Seventies

70 Class SecretarySusan Gangemi Murphy, P.O. Box 34, West Minot, ME 04288, e-mail smurphy@bates.eduClass PresidentC. Ellen Yeaton Perry, 6 Laura Ln., Barrington, NH 03825-3217Next Reunion in 1999. While in St. Louis at the American Physical Society meetings, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Physics John Pribram saw several Bates graduates including Pamela Alexander, who teaches English at MIT. She has been on leave to do research at Washington Univ…. Robert Skelton has been promoted to vice president and general counsel in the corporate legal department of McCormick & Company, Inc.
71 Class SecretaryElizabeth Glover Wiers, 4 Bigelow Rd., St. Albans, ME 04971Class PresidentJanet Face Glassman, 4 Whitman Dr., Granby, CT 06035-2709Next Reunion in 2002. At Indiana Univ., Steve Girvin has been named to an endowed chair in the physics department. For several years he worked at the National Bureau of Standards in Gaithersburg, Md. At the American Physical Society meetings, Steve presented one paper and was coauthor of five others. His work is mainly on quantum Hall effect theory…. Dave Williams writes: “Imagine my surprise as I was warming up for the ‘Yellowstone Rendezvous,’ a cross-country ski race held annually in early March, when I saw some people wearing Bates ski team jackets! I asked if the guys were really from Bates and found that the ski team was in Bozeman, Mont., competing in the NCAAs, and some had come down to the West Yellowstone race. It’s not too often out here I see Batesies when I go skiing!”
72 Class SecretaryChristine Love Pac, 515 Hall Hill Rd., Somers, CT 06071-1056Class PresidentGregory J. Pac, 515 Hall Hill Rd., Somers, CT 06071-1056Next Reunion in 1997. Daniel Doyle has been named the Worcester Academy “Varsity Club” winner. The award is presented annually to an alumnus who has distinguished himself or herself in athletics and career.
73 Class SecretaryCarol S. Lovejoy, 133 W. Shore Dr., Marblehead, MA 01945-1343Class PresidentKaylee Masury, 1999 Alewive Rd., Kennebunk, ME 04043Next Reunion in 1998.
74 Class SecretaryJulia Holmes Reuter, 822 Grover Hill Rd., Bethel, ME 04217Class PresidentPaul M. Burke Jr., 9 Hanson Rd., Andover, MA 01810-4507Next Reunion in 1999. J. Samuel Huey is now publisher of PC World. He has been vice president and publishing director for PC Computing at Ziff-Davis Publishing in San Francisco, where he has had a number of positions. In his new job, Sam will “contribute his expertise and insight to enhance the magazine’s leadership and strong management position.”
75 Class Secretary: Carol Burgess Goetz, 27 Jewett St., Pepperell, MA 01463Class PresidentDeanna L. Grayton, 107 A Franklin St., Lynn, MA 01902-4135Next Reunion in 2000. Cyrus Safinya is a professor at the Univ. of California at Santa Barbara. He earned his Ph.D. degree from MIT and has worked on papers in experimental x-ray spectroscopy.
76 Class SecretaryMarjorie Poznansky Getz, 33 Old Powerhouse Rd., Falmouth Foreside, ME 04105Class PresidentLee S. MacPhee, 250 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210Next Reunion in 1997. Wendy Ault has been promoted to associate director of admissions at the Univ. of Maine at Farmington.
