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1970 - 1980s

Class Secretary: dgsouthard@juno.com
Hello, classmates! I begin this column with an apology to some of you. If you sent me an email message within the past several months, I may have inadvertently deleted it. If you have not seen your news in this column, please send it again, and I promise to include it in the next issue.

Class Secretary: sarah.sprayregen@uvm.edu
By the time you're reading our Class Notes, our reunion will be behind us. I'm sure there will be many memories that we’ll share and that we'll return to our lives, having rekindled old friendships and made new friends with the classes of '72 and '73. It has been great fun receiving your emails. Please keep them coming. It makes our class notes far more interesting! On with the news: I met Jason Robards III '73 in New York City. Tom Reilly '71 and I finally got J to come uptown for an early supper. Tom's son, Devon, is now two, and Jason had pictures of his baby son, Gregory, who had just turned one. Who would have thought 30 years ago, I'd be sitting with a former football player and my first date on campus, watching them gush over their sons. I can't wait to enjoy empty-nest, but it was fun to see these older dads have such enjoyment over their little ones. Mags Caney Conant and I met Bonnie Christensen '73 for breakfast before she left for Italy. Unfortunately, Bonnie will still be in Italy at reunion time. Bonnie published the Biography of Woody Guthrie to rave reviews (including the NY Times) this year, and she is currently working on two other books. Bonnie wrote and illustrated her latest creation, and it is awesome. Tim Scott wrote that he'll be in town soon to explore the possibility of returning to Burlington. We'll report more on Tim in the next issue. My daughter, Mary, graduates from Skidmore May 19th and has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. It will be a very emotional graduation for me. Leslie Steeves is now on the faculty of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism & Communication in Eugene. She is married to Dan Reece (from Iowa, no connection to Vermont) and has two daughters, Fekerte and Anna. Leslie’s research relates to Africa, and the family travels there often. She’ll be in Ghana part of this summer. Katie Geran is a quality improvement consultant at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in UVM’s School of Nursing. She loves interacting with current students. David and Marsha Reiter Pilachowski live in Bennington, Vt., and Dave works at nearby Williams College. Marsha works in the business office of Southern Vermont College. Their youngest son, Evan, is an engineering student at UVM. I heard from Sandra Simpson again, and she sent me some reflections on her current assignment overseas. More on Sandra in the next issue. That's it! I'm sure we'll have lots more news after Reunion. I'll look forward to seeing a lot of you and expect copious notes this fall.

Class Secretary: dstern@zoo.uvm.edu
There isn’t much news this quarter. Could it be that everyone has been planning to exchange news at our class reunion? During the 2000-2001 academic year, Joel Ross was on sabbatical from St. Michael’s College, where he is an associate professor of physics. He spent the year at UVM, collaborating with Professor Jun-ru Wu of the physics department. Their work focused on acoustically-induced sonoporation, resulting in two publications. Robert Sadowski sent greetings to classmates from St. Augustine, Fla., where he works for a tour company. He would love to hear from classmates via email at robertfoy@yahoo.com.

Class Secretary: dmesce@infinet
In this year’s winter Olympics, Ann Taylor became the first Vermonter ever to coach a Venezuelan luge team. We know that’s true because it was the first time Venezuela ever entered a luge team, or any team for that matter, in the Winter Games. Ann helped organize the four-person team (a great story, but one too long for this space), served as its coach and medical director, marched in the opening and closing ceremonies with the team, and otherwise felt quite at home in Salt Lake City, where she lived before moving back to the Burlington area a couple of years ago. She is looking forward to the next Olympics, but in the meantime, she’s opening a private practice in physical therapy and a women’s fitness center in Milton, Vt. Nancy Greenleaf Canty has retired from physical therapy. She and her husband, Peter, have moved but are still in Lafayette, La. Son Scott is earning his master’s in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and their daughter, Beth, is finishing her first year at Tulane Law School. Roxanne Hoisington wrote that her husband, Mike, graduated from Gordon-Conwell Seminary in May 2001 and is now pastor of Community Bible Church in Downingtown, Pa. And Barbara Munnett reminds us that we’re now eligible for AARP! Thanks, Barbara.

