Class of 1979

Class Secretary: Wendy Kolb Harris, 3489 Whytecliff Way, Sun Prairie, WI 53590,

Class President: Ronald J. Hemenway, 18 Neillian Way, Bedford, MA 01730-2306,

Next Reunion in 2004 Got News? Tap out a note to!Margie Carpenter Welder is a stay-at-home mom of three who has completed all the requirements for the certified financial planner certification…. Carly Graves writes, “My family and I are just back in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., after a year in Cambridge, England, where my husband took a sabbatical. While on that side of the Atlantic I got my French back in semi-working order by giving a talk in Lyon on community farms, and later in the year touring biodynamic businesses with a group of French farmers and non-profit managers.”… Michael Grusak was named scientist of the year (2002) for the Southern Plains area of the Agricultural Research Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific research agency. He was honored for his work in enhancing the nutritional value of food crops, especially in regulating their iron content. Improving iron content is important because iron deficiency anemia is estimated to affect one-third of the world’s population…. Brenda Garrand’s marketing communications firm, Garrand and Company, developed for The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, located on the Gratz College campus near Philadelphia. Garrand’s initial work on the site was to post a controversial article that first appeared in the British magazine, Homes & Gardens, in 1938. The article, a glowing profile of Hitler and his life at Haus Wachenfeld in the Bavarian Alps, drew renewed attention when the current publishers of Homes & Gardens attempted to suppress Internet distribution of the article. (Contrite, they later dropped the attempt.) Coverage of the Web site and article appeared in The New York Daily News.