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Class Secretary: candh@sover.net
Doris Jones Fafunwa, who lives in Nigeria, wrote that life in Lagos might be called exhilarating, exasperating, and sometimes exhausting. The political scene is less than inspiring, and inflation seems to have increased the poverty level. Nevertheless, Doris and her husband have not given up hope. The American Women’s Club has given out substantial amounts of scholarships for deserving women students in Nigerian universities. Although the level of violence is extraordinary, some groups are working hard at training in conflict resolution in communities in different parts of the country. Doris is well again after a rather serious case of cerebral malaria. She is again able to work on the project for street children. They have a dormitory for 22 boys and a dining/multi-purpose hall. The boys, who are all either in school or doing apprenticeships, have been working on clearing the elephant grass, which grows up to six feet tall. The hope is that these boys may become productive citizens. The brother of Aubrey Pulling stopped to visit my husband, Charles, and told him of Aubrey’s death about a year ago. At UVM, he had received a degree in agriculture and was employed as a sales and service representative for New England Milk Producers Association and later West Agro Chemical Company. For several years, he was self-employed as an animal feed distributor and for Clini-Tech Laboratories. Aubrey was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Charles Carlton has been busy in his retirement. He sent the following update: He has done translations of Virgiliu Florea on Romanian and British folklorists; translated an essay on the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu; wrote an article entitled “Everything You Wanted to Know about the Fifth Romance Language but Forgot to Ask,” which has been accepted for publication; wrote a review article for Proceedings of the Fifth Meeting for the Romanian Academy of Scientists, gave an illustrated talk about “Romania the Beautiful” at the library in Fairport, N.Y., and is listed in Who’s Who in America for the 19th year in a row.

Class Secretary: jsabens @aol.com

Jo Buck Hayslip wrote that she and Barb Preston Norton attended the reunion at Burlington High School in September. Also attending were Dottie Post Stevens, John Tampas, and Bob Moore.

Class Secretary: twresbush@aol.com
A marvelous 50th reunion was enjoyed by everyone who attended. If you weren’t there, you missed a great time. We were inducted into the ranks of the Green and Gold, and George Brady delivered a hilarious speech recalling his days at UVM after returning from the Marines. George has volunteered to speak at our 75th unless something else comes up. Dave Washburn was elected vice president of our class, and I will continue to serve as president as well as class secretary for the time being.