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Priscilla Elder is the assistant director of corporate and foundation relations at the University of Oregon. She and her husband have been married for 23 years, and they have two teenage children. Wynn McTammany has worked in Boston for the past 15 years. She lives in Weymouth, Mass., overlooking Boston Harbor. She wrote, “I hope all of my UVM classmates are happy and healthy.” After more than 20 years in Southern California, Sharon Diekneit moved back to Old Greenwich, Conn. She would love to reconnect with her UVM friends. Jim Werther is a senior restructuring analyst with IBM Credit in Armonk, N.Y. He lives with his wife, Rebecca, in Mohegan Lake, N.Y. His son, Robert will attend SUNY Oswego in the fall. Son Matthew is looking into colleges for fall 2003; Jeffrey is stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Adam works for Hannaford Markets. Jim sent greetings to the Leffingwells ’73 and ’74 and ROTCMAN.

Class Secretary: dinachild@aol.com
Nancy Danielson Bird and her husband of Sharon, Conn., celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on September 11, 2001. She wrote, “This has been a year of much gratitude for us. Our son Charlie is conquering Hodgkins Disease, and our daughter Liz taught school in Samoa.”

Class Secretary: bbbeek@northnet.org
Bonita Palmer is doing Reiki touch therapy or “laying on of hands” at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco. She is currently serving as an Episcopal seminarian intern through the Integrative Center for Culture and Healing, which Bonita helped found at St. Luke’s. Her work is funded by the Lilly Endowment. Bruce Tatro is working at IBM, and he lives in South Burlington, Vt. Congratulations to Staige Davis on his recent election to the board of trustees at Champlain College. Staige is president of Lang Associates in South Burlington. He also serves on the board of directors of the Vermont Business Roundtable and UVM’s School of Business Administration. Also, congratulations to Mary Ellen Carpenter on her election as a fellow to the American College of Bankruptcy. She is the first woman practicing attorney in Massachusetts to be elected to the college. She was inducted at a ceremony held at the U.S. Supreme Court. Mary Ellen is a founding shareholder at Roche & Carpenter in Boston.

Class Secretary: alumni@uvm.edu
Linda Lombardy Piccolella lives in Melbourne, Fla., where she is principal of Riviera Elementary School. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children, Jeff II, a high school senior, and Lauren, age eight. Linda enjoys visiting her parents in Manchester, Vt., every summer. Karen Kwasha Jacober of Providence, R.I., is an educational tutor for high school students. She has two sons in college, and her youngest son is in seventh grade. Karen enjoys attending college fairs as an alumni admissions representative, and she also enjoys sailing, biking, and music. Patricia Duff Halpin of Pelham, N.H., keep busy with the activities of her two children. She coaches daughter Katie’s basketball and soccer teams. Son Joe, age four, was adopted from Guatemala. She enjoys coming to UVM for alumnae basketball games as often as she can make it. Lester Scheinfeld of Jericho, N.Y., joined the National Center for Disability Services as director of development. He is a past president of the Long Island chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Class Secretary: bcroteau@earthlink.net
Sharon Pluta Bixby of Ludlow, Vt., wrote that her oldest daughter, Pam ’04, is now in Stockholm with the UVM Early Childhood Education exchange. She was traveling to visit her in Sweden in February. Pamela Geary King let us know about her marriage to David Dahlkamp on July 14, 2001. They are both teachers and they enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, and kayaking in their free time. Pamela and David make their home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Carol Taylor announced her marriage to Dr. Allen Shepherd in May 2002. Allen recently retired from UVM’s English department, and they are living in Burlington, Vt. Bronwyn Wyble Rider and husband Fenn are both retired and living in Burlington, Vt. Bronwyn continues to work part-time as an RN and volunteers at church in a joint urban ministry project. Fenn does occasional consulting and is a deacon at church. James Dawson wrote from Marietta, Ga., that he is managing partner of ADI Performance, an executive training enterprise focused on improving individual performance. James is very pleased that he and his partner, daughter Jennifer, joined forces in 1996. Jim and his family hope to relocate to Vermont in 2004. Catherine Dutton serves as a magistrate in juvenile court. She lives in Mansfield, Ohio, with her husband, Paul, and three “active, growing boys.” She is pleased to put her sociology major to work with help from law school and “seven exciting years as a felony prosecutor.” Catherine and family travel a lot and hope to run into classmates around the country. David Clark owns two companies: an executive search firm that places high-level executives in the print, publishing, and packaging industries and an internet job board called hireskills.com, which matches graphic arts companies and candidates. He and his wife, Sarah, and their three sons have a “Dave Clark 5 thing” in Bedford, N.H. During the winter, Dave skis as much as possible at Mad River Glen. He sent greetings to classmates. Stephanie Slack Herrick is a CPA; husband Mike is with a start-up dot.com after many years with Bell Labs; daughter Kim is a physician’s assistant on a Navajo reservation, married to a UVM Medical School grad; and daughter Katy is responsible for the cash flow statement at BMW in Munich. Son Steve attended Johnson State, and he was honored as a Vermont teacher at Green Mountain Tech in Hyde Park. George Osol received the 2002 UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. He is a professor and research director in UVM’s department of obstetrics and gynecology, well known in animal sciences for his teaching and research in equine studies. Your class secretary is excited and scared about next year’s teaching schedule. In my second year at Rivermont Collegiate, a private school in Bettendorf, Iowa, I will be teaching AP US history and AP statistics. Just goes to prove the old adage, “No good deed goes unpunished.”

