1981 Mary Creed Giacobbe lives in Medway,
Mass., with her husband, John and their four children. Mary works part
time and stays busy with childrens school and sports activities.
Thomas Horan is executive director and associate professor at Claremont
Graduate University in Claremont, Calif. He gave a lecture at UVM last
March, in part based on his book Digital Places (www.digitalplaces.uli.org),
and in part based on collaboration with UVMs Center for Rural Studies.
1982 David Shepard of Hardwick, Vt., wrote
that he has five wonderful children and a beautiful wife, Johna. His oldest
child, Michelle, graduated from UVM with honors in 2002 in molecular genetics.
His oldest son, Joshua, hopes to attend UVM. David is working on his masters
degree in human services after 20 years out of school. He wrote, I
am proud that my fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, is alcohol and drug free.
Hariette Kaplan Tenaglia wrote in March to say that she was looking forward
to reunion. She lives in Norwell, Mass., with her husband, Rob, and daughter,
Sarah. Kathy Miller became marketing manager of the Milwaukee Public Museum
last March. She makes her home in Cudahy, Wisc.
1983 Brian Hewitt lives in Kennebunk, Maine,
where he manages two large weekly newspapers, soon to be more. He was
recently elected president of the Maine Press Association. Gregory Kepler,
P.E., head of the civil engineering and landscape architecture division
of Dufresne-Henrys North Springfield, Vt., area office, has been
named an associate in the firm. Gregory has been with the 320-person consulting
firm for nearly 20 years. As an associate, he joins the group of officers
and associates, who are the companys employee-owners. The associate
designation recognizes an individuals significant contributions
to the success of the firm. Susan Post Munafo and husband Matt welcomed
Pierce Matthew on June 3, 2002. He joins his brother Brett.
1985 Jonathan Cohen and wife Laurie welcomed
a new daughter, Molly, into the family on May 6, 2002. Daughter Abby is
a kindergartener. The Cohens live in Bennington, Vt.
1987 Hi, everyone. Hope that you all are
enjoying your summer and having lots of fun with all the nice weather.
This past spring, I unfortunately lost all of the files that I had stored
in my email, including any notes that came from UVMers. So, if you have
recently sent me something and you havent seen it in this column,
please send it to me again. I promise to put it in as soon as I receive
it. Amy Walker Martin was the sole contributor, and Im glad she
was. She has started her own jewelry business, where she designs and hand
beads personalized bracelets. Her website www.charmedbyamy.com shows all
of her beautiful work. Amy also mentioned that she keeps in touch with
Laura Weiner Esterow, who just had her third daughter, Elizabeth, who
joins sisters Sarah and Alison. Jerilyn Semon Prague also just had her
third daughter, Alexa, who joins her sisters, Haley and Jessica. Amy gets
together with Barbara Perlmutter Shapiro, who has a boy and a girl, Joshua
and Samantha. Jenny Duncklee Berardi has moved back near her and has one
son, Dominick. Jack McCarthy lives in San Francisco and has a son, Connor,
and daughter, Anna. Lastly, Amy mentioned that she still keeps in touch
with Alan Gold, who lives in Rye, N.Y., with his wife and twin daughters.
Thanks for giving me the update on so many of our classmates. One more
piece of news came in before deadline: Pamela Nemeth and husband Jonathan
welcomed their third son, Nathaniel, in April. They live in Lebanon, N.J.
1988 David Warner, who everyone knew as Fish,
was married to Chelsie Adams of Annapolis, Md., on November 9, 2002 in
Upper Marlboro, Md. Both are attorneys, and they live in Odenton, Md.
Kathleen Shea OConnell relocated to the Chicago area with her husband,
Tom, and children Ryan and Erin. They enjoy living in Wilmette on the
North Shore. They miss the mountains, but try to come east once a year.
They would welcome UVM visitors.
