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Life Beyond Graduation

It’s been a long road since UVM. Quit school in 1967 and entered the Army. Rose through the ranks to become an officer. Decorated for valor in Vietnam. Returned to UVM in 1970 and graduated in 1972. Went to law school and started my own law firm which ran for 34 years and am now retired. Just finished up my first novel, To Mock a Coloring Book, this August. Back in Burlington this fall to see my grandson and pander my book.”
­­—Howard Hibbard, Class of '72


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43 Fortunately, I heard from Daan Zwick this week, which helped me to remember it was time for another column. Daan was choosing the courses he will be taking this fall at the Osher Life-long Learning Institute. He reports that he continues to write and to volunteer. He tries to walk each day as well. He sadly communicates that he lost his wife to cancer earlier this year. We offer him the heartfelt condolences of his classmates. His three children are a great source of pleasure. He mentioned that his daughter, Melanie, is celebrating her 66th birthday with a climb of the Grand Teton in Wyoming. I would definitely conclude that she is a “chip off the old block.” Patty Pike Halleck is now at the Meadows in Rutland recuperating from a knee replacement. I had lunch recently with Patty and Mary Beth Davis Bloomer at The Gables where Mary Beth resides. What fun for us to be together. I also saw Lucy Pike Anderson who lives there as well. She is as pretty as ever. I also heard from Kathy Walker ’66, the daughter of Kay Benson and Reggie White, both of whom are deceased. Kathy has an affinity for our class since she recognizes more names in my column than in that of her own class. I forwarded her letter to Daan who remembers Kathy’s parents well. He recalled her mother as a tall, beautiful girl whom he escorted to a dance his freshman year. Daan characterized her dad, Reggie, as a real Vermonter, an agricultural student at UVM who was a member, along with Daan, of the cross country team coached by Archie Post ’27. Daan and Kathy enjoyed communicating with one another. Arnold Becker writes, “Ruth Spiwak ’42 and I met at UVM 78 years ago. We married 73 years ago and now enjoy four children, ten granddaughters, five grandsons and nearly six great-grandchildren.” I hope to hear from some more of our classmates in the coming weeks...or their children.
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49 Malcolm Severance has completed his book, A Pursuit of Excellence, A History of the University of Vermont School of Business Administration. It is available online at www.UVMBusinessSchoolBook.com. Martha Wood Sullivan, who lives in Jamesport, New York, stopped to visit Jane Atwood Barlow at Kendall in Hanover, New Hampshire, on her way to visit Gladys Clark Severance in Colchester, Vermont. The three women shared UVM Class of 1949 summers as counselors at YWCA Camp Hochelaga in South Hero, Vermont, and graduate school at Cornell University in the Student Dean program. Submit your news to–
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50 Our class reunion in October 2015 was shared with that of several other early classes of students who graduated in a year ending in five or zero. The few of us from our class who attended sat at a table together, chatted about what we were doing now and reminisced. Thinking that 1950 was a very long time ago, I was awed to meet and chat with several still very involved and active women who were in the class of 1940. Even though they were attending the gathering in wheelchairs, they told me about their volunteer work in their respective communities. What an inspiration! Doris Fafunwa writes, “Hello everyone! I am so glad to come from Lagos, Nigeria (where I have been privileged to live for the last 60 years) to visit family and friends here in U.S. In July I attended my 70th North Bennington high school reunion. Ours was a small class and there were just four of us who made it but it was fun also meeting up with others in the high school as well. Although I am sad that UVM Reunion is no longer held in the summer while I am here, I send warm greetings to any who may remember me and would delight to hear from you. My email is dfafunwa@yahoo.com. My son, Tunde, visits Lagos occasionally and brings mail from 2709 Stemwell Boulevard, North Chesterfield, VA 22323.” Mary Del Bianco shared the sad news that her husband, Henry Del Bianco, passed away on February 18, 2016. A Rutland native, Henry attended Mount Saint Joseph Academy before attending UVM on an ROTC scholarship. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers for three years after graduation and was discharged in 1954. He spent his career in engineering with Page Engineering. He married his wife, Nancy, in 1955 and had five children. A variety of family and work commitments led to Henry living and working in 26 countries located on every continent of the planet, including Antarctica! After his retirement in 1989, Henry and Nancy returned to Rutland where he spent the next 26 years, skiing, golfing, and traveling.
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53 Lynn A. Davis writes, “It is with much sadness that I report the passing of a good friend, brother Sigma Nu, and roommate Dr. Mark Margiotta. He passed away on April 17, 2016. Mark was a 1953 undergraduate and graduated from the UVM School of Medicine in 1957. He will forever be in the hearts of his loving and devoted wife, Pam, children and grandchildren.” Robert “Bob” Woodworth writes, “My wife, Marilyn Pratt ’52 passed away October 17, 2015 from ALS. This summer I have been paddling with Dragon Heart Vermont with great benefit to my general health.” Submit your news to-
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54 Matthew Baigell’s The Implacable Urge to Defame: Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877-1935 (Syracuse University Press) will be published in 2017. Chuck Perkins writes, “Hi Class of 1954! Wow, that is a long time ago! Most of us are in our eighties now, and that is scary. I check the obits every day to make sure I am still alive. Jann and I just returned from a 17-day cruise from Santiago, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, around Cape Horn. We have been to Antarctica twice, and it is a fun and intriguing part of the world. We also just spent a little time in Naples, Florida, and on Marco Island, where we own several condos. Southwest Florida is our favorite part of Florida. However, we still ski, so this past winter we spent some quality ski days in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. We opened the Alpine Shop in South Burlington in 1963, and we ran it for 30 years until our children took it over. The Alpine Shop is now in its 53rd year, and it is still in its original location. It is one of the oldest ski shops in the United States. We have two children and four grandchildren, and they are all doing well. Our oldest grandson, Max, is heading to Greece in the fall as part of his studies at Northeastern University. We took our two oldest grandchildren on a Mediterranean cruise last year, and Max fell in love with Greece. The big news in our lives is that Jann and I just celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary. We had a big party with over 150 guests at our Stowe house. We rode in on our Harley Davidson motorcycle to the applause of our guests. We also jumped into the swimming pool with our clothes on to the delight of everyone. It was a fun time. No more kids, no divorce, no new job, just enjoying life and taking care of our 40-plus properties. That is job enough. Jann and I just returned from a 12-day Baltic Sea cruise with two of our oldest grandchildren. Max, (18) and Bella (15). We also have Micah, (13), and Mira (11). They have all been on cruises with Gram and Gramps. Our next adventure will be to visit our son in Alaska who is a bush pilot working out of Ketchikan. We lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, at one time, and we visit Alaska every year. I hope everyone is doing well and they will keep in touch. Life is fun. I wish it could go on forever.”
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55 Robert Astone ’49, MD’55 passed away on March 13, 2016. At UVM, Robert was a pre-med student, a member of SAE, the varsity tennis team and manager of the ski team. He was accepted at UVM Medical School, class of 1955, where his father also graduated. During medical school, Robert married his first wife, Judith Henderson. Their son, Michael Robert, was born in 1954. After both Robert and Judith graduated in 1955, they moved to California where Bob had an internship and residency at Harbor General Hospital/UCLA, in Torrance. Their daughter, Antonia, was born in 1956 and Jennifer Marie was born in 1962. During his residency, Robert was drafted into the United States Army and spent two years as a captain in the medical corps at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The family returned to California where Bob completed his residency, followed by a fellowship in cardiology under Dr. C.K. Liu. After the fellowship, Bob set up a solo practice in internal medicine and cardiology and was an active member at The Little Company of Mary Hospital and other South Bay hospitals. Robert Astone and C.K.Liu were instrumental in setting up the first cardiac catherization units at Little Company of Mary. In the '70s, Robert and Judith divorced. He married Barbara Kennedy, a native of Chicago, Illinois in August 1996, and later retired from cardiology. They moved to La Quinta, where they enjoyed tennis, golf, bridge, friends and family. Sig Weissbein MD’55, a best friend from UVM medical school, was a desert neighbor, golfing, and card-playing buddy. Helene Widder Chusid shares, “Marilyn Stern Dukoff, Helene Widder Chusid, and Eleanor Robinson Hozid ‘56, enjoyed their annual summer reunion at Marilyn’s home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. We are looking forward to next summer’s get-together and would love to have other classmates in the Great Barrington area join with us.”
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57 G.W. Stevenson writes “Still alive! Still kicking! Still supporting Hillary! Saddened by Obama; Disappointed by Obama.” Len Kreisler writes, “I wrote a book sold on Amazon.com, called In Bed Alone: A Caregiver’s Odyssey. It is estimated that well over one third of the nation (over 100 million and growing) are either directly or indirectly affected by caregiving and advocacy. In Bed Alone makes for a better understanding of psychiatric emotions and behaviors such as anxieties, depression and irrational exuberant manifestations of bipolar disease. Additionally, it covers neurologic diseases affecting movement, cognition and vital senses such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. I welcome comments, discussions and questions and where possible will be happy to appear as a speaker: doctorlenk@gmail.com. Together we can make things better for all of us. Also looking for sponsors of the book and/or partnering.” Mel Dunphy’s books, Young Life Remembered (Help To Memorialize Your Child) and Two Flesh, One Spirit, 10 Kids, 50 Roses (A True Love Story) are available by mail order 4339 Royal Oak Lane, New Port Richey, FL 34653 for $14.94 each and a shipping cost of $3.99 each. Nancy Boden writes, “Herb Boden ’54 and I, along with our daughter, Kim; son-in-law, Franck; grandchildren Alex (16) and Brianna (13) traveled to Southern France, visiting with friends and family of Franck who was born in Paris. Great food, wonderful wines and beautiful scenery. Third time in the last 10 years.” Herb Brown was inducted into the Stony Brook University Athletic Hall of Fame on October 14, 2016. Brown, a former UVM basketball letterman was the first varsity basketball and baseball coach at Stony Brook. Martin Danoff writes, “I celebrated my 81st birthday and am still practicing law on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. I won the Senior Golf Championship at Fresh Meadow Country Club with a net score of 64. I speak and have dinner with Mark Bernstein, Bob Corshen, and Billy Damsey. My wife Susan is a judge in the Family Court of the State of New York and presides over adoptions, abuse and permanency hearings for teens in foster care. I wish all my classmates good health and peace.” William F. Keeshan, Jr. died peacefully on July 15, 2016 at his home in New London, New Hampshire, surrounded by his loving family. He grew up in Stamford, Connecticut and graduated from the King School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Following graduation, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, serving two years active duty and six years in the active reserves. Over the years, William was active in UVM alumni affairs having served on the executive committee of the Alumni Association and as chairman of the Green & Gold Committee. William spent over thirty years in his business career working in advertising agency account management positions with New York City based firms. After retiring from senior vice president in 1993 with DFM, he joined Becks North America, a long standing client company, as assistant to the president. He retired in 1998. An avid skier and lifelong sailor, he was a 50-year member of the Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, Connecticut and a seven-year member of the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club in Sunapee, New Hampshire. He cherished being out on the water sailing, volunteering on race committee, and skiing at Mt. Sunapee with his family and friends. William used his love of landscaping as an active volunteer of the Fells Historic Estate & Gardens in Newbury, New Hampshire. Before moving to New London, New Hampshire in 2004 to enjoy their retirement in the northeast, he and his wife, Jacqueline Cremen Keeshan, known as “Bunny,” lived in Darien, Connecticut for 45 years where they raised their three daughters. He is remembered for being a man of great faith, a loving and devoted husband, father, and granddad who always put family first. His grandchildren were very fortunate to have enjoyed his love of skiing together over the years as recently as 2015.
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58 Carol Frei posted a photo on the Alumni Association website Flickr photo gallery of her and Rudy Frei at an event at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Florida, where they live. They have become very involved in promoting continuing care facilities such as the one where they have lived these past four years!” Black Horse Farms, Coxsackie, New York, has been chosen to be a New York State Certified Produce Farm. Lloyd Zimmermann has been farming there since he graduated from the university. He and his wife, Mary Lou Reedy ’62, are still working. Mary Lou runs the office and Lloyd supervises 800 acres of produce. They have traveled extensively the last 30 years. They spend two months in Puerto Rico each winter and enjoy the beach life. Stephen Rozen writes, “We still summer in Connecticut. Our oldest grandson is entering the University of Alabama; sad to say he turned down UVM. I have to my amazement fully retired and find there is not enough time to do everything. I find that I can also do nothing well. Fifty-sixth year of marriage to the same woman and happy. Still swimming, volunteering and fishing.”
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59 I am sorry to announce that our good and loyal friend Durwood “Woody” Montgomery died May 7, 2016, after a long illness. Woody, who grew up in Richford, Vermont, was a Delta Psi and an active member of his class. Graduating with an ROTC commission, he served two years as an Army Lieutenant at Fort Hood, Texas. Married 56 years to his wife, Sandy, Woody worked until his retirement in 1990 for Bell of Pennsylvania, later Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). Twelve years thereafter he served his community at Mount Holly. An avid golfer and skier, Woody was the complete gentleman for four years at UVM, during military service, in the world of business, and as an active member of his community. Brian Scales writes, “I am writing to inform UVM of the passing of Sally Buxton Scales of Spring Hill (Silverthorne), on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Bayonet Point Hospital. Sally earned a BA in Education-Single Subjects at UVM. She then worked for a short time in New York and New Haven before marrying former high school boyfriend, Ronald Scales, on September 10, 1960. At this point she became the prototypical Army Officer Wife as they fulfilled 20 years of military service in Germany, Alaska, the United States, and through his tours in Vietnam. Sally became a mother in 1961 when Brian was born and again in 1963 with the birth of Karen. After retirement from the military life she worked 21 years for Civil Service in Base Contracting Offices at both Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Camp Butler in Okinawa, Japan. Sally and her late husband, Ron, retired to Spring Hill from Jacksonville, North Carolina, in 1998.
