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Class of '90

Davinney Capman Brazeau has been married to Michael G’92 for seven years. They have two children: Riley Marie and Nicholas Michael. The Brazeaus are both high school teachers and coaches in southern New Hampshire, and they enjoy summer vacations with their children. Robert Clark and his wife, Vicki, celebrated the birth of their second child, Julia, on February 12. Robert recently joined Stamford Health System as director of rehabilitation for senior services. Vicki was promoted to coordinator of all rehab network services at Burke Rehabilitation. The Clark family makes their home in Darien, Conn. Dan Brokan is general manager of Shearer Olds, Pontiac, and Cadillac in Shelburne, Vt. If you are looking for a car, be sure to give Dan a call. Philip Prather and wife Dee-Ann welcomed the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth. She arrived five weeks early, the night before Philip was to run the Big Sur Marathon in California. They spent nine days in Monterey and then returned home to Minneapolis. Mother, father, and baby are doing well. Meg Laferriere Horrocks lives with her husband, Tom, in Avon, Colo. They continue to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cycling in the area. Meg works for a non-profit organization that coordinates educational, athletic, and cultural events and programs. This year, the organization will host the Mountain Bike World Championships. Meg graciously invited any alums in the area to give her a call. Mindy Cates Weston misses New England, especially Vermont, but loves living back home in the Atlanta area with her family. She and her husband have a two-year-old daughter and a nine-month-old son. Christine Naegle is finishing graduate school at Immaculata College and will receive her master’s degree in nutrition education. Upon completion of a dietetic internship in May 2002, she will sit for the registered dietitian exam. Micheline Fradette Woolson lives in Plainville, Mass., with her husband, stepdaughter, and two sons. She is a nurse in the float pool at Worcester Medical Center. Connie Philippon Potvin and her husband, Michael, announced the birth of their third child, Grace Emily, on January 17, 2001. Shari Levenbaum Spillane and husband Michael announced the birth of their second child, Jared Cole, on April 1, 2001. Deborah Nitkin relocated to Charlottesville, Va., and was married to David Dougherty on June 16, 2001. She is a nurse practitioner at the University of Virginia, and David is a medical student at UVA. She wrote that Charlottesville reminds her of Burlington, but much warmer. Eliza Cain owns and operates Red Hen Baking company, a wholesale artisan bread bakery, featuring certified organic breads delivered seven days a week throughout Vermont with her best friend, Randy George. Last September, Meg Laferriere Horrocks and Philip Sweet were with Eliza and Randy at sunrise on a farm in Moretown, where they celebrated their relationship and marriage. Elizabeth Granger is one of the owners of a small, family-run crafts market, which specializes in contemporary American handcrafts. She still loves to hike, bike, and cross-country ski all over Vermont’s beautiful countryside. Elizabeth is married to Jonah Spivak, and they have a two-year-old daughter, Emma. Karen Bubar Freeman and husband Terry were married on August 12, 2000, in Princeton, Mass. UVMers in attendance included Pamela Hess, Jen and Tim Matthews, Sue and Michael Kirby, Guy Henry, Bill and Karen Bergmann Golden, Peter and Kathy Killourie Hyatt, Dan ‘88 and Daren Reyes (‘89) Canfield ‘89, Jay ‘89 and Rachael Murray Vanasse, Lauren and Bill Bright ‘91, and Chris and Christine Wilcox (‘89) Sibona. After enjoying a honeymoon in Hawaii, the Freemans moved to Black River, N.Y., where Terry is a high school guidance counselor. They spent the past year building their post-and-beam house, and in July Karen began as a public relations specialist for the environmental division on the Fort Drum Army base.

