Baking Company with her husband, Randy George, and works as a Court Advocate for Circle, Washington County's domestic violence agency. Richard Doran married Amy Lynn Miller on May 12, 2018 at the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania headquarters in Philadelphia. The couple self-united in a secular Quaker-style ceremony. Ruth L. Henry finds that celebrating fifty is more fun than twenty-one, and much more memorable! Burlington, Paris (Thanks Ron!), York, and Sewickley just to name a few. “Happy Birthday ladies—Carolyn Rainville, Lisa Palvino Curran, Jane Works Tarsy, Sheila Smith Diestel, Erin Murphy Kehoe, Meg Schwartz Smith—so fun celebrating with you!” Phil Prather has been living in Sydney for ten years now! He’s just finished developing a new farm to produce Tea Tree and other native Australian essential oils. He supplies over eighty tons per year to personal care companies around the world.
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Tessa Donohoe Fontaine tfontaine@brandywine.org

91 After eighteen years with the UN, and twenty-two years working in international aid, primarily in Africa, Matthew Conway has settled in Ireland with his wife and two daughters. He has joined the Irish affiliate of Prudential in their creative services department in Letterkenny, Donegal. Lauren Keiser is living in Park City, Utah and enjoying travel whenever possible. She has two fabulous properties for vacation rentals: Park City, Utah and Cassis, France. Anyone interested please look at utahskiproperties.net for more information or contact her directly.
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Karen Heller Lightman khlightman@gmail.com

92 Leslie Averill has started her own organizational development and executive leadership consulting company after working for twenty-five years in business and higher education. She is married to Jeffrey Debes and lives in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. Kelly Bain and her husband, David, are happy that both daughters, Caitlyn Bain ’19 and Ally Bain ’22, are now attending UVM. Victoria Burke has been living in Colorado for the past eight-plus years with her husband and son. She has worked for the past fifteen years for a subsidiary of Mars called Royal Canin as an area sales director in the veterinary diet division. Her pre-vet/animal science degree is still working for her. She recently completed her MBA through WSU. Jamie Gage has led an eGovernment web services shop in Montpelier for the last ten years. He published his first collection of poetry in 2016 (Finishing Line Press) and a collection of political songs, Earth Turns Both, last year. They are available on his website and other online channels, as well as at select local businesses in Vermont. Lisa Bardack Katz and Lisa Weitzman spent July 4th together in Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. Jeff McNulty ’94 shares that North Pomfret, Vermont provided the perfect destination for Farm Hang ’18, a celebration of everything UVM and Vermont. Biria St. John hosted everyone for a weekend of golf, food, and fun. In attendance were Chris Rose, Travis St. Peter, Scott Switzer, Ethan Sullivan ’93, Jay O'Kieffe ’93, Andy O'Connell ’94 and Jeff McNulty ’94. Locals Gregg Spiro ’93 and Cherif Aziz ’93 also joined the festivities. This July, Kellie Ryan Molander was appointed director of parent programs at Wilbraham & Monson Academy, great timing so she can share a school-like schedule that allows ample time to visit her oldest daughter, Carlin Molander ’22, an incoming first-year at the UVM!
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Lisa Kanter jslbk@mac.com

93 Meade Berman of Washington, DC enjoys his very infrequent visits from Nena Ouellet Rich who drives up with her dog from Miami. Jennifer Pitzi Hellwig and her husband have moved back to the greater Boston area after living in Florida for the last fourteen years. Jen is excited to be “home” and looks forward to Boston-area alumni events.
