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Class of 1976

Class Secretary: Marjorie Poznansky Getz, 33 Old Powerhouse Rd., Falmouth Foreside, ME 04105, Bates76@aol.com

Class President:  Douglas V. Shick, 7 High Hill Rd., Canton CT 06019, doug_shick@alumni.bates.edu

Next Reunion in 2001. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu!
Wendy Ault attended the Presidential Inauguration in January. Down and back in a day, she toured the White House and delivered not only comments and congratulations — from Wayne citizens, notes from son Will’s fifth-grade class at Wayne Elementary School, and wishes from daughter Christine (14) — but also took maple syrup from the Stevenson farm and four Maine T-shirts for the First Family. Wendy, director of the MEL-MAC Education Foundation in Portland, worked “tirelessly” for the Bush campaign as Kennebec County co-chair. During her eight years in the Maine Legislature, she was a member of the education committee. “I’m so thrilled to have a person in the White House who has made education a priority,” she said…. John Carrafa won an Obie for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for his work on Urinetown, which moves to Broadway in August. “Leonard and I saw it with Geri FitzGerald ’75,” reports Marcy Plavin, Bates modern dance director. “It’s a riot! And his choreography is amazing!” Obie awards celebrate outstanding achievements in off- and off-off-Broadway productions…. Tom Hendershott is a senior consultant for CHS Inc. working in Healthcare Information Systems project management…. Karen Stathoplos is in her 11th year working for Laudholm Trust, the “wonderful” environmental organization that raises funds for the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. “Perfect still because it was my mathematical, problem-solving skills and the flexible hours that still allow me to do theater.” Karen has performed in Out of Cakes, an adaptation for the stage of Ingmar Bergman’s The Passion of Anna; she’s played Anna in The King and I in Kennebunk; and she and husband Kim Krauss spent 10 rewarding days in Paris last November…. Bruce Tacy is pastor/head of staff of John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Annandale, Va.


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