2010 Newsmakers

Michael Perreault '13

Brianna Lind ’12 was awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship to further her research on large termite mounds in West Africa. Lind is a doctoral student in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University. * The Maine Film Center named Michael Perreault ’13 its new executive director in June. Among his responsibilities will be directing the Maine International Film Festival. * Kadish Hagley ’17 was one of 12 “impressive investment banking analysts” highlighted in an efincialcareers.com story about young professionals’ routes to finance jobs. Hagley, an analyst for Citi, majored in philosophy at Colby and interned at Clifford Chance law firm, Moody’s Investors Service, and Computershare as a student. * Amar Sehic ’17 was a finalist for the LeRoy Apker Award, a prestigious undergraduate physics achievement award. Sehic was selected for his work that “broke down the complicated mathematics behind conservation laws and symmetry transformation,” according to the American Physical Society, which gives the award.  

2017

Class Correspondent:

Brian Martinez
classnews2017@colby.edu

Hello classmates! I hope everyone has had an awesome time since that beautiful spring day last May. I’m excited to introduce myself as the 2017 class correspondent. Since graduation, many of us have made forays into the worlds of research, art, tech, finance, science, education, marketing, business, etc.—and part of my job is to report on the things you’ve done since leaving Mayflower Hill. And while we’ve only been alumni for a short while, it’s important that you keep the Colby community abreast of your personal and professional happenings. I would love to hear your news. Please reach out at any time, especially for the next issue of Colby Magazine.


2016

Class Correspondent:

Holly Bogo
classnews2016@colby.edu

Kenny Jacobson works at Wedgewood Inc., a residential real estate firm in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He specifically works for HMC Assets on the capital markets desk under Colby alum Gary McCarthy ’79, P’10, ’16, one of the founders of HMC Assets, and with Luki de la Cruz ’17. * Danielle Anderson lives in Beacon Hill with Zoe Atchinson and Robin Doroff. * Bonnie Maldonado is now a trainer at the Posse Foundation. * Casey Ballin lives with Ramon Arriaga, Osman Bah, and Jeff Tucker in Somerville and enjoys brewing his own kombucha. He recently went out to California, visiting Kel Mitchel, Erin Griffin, and Haley Fox. * Katherine Kibler celebrated her one-year anniversary working as a global education consultant at EF Education in Boston. She lives in Somerville with roommate Jordan Lorenz ’15. * Allie Phillips recently moved to Boston and is working for Eastern Research Group, Inc. * Erik Wilson is a math teacher at Hyde School in Bath, Maine. He also coaches lacrosse, soccer, and, naturally, is the head of the ski club. * Holly Bogo still lives in Mystic, Conn., working in the admission office at Connecticut College with Tom Marlitt ’80 and playing tennis on a number of different teams in the area. * Shannon Oleynik lives with Drew Boulos in Denver. She works at a startup in Boulder that focuses on energy efficiency. * Scott Lehman lives in western Massachusetts, works at a power company, and enjoys the biking and foliage of New England. * Members of the Colby community recently came from across the country to support Caroline Vaughan and her family at the Walk to Defeat ALS in mid-October. 


2015

Class Correspondent:

Molly Nash
classnews2015@colby.edu

Zach Hartnett continues to dabble in recreational science, namely the identification of native fish species of the Snake River and surrounding tributaries and rock types of granite canyon near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. When not documenting the area, you may find him preparing a “yoga pants” cocktail at the Old Yellowstone Garage bar. * Noah Kopp got engaged to Wei Feng Ma ’16 in Tokyo at the beginning of September. Congrats Noah and Wei Feng! * Madison McLeod lives in the UK and finished up her master’s in English at King’s College London in September. She’s since started a Ph.D. at Cambridge in education (specifically in children’s literature). * Zoe Paddon is bouncing around Asia leading experiential education trips for international school groups. She’s worked in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand so far. Next on the list is Vietnam and Indonesia! * Kellie Walsh moved to Jackson Hole and spent Thanksgiving Day running with Molly Nash’s dog, Otis, and stuffing her face with pals old and new. She’s excited to be in Jackson but misses Maine too. * Kara Witherill lives in Boston and began a job working at a tech startup called InsightSquared. The company builds sales intelligence software, and Kara does analytical product support. She’s loving the city and spending lots of time with Colby alumni, including her former roommate Katie Daigle.