Class Secretary: nanhiker@aol.com
A treasure of past classmate updates has been unearthed at UVM. Maybe the news is not as fresh as we might wish, but I hope it can sustain us until we meet as friends again at Reunion in May. Louise Grout Jorgenson reported that she is certified by the Arthritis Foundation to instruct classes in aerobics for people with arthritis, both in aquatics and chair exercises. She has classes at Del & Webb Wellness and Rehab Center in Kingman, Ariz., and also teaches a class for a nursing home. Julia Rickard Kuntz is building a retirement home near a Seven Springs, Pa., ski resort. She wrote, “Miss those Vermont mountains, so these are the closest to me.” Victor Brewer and wife Jean toured the Tuscany Region of Italy, accompanied by three of their children, and celebrated 50 years of marriage. After retiring from farming, Leonard Korzun and wife Grace ’58 became travelers. Spain and his parents’ homeland in Poland were among their many destinations. Patricia Stearns said, “Hello from Idaho to everyone.” Virginia Vincent is a fire lookout and recently signed up for her 32nd season with the U.S. Fire Service. She reported visiting with Lindy Millington and Shirley Pominville in November 2001, and she plans to get together with them again in 2003. Robert and Jean Spear (’54) Barker have bought a home in Jensen Beach, Fla. They return to Swanton, Vt., in summer. They visit children and grandchildren in California and Rhode Island as well. Robert said that working at slowing the aging process takes up a good part of their time, and he doesn’t miss dentistry a bit. Carl Pihl reported that he retired from Hunt-Wesson Food R & D in 1994. He and Anna Marie have been singing in the Aldergate United Methodist Church choir for more than 10 years, and they have been supporting the activities of 17 grandchildren. John Matheson and his wife moved from Riverside, Calif., to the high desert and now are situated on a golf course. They have 17 grandchildren also. John is involved as a committeeman with the Southern California Golf Association. He would enjoy hearing from UVMers and expects to be at our 50th reunion. Patricia Haney Fimian and husband James ’52 celebrated 48 years of marriage in June. They have seven children and an even dozen grandchildren (way behind both Carl and Phil above). They love their home in Virginia Beach. Edward Balducci of Port Orange, Fla., spends summers in North Carolina. He retired several years ago after 35 years with G.E. He now volunteers as a tax counselor for AARP. Joyce Rosenberg Goldberg is mostly retired but works part-time at Filene’s in Burlington and in her son’s law office. She spends winters in Sun City, Palm Desert, Calif., where she plays golf frequently. Hugh Levin, M.D., and Marilyn Pratt Woodard are ardent Elderhostel participants. Their other activities include program committee for elder educational enrichment, advisory board of the local branch of the Salvation Army, and the horticulture committee for the Vermont Community Botanical Garden. In addition, Hugh sings tenor with the Burlington Choral Society and the Berkshire Choral Festival, and Marilyn continues to drive for Meals-on-Wheels in Shelburne, Vt. Gladys Murch reported that her grandson, John Murch, entered UVM in August. Joanne Boyer Jones has been president of a homeowner’s group in Leisure World, Calif., a group of 110 homes. At one of the formal gatherings, she ran into Arnold Schwartz and his wife, Rhetta. She said, “It was great to see a classmate so far from Vermont, and we are serving on the board together. Small world!” Finally, I have been learning about my family roots through online genealogy. This has restored many happy memories. If you send me an email message, be sure to include “UVM ’53” in the subject area so I won’t miss it.

Class Secretary: kwendling@aol.com
Kevin Kearney let us know that he was mistakenly identified as David Kearney in a previous issue. Kevin has had a successful career at Butler University, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and the University of South Florida in Tampa. He entered UVM with the class of 1952, but he was called back to active duty as a Naval Reservist from 1950-1952. Because of this hiatus, he graduated with our class.

Class Secretary: janebattles@juno.com
Marilyn Stern Dukoff wrote that she and hubby Joe welcomed their 10th grandchild in April. They enjoy their home in Great Barrington, Mass., and would so like to know about other UVMers in the area—perhaps lending itself to a mini-reunion. Fran Kidder Stiles of Pittsford, N.Y., wrote that Carol Crossman Midgley died in November ’01 as did Jean Ritchie Dingerson ’50 in February ’02. Margaret McGowan Shirley wrote of her selection to participate this June in the annual reading and scoring of the College Boards’ AP examinations in English literature. Margaret has been a reading consultant for the Educational Testing Service since 1996, and although retired from teaching writing at UNH, she still represents UNH at the annual advanced placement readings in Daytona Beach, Fla. Curt “Hooks” and Patty Burrell live in Powell Butte, Oreg., having retired in ’86 after a 26-year career in Federal Law Enforcement. He still keeps his hands in investigations for the FBI. Wife Patty is now retired after 20 years as a pilot and flight instructor. Curt’s spare time is spent raising llamas, alpacas, cattle, and sheep in central Oregon. He operates a small-scale livestock transport business. Curt skis at Mount Bachelor but writes he “doesn’t have the endurance of the ’50s.” The Burells recently had dinner in Seattle with Bill Olden, and they have kept in touch with Jim Poole over the years. Kathryn Carangelo Fetten and husband Jim have retired to Brick, N.J., at the seashore and have 16 grandchildren, one of whom is an accomplished pianist. The area in which they live is a retirement community and close to everything.

