Class of 1989

Co-Class Secretaries: Donna W. Douglass, 382 Waterman Rd., Durham, NH 04222, tddouglass@alumni.bates.edu; Pamela R. Gonzalez, 71 School St., Apt. 1, Needham, MA 02492, pamela.gonzalez@ummed.edu

Class President: Elizabeth D. Katz, PO Box 335, Milford, PA 18337; ekatz1989@yahoo.com

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The following notes are excerpted from a March Class Letter, which included classmates’ memories of Peter Goodrich, who was killed Sept. 11. A selection of those memories is included below.

Katherine Adams Guthrie completed her Ph.D. in biostatistics at the Univ. of Washington and is on the faculty of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle…. Amy Allen Abbott enjoys Hannah (nearly 2) and working at UNUM three days a week. “Am deputy treasurer of Sen. Susan Collins’ re-election campaign, where I’m having a blast working with Jim Tobin ’83 and Randy Bumps ’95.”… Carolyn Bassett was a 2001 finalist in the Springfield (Mass.) Quandrangle Poetry Competition and served as a guest lecturer in a career counseling class at Antioch New England Graduate School…. Randy Bates writes: “Wyatt is a robust 19-pound boy now (as of his six-month check-up) and just figuring out the ways of the world. Sister Isabel (2) calls him ‘Wazzit,’ loves pounding on his chest as her way of tickling him, and gives him an occasional push to let him know who the elder is.” Tara is with the York County District Attorney’s Office doing appellate work; she’s able to work out of the house except when she has to argue in front of court. Randy recently marked his fifth year at the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. “I am now prosecuting all felonies and have managed to do about 100 jury trials. Sometimes, it is a tremendous job that is full of reward and, at other times, you just have to shake your head and wonder how people can do such things to others.”… Christine Behr Sarrazin and husband Paul enjoy being homeowners and dog-owners…. Phil Bonasia continues working at Sepracor as director of analytical R&D. Pauline is at Genzyme. Daughter Jackie is 6 and son Austin is 4. Last October, Phil and Pauline traveled to Beijing for a wedding and crammed as much sightseeing as possible into one week…. Susan Campbell Linnell has begun Codworks, a business selling photographic cards. “I am otherwise enjoying staying home with Kelsie (4) and Brooke (3).” Andrea Cheney loves her career as a full-time nurturer to two beautiful boys. “I continue to facilitate the West Houston chapter of Attachment Parenting International, a support group that promotes extended breastfeeding, sleep sharing, babywearing, responding to child’s emotional needs, and positive, nonviolent discipline.”… Resi Chigas quit the advertising business in January 2001, working for J. Walter Thompson. She’s now a part-time housewife and helping a friend at his optical shop. “We were actually flying home on Sept. 11 and were three hours outside of Chicago when we had to turn around and fly back to Vienna where we stayed for five more days before we could come home.”

My most vivid memory of Peter Goodrich is from freshman year. I was up at Pete and Butch’s room and the phone began to ring. The floor of the room was buried in at least two feet of clothes, food, etc., so they couldn’t even find the phone before it stopped ringing! I know this is not the most flattering picture of Pete, but thinking about it always makes me laugh, which is how I’d like to remember Pete.

