Eighties

80 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Holmes Bradley, 90 Bardwell St., Lewiston, ME 04240-6006Class President: Christine Tegeler Beneman, 105 Spurwink Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074Next Reunion in 2000. Ewa and Hakan Nils Lonnqvist Andersson have moved to a larger house in French Guiana (61 Ave. Felix Eboue, E 97310 Kourou). Since October 1994 he has worked on the Ariane launch program, expecting to launch the next generation of rockets, the Ariane 5. Occasionally, he adds, “we also support U.S. Atlas and Delta launches with additional ground station covering. Regularly we enjoy receiving phone calls from Ian Horne. We usually discuss possible locations in the Caribbean for a meet-halfway reunion.” Last summer he had a mini-follow-up with Batesies, including classmate Jonas Nycander and Ichiro Takayama’78. “Anyone passing this part of the Amazonas is more than welcome to pop in for a cup of tea or a pina colada.”…Anthony Derosby has become a member of the Portland law firm of Pierce, Atwood, Scribner, Allen, Smith & Lancaster…. Last July, Scott and Ann Prince Hecker adopted Paige Elizabeth, five years old. She joins sister Rima…. During her year’s sabbatical, Sarah Rutan is on leave from her job as associate professor of chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. From August to February she was at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium. Sarah is now at Royal Dutch Shell in Amsterdam until this August. “Am trying to learn Dutch, but it’s slow going,” she says…. Ethan Whitakeris “running a small five-man research and development office in Brunswick. We come up with all kinds of silly ways to use computer technologies in insurance companies. Most of what we come up with is pretty worthless but people actually pay us anyway. Our kids, Leah and Bradley, seven and four, are living proof that even an irresponsible collegiate drunkard can grow up and produce some pretty cool kids. My wife, Linda, and I bought a boat last summer and the family spent the summer burning ridiculous amounts of gas as we motored up and down the coast of Maine.”
81 Class Secretary: Ellen True DiCerbo, 28 Clive St., Worcester, MA 01603-2152Class President: Craig E. Comins, 31 Hedgerow Dr., Cumberland, ME 04021, e-mail ccomins@bates.eduNext Reunion in 2000. In his new job as vice president and general manager of the digital network systems business unit,David Robinson returns to General Instrument Corporation, where he worked from 1983 to 1993. David now manages the continuing development and deployment of GI’s extensive line of terrestrial digital technologies.
82 Class Secretary: Melissa J. Weisstuch, 7 Lake St., Apt. 8-S, White Plains, NY 10603Class President: Leigh A. Graham, 73 Williston Rd., Auburndale, MA 02166-2219Next Reunion in 1998.
83 Class Secretary: Leigh Peltier, 48 Whitin Ave., Warwick, RI 02888-2014Class President: Mary E. Couillard, 202 Sylvan St., Apt. 3, Melrose, MA 02176Next Reunion in 1998. Jim Murphy has been appointed chief assistant district attorney for Saratoga (New York) County. He oversees all assistant district attorneys and staff and will act as district attorney during the D.A.’s absence. Jim’s new position involves responsibility for administration, grand jury presentation, and prosecuting violent felony offenses and capital crime punishment under New York’s death penalty law…. Having finished active service in the U.S. Marines in Alaska, Forrest Ward is a pilot for Business Express, a regional airline based in Boston. He lives in Poquoson, Virginia, with his wife Molly, a son, a dog, and a cat. Molly graduated from the University of Virginia and earned a J.D. degree from William and Mary. Forrest says in his spare time he goes fishing, works on his old truck, and writes anti-development letters to his local newspapers.
84 Class SecretaryEva E. Hamori, 35 Charter St., Apt. 7, Boston, MA 02113-1337Class PresidentLinda Webster, Montgomery Court Apts., 214 Price St., Apt. A22, Narberth, PA 19072Next Reunion in 1998.