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60 After over 50 years, three former UVM fraternity roommates: Robert Meshel, Ira Efron and Jimmy Baum had an impromptu reunion in New York City. It was a wonderful meeting and like no time had ever passed. Hazel Keimowitz writes, “My husband Robert I. Keimowitz, a graduate of both the undergraduate and medical schools, passed away on March 25, 2016.” Dr. Keimowitz was born in Middletown, New York, and went to the Washington, D.C. area in 1967. He was a kidney specialist at the National Institutes of Health and a surgeon with the United States Public Health Service before joining George Washington University’s medical school faculty in 1970. He directed the admissions office and was associate dean for student affairs before becoming dean of the medical school. As dean, he led efforts to revamp the admissions process and curriculum. He became an emeritus professor in 2003. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Keimowitz maintained a clinical practice at the university, focused on internal medicine and geriatric medicine. He lived in the District for many years before moving to Chevy Chase, Maryland. He leaves behind his wife, Hazel and their two daughters, Jessica Keimowitz and Alison Spodek. Harold Reed wrote to tell us about the passing of his father, Frank W. Reed, Jr. Frank was born on March 8, 1933 in White River Junction, Vermont. After graduating from Hartford High School, Frank enlisted in the Marine Corps where he severed as a radar technician during the Korean War. Frank married Marilyn Sleeper, the love of his life and high school sweetheart, while in the Marine Corps. Frank returned to Vermont following his military service where he attended UVM and received a degree in electrical engineering. He joined Sanders Associates where he worked on top secret projects for NASA and the United States military. He received two patents for those efforts. In 1965 Frank joined IBM in Essex Junction, Vermont, where he was involved in the design and testing of computer memory components for 27 years. He retired in 1992 and spent the next 24 years playing duplicate bridge, gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family. After the passing of his wife, he was fortunate to find love again in his companion of the last 11 years, Alberta Clokey.
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61AuthorHouse published Joseph Buley’s second book Genealogy for Joseph R. and Geraldine A. (Greenwood) Buley on July 31. It is the story of his French-Irish ancestors and why they emigrated to Vermont. It correlates his ancestors’ time periods to the social, economic, and political conditions in which they lived. Of particular interest is his great-grandfather John’s service in the Civil War, Company G, Vermont 2nd Infantry Regiment. Google “Joseph R. Buley, books” to read a free sample. Louise Weiner, our class president reports: “Thanks to everyone who attended our 55th reunion on the weekend of September 23rd! The campus was really humming with reunions, Parents Weekend and lots of green and gold. It was a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates and friends, see all the changes on campus, especially the beautifully restored historic Alumni House. We now look forward to our 60th... can you believe it?” Nancy Miller Kimball is entering her 15th year of caring for orphaned and injured wildlife and is a founding member of North Country Wild Care, a network of home-based rehabilitators. During this time, she has taken in chipmunks, squirrels, opossums, woodchucks, porcupines, foxes, songbirds and raptors. Her non-releasable owls, hawk, and kestrel accompany her to community education programs. Nancy’s recently published book Possums to Porcupines: The Wild Life of an Adirondack Rehabilitator tells of the satisfaction, perils, and comedy of caring for these creatures at home. For additional information regarding her book, contact Nancy by email nmkimball@live.com or go to her website: www.possumstoporcupines.com. Carole Demas reports, “Not sure how this happened, but I am in full gear, working more and more. I sang last night in “Broadway Originals” a show at 54 Below, a major venue in New York City. I will always be grateful for the opportunity arranged for me at our 50th reunion. Most likely, I would not otherwise have returned to UVM. It was a joy to see people, to sing for you, and to learn about so many changes that had happened at UVM over the many decades since I was last there. It was simply amazing!” Martin Sonkin writes, “Still enjoying independent living at Moorings Park continual care retirement community in beautiful Naples, Florida. Come visit y’all. sonmar2011@aol.com.” Tom Hackett shares, “Finally retired last August. My back limits my golf so I have begun woodcarving. We still travel, but are now limited to the United States and Canada. Still enjoying our mountain home in Show Low, Arizona, at 5,600 feet. Life is good!!” Caroline Braun Leone says, “Only news is nothing is happening which is good; no one has hit the emergency room; children and grandchildren are healthy; since we can’t travel, family is coming to visit us; gardens are blooming and producing; life is good.” Kay-Frances Mingolla Wardrope responded, “Still going back and forth to San Francisco to be with my son and his family. Was thrilled to cruise the Greek Islands last fall. Always looking for a travel partner, still have Africa and the South Seas on my bucket list.” Fran Berlin Grossman writes, “I’m living at the beach in Corolla, North Carolina, and continue to be active in retirement. I am currently president of Friends of the Corolla Library. In addition, I write the newsletter for the Jewish Community of the Outer Banks, and sit on the board of the Home Owners Association. I am chairperson for my 60th high school reunion.” Joseph Furgal reported that he spent over 36 years with the Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America where he headed the Field Training and Special Events Department. Since retirement in 2002, he has provided consulting, meeting and training services, seminars and workshops for a variety of clients nationwide. He is also a part-time workshop/course facilitator/instructor at Berkshire Community College and is a practicing realtor. He served on the Board of Directors of the Country Club of Pittsfield (president for three years), and on the Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association’s Board (vice chair). He enjoys golf, model railroading, gardening, the outdoors, and reading in his leisure time. He lives in Lee, Massachusetts, and has a married daughter, Tobey Ann, and four granddaughters. At press time in August, Roger Zimmerman was planning to go to our reunion by bicycle from his home in Maine. His news, “Lynne and I are guiding a trip to Glacier National Park this August. It’s her sixth year leading the trip — she lets me come along to carry heavy loads and regale our clients with tall stories. I’m still working, but have cut way back as I’ve gotten more involved with ski guiding. I will also be working with local Democrats to try and make certain the guy with the hair and the big mouth doesn’t get elected.” Paul Murphy shared a picture on the Alumni Association website of a sign in Jackman, Maine, showing Lou Hronek ’60 who lives in Florida, but came to Maine last fall to hunt, when he bagged a 220-lb. buck. Paul says, “I’m pleased to remain in contact with Lou Hronek ’60, Al Peterson ’60, and particularly Bill Mooza ’60 and Pete Weiss ’63 who summers in Kennebunkport.” Connie Paulding emailed: “My husband and I are in Salt Lake City, Utah, for five months with the family. Good fun for us for sure. I am trying to create a garden, but the soil here is a far cry from New England. It is clay and really tough to add good soil. We sold our sailboat eight years ago after 25 years of adventure sailing her. We loved the sailing and were sad to sell it. We’ll be back to Florida as snowbirds for the winter.” And from your class scribe, Louise and I also enjoyed the Reunion. We were recently back from a 10-day hike in Austria and Switzerland and are now looking ahead to the winter snows for some skiing in Stowe. Our next big venture is a ski trip to Lech, Austria and Davos, Switzerland planned for February.
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62 Retired and living in Arizona, Jay Kendall has published his second novel, Flypaper Dreams. Like his first book, The Secret Keepers, this story is set in a fictitious version of his home town in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Marge Coleman Berg loves travelling, has been fortunate to have been to all seven continents, and has already looked into the 2017, 55th reunion, so as not to book a conflicting trip with our travel agent, Elaine Orol Pesky, who still works in an excellent agency, Pro Travel, in New York City. I have made a promise to myself to attend each forthcoming reunion,” writes Marge. “The 50th was wonderful and hope many fellow classmates will attend. Attended the UVM Christmas party this past year with Elaine Orol Pesky, Sandy Schindlinger Haftel, and Marion Gang Banks, and also in touch with Roanne Bocker Katcher. I am retired and spend time being a grandmother, seeing friends and helping out in several charities, in addition to taking advantage of the many theater, ballet, philharmonic, lecture programs, etc. in New York City.”
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63Dear classmates, fifty-seven years ago, we most likely packed up all that we thought was important to us, stuffed it in our parents’ auto and left home for our first year of college at the University of Vermont. Since then, we began and ended careers, maybe marriages too, had children and now probably have more than one grandchild, who is thinking about college and looking at our university. Along the way, we celebrated our 50th reunion and mourned classmates who were our friends and who impacted our lives during and after our four years at UVM. These are my thoughts as the warm August days begin to look and feel like autumn, a time for glorious colors, crisp air, and possibilities. Although I tell myself, “live every minute in the moment,” I find I need to remind myself of that more often. Unfortunately, those are the times when I learn of the illnesses or loss of someone I know. For example, I received news from Luther Conant, ’67, Sigma Nu, that his brother, our classmate, James B. Conant, Sigma Nu, passed away from liver failure with his three children, sister and Luther at his side. James resided in Jupiter, Florida. I also learned that a family member of my deceased husband, Robert Walsh ’63, is looking for photos or memories of his brother, Jack Walsh and Jack’s wife, Johanna. All three lived together in Burlington in 1959. If you have any information, please contact Darcy Swenson, Youngstown, NY, 716-628-9478; daswesnon64@gmail.com. I continue to work on the international Latin ballroom techniques required for a competitive ballroom dancer! That is, when I’m not playing golf or going to the beach; or hiking, biking and skiing in Colorado with family and friends! Hope to hear from you! George Fortier writes, “Retired 12 years and now living in Idaho with my wife of 49 years, Helena. We wanted to be near our daughter and family. Have joined The Ski Club — Spend Kids’ Inheritance.” Frank Pagliaro writes, “I continue to practice law in California and New York and enjoy part-time public service such as having served as mayor of the city that I live in, which is about 20 minutes south of San Francisco. My wife and I greatly enjoy traveling and this year we went to Cuba and next January we are headed for Cambodia and Vietnam. We are blessed with four grandchildren and my wife, a retired kindergarten teacher, spends a considerable amount of time with the two girls and two boys. We try to visit Vermont once a year since our good friend Ged Deming ’64 has a vacation home in Stowe and a brother-in-law just purchased a home in Dorset.”
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64 Another summer on Lake Champlain is coming to an end. I hope all your summers went as well as ours did. Doug Barrett and Sally Dewey Barrett ’65 had another wonderful winter in Jupiter, Florida. They enjoyed biking, walking, the beach, golf, and good times with friends, Jack Nugent and Trish Nugent, who visited for a long weekend. There was lots of laughing, and sharing of memories of their days at UVM. Doug celebrated his 75th birthday in April with friends and more laughter. The Barretts have a grandson, Drew Simeon ’19, who finished his first year at UVM. He had a great year on the lacrosse team as a defenseman and did very well. Drew’s younger sister is starting at UVM now in the School of Nursing. Doug has returned to UVM on three occasions this past year and had a great time. He looks forward to more visits. The Barretts’ eleven grandchildren are growing fast. Three are in their twenties, seven are teenagers, one is ten. Five are in college. I had a wonderful visit with Susan Weatherby Engbrecht and her husband, Ron, last May at their home in Italy near Aviano Air Force Base. We also have seen Bob Pasco and Norman Bohn here at our camp. Sadly, we have lost more classmates this past year as you have read in the In Memoriam. Susan Nygard writes, “UVM lost a great alum and teacher in July. Marion Brown Thorpe —”Miss B.” to those of us in Home Economics Education. I spent some time at our 50th reunion. We remained friends from the time of graduation until her death. A lesson plan from a great educator: live life to the fullest. She did. Thank you ‘Miss B.’!” Jane Butler shares, “I work and love my job at the Pentagon as the nurse case manager and HEDIS representative. My husband retired last year but volunteers as an internist at my clinic a few days a month.” Diane Germain writes, “Sometime after the last Class of 1964 Reunion, I got a letter from a freshman-year friend, Dick Kohn. We exchanged several letters with vivid memories of our serious classes and of the fun times at Phi Sigma Delta on Fern Hill. His roommates were Barry Freeman and Larry Koff, both of whom I remember from the group of friends we socialized with. Dick Kohn and his wife, Brenda French Kohn are enjoying travel and riding horses after years of political and legal work for the betterment of many. I recounted my adventures as a volunteer archivist with several archives in San Diego and Los Angeles including also, the Winooski Historical Society, which collects stories of the famous New England Woolen Mills on the mighty Winooski River and the people of the area. He was happy to hear that I donated a hardwood fraternity paddle from those days to the UVM Special Collections after protecting it for about 52 years. There are no friends like old college friends.” Please take time to drop a note about special events in your lives.
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65 Ken Sausville passed away in March, 2016. He was a member of the original UVM varsity hockey team of ‘63-’64. Ken received 29 CLEO awards for excellence during his many years in advertising, and was an avid antiques collector. Denise Plunkett Weiss shared that Ralph P. D’Altilia died June 24, 2015. He lived in Coral Springs, Florida. He was class vice president, an outstanding Basketball Hall of Famer while at UVM, and more. Janet Rector Chioffi and David F. Chioffi of Weston, Vermont, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. Attending the surprise anniversary dinner were bridesmaids and classmates Patricia Russell and Barbara Ernst. Frank Foerster visited Larry Schonbrun ’66 in Berkeley. Former dorm mates, they enjoyed a fine Italian meal and attended a more enjoyable Warriors basketball game. Howard Lapidow, is retired from Veterans Administration Dental Service and lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife of 47 years, Donna Drabkin Lapidow. Sam “Skip” Laufer writes, “Best wishes to my classmates. I’m still working full time as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. All four kids are grown up and out of the house. Only one grandkid, but hoping for more. My wife, Barbara, and I enjoy being grandparents and enjoy living at the Jersey Shore.” Ellen Wachtel writes, “My husband and I are still very engaged in our careers and so far, neither of us have any wish to retire. I have another book for therapists coming out this fall, The Heart of Couple Therapy: Knowing What to Do and How to Do It.” Albert Pristaw has been a practicing optometrist in the Northeast for 46 years. Currently he is partially retired, enjoying fly fishing and canoeing in small ponds. He is blessed by two children, Joshua (40) and Dara (38). He has four delightful grandchildren, Charlie (5), Oscar (3), Finley (4) and Wheeler (10 months). Albie regards his years at UVM as a high point in life and keeps in touch with his friends from those years. I, recently published a book, While I Remember To Tell You, This Is Who I Am, which explores the ways seniors can age with control and dignity even as they may become less independent. The book provides an opportunity for all to express their preferences and to explain who they really are.
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66 Richard C. Dailey writes, “Still practicing law, enjoying golf with my twin sons and teaching my three grandsons (fourth grandson on the way).” Stephan Schulte posted a photo on the Alumni Association website, Flickr photo gallery from his trip to Paris in 2007 with Daniel Goldberg ’67, Howard Goldberg, and Roy Zuckerman ’67. Sandra Elstein Feuerstein writes, “Since 1987, four of our class, who, as freshmen met at Patterson Hall, have been caring and sharing friends. We have rejoiced and mourned, sympathized and empathized with each other through marriages, careers, births, divorce and funerals. Each year we take a ‘break’ and travel together to a (usually) relaxing venue. It has been a source of renewal of our spirits and our friendship. Although we cannot make the Reunion due to prior commitments, Sara Wilk Mercer, Marcy Dober Gollinger and Helen Chafetz Frank and I would love to hear from classmates who may remember us and want to get in touch.” Marge Coleman Berg ’62 writes, “I was fortunate to attend the graduation weekend, in May 2015, where UVM did an amazing job hosting us since my brother, Dr. Norm Coleman, received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree. Norm received this well-deserved honor for his incredible achievements in radiation therapy and oncology. We are so proud of this honor and his many other accomplishments and awards in his field, in addition to being a terrific athlete who has participated in a number of Ironman competitions. He has, for the past number of years, been working on establishing the International Cancer Expert Corps, along with Larry Roth ‘67 and many others. The mission of this not-for profit, non-government organization is to fill in the shortfalls in cancer care in the lower-middle income countries and also in geographically underserved regions in upper income countries such as indigenous populations.” Peter Mulford shares, “Finally retired! Third time’s a charm. We’ll see. Come visit Betty and me in eastern West Virginia, along I-81, if you travel this way. Check out ‘Friendship Force International’ for a club near you. A great way to travel and stay with new friends around the world! We’re just back from our longest time away in Belgium, Germany, and Russia. Always good to be home!”
