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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: Janet Face Glassman, 4 Whitman Dr., Granby, CT 06035-2709Class President: Christopher A. Eddings, 9 Windsor Dr., Conroe, TX 77304Next Reunion in 1996. Joe Barsky plans on attending our Twenty-fifth….Still working for the State of New Hampshire,Ivan and Jan Hotaling Bass ’72 hosted an Australian Olympic cross-country ski hopeful last winter….Marcia Baxter began a new job in Gray, Maine, as a social worker in a day treatment program for children with behavioral problems. She and her family enjoy the facilities at the College’s new ice arena….Bob Broudo travels for the Landmark School and does both fundraising and recruiting….At Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, Maine,Martha Collier Jackson is a reading specialist and directs the study center. She and Bill ’70 celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary in June….At Ellington (Connecticut) High School,Fred Colosimo has built up an outstanding girls’ volleyball program. In his eighteen years at the high school, he has coached basketball, boys’ varsity track, and girls’ track. Fred teaches math and is student council advisor….Paul and Susan Cragin Widdoes attended son Duncan’s graduation from Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island….Janet Face Glassman received her CPCU designation in October in Honolulu, the first vacation she and Alan have had by themselves in eighteen years….Meg Fitch has been with the Rock Point Summer Camp for fifteen years, the last four as director….Debi Graves Warner is library director at Central Maine Technical College in Auburn….In Machias, Maine, Ric Hanley is the CEO at Down East Community Hospital….Last year, Doug Hayman bought a house in Haverhill, Massachusetts….In Trenton, New Jersey, at the Helen Field Medical Center, Melanie Howard is the director of intermediate care nursing….Ken Johnson works with disk-drive technology at IBM in San Jose, California….Jean Kilpatrick Waldron has received her M.Ed. degree in early childhood special needs….A full-time mom, Roberta Kriger Walcutt is also a part-time chiropractor. She has studied Tai Chi Chuan for twenty-four years….At the University of Rhode Island, where Bill Matteson works, he and Pam are part of a Lyme vaccine study….Paige Oristano moved back to New Jersey last summer. She and Mike celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary in April….Phil ’68 and Judy Rice Coleman also celebrated a twenty-fifth on a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Judy teaches and plays the piano….In Prague, Czechoslovakia,Dave Riffelmacher manages two joint venture companies that provide cellular and network services in both the Czech and Slovak republics….Judith Robinson Cox is a volunteer teacher of English as a second language to local townspeople and is secretary on the board of the Kleberg (Texas) County Adult Literacy Council….In December 1994, Mark Warnerreceived his B.S.N. degree from the University of Southern Maine and became an R.N. in February….Dave and Lynn Bitzer Welbourn have moved back to Massachusetts, where Dave is director of philanthropy for the Lahey-Hitchcock Clinics….Chris and Richard Lindo traveled to Hefei, China, to adopt their five-month-old daughter, Anna tu Dong, who was born on February 21, 1995.
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.
73 Class Secretary: Carol S. Lovejoy, 133 W. Shore Dr., Marblehead, MA 01945-1343Class President: Kaylee Masury, 1999 Alewive Rd., Kennebunk, ME 04043Next Reunion in 1998.
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. An English teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy, Lark Hammond is in Barcelona, Spain, for a year and teaches in the Senior Year Abroad Program….Congratulations to John Jenkins, who was re-elected mayor of Lewiston for a second two-year term. He promises to continue promoting Lewiston as the “greatest city in Maine.” On his watch the city has seen redevelopment at the Bates Mill, and the expansion of Medaphis Physician Services Corporation, as well as bringing a Canadian junior league hockey team to play locally.
75 Class Secretary: Carol Burgess Goetz, 8608 Tomah Dr., Austin, TX 78717-5426Class President: Deanna L. Grayton, 107A Franklin St., Lynn, MA 01902-4135Next Reunion in 2000.
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. The Reverend Bruce D. Tacy has been elected chairman of the board of Sharon Savings Bank. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Darby, Bruce has been a planning consultant in the Philadelphia Presbytery and a computer consultant to the West Jersey Presbytery, and he sits on the advisor board of Foundations, a nonprofit educational development organization that serves the elementary and secondary schools in Darby.
