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Eighties

80 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Holmes Bradley, 90 Bardwell St., Lewiston, ME 04240-6006Class President: Christine Tegeler Beneman, 105 Spurwink Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074

Next Reunion in 2000. The class notes with sadness the death of Conrad A. Gaskin, Jr., on August 11, 1995. Active in College affairs, he was a member of Alumni-in-Admissions in the New York City area. He was devoted to Bates and to his many Bates friends. His obituary will appear in the winter issue of the magazine.

81 Class Secretary: Ellen True DiCerbo, 28 Clive St., Worcester, MA 01603-2152Class President: Craig E. Comins, 31 Hedgerow Dr., Cumberland, ME 04021

Next Reunion in 2000. Steven Dillman is now vice-president sales at CIGNA Healthcare in Silver Spring, Maryland. He lives in Highland with his wife, Faith, and two daughters.

82 Class Secretary: Melissa J. Weisstuch, 7 Lake St., Apt. 8-S, White Plains, NY 10603Co-Class Presidents: Walter J. Dillingham, Jr., 69-34 Groton St., Forest Hills, NY 11375-5150; Leigh A. Graham, 73 Williston Rd., Auburndale, MA 02166-2219

Next Reunion in 1998. Beckie Swanson Conrad, until recently assistant to the President at Bates, has joined Garrand & Co., Inc., where she is responsible for special projects. Because of her experience in local organizations, Becky is well qualified for the job. She has been active in the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Advocates for Children, and LA Arts, and served as coordinator of Co-Enterprise of the Maine-Quebec trade conference, founded by Garrand and two other businesses…. In December 1994Charles Tarrio received a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal. He is a physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Last February, he and his wife, Danielle, bought a home in nearby Wheaton. She is a physician at the Washington (D.C.) Adventist Hospital.

83 Class Secretary: Leigh Peltier, 48 Whitin Ave., Warwick, RI 02888-2014Class President: Mary E. Couillard, 202 Sylvan St., Apt. 3, Melrose, MA 02176