Class Secretary: beth.nutter@vtmednet.org
Greetings to all from Burlington. This is truly the most beautiful time of year to visit or live in Vermont. Neil Corey sent greetings to all from Canyon Country, Calif. He has completed his MBA at Pepperdine University and is now the program manager of fixed wing Air Force systems at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Neil still finds time to hike, camp, and motorcycle in the Angeles Forest and the California desert. Dave Moreau is enjoying life with his three children and wife Peg in Lincoln, R.I., where he is a self-employed appraiser and realtor. Rose and Elise Fetterman Gottlieb own their own uniform business in Farmington, Conn. Please send news to share with our classmates via email either to me or to alumni@ uvm.edu.

Class Secretary: alumni@uvm.edu
Julie Richards Drewes and her husband, Tom, manage a private charter water taxi service in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. They divide their time between their sailboat and a home in St. Thomas. Tony Adams, his wife, Caret, and son Ian sent greetings to the class of ’80. Tony is a principal analyst with Gartner/Dataquest. He lives with his family in Andover, Mass. Monty Lovejoy and his family moved to Concord, Mass., last fall. He was promoted to vice president for business development at Earth Tech, Inc., where he develops business for the company with Tyco International Ltd companies. Monty gets together with Paul Kruppa ’81 in Connecticut several times a year. Linda Hermons, MD, is in her 17th year at the Richmond Area Health Center. She cut back to part-time when her daughter, Rachel, was born. Her children are now 14, 11, and 8, and she continues to enjoy being able to nurture them in her “off” hours. She wrote, “Life has treated me well.” Sheree Clark of Des Moines, Iowa, assembled an exhibit, “Art Fights Back,” in response to current world events, which evolved into a poster exhibition of 30 powerful images. The exhibit “uses art to help heal a wounded nation.

Class Secretary: alumni@uvm.edu
Beverly Hall Hildebrand, husband Mel, and their three daughters are moving “lock, stock, and barrel” to the Ozark Mountains this summer. They have enjoyed living in Big Horn, Wyo., where her husband grew up, but the family is excited about moving to a new area. After more than 14 years in the sign business, Kelly Evans opened his own sign business, Signs, Etc., in Sparta, N.J. He continues to teach ice skating part-time, and he is now a U.S. Figure Skating Association double gold medalist in moves and freestyle. Kelly wrote that he also enjoyed a ski trip to Chile last summer. He keeps in touch with Ruth Chesney-Randi and Craig Mueller. Catherine Engstrom is an associate professor of higher education in Syracuse University’s School of Education. She and a colleague are participating in a project, developing programs to assist disadvantaged youth in gaining access to and completing higher education in the Netherlands. Catherine is coordinator of Syracuse University’s higher education master’s degree program. Mark Robinson is chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer of the American Red Cross, Massachusetts Bay Chapter. He lives in Attleboro, Mass., with his wife, Diane, and their children, Teresa, Alex, and Curtis. A highlight of his career with the Red Cross was being asked by Elizabeth Dole to serve as vice president of chapter operations, forming a new, major, national department. Jolinda Hirsch LaClair left her position in Senator James Jeffords’ office after more than 15 years to become state director for USDA rural development in Vermont and New Hampshire. She also serves on the UVM Extension State Advisory Council. Jolinda lives in Middlesex, Vt., with her husband, Rob, and their children Chelsea and Tucker. She keeps in close touch with Sherry Nisenholtz Schoenberg, Pat Moulton-Powden, and Betty Skelton Gilbert ’92. Jill Kerr Kinnear lives in her hometown of Greenwich, Conn., with her husband, Kirk, and their four children. Jill competed in her first marathon this year in Maui, has taken up tennis “with a passion,” and chaired the nursery school benefit. Jill would love to hear from classmates via email at jkkinnear@ aol.com. Andrew Ellis left his job in the U.S. Congress after 15 years to become vice president of the Washington, D.C., office of the Boeing Company. He wrote, “Life at home with my wife, Susan, daughter Meaghan, and twin sons Sam and Cameron is busy, fun, and fulfilling.” Gary Lerner of Lexington, Mass., was promoted to chief of client operations for the Boston-based start up, GenuOne, which helps companies protect their brands from global threats, such as counterfeiting and knock-offs. Martha Mannix was promoted to associate clinical professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, where she supervises the Elder Law Clinic. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Steve Massey, who is the associate business editor at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and their two daughters. Joan Driebeek Spasyk, husband Mike, daughter Alison, son Peter, and baby John Peter, born May 8, 2001, moved to Williston, Vt., last July. She and her family were looking forward to their first winter back in Vermont. Jeffrey Milem is an associate professor and graduate program director of the higher education administration program at the University of Maryland.

