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Photo: Kenneth L. Jordan Jr. '70 NEWSMAKERS
Senior litigation counsel Ann L. Arbor '70, a criminal lawyer in the fraud section of the U.S. Justice Department, was a major player in the investigation and litigation of the two largest health care fraud cases in U.S. history, according to the Worcester, Mass., Telegram & Gazette. . . . The Boston Globe's "Money Managers" column profiled Rodney A. Buck '70, president and chief operating officer of National Life Investment Management Co. in Montpelier, Vt. . . . Douglas Dougan '70 has been appointed to the faculty of the newly established Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone. . . . Kenneth L. Jordan Jr. '70, an estate planning attorney, has joined the commercial department of Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson in Portland, Maine. . . . Judith Smith Lucarelli '70 has taken over as superintendent of the Gray-New Gloucester school district, which, said the Portland Press Herald, is "arguably the most contentious district in southern Maine." . . . Homemaker Janet Rathbun '70 and her husband, Peter McDonald, were featured in a Portland Press Herald story about the changes that a changed world makes even in "traditional families." . . . Robert Saglio '70, president of Avian Farms, announced that the rapidly growing chicken breeding company will put $20 million into expanding its Maine operations while building new facilities in southern Georgia. . . . Tracey Danyluk Mendel '72 is the new first grade teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School, a Waldorf school in Great Barrington, Mass. Under the Waldorf educational system, she will stay with her class through the eighth grade. . . . Dudley Townsley '72, a math professor at New Hampshire Technical College-Laconia, has been named curriculum specialist to clarify evaluation programs for students. . . . Interviewed by the Skowhegan, Maine, Somerset Gazette, John Krasnavage '73, principal of the Skowhegan Middle School, spoke about the need for a new school. The seventh and eighth grades, he said, are probably the most difficult in the K-12 process. . . . Maine Times extolled Gary Lawless '73's Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick. Lawless, a writer and environmentalist, also was quoted in a recent Atlantic Monthly article on the greening of the Northeast. . . . Jeffrey R. Stone '73 joined the Brockton (Mass.) Visiting Nurse Association as director of admissions. . . . Maine state representative Gail M. Chase '74 has been appointed to the state's new Productivity Realization Task Force. . . . In Portland, John Mosley '75 was appointed assistant general agent of Commonwealth Financial Group of Maine, a division of Connecticut Mutual. . . . Warden specialist Deborah Seel Palman '75 was given an Exemplary Service Award by the Maine Warden Service, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. . . . Quakertown, Pa., resident Janeen Reedy Adil '76 published Accessible Gardening for People with Disabilities. . . . Ann Conway '76 has been a frequent guest columnist for the Portland Press Herald in Maine. . . . Lindsay Huntington Hancock '76 exhibited paintings at Gallery House in Nobleboro, Maine. . . . David Peckham '76 led an expedition to the 20,320-foot summit of Mt. McKinley in Alaska last spring. . . . Douglas J. Rooks '76 is the the new editor of the Maine Times. . . . Spencer Aitel '77 and his wife, Paige Tyson '77, were the subjects of a Central Maine Sunday Sentinel article depicting their philosophy of "sustainable agriculture" and the long hours they work on their dairy farm in South China, Maine. . . . Robert Guillory '77 recently joined the law firm of Shankman & Associates in Brunswick, Maine. . . . Dennis R. Lundgren '77 is the new vice president of claims and loss control with the Dunlap Corporation in Maine. . . . Debra Perkins-Smith '77, senior consultant in the Transportation Groups of BRW Inc., is co-author of an ITE Journal article on the master plan for the 19.5 mile Pikes Peak Highway recreation corridor. . . . Jonathan E. Reisman '77, on nine-month loan from the University of Maine-Machias to the administration of Gov. Angus King, is working on clean air issues such as car testing and reformulated gas. . . . An Associated Press profile of Gerry Boyle '78, author of Deadline and Bloodline, appeared in scores of newspapers across the country. . . . Deborah Cronin '78, corporate controller for Cole-Haan in Yarmouth, Maine, has been appointed the shoe manufacturer's vice president for finance. . . . Paula Jones '78 has been named a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, the highest professional recognition an actuary can achieve in the U.S. . . . Douglas Kaplan '78 opened the law firm of Kaplan and Grant in Portland, Maine. . . . A Maine Times article on the burgeoning microbrewery industry in the state highlighted Douglas Maffucci '78, owner of the Lompoc Cafe and Atlantic Brewing Co. in Bar Harbor. . . . Angela Mickalide '78, program director of the National Safe Kids Campaign, was quoted in Prevention magazine on safe driving when children are near. . . . James H. Thrall '78 has been named deputy director for the office of news and information of the national Episcopal Church. . . . A Boston Sunday Globe article on venture capital investment cited Peter Dragone '79 and John Sylvan '80, former Colby roommates, who developed their Waltham, Mass.-based Keurig Inc. and hoped to ride the wave of investor interest in specialty coffees.