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94 25th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Alison L. Croke recently accepted the position of president and CEO of Wood River Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. Scott Moore is working as a senior financial analyst at a small firm in Colchester. Scott also volunteers as the managing director of a summer camp for underprivileged youth, Camp Exclamation Point, one week each summer. Jessica Roosli is the senior director of activations within the brand marketing department at Nike. She recently joined the Board of Directors for Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization in registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions. Her passion for animals and high-level marketing experience make her a great addition to the board. Allison Gorelick has been living in Reno, Nevada for the past nine years and continues to invest in real estate. She has recently purchased properties in Cleveland, Ohio and would welcome any UVM real estate connections in Cleveland. Her boys are now thirteen and ten and her oldest is interested in boarding schools for high school. She’s done some East Coast reconnaissance trips looking at schools and visiting with her college roommate, Kate Teahan Whipple. In early August, Class of '94-based 'Equipe Henry' participated in the Pan Mass Challenge (pmc.org) to raise money for Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Classmates Captain Josh Fenollosa, Chapin Mechem, Mark Robohm and Rob Cronin rode 192 miles over two days, well supported by EH road crew Cathy Ray Fenollosa and Jen Mullenholz Smith. The small but potent ‘Equipe Henry’ has raised close to $100,000 to date for the 2018 PMC, including generous donations from 43 members of the Class of 1994 and 58 total from the broader UVM community (Thank You!), all en route to the PMC 2018's goal of raising $52,000,000 for the fight against cancer. EH would love to add to the team as we plan for the 2019 PMC August 3rd & 4th, which will be Equipe Henry's 10th PMC. Please be in touch if you or someone you know would like to join EH next year for this tremendous event.
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Cyndi Bohlin Abbott cyndiabbott@hotmail.com

95 Sean Boucher hopes everyone is well and is missing Burlington a bit these days. Sean lives near the shore in Connecticut where he is happily married to Emily Edson Boucher ’97. They have two children, sixteen and thirteen, a golden retriever, cat, and guinea pig. Sean looks forward to another strong Catamount soccer season for the men and women this fall: “I try to watch it all on AE TV. GO CATS!”
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99 Erin Henneberry Cababe, Becca Alexander Haynes ’98, Nancy Alexander Wollenberg ’01, and Livy Beecher Riddiford got together in June on the Cape where Livy lives. Although it had been a while, it felt like no time had passed since their last get together. The weather was good and the ladies enjoyed the beach and the kids camped in the backyard.
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01 Kelsey Frost got her master’s in language and literacy from Lesley University in May. She celebrated with family and daughters, Stella, age six, and Libby, age three. Nicole Gelinas is the 2018 recipient of the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Award for her business, Nicole M. Gelinas Life Coaching. She helps female entrepreneurs build a solid foundation for their branding. Nicole lives in Cape Cod with her partner, Gordon Miller. You can find her at nicolemgelinas.com. In the summer of 2018, Megan Chilcutt studied Maasai communities and sustainable approaches to human/wildlife coexistence in Kenya. Megan, a marketing and PR director at Sea Turtle, Inc., lives in South Padre Island, Texas, and is a graduate student in Miami University's Global Field Program.
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03 Sarah Tetzlaff was recently promoted to co-principal of Rutland Town School, a Pre-K-8th grade school in Rutland, Vermont. On June 5th, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Ethan Hamilton Audet, who joins her daughter, Naria, six years old.
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04 Nolan Albarelli writes, "Chittenden-Buckham-Wills was demolished, but our legacy and memories live on! Positive thoughts to all ’04 grads, especially that legendary main campus freshman year crew." Beau Sander Henderson is currently residing on Martha's Vineyard. With Massachusetts legalizing recreational marijuana, he has started an investment fund centered around real estate and cannabis. He is in the process of opening a dispensary on the island as well as providing consulting services and funding for others looking to get into this emerging market. David Montegari and his wife, Molly, welcomed a daughter, Maggie Clare, on June 16th. Lindsey King was recognized with the 2018 New Achiever Alumni Award for her professional achievements by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during their Saturday, May 12, Alumni and Friends Dinner. Lindsey was an animal science major who now is senior zookeeper at the San Diego Zoo and has worked with high-profile species such as the polar bear and pandas. She is regarded as a koala expert, caring for the largest collection of Australian Koalas outside their native country. Craig Waugh has been elected to shareholder of a national law firm Polsinelli. He is a commercial and securities litigator who assists clients in state and federal court actions, arbitrations, and enforcement actions by the SEC, FINRA, and Arizona Securities Division. He practices in the firm’s Phoenix office.
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Kelly Kisiday kellykisiday@hotmail.com

05 Elizabeth Harrison Bouchard-Hall and Kevin Bouchard-Hall ’04, DPT ’10 welcomed their second son, Tobin Robert, into their family May 3, 2018. Tobin joins a very happy big brother Samuel Harrison who turned four in February.