1989 Hello, 89ers. As I write this in early
April, our country is at war and the world seems to be in a total state
of chaos. So, it is oddly comforting to get news from classmates and see
that life really does go on despite all the turmoil. My apologies for
missing the deadline last issue. No excuses, only resolve to try and get
this column in on time. Some of the news is obviously dated, so please
bear with me. Maureen ODonnell Whitney and her husband, Michael,
had a third baby, a daughter, Emma Katherine, in February 2002. Her two
older brothers, Jack and Aiden, are thrilled. Cammy Stone Van Ness and
her husband moved from Chicago to Minneapolis nearly two years ago. They
had twin girls, Abby and Ellie, in December 2001. Cammy quit her job as
an underwriter at Chubb Insurance and became a full-time momand
she thought underwriting was a lot of work! Doug Settlemeyer lives in
Marblehead, Mass., with his wife, Kristin and their three children, Brad,
and twins Kate and Abby. He keeps in touch with David Lippes and Tucker
Jeffrey. Laurie Carwile Gilbert lives in Georgia with her husband, Hunter,
who is currently deployed to Kuwait with the Army. She works as a freelance
makeup artist, which she started doing in Boston 10 years ago. Laurie
said, Its a blast, and Ive had the opportunity to work
with some famous and not-so-famous faces. On a sad note, Cammy reported
that our classmate, Eleanor Delisa Koontz, died on December 12, 2002,
after a bout with lung cancer. She had been living in Windsor, Conn.,
with her husband, James, and their son and daughter. Our sympathy and
respects go to her family. Ellen Stecklow Marcus and her husband, Eric,
welcomed their third child, Ethan Scott, last May. Their other sons, Alex
and Jonathan, are now eight and six respectively. They live in Rockaway,
N.Y., and Ellen still practices law part-time. It was great to hear from
Michael Friedman, who wrote to say hello. He lives in San Rafael, Calif.,
with his wife and two beautiful daughters. I think he summed it up for
all of us when he wrote, Boy, has life changed since Burlington!
Michael works as an account director at Abacus in San Francisco. Greg
Minsky married Tracy Ellen Goldblatt on August 25, 2002, at the St. Regis
Hotel in New York City. In attendance were fellow 89ers Dave Long,
Russ Bulkley (who was in the wedding party), and Laura Turney. They had
a great weekend together in New York. Greg and Tracy live in Black Rock,
Conn., and both work in Norwalk, Conn. Greg is sales and marketing director
at Equilease Financial Services, Inc., and Tracy is a reporter/producer
for News 12 Connecticut. They regularly see Russ and his wife, Kelly,
who have two boys, Kyle and Ryan. About a month after their wedding, they
attended Dave Longs wedding to Sara Smith in Brattleboro, Vt. Matthew
Cash lives in Chicago with his wife, Carla, and son Benjamin. He keeps
in touch with Mike Weston 88, Chris Calger 88, and Tasek Razik
87. Peace and best wishes to you all.
1990 I hope everyone is enjoying the summer.
Thanks to all of you who have sent in news about yourselves and friends.
Its always great to hear from you. Karl Bach wrote that he was married
in January 2003 to Catherine Hood, a wonderful Englishwoman/New Zealander,
whom he met while living in London the last few years. After the wedding,
they packed up their bags and are now stationed in Pristina, Kosovo, for
the next year. Karl is a lawyer establishing a privatization regime for
the UN mission there, which has run Kosovo since the 1999 war. Catherine,
also a lawyer, is establishing the public utility regulatory regime. Sam
Faivre and his wife, Jennifer, added to their family last year. Hayden
Donald Faivre was born on August 1, 2002, in Frisco, Colo. Hayden joins
his sister, Annabel, age two, in the familys Silverthorne, Colo.,
1992 Courtlandt Pennell wrote to say that
he and Anne Lamb are enjoying the cold winter with their three daughters.
They enjoyed seeing everyone at reunion and look forward to 2007. Van
Eswara and his wife, Dawn, were thrilled to announce the arrival of their
daughter, Carly Rose, who was born on December 5, 2002. Carly joined her
big brother, Kevin, at the familys home in Newton, Mass. Jim Miller
wrote that he and his wife, Donella, are in the process of buying and
having a house built. He is coaching his son Alexs soccer team in
the Arizona Youth Sports League. He also wrote, A recent major accomplishment
for me was on October 13. With a group from the Phoenix Sierra Club, I
hiked the Grand Canyon. The hike was a one-day adventure. We started on
the North rim at 6 a.m., descended into the Canyon, crossed the bottom,
and came out the other side on the North rim. The hike was 24 miles long
and took 11-and-a-half-hours. On top of this, he trained to run
a series of 5k and 10k races during the winter and a half-marathon in
1993 Courtland Sholes wrote that as of March
1 he will be relocating to Hong Kong. He invites UVM alumni passing through
Hong Kong to look him up. He can be reached via email at courtland.sholes
1994 Hope everyone is having an enjoyable
summer. Please send me any news you would like to appear in the class
notes. Its a great way to get back in touch with friends from college
if you have lost track of each other, especially now, since our ten-year
reunion is only a year away. Rebecca Dunne Waterfall and her husband,
Richard, just had their second baby, Richard Jr., on December 15, 2002.