Class Secretary: jkstick@aol.com

Class Secretary: suzanwc@aol.com
I hope you are making plans to join us at our 45th class reunion. We always have a great time. We also will have the chance to see some of our old friends in the classes of ’58 and ’59 since this is a “cluster” reunion. Bob Wolfe, our permanent class president, is one of the co-chairs with Dick White ’58 and Jerry Heller and Ann Maher Overton ’59. Ronald Hill of Stow, Mass., reported that he is busy as a computer coach for senior citizens, and he continues to cross-country ski. Ron invited friends to contact him at ronald.hill57@worldnet.att. net. Lorna Dean Brown and husband Mike (Myron) Brown ’56 sent news about their recent move to Pocatello, Idaho, from Shelburne, Vt. I quote some lines from her email message: “I never thought I would EVER leave Vermont, but three of our four children are out West, and we just felt seeing grandchildren twice a year was not enough. (Our daughter, Allison Brown Carr, is our Easterner, living in Shelton, Conn.) So here we are in Pocatello in a house with a lawn that adjoins our daughter Kym Brown Kemper’s property so that her children can open a gate and come to Grandma and Granddad’s. Even though Vermont will always be home to us, we took the attitude that this would be a wonderful opportunity to explore Lewis and Clark Territory. We have biked along the Snake River, been to Sun Valley for biking and a visit to an art festival. We’ve also taken two trips to Montana, one to visit our two grandsons and daughter Deanna Brown Kempf ’88 and husband Michael Holvend, M.D. We also took a trip to Yellowstone, where we were joined by Kym’s and Deanna’s families and our son, Tyler. I still hike in the hills near our house and have sighted deer and moose. Our home here is on land higher than the summit of Mount Mansfield.” Elwood “Woody” Bickford of Springfield, Vt., wrote that he and his wife, Rusty, recently experienced a great trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, and Scandinavia on a cruise starting in Amsterdam. They combined the excursion with a family wedding in Ireland. Busy volunteers, he and Rusty deliver Meals on Wheels, and Woody volunteers at the President Coolidge State Historic Site and Eureca Schoolhouse Historic Site. Just a year ago, Woody finished a year of service on the Council on Aging for the Southeastern Vermont Advisory Council. He is getting ready for a winter of landscape painting and snow removal. The Bickfords expect to see us at reunion. Peter Allendorf, now living in Edgartown, Mass., has retired from a career of teaching school in Vermont. Katherine Fernald Beebe reported that she and husband Bill moved to Bozeman, Mont., in October 2000. Kay said it was a retirement dream, and she and Bill couldn’t be more pleased. They are near their two boys and their grandkids. Patricia May Barger reported that she has a busy life in Seattle. Pat serves as chair of the local parks and recreation advisory council, is hostess to the Crafty Ladies of Queen Anne who make hats for chemo patients, and teaches senior nutrition and cooking classes and two therapeutic water exercise classes. Joyce Whitty Bicknell let us know that she has spent 45 wonderful years in the practice of dental hygiene. She served six years in Vermont Public Health and is past president of the Vermont Dental Hygienist’s Association. Joyce, who has one grandson, is hoping to retire this year and move to Florida for at least part of the year. Elizabeth Bowen of Palo Alto, Calif., wrote that she hopes to attend our reunion in 2003. Her daughter, Serena, was married to John Battles in 2001. Herbert Brown of Portland, Oreg., reported that he is head coach of the gold medal-winning men’s open basketball team at the Maccabiah Games. He also serves on the executive board of U.S. Sports for Israel. In March 2002, Herb received the Lover of Israel Award given by the National Council of Young Israel. Joan Kienast Bittermann of Canyon Lake, Calif., reported that she gets together often with a Kappa Alpha Theta sister, Nancy Anderson Weber ’59, who lives three blocks away. Joan wrote, “She even came down to the beach to watch me do the annual polar bear water ski run this year. Great fun!” Jessica Schildhaus Fischer of Michmoret, Israel, wrote that she has just finished editing a beautiful little collection of poetry, The Gentle Touch, by Ida Myers, available through Amazon.com. Hilary Hyde Klein retired as vice president for nursing in an accredited, 448-bed long-term care facility. She then served as part-time medical record coordinator. Hilary wrote that she is coming to grips with being recently widowed. She has spent time with grandchildren, dividing her time between Baltimore and a beach house in Duck, N.C., on the Outer Banks. Joyce Laclair McDonald of Roanoke, Va., is enjoying the city and restoring an older house. Dr. John Mesch is now a semi-retired physician, enjoying a comfortable work pace, a bit of travel plus time to read the Vermont Quarterly (“a good publication,” John declares) and other activities. John lives in Albany, N.Y. Jean MacKenzie Noe wrote that she and husband John ’56 went on the first trip with the new UVM alumni travel program last April called “Village Life on the Waterways” of Belgium and Holland. Jean said it was a fabulous trip. Pat Fenn ’59, MD ’65, Stuart Alexander ’62, MD ’67 and his wife Emilie, and Faith Abbey ’54 were in the group. Jack and Jean continued traveling after the cruise up the Zuiderzee and on to Waterloo and Brussels before heading back home to Bedminster, N.J. Lloyd “Jud” Porter and his wife, Barbara Rokicki (’59) Porter are living in Leem, N.H. Jud wrote that he is retired, while Barbara still works part time. They enjoy their daughters and granddaughters. The Porters enjoy travel, especially to Vermont and the British Isles. Jud is a fly fisherman; Barbara is a knitter. William “Bill” Schoenfeld, a retired college professor and his wife, a retired elementary school teacher, make Lakewood, N.J., their home. Bill has gone into jewelry designing. Of his two daughters, Ketti pursues a career in education as an art professor at Ramapo College and Montclair University in New Jersey; Gwen is assistant prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y. George Stevenson of Rockport, Maine, reported simply that he is very good at aging. Jacob “Jay” Zwynenburg and wife Joan Latham (’58) Zwynenburg live in Bennington, Vt., where Jay is president of a diversified retail operation. Jay reported that when he attended his high school class reunion, he discovered that he was the only one not retired. Hearing from so many of you makes me look forward to seeing you at our 45th reunion in May 2003.

