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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 04074Next Reunion in 2000. In August Mark Hurvitt became principal of Kingfield (Maine) Elementary School. Before taking his new job he was a teacher in Stratton.
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. Bruce (Kirk) Jackson wrote us “from a tent lying in a field in Peru with Mt. Ausangate rising in the foreground…I’m…hiking the Inca Trail and other beautiful hikes in the Andes Mountains.” Kirk resigned from his job last February to go on a worldwide trip, needing a break from the very consuming financial market, and to “re-energize myself to see what the world looks like besides what appears through a video screen.” To date he had been through Chile and Patagonia, played in a few ice hockey tournaments (Norway, Iceland, Mexico City), and traveled for two months in Nepal. After Peru, he planned to bike through Ireland, then go to Tanzania, Kenya, and Zimbabwe in Africa. Eventually he intends to go through Australia and New Zealand. For the past three years, Kirk worked as a portfolio manager for fixed-income portfolios at Metropolitan Investment Management Company in New York City. Previously, for nearly eleven years, he had worked for Metropolitan Life.
82 Class Secretary: Melissa J. Weisstuch, 7 Lake St., Apt. 8S, 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 02166-2219Next Reunion in 1998. After four years in “the wilds of Alaska,” Anne Bingham-Harquail is in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, where husband Brian is a Lt. Cmdr. in the U.S. Coast Guard. She lost touch with classmates due to six moves, four dogs, four kids, three ships, and two invasions….A busy working mom of the nineties, Gayle Boyd Sommer tries to keep pace with her son and all of the responsibilities that go along with living on the family farm….Bob Carr continues as director of AIDS services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and finds parenthood a real challenge….Lisa Coppola earned her M.Ed. degree from the University of Southern Maine last May….The law office of Antonucci and DiGiammarino is doing well, reports Larry DiGiammarino. He also notes that the Boston Management Team works with about a dozen professional hockey players….Jerry Donahoeis now an environmental policy specialist at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C….Katie Eastman-Daniel and husband Jim have moved to Dayton, Maine, where she has a private psychotherapy practice and is in a doctoral program in clinical psychology….As a member of the board of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Felicia Garant travels throughout the country. Her new apartment is within walking distance of her office in downtown Portland….Jon Guildearned an M.B.A. degree in 1994….In New Hampshire, Scott Hyde teaches art at Westmoreland School, and coordinates student art teachers from nearby Franklin Pierce College. In September one of his drawings was in a Bard Alumni Show at the New York Art Club. Currently in London for a year, where his wife, Melissa Stearns ’81, works at Richmond College, Scott is doing a lot of drawing, taking Allegra to school and Connor to the parks….Bates welcomes Tim Kaneto the Development Office staff as major gifts officer….Ruth Lemont Cook is back at work at Amerwest Development Company. After three months at home with their new twins, she wishes for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep!…Mom and “domestic engineer” Kathleen O’Neil Kane is a literacy volunteer and chairman of a book group in the Fairfield (Connecticut) Welcome Club….After two years in Colorado,Jon Skillings has moved back to Boston to be assistant news editor at the IDG News Service….Class Secretary Melissa Weisstuch has been promoted to director of public relations at White Plains Hospital….Recently Steve ’79 and Judy Zipay Macdonald moved to Sarasota, Florida, where Steve’s career is advancing in the health-care field. Judy plans to work in the travel/airline industry again when both children are in school.
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.
84 Class Secretary: Eva E. Hamori, 35 Charter St., #7, Boston, MA 02113Class President: Linda Webster, 214 Price Ave., A-22, Narberth, PA 19072Next Reunion in 1998. In Richmond, Indiana, Dr. David DeSantis took over a family practice last July. The Connecticut native earned Ph.D. degrees in microbiology and immunology from Ohio State University, and his M.D. degree at Wright State University in Dayton.
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.
86 Class Secretary: Catherine Lathrop Strahan, 57 Lawton Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530Class President: Christopher J. Poulin, 66 Boxwood Cir., Milford, NH 03055-3000Next Reunion in 1996. An at-home mom, Pamela Livingston Verfaille and her husband have moved to Morehead City, North Carolina, where Daryl is a Lt. in the U.S. Coast Guard. During last year, Pamela was one of ten board members of the Greater Nashua (New Hampshire) Mothers’ Club. She served as both membership and playground coordinator of the clubs, and was a member of the local Inter-Agency Council….At Bacon Academy in Colchester, New Hampshire, Julie Wilkinson teaches three Spanish II classes and two French I classes. She had taught Spanish and French in Longmeadow (Massachusetts) High School since 1986. Julie has traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico, and Venezuela to increase her exposure to foreign language and culture. She has taken students to Spain, Mexico, and France. When not in the classroom, she probably is rollerblading, hiking, cooking, or doing crafts.
