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Chad Hollister and his wife, Katie O’Rourke, welcomed their first child, a daughter, Riley, on May 27, 2005. I saw Chad and his band, The Chad Hollister Band, in July at a Tip-A-Canoe and Barbecue, Too. They were great! You can hear Chad’s music on his website, www.chadmusic.com. Carol Kallman Kane reported that she and her husband, Brian ’88, welcomed their first son, Ryan Dieter, on March 24, 2004. Peggy Doherty Delong is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Liberty Corner, N.J. She primarily does forensic psychological evaluations with children and adults regarding child abuse and neglect issues. She and her husband, John, welcomed their third child, a son, Jamie, born May 13, 2005. He joins his sisters, Carly and Morgan, in the family’s Califon, N.J., home. Fran Daigle Van Geyte, husband Gary, and newborn daughter Julianna Elise attended the wedding of Tanya Miller and Richard Rades in Montauk, Long Island, last May. Julianna was born on May 7, 2005. Daniel Bokan and his fiancée, Sherry Senior, live in Charlotte, Vt. He is general manager of Shearer Pontiac, Cadillac, and Hummer. Kurt Weisenfluh and his wife, Maura, welcomed their third son, Kurt Montgomery, into the world on July 26, 2005. The Weisenfluhs, who have been married for 11 years, live in Larchmont, N.Y., with their sons, Matthew, Owen, and Kurt. Maura is a real estate salesperson, and Kurt is a fixed income trader at Lehman Brothers in New York.
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Tessa Donohoe Fontaine

Last January, Timothy Copeland of Brattleboro, Vt., was named a director of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. He will share in management and ownership of the firm.
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Suzanne Sammis Cabot

Laurie Robinson Dalzell

Barry Sheff was named a vice president with Woodward & Curran in Portland, Maine, a consulting and operations firm integrating services in engineering, science, and operations. Barry is a certified professional engineer and a project manager with the company. He makes his home in Gray, Maine.
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Lisa Askeroff Kanter

David Prothero has moved his financial planning/CPA practice to Central Square in Cambridge, Mass. His new website
is www.chilmarkadvisors.com. He would love to hear from any local (or not so local) alumni.
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John Gates

Jeff MacLellan lives in Boston and is a technical consultant for EMC Corporation, covering Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and some of Connecticut. He has been married to a wonderful woman for the past five years, and they have two beautiful little girls, Lindsay and Annie. Jeff also fits in some time to race in triathlons, water ski, and coach. Diana Jacobs Nelson married Doug Nelson in June 2004 at Shelburne Farms in Vermont. She wrote, “It was a beautiful ceremony and wonderful day with all of our family and friends. We try to visit Vermont often, but we live in Merritt Fla. Doug and I both work at the Kennedy Space Center. It has been very busy down here as we all prepare for Return to Flight. Our best to the class of 1994!” Inge Smith Luce wrote that she is living in Dorset, Vt., where she works as a critical care paramedic and an assistant medical examiner. Inge married her husband, Mark, in September 2002, and they welcomed twin sons Jason and Gabriel on March 26, 2004. Inge reports, “Life is hectic with twins, but I am back to work and loving it. I am looking forward to getting in touch with some of my Kappa sisters via email at ismith@globalnetisp.net.” I am happy to report another set of twins to members of the class of ’94. Rob and Michelle Hiller Range announced the birth of their sons Colin and Ryan on May 31, 2005. The Ranges live in Reno, Nev., and they are all doing great. Michelle and Rob are looking forward to enjoying eight hours of sleep in a row at some point in the future, but they couldn't be happier about the boys. Congratulations, Michelle and Rob! Caleb Daniloff of Middlebury, Vt., is the winner of the 2005 Ralph Nading Hill Jr. Literary Prize, awarded annually by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Life magazine. The winning essay is entitled, “Urgent Conversations at 5 a.m.” It will appear in the fall issue of Vermont Life. Caleb received a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University in 1999. A former reporter, he works as a copy writer at Burch & Company in Burlington. He remains a freelance writer who has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Rutland Herald. He also reviews books for Publishers Weekly and is a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio. More information is available on his website (www.calebdaniloff.com). We love hearing what you’re up to. Please send me updates.
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Abby Atkinson O'Brien

