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Class of 1982

Co-Class Secretaries: Thomas and Lori Norman Campbell, 22 Jackson St., Portland, ME 04103-2206, tom_campbell@mailbox.wayn.pvt.k12.me.us

Class President: Richard R. Regan, 37 Court St., Bath, ME 04530
hartregan@ime.net

Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! Jennifer Begel Riggle is now at German & Riggle in Portland, a new law firm she started in June 1999 with a partner from a previous firm… Still enjoying full-time motherhood, Wendy Blake Nitsos also looks forward to her job for two weeks a year at the North Carolina furniture market…. Tom Campbell says they are excited about their new four-bedroom house with 1.75 bath on a cul-de-sac, which allows the kids to bike and play in safety and a greater space buffer for the approaching teen years. Tom still is at Waynflete teaching math, coaching soccer, and serves on more committees “than I should sensibly agree to.” He and Lori ( Norman) volunteer together and still go out on dates with each other!… Moira Cullen Martin attended her first Bates event since graduation at a cocktail party in Palo Alto, Calif., and enjoyed the chance to meet Don Harward. A full-time mother, she works in the three sons’ classrooms and does the usual driving to their activities…. Walter Dillingham now is with Fleet Asset Management in Times Square, a great experience working for not-for-profits. “While most of our friends are at the stage of soccer games, baseball, ballet and swimming, Deb and I are chasing our twins around the house.” He has developed great skills in pouring two bottles at once, changing diapers while babies are standing, and reading Goodnight Moon with enthusiasm every day…. In her 18th year of banking, Dana DiMartinis Dawalem manages Fleet’s OREO (other real estate owned) department, and she is “having the time of my life” with Wanda (10), Leah (7), Mark (5), and Evan (2)…. Jerry Donahoe spent four weeks backpacking through Turkey, three nights in a cave room dug out of volcanic pumice rock, a night in a tree house in an orange grove amidst unkempt Byzantine and Roman ruins, and a week sailing in a Turkish gulet along the southern coast of the Mediterranean. Jerry is a program officer for the Office of Single Family Housing within HUD. A class agent, he helps run events for the D.C. Bates Club…. Heidi Duncanson says, “Same old spouse, kids, cat, home, vehicle, job – freelance writing.” They have a cottage at Tripp Lake in Poland, which they continued to work on in the summer…. This past July Ruth Hall began a new three-to-four-year overseas assignment in Frankfurt, Germany, working in the politico/economic section there. Previously she worked at the Department of State as executive assistant in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. She received a Meritorious Honor Award in December 2000, has bought a small house, and become an enthusiastic gardener… Linda Handrich Archambault writes that the home business she started seven years ago is doing great. She volunteers with Bristol School, Scouts and church…. John Hassan is senior editor at ESPN The Magazine and also is the executive producer of Dan Patrick’s radio show. He and wife Karen Mynatt have bought a house in West Hartford, Conn…. Karen Hirtle writes that since the language school in Spain where she taught English for 10 years has closed, she is a full-time mom for the first time and there is time for everything: volunteering at school, helping with homework, and even reading books that interest her!… Scott Hoyt lives in Flower Mound, Texas, outside of Dallas and works for J.C. Penney. He and his wife play soccer and he coaches their son’s under-5 team…. Chris Jennings says it has been another year of growth – personally and professionally – for the Jennings family. Their four active children go from pre-school activities to sports teams and get good grades. He mentions especially their 6-year-old, Erin, who ”continues to share with us the gifts of autism,” who is doing well in first-grade order and prediction. Particularly memorable was their trip from Missouri to New England with maple syrup, fresh-picked blueberries, and lobsters…. Tim Kane is vice president at the Maine College of Art; Beth (George ’85) continues to enjoy her solo law practice, and both enjoy Emma (8) and Spencer (3)…. David Ladderbush has left the world of insurance sales for one of car sales, at Maine Mall Toyota…. Ruth Lemont Cook, who has been with Amerwest Inc. as controller for 10 years, is fortunate to have very flexible hours so she can spend more time with twins Matthew and Amanda. In Florida, sports are year round so games, practices several times a week, keep them hopping. In her “spare“ time, Ruth is president of West Palm Beach Mothers of Twins Club and has settled into a larger home in Royal Palm Beach…. Rajeev Malhotra is living in Los Angeles…. Jon Marcus was named editor of Boston Magazine in the fall, having served as interim editor since April 2001. Dan Scully ’80 is the magazine’s publisher, and he had good things to say about Jon’s appointment: “Readers expect to enjoy a high quality publication when they pick up Boston Magazine, and Jon has proven he can deliver on those expectations. His journalistic ethic keeps morale high while allowing our bright young staff the time and opportunity to intimately chronicle our city from the inside.” A prolific free-lance writer as well, Jon has written two books: Boston: A Citylife Pictorial Guide (Voyageur Press 1998) and Lighthouse(s) of New England (Voyageur Press 2001)…. Mike Matton dropped out of the corporate rat race two years ago and has been trading stocks with moderate success. Working at home, he started an ISP, which is becoming full time. Children are involved in several sports. “Keeping up with them is hectic but a lot of fun: the older they get, the more fun it becomes.”