Esther Pitts Peck of McKinney, Tex., wonders if there are any classmates nearby. Esther is blessed with good health and enjoys traveling and volunteering at the Heard Natural History Museum and a local hospital. Esther, a fourth-generation Iroquois Indian, lectures about her ancestors at schools and clubs. She wishes everyone good health. Marjorie Eisenwinter Eaton let us know that she is in good health and she enjoys visits from family and friends at Brookhaven Nursing Center in Massachusetts.32Isaac Fleischmann of Falls Church, Va., received the first Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, of which he is a co-founder.
thanks for all the interesting news that has come in. Hilda Sturdevant
wrote that she has a happy life at the retirement village where she lives.
She still spends summers at her camp on Grand Isle. Hilda visits her daughter
in Costa Rica for a month each winter. She also sees her son, Tom, several
times a year and is very proud of his success with the Blockbuster Movie
Game, which has been on the market since October 2000. In January, I had
the chance to visit with our dear friends and neighbors at St. Petersburg
Beach, Fla., our winter home for many years. I was glad to see Peg Congdon
35, whose husband, Dick, was a member of our class. Peg lives in
their home, near her daughter, Carol. I recently learned
I enjoyed a nice telephone visit with Rollie Delfausse recently. He and Kay enjoy frequent visits from their three children and seven grandchildren, who all live near their lakefront home. One granddaughter attends UVMs College of Medicine. I received a letter from Bunny Miller Swift, who was cheerfully recovering at home after several days of hospitalization. Jimmy Kingsland had just recovered from surgery for a fractured hip when his wife, Ruth, had the misfortune of having a stroke following a coronary bypass operation. Ruth was back home and recovering well. I am sad to report that I recently lost two good friends, who were classmates for seven years at UVM, through medical school, Fletcher White and Harry Colombo.
Downer was looking forward to our 65th reunion when she wrote in February.
time to start talking about our 65th reunion. I plan to help, and perhaps
other classmates will also get involved. Marguerite Bean Fiske hopes to
join the committee. She lives in Florida and sends her best. Who will
volunteer to be our class president and vice president? Start thinking
Vermont. The snow is usually gone by June.
Class of '38
class news gatherer was tickled pink to hear from several members of the
venerable class of 1938. Keep up the good work, classmates! Ruth Bronson
Crockett, who lives in Hamden, Conn., reported visits last fall to her
son in Idaho Falls, her daughter in Big Bear Lake, Calif., and another
son in Yakima, Wash. Ethel Stroh Harris wrote of spending more time at
her home in Sarasota, Fla., where she is near children, grandchildren,
and great grandchildren. How lucky can you get, asks Ethel.
Mary Kit Draper Bailey, a widow for several years, continues
to live in her home in Lexington, Mass. Kit has done considerable traveling
abroad, and she has also written stories for children. Her current writing
is on the subject of her childhood in the copper mining country in Nevada.
Charlie Houghton retired more than 25 years ago after 30 years as an engineer
with Hercules, Inc., in Glens Falls, N.Y. He has been a resident in a
retirement home in Manchester, N.H., since his wife died in 1993. Charlie
has two sons, both UVM alumni, as well as four grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. Beatrice Bea Ball Phillips has volunteered
in a Wise Owl reading program at a school in Troy, Vt. Bea wondered if
other classmates have been part of a similar program. Ethel Babe
Starbird lives in a retirement community near Washington, D.C. For 26
years, she was with National Geographic, and for several years thereafter,
she was involved in the ambitious project of upgrading an Edwardian house
beside the lower Rappahannock River in Virginia. Babe noted that UVM alumni
are very scarce in her neck of the woods. Quoting directly from Hastings
Keiths welcome postcard from his home in Monument Beach, Mass.,
Im ever more vigorously pursuing the prodigality of my profusions
of pensions. Following his report of an impending visit with his
wife, Barbara, to Jamaica for the celebration of the marriage of a grandson,
Damon Brink 92, Hastings added, Come and join me in the revelry
of the new age. Fred Gear and his wife, Ruth, continue to live in
Farmington, the garden spot of Connecticut. He wrote that
theyre healthy, happy, and reasonably prosperous. Yowsah.
Class of '39
Class of '40
few North Country residents emerged from the snow drifts to send news.
I was glad to receive an email message from Dr. Dick Atkins, who recently
retired, noting, At 80 plus, its time to hang it up.
It was a pleasure to receive a letter from Dr. Ed Irwin, who provided
helpful comments about UVM and its optimistic future. I was also delighted
to hear comments from Bob Smith, Flossie Eaton, and Laura Dustan, all
of whom are confident that (with apologies to T.S. Eliot) All shall
be well, and all manner of things shall be well. Charlie Utter,
former class vice president, sent greetings to all from Westerly, R.I.
It was a special pleasure, after more than 60 years, to have a telephone
visit with Beatrice Marsac Radner, who is enjoying retirement in Maryland
with her husband. I am happy to report that the three current recipients
of the Class of 1940 Memorial Scholarship, a business major and two environmental
science majors, are excellent students. The principal of the fund remains
more than $112,000. It is always heartening to receive letters of appreciation
from the students who are assisted by our scholarship. What a well-chosen
investment by our class this has been and continues to be. All your gifts
help make it happen. Keep up the correspondence by letter, email, or telephone.
Everyone (well almost everyone) reads
Class of '41
Gray Stevenson retired as a medical social worker at St. Francis Hospital
in Roslyn, N.Y., in 1993. Her husband, Nick, retired early due to macular
degeneration, but he is an active volunteer with the Association for Macular
Diseases. The Stevensons moved to The Windrows, a retirement community
in Princeton, N.J. Their three married children and six grandchildren
live in Alaska; Geneva, Switzerland; and New Paltz, N.Y.
Reichman Chapman of Marion, Ind., still remembers many classmates, the
great professors she had, and the beautiful UVM campus. Hope to hear from
more classmates for the next issue.
As this is being written, your secretary and husband have survived another Vermont winter, a doozey, and wouldnt live any place else. A couple of communications from classmates have brightened up the dreary winter days. A phone call from Bea Buttles recalled to mind waiting on tables at Robinson Hall, Grasse Mount, and Waterman. We did all three together. Bea reminded me of the time she was waiting on faculty, who were sequestered in a separate room, and somehow we forgot all about them for a rather lengthy period of time. When we finally remembered, they were very gracious and forgiving, albeit hungry, and we did not get fired. Bea is a retired junior high social studies teacher now living in Hampton, N.H. Most of her teaching career was in Newburyport, Mass., but she mentioned a period of two years when she taught overseas in Japan. She loved every bit of it. Ada Coats, who lives in Dona Ana, N.Mex., reported that she enjoys traveling around the western U.S. in an RV and attending Elderhostel programs. A communication from Robert Stockwell let us know that he has retired to Marco Island, Fla. In spite of his advanced years (just like everyone else in the class of 43), he hopes to visit UVM one of these days. Lets hope it will be for our 60th reunion shouldnt be snowing then. Keep the news coming. Think how sad you would be if you opened this publication, and it was blank under 1943!