Our 10th Reunion was a fantastic time with a tremendous turnout. There are too many highlights to list, but it was great to be back in Burlington and trying to get into parties at Orchard Terrace. Ted Butler sent special thanks to Chico for throwing an impromptu pool party for our class. A big thank you to our reunion chairs Kelli Shonter and Chris Ford for hosting so many of us in their home (including surprise guest Bill Wright) as well as coordinating such a memorable weekend for everyone. Cornelia Tucker ’67 wrote to inform us that Ron and Amy (’95) Tucker welcomed their son, Joseph Paul, on March 26, 2005. Michael Hickey joined the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP, in their real estate group last June. Gregory Pinter became a partner in his law firm, Cozen O’Conner, in New York. Gregory practices with the firm’s products liability and complex tort group. For more than five years, Jenny Estey has been working at Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans, Vt., as a correctional instructor, teaching high school English and history for the Community High School of Vermont, the state’s largest approved independent school. She is also an adjunct instructor at the local Community College of Vermont site. Jenny married Dave Sicard in 1994, shortly before finishing school. They have two daughters, Paige and Morgan, and they recently bought a home in Alburg, Vt., where they see Amy Bernardini (’93) Schalk and Angie Gage (’93) Charron regularly. They would love to hear from UVM friends via email at esteysicard@ yahoo.com. Sara Dolan became engaged to Greg Looby in June 2005, and she promises to have gravy fries and kabobs at her 2006 wedding. Hannah Schwartz Wood and husband David announced the birth of their daughter, Adah Jane, on April 12, 2005. They own and operate an indoor skateboard park in Burlington, Vt.
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Valeri Pappas

Hello, classmates! We’ve got lots of baby news! Your class secretary, Jill Cohen Gent, and husband Richard are the proud parents of a baby boy, Brian Richard, born April 28, 2005. Mom, dad, and baby are all doing great. Anna Norgren Mahon and husband Sean of Orange, Conn., welcomed their daughter, Grace Neala, into the world on May 18, 2005. She is named after Anna’s good friend and Olympic teammate, Grace Upshaw, a long jumper. Her middle name is Celtic for warrior/champion. Chris and Katie Maroney Walters of Methuen, Mass., welcomed their second child, Abigail Page, on April 28, 2005. Kristen Barkocy Pierson and husband Michael have a new daughter, Carly Ann, born January 28, 2005. The Piersons make their home in Centerport, N.Y. Katie Thyng Varricchione and husband Glen ’95 welcomed their third child, Isabelle Grace, on February 4, 2005. John and Lindsay McKnight (’97) Flint welcomed their second daughter, Isabella Barbara, on January 15, 2005. Sybil Sumner Mitchell wrote to share the news of the birth of her daughter. Corinne Lydia, on June 24, 2005. She wrote, “Big sister Elizabeth is so excited! I reconnected with Kristi Tatro a few months ago. It was great to see her, and we hope to get together again soon. I also also had a quick visit from Antonia Ziegler Fiksdalstrand, who was visiting from Norway for a few weeks with her children, Dillon and Grace. Stephanie Pettis Sumner ran on my husband's relay team in the Vermont City Marathon last May. The team did really well. Steph plans to return to teaching in the fall. I also want to send a shout out to Aunt Marcia Durham Weger ’84.” Jamie Sellers Pratt and her husband, Jason, welcomed with love their daughter, Georgia Darren, on June 11, 2005. Jamie, Jason, and Georgia reside happily in Wilton, Conn. Both Jamie and Jason are analysts in investment management. Thanks to Georgia’s maternal grandmother, George Ann Sellers, for sending the news.
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Jill Cohen Gent

Jeff Cantara works as a wildlife ecologist for a consulting firm on the New Hampshire seacoast. He and his wife, Renee, also own and operate New Roots Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm and CSA on the web at www.newrootsfarm.com. He’d love to hear from old friends who live in the area. Britta Macomber and John Hallisey were married on April 24, 2005, at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod. In attendance were many UVM alums, including Rob Slocum, Pete Rand, Chris and Sarah McGuirk, Steve Losordo, Tim Walsh, Brendan and Jen Burke, Steve Gilarde, Chris Sullivan, Gordon Allen, Andrew Cho, Eben and Jen Thurston, Adam Tischler, Ben Fischer, Darren Blasko, Trevor Smith, Susan Wahlen ’96, Chris ’96 and Emily Wyner, Chris and Allie Wendel Craytor, Pete and Debbie Walker Boylan, Sara Hutchinson, Vanessa Howard, Mike and Sarah McGuirk ’01, Kristie Donahue ’98, and Kelly Burke ’98. They currently live in Boston, where Britta is a kindergarten teacher, and John is in medical sales. Chad Euler of New York City, a graduate student at Rockefeller University, received the David Rockefeller Fellowship during the university’s commencement ceremonies last June. Chad is pursuing a PhD in bacterial pathogenesis, focusing on how bacteria infect people and cause disease, particularly the earliest points of infection.
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Lee Carstensen Genung