85 Class Secretary: Iben O. Jensen, 150 Hunters Ridge Rd., Concord, MA 01742-4718Class President: Colleen J. Quint, 26 Hadfield Rd., Minot, ME 04258, e-mail cquint@bates.eduNext Reunion in 2001. At Stephen Gould Corporation, Greg Doppstadt, who works in merchandising and sales, reports that Jim Vitas ’71 works with him at the Tewksbury, Massachusetts, company. Jim is delighted that his daughter will be a first-year student at Bates this fall…. “Having weathered the largest general strike France has seen since May ’68,” writes Laurie Forsman, “I am still teaching English on a year-long exchange at the University of Pau. I am enjoying all sorts of interesting cultural experiences, and am in regular e-mail contact with C.J. May, Jeff McCulloh, Peter Kirk, andAllison Groves.”… John Kroger writes, “I am still practicing as a family physician at Swift River Health Care in Rumford. For the second year in a row I delivered the first baby of the year at our hospital (Rumford Community Hospital). I currently chair of our hospital’s perinatal committee and the pharmacy and therapeutics committee. My wife, Christina’84, delivered our fourth child, Matthias Luks Kroger, on May 30, 1995. He was born at home, here at our farmhouse in Peru. He weighed in at nine pounds and seven ounces. As of this writing he is seven months old and crawling all over.”
86 Class Secretary: Catherine Lathrop Strahan, 57 Lawton Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530Class President: Christopher J. Poulin, 66 Boxwood Circle, Milford, NH 03055-3000In Trieste, Italy, Sean Carlos is responsible for the library computer system at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics…. Debra Connolly Pagano currently works with Bill Bell ’84 on a project to revamp the emergency family shelter system for the Massachusetts Welfare Department…. John Eddy still works at CIGNA as a lead systems designer in the financial reporting department…. Having completed her M.F.A. degree in creative writing at the University of Michigan, Karen J. Elias has been writing for the Boston Phoenix and The Village Voice as well as for newspapers in Detroit, Dallas, and Los Angeles…. Living in Cape Elizabeth,John Fiske and Dan Ludden anticipate a beautiful Maine summer. John’s new job is director of human resources for the Timberland Company. Dan continues to enjoy his work at Bates as assistant dean of students. They saw James Tarboxin San Diego…. In San Francisco, Drew Gorayeb is the director of finance and partner of Pacific Gateway Properties, Inc…. “Parenthood is a real kick,” says Pam Guay Terhune. She has also gone back to work at Dartmouth…. In May 1995Kathy Gundlach received an M.A. degree in higher education administration from Boston College. She works as associate director of financial aid at Brandeis University…. In Spain, Deborah Hansen deHaro and her husband love their life as restaurant owners in the eating and drinking city of Madrid — especially now that they are making a profit. Their customers include Spain’s First Lady, American and English ambassadors, and the Cambridge-Oxford Alumni Association. Their restaurant was highlighted in a four-page spread in the Christmas weekend insert in a national newspaper…. In the Philadelphia area, John Harris has started his own business, Harris Associates, a company involved in marketing consulting that focuses on national and international marketing management and distribution…. At the University of Michigan,Jan Henderson completed dual master’s degrees in urban planning and public health. She now works in Seattle as a health planner at NBBJ, a large consulting firm in arcitecture and urban planning…. A while ago doctors Scott Keigwin andJane Miniutti got together with Bruce Wilson and Mike Schecter two days before Mike headed off to live in Australia for a couple of years…. At Brigham & Women’s Hospital,Beth Landry Ostaszewski is researching Alzheimer’s disease. Husband Lee does freelance writing at home and takes care of son Kevin. Lee’s humor column runs in weeklies of the Foxboro Reporter and the Chicopee Herald…. In Colorado,Ken Lanik left teaching in private school and moved down to Durango, where he works on a degree in archeology and looks ahead to grad school. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and goes backpacking in Southern Utah…. Kenneth andAlthea Latady Lindell have moved to Burlington, Vermont, where Ken is vice president of investments and marketing for Hackett & Co., a benefit consulting firm. He sells and manages 401k plans and other retirement arrrangements to small and medium-sized companies. Althea is the lab manager with a small environmental consulting firm in Montpelier, which she juggles with her own consulting work and being mom to William…. Last fall, attorney Kenneth Liebman was certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to represent indigent adult and juvenile criminal defendants in both trial and appellate courts. He also practices in family, employment, corporate, real estate, and personal injury law…. Pamela Livingston Verfaille enjoys being mom to two small boys. While the family lived in Nashua, New Hampshire, she served on the board of the nonprofit Greater Nashua Mother’s Club, and belonged to the Interagency Council. She and Darryl look forward to their move to Morehead City, North Carolina, where he is being transferred to head the U.S. Marine Safety Office Operations…. Attorney Jim Martel works at a money managers’ firm in upstate New York…. Jamie and Sharon Williams Merisotis have added a black Labrador retriever, Skyler, to their family. Jamie is president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy and travels to Bates for Alumni Council. In May, Sharon finished her M.S.W. degree at the University of Maryland-Baltimore…. Jeffrey Miller has “resurfaced” in Philadelphia. In the last five years he has been involved with every major construction project in the