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60 Class Secretary: Louise Hjelm Davidson, 5823 Rushwood Dr., Dublin, OH 43017Class President: Dean S. Skelley, 16330 Hidden View, San Antonio, TX 78232-2812Next Reunion in 2000. Jane Costello Wellehan continues to volunteer on various boards and as assistant chaplain at Maine Medical Center. She and Dan have moved to a new home, their first move in 32 years. This year’s two-week safari to Africa was “a dream come true,” she says. With a wedding of their fourth daughter last August, a visit to two Seattle daughters, the arrival of their first grandchild and another due in 1997, the Wellehans’ family keeps them young…. After eight months in Australia, Ray and Dianne Curtis Simpson traveled for a month to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Greece, Rome, and Paris. In the summer of 1995 they worked in London. Son Ted was married in September and son George began work on his M.B.A. at New Mexico State Univ…. During a trip to Ireland last year to climb Croagh Patrick, Robin Davidson‘s wife broke her wrist in a fall. “This is the last mountain climb ever for this over-50 group,” says Robin…. George Deuillet reports all is going well in Dallas, where he has been for nearly 25 years. Two of his three sons work with him in real estate. He sails the Texas coast and the Intercoastal Waterway and vacationed in Canada…. In 1995Jerry Feitelberg received the highest award given by the California Pharmacists Assn. when he was named pharmacist of the year. He continues on the medical staff of the Oakland Athletics…. Eleanor and Bruce Fox plan to retire soon…. Active in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce, Arthur Hayes keeps occupied in the sign business, adding new equipment and more employees…. Alan and Louise Hjelm Davidson have moved into a new home. She has been elected to a three-year term as representative of her synod’s Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women, covering Michigan and Ohio. Louise has a grant for research on her Ph.D. in political science…. In Fort Wayne, Ind., Richard Krause continues as manager of General Electric’s operations there. He and Joan (Mickelson ’61) note recent high points: a Christmas 1995 vacation cruise in the Virgin Islands with their four sons and three daughters-in-law; the arrival of their first grandson in July; son Doug ’99 finishing his first year at Bates; son Will’s bronze medal in rowing at the nationals; and daughter Joan’s art major at Indiana Univ…. Sandra Larkin Givan travels daily to Laurel, Md., a 95-mile round trip. Last year she spent two weeks supporting her company’s software system at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. She sings with the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church choir, which traveled last July to northern Italy, Switzerland, and southern Germany to sing in five cathedrals….Katherine Lowther Gray is coordinator for child and family services for the Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board, providing services for children from birth to 18. She and Bruce, an Episcopal priest, celebrated his 30 years in the ministry. They have two granddaughters, 4 and 2…. Carol Lux Zacher continues her piano practice and prepares courses to “open up the experience of classical music,” work she loves. She also works out in a sports club. Husband Mark is associate editor of a major international-relations journal and is working on a new book. Daughter Nicole is at the Univ. of Washington for an M.S.W. degree; son Glenn and wife Danielle are in law school…. With nearly 33 years in the contracting field at Pecatinsy Arsenal, N.J., George Marchant hopes to retire in about five years — when George Jr. finishes at Stevens Institute of Technology. Pat still teaches part time. Last summer they took a quick vacation in New Hampshire and Vermont “on the way to the best Bates Reunion ever.”… On leave from Northeastern Univ., Patricia Morse is in her third year as a program officer at the National Science Foundation. She works in biology and environmental sciences in the K-12 division of the Education and Human Resources Directorate. “We fund the development of instructional materials that reflect quality content and the new National Science Education standards,” said Trish. “[We are] particularly interested in developing a clearer understanding of the roles and responsibilities of scientists in the education of all students for national science literacy.” She continues research on clams, works with doctoral students, is finishing a small retirement home on San Juan Island, Wash., and continues to enjoy serving the College as a Trustee…. Audrey Philcox thoroughly enjoyed Reunion, her first…. Jon Prothero and wife Margaret Rollins have been busy with consulting, writing, and traveling. His company, Instructional Resources Inc., is solvent, and they live “a truly charmed life.”… Judith Roberts Williams enjoys being retired from teaching and is able now to spend eight months at their Braintree, Mass., home and four months in Jupiter, Fla. She and Bob ’57 welcomed a granddaughter in May 1996…. Daphne Scourtis Meyer continues to teach German at the high school in Salem, Ill. To date she has two grandsons and a granddaughter….Carolyn Sheehan Smith still teaches middle school in the Lewiston area. She contemplates joining husband Wayne in retirement soon. They enjoy camping and skiing with their four grandchildren…. Tom and Mary Shortill Gledhill have retired and were off to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in September. They see five grandchildren often. A son, graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is an ensign stationed aboard the USS Eisenhower and their youngest daughter is at Stonehill College…. On their 5,464-mile round trip from San Antonio to attend son Jonathan‘s Bates graduation last June, Dean Skelley and family visited relatives, Bates alumni, and saw the sights in Missouri, Ohio, and New England. It was also a reunion with classmate Trish Morse…. It was a wonderful family reunion for Roger and Judith Sternbach Fingado, who cruised from Anchorage to Vancouver with all their kids, spouses, and significant others…. In July, Nancy Stewart Kipperman retired as assistant principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey, N.H. She has taken up watercolor painting, and looks forward to travel and play with husband Dick, four grandchildren and the kids’ parents, who live nearby…. Two years ago Barbara Storms Trocki took early retirement from teaching. She and husband Joseph are delegate leaders for People to People. For the past four summers they have taken junior-high students on three-week trips to Russia, New Zealand, Australia, northern Europe, and last summer to the British Isles. Their son is a copilot on a 727 for UPS and daughter teaches second grade…. A year ago, John ’59 andCarol Swanson Hooper Elderhosteled at the College of William and Mary. They had their family together at Myrtle Beach and vacationed this year at their camp in the Adirondacks. Their best news is that they are expecting a first grandchild…. Gerald and Nancy Harrington Walsh report that two sons and a grandson live nearby while their third son flies helicopters in the Navy and was headed for the Persian Gulf. Jerry continues to build his law practice in Chelmsford, Mass., while Nan is a consulting analyst with Wang Labs.
