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33-64 Green & Gold Reunion
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43 Please note that your class secretary has had an address change. I am now living with my son, Michael, and family in Rutland. Naturally, I am thrilled to be with them and dog, Nomar. As we age, lifestyles change. I would always love to hear and to report any news of classmates.
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I have moved to a cute little cottage in my daughter's backyard! I also am no longer driving (my choice) so there is a new lifestyle to get used to. It keeps me on my toes! Let me hear from you with your news. My new address is below.
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51 Paul Kilty shares, “I moved in to Hawaii Kai Retirement Center for Independent and Assisted Living on September 1, 2013. My address is 428 Kawaihae Street Apt. 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825. Phone: 808-397-1244. Email: pkilty@icloud.com. I retired from IBM in 1987 as assistant engineer after 30 years of service and came to Hawaii a few months later. I have been here ever since and enjoyed every minute of it. I taught at the Employment Training Center Community College of University of Hawaii from 1995 to 2000. My wife passed away in 2001. My son passed away in 2008 and my daughter, Anne, passed away in 2013. After my daughter passed away, I was left with a son-in-law and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Since then I’ve suffered from a number of medical issues. I'm presently on the last stage of recovering from my latest operation.”
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52 Joan E. Kopp Robinson of Rockville Centre, New York, passed away May 17, 2016. Her husband, Bill Robinson, shared “Joan and I met on a blind date in 1948 as freshmen at UVM and were pinned during our sophomore year. My fraternity, Phi Delt, had a photo illustrating the ‘pinning’ announcement that appeared in a UVM publication that spring; it kind of brings us full circle.”
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53 Robert M. Green and his wife, Barbara, from Boynton Beach, Florida, are proud to announce that the youngest of their eleven grandchildren, Zachary Green '21, has been accepted at UVM and will start this fall. Zachary will be the third generation of the Green family from Florida to attend UVM preceded by Grandpa Robert Green, Amy Sue Green Gorodetsky '82, Douglas Green '85, and Zachary’s father, Michael Green '86.
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54 Charles “Chuck” Perkins writes, “Life is very good for Jann and me. We travel a lot, and we own places in Vermont, Florida, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. We also still ski and ride the Harley. Our four grandchildren are all doing well. UVM is in our backyard, and we take advantage of all that it has to offer. My only problem is that I am now 84 years old. Where have the years gone? Thank heavens I married a younger woman. Jann and I have been married 61 years. We had a party for 200 on our 60th Anniversary at our Stowe house. Life is good!” Robert A. Baldwin shares that his beloved wife, Judith MacRae Baldwin, 85, of Cromwell, passed away on February 26, 2017. Judy’s career included the post of director of medical records at Mary Fletcher Hospital. After meeting Bob, she moved to Hartford, Connecticut, and became the assistant director of medical records at Hartford Hospital, where she served for 24 years. Judy and Bob loved hockey and were Hartford Whaler season ticket holders. She also loved jazz and attended many jazz concerts throughout the Northeast. Judy had many hidden talents which included her lead singing role in Judy Poochie and the Buckaroos. Judy was a devoted wife and stepmother and very proud of her Scottish heritage. Howard A. Bouve passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sylvia; their four children, Sarah, Elizabeth, Tad and Amy; and their nine grandchildren. Howard’s entire career was at the First National Bank of Boston, retiring as a senior vice president. Howard was long active as a community volunteer and was an avid sailor. He and Sylvia traveled extensively.
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55Babette Cameron writes, “Still enjoying island living with tennis and pickleball. Volunteer jobs keep me busy with local land trust and working at a thrift shop to benefit a no-kill animal shelter. Managed to have a winter break with a trip south this winter. Would love to have classmates and UVM friends visit anytime!” Martin “Marty” Louis Warren passed away on February 13, 2017. Marty loved his family, was an avid golfer and a passionate Nebraska football fan. He served in the First Radiological Safety Support Unit measuring fallout at both the Nevada test site and in the Eniwetok and Bikini atolls after which he moved to Omaha as a sales rep in Nebraska and Iowa. Following eleven years of traveling, Marty decided upon a more settled life and in 1969 began his 36-year career in retail with Dillards Department Store’s corporate office. Ovila “Peter” Bibeau retired from playing polo on September 1, 2016, after being an active player and member of the United States Polo Association for 35 years. He owns two polo clubs, Buckleigh Farms in Pine Bush, New York, featuring two polo fields, and the other club in Aiken, South Carolina. Peter has played globally and was recently honored at a dinner in Cheshire, England, by polo players he has competed with from all over the world. Peter can be contacted at peterbibeau@bibeauconstruction.com.
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56 Bob Gauthier let us know that the Gauthier family T-Bird Motel in Shelburne, Vermont has just upgrated it's Wi-Fi system to one of the fastest high band width Wi-Fi system available in the Burlington area.
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57Ernest G. Sartelle shares, “I retired from IBM after 34 years. I am still in good health and every day enjoying all my eight grandchildren that live within a few miles of my condo.” Aimee “Julie” Brown Dempsey wanted to make sure you knew that Katherine Fernald Beebe passed away early in 2016 in Bozeman, Montana. William Beebe passed away during the winter of 2017 also in Bozeman, Montana. Kay had been in failing health for some time. Both were avid skiers. Joan King is the founder of Positive Mental Imagery, a mental sports consulting service dedicated to helping golfers achieve their peak performances. Since 1992 she has given workshops and individual training to amateur and professional golfers internationally and has produced eight self-hypnosis golf CDs. Joan's new book, The Heart of Golf, Access Your Supreme Intelligence for Peak Performances explores negative emotions such as fear and performance anxiety, the four Cs of mind blockage, the four progressive stages of learning, the supreme intelligence of the heart, and the way to access the zone state in competition. All royalties will be donated to Junior Golf.
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58 Roger H. Madon writes, “I am keeping busy practicing labor and employment law and offering financial planning to those contemplating retirement. Also, I am doing a short stint as a radio talk show host on 900AM (The Talk of the Palm Beaches) streaming www.900thetalk.com, something I used to do when attending UVM. I published American Haiku and am working on my second book Huckleberry Jew. For some reason the second one is a lot harder to write. Sue, my beautiful wife of 47 years, says she'll keep me for a little while longer as long as I stay out of her way.” Richard Turrone shares, “I turned 80 this past September. I'm still growing grapes and making wine, but a little slower than in past years. Tish and I have been blessed with good health, four children and five grandchildren. In October we flew to Vermont to visit our oldest daughter and two of our grandchildren and got caught in a snowstorm on the way to the airport in Manchester. Brought back many college memories.”
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59 Deedee Weiss Mufson writes, “I had a great reunion with former roommate, Marsha Eisen Schorr, in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, in March. Priscilla Carpenter writes, “Russ and I are both on the mend. He with a fractured hip and I with a reverse shoulder replacement. I recuperated on the couch in front of the TV alternating between politics and sports. Basically we are fine and finding plenty to do in Franklin and Chittenden Counties—plus an annual trip to Maine and at least a trip every year, Puerto Rico, Branson, New Bern, Hilton Head, often with my siblings. What a year!”
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60 Brian Harwood retired from the board of the Northfield Savings Bank after 19 years as a trustee and former chair. He has joined the board of the VNA Chittenden Grand Isle. His wife, Janet Savageau Harwood ’77, is co-chair of the Champlain Valley Friends board of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. They reside in South Burlington. Robert Denmead writes, “My wife Patricia Doherty '58, and I would enjoy seeing any old friends from UVM. We are located in Venice, Florida, just 25 miles south of Sarasota on the Gulf Coast.”
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61Mary Bell writes, “Roger and I are enjoying our busy retirement life at Terra Siesta Co-Op park. We welcomed our fourth great-grandson in June. When I have time, I enjoy painting and showing my work at local craft fairs. We have many happy memories of our years at UVM.” Sandra Bailey Dibbell completed 50 hours of training to become a Stephen Minister in March 2017 and was installed on April 30, 2017. She serves in that capacity at the Avon Lake United Church of Christ in Avon Lake, Ohio, helping fellow church members through difficult times. John Chiu reports, “I am still working two days a week but hopefully will be out by about this time next year. Terminating a medical practice is not as easy as one would expect in today's market. Thankfully, I am still in pretty good health. I play golf on Wednesdays, work out at the gym three times a week. I have been traveling at a pretty fast pace over the last year: Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, Cuba, Dubai, Botswana, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), South Africa, Mexico City, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We celebrated my wife's birthday at a winery and then went to Anza-Borrego State Park to view the biggest blooming of wildflowers ever. My youngest sister and I will accompany my 98.9 year-old mother on a cruise to Vancouver, Canada. She can walk unaided most of the time and her mind is still very sharp—with her major hobby being mahjongg. In June we will be in Hawaii and in the summer perhaps a river cruise in France. In September, we have a nephew's wedding in Toronto. I am trying to fill up my bucket list since no one knows what