60 Class Secretary: Louise Hjelm Davidson, 5823 Rushwood Dr., Dublin, OH 43017Class PresidentDean S. Skelley, 16330 Hidden View, San Antonio, TX 78232-2812Next Reunion in 2000.
61 Class SecretaryGretchen Shorter Davis, 8 Wells Hill Rd., Weston, CT 06883-2624Class PresidentEvelyn Yavinsky Biddle, C2 Gardenside, Shelburne, VT 05482-7320Next Reunion in 2001. Bradford Greene is now a program/budget analyst at USAID in Washington, D.C. His wife, Eva, is an editor at Inter-American Development Bank…. After 31 years of service at Dickinson College, John Henderson has retired as director of off-campus studies and associate professor of French. He now plans to spend time in Phippsburg. He is known for mixing “a variety of disciplines in his teaching, drawing from his professional interests in the practical problems of cross-cultural communication.”
62 Class SecretarySusan Armstrong Cox, 30 Gristmill Path, Marstons Mills, MA 02648-1061Class PresidentCarol Williams Jackson, 1285 Heards Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta GA 30328-4733Next Reunion in 1998. Still at Erskine Academy, Janice Carroll Moreshead is an academic tutor. Because of a severe hearing loss, she gave up classroom teaching, but is busy with sign language classes, the literature seminar of the Maine Humanities Council, and she has taken up golf again after 30 years. Her children are spread all around the country, but came to Boothbay Harbor for daughter Susan’s May 12 wedding to William Rice. She works for Peoples Heritage Bank in Portland. Army first lieutenant Andrew is stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., David and his wife practice law in Norwich, Conn., and Cynthia is a graduate student in clinical psychology at Pepperdine Univ…. “After a stint of free-lance proofreading and editing,” writer Sarah Foster Smith says, “I’m now working as an editor for Home Planners, a publisher of house plans.” She still plays the piano, accompanying several violinists. The Smiths love living in Tucson, happy that son Derek lives with them while finishing school, but wish they were closer to their first grandchild, Tyler David, living in far away Buffalo, N.Y…. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern Univ. recently honoredEdmund Wilson for his 25 years of dedication to the school. Ed is associate dean for graduate programs.
63 Class SecretaryElizabeth Buker Creighton, 61 Surrey Dr., Meriden, CT 06450-2616Class PresidentRichard H. Brown, Governors Landing, 13 Cross Dr., Waterford, CT 06385-2710Next Reunion in 1998….
64 Class SecretaryLinda Gramatky Smith, 60 Roseville Rd., Westport, CT 06880Class PresidentNancy Nichols Dixon, 1615 Axemann Rd., Bellefonte, PA 16823Next Reunion in 1998.
65 Class SecretaryLouise Kennedy Hackett, PO Box 35, Merrimack, NH 03054-0035Class PresidentJoyce E. Mantyla, 306 Munn Lane E, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3029Next Reunion in 2001. Sam Aloisi writes that by the time you read this, his son, Sam, and wife Lynne will have made him a grandfather for the first time, “joining the ranks of those classmates having already attained the title of grandparent.”…Bill Arata’s oldest son, Christopher, graduated from UMaine/Orono in psychology. Son Greg ’96, an actor in Minneapolis, finished an apprenticeship with the Children’s Theatre there. Bill and Sally are both fine…. Cynthia Bagster-Collins continues to work as a special educator at the Thornt on Burgess Middle School in Hampden, Mass…. In New London, N.H., Linda Cummings Messer continues to teach a behavioral program for elementary students. She also still sells real estate…. Ralph Day sang in seven Swiss and French cathedrals after he joined a local oratorio society in order to be in on their European tour…. At the Pittsburgh Foundation,Jane Downing writes that she is responsible for analyzing what jobs pay living wages and finding low-cost transportation solutions to help welfare clients find jobs in the suburbs. She is optimistic about finding solutions…. Tom Fox and family have finally finished remodeling their home in Nantucket…. Peter Gomes has flourished in