2014

Class Correspondent:

Anders Peterson
classnews2014@colby.edu

Madelyn Renzetti and Bertrand Teirlinck got engaged last June. Madelyn’s in her third year at Temple University’s School of Medicine. Bertrand started his first year at Carnegie Mellon, where he’s working toward his master’s in public policy. Their wedding will be in June 2019. * Julianna Haubner is an associate editor at Simon & Schuster, where she’s been on the editorial team for books by Tom Brady, Bob Dylan, Rinker Buck, and Ray Dalio. She’s acquiring and editing books in fiction and nonfiction for her own list. She lives with Maddy Wilson in New York and is still close with a number of former classmates. * Kayla Lewkowicz got engaged to William Voigt ’12 on the summit of Mount Katahdin, where they met six years prior on a Colby Outing Club trip. * Tom Nagler manages two restaurants in Encinitas, Calif., and teaches eighth grade English. * Charlie Leeds recently settled in New York City after traveling around Southeast Asia in 2015 and 2016. In New York he works at a growing tech startup called Alpha, which helps Fortune 100 companies build better products. Charlie recently accepted the role of co-chair of the Class of 2014’s gift committee for the second year running. He looks forward to reconnecting with everyone involved. * John Madeira still lives in New York City. His younger brother, Nathan Madeira ’17, recently moved to the city as well and introduced John to some of Colby’s cross-country running programs. John recently completed his first triathlon, is learning the ukulele, and goes surfing with Nick Bethlem ’13 regularly. * William Hochman continues to thrive in his acting pursuits. This spring he worked on the Broadway production of The Little Foxes and will be in an HBO film coming out next year. Break a leg, Will! * James Kim got married Oct. 14 to his wife, Ruth, a Wellesley alumna. His best man was his East Quad roommate Brian Fung, who flew in from Hong Kong to attend the wedding. It was Brian’s first time in the U.S. since graduating. Also in attendance were Byoungwook Jang, Gareth Cleveland ’13 (groomsman), Trent ’13 and Val Vesnaver Wiseman ’13, Banghyun Lee ’16, Cristian Garcia ’16, and Richard Jeong ’17. * I’m still living in Newport Beach, Calif. I recently took on the role of vice president of sales for a tech hardware distributor called 209 Group in Newport Beach. The majority of my work is in Los Angeles’ entertainment industry, where I sell video-rendering supercomputers and motion-capture cameras to feature-length-film studios and video game developers. My bread-baking hobby recently took the form of a licensed cottage industry, so I’ll be selling my handmade bagels at local farmers’ markets in the near future.


2013

Class Correspondent:

Sarah Lyon
classnews2013@colby.edu

Thank you to everyone who wrote in with updates! I’ve been having a blast working with other 2013ers to plan our upcoming fifth reunion, and I can’t wait to hear from even more of you when we’re back on the Hill. * Julia Knoeff is living in New York City, where she works for the consulate of the Netherlands to bring Dutch startups to the city. * Mike Langley is also based in NYC and produces and hosts a podcast called Billionaire Book Club where he “talks with interesting people about interesting books.” Mike has featured Colby alums, including Rosie Wennberg, Courtney Laird, and Andrew Maguire ’11. Check it out on iTunes or the podcast app. * Sean Padungtin will attend medical school at SUNY Upstate with plans to graduate in 2021. * Riley Wagner is in her second year of the master’s of public health program at the University of Michigan. Last summer she interned in Mozambique doing adolescent HIV work, which she presented on in Côte d’Ivoire in December. * Abbott Matthews writes, “I’m living in São Paulo now, loving my job despite the fact that crisis management is pretty much a 24/7 gig. I’m lucky to have been selected to build this regional security operations center from the ground up. It had definitely been a crash course in program management and implementation carried out in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.” She hopes to return to the Hill for our reunion! * Eight years after meeting on their COOT trip, Laura Duff and Ethan Crockett returned to Colby this summer for their wedding. They were married in Lorimer Chapel Aug. 12, 2017. They are grateful that many Mules made the trip back to the Hill to join the celebration!


2012

Class Correspondent:

Sarah Janes
classnews2012@colby.edu

Hello Class of 2012! I did not hear from many of you this time around—are we still recovering from our fifth-year reunion? I’d like to hear from as many of you as are willing. I know you’re up to some interesting things! * Sally Klose and Dennis Gallagher married in July surrounded by Colby friends. * Rebecca González-Kreisberg works at an elementary school and is pursuing a master’s of arts in teaching in elementary education. * I look forward to hearing from more of you in 2018!