Class of '91

Mary Tarrier Kleppinger, husband Eric, and son David of Springfield, Va., welcomed Sarah Grace Kleppinger into the family on April 4, 2001. Mary reported with relief that Sarah was sleeping through the night at seven weeks. Mary has returned to work at the VCA/Vision Council of America in Alexandria, Va. Jeff Bennett wrote that he and his wife, Teal, have a new daughter, Rowan Hoins Bennett, born March 31, 2001. The family has moved to North Salem, N.Y., and Jeff would love to hear from UVM friends via email at bennettajr@aol.com. Daryl Smith Alfrey and husband Gene announced the birth of twin daughters Megan and Madison on February 14, 2001. The family lives in Dahlonega, Ga. David Rippeto has moved to Alaska, where he is employed as an Alaska state trooper in the division of wildlife protection, based in Fairbanks. David is also working towards state pilot status. Gayle Seidman Seletz and her husband, Jay, of Framingham, Mass., were blessed with their first child, Isaac Miles, on March 25, 2001. Tara Cross married David Gibon on August 4, 2001. Tara is a territory business manager for Aveda. David owns propeller mediaworks, a website development company. They live in Burlington, Vt. Matthew and Wendy Bartlett (‘94) Bliss live in Williston, Vt., with their two children. Matt works for IBM, and Wendy works for the VNA. Peter and Cathy O’Connor McAree welcomed their daughter, Erin Christine, into the family on March 25, 2001. She joins her big brother, Peter, in the family’s Manhassett, N.Y., home. Ken Duck joined the Ann Arbor, Mich., office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC, where he practices in the area of business and finance. Krysia Lowell Gallagher is living in Boulder, Colo., and fulfilling her dream of being an artist. She invites classmates to call if in the area, “a heavenly spot.” Laura LaPierre Ellingson completed her PhD in communication at the University of South Florida in May 2001. She was appointed assistant professor of communication at Santa Clara University in California, starting this fall. Husband Glen, who has worked for Verizon, will continue his career in software development in Santa Clara.

Class of '92

This summer was an exciting one in London. Not only has the sun been out for more than three days, but Lance Armstrong has also won a third Tour de France. To any alumni who are cyclists or cycling fans, I would highly recommend a trip to France one future July to watch the most incredible test of human endurance. Combined with watching the race and not needing to exert yourself, you can enjoy the delicious, yet inexpensive, local food and drink. Actually, the only thing better than watching the Tour would be attending our 10th reunion next June. There is a committee working hard to plan a memorable, fun weekend for our class, and we would really like you to be there. Please make sure you mark Reunion Weekend, May 30-June 3, on your 2002 calendar and plan to be on campus for our big celebration. Many of you write to me saying you would like to reconnect with old friends, well, coming to Reunion will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve all had ten years of living different lives. Just think of all the catching up we have to do. If anyone would like to help create or update our class reunion web page, please contact Annabel Khouri at the Alumni Office via email at annabel.khouri@uvm.edu. Due to the paucity of news I have received recently, I am guessing that everyone is saving news to share at Reunion. Hope to see you all there. Jon Wright left the Navy after seven years in the submarine force. He and his wife, Wendy, now live in Arlington, Va., where he has nearly completed law school at George Mason University. He is specializing in patent and business law, while Wendy is a policy analyst at the Export/Import Bank of the United States. Jon hopes to see classmates at Reunion next May. Sue Lavalette Andrews wrote that she and her husband, Evan, have just celebrated the birth of twins Evan II and Megan. All are doing well and adjusting to their new lives together. Tracy Epstein Pesikoff and her husband, Joshua, of Austin, Tex., welcomed their first child, Jonah Oliver, in April. On July 1, Jennifer Arch married Lawrence Gittelman in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Tracy Hauser ‘89 and Debbie and Jeff Sanders were in attendance. After their honeymoon in Aruba, Jennifer and Lawrence settled into their new home in Germantown, Md. Stacey Spencer wrote that, after living in Burlington, Vt., since graduation, she relocated to Atlanta in October 2000 to work for Boating World Magazine, and she loves it. She sent news of other alumni: Kelly Eagan Ballard lives in Colorado with her husband, Kenny, and their daughter, Erin Emily, and Christie Pippin is also living in Colorado. Carolyn Siccama and Chris Trapeni ‘94, G’96, bought a house in Lexington, Mass. Carolyn is doing faculty development using the online CyberEd program at UMass Lowell, where she began working towards her EdD degree. Heather Foster is living in the Middlebury, Vt., area and working in her family’s business, manufacturing the “Moo” organic soil line. David Barranco and Christie McDade of Heightstown, N.J., welcomed the arrival of their first child, a son, Matthew Cole, on March 14, 2001. Tammy Lalime Cahill recently moved back to Woonsocket, R.I., with her husband and son TJ. She continues to work part-time as a speech pathologist in Attleboro, Mass. Gordon Spater wrote from Boston that he was to be married in June. Kevin and Tammy Thompson (‘91) Miner moved to Marietta, Ga., in December 2000. Kevin is an attorney with the national immigration practice of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Atlanta. Tammy has put her career in the computer field on hold to raise their three children, Corinne, Ethan, and Grace. Gordon Spater still lives in Boston and was to be married in June.

