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70 Class SecretarySusan Gangemi Murphy, 204 Jackass Annie Rd., Minot, ME 04258Class PresidentC. Ellen Yeaton Perry, 6 Laura Ln., Barrington, NH 03825-3217Next Reunion in 1999. After 15 years as host on NBC’s Today show, Bryant Gumbel joined CBS to do a prime-time magazine show, still in the planning stage. Bryant is a member of the Board of Overseers at Bates…. At McCormick Co., Bob Skelton is now vice president and general counsel. He has been assistant secretary and associate general counsel since 1984. A graduate of the Univ. of Maryland Law School in 1974, he is a member of bar associations in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as the American Bar Assn…. Dan Toran was recently elected president of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. He joined Penn Mutual in 1996 as executive vice president. Previously, Dan was executive vice president, marketing and sales, at the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston, which he joined in 1970. Founded in 1847, Penn Mutual is the nation’s fourth-oldest insurer.
71 Class SecretaryElizabeth Glover Wiers, 4 Bigelow Rd., PO Box 158, St. Albans, ME 04971Class PresidentJanet Face Glassman, 4 Whitman Dr., Granby, CT 06033-2709Next Reunion in 2002.
72 Class Secretary: Christine Love Pac, 515 Hall Hill Rd., Somers, CT 06071-1056Class PresidentGregory J. Pac, 515 Hall Hill Rd., Somers, CT 05071-1056Next Reunion in 1997. John Amols has relocated to Mooresville, N.C…. Tom Snyder now is vice president/treasurer of United Dominion Industries in Charlotte, N. C.
73 Class SecretaryCarol S. Lovejoy, 133 W. Shore Dr., Marblehead, MA 01945-1343Class PresidentKaylee Masury, 40 Farmer Rd., Eliot, ME 03903-1810Next Reunion in 2002. Joe Burke in Massachusetts indicates that he and his wife, Rowena, have their own law practice, Burke & Burke, with offices in Norwell and Boston. The practice concentrates on workers’ compensation and civil litigation trial practice. Joe, the author of a primer on workers’ compensation law in the state, a basic text for lawyers who practice in that area of law, lectures extensively on related subjects. The Burkes, with daughters Simone and Jessica, live in Norwell…. A man of many talents, John Emerson was profiled in a November issue of the Gorham (Maine) Times. He first taught economics at the local high school, then in the ’80s was a member and chairman of the Town Council for nine years. He joined the Portland Water District where he is now chief water waste systems operator. As chairman of the Hillside Cemetery Assn. board, John and son Leon maintain the grounds. He occasionally works clearing trees as a CLP (Certified Logging Professional), and he is a board member of the Gorham Times. He says, “I’ve always felt Gorham has a tremendously talented and capable populace,” and he is glad to be a part of it…. After a successful first year teaching at Kenwood High School in Baltimore County, Md., Joanne Stato was chosen to be a fellow at the Maryland Writers Project Summer Teacher Institute, where she will design workshops on the teaching of writing. Joanne will teach ninth-grade English and advise the yearbook at Kenwood in the fall.
74 Class SecretaryJulia Holmes Reuter, 822 Grover Hill Rd., Bethel, ME 04217Class PresidentPaul M. Burke, 9 Hanson Rd., Andover, MA 01810-4507Next Reunion in 1999. In Worcester, Mass., Vic Tolis has been elected vice president, information systems, in Allmerica Financial’s retail financial services division. Tolis joined Allmerica Financial shortly after graduation as a program analyst. He was elected assistant vice president in 1993 after holding a number of positions in the company.
75 Class SecretaryCarol Burgess Goetz, 27 Jewett St., Pepperell, MA 01463Class PresidentDeanna L. Grayton, 301 Newburn St., Danvers, MA 01923Next Reunion in 2000. Martin Hanoian thoroughly enjoys his “second” profession as father to baby Grace. He says dentistry is “hectic” but doing well right now in his Providence (R.I.) practice, and he has ordered a new software package to help with accounting.