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67 50th Reunion
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Richard Langs writes, “Getting ready to publish a new book about one of the East Bay Regional Park District’s first properties called Tilden Regional Park – Queen of the Regional Parks. Family, history, golf and travel­—life is good!”
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69 Rick Farnham shares that Paul Simpson and his wife, Michelle, joined Rick Farnham and his wife, Diane Manteufel Farnham ‘73, as they took in the early practice rounds at this year’s Masters at Augusta National in Georgia. Rick and Diane made a stop on the way in Williamsburg, Virginia, and played some golf at the King’s Mill Resort. He writes, “Great weather then we returned to Vermont and 30 degrees! Retirement life is great!”
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70Hi, Classmates. I’m starting off with a bittersweet update from my old friend Dick “Mule” Mullany who contacted me to say he and wife Nancy Bathgate Mullany ’69, G’00, another UVM classmate, have moved to the Sedona/Flagstaff area of Arizona. Nancy, unfortunately, is in the final stages of the dreaded Alzheimers disease and has close-by family in Arizona. Dick mentioned that he knows no one out there—so anyone in that area, please contact Mule at riverrunmykiss@gmail.com. Gratefully, he and Nancy have been visited by close friends and classmates Bart Frisbie and Paulette Kandra Frisbie ’71 and Neil MacKey and his wife, Kathy Pratt MacKey. What a fabulous group of friends for all these years. I love them all and hope and pray for the very best for Nancy. Nat Bacon shares, “Still alive and well, living on Molokai and building homes in this rural paradise. Still swim a lot and often wonder whatever became of the other swim team members... anyone out there?” Maxine Shaw Cohen co-authored Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 6th edition. This textbook is used in many college courses in human-computer interaction, nationally as well as internationally. March was a busy time here in Naples. Had visits from lots of UVMers including Jeff Kuhman ’68 and Joanne Kuhman ’68, Ron Tice ’69 and wife Mary. Tad Ebling and his wife, Gail, and also Sandy Luckenbill and his wife, Julie. My old roommate from Denver, Walt Kelly, stopped by on his way to Boca Grande. We had a great day of golf with Walt, George Kreiner and me. Of course, Kelly, who claims to never play, cleaned out our wallets. Walt, a fabulous athlete and great guy, still looks fit and conditioned. While he and George exchanged fitness and training tips, I mentioned the best place in Naples for milkshakes. Later in the season, Lynne Kreiner stayed with us for some R&R and escape from the Buffalo winter. On a personal note, I don’t remember if I discussed this before (love getting old!), I started an airport shuttle business down here and we transport people from Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers areas to any airport/seaport in Florida. So far it has been a lot of fun and keeps me busy. However, I do find time to play golf 2-3 times a week, which is plenty for me, and to also get out on the water by boat occasionally. Barbara and I are pretty active and her golf game is coming back. Haven’t heard from the rest of you folks in a while—contact me with any news that is fit for VQ.
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71 Debby Ryan Keefe writes, “I retired from my career as a clinical nurse specialist in mental health nursing in 2013. Since then my husband and I have been traveling to Alaska and last summer to Europe. We have two sons and two grandsons. Would love to hear from old classmates at debkeefejr@aol.com.” Carl Korman writes, “Just visited UVM and can’t get over the wonderful diversity and expansion that has taken place. It makes one feel proud to see that your alma mater has grown in such a positive way. However, an area of great disappointment was to see the Old Mill cornerstone, placed in 1825 by General Lafayette, with his name and date inscribed on it, eroding away. Nothing has been done to protect this historic moment of the school, which will soon be weathered beyond recognition. Perhaps the university has been so focused on its new growth, it has overlooked a most significant monument to its past.” David K. Pierce writes, “I am starting my 43rd year as a physics teacher at Tabor Academy in Marion Massachusetts. I have just been given the David K. Pierce Endowed Chair of Mathematics and Science. I send my fellow 1971 classmates best wishes.”
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72 Dave Clark writes, “Sold the Glidden Tavern in New Hampshire and my wife and I retired to Cape Cod where we met in 1972. I’m now president of the New Horizons Band of Cape Cod. Playing euphonium with them and with the Harwich Town Band. In my spare time I am racing my catboat on Pleasant Bay, playing some golf, kayaking, and volunteering with the Dennis Historical Society and the Commercial Recreational Association for Better Shell fishing. Who said retirement is boring?” Howard Hibbard shares, “It’s been a long road since UVM. Quit school in 1967 and entered the Army. Rose through the ranks to become an officer. Decorated for valor in Vietnam. Returned to UVM in 1970 and graduated in 1972. Went to law school and started my own law firm which ran for 34 years and am now retired. Just finished up my first novel, To Mock a Coloring Book, this August. Back in Burlington this fall to see my grandson and pander my book.” Arn Rubinoff, Atlanta attorney and adjunct professor in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, was the recipient of the 2015-2016 Dean George C. Griffin Georgia Tech Faculty of the Year Award. This award is selected from the faculty of all six of the colleges at Georgia Tech. Arn Rubinoff has in previous years been awarded Professor of the Year and Lecturer of the Year in the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. Rubinoff teaches undergraduate and MBA level courses on technology transfer, international business, law for entrepreneurs, business law, and business ethics. Ken Potter and Claudette Potter have retired and now live in the downtown area of San Diego. Their retirement jobs: ushers for the San Diego Padres. Jack Arute was inducted to the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame this fall. Arute, of New Britain, Connecticut, went from the family-owned Stafford Motor Speedway to a position as one of America’s premier broadcast journalists. He spent nine years with the Motor Racing Network and over 20 years as part of the Indianapolis 500 broadcast team. The University of Vermont graduate won acclaim for a “pull no punches” style of reporting throughout his career. Steven “Hemi” Himelfarb writes, “Contact me on Facebook 1971/72. We’re not getting any younger!”
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73 Andrew Miller writes, “I was elected into AOA the National Medical Honor Society. Still doing full time primary care in Douglas, Massachusetts, and teaching at UMass Medical School as a clinical associate professor of medicine. It was great to attend the Experimental Program Reunion in September.” Patricia Sauer Kules from Stowe, Vermont, represents Vermont as a director of the National Society of Professional Surveyors. She is also an active masters swimmer and ski instructor at Stowe Mountain Resort. Pam Gillman McDermott, UVM trustee emertitus and a board member of the UVM Foundation, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her firm, McDermott Ventures, a Boston-based company specializing in marketing communications and public affairs. Her firm has been both a full-time and summer intern spot for many UVM alumni; Lindsay Cronin ‘99 managed clients at the firm for four and a half years, Molly McDermott ’12, her daughter, and Bridgette McShea ‘18 summered there as interns, and Maggie Dow ‘13 started her career there right after graduation, and today manages all press relations and social media for clients at the firm. Go Cats Go! Paul Gordon writes, “My son, Levi, will graduate Cornell Veterinary School in May 2017, my daughter Kiowa is working in the country of Colombia teaching English, my wife Jeanne is retired, I am still working as a psychopharmacologist.” Donald Lefebvre proudly writes that his granddaughter is a member of the class of 2020.
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74 Christopher Corbett was just published in the international Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation and Nonprofit Associations (Basingstroke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan). He worked with researchers from Uganda, Lebanon and the United States. They jointly authored a chapter entitled: “Self-Regulation in Associations” (Corbett, C.J., Vienne, D., Abou-Assi, K., Namisi, H. and Smith, D. H.). The chapter is designed to prevent nonprofit scandals by empowering nonprofits and NGOs to improve their governance by intervening at the board level of intervention. More information is available at palgrave.com. Myron Sopher writes, “This year my firm Intrack Investment Management of South Burlington merged with Peltzer Capital Management, Norwich, Vermont. My daughter, Lauren, is currently in the field naturalist master’s program at UVM.”
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75 Heather Logan writes, “I have a new position as county speech language pathologist for Garfield County Utah. I got tired of urban sprawl and moved to the frontier (yes, it is a legally designated frontier) to work, fish, hunt, and hike. Summers are still spent in Maine and Vermont.” Glory Douglass Reinstein and her husband, Rick, have relocated to San Diego, California, from Burlington, Vermont. Glory retired from a long career in music education in Vermont, and is now running Song and Film, a company that licenses the songs of independent artists for television, film, and advertising. She is hoping to connect with UVM alumni in the San Diego area. Robin Barrette and Lucille Maille Barrette ’76, retired on September 15, 2015 and moved back to Vermont. Robin worked in various management positions on the East Coast and Midwest for 12 years with Eveready Batteries and the last 27 years with Xerox Corp. in Webster, New York. Lucille worked at various locations on the East Coast as a radiation therapist for 39 years, with the last being as chief therapist at Highland Hospital, part of the University of Rochester. They have built a new home in Westford, Vermont, and life is good. They have two sons, Sean (34) and Kevin (32). Sean got his degree from Binghamton University (SUNY) and met his wife Emily in Chicago while getting his master’s at the University of Chicago. Sean is a partner in a Private Equity Firm in Newport Beach, California. Kevin got his degree from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and met his wife Kerry in Tucson, Arizona, when he became a border patrol agent. He recently transferred to ICE. Kevin and Kerry have a boy, Hunter (3) and a girl, Ivy (1), and “we love them more than words can say,” writes Robin. “If there are any ATO’s in the area or are here visiting, give us a shout. We would love to see you. We can be reached at Robin.Barrette@gmail.com.” Also, Chico Lager and I went “Over the Edge” for the Flynn theater in September, rappelling nine stories off of the Courtyard Marriott in Burlington. We had a UVM banner proudly displayed!
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76 Andrea Martone ’76, author of VQ's summer issue Alumni Voice essay exploring the allure of college reunions, asked some of her 1976 classmates for their own reflections on how UVM inspired them. See their answers www.uvm.edu/vq Norm Barbera writes, “Once an engineer, always an engineer—for 40 to 45 yrs. I was lucky enough to be involved with alternate energy research for a short time. I’ve since traveled all over the world on short trips working more conventional projects with large companies and ultimately with my own small company. Live in Virginia, ride my motorcycle as much as I can. Married and fortunate to have a daughter. Very psyched about our 40-year reunion since I couldn’t even imagine what happened to my Afro from college and I wondered if any of us would remember the rest of us. I think back to walking across campus between a friend from Virginia dressed as a polar explorer and one from New York dressed in shirt sleeves remembering how different we all were even then. Borrowing a car from someone, my veterinarian studying friend who became a doctor. Riding the Winooski on a raft in pink jock straps or in the mountains on my motorcycle with my best friend. Glad to see many of you there.” Frosting the career cake and combining nearly forty years in sales, customer service, and leadership positions, Ruth Ann Emmons Abrahamson has added licensed realtor to her professional portfolio and is loving this new facet of life! She and her husband, Bruce, have resided in Rexford, New York, for the past 23 years, yet loving the beach, salt air and sand, they enjoy time in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Any classmates in the area, feel free to contact her! And, she welcomes inquiries about her published series of children’s Christian chapter books featuring the adventures of “Magic Cookie Bean” too! Dana L. Pumphrey Gourley is an owner of an offshore race boat that started with Miss Geico last July. The team won its class at the Sarasota Grand Prix with approximately 70,000 racing fans watching from Lido Beach. Ed Tracy debuted a new live interview program ConversationswithEdTracy.com earlier this spring at the Skokie Theatre featuring authors and leaders in the arts, entertainment, and business. On October 20, the program hosts the national book launch of Building Chicago: The Architectural Masterworks by John Zukowsky at the Chicago History Museum. Milton Allen Northrup was elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and Royal Society of Chemistry. Jacqueline Dowling and John Dowling ’75 have officially retired with plans to do some traveling, sightseeing, and catching up with friends and family. When not on the road, they are gardening (Jackie), lawn mowing (John), caring for their pets, and attending college football and hockey games. Jennifer Frey writes, “After working as a journalist for many years, I am now doing communications and media outreach for the American Technion Society (ATS). The ATS is the United States-based fundraising arm of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. Heather Leigh Douglas has three beautiful daughters and welcomed her first grandson this past June. She continues to pursue her art career from days at UVM as a studio art major. She also runs a family location business for film and television shooting in New York, where she lives with her husband, Noel Smith. A selection of her encaustics and oil paintings can be seen at heatherdouglas.com. Laura Schreisheim has been lucky to have seen Heather Douglas, Susan Spaulding and Jeb Spaulding ’75 this year in Maine and in New York and Allyne Zorn and Bob Zorn (alias BZ) in New York. Two years ago, Allyne and Laura got together with Jackie Levine and Pat K. in Sarasota. Laura lives in Winnetka, Illinois, with her husband, Bob. Laura is a clinical social worker in private practice and at a clinic and has two adult children. Susan Morse Spaulding and her husband Jeb Spaulding ’75 live in Montpelier, VT where they raised their two daughters. Susan has been involved with medical regulation through licensure, continuing medical education and assessment. She was Governor Shumlin’s director of appointments to boards and commissions for five years and is a Photoshop maven!