Class of '44
everyone! Spring finally came, with snows receding fast and warblers flying
toward Vermont and points north. I hope some of you were able to attend
the Green and Gold Luncheon at Reunion, because it is there that we can
see our friends from other classes. George Goldsmith and wife Sonia live
in Sherborn, Mass. George is a professor emeritus at Boston College, and
Sonia is retired as well. Their children, Lynn, who runs a business in
Bedford, N.H.; Peter, dean of students at Oberlin College; Robert, director
of administration at the Frick Collection; and Laurie, a preschool teacher,
have given them six grandchildren, who receive lots of postcards from
their grandparents extensive travel. Harriet Whitney Dodge of Boca
Raton, Fla., is in very good health. She volunteers at her churchs
busy thrift shop. Harriet traveled in Britain recently, where she met
an old friend in Skipton, near Charlotte Bronte country. Malcolm Dana
started out with our class, but, on a date he still remembers, February
27, 1943, he left for military service. He later graduated from the University
of Wisconsin at Madison and pursued a career in horticulture for 35 years.
The Danas have seven children and live in Cedarburg, Wisc. Priscilla Perkins
Johnson lives in a different nursing home facility in Cranes Mill, N.J.
Her husband, Paul, was with the Army Air Force at UVM when they first
met. He has been in touch with Betty and Bishop McGill and Esther Gustafson
Torberg and her husband. We remember Priscilla and Paul with admiration
and wish them well in the year ahead. Pauline Clarke, M.D., a noted doctor,
still practices part-time in Florida. She has cared for some of her patients
for nearly 40 years, and they keep calling. Polly remembers many of us
as well as classmates from the UVM Medical School class of 50, including
Olive Davies. Polly said, We fish in Alaska regularly, play golf,
no tennis when its hot, and enjoy trout fishing. Hope to hear
from more of you next time.
Ruth Redhead has been retired from teaching since 1993. She still enjoys dividing her time between Paris and Minneapolis, with an annual trip to Vermont. She enjoyed Reunion 2000 and seeing the campus so beautiful. Lorraine Luce Wright lives in a retirement community in Catonsville, Md. For the past 19 years, she has been a volunteer with the sexual assault/ domestic violence hotline, sometimes 100 hours a month.
Class of '47
about the class of 1946s 55th reunion reminds me to remind you that
next year will be OUR 55th Reunion and that its not too early to
start planning to be there. Barbara Snetsinger Sevy wrote that she is
enjoying retirement and is busy being a docent at the Philadelphia Museum
of Art. I wish I had more news to report, but I cant report it if
you dont send it! Hope to hear from more of you for the next issue.
Hi, classmates! Please drop a line to a friend mentioned in this column. We need to stay in touch between reunions. After earning a PhD in biochemistry and teaching 30 years at the University of Delaware, John Wriston retired in 1985 as professor emeritus. He has four children and 10 grandchildren and is the author of Vermont Inns and Taverns, Pre-Revolution to 1925. Backpacking, teaching, and volunteering in the library provide him a busy and productive retirement. Carleton Sprague moved to Port Isabel, Tex., since his retirement from EG&G at Sandia National Laboratory. He has four children, and he enjoys playing golf daily, occasionally twice a day. Carleton traveled to Alaska and recommends it to all. Audrey Gutterson Batchelder sent greetings to UVM friends. She finds retirement enjoyable, giving her free time to serve in the state retired teacher organizations. Also retired is Art Camire of Richmond, Va., whose career was in retail. Art has six children and 12 grandchildren. He has traveled extensively and is a volunteer at the Virginia Aviation Museum and a driver for the elderly and incapacitated. Forrest Nelson retired to Florida after a career at Yale University. He has four children, and his hobby is self-boating carefully executed between the famous Florida hurricanes. Beverly Hall Post summers in South Burlington, Vt., and winters in Florida, since her retirement from Pediatric Associates. Her free time is spent knitting for charities, crafting, and playing bridge. The New Hampshire Legislature will lose a 28-year legislator when Marion Lamson Copenhaver retires. She plans to become active in the Grafton Country Conservation District and in the Grafton County Senior Citizen Council. Your class secretary, at age 70, discovered a new talent that won her first place in amateur watercolors at the New Mexico State Fair in 2000. I have since donated two watercolors to UVM and two to the Historical Society of Proctor, Vt. Richard Hall of Derby Vt., retired from North Country Union High School and has since traveled extensively throughout Western Europe. Nowadays, he plays golf, enjoys reading, and maintains a Christmas tree farm. Betty Whitney Bolgnani is retired from the UVM Extension System. She is actively involved in a family restaurant and an officer in 12 organizations around Readsboro, Vt. Betty traveled to Ireland, Italy, and many U.S. cities visiting children. She proudly announced the arrival of two great-grandchildren. Carol Clark Wheatley is retired from the Arlington, Va., school system and now lives in her childhood homestead in Glover, Vt. She has traveled to Alaska, England, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, and San Diego and Fort Lauderdale in the U.S. Her free time is divided between church, music, history, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Concetta Virgona Alberghini volunteers at Fletcher Allen Health Care and in the Reading Recovery Program in Burlington elementary schools. She has a grandchild attending UVM. Rebecca Corliss Chamberlin retired to Florida, where she and her husband, Willard, have built a home in North Port. Ann Tuttle Geary lives in Larchmont, N.Y., and summers on Cape Cod. She skis in the winter, this year, in Utah at Alta.
Class of '49
We received a news item that John Dusty Miller was among the veterans who recently were presented with the commemorative Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty, given to living veterans, who participated in Operation Overlord, The Invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. The original medal was awarded by the French government during the 50th anniversary of the invasion. Thanks to Bob and Barbara Freeman, Barbara Perry and Ralph Perry 50 for encouraging John to send us this news.
Class of '50
and I were again volunteer host couple for a month at the Northeast Regional
Center of Heifer Project International, which helps the hungry attain
a sustainable livelihood. We also took a ski trip to Utah in February
with the 70+ Ski Club and recommend joining to anyone who likes to ski.
Charles recently received a phone call from Bill Jasper, who lives in
Tehachapi, Calif. They had a pleasant chat about their respective services
in the Army and how busy retirement proves to be for each. Leonard Tomat
of South Orleans, Mass., wrote that he was sorry to have missed our 50th
reunion. He appreciated reading about our outstanding classmates in our
memory book. Robert Looby of Shelburne, Vt., let us know that he enjoyed
a trip to Hawaii recently. He will travel to Blarney in County Cork, Ireland,
later this year for his daughters wedding. Doris Jones Fafunwa wrote
from Nigeria that she found it a moving experience to see old classmates
at our reunion last June. She and her husband, Bas, former federal minister
of education in Nigeria, surely came from the farthest away. Doris is
vice president of the organization that runs Child Life-Line, helping
boys who formerly lived on the streets of Lagos. Robert Taisey wrote that
after 47 years with a law firm, the predecessor of which he joined upon
graduation from Cornell Law School, he joined Holland & Knight, LLP,
in their newly-established New York office. Rather than retiring, he has
embarked on a new career path, so far so good. Charles Carlton
wrote about taking part in the annual meeting of the United Nations Association
of Rochester, N.Y., where he presented an article reflecting on a 1948
bus trip some of us made with Professor Robert Long to visit the United
Nations, which was then still at Lake Success, Long Island. Lillian Bunny
Cotnoir Doyle wrote that she took part in an Elderhostel program that
featured skiing in Utah at one of the venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
She is looking for serendipitous travelers wishing to join me in
Italy and environs in the fall. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
51Raymond Gleim of Redding, Ga., wrote that the highlight of his year
was visiting with his old friends and classmates, Ed and Betsy Bouton
50. Col. Philip Kelsall and his wife, Eileen, are doing well in
Fort Collins, Colo. Philip continues to play golf, despite having had
angioplasty several times last year. Dorothy Post Stevens wrote from East
Greenwich, R.I., that she enjoyed sailing her Nonsuch 30 Dexterity around
Liberty Landing in New York City in the company of more than 50 others
last summer. She also enjoys skiing at Sunday River, Maine, and Mount
Sutton, Quebec, with an Elderhostel group. Dorothy visited her sister,
Jean Post Lamphear, and husband Gil in Shelburne, Vt., last January, and
she also visited her stepmother Persis Post in Bethel, Maine, who is going
strong at 93 years old.
