Class of '60

Emile Coulon wrote that his daughter, Amanda, will graduate next year. She spent a semester at the University of Queensland-Brisbane in Australia.

Class of '61

Cynthia Beilig Bendelac is an importer and wholesaler of folk art from Morocco. She also is a designer and wholesaler of clothing and accessories from Morocco.

Class of '62

Barbara Comtois retired from teaching home economics (now family consumer science) in June 1997, after thirty years. Her retirement has been both enjoyable and busy. Nancy Streit Sheeler returned to New Hampshire after having lived abroad for the past twenty-five years. Her daughter is marketing director of the Atlantic Theater, and her son is a financial analyst at DLJ. Both live in Manhattan. The Sheelers are semi-retired and happy to be back in New England. Lois Lorand Fuerle has relocated to New York City to accept the position of coordinator of court interpreting services with the Office of Court Administration of the New York State Unified Court System. According to the New York Observer, she has become an "urban pioneer" by virtue of living in a landmark office building south of Wall Street that was recently converted to residential. Jared Emery, M.D., is a professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex. He and Juliet Bergan Emery have been married for thirty-five years. They have four children, and their youngest son, Nicolas, is fifteen years old. Jared commutes from Massachusetts to Texas for work.

Class of '64

They say, "No news is good news," but in our case, we need news. Do think about sharing your activities and exciting events with us. Write to me directly or to the Alumni Office. Let us hear from more of you. I hope you all had a happy, healthy holiday season.

Class of '65

Barbara Isham Dobay continues to work as a staff nurse-midwife, specializing in menopausal health at Yale University Health Plan. Daughter Amy, a school teacher, and son David, a student at Colorado State, were both adopted from Korea. Barbara plans
to marry Bjorn Livingston
from Sweden. Samuel Seward
recently purchased a 100-year-old Victorian mansion, but has yet to move in. He wrote, "Now is a time of anticipation, but it looks like next year will be project time."

Class of '66

On September 29, several members of the class of 1966 attended the wedding of Carol Neiman Spatz’s son, Mark, in Plymouth, Mass. Judy Claypoole Stewart, Claire Berka Willis, Nancy Castellanos Miller, your secretary and husband Ken McGuckin, and, of course, Carol, mother of the groom, all gathered for the festivities. All of the above-mentioned women are sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta. It was a great party. Please send your news to me at the above address. We all want to hear about you.

Class of '68

Arthur Abelson is proud to announce the birth of his daughter, Samantha May, on October 28, 1998. Arthur, his wife, Lynne, and daughter Sam make their home in Hopkinton, Mass. Arthur, an attorney, is associated with The Angell Pension Group in Rumford, R.I., while Lynne is manager of 401(K) administration at Thermo Electron Corp. in Waltham, Mass. Samantha hopes to attend UVM and be a member of the class of 2020. ("Dad only hopes he’ll be around to see it…He’ll be seventy-four.") In August 1997, Richard Tinervin and his wife, Gail, made Hilton Head Island their permanent home, after having had a second home on the island since 1989. He noted, "Coming back to the island every weekend from wherever I have been traveling on business feels like being on vacation." Jeffrey Hyman joined the firm of Lohf, Shaiman & Jacobs, P.C., of Denver, Colo., as special counsel. In his practice, he specializes in employment law, claims of injury to persons or property, and premises liability. Duncan Hannah is a field technician at CVPS in the Middlebury, Vt. district. He recently built a new home on the site of the family’s former summer camp on Lake Bomoseen, and the Hannahs plan to live there full time. Margaret Drescher Newton is trekking in Nepal. Linda Simet Klein joined Fleishman-Millard International Communications as vice president of healthcare. Barbara Montgomery Hider helped Ann and Bob Ostrom on a campaign for election to the House of Representatives. Barbara loves to exercise and enjoys aerobics and weight training. Robin Frost VanMechelen took early retirement from the federal government in April 1998. She plans to enjoy gardening, volunteering, running, and visiting museums and historic sites in the Washington, D.C., area, where she lives with her husband, a retired IBM systems engineer. Charles Goodwin wrote, "The kids are doing their own thing. Skiing is inexpensive at major ski areas if you can take a day. What more can one ask for…now that I think of it, if Act 60 would go away, that would be nice." Rebecca MacDonald let us know that she, Nan VanHoesen Reed and Charlotte Haywood Randall met in Boston the summer of their 25th reunion. They plan a repeat for their 30th. When they found the "nest empty," Barbara Urey Smith and husband Bob ventured into the world of sea kayaking and playing and singing bluegrass music. They look forward to visiting their children in Wyoming and Georgia. Cheryl Dalton Swift is excited that her daughter, Jennifer ’92, will have a tour of duty in Japan at Camp Zama. Cheryl noted, "Jennifer’s relocations open up a lot of travel opportunities." Cheryl has hosted exchange students from France and Japan and tutored Asian adults in English conversational skills. In August 1997, The Rev. Paul Sackevich became pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Chester, Vt., including the mission parishes of Holy Name of Mary in Proctorsville and St. Joseph’s Chapel in Londonderry. In October 1997, Bev Hall Watson and her husband, Gordon, opened the first historic inn located in Burlington, Vt., offering fifteen elegantly-appointed guest rooms, ten with private baths. Diane Davis Villemaire expects to earn her doctoral degree in the history of science from McGill University in Montreal. Her daughter, Emily, is studying painting at Mass Art in Boston. Diane continues to teach biology at Harwood Union in Duxbury, Vt., and she especially enjoyed teaching Emily, who graduated in 1997. Diane looks forward to retiring from teaching high school. She will teach "Breaking the Laws of Nature: The History of Women in Science" at UVM next summer. Stephen Moreau sold his insurance agency, the Moreau Agency, Inc., to the Pomerleau Agency in 1989. He worked at Pomerleau’s until 1995, when he moved to Prescott, Ariz., and opened a coffee shop, built some apartments, obtained an Arizona real estate license, and went to work for a new home developer. He enjoys playing lots of golf. His son works for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as an aircraft maintenance supervisor, and his daughter is an occupational therapist in the Boston area. Linda Uren Krebs completed a PhD degree in nursing from the University of Colorado in 1997. In May 1998, she became president of the Oncology Nursing Society, a national organization of more than twenty-five thousand RNs.

Class of '69

Robert Moeller wrote sadly that his wife, Sue, passed away in November 1997. His daughter, Jennifer, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1998, and his son, Erich, attends a New York restaurant school. Kathy Tepper Knowlan wrote that she and her husband, Peter ’68, still live in Randolph, Vt. Peter continues to run his own law office, and Kathy is a kindergarten teacher in the Randolph School System. Their son, Jeff, is a psychology major at UVM. Daughter Kimberly entered Mount Holyoke College as a theater arts and languages major after having spent a year studying in Switzerland. The Knowlans’ Russian daughter, Roza, attends Middlebury College. Kathy lamented, "Oh, those college tuitions." The Knowlans are looking forward to the 30th Reunion in June 1999.