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1960s & 1970s

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1960 Doug Hall wrote that he lives in Windsor, Vt., where he grew up and is happily married with grown children. He has just published a book, due out last September, entitled Rhymes, with illustrations by kids of all ages. It contains tried and true rhymes from kids from Vermont and New Hampshire. Most of the illustrations are by Windsor youngsters and other Vermont children. Doug uses the pen name of Buster Nibbles, and he would love to hear from classmates, including anyone who would like to purchase his books. Sandy Mowry of Fox Island, Wash., was in Burlington in October doing a tour of her favorite places in Vermont from her days as a UVM student. She has two married children and two grandchildren, all living in the Pacific northwest. She lives on Puget Sound and is still boarding horses. Sandy would love to hear from
old friends via email at
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1961
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1962
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1963 For those of you who read the last issue and wondered if there were other classmates who attended our 40th reunion, here are several more stories that didn’t make the fall issue: Duane Barber, our class vice president, is a retired military colonel. He and his dynamic wife, Susan Griesenbeck (’64) Barber, were actively involved in making our reunion a success. Susan was carefully taking notes for her big reunion next year. Loren Disque and his wife, Patricia, are very happy to be in good health and celebrating the arrival of their first grandson. They live in Carlisle, Pa. James Card is with Pan American World Airways, and he flew up from Miami just to be with us at this great event. Natalie ‘Pat’ Nesbit Hall lives on a lovely farm in Shelburne, Vt., and is married to Frederick Fitzpatrick. Pat, my husband Joe, and I shared our many wonderful memories of the Netherlands. Betty Berman Levin and Phoebe Rodbart Kurtz had a grand time catching up with everyone. Betty owns her own business, Sources, a public relations firm in Newton Center, Mass. Betty and Phoebe also enjoyed each other’s company in June at Phoebe’s son’s wedding. Rodney Hill and his wife, Beverly, live in Burlington, Vt. Rodney has worked for Coldwell Banker Island’s Realty, Inc., for 38 years and enjoyed every minute of it. His specialty is selling lake shore homes. Krisdean Moore Beattie and husband David ’64 live in Pennsylvania. Athough Krisdean is retired, she continues to be involved in many interesting jobs such as grooming horses at the track. Jim Rosenberg ’64, MD ’68, is chair of the UVM Ira Allen Committee for fundraising. He and Shelley Katz ’64 enjoyed our reunion and observed some really good ideas for their upcoming 40th reunion next year. They are the wonderful people with whom I had a chance to talk at our reunion. More news from my favorite zoology classmate, Robert Cousins, PhD. Robert is professor of nutrition and recipient of the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition. Bob is receiving the award for his major contributions to micronutrient research, specifically his wide-ranging and continuing focus on the metabolism and function of zinc in the body, including its critical role in the immune response system. Do I know how to pick lab partners? Congratulations, Bob! UVM and all of your classmates are very proud of you. Let’s hear from more of you about your own success stories. In the meantime, I hope everyone will enjoy good health and happiness throughout the new year.
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1964 The countdown to our big 40th reunion has begun. I’m looking forward to it, and I hope you are, too. Please encourage your friends to join you. We’ll have a super time. Suzanne Chagnon Boulter has a pediatric and adolescent medicine practice in Concord, N.H. She also teaches the out-patient pediatric residents their family practice curriculum. Suzanne is having a banner year. She has had a decade birthday and won the National Master’s Alpine Skiing Championship (slalom, GS, and super G) in her age group. Suzanne was named to the Spyder U.S. Master’s National Ski Team, and she received the Founder’s Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) adolescent section for her work with teens. She also received the Local Heroes Award from the community pediatrics section of the AAP for child advocacy in the community and state. Susan Weatherby Engbrecht is a middle-school language arts teacher at the Aviano Air Force base in Italy. Her son, Ben, married a lovely Italian woman on June 29, 2002, and I was lucky to have been able to attend the wedding. Leonard Nemon has not yet retired from teaching but has retired from his position as dean of students at Chelsea High School in Massachusetts. David Haurilick conducts background investigations on Department of Defense personnel for security clearance purposes. He was due to retire in April 2003 from the U.S. Government Civil Service. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army in June 1993. Vivian Gross Althol is an ESL French and Spanish teacher as well as a social studies teacher. Her son, Michael, is an attorney in New York City. One daughter lives in Baltimore, Md., and the other, in Los Angeles. She also has ten grandchildren. Vivian does extensive charitable and rescue work with companion animals (dogs and cats). Frank Lewis is semi-retired, practicing dentistry three days a week. His daughter, Kira, married on September 1, 2002. She is a sound/music engineer for James Newtan Haward in Los Angeles. Her husband, Brian, is a senior vice president for “Escape Artists,” a division of Sony Pictures in Los Angeles. Frank’s son, Jason, works for Viacom in New York City. I, personally, am looking forward to seeing you all on June 3-6, 2004 at our reunion.