Class Secretary: vtdawson@aol.com
As part of Homecoming festivities in October, Ellie Brown McNamara and I enjoyed a wonderful reception at Shelburne Farms. We discussed briefly the class gathering on Thursday night of Reunion Weekend. More details later. Saturday was breakfast with President Dan Fogel. You’ll like him. He is remarkably like Lattie Coor. He has lots of ideas and a catch phrase, “competitive metabolism.” (The hockey team could use a kick of “competitive metabolism.”) We will be part of a “cluster reunion” this time, joining the classes of ’57 and ’59. Claire Lissner (’57) Shepard and Henry Shaw ’59 were also in attendance at Homecoming. Judith Watson Keene and Betsy Bishop Peden along with their husbands attended the Rotary International Convention in San Antonio, Tex., in June. Judith and Victor Keene celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and 40 years in England in May. Any classmates visiting England are invited to get in touch with the Keenes. Pete Ousley celebrated becoming a senior citizen in July with a cruise from Florida to Nassau with his wife, Eileen, and their 24 children and grandchildren. Way to go! Ann Lee Knopf and Dick White have a new grandson. He’s number 10 (eight boys and two princesses). Thomas and Laura Walsh (’57) Lovett have 20 grandchildren and spend much of their time attending their various activities. John Tobey is retired from the insurance industry and working as a display fireworks operator. George Perry enjoys skiing in Vermont and visiting his daughter and granddaughter in Westport, N.Y. David Henderson keeps busy as a volunteer instructor of handicapped skiing at Mount Sunapee. He also remodels homes around the country and enjoys tennis, sailing, hunting, boat building, and traveling. George Rossi, retired after a 30-year sales career with Mead Corp., has started a financial planning business. Bill Higgins ’57 recently visited him from Hayward, CA. They enjoyed remembering UVM and ATO. Patricia Doherty Denmead and husband Robert ’60 are happily retired in Venice, Fla., and welcome any alumni in the area. Lou and Mark (’57) Plotnick occasionally visit from Fort Myers. Ralph Keimowitz, M.D., retired from the Gunderson Clinic in LaCrosse, Wisc., after 33 years. He has moved to Minneapolis and works part-time at the Minneapolis VAH. Judith Graves Mace has retired after 18 years of teaching language arts at Vergennes Union High School. Dr. George Milo has retired from teaching and as center director of the Ohio State College of Medicine department of molecular and cellular biochemistry. He and his wife live in Ohio spring and fall, Florida in the winter, and Vermont in the summer. Judy Gibson wrote that she is enjoying good health and, hence, a happy retirement filled with lots of community volunteer work, elderhostels and other travel, and visits to family in Bethesda, Md. Judy spends the winter months in Bethesda, savoring the wonders of D.C. and the fun of being a close-by grandmother.