Class of '93

Todd Anderson married Kelly Herbert on July 21, 2001, in Waterville, N.H. UVMers in the wedding included Kevin Clayton, Charlton Hoag, and Peter Lyons. Other alumni attending the wedding were Dan and Rhonda Young Forcier and Adam Kaplan ‘99. Todd is currently a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Sandra Baker and Michael Morrisette ‘94 were married in Boston on August 11. UVMers attending the wedding were Erin Cutney Forget, Tracy Kelly Quidley, Katrina Thaler, and Jen Schaefer. David Flynn received his MS degree in computer information systems from Boston University in May 2001. On June 25, 2001, he welcomed his second child, Thomas Winslow. Thomas’s older sister, Lauren Rose, was born on January 11, 2000. Melanie Adams is associate director of student activities at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. She is involved with advising students and developing leadership programs at work, but she donates much of her free time to St. Louis-area volunteer organizations. Andrew Cuniberti married Nicole Nestel in July 2000 on top of Putney Mountain in Vermont. They have been living in San Francisco, but they are moving to Hawaii. They wrote that they plan to come back to Vermont to settle down soon. Jennifer Proulx Tremblay teaches third grade at J.J. Flynn School in Burlington, Vt. She lives in Milton, Vt., with her husband, Brent, a 1993 St. Michael’s College graduate, and their daughter Paige. Jennifer completed her MEd degree at UVM in 2000. Kathleen Dietz Yeatts sent congratulations to the 2001 UVM equestrian team. She continues to be active in the horse industry, loving every minute of her job as horse teamster at Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock, Vt. She stays in touch with Robynn Horr, and she wishes her much happiness in her marriage to Dale Moore. Torrey Morse earned an MEd with honors in rehabilitation counseling from Springfield College. She will sit for national rehabilitation counselor certification in October. Torrey would love to hear from Mandy Wade, Molly Gould, Lisa Holberg, Neal Gerstein, and Marc Schwachter. Meade Berman is living and working in London, England. Jonathan Murphy is living in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe. He has his own film and video production company, creating ski films and documentaries on stream restoration and fisheries projects. He wrote, “Check us out at www.upproductions. com.” Peter Strife and his wife, Rachel, welcomed a new son, Peter Henry Strife IV, on February 12, 2001. He let us know that he, Rachel, Josie, and Peter IV are doing well. Emily Farber has become an account director for the public relations division of The Castle Group, Inc., an independent public relations and events management agency, serving the technology, financial and healthcare industries.