tomorrow may bring at our age.” Carol Overton Blanchard says she is still happy in “paradise” a.k.a. Palm City, Florida, and enjoyed an all-too-brief visit from classmate, Bette Dunn Hine, and her husband, Bill, recently. Julia Cass Kullberg shares, “We are still enjoying our winters in Florida and summers in upstate New York. I have had to give up my rewarding volunteer job with Hospice due to back problems. My nursing career has run the gamut from pediatrics to end of life care. Thanks to the UVM nursing program for excellent preparation. My husband and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in June. We are planning a family celebration on Cape Cod, our annual summer vacation spot, in July.” Madeleine Wishnie Brecher emailed, “I am happy to report that I am still very involved at the United Nations representing an international N.G.O. and working on the status of women issues. It’s 11 long years now and my involvement continues to be a remarkable experience—networking with women from across the globe on the crucial issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In addition, I have joined a lifelong learning community and was forced to learn Power Point for my coming hour-an-a-half presentation. Now, my grandkids have nothing on me! Travel remains an important priority too. This year, George and I traveled to Costa Rica for some outdoor adventures including horseback riding and zip lining in the rain with 30 mph winds; Cuba which was quite fantastic; and Naples, Florida, where I had a wonderful reunion with my dear sorority sister, Louise Magram Weiner. We never tired of reminiscing about our four years together at UVM. George and I have a 50th anniversary small ship cruise coming up in two months to Malta and up the west coast of Italy to Venice. I have just been invited to Gracie Mansion this week to meet with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, in honor of Women's History Month: The Annual Mentoring & Civic Leadership Event. I am taking my two granddaughters as my female mentees. I am just loving these golden years. I send warm regards to all my friends from the class of 61.” Diana Jordan Edwards reported, “My husband John Donald Edwards died January 21, 2017. We were married 54 years and brought up our two daughters and a son in Coventry, Connecticut. Don was a group agent for Sumner and Sumner, Insurance Co. of Willimantic. For the last two years we have lived in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area.” Mimi (Portnoy) Davis-Neches says, “I’m still living and working in Los Angeles. I was an actress for 30 years and have been a licensed marriage and family therapist with an office in Burbank for the past 22 years. I’m married to a licensed marriage and family therapist, Bob Neches, who is also a voice-over actor. We’ve been happily married for 21 years. My son, Garrett, is married and lives in Tacoma, Washington, with his wife and daughter (my stunning, almost 18-year-old granddaughter, Isabella, who is about to graduate from high school.) My daughter, Hilary, who was also an actress, is now a sixth-grade teacher, married to a working actor, Todd Anderson, and they have a precocious 11-year-old son, Colby, who is in fifth-grade. Luckily, Hilary and her family live near us in Los Angeles. I wish I had something truly exciting to convey, but I’m busy with my practice, with my friends and doing as well as I can with the indignities and agonies of getting older.”
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62Travel journalists Jules Older and Effin Lawes Older ’64 make minimovies, most of which are at YouTube.com/julesolder. Among their most recent are Rufus Takes A Ride and Hallelujah: In Maori. Both are available on youtube.com. When the pair were shopping for plants for daughter Amber Older’s ’91 garden, the knowledgeable associate who advised them at Kings Plant Barn turned out to be none other than Tory Gallogly ’15. Jules also writes, “This spring, just as we were about to start our ushering gig at SFJCC (San Francisco Jewish Community Center), we spotted a table with a green banner that read University of Vermont. We made our way to it, and the guy behind the table said, ‘Jules?’ It was Howard Lincoln ’81, G’92 of the University of Vermont Foundation. We chatted until our respective events—his was for newly accepted high schoolers—began. Small UVM world, eh?” Linda Leffel Landow shares, “My husband, Lloyd, and I visited Israel in January 2017 and spent a wonderful evening with Vic Hoffman and his wife, Hinda, who are long time residents of Jerusalem. A photo is on the Alumni Association website photo flickr gallery. Dick Aldinger writes, “Janet and I are living in Orlando, Florida, and I am retired from Walt Disney World. Two of our four children live close by along with four grandchildren. We look forward to attending my 55th Alumni Weekend, October 6-8, 2017. Such a great time of the year to visit Vermont and see all the progress at UVM. Planned activities look great. Hope that many former classmates will take the time and make this year's Reunion.”
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63Frank Pagliaro shares, “In March, my wife and I flew 17 hours to Singapore where we stayed for several days. Then we flew to Siem Reap in Cambodia where we joined a National Geographic group. We visited the Angkor Wat temple complex for two days and then boarded a small ship and sailed down the Mekong and other rivers for a week before heading to Saigon. It was our first visit to Asia (our sixth continent) and we found it fascinating. On the way home we stopped in Hong Kong for a few days. I continue to practice law mostly full time and spend more time with my four grandchildren.” Jack Titus writes, before my next birthday, at which time I will be 80 years young, I will semi-retire. Sill have my own packaging and packaging consulting business here in Idaho, and find it tough to give up after 30 years. Became a great-grandpa earlier this month (April 1st, no joke.) Loving life and feeling pretty healthy. Would love to connect with anyone who remembers me.” Jeff Harvey writes that he retired from the Army, a Lieutenant Colonel, in 1995. He was Commanding Officer of ALPHA Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He and his wife, Janet, an Army Chaplain, who retired in 2004, live in Ocala, Florida. He keeps active with a set routine, working out in the morning at the YMCA, and outside in his gardens in the afternoon. He wrote a couple of oral history stories about his company in Vietnam. The first was about his Tet experiences, and it was published in Vietnam Magazine, February 2016 issue. The recollections of other soldiers were taken from oral histories compiled by the Battalion's ALPHA and Headquarters Companies. One can view it at historynet.com/vietnam, and scroll down to “The Black Lions Chew up NVA at An My.” The next article was when he was still in country, but he was no longer with his men. He got some of his men to work on oral histories about the two events. They have reunions on Veteran's Day. One will be published in the June issue due out in April, titled "A Sergeant’s Prayer Is Answered." Jeff says his English literature instructors would be amazed that he's a "published author"! Those of us living in the northeast have an advantage of getting together in New York City whether it's an impromptu lunch as Lola DiGiralomo Lawrence and I enjoyed or a planned event such as the UVM reception held at the Penn Club in New York City. Sandra Timmerman and I attended two such events in the past year and enjoyed meeting many of the alumni who recently graduated and live or work in the city. There were no '63 classmates in attendance. However, this past November, we met up with Don Noble and talked about Bob Walsh his friend, Sigma Nu Brother, and, above all, his Ranger Buddy in Ranger School, the U.S. Army's toughest combat school. Don stated that they went through hell together during that training. Then, he and Bob were sent to Vietnam where Don spent two tours with the Fifth Special Forces Group, was badly wounded and spent a year in Walter Reid Hospital. Don then lost touch with Bob, sadly, and decided to catch up on his life through re-connecting with me. Ours was a bittersweet reunion as Bob, after two tours in Vietnam and a successful military career, died of heart failure at an early age of 50. Hopefully we will see more Class of '63 at the next alumni event in NYC. Another classmate who keeps in touch is Llyn Lifshin. Her latest book is entitled Little Dancer: The Degas Poems. In her poetry, Lyn explores and imagines the world of Marie Van Goethem, the Little Dancer sculpted by Edgar Degas. Her poetry is recognized as compelling and insightful by the National Endowment for the Arts. Looking forward to hearing from you or meeting up with you at the next alumni event in New York. Until then, enjoy!
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64 Alan L. Brown writes, “Retired twice now, thirty years as an FBI Agent, and sixteen years as a corporate pilot and instructor for Flight Safety International, Atlanta, Georgia. I reside in Peachtree City, Georgia.” Darrell Simino writes, “I just finished another year volunteering to prepare taxes for seniors and lower-income families through the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation, working at the Worcester Senior Center and the Worcester Public Library. My wife, Betty, continues to volunteer as a case reviewer for the Department of Children and Families. We both also volunteer with the Boston Marathon, assisting one day handing out bib numbers to runners in Boston and one day at the start line in Hopkinton. Great fun! We also take time to enjoy our four grandchildren and watch lots of baseball at this time of the year. Have lived in Westborough for nearly 39 years and hope to stay in our home for a few more,with continued good health.” Hopefully you all had a good winter though it was a crazy up and down one. Maybe summer will be better. Right now I am sitting on our deck at camp looking at the Adirondacks. Though Lake Champlain was at a record low last summer, it was way back up to our steps at the end of April. We are here to open up and enjoy a couple of days and will be looking forward to our summer back on the lake. Best to all of you.
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65 Rose Levy Beranbaum shares, “My first cookbook, The Cake Bible, published in 1988 and now in it’s 54th printing, has been inducted into the International Association of Culinary Professional Hall of Fame. I am now working on my 11th cookbook, publication date fall of 2018. It will have over 600 step-by-step photos of baking basics.” Mark Berson writes, “All is well. Spending time with grandchildren in Boston, Ann Arbor, Truckee, and Cape Cod. All the best to all.”