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. Craig Davies earned his M.B.A. degree from Indiana University. He and Betsy (Ervin) have moved to Sacramento, California, where Craig has embarked on a new career….Jon Gaudio also headed out West with his family to Denver, where he is doing a residency in internal medicine and taking in as many Rockies games as possible….After her clerkship ended in September 1994,Midori Gellert traveled throughout the United States, and went to Mexico and Costa Rica with her sister. After that it was back to Alaska and the world of law….Joe and Lisa Peace Tito are doing surgery residency in Cooperstown, New York. Their varied vacations have included scuba diving in the Cayman and Virgin islands; river rafting down the Zambesi River in Zimbabwe; wine tasting in Napa Valley; and partying in New Orleans. Did their Newfoundland puppy go along?…From Laurie Pinchbeck Whitsel, still working on her Ph.D. degree in nutrition science and applied physiology, we hear that in June she was the first woman to be elected to the executive committee of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. “Breaking down barriers!” she says. She and Brad, also a Ph.D. degree candidate, enjoyed the beautiful fall in Canastota, New York. Laurie keeps in touch with several Batesies including Samantha Holbrook, Lynn Grondin Hannum, Sue Stevens BlackshearNadia White,Marie VanHeuven ’99, and Amy Freeman ’89….Jake Rosehas moved to London, and probably has traded his California beach blanket for a stool at the corner pub (Jamie’s words)….Lisa Riley Bull works for Andersen Consulting in Healthcare out of the Boston office. Presently located in Connecticut, she heads to Boston on weekends where Artie’88 attends Boston University as an M.B.A. degree student. In her free time “Bunny” has been working hard at her golf game….Cocky Schmitz is back in New York after a great visit to London except for a nasty fall through a skylight. She says, “Watch where you step!”
88 Class Secretary: Gabriella Fodor Abruzzi, 1338 Merchant Ln., McLean, VA 22101-2413Class President: Jeffrey A. Day, 24B Taylor Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901Next Reunion in 1997. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jennifer Curry Costello is an account manager at Fitzgerald Communications, a public-relations firm that specializes in high technology. Her husband, David, is a senior market manager at Haworth, Inc.
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. Jennifer Bassett works for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co….In New York City,Cathy Burke Rowe works for one of the original Medicaid managed-care programs. She says being in the field of health care is very exciting these days….While she searches on the Cape for a teaching position, Susan Campbell Linnell has a job at Talbots in Chatham….In the Manchester, New Hampshire, YWCA, Heather Carson works with “at-risk” six-and-a-half-year-old girls. She is an assistant program coordinator in the Youth Department and helps the young girls build self-esteem and decision-making skills….During this academic year, Juliet A. Chase is in Budapest, Hungary, on a Fulbright Teaching Exchange, teaching English as a foreign language to high-school students at Jedik Anyos Gymnasium….Kathryn Cranford is a nanny for twins, nearly two. She still runs the Full Spectrum Healers Collective, a networking group and educational forum for M.D.s, acupuncturists, midwives, and counselors, a group that attempts to bridge the gap between alternative and traditional healers. She is networking coordinator for the Healing Center….In Paris, France, Hugues Cremona works for a software company managing a product line directed at the financial community….J. J. and Sara Hagan Cummingshave moved to San Diego. She plans to get a job while J. J. flies the F-14 Tomcat with the VF-24 Renegades at the Naval Air Station Miramar….Rob ’90 and Allison Davis Williamshave bought a home in Chesterfield, Virginia. She is a project manager in the Richmond office of Growth Environmental Services, Inc….Last summer, Nora Demleitner taught in Innsbruck, Austria, at the summer program of St. Mary’s University School of Law….Matthew Dowling is an assistant professor of history at Providence (Rhode Island) College, teaching European and African history courses. He was in France last summer doing research in the archives in Caen, Lisieux, and Paris….At Northwestern Hospital in Chicago,Lisa Drottar-Hannigan is a radiation therapist….After working with Maine Senator George Mitchell for five years,Sally Ehrenfried began work as the chief clerk for the Senate Special Committee on Aging for its chairman, Senator Bill Cohen….Andrea Fasciano is an editorial assistant withInjection Molding Magazine, a trade publication for the plastics industry….As artistic director of the Dance in Education Fund, Inc., Michael Foley has been in dance performances across the country, has been guest teacher at area colleges, and is active in concerned agencies such as Dancers Responding to AIDS….Amy Freeman is head women’s soccer coach at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City….Craig Geikie has finished the restoration on the farmhouse he bought in Falmouth, Maine. He still works for Abbott Labs in the pharmaceutical products division….Enjoying her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Jennifer Gibbons is an active alumna in the New York City Bates Club….In Japan, Anne Golden is an English teacher in a public high school through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)….Tony Grima has edited a book, Not The Only One, about teenagers confronting sexuality issues. Tony works in marketing and publicity at Alson Publications, a gay and lesbian book publisher….Christopher Grunden recently became manager of International Film Acquisitions at HBO….Laura Hawkinsfinds work as an account executive at a high-tech public-relations firm — quite a change from doing PR for Ringling Brothers Circus!