Class of '94

Our class notes this issue is chock-full of weddings; however, I would like to remind you that not being married does not preclude you from emailing me with your updates. Come on, all you crazy singles out there, (and I know you’re out there!), please send me your stories of the summer of 2001. And, if you did tie the knot last summer, please send me the scoop and your crazy stories as well. Jason and Meg Tivnan Marchese have been living in Bellingham, Mass., for the past three years. They were married on the beach in Falmouth, Mass., in July 2000. Many UVM alums were there, including Meg’s brother and sister-in-law Brian ’92 and Kelly Renau (‘92) Tivnan, Jason’s brothers Nicholas ‘91 and Joel ‘95, and Joel’s wife, Diana Marchese ‘96. Other non-family UVMers in attendance were Bonnie Klemer Manousos, Jaime Weinstein, Michelle Magnus Leary, and Rob Nunnery. Jason is finishing up his master’s in biology at Harvard University. He works as a senior scientist at a biotech company. Meg is a meeting planner for a financial brokerage firm. Elena Weiss MacCartee and her husband, William, were married in Washington, D.C., last April. Elena is in her third year of teaching; this fall, she will be a high school Spanish teacher. JP LaFors let us know about his July 14 marriage to Laura Nelson in Breckenridge, Colo. Boulder classmates in attendance were Pat Wong, Brandon Myers, and Greg Bonawitz. Devon Jahn from TOWERR was there along with Allison Stollmeyer. The last wedding I actually had the pleasure of witnessing in person. Tim West married Lea Whittaker in a beautiful island ceremony in Costa Rica last June. Also making the trip down to the rain forest were Peter Achenbach, Samir Singh, Ian Fortier, and Jeffrey “JJ” McNulty. Tim and Lea live in Lexington, Kent., and Tim enjoys playing the lottery with the hopes of an early retirement. Just in case, though, he’s a third-year law student at the University of Cincinnati. Peter lives in Switzerland and is an excess casualty insurance broker for Marsh AG, a Marsh McLennan Company. He and his wife have been married for nearly four years. They met in 1997 and were married less than a year later. They live just outside of Zurich, and they have a Jack Russell terrier named “Jimmy.” Samir is a lawyer for Qwest in Denver. Ian lives in the D.C. area and is employed as a Web guru at Rails-to-Tails Conservancy. Steven Deliduka spent two years working in a UVM research lab after graduation. In 2000, he earned his MD degree and then completed his residency in internal medicine at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa., “where the smell of chocolate is in the air and the street lamps are shaped like Hershey Kisses.” Steven recently moved to Jacksonville, Fla., for a residency in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic. He wrote that he misses Nectar’s gravy fries and fire escape sunsets, and he hopes all is well with classmates. Heather Knapp Livingston of Yardley, Pa., gave birth to her first child, Ryan Mitchell, on May 15, 2001. She sent greetings to “the old gang,” especially Nicole and Mo, and she hopes to hear from old friends via email at kklmal@ aol.com. Paula Boucher Deming and husband Matthew ‘98 of Durham, N.C. were married in July 1999. Paula is completing her doctorate at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Class of '95

I’ll start the column by noting that wedding vendors in Vermont should be advertising in Vermont Quarterly. Elzy Sklar and Jeffrey Wick ‘91 were married on June 16, 2001, in Manchester, Vt. In attendance were Kelly McCloy, who currently lives in San Francisco and works for a technology company; Shannon Kelly, who is an environmental engineer in Seattle; Jenna Malone, who lives in Jackson Hole, was recently engaged, and is a NOLS instructor; Marie Showalter, a Denver resident and nurse; Beth Macomber, who is in her first year of medical school residency in Charleston, S.C.; Denise Kenny of New York City, who is an occupational therapist; Mitzi Fowler, a preschool teacher in Boston; Marcus Johnson; Kip Levin and
his wife, Kim; David Beaver; Deb Lichtenfeld; Holly Blum Andrews, John Andrews ‘94, and their new daughter, Emily; and Jay Fitzgerald and his wife, Jessica. Lisa Kiniry and Jamie Hosker were married on August 4, 2001, in Stowe, Vt. The wedding party included Kelly Shonter as maid of honor, Randi Tinkelman, Valeri Pappas, Chris Ford, and Aaron Hirsch, and in attendance were Ann-Marie Vannucci, Susannah Ural, Joe Nastro, Zach and Becky Morton, Matt Losse, Pete Keith, Tim Abrahamsen, Sarah Dolan, Ted Butler, and Bridget Barr ‘96. Ann-Marie Vannucci has opened her own photography studio, called AMV Photography in Williston, Vt. Karen Kneafsey Schwartz wrote that she and Howie Schwartz ‘96 were married in December 2000. UVM alumni in attendance included Jeremy Sohen, Mike Loso G’96, Will Richardson ‘94, Victoria Agrumedo, Jeremy Hourigan ’96, Alison Berry, and Laurence Constable. Jamie Hosker and Aaron Hirsch have opened a clothing manufacturing plant in Lima, Peru. Their company, Soledad, specializes in manufacturing high-quality active wear and produces goods for independent clothing labels within the U.S. Check them out at www.soledadsurf.com. Wade Johnson G’97 married Sarah Terry ‘96, G’98, and they live in Chittenden County, Vt. Wade works as a probation and parole officer with the Vermont Department of Corrections. Sarah is a lead technical writer with IDX Corp. Kara Kurtzman Daghlian graduated from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University last May.

