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Seventies

70 Class Secretary: Susan Gangemi Murphy, P.O. Box 34, West Minot, ME 04288, e-mail smurphy@bates.eduClass President: C. Ellen Yeaton Perry, 6 Laura Ln., Barrington, NH 03825-3217Next Reunion in 1999.
71 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Glover Wiers, 4 Bigelow Rd., St. Albans, ME 04971Class President: Janet Face Glassman, 4 Whitman Dr., Granby, CT 06035-2709
72 Class Secretary: Christine Love Pac, 515 Hall Hill Rd., Somers, CT 06071-1056Class President: Gregory J. Pac, 515 Hall Hill Rd., Somers, CT 06071-1056Next Reunion in 1997. The Reverend Barbara Quimby Libby is now a full-time interim minister and serves in Connecticut at Windham, Tolland, Hartford, Hartford East, and Central Association. She is primary support person for nearly ninety congregations and also is staff for the Conference Committee on Ministry, the Campus Ministry Committee, and the Committee for Interim Pastors…. In Hampstead, New Hampshire, Dean Peterson is a soccer coach and a marathon runner.
73 Class Secretary: Carol S. Lovejoy, 133 W. Shore Dr., Marblehead, MA 01945-1343Class President: Kaylee Masury, 199 Alewive Rd., Kennebunk, ME 04043Next Reunion in 1998. Bill Niemasik is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps and attends the Air Force Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama, until June.
74 Class Secretary: Julia Holmes Reuter, 822 Grover Hill Rd., Bethel, ME 04217Class President: Paul M. Burke, Jr., 9 Hanson Rd., Andover, MA 01810-4507Next Reunion in 1999. Last fall Steve Kirsche came up from Wethersfield, Connecticut, to watch Steve, Jr. ’99 play football for Bates.
75 Class Secretaryto be announcedClass President: Deanna L. Grayton, 107 A. Franklin St., Lynn, MA 01902-4135Next Reunion in 2000. In Thunder Bay, Ontario, Wayne Fletcher is assistant to the superintendent and educational officer at Port Arthur Collegiate Institute, where he has taught for the past nine years. After teaching in Vermont, Connecticut, and for five years in Brossum, Netherlands, Wayne earned his master’s degree in educational administration at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and received a medal as the highest-ranking student in his class. He and his wife, Amelia, have two children.
76 Class Secretary: Marjorie Poznansky Getz, 33 Old Powerhouse Rd., Falmouth Foreside, ME 04105Class President: Lee S. MacPhee, 250 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210Next Reunion in 1997. In New Hampshire, Michael Arrato-Gavrish teaches and coaches at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, and Diane is reference librarian at the Merrimack Public Library…. Based in the San Francisco area, Glenn Bachelleris now the chief executive officer of Noah’s New York Bagels. His family will move from Los Angeles this summer…. When Marian Bubbers Laroche is not working at her nursing job in Bath at Mid Coast Hospital, she is chauffeuring her three children numerous miles a week for their skating. Marian often sees Maureen Goudreau andBruce Campbell at the rink…. In addition to his job with the Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle, Douglas Caracappa goes bird watching with the Huntington (New York) Audubon Society and hiking with the Long Island Trail Conference. He finally reconnected with his Bates roommate, Mark Faust, who is a professor at the University of Georgia…. The ninety-degree heat last July did not prevent podiatrist Dr. Robert Chasen from placing tenth in the Eleventh Annual World Veterans Championship cross-country competition. Bob was invited to participate as a member of the U.S. veterans team after placing well at their championships in Boston in the fall of 1994…. Along with his work as regional president for Romac International, Rich Cocchiaro still finds time to coach his children in soccer, baseball, and basketball. Janet (Kent) is studying for her master’s degree in education as a reading specialist…. Continuing as a clinical social worker at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Institute of Rehabilitation, Barry Gilberg recently passed the certified case manager exam…. After a three-year absence from southern Africa, “Tod” (GobleGobledale and his family have returned again to work for the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa in Zimbabwe. With a total of forty-seven churches, Tod and his wife train church leaders and the chaplains of a secondary school…. Robin Hodgskin, vice president at Smith Barney in Boston, is active with the Marblehead Finance Committee and with choir and enjoys life with her family…. At the University of Oregon, Dana Johnston is now head of the Department of Geological Sciences. He and Frances “Muffin” Milligan had a wonderful sabbatical with two months in eastern Australia and another two in England, Norway, and Scotland. They will definitely be at our 20th Reunion and hope all their old friends will join them…. Paul Joyce sold his business in Virginia so he could return to teaching. At