Patricia Murphy was appointed New York State Council on the Humanities
speaker on womens history. She is chair of womens studies
at SUNY Geneseo. Joanne Lukasiewicz Godek of Jericho, Vt., is glad to
be in Vermont, working in public schools. She still enjoys sports through
her three active sons, Will, Matt, and Drew. Anne Peterson Sperling has
been running the employee benefits department at Daniels Insurance, Inc.
Her husband, David, is second in command of the Santa Fe Fire Department
as deputy chief. Daughter Leslie is an honor student at St. Mikes
High School and an accomplished horse eventer; son Douglas, a 4th grader,
is an awesome soccer player. Charles Abbott of West Friendship,
Md., is president of Trigen Energy Baltimore. He was one of five new members
elected to the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc., Board
Maura Schwartz and husband Stan Nowakowski recently completed the Vermont
100-mile endurance run, with proceeds supporting the Vermont Adaptive
Ski & Sports Program. Maura and Stan make their home in Minneapolis,
Minn. Eric Beattie has been promoted to director of facilities planning
and construction at Williams College. Eric lives in Williamstown, Mass.,
with his wife and three children.
Mary Ann DiGangi-Fallon and her husband, Frank and daughter Emilie of
Chapel Hill, N.C., recently welcomed their second child, Samuel Patrick.
Mary Ann oversees operations for a contract clinical research organization.
She sent greetings to Carol Palmer 83 and Robin Russell 82.
Linda Visbeck and her husband, Mark, have three sons, William, Patrick,
and Jamie. They lived in Germany with the Army until Mark retired. He
now works for AMS and Linda is self-employed as a Longaberger Consultant
and volunteer at school and with Boy Scouts. Marli Kupiec Rupe and her
husband, Michael, have a wonderful daughter, Kimberley, and Marli has
two step-daughters, Krista and Ashlee. Marli manages the Poultney-Mettowee
Conservation District. Lyndia Downie is president of the Pine Street Inn,
New Englands largest homeless outreach organization, with residential
houses in Dorchester, Brookline, the South End, and Roxbury. They also
run Transitions, a retail shop in the South End and Jamaica Plain. Jeffrey
Foy and his wife, Jody, of Niwot, Colo., announced the adoption of his
daughter Julianna Audrey, born on May 8.
Julia Schley McDaniel currently serves as president of the Vermont Board
of Chiropractic Examiners. She has been in practice as a chiropractic
physician in Middlebury, Vt., for the past 11 years. Ted Graf, who was
recently named president of the executive board of the Coalition of Essential
Schools, is the assistant head of the Watkinson School in Hartford, Conn.
Brooke Smilise Nelson works for Dr. Sugar, DDS. She and her husband, Rev.
Mark Nelson, are raising their four sons, Kyle Thomas, Ian David, Graeme
Henry, and Aidan Edward, in Stewartstown, Pa.
I am not an eloquent writer. So, I will simply say that my hope and prayer
is that all of our classmates and their families are safe and well. Cassie
Stellos-Malvers has served on the Board of Trustees of the Delta Delta
Delta Foundation for the last two years. Timothy Spanos wrote, My
former teammate, Bill Currier, is doing a mighty fine job with the UVM
baseball program. Go get em, Bill! Marie Gribbin is running
her own business, Urban Garden Design, in California, featuring native
plants. No more office/corporate work for me, wrote Marie.
Take care everyone. I have to go change a diaper.
Thank you to classmates who wrote in this quarter. Please persuade other
members of the class to share their lives with the rest of us. Our deepest
sympathies go to those who had loved ones involved in the World Trade
Center and Pentagon tragedies. Gilbert Gjersvik told me that he has a
patent pending on a new invention, and he is pitching the invention to
various companies. He has a web site, www. beerchiller.com, which provides
full information on this new gadget. In July, Amy Sieger Daniels made
her annual backpacking trip to the eastern Cascade Mountains with Craig
Mabie. Craig and Amy remain as close as always and cherish the time they
spend together. Amy will be seeing Christine Lanzelin 86 when she
visits from her home in Virginia. Marta Monsivais McDonell lives in Falmouth,
Maine, with her husband, Joe, and children Brendan and Madelyn. She is
a pharmaceutical sales representative.