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77 40th Reunion September 23–25, 2016 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.eduJerry Bisson was promoted to the rank of minister counselor in the Senior Foreign Service (equivalent to a two-star general in the military service). Jerry recently completed a third tour in Afghanistan where he served as the deputy mission director for the United States Agency for International Development, the largest mission in the history of the Agency. He managed portfolios in agriculture, energy, economic growth and infrastructure. He also designed a regional program to improve the nutrition of children under two years of age (Afghanistan suffers from the highest stunting rate in the world). Jerry presently works in Washington, D.C. overseeing the delivery of technical services to support USAID programs in 30 countries, from Central Asia to the Pacific Islands. His office provides expertise in environment (climate change mitigation and adaptation, forestry and biodiversity conservation), clean energy, economic growth, health, education, and governance. Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund writes, “I currently serve as the director of development and project manager for the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society and am involved in elephant conservation work in Sri Lanka. I telecommute from my home in Newfane, Vermont, and travel to Sri Lanka. My latest project is the creation of New Life Elephant Sanctuary. New Life Elephant Sanctuary is a groundbreaking elephant welfare initiative that will provide high quality veterinary care and offer sanctuary to Sri Lanka’s working elephants (young and old) that had spent their entire lives shackled in chains, exploited, neglected and abused for commercial profit, religious ceremonies and personal prestige. More information at: slwcs.org. William Brewster writes, “It has been many, many years since we graduated, but as a result of a role change at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care I have been lucky enough to visit Vermont. Seeing the buildings both old and many new, brings back great memories of the time spent studying and not studying—both an integral part of who I am today. My first year of medical school at George Washington University made me appreciate the quality of the education I received as I was able to breeze through many of my science courses. Since then I have practiced in Northern Vermont and then moved back to my home state of New Hampshire where I practiced in internal medicine and occupational medicine until taking a position four years ago as medical director at a nonprofit health insurer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. This spring I was promoted to vice president of operations for the New Hampshire market. I recently took an Executive Leadership Course with Americas Health Insurance Plans and was chosen by my classmates to receive the Perkins Leadership award. Probably one of the nicest awards I have ever received, given the fact it came from my colleagues. I have been married to my wife, Jo-Ann, for 34 years next week and have two great kids, Zachary, who is attending UNH in pre-med and Jessica who is a radiology tech and office manager for a local hospital. I am hoping to be a grandfather in the near future but no grandchildren to spoil yet. I would love to hear from and see some of the MAT dorm mates and class friends like Harry Byrd, Greg Zoll, Charlie Trapani, Greg Gerety (roommate and library goer extraordinaire) and others (you know who you are) if you are ever in New Hampshire. Thanks, UVM for the memories and the education, both academic and otherwise.” Thomas Peltz writes, “I continue to clinically work in the co-occurring field north of Boston, specializing in adult care with addiction, mental health and spiritual issues. Won Massachusetts State Counselor of the Year in ‘10, and National Lora Roe Alcoholism and Drug Counselor of the Year in ‘11. Thank you UVM graduate school Counseling Department 1981!” David Ainsworth shares, “I had a successful kidney transplant this winter and was back farming this summer. My wife, Peggy, was the donor and she is also doing well. Stepped down this past Town Meeting after spending 25 years as Royalton moderator—figured it had been long enough.” Andrea Bonnar and Peter Bonnar ’76 submitted a photo on the Alumni Association photo gallery of themselves sailing on Buzzard’s Bay on Cal 25 “Charms Me.” Wendy Nelson writes, “Still living the life in sunny Colorado! Nearly 30 years in the photography business, son Patrick made me a Mimi (Grandma) last year, traveling more and trying to work less—Boomer-style retirement!”
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78 Malcolm Crittenden writes,“Howdy, I am hosting my first Neon Blacklite Art Exhibit at the Johnstown Gallery in the Community Arts Center Cambria County in February 2017, so I am busy painting night landscapes based on Psalm 19:1. I will try to keep you posted if you email me.”
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79 Gregory Walker writes, "I have retired from the Department of Defense after almost 35 years. After getting my master’s in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1981, I went to work in California with the Department of the Navy. Moved to northern Virginia in 1985. Left the Department of the Navy in 1999 and went to work for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Now I have moved to Boothbay, Maine where my wife and I will live year round. I expect to write and consult.” Vermont General Assembly’s Representative Barbara S. Murphy writes, “My first biennium draws to a close with lots of change in the political leadership landscape. Campaigning begins anew in May, and I am seeking reelection. It has been my privilege to serve Fairfax and I look forward to continuing to represent my community as our legislator.” Richard “Rick” Poecker writes, “My wife, Liz Poecker, and I travelled to Utah, Colorado and New Mexico recently. Had fun exploring Arches, Canyonlands and Mesa Verde National Parks—lots of hiking and photography. Retired now at the beach in southern Oregon.” John Puma writes, “Hi, everyone! Well, after graduating from UVM in ‘79 with a bachelor’s in business, I went into the high-tech industry where I spent 30+ years. My last position was as vice president of product management at a spinoff of Motorola called Infinite Convergence Solutions. After four years there, I relocated to the greater Denver area, settling in Golden, Colorado. In May, I decided to switch careers and become a real-estate broker and now work with Sotheby’s International Realty in Evergreen, Colorado! So, if you are ever looking to come to Colorado please do look me up. Along the way, I had two kids who are now on their way and on their own. One’s working for KPMG and the other is a weatherman on KTEN TV in a small town called Dennison, Texas. Both are loving life. I still have family in Vermont, one brother, Allen, who is established as an optometrist and has a shop in Burlington, and another brother in the Rutland area. If any of you are out here in Colorado, please give me a shout. It would be great to connect with some UVM alumni.” Bebe Belaski Zabilansky was recognized as the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Friends Dinner at the UVM Davis Center on May 14, 2016. Bebe was honored for achieving excellence in her academic career, exhibiting significant leadership and contributing to the land-grant ethic to benefit her community, college and nation.
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80 Marie L. Race writes, “Alison Spelke Glerum, Jennifer Culhane Moynihan, Jody Saulter McKenna, Kathleen McKenna Fisher, Loyce O’Malley Lawlor, Marie Race, Mary Cotrupi Commander, and Susan Donnelly Murphy had a mini-reunion April 1-3, 2016 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. At approximately midnight, it was also decided to make a phone call to John Marsh. Much good food, drink, and music was enjoyed as well as a rugby game played by Jody’s son David McKenna Jr.’s team, which went on to win the USA Rugby Club National Championship a month later! We like to think that we women of the Class of 1980 provided the inspiration! The only dampener on our weekend was that Sarah Havens was unable, at the last moment, to join us.” Jeff Bacon writes, “If accounting can be fun, I’m still having fun as an entertainment business manager in Los Angeles. But I’m having even more fun on the Little League field. I just finished my 14th season as a father and coach, where the 11-year-old All-Star team I manage won the Little League Southern California state championship. Dreams of Williamsport next year and proof that I am a much better coach than I ever was a player for Jack Leggett!” Rich Beck recently retired from PepsiCo where he led Operations and traveled the world. He and Allison are enjoying their free time visiting friends and family all over the States while keeping busy with charity events and a little consulting. Susan Caissy Caruso and her husband, Jim, relocated from Boston to Santa Monica this summer. It had been in the air for the last few years and after their younger boys graduated from college and high school in Boston they decided it was time. Susan has her own event planning business and will be back and forth to the East Coast to finish up projects with some long time clients. She loves the SoCal weather and being able to walk and bike to the beach. She writes, “It’s truly paradise and we are so grateful to be here working and enjoying life!” Submit your news to—
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81 Grace Christie Devine writes, “We had a wonderful mini reunion in honor of the 35th anniversary of our graduation. The former Summit Street housemates met in Newport, Rhode Island. Alice Barry Carberry, Lisa Cleverdon Clark, Linda Johnson Norris, and Grace Christie Devine had a great time catching up and reminiscing.” Karen H. Kaplan writes, “I’m an editor at the UK-based science journal Nature, where the section I head up covers the international scientific workforce in and beyond the lab in academia, government, nonprofit and business. We have offices around the world, and I work in our Washington, D.C., office, about two blocks from the White House in Penn Quarter. At least once a year I travel to our London headquarters, where I continue to unravel the mystery of when to use ‘organise’ vs. ‘organize’.” Kimberly S. Couch was recognized in August from the Portland, Maine Law Firm of Verrill Dana Attorneys at Law as being a best lawyer for her firm in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
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82 Sarah “Sally” Hunt Hobart writes, “I’m excited to hit my thirty-year milestone working in the UVM Admissions Office. UVM is an incredibly wonderful and caring community; I am so grateful be part of the UVM staff. And, it will continue as I’m looking forward to my new role as senior associate director of admission and coordinator of Vermont admission.”
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83 Mark Wetzel has indeed had a career change—knitting and Pilates and has two new daughters! While, Lisa Greenwood Crozier has now given up her family, knitting and Pilates to take over Mark’s place as President of Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC. They don’t remember each other from our college years, but decided to swap lives and try something new! However, while Mark enjoyed teaching knitting and Pilates and now misses the experience, he and Lisa decided to go back to their respective careers! In truth, none of that has happened, but apparently the placement of the sentences and names in the last update made for quite a bit of confusion! Mark and I have had a good laugh Karen Stetson Newman, MS, RD, V’83 shares with us, STILL STANDING. The gun went off signifying the start of the five-mile road race and for a moment, I could not move. A pain in my back, more devastating than anything I had ever felt, held me back. I pushed past it, wrote it off. As a world-class triathlete with a slot to the 2016 Age-Group World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel, Mexico, I was used to pain. Nothing was going to stop me. Everyone shot past me, including my UVM sweetheart and husband, Peter Newman V’85; my body wasn’t cooperating. Still quitting wasn’t an option. Once when a swim buoy came loose in a triathlon, I pursued it, determined to get around it. It sailed away, taking us into treacherous ocean waters, well beyond the intended mile swim, but stopping never crossed my mind. Eventually the race officials caught us and told us to turn back. Today would be no different. I would finish no matter what. My pace slowed, and eventually I could only walk; each step forward was excruciatingly painful. Inside the tears and sorrow welled, but on the outside, I put happy face, waving and telling everyone that I was fine, even though I was shockingly shuffling. I’d many years of practice pretending one thing, while feeling entirely different on the inside. The skill of hiding my feelings and morphing into someone I thought others wanted me to be, began in elementary school. And I got in better in middle school when the real teasing and bullying began. I gathered multiple masks, wearing them daily; anything to fit in, be loved, feel worthy. The negative words hurled at me, coupled with dyslexia and a heightened sensitivity to the judgment of others, tortured me. In time, I didn’t need anyone else to bully me; the task-master in my own head took over, pummeling my self-worth stealing hopes and dreams. In high school, I nearly died of anorexia. A miracle saved me and I was free from the demon for a while. But unfortunately, the tentacles of the disease still clung to me, and at UVM, my beloved school, I became bulimic. I hungered to learn every detail of nutrition and I did, earning a B.S. in Dietetics, and a masters degree in Clinical Nutrition. I passed my boards with flying colors, became a Registered Dietitian, and helped hundreds with their own eating disorder issues. But all the while, for twenty-five years or more, I suffered in silence, cloaked in shame, with my own bulimic demon. My secret flourished in the darkness, ruining my life. I believed the big lie that if I dared to be vulnerable and expose it all, that I would lose everything; my job, my husband, my children, my life. I couldn’t have been more deceived. It was a diagnosis of advanced breast cancer, at age 46, that pushed me over the ledge and gave me the courage to begin the long walk out of the dark abyss; to come clean, and be healed. Facing death, years of chemo, radiation and multiple surgeries, helped me open myself to love, to throw off the shackles of shame and realize what a blessing life is, how magnificent our bodies are, how vital we all are to this world. While walking the final miles of the race, the heat was penetrating my skin. The water stands had been taken away and no other athletes were left on the course. No officials or friends had stayed. I’d told them to leave because the thought of burdening someone, even my husband, was still too great. Now I worried that I might collapse on the deserted country road. I lifted up a desperate prayer to God. The stored up tears burst forth. No longer could I hide the pain, the fear, the wonder. Why was this happening? I’d finally found my calling after nearly fifty years. Just days before I’d stood in a packed room as the first-ever non-famous person invited to speak at this prestigious luncheon. The standing ovation went on for minutes. My book Just Three Words—the story I never planned to tell—had recently been published and was healing and inspiring thousands. Why now? Why this? As I hobbled, I felt defeated. Three and a half years of my life had been devoted to the book. I’d sacrificed everything, my family, friends, training, “me time.” And now my dreams were being realized. Nothing made sense. Another shooting pain nearly brought me to my knees. As I cringed, I heard a whisper from God, telling me not to lose hope, that I had the heart of champion. It gave me the strength to make it to the finish line, where I collapsed. My husband took me straight to the Emergency Room. It was there, on Mother’s Day Weekend, that I was told that the cancer had come back in the bones of my pelvis and spine, stage 4 metastatic. I didn’t cry then. It wasn’t until I left the hospital that I wailed, not for me, but for my children. The thought of them having to tell them, having them go through this again was gutting. Two days later, I gathered our boys in my arms and told them and then I told the world. No more hiding, no more shame, no more lies. And from that place of freedom, love poured in, giving me strength and courage to carry on. The response is helping me see the blessings and miracles all around. And I now have a deep, rising knowledge that God will work even this, for my good. After weeks of rest and radiation, today I am out swimming and biking again. My whirlwind book and speaking tour continues, as does my dream of donning my Team USA uniform and competing in Cozumel this September. I’m not running yet, but I will. Nothing is impossible. Are you facing a seemingly insurmountable challenge? If you are, do not give up. Take one small step forward. And then another, and another. Grab onto hope, freedom, love. Victory is just ahead. The words you speak and believe are powerful. Don’t believe the negative ones. Instead consciously cling to those that bring life. Dare to courageously believe that the best is yet to come. You matter; your unique gifts are vital. Time is short. The world is waiting. Just Three Words: Go for it. Karen has been featured on NBC’s TODAY show twice, NY Post, WCAX and in numerous other shows and publications, and has won several prominent awards for her courage in the face of adversity. Her book was inspired by her CaringBridge.com blog, which drew 25,000+ visitors and is available online at Amazon, Barnes &Noble and at various local Vermont book stores. Please visit her website: http://thekarennewman.com/ Christopher Shyer writes, “This year my firm, Zyloware Eyewear, designed and launched Shaquille O’Neal Eyewear. I also recently joined the board of Trustees of Pratt Institute, one of the world’s most highly-rated schools of art and design. I encourage any UVM classmates with children enrolled at Pratt to get in touch.”Ned Rimer writes, “I am leading health care and life sciences programs at Boston University Questrom School of Business. If you are in Boston area and working in the health sector, would love to hear from you, nedrimer@bu.edu.”
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Lisa Greenwood Crozier lcrozier@triad.rr.com