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06 William Alexander writes, “My sixth novel for middle grade audiences comes out in early August: A Festival of Ghosts (sequel to A Properly Unhaunted Place). Kirkus has this to say about it: ‘If mirrors are liminal spaces, perhaps this through-the-looking-glass world endeavors to shine its mirror on our contemporary struggles to honor and grieve the gray-hued past.’ William is a 2012 National Book Award winner. Chloe Bouscaren is living in Charlestown, Massachusetts and is working for NBBJ, a global architecture firm specializing in the design and planning of Healthcare, Higher Education and Life Sciences projects. Her passion for travel and keeping up with her UVM friends has enabled her to continue a rigorous @auntieontour. She looks forward to attending classmate Caroline Janeway's wedding this September in Brooklyn, New York. Chloe continues to practice yoga and enjoys seeing live music. Emily Franco Hoffman is moving from San Diego, California to Rhode Island with her husband and two-year-old son. She has joined a practice at South County Hospital, Center for Women’s Health where she will be a Women’s Health NP and Certified Nurse Midwife. They are thrilled to have seasons again and raise their family in New England! Ashley Orenberg Waterberg and Rhian Waters Waterberg celebrated the birth of their first child, Cameron, in January. Ashley works as a school social worker outside of Boston, and Rhian serves as the coordinator of transfer affairs and articulation at a Massachusetts Community College.
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07 Kristina and Errol Anderson celebrated their daughter Caroline’s first birthday on July 31. “She is doing amazing and is the happiest little baby!” They are expecting baby Anderson number two in February. They couldn’t be more excited about the newest addition to their family. Errol started his own business, ED Anderson Landscape Contractors, and the business is thriving. Kristina recently celebrated her ten-year anniversary at Harvard Business School and currently manages the final exam delivery process in the growing world of online education at HBX. Elizabeth Bitterman shares that between epic rainstorms, Suzanne Journey Blain ’06 married Greg Pajala at Camp Hochelaga in Vermont. Also in attendance were fellow Slade alums Jessica DeBiasio, Ethan Joseph, Jessica Frank, Brittany Dunn, Kate Banta, Joshua Kowalski, Sarah Greenleaf ’06 and Christopher Smith in addition to many other UVMers. Renée Lorraine Bourassa Soutiere, daughter of Richard Bourassa ’81 and Lorraine Bourassa ’80 of Colchester, and Michael Joseph Soutiere, son of Bradley and Betsy Pollak Soutiere ’82 of Jericho, were united in marriage on June 2. Pastor Brent Devenney officiated at the double ring ceremony at Jericho Congregational Church. A reception was held at the Barn at Boyden Farm in Cambridge. Betsy is an event planner at her alma mater. Her husband graduated from Champlain College and is employed as an MRI technician at the UVM Medical Center. Fellow UVM alumni in attendance were Tamra Yandow ’89, Leah Orth Rowe ’94, Gary Rogers ’94 and Nancy Hunter Rogers ’97 G’09, Kate Thornton Labor ’98, Maureen Cartier ’04, Kevin Lumpkin ’07, Monica Hong Stotyn ’08, Sara Weiskotten ’09, Sarah Molloy ’14, Kirsten Nedde ’16, Carly Martin ’17, and Adam Oler ’18. They reside in Jericho with their two children. Congratulations! Clyde McGraw and Alexis Penkoff McGraw welcomed a baby boy, Earl Cylde McGraw III, also known as Trip, on June 3, 2018. They live in Washington, D.C. where Clyde works in development for JBG Smith Properties, and Alexis is a retail manager for J.McLaughlin.