Ronald Ross of York, Pa., was among 800 supporters of Congressman Platt who went to Washington, D.C., for the Congressional swearing in ceremony. He reported that they also enjoyed viewing the historic sites. Trudy Wolf is enjoying her four grandchildren and life in Sugarbush, Vt. She is looking forward to having lots of classmates at our big 50th reunion in 2002. Hope that classmates will be in touch as we get closer to the big event. A seasonal poem from your secretary: What a winter with many a wondrous blanket of cold snow oer all; Sprigs of spring green finally hearing natures call; Summer with its colorful flower arrayhooray; Autumn is coming with a sea of red, yellow and gold to behold; For four seasons, an ever changing scene to be seen. 53Announcing an opening for a classmate to write our class column in Vermont Quarterly. Its a fun job, contacting classmates and receiving news from old friends. Anyone interested should contact class president Frank Leary, c/o UVM Alumni Relations, 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Kimball Howes of Florence, Mass., who recently retired as trustee vice president of the Florence Savings Bank, loves his work in forensic engineering. He recently received an Outstanding Volunteer Citation from the Hampshire Community United Way.
Class of '54
McKernan has retired after 40 years of working in the Big Apple.
Classmates can now contact him via email at email@example.com. Your secretary
was named Citizen of the Year by the Woodstock Historical Society last
fall. I continue to do desktop publishing and other extracurricular activities.
I have also been a member of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation Board,
of which John Densmore 51 is also a member.class of 55 secretary
Gould wrote from Amarillo, Tex., I will always appreciate UVM and
what it did for me. He is happy that he made the decision to keep
strong ties to UVM. Joyce Thayer Rosenstein wrote that after living in
Southern California for more than 40 years, she recently moved to the
San Francisco East Bay area, where she enjoys being closer to her grandchildren.
She continues to spend summers in Malletts Bay, Vt. Arlene Scher Leiter,
executive director, will celebrate her 30th year at Community Synagogue
in Rye, N.Y. Her son, who lives in New York City, recently became engaged.
Arlene would love to hear from UVM friends. class of 56 secretary
We had a great time celebrating last June, and we would love to hear what more of you are doing. Send news, please! For nearly 18 years, Carol Brandt Frank has been a realtor in the Plainview, Syosset, and Woodbury area of Long Island. She has five grandchildren and is divorced. Pauline LeMoine Cleveland retired two years ago after 29 years of teaching. She now works part time in the Waverly, N.Y., library. Pauline enjoys traveling and visiting friends and former classmates. Frances Pedusey Johansen and her husband are now retired and busier than ever. They enjoy traveling and spending summers at their place in Tunbridge, Vt.
Class of '57
and Rachel Thompson Burroughs of Underhill, Vt., met their children in
Captiva, Fla., last February. They were joined by Robin Burroughs Simard
85 and husband Al, Wendy Burroughs 83 and husband Pat Audet,
son Rand and wife Nancy, and Rebecca Burroughs Curry and husband Jon.
The Burroughs also got together with Bob Carlson 42 for some golf,
and they visited with Charles Bailey 57. They have eight grandsons.
Class of '59
Last February, I happened to meet for the first time Kristi Watson Phillips 82 at a trade show in Columbia, S.C. Kristi is vice president of marketing at McIntyre and Company, a food distributor for the Carolinas. Since her days growing up in South Hero, Vt., followed by some years in Florida, Kristi and her family now live in Charlotte, N.C., and she would love to hear from old friends. It is refreshing to meet Vermont alumni in the Deep South.
Class of '60
Joan Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu had her first book of poetry published in 2001. She continues to teach an intensive English course to international students at SUNY Oswego. Joan and her husband plan to travel down under to Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania in March.
Class of '61
Engs-Franz of Bloomington, Ind., represented UVM at the inauguration of
Lloyd Benjamin as president of Indiana State University last December.
Marvin Vipler wrote from New York City that he and his wife, Elaine, are
spending more time in the San Francisco Bay area, where their daughter,
Julie, lives. Judith Conant Jarvis of Northfield, Vt., retired in June
2000, after 30 years of teaching. She and her husband, also a retired
teacher, enjoy traveling and visiting children and grandchildren.
Robert Patterson has completed building his retirement home in west Texas near Big Bend National Park. His daughter, Caitlin, recently moved from Nairobi to Montreal to begin computer training. Robert would love to hear from UVM friends via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brenda Bonnie Burgess MacLean of Pittsford, N.Y., teaches in a middle school in Webster, N.Y. She enjoys keeping in touch with UVM friends and traveling to Vermont frequently. Charles Stevens recently retired to Lancaster, Pa., after 37 years of working on Wall Street. Anne Anzi MacLean Jacobs is a PhD candidate in human development/gerontology at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. She anticipates graduating in July 2001.
all of you skiers, this winter was the ski season of the century in Vermont.
Over the holidays, my daughter, Kelly, her husband Chris, and I skied
at Mad River. We had one perfect day, with good conditions and lots of
sun. Charity Greenwood Henderson and her husband, Doug, both retired,
are golf fanatics. Charity taught in Hinesburg, Vt., for more than 33
years. She loves email and was recently reunited with Jane Lague Triaureau,
who lives outside of Paris. Charity can be reached at email@example.com.
Sara Moreau Gear Boyd and husband Joe can be found on a golf course almost
any time of year. Perhaps the Hendersons and the Gear Boyds can get together
for a foursome in Vermont. Sara was re-elected committeewoman for Vermont
and will serve another four-year term with the Republican National Committee.
Sara is also the proud grandmother of three. Shirley Mumford Ferguson
and I keep in touch, and we cant believe that we have not yet gotten
together in the three years that I have been back from Europe. Shirley,
her children, Rob, Missy, and Jeff, and their dogs Quincy and Fairbanks
sent greetings. Margo Smith Miller lives in San Diego, enjoying the wonderful
West Coast weather, after 30 years of Vermont winters. She finds her job
as an internal organization development consultant with the City of San
Diego rewarding. Her daughter Stephanie, lives in London with her husband,
Rob, and son Thomas. Son Tim lives in Essex Junction, Vt., with his wife
and three children. She would love to hear from classmates at msm46@ home.com.
Paul Woehlke has been vice president of support services at Lima Memorial
Hospital in Ohio and director of the hospitals foundation for the
past 22 years. He and his wife, Genoveva, a registered nurse, have been
married for 36 years. Their son, Erik, is a financial analyst with Bell
and Howell, and son Kirk is a systems consultant with Microsoft. Paul
works with two other UVMers: Jennifer Kane Smith 88, a physical
therapist; and Steven Romey 76, an attorney on the board of directors
of the Lima Family YMCA with Paul. Paul can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ira Adelman is a professor in the department of fisheries and wildlife
at the University of Minnesota. His email address is email@example.com. Richard
Burgess retired from the language department at Needham High School in
Massachusetts to work for Scottish Rite, Free Masonry as an assistant
CEO. Richard extends an invitation to classmates visiting the Lexington/Concord
area. Classmates, please continue to keep in touch.