present he travels and teaches in South Korea, enjoying it immensely…. A part-time fifth-grade teacher’s aide at her children’s school, Mary MacMahon Dowd was voted outstanding employee last year. She is also active in PTO and Friends of the Library, and sings and teaches at her church. Mary looks forward to seeing everyone at Reunion ’97…. The Thomas Meehans spend most of their spare time working in the pro-life movement in Windsor, Connecticut…. Carol Richardson Rodgers is able to keep close to her family while she works at home on her research and writing. On sabbatical from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, she is in her fourth year of Ph.D. degree work in education at Harvard, focusing on reflective thought in teacher education…. A freelance writer, Steve Stycos covers the Rhode Island and Maine legislatures for thirty small newspapers. He also writes investigative articles for the Providence Phoenix and last year won the Rhode Island Press Association’s award for best investigative story…. Claudia Turner has taken the plunge and entered the lottery for the Boston Marathon. “Other than this lapse of sanity, things are fine in Connecticut.”… Gail Virtue Basiliere thoroughly enjoys teaching first grade in Milford, New Hampshire, for the second year, in spite of the demands of her master’s degree program at Antioch College. Husband Pete is meeting the challenges of his new employer, a subsidiary of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Their eldest child enters college this fall!… Tom Wellman became an ambassador at Sunday River Ski Resort in Maine and skied a lot last winter.
77 Class Secretary: David L. Foster, 29 W. 35th St., 5th floor, New York, NY 10001-2299, e-mail DFOSTER@ioma-hq1.mhs.compuserve.comCo-Class Presidents: Molly H. Campbell and Nils Bonde-Henriksen, 659 Green St., Cambridge, MA 02139-3137Next Reunion in 1997. Scott Bierman reports that life in academics moves at “a glacial pace,” but the second edition of a book he’s coauthored – Game Theory with Economic Applications, published by Addison-Wesley — is hitting the stands. He also reports that the jokes he first heard from Teddy Walther don’t seem to be working as well as they did twenty years ago…. In Denver, Jeff Brown has received two promotions as a member of the medical staff of the Denver public health clinic system. He’s also doing lots a parenting of Matt and Nick, as wife Sally finishes medical school…. Laura de Francesco continues her good work as a class agent (along with Jeff McCarthy, Sherry Knudson, Stan Pelli and me). Her sense of pyschological well being in Danbury was set back by the end of a relationship, but she reports she’s bouncing back…. David Foster moved into a new apartment on Riverside Park in New York last fall, and remarried in December. He’s a candidate for Bates Trustee this spring, and is gearing up for the triathlon season this summer. “Since Bates has almost reached the successful conclusion of the five-year Bates Campaign, fund raising seems to be taking more of my time than usual.”… In a change of careers from the Department of Nursing at the University of Chicago, Kathy Garnett Jones works with an environmental services company, placing foliage in commercial locations. They will provide all the plants and trees for the 1996 Olympic Games…. I spent a great day last fall with Jim Goetz who is doing great as a national promotions manager for SONY electronics. This means, as far as I can tell, that he travels around to make sure that the SONY beach volleyball team continues to win as frequently as possible…. In Burlington, Sherry Knudsen Ziemke is director of development at the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired…. Robin Lee continues to teach at Hebron Academy in Maine. She got in lots of cross-country skiing this winter, and reports that she’s seen Deborah Kupetz, Nancy Shroeter, Teri Thomas Tonroos, and all their families recently…. Leslie Mortimer also reports a setback on the romantic front, having just ended a long-term relationship. Perhaps all these changes are part of turning forty-plus.
78 Class Secretary: George E. Beckwith180 Cabrini Blvd, Apt. 62, New York, NY 10033-1148; Sarah B. Wardner, 40 Tahoma Rd., Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2314Class President: Ronald W. Monroe, 59 West St., Bloomfield, CT 06002Next Reunion in 1997. Congratulations to Jane Goodman,who won the 1995 Philip Shehadi New Writers Award for herDancing Toward `La Mixite’: Berber Associations and Cultural Change in Algeria, published by Prentice Associates, Boston, in Middle East Report quarterly.
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 President: Ronald J. Hemenway, 18 Neillian Way,, Bedford, MA 01730-2306Next Reunion in 2000. In October Dr. Kevin Kolenda and his wife, Sharyn, moved to Wamego, Kansas, where he is in the practice of optometry with Dr. Verne Claussen. Kevin is especially interested in early detection of eye problems in children.

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