Jeff Cook is the men’s soccer coach at Dartmouth… William Culbertson is an associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, in Cleveland, specializing in estate planning and tax-exempt organization work. He and wife Mary have a son, Will (2)…. Brian Cullen enjoys life as an ADA in Boston, appearing twice this year before the Supreme Judicial Court…. Allison Davis Williams is in her seventh year at SECOR International Inc. “I am a senior hydrogeologist with the firm two days per week, and a busy mom on my time ‘off.’”… Nora Demleitner, Mike, and baby Cordell moved from San Antonio to Long Island, where she has a two-year visiting appointment on the Hofstra law faculty. Mike commutes to the city, where he works for Cornell Medical School. “I have been to conferences in Oregon, New Orleans, and Atlanta, and I’m slated to give presentations at a number of conferences this spring. My main work is in federal sentencing, crime, and immigration.”… Tim Donovan is at Citibank in the credit cards division…. Kelley Doran was elected to the partnership of Preston Gates and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. “Jessica and I have two children, Sam (3) and Meg (1).”… Matthew Dowling and Judy took a break from working on our house to travel to Hawaii last summer for their third wedding anniversary. He teaches at Providence College and was elected faculty representative to the board of trustees…. Kevin Doyle is in his sixth year as a full-time acting teacher at the Mid-Pacific School of the Arts. “My improvisational comedy group, Loose Screws, just turned eight.”… Joan Farrington Guild says she “still has the same three kids — Dare (6), Maddy (5), and Charlie (2) — and lives in Portland, Maine.”… Andrea Fasciano Dardis and her husband and daughter moved back to the Boston area after several years in Denver. I stay home with Sara (3) and Matthew (1), which is challenging but fun.”… Michael Foley writes: “Still at it after 12 years as a professional choreographer/dancer/teacher, now teaching at the Univ. of Washington, where I will earn my M.F.A.. After extended work in Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, New York, and Miami, I have settled (temporarily) here in Seattle until fall, when I head to Cuba for a month-long choreographic residency. Then it’s back to live in Dublin where my own dance company has been in residency since 2000.”… Amy Freeman Winslow writes: “After seven years heading up the Univ. of Utah women’s soccer team, my husband Jim and I will be leaving Salt Lake City. Joshua Forrester Winslow’s birth last summer made our travel season in the fall interesting as he was only six weeks old on his first trip to the Univ. of Florida with the team. He proved to be a great team mascot as he earned frequent flier miles on trips to Portland, Ore; Kentucky, San Diego, and Las Vegas!”… Eric Fuchs coaches the Univ. of Minnesota parliamentary debate team and works on a Ph.D. in speech communication…. Craig Geikie is a sales manager with Abbott Labs and is living in Wells, Maine. “We have moved considerably over the past four years — all corporate moves. Glad to be home!”

Pete and I were co-captains of our track team, and he was a good friend. Simply put, Pete just made me feel good being around him. He always had a contagious smile on his face, which made the track team members love him.