Class of '96

Hi, everyone! As you’ll notice above, you now have two class secretaries. We’re both here to take your latest news and updates, so send them along. We hope most of you were able to make it back for our 5th reunion in June. It was a lot of fun, especially the cruise on Lake Champlain, featuring Burlington’s own Irish Happy Hour band. Thanks to all who attended and made the event such a success! And now…on to the news: Your newest class secretary, Jill, and husband Richard Gent are starting a new regional alumni chapter in Cleveland, Ohio. So, alumni in the area, keep an eye out for upcoming alumni events. Mathilde Sector wrote that after UVM, she obtained her Master of Public Health degree in international health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, after which she worked at their Injury Research and Policy Center. In September 2000, she moved to Vienna, Austria, to work as a researcher on injuries. She wrote, “I would like to also work as a physical therapist, but since I am the first person from the U.S. to ask for an Austrian license, the process for licensure is unknown.” Mathilde is enjoying Vienna and is grateful to have the opportunity to speak a variety of languages (English, French, and Spanish) with the European Union partners she works with on three injury research grants. Jessica Avery Rogers recently graduated from Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. On May 27, 2001, Carrie Saks married Joshua Pearlman in New York City. Carrie’s maid of honor was Christen O’Mara; Ann Siegel was a bridesmaid. Other UVMers in attendance included Lundy Semple, Sarah Bartels ‘95, Jessica Baird, Kristen Niccolino, and Navorose Alphonse. Carrie and Josh currently live in Philadelphia. Heather Burritt Adams and husband Eric ‘97, are living happily in New Haven, Vt. Frederick Bentley recently finished a record, which can be found and purchased at www.dierks.com. Stephanie Orr has been living in Savannah, Ga., since September 2000. She wrote, “I love it here. There is so much history in such a beautiful place. Glad I can appreciate its beauty and still be in awe of Vermont.” Stephanie recently completed a whirlwind road trip that included stops in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama as well as visits to UVM friends. She wrote that Aaron Stephenson teaches Spanish in Massachusetts and traveled abroad last summer; Hobart Popick attends Northeastern University Law School; Chiara Carmolli Anderson is working for the University of Florida; and Jennifer Hindes teaches elementary school in Vermont. Derek Fredrickson, our class webmaster-in-chief, is engaged to Fabienne Luzena ‘92. They’re hoping hoping to wed early in 2002 in Manhattan. Dale and Melissa Welch (‘97) Patterson are the proud parents of Dale Andrew (“Drew”) Patterson II, who was born on June 1, 2001. For obvious reasons, they were unable to attend our 5th reunion, but they hope to attend our 10th. Dale also told us that Chris Walters graduated from the University of Chicago MBA program in 2001. Chris and his wife, Kathleen, are moving to Boston. Dana Niles was recently hired as the new controller at Yankee Tek Ventures, a venture capital fund for early-stage technology companies, in Cambridge, Mass. Jonathan Alden and Cheryl Cote kicked off their reunion weekend by getting engaged on May 31, 2001. A September 2002 wedding is planned. Barbara Mikes married Peter Kim on March 3, 2001, in Boston. Minhee Choi and Allison Harm were bridesmaids. Other UVMers at the wedding were Richard and Jill Cohen Gent, Allyson Radler, Phaedra Saltis, Barrett Elliot, and Kathleen Pullen ‘97. On July 7th, Anna Norgren married Sean Mahon in Stamford, Conn. Alex Lawson ‘97 was a bridesmaid, while track teammates Richard Gent, Jill Cohen Gent, and Adam LaCross were all in attendance. Escorting Adam was his wife, Jennifer Bradley LaCross. UVM track and field coach Ed Kusiak also attended the wedding. Anna and Sean live in Orange, Conn., with their Bernese Mountain dog Morpheus. Anna represented the U.S. in the women’s hammer throw at the World Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in August. Way to go, Anna! We look forward to hearing from more classmates for the next issue of Vermont Quarterly.

