background

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 Massachusetts, Michael Ginsberg is now second vice president/sales for Paul Revere Insurance Group. He has been with the company for seven years, previously as director of sales. A member of Worcester Life Underwriters, he is a member of the finance and planning committee of Wilbraham, where he lives…. Last February,Daphne Topouzis joined husband Gunter Hemrich in Nairobi, Kenya, where she is an agricultural advisor. Daphne earned a master’s in agriculture from Oregon State Univ. in 1989 and an M.Sc. in the field from Univ. of Honenheim, Germany.
81 Class Secretary: Ellen True DiCerbo, 28 Clive St., Worcester, MA 01603-2152Class President: Craig E. Comins, 31 Hedgerow Dr., Cumberland, ME 04021Next Reunion in 2000.
82 Class Secretary: Melissa J. Weisstuch, 7 Lake St., Apt. 8-S, White Plains, NY 10603Co-Class Presidents: Walter J. Dillingham, 69-34 Groton St., Forest Hills, NY 11375-5150; Leigh A. Graham, 73 Williston Rd., Auburndale, MA 02166-2219Next Reunion in 1998. Greeting a fellow climber on the summit of Mount Katahdin, Jerry Donahoe discovered that he was chatting with Rand Hopkinson ’81, who was climbing withGlenn Morrell ’80. Wearing his Bates sweatshirt on his descent on Knife’s Edge, Jerry metKim Price Widmer ’94. Rumor had it Jerry also was signed up with Alyssa Vitalius ’98 for his Penobscot River whitewater rafting adventure the next day…. Optometrist Philip Goldthwait and his family have moved from Jacksonville, Fla., to Lincoln, Maine, where he has joined a joint ophthalmologic practice; wife Connie, an ophthalmologic technician, also joins the practice…. In March 1995, Jennifer Howe Lane and Chris adopted a baby girl, Julia, who was born Dec. 14, 1994….With her children now in school, Janet Silverman Tobin has returned to work as assistant to the assistant headmaster at Deerfield (Mass.) Academy.
83 Class Secretary: Leigh Peltier, 48 Whitin Ave., Warwick, RI 02888-2014Class President: Mary E. Couillard, 64 Fremont St., Somerville, MA 02145-1435Next Reunion in 1998. For the next three years Richard Bauer will be in Germany heading the new research procedures at Bayer Pharmaceuticals…. At Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, Julie Handren Bell is the new young-adult librarian, promoted from circulation librarian, a position she had held since 1994.
84 Class Secretary: Eva E. Hamori, 35 Charter St., Apt. 7, Boston, MA 02113-1337Class President: Linda Webster, Montgomery Court Apts., 214 Price Ave., Apt. A22, Narberth, PA 19072Next Reunion in 1998. Ruth MacLean is in Lublin, Poland, with the Peace Corps. She is an environmental intern and works with three agencies: the Ekologiczny Klub UNESCO, the Gardzienice Theater, and a vegetarian bureau.
85 Class Secretary: Iben Jensen Eld, 150 Hunters Ridge Rd., Concord, MA 01742-4718Class President: Colleen J. Quint, 26 Hadfield Rd, Minot, ME 04258; e-mailcquint@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 2001. In San Francisco, Susan deGozzoldi is a logistics consultant with Andersen Consulting. She earned her M.B.A. from the Monterey Institute for International Studies. Allston Parkinson has an M.B.A from the Univ. of San Francisco and is a loan officer at the San Jose National Bank. The couple were married in Castine…. In Washington, D.C., Maria McCann is director of federal policy in the government affairs department of NYNEX. She earned her M.A. from Georgetown Univ. and her law degree from American Univ. Formerly she worked for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Her husband, Jay Ghazal, was advisor on defense and national security to retiring Senator Claiborne Pell…. Daniel Pagereceived the Holly Schafer Award for the best paper read by a graduate student at an American Musicological Society chapter meeting. His paper was entitled, “A Protestant Musician at Queen Mary’s Court: Christopher Tye’s Peccavimus cum patribus and English Cultural Politics, c. 1553.”… In Boston, Marjorie Raskin is a medical clinical social worker at Beth Israel Hospital…. Anne Robinson earned a master’s degree in French literature from Indiana Univ. in May 1991 and a teaching certificate in education from the Univ. of Minnesota in July 1995…. A certified professor of English, Joseph Shea now teaches in Toulouse, France. Prior to September he had been at College Montaigne, Lormont. His graduate degrees include an M.A.T. in French from the Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst and a master’s in English….Andrew Williams has earned his J.D. from the Univ. of Santa Clara.
