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Class of 1970 reunion 2005

Class Secretary: Susan Gangemi Murphy, 204 Jackass Annie Rd., Minot ME 04258, smurphy@bates.edu

Class President: C. Ellen Yeaton Perry, 6 Laura Ln., Barrington NH 03825-3217, eyp48@metrocast.net

Selections from the recent Class Letter: Pam Alexander was awarded a 2003 Ohio Arts Council individual fellowship. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College…. After becoming empty nesters, Dana Basney and Cathy spent most of the year completely remodeling their house, in which they “now rattle around in like a BB in a boxcar.” They took their third trip to the former Soviet Union, and are not so much shocked that communism collapsed so quickly, “but that such a nonfunctional economic system could exist for as long as it did.”… After 15 years abroad, Mark Bergeron is an arts and feature writer in Massachusetts…. Janet Freudenberg Smith started her own telecommunications consulting business, catering to the communications planning needs of hospitals and universities and helping them to direct their buying decisions: www.jlfsmithassociates.com…. Jim Glinski and Susan Denniston ’72 recently moved to Scituate, Mass. He has released his second CD of original rock songs under the band name Left Turn on Red. Most recently, he wrote a chapter on Boston school desegregation for a book honoring Boston historian Tom O’Connor…. Joel Goober was honored by the West End House Boys & Girls Club in June. He is a lifelong member of the club, now located in the Allston section of Boston, and is a trustee of the West End House Camp in Maine…. Mike Gosselin has given up his department chair position in Oakland, Maine, and greatly reduced his union activities, but continues to serve on the school board and teach workshops for the College Board, as well as orchestrating the Summer Physics Teachers Institute at Bates — 17th annual this year! Polly Hubbell Gosselin retired from Maine state service last October after almost 27 years, and is trying to decide what she wants to do when she grows up. “I’ve acquired a 20-quart Hobart mixer in support of my favorite hobby, large quantity cooking.”… David Libbey is about to hit his seventh anniversary at Manulife Financial in Boston after spending the first 26 years of his actuarial career at The Paul Revere Insurance Group in Worcester…. After two bouts with breast cancer in 1996 and 1999, Ellie O’Leary is now doing well both physically and emotionally…. Marcia Weston Haas had a great time at the 35th anniversary celebration of the Bates Modern Dance Company. “Marcy Plavin looks so young it’s as if time had stood still!” she says…. John Wilkes and Sandra Ansaldi were remarried several years ago.


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