84 Ellen Rosenkrantz-Price shares, “So great to keep up the tradition of our annual summer dinner with Sarah Fay and Joann Forgit-Talano—this year in Brookline, Massachusetts. It never gets old! Peter Miller writes, “This year 2016! I dug a small pond by hand (shovel) on a three-acre forest/meadow I purchased, with my lady of 25 years, adjacent to our home in Cambridge, Vermont. Tadpoles emerged this spring and I suspended my slow motion but dramatic change to what was a vernal wet spot on the new purchase. Many small frogs have now made the new pond home and I suspect they came from that egg mass I initially saved from my shovel! Mosquitoes are not really a nuisance and I trust it is because of the frogs, dragonflies, and bats present. Our slice of life here is vibrant. Much food grows on our land! I am the same size and weight as on the last day of high school. Go figure! I formed a new band ‘Professor Fairbanks & the Staff’. I composed all the material. I finished paying off the house! I put the lady Annie on the deed! We entertained friends. We celebrated our 25th. My Dad passed on at 84. He had a great life!” Nancy Wong Barrett writes, “I am living south of Boston in Duxbury, Massachusetts, with my husband, Tim, daughter, Kate, and two Jack Russell Terriers, Henry and Lincoln. I spent the majority of my career in pharmaceutical sales with Glaxo Smith Kline and then with Procter & Gamble. I now teach yoga and barre after a tough bout with Lyme Disease. My daughter, Kate, was a high school senior last year and just graduated from Dublin School in New Hampshire. I was excited when she wanted to check out UVM as a possible college choice. She loved it and loved Burlington. It seemed surreal showing my daughter my favorite places to go, where I lived on and off campus and my sorority. I enjoyed seeing the campus through 17-year-old eyes again. Although UVM was a strong candidate we moved her into Barnard College in New York City this fall. I miss the simple days of being in college and would love to hear from classmates!”
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Abby Goldberg Kelley saragrant2001@yahoo.com
Kelly McDonald jasna-vt@hotmail.com
Shelley Carpenter Spillane scspillane@aol.com