77 Class Secretary: David L. Foster, 67 Riverside Dr., 5A, New York, NY 10024, e-maildfoster@ioma-hq1.mhs.compuserve.comCo-Class PresidentsMolly Campbell and Nils Bonde-Henriksen, 659 Green St., Cambridge, MA 02139-3137Next Reunion in 1997. Why not plan a vacation in Maine now? Mark your calendars for our 20th Reunion, June 6-8, 1997. We’re having a joint Reunion with the Classes of ’76 and ’78, so if you miss this you’ll miss the last opportunity to reconnect with three classes of good Bates friends. Get on the phone and bribe your recalcitrant, cynical (and probably shy) classmates and book a trip to Maine now. If you’re worried that you won’t recognize classmates at the 20th Reunion, check out Jay Bang‘s Web site: www.bocklabs.wisc.edu/mbinfo/profiles/bangs.jay.html. It confirms that we all look the same…. Maria Best has been appointed by the governor of Washington to the Quality Assurance Commission, an arm of the state attorney general’s office. Her main business, teaching, continues to expand, and she’s doing international work and has a large contract with a company in Colorado. Her daughter, Alexa (5), is dealing with the issues caused by losing her biological mom. “Thank God for therapy,” Maria concludes…. Merle Bragdon probably feels the same way. Her five-member psychiatric practice, based in Portland’s Old Port, is prospering. She periodically works with Linda Hermans ’76, and sees Linda’s husband Richie Goldman ’76…. Peter Brann is now supervising appellate litigation for the Maine attorney general, though he says that he’s been unable to get his twin 3-year-olds to stop taunting one another. Peter has probably kept closer touch than most of us with one classmate, Alice Sproul, with whom he spent three years on “another successful attempt at major litigation.”… Jeff Brown‘s wife is now in her fourth year of medical school (Sally is thinking about pediatrics or family medicine when she gets done). Matt and “Baby Gic” compete for the highest energy on the planet. Jeff continues to move up in one of the country’s best public-health systems, in Denver…. Co-class presidentsMolly Campbell and Nils Bonde-Hendricksen are actively campaigning for reelection. In addition, Nils is competing in tennis playoffs, and Molly recently rode from Boston to Truro on the Cape. Nils is having great luck and working too hard for Sight Resource Corp., which, among other eye-care products, markets equipment for laser surgery…. Janice Camp Sweeney‘s advertising campaigns on behalf of financial institutions won two first prizes this year from the Chicago Financial Advertisers Assn. — despite competing against all the bank advertising in the area. She’s now director of account services/senior writer for Crest Communications, the Chicago advertising agency specializing in financial accounts. In Florida, Donna Cherick O’Connormoved to “the beach” in Ponte Verde. Though her life is largely controlled by “two children (Kristy is 11, Bryan 4 1/2), two dogs (English springer spaniels) and two houses,” she reports an amazing work success: her first executive coaching client has been named CEO of a Fortune 100 company…. Jeanne Cleary is “loving my private practice in transpersonal psychotherapy and mediation.” Jeanne and husband Barry bought a two-family house in Watertown at the beginning of the year. She also sends congratulations to Sandy Korpela Radis who “continues to do a superb job as mother to my goddaughter, Kate.”… Mike Cloutman has had a complete change of careers. After 17 (!) years at Kimball Union Academy, Mike becomes the first member of our class to retire (from teaching, anyway), and has taken a position with the Albany, N.Y., firm of Bullard McLeod & Associates, which provides financial-planning services for the faculties of independent schools (like KUA, for example). Mike left KUA “with a bang,” however, being named Northern New England lacrosse coach of the year in both ’95 and ’96, and his team finishing 12-0 with two All-Americans….Carol Crow DeBruin reports being “exhausted after my first year as a first-grade teacher, but eager to do it again.” She and Rick ’78 have two kids and have recently added a Dalmatian named Caesar to their family…. Don Earle and family also moved, from Burlington to the New Hampshire coast. Don’s main business is credentialing physicians. “The only problem is we need to figure out how to make money doing it,” says Don, “but the pro formas indicate that should happen this quarter.” The transition to New Hampshire was tough on wife and preteen daughters, but “being closer to Paul Grillo and Nils and Molly certainly hasn’t hurt.”