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Eighties

80 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Holmes Bradley, 90 Bardwell St., Lewiston, ME 04240-6006

Class President
: Christine Tegeler Beneman, 105 Spurwink Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074

Next Reunion in 2000.
81 Class Secretary: Ellen True DiCerbo, 28 Clive St., Worcester, MA 01603-2152

Class President
: Craig E. Comins, 37 Fearing Rd., Hingham, MA 02043

Next Reunion in 2000.
82 Co-Class Secretaries: Thomas E. Campbell and Lori Norman Campbell, 22 Jackson St., Portland, ME 04103-2206

Class President
: Richard R. Regan, Hart and Regan, 37 Court St., Bath, ME 04530

Next Reunion in 2003.
83 Class Secretary: Leigh Peltier, 48 Whitin Ave., Warwick, RI 02888-2014

Class President
: Mary E. Couillard, 64 Fremont St., Somerville, MA 02145-1435

Next Reunion in 2003. Chris Malcolm is with the Peace Corps in Kenya according to his parents’ class letter….Charles W. Normand has become an associate of Brown, Rudnick Freed & Gesmer. He has been assistant general counsel of National Medical Care Inc., a national provider of dialysis, home care, and related health care services. In his practice he represents health care providers in all areas of contracting and related transactions, regulatory compliance and investigation defenses.
84 Co-Class Secretaries: Lisa Quintal Loeb, 333 Christian St., Wallingford, CT 06492; Linda Webster, A22 Montgomery Court Apartments, 214 Price Ave., Narbeth, PA 19072

Class President
: Charles J. Richardson Jr., 42 Kieve Rd., Nobleboro, ME 04555-0169

Next Reunion in 2003.
85 Class Secretary: Iben Ostergaard Jensen Eld, 150 Hunters Ridge Rd., Concord, MA 01742-4718

Class President
: Colleen J. Quint, 26 Hadfield Rd., Minot, ME 04258, e-mail cquint@bates.edu

Next Reunion in 2001.Mary Spilman Grosseholz reports that her second child, Isobel Mary Grosseholz, was born last year. “My husband, Klaus, and I now have two daughters, Margaret and Isobel. I’m home (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) full time with them, and loving it. I can be reached through my husband’s e-mail: Klaus@mailbox.uq.edu.au.”
86 Class Secretary: Catherine Lathrop Strahan, 57 Lawton Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530

Class President
: Christopher J. Poulin, 66 Boxwood Cir., Milford, NH 03055-3000

Next Reunion in 2001. Jamie Merisotis, founding president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy in Washington, D.C., was named a “young leader in academe” in the January/February 1998 issue of Change, the journal of the American Association of Higher Education. Merisotis was included among more than 80 people deemed to be the “past, present, and future” leaders of higher education. The list, compiled from the results of some 11,000 questionnaires, was broken into four categories: senior leaders inside academe, supporters of education outside the academy, influential leaders defined as “agenda-setters,” and young leaders in academe. Merisotis was among those highlighted in the magazine, and he offered comments on the state of higher education today: “The greatest challenge lies in reasserting the social and democratic role of higher education. In the last two decades…we fundamentally lost the national policy arguments about public benefits of higher education. Today, the discourse is overwhelmingly slanted toward the individual, usually monetary, gains that result from college attendance…. This ‘lowest common denominator’ approach to the benefits of higher education may have had short-term value, but over the long term it could have a ruinous effect on the ability of higher education to serve the nation’s interests effectively.” Merisotis is also vice president of the Bates Alumni Council.
87 Class Secretary: James J. Kircaldie, 64 Vineyard Rd., North Haven, CT 06473

Class President
: Paula M. Colahan, 109 Water St., Apt. 406, Tuck’s Point, Beverly, MA 01915, e-mail colahan@cleo.bc.edu