Births: Twin daughters, Julia and Katherine, to Peter and Martha Bernard Welsh '74. . . . A daughter, Kathleen, to Michael Fogarty and R. Anne Richards '74. . . . Twins, Evan Philip and Jocelyn Grace, to Irene and Peter Labombarde '76. . . . A daughter, Morgan, to Kim Anne Woodward and Thomas Hearne '77. . . . A son, Rogelio Emmanuel-Kodjo, to Robert and Marcia Gomez Nettey '79.

Deaths: Robert N. Levine '73 in New York, N.Y., at 42.

This is the moment of truth, my first non-reunion column. No news has been reported to me by any of you, so you have no one but yourselves to blame for what follows. By the time you read this, Laura (Struckhoff) and I will have dropped off Peter, our second son, for his freshman year at Beloit College in Wisconsin. The trip took us through such hot spots as Cleveland and Toledo. What a lovely way to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary! This is our big year--two kids in college. I know several of you have gone through the experience and survived. Your support is encouraging. . . . Did you know that as of our 25th reunion, the Class of 1970 lives in 35 states, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries? As you would expect, New England is the area of choice for the majority of the class (over 57 percent), and Massachusetts (89) edged out Maine (81) as the most popular state for our class. Canada (U.S.A. Light) is the most popular foreign country, with five members of the class living there. (Wait, with devaluation, do five Colby grads from the Class of 1970 now equal seven Canadian citizens, eh?) I've got a great idea. Let's run a contest. Send me your guesses as to the 15 states in which no members of our class live. The classmate(s) with the most correct answers will win an exciting prize--I'm sure we can come up with a genuine Colby sticker to display proudly on your windshield. It brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it? While you're at it, why not send some information about what's going on in your life. If you don't send information, this is the type of column you can expect for the next five years! . . . I've seen Stu Rothenberg analyzing congressional races on CNN. Does that mean he works every two years only? Stu, I know you live close by, so let me know what you do. I recently learned that a neighbor of ours grew up with Shipp Webb. What are the odds of finding someone like that in Maryland? What are the odds she'd admit knowing Shipp? Send some news, Shipp, and we'll tell you her name. By the way, did anyone else notice that Dave Durkin looks a lot like Jay Dworkin in our Update '95? We know Dave is a weatherperson (I pledge a gender-neutral column) in Chicago. Let us know what you're up to, Jay. . . . That's it until next time. Please send information so I can attempt a traditional column--or else. Phil Norfleet . . . call home!
Correspondent: Steven Cline

This is going to be a quick message with some simple and important information. Save the following dates: June 7, 8 and 9, 1996, to attend the Class of '71 25th reunion (time sure flies). Please start making plans with your friends to get together at old "Hail, Colby, Hail" for a very important and fun gathering (maybe we should think of it as our very own Woodstock II). Search out your old Colby memorabilia and bellbottoms, because we'll definitely have a contest for the best '60s vintage stuff. Gee, maybe all of the gentlemen in the class (who were of the hippy ilk) should start growing shoulder-length hair so we'll have a better chance recognizing and remembering you! We'll be sending out invitations and asking for your suggestions on what to do to make the reunion a must attend event. It would be great if everyone could attend, but there are some folks whom we can't even invite! Colby's records do not include valid mailing addresses for the following members of our class. If you can help find these folks, please contact the Colby Alumni Office ASAP. Thanks and see you all soon. Missing in action: Roger and Carol Wasserman Billings, Rod Braithwaite, Nick Buckley, Scott Dunbar, Paul and Jane Hight Edmunds, Irene Fenlason, Jennifer Lord Gilman, Michael Gitlin, Nancy Hasenfus, Shirley Stetson Kessler, Amanda Fisher Kobkyashi, Bennett Leshnover, Susan Lieberman, Agatha Littlefield, Dennis Marble, Lawrence Martel, Ann Miller, Alice Tall Noyes, Michael Penniman, Lynne Sabbagh, Joan Harris Wiseman and Sonam Wodhen.
Correspondent: Nancy Hammar Austin

