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Sixties

60 Class Secretary: Louise Hjelm Davidson, 4703 Tuttle View Dr., Dublin, OH 43016Class President: Dean S. Skelley, 16330 Hidden View, San Antonio, TX 78232-2812Next Reunion in 2000.
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. After spending a year in California,Beverly Graffam Ketchum is back at her home in Southwest Harbor, Maine. She has a new position in Ellsworth this year teaching in a special education composite room. Son Todd was married in September….Mary Morton Cowan‘s historical novel Ice Country is available at the Bates Bookstore and Cricketfield Press, Camden, Maine. The story is about a teenager’s summer Arctic sailing expedition with explorer Donald MacMillan. Mary is working on another book and continues to sell articles to children’s magazines.
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.
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 1997.
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. We’re getting to the age where many of us tell about the thrills of being a grandparent. Included areNancy Nichols DixonLynn Parker Schiavi, and the GregSheas. And the children of many others have had weddings, including those of Linda Gramatky SmithBob and Sarah Smith HallidayGrandon and Dot March HarrisJoyce Killay PattonLiz Metz McNabJohn MeynJoanna Starr, and Jennifer Wingate Gilchrist….Ros Avery fishbaugh directed a full-length production of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, and also took fifty students and parents on a literary tour in England and Scotland….Now the coordinator of the Pain Management Service at a Baltimore, Maryland, hospital, Beverly Beckwith Walsh presented a paper in connection with her research project at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has passed the exam for her L.C.S.W.-C degree….Ginny Brodersen Holthausen has finished her music degree and is organist and handbell choir director at a small Presbyterian church in Raleigh, North Carolina….Linda Corkum Keefe sold her psychotherapy practice last year and has her own custom clothing business, “Corky’s Classics.” She ran her twenty-sixth marathon, and plans to become proficient in American sign language so that she may interpret for the deaf….In a career change, Marion Day Czaja is now a university professor in Huntsville, Texas….David Dhliwayo is professor at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Over Christmas in 1994 he returned for a visit to Zimbabwe after being away for four years….John David‘s son transferred to Bates from the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 1994. John has a new job as marketing programs manager for a new division of Sanders, a Lockheed-Martin company in Manchester, New Hampshire….Paul Goodwin, an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, has written about thirty articles for a Scribner’s book,Encyclopedia of Latin American History. He is also a Smithsonian study leader on cruises around South America, and always smiles when students ask, “But what can I do with a history major?”…In the electronics industry in Texas, Bill Graham, who has been involved with semiconductors for twenty-nine years, is impressed by the continuing technological improvements….Linda Gramatky Smith is now the executive assistant to the CEO at American Brands, Inc., a thirteen-billion-dollar holding company whose subsidiaries produce such wide-ranging products as Moen faucets, Titlist golf equipment, and Jim Beam bourbon!…Joyce Killay Patton chaired Iowa City’s Mercy Hospital Festival of Trees boutique, an event that raised thousands of dollars for the hospital foundation….On their sabbatical, David ’63 and Liz Metz McNab worked with leatherback sea turtles in western Costa Rica….Nancy Nichols Dixon is a full-time ski instructor during the winter….Esther Rosenthal Mechler has taken her mother’s maiden name so she will be Esther Zeilweger from now on. Perhaps some sharp-eyed Batesies saw her photo in the February 19, 1995,Parade magazine article that discussed solutions to pet overpopulation and her Spay-USA organization….E. Jamie Schloss has moved to Lexington, Kentucky, to expand his thoroughbred racehorse and breeding business….In the Quality Assurance Engineering Department at Ethicon, Dr. Irwin Shiffer gave a presentation at a Jacksonville symposium on the uses of experimental design in developing a suture-making process….Sarah Smith Halliday works as a psychotherapist “in the whole new ballgame titled `Managed Care.’”…John Strassberger is the president of Ursinus College, professor Muller’s alma mater….Gail Tupper Hayden has been elected president of the local Rotary Club, an organization known for its service to community and in the international arena….Valerie Wilson DuPuy went on an African safari to Kenya and Tanzania. She and her husband, longtime Maine residents, are “pulling up stakes” and preparing to move their prize-wining cashmere goats and wool breed sheep to North Carolina….Jennifer Wingate Gilchrist has changed careers and works with the elderly and disabled as a certified nursing assistant at Diversified Health Services….Gretchi Ziegler is now a full professor and chair of the Division of Business Administration at Franklin Pierce College.
65 Class Secretary: Louise Kennedy Hackett, P.O. Box 35, Merrimack, NH 03054-0035Class President: Douglas J. Macko, 2 White Oaks Rd., Farmington, CT 06032-1725Next Reunion in 1996. James L. Fine was one of six to receive the Business Leader of the Year award at a breakfast that kicked off the annual Business Expo at the Hartford (Connecticut) Civic Center. Named Mid-sized Business Leader, Jim is president of Acme Auto Supply, Inc., in West Hartford.
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 1996.
67 Class Secretary: Judith Lanouette Nicholson, 100 Peele Rd., Nashua, NH 03062-2522Co-Class Presidents: Larry and Catherine Southall Hathaway, 67 Elm St., Summit, NJ 07901-3434Next Reunion in 1996. Last October, Karen Gulbrandsen Bean was among ninety teachers to be honored by President Clinton in a White House ceremony. Following a year of field testing, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards selected the first round of teachers nationwide to be certified as Early Adolescent/English Language Arts teachers. Congratulations, Karen!
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. For the past twelve summers, Jim Alden has worked at Camp Susan Curtis for economically and socially disadvantaged Maine children eight to fourteen. Jim, who is a special education teacher in Auburn, was assistant director this past summer and was in charge of scheduling activities that range from swimming lessons and softball to arts and crafts and nature studies. Candace Cameron Alden ’69 volunteers at the camp, and their children have as well. Candy teaches at Stevens Mills School in Auburn. To give something back to the children who really need the experience, Jim says, “that’s what keeps bringing us back to Camp Susan Curtis year after year.”…In recent news from Harumi Sakaguchi, we learn that as of November 1 he was based in Islamabad, Pakistan, where he assumed a new responsibility for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) activities in Afghanistan. He “finds every new assignment the very best.” When he wrote, Harumi had just completed a three-year assignment as deputy resident representative for UNDP in Nepal.
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. Whitman College has honored M. Keith Farrington again, this time with the George Hudson Ball Award for Excellence in Advising. An expert on social stress, Keith is founder and coordinator of Whitman’s Prison Research Group.

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