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08 Ryan Guthrie and his very smart and beautiful wife, Taylor, are proud to announce the arrival of their second daughter, Luna Mae Guthrie. Ryan is now a Certified Fiduciary Planning Advisor and Vice President at Merrill Lynch. Taylor created a new board game called Conversate this year and they are all very proud of her entrepreneurial spirit. They are also proud of Catamount sister, Lia Guthrie ’20, who completed her second year in the nursing program on the Dean's List. Long Live UVM! Carmen Lagala is a stand-up comedian in New York City, making her network television debut on Late Night with Stephen Colbert this summer. Proud parents Hallie Paxton and Joseph Paxton welcomed their first child, Grayson Joseph Paxton, on April 27. Cherise Tolbert and Aaron Tolbert ’08 G’10 are thrilled to welcome Oryn William to the world, born June 11. Montana Burns has had a year filled with big events. She built a new acupuncture clinic and apothecary in the South End of Burlington, she will marry her partner, PJ, this September, and she had a baby girl in February. “It has been wonderful to live and serve in this community, all as a result of being a UVM alum.”
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09 25th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Connor Boals hit two milestones this year. One year of marriage and one year of life in London. He continues his passion for storytelling, fostered by his time at the Cynic, and is now celebrating one year running the London operation for Great Big Story, a video platform from CNN. David Brault and Nikki Luehm Brault happily celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary on July 29. They live and work on their farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Josh Neirman just enrolled at George Washington University in their Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Program and will be receiving his master's of education and human development in summer 2019. Caitlin Regan got married on December 9, 2017 in Weston. Lots of other UVMers were in attendance, including Ian Prieto ’08, Asenett Rosario ’08, Christine Fitzsimmons ’08, Bob Bartlett ’08, Jennifer Pond ’08, Jeremiah Sieunarine ’10 and Sarah Castillo. Caitlin works as a clinical social worker for MHM Services and the Massachusetts Trial Court, and her husband is a police officer. Andrew Kirshen shared a photo from his September 2017 wedding at the Grafton Inn on the alumni website. There were many ’09 UVM grads (except the bride and one groomsman), Xander Kirshen ’20, a current Catamount; Ben Clayman, Xander Kirshen, Bryan Cordeau, Dan Sleeper, Erik Giard-Chase, Andrew Kirshen, Kaitie Conrad, Cody Bills, Clarese Kirshen, Scott Bailey, Chris McClellan, Caleb Searles, and Tucker Lyman.
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2010s

10 Alex Brady is Colorado regional manager for Big Green, a national non-profit founded by Kimbal Musk that works to connect kids to Real Food through a nationwide network of learning gardens and food literacy programs. Dylan Ingraham took his English degree and started working in a coffee shop. The coffee shop was on the grounds of a pharmaceutical company and he talked his way into working in the labs of the pharmaceutical company. He was married last year. Jennifer Solberg Katzman’s business, Rhine Hall, a distillery in Chicago, is turning five years old this year. Jennifer has the most amazing memories from her time in Burlington at UVM, and wouldn't trade it for anything! She’ll return soon to show her husband what an amazing place and school it is. Megan Shannon welcomed a son in April 2018. She recently moved to central Massachusetts, and is pursuing a career working with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. As of May 2018, Hannah Shihdanian is the mother of two. Hannah has a two-year-old, Bella, and a new boy, Jaime. Her husband, who also attended UVM, was promoted at the Boston start-up, Nift and they relocated to College Station, Texas. They are loving their new little family and enjoying a break from the snow! In September of this year, 2010 UVM graduates Katie Stuart-Shor and Travis Williams will be married in Killington, Vermont. Katie graduated with a nursing degree and is now a pediatric nurse practitioner at Boston Children's Hospital. Travis graduated with a degree in economics and is now a financial analyst at Goodwin Procter. They both live in Jamaica Plain, Boston. Stephen Hannaford received his MD from Rutgers Medical School in May and began his residency in anesthesiology at Rutgers in July. Molly MacMillan is moving to Costa Rica to teach fifth grade at the Costa Rica International Academy in Brasilito. Pura Vida and Go Cats Go!
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11 This past June, Chelsea Levine began a new position as an academic advisor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She works directly with students in the College of Science and Math. Erica Weinberg and Teddy Abraham were married in New York on September 8.