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.
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. In Mesa, Ariz., Scott Bradley is general manager of an RV resort. He is involved in the American Legion national and state champion color guard…. Sarah Franklin traded her empty nest for a condo by the sea, which “works for me,” she says. One son is married and in graduate school, the second at the Univ. of New Hampshire…. For 12 years, Cindy Hunt Young has been a supervisor in the department of administration and finance at the Nassau (N.Y.) County Department of Health. Williams College graduate son Bruce has his Ph.D. from Duke. She looks forward to our 35th Reunion and hasn’t missed one yet…. Kathy Marshall Stricker plans to retire after 34 years in the federal government. Reversing the empty nest, her daughter is moving into Kathy’s home in Virginia and Kathy has built a home in Hilton Head…. In Bridgton, George Riley appraises real estate, is on ski patrol, and continues “to pull a teacher’s retirement — a comfortable and very unstressed existence.” He is also an outdoor emergency care instructor, providing first aid to ski patrollers, mountain bike guides, and river rafts. He and Carol, who is finance manager of Shawnee Peak ski area, travel to Virginia Beach each spring to see Carroll and Ted Smith ’63. Daughter Samantha’90, son Colin (at Middlebury), and son Devin have almost emptied the nest, but college bills still continue…. At MIT Sandra Smith Boynton still teaches the international spouses and is involved with several other teaching and tutoring situations where “the unexpected always arises.” In 1996 she and Bob took a spring trip to Alaska. They enjoy seeing their children strike out on their own.
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 1998.
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.
65 Class Secretary: Louise Kennedy Hackett, P.O. Box 35, Merrimack, NH 03054-0035Class President: Joyce E. Mantyla, 306 Munn Ln. E, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3029Next Reunion in 2001. Jeff and Linda Pike Hillier missed their first Reunion since graduation. She teaches third grade this year in North Hampton, N.H. “It sounded like everyone had a great time,” she wrote.
66 Class Secretary: Carol Stone Haberland, 80 Howarad St., Northborough, MA 01532-1445Class President: Joseph H. Matzkin, 27 Laudholm Rd., Newton, MA 02158-1931Next Reunion in 2001. Now living in Honolulu, where Bruce Kennedy is with the board of Realtors, he and Claudia (Lamberti) “are fine and keeping warm.” Last August they got together with classmates Laura Hoyt Mahoney and Alice Kaplan Rapkin to celebrate the Kennedys’ 20th wedding anniversary.
67 Class Secretary: Judith Lanouette Nicholson, 100 Peele Rd., Nashua, NH 03062-2522Class President: Jon G. Wilska, 20 Luce Ave., Niantic, CT 06357Next Reunion in 2001. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Janet Grossman Rozman sends her regards to the Class of ’67. She and husband Gabriel moved there recently. Their domestic address is c/o Ernst & Young Intl. B-11, P.O. Box 592380, Miami, FL 33959…. In Rockville, Md., Timothy Hall, senior vice president at Citizens Savings Bank, is president-elect of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. He has been selected for the current class of Leadership Montgomery, a non-profit program that educates and connects community leaders. One of 42 current and energizing leaders, Timothy will meet with a cross section of business, government, non-profit, and civic communities once a month this year…. Anita Miller Whiteis creating a new department of ethics and religion at Hebron Academy, where she has been teaching for 10 years. In November she was installed as pastor of Hebron Community Baptist Church. Caroline teaches in Conway, N.H., Toby ’90 finishes grad school at Virginia Tech, and Chris lives and works in Portland…. Overseas and missing Reunion are Lianne andCharlesRocky“ Stone, stationed with the U.S. Army in Heidelberg, Germany. Daughter Jessica is a foreign-language student in college and Meghan a junior at the Univ. of Vermont….Fran Strychaz writes: “All is well in Mill Valley. Come visit. I am working for Kaiser-Permanente doing operational planning and celebrating my 50th birthday on Cinque de Mayo with a 50-mile bike ride.”