2011

Class Correspondent:

Rian Ervin
classnews2011@colby.edu

Emily Hilton moved to London, where she’s attending the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and pursuing her M.Sc. in control of infectious diseases. * Patrick McBride and Christine Snow are engaged. Patrick is completing his second-year residency at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in pharmacy, and, after completing her master’s of public health at Boston University, Christine joined Deloitte as a healthcare and life sciences consultant. * Jules Kowalski married Matt Forlizzi ’04 in Long Beach Island, N.J., in August. Matt is an attorney at Epstein Ostrove in Edison, N.J., and Jules is an orthopedic surgery resident at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Karlyn Adler and Damien Strahorn ’02 were members of the wedding party and many other Colby alums were in attendance. * John LoVerme and Kyla Jacobs were married last June in Sebago Lake, Maine, and many Colby alums joined in the celebration. * Stephen and Alicia Kreiger Sentoff are excited to announce the birth of Warren Stephen Sentoff! * Last August Olga Stepanova attended the wedding of Preston Kavanagh and Cyndi Langin. Also in attendance were Dan Echt, Charlie Wulff, Benjy Ogden, and Annie Wilson. * On Sept. 2 Chase Baker married Mohdis Delijani in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The two met while playing ultimate Frisbee in the Portland summer league and have been co-coaching the Bates women’s ultimate Frisbee team since 2015.

 
Jules Kowalski and Matt Forlizzi ’04 wedding
 
John LoVerme and Kyla Jacobs wedding John LoVerme and Kyla Jacobs wedding
 
Chase Baker and Mohdis Delijani wedding

2010

Class Correspondent:

Caity Murphy
classnews2010@colby.edu

Ian McCullough received a Ph.D. in environmental science and management in June from UC Santa Barbara. His 23rd grade is complete! * Clary Cole got married Sept. 23, 2017, in Snow Hill, Md., and her roommate, Sarah Frisk, was one of her bridesmaids. * It was quite a Mule train that caravanned last September to the wedding of Dan Marden and Claire Grady ’12. Alumni in attendance were Bobby Gooch, Reilly Taylor, Mike and Sara Cameron Baldwin, Rohan Dutt, Scott Veidenheimer, Scott Brown, Doug Sibor (James Westhafer and Julian Patterson in absentia), Tom Milaschewski ’09, Bobby Rudolph ’09, and Nicole Murakami ’11. * Kat Cosgrove got engaged in June, bought a house with her fiancé in DC in July, and ran the Chicago marathon in October. She looked forward to relaxing for the rest of the year, with the exception of the outrageous December party for the wedding of Emily Marzulli and Peter Rummel ’11. * Rose Long received her Ph.D. in biomedical science from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, developing tissue-engineering strategies to reduce low back pain. Her next adventure: embarking on an around-the-world hiking trip. When she returns, she hopes to go into teaching. * Jordan Schoonover lives in Portland, Ore., and spent time with Colby friends recently. Ian McCullough visited Portland for a conference, and Jordan spent a weekend visiting Danielle Sheppard ’11 and Ben Oakes ’11 in Berkeley, Calif. * Kaggie Orrick and Ross Connor had a great time at Adam Paine and Hannah Holbrook’s wedding in Maine last summer, where they also celebrated with Brandon Pollock, Beth Bartley, Sam Brakeley, John Clauson, and Charlie Klassen. * Freshman-year roomies Jackie Boekelman, Larissa Levine, and Kim Stoddard, along with honorary roomie/dorm mate Meghan Grogan, celebrated 11 years of friendship with a girls' weekend in Boston last fall. * Caity Murphy works as an RN at University Hospital in Denver, where she continues to take every opportunity to get outside with friends, play with strangers' dogs, and drink ample amounts of strong coffee. She was lucky enough to fly back East last fall, where she had a wonderful time in Portland visiting Maya Ranganathan and Kevin Baier ’11. * Yexters Lexi Bohonnon, Jake Fischer, Stephan Cizmar ’11, Malcom Kerr ’13, Tripp Huber ’13, and Michael Foresta ’14 celebrated Yext’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange in April. “We’re hiring, come join us!”


2000 Newsmakers

Jessica Foster Pizzutelli '05

MealPal, a lunch ordering app founded by Katie Ghelli ’05 and Mary Biggins ’05, was featured in Business Insider Oct. 15 as it was “preparing to expand into new markets after raising an additional $20 million (£15 million) from investors last month,” the magazine reported. Biggins said that three million lunches have been ordered using MealPal. * Jessica Foster Pizzutelli ’05, an attorney in Rochester, N.Y., was selected for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s CLIMB program, which connects young professionals with area business leaders to encourage collaboration and growth. Participants are chosen based on leadership, vision, and integrity, as well as great promise within their organizations and community. * Elly Bookman ’09 won the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize from The Georgia Review for her poem "Lesson," which will appear in the publication’s spring issue. Several of Bookman’s poems have been published in leading publications, including recently in The New Yorker.  