76 Class SecretaryMarjorie Poznansky Getz, 33 Old Powerhouse Rd., Falmouth Foreside, ME 04105, e-mail Bates76@aol.comClass PresidentLee S. MacPhee, 250 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210Next Reunion in 2001. Beginning in January, Ann Austin will be in South Africa on a Teaching-Research Fulbright Fellowship, investigating higher-education changes in South Africa and career development of university faculty there. She will also consult with South African universities regarding organizational change, faculty professional development, and student development. Ann is associate professor of educational administration at Michigan State Univ. She earned master’s degrees from the Univ. of Michigan and Syracuse Univ. and her doctorate from Michigan.
77 Class SecretaryDavid L. Foster, IOMA, 29 W. 35th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001-2299, e-mail dfoster@ioma.com Co-Class Presidents: Molly Campbell and Nils Bonde-Henriksen, 659 Green St., Cambridge, MA 02139-3137Next Reunion in 2002. General news: We now have a pretty extensive directory of e-mail addresses for our class. If you’d like the list, e-mail me atdfoster@ioma.comDeb Thyng Schmidt, due to huge public support, has been elected Trustee at Bates. The class now has two representatives on the Trustees (and three on the editorial board of the Bates Magazine). We’re a powerhouse!

Betsy Alberty describes Mill Valley, Calif., as “paradise,” at least partially because she’s still enjoying growing her biotech company (check it out at www.alsbyte.com). Otherwise, she’s doing a lot of “playing with deerhounds, cooking, and entertaining.”… Lynn Glover Baronas is a contract lawyer for Day Berry & Howard, one of Hartford’s biggest firms. She has a three-day-a-week schedule managing large document reviews in complex litigation, so she’s got two weekdays free to spend with Billy (10), Katie (8), and Mary (2). Lynn keeps in touch with Pam Walch Constantine and Jane Goguen Baronas…. Dwight Bell says the three kids keep him and Karen pretty busy. Fortunately, the job front is stable — he’s working as a health actuary for Aon Consulting…. Sounds like Wendy Korjeff Bellows has a great balance of activities these days. First, she’s now a research associate at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, looking into sulfur-gas production by marine phytoplankton. Her “extra” time goes into a small business she’s begun in “custom signs and horse equipment.” Last year she organized the only nationally recognized combined-training equestrian event in Maine…. Scott Bierman “hopes to get work done on the second edition of his games theory textbook by this summer before he takes over as president of the Carleton faculty.”… Jeff Brown will be in Maine with Mark Sorensen for three days of sea kayaking. Jeff’s looking forward to the trip because sons Matt and Nick are “intermittently cooperative, and intermittently…” what shall I say, not cooperative. Jeff continues to survive as an M.D. in public medicine (does this wonderful country still do that anymore?)…. Molly Campbell and Nils Bonde-Henriksen are well. Molly has just finished her “never-to-be-a-bestseller” book, How to Revitalize Your Day Program: A Clinical Perspective. It’s about therapeutic activities integrated into programs for developmentally disabled adults…. Gary Grieve-Carlson is now the chair of the English department at Lebanon Valley College, where he’s a full professor. Gary and Bridget were expecting a May baby — their third child, so we missed them at the Reunion…. Last year, Jane Duncan Cary and family pulled up roots, leaving Amherst and Deerfield Academy respectively. Michael’s now doing well as headmaster of Lawrenceville School, and Jane has found a 25-hour-a-week home as director of health professions advising (what we used to call pre-med advising) at Princeton…. Pam Walch Constantine disputes Newsweek (hey, someone finally had to confront them!) and reports that “there are still a few of us full-time moms around with three kids, a dog, and jobs that no one pays us to do.” Besides all this, Pam is chair of the board of a large pre-school and has also paid her dues as coordinator (and pot-scrubber) of a feeding program for the hungry in her town…. Mark Diters is now a pastoral intern at South Granby Congregational Church, all while he’s now in his second year at Yale Divinity School “working towards a long overdue master of divinity degree.”… Don Earle did the Burlington Marathon. Other forms of “relaxation” include chasing his 13- and 10-year-old daughters through extracurricular theater and sports events — and keeping his business growing and profitable…. Katherine Flom says she’s “one of the few lawyers I know who actually enjoys their work.” Kate partly attributes this satisfaction to a new office her firm opened within biking distance of her lakefront house in Minnesota. Kate’s two step-daughters will both be in college this fall, making her the first member of our class, I believe, to qualify as an “empty nester.”