Class Secretary: alumni@uvm.edu
Peter Robb wrote, “It was with heavy hearts that family and friends of Robert “Lars” Lawrence gathered in Summit, N.J., last September. Lars was one of 11 UVM graduates who lost their lives in the World Trade Towers. We came to remember Lars and to support Suzanne Burns Lawrence and their two children. Among those who attended the service were classmates Alicia Ruddy, Lori Clark, Robert Bareuther, Paul Giegerich, Peter Noordsij, Charlie Barnes ’83, Matt Purcell, Andy Grant, Jeff Wacksman, and me. We miss him dearly.” Frank Lojacono of Buffalo, N.Y., wanted everyone to know that he has two daughters, Pilar and Francesca. Diane Rippa, MD, is opening her own office in Essex Center, Vt., after 15 years at the Essex Health Center. She will be working with Elizabeth Schreider, MD, a UVM family practice residency grad, and Lucy VanHollebeke, an RN and FNP. Diane wrote, ”I’m still trying to balance time with my wonderful family, husband David and sons Ben and Daniel, and golden retriever Ivy.” John Levy is living in Minneapolis, Minn., where he is partner in the law firm of Parsinen, Kaplan, Rosberg, Gotlieb. His daughter, Sasha, is eight years old. Patricia Turner Seadale recently opened her career counseling practice, Resumes, Etc., in St. Johnsbury, Vt. She is also a writing and communications instructor at The Community College of Vermont. Patricia works primarily from her home in the mountains in Newark, Vt., where she enjoys spending as much time as possible with daughter Kristen. Faith Brown Kerr married and moved to suburbia in Ivoryton, Conn., where she lives with her husband and new baby, Frederick. She also has a teenage stepson and stepdaughter. Faith would love to hear from her UVM friends, especially Anne Kryder at faithbrown@snet.net. Lee Kleiman, MD, of Severna Park, Md., wrote that his daughter, Aliana Rose turned two, and she now runs with her older sisters, Hannah Joelle and Sasha Marie. In addition to her portrait and wedding photo business, Marcia Duggan opened ephotoscape.com, specializing in high-quality photographs of Cape Cod and New England. Marcia lives in Sandwich, Mass., with her children Samantha and Jeffrey. Cindy Howland was married in 1999 and moved back to Burlington, Vt., in May 2000. Carol Connors O’Dea of Ridgefield, Conn., joined the Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S., a global property and casualty reinsurer, as claims manager and senior vice president in September 2001. Ken Schmid and wife Cheryl of Bridgewater, N.J., welcomed their adopted son, Alexander, into the family on December 28, 2001. Terry Berman Lewis is living in Laytonsville, Md., with her husband, Brad. She founded a non-profit organization that provides psychotherapy to clients while incorporating the use of horses. Amy Hathaway Hamblett moved to Vermont in 2000, after having lived and worked in New Hampshire for 16 years. She now loves being a stay-at-home mom. Amy’s husband is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in South Londonderry, Vt., and she has run into fellow Tri-Delt Debbie Renn Gormal, her husband, and two sons there, because it is Debbie’s hometown. Nancy Byron of Boulder, Colo., is the mother of a daughter, Persia, born in September 2000, and she loves it. Mary Kenefick Kopp and her husband, Dennis, proudly announced the birth of their daughter, Emily, on May 23, 2001, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Class Secretary: jrice@tds.net
My husband, Jonathan, and I enjoyed a trip to Washington, D.C., in late March to attend the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest award for science and mathematics teachers. Jon is the 2001 secondary science winner for the state of Vermont. The awards ceremony was held at the Kennedy Center, and Dr. Judith Ramaley, former president of UVM and now assistant director of education and human resources at the National Science Foundation, was mistress of ceremonies. Another evening, we attended a wonderful dinner at the State Department. Jon had a full schedule, but I had some free time to visit with one of my roommates from graduate school. Craig Benson of White Plains, N.Y., recently joined the law firm of Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman. He has been representing management for 15 years. Elise Brown is commuting from her home in Philadelphia to her new position as senior feature programming manager for Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City. Paul Gittelsohn owns VIDEO-Syncracies, a video production company, as well as “The Super Duper” and “Betty Dupe-The Betty Duper,” which offer video-to-DVD service, video-CDs, and video duplication, etc. After seven successful years in Montpelier, Vt., they have returned to their former location in Burlington. Bill and Kat (’81) deCaracena Bliss continue to work at Lotus Development in Cambridge, Mass. They recently returned from a family trip to Mexico, where their older son, Sam, celebrated his 10th birthday. They enjoy skiing, skating, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Patricia Donze Larrabee of Burtonsville, Md., visited with Janna Jacobson, project manager for IBM, twice last fall. Janna now lives in Bellingham, Wash. Andrew Edlin recently opened an art gallery in New York Cit, Edlin Fine Art, in Chelsea. Cheryl Carr Loughlin is looking forward to our 20th reunion in 2003. She stays busy volunteering at her children’s school. She and her nine-year-old twin girls and a seven-year-old boy live in Rowley, Mass. Christopher Morrison was awaiting the birth of his first child when he wrote earlier this year. He lives in Merbane, N.C. John Kiremidjian and wife Gail welcomed their third child, Brian Mead, on August 13, 2001. He joins Jake and Kelly in the family’s home in Fairfield, Conn. On June 24, 2001, Jamie Parish was married to Tony Kadlek, a jazz trumpet player who currently plays in “Beauty & the Beast” on Broadway. Marty Harrison, Melissa Lanitis and Joanne Modica attended the wedding. Jamie teaches kindergarten in Chappaqua, N.Y. Michael Pluta is a member of the town of Chittenden, Vt., zoning commission and regional development boards. He has been doing some Revolutionary War reenactments in his spare time. Jack Raslowsky has been elected to the Hoboken, N.J., Board of Education. Jack’s father served on the board in the 1970s, and he is the board’s first legacy. In January, Jack, wife Sarah, and children John, Christian, and Rebecca traveled to London to visit Don Whitney and his family, Jan, Ben, Sarah, Grant, and Scott. A great time was had by all. James Truslow of Canaan, N.H., gets together with Neal Kinslea, his former roommate at Lambda Iota, and his wife, Kathleen, and their children, Daniel, Jack, and Maggie. Recently, they all saw another fraternity brother, Paul Dye, his wife, Terry, and their new daughter, Rachel. Miriam Nelson is gaining national recognition for her recent best-selling books, Strong Women Stay Young; Strong Women, Strong Bones; Strong Women Stay Slim; Strong Women Eat Well; and Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis. Miriam is director of the Tufts University Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, and she represented UVM at the inauguration of Tufts University’s new president in April. Miriam was honored by the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with the 2002 Outstanding Alumni Award in May.

