Class of 1962

Class Secretary: Linda Zeilstra Kellom, 16 Royal Crest Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC 29929,

Class President: Thomas B. Day Jr., 333 Christian St., Wallingford, CT 06492,

Next Reunion in 2007. Got news? Tap out a note to! Bill Dotchin writes that he sold his house in Barrington, N.H., and moved to Franconia, N.H., in order to be closer to the hiking trailheads in the White Mountains. He gets out about four times each week year-round…. Sarah Foster Smith says that after 11 years in Tucson, she and husband David decided it was time to move back to New England. With no particular destination in mind, they loaded their new minivan with clothing and supplies for a couple of months, added two protesting cats, and headed east. Six months later, they moved into the parsonage of the Brookline, N.H., Church of Christ…. Sharon Fowler Kendrick says that after her trip with Rae Harper Garcelon to Antarctica, they are both experts on walking “penguin style.” Sharon and husband Ed enjoyed Palm Beach, Fla., this winter and being able to swim in the ocean…. Sarah Franklin completed two years of teaching at the International School of Prague and is now enjoying retirement in Portland. She does volunteer work for the Maine Humanities Council, takes classes, reads, writes, and goes to the gym…. Bob Gibbons has a seasonal part-time job at the Sterling (Mass.) Country Club. One of the members at this golf club is Dick George, who started Bates in the fall of ’58 and lived in JB. Sadly, Dick’s daughter was on one of the hijacked planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11…. Emily Leadbetter Althauser is still very busy with Architectural Tours of Boston (out of the Fine Arts Museum) and is chairman of the Lincoln (Mass.) Public Library Trustees…. Sally Marshall Corngold still works as director of publications for a nonprofit foundation providing continuing education for optometrists. She took a business trip to Paris in the fall and spent a second week in Provence with family and friends…. Kathy Marshall Stricker continues to keep retirement on Hilton Head Island filled with tutoring adult literacy students, singing with a local Choral Society, ringing bells in the church handbell choir, and taking water aerobics classes…. Leah Rainville Foster and Tom moved full time to their Hilton Head home, and enjoy playing tennis and the lifestyle there. “We’d returned from traveling and received an offer on our Tahoe home, which precipitated our having to pack up,” she writes. She and Tom did enjoy a “snow and ski fix” in New Hampshire over the winter, however. “It was fun to revisit ski areas that I had not seen since the late ’50s!”… Art Ridlon qualified to represent Maine in the Senior Olympics tennis competition in Virginia Beach, Va., in June. Pete Green reminded him that being the best old player in Maine was like being the best hockey player in Alabama! Art and wife Ann expect to retire to Florida in about three years…. Joy Scott Meyer and husband Allan will take a river cruise in Europe from Amsterdam to Vienna this spring…. Cathy Warren Nelson lives in Arlington, Mass., where she reads, writes, paints and gardens. Travel plans are on hold while recovering from ankle surgery and continuing CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome. Cathy writes, “After two marriages, I have finally found a companion who is loving and supportive, bright and witty, and he and I spend most of our time together.”… Ed Wilson had a chance to visit with classmates while vacationing. Last summer, he visited with Mike McDonald and his daughter, Natalie, in Hawaii. In Hilton Head, S.C., last November he saw Kathy Marshall Stricker, Dan and Carol Williams Jackson, and Linda Zeilstra Kellom…. Robert Witt was elected unanimously as the new president of the Univ. of Alabama. He officially took over on March 1. “I’m not looking for a stepping stone to my next job,” he said to the Sarasota Herald Tribune. “I’m looking for a capstone and I can’t think of a better capstone to an academic career than the flagship university of the state of Alabama.”… After being CEO of northern Virginia area technology companies for 30 years, Allan Wulff has become a realtor. He also has become recognized as a fine art photographer and has had black and white prints in juried shows.