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Sixties

60 Class Secretary: Louise Hjelm Davidson, 5823 Rushwood Dr., Dublin, OH 43017

Class President
: Dean S. Skelley, 16330 Hidden View, San Antonio, TX 78232-2812

Next Reunion in 2000. H. Michael Alpren and daughter Sheri, a licensed clinical professional counselor, are clinical partners doing business as Clinical Counseling Associates of Maine, P.A., in Auburn and Portland. Michael says he loves nepotism and intends to actively engage in the partnership for the remainder of his functional days…. Jan Baker Trevor and her family have built a multi-generational house in a development near Sterling Center for her father, her husband and herself, and their son and his wife. Looking ahead eventually to retirement, Jan has become active with the library trustees and the public safety building committee. Her work in Holden has involved a year-long celebration of the 110th anniversary, to be followed by an endowment campaign next year…. Joe Corn and his wife, Wanda Jones Corn ’62 spent the fall teaching in the Stanford-in-Washington Program. Students in their seminar on museum practice took advantage of the Corns’ contacts with curators to get behind the scenes of Washington’s many excellent museums. As faculty advisors on two week-long trips, they cruised up the Seine to Paris and down the upper Mississippi on the steamboat Delta Queen.. Since March they have been spending their remaining sabbatical on Cape Cod…. Jane Costello Wellehan has been busy traveling. Trips since last fall took her to the Amazon and Machu Pichu, Peru, then to Tanzania for a safari, and, in June, to Ireland. Identical twin grandsons were born to her second daughter and a fifth grandchild was expected in May…. John Douglas sent a press release announcing the association of Personal Achievement Radio, of which he is president and CEO with ABC Radio Networks. Programming provides advice by leading experts covering such topics as business and success skills, healthy lifestyles, relationship, nutrition and personal finance. John says, “This programming provides listeners a personal trainer for the mind, for a new and higher level of mental fitness.”… David Easton is the sales representative for a gift catalog program in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. David and Susan’s five children and six grandchildren are scattered across the country…. Sandy Folcik Levine is taking courses for personal enrichment at nearby colleges. “So much to learn and so little time.” She is looking forward to returning to her English roots and home this summer. Her son, Dennis and his wife, Amy, are parents of Matthew (3) and Mariss (2), the most demanding job anyone can have, they say. Carol Gilbert Lincoln and her husband are outfitting a restored cruising sailboat. While they are giving up racing, they serve on their yacht club’s race committee. They are preparing their Cape Cod house for retirement in five years…. Arthur Hayes and wife Sara are enjoying their new grandson, born in September to son Michael and his wife, who also have two daughters. The family lives in nearby Granby, Conn. Daughter Kathy is a school counselor at Islesboro, Maine, where she commutes daily by ferry. They have visited with Joan ’61 and Dick Krause and Gretchen and Jerry Davis ’61/’61, and hosted the annual New Year’s Eve celebration with Bates friends…. Raymond Hendess and Rory Keller purchased a 1930s home in Petaluma north of San Francisco designed by Julia Morgan. Ray notes another of Ms. Morgan’s 700 buildings is “Hearst Castle” at San Simeon, Calif. In addition to maintaining the house and gardens, he spends time doing computer-consulting for a small firm, sailing, going to the symphony and theater, and visiting with his son, Martin, a San Francisco resident. He has retired after three years as president of the North California Assn. of Phi Beta Kappa, but is still active with the organization. Rory is a technical recruiter working in Petaluma…. Louise Hjelm Davidson is in her second year as a synod representative to the Churchwide Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women. Challenging and interesting responsibilities include chairing the Justice and Peace Committee and serving on the Creative Ministries Offering Committee. The latter makes grants totaling $2 million to new ministries serving women and children all over the world. She has been writing forHORIZONS, the magazine of Presbyterian Women, but is not, contrary to class notes of Spring 1997, working on a Ph.D. Daughter Louise has this task and is presently in Germany doing follow-up research for her dissertation…. Lillian Hoagand husband Bill welcomed a second grandchild and are looking forward to the marriage of son Bill in July. The whole family enjoyed a trip to Barbados in April. Even with Bill working, they spend long weekends year round in their house on the Cape…. Dick Krause has retired as manager of GE’s Fort Wayne, Ind., operations. He and wife Joan (Mickelson’61) have been traveling, including a trip to Israel and another in May to England where son Doug ’99 was spending spring semester studying at the University of Bath. They have also been visiting their children, and preparing to move to Maine. Meanwhile, Dick is doing some consulting for GE and Lockheed Martin…. Malcolm MacBain is in his fourth year of retirement and busy “fixing up” his new home in Spencer, Mass. He cares for his mentally handicapped brother. He is still doing tax returns and working at H&R Block…. Hank Manwell says “we’re still enjoying a really stable life ‹ same home, spouse, retirement activities.” He is ending a three-year term on the Annual Alumni Fund Committee (thanks, Hank) and is looking forward to putting effort in to our 40th Reunion, including the Class Gift, in 2001. Hank is restoring a now-antique Rover car driven by his parents to visit him at Bates. He has sold the pea-green VW of student days to a collector who restored it. Hank and his wife love wintering in Florida but question their tradeoffs: Syracuse snow vs. Melbourne tornadoes?