70 Class Secretary: Susan Gangemi Murphy, 204 Jackass Annie Rd., Minot, ME 04258 email:

Class President: C. Ellen Yeaton Perry, 6 Laura Ln., Barrington, NH 03825- 3217

Next Reunion in 1999. Got news? Tap out a note In Laconia, N.H., Natalie Castagnacci Allen is program manager of the local district of the Department of Health and Human Services. She earned her M.B.A. in organizational behavior from Plymouth State College.
71 Class Secretary: Libby Glover Wiers, 4 Bigelow Rd., PO Box 159, St. Albans, ME 04971 email:

Class President: Jan Face Glassman, 4 Whitman Dr., Granby, CT 06035 2709

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note Ivan Bass still works for the state of New Hampshire, while Jan (Hotaling) ’72 teaches health at Plymouth State College. Son Erik is a sophomore at Brown, while Kirstin and Kim are in high school.� In Lewiston,Marcia Baxter continues her work with behaviorally impaired students. Daughter Kate is a freshman at Harvard. They survived eight days without power during last January’s ice storm…. During a summer sabbatical from his position as senior minister of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew Bierkan was designing a stewardship program for the national denomination, with time out for boating and a family reunion…. Bob Broudo is in his ninth year as president and headmaster of Landmark School for children with language- based learning disabilities in Prides Crossing, Mass. Son Joshua is in school in Washington state, while Molly and Emma are in elementary school…. Richard Chase is a daily newspaper publisher in his home town of Athol, Mass…. Cathy Cooper Tracy has re-entered the work force after 20 years, working at the Glastonbury (Conn.) Chamber of Commerce. Son Doug and daughter Jen chose Pennsylvania colleges…. Looking forward to the peace and quiet of an empty nest, with children Michael, Brian and Katie graduated from or in college, Lynne Dacey Durkin is chair of Mathematical sciences department at Bentley College…. Chris Edding publishes The Daily Record, Maryland’s 109- year-old business and legal daily. Son David is a freshman at University of Maryland, while Sam has one more year before high school…. An English teacher and department chair at Erskine Academy in South China, Maine, Susan Emmethopes to be in a new line of work by 52. She reports thatLynn Poland remains at Davidson College, involved with riding and showing her horse…. Jan Face Glassman received her Continuing Professional Designation from CPCU and is busy chairing the conference committee for the Connecticut chapter and staying up to date on Y2K issues and solutions…. Working in communications doing computer- generated video,Susan Fayton Hagel has no immediate retirement plans. Daughter Katherine, a junior at Middlebury, was spending the fall semester in China; son David is a recent HS graduate….Elizabeth Fenjves has moved to Miami to continue her gene-therapy research at the Univ. of Miami. Son Miguel, a Cornell graduate, is in Israel; Alex is at McGill Univ., while Phillip will continue school in Miami…. Steven Girvin has completed a term as chairman of the advisory board of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC-Santa Barbara. Son Andrew is at Brown, “but he seems to be enjoying college anyway.”… While visiting Bates with daughter Amy, Loel Donath Holloway met Nancy Haskell Magnussen, who was there with son Ben. They enjoyed a class in environmental ethics taught by Carl Straub. Their students both chose Bucknell, so Loel and Peter expect to see lots of Nancy and Dave during the next few years…. Tom Kolodziej reports that daughter Kate will be playing basketball for New York University; son Matt is a high school sophomore…. With a CPA practice in Connecticut that continues to grow, Phil Ludwig looks forward to time in Maine, golfing with his father or at the Thompson Lake cottage with twins Ryan and Erin (13)….Richard Lutz‘s work as news editor at Central Television in Britain takes him to Russia, the Indian subcontinent, and the United States. He met up with E.J. Burke in Scotland for the annual Moselely Gun & Reel Club bash…. Assistant director of support services at URI, Bill Matteson and wife Pam had their gardens selected as one of 10 best “secret” gardens in Rhode Island by the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. They won national prizes at the American Dahlia Society’s 1997 National Show in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Son Philip (5) is into salt water fishing…. Now tenured at Blue Mountain Community College in Oregon, Doug Rice has added astronomy classes to his usual Spanish classes, just for variety…. In Standish, Judy Rice Coleman still teaches, composes, and plays piano, while Phil ’68 eyes retirement possibilities at S.D. Warren. Their sons have left the nest, relocating to Los Angeles and Michigan…. Dave and Lynn Bitzer Welbourn remain in Wenham, Mass. Lynn has a new career in college counseling, sending an occasional great kid to Bates. Dave passed a milestone: philanthropy programs he’s directed for 16 years have raised over $200 million for higher education and medicine…. Mike and Libby Glover Wiersstay busy, Mike with his law practice and as lay director for Cursillo for the Diocese of Portland, Libby managing elderly housing and as state president for the GFWC/Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs. They became first-time grandparents in October…. Still chief actuary at Guidant Insurance (formerly Preferred Risk) in Iowa, David Witherscontinues to make three or four trips a year to Maine to visit relatives or daughter Sara, a senior at Bowdoin. Son Scott is a sophomore at Luther College in Iowa.
72 Class Secretary: Christine Love Pac, 515 Hall Hill Rd., Somers, CT 06071- 1056