promoting his book, The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart, which has received enthusiastic response. Last June he received honorary degrees from Duke, the College of Wooster, and the University of Nebraska…. Bill Goodlatte is the vice president of Human Resources at Robert Allen Inc., in Mansfield, Mass…. Since January, Bill Gosling has been interim director at the University of Michigan Library, the sixth-largest research library in North America. He continues to enjoy gardening, collecting playing cards and pop-up books, and traveling with his family…. Peggy Grimmeisen Gardinergraduated from Tufts University’s Boston School of Occupational Therapy last May and works at New England Rehabilitation Hospital…. Jean Hager-Rich writes that all’s well in St. Maarten, where she is still managing two restaurants. She and Marvin were in Ocean Park to celebrate family birthdays and visit with Bates friends in August….Peter Heyel writes that his bus business is going great, with wholesale tours for groups in the United States, Canada, and Europe. His favorite thing is to teach sailing in the British Virgin Islands in November, January, and April each year…. This January Rich Hillman and his wife will return to Venezuela for six months. He has published his third book, a college text, Understanding Contemporary Latin America….Karen Hjelm moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she is a consultant for Cap Gemini America and works in mainframe programming…. Mary Ingraham Agostino’s biggest news is her retirement from state service last August. “There’s a whole new world out there,” she says…. Class secretary Louise Kennedy Hackett and Dave ’64 had a great summer. “Our usual vacation in Ocean Park was sunny every day. I continue to work for the state with families and dream of retiring like Mary. I still do a couple of teddy bear shows a year and really enjoy creating new bears.”… Karin Mueller McElvein still works in husband David’s business. She also has taken up quilting, even made one for her new grandson. “Being a grandparent is terrific. All the joy without the worry and hassle.”… Our “beloved class president” Joyce Mantyla and husband continue to travel a lot. Last June she saw Judy Morris Edwards and had a great visit…. Jean Ellen LeSurehas just completed 32 years of teaching and also has been doing some pen and ink drawings this past year…. Last summer Karen Smith Regan’s son, Sergio, moved to Spain to work for the research division of the French telephone company, Alcatel. Karen saw Bates friends in Ocean Park last summer since daughter Emily worked there. In September she was in charge of an exchange program with students from Spain who arrived at Wayland (Mass.) High School (with help from Peter Heyel’s charter bus service!). This February she will take a group of American students to Spain for three weeks…. Sally O. Smyth received her master’s in environmental policy last May. She is now busy doing non-profit work in Camden…. The week before Christmas 1996,Carol Stone Beyna and husband moved to Maine, and were renting a house. Last summer they took a two-week trip to Eastern Europe. Husband Ron was especially thrilled to visit Poland where all four of his grandparents were born. “Now we want to go back and explore more places.” They love living in Maine and can go to concerts and sports events at Bates now and then…. Russ Wagenfeld and family still live in Germany and they plan to return to the States in two years…. While she nursed a broken arm, Judy Wells Wait had time to go to son David’s graduation from Colorado School of Mines, his wedding in Durango, a family reunion for 57 people at Columbia Lake, Conn., and to drive an elderly uncle from Seattle to Anchorage with a U-Haul.
66 Class SecretaryCarol Stone Haberland, 80 Howard St., Northborough, MA 01532-1445 Class PresidentJoseph H. Matzkin, 27 Laudholm Rd., Newton, MA 02158-1931Next Reunion in 2001. Six-month-old Jessamyn Lieu, a new member of the Bill Hiss and Colleen Quint ’85 family, arrived from Phu Tho, Vietnam, on June 18, 1997, to join brothers Josh and Jed in Minot.