85Serene Dillman writes, “I directed a documentary film entitled Getting To The Nutcracker. The film won “best documentary” and “outstanding direction” at several festivals in 2013 and premiered theatrically in New York City and Los Angeles over the 2014 holiday season. The doc is a behind-the-curtain look at what it takes to produce the classic Nutcracker Ballet each year from auditions to final performance. For more information and to watch the film go to Gettingtothenutcracker.com, Itunes, Amazon or Hulu. A one-hour version of the film will be airing nationally this holiday season on most PBS stations.” Craig Mabie of Cle Elum, Washington, traveled to visit Ross Nayduch in Chico, California, and pick up a mountain bike, promoting Washington-to-California mountain bike recreation! Craig and Amy Sieger Daniels completed their annual backpacking trip. Destination this year: Spectacle Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of Washington State. Ray Gosselin was appointed to vice president of supply chain at Welch’s where he served in supply chain and IT leadership roles for 15 years before a brief stint at Beech-Nut brought him back to Welch’s.
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Barbara Roth roth_barb@yahoo.com

86Suzanne Melia Bohmer writes, “I had a wonderful time at Victoria Berke’s ‘85 bachelorette party in New York City with Brenda Sauer and Susan Gilbert Jalbert ‘85. Ted Laskaris writes, “Starting my fifth year at Champlain College as chief information officer. Love this place! And love being so close to UVM too! My wife, Susan Bourne ’80 is teaching at the Waitsfield Elementary School. Our three children are off to college and beyond. We feel lucky to be here in Vermont.”
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Lawrence Gorkun vtlfg@msn.com