area. Currently he works with Dan Peter Kopple & Associates, redesigning the Philadelphia airport and regional rail terminals. He also attends evening classes at Drexel University to become a registered architect…. Tracey Misins Geary reports a busy life with two kids, a 110-pound German shepherd, two cats, a bird, and their legal research and writing business and law practice…. Still enjoying Minneapolis, Katie Murphy ran into Anne Robertson at a Bates function to learn that Anne had been there for three years. In May, Katie plans to see Eric Romanoff when she is on vacation in France…. In Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Jim Oates has signed on for a research project that deals with kidney disease in lupus patients….Daniel Page is finishing his Ph.D. degree at Brandeis with a dissertation on mid-sixteenth-century English musical and cultural history. He enjoys living in Cambridge, where is is professionally active as a choral conductor and organist…. Now out of the Navy, this fall John Peckham begins business school at Vanderbilt University…. With his wife and daughter,Dan Perry has moved to Bangor, where he joined a small civil litigation law firm, Warren M. Silva, P.A. Dan often runs into Karen Drugge Kemble, a law clerk for a federal judge, and he sees fellow Batesie lawyers Joe Baiungo ’87 and John Anderson ’85 when they are in town…. David and “Kaja” Beenhouwer Reynolds ’88 are at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs. They will teach at Gould Academy summer school this year. They continue to love the West. Dave led students hut-to-hut skiing in the central Rockies in March 1995. He has fond memories of Paul Maciuika, with whom he went to high school in Connecticut, and expresses his sadness at Paul’s death, as do all classmates…. In Boston,Benjamin Robinson III is director of public affairs for the Federal Home Loan Bank…. Marc von Roemer is in his second year of ophthalmology training at Nassau County Medical Center in Long Island, New York…. After eleven years John Rozen has made a dramatic career change from the “dog-eat-dog” world of the retail industry to teaching high school. He loves teaching biology and general science amongst the cranberry bogs in Carver, Massachusetts. “Though it is true that the pay is much less,” he says, “the rewards are so much greater.”… Erica Seifert Plunkett still works for Laura Ashley buying home furnishings for North America. She and husband Connor bought a house last year in Holliston, Massachusetts. He enjoys his job in the newspaper industry…. After seven months of hard work on their home,Michael and Jane Spadorcia Shea celebrated with a St. Patrick’s Day party and lots of friends: Andy and Julie Gleason DoyleChris and Eloise Bailey White and daughter Emily, Jennifer
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Steve Sughrue and his fiancée….Michael and Sharon Curry Schecter ’88 have moved to Melbourne, Australia, which is “a very fun, very young city with lots to do.” When there is time they explore the countryside and have seen wild kangaroos, wallabees, and koalas…. Steve Sughrue is at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts…. Rob Spellman continues to work for information services at Bates. “Computing at Bates has changed a lot since we were students,” he says, “and we are doing a lot of new and exciting things with the latest computer technology.” Susan (Pollard) is a full-time mom “at home” with outside involvement in preschool, gymnastics, swim lessons, story time at the library, and play group. She is also a part-time tutor for high-school math students, which keeps her challenged, and she can set her own hours…. After three years on the Admissions Staff, Scott Steinberg became director of alumni relations in September 1994. He looks forward to seeing many classmates at alumni club meetings and on campus for the big “One-0″ in June. Has it really been ten years?…Last year when Joanna Stevens was involved in a school psychology internship, her supervisor turned out to beJune Starkes Brunet ’69. This year Joanne is a school psychologist in Portland, Oregon…. In San Diego, James Tarbox is a visiting professor at the University and also teaches at San Diego State University…. On leave of absence as a reporter at the New Orleans Times PicayuneBill Walshaccepted a fellowship at Ohio State University to earn a master’s degree in journalism. He teaches news writing to “earn his keep.” His last story, a special report for thePicayune about a young boy killed in a drive-by shooting, was used as the basis for a segment on Bill Moyers’ PBS January series on juvenile violence. And in December he got his first by-line in Time magazine…. Meg Webb Wright enjoys time at home as mom to son Dave…. Living in West Hartford, Connecticut, Julia Wiellette and her partner, Sher, have just moved into a “gorgeous older apartment.” They hope it is the last move until they buy a house. Julia still enjoys private practice in her seven-lawyer suburban firm and recently represented the new purchasers of the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts gay and lesbian magazine, Metroline…. Shari Weitzen Wainshal says she has not missed her Bean boots since moving to Plantation, Florida, to be near family. “The winter is amazingly wonderful.”… Terri and Kenneth Woodard miss cross-country skiing and the beauty of Maine since moving to Washington, D.C., to teach in the metropolitan area. Ken chairs the history department at Connelly School of the Holy Child, an all-girl Catholic school. Terri teaches second grade at the Norwood School…. Tracy Zordan Nudo says life in Montreal is always interesting, between all the festivals and the political situation. Tracy worked for a McGill University lab on cancer research, took six months of intensive French “for a little international flavor,” and now is an at-home mom for Alexandra, with days fully as busy as in the lab.