… David Foster is the president of his coop, and the new president of the Newsletter Publisher’s Assn., his professional association. Both he and Mina are gearing up for a half-Ironman triathlon in July…. In what appears to be another first for the class, Katherine Taylor Gamble‘s husband Paul took early retirement this winter, so he’s now a full-time dad. She’s now working about three days a week in geriatric optometry, and the family is looking into buying a camp in the mountains of central Pennsylvania…. Eva Hathorn Geddes is nearing her first anniversary since being transferred to Erie, Pa. She and Wesley are responsible for the work of the Salvation Army in that area. She’s also working in education (beginning a master’s degree in counseling this fall) and writing…. Steve Hadge is enjoying a more reasonable class load of 18 in his second year since taking on the challenge of teaching kindergarten…. In a similar challenge, Terry Mailliard Keyes is taking care of two teenage girls and her 2-1/2-year-old boy. Terry throws down the gauntlet: “Try getting one child into college and one out of diapers at the same time.”… Steve Lancor reports that he, Ann Marie, Kevin, and John are enjoying their 14th year in West Hartford. Steve is still a sales manager at Gallo Wines of Connecticut, but got a big charge when the kids basketball team he coached won the town championship with a 13-0 record, with John as the MVP!… Joren Madsen just moved into his first “real” house in the Back Bay, and says of his medical work: “I’m still fixing hearts and developing ways to transplant pig hearts (xenotransplantation) into humans who would otherwise die.”… Also in medicine, Dervilla McCann has her private solo medical practice up and running, though she’s frustrated by “the adversarial relationship between insurance companies and physicians.” Overall, she rates “starting a private practice as the steepest learning curve I’ve faced since Bates.”… Laura deFrancesco McLaughlin got married May 10! Leslie Mortimer, Nancy Witherell and Sherry Knutsen were at the wedding. Leslie says that “despite all my efforts to the contrary I’m becoming a techno-geek,” largely due to her installation of Internet research stations at her library. The technology is offset by two book discussion groups, season tickets for the New Jersey Symphony, and two courses in music appreciation…. Mary Beth Pope Salama sends her best to “David, Emily, Jacquie, Quan, Anders, Sue, Laura, Bob … you know who you are.” Mary Beth’s family practice residency is in its inaugural year, so she’s teaching there and trying to keep ends together in an office practice that has tripled in two years. Naomi is 11, and Alexander is 5…. After dominating the Oklahoma radio scene, Steve “Ace” Powers has taken a new job as morning anchor and news director at WOFU-AM 690 in Jacksonville, the “Bold New City of the South.” He says he “covered tornadoes in Tulsa — now maybe I can hook up with a hurricane.”… Dan Quinn is coming up on his 20th anniversary with Mobil, but his major challenge is lots of coaching: “In Massachusetts, ice hockey is the endless season.” His sons are now 5 and 7… It’s the boating season along the Maine islands, so things are pretty good for Sandra Karpela Radis. She’s quit her job as a family therapist to devote more time to friends and family. She keeps in touch with Gina Chase and Jeanne Cleary…. Tom Ryan is struggling with the “standard lament of new parents: no free time” as Chloe comes up on her first birthday. New Trustee Deb Thyng Schmidt has worked out a pretty ideal work-at-home situation: She’s a free-lance writer of college admissions and financial-aid materials. The work allows her to focus on Sarah (6) and Amy (3), “take summers off,” and enjoy their life
in Colorado…. Paul and Barbara Braman Sklarew now share three kids, two dogs, two rats, one rabbit, one mouse, an old house with a big yard in West Barnstable, and a busy practice…. Lydia Brown Soule‘s oldest son is getting his learner’s permit soon, so she sends warnings to classmates in the South Portland area…. In Florida, Stuart Strahl has been receiving a lot of press attention as director of the National Audubon Society’s Everglades campaign. He says the South Florida battle puts him “back in the big time” after a few years in rural Maryland. Melissa and the three kids are doing well…. Cynthia Smallwood Sullivan owns a structured settlement firm with her husband with offices attached to their home in Foxborough, making it a little easier to be around and about for their “five wonderful children, ages 11 to 16.”