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1965 Mark Berson of Greenfield, Mass., was elected to the board of directors of Children’s Healthcare as a Legal Duty. The organization works to stop child abuse and neglect related to religious beliefs or cultural traditions. Leslie Schulman Tabor Gomberg has moved from Southern California to the rural area of Rogue River, Oreg., after retiring from a career as a teacher and psychotherapist. Leslie spends much time with her many animals and her volunteer activities. She is a foster grandparent. Leslie and her husband, Bill, have two children. She would love a call or visit from UVMers. Michael Zwerdling had his book, entitled Postcards of Nursing: A Worldwide Tribute, published last November. The book contains more than 600 color illustrations of nurses on postcards worldwide from 1893 through 2002 (website: www.nursepostcard.com). Michael works in the emergency department at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. James Dwinell is spending a sabbatical year in Bristol, U.K., away from his home in Vermont. He writes regularly about Vermont politics for an online newsletter, found at www.dwinnellpolitical report. com., and his current business can be found at www.decorativeout door products.com. Jim has four children. After 35 years with Bell Labs, Marty Welt retired as director of research and development, Bell Labs Fellow. Betty Fuchs (’66) Welt retired from Rutgers University, where she was assistant director of the Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning. They now live in a log home they designed on Damariscotta Lake, Maine. Marty and Betty have two daughters in the New York/New Jersey area.
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1966 Suzanne Seeley Beyer wrote that she has been living in the Seattle area since 1974. During the school year, she is a writing coach, helping fourth graders at the local elementary school meet rigorous Washington state writing standards. She enjoys writing very much and has published non-fiction articles in The Seattle Times, Northwest Prime Time News. Fitness Management Magazine, San Diego Family, City Sports NW, and the UC Santa Barbara alumni magazine Coastlines. Her husband, Don, is a marine scientist. Daughter Sabrina is a marine biology major at UC Santa Barbara, and her youngest daughter, Kalisa, attends the University of Washington. Your class secretary and husband Ken McGuckin along with Nancy Castellanos Miller and her husband, Chris, attended the spectacular wedding of Carol Neiman Spatz’s daughter, Sharon, in Excelsior, Minn., in late August. Carol and her husband, Dean, know how to throw a party. She recently retired after many years with their company, Osmonics Inc. UVM alums gathered at the lovely home of Marcia Ely Bechtold and her husband, Chip ’65, in Orleans, Mass., in late September for a fall weekend on Cape Cod. Attending this wonderful get together were Claire Berka Willis and husband Frank ’64, Judy Claypoole Stewart and husband Jack ’65, and Ken and I. Lobsters and clam chowder were enjoyed by all. Anne Appleton Weller paid us a visit in Montpelier during the summer while she was traveling to Vermont on business. Anne is a major gift officer at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and she spends much of her time on the road. And, finally, I became a grandmother for the first time in June with the birth of Logan Wyatt Herbert in Phoenix, Ariz.
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1968 Thomas and Amy Andrews (’70) Wagner are thrilled to announce the birth of a new granddaughter Isabelle. The proud parents are their daughter, Elizabeth Wagner-Boutin ’95 and her husband, Andrew Boutin. Sarah Dopp wrote to tell us that she is leading the effort to establish a South Burlington Land Trust. Sarah is a trustee of the Vermont Historical Society, serving on the executive committee, as development co-chair, and on the search committee. She also actively participates at the First Baptist Church in Burlington, where she is trustee chairman, a trustee of permanent funds, a member of the music committee, and sings in the choir. Kenneth Stufko wrote to say that he and his wife, Gail, have been busy planning their second daughter’s wedding, which was held last May. Gail retired after 25 years of teaching, and Kenneth hopes to retire shortly.
