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Class of 1969

Class Secretary: Bonita E. Groves, 41 Eastview Dr., Unit 7, Wilson, NH 03086-5960

Class President: Jeffrey D. Sturgis, 84 Old Woodman Hill Rd., Minot, ME 04258; jeffsturgis@alumni.bates.edu

Next Reunion in 2004. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! Chantal Berry Dalton completed a successful year at the National War College, National Defense University, at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. She earned a master’s in national security strategy. In addition, when she returned from an unforgettable four-year tour in Rio de Janeiro in 2001, she brought a new husband back with her, artist and teacher Jorge Luis Garcez Rocha of Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. Chantal will serve in the Africa Bureau of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, serving as country affairs officer to Southern Africa (count them — 11 countries!). She expects to remain in the United States for at least another year…. Samuel Richards is pastoring a busy evangelical church on the outskirts of Augusta, Maine. “My wife Lynne and I have six children,” he reported in the College’s anthropology department newsletter. “The older set is absorbed with college attendance or with getting into college, and the younger set, whom we are home schooling, is pressing onward. Family life is wonderful. I have my M.Litt. in social anthropology from Oxford. It has really helped me keep my theological objectivity — a solid anthropology is necessary to a sound theology. I also teach English and Shakespeare. I am writing on the subjects of Shakespeare, fathering, and reclaiming our culture. And, of course, there are the weekly sermons! Still pursuing the truth to the dismay of some and the delight of others, including God.”


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