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Class of 1967

Class Secretary: Judith Lanouette Nicholson, 15 Heron Cove Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054, judlannic@aol.com

Class President: Jon G. Wilska, 119 Mystic Rd., No. Stonington, CT 06359, jonwilska@hotmail.com

Next Reunion in 2001. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu!Alan Ansello has practiced oral surgery in Beverly, Mass., for 26 years and looks forward to taking on a new partner in 2002 — his daughter. He also is “easily beating Kevin Murphy in golf each week.”… John Baldwin has been named managing partner of the Partners Club, a fund-raising committee of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), a non-profit providing civil representation to low-income clients. John is chair of Ober/Kaler and heads the firm’s employee benefits practice…. For more than 25 years Bill Bensch has been doing systems engineering and software development at Lockheed Martin Corp. He enjoys skiing, gets out West every year, and likes to bike. Bill and Anne are empty nesters now that son Mike is a freshman at Franklin & Marshall…. Geoffrey Boyer enjoys owning his business in financial planning and asset management services. In the spring he helped to launch a new community bank in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Wenda heads the local parent-teacher group at the elementary school where Scott, 8, and Julie, 6, attend. She also is on the Girl Scout and Junior Achievement boards. Older son Geoff Jr. was married last June in Norway so the family had a great vacation. Daughter Jen is a missionary in Japan…. Kent “Butch” Bradford was with the startup LearnLinc Corp. as vice president of sales and marketing. The firm developed a virtual classroom technology for instructor-led online learning. “Imagine being able to take that awful 8 a.m. health class in your PJs in the dorm!” After the company was acquired and moved to Atlanta, Butch went back to Marblehead…. One of the highlights of Marty Braman Duckenfield’s year was producing a video, Service-Learning in Higher Education: a Portrait of Five Institutions. She worked with Jim Carignan ’61 and Bates in representing one of five very different institutions…. Nancy Carvalho Fraze was part of a delegation of college presidents and faculty from Massachusetts to visit Havana, Cuba. They met with government officials, religious leaders and artists. While there she visited Hemingway’s home, watched the Elian drama unfold from the Cuban perspective, and feels it is time to end the embargo…. When Gary Chamberlain became a Catholic it ended his career as a Methodist minister. He also traded in his second career as a stockbroker to combine day trading with research in ancient languages and has been offered the opportunity to publish a dictionary of the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible… Dana Dertinger Letvin still teaches in the Detroit Public School System, changing from fourth grade to second and probably will keep on working for a while with two children in college…. Two years ago Betty and Bob Fair purchased 67 acres of Vermont farmland and have built a new home. They are restoring the old fields, clearing some trails and may even get some live stock. Bob is a caseworker in southern New Hampshire…. Diane Gilbert is now with Community Research Initiative of New England in Brookline, Mass., as chief executive officer…. In Wellington, Conn., Peter and Judy Harvell Andersen still work to recover from sending two children to college. Son Eric, a Cornell grad, now is a Navy lieutenant, piloting helicopters. Kristen ’00 is assistant director of annual giving…. After 28 years as administrator of The Pines, a retirement community in Ocean Park, David Howe is taking a study leave to travel the southern coast of the U.S. looking for the “saints in the trenches” who make a difference in peoples’ lives…. Cindy Hughes Stecher and her family moved to a new home in St. Charles, Ill. She is coordinator of teacher certification in math at Northern Illinois Univ. Cindy has been involved in the state math contest since 1980…. Joe Jacobellis recently released Choice of Stand, a compilation of dreamy, pop music. He and Mark Horton ’68 perform under the name Azure. Otherwise Joe operates his telemarketing/fund-raising company in Milford, Conn…. Pam Johnson Reynolds continues at the Carroll School providing teachers of dyslexic students with training and support. Husband Dick ’68 is in real-estate development with Spaulding and Slye. Son Seth has earned an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School….Dick and Ellie Master Kilbourne ’69, whose daughters Cindy ’00 and Kristin ’97 are out of college, are in the midst of literally moving and renovating a 1755 home in Wayland, Mass…. In San Francisco, Leslie Haas Koelsch is director of special education, Newark Unified School District. She has just expanded an 1886 Victorian to twice its size while maintaining period details. Frequently she sees Lucille Howell Sansing, who lives nearby…. Judy Lanouette Nicholson and family have moved to a condo community. She manages a fitness center at the local Oracle Corp. facility. Judy ran the Sugarloaf Marathon in May 2000 and saw lots of younger Batesies. Last October she ran the Canadian International Marathon in Toronto, her 10th. Son Matt is at Concord Academy, husband Nick is a retired attorney turned soccer referee…. Still at GE after 26 years, Alan Lewis is now general counsel of GE Asset Management. He and wife Susan ski at Stratton in Vermont and play lots of golf…. In Auburn Anita Miller White looked forward to being a first-time grandmother…. Relocating from Texas to northeastern Connecticut, Shirley Murphy Mongillo and family have built a new home. She teaches French and sings in a church choir. Husband Tony is retired and does some consulting. Son and daughter attend Woodstock Academy…. After a 38-year layoff, Rick Powers has taken up his trumpet again and is loving it. Musician son Matt, a freshman at NYU, was his inspiration. Rick is still president of U.S. personal products at Playtex. Bates grad sons, Greg ’99 and Ted ’01, are brothers of TJ, in sixth grade “and in charge of all Connecticut-based operations.”… Anita Preston Stanley recently incorporated Meridian Communications Inc., providing speech and language therapy to children to age 3…. In Acton, Mass., Mac Reid is principal of RJ Grey Junior High School. He and Beth (Krause ’68) have two daughters: Kim, married, changed from a software company to work with young children; Kerry travels with the Disney Corp.’s Broadway production Beauty and the Beast as merchandising manager. Mac is still into hot rods and currently works on a ’55 Chevy pickup…. From Portland, Ore., Rita Sorensen Leonard writes that Katie (21), a math major at Portland State Univ. also is a certified flight instructor. Sally (16) had her first part in a punk version of Midsummer Night’s Dream, as a punk fairy in leather with orange hair!… Helen Woodruff Paganucci manages Mr. Paperback in Augusta. Husband Fred works for the Maine DOT. Son Wesley Nims, a capt. in the USAF is stationed in Germany and was able to meet Sachiko Matsumoto Kleefisch and her family. Son Brian is stationed on sub USS Louisville at Pearl Harbor, while daughter Catherine is at Alfred…. We regret to include the news of Katharine Kelley Firth’s death on Sept. 30, 2000, and send our sincere sympathy to her three sons, two daughters and other family members.


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