Their first child, Victoria, will turn two in March. Rebecca and her family
presently live in Southborough, Mass.
1995 Will Lowry wrote to update everyone
on his wedding. He was married to Alana Hennessey on September 14 on Marthas
Vineyard. UVM grads in attendance included Spencer Pickard, Alex Sumberg,
Phil Bellizia, Bridget Barr, Damien Whelan, Brad Kieves, Tim Casey, Abe
Conant, Sara Dolan 96, Tyler Hand, Seth Parker, Andrew Dudgeon,
and Jon Grieschuk. Alana and Will and their black Lab Uma live in Charlestown,
Mass., where they have lived for the past five years. Will is enrolled
in the graphic design program at the Massachusetts College of Art. Mary
Machak and Jason Hannah 94 were engaged in August 2002, and they
plan to marry on September 20, 2003, in Westfield, Mass. The best man
will be Greg Huse 94. Andi Lemmon and John Garman recently moved
to Winchester, Mass., and they plan to marry in June. They spent New Years
Eve with Matt Brennan and Kate Clark in Newport, R.I., where Matt lives.
Kate lives in Cambridge Mass. Rob and Bridgett OConnell Dangel 96
welcomed Zachary OConnell Dangel into the world on January 19, 2003.
They live in Ashland, Mass. Adam and Lee Hannauer Gross also live in the
Boston area, Ryan Wildes is working for Harvard Medical School and looking
for an apartment in Cambridge. Dave Sird and his fiancé, Liba Kolinova,
are planning a September wedding in Prague. They are moving to a new apartment
in Burlington. Codie Lawton and her husband, Al Cancellieri, are living
in Chandler, Ariz. They just welcomed Emilia Grace Cancellieri into the
world last December. Mom, Dad, and big sister Gabriella are all doing
fine. Sara Dolan 96, Tyler Hand, and Sarah Ehrlich 96 had
a mini-reunion in Colorado in February. Sara finally got to meet Tylers
dog Rudy, a big part of Tylers life. Sara also traveled to Captiva
Island, Fla., for Kelli Shonters bachelorette party in March, where
Sara, Randi Tinkelman, Lisa Kiniry, and Ann-Marie Vannucci were able to
appear in an episode of a new reality television show based on spring
break vacations. Holly Riggle plans to marry Jeremy Woodlee on June 28,
2003, in Nashville, Tenn. Jenna Potash, Meryl Black, and Liz Pike will
be bridesmaids. Jeremy and Holly are living in Chicago, where she is a
teacher and he is graduating from the University of Chicagos business
school. The couple plans to move back to San Francisco over the summer.
Meryl is in New York doing urban planning, Liz is in Boston running her
mothers new bookstore, and Jenna is working in Burlington at Champlain
Colleges admissions office. Three years after meeting at the 2nd
Annual Sugarbush Chili Challenge, Marcus Johnson 96 and Mitzi Fowler
have announced their engagement. The wedding will be held next May in
the 406 Club at Fenway Park. Kimberly Larson has been the associate political
director for the National Association of State Public Interest Research
Groups since 2001. Prior to that she was the assistant field director
for the Washington office. She lives in the District with her husband,
1996 Sybil Summers Mitchell wrote with news:
she had a baby girl, Elizabeth Ann, in March 2002. Sybil is still working
at Green Mountain Florist Supply, Inc., in South Burlington, Vt. She also
wrote that Antonia Ziegler Fiksdalstrand, her husband, Tom, and her son,
Dillon, moved back to Oslo, Norway, in June 2001. In February 2002, Antonia
had a baby girl, Grace Marion. They visited Sybil while stateside in October
2002. In December 2002, Stephanie Pettis Sumner had a baby girl, Sadie
Tricia. Thanks for the updates, Sybil. Jennifer Matthews and Peter Tsahalis
were married on May 26, 2002, at Ira Allen Chapel with a reception at
Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vt. She wrote, We had a beautiful
day and had the chance to reunite with many of our UVM friends, including
David Cammeyer (best man), Jody Mathews (maid of honor), Kati and Chris
Walters, Jim Young, Eddie Soliman, Dale and Melissa 97 Patterson,
Tara Dugan Banks, Jennifer Cote, Annette Couture, Scott and Jennifer 97
Shore, Peter Barbalias 95, John Fanning, Brad Mongeon, and his wife,
Maura Fay, and Ken Noel. We honeymooned in St. Lucia and had a wonderful
time. Im a director of project management at Fidelity Investments
in Merrimack, N.H., and Pete is a senior technical consultant at Edgewater
Technologies in Wakefield, Mass. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Varricchione was married to Jon Pizzagalli 94 on June 8,
2002, in Vermont. She wrote, The event was well-attended by UVMers.