Next Reunion in 1998. Mary Allen Wink is a stay-at-home mom with Teresa, four, and Clement, one. The family has been in the Chicago area of Berwyn for three years, but she misses Manhattan…. In Newington, Connecticut, Tom andBetsy Bartman Feery keep busy with their two children. Betsy contemplates her future with Shawmut Bank because of the merger with Fleet and wouldn’t mind going back to Short Term 1983 for a little R & R!…Diana Boucher Boyd says that going back to chiropractic school was the smartest thing she ever did. She attends Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, and hopes to return to the East Coast next year after she graduates…. From Washington, D.C., Jane Calderwoodwrites that her boss has been elected to the Senate after sixteen years in the House. “Life in the `world’s greatest deliberative body’ takes a little getting used to, but the change is well worth it.” Incidentally, there are five Batesies on the staff and lots of story telling…. In Charlottesville, Virginia, Susan Cameron Reres and family are building a new home which she hopes will be their last move for a long time…. Besides beginning the Ph.D. degree program in social welfare policy at Case Western Reserve University, David Campbell will continue his full-time job as vice-president with the Center for Families and Children. David says he would like to see Bates well represented at the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this fall!…. Wally ’82 and Deborah Clark-Dillingham attended the premiere of The Shawshank Redemption and rubbed elbows with some celebrities: Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins, and Morgan Freeman. Deb says it was fun, but reality hit early the next morning when she had to go back to Penguin Books, where she was recently promoted to director of marketing services…. It’s good to hear from Dave Ehrenthal who has returned to New York City after three years in Paris. “Starting a business is even more difficult than following a Robin Brooks statistics lecture,” he says. Dave and two friends have founded a company. “Some of you may have noted The Voyager’s Collection in your hotel room. That’s us.” They have been written up in U.S. News & World ReportUSA Today,Lodging, and Catalog Age, probably the only interactive shopping service on TV in America, in the New York Sheraton Hotels…. Sarah Eusden Gallop and family have bought a new home in Winchester, Massachusetts. She says they are excited — and broke…. Last spring Nancy Farwell French received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources. She still works for a non-profit institute using remote sensing (satellite imagery) for terrestrial ecosystem applications, and has authored several papers. She and Rob ’85 live outside of Ann Arbor in a one-hundred-year-old farmhouse…. Jack and Clare Federspiel Hounsell and Casey, two, had a visit from her roommate,Leigh Peltier. Clare is a trader with Stein Row and enjoys life in Chicago, although she misses New England…. Tom Hildreth has been made a partner in his Manchester, New Hampshire, law firm…. At St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Lisa Harvie McIlwain is director of human resources. She says her job is more difficult now due to recent downsizing. She and Chuck get comic relief from their daughters, two and four…. In July, John Hoyt began work in the marketing department of Hewlett Packard’s Medical Imagery Group in Andover, Massachusetts. He has completed his second year at MIT’s Sloan School…. Last year, Andy Kling was transferred to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site as the district ranger. His wife, Laurie, is also in the National Park Service but lives four hours away…. After years of traveling around Europe, the South Pacific, and the U.S.,Timothy Lea has settled in Long Island (New York) City. He works in the theater trade, for which he has written and directed several plays, hoping to get more writing done…. Dr.Steven and Lisa Farnham McAfee are buying a home in Wayland, Massachusetts, glad finally to establish some roots. Currently Steve is at Mass General in the pediatric bone marrow department, according to his dad, Dr. Robert McAfee ’56, Sc.D. ’95…. Dr. Alison MacDonald specializes in pediatric anesthesia at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts…. Glenn Martin is currently on a year’s leave from his law firm to care for baby Samantha. He says laundry and dishes keep him very busy. (Wife Krista must work full time.)…On a trip to Key West, Eileen Milauskas Leveckisand her husband were “pampered and treated to a life of leisure,” a strange concept for parents of nearly-two Stephen. Eileen is at home full time now and trying to figure out how to turn a Bates English degree into a satisfying and rewarding career that allows flexibility. Any ideas, classmates?…Margaret Orto writes from her co-op in New York City that she works for Sterling Publishing as director of trade sales and marketing…. Class Secretary Leigh Peltier reports no changes in her life — same house, same husband, same job. She did go to Arizona with a side trip to Vegas and did manage to come away a winner. “Maybe I have found my calling!”…In Carmel Valley, California, Denny and Meg Randall Jacobs have bought a home and feel fortunate that they escaped the floods…. Tom ’82 and Anne Ruggles Pariser live in Alexandria, Virginia, with their three daughters…. Dr. Ann Ryer Bittaker is a veterinarian for small animals and has a practice outside Sacramento, California. Son Tyler is two, and step-daughter Amanda is eight…. Tony Savastano opened his new law office in New Bedford, Massachusetts (thanks to news from Betsy Bartman Feery)…. “Goodbye corporate world,” says Ari Soroken. He stayed in Philadelphia after graduating from the Wharton School to open a brew pub with one of his professors. When that deal fell through, he decided to open a Mexican restaurant. Ari’s looking for some wealthy silent partners!…At Boston University, Anita Terpstra completed her Ph.D degree program. She has been accepted by several law schools to study bioethics in health laws, but hadn’t decided which to accept…. Fellow Rhode Islander Valerie Toner is the adult-services librarian at the East Providence Public Library. She recently received a grant from the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities for a “Poets-in-Person” series at the library…. Bob and Melisande Van Duyne Van Liederkerke have bought an old home in Oak Park, Illinois. She resigned from her sales position of ten years to care for baby Matthew and start a marketing consulting business…. Living in Searsmont, Maine, mother of two sons, Pauline Vashon Wildercontinues to work as a home health and hospice nurse out of Belfast…. Susan Wigley is a research analyst at the National Marine Fisheries Services in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She earned an M.S. degree in biomathematics from North Carolina State University in August 1994.

