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Sixties

60 Class Secretary: Louise Hjelm Davidson, 4715 Stonehaven Dr., Columbus, OH 43220-2855Class President: Dean S. Skelley, 16330 Hidden View, San Antonio, TX 78232-2812Next Reunion in 2000. Formerly director of guidance at Winslow High School, Don Lacount is now an admissions officer at Thomas College in Waterville.
61 Class Secretary: Gretchen Shorter Davis, 8 Wells Hill Rd., Weston, CT 06883-2624Class President: Evelyn Yavinsky Biddle, C2 Gardenside, Shelburne, VT 05482-7320Next Reunion in 2001. Ron Alley was thrilled when he heard from Val Clark, who wrote from the Netherlands. He is also pleased to note that his daughter, a Berkeley graduate, was a fourth-time All-American in tennis…. After twelve years with PanAm,Winona Baxter Mulson has retired. Family responsibilities keep her at home. In Colorado, daughter Jennifer is at the university and son Derek attends the Univ. of Northern Colorado…. From Puerto Rico, Ralph Bixler reports his marriage in January and a visit to the Bill Gleasons in San Francisco, a couple Bill introduced to each other in San Juan many years ago…. We hear from the Netherlands that Val Clarkhas bought a house in Boskoop, “The Green Heart of Holland.” Built in the early 1930s, it overlooks a narrow canal, where Val skates with neighbors. Boskoop is known for tree and shrub export and Val can see several nurseries from the house. She continues to run her translation business from the new house, and notes that in this age of faxes and modems her clients barely notice she has moved… On trips sponsored through the Smithsonian Institution, George Drury’s “Alpine Snow Trains” tour of Switzerland went well, as did “Rails Through the Alps,” half in Austria and half in Switzerland. George serves on the Bates Magazine Advisory Board, which critiques the alumni publications; the board includes Bates alumni and parents who work as editors, writers, and photographers…. Gail Emerson’s physical therapy clinic in Kamuela is doing well. Some time ago, she came out of the treatment room to find Candy Oviatt, who was driving by and saw Gail’s sign. She hopes others visiting Hawaii will see the sign and stop in…. Suzanne and Bill Gleason recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. Daughter Liza Gleason ’95 is a teaching intern in San Francisco and son Nat (Brown ’93), is about to produce his first record with a jazz group…. “It was spectacular,” say Meredith and Dick Glover, who went high-altitude glider soaring in the Sierra Nevada Mountains…. Jack Henderson was recently honored with the Distinguished Academic Professional Award at Dickinson College, where he serves as the director of off-campus studies. He was cited as “providing a steady, guiding influence over the years.”… In their travels last year, Joe and Vera Jensen Bond went to Greece. They also took a U.S. Power Squadron boating course for eight weeks. As a result, Vera will be captain of their boat. She also went to Costa Rica with 38 fourth- and fifth-graders. The Bonds are fortunate to have their sons and daughters-in-law living nearby…. Arthur ’60 and Sara Kinsel Hayes enjoy their “retirement” home in Belfast as often as possible. Art still works at his own business, the Sign Stop, in Avon, Conn., where they live. Sarah has a new job as administrative assistant to the general manager and vice president of sales and marketing of Comdata Rotgec, a small entrepreneurial software development company in Avon…. After living in their Chelmsford, Mass., home for 26 years, Jim and Rosalind McCullough Boyle now maintain a condo in Keene, N.H., and another in Westford, Mass. Roz continues to enjoy her real-estate work with DeWolfe New England. Daughter Claudia is in New Orleans and by now Sylvia will have completed her senior year at the Univ. of Massachusetts…. In April, Roger and Marian Petersen Hansen moved to their lake house to escape the summer traffic of Atlanta. “Petie” has been making many trips to help her Mom…. Very busy with his law firm, Charlie Robins says with all three children on their own, two married, and all professionally settled, the “empty nesters” divide time between business and travel…. For the past 33 years Doug Rowe has been in Southern California, where he has been the artistic and executive director of the Laguna Playhouse for two decades. He has also maintained a free-lance acting career, and recently had a recurring role on a short-lived series called Legend, in which he was the sheriff of an old West town. He and his actress wife, Catherine, have two sons (12 and 10); he says they’re better students, athletes, and actors than he is, and they also are excellent musicians. Doug remembers being chosen “worst singer” during a mayoralty campaign representing Smith Middle. Some of his TV shows include ER, Murder, She Wrote, FBI: The Untold Stories, Northern Exposure, Hill Street Blues and Star Trek: The Next Generation…. ”Jerry ” and Gretchen Shorter Davis are enthusiastic about their first Elderhostel experience at South Padre Island, Texas, last February. They recommend the program. Along with field trips and the study of birds, dolphins, and other marine life of the area, they met interesting people from all over the country…. Bill and Joan Swenton Calhoun have moved to Hessel on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They love the peace and quiet, have their own herd of deer that visit and get fed every night. There are eagles on the bay in spring and fall, many beautiful birds to enjoy year round. The Calhouns continue to enjoy retirement, doing all the fun things one can do when work doesn’t interfere!… A first-time grandmother, Joan Turner Derrenbackeris having fun with her grandson who lives just five minutes away. To “keep the dust from collecting around my feet” she teaches two weekly Bible study classes and helps young mothers fine-tune their parenting skills…. In the Greater Boston area, Channing Wagg has been doing temporary “contract” human resources work for companies since he was “downsized” out of a regular job in 1993. Using his time to write fiction, he has two short stories that are in the process of being published…. During a Massachusetts weekend in Falmouth, Bob and Judi Williams Gordon with Mike and Linda Westcott Rafferty enjoyed dinner at the Coonamesset Inn after the men played golf and the “gals” went out shopping. On a trip to Hobe Sound, Fla., Judi and Bob planned to see Dave and Mary Jellison.