Class of '97

Karen Howard reported that Bradd Forstein and Randee Cohen were married in Philadelphia on May 19, 2001. UVMers in attendance were Stacy and Dave Cimino, Karen Howard, Melissa Jaten, Scott Loeppert, Esther Sandoval, Cara Selchan, Jessica Snyder, Jessie Thompson, and Dave Toro. It was a beautiful ceremony followed by a great celebration. Bradd and Randee are living in Alexandria, Va. We also wanted to wish our best to Cara Selchan and Mike Marinelli who got engaged in March. We look forward to your wedding next year. Lisa Sholley recently returned from a month-long trip to Tanzania, where she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. She said, “Someone had posted a Mad River Glen sticker at the summit, and despite the 19,340 foot altitude, I started laughing hysterically.” She is now back in Jackson Hole, Wyo., working for www.jhlocal.com. She sees many UVMers. Martin St. Louis married Heather Caragol on July 15, 2000, in Riverside, Conn. Many of our classmates were in attendance, including Dara Mochson, Kristin Waxler, Ashley Morgan, Katie Jackson, Vicki Tanner, Eric Perrin, Jon Sorg, JC Ruid, Bill Rublee, Matt Stelljes, Joel Farnsworth, Peter Rand, and Mark Smaldon as well as Jason Hamilton ‘98 and George D’Angelo ‘95. Martin and Heather are living in Tampa, Fla., where Martin plays hockey for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They spent the summer in their house in South Burlington and will head back to Tampa in the fall. Ashley Morgan and Jason Sherman were married on April 7, 2001, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dara Mochson and Heather Caragol St. Louis were both bridesmaids. John Fahrbach graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse last May. He got an early match for a residency position in neurosurgery at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. John planned to take a few months off before beginning his residency to sail on the Great Lakes for “some peace of mind.” He wanted to wish Alexis Palley the best of luck
with the USMLE Step I. Carolyn Ellenberger married Matthew Sawyer on August 5, 2000, with classmates Meredith Otten, Laura Durham, and Jeanne Hayden Irwin in attendance. Although Dirk Feather left active duty in the Army last May, he enjoyed his time as both a platoon leader and assistant operations office. He is seeking employment in the Internet technology field and plans to stay in Colorado. Dirk is enrolled in a Microsoft Windows 2000 Certification course and plans on continuing his education upon certification. He stays in touch with Rob Writz, who lives in Boulder. In January, a group of them got together in Breckenridge for two days. Cassandra Gibson married David Sherry, a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant, on May 26, 2001. In attendance were Jody Citrano ‘96, Krista Valentino ‘96, Christie Casey ‘96, Cheryl Rainville ‘96, John Rudick ‘96, Laurie Prosser (‘96) Seicher, Erica Zeulkhe ‘96, Erin Nye Gilmore, Maureen Barry, Angela Maglaris Moulton, Colleen Crook ‘98, Patti Mahan (‘99) Welsh, Ted Welsh ‘99, Mark Isselhardt ‘98, Lane Gibson ‘01, Gary Miller ‘02, and Robin Lamphere ‘02. Don’t forget about our reunion coming up in 2002! If anyone would like to help create or update our class reunion web page, please contact Annabel Khouri at the Alumni Office via email at annabel. khouri@uvm.edu.