In 1999, Jane Wenzel graduated from Pickens Tech with academic excellence, receiving a certificate for administrative assistant. She was also a volunteer at the Colorado Center for the Book. Francis Suitor sent greetings to the class of 64. His family was blessed with their seventh grandchild in 2000. Francis keeps in touch with Vermont via ham radio, email, and yearly visits. He is glad that UVM is represented in the NHL by Martin St. Louis 97. Phyllis Pheeney has been living in southwest Michigan for nearly 12 years and thoroughly enjoys the area. She is regional vice president at Arcadia Services, Inc., a national home care and staffing company. Brian Pease works part-time since retiring from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in 1996. His wife will also retire soon. When he wrote, Brian had plans to sail to Bermuda in a single-handed race in June. He also noted that he has two easy mountains left to climb to complete all of the highest peaks in each state. Gerald Miner retired from the University of Illinois in 1999. He now operates his own business, Gem Engineering, Inc., involved in environmental engineering. Gerald lives in Florida during the winter and would like to hear from friends in either Illinois or Florida via email. Susan Gershen Bachner, an occupational therapist and certified environmental access consultant, provides evaluations and consultation in home modifications and products that promote safety, comfort, and accessibility. Carolyn McCarthy Doane enjoys the luxury of being a student again, studying psychology. She also enjoys skiing, biking, creating colorful gardens, and traveling with her children to experience other cultures.
Wessner West retired after 25 years with Hewlett-Packard. She and her
husband, Tom, retired dean of engineering at Oregon State University,
moved to Bend, Oreg., where they plan to pursue golf. Judith Godbout Harper
and her husband are now living in Southport, N.C. Judith is currently
head of Aetnas office of employment dispute resolution. She will
finish her career with Aetna in 2002, although she has been admitted to
the North Carolina Bar in case she decides to pursue legal work. Melvyn
Ravitz, M.D., is an ob/gyn physician in New Jersey. He and his wife, Lori,
have four children: Nikki, a University of Florida graduate who works
for Lowes Hotels; Jill, a University of Miami graduate and stockbroker;
Nathan, a University of Michigan graduate and computer programmer; and
Natalie, a senior at
Class of '66
Hosmer of Pelham, Mass., wrote that he and his wife, Trina, are still
working at UMass Amherst and are engaged in cross country ski racing (masters
division). They also bought a townhouse in Stowe, Vt., and enjoy spending
time there. Walter Lehneis was recently appointed president of Diamond
Crystal Brands. Walter, who makes his home in Savannah, Ga., just became
a grandfather for the first time. He is very proud of little Walter IV.
Last summer, Joyce Smith and 10 others spent two weeks in the Andes Mountains
teaching writing, English as a second language, teamwork, sewing, and
woodworking to 30 children at an orphanage in El Cobre, Venezuela. She
encourages others to consider similar efforts. Joyce is in her 24th year
as consumer and textile sciences faculty at the Ohio State University.
For the past several years, she has been involved in research on sun protection
and skin cancer. Thomas McEntee is a principal scientist in the national
Anthony Rishe, his son, Nicholas, and daughter Natalie are living in California. Anthony is a manager at Xerox, working on their major account, Global Services Group. Natalie is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Nicholas will attend the University of California, Santa Cruz, this fall.
Paul Sackevich wrote to tell us that he continues to serve as pastor for three southern Vermont parishes: Chester, Proctorsville, and Londonderry. He finds the area a great place for prayer and Christian hospitality. Paul recently celebrated his 17th year of ordination. Please send us your news we want to hear from you its lonely out here without you.
William Howard wrote from Edmond, Okla., that his daughter, Sara, received her R.N. degree and was married in July 2000. Son Zachary is a senior in creative writing at Ithaca College. William rarely gets back to Vermont, but he misses the Green Mountains.
Class of '70
Nevin joined the Arizona State University West College of Education in
1991 after having served on UVMs faculty for 22 years. In 2001,
she was awarded the ASU West Achievement Award for Research, Scholarship,
and Creativity. David Benjamin wrote that his CV now contains more than
100 presentations and publications. He teaches clinical pharmacology and
legal medicine at Tufts Medical School and the Harvard Medical School
risk management program. David was elected Fellow of the American College
of Clinical Pharmacology, the American College of Legal Medicine, and
the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Jeanne Semer Purzycki keeps
busy on Bostons North Shore as the author of five textbooks for
the travel industry and hospitality, as editor with a dot.com company
called TripResearch, as executive director of Harcourt Learning Direct,
and as a full-time college administrator in financial aid at North Shore
Community College. She would love to hear from classmates via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Sharon Sherry Jones Peterson and her husband,
Bill, both serve the senior citizens of Virginia. Sherry is director of
the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, and
Bill is deputy commissioner of the Virginia Department for the Aging.
We left off last time awaiting the results of the Academy Awards. Im sure youre all aware that David Franzonis film, Gladiator, won in the best picture category. Speaking of the West Coast, Ill be traveling to San Francisco to visit Bill Allard. Hes already thinking about our reunion and looking forward to seeing everyone. Bill wanted us to check out the Web site splurch.com, and he also has a book splurch.com coming out. 71ers are coming out of the woodwork these days! In my UVM travels, Ive met with Bill Davis, whos living in Stowe and working in Waterbury. His daughter, Heather, is a UVM student. I also met with Peter Spear in town and learned more about his consulting business. Susie Campbell, Joanne Czachor Magliozzi, and I had dinner in the Boston area and talked more about Dick Peisch. Suzies son, Nick, will be attending UVM next year. I continue to get press releases about Envirologix, Bruce Fergusons company, which has developed state-of-the-art ways to detect genetically-modified products. At press time, were hoping that son Sam comes to UVM in the fall. Jim OBrien was too busy to see me on my last visit to Boston, but Im hoping hell write in and let us know what hes been up to in his medical practice. Mary Soule Wright is currently a school nurse in Bangor, Maine. Husband George is a neurologist in Bangor. They have four children: George IV, who graduated from Middlebury; Anne, who attends Middlebury; Timothy, who attends West Point; and Stewart, who graduated from Hamilton College this year. Elaine Fauteaux Pinckney lives in Williston, Vt., with her husband and two sons. She is the principal at Williston Central School. Harvey Bogin has a general dentistry practice in Winfield, Ill., a Chicago suburb. He and his wife, Pamela, will celebrate their 28th anniversary this year. They have twin daughters, Sarah and Melissa. Milo Shelley called in and is wondering how Jay Stearns is doing in the Boston area. Milo is still with Gallo Winery and continues to collaborate on books about corporate hiring practices. More about his books in a future issue. Milos middle daughter will be attending UC Davis in the fall. I ran into Lydia Horsford Hibbard at the Shelburne IGA; her daughter Morgan is also at UVM. Jason Robards 73, who really should be 71, wants to do our reunion in New York. Hes putting everyone up, with dinner at Chanterelle thrown in. In the meantime, our fearless leader Myron Grauer is gearing up for our real reunion in June 02 on campus. Could someone please clue in Bob Hawes, our second in command, about when and where our reunion is?
Riesenberg, of Chappaqua, N.Y., produced Mr. Bo Jangles, starring Gregory
Hines, which premiered on Showtime last February. He also produced the
holiday Hallmark Hall of Fame special. Michael Scrofani and Robin, his
wife of nearly 28 years, are enjoying their empty nest in
Libertyville, Ill. Daughter Alyssa will graduate from Vanderbilt, while
son Sam is at CU-Boulder. Michael continues his career as a school psychologist
and family counselor. He began working with children while at UVM, where
he was a Big Brother to a young Vermont foster child.
Potter Prescott lives in Charlotte, Vt., and has been teaching in Burlington
since 1973. She enjoys skiing at Mad River Glen with her husband and children.