Class Secretary: hshaw@sc.rr.com
On May 29-31, our class will celebrate our 45th Reunion. So, come and enjoy this grand event. Another urgent consideration is making a generous contribution to the UVM Fund. Also keep in mind that this is a “cluster” reunion, and we’d like to enjoy a little “class pride” by meeting or exceeding donations from the other two classes. This event promises to be a bang-up reunion. We’re not over the hill yet! Mary Lee Morrill Mitchell of Newark, Del., reported that she and her husband, Bill, met at UVM in the late ’50s and during their various moves regularly used to run into old UVM friends. Bill passed away 10 years ago, and one of the last trips they made together was to the UVM Bicentennial. Mary Lee has three children and two granddaughters. She welcomes UVM visitors. (Bill was my roommate, and we remained friends through the years. A true gentleman from the Old South.) Sheila O’Toole Bennen of Mount Vernon, Maine, has been actively protecting the Allegash Wilderness Waterway, the only designated wild river in the Northeast Wild and Scenic River System. Judy Vincent Lezama of St. Simons Island, Ga., said she’s enjoying her retirement on this barrier island as a naturalist, exploring the vast countryside in the coastal southeast. She also spends her time as an antique dealer and working with horses. Peter Hannah of Bristol, Maine, retired in 1999 from the University of Vermont after 32 years in the forestry program in the School of Natural Resources. Lola Foster Smith of Scituate, R.I., wrote that retirement is wonderful as she devotes her extra time to being Grandma Lola. She also keeps busy with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and the Scituate Scholarship Foundation as well as church activities and travel. Diane “Dee Dee” Weiss Mufson of Huntington, W.Va., continues her psychology practice and is currently serving a second term on the West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists. She and her former UVM roommate Marsha Eisen Schorr were able to get together for a brief reunion on a recent trip to Florida. Patricia Cyr of Fort Myers, Fla., retired in June 2001 from the Laboratory Corporation of America. She is now enjoying the good Florida life, being involved in various church activities. She wrote, “I advise retirement for everyone. It’s great!” Deborah Serotte Berson of Bloomfield, Conn., wrote that she has enjoyed the past 10 years of retirement from teaching. She does volunteer work and loves spending time with her three grandchildren. John Brewster of Evanston, Ill., wrote that he plans to come to our cluster reunion and meet some old friends for the first time in 45 years. Jerome Seiler and his wife, Harriet Silverstein ’60, live in Great Neck, N.Y. Jerome maintains a practice in gynecology and is a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Weil Medical College of Cornell University. He recently moved his practice to Manhattan. Lewie Dodge of Freeport, Grand Bahama, has been constructing a processing plant for milk and orange juice since December 1999 on this island paradise. He wrote that he has enjoyed the experience, but now REALLY appreciates the U.S. and is anxious to return. Joseph Cresci of Verona, Kent., reported that he and his wife, Deborah, ride and train Dutch Warmblood dressage horses at Hearts Meadow Farm. Granddaughter Lucia, a second grader, rides with them every day. In addition to his infant, child, adolescent, and family private psychiatric practice, he serves as consultant to Shrine Burn Hospital; medical director of Beech Acres Services to children and their families; medical director of Lifeway for Youth and of Lifespan; consultant to community mental health centers in Oxford, Ohio, and Lawrenceberg, Ind.; and associate medical director of Magellan Behavioral Health. Margaret Dolliver Kineer of Centennial, Colo., has devoted two weeks in 2000 and 2001 teaching nursing in Vietnam. J. Brett Lazar of Salt Lake City, Utah, was a medical volunteer for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain division of the American Cancer society. Ronald Cook of Morgan, Vt., has retired. He does some carpentry and electrical work part time, but he mainly does lots of hunting and fishing.

