70 Class Secretary: Susan Gangemi Murphy, 204 Jackass Annie Rd., Minot ME 04258Class President: C. Ellen Yeaton Perry, 6 Laura Ln., Barrington, NH 03825- 3217Next Reunion in 1999. George Schumer produced a John Denver memorial service at Community Congregational Church in Tiburon, Calif., last year. “The place was packed to the brim, as some 200 lovers of John’s music gathered to enjoy his songs and honor his memory,” George wrote recently from Richmond, Calif. “When John’s plane crashed into Monterey Bay, it was if I’d lost a best friend. It started back in ’73, with the album Rocky Mountain High. The songs’ purity and sincerity resonated with me, reminding me of some basic values I’d fallen away from. John’s was the grandest form of music: spiritually inspiring, melodic tunes that bring healing, of which John was the master. He was active in peace, anti-hunger, and environmental movements, and in one of his last albums he created arguably his best composition, ‘The Foxfire Suite.’ After his death, I attended two impromptu memorial services, which then spawned a desire on my part to put on a my own concert. The concert includes several groups performing John’s songs, plus spoken remembrances and informal singalongs. A modern dance interpretation of ‘The Foxfire Suite’ brought a standing ovation, while ballet performances of ‘Annie’s Song’ and ‘For You’ left few dry eyes in the place. John’s legacy of music and activism continues to bless my life. I have begun performing in rest homes and psychiatric wards, sharing John’s music and of other uplifting artists. His spirit continues on, inspiring me every day, and reminding me, in his words, ‘Though the singer is silent, there still is the truth of the song.'”
71 Class Secretary: Libby Glover Wiers, 4 Bigelow Rd., PO Box 159, St. Albans, ME 04971Class President: Jan Face Glassman, 4 Whitman Dr., Granby, CT 06035- 2709Next Reunion in 2002.
72 Class Secretary: Christine Love Pac, 515 Hall Hill Rd., Somers, CT 06071-1056Class President: Wayne V. Loosigian, 58 Washington St., Exeter, NH 03833- 2020Next Reunion in 2002.
73 Class Secretary: Carol S. Lovejoy, 133 W. Shore Dr., Marblehead, MA 01945- 1343.Class President: Kaylee Masury, 40 Farmer Rd., Eliot, ME 03903-1810Next Reunion in 1998.
74 Class Secretary: Julia Holmes Reuter, 822 Grover Hill Rd., Bethel, ME 04217Class President: Paul M. Burke, 9 Hanson Rd., Andover, MA 01810-4507Next Reunion in 1999.
75 Class Secretary: Carol Burgess Goetz, 27 Jewett St., Pepperell, MA 01463Class President: Deanna L. Grayton, 301 Newbury St., Danvers, MA 01923Next Reunion in 2000.
76 Class Secretary: Marjorie Poznansky Getz, 33 Old Powerhouse Rd., Falmouth Foreside, ME 04105Class President: To be decided.Next Reunion in 2001. Ann Austin, an associate professor of educational administration who has served as program director in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program (HALE) at Michigan State University, was named one of the “Young Leaders of the Academy” by Change magazine in its January-February issue. The distinction was announced by the Leadership Project, which conducted a survey in 1997 to identify individuals under the age of 45 who are likely to influence the future of higher education. The Leadership Project is a joint effort of Change, the American Council on Education, and SallieMae. As reported in last summer’s magazine, Ann is now lecturing and conducting research at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa under a Fulbright Fellowship.
77 Co-Class Secretaries: David L. Foster, IOMA, 29 W. 35th St, 5th floor, New York, NY 10001-2299; Teryl Thomas Tornroos, 62 Blue Spruce Ln., Ballston Lake, NY 02019-9230Co-Class Presidents: Molly Campbell and Nils Bonde-Henriksen, 659 Green St.,Cambridge, MA 02139-3137Next Reunion in 2002.
78 Class Secretary: Chip Beckwith, 200 Cabrini Blvd., Apt. 44, New York, NY 10033. e-mail chipwith@aol.comClass President: Mary Henderson Pressman, 209 Lukes Wood Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840-2204Next Reunion in 2003.
79 Class Secretary: Wendy K. Harris, 3489 Whytecliff Way, Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9490Class President: Ronald J. Hemenway, 18 Neillian Way, Bedford, MA 10730- 2306Next Reunion in 2000. Tom Connolly, Portland defense attorney, has announced a run for the Democratic nomination for Maine governor. The Democratic primary is June 9….Tory Haiss (formerly Tory Brotherhood Callaway) continues as a columnist for Maine Times…. Due to false information supplied to Bates, an obituary for Jeffrey D. Starrett, who is not deceased, was published in the winter Bates Magazine.