Alumni represented many different classes over several generations. Those
folks graduating between 94 and 00 included Jessica Jonas,
Lori Franks Finn, Laura Plummer Busick and Tim Busick, Erin Donavan, Katie
Ducham, Casey Luke Carmolli and Matt Carmolli, Brock Lyman, Katie MacDonald,
Tracy Homewood Horne, Matt Horne, Maggie Fitzgerald, Marie Pizzagalli
Bradley, Michele Aloi, and Dr. Monica Fiorenza. Jon and Jenn built a house
and are living in Shelburne, Vt. Laura and Tim Busick recently bought
a house in Wakefield, Mass. Lori Finn and her husband, Joe, have bought
a house in South Yarmouth on Cape Cod. Jess Jonas recently graduated from
Brandeis University with a degree in genetic counseling. Jess is working
and living in the Boston area. Katie Ducham was married in the fall of
2002 to a fellow chiropractor student. Thanks for the information, Jenn.
Steven Gauck married LaLa Sarkees on May 26, 2002. Their wedding website
is at www.may-26-2002.org. Steven is an officer with the Metropolitan
Police Department in Washington, D.C. Amy Robinson Raymond and her husband,
Kevin 95, welcomed their second child, Logan David Raymond, on June
29, 2002. His big sister, Summer, is nearly four. Amy works at Alice Peck
Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., in the PACU/same day surgery department,
and Kevin works at Timken Aerospace in human resources. They just spent
their fourth spring making maple syrup at their home in North Hartland,
Vt. They would love to hear from other nursing students and can be reached
at email@example.com. Amy Heron Ziegler and her husband, Mark, are
enjoying parenthood. Their son, Harrison Mark, was born in August 2002.
Amy was able to finish her family nurse practitioner schooling just prior
to having Harrison, but she is not using her degree just yet because shes
a stay-at-home mom and loving every minute of it. Jenny Cox
Olson continued at UVM and received her masters in education in
1999. She worked in the disability services department from 1996-1999.
Jenny married Eric Olson 99, a graduate of UVM Medical School. They
now live in Durham, N.C., where Eric is a pulmonary critical care fellow
at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Jenny was a special ed
teacher for three years at Chapel Hill High School and is now a learning
specialist for the UNC football team and loves it. They have a cat and
two dogs. They wrote, We named our golden retriever Maple after
Vermont maple products, and she is as sweet as maple sugar candy.
Jenny also wrote that Michelle and Joe Cassara 01, graduates of
UVM Medical School, live right down the street from them and are internal
medicine residents at UNC. Jenny can be reached a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derek and Fabienne 92 Fredrickson welcomed a baby girl on March
15, 2003, at St. Vincents Hospital in Manhattan. They wrote that
she has a full head of red hair. Check out photos at www.fredricksonfamily
1998 Alexandra Bovey is completing her last
semester of the nurse-midwifery program at Yale University. She and Mark
Isselhardt hope to move back to Vermont and find jobs.
1999 Hello, 99ers! I hope you are doing well
and enjoying yourselves. I do have some updates for you, many engagements.
As always, please keep the news coming. So many of you are doing great
and exciting things. Please share. Deb Pollard got engaged to Noah Wepman
in February. They are planning the wedding for next April in D.C. Debbie,
congratulations to you! Sarah Kinnamon 00 and Oliver Fritsch also
got engaged in February. Justin Enggasser and Jodi Marino were married
in September 2000 in Massachusetts. They have been living in Chicago since
graduation. UVMers Sara Kinnamon 00, Gabrielle Hazard Giangrasso,
Jane Schlueter Resch, Josh Haliley, and Mike Shave were in the wedding
party. Jodi is currently employed as a PeopleSoft programmer and business
analyst. She ran the Chicago Marathon in 2001 and is currently training
for the June 2003 Rock n Roll Marathon in San Diego. Justin received
his masters in psychology from the University of Chicago in 2001,
and he is now in his third year at the Illinois Institute of Technology,
working toward a PhD in clinical psychology. Justin and Jodi spend time
in the Windy City with fellow UVM alumni Tim and Ashley Flatland Conover,
Julie Courcelle 00, Amy Grossman, and Leslie Weinstein. Rebecca
Morocco is living in Connecticut. She has her CPA and works for ESPN.
Lissa Ullman also was engaged in February.