2009

Class Correspondent:

Olivia Sterling
classnews2009@colby.edu

In May 2017 Heather Nickerson married Michael Tanguay surrounded by Colby bridesmaids, including Emma Schofield, Jen Caruso, and Marissa Mullane ’08. Many alumni of the Colby women’s hockey team were there as well. * Dan Heinrich went to India to celebrate the wedding of Sarah Switchenko ’08 and Ishan Bir Singh ’08. Danny Wasserman ventured to Costa Rica to surf and kite board with Whitney Lynn and Travis Townsend. He also plays on a soccer team in Seattle with Ben Mawhinney ’11 and Nate Seiberling ’11. Scott Zeller ran the NYC marathon in his fastest time yet and qualified for Boston. Also in November, Scott married Sameera Anwar ’10 in the U.S. They’re now officially married in two countries and plan to celebrate with their friends next summer. * Liz Doran married Jon Albertelly on a beautiful July day in Maine. Colby friends from the Classes of 2006 through 2010 surrounded them. * Alex Richards moved to London full time to work in management consulting. He appreciated having Krishan Rele link him up with his friends in Mumbai during a recent trip there, and he enjoyed seeing Xander Kotsatos and Josh Jamner on their recent London trips. Anyone finding themselves in town should drop him a line. * In July Liza Comeau married Matt Bakalar in Maine. Lauren Cipriani, Alyssa Crowell Herron, and Christina Mok were bridesmaids. * Lacey Brown got married July 15 to Stewart Bell. In attendance were Bobby Gorman ’08, Jenn Reilly ’08, Dana Yerigan ’10, Andrea Fuwa ’10, Stacey Dubois ’08, Tanya Rosbash ’08, Marissa Mullane Hanify ’08, Lauren Goethals ’08, Meghan Guay Daley ’10, Margaret Chute Jewett ’08, Becky Julian, Lexi Bohonnon ’10, Stephanie Scarpato ’11, Caroline Voyles ’08, Amanda Comeau, Casey Shea, and Tom Daley. * Over Memorial Day weekend, Henry Beck made an impromptu visit to the Cape to visit Soren Craig-Muller. They even let Kevin Smith ’10 join them for sailing. * Kris Miranda finished his M.F.A. in screenwriting last year and works for the Disney-ABC Television Group’s metadata department. Sometimes he sees other Mules at alumni events organized by Skylar Sutton ’08. * After many years of courtship, on a beautiful misty day in Northeast Harbor in June, Caitlin Casey and Andrew Young were married at the Asticou Inn. The couple celebrated with a beautiful tented wedding overlooking the water and dancing late into the night under the Maine stars. Some of the best dancers were Alex Richards, Sarah deLiefde, Kristen Hitchcox Enright, Suz Merkelson, Katie Porter, Jon Guerrette, Steph Cotherman, Elissa Teasdale, Adam Lowenstein, Danielle Crochiere, Brad Cantor ’08, Danny Wasserman, Pat Roche, and Ben and Katie Butler Wakana. The couple resides in Westchester, N.Y., where Andrew molds the minds of young students at the Masters School and Caitlin continues her work at the UN. * In September CRFC celebrated yet another marriage. Danielle Crochiere and Bradford Cantor ’08 were married at Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, Maine. The couple spent the weekend surrounded by friends and family. The wedding was officiated by Dan ’06 and Betsy Littlefield Pace ’07. Kristen Hitchcox Enright, Sarah deLiefde, Christina Mok, Elissa Teasdale, Steph Cotherman, Erica Kreuter Schechter ’08, Jamie Luckenbill ’08, Dave Helfand ’08, Sam Reid ’08, Christy Mihos, Andrew Kabatznick ’08, Aditya Bhat ’08, Rich Katz ’08, Caitlin Casey and Andrew Young, Jason and Megan Schafer Hine, Shannon Merrell ’10, Emily Warmington ’10, Cotopaxi Sprattmoran ’12, Taylor ’08 and Rebeccah Amendola Kilian ’06, Charlie Eichacker ’08, Jamie Goldring, and Ben Diesbach ’08 were in attendance. Highlights included makeup by Megan Hine Beauty, rugby songs, late-night Atlantic Ocean plunges, and Kabtaz’s classic icing (to be continued at his wedding in May). * Shirmila Cooray is now associate director for individual giving at the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco. In early November she visited Amelia Nebenzahl in Costa Rica to relax and catch up before starting her new job. * Dylan Perry is in his second year of plastic surgery residency at Harvard. He married Liza Bruno Aug. 12, 2017. They were featured in the New York Times and had an amazing Colby crew in attendance. Logan King, Sam Hoff, and Josh Kahane ’07 were three of Dylan’s groomsmen.