68 Class Secretary: Gretchen Hess Gage, 119 Cedar St., Belfast, ME 04915-1441Class President: Karen Konecki Goober, 80 Upland Rd., Sharon, MA 02067-1748Next Reunion in 1999. Happy 50th birthday to any and all. In 1999 we will celebrate our 30th Reunion in a cluster group with ’69 and ’70. We have to come up with a concept that will be nostalgic and a lot of fun. Send me your ideas. If you’ve not returned for a Reunion in the past, I hope you will make a special effort to join us! – Karen

Last August, Barbara Burnham Leary (remember Betty Bates?) and eight of her friends celebrated their 50th birthdays in New Hampshire. The group included Norrine Abbott WilliamsNancy Harris RileyJill Howroyd Lawler, Beth Krause Reid, Susan Miller Long, Linda Russell Findlay, and Kathy Simmons Schultz…. It’s good to hear fromCarolyn Farr Cimino, who has taught foreign language for 26 years, the last 13 as French and Spanish teacher and department chair at Old Lyme (Conn.) High School, where W. Scott Brown ’61 is the principal. When she went to Old Lyme 13 years ago, she replaced Val Dieter Leeds ’77. Son Eric is a math education major and bassoon player at Univ. of Delaware. Daughter Andrea, a high school junior, loves sciences and long-distance running. Husband Carmin is professor of accounting and department chair at Mitchell College in New London…. In an e-mail to the College recently, Albert Fleury offered an overview of his career since Bates. “I have an urge to touch base with the Bates community,” he wrote. “Upon my graduation from Bates I moved to Paris, where I attended the Univ. of Paris School of Medicine and, after a few false starts, received my M.D. in 1976. My gratitude to the French government is undying. I must say I have one point of contention with Bates: In my senior year, I was told I didn’t have what it takes to become a doctor. Yet, for many years now I have practiced internal medicine with some success. My advice: Don’t listen to these people. Choose your own path. I then completed a three-year internal medicine residency in Boston, practiced in Massachusetts for awhile, and then moved to Hawaii on Maui. It was there that my wife, Rosalyn, died at a young age from breast cancer. After two years in Hawaii, I moved back to the mainland and remarried, to Ana. She and I have two children, Christopher (13) and Jocelyn (10). For seven years we lived in Minnesota, and it was there that I was involved in competitive dogsledding, competing in many races, including the 500-mile John Beargrease Marathon. Intellectually, I have a philosophical bent, and my musings swing from Jung to haiku with many variations in between. There you have it — a life off the beaten path, with a little bit of Bates thrown in for good measure.”… After eight months with the pediatric AIDS program, Chris Hager joined the bone marrow transplantation program at Health Resources Services Administration overseeing contracts to maintain the unrelated donor registry. Chris asks that anyone with a design idea for an AIDS quilt panel for Brad Daziel contact her at 301-279-2037 or e-mail chris@aol.com…. In San Francisco, Carla Hoag White was elected to the board of the Bay area chapter of the American Liver Foundation. She is involved in organizing educational seminars and support groups on hepatitis and other liver diseases. She also is a City Guide, giving walking tours of the area under a program sponsored by the local public library. Visiting classmates who want a tour can contact Carla at 99 Brentwood Ave., San Francisco, CA 94127 or e-mail jimmwhite@aol.com…. Still teaching French at West Essex (N.J.) Regional High School, Sue Janssen has completed a certificate program in educational technology through Jersey City State College and now teaches graduate-level computer courses through JCSC. In her “spare” time she commutes to her home in Le Bar Sur Loup, France, a small village in the mountains near Grasse and 45 minutes from Nice…. Jill Jillson teaches third grade in Great Barrington, Mass., serves on her parish council, and works on a community environmental project. Recently Beth Robinson flew up from Connecticut and took Jill for a spin in her plane…. Karen Konecki Goober is the top producing broker in her real-estate firm of 30. She was recognized by the Massachusetts Assn. of Realtors as one of 40 to achieve a sales level exceeding $7 million in 1995. She and Joel ’70 celebrated her 50th birthday at the Ritz with Susan Pendleton, Mike and Anne Kingwill Morin, and Judy Lanouette Nicholson ’67…. Alan Korpi is a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick specializing in auditing banks. A director at Bank of Boston, Ellen Feld Korpi specializes in acquisitions loans for middle-market companies. “My labor of love,” she says, “is doing work for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.” Alan adds, “Besides our wedding, a highlight of 1996 was a hole in one at a charity golf tournament that won us a free vacation.”… Karen Magnani had a poem published in the Springfield (Mass.) Journal. She is on the executive board of the College Club and had served as recording secretary. An active member of the Springfield Garden Club, she belongs to a horticultural group that studies gardening techniques and meets with local gardening personalities…. Louis Weinstein has relocated to Toledo, Ohio, from Tucson, Ariz., where he is professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Ohio. He reports on a “never-ending task” of restoring an 1829 Greek Revival home.

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.

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