Steven Wolf wrote that after a post-doc at UC-Berkeley, he became an assistant
professor in the department of natural resources at Cornell University,
focusing on environmental policy, technical change in natural resource-dependent
industries, and integrated rural development. His partner, Aija Leiponen,
also started as an assistant professor in the Cornell department of applied
Hi, everyone. I hope that all of you are enjoying the winter months as
best you can. After mountain guiding for six years, including in Alaska,
Bolivia, and Antarctica, Vince Langmann is now an RN and care coordinator
in Grand Junction, Colo. He enjoys biking and climbing with his wife,
Brigit, and daughter Jasmine. Vince sends his regards to the UVM Outing
Club. Scott Bosse and wife Mara Johnson recently moved from Boise, Idaho,
to Bozeman, Mont., where Scott is the rivers coordinator with the Great
Yellowstone Coalition. Mara is a biologist with the U.S. Forest Service.
Scott spends his free time fly fishing, skiing, and playing hockey and
soccer, and he still keeps in touch with many of his classmates from Hamilton
Hall. Louise Schneider is enjoying a career shift to international development
microfinance. Back in New York City, she is working for WWB, a non-profit
company, and traveling to Latin America and Bosnia. Dorothy Colagiovanni
and Eric Brownson wrote that they had a fun visit to Burlington for our
15th reunion in June with classmates Frank McHenry, Sam Crocker and wife
Kristin, Jimmy Aug, and Mark Singer. Maria Ellis Mattrick is senior program
director at the Keone Family YMCA. Last fall, she began taking classes
at Springfield College to earn a masters degree in exercise physiology.
Debbie Abel is still living in her hometown of Washington, D.C., where
she has been since college. She keeps in touch with Dana Lubitz Shimo.
Id love to hear from both of you directly. Its been a very
long time. I end our column this time with sad news: Our classmate, Jane
Bernholz Maltby, lost her husband, Christian, on September 11. He worked
for Cantor Fitzgerald. Jane and Christian celebrated their 10th anniversary
last April, and they have three children, Max, Morgan, and Sam. A fund
has been set up for the children, and donations may be sent to The Maltby
Educational Trust Fund, P.O. Box 494, Ardmore, PA 19003.
Holly Shain Roche lives in Bradford, Mass., with her husband, Jim, and
their sons, Shain and Seamus. Holly is in charge of inside sales and marketing
at a French start-up company. She let us know that Julie Morgan is taking
a year off and traveling the world with her brother, Jim.
We received the sad news that our classmate, John Wright, perished at
the World Trade Center on September 11. The John W. Wright, Jr., Family
Trust was set up for the future education of his children, and donations
may be sent to 18 Essex Lane, Rockville Center, NY 11570. While we may
not all know each other now, our bonds to UVM tie us together in this
ever-changing world. So, let your classmates know whats up in your
life. Now, more than ever, is the time to reconnect. Patrick Lackey has
been living in the Bay area for the past nine years. He works at the Bank
of America securities equity trading desk. He is still living the
surfing trip as coined by fellow UVMer Shane Boyle. Patrick recently
married Louise Lawton, and Shane and Patrick Boyle were best men. Kerrin
DArcangelo Costello lives in Newburyport, Mass., with her husband,
Michael, and daughter Kate Elizabeth. She has been back to campus and
is happy to see all the changes. Nathan Graham lives in North Yarmouth,
Maine, and was recently promoted to assistant vice president at Banknorth
Group in Portland. Elizabeth Fleming Gravely is a principal dancer with
the Ballet Theater Company and a faculty member at the Studio of Dance,
both in West Hartford, Conn. Steven Hoffbecks book, The Haymakers:
A Chronicle of Five Farm Families, won the 2001 Minnesota Book Award in
the history and biography category. Steven, an associate professor of
history at Minnesota State University Moorhead, makes his home in Barneville,
Minn., with his wife, Dianne, and their four children. Kate Fallon Croteau
recently moved back to the Boston area after several years in Sydney,
Australia, and Minneapolis. She and her husband, Daniel Croteau 87,
live in Hingham, Mass., with their two daughters, Elizabeth and Nicole.
Kate, Susan Pecka Mooney Noonan, Susan Bowie, and Maureen Moe
Kelly Gonsalves had a great time on an October road trip to Burlington,
Vt., where they reconvened at the T&C and visited old haunts. Laura
Perog Wolfe sent me an email from Munich, where she has been living for
the past nine years. She just had her second daughter in June, and she
is looking forward to coming back to the States for Thanksgiving. She
hopes to see Heather Hewitt Main and Alison Mongiello. She says hello
to Eva Fettig and would love to hear from Bryn Fenton. Hope this finds
you all doing well. Keep the news coming. Peace for the New Year.