… Lori Norman Campbell has gone back to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging to head up their Partners in Caring program. “I’m there part time, which allows me to pick up Katie (12) and Bethany and Megan (8 1/2) after school for their various activities…. Jim Pasquill reports: “Life with five sons continues to be more than one could ever dream of, both as a challenge and a blessing: one in college, one in diapers.” For 12 years Jim has been in finance at HealthReach Homecare and Hospice in beautiful Waterville. “Dee and I are parents of three little Italians: Dominic (5), Anthony (3), and Gabriella (1).” They hoped to be in their new house in China (Maine!) before snow flies…. Currently a product and marketing manager for a software company based in Raleigh, N.C., Sue Purkis is able to work out of her home in Dover, N.H., when she is not traveling to visit customers. She also visits with shut-ins and hospitalized people of her church…. Charley and Laura Radack Gosse moved from New York City to a house of their own in McLean, Va., last August. Laura left her law practice three years ago and has been happily working as a Web developer/designer at a small Virginia company…. Logan Seale enjoys life in the Massachusetts suburbs. His photo business is evolving into motion graphics, virtual reality, and digital video. Wife Carol was promoted to director of the corporate headquarters of Bright Horizons Day Care Center in Watertown. She looks after son Morgan along with those of the CEOs…. Keith Taylor has joined the consulting firm Stratex LLC as a technical consultant working in the Augusta office. A certif
ied geologist, he has been a consultant for 15 years in Maine. He will provide strategic technical services and expertise in environmental diligence for real estate transition, redevelopment of contaminated properties, regulatory compliance, waste management storage and disposal, and groundwater protection issues. Stratex is a subsidiary of the prominent Maine law firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson. Keith is a volunteer field trip leader for a few Bates classes in geology and environmenal studies – and even goes to Luiggi’s for lunch!… Julie Thornton Miran recently earned a master’s in information science and has been a science librarian at Haverford College since 2000. Last summer they moved to the Hill School in Pottstown, where husband Karl is athletic director. Seth (16) is looking at colleges and will include a trip to Lewiston. Jason (14) attends Hill, and Alec (12) is a master skateboarder…. Having spent the first years of her daughters’ lives doing part-time consulting from an office at home, Stephanie Weiss Peck now works full time as environmental policy analyst for the Information Center for the Environment (ICE) within the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. Recently she was immersed in the hottest issue in California, the energy crisis, with the state energy commission. “I still consider my role as mom my favorite and most important job,” she says. Stephanie works in her kids’ classrooms and serves on the PTO board. All their other activities fill in the remaining time…. Melissa Weisstuch has been promoted to director of marketing, community relations, and health education at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, a 652-bed teaching hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Since she started at Lenox Hill in May 1997, she has hosted two Ladd interns, Julia Phelan ’01 and Elizabeth Strouthides ’01, “who were fabulous.” … In Birmingham, Ala., Joyce White Vance is a federal prosecutor and focuses primarily on criminal civil rights violations, everything from police brutality to racial profiling to violence against abortion clinics to housing discrimination. “It is wonderful work and I am blessed with Bob, a very supportive husband, who helps to make it all work, and we have the ever-present help needed for homework, transportation to karate practice, ballet, and school plays for Robert (10), Teddy (8) and Eleanor (3)”…. Since June 2000, Marty Wonson Brandt has been at home full time, making the adjustment from quality manager to full-time quality care for David (9), Karlsen (7), and Mary Catherine (5). “And I love it.” Marty attended a poetry reading at an earlier Back-to-Bates weekend and was brave enough to read her poem, “Dark Corner, Light” which has been published and nominated for the Amherst Society Dickinson Award. Being at home provides time to explore her creative side. Along with writing poetry, she is writing children’s stories (young adult picture books). “Who knows, this could be just the beginning of a new career.”


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