Vital Statistics


These members of the College community recently represented Bates at college and university inaugurations.

  • President Donald W. Harward at the inauguration of Michael F. Adams as president of the University of Georgia at Athens
  • Jane Parsons Norris ’46 at the inauguration of Scott E. Knapp as president of Central Maine Technical College
  • Eugene L. Woodcock ’45 and Carolyn Peterson Woodcock ’45 at the inauguration of Jon C. Strauss as president of Harvey Mudd College

New Endowments

Evelyn and Charles R. Boothby Library Fund
Given by bequest of Charles R. Boothby ’26, in loving memory of his wife, Evelyn V. Boothby, to be used by the Library Committee without restriction, for the acquisition of reading, audio, and technological materials for the George and Helen Ladd Library, with preference in the fields of history and English.

Barbara M. Doane ’54 Scholarship Fund
Given by Barbara M. Doane ’54 in appreciation for the education she received at Bates College, with preference for a student planning a career in secondary education, particularly in social-studies teaching.

Frank and Ruth Glazer Music Scholarship Fund
Given by Ruth and Bates artist-in-residence Frank Glazer for a student majoring in music and interested in performance, composition, or musicology.

Mona Hodnett Kennedy ’16 and Frank E. Kennedy ’17 Scholarship Fund
Given by Joanne Kennedy Murray ’53 in honor of her parents, Mona Hodnett Kennedy ’16 and Frank E. Kennedy ’17, for student financial aid, with preference for a student demonstrating extraordinary financial need.

Recent Bequests

Berenice Belmore HC’21 $2,000
The widow of Carl W. Belmore ’21, her gift was added to the Annual Alumni Fund.

Charles R. Boothby ’26 $785,000
A teacher of English at Lincoln Univ. in Chester County, Pa., and for many years at the high school in Port Chester, N.Y., his bequest creates the Evelyn and Charles R. Boothby Library Fund.

Norman S. McCallister ’31 $18,835
The bequest of Norman S. McCallister ’42, Ed.M. ’38, professor of mathematics at Northeastern Univ., was added to the general scholarship endowment, as he requested.

Meredith “Pete” Burrill ’25 $5,000
The bequest of Meredith Burrill ’25, renowned geographer, recipient of an honorary Sc.D. from Bates in 1960, and always active in Bates affairs, was added to the H. Roger Arnold Scholarship Fund, originally given by Dr. Burrill in honor of his classmate.

Burtra Dresser Purinton Stanitis ’17 $5,000
Secretary to the dean of Yale Univ. and to the commandant of the Army War College, her first husband was classmate Arthur L. Purinton. Burtra Stanitis’ bequest was added to the Annual Alumni Fund in her memory.

Albert J. St. Denis ’44 $5,000
The bequest of Albert St. Denis ’44, education advisor for the U.S. government, is for scholarship aid and was granted in his name to a current Bates student as financial aid.


Nancy Dillman Larson and John David, Aug. 23, 1997.

Jacqueline B. Miller and Thomas W. Storey, Aug. 23, 1997.

Jennifer Begel and D. Blaine Riggle, July 6, 1997.
Maryke Cleland and Mark Schlehofer, Sept. 1997.
Deanne Tozier and Greg Pizzo, May 27, 1995.

Lisa Young Wallace and Michael G. Ouellet, June 30, 1997.

Laurie Jo and James W. Hunt III, May 2, 1997.

Kathleen Flaherty and Doug Pratt, Nov. 1, 1997.
Jennifer M. Taylor and Christopher W. Hobler, July 12, 1997.
Carolyn S. Peterson and Ted C. Goerner, July 12, 1997.
Rebecca Fink and Peter Wassarman, Dec. 6, 1997.

Debra L. Butler and Stephen Glidden, June 1, 1996.
Jordan Gregory and Ruaridh Cumming, May 17, 1997.
Barbara L. Ginley and Bradford J. MacCachran. Sept. 27, 1997.
Susan F. Luedee and Michael G. Bates, Dec. 20, 1997.

Judy Fournier and Joshua P. Cole, April 13, 1996.

Stacey A. Cramp and Scott M. Douglas, Oct. 18, 1997.

Heidi S. Thomas and Anson C. Clough, July 26, 1997.
Kathleen M. Doughty and David J. Bamford, Sept. 13, 1997.
Caitlin A. Hunt ’93 and Andrew D. Kang, Aug. 30, 1997.

Lara Collier and Steven J. Atkins, Sept. 27, 1997.
Becky Colman and Carson Fiske, Aug. 9, 1997.
Caitlin A. Hunt and Andrew D. Kang ’92, Aug. 30. 1997.
Kathryn P. Gunzelman and Aaron H. Johnson, May 31, 1997.
Michele L.S. and Marc R. Hallee, June 29, 1996.
Deborah L. Miller and John McDevitt, July 26, 1997.
Juri Perez and Josarie Molina, July 14, 1997.
Michelle Ott Lynn and Clyde V. Prestowitz III, Oct. 4, 1997.