Jennifer Ollington of Alhambra, Calif., advanced to second place in the William H. Spong First Amendment Moot Court Competition last spring. She had principal brief-writing duties and was an oralist for one round.
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Heather Lynch

Brad Rosenheim successfully defended his PhD thesis in marine geology and geophysics at the University of Miami. He received his doctorate last May. His thesis involved studying marine paleoclimate data stored as chemical signatures in sponge skeletons. He has several options for employment and postdoctoral studies as well as an offer of tenure-track professorship. Congratulations to Matthew Frank, who married Johanna Freicht, a 1999 graduate of Ohip University, in Santa Monica, Calif., on August 29, 2004. UVMers in attendance on their big day included groomsman Adam Levinthal, G.W. Westervelt, Saad Khawaja, Matt Salzmann, Catlin O’Neil, and Alissa Bor. Matthew and Johanna met at Loyola Law School. Johanna has a practice in criminal law, and Matthew practices entertainment law. They make their home in West Hollywood, Calif. Jennifer McManus married Joshua Agnew at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 25, 2005. UVMers in attendance included James Findlay-Shirras, Jamie McCarthy, Tristram Millard, Meg Spadinger ’00, Jeremy ’00 and Linda Jones Dostie, and Kathleen Sassi ’00. Jenn and Josh make their home in Los Angeles with their dog, Shoelace. Jenn works in public relations, and Josh is a television writer. Best wishes to Casey Hall, who married Mac Armstrong, a Princeton University graduate, on June 18, 2005, in Napa, Calif. The weekend was filled with nothing but the best for the wonderful couple, including some Go Cats Go chants from the UVM guests. Bridesmaids included Kristen Garner, Allison Hodge, Jenny Grossheim, Beth Young, Katie Bell, Laura Spence, and me. Doug Jordan, Nick Myer, Greg Hollander, Karena Zornow, and Celene Verkerk were also in attendance. Katie Bell married Doug Jordan on July 9, 2005, in Burlington, Vt. UVMers in the wedding party were Devin Zeller, Nick Meyer, Jason Spaulding, Jenny Grosshelm, Kristen Garner, Casey Armstrong Hall, Laura Spence, Elizabeth Young, and Jeff Henry. Other UVMers in attendance included Rachel Stinson Henry, Amen Teter, Mark Speno, Joanne Whitman Valenca, Cris Amanti, and Chris Frier. Emily Cumming recently married a non-UVM alum, Klaus Ullmann, on April 30, 2005. The wedding took place on Cape Cod, where she grew up. Erin DaCosta Warren and Jaime Bergin were in the wedding party. Others in attencance included Chris Pereira, Mark Allen (and Brie), Colleen Farrell Kamrad, and Amanda Marcou. After a honeymoon in Jamaica, Emily and Klaus now live in Natick, Mass. Congratulations to all the happy couples! Hope to hear from more of you for the next issue.
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Sarah Pitlak

Jenny Denison and Heather Radtke Duhamel are happy to announce that their friend, Laura Richards, married Rob Jacques on June 5, 2005, on the Nonatum Resort Green in Kennebunkport, Maine. Laura and Rob live in Boston and work at Fidelity. Both are working on graduate degrees. Their wedding party included Jenny Denison, Heather Radtke Duhamel, Kelly Cuddyer, and Katie Nobile Brunell. Other alums in attendance included Sandy Rosen, Becca Schneiderman, Kate Noonan, Deming Coates ’05, Maren Christensen Holmes, Andrew Holmes ’99, and Joe Vincent ’99. The couple went to St. John for their honeymoon. Thanks, Jenny and Heather, for the update.
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Sara Kinnamon Fritsch