Cheryl Smith Kelly sent greetings from Reed City in West Central Michigan.
She is in her 14th year of teaching at an alternative high school, which
she says has been a great experience. She sent greeting to Pam Gillman,
Karen Richardson, Carolyn Garland, Melissa Malcolm, and all my other
73 classmates. Her email address is email@example.com. mi.us.
Robert Skinner is building custom and reproduction houses in Acworth,
N.H. He has two sons in college and another on the way. Daughter Paige
is a high school freshman. Lois Farnham wrote that she was part of
Bernard and Elsa Carlson (70) Bingel of Endicott, N.Y., proudly welcomed their first grandson, Carleton David Bingel. Elsa teaches in a multi-age classroom, and Bernie is a program manager with BAE Systems. Joan Fels Stone lives in Harrison, N.Y., with her husband and three children: Heather, a Harvard senior; Edward, a Harvard freshman; and Eric, a high school sophomore. Joan continues to sell real estate in the Rye/Harrison, N.Y., area. Ann Geller Danziger of Wayne, N.J., has been coaching a talented high school gymnastics team that won the County Championship again this year. She wrote, It is really special that my daughter, Crescent, is a star performer and leader. Working together is a pleasure. John Pepper Redd recently started a new business in the Mount Snow, Vt., area, Skihome Realty. Wayne Richardson and his wife, Carol, have lived in Goffstown, N.H., for the past seven years. He became the building inspector for the town of Bedford, N.H., and was promoted to department head as building and health code official. Marie Gilman Robbins and husband Tom make their home in White River Junction, Vt. Marie is nurse manager for the ob/gyn clinic at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H. She would love to hear from classmates.
Greetings from Vermont! I hope that by the time this is published the snow will have melted up here. Winter did not want to let go this year. News from our class is sparse this quarter. Feel free to send me an email message with your news, and I will include it in the next column. Will Gordon and his wife, Kris, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Nevin Lee, on December 16, 2000 in Walnut Creek, Calif. Will recently joined Adventis Co. as vice president and head of the San Francisco office. Susan Spackman Jones wrote that it is hard to believe that she has been working at Dartmouth Hitchock Medical Center in the intensive care nursery for the past 21 years. Son Josiah is a student at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., and son Geoffrey is involved in drama at Mid Vermont Christian School. She wrote that he is also in drivers ed, which is scary. Son Alec, a fourth grader, loves to read and is very talkative. Lynnette Stahlin Robillard retired after 20 years in nursing. She lives in Boca Raton, Fla., with her husband, Mark, an American Airlines pilot, and their two sons, Robert and James, both adopted from Russia. Lynnette, whose email address is bocarobeys@ aol.com, would love to hear from her Alpha Delta Pi sisters. She would also enjoy hearing from Lonnie Larrow and Nancy Parenteau. Candace Gauthier Delagasse works for the state of Washington, monitoring the Forster Childrens Healthcare Program.
Class of '76
Smith wrote that after four years of editing a regional magazine, she
is now the Online communications manager for the NE division of the American
Cancer Society in Framingham, Mass. Her husband, John Reilly, a graduate
of Bowdoin College, is a senior vice president at MFS in Boston. They
live in Southborough, Mass., with their sons, Ben and Chris. Bob and Judy
Freeman (77) Wilkenfeld continue to enjoy living in the San Francisco
area with their two teenagers who keep them busy. Bob enjoys hiking and
biking, and, when Judy is not driving the boys around, she plays tennis.
Last summer, they played tour guide for Andrea and Peter Bonner. Christopher
Williams of Parker, Colo., still plays hockey once a week. He came back
to UVM for the graduation of his nephew, Geoffrey Robertson 00,
and he had a great time. Chris continues to practice architecture in Colorado,
and he invites classmates to call him if they are visiting the area. Paul
and Lydia Monsivais Alberghini continue to live in Cumberland, Maine.
Paul has his own wireless communication consulting business, and Lydia
is a discharge planner at Mercy Hospital. They have three children, the
oldest of whom is a freshman at UVM. Andrew Follett lives in Burlington,
Vt., with his wife, Annie, and son Avery. He was looking forward to our
reunion when he wrote in February.
Hilde Sheftel wrote from Seattle, Wash., Supporting UVM energizes. Mark Letourneau is a professor of English at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. His textbook, English Grammar, which he used for teaching spring semester, was published in November 2000. Patricia Boyd Johnson and her husband, Peter, of Alpharetta, Ga., are excited to have purchased property on Lake Champlain. They are looking forward to beginning construction on their new home soon.
Class of '78
By the time you read this, your wandering class secretary will have relocated to Las Vegas, Nev., where my husband Mark has accepted a position as a junior chef at a Mobil Five-Star Restaurant, called Picasso, located in the awesome Bellagio Hotel. The world-famous chef, Julian Serrano, will be his mentor. This is a complete career change for Mark and a whole new lifestyle for us (gulp!). We hope our two doggies can stand the 110-degree summers. If ANYONE reading this lives in or near Las Vegas and can give me any advice, tips or job leads, I would be most grateful. Please contact me via email. Heres the latest in class news: I heard from Daniel Johnson, who is presently living in Breckenridge, Colo. Daniel reports that he lived in Europe before moving to Australia. He was in Melbourne for more than 10 years, but he never continued on as a civil engineer. Daniel is the author of a remarkable 11 books, several of which have been translated into numerous languages and have been best sellers in a number of countries. His expertise is in guest service. Daniel moved to Breckenridge five years ago, and he has a market research and training company, called Resort Loyalty. He skis with Kirk Dice, who also lives in Breckenridge. Bob Chodos got Daniel and Kirk together on the slopes, although Bob currently lives in Chicago. Doug Lyons, who lives in Moretown, Vt., came out and skied powder with Daniel last winter. Daniel asked that UVMers contact him at johnson@ vail.net. Catherine Call Desautels reported that she and husband Tom live in Richmond, Vt., with their five daughters, Kaitlyn, Kiesha, Kimberly, Alison, and Emily. Joyce Wagoner Ames wrote that she lives in Virginia now. She noted, Aside from being cheated of appreciable snowfalls, life in Virginia is great. We are a stones throw away from Washington, D.C., so there is always a lot going on. Nat and I and our two teens, Justin and Meghan, have a small Christmas tree farm in the mountains of Virginia as a side business. We love the escape to a quieter pace of life. Margaret Staple Munt wrote that she is still teaching in Williston, Vt., Her daughter, Vanessa, who graduated in the spring and lives in Florida, is also a primary school teacher. Kathleen Schultz Nichols received her MBA at Boston University with a health care emphasis. She is currently a nursing home administrator in a non-profit, 180-person facility in Williamstown, Mass. Kathleen wrote that she loves work and loves Vermont. Thats all the class news I have received since our last publication. Please write to me so that I can publish more of YOUR news, your accomplishments, even your whereabouts, so that classmates can reminisce and get in touch with you. It is such a treat to hear from classmates. I even got a quick IM (instant message) from Eric Albin very late one night while we were both surfing the net instead of going to sleep as we should have been. Happy summer to all!