62 Class Secretary: Susan Armstrong Cox, 30 Gristmill Path, Marstons Mills, MA 02648-1061Class President: Carol Williams Jackson, 1285 Heards Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30328-4733Next Reunion in 1998. While keeping in touch with ’62ers, class secretary Susan Armstrong Cox works at Paine Webber on Cape Cod. She hopes that retirement ahead will give her more time for volunteer work and gardening. She keeps in touch with Lyn Webber Nelson, Jim and Laurie Sunderland Sutherland ’61…. Now creating plays and poetry, Richard Carlson continued his education after Bates, studying at Harvard, Hunter College and the New School. He taught school in several states and now teaches developmentally disabled youngsters. He has three-plus grandchildren, keeps in touch with several Bates grads…. From Santa Barbara, Calif.,Tony Cherot practices engineering as a telecommuter. He plays a lot of tennis and is working to get his youngest child into college…. At Rockland (N.Y.) Community College, Nancy Goldthwaite Leech teaches and directs the Writing Center. She still has her dissertation to write after her comprehensives for the Ph.D. degree in rhetoric and linguistics. She hopes to graduate at the same time her youngest daughter finishes college in 1998…. Stan Hamilton still works as guidance director with students at Hopkinton (N.H.) High School. Wife Carol works for podiatrists in nearby Concord. A bit of trivia: Stan’s brother, Peter, won the Daytona 500 in 1970…. The latchstring is out and the coffee will be ready at Rae Harper Garcelon’s home in Yarmouth — “stop by on your way to L.L. Bean!” Rae travels all around the country for the Bates Campaign; seeing Bates grads from the sixties is a special treat…. Back in New England again after 25 years in California and a three-year sojourn in Cincinnati, Ohio,Swift Hathaway is with Great American Insurance Co. in Connecticut. He was back at Bates in August 1995, the first time in 32 years…. Earlier this year D. Joy Johnson Meyer celebrated 10 years as church secretary. She has been traveling with husband Alan to Florida and Illinois to meet her new family, and she enjoys being a first-time great-grandparent…. Sally Larson Carignanteaches math, writing and human biology to adults primarily at grade levels of one through eight, and also teaches at a low-income project nearby. She and Jim ’61 are enjoying their new role as grandparents to Nathan — “intelligent, introspective and thoughtful” — of course!…Among the many hats she wears, Emily Leadbetter Althausen is involved with M.F.A. tours, Lincoln (Mass.) Library trustees, husband Alex’s doctor’s office, and her family. Daughter Anne graduated in May from Tufts Medical School. Son Peter is in an M.D./M.B.A degree program also at Tufts. The Althausens travel to Maine when they can and go south for golfing…. For 12 years Michael Macdonaldhas been in Honolulu, Hawaii, as sales manager for Northeast Mortgage, Inc. He remarks that computers would have been helpful when he did his thesis!… After working as a secretary in Bridgewater, N.J., for 13 years, Lorrie Otto Gloede has a part-time job as a bookkeeper. Both daughters are at James Madison Univ. in Virginia. In January she saw Caroline Taber ”between snowstorms.”… In Boothbay Harbor,Arthur Ridlon manages the board of an insurance company where he was a partner years ago. After 15 years in Florida, he sold his insurance company there — before the next hurricane could hit. He and Ann enjoy living in Maine “and getting paid for it!”… “Anything else in life is easy,” says Pete Schuyler, who has bought out his partner in an engineering consulting business. The nest is empty most of the time with chicks having flown the coop. His daughter is an electrical engineer in Portland, Ore., and son Andrew is an industrial designer in New York. Pete recently attended a reunion of his Marine Corps buddies who served in Vietnam…. Harriet and Al Squitieri spent 40 days on a trip out West to San Francisco, Las Vegas and San Diego where they visitedLarry Sano and family. The Squitieris love taking day trips in the East, but may go West eventually because of the great weather there…. Gus and Lyn Webber Nelsonplanned to give golf a really good try this past summer, now that Gus is on the mend from heart surgery. Her parents, Randy (alumni secretary emeritus) and Happy Walker Webber ’36 are happily settled at Schooner Estates in Auburn, along with several other Bates alumni…. In Atlanta, Carol Williams Jackson was “revving up” for the summer Olympics. She spoke of the enormous changes and preparations the event required. Helping with the Paralympics in August, Carol, Dan, and daughter Louise were involved with the premier event of wheelchair tennis.
