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Class of 1995

Co-Class Secretaries: Scott Marchildon, 1 Newbury St., Auburn, ME 04210, marchildon@mailbox.une.edu; Philip L. Pettis, 843 A Middle St., Portsmouth, NH 03801, ppettis@alumni.bates.edu

Co-Class Presidents: Jason and Deborah Nowak Verner, 52 Fairview Ave., Belmont MA 02478, theverners@juno.com

Next Reunion in 2005. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! Jessica Backer Brand is with the New York state attorney general’s office, focusing on environmental law. She’s married to Alex, a pediatrician, and they live in the Albany area…. Amanda Boren Tucker is in her final year of a master’s of divinity at Yale. She married Jeff Tucker last year…. Read Burns is in Lehman Brothers’ Boston office, a nice and quick walk from his apartment. Still, “even after all this time, I’m still not sure that it is the perfect job I’m in search of.” He was best man at Nate and Lara Daly’s wedding…. Christine Clorite St. Clair, completing an M.Ed. in reading at UNH, is happy to be back in New England after four years in Wyoming and two in San Diego…. Michelle Coes Tiballi enjoys life in Shelburne, Vt., with daughter Clara (1) and Hannah (3)…. Tim ’92 and Jessie Hild Collins bought a house in Wellesley, Mass. “Spending all our free time painting!” Tim took a new job as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Babson and is coaching with Steve Brennan ’87. Jessie works at Testa, Horwitz & Thibeault, LLP, with Alyssa VanDuizend Adams ’94…. Carl Dragstedt completed his second year of medical school and got married last June. Chris Petersen, John Waskiewicz, John McKnight, and Joel Smith were all in attendance. “We all managed to gather three weeks later for Joel’s wedding. I catch up with Joel when possible, less frequently now that he’s on rotations at Eastern Maine Medical Center.”… Berit Eichner Gordon lives in New York City and teaches high school…. Richard Epstein anticipates being a freshly minted Ph.D. in human development from the Univ. of Chicago by 2003…. Schuyler Fairfield joined Cubist Pharmaceuticals in Lexington, Mass., after being with Genzyme five years. “My new job requires travel (to Italy mostly), and I am learning quite a few management skills as well as some Italian! I fit in one 25K road race back in September.”… Andrea Fleming reports that “all is well here teaching middle school at the American School of Lima.”…. Bayne Gibby is in Brooklyn, N.Y., pursuing a comedy career. She produced a CD of comedic songs available at www.cdfreedom.com. She performed alongside Saturday Night Live cast members Will Ferrell, Colin Quinn, and Horatio Sanz at a benefit performance — “a major career milestone!”… David Guay works at Bowdoin and lives in Harpswell. “Been spending lots of time lately with new Maine resident Kyle Davies ’94. Still enjoying cool beers and lobster on the Maine coast.”… Amy Haas finishes grad school this year. The job search looms. “Who knows what, as long as it pays for toys and allows for time to play. I can’t wait to live somewhere warm.”… Cynthia Henebry finished three years of schooling in acupuncture and Chinese herbology. She’s moving to Charlottesville, Va., with boyfriend Andrew to open a private practice…. Sarah Kasprowicz is a fourth-year medical student in Chicago…. Pianist John Kramer performs regularly in the Boston area with The Chamber Music Ensemble, Travelers at the Music’s Edge, and the improvisational duo, Montage. At the Chappaquiddick 2001 Summer Music Festival his program included music of Beethoven, Ravel, and Bartok, and his own compositions have been performed throughout the United States and in Canada…. David Landry is director of operations and information management with Spectrum Medical Group, Maine’s largest multi-specialty physician practice. He enjoyed joining the “retirement” party for Professor of Political Science Doug Hodgkin in May 2000. He’s working on his M.B.A. in spare time, enjoying life with Shawna, Madelyn Lily (1) and Alexander (4)…. Megan Mahoney-Graham is a year away from completing her dual Ph.D. in zoology and ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior. “My thesis focuses on circadian rhythms and reproduction. Bill ’93 wants to stay with his law firm for some time, so we anticipate buying a house and living in Michigan before moving back to New England.”… Scott Marchildon is still “plugging away at getting an M.S.Ed. and enjoying working at the Univ. of New England as director of alumni affairs.”… Stacy Mandelker is attending Rutgers for a master’s in library and information science…. Gene McCabe is the head lacrosse and assistant football coach at Hamilton…. Becky Morgan is in her fifth year teaching grades four and five in a private, experiential school. “Still playing soccer and enjoying Boise foothills — great trails for running and mountain biking.”