84 Class Secretary: to be electedClass President: Earle R. Morse, Redington East, RR 1, Box 2176E, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
85 Class Secretary: Iben O. Jensen, 150 Hunters Ridge Rd., Concord, MA 01742-4718Class President: Colleen J. Quint, 26 Hadfield Rd., Minot, ME 04258

Next Reunion in 2001. After a stint at Marin Academy as assistant headmaster, Derek Anderson has decided to return to his college-counseling and history-teaching position there….Graham Anderson and Shannon Billings live in Silver Spring, Maryland, with Alec, four, and Kelsey, nearly two. Graham is senior systems analyst at USA Today, and Shannon just started her new job as director of government affairs at the Investment Company Institute…. Peter and Sue Shaskan Arenstam live in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with daughters Hannah and Abby. Peter works at Plimoth Plantation, and Sue was accepted into the evening nursing program at Cape Cod Community College…. Leslie Ault Manning exudes enthusiasm when describing her life in Oakland, California. She is a full-time mom to Sarah and Isabelle…. In Lewiston,Shannon Banks Tamminen has been promoted to manager of medical affairs at Central Maine Medical Center…. Heather Beebe writes of an eventful 1994. In January she met a French Canadian, Luc Jarry, at a Club Med resort, and in November she quit her job to move to Montreal…. Eve Berman lives in Boston and is a social worker in the school system…. Clearly the outdoor family, Susan Bolger Pineau, with husband Robert and son Brad, spent winter weekends on the slopes of Sugarloaf. She looked forward to summer weekends at the shore…. Steve Brackett recently joined the Bank of Tokyo as a regional manager in the corporate finance department. When not busy trying to learn Japanese, he spends his free time on Cape Cod…. Laurie Candelmo McCammon is helping to develop standards for the State of Maine’s volunteer programs. She is working toward training and consulting in human resources development; she also organizes retreats for women…. Following a brief move to New Jersey, Elana Conark Blatt has returned to Boston and a new position at Fidelity Investments…. Bill Crowley is vice-president of operations for NATGUN Corporation in Wakefield, Massachusetts…. After several years in Japan as marketing manager for Moen, John Cullen is back in the United States living in Washington, D.C., where he works in nuclear power…. Katie Dunnington enjoyed a visit with Simon andLinda Tamkin Waller at their home outside London last fall. Recently she was promoted to director of market planning and information at CIGNA in Pennsylvania…. New momGeorgeanne Ebersold Dicenso will celebrate her tenth year of work at Aetna…. Another classmate celebrating ten years in insurance is Jennifer Ellis Duggan at the Traveler’s. She and Tom live in Wethersfield, Connecticut…. Cliff Evans is a vice-president at National Westminster Bank in Bridgewater, New Jersey. He has two children — Tyler, six, and Charlotte, four…. From a foggy mountaintop on the road to Salmon Glacier near Hyder, Alaska, Ellen Fine reports that she has spent the last year and a half traveling with her yellow lab pit bull, Leah, back and forth across North America. During that time she has helped to protect old-growth rain forests, and to change logging practices on a global scale. In her travels she has encountered Stephanie Wood and Camille McKayle Stolz. This year, she expects to settle into school and work…. Bear Stearns has promoted Greg Fisher to director of institutional sales within Bear Stearns International, Ltd….Laurie Forsman is working on her Ph.D. degree in French linguistics at the University of Indiana. Next year she will teach English at the University of Pau in Southern France…. Colin and Jeanmarie Hester Cooper live in Westport, Connecticut. She is vice-president responsible for acquisitions and new product/markets for GE Capital’s commercial finance business…. Studying the Russian language in preparation for his posting to that country, Dan Hoffman is helping the U.S. Embassy cover the Belarus parliamentary elections…. Clarissa Hunter Basch is glad to be back in New England. “In my new admissions position at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, I work with prospective students as well as alumni volunteers.” At her wedding, good friend and former roomie the Reverend Laura Hutchinson Whitmoreperformed the service. Laura lives in Southport, Connecticut, where she is a full-time mom to her soon-to-be-four children…. Dr. James Jacobson sends greetings from Denver, Colorado, where he is medical director of Adams Community Mental Health Center. Currently he is completing his M.B.A. degree at the University of Denver. He is also restoring an old stone farmhouse in southern France…. Iben Ostergaard Jensen Eld writes from Concord, Massachusetts, that she is enjoying life with husband Ron and their Small Munsterlanders, Victor and Tassi. Iben works in insurance, concentrating on employee benefits and specializing in the partially self-funded environment. She has been involved with Quota International of Concord for more than a year as a volunteer to raise funds for speech- and hearing-impaired people and for disadvantaged women and children…. David Kaplan works for Beacon Hill Showroom and lives with wife Clare Kiley and daughter Katherine Marie in Sudbury, Massachusetts…. From Denver, Susi Kopp Livran writes that she and Jay were married last September at the Piney River Ranch in Vail. She spends lots of time on their “fixer-upper” home which has turned into quite the project…. Living in Peru, Maine, with wife Christina and three children, Dr. John Kroger works at Swift River Health Care…. Jonathan Kurker‘s wedding was well attended by Batesies: David Nightingale, Roy Belden, Becky Roak McEnany, Ted Stone, Ed Dippold, and John Cullen…. Recent philosophy Ph.D. degree recipient Stephen Laurence teaches in England at the University of Manchester…. Bob and Patty Lemay Lufburrow live in Davis, California. She does protein chemistry research on biological insecticides at a subsidiary of Novo Nordisk. Her husband is a staff pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente…. John Luddy is a defense policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C…. Dr. Margaret McNamara is assistant clinical professor and associate director of the pediatric residency team at the University of California/San Francisco. Meg’s husband, Dr. Jeffrey Clayton, is a fellow in maxillofacial surgery, also at UC/SF…. From the Rich andMarcia Lowry Maloney household comes word that she has completed her second year as director of counseling at Newbury College. Rich is working on his master’s degree in early-music performance at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and teaches tennis at the Mount Auburn Club. They keep in touch with Mark Whitney, John Nissenbaum, Dave Segal, Cheryl Stinson Spencer, andAndy Ferrara…. “I am moving toward both high and low tech these days,” says C.J. May. At work he helps to bring Yale University’s trash and recycling collection up to date with new trucks featuring fancy hydraulic collection systems, and at home he is learning to make fire with a bow drill…. Eve Meltzer Murray lives on Matinicus Island, Maine, with husband Paul and children Erick and Emily. She became an EMT last winter…. Trial attorney for the tax division, criminal enforcement section of the Department of Justice, Sue Menzerlives in Washington, D.C., with husband Jerry Luger and son Daniel…. Kimberly Mille
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has a new job in molecular biology, and is busy keeping up with daughter Melissa…. Maura Nyhan Skelly recently was promoted to vice-president of correspondent relations at First Mortgage network in Plantation, Florida. She lives in West Fort Lauderdale with husband Richard…. Cathy O’Keefe Buckleylives in Randolph, Massachusetts, with husband Joe…. Kevin Pomfret is an attorney in Washington, D.C., and lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, Sona, and children, Talene and Kevin, Jr…. Paula Pomponi Christofori sends along cheerful greetings. She’s been able to visit Georgeanne Ebersold DiCenso when in Chicago on business…. Besides chairing our Reunion social committee, Colleen Quint also keeps up with sons Josh, five, and Jed, nearly two, and does educational law consulting…. Last June at Sugarloaf, Earle ’84 and Pamela Rawson Morse purchased a house. They also went on a 10,000-mile cross-country trip with only two short stops — quite a feat with then-two-year-old Benjamin…. Blake Ross wrote to catch up with us on the last several years of his life. He’s been living in Vermont for seven years, where he started his company, the Catalyst Group, an environmental investment banking firm. The company provides financing for corporate conservation projects and now has three offices in Vermont and Connecticut. Two years ago he married Sarah Reynolds Edwards, and he keeps in touch with Batesies Ed Charbonneau, Bryan Mihk, Peter Schappach, Cybele Diard, Mark Fleming, and Peter Dwyer…. Living in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, Mari Smith Rinick is pursuing a master’s degree at Wesleyan University, and runs a family day-care program that includes her son, Joseph…. Another classmate living in England, William Scott is a postdoctoral fellow at the M.R.C. Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He devotes much of his free time to work for the release of Leonard Peltier and other U.S. political prisoners…. Jean Stillwell Harkness is a full-time mom to son Dominic Paul…. Back in the U.S. after two and a half years in the Czech Republic, Clark ’82 and Cheryl Stinson Spencer are working through culture shock including Massachusetts insurance rates, the weaker buying power of the U.S. dollar, and ten-hour work days as opposed to the Czech eight-hour ones…. Amber Tatnall moved to Glenburn, Maine, from Florida last winter after her husband, Dave Bunker, got a job as the morning classical music announcer with Maine Public Broadcasting…. Carol Urmson lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with husband Stanley and son Tucker, nearly three. She is the administration manager for Belsen Getty, Inc…. Back from the South Pacific last October after her honeymoon with William S. English, Jr., Lisa Virello continues to find adventure in interesting corners of the world…. Hans von Weiss was married in 1994, finished his dermatology training, passed his boards, moved to Illinois, and began practice at the Freeport Clinic…. Yet another Batesie abroad, Linda Waller Tamkin, just bought a turn-of-the-century home in England, where she lives with her husband, Simon. Linda has a new position with American Express in London as their European market research manager…. And from El Salvador, where she works both nationally and locally to promote literacy, Robin Waterman tutors, trains teachers, and creates new and supplementary literacy materials…. Mary Ann Whitney Norton lives in Palo Alto, California, with husband Adam and son James. In addition to being a full-time mom, she also does volunteer work for the local Junior League and the College Bound Volunteers…. Working on her graduate degree in bilingual/multilingual education, Celia Wiehe-Arnade and Tim live in Arlington, Virginia. She enjoys her job as an ESL instructor…. From Clarksville, Arkansas, where his dream of building boats has come true, Eddie Wollenberg sends greetings. This summer he expects his company, Piney Creek Boat Builders, will begin production…. Kathy Wooster Hahnwrites from Cazenovia, New York, that in between travels and biking she works at home doing computer programming, writing, and editing, while also enjoying daughter Rebecca as she toddles around…. Michele Wygant Leahey is a full-time mom to Megan and Kaitlyn, and lives in Penacook, New Hampshire…. And from Louisiana, where he and his wife, Susan Settineri, are staff physicians at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Tony Zydlewski says that although he still runs regularly and fishes when he can, his busiest hobby is playing with his two children, Mike, three, and Emily, almost two. After their commitment to the Army is over in June 1996, they will move to Indianapolis, where Tony has a fellowship in nephrology at Indiana University.