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66 Edward Varney writes, “My wife, Betty, and I were recently treated to a UVM reception for President Tom Sullivan at the home of Laurie Sommer '87 and her husband, Scott Sommer, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Also in attendance was past UVM president Lattie Coor. We all enjoyed hearing about the future plans for UVM students and the campus.” Dr. C. Norman Coleman received the 2016 Failla Award, which is an honor given by the Radiation Research Society to an outstanding member of the radiation research community in recognition of a history of significant contributions to radiation research. Dr. Coleman presented a lecture with emphasis on the continuum of science, service, and society. The presentation discussed how radiation is an integral part of precision medicine; how radiation scientists could help society deal with the reality of radiation in our lives including threats of radiation exposure from both accidental and intentional exposures, and how experts in cancer care can address the enormous gap in global cancer care. My husband, Ken McGuckin, and I joined several UVM classmates for a fun couple of days of boating, croquet (yes croquet!) beach walking and great conversation in Vero Beach where Judy Claypoole Stewart and Jack Stewart '65 live part time, and where Claire Berka Willis and Frank Willis '64 were vacationing. The ladies all are members of Kappa Alpha Theta and lived in the house oh so long ago where Ken served as dishwasher. Ah, memories of the best times!
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After a long and wonderful career in the film and television industry in New York and Los Angeles, Tim Hayes is living in Vermont enjoying an incredible second career as adjunct professor of equine therapy for the Department of Behavioral Science at Johnson State College, and as visiting instructor of natural horsemanship for UVM and UConn. He is a contributing expert consultant and columnist for Equus and Equine Journal magazines and a contributing columnist for The Huffington Post. Tim’s book, Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal, scientifically and experientially explains today’s Equine Therapy: why horses have the extraordinary ability to help heal emotional wounds. Don De Vries reports, “Life’s been great! Returned to active duty in the Navy in 1999, working and living in the United Kingdom, moving then to Alexandria, Virginia, eventually retiring from the U. S. Navy in 2003 and Federal Government service in 2011. Wonderful, interesting, and challenging work that helped me slide into retirement. My wife, Diane, and I have spent our last seven winters skiing in Summit County, Colorado, and, for the past three years, working at Keystone Ski School to keep us young. Wish I had skied more at UVM, as it would have made me a much better ski bum. We live on Shelter Island, New York, during the spring and fall and spend most summers in Italy and traveling throughout Europe. Walked the Camino de Santiago from Portugal a few seasons ago and looking for new and interesting walks in UK, Italy, and Spain. Still love to sail when the wind is right. We have seven grandchildren that we love to see and hang with.” Michele Garges writes, “I returned to Vermont after many years and am residing in Danville. I am currently providing telephone triage for hospices around the country.” Richard Langs writes, “Retired from 30-year financial management career in the transportation industry. Now engaged in writing history books for the East Bay Regional Park District, traveling with my wife CeCe, and being Grampa to our two grandkids. Life is good!” Carol A. Green writes, “My nursing career started in Denver, Colorado, in 1967 but I returned to Vermont in ’76 to be near family. My one son was four at that time and he ended up going to UVM also. After about 25 years in hospital nursing and administration I took a post-master’s course and became a nurse practitioner for the last 20 years and had an opportunity to precept and teach students at UVM. Since retirement I have relocated to Boulder, Colorado, to be near my son's family. I am blessed with three grandsons now ages 8, 9, and 12. They are a great joy in my life. Colorado offers opportunities for all the things I enjoy outdoors: skiing, hiking, biking, as well as musical opportunities. I enjoy singing in my church choir and playing the piano in various groups. I look forward to returning to our 50th and especially hope to see many of my classmates from nursing.”
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68 For the third time, Jack Rosenberg's work was recently one of 40 selections out of 439 entries for the Maryland Federation of Art's Focal Point Exhibition juried by Hamidah Glasgow. Jack's work was also recently accepted to The Annual Garrett Park Invitational Art Show, a once-a-year, juried exhibit. Other photos by Jack, such as his Cosmos 3, Red Storm, Red Roots and Cape Storm Shadows 2 have ranked Top 10 of Class ahead of 51,000 to 45,000 submissions to ViewBug.com a national photo community. Check out his amazing talent. Paul Malone writes, “Jay Roth will be stepping down as president of Director’s Guild of America (DGA) after 22 years. Roth began his career as a legal services and civil rights lawyer. He joined the DGA as national executive director in 1995 after a career practicing labor law He has served as chair of the Labor Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and as chair of the American Bar Association Airline-Railway Labor Law Committee. He was elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Roth has worked closely with DGA leaders to nurture the DGA Foundation which provides support for members in times of crisis and the Motion Picture & Television Fund, for which he is treasurer, and has served as a board member for over 15 years. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is married to his wife of 45 years, Sherry Grant, an attorney who represents injured workers. Together they have a daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Dan O'Donnell, and two grandchildren, Jack and Caroline, ages 9 and 4.”
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69James Betts writes, “Still in full-time pediatric surgical practice, completing 34 years at Children's Hospital Oakland. Looking at part-time transition after the end of this year. In my spare time, I serve as a wildland, structure, and cliff rescue firefighter in Big Sur. I have a small home there where I retreat a few weekends a month. I'm also a tactical physician with the FBI, San Francisco SWAT team. For all three 'avocations': the red, white, and blue, it has been an honor and privilege to serve the children, community and society. Humbling for a 'country boy' from Bennington. Looking forward to my 45th College of Medicine Reunion in 2018. Where have all the decades gone? (Sung to the Kingston Trio tune!) I wish everyone in the venerable Class of '69, good health and happiness. We'll see each other at our 50th!”
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70Hi, Classmates. As I write this note to our class, I’m sitting outside by the pool on an 83-degree day. I feel very blessed to be here with such pleasant weather. I discover more and more UVM alums down here in Southwest Florida all the time—some just visiting—others here year long. This winter, I went to a UVM basketball game in Fort Myers. It was a tournament of eight teams where UVM earned runner-up status. While at the game, I saw several local UVM alums and met the new athletic director. Great to see UVM win! I got a note from Paul Shea who lives about a half-mile away from me off the same street. Paul has been down here for a while and has an office in Fort Myers. But, he is slowly retiring to play more golf in their Naples golf community. We met for a drink to tell old UVM stories. Robert Orr writes, “My son, Ambrose Orr ’16, graduated from UVM pre-med last year.”
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71 Wally Johnson, who retired after 40 years as sports information director (SID) at Saint Lawrence University on June 1, 2017 became the first SID to be named winner of the Jim Fullerton Award by the American Hockey Coaches Association. He received his award for career contributions to the sport of ice hockey at the ACHA Convention in Florida in April.
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72 Maureen Pietryka Dakin is currently serving her 11th year in the Vermont State House of Representatives where she serves on the Appropriations Committee. Dr. Ronda Moore and her business partner have been selected as 2017 “Women Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Dr. Moore has had a multifaceted STEM career across two different professions, and continues to break new ground every day. Using her experience as a veterinarian and scientist, and background in pathology, she advises inventors and senior management of pharmaceutical, biologic, medical device, and medical diagnostic companies, start-ups and emerging companies, venture capital, and universities on a wide range of intellectual property issues. Rosie Lee writes, “I've been working on a documentary, Inside Peace, for the past six years. It is about criminal offenders marked by generations of violence, addiction and bad choices, who attend a peace class in a Texas jail and struggle to discover their humanity, improve their outlook on life, and rebuild their lives from the inside out. The film was invited to 15 film festivals and won 10 awards, before an invitation to air on PBS in Michigan was offered, where we won a Television Broadcast Excellence Merit Award for independent producer. Inside Peace is now offered on PBS nationally through the National Educational Television Association. It's a rewarding blend of all that started at UVM: a passion for peace activism, a major in mass communications (who knew the fun to come with that choice!) and a fifth-year program in education. Check out the movie at insidepeacemovie.com.”
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73Scott Thomas Vaughn passed away on February 22, 2017. He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law and practiced law for over 40 years, primarily at the Hilburn Law Firm in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Scott was a man of great integrity, strength, and goodness who brought joy and laughter to all who met him. Even those who did not know him were often recipients of his unsolicited acts of kindness.
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75 Mariella Squire writes, “I am still on the faculty of University of Maine at Fort Kent, as professor of anthropology and sociology, and am currently head of social sciences. I teach folklore, ethnobotany, medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, and a range of sociology courses. My hobbies include cats, herbalism, gardening, historic re-enactment, and music. I am also the part-time lay preacher and musician for a Congregational Church in town.” Paula Cope writes, “I was excited to participate in the groundbreaking for the new UVM Rescue quarters. Happy to be joined by Stacey Lazarus, Linda Krueger, and Themis Tsoumas. It only took 45 years!”