Class Secretary: angleresearch@worldnet.att.net
In March, Michelle Talty Twyman, Helen Toro Rothschild, Suzy Fuchs Lavieri, Deb Helliwell Carter, MJ Paisley Pender, Sandy Weir Warkentin, Lynn Frymoyer Boynton, and I met for a “girls’ weekend” at the Spa at Norwich Inn to celebrate our 40th birthdays. Everyone looked fantastic, and it was a wonderful weekend of pampering, seeing each other, and catching up. We have decided to make it an annual event, and we look forward to those of you, who could not make it this year, joining us next time. Lawrence DiCapua wrote to say that, after renovating a 100-year-old farmhouse in New Canaan, Conn., he and his wife, Brooke, have begun work on their next house. Lawrence recently became vice president of data strategy with EURO RSCG CIRCLE. Leslie Lucchina was named director of aesthetic dermatology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Leslie has a five-year-old daughter, Caroline Grace MacGillivray. Carol Brown met her future husband when she put a housemate ad in the UVM grad school dean’s office. After Jim completes his MA in history this year, they will be married in July. Janet Hoberman Lipkin wrote to say that she has been juggling a busy schedule, raising two daughters while serving on many town health-related boards. She conducts health screening in the public schools. Denise Bennett Minnerly opened an art gallery in Rowayton, Conn., last November. She has been busy as curator, running the business. Elizabeth Howland Gouin was promoted to director of alumni relations at Worcester Polytechnic Institute after 12 years as a fundraiser. She enjoys traveling with her husband and making handmade quilts as a hobby. Kirk White is an Oriental medical physician, teaching acupuncture. He has a very active practice in Barre, Bethel, and Burlington, Vt. Elizabeth McKeon Dymek and her husband, Edward, have three children: Mary, Emily, and John. Elizabeth is a self-employed consulting dietitian in subacute care and research facilities, considering returning to school for her PhD. She is looking for schoolmate Kate Drapelick. Tracy Simon is now working for the Orange County, Vt., Sheriff’s Department as a DARE mentor, certified to train other DARE officers. She wrote, “I have presented nationally about my experiences surviving a near-fatal car crash involving an impaired driver and my efforts to reduce impaired driving.” Tracy is developing a curriculum for the Vermont Victim’s Advocate College, which will premiere in 2003. I wish everyone a wonderful summer. Don’t forget that our reunion is next year. It’s not too early to make a room reservation. Also, write me and let me know what you’d like to do for a class activity. Thanks!