87 Class Secretary: James J. Kircaldie, 64 Vineyard Rd., North Haven, CT 06473 Class President: Kimberly Finethy Harris, 93 Larch Row, Wenham, MA 01984-1621Next Reunion, June 6-8, 1997. In Fort Collins, Colo., Sharon Austin Ashburn is a psychologist in a mental health clinic. The Rockies provide Sharon and Jon many backpacking and kayaking adventures. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology at the Univ. of Denver in 1995…. In South Wales, N.Y., Chris Averill teaches eighth-grade science at Thebow School. Batesies on hand for his wedding at Sugarloaf included Andy Aspel, John Fitzgerald, andRob Milofsky. Chris received a science certification at the Univ. of Colorado in May 1996…. When she is not rollerblading all over Manhattan, Caroline Baumann is manager of individual gifts at the Museum of Modern Art. On a ski trip with Liz Homans last winter they ran into Karen Weller…. Major activities in Michelle Behm McBreen‘s household are parenting and painting. Keeping an eye on their baby, they are working on their century-old home. Later they planned a hiking trip in Utah with Jeff McCulloh ’85 and Heather Inglefield McCulloh ’89…. Living in Beverly, Mass., Ed Bell works in Gloucester for a company that designs “high current ion implanters for use in the semi-conductor industry.”… Full-time mom Theresa Brennan Geissler and son Robert (1) are looking for Bobkitten playmates and others in the Gaithersburg, Md., area, so give them a ring…. At the Genzyme Corp., a biotechnology company in Cambridge, Mass., Paula Colahan is a coordinator in the tissue repair division, which cultures “autologous chondrocytes for surgical implantation in the knee.”… Along with finishing his master’s in international environmental policy at Tufts, John DiModica‘s focus is on “sustainable industrial development opportunities” for rapidly growing industrializing companies. He has been mountain-bike racing and catching up with Bates buddies Joe Bairingo, Kip Lamberg, and ’88ers Todd Coleman and Doug Nicholas…. Since the birth of twins in March, Nancy Dobratz Archibald is back working full time at Duke Univ. Medical Center. Husband Simon is in the neurosurgery department there. The busy parents also try to get in some hiking…. At Northern Illinois Univ., Bill Falls is an assistant professor. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale in 1994. Susan (O’Donnell) is an associate information systems engineer with the Travelers Insurance Co. Their children are Bethany (4) and Zachary (1)…. Chris Fasciano works on the Schroder Wertheim investment team. Projects at their home and baby Amanda keep Chris and Rebecca (Stevens ’88) on their toes…. Having earned her master’s in computer information systems at the Univ. of Pennsylvania in 1996, Kathleen Flaherty now lives in Kirkland, Wash. She looks forward to our big Reunion in June!… Joshua Galdston received his J.D. from New York Law School…. In May 1996, E. Brooke Garrettson received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the Univ. of Minnesota…. Midori Gellert and John Shaw are in Alaska, where she has enjoyed fishing and kayaking. She and John met when they began law school in Minnesota…. Laura Giles Longacre is the new foreign-language department head at Cheshire (Conn.) Academy. Husband Tim is assistant cross country and long-distance coach at Central Connecticut State in New Britain. Laura earlier directed a summer day camp program for elementary age children…. In Dallas, James Gleason keeps busy: a full day’s work followed by part-time work on his M.B.A. at Southern Methodist Univ…. Maria Goodney has a new job as a consultant with C.W. Costello & Associates in Wellesley Hills, Mass. For the past two winters Maria has taught skiing at Wachusett Mountain…. Barrett Grimm has moved to the Burlington, Vt., area, where he is the records manager for a large law firm. In Huntington he and Michelle(Sault ’89) bought their first home with a great view of Camel’s Hump, the third-highest mountain in Vermont. House and garden fill leisure hours…. Yvonne and Nate Grove have begun a new career in Durham, N.H. Their travels have included a visit to Yvonne’s relatives in Ireland, to Eastern Canada, canoeing and spelunking in the Ozarks, and adopting a dog in Indiana…. Class secretary Jamie Kircaldie vacationed in Palm Springs and San Diego, chasing golf balls over the desert with Dean Ridlon. On the home front, he has finished the kitchen, built a dining room table, and looked forward to the tailgating season at the Yale Bowl…. Michelle LaMarre Waldie hopes to return to teaching and working when the kids (3), (2), and (?) are in school…. Since September 1992, Steve Laredo has been teaching at Nantucket High School, and bought a house on the island, where he lives with his wife and baby daughter. Earlier he taught high school in rural western Kenya and worked and taught for three years at the New England Center for Autism in Southborough, Mass., along with John Richmond and Jessica Daley…. Maurice Levesque teaches at Williams College. He looked forward to the school year in spite of the insanity of moving and getting settled…. In her free time from a busy job, Sandra Liepins Busby is a volunteer with her neighborhood association in Lowell, Mass…. Work at MCI International keeps Kim Lopes busy, and Reunion is definitely on her mind. She is the proud godmother of two children…. When she is not working as a physical therapist, Jeanette McWhan still has time for mountain biking and a trail run…. Since 1988 Michael Malinoski has been