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Class of 1989 reunion 2009

Class Secretary: Wendy Harris Garber, 3 Garden Rd., Wellesley MA 02481, whgarber@comcast.net

Class President: Anne Mollerus, 7003 Park View Ln., Eden Prairie MN 55346, amollerus@alumni.bates.edu

Sarah Alspach Déroulède is the European brand and communications manager for Shell Europe Oil Products in London. She and husband Bruno have been there for nine years, and have just bought a house…. Jose DaCosta received a Sigety Family Faculty Chair award at Tampa (Fla.) Preparatory School. The award provides three years’ funding for professional development and other educational opportunities for teachers at the school. Interestingly enough, the faculty chair endowment was established by a Bates alum, Birge Sigety ’75, and his wife, Beth. “The idea of the endowments,” Birge says, “is based on the fact that frequently teachers come to work at a private school to have more freedom about how they teach, often at some sacrifice on the earnings and educational support side.”… Ann Frenning Kossuth lives in Allston, Mass., where her husband, James, is a second-year student at BU’s School of Law. Ann enjoys her work at Harvard…. The parents of Peter Goodrich, who died on the second plane that hit the World Trade Center towers, say that it’s been difficult to observe previous September 11 anniversaries. In 2002 and 2003, his mother, Sally Goodrich, and her family have gone into near seclusion to avoid seeing the endless replays of the day’s horrific images. “It’s very hard for us to do anything,” Sally told the Bennington (Vt.) Banner. “It is too painful to see images of 9/11.” But in 2004 she and her family were publicly visible on Sept. 11 to start a local project affiliated with One Day’s Pay, a national nonprofit that hopes to establish Sept. 11 as a day of voluntary service, charity, and compassion in individual communities. “The idea is to recreate the generosity and support and service that the (September 11) families were the beneficiaries of,” she said. Goodrich and her family are helping to fund a school in Afghanistan with the help of one of Peter’s best childhood friends, Rush Filson ’92, who is serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. According to the Banner story, Filson recently took a trip to a school about 50 miles from Kabul, where he is stationed. There he met the principal of the school of 300 students, from kindergarten through age 17. There is no running water or sewer in the mud compound and the principal has no money to pay his staff of eight, wrote Filson in an e-mail to Goodrich. The principal is a target because half of his staff are women and because the school is one of “conventional learning,” where English, science and math are taught, Filson said…. Rod Peterson has been named managing director of investment banking services at Manchester Companies Inc., an investment banking and management advisory firm in Minneapolis….


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