Jane Goodell Bartholomew lives in Santa Barbara and is home with William (2 1/2) and Christopher (4). “Trying to keep in shape by running, playing tennis, and skiing.”… Tony Grima and Peter Muise live atop Mission Hill in Boston. Peter is associate director of class giving at MIT. Tony is marketing manager at National Braille Press…. Chris Grunden marked his 10-year anniversary at HBO. “I am getting married to a fellow HBO employee (proof that the network has permeated every aspect of my life!).”… Paul Guenette works for New York State Corrections, answering inmate grievance appeals for central office in Albany. Tricia is a death benefits claim examiner for Phoenix Insurance. “We married Sept. 15, 2001 and honeymooned in Hawaii for 11 days, feeling very somber flying in the aftermath.”… In March, Sara Hagan Cummings welcomed JJ back from his six-month deployment aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Check the Bates Web site at www.bates.edu/cummings-today.xml for great video clips of JJ and Sarah’s appearance on the Today show…. Wendy Harris Garber and little Sam enjoy visits with Susan Mankowitz Fink and her daughter, Hannah, Sarah Griffin Ashworth and her son, Benjamin, Laurie Kidder Donahue and her son, Ryan, and Tracy Donahue and her son, Nolan. Wendy writes, “My career is on hold for the time being and I am enjoying the time at home. Always looking for play dates if there are any Batesies in the area!”… Sonja Hartmann lives in the Flathead Valley and works in Glacier National Park — last season as an interpretive Park Ranger. “Am getting married in July to Steve Prather and we are building a cabin in West Glacier that will run on solar energy.”… Laura Hawkins Smith runs her dog daycare business, K9 to 5, in San Francisco. Jackson is 2 and they’re expecting a second child. “We recently purchased and renovated a great house close to the beach. I’ve been in touch with Susan Klein Matos, Alison Smith Merrill ’88, and Debra Butler Glidden ’88 and hope to get East for a visit soon!”… Gail Hegeman and her partner Dawn bought a house in Amherst, Mass. “Enjoying learning a little bit of carpentry, landscaping, and plumbing. I’m on my fifth year now coordinating the hand rehabilitation clinic at a local hospital. Dawn and I have opened our own small business, Ergonomic Consultants. I’m still playing music in a jazz jam group and a rock band.”… Laurel Hemmer continues to do home-based family counseling for family strength. Husband Kirk (Upton ’88) teaches and coaches at the White Mountain School…. Courtney Hobbs Burnes resigned from her nurse position in HIV medication adherence last fall to be at home with Timothy (4) and Meaghan (2). “To keep my feet wet, I am doing a little VNA work on the weekends.”… Heather Inglefield McCulloh is a senior process engineer at National Semiconductor in South Portland. Her husband is at home with Gordon and Charlotte…. Linda Johnson in Washington, D.C., handles public affairs for the government affairs department at the National Association of Realtors. “I write press releases, pitch news stories, plan news conferences, and handle media inquiries. Last April, before I left my old job, I went on a Caribbean cruise: San Juan, Aruba, Caracas, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Thomas/St. John. I even went scuba diving for the first time.”… Heather Jones moved from eighth grade and now teaches high school math (honors geometry and honors pre-calculus)…. Matthew Jones is chief of the surgery department at York Hospital. He, Kimberly, and Tuckerman (6) and Quinn (2) live in York. “Bought a 38-foot sailboat last year and plan on doing a bunch of racing along the coast.”… Elizabeth Katz earned her master’s in education in classroom technology in 2001. “I am in my eighth year owning and running Personal Academic Support Specialists (PASS), a private tutoring company for students homebound and/or out of school for any other reason and also for home-school students whose parents do not feel able. I’m having a great time in the quaint, historic town of Milford, Pa., but see myself eventually returning to New England.”… Susan Klein Matos is working part time at Pfizer doing projects for the vice president of finance in Global Confectionary Products…. Rachel Langlais bought a house in Lewiston about five minutes from campus and is working as a physical therapist in Augusta. “Enjoy seeing Donna Douglass and Tracy Creaser for our annual Christmas cookie bakeoff.”… Russ Libby and wife Tracy live in Jacksonville with sons Russell (3) and Patrick (2). Russ is director of golf at Deerwood Country Club and serves as vice president of the North Florida Section, PGA…. Prescott Littlefield and wife Anne moved into a new home with Matthew (3) and Peter (2). Prescott is coaching the sailing team at The Williams School, a private 7-12 grade school in New London, Conn., and is also doing boat restoration work in Mystic…. Joseph Mancinelli teaches eighth-grade science and coaches girls basketball at the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Mass. “Laurie and I have two children, Joey (5) and Juliana (3). I hope to pursue a master’s in education.”… Susan Mankowitz Fink and Doug are busy with Hannah Isabel. “I’m still teaching ESL grades K-4 in Bridgeport, Conn., at Luis Munoz Marin School. Last summer we spent a week on Long Beach Island in New Jersey. Make frequent trips to Boston to see family and friends…. Mark Mandel is married to Michele, a UNH graduate, and they have two sons: Charles (nearly 3) and Owen (1). He’s a partner and assistant director of global industry research at Wellington Management, a Boston investment firm…. Dave and Wendy Genga Marran now have three daughters: Sarah (7), Olivia (4), and Abigail (2). Dave manages the multigas products at MKS Online Technologies in East Hartford. Wendy stays at home with the girls — for now. “We have been doing a lot of renovations to our house over the last two years.”… Tracey Matsuba Owen lives on Mississippi’s Gulf coast. She wrote last winter: “My thoughts are with the Goodrich family. Please know that I understand your loss; on Aug. 21, 2001, my husband and I lost our daughter, Hailey Fuyuko Owen, shortly before her due date. We are hopeful for the future, as we hope the Goodrich family can be, and take one day at a time as we put our lives back together.”… Greg Meahl writes: “After three years in Maryland, Maggie and I moved back to Massachusetts and welcomed our third child, Eliza. Living in Hamilton, with an SVP with Allstate Financial.”… Orla O’Callaghan McCarthy and Paul moved to Pueblo, Colo., where they bought “a cute Tudor house, which I have been renovating. I do some solo-practice lawyering, but mostly I volunteer my time as a disaster-response team captain for the American Red Cross, a docent at the zoo, and a coordinator at my church.”

