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Doug Arnold

It’s been a busy fall, meeting and speaking with ’71 classmates. Folks will be disappointed to know that Jason Robards is missing once again. Tom Reilly claims he spotted Jason in New York City, but I don’t believe him. I ran into Tom in New York at a UVM event a the American Ballet Theater. Tom is still a private investigator, which takes him all over the country. His son, Devon, is already four. Tom will be coming to campus with many other alumni for the first-ever football reunion in early November. I hear that Jimmy Seder received an invitation, so it will be something to see him twice in one year. Susan Hynes Taylor was also at the ABT event with her husband, Jim, and an old friend, Morrene Hubbard Jacobs, whom Susan met in May 1970 when she was up for her brother Terry Hubbard’s graduation. Susan looked great and shared lots of memories with Tom Reilly. I recently had lunch with Marsha Young Phillips and Annie Viets. We had a blast talking about our current activities. Marsha owns the Maple Nut Company in Montgomery. (She knows Mags’ dad, Dr. Caney.) Marsha has also served as president of the Vermont Specialty Food Association and does many shows throughout the state promoting her pure Vermont products. Her website is info@maplenut.com. The nuts are fabulous. The marketing piece for Annie’s summer course, Business Savvy, was just released, and it was so impressive that I asked Annie to share more details about the course. She told me that it was an intensive, two-week, six-credit course that introduces non-business majors and graduates to the mysteries of the business world and the fundamentals of a productive job search. Throughout the course, career development professionals teach practical workshops on essential job search, communications, and career skills. It’s an exciting program that offers motivated students a real boost in starting their careers. A colleague of mine met Alan Wayler, whose mother is Thelma Jacobs (’45) Wayler, and his brother is Barry ’73. Alan runs Green Mountain at Fox Run in Ludlow, Vt., which offers health programs for women, founded by his mother. The facilities are amazing. Kevin Scully was also in touch for the first time. He wrote, “I’m selling real estate with Priority Properties of Cape Cod, located in East Falmouth. Anyone looking for a home can contact me at yaknbo@aol.com. I’d love to help you find your piece of heaven.” I also spoke with Anne Lawrence in Cold Spring, N.Y., where my mother lives. Anne is an attorney who focuses on real estate law. It’s always great getting in touch with her when I’m in the area. Marc Milowsky was on campus in October. He came with a friend whose son was looking at UVM. Marc spoke to political science professor Frank Bryan, and came away feeling like an undergraduate again. Megan Milowsky ’00 may be moving to Charlotte, N.C., with a new business venture. I also saw Susie Campbell at Homecoming. Her son, Nick, has one more year at UVM, and her other son, Evan, is in the wilderness education program at Johnson State. Susie is the global product director for a medical device company that makes products used in critical care medicine. It was fun seeing her. Finally, I stopped by the North Hero House Inn for breakfast, but missed Walt Blasberg. Walt closes the Inn for the winter, but he’ll be back in the spring. Liz Mead Foster completed the Chicago Marathon in October. She’s moving West with her marathon accomplishments, having completed marathons in Boston and New York in past years. Finally, I am dealing with an empty nest since my youngest enrolled in the Florida Culinary Institute. Great news — he’ll get a job and pursue a field he is passionate about. Please call or write.
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Sarah Sprayregen