Class Secretary: pheald1@cs.com
Geoffrey Moss, New York artist and political satirist, has a new book out, The Biker Code, published by Simon and Schuster. It includes black-and-white photographs and interviews from America’s motorcycle culture. He would like to hear from classmates whether they ride or not. Your esteemed class secretary has decided NOT to pack it in and retire after a little more than 42 years of selling real estate with Foulsham Farms Real Estate in northwestern Vermont; however, I will be doing a lot more traveling to foreign ports. I spent two weeks last summer sailing on a 42-foot sloop in the Ionian and Aegean Seas in the Greek Isles with friends, then another week in Switzerland and Germany visiting other old friends. I plan to spend the early part of the winter back in Bali after meeting other friends and going to an international benefit for Ban the Mines at Ankor Watt in Cambodia. Later we’ll tour Vietnam together.

Class Secretary: cadams02@snet.net

Class Secretary: traileka@aol.com
Linda Leffel Landow and her husband, Lloyd, of Dix Hills, N.Y., announced the birth of their sixth grandchild, Jonah Ross Landow, on November 26, 2001. The proud parents are son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Caryn Landow. Jason is the brother of Noah Ilan. Harry Robinson reported that after 25 years as a practicing attorney, followed by 11 years as president of a bank, he has decided to cut back a little, and he is now a consultant. He and his wife, Maureen, divide their time between homes in Cohoes, N.Y., Brant Lake, N.Y., and Fort Myers, Fla. While he continues his many civic involvements in the Capital District, they still have time to spend with their six grandchildren. Their son, John G’94, and his wife, Nicole, live near Philadelphia with their three children. Their daughter, Royce Robinson-Lawler G’91 lives with her husband, Casey Lawler, MD ’90, and their three children in Minneapolis, Minn. Shelley Poulsen continues to live with her family in Dover, Mass. After four years on the school board and building committee associated with their new elementary school, she has taken part-time work with a photographer and as a preschool teacher. Beverly Knight Cone is a retired widow, living in the North Carolina mountains. She plays piano for the Lutheran Church, enjoys classical music, gardening, and reading. Since retiring from work at Walt Disney World in June 2001, Richard Aldinger and his wife, Janet, have been busy traveling to Europe and other places Tom Sherman and his wife, Anne, recently paid them a visit in Orlando. Richard and Tom played golf while their wives shopped. They also enjoyed a great dinner at EPCOT. Ben and Mary Black are living in Texas. They don’t say “y’all” yet or wear cowboy hats, but that may happen. Ben hopes UVM gets back to basics—education first, everything else next.