87Tracy A Fitzgerald shares, “As a follow up to the "60 Minutes" story done back in 2014, entitled ‘Memory Wizards’ I will be doing an interview with the BBC next month, here in the Boston area. The BBC is doing a six-part series on strange medical conditions. The interview is focused on “HSAM” or highly superior autobiographical memory. I have been a test subject with UC Irvine for six years. Looking forward to the opportunity for fun with the BBC!” Celeste Leon’s novel, Luck is Just the Beginning, was released by Floricanto Press in November 2015 and earned a Mariposa Award for Best First Book in the 2016 International Latino Book Awards and Finalist in Multicultural Fiction in the 2016 International Book Awards. The novel was also selected as Book of The Month in August 2016 for the Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club. The MidWest Book Review states, “Based on a true story, Leon’s beautifully written debut novel is the story of a young man in 1940s Puerto Rico who wins the lottery, only to realize that, as the title states, luck is just the beginning. The novel is rich with Puerto Rican flavor and historical details, and Leon writes with simplicity yet profound perception about the human nature. Ramon is an endearing, utterly likable character—an honest, good-hearted man who makes mistakes yet rises above them.” For more information, visit celesteleon.com. Celeste would love to hear from her fellow alums!
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Sarah Reynolds ssrey2@verizon.net

88 Barbara Buchtel Tacy G’88, a clinical psychologist who worked with hundreds of people over a nearly 40-year career in Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut, has died. For much of her early career she practiced with United Counseling Service in Bennington, Vermont. Dr. Tacy worked with children as well as adults, and research she conducted on dieting behavior and stress in teenage girls appeared in professional journals. An avid climber, skier, touring cyclist, sailor and gardener, she was also active in local service. In 1960, she married Peter Tacy. The couple were resident administrators/faculty members at Buxton School, in Williamstown, and Marvelwood School, in Cornwall, Connecticut. In 1990, they moved to Mystic, Connecticut, where Dr. Tacy continued in private practice for more than 25 years. Over that time, she helped develop the ‘special masters’ intervention program available in Connecticut divorce cases, and was honored by the New London Bar Association for that work. Daryl Campbell is now president and chief executive officer of Seattle Goodwill Industries, a position he has held since August 2014. He currently lives with his wife, Janel, and stepson, Hugo, in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Wendy Farrell writes, “On July 16, 2016 we marked the passing of my father, Fred C. Webster ’48, UVM professor emeritus and UVM graduate. The funeral was held on Braintree Hill, Vermont. My siblings David Webster ‘66, Ron Webster ‘69, Carol Webster Blair ‘72, Alice Webster Wakefield ‘73, and Sandi Webster Niquette were all in attendance. UVM was well represented by Kate Finley Woodruff, and Dean Robert Sinclair ’44, as well as at least one of dad’s former students. In lieu of flowers, donations are being collected for a UVM scholarship in his name.” Cathy Levison and Jon Levison MD ’88 had a great time visiting Candice Spiegel Frankel ’89, her husband, Michael, and daughter, Leigh, in Santa Monica, California. Elizabeth Katz represented President Tom Sullivan and UVM at the inauguration of President Kim Schatzel at Towson University Submit your news to—
Cathy Selinka Levison crlevison@comcast.net

89 Christine Sibona writes, “After 20 plus years in Colorado, my husband, Chris, and I moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. so that he could join the faculty at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. We’ve hung up our snowboards in favor of longboards and are excited to explore the region and culture. I work as a speech language pathologist with New Hanover County Schools. In recent trips to Vermont during school breaks I’ve been lucky to connect with Molly Noelk Bucci, Mary McQuillen, Christine Garrity Gebski, Tracy Barnouw Schneider as well as Becky Kinkead ’90.” Emily Foster-Verbeck writes “Snowboard, keyboard and drums were all packed in the minivan as we headed up to Burlington to drop my son at UVM. Class of 2020!” Amy Macaluso writes, “We had a great girls’ reunion over the weekend of October 15 in Burlington with Coolidge Hall friends: Amy Raab Macaluso, Sarah Cioffi, Ellen Stecklow Marcus, Lori Fisher Byrnes, Courtney Smith Griesser, Corinn M. Thompson, Wendy Donovan Fritz and Wendy Cohen.”
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Maureen Kelly Gonsalves moe.dave@verizon.net

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1990s

90Meg Horrocks writes, “Impromptu visit with Sherri Simmons Ziomek on the Cape was great fun, following a reunion with Janet Keefe ‘89 and friends. Excited to be working on 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup coming to Killington, Vermont, over Thanksgiving weekend, and hoping to see a lot of alpine ski racing fans at the races. It took me some time to get onto Facebook, but I have made some great UVM connections once there!” Deborah Brown Sylvester writes, “I had a great time with fellow UVMers at the Jimmy Buffett show in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Wonderful to reminisce and make new memories with Kristin Swartz Loftus ’91, Bob Bennett G’98, Tara Feeney Bennett, Paige Erikson Kaleita, Jess Levine Zych, Wendy Pouliot, Neila Jacobson Buday ’91, and Emily Hamel ’17.” Submit your news to—
Tessa Donohoe Fontaine tfontaine@brandywine.org

91 Amy Cohen Hulse writes, “Since so few of us write in, I thought I would submit something. I live in Saratoga Springs, New York, with my husband, Tred, and two daughters, Alexa (14) and Carys (12). We have lived here for almost 15 years. I currently work for Saratoga Hospital as the charge nurse of two outpatient oncology units. We headed to Burlington for Reunion weekend.” Kara Cohen continues to serve as Community Outreach Director since 2003 at AARP Massachusetts and now serves on her local Wakefield Main Streets and Wakefield Human Rights Commission. Her time at UVM was special for many reasons, including learning the value of community involvement and giving back. Matthew Conway recently moved with his wife and two daughters to serve as UNICEF’s head of communications in Madagascar, where his French major at UVM has proven particularly useful! He has been working in the humanitarian field for over 20 years and attributes his engagement in global issues in large part to his time at UVM. Geoff Schuppert is happily married and living in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He can be seen this fall in AMC’s "Halt and Catch Fire," NBC’s "Shades of Blue" and next year will be acting on the big screen alongside Robert DeNiro in The Comedian. For the fourth year in a row, Dan Fraser participated in ‘The 19 Days of Norwich, 1% for the Haven’ a grass roots fundraiser that has exploded in The Upper Valley Region of Vermont/New Hampshire, raising over half a million dollars to support our local homeless shelter – The Haven.”
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Karen Heller Lightman khlightman@gmail.com

92 25th Reunion September 23–25, 2016 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu.Craig Isvak writes, “Just moved my CPA firm, Associates in Accounting, PLC, to a new building we purchased in August at 1035 Hinesburg Road, South Burlington, Vermont (from its prior location in Essex Jct. for the past 10 years). Jon Vogel writes, “Lisa Lopardo Welch and I ran the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 as part of the same charity team to benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Lisa ran in honor of her sister, Krista, who beat breast cancer in 2014. Jon ran in memory of his mother, Rita, who ran the Boston Marathon 20 years earlier in 1996.”
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Lisa Kanter jslbk@mac.com

93 Jeremy Kruger just accepted a position with the Bureau of Land Management in Washington, D.C. as the national program manager for the Soil, Water, and Air Resources Program. Jeremy and his wife, Eliza, will be transitioning to life back east after more than 20 years in New Mexico.
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Gretchen Haffermehl Brainard gretchenbrainard@gmail.com

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95 Jennifer Bombard writes, “I have accepted a chemistry teaching position at the International School of Curitiba in Brazil. The big move will happen in July.” Mike Larkin and Jim Larkin ’91 are owners of the award winning MurLarkey Distilled Spirits located in Bristow, Virginia. The Larkin brothers founded MurLarkey with their cousin, Tom Murray, in 2014. Their Divine Clarity Vodka won the bronze medal in the San Diego International Spirits competition in July while their Justice White Whiskey won the silver medal. Their website is murlarkey.com. Wade Johnson writes, “In September 2015, I taught a course designed for Police K9 Handlers at the Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and Armorers Association in Harvard, Massachusetts." In April 2016, Tim Abrahamsen and his wife, Iggy, welcomed their daughter Arda. Also in April 2016, Joe Nastro and his wife, Hillary, welcomed their new daughter, Anna. Submit your news to—
Valeri Susan Pappas vpappas@davisandceriani.com

96 Heather Waslin ’97 writes, “Jennifer Pinkus lost her battle to lymphoma in March of this year. Jen lived in Vail since graduating and her adventurous spirit took her around the world. She once called from Morocco to ask permission to go to Morocco. She came home with beautiful photographs of her trip. She is missed by her Vail and UVM friends.” Lauren Chambers Fredette shares, “On July 1, 2016 I took office as the director of development for King School in Stamford, Connecticut. The position was filled as the result of a national search using the esteemed recruiting firm, Deerfield Associates in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Douglas Cooney, president of Deerfield Associates was the lead for the search, and is also a proud UVM current parent of Chris Cooney ’18. The UVM connection makes a difference!”
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Jill Cohen Gent jcgent@roadrunner.com
Michelle Richards Peters mpeters@eagleeyes.biz

97Brian Corey writes, “Going into my ninth full year teaching at Newark High School as an assistant athletic director, special education teacher, and marketing/development director. Just completed my sixth year as varsity softball coach where my team received the inaugural Delaware Sportsmanship Award after the spring 2016 season and was honored at the 2016 State All Star Game in June. Also working my fifth year for ESPN as a researcher and talent spotter for college football games in the fall and winter. Working alongside my brother in the broadcast booth and seeing the country has been a wonderful experience.” Rob Balchunas writes, “Ryan Carroll and his wife, Ashley, recently welcomed their first daughter, Amelia to the future Catamounts Club (or is it Jayhawk?). They live in Marin County near Rob Balchunas, who has two daughters Lola (2) and Margo (1). Ryan’s family and Rob’s family recently dined on tacos together with Scott Faraci (Honorary), Mark Robertson ‘91 was not invited to participate. Rob and Ryan are looking forward to attending the wedding of Andrew Cho to his fiancée, Justine, at the end of August up in Mendocino County.could not find a direct flight but will be there in spirit.” Eben Thurston has proudly solved the economic challenges that the country currently faces over some craft beers with his brother-in-law who is a “finance guy”. The final calculations are still working through the model but the proposal is incredibly promising for alumni that are 45 years old and above (sorry again millennials). Everyone is looking forward to the 20th Reunion next year to catch up with old friends and to see what kind of car Brendan Burke will be driving. Expectations are for something full-sized and expensive, but you never know until you see it. Ryen Russillo ‘02 continues to delight listeners with his sports knowledge on the ESPN show Russillo & Kannell. He is also the only UVM alum that has stuffed the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, in a celebrity basketball game. He might be the world’s second fastest man as a result. Ben Fisher recently welcomed his third child and first son, Cameron. Ben lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and Cameron’s future best friend, Ferris, lives down the street. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awarded Terence “Terry” Bradshaw ’97, G’11, PhD’15 with its 2016 New Achiever Alumni Award on May 14, at UVM’s Davis Center. Terry was recently promoted to research assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Science and also holds the position of director for the UVM Horticulture Research and Educational Center. Send your news to—
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Elizabeth Carstensen Genung leegenung@me.com

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2000s

00 Alyssa Auriemma writes, “After graduating from UVM, I went on to receive my master’s in business administration from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. I currently spend my days writing away as the digital copywriter for footwear brand Cole Haan, and still keep in touch with fellow classmates Rayna Freedman, Julie Mooza, Sarah Godwin, and Susie Kwon. Last October, we traveled up to Burlington together for our 15-year reunion, and spent the weekend reconnecting with old friends, shopping on Church Street, and indulging in Red Onion sandwiches!”
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UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

