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Our 55th reunion committee has already held two meetings. We hope for a good turnout next June. Doug Tudhope accepted the role of acting president after Ellwyn Hayslip’s death. Also serving on the committee are Ed and Betsy Bouton, Jane Gates Capilli, Virginia Davis Cochran, Newell Curtis, David Hill, Barbara Larrabee Mykrantz, Ralph Perry, Willis Spaulding, Rae Mactiernan Worthen, and me. Michael Wiedman, M.D., wrote that he has been promoted to professor at Harvard Medical School. He and his wife attended the 20th reunion of one of his Everest expeditions, “Ultima Thule.” He and his hiking-sport wife continue to give evening lectures at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut under the summit of Mount Washington. The bad weather always cooperates. I am hoping to hear from classmates by email, “snail mail,” or telephone so that I can report your news in the next Vermont Quarterly. My deadline for submission is way ahead of publication, so, when you are doing your holiday cards and letters, it would be an excellent time for you to drop me a line also. I was delighted to renew my friendship with Roberta Bicknell Piper when she was in Burlington in August to visit our beloved Professor Betty Bandel.
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Hedi Stoehr Ballantyne

We received word that Joyce Rogerson Bradbury of Clinton, N.Y., died on May 14, 2004. Joyce was a primary school teacher in Vermont and started the first private kindergarten in Burlington. She moved to Clinton, where she taught at Westmoreland Central School until her retirement. Joyce was very active in community and church affairs. She is survived by her husband, Lorne; three daughters; and five grandchildren. Jo Buck Hayslip moved to a new home in Concord, N.H. Paul Kilty is still in Honolulu, Hawaii, and loving every minute of it. Hope all is well with you, Paul!
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Joan Coffman Sabens

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Trudy Rosenberg Wolf

Louise Grout Jorgenson works part-time for Kingman Regional Medical Center in Arizona. She reported that she serves as both a non-nursing sitter and as a PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) instructor, certified by the Arthritis Foundation. Louise also qualified for arthritis aquatics. She is doing well as a three-year quadruple arterial bypass survivor. Fond wishes and hugs go out to our classmates and their relatives in Florida who have been dealing with last fall’s horrible hurricanes. California earthquakes seem mild by comparison. We hope that all are safe and sound again as you read this.
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Nancy Hoyt Burnett

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Kathy Dimick Wendling

Hi, everyone! Our 50th reunion will soon be upon us, so start making plans to join us on campus. I don’t know about you all, but I’m planning on it NOW! I hope to see everyone June 2-5, 2005, at our old alma mater for a wonderful fun-filled Vermont weekend. A bit of news came from Marilyn Stern Dukoff, who recently celebrated Helene Wedder Chused’s birthday. Marilyn and Helene plan to be at our 50th. Your class secretary opened a new real estate company called Heritage Real Estate with offices in Wayne and Media, Pa. I’m just enjoying it all. I would love to hear from more of you for the next issue. Be well. Be happy. Hope to see you in June. More anon.
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Jane Morrison Battles

Edwin Korzun is a retired environmental scientist, who lives in Melbourne, Fla. Since retiring, he has traveled extensively, and he hopes classmates are enjoying retirement, too.
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Jane Stickney

Last summer, I enjoyed seeing some UVM friends and relatives in Vermont. Our first trip was to Burlington to attend the July 3 launching of the canal schooner Lois McClure, a replica of the General Butler, a cargo boat that sank in Burlington in 1876. My great-grandfather James Wakefield rescued the passengers of the sinking boat, and the Wakefield descendants contributed to the construction fund for the replica. Among the Wakefield descendants attending were several UVM graduates: Robert ’42, MD ’44, Mary ’78, Robert ’72, Deborah Wakefield (’74) Coakley, Sarah Kenealy ’75, and John ’77. I ran into Paul Heald ’60 at the launch, and the evening of July 3, I spotted Peter Minotti playing trumpet in the Burlington City Band concert, a regular activity of Peter’s during his Vermont summers. In August, I was lucky enough to go back to Vermont for our usual visit to Colchester Point, and my husband Carter and I saw Peter again with his wife, Lucille. On the way to Vermont, we stopped in Fishkill, N.Y., and spent an evening with Suzanne Irons Williams and husband Paul. Suzanne has had a varied career, retiring as executive director of a United Way agency serving low-income people by providing emergency assistance and advocacy. She has had a lifelong interest and involvement in music and the Christian Church. Paul retired from IBM, and the two enjoy bicycling and antique collecting. We had the pleasure of admiring Suzanne’s antique sewing implements collection and some of the beautiful quilts she sews. Suzanne has two sons and a daughter, two stepsons, and 10 grandchildren to enjoy.
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Susan Wakefield Cochran