Next Reunion in 2001. Carolyn Anctil‘s postcard of monkeys from Thailand reads that she’s living in Salt Lake City, working as a ER doctor in town and volunteering on the ski patrol at Snowbird. Her husband is a family physician. They have one child, a 90-pound dogs named Cato, and they try to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Carolyn’s also proud to report that her brother-in-law will enter Bates as part of the Class of ’02…. Eric Cantor “finally” received his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from UMass in September 1997. He’s now a postdoctoral research fellow at New England Biolabs in Beverly, Mass., and has that golfin’ bug, too…. Dennis Connelly and your class secretary keep crossing paths on the road. First at the Providence Home Show and again at a lumberyard in East Haven, Conn. Dennis is the director of marketing and development for Lumber Finishers Inc. out of Pelham, N.Y., a firm that specializes in prestained and preprimed siding…. Laura Giles Longacre is the chair of the foreign language department at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut…. Emily Goldfarb is back in school getting her M.B.A. She’s also engaged and is looking for a time to plan the big event. Last September, Emily endured a flight to Australia but assures us that the visit was well worth it. Over the holidays, she saw Peter Garrecht and reports that he’s doing great up in Burlington, Vt…. Lynn Grondin Hannumhas entered her final year of grad school at Yale. The Hannums hope to get back to Maine once Lynn graduates. Daughter Bailey is 6 and was eagerly waiting for the ol’ stork to drop off her new baby sister this past spring…. Kari Heistad is still with the United Nations Assn. of Greater Boston. She recently met U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and is editing a model U.N. curriculum that has been used by more than 19,000 students worldwide…. Todd Holbrook, litigation attorney at the venerable Maine law firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, was named chair of the Maine State Bar Assn. Committee on Computer Law and the Internet. Todd concentrates his practice in the areas of commerce and technology, intellectual property, litigation, and professional licensing…. Tom Hurkmans remains alive and well in Pittsburgh. Tom is president of Duquesne Enterprises, a publicly traded energy and communications company. He enjoyed a recent trip to a working ranch outside of San Antonio, where Tom and his cowpoke friends rode the open plains herding those Texas Longhorns. Yee-ha!… Michelle LaMarre-Waldie‘s busy schedule is filled with coaching duties and caring for her three pre-schoolers. She’s been keeping in touch with Gail Riley Corcoran, who is also at home with her three children. Michelle says that she and Gail wouldn’t trade their lifestyles for anything, although a free day or two always sounds good!… M.A. MacDonald Venezianohas traded the briefcase for the diaper bag this summer following the birth of Madeline. She’s hoping also to spend time with Kathy Leonard Bertagna and her newborn, Joey…. Jeanette McWhan Burney and Dennis bought their first house last August in Boulder. They’re trying to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, but the magic of being homeowners seems to keep eating away at their time. Spring and summer trips to the East Coast were in the works….Laurie and Todd O’Brien ’86 are back in Maine. Todd is practicing in Lincoln, and Laurie’s keeping the books while watching over their son, Justin. The O’Briens made the most of the Maine winter by slowly getting into cross country skiing…. Laurie Pinchbeck Whitsel and Brad bought a house in Ligonier, Pa. Brad now teaches full time at Penn State-Fayette, while Laurie, who has earned her Ph.D., teaches human nutrition part time and works to expand her consulting business. The Whitsels are expecting their second child in the fall…. Anne Reis Cyr earned her master’s in communication last December at the Univ. of Colorado…. Steve Sawin and Sheryl moved to Asheville, N.C. He has a fertile infertility practice, and she is teaching Shakespeare at UNC Asheville. Maggie is 3 and Ben is 1. Steve has also found the golf ball really flies at 4,000 feet above sea level…. Among many other things, Karl Steudel is conducting a class on the identification of wild edible plants, and dinner is served at the conclusion of class, of course. He’s been honing his television skills by taking acting classes and appearing as an extra in several films shot on location in Boston. Look for The Karl Show on your local cable station if you’re in the Sudbury, Mass., area. When you’re in Boston, find the nearest music store and pick up a copy of Karl’s Coyote Moon, a collection of his original piano compositions…. John Taylor is well in New York City, and was looking forward to Dennis Connelly‘s June wedding….Kellie Thibodeau Senghas and Peter ’86 are having fun exploring Texas with their two boys. Cowboy hats and boots are on the horizon. Congrats to Kellie for winning the kookiest postcard category…. Newlyweds Peter Wassarman and Rebecca are getting settled into their Atherton, Calif., home….Deb Whitney wins the prettiest postcard division and also gets credit for the longdistance award with her entry from Vietnam. She’s in the middle of her second year of teaching at the international school. The big challenge this year was working with fourth- and fifth-grade non-English-speaking Korean children. Her contract was up in June and Africa is tentatively in the plans.
88 Class Secretary: Mary Capaldi Carr, 5778 First Landing Way, Burke, VA 22015

Class President
: Darius Shahinfar, Apt. 3F, 325 State St., Albany, NY 12210-1252

Next Reunion in 2001. In Washington, D.C., Ben Malcolmworks for the American Assn. of Community Colleges.
89 Class Secretary: Ruth D. Thompson, 14 Leafwood Cir., San Rafael, CA 94901

Class President
: Elizabeth D. Katz, 15 Tiffany Rd.,Apt. 12, Salem, NH 03079-3671

Next Reunion in 1999.

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