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Eighties

80 Class SecretaryElizabeth Holmes Bradley, 90 Bardwell St., Lewiston, ME 04240-6006 Class PresidentChristine Tegeler Beneman, 105 Spurwink Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074Next Reunion in 2000. Mark Hurvitt of Kingfield and Bates roommate Brian Carter of Portland, Ore., met in Las Vegas last winter to run the local marathon. They didn’t win, reported Hurvitt, nor did they get rich at the tables, so they had to go back to their jobs on Monday…. Recently Daniel Scully became general manager of Boston Magazine after serving as business manager for four years. Earlier he was district circulation sales manager for the New York Times Magazine Group.
81 Class SecretaryEllen True DiCerbo, 28 Clive St., Worcester, MA 01603-2512Class PresidentCraig E. Comins, 85 Pleasant St., Hingham, MA 02043Next Reunion in 2000. Dick Beers has been named partner in the Rochester, N.Y., law firm of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber. He focuses on the range of real-estate transactions and financing. Dick received his J.D. from Syracuse Univ. College of Law. He is a frequent lecturer on real estate and municipal taxation topics…. Last April, Lillian Buckley gave her thesis performance of gospel, folk music, and life songs at Andover Hall Chapel at Harvard Divinity School. Composed and performed by Lillian, she had Kent Allyn as accompanist with the Imani Temple Church of God in Christ Choir…. Class president Craig Comins now is director of the Annual Fund at Radcliffe College. He was associate director of annual giving at Bates for several years…. In January, Michael Laurence was guest lecturer at Bates, speaking in the Muskie Archives on “Capital Punishment in the 21st Century: Marking the Progress of a Civilized Society.” An attorney in San Francisco, Michael is noted for his opposition to the death penalty (see his essay this issue)…. In Washington, D.C., David McNeill is a commercial officer in the U.S. Department of Commerce/Foreign Commercial Service. He earned an M.I.M in international business from the American Graduate School of International Management, Phoenix, Ariz., in 1984. He and Anne are parents of Natalie (9), Andrew (8), and twins Thomas and Kyle (3).
82 Class SecretaryMelissa J. Weisstuch, 7 Lake St., Apt. 8-S, White Plains, NY 10603Co-Class PresidentsWalter J. Dillingham, 69-34 Groton St., Forest Hills, NY 11375-5150; Leigh A. Graham, 73 Williston Rd., Auburndale, MA 02166-2219Next Reunion in 1998.
83 Class SecretaryLeigh Peltier, 48 Whitin Ave., Warwick, RI 02888-2014Class PresidentMary E. Couillard, 64 Fremont St., Somerville, MA 02145-1435Next Reunion in 1998. Krista Anderson has settled in Portland, Ore., and works at a restaurant called Wildwood. She and dog Mickey left San Francisco to help open the restaurant, but says her biggest itch now is to travel. She’s eyeing New Zealand…. Another classmate on the move recently was Kathleen Bellucci Van Deursen. Last summer her third child was born, and Kathleen took a leave of absence and moved to Jackson, N.H. Her husband is director of mountain operations at Attitash Ski Area, and they are happy to spend more time skiing and hiking than stressing and commuting…. Nancy Blackburn Sparks and husband Larry had their first baby — Daniel Christopher — in March 1996. Nancy is underwriting regional director for CIGNA in Bloomfield, Conn…. Also in Connecticut is Tammey Bean Rooney, husband Tom ’81 and two sons. Tammey is home raising the boys and working on her M.B.A. She also does a lot of volunteering at her sons’ school…. Another classmate in Connecticut is Jan Eklund, who says that husband Ken Klusnik defended his dissertation and received his Ph.D. in comparative literature…. Andrea Gelfuso Goetz writes from Colorado where she had a baby (Alexander) in May 1996. She also has a new job as litigator for the Department of the Interior. Her clients include the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, and she specializes in cases involving oil and gas and CERCLA litigation….In Cape Elizabeth, Julie Handren Bellhas been promoted to adult/young adult librarian at the Thomas Memorial Library, where she has already set up a special young-adult room. The new director is Jan Scherma ’72, and Julie sees several other Batesie patrons, including trustee Dick Coughlin ’53. She also visited Joan Fiske Jeter and new daughter Erin (whose dad is Jeff ’86), and frequently runs into Kris Taylor ’85 at Portland Symphony Concerts, where Julie ushers and Kris sells CDs for Amadeus Music for whom she works. Julie and David are busy with house projects at their new home in Gorham, and had a special visit with Laird Allan, his wife, and their three children prior to their move back to Thailand last summer…. George Liacopulos is serving as a Greek Orthodox priest at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. He recently