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Class of 1983

Class Secretary: Leigh Peltier, 451 Williams Crossing, Coventry, RI 02816, leigh@loa.com

Class President: Mary E. Couillard, 65 Salem Rd., Billerica, MA 01821

Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! 
Jane Biggs Sanger and husband Chris celebrated their 10th anniversary and have two beautiful daughters, Anne (10) and Mary (7). Jane finished her last day of work with the state of Delaware in September 2000, and now focuses her time on her children, parents, and husband, as well as “slowing down the pace.”… Deborah Clark-Dillingham is a stay-at-home mom with twins Harrison and Chandler (2), while Walter’s job is now in the N.Y. area after working in Boston prior to the twins’ arrival. Debbie spends her days chasing the twins and singing and reading to them. She is open to sharing experiences with other Bates parents of multiples…. Douglas Couper and Leslie Latady ’86 have a busy household including swim team practices, Little League games, band concerts, and piano lessons. Leslie’s new job at Edward Jones is demanding, and Doug’s medical practice continues to grow. The couple has taken up long-distance running: “a great source of peace and solitude amidst the usual hubbub.”… Bill Dunham and Wendy Vogel Dunham are still living in San Jose, Calif., where they are rebuilding their home to double its size, after finally deciding they needed more space!… Sarah Eusden Gallop lives in Winchester, Mass., with husband Andy and two children, Nick (7) and Julia (3). She works half time (hah!) as co-director of the Office of Government and Community Relations at MIT…. Since our last Reunion, Laurel Hayes spent a term in Geneva and traveled in service of the World Student Christian Federation to Lebanon and Korea. She is now working at the WSCF’s U.S. affiliate and adjunct teaching at Webster University. This gives her time to chase her active 3-1/2-year-old son!… After many years in the Navy, John Hoyt has moved to Concord, Mass., with wife Karen, daughter Sarah (15), and son Brad (12). After many mergers and acquisitions, John is working as worldwide market manager for medical supplies for Philips Co…. Howard Katz and Cindy Jones Katz describe their lifestyle as “hectic.” Howard celebrated his 15th anniversary with Daimler-Chrysler and travels 50 percent of the time. Cindy continues to work at Stratus Technologies as a software engineer in Maynard, Mass. The couple has two daughters, Sarah (11) and Emily (8 1/2). They celebrated their 40th birthdays in San Francisco, meeting up with Bill and Wendy Vogel Dunham and Jeff and Arlene Hahn Davidson one night for dinner…. Shannon Kenneally Coray and her husband, John, have adopted a son, Jack, “who truly brings us great joy.” John is the commanding officer of the Naval Recruiting District for the mid-Atlantic region, based in Pittsburgh, and Shannon is a stay-at-home mom. She recently flew to Portland for her 40th birthday celebration and met up with Doreen Connor, Sally Nutting Somes, Jennifer Begel Riggle ’82, and Lisa Coppola Stone ’82…. Dustin Kimball is nearing the end of his 10th year in family practice in Hillsdale, Mich. He and his wife welcomed their fourth child, Emily Catherine Kimball, in March 2001. They enjoy seeing Don and Margo Kimball Harrington ’84 and their family every summer in Maine…. After 10 years with the National Park Service in North Carolina, Andy Kling and his wife Laurie moved to Great Falls, Mont., where Andy has started a small business as a free-lance writer and interpretive designer, researching and writing books for middle-school students. His first book, on the colony of Rhode Island, was due in the summer of 2001…. Terry McMeekin writes from Silver Spring, Md., where she is a wife and mother of three children – 7, 5, and 2 – two boys and a girl. They’ve been living in Maryland since 1996, moving there from Nicaragua, where Terry and her husband worked with the Mennonite Central Committee. Terry now works as executive director of Church of the Savior’s The Festival Center, a resource for many nonprofit and faith-based organizations in Washington, D.C…. Laura Murray Montenegro lives in the desert near the Sagauro National Park outside Tucson, Ariz. She teaches at a local high school and she can actually ride her horse to work! She says, “After all these years, I still love my job!” She and Judy McNeice Lachance traveled to the Mayan ruins last summer to celebrate their birthdays…. Jim Murphy is the Saratoga County district attorney and was appointed by New York Gov. Pataki to the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Task Force, chaired by the governor. Jim, wife Laurie, and their daughters Caroline (6) and Claire (4) live in Saratoga Springs…. Kevin Raye is a candidate for Congress in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. He and wife Karen have recently returned to Maine after 17 1/2 years working for Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, most recently as her chief of staff. His campaign address is P.O. Box 1776, Bangor, Maine, 04402-1776, if you are interested in contacting him. Jane Calderwood succeeded Kevin as Sen. Snowe’s chief of staff…. Sharon Saltzgiver Wright has written two books, Getting Started with Bonds and Think It, Build It, Do It – Managing Your Money with Asset Allocation. She has been interviewed for articles in The Washington Post, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and NPR’s Marketplace. Sharon still enjoys dancing and is at work on a novel. She and husband Doug are active in local issues in their community…. Megan Shea took a year leave from her job as English teacher and dean of freshman girls at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut to care for her son Eben, born June 2000, and daughter Emma who started kindergarten in September. Husband Cyrus spent the fall term of 2000 in Cranleigh, England, with the term-abroad students, and Megan and the children joined him for eight weeks. Megan reconnected with Tammey Bean Rooney and Carolyn Evans-Swann, over a wonderful lunch…. After seven years of commuting between Boston and Salt Lake City, Mark Stevens “finally got smart and started my own software company, Technical Point Resources.” He moved back to Cumberland Foreside, Maine, and enjoys the challenges of growing a business as well as raising his 5-year-old daughter…. Pauline Vashon Wilder is an at-home mom to her three sons. She became a La Leche League leader this year and continues to practice Reiki for friends and family. She finished building a new home and moved there in April. Pauline still loves running…. David Wolf was recently installed as rector of St. Paul’s Parish in Paterson, N.J., one of the poorest medium-sized cities in the country, after five years as an associate priest at St. Alban’s Parish in Washington, D.C. He and his wife Martha Hamstra Wolf were married at St. Alban’s in May 1998. Dave will also serve as president of St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit arm of the parish’s inner-city ministry. Says Dave, “This move reflects a deepening of my sense of call and Martha’s to play an active role in reaching out to the underclass and to serve as catalysts for community transformation.”… Rhoda Yee Koopmans is busy with three children, 11, 8, and 3, and with her work in occupational therapy at the Santa Clara Medical Center. She writes, “Since my diagnosis of stomach cancer in January 2001, my life and family are that much more precious to me.” Rhoda and her family enjoy hiking in the hills by their house and a
ttending children’s activities…. Bill Zafirson and his wife Louise moved into a new house in Saco, Maine, in July. They enjoy walking or riding their bikes to the beach early in the morning or after a long day at work. Bill would love to hear from any Batesies who are visiting the area.


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