Spring came late to Vermont this year, but thankfully, summer is upon us. Thank you to all who sent in class notes over the past few months. Carol Bengis wrote from Weston, Mass., where she is enjoying life with her husband and five-year-old daughter Sarah. Carol has started her own marketing consulting company, working with area financial institutions. Gregg Bowering is living in Rochester, N.Y., and employed as a custom homebuilder. Michael and Lisa Goff (80) Pajolek have just completed building a new home in Osterville, Mass., and they keep busy with their four children and spending time with close UVM friends. Lori Brandon Rennels is living in Boiling Springs, Pa., where she is a full-time mom to three lively boys. I received word recently that Christine ODonnell has been diagnosed with amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal and degenerative neuromuscular disorder. Chris is from Upper Makefield, Pa. She stopped working as an orthopedic surgeon last July. Chris was actively involved throughout the years as an alumnae representative and a good friend to many of us in Pi Beta Phi. I spoke with her very recently and expressed my interest in sharing with all our fellow classmates her active participation in the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the ALS Association. If you are interested in making a donation in her name, please contact Nancy Venner, the chapters director of development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A recent fundraiser with Chris, her husband Bob, their two children, and the local community of Newtown raised $130,000 for research because there is presently no cure. Chris, I, along with many of our mutual friends, wish you strength.
Mary Feenan Peloquin lives in North Brookfield, Mass., with her husband, Mark, and daughter Kate. After having taught nearly every grade in elementary school, she now teaches in a transitional (kindergarten-first grade) class and loves it. Gary and Kim Watts Nicksa are living in Wellesley, Mass. 2001 finds Kim still teaching nursery school and playing chauffeur to Sarah and Jeffrey. Gary began a new job as senior vice president of finance and administration with the Chickering Group in Cambridge, Mass. The Nicksas get together with Jan Waterman Cohen, Pam Rogal Zlota 81, Betsy Faunce Andrews 81, and Nancy Lee Monroe often during the year. Lisa Hotte Kelley is pursuing an MS degree in nursing at UVM and a CNM certificate from the University of Rhode Island, through a new joint program between UVM and URI. Her oldest daughter, Kristen 01, majored in math. Lisa would like to hear from other Tri Deltas and wondered, Lynn Hollings, where are you? William Reilly was recently appointed broker manager of Frances Billingsley Realty, Inc., the largest independently-owned real estate firm in northern Westchester County, N.Y. William, his wife, and three children spend most of their free time raising Labrador puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown, N.Y. Kathy Newton Whiting teaches in the radiography program at Champlain College, which she has found to be a very enjoyable experience. James Belaski is superintendent of construcion and maintenance at Quechee Lakes Development Company. He recently completed 20 years in the Vermont Army National Guard, currently assigned as intelligence and operations officer at 186 Forward Support Battalion in Northfield, Vt. Col. Susan Johl Potter of Wilton, Conn., retired last May after 20 years in the U.S. Air Force Active Reserve, eight on active duty. Susan is a registered dietitian.81Blair Edgerton wrote that he was able to listen to the Hockey Cats via the internet last season. He said it felt like it was 20 years ago when he heard all the cheering when the Cats scored the winning goal against Clarkson in overtime. Ann McGovern MacAdam and her husband, Don, live in Canton, Mass. Ann does composting outreach for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. She wrote, My father would be very pleased to know that my UVM education helped prepare me for a job that didnt even exist when I was a student. She would love to hear from SNR alumni in the Boston area. Martha Davidowicz is living in Tempe, Ariz., and working as a nurse practitioner for a homeless childrens shelter. Caroline Drye Taylor became a certified orthopedic clinical specialist in physical therapy last year. She welcomed her second daughter, Laura Eileen, on January 28, 2001. Mary Bowditch-Allen, her husband, and children Sophie, Emily, and Henry spent nearly four years in Cairo, Egypt, before returning to their house in Boulder, Colo. Mary wrote, The experience in Egypt was wonderful. We visited incredible sights, including the pyramids, and met many fascinating new friends.
Matthew Purcell and his wife, Cornelia, celebrated the birth of their second son, Alexander, born August 28, 2000, after a week at Lake Winnipesaukee water skiing and playing golf with Paul Giegerich and Peter Noordsij. Shelby Marston-Ainley wrote from Los Angeles to send a heartfelt thank you to my wonderful UVM buddies for their kind sympathy cards sent after the death of my mother. What a generous and thoughtful group. They made a difficult time easier. Amy Aronoff Blumkin wrote that Wendy Reservitz 83 came to Florida to visit her and her family. They had a great time catching up and visiting theme parks. Pamela Carlo Baer, husband Bob, and daughter Allison had a wonderful Christmas present last year. Baby Kenneth Robert was born on December 11, 2000. The Baers are happy to be back living in Maryland, where they are closer to their UVM friends. Paul Rachlin joined the law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP in New York as a partner in the corporate department.
Campisi Casey sent greetings from Pasadena, Calif. She has three children,
Dillon, Maggie, and Ryan. Claire Finger Spofford was recently promoted
to vice president of brand management at The Timberland Company, responsible
for overall brand building and for the development of long-term and annual
marketing objectives, strategies, and volume-driving plans for all Timberland
brands. Claire began her tenure with the company in 1993. Freeman Hazen
has recently divorced, and he now shares the joys and perils of raising
his daughter, Katie, in Pittsburgh. Freeman built a music studio and has
been playing rock and roll. He is generally in age denial, too old
to rock and roll, too young to die. Michael Rudman, M.D., is medical
director of the pain management center at Morristown Memorial Hospital
in New Jersey. He lives in Short Hills with his wife, Judy, and their
children, Alexander, Gregory, and Madeline. Last March, Michael went skiing
in Utah with classmates Craig Benson, Rick Schill, and Jeffrey Trembley.
Kristina Sandock Palomba is busy in Shrewsbury, Mass. She reported that
most of her time is spent as a member of the school committee and as an
active volunteer in her childrens classrooms. Kristina keeps in
touch with Toni-Lynne Rafanelli Kittredge, who continues to practice law
in Chelmsford, Mass.
Class of '84
Rob and Mary Harper Ross proudly announced the birth of their third daughter, Carolyn, on October 24, 2000. Carolyn joins her sisters, Sarah and Shelley, in the familys Oceanside, N.Y., home. Jeffrey Alpert of Mill Valley, Calif., was looking for other UVMers on the slopes in Squaw Valley last winter. Marc Tell and his wife, Julie, live happily in Woodbury, N.Y., with their children, Linda Rose, Sam, and Hannah Rae. Marc sees Lisa Speiser Bogen, Gary Kaplan 85, and Doug Schultz 85 occasionally, and he attended the wedding of David Healy 83 last year. Marc is looking for Wendy Felligal, Peter Butteri 83, and Erik Johnson 85. Natalie Ciccariello wrote from Horseheads, N.Y., that she had a wonderful education at UVM and years later the experience still stands out in her mind. Mary Coughlin Young of Pearland, Tex., graduated from the Mid Atlantic Professional Feldenkrais Training Program last March, which improved her physical therapy skills for helping babies and neurology and orthopedic patients. William and Helen Swanson Weigel moved to York, Maine, with their children, Kenny, Lindsay, and Erica. They spend weekends skiing, sailing, biking, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. Bill works for Celestica, an electronics manufacturing services company, and he heads a Hewlett Packard division and a fiber optics project. Helen works at home.