received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary…. In a spring e-mail, Jim Murphy wrote: “My wife Laurie and I had our second child on April 29. Her name is Claire Montgomery Murphy. She joins sister Caroline Kip Murphy, who is now 2. Laurie is staying home full time, having left her job at GE as a senior financial analyst for plastics. I know her job is much harder now than it ever was; it’s certainly more tiring than mine. I am running for the office of district attorney. My boss, the DA of 24 years, is stepping down and I announced my candidacy in January. The election is this fall…. As of last summer, Laura Murray Montenegro was finishing her master’s in bilingual/multicultural education at Northern Arizona Univ. She is still teaching Spanish at a Tucson high school, and enjoys riding her horse in her spare time…. Further out West in Burbank, Calif., Colleen O’Connell Jimenez works as the controller at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. She made it to New Hampshire last summer and says she misses New England, but hopes to make it to the next Reunion…. Finally the Syphlloids got a record deal. Doug Quintal and friends celebrated their triumph in April 1997 in Boston at their CD release party. Doug asks us to buy Riding the Corporate Muscle, because if we don’t like it, our kids will…. Also in April 1997, Kathleen Rose bought a home in Framingham with a great view of the Sudbury River. She recently changed specialties as a physician assistant to dermatology and loves it. Last summer she bought a summer home in Provincetown, Mass…. Kathleen Sheehan DaCunha earned her M.B.A. in marketing from the Univ. of Connecticut in 1992. She is the busy mom of Carolyn (5) and Emily (4)…. Megan Shea and husband Gavin Cook continue to work and live at Choate Rosemary Hall as English teachers and are deans of the freshman. They had a baby girl — Emma Shea Cook — last summer…. Anita Terpstra is beginning her third year at St. Louis Univ. Law School, where she is studying bioethics/health law. Last summer she spent seven weeks in Europe in Rome, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco…. In Ipswich, Mass., Jennifer Wohlers Bentley has retired from her job to raise her daughter, Emma. Jennifer says she doesn’t miss corporate life and loves life in her house on the Ipswich River…. In January 1997, David B. Wolfwas ordained an Episcopal priest in the Washington National Cathedral. He is assistant to the rector at St. Albans Parish in Washington, D.C.
84 Class SecretaryEva E. Hamori, 35 Charter St., Apt. 7, Boston, MA 02113-1337Class PresidentLinda Webster, 214 Price Ave., Apt. A22, Narberth, PA 19072Next Reunion in 1998. Cathy Dana Cormier e-mailed in June: “Was happy to see the option of e-mailing class news. I am home on maternity leave for three months since the birth of Henry Andrews Cormier on May 3. He joins sister Elise (4 1/2) who is thrilled with his arrival (at least for now). I continue to work at Talbots, where for the last nine years I have held various marketing positions, the most recent being database marketing — an exciting and challenging role.”
85 Class SecretaryIben Jensen Eld, 150 Hunters Ridge Rd., Concord, MA 01742-4718Class PresidentColleen J. Quint, 25 Hadfield Rd., Minot, ME 04258 e-mail cquint@bates.eduNext Reunion in 2001. Making movies is a family affair for Cole ’82 and Shannon Banks Tamminen, whose company produced Phoebe’s Farm last October. Shannon produced the tapes and handles sales and marketing. Cole, who owns his own video production company, was director, videographer and editor. With the Tamminen children, Phoebe (4) and Conner (2 1/2) as members of the cast, the kids bottle-fed baby goats, collected eggs, and tickled a pig. “We wanted quality video programming for our kids, but were disappointed with what we found on the market,” she says. So, with encouragement of friends, they went ahead. Part of the proceeds goes to agencies working to prevent child abuse…. Doug and Jennifer Smalley Kaufman ’88 have been living in Dover, N.H., while Doug is halfway through his Ph.D. in reading and writing instruction at Univ. of New Hampshire, and Jennifer is manager of environmental programs at the Environmental Hazards Management Institute, an environmental nonprofit.
86 Class SecretaryCatherine Lathrop Strahan, 57 Lawton Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530Class PresidentChristopher J. Poulin, 66 Boxwood Cir., Milford, NH 03055-3000Next Reunion in 2001. In a spring e-mail, Lisa-Marie Johnson writes: “I’m now living in Kennebunk and am still an at-home mom. The biggest change is now I’m the mom of Renee (6), Ben (4), and Tessa (1). I spend most of my day running the mom taxi. In my spare time, I provide administrative assistance to my husband’s electrical company. Have been keeping in touch with Dina Hill ’87 in New Mexico. Have jumped into cyberspace, e-mail address is aes@cybertours.com.