2008

Class Correspondent:

Palmer McAuliff DePre
classnews2008@colby.edu

Thanks for all the updates—I’m so looking forward to seeing you all in June! * In September Austin Ross started his master’s in urban and regional planning at Portland State University in Oregon. He’s adjusting to life in the city and looking for new adventure buddies. * David Brand and Joel Alex are tirelessly working to reinvent beer with local grains and craft malt at New England’s largest malt house. Several of the craft beers at reunion will literally be made with malt they walked on and sweated over, so make sure to drink up! * Last summer Gretchen Markiewicz and her husband and toddler moved from Cambridge, Mass., to her hometown of Walpole, N.H. She continues to work as a software engineer for Raytheon BBN Technologies, now mostly remotely. She’s been enjoying getting reacquainted with the community, having more space and natural beauty around, and eating the great, local food. Get in touch with her if you’re in southern NH or VT! * In October Michelle Easton married Ian Barton in Maine with lots of Colby guests, including Emily Goodnow, Skylar Sutton, Ronnie Wise, Jack Davidson, Jeffrey Larson, Sam Boss, Sarena Maron-Kolitch ’10 and Nick Bohlen ’11, Amy Reynolds ’09, Zac ’09 and Maggie Hayes Helm ’09, Meaghan Jerrett, and Jake Obstfeld.

Michelle Easton and Ian Barton's wedding

* At the end of the summer, Annie Fuetz Furlong and her husband left Washington, D.C., and traveled for two months throughout Europe. They ended their travels in Denver—their new home! * Rebecca Short Weston has launched her new company, Rebecca Weston Literary, LLC, providing editorial services for writers of middle-grade and young adult fiction. Previously, Rebecca worked for eight years as an editor at Random House Children’s Books. She’s thrilled to be setting out on this new adventure and to be spending time doing what she loves best: helping make good books great. You can learn more at rebeccawestonliterary.com. * In October Alexandra Sadanowicz and Rob Doton ’07 welcomed their first son, Theodore James. They’re looking forward to introducing him to Colby in June. * On Sept. 9 Kristen Warden married Rodrigo Lacal outside of Philadelphia with Caroline Belenski, Kathryn Tom Carney, Rosalind Becker, Tom Huff, Warren Claytor ’92, Dustin Hilt and Bailey Woodhull, Paige Clunie, Kristina Shiroka, and Hillary Smith in attendance. Kristen is excited to have moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, for her husband’s job with the IOC and she hopes to continue working in the tourism/hospitality industry. 

Kristen Warden and Rodrigo Lacal's wedding

* Meaghan Fitzgerald said goodbye to Seattle and her role on the Minecraft team at Xbox and moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area to start a role leading marketing for the social VR team at Facebook and Oculus. She’d love to connect with Colby grads in the Bay Area and hopes she’ll make it back this summer for reunion. * Julie Bero and Rishi Chatrath have started new jobs. Rishi started as associate director at P.P.O.W. Gallery, and Julie joined the NYC Mayor’s Office of City Legislative Affairs. * Sasha Kenyon left her rotational program at Tiffany & Co., having accepted a newly created full-time position on their bridal category marketing and strategy team. She can’t wait to see everyone back on campus for what promises to be an amazing Reunion Weekend!


2007

Class Correspondent:

Annie Mears
classnews2007@colby.edu

Babies, babies, babies! Jeff ’06 and Kendall Kirby Miller and big sister Hayden welcomed Kirby Elizabeth into the family Sept. 7. Kirby already looks forward to being part of the Colby Class of 2039. * Jeff and Kaitlin Gangl Alden welcomed Penelope “Pip” Grier Alden into the world in October. * Blake Foster and his wife, Rhia, had a son, Malcolm “Brookie” Brewer Foster in August. Brookie had the pleasure of meeting Kirby Miller at Laura Keeler Pierce’s house in November. * Jordan (USC ’07) and Jessica Laniewski Bowne had a son, Sebastian Augustine, May 26 in Boston. * Christian ’08 and Leslie Peterson Crannell continue to enjoy life in the Pacific Northwest. They’re excited to be first-time homeowners in Portland. Christian’s in his third year of surgical residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University, and this is Leslie’s 10th year teaching elementary school. In August they traveled to Maine for the wedding of fellow Colbians Adam Paine ’10 and Hannah Holbrook ’10. For Thanksgiving they traveled to Boston to see family and hoped to meet up with Chris Holcombe. * Kate Braemer is the coordinator of alumni relations and special events at Salus University, a medical graduate school, and is set to graduate with a master’s in nonprofit leadership in May. She recently participated in some extracurricular team fundraising with the Philadelphia Outward Bound School where, in exchange for fundraising, they got to rappel from the 29th story of a skyscraper in Philly. Kate also met up with Julia Knoeff ’13 and Erica ‘Jebediah’ Block ’10 in August. She continues to put her Colby skills to the test in a weekly axe-throwing league. * Annie Mears (that’s me!) moved to the South End in Boston with her boyfriend, Doug. So excited to be back in New England!


2006

Class Correspondent:

Jen Coliflores
classnews2006@colby.edu

Jake and Lindsay Barada Bayley welcomed a daughter, Scotlyn “Scottie” Beaumont Bayley, Dec. 16, 2016. A month later, on Jan. 12, she was joined by her cousin, Benjamin Nicholas Bayley, son to Nick Bayley ’05 and his wife, Kelly. It looks like they will have double the fun (and double the trouble!) with these two Bayley cousins so close in age. * Michael ’07 and Emily Boyle Westbrooks welcomed a son, Noah Michael, through the miracle of adoption Aug. 9. Emily also spent time catching up with Tracy Kolakowski King and her family this summer, as well as Becky Greslick Vance and hers and Andrew O’Connell-Shevenell and his! * Katie Fuller works at a literary center in Idaho but was headed to a two-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center in late November to work on her own writing. While there, she planned to have her annual meet-up with winter inspiration Bethann Swartz, who helps her remember about once a year that she still knows how to ski. * On June 29 Aaron ’05 and Lauren Uhlmann Blazar welcomed a son, Paul William “Will” Blazar. He’s healthy and doing great and is doted on by big sister Sophie. * Noah Balazs writes that it was a big summer for his family. His wife, Rebecca, gave birth to their daughter, Wilhemina Rose Balzas, July 22. They also left Charleston, S.C., and moved to Cairo, Egypt, where Noah started a position as a kindergarten teacher at Cairo American College, a pre-K-12 international school. Colby visitors are always welcome! * Shari Katz works and lives in NYC. She was married in Maine last October to Adam Corwin, a firefighter from New York. The Colby flag was flying high with fellow alumni Ronny Bachrach, Joey Farrell ’05, Brandon Smithwood and Meg Davis ’07, Jessie Kaplan ’07, Laura Keeler Pierce ’07, Liz Coogan ’07, Jamie Kline ’07, and Jamie Winterbottom ’07 in attendance. * In early September Alexander Kozen married his partner, Jennifer Shih, a Carnegie Mellon ’09 alum. The two met in graduate school at the University of Maryland. The wedding was in Ithaca, N.Y., and had a great Colby crew in attendance: Tara Bouton, Kristoff Paulson, Miguel Silva, Ashley (Hunt ’07) and Chris Juraska, Dan Eno, Dan Fowler, and Jim Morey ’05. Jen and Alex live in Mt. Rainier, Md. * Caitlin Peale Sloan is still suing polluters and lobbying for clean energy at Conservation Law Foundation in Boston. She and husband Alex love parenthood with baby Henry. They hoped to catch a glimpse of Katie Fuller at Christmas when she came back East, and couldn’t wait to bring Henry skiing at Sugarbush in Vermont with Jenny Venezia Faillace. * Jessica Minty and Stephen Lane (Williams Class of ’93) welcomed a healthy baby boy, Elliot Patrick Lane, into their home Oct. 19. He’s their first child and they are so in love. Jess looks forward to bringing Elliot to many Colby alumni gatherings in the future. * Kim Devine McDevitt and her family moved onto The Hun School campus in Princeton, N.J., where her husband is director of counseling and grade level dean. They’re loving campus life. The couple’s daughter, Nora, celebrated her second birthday, and on Halloween they welcomed their second, Jack. Kim looked forward to getting back to Portland over the holidays and for a bit longer this summer. She’s still practicing as a family dietitian out of a local pediatric practice in town and continues to work at Vega as a senior education specialist. * It was a busy summer for my family and I as we spent almost every weekend traveling. We were honored to attend the wedding of Andrew Todd Lohsen, who married Matthew Schaff in Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 9. I also started teaching Stroller Strides classes in September with FIT4MOM Longmeadow.