Class of '85
Hi, everyone. By the time you read this, we will have had our reunion. I want to thank everyone who joined us on campus and everyone who was not able to make it but wrote in telling us what is going on in his or her life. Well, now that its summer, people seem to be out and about with no time to write. Nancy Jo Miner Marciniak told me that she and her wonderful husband, Mike, have been living in Florida for the past 12 years. Nancy and Mike enjoy fishing and boating with their two beautiful children, Mikey and Natalie. Jane Hunt let me know that she is living in Brattleboro, Vt., and renovating her newly-purchased home with her fiancé. She is still a part-time bartender at Morts, so old friends should stop by and say hi to Jane. Rebecca Dilworth wrote that she and her husband are living in Falmouth, Maine, with daughters Caroline and Lucy and new baby son Nicholas. Rebecca will indefinitely be taking time off from her therapist job to be an at-home mom. I heard from Dara Diamant Silverberg, who married Dr. Eric Silverberg (the best man in the universe) last November in Summit, N.J. Dara works in publishing as the assistant manager of editorial production for Travel Weekly, based in Secaucus. Dara and Eric live in Clifton, N.J. I also heard from Laurie Fife, who told me that she has been living and working on Cape Cod for eight years. Laurie is a technical service manager for a biotechnology company. Jill Soltys Schildkamp moved to Fairfield County, Conn., and she enjoys being a stay-at-home mom. She and her family get to Vermont often because their favorite pastime is skiing, and, of course, après ski activities. Rich Gold was made an equity partner at Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C. He has taken over as head of the firms Washington lobbying group.
Class of '86
Our 15th reunion was a great time to see old friends, make new ones, and enjoy UVM and the Burlington area. Thanks to our reunion committee and the folks in the Alumni Office whose hard work and support made the events possible. On the news front, James Walker wrote to announce that he and his wife, Joanna, are the proud parents of twins Nicholas and Grace. Margaret Brigham is married and living in Hamden, Conn. She has three children and is working part-time as a family nurse practitioner. Elizabeth Weiland Hughes recently moved from New Hampshire to the Columbus, Ohio, area. She is an at-home mom with three boys: Dan, Jack, and Matthew, who was born on October 2, 2000. Llynne Carpenter Kiernan wrote to say that, in the fall of 1998, she and her husband, Joe, moved back to Randolph, Vt., where they live with their children, Erin and James. They both work at the Gifford Medical Center, where Llynne is a registered nurse, and Joe is a general surgeon. Adrian Villaruz is training to become a helicopter flight instructor in Eugene, Oreg. After leaving the U.S. Forest Service, he is also now working in a position fueling and servicing airplanes.
Class of '87
everyone! We had a great mini class of 87 reunion at
the UVM black tie party at the Plaza Hotel in early March. The event was
fantastic, extremely well attended, and a great way to catch up with a
lot of people I hadnt seen in a long time. At our table was Dave
Crowley (who had flown in from Washington, D.C.), Phil Gorrivan, Ed and
Michelle Pinter Howe, Ellen Berkowitz Klein, Lisa Lewis, and Ken Mazur.
We all had a great time at cocktails, dinner, dancing, and honoring several
outstanding alumni. Next time (if there is a next time), I hope to see
more of our class attend. By the time all of you read this, our official
reunion in June will have come and gone. I look forward to the next issue
when I can update you on the events of the weekend. Cindy Bullis Vasco
wrote (for the first time in 15 years) that she was married
in June 2000 to Kevin, who was a good high school friend. She is back
in DC working at Washington Hospital Center as a nurse practitioner in
cardiac surgery. Cindy still keeps in touch with Greer Green 88,
Jennifer Kohnen McNair, and Julia Larson, among others. Jennifer Mongeon
Eisenlau and her husband Skip 85 are thrilled with the birth of
their son, George, born December 27, 2000. The babys favorite babysitters
are Rebecca Mongeon 88 and Deb Wilson Kelly 88. Dara Levine
was looking forward to seeing everyone at our reunion in June. She also
wrote that Meg Servais Mangan opened her own interior design company Mango
Design on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Conn. Dara herself is currently
director of corporate services at the Burgundy Wine Company in New York
City. Stacy Shields Shill is thoroughly enjoying the four seasons of Maine
with her husband Weber and two young daughters. They go skiing in winter
and boating and water skiing (around lobster buoys) in the summer. Laura
Weiner Esterow, who currently lives
Peter Haywood has been living and working in Chelmsford, Mass. He and his wife, Beth, have three daughters, Anna, Sophie, and Ingrid.
Happy summer! Hope this finds everyone in relaxation mode with long days and warm, sunny weather. Scant news this issue, but interesting all the same. Congratulations to Maureen Kelly Gonsalves, who had a baby boy, Daniel John, in March. He was born just 16 days shy of his moms favorite holiday, so she was able to make it out on St. Patricks Day. Mark and Courtney Terrien (91) Kagan live in Charlestown, Mass., and are looking forward to Courtneys 10th reunion, despite the lack of The Last Chance as a meeting spot. Laura Curry Dukat and her family will be enjoying the next year and a half in Hawaii as work has sent them there. Andrew and Amy Ruger (92) Whiteley had a second son, James Stratford Whitely, in November 2000. He joins older brother, Thompson. The Whiteleys, who live in Fairfield, Conn., see Pilar and Michael Solimene 92 quite often. Natalie Halle Mason lives in Sudbury, Mass., with her husband and two children. She is home with her kids and enjoys playing tennis and skiing. John and Mary Abele-Austin and their son, Jacob, live in Middlesex, Vt. Mary enjoys both being at home and her part-time work promoting writing and literacy around the state. Last year, she presented at the National Science Teachers Association meeting in Orlando, Fla. Bryn Fenton lives in Sunnyvale, Calif., with her husband of three years. She worked at CISCO for five years and loves the California weather and lifestyle. Bryn keeps in touch with Eva Fettig, Craig Morlang, Ro Pierce, Jeff Chaos Gentes, Matt Scribner, Scott Merrilland, George Baschinski, and Elizabeth Bell. Felicia Thornton Herman recently relocated from Ohio to New Hampshire. She is happily at home with her daughter and son and works part-time. Congratulations to Jeffrey and Deirdre Lynch (90) Folsom on the birth of their daughter, Madeline Lily, on December 2, 2000. Thanks to all who let us know whats up in their lives! It is always good to hear how everyone is and what they are doing. Have a great rest of the summer and be sure to email me with your news!
10 years in Hawaii, Tanya Miller decided shed had enough of paradise,
so she moved back to New York last November, just in time for winter.
She now works in the family business, Westlake Marina in Montauk, with
her brother, Chris 91. Chris was married to Julie Aster on June
3, 2000, in a ceremony on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Siobhan
Nilan was recently transferred to Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has enjoyed
working for Intel, and she continues to find her work in logistics challenging.
Jessica Levine Zych and husband, Kevin, make their home in Weston, Conn.
She attended the UVM field hockey alumnae weekend last March, along with
Tara Feeney Bennett and Paige Erikson Kaleita. Kara Pitkin Brechwald enjoyed
a great girls weekend with Kim Mitchell, Jenn Bock,
Jenn Sparzynski, Triera Putman, and Judy McHale. They had a great weekend
snowshoeing, skiing, and reminiscing
Class of '91
Werhand recently bought a house in Portland, Oreg., built in 1913. She
and her partner, Sandy Sadowitz, held their ceremony of union in their
new living room
classmates from 1992! I must apologize for having lost the last set of
notes you all sent in. I suppose I could blame it on loss of brain cells
as we all are entering our 30s, but realistically I can only attribute
it to lack of sleep and forgetfulness. I left my computer on my commuter
train in London and surprisingly someone felt the need to take it. So
thanks for the new news below. If anyone has sent things in that are not
printed here, please resend them, and I promise to get them in the next
issue. Take care and be well. Wendy Williamson Sullivan and her husband,
Tim 93, G95, welcomed a son, William Asher on July 23, 2000.