at Cambridge Reports/Research International, where he is a vice president. The Massachusetts firm is a market research and opinion polling company, and Mike’s specialty is research for the telecommunications companies and utilities. In October 1995 he discovered the joys of being a homeowner in Lexington…. Chris Mangiafico Steiner says that being a working mom is a “real trick.” Baby Olivia was born in February, and Mom went back to work in June. In spite of her busy schedule, Chris did manage to sneak away to Block Island, R.I., with some of “the girls” including Kris BowdenBernierMarcia DouganSue Lilly, and Kim Finethy Harris…. Regina Marchi is the statewide manager for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, working on teen-age pregnancy prevention. During the summer and fall of 1995 she did health consulting in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Cuba…. Paul ’88 and Martha Merselis Grove have returned to Washington, D.C., from Cambodia where they lived for two years while
Martha ran a women’s political development program, primarily in the country’s rural provinces…. Rob Milofsky is now tenured at Fort Lewis College in Durango. He and Amy have been mountain biking, backpacking, and back-country skiing all over Colorado…. Following a six-year stint in North Carolina, John and Heidi Niit Krapf have moved to Hopkinton, Mass. She would love to see old friends in the area. At home with Kelsey (3) and Jake (1), Heidi hopes to return to school and hobbies when the children are older…. James O’Hair is an emergency room physician. For recreation he enjoys sailing, diving, and golf. During the past year he traveled to China, Italy, and Washington, D.C., where he saw Helen Gill and Bill Locke ’85…. Sarah Ostheimer Trapani left her teaching job to stay home with Benjamin (1), whom they both enjoy thoroughly. Carl still teaches seventh-grade math and is looking into a career in computers…. Sarinda Parsons Wilson has taught French for 10 years at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. Last year she spent a week in Paris, then she and Jonathan traveled to the San Juan Islands and to a Wyoming dude ranch. Back home they enjoy their life with Maren (1 1/2)…. In his eighth year with Color Associates in St. Louis, Scott Pellerin is busy with work, travel, and family life. In 1994 he earned his master’s in marketing from Webster Univ. He and Christy love being parents to Taylor (2 1/2) and Nicole (1), much to the dismay of their yellow lab, Abbey. Scott keeps in touch with Joe DiBiasiSteve BrennanRob Milofsky, and Rich Garabedian ’88….For 10 years Sandy Picano O’Sullivan has worked at PAREXEL International. Her children are Caroline (4) and Patrick (3)…. While Brad andLaurie Pinchbeck Whitsel work on their Ph.D. dissertations, Laurie also is an exercise physiologist in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. At the Olympics she represented the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America. She is the organization’s vice president of education…. At the Univ. of Colorado, Anne Reis is working on her master’s in international communication. She definitely looks forward to Reunion…. From Providence, R.I., Arnie Robinson reports that things are pretty exciting at the Preservation Society. The city is thriving, he says. Much of the downtown shows significant restoration, both residentially and commercially…. Catherine Corky” Schmitz has moved to San Francisco, where she is publicity manager at IDG Books specializing in the “Dummies” Imprint: DOS for DummiesMacs for Dummies, etc. If you are in the area, Corky wants you to look her up over at 18th Street…. In Boston, Sean Slade is national accounts manager with Iron Mountain, a records-management company…. Last year Bette Smith began graduate work at the Univ. of Denver and still is a communications instructor for the Workplace Learning Project, working with Anne Reis. Bette and husband Jim Amidon are still renovating their home and look forward to life without dust…. Kellie Thibodeau and Peter Senghas ’86 enjoy life in Atlanta with their boys, Samuel and Jacob. As drivers for General Motors’ new electric car, they saw some of the “behind the scenes” action and excitement of the Olympics…. After teaching for three years in North Hampton, N.H., Deb Whitney left for Vietnam to teach in a new international school in Ho Chi Minh City. She would love to see some familiar faces, so anyone traveling in Southeast Asia should contact her mother in New Hampshire at 9 Bradstreet Rd., Hampton 03842…. Last fall, Connie Willis wrote from West Chester, Pa., on her return from a soggy camping trip, thanks to Hurricane Bertha.
88 Class Secretary: Gabriella Fodor Abruzzi, 1338 Merchant Ln., McLean, VA 22101-2413Class President: Jeffrey A. Day, Tasis England American School, Coldharbour Ln., Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8 TE, EnglandNext Reunion in 1998. Paige Neuner is an internal auditor at ITT Automotive in Fort Wayne, Ind. She earned her M.S. in accounting at Northeastern Univ. in 1989.
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. Laura Hawkins Smith teaches at Menlo-Atherton High School in San Francisco…. In Washington, D.C., Zachary Robbins is program manager at the Academic Affairs Resource Center of the American Assn. of State Colleges and Universities. He and wife Laila Van Eyck live in Bethesda, Md. She is assistant director of federal relations for the National Assn. of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

Comments are closed.