Class Secretary:
We missed you at Homecoming this year! However, with our 40th Reunion right around the corner, you will have another opportunity to visit our fabulous campus and enjoy the many wonderful activities that we are planning for you. Just think of the possibilities! While you’re at it, you may want to think about making that donation that you’ve been putting off for a while. You have several options. You can go online to UVM’s secure server (http://alumni.uvm.edu/gift.form. htm), charge your gift by calling (888) 458-8691, mail a check or money order to UVM Fund, P.O. Box 1103, Burlington, VT 05402, or visit our gift web site: http://www/matchinggifts.com/uvm and http://alumni. uvm.edu/1gift.htm. Linda Joseph Kaye-Moses did not recently move to Pittsfield, Mass. My error! She’s been in that area for more than 26 years. Calling all Kappa Sigs and football players! Jeff Harvey will be attending reunion, and he wants you to contact him if you are also planning to attend. You can reach Jeff via email at jhhomeofjs@aol.com. Virginia Clark Von Dran and her husband traveled extensively since their retirement in 1996. Their two biggest trips last year were to Australia and Kenya/Tanzania. Virginia is also playing a lot of golf, and she dropped her handicap 20 strokes to a 20. That’s what happens when you live in South Carolina. Paul Flinn and his wife, Sally Ann, are living in Maui, Hawaii. Paul’s wife is from Molokai, and they have been living in Hawaii since 1985. Dr. Ruth Nunamaker Marx lives in East Dummerston, Vt. She and her family use their Tubbs aluminum snowshoes as often as possible. In the summer, Ruth provides fresh flowers for all Grange suppers. Marvin Needleman is also in Vermont. In fact, you have probably seen his shops, Needleman’s Bride and Formals when visiting Newport and St. Albans. Marvin and his wife of 38 years have two daughters, a son, and four beautiful grandchildren. His son, Mark, is a 1993 graduate of St. Michael’s, where he was honored as a member of ECAC Division II All New England Hockey Team. Mark currently manages the St. Albans shop. Daughter Amy is a Smith College graduate and works as an officer with monster.com in Maynard, Mass. Marvin’s oldest daughter, Shannon, is married to Newport architect Mark Stewart. Jack Shabel lives in California and visits with his sons from San Diego to San Francisco, enjoying sites between these two coastal cities. Jack is trying to contact Ben Reston. Jack, do you ever run into Linda Hicks Deftos? She has lived and worked in San Diego for 23 years. Linda is at the San Diego Unified School District, where she is currently working at the secondary level. In the past, she’s enjoyed trips with students throughout Europe and the British Isles. Laurence Cashion has won many blue ribbons and one best of show for his artwork. He has been studying watercolor and attending an Italian cooking school for the past seven years. Laurence currently lives in Newbury, Ohio. We have another alumnus in Ohio, Charles Jackson, who is enjoying his retirement after 38 years with the Taylor-Winfield Corporation. Constance Anderson Rogers wrote from Gilroy, Calif., that her older son, Andrew, married Amy Hekedia on October 5, 2002, at Lover’s Point in Pacific Grove, Calif. He will graduate from California State University at Monterey Bay this year.

Class Secretary: dsbarber@earthlink.net
Greetings. This quarter there was no news at all. It is easy to email, so let’s hear from some more of you. Before long, we will be celebrating our 40th reunion. It is not too early to think about returning to campus to celebrate together. One year from this June will be our turn. It would be wonderful to have a large group. Be thinking of suggestions for the celebration and pass them on to me. Have a happy winter season.

Class Secretary: dennycolleen@hotmail.com
Steven Rothschild is managing partner of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Wilmington, Del. He recently joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a visiting lecturer. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on the duties of directors of publicly-held corporations. Steve also is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Delaware.

Class Secretary: kkmcguckin@prodigy.net
Judy Claypool Stewart and her husband, Jack, hosted a wonderful fall weekend at their home in Ithaca, N.Y., for Claire Berka Willis and her husband, Frank, as well as for your class secretary and husband Ken. All of us UVMers had a great time together and look forward to the next visit. Plans are underway for a winter weekend of cross-country skiing in Montpelier, Vt., in February 2003.

Class Secretary: janegail2@aol.com

Class Secretary: dglew@vermontlaw.com
Diane Davis Villemarie wrote to catch us up on her busy academic career. Between 1998 and 2000, she enjoyed a rewarding opportunity to teach two courses in the UVM History Department:. “Laws of Nature” and “The History of Women in Science.” She found the students to be wonderful and would like to express special thanks to Professors Alfred Andrea and Patrick Hutton. Diane received her MA from UVM in 1994. She went on to earn a PhD from McGill in 1999. Her dissertation under the direction of Professor Valentin Boss was published as part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Series by Kluwer Academic Publishers in the Netherlands.

Class Secretary: alumni@uvm.edu

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