Class Secretary: roth_barb@yahoo.com
Thanks to all who wrote this quarter. I hope you all are having a great summer and won’t forget to write me a quick note to tell me about your life or the lives of some of our classmates. Eric Frost wrote me a really quick note announcing the birth of his son, Adam, on September 25, 2001. Sara Hathaway Merrill and husband Peter also welcomed a son, Zachary, born on November 21, 2001. Lee Jansen is a pilot plant manager in the department of food science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, since October 2000. His wife, Jane Kusler Jansen, is the administrative director at Physicians Plus Surgery Center in Madison. Lee and Jane have a daughter, Rachel. Victoria Berke told me that last June she was maid of honor at the wedding of Suzanne Melia ’86 and Joe Bohmer. Brenda Saver ’86 and Michel Melia were also in the wedding party. Nancy Hutchins Sykas, husband Eric, and son Alexander have finally stopped moving after having moved six times in four years. Nancy works at All American Semiconductor as the Quote Center manager, and she misses all her UVM friends. This has been quite a year for Diane White Mealo. She left her job with Disney after 15 years and is now in recruitment/marketing for the University of Florida. She and her husband, Mark, sold their registered Angus herd last spring, and they welcomed their first child, Olivia Anne, last October. Congratulations! Adrienne Morosini Heilman also announced the birth of her daughter, Logan, on June 12, 2001. Her family encourages all UVM alums to visit their new restaurant on the Cape, NerBar. Well, that’s it for now. Talk to you next quarter. Have a great summer!

Class Secretary: class86uvm@aol.com
Last spring, Matthew LaBarge and his wife, Felicia, relocated to Oxford, Ohio, with their children, Isabelle and Ian. They are enjoying their new surroundings and looking forward to staying for a while. In March 2002, they welcomed a new son, Isaac Schaefer.