… Jennifer Malia Takahashi passed her doctoral comps and has completed her course work, so she’s now embarking on the last leg: a one-year internship in the psychology department at Queens Hospital in Honolulu. Hang in there with the dissertation. Like most of us, she thanks her family for putting up “a lot.” Jennifer was visited by Cindy Rockwood Wang during a recent trip to Hawaii. Christine Kaminski Tolen has “a long commute to anywhere,” but loves Larkspur, Colo. She’s surviving as the chief accounting officer at a public company — and running bumps and gates in the master’s program at the local ski area….James Tonrey continues as managing partner of Tonrey Means, the business insurance agency, and he’s also become a partner in Boston Asset Management, an investment advisory firm. Several of the stars of the current Bates soccer team (the best team in many decades) trace their interest in Bates to working with Jim in Boston-area leagues…. Jackie Wolfe recently got divorced, so it hasn’t been the best of times. She says she’s entering a period where her “spiritual inquisitiveness is resurfacing.” The good news is that Jackie is doing tons of Bates stuff — she was up at the huge Bates Campaign celebration in May — and her massage practice is steadily growing. If it keeps doing as well, Jackie hopes to leave the NYPD in a few years…. Linda Greason Yates is now the vice president of human resources at Milford Hospital in Massachusetts. Anyone with HR experience will immediately understand what she means when she says “after 20 years, nothing surprises me anymore. I could write a book.” Linda and family spend as much time as possible in South Bristol, Maine (Rutherfords Island), kayaking and relaxing: “It’s my favorite place.”

78 Co-Class Secretaries: Chip Beckwith, 200 Cabrini Blvd., Apt. 4, New York, NY 10033 e-mail chipwith@aol.com; Sarah B. Wardner, 40 Tahoma Rd., Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2314Class PresidentRonald W. Monroe, 59 West St., Bloomfield, CT 06002Next Reunion in 2003. Ellen Barry Ankuda lives in Springfield, Vt., with husband Steve and three daughters, 13, 11, and 9. She volunteers in the girls’ school, driving them where they need to go and serving on the town library board of trustees. “I enjoy my children but I can’t quite keep up with them!”… In the last six months, Chip Beckwith has moved, bought a coop in New York City, left AT&T after 10 years, begun a new job at the Mining Co. (an internet start-up), and has been going out with a great woman, as well as trying to keep up with this flood of Bates news!… Chris and Annie Cassidy Callahan ’80 live in Barnard, Vt. Annie teaches and Chris practices law with his degree in environmental law. He had an interesting winter assisting the Vermont Natural Resources Council before the Vermont Legislature, and he also spent some time with the Environmental Enforcement Division of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources. Charlotte, Lilly, and Patrick are all in grade school. Chris keeps in contact with Willy Ring ’79, former Timecorrespondent in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, now the AP’s press man in Vermont. Other Bobcats have been spotted hiking in the Green Mountain National Forest…. Lauren Dexter Baker writes, “Chuck and I had a baby boy, Brendan William, on May 23, 1996. He arrived prematurely and unfortunately spent his first several months in the hospital. We brought him home during the summer to join us and his 5-year-old sister, Alyssa. As of last October, Brendan was doing extremely well and weighed 9 1/2 pounds. He is a great baby and a real blessing to us. He was baptized on Sept. 29 and his godmother isSharon Barrett Lachance. Needless to say, I have taken a leave of absence from my marketing consulting job!”… . Barbara Giessler is an attorney working part time for the New York Stock Exchange. She enjoys life with her husband and 3-year-old son…. Helen Jalbert has been living by the ocean since last summer and loving every minute of it. She is between careers, the last as a programmer/analyst, and the next, perhaps massage therapy. “I definitely feel the need to switch gears,” she says…. Chuck James lives in Northern Virginia and still works at Xerox after 19 years. “I hear from Earl Ruffin, Kurt Gelfand, Chip Belsky, Steve Brisk, Paul McGovern, Lee Anne Trask Madersky, John Riccio, and Dave Skinner about twice a year. To stay in shape, I started to race in Triathlons.”