There was a day our freshman year when I was being quiet in sadness. Peter noticed my sadness even though I was not crying. He came up to me and without a word, he gave me a big bear hug that lasted quite a long time. When he released me from his hug, he smiled at me with both his mouth and eyes. He then left me to my thoughts without ever saying a word. He was a comfort to me that day, and he gave me strength.

Ian Pallini is working as a systems administrator for the Department of Neurosurgery at the Univ. of Virginia Hospital. “Also teach Italian at Piedmont College and coach and play water polo for the UVA club. Dabble with real estate and enjoy Charlottesville (single).”… Michelle Quagge Bennett, husband Will, and sons Ian and Kyle moved into their new house. “Building is a real adventure with two small children. We enjoy Brunswick, and it’s great to be living in a ‘college town’ again.”… Zachary Robbins was promoted to director of external relations and faculty affairs for the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland and is finishing his M.S. in management.

Peter used to pick me up over his head and toss me into the pole vault mats during track practice. He did this with a bunch of us pole vaulters, who were no match for his hammer-throwing size. We feigned at putting up a fight, but actually we all enjoyed it. He was a wonderfully kind guy.

Kathy Scahill Price, after working as a programmer/analyst at the biomotion lab of Mass General and as a research engineer in R&D at Reebok, “decided to stay home full time after our second child was born. We now have three children: Kelly (4), Owen (2), and Drew (3 months). I love the hugs and ‘I love yous’ in lieu of pay raises and stock options.”… Michael Sebastian returned from Hawaii and is in San Francisco. “In addition to doing management, administrative, and computer consulting for medical and dental practices and other small businesses and nonprofits, I am again modeling and acting. My face is on the recent cover of the Living Nutrition magazine, and I am in the movie High Crimes with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. I recently invested in a three-bedroom log cabin in Washington state on three and a half acres of woods and am enjoying weekends there.”… Susan Stich works at UCLA Medical Center as a physical therapist and is on maternity leave after Zoe’s birth last October…. Paula Stick recently marked five years at Fidelity Investments. “I am in the e-business area (yes, a survivor among the dot coms) enjoying identifying ways to improve the online customer experience.” Over the winter, Paula was busy planning a May wedding to Mike Horowitz (Cornell ’87)… Karen Stultz Connolly says life is busy with three little ones. “Our house in S.F. is getting small so by summer we will need to decide where to move: Ireland, East Coast, or Bay Area.”… Beth Tener lives near Boston and helped found a nonprofit, Sustainable Step New England (www.ssne.org). “I have my own consulting practice helping businesses manage their environmental issues more effectively.”… Richard Travis left the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 1999, joining the district attorney’s office before starting his own law firm in Colorado, Anderson and Travis, PC, with an Army colleague.

Peter always seemed to be in a good mood; it was contagious. While he was very successful and had earned the right to boast about his accomplishments, he was a modest man and a great person.

Juliane Turner Gallatin and husband Eric moved from Columbus, Ohio, to Destin, Fla., where they work together as endodontists…. Donna Waterman Douglass and husband Troy sold their Lisbon house and built a new home in nearby Durham. “I started my own physical therapy practice, Core Physical Therapy, PA, in Lisbon Falls and Monmouth. We traveled to Scotland and England and were able to spend the day in York, England, where I spent my JSA.”… Julie Young Mann writes: “Husband Dave graduated from Harvard Business School in 1999 and we moved to Chicago, Ill., for a business he co-founded. I have worked at home as an independent consultant and have one full-time client, Boston Medical Center. I consult in the managed healthcare field. Julia is almost 7 months old now and she keeps me on my toes. We just moved to Indiana this January as my husband is launching an early stage venture capital fund.”