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76 Jeffrey T. Berk shares, “I graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 1981. Currently I am based in Lexington, Kentucky, specializing in assisting clients purchasing thoroughbred racehorses and breeding stock internationally. I am also vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.” Don Nelinson writes, “I guess we really don't slow down with age! I recently added to my responsibilities as the American Osteopathic Association's Ex Officio member of the Internal Medicine Review Committee at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Not enough skiing this past winter but hoping for some quality time at the Vermont house this summer. Also reminding classmates interested in supporting or getting involved with the Defining Excellence award at UVM to contact me.” Gary Faigen writes, “For over 20 years now, the following group has been getting together annually, trying, with limited success, to act as we did back in the day. It started as five or six of us and has grown to include the following: Chris “you pulled the wrong tooth Doc” Aumock, Mark “let's skip class and go for a drive in the country” Auriema, Steve “collar up” Bradley, Jon “cut down all the trees” Parker, Chuck “want some Sheldrake Point wine” Tauck, Stewart “I move every 15 years” Yaguda, Bruce “Moose” Peel, Jan “call me professor” Carlee, Bob “Wilco/NASA guy” Willcox, Tim “Mr. Florida” Fenton, Teddy “we should go this way,” Pickering, Dave “Mr. Florida 2” Demers and Tim “Oregon Mountain Man” Donahue. We also hope to get Richard “Gitch” Gaiser and Scott “Mr. Alaska” Bauerclub near Woodstock, Vermont, twice; Mad River; Lake Placid twice, Portland, Oregon; Aspen; Savannah; D.C.; Newport, Rhode Island; Lake Winnipesaukee; Flagstaff Lake/Mount Bigelow, Maine; and Sarasota is on the agenda for this October. I'm sure there must be other trips, but I'm old and just can't remember. We do a lot of the same things that we used to do, just at a slower pace. And where we used to go out at 10, now we are going to bed. Lots of great memories!” Karen Laibach Koenig writes that she, Kenneth Koenig, Jim O'Neil, Cindy Wilson O'Neil '77, Patrick Taves, and Peggy Johnstone Taves '77 celebrated their 40th wedding anniversaries together in Key West this April. They all had a great time together! Kathy Towle shares, “Just moved to Hyde Park section of Tampa and love it! Looking forward to meeting some other UVM alums in the area.” Lynn Verawrites, “My biggest news is retirement after 35 years in Vermont public education (middle, adult, and mostly high school). I am traveling, gardening, caregiving for family members, and loving the freedom to wake up and decide what I want to do! I serve on Vermont Workforce Development Board and on boards for two non-profits. I am re-connected with two UVM compatriots and through them to other old friends. Life is good. I referee field hockey every fall (40+years) at high school and college levels. I live with my partner of 28 years and our dog in Queen City Park. The Vermont feminist community continues to inspire and uplift me.”
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77 40th Reunion October 6-8, 2017alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.eduKathi Burdett Roesler writes, “My husband, Bob, and I have become Florida residents. I retired recently after 40 years as an operating room nurse. Still using my art degree by doing house portraits on plates. Five children, five grandchildren. Life is busy and good.” Laurel Raines co-founded Dig Studio in 2012, a landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm in Denver, Colorado. She writes, “After over 30 years of partnering in firms of all sizes, having our own firm again has been rewarding and fun!” Lynn St. Amour reports, “Having retired from the Internet Society, a large global non-profit after 13 years as president and CEO, I was recently re-appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to the position of chair of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum, so no retirement at the moment. The IGF brings stakeholders together to advance discussions on public policy issues relating to the internet and its impacts. After spending nearly 30 years in Europe, I moved back to Boston and am slowly reconnecting. Nice to be back.”
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78 Judy Ketcham Knaub writes, “While visiting Linda Johnson Norris '81, we went to the rebels lacrosse game where she surprised me by inviting Jennifer Oakes, one of our UVM basketball coaches. Then, in walks Janice Lange, who was my field hockey coach at UVM. So fun to catch up with these inspiring, active women!” Martha Inglis writes, “After graduation I remained in Vermont for seven years. When I left, I continued teaching, living in New York (Long Island), West Virginia, Maryland (Washington, D.C. region) and Virginia. I have been involved with animal-assisted therapy with my little papillon who thinks all people were put on earth to be his friends. I would love to hear from any UVM grads living in Greater D.C.!”
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79 Greg Boardman says, “I've announced my retirement as vice provost for student affairs at Stanford University. Will be moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, later this summer. Looking forward to the next adventure. Any UVM'ers in the Santa Fe area?”
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80 Heidi Winslow writes, “After living in Colorado for close to 30 years (Aspen and Telluride), I am enjoying being back in New England and reconnecting with UVM alumni! I have been working in the sports medicine/wellness world since graduating and have recently launched Coreretreats.com which is an exciting and rewarding business. I hope to visit Burlington and UVM sometime soon, maybe for an alumni hockey or lacrosse game? Fellow teammates??” Tom Beatini was a presenter at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. This conference is attended by mathematics teachers from around the world. It was the tenth time he made a presentation at this conference. He also had a mini-UVM reunion with David Milligan ’77. Submit your news to—
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81 Catherine Cover Willson says, “I'm writing on behalf of myself and five alums, Barb Rosenthal Ebenstein, Karen Yacos, Sue Dixon, Ruth Einstein and Mary Crane. The six of us lived in Robinson Dorm (now Slade) in 1978. We graduated together (well, most of us) in 1981 and stayed in Vermont, to find jobs, spouses and have children (okay, most of us). Some have gone back to school, for higher degrees, taking us away from Vermont for a few years. We have seen each other through divorce and the death of a spouse. We are watching our children grow up and find their ways. Some are even now UVM alums! We still share laughter over our antics at Robinson Dorm, most of those stories not really fit for print! Here is to our friendships of almost 35 years that started at UVM!” Laura Barber Markwick will be inducted as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) at their annual convention in Philadelphia in June 2017. She was also elected to serve as the New York (north) state representative for AANP. Tim Anderson writes, “My wife, Nickie, and I travelled from California to Burlington for the Men's Lacrosse DI 40-year anniversary celebration weekend on April 1. 120 alumni attended. Great to see the 15+ former guys I played with in the early years, especially Mike Aubrey ’82, Peter Riegelman ’80, and John Cobb ’83. Also great to see Coach Farnham! Sorry to not see so many others—let's try again for the 50th anniversary! Also caught up with fellow Boulder and Sigma Phi brother Chris Williamson ’81. Was great to get back, see that What Ales You has not changed a bit, and I look forward to my next visit.”
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83 David R. Lambert says, “A great visit from a UVM advancement representative recently helped me reflect on four great years with wonderful people. I am living in Rochester, New York. My older two children will have graduated from college by the time this is published and only a high school freshman left at home. It all goes too fast. Enjoy my work as a general internist and overseeing the M.D. program here.” Robin Edelstein writes, “A shout out to my wonderful friend, Jan Hale, with wishes for a great chapter including North Carolina! To Marc DeNuccio: hoping all is well with work and family. To David Oakes: where are you? I cannot find a contact for you anywhere! Find me on LinkedIn, please. For me, still teaching math to high school students and still love it!”
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After 17 years working for the federal government in D.C., Dave White and his family relocated to Knoxville, Tennesee. Dave left the FDA to take the associate dean of research position at the University of Tennessee. Buff Blanchard and Michele Donato Blanchard were excited to attend commencement ceremonies this year to witness their daughter Dylan Blanchard ’17's graduation from UVM! Penni Pomeroy was also excited for graduation this year. She writes, “Our daughter Amanda Pomeroy ’17 graduated from UVM a whole year early. So proud of her accomplishments and we can't wait to see what the future holds for her.” Peter Plumeau shares, “I recently launched LogisCity, LLC, a consulting firm focused on providing transportation and logistics solutions for sustainable cities and communities. My current projects are taking me to Paraguay and other countries to help public agencies integrate sustainable development practices into their infrastructure planning and deployment.” Sherri Steinfeld shares, “Still living in New York City since 1990! After careers in pastry and publishing, I have now entered my third, and probably final, career as an independent college counselor, specializing in working with students with learning disabilities. Applying to college today is worlds apart from how we did it in the old days! I still love to visit UVM, but long for the days when students walked around campus talking to each other rather than texting!” Craig Mabie writes, “I have recently been appointed to a commissioner position with the Kittitas County, Washington, Park and Recreation District No.1. I am leading the ‘Towns to Teanaway Corridor’ project. This is an effort to develop an award-winning trail master plan and design for a loop trail system connecting the Cascade Mountain towns of Ronald, Roslyn, Cle Elum and South Cle Elum to the new 50,000 acre Teanaway Community Forest. This project will provide a plan for a critical recreation corridor that will provide a phenomenal non-motorized trail experience. Creating a recreational corridor to connect these communities to the Teanaway Community Forest is an important undertaking that will benefit the people and wildlife of the region for generations to come.”
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Barbara Roth roth_barb@yahoo.com