… David Lingner writes: “I was fortunate enough to spend three weeks in Maine last August, and I even visited Bates one cloudy, drizzly afternoon. It was wonderful being back in my native state, but the perks of living in San Diego (or insane Diego) will keep me from moving back there any time soon unless someone has a high-paying environmental consultant job.” David, his wife, and two sons live in Rancho Penasquitos, a northeast suburb, with one of the best school systems around. He is an environmental scientist at SAIC that specializes in air quality. He also teaches evening chemistry classes at Miramar College and volunteers as Web-site author at Canyon View Elementary School…. Linda Mansfield Carrollreceived her real-estate license last year and enjoys assisting a local broker part time. She also is the PTO curriculum enrichment coordinator at their elementary school and helps fund school programs that bring science, music, art, literature, and historic-related presentations and workshops for K-4 classes. She still plays tennis whenever she can…. Bill and June Ross Miller have held a mini-reunion for each of the last 19 years. They gather everyone together for a weekend at a family summer home in Duxbury on the beach. They come single, married, pregnant, with babies, teenagers, and the numbers keep growing. Friends come from as far as Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, and Tennessee. In the last few years the numbers steadily increased so they set up tents in the yard. Kids don’t mind having four or five in a tent. “Mealtime is a phenomenon,” June says. “We now feed all the children first so we adults can sit down together and relax. This year we are printing T-shirts with all of our favorite sayings from the guest book kept every year.”… John Reisch recently moved to Rhode Island to take a job as technical director of Solud Chemical, a manufacturer of polyurethane coatings and adhesives. Married for 10 years, he keeps busy with their two children, Sean (5) and Angela (2)…. In La Cruces, N.M., Paul Rubino was appointed to the bench in April 1996 and is now a Municipal Court judge. Over the years he has stayed in touch with only a few Bates people but always enjoys reading the class notes to keep up with the people “with whom I shared the most formative years of my life.”… In Baltimore, Jean Seitzer Storrs works a few hours a week as a reference librarian at Enoch Pratt Free Library Branch 28. She also has begun writing reviews of books on Victorian history for Library Journal, “So my brain is still functioning. And conversing with a 4-year-old all day is a different form of brain exercise, for sure! My husband graduated from MIT in 1982 so we hope the timing on his 15th Reunion and ours would dovetail.”… At an engineering firm in Somers, Conn., Lee Anne Trask Madersky has been the director of finance for Power Specialists Associates Inc. for the past 10 years. “Our life is pure chaos with husband Tom and son Joe playing several sports and daughter Kate and I performing in our local theaters. Also I’m in denial that almost 20 years have passed since graduating from Bates!”… Pete Vignati with wife Susanne and three boys — 5, 3, and 6 months — moved to New Jersey to a new job. He works at Fidelity Chemical where he manages sales and marketing. In the specialty chemical business since leaving Bates, he has made good use of his chemistry degree. In his previous position in international marketing, he had a chance to travel exensively around the world for three years. “My golf game has taken a back seat to gardening and playing with the kids,” he says. “Someday I’ll get back to it.”… Living in Frederick, Md., Patricia Weil Coates, with husband Vince and Eliane (3), is the editor of a travel industry publication, runs conferences, and has been a long-time public relations executive. “I’m a multi-rated pilot and have traveled extensively including a year spent in France.” She stays in close touch with Sally Barbee Day, now living near Chattanooga, Tenn., with her husband and two kids, and also with Chuck James…. After doing an intensive, year-long meditation training at Woodbury College in Montpelier, Vt., Betsy Williams got a job as the case coordinator for a community meditation center in Greenfield, Mass. She has been there for nearly two years and loves her work. They take on a wide variety of cases, do a lot of meditation and conflict resolution training in schools and with adults. Recently she moved back to southern Vermont, where she has been connected with a wonderful community for 13 years.
79 Co-Class SecretariesCarlie R. Graves, Vassar College, Box 69, Poughkeepsie, 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 Bath, Gary Gabree now is attorney/partner in the legal firm of Stinson, Lupton, Weiss & Gabree, PA. Kelly Gabree is office manager at Hawthorne House, First Atlantic Corp., in Freeport.

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