2005

Class Correspondent:

Katie Gagne Callow
classnews2005@colby.edu

Lauren Baumgarten was working on call as a surgery resident in Las Vegas during the tragic shooting on Oct. 1. She was at Sunrise Hospital, which saw more than 200 patients, more than any of the other local hospitals. The Sunrise team completed more than 90 surgeries in 24 hours and had more than 30 critical patients out of approximately 100 admits. It was an incredible effort by the whole hospital, and the community really came together after. Thank you to Lauren for such a brave and selfless effort in the aftermath of a truly serious tragedy. * Mike Walsh started a new job at Boston University as the technical lead for the Carbon Free Boston project, which aims to eliminate the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. * Ilana Saxe wed Justin Ford on a two-day whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River in Moab, Utah. Her sister, Kaila Saxe ’08, was maid of honor, and in attendance were Warner Nickerson, Robert Saunders, and Sarah Webster. Family and friends celebrated in a ceremony looking out at Castle Valley. * Courtney Smith and husband Martin Grzyb welcomed identical twin boys, Nicholas and Christopher, in August. * Jonathan Lees married Shelby Alinsky at the Omni Parker House in Boston in November. Andy Seltzer ’87, Kyle Burke ’03, Nico ’06 and Melissa Hernandez Mwai, and Noah and Rachel Beaupre Smith joined the celebration. * On July 19 Mary and Mac Lynch welcomed identical twin girls, Catherine Maria and Fiona Susan, into the world. Born 12 minutes apart, the girls are doing great, and their parents remain over the moon for their two new additions. * Doug Dua and wife Elisabeth Juterbock welcomed their firstborn daughter, Ruby Virginia, into the world Sept. 18. Doug and Elisabeth were quickly smitten with Ruby and are enjoying their adventure as first-time parents. * In July former Mules swimmer John Cole swam 28 miles nonstop (without a wetsuit) lengthwise across Flathead Lake in Montana, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. He’s the sixth person to do so and also raised thousands of dollars for the Enduring Waves foundation that provides for families of critically ill local children. He swam alongside his Masters swim coach Emily Von Jensen, who founded the charity and swam the lake in both directions to set the record for the first double-cross. Proud wife Wendy (Sicard) wrote in to share John’s achievement, and John also shared his blog post about the experience, which you can find online. * I can’t compete with John’s accomplishment or Lauren’s bravery, but my husband, Brad, and I did welcome our second daughter, Taylor Anne, in July and are adjusting to life with two kids. Madison loves her role as big sister, and Guinness is a doting dog brother to both girls. This spring I’ll be passing on the torch as class correspondent to Kate Slemp Douglas. I’ve had a great 13-year run and figure it would be great for everyone to mix things up! Thank you in advance to Kate, and I will miss receiving all of your life updates before they hit the magazine. Take care!


2003

Class Correspondent:

Lauren Tiberio Puglisi
classnews2003@colby.edu

Hello 2003! Updates were sparse—maybe everyone is just planning to be at reunion in June to catch up live and in person?! Mark your calendars: Reunion 2018, June 7-10. Now here are the updates. * Bianca Belcher was recently promoted to director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management, a health care consulting company out of D.C. She’s also engaged to Jess Duff and they plan to get married in England in 2018. * Kate Ginty is still in Philadelphia working as an emergency medicine doctor in Camden, N.J. Kate, her husband, Craig, and son, Will, welcomed Hattie to the world in September 2017. Kate is already roping in family and friends to watch the kids so she and Craig can make the trip to Waterville in June! * Right around the same time Hattie was born, Annie Hall and her wife, Meg Allen, welcomed their daughter, Bowen Eaten Allen-Hall. All are healthy, and Annie reports that Bowen is delicious and she and Meg have retained some of their sanity! * Kevin ’98 and Brooke McNally Thurston welcomed Norah Oct. 22, 2017. She joins her big sister, Hannah. * And finally, my own plea for assistance. When we graduated in 2003, I was eager and excited to take on the job of class correspondent, with responsibility for collecting and collating the class notes for Colby Magazine. It’s now 2018 (15 years later!) and I’m ready to hand over the reins to another classmate willing to take on this responsibility. I have enjoyed keeping in close touch with everyone over the years—lots of ‘life’ has happened in 15 years for me and for all of you. It’s been an honor to keep us all connected. SO, I’m looking for another ’03 Mule who’s as eager as I was in 2003 to keep our column alive. Please contact me directly if you're interested at the email address above. In advance, thank you!