86Peter O'Connell has been serving as the new CEO of Hinckley Yachts since September 1. Based in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Hinckley manufactures a range of jet-propelled powerboats from 29 to 55 feet and sailboats from 42 to 50 feet, with additional yachts under the Hunt Yachts and Morris Yachts name plates.
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Lawrence Gorkun vtlfg@msn.com

87Andrew Buerger shares, “It’s been a great year for our family. Love our relatively new business, B'more Organic, which bottles organic protein smoothies made with skyr. It's now in 44 states. My wife, Jennifer, and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in September. She keeps busy with her psychotherapy practice. Oh, and she also chases our six-year-olds around. Last summer our climbing organization, Jodi's Climb for Hope, ran an expedition on Mount Rainier and we were greeted with 50-mph wind, trapping us in our tents for 30+ hours. Hoping to get back there this summer. Was in New York City for a meeting and stayed with my college roommate, Chris Bert Murphy, who's doing great there. Thanks to social media, I found Joel Greenwald '88 who is a residential home builder in Dallas.” In 2016, Robert Faivre completed his doctorate in English at SUNY Albany, for which he wrote a dissertation on the dialectics of reading. He also served on the editorial collective for a new book, Human, All Too (Post)Human (Lexington) and published an article on the labor theory of value in the time of Walmart in a Minnesota review. Dara Levinewas glad to welcome spring in New York City. She writes, “I love the snow and winter, but I look forward to spring so I can get together with the McAuley Girls: Beth Phillips-Whitehair, Petra Gerstberger-Rowlands, Carolyn Beatty-Murphy, Sara Prineas-Wurzer, Nancy Hacohen-Slavkin, Jeanette Beer-Becker and once in a while Sharme Beuchner-Altshuler, Terry Flannegan and Eileen LaRochelle-Ramer. Happily living with my husband, Brad Hillis, and our three-year-old Westy named Abby who is looking forward to another gift from Jeanette. And last, but not least, thinking of our dear friend Kees Goudsmit who passed away six years and five months ago. It is hard to believe.” Lesley McBride still lives in New York City with her girls: Anneke, almost 11, and Cy, almost 16. Barbara Perlmutter Shapiro and her husband, Ed, recently received the 2017 Kehillah Award in recognition of their outstanding leadership and commitment to the Rashi School and community.
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Sarah Reynolds ssrey2@verizon.net