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Troy McNamara Troy.mcnamara4@gmail.com

12 Tony Hollop is happy to be living in Burlington. After studying in Philadelphia for four years, he and his wife bought a home in the New North End. Tony practices optometry in Montpelier, and his wife, Stephanie Hollop, practices audiology at the Luce Center in Pomeroy Hall on campus. Graham Glauber and Michele Langone are engaged. They met at an accepted students day in 2008. Being in the same major (SLH), they had every class together and quickly moved past the friend zone to become a couple. They currently live in Westchester County, New York, where Graham is a horticulturist and Michele is a landscape designer. They will marry in September 2019 at an orchard in central Massachusetts. Sydney Lucia and Brendan Sage ’13 of Washington, DC are pleased to announce they had a beautiful wedding at Shelburne Museum on May 19 (yes, Commencement weekend). At their sides were some of their amazing UVM friends, including Maid of Honor Molly Fitzsimmons and Best Man Andrew McDonagh ’13, along with Katie Bazzano, Jen Dell ’14, Monica Johnson ’13, Greg Francese, and Adam Jesudason ’13. Several other alumni from the classes of 2012 and 2013 also joined in the festivities. It was amazing to return to Sydney’s hometown in the Champlain Valley and celebrate with other alums, friends and family from around the world.
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Patrick Dowd patrickdowd2012@gmail.com

13 James Alford and Eliza Kelsten were married in Leesburg, Virginia in May. In August, they moved from the DC area to Philadelphia, where James will attend law school. Eliza will continue her career in political consulting and government affairs, and their English bulldog, Regina George, will enjoy long walks along the Schuykill. After teaching abroad in Costa Rica and Peru, Ally Croteau is excited to be attending George Washington University for her graduate study in International Education. Ashleigh DiLaurenzio has her own apartment, is working in West Hartford as a speech language pathologist, and is loving it. Ashleigh works on a tracheostomy and ventilator unit where she helps patients regain their voices and swallowing abilities after respiratory failure. Hilary Kulig graduated from Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC with her master’s of education in school counseling, urban students specialization. Shana McCann is at a Seattle non-profit, Solid Ground, working to end poverty and hunger by teaching about food, nutrition, cooking, budgeting, and food resource management. She also has been doing neighborhood-based community organizing and is taking a class to become an EMT. Sean Wilcox was promoted to lead acquisition marketing for Fusion 360 at Autodesk in San Francisco, California. Max Ebenstein and Maude Stranberg ’12, will be married July 28, 2018 in Huntington, Vermont. “Looking forward to our future children meeting the love of their life at UVM someday, too!”
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14 5th Reunion
October 4-6, 2019 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion

Nina Rose married Joshua Rose July 22, 2016. She was accepted to NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 2016. Nina is working in New York City at Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine doing Psychiatric Research at the Bronx VA Medical Center. They reside on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Having met at UVM in 2012, Charles Daniel Sheffy and Amy Sercel were married on August 11, 2018 and continue their lives together in Burlington.
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Grace Buckles glbuckles@gmail.com

15 Maxwell Blake made it through DPT school and was hired as a physical therapist in the DC area. He is actively studying for his PT license. Olivia Faro is living the dream in Denver, Colorado and is a cardiac nurse. “So many UVMers out here it’s wild! I love running into friends from Vermont.” Sarah Gibson is completing the Boettcher Teacher Residency in Denver, Colorado, while working with City Year to expand teacher pathway opportunities for those who have done an AmeriCorps service year. Lila Gilbreath received the Teacher of the Year award at Springfield High School. Kathryn Gray shares that after growing up and going to college in Chittenden County, her dream has always been to teach where she calls home. She is officially the new fifth grade teacher at Founders Memorial School in Essex: “I couldn't be more thrilled!” Ben Jensen has finished up his AmeriCorps term in Eldorado National Forest and is still surprised about how many UVM alumni end up in the Sierra Nevada. Ben Lindstrom-Ives is an Honors College graduate in global and African studies. He will be enrolling as a master’s student at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) at the University of London to pursue a degree in Arabic and Middle East Studies this fall. Ben is thrilled to be moving to London and hopes to use his Arabic skills to pursue a career in international finance and/or diplomacy. Casey Short has moved to Denver, Colorado with her dog, Josie. She is starting a new position as the development associate with Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado, a nonprofit that empowers teen mothers to help them finish high school. She is excited to connect with UVM alumni in her new state. Evan Keating has joined Cost Control Associates as a telecommunications analyst. Prior to joining Cost Control, Evan was an assistant account manager at Associates of Glens Falls for three years.
