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Class of 1981

Class Secretary: Kathy Baker Lovell, 6 Elston Dr., Downington, PA 19335, cklovell@Comcast.net

Class President: TBA

Next Reunion in 2006. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! Kathy Baker Lovell finally gave in to her boys’ desire for a puppy. Nugget, a Portuguese water dog, joined the family this spring. Obedience school is next on the agenda!… Craig Comins is in Hingham, Mass., surrounded by Batesies. Life is very good, though hectic. After five years with Special Olympics, he switched jobs in late 2002 and is now chief development officer for the Scleroderma Foundation, raising money to help find a cause and cure for this often-fatal autoimmune disease. He travels more frequently and always keeps an eye out for other Batesies in the airport. When not doing the work stuff, Lisa and Craig find themselves at either a field or court with their girls, Carly (13) and Caroline (8)…. Dave Donelan is in Newton, Mass., and very busy with two boys, 5 and 7. Between soccer, karate, basketball, piano, and choir, Allison and Dave have to schedule time to eat. He is still in the tumultuous world of high tech as director of industry and application marketing at EMC Corporation. One of these days the economy is going to turn around so they can all breathe a little easier, but in the meantime they did manage to take two incredible trips in 2002. The first was sans children to Paris for a wedding with a side trip to the Riviera for beach R&R. The second trip was to Virgin Gorda, part of the British Virgin Islands, where they had lots of fun snorkeling, boating, and building sand castles with their boys. He continues to do Alumni-in-Admissions interviews, which keep him up to date on developments at Bates…. Tom Johnson is alive and well in Las Vegas, Nev., (of all places) practicing pediatric cardiology and raising three kids, 3, 6, and 11. His wife and he take the children up to Southern Utah many weekends where they enjoy the desert very much from their small cabin just outside of Zion National Park. He has become a pretty avid mountain biker and would love to go riding with any other enthusiasts who might get out that way…. Betsy Kennedy Jacobs lives in rural Brooklyn, Wis., with husband Ken and children Annalisa (3 1/2) and Nicholas (1 1/2). The children are independent enough to allow her to put more energy into her home business, betterfunctioning.com. This past fall they were back East for a month and saw John Amie, Bob Barry, Bob Gilroy, and Sue Lovett. In March, they went to the San Diego area for two and a half weeks. Though she thinks it would be nice to have warmer temperatures in Wisconsin, she felt like they hardly had winter this year due to lack of snow. “Y’all back East got all of it!”… Jennifer Lloyd Mirabile, vice president in KeyBank’s private banking and investing division, has earned her Series 7 license…. Nancy Madsen Cummings has “come home” to Maine and is director of orthopedics at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington and director of the Carrabasset Clinic at Sugarloaf. She has a sports medicine-based orthopedic surgery practice and does some general orthopedics. They love being back in Maine. Their kids Zack (7) and Sarah (5) just fly down the slopes with Mike and she has trouble keeping up. She has recently been in touch with Sue (Collins) Lloyd-Reese, Walter Hoerman, and the Kelseys…. November 2002 was a big month for M.C. McNeill McBain. On Nov. 16, she was promoted to director, new ventures and alliances, leading a team responsible for negotiating global alliance agreements on behalf of IBM Global Services. The bigger news was that she was married on Nov. 30 to Phil McBain. There was a good representation of Batesies at the wedding, including Robert Gilroy, the celebrant at their wedding. They had a great honeymoon at Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands and live in Westwood, Mass. They’re in the process of selling both houses and looking for a new one…. Spyro Mitrokostas is the executive director of the Cape Cod Technology Council. (Yes, they have tech companies on the “Silicon Sandbar.”) Also, he is still active in government and politics, and was recently appointed to Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s Competitiveness Advisory Board…. Nancie Winchell Fernandez was made partner with Deloitte Consulting (soon to become Braxton) in June 2001. She’s been providing services exclusively to HP and Agilent for the last four years, both challenging and exciting work. The launch of Braxton is an adventure, especially since it’s a management buyout — and she’s management! From a home perspective, she and her husband launched a major remodel project on their San Francisco Bay Area home about two years ago, with construction starting January 2002. They moved back in on Christmas Eve and are thrilled with the outcome, but would never recommend this process to anyone! Now the big news — she’s pregnant! Every day they think they’re either really smart or really crazy for starting a family this late in life! “After 24-hour morning sickness, I have felt great and am enjoying feeling a new life grow (and kick) inside of me,” Nancie writes. Due date was mid-spring…. Karen Woodberry has been living in Colorado for most of the past 15 years, doing a variety of things. This fall, she’s heading to Tufts Veterinary School. She says, “Anyone who knows of any grant/scholarship sources, please let me know!”


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