They already have two daughters, Kendall and Emma. Wendy and Tim moved
to Hopewell, N.J., in October 2000. Tim is a production editor at Princeton
University Press. Wendy is busy at home with the children. Steven Karp
wrote that he recently got engaged, and they have set November 10, 2001
as the date. Congratulations, Steven! Tracey Hutchinson and her husband
announced the birth of their first son, Benjamin, in April 2000. Jennifer
Swift has spent the last three years in Japan and only started to learn
the language as she was leaving. She recently moved back to the States
to start studying cognitive psychology. Amy Ruger Whiteley and her husband
Andrew 89 welcomed their second son, James Stratford Whiteley, on
November 18, 2000. James has an older brother named Thompson.
Class of '93
Lynn Laferriere Madigan and husband Kyle enjoy living in Northern California. Lynn works in the emergency department. She and Kyle spend most of their time kayaking. Robin Snell Aiken and husband Greg 00 met when they both were students at UVM. When Greg graduated, they moved to the Carolinas, were married, and they recently welcomed their first child, a son, Zachary Dean, in December 2000. Greg was promoted, and the family moved to Leawood, Kans. Gregory Hullstrung of New Rochelle, N.Y, enjoys spending time with his wife, Liza, and son, Michael. He visits family and friends in Grand Isle, Vt., as much as possible. Annie Brooks received a master of urban and regional planning degree from the University of Michigan in April 2000. After graduation, she traveled throughout Europe for nine weeks, mostly solo. While there, she got together with Sam Aylesworth in Amsterdam. Annie moved to Atlanta to become a zoning manager at American Tower Corporation. Last fall, she attended two UVM weddings: Ingrid Franz was married in Vermont last August, and Cindy Wright was married in Texas last December. She enjoyed spending time with Jennifer Murphy, Chris 92 and Carrie Smith Rose, Melissa Young 92, Kevin McGonegal 92, Beth Smith-Moncrief 92, Linda Schnee 92, and Kim Schmidt 92. Marc Miller is chief operating officer at Welington Regional Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. He loves the life there and plans to spend a few years in the sunshine before heading back North. Rob Ittner is the new manager and co-owner of Renaissance Restaurant in Aspen, Colo.
new feature of this column may be Wheres JJ? In recent
months, JJ McNulty has been spotted in Jackson Hole along with Paul Zedlovich,
throwing beads in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, sipping champagne
in Boston, and wowing
everyone. Ive moved! My new address is listed above. You also can
still email me with news. I have finally made the move to Texas to be
near my fiancé. We thought that being in the same state might make
wedding planning a bit more fun. Heres the news: Karen Albertson
is living in Boston and working as a physical therapist in a sports clinic
in Lexington. Karen reported on a few classmates weddings: Marlis
MaKocy married Robert Clingan in Connecticut on August 5, 2000. They are
currently building a house in Connecticut. On September 30, 2000, Karen
and friends had their own UVM mini-reunion in celebration of the marriage
of Mark Schneider to Rebecca Moulton in Killington last fall. Those who
attended were Matt Gagnon from Boston, Karens boyfriend; Jason Janicke
from San Francisco; Darren Kenniston from Phoenix; Jason Strongin from
New York City; Jeremy Shubitz from Los Angeles; Drew Berescik from Connecticut;
and Laura Barkell. Karen wrote, Somehow Jason Janicke ended up in
the pool at the receptionin his dress suit. Mark and Rebecca
are living happily in Cambridge, Mass. Karen also wrote that she recently
ran into friends from PT class: Cheryl Cote, Amy Miller, Katie Gillis,
Sarah Shedd, Tim Busick, and Laura Plummer Busick. Patrick Riordan is
living in Washington, D.C., and working toward his MBA degree at George
Washington University. He is still rowing, and he is currently a member
of the Capital Rowing Club. He continues to train for the world championships
in August. Phaedra Saltis worked as an e-commerce intern for M&M/Mars
in New Jersey last summer. She graduated from the Boston College MBA program
last spring. Jessye Smith is working in research and development for a
biotech company in Boston. Sean Madden is a teacher on the Hudson River
Sloop Clearwater. He uses hands-on programs to demonstrate the Hudsons
ecology, history, and pollution issues, and he needs volunteers April
through November, so if youre looking for a week of adrenaline,
see www.clearwater.org. Sara Hammond married Frederick Anderson 92
on September 22, 2000. Sara is the network administrator for Hackett,
Valine & MacDonald in South Burlington, Vt., and Fred is an account
manager for SymQuest Group in South Burlington, Vt. They are currently
living in Burlington. It was a lovely wedding. I was lucky enough to be
in attendance from Seattle, and I spent the night catching up with other
UVM guests, including Katie and Glenn (95) Varricchione, Gill and
Wayne (95) Berna, Kristin Cabral, and Eric Defresne among others.
Dana Drissel of Concord, Mass., was promoted to account executive at Harpwell. In her new position, she will work with clients to define their position in the marketplace and implement programs to support their objectives. Danielle Peters recently moved to the Boston area, where she works as a civil engineer. She wrote that she misses Burlington and Vermont, but shes having a blast living and working in Boston. Walter DeNino was selected for the USA Triathlon Olympic Residency Program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. In addition to winning many triathlons, he finished 15th in his division at the 1999 Triathlon World Championships in Montreal. He is now training as a full-time member of the national team for the next year, and he expects to be there until the Athens Olympics. He would love to hear from classmates who would like to help him in his quest for Olympic gold.
Class of '99
summer, 99ers! I cant believe its been two years since our
graduation. Now that the weather has turned around, all I can think about
are beautiful days in Burlington. A nice stroll down to the lake, shopping
on Church Street, enjoying a cocktail in the window seat at RJs
memories we have! Well, I have some updates for you this time around.
Will Roya is in the SPOTLIGHT and On the Town
these days. Since graduation, Will has gotten married, and he and his
new bride have moved to Las Vegas. You might remember Will from the Windjammer,
where he performed magic tricks. He is a legend and is carrying on the
tradition in Las Vegas. So, if you find yourself out in Sin City
for business or pleasure, be sure to catch one of Wills acts. Good
luck to you, Will! Belinda Ovitt is using her education to help the Green
Mountain State. She is the program director of Project Phoenix Teen Center
in St. Albans, Vt. Belinda has also opened a teen center in Swanton, Vt.
Congratulations to Patricia Mahan and Ted Welch on their recent engagement.
Patricia works for Dunham Investments, and Ted works for Scudder. Elisabeth
Sequin is pursuing her masters degree in bilingual communication
speech disorders at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Congratulations
to you, Elisabeth! Enjoy yourself out there; they say its just like
Burlington. I want to send props out to Lyssa Sher and Kevin Chipman,
who ran the Boston Marathon on April 16th. Lets just say they rocked!
Many classmates, including Chris Frier, Mark Allen, Jamie Bergin, Christopher
Pereira, Mike Griffin, Kerry Gulickson, Steve Howe, Todd Martin, Lindsay
Truesdell, and Casey Hall, gathered on Comm. Ave. to cheer them on while
they ran their hearts out. We are really proud of you! Glad to hear so
many of you are doing wonderful things. I hope to hear more in the future.
Please let me know if you are looking for a classmate or if you have any
updates for me. Its always a pleasure! Cheers!
Classmates, family and friends of Alexander McMahon Kende are invited to make a donation in remembrance of Alex and in support of a new College of Agriculture & Life Sciences scholarship fund bearing his name. Awards from the Alexander McMahon Kende Memorial Scholarship Fund will go to one or more outstanding junior students who demonstrate academic excellence, an interest in medicine or bio-medical research, service to and caring for others, integrity, personal courage and good humor. Donations may be sent to the Alex Fund, c/o UVM Development Office, Grasse Mount.