77 Class Secretary: David L. Foster, 29 W. 35th St., 5th floor, New York, NY 10001-2299, e-mail71154.2510@compuserve.comCo-Class Presidents: Molly Campbell and Nils Bonde-Henriksen, 659 Green St., Cambridge, MA 02139-3137Next Reunion in 1997. Thanks to our class agents Jeff McCarthy, Laura de Francesco, Jim Tonrey, Sherry Knudsen, and Stan Pelli, all of whom helped our class become one of the more generous ones. And happy birthday to all who turn forty this year!…From Betsy Alberty we hear that her biotech business on the West Coast is growing, and she enjoys gardening and raising deer hounds at her home overlooking the Muir Woods and the ocean….Getting together in Jackson in the fall were Molly CampbellBarbara Griffin Arsnow, and Lisa Peterson Chew….If you are interested in nutrition, get in touch with Amy Bachelor Bacheller, who has her own practice, “It’s A Natural.” She is studying at the American Academy of Nutrition to become certified as a nutritional counselor….Nils Bonde-Henriksen is growing accustomed to a Bates maroon knee brace and Molly Campbell has been studying photography….Merle Bragdonis busy making professional contacts in greater Boston, but has time for gardening books, and many contacts with Bates friends including Pam Wansker ’75, Anne Jepson ’76,Linda Hermans ’76, Richie Goldstein ’71, and David Lewis’75….In Denver, Jeff Brown works in the public health sector. He and Jim Geitz spent a weekend watching the Rockies baseball team and talking about Sony Consumer Electronics….Mike Cloutman, history teacher and lacrosse coach at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire, played in the first annual New Hampshire lacrosse foundation’s fall masters classic last October at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro. The New Hampshire chapter has “developed into a vital organization of 150 members and thirty youth teams.”…Ellen Crosby has just started her own private practice in the mental health field….Joe Davin has been promoted to vice-president of sales at Datex Medical Instrumentation. He had a great sailing season last summer….Laura de Francesco says that turning forty is “not so bad.”…After her extended maternity leave, Yolanda DeGregoris Turner is reestablishing her psychotherapy practice, but is happy to balance being a mom with the professional development seminars she conducts….Bill Deighan enjoys his private practice of dentistry and the season of whitewater canoe racing. All three sons are becoming good skiers….As director of clinical studies, Nick Dell’erario heads the Cape Cod Research Center which conducts clinical trials for medicines seeking FDA approval, testing drugs for Alzheimers, depression, and others. Jim Tonrey is the Center’s financial advisor….Stan Dimock, who has moved to the waterfront in Bristol (Rhode Island) Harbor, reports “business as usual.”…”Most of my free time is coaching John and Jenna in soccer and basketball,” says Dan Donovan….As a result of qualifying in the top ten percent of sales last year for Liberty Mutual, Dan Downey and his family enjoyed a trip to Maui. He is a representative/office manager at the Southington, Connecticut, office….Garnet Health Systems is the name of Don Earle‘s second business, which provides credentials to doctors for hospitals and HMOs. His partner isMike Jeresaty ’85….A full-time mom of three, Stephanie Eppich Daly keeps up with the cello, and gets in some golf and tennis….Work is going well for Joel Feingold who is working on shows with the Tops, Joel Grey & the Boston Pops, and Michael McDonald. He says he needs to turn “busy” into “profitable.”…During Professor John Cole’s sabbatical, Joanne Fennessey Cole decided to forsake her growing law practice and go to Paris, Greece, Italy, and the French countryside with her daughters (eight and five)….Congratulations to Kate Flom who has been made a partner at her law firm in Minneapolis….Dave Foster‘s publishing company just launched their twenty-eighth newsletter. He won the CEO’s division of the Corporate Challenge race in New York last fall….Linda Griffiths thanks “the unfailing love and support of a wonderful boyfriend” as a key to keeping her music (medieval musical concerts) and typesetting/editing work in perspective….In Tolland, Connecticut, Steve Hadge teaches second grade and is the lay leader at North United Methodist Church. A major frustration is hearing people slam public education. “There are problems, but society seems to expect so much, and few people understand the complexities of teaching children.”…Sherry Knudsen has a new job as director of development for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She and Glenn are building a new house from the ground up, and are opening a blown glass studio and retail shop in Waterbury Center on Route 100….Doug MacSwan, who has moved to Derry, New Hampshire, has a new job with Primary Rate, Inc. Anyone interested in ISDN technology should get in touch….The most satisfying events in Dr. Joren Madsen‘s life are becoming assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and “skinny dipping in a very cold lake in Lapland.”