Class of 1968

Class Secretary: Gretchen Hess Gage, 119 Cedar St., Belfast, ME 04915-1441;

Class President: TBA

Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note to! Catherine Wynkoop reports a career that started in anthropology and ended up in healthcare management, following an M.P.H. in health administration in 1976 and a Ph.D. in health policy in 1993. Reflecting on her academic training in Bates’ anthropology department newsletter, she says that “what I learned in introductory anthropology courses, and of course later, has held me in good stead ever since. The fundamentals of health planning and customer-focused or patient-focused care are squarely rooted in our ability to recognize and adapt to the cultures and traditions of the people we serve. I am currently involved with a group that would like to create a national network of culturally competent diabetic care providers.”