Sheela Agarwal and Joshua B. Merrow, Aug. 16, 1997.
Heidi Bishop and Steve Miller, Aug. 9, 1997.
Erica E. Devine and Derek A. Podgorni, Aug. 10, 1996.
Jennifer L. Case and Patrick Callahan, Aug. 31, 1997.
Emily Jackson and James Sanborn ’96, June 1996.
Sherry A. Stadig and Robert A. Guardino, Oct. 4, 1997.

Victoria A. Welch and Cem Tuncan, May 27, 1997.

Emily Jackson ’94 and James Sanborn, June 1996.


Scott and Catherine Baird Burns, Jennifer A., Sept. 6, 1996.
Joe and Nancy Farara, Keegan, March 1996.
Scott and Ann Prince Hecker, Noel Francis, Oct. 9, 1997.

Robert and Ellen Kinnealey Tyler, Kali Kinnealey, Aug. 19, 1997; Samantha Julia, June 5, 1996.
Richard and Jean Joyce Thompson ’82, Ellen, March 24, 1997.

John and Lorri Chapman, Peter Joseph, Oct. 17, 1997.
Pieter and Jane Dahlquist DeHaas, Abigail Grace, May 1, 1997.
Joel Fisher and Lisa Denning, Jolie Denning Fisher, Oct. 25, 1997.
Tim Kane and Beth George ’85, Spencer Frederick, July 9, 1997.
Greg and Deanne Pizzo, Anthony James, Oct. 22, 1997; Dominic Alphonse, Feb. 6, 1996.
Richard ’81 and Jean Joyce Thompson, Ellen, March 24, 1997.
Karl-Olof and Kristen Mills, Kristian-Olof, Aug. 20, 1997.

Lawrence and Mary Blackburn Sparks, David, Jan. 1, 1998.
Thomas and Susan Cameron Reres, Matthew, Sept. 1997.
Edward and Jane Driscoll Cushing, Tess, May 1996.
William Barrett and Laurel Hayes, Gavin Barrett Hayes, Dec. 1997.
James and Ellen Tobin, Claire Elizabeth, Oct. 17, 1997.
Steven and Margaret Webb Wright ’86, Barbara, March 1997.

Stephen and Elizabeth Whitaker, Ernestine Brooke, Feb. 9, 1998.

Roy and Rachel Belden, Hannah Joelle, July 25, 1997.
Steve and Georgeanne Ebersold DiCenso, Sara Elizabeth, Nov. 28, 1997.
Timothy Kane ’82 and Beth George, Spencer Frederick, July 9, 1997.
James Russell and Julie Carson, Rex Avery and Grace Paige, Dec. 14, 1997.
Todd and Laurie Bragdon O’Brien ’87, Justin Connor, Aug. 8, 1996.
Wesley and Norma Toner, Megan Marie, April 13, 1997.

1987 Todd ’86 and Laurie Bragdon O’Brien, Justin Connor, Aug. 9, 1996.
Christopher and Rebecca Stevens Fasciano ’88, Andrew John, Jan. 29, 1998.
Joseph and Kimberly Finethy Harris, Griffin, Nov. 6, 1997.

1988 Robert and Darcy Butler, Robert Thomas, March 21, 1997.
Christopher ’87 and Rebecca Stevens Fasciano, Andrew John, Jan. 29, 1998.

Michael and Patricia Sisk, Tyler Raymond, Dec. 9, 1997.

Andrew and Veronica Toro Pritchard, Angela Veronica Toro Pritchard, Oct. 24, 1997.


The following deaths recently have become known to the College:

Frank M. Maxim, Feb. 27, 1998.

Frank P. Panzarella, Feb. 10, 1998.

Margaret Jacobs Snider, Feb. 2, 1998.

Norman P. Priest, March 16, 1998. Gertrude Stevens Davis, March 3, 1998.

Edith Milliken Wade, Feb. 17, 1998.

Eugene S.T. Connell, March 4, 1998.

Belle Dunham Muller, March 17, 1998.

Mildred Brown Ray, Feb. 23, 1998

Carolyn Peterson Woodcock, March 14, 1998.

Katherine Barbalias, Sept. 6, 1997.
Russell W. Burns, Feb. 6, 1998.

Linden O. Blanchard, Nov. 24, 1997.

Ruth Burgess Hatch, Feb. 22, 1998.

James DeMartine, Jan. 20, 1998.

Dean M. Peterson, Feb. 18, 1998.

Former Faculty Ilene Avery, March 22, 1998.

Correction: In the obituary for Florence Lindquist Slocum ’50 in the winter issue, the date of her marriage to Frederick Slocum ’50 was incorrectly listed as 1959. The correct date is 1951.