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Class of 1992

Class Secretary: Ami Berger, 1721 Ashland Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104; ami_berger@hotmail.com

Class President: Roland S. Davis, 25 Houghton St., Auburn, ME 04210; rdavis@bates.edu

Next Reunion in 2007. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! Amy Bass is a professor of history at Plattsburg (N.Y.) State; her first book, Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete, was published in October 2002. And, she reports, “I just got engaged! I’m looking forward to seeing lots of Bates friends at my summer 2003 wedding.”… Ami Berger lives in St. Paul, Minn., with husband Brian Lindeman, and works for the Univ. of Minnesota in development and public relations. She and Brian were expecting their first child in December 2002…. Marco Black lives in Santa Monica, Calif., and works in the film industry as a free-lance assistant film director, “mostly on small independent features that no one would see,” he says, “but also on some larger productions such as American Pie II.”… Alison Buttrick Patton is director of admissions and recruitment and the dean of community life at Chicago Theological Seminary and a volunteer minister at The People’s Church of Chicago. “To stay sane, healthy, and challenged, I am also studying Seido karate at a local school,” Alison reports…. Heather Coulehan has joined a community of Jesuit volunteers to work with local staff in Belize City, Belize, to educate future teachers and leaders there…. Douglass Coupe is an entertainment publicist at Nancy Iannios Public Relations in Los Angeles…. Courtney Cushing Kiernat is taking a hiatus from traditional work. She serves on several boards focusing on women’s rights and children with disabilities…. Craig D’Ambrosia and wife Betsy are expecting their fifth this winter. He’s the chief consultant to the grounds crew at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough: “They say a happy man is one who gets up excited to go to work every day,” he says, “and with that in mind, I am truly blessed.”… Roland Davis is an assistant dean of students at Bates College, and is enjoying being back at Bates in a permanent way: “I have to say it’s a little strange calling Dean Branham by her first name,” he says, “but it is really nice to back here.” Roland and wife Ayesha Farag-Davis ’96 are building a house in Auburn and enjoying daughter Leyla Noor, born April 4, 2002…. Lydia Griffith was married in Zermatt, Switzerland, in February 2001 to Tim Jilek. She and Tim live in North St. Paul, Minn. Lydia works as a marketing manager at Medica, a non-profit HMO serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota…. Erin Halvorson is finishing her residency in surgery at Brown and will be doing a fellowship in reconstructive surgery at the Lahey Clinic. She lives in Providence, R.I…. “I had a good excuse for missing Reunion,” says Lori Haskins Houran. “I was getting married!” Lori and husband Tim met on jury duty in New York (they were sequestered together on Valentine’s Day!) and the judge from that case agreed to travel to Sullivan, Maine, for the wedding. Lori recently left her editing job at Golden Books to write full time, and Random House has published her fifth children’s book, Spooky America…. Amy Kayler graduated from Emory and is now a certified nurse midwife in Atlanta…. Jennifer Knapp Lanciault and husband Lance ’90 live in San Jose, Calif. Lance is an attorney at eBay, and Jennifer left Accenture to be a stay-at-home mom with daughter Sophia…. Heather Lake works in Manchester, N.H., as a supervisor in the 911 center — “never a dull moment!” she says…. Ben Lowenstein is in his second year of a cardiology fellowship at Maine Medical Center…. Jen McInnes McKenna earned a master’s degree in nursing from Yale in 1999 and is now an oncology nurse practitioner at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She and husband Rob live in Dorchester, Mass., where they recently bought their first house. Jen and Rob met for the first time when they were 12 years old (he grew up with her cousins)…. Alison Oakes teaches dance at Iona College and has choreographed pieces annually for the Iona Dance Ensemble. “I also am a teaching artist for the New York City Ballet in the education department. I travel to New York City public schools and bring ballet, creative movement, and choreographic skills to elementary school children.” She has produced dance performances with fellow choreographers and has self-produced shows as well…. Brooke Oliver Fritz is the assistant athletic director and varsity soccer and lacrosse coach at Springside School in Philadelphia. She and husband Gary welcomed a second son in July…. Katie Parke-Reimer writes that after more than three years as a video editor, she’s entered new career territory as the mother two daughters, Lana (3) and Celeste (1)…. Elizabeth Pratt is in her “dream job” as a partnership program coordinator with the Cancer Information Service in Seattle. “I coordinate projects to promote cancer education and screening among low-income populations in three states: Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. The diverse populations I work with include Alaska Natives, American Indians, migrant farm workers, African Americans, and Asians.”… A syndicated column in the Kennebec Journal in Maine featured poet Judith Robbins and the importance of dreams in her life and work. She is quoted as saying, “My adult life has been formed by my dreams, what I call the ‘Important Ones,’ the ones I didn’t even know I was looking for.”… Luke Robbins was married last summer on the Oregon coast to Taeryn Szepi. They live in Seaside, Ore., where he teaches physics and chemistry at Warrenton High School, and tries to surf daily. “If any Batesies are in the area and want to don a 5mm-thick wetsuit and splash around in 50-degree water, let me know,” Luke says…. Stephanie Stamatos was recently profiled in Real Simple, a magazine about simplifying life, as she worked to juggle her finances…. In September, Carolyn Treiss-Logan moved with husband Mike Logan from Connecticut to the San Francisco Bay area. “We bought a house in Alamo,” Carolyn says, “and after five years as a lobbyist in the Connecticut legislature, I’m now unemployed!… Kip Van Valkenburgh lives in Park City, Utah, and has been married for three years to Karen McLean. The two met in Park City, but “Karen is a fellow Vermonter.”… Larissa Vigue is the associate program director at the Vermont Humanities Council, where she oversees statewide reading/discussion and grant programs. In her “not-so-spare time,” she teaches world mythology and Native American literature at the Community College of Vermont and is on the faculty of the Young Writers’ Conference, an annual weekend writing workshop for high school students…. Olivia Wakefield Lee is a consultant with Towers-Perrin in Boston, and husband Don is finishing a joint M.B.A./M.S. program at the Sloan School of Business at MIT…. Mimi Weyer Cagle and husband Rick Cagle ’91 live in Salem, N.H., and look forward to “putting down roots” and buying a house. “The house-buying part will have to happen soon though,” Mimi said earlier in 2002, “because our second child is due in December 2002!”… Katharine Wise is home full time with the couple’s two sons, Andrew (6 1/2) and Colin (3). Katharine and Bill Pinches ’93 home-school Andrew and expected their third child in January 2003.


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