Class of '98

Hello, everyone! I hope that you all had a fun and relaxing summer. I was excited to get such a response from our classmates about what people have been doing, where people are moving, and who’s getting married. Cary Baldwin wrote, “ Things are great out here in San Francisco. Jenny Tasker and I have a new apartment on Russian Hill, and I am still working at CCBN, where I recently was promoted into a sales position. Jenny is an account executive for a local weekly newspaper.” Cary and Jenny see lots of UVMers, including Sara Kirsner ‘99, Ben Roberts, Tom Crapser, Andrew Cho, and Ben Fisher. Jenny saw friends
in New York, including Whitney Whigton, Kelly Pillman, and Amanda Werner. They also had quite a reunion running into Tim Madden, Todd Gochman, Webb Thompson, Andrew and Shelby Thompson ‘97, Kate Morton ‘99, Alek Roomet ‘99, and your class secretary. Kristen Holway has been in San Francisco for the past three years, and she adores it. She tried the non-profit route for about a month, but she now works in the government sales division at Oracle Corp. She wrote that the sailing and hiking are beautiful. Kristen also mentioned that Robin Williams is currently living in the Berkshires and working in publishing. Robin is hours away from receiving certification as a Bikram yoga instructor. Doug Kunreuther lives in New York and works at iTraffic. He has vacationed on Fire Island most of his summer weekends. Elizabeth Blockhead lives in Indianapolis and works for Kiwanis International. Elizabeth spends much of her time traveling across the U.S. and taking care of her beautiful chocolate Lab, Sampson. Kate Matheu, having returned from studying the effects of land mines in Namibia, Africa, has moved to Vail, Colo., where she has been actively skiing, camping, hiking, and rock climbing for the past few years. Bryan Devaney has been living in Salt Lake City, Utah, since graduation. He accepted a position at ebay and spends much of his time on the slopes. Bryan headed for Chicago to attend Nathan Viets’ wedding. Congratulations, Nathan! Dawn Rabinowitz sent us a note with some new: “I recently got engaged (on April Fool’s Day, ironically) to a wonderful man, Adam Norris, whom I met here in Boston three years ago (on the Green Line subway), a very fateful meeting. We discovered that we had worked across the street from each other in downtown Boston and had probably crossed paths many times.” Dawn is living in Concord, Mass., and working at Blitz Media, Inc., as their strategic marketing associate. Fellow UVMer Leah Marciante ‘99 works in the print department at Blitz. Amy McNeil married Devin Wolf, her longtime boyfriend, last January, and they make their home in Chicago. Phil Bretts ‘98 and Melanie Mazza ‘98 recently got engaged, and they, too, live in Chicago. Phil is an options trader at the CBOE, Melanie is an analyst at Nielsen Media Research, and both are working on MBAs. James Richards wrote, “What’s up, all?” He started on the GE audit staff in Milwaukee last August. He can be reached at his new email address james.richards@corporate.ge.com. He hopes to see UVM friends back East soon. Alice Slovic has been living in Seattle, Wash., since graduation. She gets to see Kari Werntgen ‘97 and Matt Bushlow ‘97, who live in Portland. She and Heather Dooley ‘97, who lives in Philadelphia, also visited each other. They and their boyfriends enjoyed visiting the “flying fish” at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Alice also saw Peter Bergendahl, when he was in Seattle on business for Burton Snowboards. Whitney Whigton just got back from sun-filled Nantucket with Kristie Donohue, Kelley Pillman, and Lauren Flannery ‘99. She lives in New York with Kelley, who designs her own line of jewelry. They often get together with Amanda Werner, who works at an ad agency. Tim Stevens let us know that he has been living in San Francisco for the past three years. He works in sales at KBWB-TV and shares an apartment with Bob Culver and Matt Bradley. They recently attended the wedding of James Tierney and Jody Withington at Ira Allen Chapel. Other classmates in attendance included Gina Pezzetti, Lucinda Takarski, Katie Finnegan, Shannon Burke, Jesse Metcalf, Brandon Little, Nikki Richardson, Jason Henning, Michael Jung, James Kubilis, Josh Jones, Jason Pinard, Steve Depasquale, Joshua Burt, Scott “Squiggy” Benjamin, Michael Laramie, Jeremy Gatto, and Brad Moore. When I was in Los Angeles recently, I hung out with Melissa Fallon and Jason Boshart ‘99. Melissa is manager of television product placement at Davie-Brown Entertainment. She has seen many UVMers over the past year, including Jim Boshart, Lauren Flannery, Steve Gilarde, Nellie Palihnich, Steve Losordo, Sara Kirsner, Rob Balchunas ‘97, Ally Shimminoff, John Helzer, Kevin Reed, Scott Carini, Michael Trader, and Steven Wallack. Melissa planned to take a trip to El Salvador in September to learn more about their economic and political development. Todd Gochman is living with Webb Thompson and Todd Kathan in Boston. Webb teaches sixth grade at Tower School in Marblehead, Mass., and Todd Gochman is beginning his third year at Carney Sandoe, helping teachers and administrators find positions in independent schools. Todd continues to row with Riverhead Boat Club and plans to row in the Head of the Charles this fall. It was great to hear from so many people. Please continue to send in your news. I hope everyone has a great fall!

