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Things have been very active and social at UVM recently, starting with
the Gala last November at the Billings Student Center, honoring Ed and
Nancy Colodny and introducing UVMs new president, Daniel Mark Fogel,
and his wife, Rachel Kahn-Fogel. I attended two other events on campus
as well. In January, there was a great reception at the Fleming Museum,
one of four openings for the Andy Warhol exhibit put together by Janie
Cohen, the new director at the Fleming. In early February, I attended
the dedication of a Steinway grand piano at the Recital Hall in the Music
Building. The piano was a gift from Ed and Nancy Colodny, with a number
of alumni contributing as well. It was a delightful afternoon with members
of the Music Department playing Liszt and Chopin as well as jazz selections.
A number of our classmates, including Helen Riegels Mackey, attended these
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'61 Dr. Joan Tyler Mead is alive and well
and currently living in Monroe, N.H. She has retired from her position
as dean of the college of liberal arts at Marshall University in Huntington,
W.Va.. She now spends countless hours gazing down at the Connecticut River
from her family home high above.
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'64 Greetings, all! Hal Frost and his wife, Beverly 66,
moved back to Vermont after 15 years in Los Alamos, N.Mex., where Hal
worked as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory after having received
his PhD from UVM in 1974. Now he has his own studio in Sheffield, where
he paints in oils and acrylics. In November 2002, he had his first art
show in Littleton, N.H. He is also writing free-verse poetry. Hal and
Beverly are living in the village of Sheffield and enjoying the country
life. Their son, Harry, lives in Burlington and is a 1987 graduate of
Johnson State College. Abbott Brayton and Phil Spillane 80 bought
a share of Bell Financial from David Bell 59 after his retirement.
Last fall, I took my aching back for a little physical therapy. After
some questions at my initial visit with the therapist, Jessica, we discovered
she was the daughter of Liz Hochner and Rod Hill 63. What fun to
make this discovery. Small world. I hope to hear from more of you as we
approach our 40th reunion.
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'66 David Neumeister, DDS, became the first
vice president of the American Dental Association during the organizations
143rd Annual Session. He practices general dentistry in Brattleboro, Vt.,
and lives in Vernon, Vt., with his wife, Betsy. They have three children
and two grandchildren.
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'67 After 18 months of construction, Hannah
Evans moved into a house that she helped design early this year. In November,
they won a statewide AIA design award. Hannah wrote that Colorado UVMers
recently gathered at a downtown Denver restaurant for food, drink, and
frivolity, then moved next door to see the new Warren Miller film, Storm.
Happily, and contrary to general expectations, she was not the eldest
alumna in attendance. Martha Earle Gilbreath, a teacher at Ridgetop Elementary
School in Austin, Tex., works with high-functioning autistic and Aspergers
syndrome children using a program called SCORES, Social Communication
and Resources Services. For nearly 30 years Richard Sachs has been working
at the Congressional Research Service, a policy analysis office of the
Library of Congress that does public policy research for members and committees
of Congress. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Maryetta, who
is on the faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry and maintains
a private psychotherapy practice. Their son, Dan, is completing his first
year at UVM and their daughter, Lauren, a student at Tulane, spent part
of this year on a program called Semester at Sea, run by the University
of Pittsburgh. An avid bicyclist and swimmer, Richard has taken part in
triathlon racing for the past three years. The Rev. Lloyd Vannorden wrote
that he retired in June. He will move to Grantham, N.H., when his wife,
Lory, retires in 2004.
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Barry Stone wrote that for the past 16 months he has been working as a
Washington State Ferries captain with a graveyard crew. He has a regular
crew that moves around Puget Sound with him to relieve other graveyard
crews so they can have days off. In May 2003, he will mark 25 years with
Washington State Ferries. Prior to that, Barry worked for 15 years with
Lake Champlain Transportation Co., some while he was attending UVM. Barry
was able to attend his 40th high school reunion from Burlington High School,
but he hasnt been able to make any UVM reunions yet.
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'71 I havent heard from many classmates.
So, I will write about people I have come in contact with the past few
months. To begin with, our class president Gary Barnes, whom I see occasionally
in town with wife Maureen Smith, reported, Happy news from our household.
Our son, Tyler, has just gotten engaged to Megan Hildebrand 03,
a wonderful gal, and we could not be happier. She is local and will graduate
this spring. Tyler continues to teach and coach at Northfield Mount Hermon.
Maureen is now working as a personnel administrator with the Vermont Department
of Health on such esoteric issues as determining appropriate leave and
benefit policies for health workers who take on the bio-terrorism fight.
I have also spoken with Megan Milowsky 00, one of Marc Milowskys
kids. Shes thinking of returning to a graduate program at UVM. Marcs
daughter, Molly, has transferred to UVM, too. How many more Milowskys
can we have? Maybe Marc can get hold of Martha White Tenney and Don 70
to get copies of the pictures they took at reunion. I heard they got some
great shots. Marc sent me a funny email. Ill reprint some of it
here for laughs. What a difference 30 years makes: 1972: long hair;
2002: longing for hair. 1972: KEG; 2002: EKG. 1972: going to a new, hip
joint; 2002: receiving a new hip joint. 1972: Rolling Stones; 2002: kidney
stones. 1972: whatever; 2002: depends. Leslie (Helen while at UVM)
Steeves wrote, Im now on the faculty of the School of Journalism
and Communication at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Im married
to Dan Reece (from Iowa, no connection to Vermont) and have two daughters,
Fekerte and Anna. My research relates to Africa, so we go there as often
as we can. Ill be in Ghana part of this summer. I also saw
Steve Ralph in Pasadena, Calif., in November. Hes still CEO of Huntington
Memorial Hospitalan amazing guy. Next time I visit, well get
a group of UVMers together in Pasadena, including Frankie Hampson Stearns
(73) and husband Craig, who, I remember, started at UVM. Dorothy
Seale Brown of Colchester, Vt., wrote, I volunteer as a certified
ombudsman for long-term care with the Vermont Legal Aid. Havent
heard from Paula Christofoletti lately. She helped out so much with our
02 reunion and in the end couldnt make it back to campus.