Greetings from Golden, Colo.! Too many years have passed since we had to break that seal on the little blue books, and I've forgotten how to follow instructions. Ergo, the brevity of this column. (I didn't read the directions about mailing your alumni questionnaires.) . . . Many thanks to Susie Gearhart Wuest for her dedication to this job over the past five years. She really kept us all networked--on time, humorously and interestingly. And boy, can that girl run! . . . Our 20th reunion produced an amazing turnout: filling Foss Dining Hall for Charlie Bassett's toast and teasers, squeezing party spaces in the best Lambda Chi tradition and forming Mayflower Hill parade ranks, where our remarkably high level of alumni giving was announced. The weekend was a moveable feast--from Smiley's Dairy double-dip cones to picnics on Runnals Hill. What impressed me most about our reunion was the people--people who told with honesty of life challenges and triumphs. I am moved by the character of the group of people I shared four years of my life with and am inspired by the growth I saw. It was a wonderful weekend. (And, yes, everyone looked great, too.) . . . Now--thank you, Buck Drew--on to the news: Buck reports that he sold his dental practice in Salmon, Idaho. If you're in need of a root canal, you'll find Buck within a mile of the base of Sun Valley. Son Mark, 13, is a snowboarder. Daughter Nicolle, 16, likes to hike with Dad. They recently spent a week backpacking the red rock canyons of Utah. Russet, a.k.a. Forrest Gump, the dog, is a local favorite with pals like Clint Eastwood. . . . Start those cards and letters coming!
Correspondent: Nan Weidman Anderson

Paul Kueffner has been named corporate sales manager at Journeycorp, the third largest travel management firm, headquartered in New York City. He also wrote that Janet Breslin Gilmartin moved to his town, and together they teach an after-school French class at the local elementary school. Their program was so successful that the school was forced to close the Spanish class for lack of enrollment. According to Paul, Brandon Kulik continues to get paid to fish. To add insult to injury, Brandon's firm often flies him out to the more remote sites in a corporate jet. (What line of work are you in, Brandon?) With his family, Paul took a memorable road trip to the West last fall and thinks Yellowstone alone would have been worth the trip. After being in the East for so long, he says, it was strange to see places with so few people. . . . Kenneth Curtis and his family reside in Tokyo, where he is employed by Secured Capital Corp., a real estate investment banking firm headquartered in Los Angeles. His responsibilities include organizing all business with Japanese institutional clients. Ken and his wife, Ikuko Nakamura, have two sons, Christopher, 4, and Roderic, 2. Ken keeps in contact with Tom "Tommy Boy" Silverman and with Carrie Getty, who just moved to Idaho Falls with her husband, Gregg Smith. . . . Scott and Deborah Philbrook Belanger are the proud parents of two high school students along with one at the middle school and one still in elementary school. Scott and some other principals bought out the Ernst & Young Portland office, then merged with another firm to become one of New England's larger accounting firms. Deb left school guidance counseling to run a family mediation program in Lewiston and last summer branched out on her own. She has her own practice in family mediation and does lots of work in schools training students in peer mediation and conflict resolution. . . . Lydia McAnerney's Christmas missive included news of her husband's new landscaping business, Andrew, 4, Rebecca, 2, and the demise of Lydia's old friend, Hannah, her dog. Lydia is working part time at a folkdance center as the PR/fund development/volunteer development coordinator. . . . Andrew Gleeman is employed as a marketing manager for Pepperidge Farm International, "sending Milano cookies and goldfish crackers around the globe!" Andrew and his wife, Beth, live in Fairfield, Conn., with their two children, Em- ma and Drew. . . . Jayne Osler Sutton's e-mail address is That's the first of many e-mail addresses to be offered, I suspect. Jayne and her husband live in Alexandria, Va., and share their lives with competition-bred Pembroke Welsh Corgis and a dalmation. When she is not at dog shows, Jayne works with a publications services firm as a senior project manager, handling editorial/design/production and consulting projects for private and government clients. She recently was asked to contribute five chapters to The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage. . . . Another author in our midst is Janeen Reedy Adil, whose book, Accessible Gardening for People with Disabilities, was published by Woodbine House in 1994. Jan has written on both gardening and disability topics for regional and national publications such as Northeast Magazine, Organic Gardening and Highlights for Children. . . . Carrie Miller Federici in Guilford, Conn., is working part time as a nurse practitioner and full time as a mother to three children under 8. She and her husband, Louis, manage to spend a lot of time in Casco, Maine, on Thompson Lake. Can you schedule a trip to the lake around our reunion next June, Carrie? . . . In the years since Mitch Brown has written to us he has married, had a child, changed jobs and built a house. Mitch and Lisa live in Indianapolis with daughter Mackensie. Mitch is currently an executive with Pro-Fitness, an employee health management company. "With all the changes recently and the adjustments to a family (loss of personal time?)," Mitch wrote, "sometimes just keeping your head above water is a good day's work. When my daughter walks to me and smiles, it's all worth it." We couldn't agree more! . . . The countdown to reunion has begun. Please pencil it in on your calendars, filofaxes, etc. We would love to see you and your families in Waterville next June!
Correspondent: Noel Barry Stella