88 Susan Neff writes, “Hello from South Alabama! I've been down here for two years with Audet Electric and on the lookout for any other Catamounts in the Gulf Coast area. The beaches are beautiful and business is booming.” Louise Merrigan moved to Portland, Oregon, in August 2015. She is enjoying the kindness of the people, the beauty of the flora, and the extensive culinary delights the city has to offer. George Brothers writes, “My wife, Karla, and I got together in April with Dan Lehan, Lisa Lehan, and at Stowe to ring cowbells and cheer on Jeff “Spaz” Tulloch in the Stowe Sugar Slalom, where he placed third in the dual slalom master division. Good times!” David C. Merritt writes, “Petra and I enjoyed a trip to Germany to visit her mom and relatives there. Expecting our 11th grandchild. I have hope to walk again! First and only treatment for my spinal muscular atrophy type III was FDA approved in December 2016. I commenced treatment this spring. Very expensive, may need to do some serious fund raising...Any ideas?” Todd Sean Tyrrell is competing on the senior basketball team at the Maccabiah games this month. He lives with his wife, Kim Hargraves, in Denver, Colorado, and they have one son, Ethan Edward. Submit your news to—
Cathy Selinka Levison crlevison@comcast.net

89 Maureen Kelly Gonsalves caught up with Emily Katz Moskowitz, Kate Barker Swindell, Robyn Fried Boyd, Kate Fallon Croteau and Sue Mooney Noonan during the holidays. She writes, “It is always a fun night when we can get our group together, even when it’s not the entire group. Diane Peligal O’Halloran lives in New Jersey, Kim Slomin McGarvey lives in New York City and Stefanie Conroy Wallach lives in Washington, D.C., and were unable to join us for the celebration. It was great to ring in the new year at Mount Snow with Dan Croteau ’87 and Kate Fallon Croteau, Sue Mooney Noonan and Tom O’Hara. Tom’s son, Thomas O’Hara ’18, is a junior at UVM and he joined us as well.” Lee Lowell writes, “I am married to Amy Miller Lowell ’90, a UVM grad and a certified nurse-midwife. Just recently settled down in Shaker Heights, Ohio, after spending the last 26 years since UVM graduation living in New York City, Hawaii, and Florida. Three kids; with our oldest daughter, Sydney, a sophomore at Ohio State University and our 11th grade daughter, Josie, recently committed to playing lacrosse for the Catamounts! We're so excited for that. Our son Griffin is 11 and in 5th grade. I just launched a new business, a financial newsletter, The Smart Option Seller (www.smartoptionseller.com) which helps the investing public learn about and profit from the use of stock options. I get together annually with other UVM alums: Steve Medwin, Brian Norton, Bill Wyrick '90, Josh Lipchin, Kevin Birney '90, Phil Kimball and Mike Scope. Looking forward to the 30th reunion!”
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90Upon retiring after 30 years in the military, Dwight DeCoster is the director of Champlain Valley Weatherization Services, providing energy efficiency services to low-income Vermonters. Jane Racoosin and Brian Burns ’89 made the move to Manhattan after 23 years in Brooklyn and are adjusting to being empty nesters. Kyle is a freshman at American University in D.C. and Suzanne is a sophomore at Carleton College in Minnesota. Jane is still happily hanging out with little ones at Beginnings Nursery School where she is director and owner of the school. Laura Chevalier writes, Tim Chevalier ’91 and I are so excited to share that our daughter, Kyra, will be joining her brother, Ryan, at UVM this fall! Ryan Chevalier ’19, is studying electrical engineering. Kyra Chevalier ’21 will be studying public communications. We couldn't be happier for our Catamounts!” Submit your news to—
Tessa Donohoe Fontaine tfontaine@brandywine.org