I thought of Paula when I read Dorothys note. Myron Grauer called
just before the holidays and sounds well. Hes very busy teaching
at Capital Law School. Annie Viets is teaching at the UVM School of Business,
and I hear her classes are always full. Shes working on an exciting
new curriculum for the school, but Ill let her describe it better
in the next issue. Mags Caney Conant left me a message that her winter
has been hectic. She still teaches at the Burlington High School and pops
into the Fleming Museum as much as possible. I missed her at the Warhol
Preview Reception in January, which was great fun. My fiancé and
I have a picture from the event with Marilyn Monroe. Richard still likes
me better. Before the holidays, Liz Mead Foster had a wonderful open house
to display her stationery products. Great fun to see her. She stays in
shape by practicing for marathons. Liz will be running in the Boston Marathon
in April and will be making the family relay at the Burlington
City Marathon Memorial Day weekend this year. Way to go, Liz! I saw Joanne
Czachor Magliozzi in Boston with daughter Anna and husband Tom. It was
a hoot to reminisce and to talk about kids and cars. I miss Jason Robards
and Tom Reilly. Havent had a NYC dinner in a long time. Ill
be in Rome, Italy, the end of February to visit my daughter, who is gainfully
(sort of) employed in the Eternal City. I will introduce my two boys to
the antiquities, which I so enjoyed my senior year at UVM. Im also
traveling to Spain the end of March. And, I still work at UVM and remain
engaged. I look forward to meeting more of you on the road or up in Vermont.
Lots of great things happening here on campus.
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'72 Stephani Palmer Fetterolf has been an
educator in Toronto, Canada, since 1974. Her son works for IBM there,
and he has been accepted into a masters program at UVM. Roderick
Stackelberg is the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Professor of Humanities
in the Department of History at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. His
book, The Nazi Germany Sourcebook: An Anthology of Texts, co-authored
with Sally A. Winkle of Eastern Washington University, was published by
Routledge this year. His previous book, Hitlers Germany: Origins,
Interpretation, Legacies, was published in 1999.
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'74 Hi, everyone. I am writing this after
the latest 20-inch snowstorm. It reminds me of the awful winter I experienced
during my first year at UVM, 1970-1971. I lived in Chittenden Hall and
braced myself against the howling wind when I walked to the library. That
year, more than 110 inches of snow fell in Burlington. I was so happy
that Billings Centers coffee was always hot, although bitter. Well,
my two kids, Audrey and Dustin, are doing well and keep active in church
and extracurricular activities. My wife, Anna, and I celebrated our 22nd
wedding anniversary last spring. I continue to do sales and marketing
for a newspaper. I still have not written that novel I promised to my
UVM friends many years ago. News from other classmates is thin. Leigh
Rosenberg Ernest was a featured artist at the October 2002 Kansas City
Artists Show All exhibition with a work entitled, Red Abstract.
The exhibit was part of a project of that citys Artists Coalition.
Ann Perrigo Morissette is now in her 29th year as a first- and second-grade
teacher in Middlesex, Vt. Her husband, Ron, works as a special educator
and part-time police officer. She noted that they are adjusting
to the empty nest syndrome as our third and last child entered UVM last
fall. Their son, Ryan, is following in the footsteps of his two
sisters and enrolled in the UVM School of Nursing. Their oldest daughter,
Elizabeth, graduated from UVM in 2000 and is a traveling RN working in
Santa Barbara, Calif. Daughter Laura is a junior in the same school. Ann
also wrote, We are living in a log cabin that we built in 1996 on
a 30-acre parcel in Middlesex. We have one of the best views of the Worcester
range and feel blessed to live in such a beautiful spot. Thats
it, folks. Please send future news to my new email address noted below.
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'77 Hello to the class of 77. I hope
all of you had a good winter. Last fall, I attended a gathering in the
Boston area to meet President Dan Fogel and his wife, Rachel Kahn-Fogel.
I was most impressed with his vision of UVM, his remarks about the current
state of affairs, and how President Fogel will enrich our alma mater.
It is my belief that UVM is in very good hands. Colleen Morey has been
named Educational Leader of the Year for the State of Connecticut by the
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. She creates service
learning projects for at-risk children and character development/leadership
programs for children in grades K-12. Last August, Cheryl Conner Stafford,
her husband, Doug, and sons Mike and Pete came to visit me in Rhode Island.
They were in New England visiting family and also looking at colleges.
We went to the beach and had dinner in Galilee (a quaint seaside area
in Rhode Islands south county). It was wonderful to see Cheryl and
her family again. Christopher Chilelli married Laurie Murphy last February.
They live in Friendswood, Tex. He and his wife both work at NASAs
Johnson Space Center. Chris works in the educational distance learning
section as a senior instructional designer. He has just received NASAs
Group Achievement Award with the Distance Learning Outpost Team. Chris
wrote that the weather in south Texas is great, and the flowers are still
blooming. I encourage you to send me an email with your class news. Enjoy
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'79 Janice Finkbohner McHale retired as a
lieutenant colonel and aviator in the U.S. Army in 2000. Janice and her
two sons, Casey and Riley, are joining her husband, Brigadier General
Timothy McHale, at their new duty station in Seoul, Korea. Ross and Elyse
Federman Gottlieb are co-owners of a uniform business in New Britain,
Conn. They have a son, Jeremy.
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