67 Class SecretaryJudith Lanouette Nicholson, 100 Peele Rd., Nashua, N.H. 03062-2522Class PresidentJon G. Wilska, 20 Luce Ave., Niantic, CT 06357Next Reunion in 2001.To celebrate their 25th anniversary,Nancy Carvalho Fraze and her husband toured Ireland and Scotland with a group of friends with whom they shared 25 years of friendship. Daughter Meghan graduated from Yale and son Grant is in ninth grade…. Marion Clough Hillsdonreceived her M.Ed. from East Stroudsburg Univ. in 1996 and now daughter Jennifer is a student there. Marion is an elder of the First Presbyterian Church, president of the church corporation and moderator of the Presbyterian Women…. After being at home for 18 years, Dana Dertinger Letvin teaches second grade in the Detroit public schools. Despite large classes, lack of support, and inadequate books and supplies, she finished the year on a positive note and has given it another try this year. Good luck, Dana!… Greg Egner still flies planes for American Airlines while wife Sue is into dressage horseback riding and daughter Sara studies at the Univ. of Texas. He keeps in touch with his Bates roommates,Bob Colman and Chris Mossberg and reports that they are both well. Bob, by the way, returned to Bates for the first time at our last Reunion. In March, Greg had the pleasure of havingElaine Makas and her mother on board a flight to Miami….Tim Hall continues to serve on the Annual Alumni Fund Committee, is a member of the Montgomery County (Md.) Securities Economic Advisory Commission, and was slated to become chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. He proudly reports that the children are gainfully employed — Seth with Andersen Consulting in Chicago and Alyssa, an investment banker with Bankers Trust in New York…. Last July, Lucille Howell Sansing became vice president for academic affairs at the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, Calif. Daughter Dina graduates from Vassar in May…. Patricia Korol Wilson is with the Defense Contract Audit Agency which, in the past, required a lot of travel. Now she is assigned mainly to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and spends more time gardening, attending the theater and concerts and navigating her husband’s Cessna. They also have traveled by other means to Alaska, Italy, and Greece. Their daughters live in Chatham, Mass., and Dallas…. John Lanza looks forward to his annual trip to Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y., where “he and about 100 other retreads don major league uniforms and play ball for a week of pain and pleasure.”… Watch for the publication of The College Application Essay by Sarah Myers McGinty, former Bates Trustee for seven years. She supervises student teachers at Harvard’s School of Education and sent son John William off to college last fall. Daughter Sarah beginning to look and Bill working hard at Boston Latin School…. In 1996, Rick Powers became president of Playtex Personal Products. At Bates, son Greg ’99 plays football and studies with a 3.0 GPA, and son Ted entered last fall, Class of ’01. To say Rick is thrilled would be an understatement….Charlotte Singer Krause has relocated to Albuquerque, N.M., to work with Sun Healthcare Group as MIS director for corporate systems. She and Bill are building a Southwestern home and enjoy the change from Southern Cal…. The Greater Keene (N.H.) Chamber of Commerce has a new president inDave Sutherland — this after 30 years in broadcasting. Dave still announces stock car races, is treasurer and newsletter editor for the New England Antique Radio Club, and with wife Karen operates an antiques business…. Diane Wallace Gilbert has completed a term as international president of the Society of Research Administrators and will continue to travel throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as past president of the organization. She is managing director of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training in Boston, and also has authored papers in the area of scientific integrity…. Ann Warren Turner writes that she and husband Rick “are still living in our solar, hand-built house atop a ridge in western Massachusetts. We can hear coyotes, see wild turkeys, bears and occasionally a mountain lion. Son Ben is in fourth grade and Charlotte is in kindergarten. Ann is working on a new novel for Scholastic that will be part of the new “Dear America” series: girls’ diaries set in different historical periods. Recently published is her new picture book from Harper, Shaker Hearts. Ann saw Kathy Smyth three years ago in Toronto where she is active in human services, and she would like news of the whereabouts of Elaine Beede Bennett.
68 Class SecretaryGretchen Hess Gage, 119 Cedar St., Belfast, ME 04915-1441Class PresidentKaren Konecki Goober, 80 Upland Rd., Sharon, MA 02067-1748Next Reunion in 1999.Paul Lavallee served as the deputy mayor of the Olympic Village at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta two summers ago. He had a chance encounter withBryant Gumbel ’70, who was there hosting the Today show.
69 Class Secretary: Bonita E. Groves, 41 Eastview Dr., Unit 7, Wilton, NH 03086-5960Class PresidentJeffrey D. Sturgis, 84 Old Woodman Hill Rd., Minot, ME 04258Next Reunion in 1999.