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Debbie Koslow Stern

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Steven Rice

Leslie Fry recently had an exhibition of her new sculptural work, entitled “Cast-Offs: Girls, Riddles, Fate” at the Firehouse Gallery in Burlington, Vt. This marked the conclusion of the first artist-in-residency exhibitions. Leslie’s sensual sculptures, from fabric to bronze, are a reflection of our close connection with each other and with nature. Leslie has exhibited internationally since 1977 and received numerous grants, commissions, and fellowships. Wendy and Bob Weiler were in Burlington several times over the summer. They live in Camden, Maine, and have two daughters, Whitney and Katie. It was good to catch up with them. They are very busy with family, jobs, and travel. I see Peter Brady around town. He lives in Charlotte, Vt., with his wife Colleen Kelley ’84. Their daughter Taylor is in her first year at Hamilton College, playing on the soccer and hockey teams. Daughter Rosie attends CVU, and she has an incredible work ethic, according to Pete. Hank Elitzer also lives in Charlotte with his wife, Julie, and their children Henry and Hailey. They are busy following their kids to swimming, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, etc. Ted Curtis sent an email last summer. He is alive and well, currently living in Seattle with his wife Lynn, but they will soon relocate back East. I saw Bert Anderson and his wife, Sandy, the weekend of the Phish concert in Coventry, Vt. All three of their children were there. I have gone back to my nursing roots and have been working with the hospice program at the Visiting Nurses Association. I work with fellow classmates Pat McGarry, Terry Paquin, Connie Prendergast, and Sue Watson. Please send me an email with your own news.
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Dina Dwyer Child

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Pete Beekman

Hello, everyone! I hope that you enjoyed the fall. Peter Morin of Scituate, Mass., wrote that, after being a lawyer in Boston for many years, he decided to do something different. He bought a family entertainment center called Star Land and Sports Park in Hanover, Mass. He is also trying to launch a newspaper/magazine column on the tribulations of daily annoyances. Peter is playing blues guitar with local bands at least one night a week. Becky Perry Arnold wrote that she has joined the UVM development team’s planned giving office. She lives in Essex Junction, Vt, with her husband, Stew. Stew has transitioned from his software information systems career to have some fun selling cars at Burlington Subaru-Hyundai. Their two children attend UVM. Christopher ’06 is a third-year engineering student, and Chelsea ’08 is a first-year nursing student. Becky enjoyed seeing Sue Gibbs Smith and Mary Bannister Sullivan last summer. She also has lunch dates with Kandace Benedini and Tina Abatiell Gallagher. We would love to hear from more classmates. Please email me at the address below.
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Karen Kwasha Jacober

I haven’t heard from too many of you since I re-embraced this class secretary assignment in 2004. Don’t make me regret taking back this job. Please write and catch your classmates and me up on news from your neck of the woods. Zoology major Bonni Burns Field is a solo pediatrician with three children, but, in her spare time, Bonny won the 2004 Delaware State Duck Stamp Contest. The subject of her stamp is the American Scoter, one of three species of scoters that winter in large numbers in the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. Bonni is offering a limited edition of the 2004 Delaware Duck Stamp print, signed and numbered, and if you are interested, get in touch with her at doctorbf@ yahoo.com. Alan Sickbert, who received his master’s degree in education at UVM, was named associate dean of students at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He has a leadership role in supporting the overall operation of the student affairs program. He had worked as headmaster at Covenant Academy and the University of St. Thomas previously. Not much has changed for me over the past six months, which in many ways is really good news. My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last October, and my husband left the security of cooking at a five-star restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel to open his own catering business. He is off to a good start. If any of you find yourselves in Las Vegas, please drop me a note or give me a call, and please write with news.
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Audrey Ziss Bath

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Beth Nutter Gamache

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Beth Peabody

Lisa Greenwood Crozier wrote to let us know that she and her husband continue to live in Winston-Salem, N.C. She is active with the local Medical Alliance and other volunteer work. Her husband, Jim, is a cardiologist. This year, he had an exciting trip to witness the practice rounds at the Master’s in Augusta. They keep busy with daughters Colleen Nicole and Caryn Alexis, both in high school. They sang at Westminster Hall in London with the Virtuosi of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Laura Inglehart wrote that she lives in Charlotte, Vt., after having lived in Boston for 18 years. She married Jon Davis on June 28, 2003, in a field overlooking Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vt. She and Jon met in 1981 when he was taking courses at UVM. UVMers in attendance at the wedding included Michael Richardson, Nancy Goldsborough Hunt, Barbara Barvoets, Nick Hunt, Gregg Beldock, Tim Connors, Sarah Carter Davis, Susan Gerrity Chase, Rayne Herzog, Jill Van Riper Brown, Holly Sweet Burt, Gregg Marston, Stephanie Victor Wells, Peter Weith, and Karen Fondacaro. On October 8, 2003, they welcomed their first son, Philip Inglehart Davis, nicknamed Wolfie. Laura wrote, “Wolfie is my greatest accomplishment ever.”
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Sharon Morrissey Young