Preston Junger ’00 wrote from New York City to let us know that he and Jen Dwyer are engaged, and they are planning to marry next spring. Preston and Jen met at Liela Figleaf’s wedding last June. They also saw Heather Johnson, Annie Carlson, Becca Cohlan, and Maggie Sposato there. They are also on a kickball team with other UVMers. Preston and several other UVM Catamount fans created a website, catamountcountry.com, with coverage of games and players. Sarah Lane of Lyndonville, Vt., received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. At the graduate awards dinner, she received the Vision Development Award of Excellence in Vision Therapy and Honors in Clinical Practice. Sarah will complete her residency in vision therapy and rehabilitation in the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. After completing her residency, she plans to return to Vermont.
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Hilary Dixon-Streeter Daly

Greetings to the class of 2002! I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to a chilly winter. I don’t know about any other cities, but I know the Boston UVMers have been busy with lots of well-organized alumni events, including golf outings, a night at Tia’s, and Red Sox games. It is always great to see everyone. First and foremost, I would like to congratulate Michael and Stephanie Geider Nelms on their marriage. They were wed on June 19, 2004, in a ceremony at UVM’s Newman Center, followed by a reception at the Sheraton. They spent their honeymoon in Puerto Rico, and they currently make their home in Watertown, Mass. Stephanie attends Tufts Dental School, and Mike works at IBM. There were many UVMers in attendance at the wedding, including Jessica Kulis, Jessica Powers, Elizabeth Pecoraro, Valerie Leous, Andrea Barber, Emily Kolpa, Elyse Stoller, Ilana Levin, Jake Fournier ’00, Jon Ernest, Anthony Fecteau ’03, Chris Van Cott, Sarah Cohen ’98, Matt and Tracy Horne, Andy and Megan Rubman, Scott and Katie Stoddard, Jason and Carrie Landstrom, Matt and Jenny Myers, Adam Gurry, Todd Kathan, Webb Thompson, Kim Hussels, Tod Sargent, Patrick Strom, and Jillian Geider, maid of honor. Congratulations also to Justine Rogan and Laura Bean,who trained together and completed the 109th Boston Marathon on April 18. I have also heard from Laina Malm-Levine, who was an art major with an art history minor at UVM. She wrote to let us know that she is now writing her thesis for the museum studies program at the Harvard Extension School. She also just recently started her own business, Private Collections Management, which caters to people with private art collections. She photographs and catalogs their collections, then does the necessary research on specific pieces. She is moving to New York City this fall and is hoping to acquire more clients there. Scott Radimer wrote to let us know what he is up to. He just completed his first year at Florida State University in the higher education master’s program with a major in student affairs. Scott is enjoying the warm winters but not looking forward to his first Florida summer. Thank you to everyone for the updates. I would love to hear from more of you for the next issue. Please feel free to send me an email message at the address below.
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Jennifer Khouri