86 Class Secretary: Catherine Lathrop Strahan, 57 Lawton Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530Class President: Christopher J. Poulin, 66 Boxwood Cir., Milford, NY 03055-3000

Next Reunion in 1996. In Franconia, New Hampshire, James H. Alden is director of marketing at Garnet Hill, Inc.

87 Class Secretary: James J. Kircaldie, 64 Vineyard Rd., North Haven, CT 06473Class President: Kimberly J. Finethy, 93 Larch Row, Wenham, MA 01984-1621

Next Reunion in 1997.

88 Class Secretary: Gabriella Fodor Abruzzi, 1338 Marchant Ln., McLean, VA 22101-2413Class President: Jeffrey A. Day, 24B Taylor Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901

Next Reunion in 1997.

89 Class Secretary: Ruth D. Thompson, 73 Ellsworth Ave., Springfield, MA 01118Class President: Elizabeth D. Katz, 15 Tiffany Rd., Apt. 12, Salem, NH 03079-3671

Next Reunion in 1999. An e-Mail update from Christopher Barclay reports: “I schmoozed my way into the China National Rowing Team winter practice here on the Perl River in Guangzhou and will start training as a non-competing alternate — though these girls are much bigger than I am.” His company (Precision Imports) assists American companies in strategic planning, market research, and brand development, and provides other services to projects in China…. Scott M. Dalton is a reporter for Community Newspapers in Orleans, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Janine, live in Harwich….Christine Papadakis lives in Athens, Greece, where she has been acting on stage and TV for the past year and a half.


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