… George Marchant is celebrating the graduation of George Jr. from Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s in engineering (computer engineering) in May. He has been employed by Lockheed-Martin Corp. in Moorestown, N.J. George says, “Mom and Dad are left home to finish paying the bills.”… J. William Mees continues to teach English at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass. During 21 years, he has served as dean of faculty, dean of academics, chairman of the foreign language department, and “now just an ordinary, simple curmudgeon of an English teacher.” He took an AP English class to London for a four-day field trip and a group of 15 students to British Columbia for the annual sail. He enjoys gardening, his prized golden retrievers, and travel, mostly trips to Europe. In spite of all the travel, he noted he had never been to California and guessed one could interpret that in any number of ways. Commenting about Bates, Bill wrote, “I received a grand education there; I use much of what I learned daily; I continue to admire most of my teachers; and I hope to be there in 2000/2005/2010.”…Loretta Novim Jacobson and her husband are still working and time to travel is limited to family. They see their daughter, a TV sports reporter in California, and their son, a military historian in Washington D.C. (He had been in Columbus, Ohio.) They are thinking about retirement in 1999. Loretta notes she has met no Bates alumni in Florida. The closest she got was a cousin of a Bates graduate!… Jon Prothero and wife Margaret have retired from state of Florida jobs and are starting their own business conducting training in sexual harassment, workplace violence, first aid/CPR and managing diversity. Jon is also doing consulting wor
k, training teachers and writing courses for use in business and by state agencies. (This is retirement?)…. Bobbi Randall Diussa is still serving on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries International, a stimulating experience. She is also heavily involved at her church as president of the United Methodist Women’s organization, chair of evangelism, and a choir member. Her latest volunteer activity is helping a Somalian refugee family in their resettlement process. They have no knowledge of English, and Bobbi says this is very challenging work….Peggy Rogers Cairncross retired from PNC Bank after 21 years and enjoyed a trip to Europe in May 1997…. Daphne Scourtis Meyer and husband Dick are looking forward to retiring at the end of the 1999 school year. After that, they will make their home in Naples, Maine ‹ an easy drive to Lewiston! She looks forward to seeing everyone at Reunion in 2000…. Mary Shortill Gledhill and husband Tom enjoy their five grandchildren, who all live nearby. They celebrated the marriage of their son, Lt. j.g. John Gledhill, in May, nine days before his ship, the Dwight D. Eisenhower, sailed for the Persian Gulf. Their youngest, Susanna, will graduate from Stonehill College in 1999. Tom is semiretired, and they recently bought a condo on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. They plan a return trip to England and Ireland in the fall…. Ronald and Sally (Iannello) Spicer reported their first grandchild, William Daniels, was born Dec. 1, 1997. Their daughter, Amy, was married July 3, 1998…. Barbara Storms Trocki and her husband are traveling in their retirement. They spent a month last summer camping in Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. In April, they cruised to the Panama Canal for 10 days, and are looking forward to a three-week tour of eastern Europe in the fall. They are enjoying retirement…. Judith Sternbach Fingado, we regret to announce, died on May 17, 1998. Her husband, three sons, and a daughter survive her. Her address was 240 Florida Hill Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877-5226, and we are sure notes of condolence would be welcome…. Diane Sutcliffe Meshako‘s husband, Charlie, joined her in retirement and in November they moved to Herrington Lake, Ky. Diane says they love the views, woods, friends, and the task of developing new gardens (Charlie is a landscape architect ‹ do they ever retire?). Their new location has them equidistant between their daughters and their families (four grandchildren). Their son, a frequent visitor, encourages Charlie in his newest venture as a thoroughbred owner…. Carol Swanson Hooper writes, “The challenges of the sandwich generation! Both mothers necessitate John ’59 and I learning, deciding, doing, and, sometime, laughing.” They enjoy daughters Lynn, a guidance counselor who is marrying David Briggman, and Lauren, a physical therapist…. Linda Swanson Bradley is associate professor of education at James Madison Univ. She enjoyed a trip to Paris, Monaco, Switzerland, and Germany over the New Year’s holiday break. She was part of a companion tour when the JMU “Royal Marching Dukes” played a special concert to celebrate the closing ceremonies of the 700th anniversary of Monaco’s founding. She will lead an exchange trip of school principals from Virginia to Bristol, England, in June 1998. Jim Wylie is definitely not retiring! He started the Emerging Business Consulting Firm in 1994 to provide interim executive management, operations, business development, and corporate financing support to both private and public firms. He is currently president of Actimed Laboratories Inc. in Burlington, N.J., and a special consultant to the board of directors of Delta-Omega Technologies Inc. in Lafayette, La. We can understand why he travels close to 20 days each month! Jim and his wife, Karen, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in January and are thankful to have their three sons living in the Northeast. The older sons, Jim and Michael, have families (three grandchildren). The youngest, Kevin, has retired from professional soccer (New England Revolution).
61 Class Secretary: Gretchen Shorter Davis, 8 Wells Hill Rd., Weston, CT 06883-2624