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16 Kate Burke moved to Chicago to teach kindergarten in the Chicago Public Schools. Molly Koch Parker would like to announce her marriage to Dustin Parker in her hometown of Killington, Vermont on June 2. In attendance were fellow UVM graduates, Kathryn Tadio, Marisa Parent, Heidi Harris, Sarah Zeger, Kristina Payne ’19, Derryk O’Grady ’17, and bridesmaids included Nancy Koch ’12 and Claudia Hleap. Molly is now a registered dietitian nutritionist at The Adams Center For Mind and Body in South Burlington, Vermont. Emily Wheaton will be finishing her Peace Corps service in Peru. She serves as a community health promoter, teaching nutrition, early childhood stimulation, and hygiene to families with babies to prevent malnutrition, as well as teaching self-esteem, future planning, and sexual education to high school students. She will return to the United States to begin study on a master’s in nursing.
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17 After a year of working at UVM Medical Center, Sandra Beauchamp is starting medical school in New Orleans. Caleb Breslin has been working for a real estate lawyer for a year and is now heading to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law to pursue a JD in Sports Law. Sarah Evans is excited to be graduating from elementary school. She will be making the move this coming year from an elementary school in Middlebury to Main Street Middle School in Montpelier, teaching sixth grade language arts and social studies. After working in Boston for a year, Bailey Kimball is moving back to Vermont and living in Winooski. She will begin a new job as a digital campaign coordinator at Dealer.com. Claire Mathon started graduate school at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, where she will receive a master's and become a family nurse practitioner. Ian McHale just completed his master’s of public health at UVM. Juliette Miller started working as a marketing analyst for a company in Billerica, Massachusetts in June. She thanks members of the UVM faculty and staff for helping her land this job. Jen Powers just started grad school at American International College in Massachusetts for her doctorate in physical therapy. Lauren Sadowski left for Botswana, Africa in May to work for Virginia Tech and an NGO called CARACAL. As Virginia Tech's research ecologist, she tracks the banded mongoose and studies wildlife disease. She thanks her Rubenstein teachers for getting her to where she is today and allowing her to call Botswana her new home. Zachary Kotler moved to Aspen after graduation to work in hospitality at a five star hotel: The Residences at The Little Nell. He spent a year as a driver/valet and this April was promoted to concierge/front desk. “I am learning a ton about hotel operations while rubbing shoulders with some truly fascinating people. This is an amazing place to work. I would highly recommend moving out here to any Catamount who does not have post-grad plans.”
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18 Noah Bell is working with the Drone Ecology Network using drones to study high-latitude ecology. He’s working on Herschel Island in the Canadian Arctic flying drones to map vegetation growth and coastal erosion. Caitlin Bernier became a licensed radiation therapist in the state of Maine and started a job in August. Sierra Cotnoir started working as an IT systems developer with the State of Vermont. Charlotte Goodrich started a job in the business office at the Vermont Department of Health in Burlington. Audrey Pfeffer misses UVM dearly but feels blessed to extend her time in the area by starting her nursing career at UVM's Medical Center. She is excited and a little nervous to start her professional path in life, and wishes fellow classmates and new graduates all the best in their future pursuits. Lucy Rogers is running for the Lamoille-3 seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, which serves the towns of Cambridge and Waterville. You can read more about her candidacy at lucyrogersvt.com. Justin Senni and his wife, Kathryn, are the new parents of twins: “Two beautiful baby boys, Matthew and Seth.” Heather Swallow was assistant camp director for The DREAM Program Inc. and she looks forward to a year-long position with the program serving through AmeriCorps as a program empowerment director for some of DREAM’s UVM mentoring clubs. Felix Torres has been traveling through Germany to work on several farms until mid-August. He’s enjoying “the gently warm sunshine and the familiarity of the country around me.” Caitlin Beaudet received the L. K. Forcier Outstanding Senior Award in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Caitlin was recognized for her superior academic and research accomplishments, including numerous leadership and volunteer activities throughout her undergraduate years. She plans to apply to medical school soon.
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