Class Secretary: ssrey@optonline.net
Hi everyone! I sincerely hope that this issue finds all of you well. I went to a party in New York City in March in honor of Jane Bernholtz Maltby’s husband, Christian, and many of our UVM classmates were there in force. We all had a great time just being together and laughing about old times. Some of the group included Mia McLean Hitchcock, Ed and Michelle Pinter Howe, Ellen Berkowitz Klein, Carol Brinckerhoff Henderson, Ted Danforth ’88, Ronnie Morgan, Jimmy “Auggie” Aug, Tom Paisley, Craig “CJ” Johnson, Bill Capko, Rob McIntyre, Jon and Cathy Selinka (’88) Levison, Lisa McCrae Coughlin, and Paul Sweeney. Forgive me if I have forgotten anyone. It was truly special to be with old UVM friends. It felt as if no time had passed at all, and we are hoping to plan another big get together in the future. Thanks to Karen Kirk for writing in. She and her husband, Doug Ziemke, welcomed their son, Patrick, into the family in July 2000. He joins his sister, Grace. They planned to move back to Connecticut from Georgia last spring, and they’re thrilled to be back in the Northeast. Cheryl Bey has two girls, Maris and Eva. She lives in North Carolina and is happy to be at home with them full time. Liz Fox Lander can be found in Eugene, Oreg., where she has spent the last 11 years working as the director of Alternative Work Concepts, a company that assists those with multiple disabilities in finding jobs in the community. Liz, her husband, and three children keep very busy, but she still keeps in touch with many UVM friends.

Class Secretary: alumni@uvm.edu
Pamela Paspalis Paterson of Pound Ridge, N.Y., welcomed her daughter, Olivia Anne, into the world on May 28, 2001. Allison Becker Pollock lives in Waban, Mass., with her husband, Jeff, and sons Jason and Andrew. Allison is a first grade teacher in the Medfield Public School System. Kimberly Wilson Murchie is busy working as a family nurse practitioner in a local emergency department. She lives in Westminster, Mass., with her three children, and, for the past two years, she has served as a Girl Scout leader. Kimberly would love to hear from UVM classmates. Stefanie Jacobson Kreiger is a veterinarian in Woodbridge, Conn., where she lives with her two daughters. Stefanie enjoyed an “awesome girls’ weekend” in Washington, D.C., with Allyson Martin Malone and Lauren Morando Rhim. Jon Hotchkiss lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif., with his wife, Jill, baby daughter Hannah, and his dogs Finster and Daisy. Jon is a television comedy writer.

Class Secretary: kbswindell@yahoo.com
Hi! I hope you all are enjoying these endless days of summer. Thanks to all who wrote in or emailed. Congratulations to Stefanie Conroy Wallach. She and her husband, Russell, have a new daughter, Rachel, who was born last February. She joins her brother, Ben, in their Washington, D.C., home. Congratulations as well to Emily Katz Moskowitz, who had baby number three, Benjamin, in March. He joins his sister, Leah, and brother, David, in the family’s Newton, Mass., home. Christine Gebski, husband Bruce, and sons Eric and Peter welcomed Meredith Christine into the family in August 2001. Christine lives in Bradford, Mass., and works at EMD Pharmaceuticals, where she is working on protein purification processes for anti-cancer therapeutics. Mary Beth Cocuzzo O’Callaghan lives in Wrentham, Mass., with her husband, Tom, and son Conor. They recently built a new home. Mary Beth works at their family-owned Flooring America store. She enjoyed seeing fellow UVMers at Lisa Burti Hanley’s wedding in fall 2001. Samuel Sloane started working at RBC Dain Rauscher, the private client investment group of the Royal Bank of Canada in Abilene, Tex., last May. Tracy Hauser Scarrow married her husband, James, on October 6, 2001. They spent their honeymoon in South Africa and Namibia. Tracy continues to work at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, but she is now the special assistant to the chief judge. The Scarrows bought a house in D.C., and they were looking forward to settling into it in the new year. Marcia Hyde lives in Lyman, Maine, with her husband, Wayne, and their children, Natalie, Peter, and Mary. Patrick Houle was recently appointed chief technology officer for an insurance company based in Worcester, Mass. It was great to hear from Mike Reardon, who welcomed his second son, Matthew, into the family last summer. Matthew is “adored” by his older brother, Connor. After six years in business, Mike sold the popular Northeast Brewing Company in Boston, and he is now hoping to get back in the investment business. The Brewing Company had its fifth and final UVM holiday party last December with a record attendance of 300. Mike also had a mini-Kappa Sig reunion with 15 brothers from all over the Northeast last November. He still lives in Natick, Mass., and serves on the UVM Regional Alumni Board in Boston. Peter Nalin, MD, currently serves as residency director for the Indiana University family practice residency. He moved to Indianapolis with his wife, Lucy ’87, and children Ansel and Emma last summer. Thanks for all the updates. Have a wonderful rest of the summer and send me your news for the fall.

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