… Brook Mullens enjoys life in Norway with Molly (Walsh) ’96 and Isabel, born April 2001. He teaches high school science…. Kei Julia Murrell Velazquez is a certified nurse midwife who earned her master’s through the UC-San Francisco program. “I work at Caring For Women (a full-scope GYN and prenatal clinic) and deliver babies at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. I love being back in the place I grew up and married life — to Roberto Velazquez — is wonderful.”… Kitty Northrop Friedman and Peter ’92 moved back to Vermont so Peter can attend Tuck. She’s on hiatus from law and enjoys hanging out with baby Ned (1)…. Deborah Nowak Verner earned her M.S.W. from Smith and recently earned her L.I.C.S.W. She works as a clinical social worker at Faulkner Hospital just outside of Boston. Jason earned an M.B.A. from MIT and is a management consultant with The NorthBridge Group in Lincoln, Mass. They traveled to India — “a little nerve-wracking given world events, however we had a fabulous adventure.”…. Emily Orr Kelly works on her doctorate in neuroscience at SUNY Upstate Medical Univ. Dissertation should be done by summer 2003. “Definitely a long road.”… Phil Pettis enjoys the practice of law with Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella. Heather (Chichester) ’97 teaches biology at Phillips Exeter Academy and works for the New England Aquarium…. Brian Powers is a project manager at Verizon in Boston and pursues his M.B.A. at Northeastern. He bought a condo in North Quincy…. Meredith Reed O’Donnell is projects coordinator at a small educational publisher. Rob ’94 is at the Massachusetts Department of Education. “We’re attempting to save enough money to buy a house, maybe near the N.H. coast, but still enjoy our time in the Monadnock region.”… Denise Renee Todman earned a master’s in teaching and is an assistant director in admissions at King’s College, a small Christian college in the Empire State Building. “I direct the music and arts department at my church and have been free-lance writing and meeting people in the Christian music industry.” She wrote and produced a CD called All You Need…. Abigail Rhoads works at a small law firm outside Boston, specializing in immigration. She and husband Damon Sacco were expecting their first child…. Scott Richard earned his M.D. from Albany Medical College and is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology a St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J…. Meridith Ritter Greenbaum is a case manager for dually diagnosed adults (mental illness and addiction) and lives in San Francisco. 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dies for her L.C.S.W…. Kate Rossiter is in a three-year M.F.A. program for fiction writing at UMass. “My students seem young, but at the same time it does not feel so long ago that I was in my first year at college. They are patient with my questions and dorm life with 400 people. Imagine that.”… Billy Rush is finishing med school in New York…. Katie Segal Frekko graduated from Georgetown law in 2000 and joined Winston & Strawn in D.C. She and husband Matt (Colgate ’94) bought a townhouse in Bethesda…. Brenda Silvestri Maselli earned her master’s in special education at Fairfield and teaches special education in Pomfret, Conn…. Amy Starer Gifford and Jason ’97 live outside Burlington, Vt., with their dog, Kodiak, and enjoyed housesitting a 1777 farmhouse on 40 acres. Jason heads off for business school in the fall; Amy works for the National Gardening Assn…. Maggie Stevens passed the Massachusetts Bar. “I work at Ropes and Gray and live in Brookline.”… When Liz Stecker married Derek Brown in La Jolla, Calif., besides several Batesies in attendance, Lucky was the flower dog and Jasper was the ring-bearer dog. “We had a relaxing honeymoon in Tahiti before returning to our new home in San Diego. I have started my own dog training business.”… Jen Tiner Robert is a school psychologist; she and husband David Robert bought their first house last year. Baby Alex will be 2 in September…. Quoc Tran will marry Denise Stanton (Amherst) on Oct. 12 in Chatham, Mass. They met while both trained for the Chicago marathon two summer ago and were engaged in France last summer…. Ingerlene Vousen has a master’s in American studies and continues as an editor for Hallmark’s Fresh Ink cards. Ben Embry finished his master’s in journalism and is city government reporter for a daily newspaper. They bought a house in Kansas City…. Sarah White is studying to be a pediatric nurse practitioner at UC-San Francisco…. Rebecca Williams Maxcy and husband moved to Chicago last September, where she teaches second grade at The Chicago Academy, a teacher training facility. “In addition to teaching, I will be training future public school teachers.”… Caroline Wood Richards works at Streetmail and enjoys Vermont life with Dan and three dogs.


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