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Class of 1952

Class Secretary: Rachel Harper Garcelon, 56 Blueberry Cove Rd., Yarmouth, ME 04096, raeallan@aol.com

Class President: Arthur W. Ridlon, PO Box 766, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, artann@gwi.net

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu!  Sue Armstrong Cox moved her mother to Cape Cod a few miles away and can now visit her often. Sue has begun a weekly exercise schedule and planned a vacation at a New Hampshire lake with family in the summer…. Becky Bishop Myers designed her own Web site as a kind of holiday letter. She looks forward to Reunion 2002…. Janice Carroll Moreshead reports the arrival of her first grandchild…. Tony Cherot became a substitute teacher and will be a mentor for a seventh grader…. Bill Dotchin took advantage of early retirement at UNH, where he now works one day a week. In his spare time he has taken up backpacking and hiking…. Sarah Foster Smith retired as an editor at Home Planners because of a vision impairment. She and David have lived in the Southwest since 1991, when he became senior pastor of the Casa Adobes Congregational Church/UCC….. Last summer Nancy Goldthwaite Leech finished her Ph.D. in rhetoric and linguistics at Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation included case studies of the literacy practices of seven people at her community college who had overcome huge obstacles in pursuit of higher literacy…. Carroll Goodlatte Zeuli’s highlight of last year was the family reunion in New Orleans at Easter. She also went to the Bush inauguration with brother Bob ’74, who serves the 6th Congressional District in Virginia. Carroll continues as a teacher of French and Spanish and is department chair at a Springfield (Mass.) middle school…. Rae Harper Garcelon is a caregiver for an elderly lady and her son. Rae volunteers for Well Suited, which provides business clothing free to disadvantaged women to prepare them for job interviews. In July 2000 she held her first family reunion to celebrate her 60th birthday. Allan teaches a full schedule of real estate courses and is busy with brokerage as well…. Ken Holden has taught for 35 years in the natural science department of Northeastern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Mass., and has been involved in grant work, in-service training to local teachers, and science workshops for middle and high school students…. After 15 years in fiscal management, Cindy Hunt Young became executive assistant to the Commissioner of Health in Nassau County, N.Y. Don also has been hired by the county to work in the fingerprinting section of the police department…. Emily Leadbetter Althausen gives architectural tours of Boston out of the Museum of Fine Arts and also is a volunteer at the Lincoln (Mass.) Public Library…. Art Ridlon has opened an insurance office on Vinalhaven Island. He plays and teaches tennis to youngsters in Boothbay Harbor, helps coach the tennis team and chaperoned four teen-age boys on a trip to Hilton Head in April. Wife Ann is now manager in Boothbay of Gardiner Savings Branch…. Larry Sano retired in June 2000 and is now “investigating alternative careers.”… Peter Schuyler still runs his engineering/geological consulting company. They are putting a Russian high school exchange student through UVM. She lives with them and her family came for a visit last summer. The Schuylers also are helping a young unmarried mother through school…. Jane and Robert Scofield went on a safari to Africa, stopping in England on the way to visit castles and Canterbury Cathedral. In Denver, Jane is still college counselor at Montbello High School while Rob has completed 16 years of financial planning at AG Edwards. He chairs his church’s building committee for a new church; he and Jane volunteer with the Colorado Symphony and Denver Sister Cities International and continue to enjoy skiing, camping and the cultural activities in their area…. Lenny and Margaret Seavey Planin have been on the Gulf in Florida since 1998. She is in management with Jacobsons in Osprey and Lenny is retired…. Al Squitieri and Harriet spent 22 days in San Diego, San Francisco and, for their last week, with the Sanos in Canby, Ore…. After 27 years in the commercial real estate business, Jim Swartchild sold the business to Insignia/ESG and now works for them as a broker of industrial and office properties. Peggy has two stores, Material Possessions, one in Winnetka and one in Chicago, which specialize in home and personal accessories for women and maintains a large bridal registry. The whole family — daughter Amy, married sisters Pam and Jill — helped celebrate Jim’s 60th with a glorious week in the Grand Caymans…. In Auburn, Dennis Sweetser teaches chemistry at Edward Little High School and heads the science department. He has coached Little League for 15 years. For the last four summers he and his wife have explored the history of the Lake Champlain Valley area in Vermont and New York…. Deborah and Richard Valcourt have traveled extensively…. Gus and Lynn Webber Nelson love their new home in Summit, N.J. They now spend more time in their Vermont country home…. Carol Williams Jackson is busy contacting classmates as our class agent. Dan hoped to cut down to three days a week and they hope to move to South Carolina next year…. Jean and Ed Wilson took a vacation in Florida, then were going to Bangkok, Thailand, and Hanoi, Vietnam, with 26 M.B.A. students from Kellogg. Ed will be an instructor in a course on Global Issues and Management, designed to show how business is conducted in Southeast Asia…. Linda Zielstra Kellom is happy in early retirement and the move to Hilton Head. She has joined the local chapter of AAUW, a monthly investment club, and a discussion group on Great Decisions/Foreign Policy Assn.


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