87 Class Secretary: James J. Kircaldie, 64 Vineyard, Rd., North Haven, CT 06473Class President: Kimberly Finethy Harris, 93 Larch Row, Wenham, MA 01984-1621Next Reunion in 1997. Andy Aspel has a new job as a psychologist in the developmental disabilities program at Bradley Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island…. Now a working geophysicist, Allyn K. Bowers received her M.S. degree in geophysics from Boston College…. At Babson College, Steve Brennan is head basketball coach…. Kathleen Collins has earned a master’s degree in cultural journalism at New York University…. After he earned his M.B.A. degree from Indiana University, Craig Davies became a field clinical representative for Guidant/Cardiac pacemakers, a Sacramento, California, firm…. Nate Grove is “taking my liberal-arts education rather literally.” After he worked for a bank in Boston for nearly four years, he spent a year teaching autistic children in Framingham, Massachusetts, with “other such notables” as classmates J.P. RichmondBrian Carroll, andSarah Hubbard ’88. Then Nate taught social studies at Ellington (Connecticut) High School, and now he and his wife and son have moved to their beautiful new home in Durham, New Hampshire, for another career change. In addition to canoeing and spelunking in the Ozarks, they recently visited Yvonne’s relatives and ancestral home in Iceland, where they saw five-thousand-year-old burial sites (dolmens) and ring forts. “After a day of hard hiking, climbing, and/or biking, it was good to settle by a turf fire and a few pints of excellent beer.”… “We are having a wonderful time raising him,” sayErik and Susanne Morrison Jarnryd, who adopted a baby boy, Andrew Deven, on November 11, 1994. “Anders” was born September 1, 1994. Erik graduated from Harvard Business School and is an associate at Mercer Management Casualty in Lexington, Massachusetts. Susanne has received her master’s degree from Harvard School of Education….Kathy Leonard-Bertagna lives in Gloucester and is executive director of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts…. As of January 1, Victor McKusick became solo minister of the Shawnee Presbyterian Church in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania…. Catherine “Cocky” Schmitz says she has found a way to combine personal life with professional. She is now a senior publicist with Prima Publishing in Sacramento, California. She also reports thatDeb Smith spent the winter in San Antonio working at a bank and will return to “the Vineyard” for another summer working on an organic farm…. At North Shore Community College in Lynn, Massachusetts, Troy Smith has been promoted to assistant professor of human services.
88 Class Secretary: Gabriella Fodor Abruzzi, 1338 Merchant Ln., McLean, VA 22101-2413Class President: Jeffrey A. Day, 24 B Taylor Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901 Next Reunion in 1997. Since May 1992, Rob Gabbe has lived and worked in Hong Kong, where he has been vice president of production at MR Christmas, Inc. His wife Michelle earned her Ph.D. degree in microbiology. Classmates attending their December 1994 wedding included P.J. CollinsChris CroninChris Hickey,Shawn McNamara, and Charlie Hanson ’89.