87 Class SecretaryJames J. Kircaldie, 64 Vineyard Rd., North Haven, CT 06473Class PresidentKimberly Finethy Harris, 93 Larch Row, Wenham, MA 01984-1621Next Reunion in 1997. In Boston, Robert Donahue Jr. is a stockbroker at Hoenig & Co. He and Deborah live in Newtonville, and she is a stock/equity trader at Boston Partners Asset Management…. In March, Chris Lamberg-Karlovsky, an M.F.A. student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, won one of three 1997 Dana Pond Prizes for Painting. The competition honors the “most meritorious” work during the school’s academic year. Chris also holds an M.F.A. from Boston Univ.
88 Class SecretaryGabriella Fodor Abruzzi, 1338 Merchant Ln., McLean, VA 22101-2413Class PresidentJeffrey A. Day, Coldharbour Ln., Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8 TE, EnglandNext Reunion in 1997. Living in Duxbury, Steven Feder is finishing his pediatric residency in Boston. His wife, Amy, is completing her Ph.D. Classmates in graduate schoolLynn Dolberg, Ph.D., Boston Univ.;Melissa Hackel, M.B.A., Univ. of North Carolina; Heather Koball, Ph.D., sociology, Brown; Craig Pepin, Ph.D., history, Duke; Jay H. Reichgott, Rutgers, civil engineering; Mark Russett, Suffolk Univ. Law School; Clare Sheldon, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, D.V.M.; Tracy Camenisch-Smith, accounting, Switzerland; Nick Wharton, M.L.I.S, Univ. of Rhode Island. Graduate degreesEllen Besse Susman, Ph.D., educational psychology, Penn State; Andrea Combes, M.A., counseling, Lesley College; Mark Desjardins, Ph.D., history of education, Univ. of Virginia; Dawn Fitzgerald, M.A., clinical mental health counseling; Jane Gorham Gurzenda, J.D. cum laude, Boston Univ., May 1996; Jonathan Jameson, M.B.A., Tuck School, Dartmouth, 1995; Susan Luedee, M.B.A., Univ. of Connecticut; Marianne Mahon Menesal, M.P.T., Columbia; Craig Prentiss, Ph.D., religion, Univ. of Chicago; Rick Schiffman, M.B.A., Kellogg School of Business; Alison Trowbridge Rowe, cert., early childhood education, Castle College, June 1995; Nick Wharton, M.S., English education, Rhode Island College; James Wilmot, Ph.D., math, 1994.
89 Class SecretaryRuth D. Thompson, 73 Ellsworth Ave., Springfield, MA 01118Class PresidentElizabeth D. Katz, 15 Tiffany Rd., Apt. 12, Salem, NH 03079-3671Next Reunion in 1999. In Vergennes, Vt., Dan Browdy is a systems analyst at Country Home Products. He earned a master’s in communication from SUNY/Albany in 1993…. In his new position, Win Brown is executive director of the Sisters of Charity Health System Foundation, which includes St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, d’Youville Pavilion Long Term Care Facility, and Maison Marcotte Independent Living Center. Win is an Annual Fund class agent, board member of the Maine Assn. of Nonprofits, the Maine Community AIDS Partnership, and the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and Corp. Classmates in graduate schoolDarrell Crate, M.B.A., Columbia; David Coleman, Ph.D., art history, Univ. of Texas/Austin; Michelle Dunham, M.S., early childhood education, Wheelock College; Wendy Graham, M.B.A., Cornell; Rosemary Hart Carroll, M.S., hydrology, Univ. of Nevada/Reno; Prescott Littlefield, M.A., marine affairs, Univ. of Rhode Island; Ian Pallini, M.B.A., Fordham; Chris Perkins, M.B.A., Columbia; Beth Pilch, M.B.A., Univ. of Texas/Austin; Albert Price, Ph.D., biochemistry, Dartmouth; Sue Stich, M.P.T., Mass. General Hospital. Graduate degreesLisa Bower, M.B.A., summa cum laude, Babson College Graduate School of Business; Heather Carson, M.A., Middlebury, Breadloaf School of English;Juliet Chase, M.A., Middlebury, Breadloaf School of English ; Brian Cullen, J.D., Villanova; Tim Donovan, May 1996; Lucy Fauteux, Ph.D., cell biology, McGill, 1996; Elizabeth Katz, M.A., New Hamsphire state certification, 1996; Peter Orgell Baird, M.B.A, Stanford, June 1995; Katherine Wittenberg Pluhar, M.B.A., Univ. of Minnesota School of Management, June 1996.

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