We are enjoying a beautiful fall in Catamount country, and we deserve it after our soggy summer. Homecoming/Parents’ Weekend was beautiful. The soccer teams won, but the Hockey Cats lost to Maine. UVM has its own “Big Dig” in front of Gutterson. There should be a new parking garage in the big hole by January. On a sad note, Lynn Mumford (’80) Felkl wrote that her father, James Mumford, passed away last June in Hilton Head, S.C. Prior to retiring eight years ago, he had spent all of his life in Vermont. Classmates, have a good winter and keep the news coming.
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Joyce McQuilken Dawson

Since celebrating our 45th reunion, we’ve hit a dry period. We haven’t heard from our classmates in nearly a year. June trips, retirements, midlife and late-life career changes, relocations, as well as high and low adventure are all newsworthy to our fellow alums. Please write news about yourselves and friends as we are interested in staying in touch and finding out what’s going on. Also, remember to make your annual contribution to the UVM Fund. Our class contributed $36,000 last year with 23% participation. This year, the UVM Fund goal is $6.7 million that our university needs for student scholarships, competitive faculty salaries, and state-of-the-art campus facilities. Mail your check today and help our class raise our participation to 30 percent.
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Henry Shaw

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Paul Heald


Caroline Braun Leone reported from Youngstown, Ohio, that she and her husband, Andy, are retired, but busy. Caroline worked as a children’s librarian until 1969, stayed home with their children until 1987, then worked at various bookstores. She now sells books online. The Leones visited Caroline’s old hometown of Wilmington, Vt., in 2000 for the town reunion, which is held every decade. Steve Berry wrote, “Our class secretary was married to Malcolm Gater on October 2004 in Cornwall, England. Classmates at the wedding included Caroline Tyler (“CT”) Nordquist, Rolly and Kathe Brother Allen, and Judy Morse Baxter. Joan Moran McGee (’58) Burke, George Baxter ’60, and Josh Adams ’90, son of the bride, were also in attendance. Malcolm is harbor master in Newquay, England, and Carol, indulging in her love of cooking, runs a small café for fishermen and tourists in Newquay.”
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Carol Suhr Adams

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Patricia Hoskiewicz Allen


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Toni Citarella Mullins

I hope that by now most of you have been able to read about our wonderful 40th reunion. The Robinson Hall gang that reacquainted at the reunion will be getting together once again in New Jersey at the home of Phyllis Perry Marganoff. Susan Gershen Bachner, Ellen Stark Gold, Barbara Cross Ruccio, and I plan to continue catching up the first weekend of November. I hope more of you have gotten reacquainted and will meet to recall old memories. I am always looking for news of classmates. It would be great if some of you who did not attend would let us know what you are doing. Let’s keep our column full.
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Susan Griesenbeck Barber

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Colleen Denny Hertel

David Hosmer took an early retirement from UMass in Amherst, which has allowed him to continue professional travel and still leave ample time for various athletic pursuits. He and his wife, Trina G’68, recently returned from a nine-month visit to the University of Tasmania, where they both worked as biostatisticians, consulting with researchers at the Menzies Centre for Population. This left them plenty of time to explore the island, taking many coastal and mountain backpacking trips. They also spent a month touring and hiking. Dave wrote that it was the experience of a lifetime. UVM grads gathered on September 25 in Ripton, Vt., for the lovely wedding of Frank ’64 and Claire Berka Willis’s daughter, Tracey, and Jay Harrington. In attendance were Marcia Ely Bechtold and husband Chip ’65, Judy Claypoole Stewart and husband Jack ’65, and Ken and I. Also in September, Anne Appleton Weller got together with my husband Ken and me in Anchorage, Alaska, where we traveled deep into the tundra of Denali National Park for several days in the backcountry. The wildlife and scenery were spectacular. Later in our journey, we traveled to the Kenai Peninsula for more of the very special Alaska experience. Please write a few lines about yourself and send them to me at the address below. Your classmates would like to hear from you.
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Kathleen Nunan McGuckin

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Jane Kleinberg Carroll

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Diane Duley Glew

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Mary Moninger