01Meg Little Reilly has just published her novel, We Are Unprepared, and it was recently reviewed on public radio. Meg was a former treasury spokesperson under President Obama, deputy communications director for the White House Office of Management and Budget, communicator for the Environmental Defense Fund EDF and producer for Vermont Public Radio. A native of Vermont, she is a UVM graduate with deep ties around the state. She currently lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters.
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Erin Wilson ewilson41@gmail.com

02 Kate Sylvester Manciocchi is excited to accept and take on the role of co-chair for UVM’s San Francisco Regional Alumni Board with fellow Catamount, Submit your news to—
Jennifer Khouri Godin jenniferkhouri@yahoo.com

03Brian Helmes writes, “Trying to stay young while managing wealth and asset management advisory projects for Ernst & Young and planning my next vacation with Sara Carhart.” Rob Aiken writes, “My wife and I welcomed into the world a baby boy, Emerson Green Aiken, on June 22, 2016. Emerson is grandson to James Aiken G’70 and Sue (Smith) Aiken ‘66. He is great-grandson to Robert Aiken ‘31, MD’36 and Gwynneth (Jones) Aiken ‘37; and great-great grandson to professor of English literature Wellington E. Aiken, Class of 1901”. George Hoden and his wife, Louisa, welcomed a son in May 2016. They also have a 2-year-old daughter and are enjoying life in Palmer, Alaska.
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Korinne Moore korinne.d.moore@gmail.com

04 Hello friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful fall! Now let’s read about what our classmates have been up to. VHB is pleased to announce that Rachel Marvin will join its South Burlington, Vermont, office as a project engineer. Rachel joins the Vermont office’s burgeoning Land Development group, where she will focus on civil/site, stormwater, utility, and construction inspection and oversight projects. Cassie Martin Graham co-founded a start-up online publishing company with her sister, publishing books and short stories by hit TV-show creators, acclaimed authors, and newcomers alike. Ten percent of all sales go to a charity of the writer’s choice. Check out writeoutpublishing.com to read their published short stories or order their first full-length book. Congratulations to Cailin Rarey Judge and Matthew Judge who welcomed their son, Henry Kane Judge, into the world on June 17, 2016. Everyone is doing well and Henry cannot wait for his first visit to UVM!
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Kelly Kisiday kellykisiday@hotmail.com

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Kristin Dobbs kristin.dobbs@gmail.com

06 Jenn Volz shares, “UVMers showed up in full force for the wedding of Peter Freeman and Helen Dembinski in Charlotte, Vermont.” Amanda Friedman completed a master’s in painting from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College this August. She is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Jemison writes, “My wife, Christina, and I welcomed our first child, Scarlett Evelyn Jemison, on July 11, 2016. She weighed in at 6lbs. 8oz. and is doing great. Congratulations to Timothy Plante MD’11 and his wife, Emily Coderre, who welcomed their daughter, Blake Caroline Plante, into the world on July 22, 2016. Everyone is healthy and happy! Em and Tim are wrapping up their post-docs at Johns Hopkins this academic year and looking for the next step—maybe back to UVM! Zoe Anderson writes, “Hey Everyone! This is my first class update ever, so here goes. After many years in Vail, Colorado, being a snowboarding bum, I finally joined the world of adults, went to law school and am now in-house counsel for a company based in San Diego that makes motorcycle eyewear and facemasks for skiing/snowboarding. Life is good here! I live a few blocks to Windansea beach and surf weekly, ride my motorcycle to work and still find time to go shred as often as possible. If anyone makes it to San Diego, I’d love to see you!”
Submit your news to— Katherine Murphy kateandbri@gmail.com

07 10th Reunion September 23–25, 2016 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu.Mollie R. Barg married Seth C. Drury on July 30, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts, in the presence of their family and friends. Mollie and Seth met in 2011 and have been having wonderful adventures together in the city of Boston, and beyond, ever since. Amidst the crowd were several UVM alumni, including Sarah Kelley, Maria (De La Santa) Rostler, Heather (Fjeld) and Ethan Nelson, Tori Jones, Maggie Yellen, and Gus Shepard. A fantastic time was had by all! Hollan Oliver, a 2010 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate, has started her own physical therapy software company called Healigo. With Healigo’s technology, patients are empowered as partners in their physical therapy experience. Jen Filiault writes, “Congratulations to Sarah Gambee Mounsey and Chris Mounsey ‘05 on the birth of their first daughter and future Catamount, Emma Gambee Mounsey!” Jesse Kooperman and Kate Powers (Cornell ‘08) were married at the John Joseph Inn in Ithaca, New York, on July 30, 2016. Patrick Brown ‘06, Seth Peichert ‘06, Sara Schultz ‘06, Louis Moran ‘06, Ben Alexander ‘06, Ben Wildstein ‘06, Kevin Bell ‘06, Mark Bitter ‘06, Ryan Milliken ‘06, Jess Chan ‘05, Brendan Porter ‘06, Christina Porter ‘06, Chris Sloane ‘06, Nick Kohart ‘05, Shara Kohart, Stove Murphy ‘05, and Adam Nichols ‘05 were all in attendance. Jesse and Kate currently reside on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Elizabeth Fallon and Brandon Morrocco ‘06 were married on July 16, 2016 at the Parker House Hotel in Boston. Catamounts in attendance were: Matthew Cole, MaryAnn DiGangi Fallon, Rebecca Morrocco Weiss ‘99, Robert Melasky ‘06, Kelly Goodell Melasky ‘03, Naasia Abid Moore, Brian Moore, Rachel MacDougall ‘09, Trista Wehner Phaneuf, Leah Porter Macaulay, Kenny Macaulay, Kellie Woods Melander, Michael Melander ‘06, Erin Poole Nickerson ‘08, Ryan Nickerson ‘07, Catherine Van Auken, Amanda Brown Badgley, and Jenna Bushey ‘09. After the wedding, the couple spent two weeks in Italy before returning to their home in West Roxbury. Ellie is an attorney working in telecommunications and Brandon is a recruiter for The May Institute. Submit your news to—
Elizabeth Bitterman ekolodner@gmail.com

08 Jeanelle Demers writes, “I recently completed a large-scale portrait project where I painted 200 portraits to help pay off my student loans 200faces.com. I just began a new project where I am painting a portrait of one woman from each country in the world (257 total). The subject from each country will be a woman who has done something to make the world a better place. I am grateful for the support I received for my first project and want to use my skills and time to give back. In my corner of the world, people are increasingly absorbed in social media, it is easy to feel isolated and disconnected from others, even with the ease of virtual connection. I want to create meaningful connections. I want to set out on a course with this project that will hopefully change lives and create a positive ripple effect.”
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Elizabeth Bearese ebearese@gmail.com

Emma Grady gradyemma@gmail.com

09 Lizzie Kardon writes, “After graduating with a degree in mathematics, I moved to New York City and started working in marketing. Since then, I’ve started my own marketing firm lizziemarkets.com and have worked with clients in New York City, San Francisco, and all over Europe. One of my most impressive accomplishments was generating over $250,000 in pure profit for a client in less than seven days.” James Mathews received his doctorate degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia where he was elected into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. He is currently in a one-year rotating small animal internship at the Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency Hospital. Wiliam Ridolfo is currently employed as a data analyst and reporting specialist with the Syria Recovery Trust Fund, based in Gaziantep, Turkey. Stevie Simoneau Larrere, her husband, Jason, and big sister, Quinn, welcomed a second daughter, Penny, in March of this year. Lauren Foley and Travis Robillard '07 were married on June 18, 2016 at Saint Francis Xavier in Winooski, with lots of UVMers in attendance! Travis and Lauren first met the fall of 2005 in French class on Redstone Campus. Following graduation, Travis attended Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, where he earned his Master's in Physician's Assistance Studies. He is currently a PA at Colchester Family Practice through the University of Vermont Medical Center. Lauren worked for several years in the editorial, printing, and publishing fields before joining the client services team at Dealer.com in 2013. The couple bought a home in Colchester in 2012 where they live with their two cats, Louis and Hodor.
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2010s

10 Joshua S. Waranch completed his master’s from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business this fall. He continues his work in the mobile technology sector.
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Daron Raleigh raleighdaron@gmail.com

11 Daniel T. Riley and Karia Young-Eagle are engaged!
Submit your news to— Troy McNamara Troy.mcnamara4@gmail.com

125th Reunion September 23–25, 2016 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email alumni@uvm.edu. Elizabeth Fortier writes, “After graduating from UVM, I went on to get my master’s in information and knowledge management at the University of Technology in Sydney. I’d be happy to connect with other students thinking of going on to my post grad university or my field of study.” Leo Evancie writes, “Upon graduating in 2012 with a bachelor’s in psychology, I served for two years as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Orlando. I now work for City Year full-time as regional admissions director for City Year’s South Region, where I help oversee the hiring of new City Year members for six Southern cities. City Year is a fantastic organization and I’m privileged to continue to be part of it!"
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Patrick Dowd patrickdowd2012@gmail.com

13 Rebeka Foley writes, “After completing a master’s in post-Soviet studies in St. Petersburg, Russia, I am working as a researcher on geopolitics and corruption for the think tank, Freedom House, in New York.” Congratulations to Bridget Gosselin who has been nominated for Forbes’ 30 under 30 list of leaders in Social Entrepreneurship for her work with Parental Leave Project Inc.
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Katharine Hawes Katharine.hawes2@gmail.com
Madelaine White mswhite1991@gmail.com

14 Kelly Lynch writes, “I am living in Philadelphia, pursuing my master’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of the Sciences.”
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Grace Buckles glbuckles@gmail.com


15 Hannah Frering shares, “After working as a clinical research coordinator in the Department of Child Psychiatry at UVM Medical Center, I have been accepted to pursue a master’s in public health. Excited to continue my education at the university! Eleni Griffith writes, “I got married to the most amazing man!”
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UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

16 M. Lauren Donnelly received the 2016 Lawrence K. Forcier Outstanding Senior Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on May 14 at UVM’s Davis Center. With family, friends, graduating seniors and her professors present, Lauren was recognized for her many accomplishments, her character, exhibiting the highest standards and for distinguished service to the College, UVM and the community at large. Congratulations, Lauren!
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UVM Alumni Relations alumni.uvm.edu/classnotes

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