Class President: Wayne V. Loosigian, 58 Washington St., Exeter, NH 03833-2020 email:

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73 Class Secretary: Dorrie E. Mitchell, 27 Lilley Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119- 13341334 e-mail

Class President: Kaylee Masury, 40 Farmer Rd., Eliot, ME 03903-1810

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note Congratulations to Tom Griffiths, now the Beling Professor of Natural Sciences at Illinois Wesleyan Univ. Tom, nationally known for his research on bats, was “top teacher” at IWU in 1990 and named “one of the nation’s best college teachers” by Rolling Stone magazine in 1991. In 1996 he was program director for the annual North American Symposium on Bat Research held at the university and earlier he had a grant from the state’s Natural History Society to study distribution and biology of bat species in 10 Illinois counties. Tom was profiled in the summer 1997 issue of Bates Magazine.
74 Class Secretary: Julia Holmes Reuter, 822 Grover Hill Rd., Bethel, ME 04217

Class President: Paul M. Burke, 9 Hanson Rd., Andover, MA 01810- 4507

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note ! Mark your calendars for our 25th Reunion, June 11-13. Events include registration and an all-College dinner on Friday, with panels and seminars (featuring Bates faculty, alumni and students) on Saturday, along with the alumni parade and awards ceremony. Following Saturday’s luncheon, guitarist and vocalist Livingston Taylor will perform an outdoor concert. The evening is capped off by a Class of 1974 reception and class banquet, followed by band members of Catharsis providing a set of ’60s and ’70s music in the Bobcat Den. Come visit with friends in the dorm hospitality lounge, play tennis, take a swim, or tour campus to see the facilities added over the years. For those of you with children, your kids will have at least as much fun as you will. Bates provides a children’s program with a full range of supervised activities, child care, films, crafts, and music. A schedule of events and registration information will be mailed in early March. See you at Reunion!
75 Class Secretary: Carol Burgess Goetz, 27 Jewett St., Pepperell, MA 01463

Class President: Deanna L. Grayton, 301 Newbury St., Danvers, MA 01923

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76 Class Secretary: Marjorie Poznansky Getz, 33 Old Powerhouse Rd., Falmouth Foreside, ME 04105

Class President: To Be Decided.

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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 12019- 9230

Co-Class Presidents:Molly H. Campbell and Nils Bonde-Henriksen, 659 Green St., Cambridge, MA 02139-3137

