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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

Butch and Anne Baldwin Beckman demonstrated true Bobcat spirit by timing the birth of their fourth child so it wouldn’t interfere with Reunion. Anne continues to work part time, mostly from home, for Just A Start Corp., where she manages two youth programs, and Butch continues to work at TKT, a biotech company…. Elizabeth Bower Foley left corporate America in 2001 and started a photography business from home in 2002. She specializes in child and family portraits…. Win Brown and family moved to Williamstown, Mass., last fall, where he is the vice president for marketing and development at Northern Berkshire Healthcare. Wendy is enjoying being a full-time mom to daughters Anya (2) and Kali (5)…. Catherine Burke Rowe and her family have abandoned Manhattan in favor of a 260-year-old house in New Jersey. Handy people and historians are welcome…. Michael Byerly has joined Burlington, Mass.-based Relicore as director of product management. Relicore is a startup in the application management space. He and Terri Lynn (Hockman) ’91 live the classic middle-class American life with three kids (3, 7, and 9). He’s climbed all of the 4,000-footers in New Hampshire and has his sites set on the others around New England…. Susan Campbell Linnell sells cards, journals, and albums using her own photographs via www.codworks.com. She also exhibits at craft shows and some stores on Cape Cod…. Jo Ann Clark has returned to the U.S. after spending six of the past eight years in Europe, dividing her time between London and Rome. She and her husband, Zhenya Zafrin (whom she met during her Watson fellowship year), have a 4-year-old son, Tesher. All are living happily in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., where Jo Ann is directing CITYterm at The Masters School, writing poems and enjoying her family…. James Clements is an assistant member in the Department of Immunology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. He spends most of his time “begging the federal government for money.”… In Paris, Hugues Cremona works for BearingPoint as business development manager, in charge of the finance sector…. After nearly five years, 20 trials and 30 appellate arguments, Brian Cullen left the district attorney’s office in Boston and rejoined private practice at Devine Millimet in Manchester, N.H…. José A. DaCosta teaches at Tampa Preparatory School in Florida. He is chair of the science department and head coach of the boy’s middle school and varsity soccer teams…. Matthew Dowling is chair of the history department at Providence College…. Lisa Drottar Hannigan is a senior radiation therapist at Loyola Univ. Medical Center in Chicago…. Now that her youngest is in kindergarten, Joan Farrington Guild has started a small beading company from home. Ted also works from home except for a weekly trip to Cambridge…. Amy Freeman Winslow lives west of Chicago with her husband and 3-year-old son. She is working on a second master’s degree (school guidance), after which she will look for a job as a high school guidance counselor in the area…. Ann Frenning Kossuth and her husband, James, chucked aside dictionary work at Merriam-Webster (where they met) to take a tour of Europe, which included volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Romania and a two-week stint rebuilding a medieval castle in Provence. They’re now in Boston, where James is in law school at Boston Univ. and Ann does faculty funding research and Web design at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government…. The sky hasn’t fallen, report Tony Grima and Peter Muise, despite dire predictions of opponents of gay marriage. They were married on the first day licenses were available in Massachusetts and are proud to continue the tradition of Batesies marrying Batesies. Their wedding photo is in this issue…. Laura Hawkins-Smith and her family moved to Menlo Park, Calif., from San Francisco this year. She continues her work rescuing animals…. Laurel Hemmer and Kirk Upton ’88, have moved to Worcester, Mass., where he teaches history at Worcester Academy. They weren’t able to give up their house in Bethlehem, N.H., though…. John Hetling is an associate professor of bioengineering at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. He recently received awards for both teaching and research. “I’ve been messing around with the banjo for a year now, and just passed a motorcycle rider course, both of which seem harder than my day job.”… Susan Klein Matos, moved to Buffalo a year ago, where she spends time with her kids and volunteers…. Susan Mankowitz Fink was awarded tenure last June in Trumbull, Conn…. Michael Sebastian has opened a healing practice in San Francisco called Beyond Spa, www.beyondspa.net, where he does many alternative healing modalities, including ozone treatments, reflexology, acupressure, essential oils, massage, Reiki, mineral treatments, light therapy, and infrared therapy. First treatment, he says, is free for Batesies!… In Brunswick, Michelle Quagge Bennett has begun a color consulting and interior design business…. Look for Zack Robbins and wife Laila on a geek TV show soon! They are the winners of PC Magazine‘s “Digital Dream Home Office Makeover Contest.” PC Magazine has equipped a digital video production office for them, and filmed the whole makeover process for possible use in a new TV show. Their new business is Robbins Nest Productions, www.robbinsnestproductions.com. The site has a link to the magazine’s coverage of the whole event…. Chase Sovell is a urologic surgeon in Minneapolis. He and wife Jaye bought a 100-year-old house and have begun the long journey toward its restoration…. Last April, Catherine Wygant escorted 110 WBLM-FM listeners to Mexico for the first annual Rites of Spring Trip. They stayed at the all-inclusive Iberostar Paraiso Beach just south of Cancun and visited the Mayan ruins, ATVed through the jungle, visited virgin beaches, sailed, and snorkeled on the coast. She can’t wait for the next trip….Clara Patricia Zone Avalos recently landed a position as senior corporate counsel at France Telecom (USA), and is thoroughly enjoying the challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities of her new role.


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