…From Honolulu, Jennifer Malia Takahashi is working on her Ph.D. degree, specializing in post-traumatic stress in kids under four. Her sons are six and nine….A teacher for seventeen years, Anne Maroney Young shares Steve Hadge’s increasing frustration with the profession. “Teachers are now expected to fill all of a child’s needs — teacher, parent, counselor, and friend. In many cases, we are the most stable and consistent influence in a child’s life,” she adds….Joy Mattson and friend Patrick ran into “the moose from nowhere” in Alaska last fall. Now recovering, she is fighting with the “various health-care providers.”…Another echo of the times comes from Dr. Mary Beth Pope Salama who says the frustrating aspect of her medical practice and patient care is “dealing with the insurance companies.”…Dr. Paul andBarbara Braman Sklarew ’78 are renovating their new old house while his allergy practice on Cape Cod takes off. They recently saw Charlie Zelle and family in Orleans….Kevin Soucy is director of charitable trust services for Fleet Investment Services, and does planned giving consulting for individuals and institutions….An at-home mom with her two daughters, Deb Thyng Schmidt still does free-lance work for Cornell admissions. She and Doug ’78 have moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he works for IBM….A partner in the downtown Boston insurance firm of Tonrey & Means, Jim Tonrey has been appointed director of player development for the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. One of Jim’s key interests is the Olympic Development soccer program….Conducting his mental health practice at home,David Webster presented a paper at the Can-Am Occupational Therapy Convention last summer.
78 Class Secretaries: George E. Beckwith, 180 Cabrini Blvd., Apt. 62, New York, NY 10033-1148; Susan Peillet Yule, 207 Waltham St., Newton, MA 02165; Sarah B. Wardner, 40 Tahoma Rd., Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2314Class President: Ronald W. Monroe, 59 West Street, Bloomfield, CT 06002Next Reunion in 1997. After eight years at Wheaton College,Bill McMurray began work in August as director of admission and college counseling at Boston University Academy, a new independent day school on the University campus.
79 Co-Class Secretaries: Carlie R. Graves, Vassar College, Box 69Poughkeepsie, 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 Cumberland, Maine, John andSusan Johnson Beaman ’82 have completed work on their house and are settled in….Molly and Rob Cramer have relocated in Boston….In Vermont, Dave Ellenbogen teaches and writes math texts. Dr. Peggy Carey has completed her residency in family medicine and began clinical work in September….Meg Evans and Paul Dunn have joined a co-housing community in Washington State, where they live on Bainbridge Island with their three children….Dave ’78 andAllison Gaffney Skinner have returned from four years in Hong Kong and now live in Toronto, Canada….Thomas Gilchrist has been appointed trust officer, personal trust, at National City Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1991, Tom is a member of the local, state, and American bar associations, and in Cleveland is active in the Estate Planning Council and the Staking Club….Donna Griffith Quinn enjoyed our Reunion almost as much as her two boys did. She moved to a new home in Southborough, Massachusetts, last September….In Norway, Maine, Jane Gurney Courcy is director of information systems at Stephens Memorial Hospital. She says “Hello” to old friends….Linda Harris Lewis, now Hope Lewis, enjoys parenthood with her two children and a part-time technical writing business….Bruce Koch and his job survived a recent takeover. In his new company, Roche Biosciences, he heads a group of electrophysiologists working to find a treatment for intractable pain….Janice McLean had a great time skiing in Chile last August. She has been promoted to manager of data services at Allmerica in Worcester, Massachusetts, and is actively recruiting staff….Jon Piper, director of natural systems agriculture at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, has received a grant from the Lindbergh Foundation….Along with trying to keep up with three children under four, Don Pongrace travels to distant parts of the world for his work….Naina and Richard Rothman and their young son have moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, for a four-year tour with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service. Visitors to Indonesia should get in touch!…Peter Stevens keeps busy with many projects at JCJ Architects, Inc., in Hartford….After nearly nine years overseas, David Underwood has settled in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and continues to work at Rohm and Haas….Allen Weinberg has switched jobs to become senior vice-president of market development for First Data Corporation in Palo Alto, California. On frequent trips to New York City he will see more of Jon Zanger and Mary Mihalakos.

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