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Barbara Roth

In March 2004, James Houran was named New York sales director for Sports Illustrated. He took on this role after three years as a sales development director for the company. Carol Hines Wacaser shared the news that she married Bill Wacaser in April 2003. Carol has been living and working in Chicago since 1990. Other alumni in attendance at the wedding included Julie Hazard, Willie Yandow, Jamie Greenwald, Beth Anne Bull Martin, Todd Humphreys, Donna Potter Doherty, Guy Babbitt, and Ken ’85 and Sue O’Halloran Rockett. Carol and Bill welcomed their first child, Mary Eloise “Molly,” into their family on March 7, 2004. In the summer of 2003, George Payne married Matilda Lenner. The wedding took place in the south of Sweden near the Baltic Sea. For the past four years, George was regional director for America’s Charities in New York City. George and Matilda moved to Stockholm last April. After seven years in Moscow, Russia, and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Peter Christiansen has relocated to Bethlehem, Pa., with his wife, Oxana, and their son, John. Peter works in business development for Maersk Sealand, a Danish shipping company. Last summer, he was chair of a symposium on post-Soviet Russia for the Institute on Current World Affairs. Finally, I have started a new career as an area sales representative for GANZ, Inc. I also recently purchased a new home, a refurbished 1880s farmhouse in St. Albans, Vt.
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Larry Gorkun

I am so excited to be hearing from new people that haven’t written before. There are more of you out there. Please send us news. Jane Isaacs Shoenholz wrote that she, Trish Wheeler Ellsworth, Carey Hoffman Pippert, Laurie Oelbaum Sommer, Carolyn Williams Hazen, and Stephanie Croke Cator still see each other as much as possible and communicate almost daily. They recently decided to get away from husbands and kids and met in Naples, Fla., for a mini-reunion in the sun. They had a great time and, of course, loved the chance to reminisce about our UVM days. Risa Dean Holmes sent several emails about an amazing experience she recently had in San Diego, where she was part of a team that walked 60 miles in three days to raise money for cancer research. Her team, “Team Colorado,” was the number one team in size and in fundraising. In total, the 3,000 walkers raised $6.7 million. Chris Meyers also wrote in. He is now living in Weston, Conn., with his wife and two sons. Chris works for Melissa & Doug, a local toy company based in Norwalk. It was so good to hear from you.
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Sarah Vaden Reynolds


Hi, everyone. My husband, Jon, and I welcomed our third son, Dylan, on August 14, 2004. He joins brothers Jake and Charlie. We are gearing them up to be fellow UVMers. Wendy Winburn married Corrado Russo in Beverly Hills last March. She hosts ShopNBC, and she was planning to move to Eden Prairie, Minn., in September. If there are any UVMers there, she would love to hear from you. She especially hopes to be in touch with Gretchen Reineke. It was great to hear from Jen Brooks Gavilondo. She and her husband Carlos, whom she met in law school, have been married for the past 11 years. They live in Hopedale, Mass., with their children, Julia and Daniel. Jen is a part-time attorney. She sees Laura Toorock Doherty, who has two daughters and lives in Franklin, Mass., and Maria Couture Barton, who lives near Albany, N.Y., with her two children. Gretchen, Jen, and Laura all attended Jane Clayman’s wedding in June 2004. Other UVMers in attendance were Deirdre O’Dwyer Ladd, Liz Butler, and Cathy Gentile. Jane married John Werner, and they live in Santa Fe, N. Mex.
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Cathy Selinka Levison

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Kate Barker Swindell