91 Andrea Kaston Tange has received tenure at Macalester College. Her interests lie in 19th-century British literature and culture, including travel narratives, colonialism and empire, gender and class identities, visual and print culture, domesticity, childhood, Anglo-Jewish life and migrations. After almost 26 years in the United States Army, Greg Doubek will retire this September. Greg attained the rank of Colonel, and served in Washington State, Germany, Colorado, Hawaii, Kuwait, and Maryland. After taking this summer off to travel, Greg plans to settle in Maryland to figure out what he really wants to do when he grows up. He says, “Stop by for a beer if you are travelling near Annapolis.” Songbae Lee got together with Jon Silsby in D.C. over the weekend while Jon and his family (four kids!) were en route to their spring break vacation. Jon works in real estate finance for CIBC in their New York City office. Songbae covers the international microfinance portfolio for Calvert Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Karen Heller Lightman khlightman@gmail.com

92 25th Reunion October 6-8, 2017 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu. Brandt Rider writes, “I still live in the Baltimore area with my wife, Karen, my 15-year-old son, Bennett, and 13-year old daughter, Anna. I just celebrated my 21st anniversary at The Columbia Bank, where I'm currently a group manager and vice president. I'm looking forward to our upcoming 25th UVM Reunion in October and seeing the Class of '92 crew from 62 South Union extended, including Crawford Hubbard, Jay Czelusniak, Darren Henry, Craig McLaren, Ned Crosby, Nate Beck and Lynnette Beck, Jeremy Solomon, Jai Chanda, Matt Pezzulich, Ted and Nena Rich, John Newton, Andy Kahn, and Matt Reider. I also challenge the crew from 83 North Willard (from my junior year: Jessica, Jenn Bruno, Jenn Holden, Adam, Mason, Leslie, DJ, Renn, Kim, and Jason (I apologize if I missed anyone) to attend! Also, I don't remember seeing Lars, Sebastian, and Tetreault at any recent reunions either! Patterson dorm alums like Kevin Schroeder, Tim Hoover, Todd Frazier, and Drew Smith, let's make an appearance boys! Finally, I hope that '92 grad and fellow Baltimore resident, Henry Boucher, M.D. can make it. Henry, an excellent orthopedic surgeon, just replaced my hip in December 2016 enabling me to be fully ready for the big Reunion! Fired up for a great weekend!" Happy to announce we have gotten the old Irish Happy Hour band from The Last Chance, Bootless & Unhorsed, to reunite and play that weekend.
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94Greg Huse and his wife, Liz, recently purchased a home in Columbia, Maryland, and are happy to be homeowners in such a great community! After five years at the Smithsonian Institution, Greg is now the urban forester and memorial arboretum manager at Arlington National Cemetery just outside of Washington, D.C. He is honored to work at this national shrine. Randy Folsom shares, “After retiring from the Vermont National Guard in 1997, we moved to South Carolina. I have again retired, this time from the Department of Veterans Affairs where I have been working as a registered nurse for the past 16 years. For those in the nursing program, I highly recommend looking into the VA for your nursing career. Our plans now are to travel and spend time with our grandchildren.”
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95Tim Diette writes, “As of July 1, I will be the associate dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.” Todd Schneider writes, “It’s been almost 20 years living in Los Angeles, stunt coordinating, performing as a stuntman, and enjoying my family. Both kids are in high school. We are skiing as much as possible in Mammoth. This past year was incredible. (50 feet of snow!) Hoping for another epic season.” Greg Rua, Carl Martin, Arnie Juanillo ’92, and Wayne Chadbourne ’92 wrote to share that they were seen at Bethpage State Park–Black Course (site of the US Open in 2002 and 2009 and future site of The Ryder Cup in 2024). The hope is that this will be an annual event and next year Mark Furr ’92 will get them on the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia (site of the 2017 PGA tour championship). Check out a photo on the Alumni Association’s Flickr page at alumni.uvm.edu. Submit your news to—
Valeri Susan Pappas vpappas@davisandceriani.com

96Barry Gordon and his partner, Laura, welcomed their first child on November 20, 2016 and are glad to have relocated back to Eugene, Oregon. Grey Lee hit some spring skiing in Banff with old buddies Adam Hyde '97 and Neil Dalal '97 and upon returning, discovered he had been admitted to a mid-career master’s in public administration at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is starting academic life this month. Patrick Riordan shares, “I currently live in Westbrook, Connecticut. Still working for Sikorsky Aircraft as a production test pilot. Skyler is now 1 1/2 and Connor is almost 5. My wife, Shanti, is doing well too. I now have my helicopter ATP, CFI, CFII and S-92, S-70 ratings. Things are going well in the Connecticut National Guard too where I'm a CW3 maintenance test pilot. Hope all is well out there for Class of 1996!” Ben Durant has joined the Hergenrother Enterprises team. As vice president of investor relations, Ben focuses on finding and evaluating development projects for their sound investment potential. He has a strong entrepreneurial background and has either been a business owner or involved with start-ups for most of his career. Ben lives in Williston, Vermont, with his wife, Amy, and three children; Adelaide, Eloise, and Truman.
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97Jessica Morton writes, “Hi there, I started a business called Morton Essentials, LLC, out of my kitchen in Santa Monica, California, making natural deodorants. It is now carried in select Whole Foods Markets, on Etsy, and will soon be sold on Amazon for anyone who is looking for free shipping with Amazon Prime. It is the only natural deodorant that has ever worked for me, my friends, and family so please be on the lookout for it. I am grateful for all of my small business management and accounting classes that I took at UVM because they completely set me up to succeed as a business owner. At UVM, I created so many mock businesses as part of my classwork that showed me how to take what starts as an idea and how to bring it to fruition. Also, I am meeting up with a few classmates, Jill Volden Harris, Karen Fishman Lefkowitz, Jenny Gilmore Munroe, and Allyson Foley Johnson, at the beginning of August 2017 in Boston. Please email me at Jessica@Mortonessentials.com if you'd like to join us!” Chris LaBounty passed away June 23, 2016. An avid climber and BASE jumper, Chris had already solo-climbed a nearby peak the morning of June 23, and jumped without incident high in the Alps on the edge of a mountain nature reserve, a Mecca for wingsuit BASE jumping. The Swanton, Vermont, native soloed the 9,255-foot tower again in the afternoon, confidently. Ever calculated, it may have been a miscalculation in unfamiliar terrain that ultimately cost Chris his life. In the end, the tragic details don’t matter. He is survived by his wife, Colleen, and two daughters. For the many people whose lives Chris touched, from Vermont to California, through climbing and BASE jumping, exploring and playing, a deep void now exists, a void left by a person that lived every minute of life to the fullest. Send your news to—
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99Dylan Grimes is a civil litigation attorney in San Francisco. In 2016, he was admitted to the Hawaii Bar and, in 2017, was named a Northern California Superlawyers Rising Star. Through a mix of sound-poems, dance, and traditional scenes Catherine Theis attempts to jostle Medea from her traditional, male-defined narrative in a modern retelling set in the mountains of Montana. Catherine was a finalist for the 2015 Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers for her work on Medea. More information: playsinverse.com or spdbooks.org. Jessica Muslin shares, “I recently transitioned from finance to put that women's studies/sociology degree to good use as director of operations for Women’s Way in Philadelphia, the region's leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls, and gender equality through grantmaking, catalyzing collaboration, and education.” Andrew Feibelman and his lovely wife, Elaine, welcomed their first child, daughter, Harlyn Ray, on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017. It was a great day for them and they had all of New England cheering on the special day! Some other exciting news for Massachusetts residents, Chris Frier, his wife, Sara, and son Colby will be moving back from London this summer! We are thrilled to have them back stateside. It is with a heavy heart that Anne Marie DeLuca Comaratta ’99 shares that her husband, Ross Comaratta died on December 4th 2016 after a two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia. His classmate Chris Sellinger was at the funeral. Ross and his wife, Anne Marie, have two kids: Luca, 8, and Rosie, 6. Before Ross was diagnosed in December 2014, they took an amazing summer trip to Burlington, walked around campus, hung out on Church Street, and ate at the Red Onion. Ross was a vice president at M&T Bank in Buffalo and volunteered his time as chair of the board of directors at International Institute, a refugee resettlement agency. He was an avid road biker. Even when he was sick, he still raised money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute (where he received his treatment including a bone marrow transplant) through the Ride for Roswell, a road bike race and fundraiser in Buffalo. Ross will be dearly missed and we will keep Anne Marie, Luca, and Rosie in our thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you. I have a bit of news to share as well. My husband, Dan, and I were beyond thrilled to welcome our third child on February 15, 2017. Zoey Rose joins big brothers Jackson, 3, and Elliot, 5. Please continue to send me your updates. Submit your news to—
Sarah Pitlak Tiber spitlak@hotmail.com