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1969 Valerie Audette Hall and her husband live on Nantucket Island, Mass. Her husband retired from teaching, but Valerie continues to teach biology at Nantucket High School. Her daugher, Emily, was inducted into the National Honor Society, and she had the female lead in the school production of “Bye, Bye, Birdy.” Daughter Julia is first in her class as well as a gifted musician. For 14 years, Elwin Hamilton of Brattleboro, Vt., worked as a construction engineer-superintendent with Pizzagalli Construction throughout the Eastern seaboard and New England states. He currently works for Anderson Excavation as a heavy-equipment operator, and he owns his own business. Barbara Scott Ackelberry wrote from Laguna Niguel, Calif., that her yearly trip to Vermont each summer always includes a drive around the UVM campus. She wrote, “My start there in education has just been completed here after more than 32 years of teaching. Loving almost every moment.” Andrea Baldwin Haulenbeek was selected Fine Arts Teacher of the Year by the Kennedy Foundation’s Vermont division for the Alliance for Arts Education last September. She recently left Mount Mansfield Union High School after 14 years, and she is now teaching part-time in Williston. Andrea owns a vacation rental business involving four authentic Vermont farmhouses on the family farm. Her business can be seen on vtfarmhouses.com.
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1970 Stephen Vukovich of Northampton, Mass., has been married to his wife, Julie, for 34 years. He has a son, Ian, who attends Bryant College, and a daughter, Claire. Stephen is a self-employed engineer, who does due diligence inspections for commercial real estate investors. He is also the author of a college text entitled Secure Commercial Real Estate, The Investor’s Guide to Control the Physical Realm. Thomas Watkinson of Short Hills, N.J., attended a hockey game with David Angus. He also attended a Sigma Phi Epsilon reunion dinner cruise on Lake Champlain and had a great time. Patty Smith Cerniglia of West Nyack, N.Y., was remarried in June 2002, and the introduction to her new husband came from her Tri-Delta sorority sister, Liz Hayes Graham. She wrote, “Delta love continues!” Bruce Faller and his “Rutgers bride,” Wendy, have become “ski bums” in their “old age.” They go to San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, in July and Colorado or Montana in February. Bruce wrote, “Our kids are seeing the world over their Monoski tips.” Steve Waltein was recently promoted to resident manager of the Burlington office of Merrill Lynch. He has been a vice president and senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch since 1991. He served as a UVM trustee from 1988 to 1994. Linden O’Ryan started her own business, Sea Mist Studio, in her home in Southwest Harbor, Maine. She does watercolor cards with original sayings, collages, and lampshades, and she practices Reiki and art process with clients. Anne ‘Betsy’ Bond Howland wrote that every summer for the past 10 years, six UVM alumni and their families, including Marc Harding, Dan Martin, Nancy Phillips, Stephen Doherty, and Betsy’s husband Bill Howland ’72 have vacationed together for a week on Birch Island in Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H. James Aiken of Breckenridge, Colo., was appointed CEO and president of Keystone Symposia, a non-profit biomedical conferencing organization that connects the scientific community in order to accelerate discoveries that will benefit society. He became the chief scientific officer, responsible for working with the scientific advisory board on bio-programming conferences.
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1971 I’m writing this column on a crisp, clear autumn day following Homecoming/Parents’ Weekend at UVM. What a celebration we had on campus. It was great to see Dick Peisch and Annie Viets at the Shelburne Farms Kickoff of the Campaign for the University of Vermont Friday evening. And, it was great to see Joe and Martha Baker (’72) Forgiano that same weekend with their daughter, Rebecca, who is a sophomore in the College of Education and Social Services. I hope to see Joe and Martha again before next Homecoming/Parents’ Weekend! And, as everyone anxiously awaits news of Jason Robards sightings, he called me on a recent visit to Burlington for a rugby reunion. We had lunch, and I learned that Jason has traveled to Peru twice since we last spoke. He’s also getting back into acting. Kids, Laura and Gregory, are growing up. Laura is doing a year-long program abroad this year. John Scharwath wrote to me last June to say that he was promoted to director of software systems at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, where he’s been working for the last 12 years. Daughter Kara graduated with honors from Cook College/Rutgers University, and son Keith is a graphic designer, who lives and works in Los Angeles. John reported that he went on a ski trip to Snowbird with two former roommates, Bruce Silverstein and Richard Kronhaus. He planned this trip at the class reunion last year. Not only did they have fun skiing, the ’02 reunion was a total blast. John lives in Randolph, N.J., with his significant other, Cindy, and her daughters, Kate and Casey. In August, Frank Arkinson, his wife, Doris, and their daughter, Julie, a senior at Loyola College in Maryland, visited campus. We walked over to the Admissions Office to visit a friend of the family and a recent UVM grad who works there. Frank swore the family to silence during our visit, but we had some good laughs about fraternity life, then and now, and the current music scene. Just by coincidence, I wrote to Richard Cate recently and received news back from him: “I currently live in Burlington but work in Albany, N.Y. However, the Vermont State Board of Education appointed me Vermont Commissioner of Education, so by November, I will be both living and working in Vermont.” I met Colleen Johnson Miller at a local antiques show. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Colleen. She has incredible energy and knowledge of antiques. Check out her shop, the Blue Heron, in South Hero. Hey, while you’re there, stop by the North Hero House, where you’ll find Walt Blasberg on weekends. As I put the finishing touches on these Class Notes, I heard from two other UVMers. Steve Gartner reported that after graduation, he lived in Europe for a year, first with a family in Nice, France, and then he hitchhiked all over the continent. Sounds like an early ’70’s kind of thing! Wife, Shelley, is a family court magistrate in Vermont, appointed by Governor Kunin over 13 years ago, and reappointed twice by Governor Dean. Daughter Jessica is a sophomore at Elmira College in New York. Steve would love to hear from classmates. Write him at stevenvt@ aol.com. I also heard from Steve Levenson ’73, who phoned from New York to say that he contacted Michael Rosenberg in Boston following the last Red Sox/Yankees game. He tried to comfort Michael by telling him, “A lot of lives were saved when the Yankees won. Just think of all the people who have been waiting for a Red Sox World Series victory.” Steve’s daughter, Brooke, graduated in December 2002, and she is gainfully employed at Saatchi & Saatchi/New York.