We have all turned 40, and don't my eyes, at least, get misty reading your letters and looking back to Oracle 77 for pics and for complete names (in just a secretarial kind of way!). The pictures should take us back to young-love, young-self times. So think about stepping away for a minute from your seemingly more busy, perhaps more frantic times, and share a slice of your life with me for all of us. Get misty! . . . Mark E. Brefka lives in Greenwich, Conn., and is managing director/group head/international investment banking with Prudential Securities. Cornelia Armbrecht Brekfa '80 is a busy homemaker. We welcome Henry Pearson Brefka, born last February 22, who joined older brother Paul, now 4. The Brefkas just acquired a 40-foot sailboat and are looking forward to sailing the Maine coast blue, too. . . . I'm glad, Jon Reisman, that your public service in politics was a good hiatus after 20 years. A supportive family can make or break a choice to take a break for a while, a major homelife stressor albeit. I worked in criminal justice for a year and a half, and it was the best "job" I have ever had. . . . Here's hoping to hear from more of you in the next interim.
Correspondent: Leslie A. Ramsay

I admit to saving this bit of news until the summer, when I expected correspondence to drop off considerably, what with vacations, schools-out, etc. I received a long and wonderfully detailed letter from our good friend John "Edge" Eginton. Edge had loads of news. So, without further ado . . . Edge was married on Block Island in July 1994 to Marelda Harrison, a teacher in Mystic Seaport. They met when Edge was conducting Lanternlight Tours of Old Mystic at Christmas. In addition to his new responsibilities as a husband, Edge also became the instant father of five (not including Scupper, the errant Airedale). Colbians in attendance at Edge's wedding included Mark McAuliffe, John Lyman and wife Elaine and Lisa McDonough O'Neill '80. Edge also received a nice note from Bob Ham and wife Faith, who are currently residing in Hong Kong. The other big news in Edge's life is his purchase of the Mystic Whaler, a passenger schooner that Edge captained several years ago. The ship had been retired in 1990, and Edge directed its refitting over the winter months. Several months into the project, the schooner's original owner passed away, and Edge and Marelda took the big plunge (sorry, I couldn't resist). Mystic Whaler was back in the water June 10, 1995, with a new hull below the waterline, new cabins and new potential. Mystic Whaler Cruises, Inc. offers cruises ranging from three hours to five days, sailing up to 65 passengers on short trips and sleeping up to 38 on longer cruises. Congratulations, Edge, and best of luck! . . . I also received a very nice letter from Hillary Jones Egan. She and her husband, Tom, live in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with their three children. Hillary is a nurse practitioner and in the summers also works at Kamp Kohut, which is owned by Colby alums Lisa Tripler '77 and Dan Rapaport '74. Hillary, who majored in music at Colby, has recently been devoting significant time to the Portland Conservatory of Music, a new music school in Portland that will open to all students in September 1995. . . . My wife and I recently attended a fund raiser for Mark Cecelski, who is running for the Virginia House of Delegates from the 42nd District in Springfield, Va. . . . Finally, like many of us, I will be attending my 20th high school reunion this year. Unlike many of us, however, mine happens to be in Waterville! This will be our first trip back to Maine and Colby since 1989. Colby '79 classmates from the Waterville High School Class of '75 include Mary Mitchell Friedman, David Lemoine, Susan Wilson and former Waterville mayor David Bernier. Dorcas Benner Riley '80 and Peter Westervelt '85 are also Waterville High grads. I'll see what kind of news I can get from them for the next column! Please write! I hope to be on-line at home by the time this column appears and will update the address.
Correspondent: Robert Kinney

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