… Class agent Laura deFrancesco is finally back in business after the Danbury Public Library burned down last February. She’s been occupied full time with reconstruction and replacement. But, even more important, Laura’s engaged and is planning a May wedding…. Big changes too forHolly Dill Huntsberger. She’s still working as an occupational therapist and “playing mom to Kate and Carl” (ages 8 and 6). But, the family went through a big change when her husband, Jamie, switched from being a farmer to being a caretaker for an island in Penobscot Bay. They had two weeks to buy a boat and find someone to take care of the animals, among other details…. L. Shea Dimock reports new romance, and is still working at C.W. Keller & Associates as senior project manager and designer, and becomes president of New England’s Architectural Woodworking Institute in November…. Mark Diters is the assistant minister at South Congregational Church in Granby, Conn. He’s returned to Yale Divinity School to pursue his master of divinity degree…. Pat Durning hopes to make it to Reunion…. Joel Feingold is still keeping folks rocking (and jazzing, etc.) around Boston. He booked the Diana Ross concert at Symphony Hall that was a huge hit. Otherwise, he says his favorite activities are “mowing the lawn, walking the dogs, golf, and drinking less.”… Trina Fennell ran the 100th Boston Marathon — the only class member to join the 40,000-plus runners….David Foster becomes a Bates Trustee in October. Other than that, David traveled to Banff and Costa Rica during the early fall. He’s still doing triathlons and the NYC Marathon (not Boston!) again this year, the ninth time…. Never mind the marathons –Steve Hadge has ventured into an ultraeendurance event for the late ’90s: teaching kindergarten. To make matters worse, Steve’s first year was part of a successful test project with all-day kindergarten…. Clem Herman recently sold his business in the Netherlands and is now committed to a startup European software venture (too early for many more details). He’s enjoying raising two bilingual kids and keeps in touch with David (Large) Nelson ’74 and Peter Baxter ’78, who was last sighted in Argentina…. Besides being on the advisory board for Bates Magazine with me, John Howe guided his newspaper to runner-up spot for New England Newspaper of the Year (he’s been in the top rankings most of the time). He’s now the treasurer of the New England Society of Newspaper Editors, and he’s the president of the Gunstock Nordic Ski Team, which includes a lot of “carting my two boys on the Junior Olympic qualifier circuit.”… Ken Kulas thinks he’s the first member of our class to have a childgraduate from high school. To celebrate (or recover), Ken and his daughter went surfing in Hawaii…. Joan Lathrop became an “official corporate escapee this year, having joined my husband’s consulting firm — Innotec
h — which has been helping companies for 27 years develop new businesses and new products.” She says the challenge of working with one’s spouse only adds to the joy of “having an impact across a wide range of industries and meeting lots of terrific people.”… David Longendorfer has just celebrated a first birthday for his daughter, Heather Lynn…. So has Austin Lyne: he and Patty just celebrated the 18-month birthday of their first child, Austin F. Lyne III. Pierce House is a goner by 2013! Austin sees Nick Dell’Erario,Jim Tonrey, and Gary Pugatch ’78, but not enough of Dan Quinn…. Pat Madortransferred to Lincoln County as an assistant district attorney and is spending time “getting more organized and becoming computer literate.”… Joren Madsen, who’s a huge success in cardiac surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, simply says, “all’s well in Boston.”… In January, Dervilla M. McCann left the Navy after nine years, with the rank of commander (for the uninitiated, she says “that’s three stripes”). Welcome to a 200-year-old house on a pond, a new private medical practice based in Augusta, and private life with Steve and children Liam and Aiden…. Leslie Mortimeralso has a new job, as reference librarian at Clarence Dillon Public Library in Bedminster, N.J., and “loves it.” Leslie keeps in touch with Laura deFrancesco andSherry Knudsen, who is reportedly a new mother, too…. Stan Pelli is proving once again he’s the perfect guy, having worked out a part-lawyer, part-father schedule. Stan does trust and estate work in the Philadelphia area, so if your bequest to Bates (or to your family pet) is not in shape, drop him a note…. Steve “Ace” Powers is still influenced by something that many of us have forgotten. If you’ve been following Steve’s exploits you already know he’s won most of the journalism awards in Oklahoma, including this year’s first-place Associated Press award for general reporting, and his fifth Oklahoma Assn. of Broadcasters Best Newscast Award. Despite that, the effects of the April 19, 1995, bombing in Oklahoma City have started to take a toll. As Steve says, “My whole perspective on life has changed. Although I did not realize it ’til months later, the Oklahoma City bombing was a catalyst.”