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1972 Larry Carlson is a professor of English and chair of the English Department at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is the recipient of the college’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Distinguished Advising Award. He also has won the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English Outstanding Teacher Award, and he has been named a South Carolina Governor’s Distinguished Professor three times. Larry has won grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Southern Region Education Board. He has published his scholarship in a variety of books and journals, including American Literature Studies in the American Renaissance, The American Renaissance in New England, Emersonian Circles, and American Literary Magazines: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. John Barone was spotted on the beach in Del Mar (San Diego) on September 13th at a New England-style clambake with several other UVM alums. John reported that his business partner is Gordon Dunfee.
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1974 Sally Stockwell ’70, MD ’74, completed her 22nd year in private ob/gyn practice in Essex Junction, Vt. With five full-time and one part-time ob/gyn physicians and a certified midwife, she wrote that her practice is extremely busy, and she is “thinking of retirement from all those years of all-nighters.” Kathleen Dana has completed her PhD in literature from the University of Oulu in Finland, and she noted, “I carried through some of the independent coursework I was able to do at UVM with Jeremy Felt and Robert Daniels, who indulged me in my fascination with Finnish history.” Marilyn Oxman LaBossiere is still teaching chemistry at Natick High School in Massachusetts. Her oldest son, Jon, attends Bridgewater State Teachers College, and son Mike is at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her husband of 24 years, Bruce, is a sales service manager at Mass Container Consortium. She gets together annually with fellow UVM graduates Robert Severy ’75, Lee Parks ’76, and Carol Nigro (’76) Lucyniak. Hope all is well with the rest of you. Time keeps flying by. I narrowly lost a seat in an Averill Park, N.Y., Central School District Board of Education race last spring. My children, Dustin and Audrey, are quite busy with their school and extracurricular activies. My wife, Anna, is a 23-year employee with the New York State Department of Labor. I miss UVM deeply, especially the city of Burlington. Hope to hear from some former UVM grads, including Gale Shaw, Philip Fiermonte, and Jim Heinderreich. Keep the faith.
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1976
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1977 I hope all of you enjoyed the fall. Unfortunately, there was no news from classmates to share in this issue. I encourage all of you to send your news to me at the address below. We would love to hear from you. Enjoy the winter!
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1978
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1979 Capt. Tim McCandless and his family are currently living in San Diego. Tim has orders to serve as Naval Attaché in Berlin, Germany, following language training in Washington, D.C. Eileen Sheehan McCann and her husband, Peter ’78, sent greetings from Trumbull, Conn. Their son, Mike, is in a pre-veterinary program at Penn State. Son Brendan is a physical therapy major at Northeastern, and Coleen, who is finishing high school, will visit UVM with her parents this winter. Peggy Heath Ogilvy is now a certified music specialist in the Winchester, Mass., public schools. Peggy also records and performs with her sister in their band called “The Heaths.” She has two daughters in college, one at Colby College in Maine, the other at McGill University in Montreal. Her son is in high school. Kudos to Ross and Ilyse Federman Gottlieb for being the subject of an article recently published in the Hartford Courant, entitled “Net Gain: One Happy Marriage, One Shared Business.” Together they own and operate a New Britain, Conn., uniform supply company, and they recently celebrated 23 years of marriage.
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