Class of '99

Believe it or not, it’s Homecoming time once again. I hope many of you were able to make it back to campus this year. With summer gone and fall underway, it’s nice to have that to look forward to. I have quite a few updates for you this issue. Please keep them coming. Elizabeth (B) Betts and Shaun Hakala were married in Columbus, Ga., on June 23, 2001. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Fiji, and they are now living in Ashburnham, Mass. Congratulations to you both! Jennifer Roitman just completed her master’s degree in sports exercise psychology at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology. After two years in Phoenix, she’s now back on the East Coast, living in Brookline, Mass. It’s good to hear that some people never change. Rob Danckert, Simon Jacobson, and Josh Safran are still playing rugby. They recently had a match, which included a few other UVMers: Marcel Girouard, Gregg Schmidt ‘97, and Mike Mazza ‘98. Due to Rob’s tremendous performance lately, he was invited to attend the USA Rugby Under-25 Development Camp. If he makes the team, he will have the opportunity to represent the Stars and Stripes in the British Isles at the end of the summer. Go get ‘em, Dancks! Simon and Josh head up VERMONT LEGENDS RUGBY, the alumni team from UVM. They are growing the organization and looking to get in touch with a few people. Here is an email address, if you are interested in participating: vermontlegendsrfc@hotmail.com. A weekend at the Cape is always a good idea in the summer. Well, a whole slew of our classmates found ourselves at Alissa Bor’s house one weekend. The rain didn’t stop these UVMers. Rain or shine, they were going to stroll on the beach, enjoy chowder, and stay up ‘til all hours of the night. Who is this crazy crew of people? They are Steve Howe, Kristen Nicolosi, Chris Fauci, Melissa Hofeller, Lindsey Bealko, Darren Naseck, Megan Grantham, Claire Kitidis, Sara Torrey, Susie Robidoux, Andrew Beibelman, Rick Abbruzzese, Matt Nielson, Mike Griffen, Alissa and I. Let’s hope that next year the sun will shine all weekend long. I think many of us remember Gab Krechmer. Well, Gab has left the East Coast and headed to the Golden Gate, San Francisco. Gab is now looking for a job. I know there are plenty of UVMers out that way, so if any of you could help him out or are just looking to get in touch with a fellow classmate, send Gab an email at gab@amblewood.com. Enjoy yourself out there, Gab! Molly Nitka has been teaching English as a second language in Heredia, Costa Rica, since January 2000. After graduation, Regina Miller lived in Boston with Doug Renthal, Nick Williams, and Gregory May before moving to Breckenridge, Colo., last May with April McAllister. They have run into a few UVMers there, including former Zeta Psi brother, John Whitmore. Regina sent news of Beth Levin, who moved to Bethesda, Md., where she is living out her passion by working in the catering industry; Abi Dinsmore, who works on a research project at the University of Louisiana; Marissa Stokes, who is continuing her education at the University of Arizona; and Meghan Murphy, who still lives in Burlington, planning to graduate in May. They all were planning a big reunion in Colorado last June. Well, I had my first request for a UVMer seeking a fellow UVMer. I am trying to find out any information on Suzy Kaplan. Where is she? What is she up to? If anyone has heard from Suzy, or Suzy, if you are reading this, send me an email at the address at the top of this column. Some of you might be wondering what your roommate from orientation or that old lab partner you had are up to. Please let me know, and I am more than happy to help you search. Our class notes is a great way to get in touch with old friends. Please take advantage. Thank you again for the fabulous updates. I hope you enjoyed your summer and that many of you were on campus for Homecoming. Take care.

Class of '00

Greetings to the class of 2000 from both of us! Both of us have moved, so please note our new addresses above. We received a few pieces of news for this issue: Danielle Deagle is living in Massachusetts. She just finished her first year as a first-grade teaching assistant. She wrote, “Keep in touch and best of luck to all my fellow UVM grads.” Cameron Linen is living in Boston with his new wife. They were married on January 16, 2001. Congratulations, Cameron! Please write and send us news of what you are up to. We’d all like to hear about what’s going on in your lives, and it’s a great way for us to stay in touch. Take care and hope to hear from you soon.

Class of '01

Chris Shaver was named the America East Scholar Athlete for men’s soccer, one of 21 scholar-athletes, each selected for a sport sponsored by America East. A five-time member of the conference academic honor roll, Chris is the first UVM men’s soccer player to win this prestigious award. Brian Cain spent the summer on Cape Cod on an internship as an assistant coach with Covit Kettleers Baseball Team in the Cape Cod League. He is now a graduate student with a teaching internship at Cal State Fullerton, majoring in sports psychology. Suzanne Wright recently completed her teaching contract with the young rap artist Lil’BowWow Scream Tour. As a teacher on the tour, she traveled all over the country, and when not on tour, she makes her home in Orlando, Fla.

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