Class President
: Evelyn Yavinsky Biddle, C2 Gardenside, Shelburne, Vt 05482-7320

Next Reunion in 2001
62 Class Secretary: Rachel H. Garcelon, 56 Blueberry Cove Rd., Yarmouth ME 04096-9785

Class President
: Arthur W. Ridlon, PO Box 766, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Next Reunion in 2002.
63 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Buker Creighton, 61 Surrey Dr., Meriden, CT 06450-2616

Class President
: Richard H. Brown, Governors Landing, 13 Cross Dr., Waterford, CT 06385-2710

Next Reunion in 2003.
64 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Dowd Rubino, 59 Crystal Ct., Haverhill, MA 01832

Class President
: William A. Young, 255 Seventh St., Auburn, ME 04210-6626

Next Reunion in 2004. Eulalie Drury received her master of arts in teaching English from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., in May. At the ceremonies, her brothers crept forward and shot lots of film and her daughters hollered, “Way to go, Mom!”
65 Class Secretary: Louise Kennedy Hackett, PO Box 35, Merrimack, NH, 03054-0035

Class President
: Joyce E. Mantyla, 306 Munn Lane E, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3029

Next Reunion in 2001.
66 Class Secretary: Carol Stone Haberland, 80 Howard St., Northborough, MA 01532-1445

Class President
Joseph H. Matzkin, 27 Laudholm Rd., Newton, MA 02158-1931

Next Reunion in 2001.
67 Class Secretary: Judith Lanouette Nicholson, 100 Peele Rd., Nashua, NH 03062-2522

Class President
: Jon G. Wilska, 20 Luce Ave., Niantic, CT 06357

Next Reunion in 2001.
68 Class Secretary: Gretchen Hess Gage, 119 Cedar St., Belfast, ME 04915-1441

Class President
: Karen Konecki Goober, 80 Upland Rd., Sharon, MA 02067-1748

Next Reunion in 1999.
69 Class Secretary: Bonita E. Groves, 41 Eastview Dr., Unit 7, Wilton, NH 03086-5960

Class President
: Jeffrey D. Sturgis, 84 Old Woodman Hill Rd, Minot, ME 04258

Next Reunion in 1999. At Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., Keith Farrington, professor of sociology, has been selected to hold the first Laura and Carl Peterson Chair of Social Sciences. Keith was selected because of his outstanding record of teaching, advising, and scholarship, and for the leadership he has devoted to strengthening Whitman College as a place of learning.

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