…In Methuen, Massachusetts, Laurel Hemmer is a therapist at St. Anne’s Home….Andrew Henderson is division officer for legal assistance with the Naval Legal Service Office in San Diego, California….Susan Hendrickson has had two articles published during her Ph.D. studies at Colorado State University/Fort Collins. In November, she was part of a group of six hundred Jazzercise students from the U.S. who danced in a Denver Broncos half-time show….The Reverend Laura Holt-Haslam has started a new American Baptist Church in Biddeford, Maine. Called Joyful Harvest, it reaches out to people not comfortable in a traditional church and to the un-churched….Last spring through the Career Discovery Internship Program, Linda Johnson hosted a student interested in public relations at the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island….During the last school year, Buffy Katz was a teacher’s aide for two fourth-grade classes, tutored in algebra, and ran a Math League Club for fourth and fifth graders….Brendan Krauseworks at Digital Underground in the Philadelphia area….Douglas Lazorick is in the patient services department of Stadtlander’s Pharmacy in Springdale, Pennsylvania….In addition to his graduate-school work, Prescott Littlefield still works as a part-time sailing instructor at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut….A full-time paralegal for a law firm in Gulfport, Tracey Matsuba Owen also works with the Southern Center for Canine Obedience that trains dogs for therapy, search and rescue, and drug seizure. She also volunteers at the Humane Society of Southern Mississippi, lecturing to increase awareness of animal overpopulation, animal abuse, and responsible ownership….Still working at the Prudential, Gregory Meahl also works on “getting my handicap under ten.”…Greg Nespole is a criminal-defense attorney in New York, specializing in federal appellate practice and federal narcotics offenses….Donald “Gene” O’Rourke enjoys his job with Andersen Consulting and continues to work with Habitat for Humanity….Working with Italian Television in New York City, Ian Pallini does filming, reporting, and news coverage in the U.S. with an independent production company….In Greece, Christine Papadakis is acting on stage and in television….Last September, AttorneyRick Pedone began work for a new law firm that represents hospitals and health-care providers….In Connecticut, Jason Root is an associate producer and director of development forRabbit Ear Productions, a multimedia family entertainment company in Rowayton. Rabbit Ears produces classic stories told by A-list actors, and Rabbit Ears Radio is a weekly half-hour program hosted by Mel Gibson. Deansmen, keep in touch!…In Burlington, Vermont, Michele Sault Grimmworks in a neurophysiology research lab at the University….At Massachusetts General Hospital, Kathy Scahill Price is a research engineer. She writes software that processes data and creates a graphical display, collects kinematic and kinetic data, and does electromyography on clinical and research patients….In the New York City area, Karen Stevenscompleted the forty-two-mile Boro bike tour….Last spring,Paula Stick went to Japan and Korea, on an MIT Sloan School trip and, as a Sloan student, had access to government officials and company executives. Paula now works with CSC Index in Cambridge, Massachusetts….Last April Ruth Thompson was promoted to the next technical level at Aetna as a premium auditor. She served as a classroom volunteer for two local kindergartens through Junior Achievement….In Seattle, Robin VanTine works at the Gaslight Inn, plays soccer, and is learning kajukenbo….Donna Waterman, who is a physical therapist at CMMC in Lewiston, recently b
ought a home in Lisbon….As director of Inbound Services at Hewins Travel, Catherine Wygant designs and implements programs to bring people to Maine and New England….Classmates in graduate schoolCarolyn Bassett, M.A., higher education, Boston College; Heather Carson, English literature, Middlebury College; Tara Griffin, Ph.D., French literature, Boston University; Courtney Hobbs Burnes, R.N., Johns Hopkins; Rachel Langlais, M.P.T.; Prescott Littlefield, marine affairs/environmental management, University of Rhode Island; Peter Muise, Ph.D., anthropology, Brandeis University; Orla O’Callaghan, J.D., University of Maine/Portland; Jo Seavey, M.S.W., University of Connecticut/Hartford; Katherine Wittenberg, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Graduate degrees:David Askew, Ph.D., molecular and cellular biology, University of Arizona; Jennifer Bassett, J.D., Western New England School of Law, May 1995; Cathy Burke Rowe, M.P.H., Columbia University, May 1995; Tracy Edwards Creaser, M.S.N., family nurse practitioner, Yale School of Nursing, May 1995; Hugues Cremona, M.B.A., University of Chicago; Michael Farhm, B.S., civil engineering, University of New Hampshire; Laura Hemmer, M.S.W., Boston College, May 1995; Deirdre Mills, M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh, August 1995; Rick Pedone, J.D., Boston College, May 1995; Paula Stick, Sloan School, MIT; Julia Young, M.H.S.A., George Washington University.

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