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00 Rayna Freedman shares, “I was recently elected MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) President Elect. I also co-chair the MassCUE Fall Conference, which is New England's premier educational technology conference.” Eric Sigman joined the firm of Laredo & Smith to continue his practice in business and franchise law. He focuses his practice in business law, with a particular concentration on franchise law, guiding clients through corporate formation, capitalization, succession planning, commercial leasing, and mergers and acquisitions.
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01Joshua Broder, CEO of Maine-based Tilson Technology, was named a Top Young Professional in New England by Engineering News-Record, the magazine of record for stakeholders in the commercial engineering and construction industries. Broder is a graduate of UVM's military studies program.
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Erin Wilson ewilson41@gmail.com

02 Danielle Beerli shares, “Last September I opened a non-profit women and girls community center called Empower Her, Inc. which offers local programming and provides a place for women to be supported in their life paths as well as to open new doors and opportunities for girls and provide them with foundational and prosocial skills. I was also honored as a Top 40 Under 40 in Connecticut Magazine's February issue.” Megan Donnachie Reece married Dr. Steven Reece on November 5, 2016 at the MIT Chapel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Megan's freshman-year roommate, Katherine Fry Hass, was a bridesmaid and quite a few other UVM alumni were in attendance including Kate Sylvester, Elise Brierley Kerrigan (Megan's other UVM roommate) and Colleen and Jim Bartling. Megan and Steven just bought a house in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and will be moving there this summer. Ryan Marlow writes, “We would like to announce the births of our identical twin daughters, Lena Angeline and Vera Antoinette Marlow. They were born on February 26, 2017 at UVM Medical Center overlooking Main Campus.”
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Jennifer Khouri Godin jenniferkhouri@yahoo.com

03Jon Kantor writes, “On Friday, April 7, Bob Fulton '04 hosted the annual memorial dinner for the late Tom Mazza at Ray's The Steaks in Arlington, Virginia. UVM alumni Russel Henderson, Sanjeev Yadav, Michael Banyas, Jon Kantor, Laura Fionda '04, Katie Engdahl Vernuccio '05, Todd Van Etten '06, and former UVM professor Robert Kaufman (virtually) were all present to celebrate the life of Tom, who is dearly missed.”
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Korinne Moore korinne.d.moore@gmail.com

04 After spending time training on both coasts (at the University of Pittsburgh, Stanford and University of Utah), Anya Gushchin has migrated to the Midwest to start working at two hospitals in Chicago. She is the clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center working at the Hines, Virginia, and has a full time appointment as an oculoplastic and orbital surgeon at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. True to her beginnings at UVM, she continues to volunteer time teaching abroad. 2016 took her to Micronesia and Ethiopia and this year she will return to Ghana and Nepal to continue training the next generation of oculoplastic surgeons. Serving the county population she frequently remembers her microbiology and molecular genetics roots which come in handy for some very unique tropical disease presentations.
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Kelly Kisiday kellykisiday@hotmail.com

05 Anne Sweet and her family are finally able to stay in one place for a bit! Her husband's active duty service comes to an end this year and they look forward to enjoying the South Jersey/Philadelphia area.
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Kristin Dobbs kristin.dobbs@gmail.com

06 Amy M. Allen acquired her CPA license in February.
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07 10th Reunion October 6-8, 2017 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
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Elizabeth Bitterman ekolodner@gmail.com

08 Ashleigh Overlee shares that Xander Holt Overlee was born in October 2016 and joins his big brother, Steele Gunnison, and big sister, Kensington Brynne, to make a family of five. Mom, Ashleigh Wilson Overlee, and dad, Jared Overlee ’07, enjoy spending time with their kiddos.
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Elizabeth Bearese ebearese@gmail.com

Emma Grady gradyemma@gmail.com

09 Benjamin Mark Weisberger and Elizabeth Josephine Botcheller were married Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the North Garden of Blithewold Mansion, in Bristol, Rhode Island. Benjamin, is Chef de Cuisine of No. 9 Park in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his bachelor’s in political science from UVM, he holds an associate degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. The newlyweds enjoyed a mini-moon in Nantucket, Massachusetts. They will honeymoon in Asia next spring and continue to live in Cambridge. Henry Wainhouse recently transferred to Columbia Law School. He will be working at Jones Day in New York City this summer.
Submit your news to— David Volain david.volain@gmail.com

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10 Lisa Rosenberg writes, “I was offered a six-month opportunity to work and live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to gain critical experience within my company.”
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Daron Raleigh raleighdaron@gmail.com

11 Hayley Driscoll and Benjamin Regan '12 got engaged. They started dating at UVM in 2009 and have been together ever since. Jen Lisi and Ben Finkel are also engaged! They live in Providence, Rhode Island. Ben completed his master’s in business administration in 2016 and now works as a marketing analyst. Jen is in her second year of law school at Roger Williams University.
Submit your news to— Troy McNamara Troy.mcnamara4@gmail.com

125th Reunion October 6-8, 2017 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu. Sydney Lucia and Brendan Sage ’13 are excited to announce their engagement. After meeting at UVM in 2010, Brendan proposed in Montreal over Christmas 2016. The wedding will take place at the Shelburne Museum in 2018. The wedding party is made up of several UVM alumni, including Molly Fitzsimmons, maid of honor, Andrew McDonagh '13, best man, Katie O'Bryan, Jen Dell '14, Greg Francese, Monica Johnston '13, and Adam Jesudason '13. There will also be countless other alums among the guests!
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Patrick Dowd patrickdowd2012@gmail.com

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Katharine Hawes Katharine.hawes2@gmail.com
Madelaine White mswhite1991@gmail.com

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Grace Buckles glbuckles@gmail.com

15 Meg Ziegler writes, “Look at the Alumni Association website flickr photo gallery to see the photo of me with a fellow UVM alumni Steven Chadwick ’98, who I met while at Everest Base Camp in Nepal October, 2016. I heard him mention Vermont while on the trail and we realized we were both UVM alumni!”
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UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

16 Elissa Johnson was appointed internship placement coordinator in the food studies program at Syracuse University’s Falk College. She holds a master’s degree in food systems from UVM, where her graduate research explored connections between intersectional identity, place, and practice through a focus on gatherers of wild edibles. She previously worked as a consultant to farmers on a wide range of issues including buyer-appropriate harvesting, agro-tourism, online marketing, and community supported agriculture development. Aviva Loeb started working at The Washington Post in April. She designs and art directs for the national suite of apps as well as for other emerging news products. Submit your news to—
UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

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