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note Best to every one in the Class of ’77. If you want a list of classmates’ e-mail addresses, let David know at Thanks to everyone who volunteers for admissions, fund raising, and other tasks to help Bates continue to excel! As a single mom, Maria Best describes her major interests as “getting Alexa to swim, soccer, gymnastics, and piano lessons.” Still, Maria is also working on adopting a second child from Cambodia and is doing training in a chiropractic method called brain adjusting…. Larry Blockbegan a disease management program for congestive heart failure at his hospital, and the program has received national attention. He’s also a clinical investigator for a new pacemaker, and gave a keynote speech on the topic in San Francisco. Ina-Lee and Larry enjoyed having all three kids at overnight camp this summer…. In Denver, Jeff Brown is racking up medical accomplishments as one of the leading public health pediatric doctors. He recently received a $5-million Kellogg Foundation grant to continue his work. Jeff keeps in regular contact withMark Sorensen and other classmates…. Congratulations are also in order for Marie Cote who received her Ph.D. in chemistry last May. She’s doing a postdoc fellowship now, keeping active, and hoping for an academic appointment….Laura deFrancesco McLauglin reports that she’s trying golf “with strong interest, minimal success, and much marital patience.” She’s in the process looking for a larger place to live in the Danbury, Conn., area…. Landi deGregoris Turner‘s psychotherapy practice and teaching continue to expand, but she’s also taking on two interesting additions: she’s started an on-line counseling business for clients involved in on-line relationships ( and is training to become a personal fitness trainer…. Change in plans for Pat Durning, who had twin sons in January. He commuted from Long Beach Island during the summer, where he enjoyed the fall tuna fishing season…. Joel Feingolddeveloped an appreciation for the give-and-take nature of life. Besides breaking his leg after getting back into good shape, he’s “started, closed, and started” businesses, and now is representing his first acting client, as well as producing shows…. Kate Flom is enjoying being an “empty-nest” stepmother, and is also taken up rowing with her new shell. She runs into Charlie Zelle and his “beautiful 7-year-old daughter” frequently around Minneapolis…. David Foster‘s life changed because of the sale of the company he started in January to BNA, a large publishing company based in Washington, D.C. He’s getting used to being an employee rather than an owner. David is up in Lewiston regularly as a Bates Trustee, and he and Mina recently bought a house in Castleton, Vt…. Lots of music for Susan Fuller Wright, who plays violin in her community orchestra, writes folk music, and attends to the growing musical interests of her children. Sue’s husband Dave was planning to spend January in Tanzania doing veterinary work with the Maasai tribe…. Jim Geitz is still at Sony, and playing a great game of golf…. Linda Griffiths Johnson continues to enjoy the Lewiston Quaker Meeting (Bates offers space for this group at Frye Street Union) and make medieval music. In addition, she’s edited two books recently, one about the 1st Maine Cavalry (in the Civil War) and a new one about growing up in Beirut early in the 20th century…. A new baby arrived for Vicki and Steve Hadge in August. In addition, Steve continues to teach kindergarten, represent New England in national 4.5 tennis tournaments (you were always a 5.0 in my book!), and do admissions and class agent volunteer work for Bates…. Johnand Susan Young Haile‘s son David interviewed at Bates recently. They’re both enjoying their new life at Western Reserve Academy in Ohio, though they continue to summer at Androscoggin Lake…. Sherry Knudsen Ziemke completed successful fund-raising campaigns for a multi-generational center, and, of course, for the Class of ’77. She’s development director at a parent/child clinic in Burlington, Vt., and is enjoying the house her family built — and her 2-year-old Ben…. Anyone heading toward Vail should look up Charlie L’Esperance, who’s VP for Vail Resorts. Charlie and family still get back east for Billy Miller‘s Duxbury “reunions.”… If you’re hungry in Winchester, Mass., call Bob Little, who has opened a home-cooked meal take-out service there. He sawSteve “Ace” Powers last summer — Steve is now news director at WOKV radio in Florida, and his department won eight AP awards this year. You may have seen him on TV covering the many fires in Florida over the summer…. Four kids take up lots of David Longendorfer‘s time. The oldest is at UMass-Dartmouth, and Heather, the youngest, just celebrated her 3rd birthday…. Doug Macswan continues to be a great class agent…. Jennifer Malia Takahashi finished her internship and has started her dissertation on homeostasis and early attachment in drug-exposed infants. Her family “can’t wait until I finish my degree and return to normal, whatever that is!”… In Florida, Ann Maroney Young has moved to a “more inner-city” first- grade teaching assignment, and she’s running 25 miles a week and weight training (it helps to have a personal trainer as a husband!)…. “Same car, same husband, same house, same job, same kids. All’s well,” says Dervilla McCann. “Just trying hard to improve the cardiology services” in the Winthrop, Maine, area…. Stan Pelli continues to enjoy his trust and estates partnership, and his family — and his volunteer work for Bates…. Mary Beth Pope Salamasurvived damage from the tornado that hit the Pittsburgh area this summer. Otherwise, she’s back teaching medical school, after travels in Greece…. In Norwalk, Conn., Jim Ranton is doing well and working for Citizens Utility…. Deb Thyng Schmidt can be seen around the Bates campus frequently as she enters her second year as a Bates Trustee…. The recent decision that optometrists in Massachusetts may prescribe theraeutic drugs sent Keith Taylor back to school take courses in pharmacology. His practice continues in Marblehead….Jackie Wolfe is in new digs in Staten Island with Ray Winward, both of whom are regular New York City Bates volunteers.
78 Class Secretary: Chip Beckwith, 200 Cabrini Blvd, Apt. 44, New York, NY 10033, e-mail

Class President: Mary Henderson Pressman, 209 Lukes Wood Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840-2204

Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note Back in Maine, Todd Nelson is principal of Penobscot Elementary School. He and his family recently moved to Castine from Winnetka, Ill., where he headed the middle school at the North Shore Country Day School from 1994 to 1998. Earlier, he had been head of grades 6-8 at the Marin Country Day School, Corte Madera, Calif…. While on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf on board the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Navy Cmdr. Robert J. Ritchie and crew members visited several countries in the area and participated in community relations in their host countries. One project Ritchie was involved in included the refurbishing and landscaping of a retirement home for 70 elderly men and women in Cannes, France. The ship received an award in 1997 for her commitment to provide quality service and for improving sailors’ and Marines’ quality of life.
79 Class Secretary: Wendy K. Harris, 3489 Whytecliff Way, Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9490

Class President: Ronald J. Hemenway, 18 Neillian Way, Bedford, MA 01730- 2306.

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