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Class of 1996

Class Secretary: Mary Moss Brown, Apt. 206, 1274 5th Ave., New York, NY 100029, marcatmoss@aol.com

Class President: Sarah Ayesha Farag-Davis, 25 Houghton St., Auburn, ME 04210, faragdavis@aol.com

Next Reunion in 2006. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! Jessica Anthony has short stories appearing this year in CutBank, Mid-American Review, and New American Writing. She also recently won a fiction fellowship to study in Russia. She is a master’s candidate in fiction at George Mason Univ. She’s also teaching at Northern Virginia Community College…. Matthew Arsenault is looking ahead to next summer, when he will be at sea for two months on an internationally funded research experiment. He is a research assistant in marine geophysics at Oregon State Univ…. David Brennan was hoping that the LA Clippers would make the NBA playoffs. Why the Clippers? David is the community relations coordinator for the team. He moved to LA after finishing his M.B.A. at the Univ. of Rhode Island…. Paige Brown has gone into business for herself. She works as a freelance photographer, shooting “everything from horses, to children and families, to corporate work.”… Allison Bruch reports that she has “finally finished” her master’s in interior design. While looking for a job with an architectural firm, she is designing flyers and business cards…. Jim Burke writes: “I’ve been working at Ignite Sports, creator, publisher, and operator of NFL, LPGA, WTA, AFL, and NHL team and league Web sites. We merged with Sportvision, the Emmy-award winning company that produces all those cool things you see on sports telecasts: the first-and-10 line in football; the K-Zone on ESPN Sunday night baseball; the Race/FX for NASCAR.” Football fans curious as to how that yellow first-down marker works can check out www.howstuffworks.com/first-down-line.htm…. Bryan Burpee works as support staff for an adventure travel company called Zegrahm Expeditions. It operates tours all over the world, from Antarctica to the fjords of Norway. Groups such as National Geographic, The Explorers Club, and the Stanford Alumni Association book trips through them. He was planning to travel to Sydney, Australia, to compete in the Gay Games in November…. Chris Coleman Plourde and Darcie have moved back to the Boston area after living in Costa Rica and Austin, Texas. Chris is the executive director of the Adelante Youth Center, a youth development center serving predominately Latino youth in Lawrence, Mass…. After finishing business school last May, Rob Farrington headed back to New York City for a job with a venture capital firm…. Tyler Fish works for Outward Bound, splitting his time between Minnesota, Manitoba, and Texas…. Chris Gawle now has a master’s in marine science. He’s spent the past four years studying “the effects of urbanization on the critters living in the breathtaking tidal creeks of the Charleston (S.C.) harbor estuary.” He hopes to devote himself full-time to Oceanmatters, an organization he founded, very soon. Oceanmatters is dedicated to the conservation of natural resources and to training high school students and teachers to be stewards of the environment…. Amy Geller was elected president of Women in Film and Video/New England, a professional women’s media organization in Boston. She organized the first-ever retrospective of works by its members, held in late January at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge…. Ashley Hawn spent four months at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark as part of her concentration in international business at the Univ. of Oregon. While there, she lived in the “red light” district with a Britney Spears “freak” from London and three men from Bombay, and saw her landlord arrested for smuggling in Russian exotic dancers…. Adam Hoverman is taking a break between his second and third years of medical school to teach gross anatomy to first-year students at the Kirksville (Mo.) College of Osteopathic Medicine…. Erik Hummelman is an epidemiologist doing disease surveillance in Asia and South America. His work has taken him to Thailand and Brazil…. In Pakistan, Tehmina Jawaid Shehryar works as a professional services consultant for Tradelink Technologies, a company based in Hong Kong with offices in Pakistan and Charlotte, N.C. The company helps manufacturers and retailers manage their supply chains…. Amber Jensen is working on a master’s in education from the Univ. of New England. She teaches Spanish at Freeport (Maine) High School, and takes students on trips to places such as Italy, Greece, Spain, England, Germany, and France…. Erika Jones is doing thesis research with Mexican immigrants in the Southwest. She is close to completing her master’s in environmental education at the Univ. of Minnesota…. Jodi Kopke is finishing her last year of business school at Colorado Univ.-Boulder, where she also coaches women’s lacrosse. She works as director of fund raising for a shelter in Boulder…. Alexander Lassen is the head sailing instructor at the largest sailing school in New York harbor. He also paints weekly at the Art Students League in Manhattan…. Kathi Loomis will graduate from veterinary school at Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in May. She already has a job lined up in an animal hospital in Chicago. Stuart Berman ’95 and Kathi will marry in September 2003…. Mike Maccaro has finished his first year of law school at Northeastern. He is engaged and hopes to get married after he finishes his second year…. Ellen McDevitt started law school in August 2002. She’s moved back to the Pittsburgh area…. In New Haven, Jennifer Moore Temple works as a regional care manager for a social service organization, The Connection Inc., in their supportive housing for recovering families program…. Teri Page loves living in Oregon. She dances, gardens, and acts in community theatre. During the summer, she teaches marine biology on Catalina Island…. Sara Pasko survived the Internet roller coaster and now works at Ziff Davis Media as the program manager of the integrated services division…. Kara Peters still lives and works in Boston but is considering graduate school. Her work at Forbes involves publishing magazines for various companies, such as Fidelity and IBM…. Jen Phillips lives in Snoqualmie, Wash., where she is involved in the year-round management of the Summit Learning Center. She moved to Washington for “pleasure and marine science endeavors” and has enjoyed kayaking in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington…. In San Francisco, Adam Piandes had a hand in creating PLATFORM, a monthly event that showcases new talent in art, film, fashion, and sound. He teaches middle school and coaches basketball…. Shilpa Rajagopalan Iyer has visited 30 states so far in her work as an environmental consultant. She has a master’s in hydrogeology from Pennsylvania…. Anne Reilly still works for American Express, but now lives in New York City…. Lisa Roan finished her doctorate in fuel science in August and has moved to the Philadelphia area…. Hillary Robbin has moved to Greenwich, Conn., and is a speech-language pathologist in the Westport public schools…. Emily Robinson Nolan is a small-animal veterinarian, as is her husband, Derek. They live on a farm just south of Annapolis, Md…. Marc Sorrel has seen his business, NewAge Marketing Inc., grow over the past five years. It specializes in marketing educational and commercial products and programs to college students…. David Strouse has been named a v
ice president in the treasury department at Banknorth Group, Inc. in Portland. In his role as treasury product manager, he will continue to structure and implement interest rate hedging strategies for commercial loan customers in six states served by Banknorth…. Maura Tukey Clark has completed her M.S.W. at Smith’s School for Social Work and works as a child and family therapist at Mental Health and Substance Abuse of the Berkshires. Husband Justin Clark is in a residency program in general surgery at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass…. Adam Turner took his sloop, Ondine, to the Caribbean last fall. He says, “If I make it through the hurricanes and pirates, there is a hammock down there, a book, and a drink with a little umbrella.”… Maggie Walsh Mullens continues to enjoy living in Norway. She works at an international school and spends a good deal of time in the nearby mountains.


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