Dusty Scheuch wrote, “I am teaching biology, environmental science, and anatomy and physiology at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vt.” Dusty also gave me a few updates on our classmates: Jocelyn Fletcher is teaching English at Hartford Memorial Middle School in White River Junction, Vt. Ryan “Cactus” Quinn recently came home from China after teaching English there for a year. He is now using his business degree and his fluent Chinese to work with Chinese businessmen. Dan Driscoll is working in Boston at MFS Financial, and Liz Mattes is working in New York City as a real estate agent. Ross Feitlinger wrote, “Small worlds collided this spring when Jen Guimaraes ’04 and I started working together. We both work at Ferry Beach Ecology School in Saco, Maine, teaching kids from New England about the natural environment and how to protect it.” Michael LoSchiavo also gave me updates on our classmates in the Philadelphia area. He took a job with the contract division of Staples that was featured in an Apprentice team challenge. Michael wrote, “Working as a contract sales representative in center city for the past two years, I’ve had the opportunity to experience a very competitive sales environment. My performance and track record with Staples thus far has earned me a number of awards, including recognition as top sales associate in the country for 2004.” Don Much, Nick Antell, and Ben Diazlo also live in Philadelphia. Next January, Michael and Don will be relocating to Washington, D.C., where Michael has accepted a management position in that area. Don will be completing his MBA at St. Joseph’s University in December, and he plans to take a paralegal position at a corporate law firm in Washington, D.C. Korinne Moore is working for the American Cancer Society in Boston and is moving into an apartment with Janine White in Somerville. Cara Linehan loves her job in the development office at Harvard Law School. She lives in Boston with friends. I’ve had the opportunity to catch up with several classmates these last few months. First, congratulations to Emily St. Germain! She became engaged to Phil Perrinez in March, and they are planning a December wedding. Emily and Phil are both finishing graduate school this year, and they plan to apply to medical school in the spring. On June 23, the New York events committee planned a gathering at Yankee Stadium when the Yankees played the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. While there were nearly 400 alums in attendance, I did have a chance to catch up with a few of our classmates. Alexa McInerney is living in Westchester and working as a real estate agent while pursuing an MBA at Pace University. Matt Salhuana is living in Armonk, N.Y., and working at a country club in New Jersey as a chef. Rachel Froehlich is moving to Boston this fall to begin a master’s program in nutrition at Boston University. On a recent road trip to Charleston, S.C., I stopped by to see Heather Fifield at her apartment in Raleigh, N.C. Heather is currently working for JTL Advertising, but she hopes to find a job teaching. Recently, I learned that a colleague of mine, Mike Robinson ’62, is also a former Catamount. We had a great time reminiscing about Burlington, and I had the opportunity to hear what the UVM football team was like — when there was one. I hope to see all of you in Burlington over Homecoming Weekend and that all of you have a great fall. Email me any news or updates anytime.
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Jillian Giardina

Hello, friends! I hope you are all doing well. Here’s what some of our classmates have been up to: Alison Mitchell is moving to Colorado, where she will attend graduate school at UC Boulder. Lindsay Davis is also moving to Colorado to work. Christina Massari is finishing up her master's degree in Cleveland and hoping to move to Colorado, too. Alison Maslack has finished her first year at Tufts College of Veterinary Medicine. She is enjoying herself, but wishing she lived it up a little more at UVM. Mary Kate Bennett finished her first year of vet school at the University of Iowa. She was able to meet up with Alison when they both attended the National Veterinary medical Conference in College Station, Tex., last spring. This summer, I was delighted to be able to attend the beautiful wedding of Brittany and Michael Csaszar in Ridgefield, Conn. Other UVMers in attendance included Meagan O’Neill and Whitney Jones, who were bridesmaids. Jessie Rosenfeld, Megan Makowsky, Cara Linehan ’03, Rachel King, Kelly Brown, Lee Reynolds, Anne Lero, Kerry Sullivan, Erin O'Neill, Pat Asseli, Bob Assell, and Ryan Schroeder. It was a wonderful wedding and reception, and it was so much fun to catch up with everyone. Congratulations and best wishes to Brittany and Mike! I also was able to meet up with Julia Dreher and Cailin Rarey in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where we, along with the other members of Julia’s bridal party, celebrated Julia’s last days as a bachelorette. A good time was had by all, and we can’t wait for her wedding in October. If anyone has any news to share with classmates in the next issue, please let me know.
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Kelly Kisiday

Hello, class of 2005! Can you believe that it is already time for us to be in the “Class Notes” section of the alumni magazine? I hope you are all adjusting well to post-collegiate life. It seems as though it was just he other day when we were all on the Green, struggling to stay dry. As you all jet off to your next adventures in life, I have had a chance to catch up with a few of our classmates. My former first-year roommate, Leniece Flowers has returned home to New York City, where is teaching through the Teach for America program as well as working on a master’s degree in education at Columbia University. Samantha Curtis also returned home, and she is working towards a master of science degree in industrial relations and human resources at Penn State. Kendall McPeters has returned to Tulsa, Okla., to work as an environmental engineer. Heading westward is Anna Boardman, who will be attending the University of Washington to earn her PhD in chemistry. Also pursuing a PhD is Kevyn Lenfest, who will be studying English at Johns Hopkins. Lindsay Davis is out west working in marketing and public relations in San Francisco. Heading to New York, Lisa Adornetto will be working in a forensic lab, researching DNA for the state. I hope you are all having an amazing time, whether you are back in school, starting that first job, bumming around the U.S., or traveling abroad. Send me an email and let me and your fellow classmates know what you are up to now. I can’t wait to hear from you!
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Kristin Dobbs