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Class of 1992 reunion 2007

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

Class President: Roland Davis, 8 Infiniti Way, Auburn ME 04210, rdavis@bates.edu

Amy Bass moved to New York in 2003, and took a new position as honors director at the College of New Rochelle. “I have signed contracts for my second and third books, and obviously have a lot to do,” Amy says…. Ami Berger and husband Brian Lindeman enjoy life in St. Paul, Minn., with their son, Noah. Ami talks regularly with Jessica Sheridan Allen and Olivia Wakefield Lee about the joys of raising boys. In her spare time, she works as a communications manager for UMinnesota-Twin Cities, does some free-lance writing, and practices Ashtanga yoga — “I’m stupendously bad, but I keep trying,” she says. Ami also reports that her brother, Daniel Berger ’96, is doing well in San Francisco, working as a sports media account manager for Yahoo!… “We love the thought of going to sleep in New England every night,” says Ted Bernhard. He and his wife, Jill, moved from New York City to New Canaan, Conn., although he still works regularly in the city…. “Note to self: never spend a weekend inside when the kids outnumber the adults,” says Kristin Bierly Magendantz after visiting Brooke Oliver Fritz and her two boys with her daughter, Greta. “I’m still practicing labor and employment law for a Boston-based law firm while living in Hartford, Conn.,” she says. She also teaches occasionally as an adjunct professor at the Univ. of Connecticut law school…. Jere Calmes and his wife, Elena, live in Moscow with their two children. “Moscow is going through a renaissance of sorts,” Jere says. “Anyone from our class that is interested should come and take a look.”… Kim Hall Couture Ireland lives in Milwaukee, balancing a busy ophthalmology practice and daughter Josephine. … Marianne Cowan Nolan reports: “Ahead of most of you on the kid curve, we awoke one morning to discover we had a first-grader and a third-grader in our house. Time flies and before we know it, we’ll be empty-nesting it with Maggie the chocolate Lab (perhaps Maggie II). Patrick and Katie are happy in school and sports, we’re happy in work, renovations, and gardening. I’ve taken over the direction of the Parents & Family Association at Bates, and Tim is evaluating the State of Maine and how well they’re spending tobacco settlement money — remarkably, in Maine it’s spent on tobacco cessation programs instead of highways and tourism. Be sure to stop by Lane Hall when you’re on campus!”… Kaela Curtis teaches Spanish at Duxbury High School in Duxbury, Mass. Kaela and husband Gavin Little-Gill ’90 took daughter Sierra (4) to England for two weeks in 2003 to visit with family. While there, Gavin’s sister, Katrina Little-Gill and her husband, Andy Evans ’90 had their first baby, Katelyn…. Amy Erikson is in the dissertation phase of a Ph.D. in the Old Testament at Princeton. … Mickey Feeley is the in-house attorney for Suffolk Univ. in Boston. He’s run four consecutive Boston Marathons — “believe it or not!” he says…. Karen Finocchio has been named a Sports Ethics Fellow by the Institute for International Sport. The institute sponsors, among many programs, National Sportsmanship Day, held annually on the first Tuesday in March. Dan Doyle ’72 is the founder and executive director of the institute. And recently, Karen returned to campus as assistant dean of admissions after four years at Dartmouth as head ski coach. While there, her teams received the highest national rankings in the school’s history…. Lisa Fox Riley writes, “My husband, Scott, and I are still working in Prague, Czech Republic (ninth year overseas!). We’d love to share this beautiful city with any Batesie passing through!”… Peter Friedman earned his M.B.A. from Tuck in 2003. He works for Mercer Management Consulting. … John Garesché is a consultant with Ruotolo Associates Inc., in New York City. Ruotolo provides fund-raising and other types of counsel to nonprofit organizations. … “I’m still at Medica, doing market research and new product development,” reports Lydia Griffith Jilek. “I ran Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., in June 2003 and continue to work on restoring our 1927 home with my husband.”… Eric Halvorson finished his training in general surgery at Brown and now lives in Somerville, Mass., doing a two-year fellowship in reconstructive and plastic surgery. After his fellowship, he plans to do more subspecialty training in reconstructive surgery, “and then I’ll be a grownup and get a real job, hopefully an academic position,” Eric says. … Mary Holt-Wilson has moved into a position as a middle school librarian in Wellesley, Mass. “This move will allow me to focus more exclusively on one of my true passions, children’s literature,” she says. … After several years working for nonprofits throughout New England, and a brief stint as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, Amy Horne Kolligian now works for Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. … Gillian Kahn thinks Bates should start its own singles network. “C’mon Bates, where are you when we need you?” she says…. James Levy and wife Daniele (Ouellette) ’93 are “doing our best to glean child-care lessons from nearby friends Colin Marquis and his wife Amy.”… Jennifer Lynch has returned to Wachusett Regional High School (Holden, Mass.) as its athletic director. She was a standout athlete there as a student, and was a factor in the school establishing a girls’ soccer team…. Damon Maida sings with The Fonic, www.thefonic.com, which includes Jeff Smithson ’93 and Aaron Belinfanti ’94. “So, my Deansmen training has been serving me well,” he says. “The highlight of our year, though was opening for Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway, The Wayne Brady Show) at the Westbury Music Fair here in New York. He also asked us to appear on his daytime show, so watch out for us sometime this year!” He’s also working on a solo singer/songwriter project…. Jennifer McCoombs Mathews was named associate director of career services at Quinnipiac Univ. School of Law…. Deirdre McGlinchey is a partner at McGlinchey Stafford, where her practice involves defense litigation with a focus on products liability. … April Oberle Hayden is finishing up her master’s in education at Castleton State College and is the night supervisor at the library. Husband Jason is the purchasing manager at Killington…. Steve Peters and wife Sarah moved from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Bethlehem, Pa., where Steve is an assistant professor in the earth and environmental sciences department at Lehigh…. Marjorie Kirschenbaum Pim teaches Spanish and Japanese to middle school students, and Scott ’93 is working towards a surveyor’s license…. Candice Poiss, director of athletics and tennis coach at Russell Sage College qualified for the 2004 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, which was to be held Oct. 16. Ironman competitors must swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles in less than 17 hours to officially complete the race. Poiss won a lottery for the world event and qualified by completing the U.S. championship (her first Ironman e
vent!) in 13:37:03…. Sean Sawyer lives in Uxbridge, Mass., where he is a small-animal veterinarian. … In the land of the Sweet Corn Festival (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.), Jason Scott is a designer and writer for Volition Inc., a video game developer…. Jen Takacs and her husband, Michael, are attorneys in Boston and live in Hull, Mass. … Vee Thomsak teaches first grade in San Lorenzo, Calif. His wife, Ashley, teaches first and second grades…. Darcy Wakefield, who is battling ALS, was profiled in the Portland Press Herald for her upbeat, tenacious attitude toward the disease. “[S]he hasn’t let ALS slow her,” the story said. “Since her diagnosis, she has penned a book on her illness. And with her friends and family, she founded a group called Girls Kick ALS! Just months before, the love of her life moved across the country to be with her, and they decided to have a child. A white crib in her home office has been built for the baby’s arrival next month. ‘Who,’ she says incredulously, ‘would’ve thought?’”


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