63 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Buker Creighton, 61 Surrey Dr., Meriden, CT 06450-2616Class President: Richard H. Brown, Governors Landing, 13 Cross Dr., Waterford, CT 06385-2710Next Reunion in 1998.
64 Class Secretary: Linda Gramatky Smith, 60 Roseville Rd., Westport, CT 06880Class President: Nancy Nichols Dixon, 1615 Axemann Rd., Bellefonte, PA 16823-9672Next Reunion in 1998. Congratulations to Dan Stockwell, who has received the first educational award established by the Tilton-Northfield Alumni Class of 1949. The award was created to inspire students “to improve the quality of our educational system as the social and economic times change.” Dan has been a role model and dedicated educational leader for the past 20 years as administrator in Winnesquam Regional School District of New Hampshire. Recognized for his belief that every student could succeed in life, “he epitomized the teaching profession because he cared about the well being of each student. He believed in people and they believed in him.” And in June, Dan received the Grange Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Community.”… Merrimack College has named Kent Taylor executive director of development. He will be responsible for managing the college’s fund-raising efforts.
65 Class Secretary: Louise Kennedy Hackett, P.O. Box 35, Merrimack, NH 03054-0035Class President: Joyce E. Mantyla, 306 Munn Lane E., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3029Next Reunion in 2001. At the Bowdoin College Reunion Convocation on June 1,Judith Magyar Isaacson received the fifth Preservation of Freedom Fund Prize. We congratulate her for the award that recognizes “the individual or Bowdoin alumni/ae making an outstanding contribuion to the understanding and advancement of human freedoms and the duty of the individual to protect and strengthen these freedoms at all times.” Judith earned a master’s degree in math at Bowdoin.
66 Class Secretary: Carol Stone Haberland, 80 Howard St., Northborough, MA 01532-1445Class President: Joseph H. Matzkin, 27 Laudholm Rd., Newton, MA 02158-1931Next Reunion in 2001.
67 Class Secretary: Catherine Southall Hathaway, 67 Elm St., Summit, NJ 07901-3434Class President: Jon G. Wilska, 20 Luce Ave., Niantic, CT 06357Next Reunion in 2001. While on sabbatical from Humboldt State Univ. in Arcata, Calif., math professor Martin Flashman will be working this fall on writing theSensible Calculus Book. He can be contacted through e-mail atflashman@axe.humboldt.edu…. Timothy Hall is the very proud father of two college graduates. Daughter Alyssa graduated from the Wharton School and will be joining the corporate finance division of Bankers Trust in New York. Son Seth graduated from Penn State and will be joining Anderson Consulting Group in Philadelphia. Tim was recently nominated as president-elect of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. With President Harward, Tim had the honor of representing the College last spring at Senator Muskie’s funeral in Bethesda, Md…. Classmates and her Bates contemporaries are happy to hear from Suzanne Johnson Nixon, who wrote: “I live in a small town about 30 minutes from London by train, which has the great advantage of being on the edge of countryside yet close to the city.” Husband Bruce is a management consultant; they are parents of Hannah (12) and George (10) and she has three grown-up stepsons. On a trip to Maine two years ago they visited the campus. “So much that was familiar and so much that was not — which is as it should be after 30 years.” Suzanne would love to have classmates get in touch if they pass through London at 2 Castle Hill Ave., Berkhamsted, Herts, HP 4 1HJ, phone 02442-864856.
68 Class Secretary: Gretchen Hess Gage, 55 Cedar St., Belfast, ME 04915-1441Class President: Karen Konecki Goober, 80 Upland Rd., Sharon, MA 02067-1748Next Reunion in 1999.
69 Class Secretary: Bonita E. Groves, 41 Eastview Dr., Unit 7, Wilton, NH 03086-5960Class President: Jeffrey D. Sturgis, 84 Old Woodman Hill Rd., Minot, ME 04258Next Reunion in 1999. Brian Arsenault has been promoted to vice president of corporate communications at Peoples Heritage Bank in Portland. Formerly an assistant vice president, he will continue to serve as the bank’s spokesperson and investor relations director…. Carolyn Freeman Johnson and Bonnie Groves attended an uplifting memorial service for Carol Pitak Hu last October in Needham, Mass. Friends and neighbors shared Carol’s own words from our 25th Reunion yearbook and correspondence that revealed her optimism and gratitude for each day of her 10-year illness.

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