… Dan Quinn also has a changed perspective on work and life: “I’ve been with Mobil 19 1/2 years, more than half-way there!” He also just got his 1953 MG-TD back on the road after 12 years in mothballs. Like many members of our class, Dan is coaching a lot: baseball, soccer, and ice hockey for his 4- and 6-year-olds…. Nancy Schroeter Werner is in the fourth year of her own business, but she says handling a girl-scout troop is the most difficult thing she’s ever done…. Paul and Barbara ’78 Sklarewwere in China in January going through the nerve-wracking experience of adopting their new daughter, Olivia Jeanne. Barbara is helping out on her Reunion, so both Paul and Barbara promise to share baby-watching next June in Lewiston…. Mark Sorenson is doing grassroots organizing to get friends to Maine for Reunion next summer — keep it up! His therapy practice is great, his kids are 8 and 6, and, to make things more challenging, “we just added a dog to the mix.”… Jeanne Stake McLaughlin has remarried and has a great PADI-certified business card that lists her title as “divemaster.” She’s living on Virgin Gorda while her husband runs a dive business, but she’s still flying for United Airlines out of Miami International…. Teri Thomas Tornroos has gone back to work full time and is also in her second year as president of the PTA for daughter Alysse’s school. Other hobbies include building a camp on a small pond near the Adirondack blue line in Salisbury, N.Y., tai kwon do, swimming lessons, etc…. Jim Tonrey is in Boston and focused on his full-time insurance and investment practice. He’s now the assistant men’s soccer coach at Boston College (hope the fall season is going well)…. Vicki Tripp Gordan and Scott continue to renovate their old Colonial and enjoy Alexandria (6) and Cassandra (3). She became UNUM’s vice president of corporate strategy and development last summer, and since then has worked on a major divestiture and has managed a start-up line of business…. Besides mastering the on-line world, Landi deGregoris Turner is an adjunct professor at Eastern College in Wayne. Her course is “Techniques of Counseling,” and she says the course work meshes well with her psychotherapy practice…. David Webster “fell into directing the occupational therapy department at the Boston Veterans Affairs hospital.” He’s also coaching soccer, mountain biking, and spending as much time as possible with his family…. New York City got the great (?) idea recently to merge the housing and transit police with the NYPD. Jackie Wolfesays she “survived the merge, and I now sit in front of a computer in Coney Island dreaming of going back to patrol.” She’s also building a steady clientele for her massage practice, and hopes to “retire” to it as a second career. Both Jackie and Charlie placed first in their last karate tournament.
78 Co-Class SecretariesGeorge E. Beckwith, 180 Cabrini Blvd., Apt. 62, New York, NY 10033-1148; Sarah B. Wardner, 40 Tahoma Rd., Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2314Class PresidentRonald W. Monroe, 59 West St., Bloomfield, CT 06002Next Reunion in 1997. In May “Chip” Beckwith celebrated 10 years at AT&T, where he currently works on on-line content for the company’s World Wide Web Internet sites. He has fun working with some of the small WWW companies that have sprouted up in New York City’s “Silicon Alley.”… Mary Henderson Pressman and her family returned to the United States from England last September and built a house. After the class’s Reunion workshop in April she got together with Becki Hilfrank RamseyJacquie Alpert, and Sue Hannon Rioux for an evening of good food and catching up.
79 Co-Class Secretaries: Carlie R. Graves, Vassar College, Box 69, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Wendy Kolb Harris, 3489 Whytecliff Way, Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9490Class PresidentRonald J. Hemenway, 18 Neillian Way, Bedford, MA 01730-2306Next Reunion in 2000.