89 Class Secretary: Ruth D. Thompson, 73 Ellsworth Ave., Springfield, MA 01118Class President: Elizabeth D. Katz, 15 Tiffany Rd., Apt. 12, Salem, NH 03079-3671Next Reunion in 1999. In Seattle, Katherine Adams Guthrieis a graduate student in biostatistics at the University of Washington. Husband David teaches in a high school…. In Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China, Chris Barclay has been elected vice president of the local American Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife DaiMin conduct an English training program for U.S. and local businesses…. At Brandeis University, Cal Bassett works at the career development center and attends Babson College graduate school…. Also in Seattle, Roland and Krista Bourquein Cromwell have bought their first house…. Kim Brandon-Bazile works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…. In Arlington, Massachusetts, Beth and Colin Browning have bought a home. Along with his work at State Street Bank, Colin also runs a sideline consulting business in Internet marketing….Susan Campbell Linnell works with kindergarteners on Cape Cod…. Katie Carpenter Tokarewich completed her M.A.T. degree at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois…. In her job at the YWCA in Concord, New Hampshire, Heather Carson is an Even-Start Family Literacy coordinator…. An attorney in Cleveland, William Culbertson earned his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University and passed the Ohio bar exam…. Sara Hagan Cummings works with battered women in the San Diego (California) area while J.J.is currently aboard the USS Nimitz on a six-month deployment, ending in late summer, in the Persian Gulf, flying the F-14 Tomcat…. Scott Dondero has a new job at Loral as a senior quality engineer in the Advanced Patriot Missile program…. At Providence College, Matthew Dowling is an assistant professor of history. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Yale…. R. Kevin Doyle is a full-time actor with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth…. At the New England Center for Autism in Southboro, Massachusetts, Michelle Dunham works in the day-care center that is maintained for children of the staff…. Teresa and Thomas Fortin have a general law practice in Andover, Massachusetts, where they also have a home…. At the University of Utah/Salt Lake City, Amy Freeman Winslow coaches the women’s soccer team…. Jeff Gitlin is a consultant for Arthur Andersen in Hartford, Connecticut…. While Andy Gooding works on his Ph.D. degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he is also a teaching assistant. Grace (Tallman) is with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the university…. In her job at Pace Wildenstein Gallery, Martha Graves is manager of research and archives…. Karen and Paul Guenette are now homeowners in Nassau, New York…. Out in the Crested Butte area of Colorado, Rosemary Hart Carroll teaches high school…. One of three class members in Seattle, Gail Hegeman is an occupational therapist and musician…. Now in the Philadelphia area, Heidi Hertler is an environmental scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences…. With her R.N. degree from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing completed,Courtney Hobbs Burnes works there in an HIV-AIDS unit…. In Salt Lake City, Heather Inglefield McCullohworks for National Semiconductor. She earned her Ph.D. degree from MIT…. Now in Buffalo, New York, Susan Kleinhas begun a new job at Graphic Controls in the finance department…. Attorney Philip Koski works for Ropes & Gray in Boston. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School…. Berit Kramm is back in New York City and works with Bantam Doubleday Dell as project manager in publishing technologies. After she received her M.B.A. degree from the London Business School, she worked there for a while before returning to the United States…. A manager with Digital Underground, Brendan Krause also does some work with Metropolis Records…. Having completed his M.B.A. degree at the University of Connecticut, Tom Kugeman works in central Connecticut, where he and Jen live…. Joining homeowners in the class, Tracy and Russ Libby bought a home in Jacksonville, Florida…. In 1995 Thomas Mellorpassed the New York bar in the spring and that summer also passed the California bar. He is an associate at Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy in New York City…. Anne Mollerus is getting settled in her new home that she bought in the Atlanta area…. Christine Papadakis is a full-time actress in Greece…. In Peekskill, New York, Michael Puglieseprovides marketing services through his computer for health-care practices. His wife, Barbara, owns a bakery…. Michelle Quagge Bennett still works at L.L. Bean in training and development. The Bennetts have bought a house in Pownal, Maine…. Homeowners also, Barrett and Michelle Sault Grimm have settled in Huntington, Vermont…. In Paris,Debra Scherer is an editor at French Vogue…. Deborah Schiavi Cote is an assistant swim coach at Bates. She and her family live in Auburn…. At Business Week, Karen Stevenswas recently promoted to senior information specialist. She lives in Brooklyn…. J. Christian Swindal is a project physicist in the fuels research section of Texaco, Inc. He earned his Ph.D. degree in applied physics at Yale…. Mark Thompson has relocated his law pracatice from Denver to Breckenridge, Colorado. He graduated from Denver College of Law…. Ed Wiser teaches physics at Brookline High School. After he returned from Peace Corps service in the South Pacific, Ed earned an M.Ed. degree at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst…. At Dun & Bradstreet in Wilton, Connecticut, Stig Zarle is an associate in charge of strategic marketing. He earned his M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.