2002

Class Correspondent:

Bridget Zakielarz Duffy
classnews2002@colby.edu

Greetings, friends. It’s a pleasure to share the latest and greatest from our classmates. * In June Alex Clark married Erin McIntyre in a ceremony at Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire. In attendance were Mieko McKay ’01, Greg Jaboin, Francisco Javier Galvan ’00, Rashad Randolph, Venola Mason ’01, Donald Clark, Christina Ramos ’04, and Coy Dailey ’01.

Alex Clark and Erin McIntyre wedding

* Cullen and Katie Nastou Kulaga welcomed a baby boy, Duncan Henry Kulaga, to their family Aug. 14. * Michelle Mancuso Polacek has lived in Madison, Wis., for the past 11 years. She married Jeff Polacek during the summer of 2014 in Middleton, Wis., and last April they welcomed their son, Salvatore Joseph Polacek. Salvatore is a spitfire and they’re loving every minute of parenthood! * Noah Charney continues to live in Slovenia. His new “big” book, Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, has been nominated for a Pulitzer. He’d love to hear from Colbians via Facebook. * Anne Paruti Lohnes celebrated her first anniversary as AUSA at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston, where one area of focus is as coordinator for Project Safe Childhood. * I’m steeling myself for facing cold(er) winters yet again in Arlington, Va., after a few years in milder climes, and I’m enjoying being back in pediatric practice full time. I’d love any inside scoop into the DC area from classmates in the know, and I look forward to hearing about all your adventures this year!


2001

Class Correspondent:

Dana Fowler Charette
classnews2001@colby.edu

We have some serious world travelers from our class! Jemison Foster continued sailing his boat Wildline from Australia to New Zealand and is now in Tahiti, French Polynesia. That last jump from New Zealand took an entire month at sea...nonstop. Now he’s just happy to be in warmer weather and have time to anchor in some incredible lagoons and do some diving. Jemison extended his visa, so his plan is to stay in French Polynesia and travel to the Tuamotus and Marquesas Islands over the next six months. After that—who knows? * Lauren Schaad is also traveling the world. Up next is a trip through the Middle East, including Egypt, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. You can follow along at laurenschaad.com. * Seth and Hilary Spitz Arens continue to enjoy living in the West and have both made recent job changes. Seth is a research scientist at the University of Colorado working on climate change adaptation in Utah. Hilary is the director of water resources and environmental programs at Snowbird, a ski resort in Utah. Their twins are doing great this year in first grade. * Michelle Cook and her family moved to Fort Collins, Colo., and are enjoying the sunshine and mountain views. * Mat Solso, his wife, Kim, and daughters Maddy and Emerson saw Dan Geary and his wife, Ali, and their daughters, Adrienne and Alex, for a weekend in Mystic, Conn. While the weather wasn’t perfect, good times were had by all. * David Lewis received a Fulbright scholarship for a one-year study on comparative ADR, Alternative Dispute Resolution. David writes, “I’m the only American to receive the grant in law and to my knowledge, this is the first such project in the field of ADR.” His project is called “Regulating Alternative Dispute Resolution in the U.S. and Canada: A Comparative Framework.” * Meanwhile life for me in Connecticut is the same, although in December I wrote my first letter of recommendation for a family friend who’s a high school senior for her Colby application. I can’t wait for the Early Decision candidates to find out. I hope to write more to come and perhaps even for my own daughters. (At least one of them will want to be a Colby Mule, right?!) Thanks for sending your news, feel free to send it to me anytime during the year.


2000

Class Correspondent:

Ben Mackay
classnews2000@colby.edu
Class of 2000! I hope everyone is doing well. Here’s the latest… * Erin Bibeau still lives in Colorado and just went back to work as an environmental planner after taking a year off to chase her now 2-year-old daughter around. In November she met up with Courtney Ilgenfritz Beyer, Kate Davies Grugan, Liz Hart Schroeder, Carrie Keeling Mackerer, and Hillary Evans Graber for a snowy weekend in Colorado to kick off a year (or two) of 40 birthdays. * Brenda Yun FINALLY received her Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University in England. The novel she wrote as part of her dissertation is now on submission for publication. She celebrated the successful defense by traveling through Russia for a month by boat and on the Trans-Siberian Railroad—an eye-opening trip, to say the least! She is currently teaching college English in Hawaii. * Cipperly Good bought a house in Monroe, Maine, only 50 minutes from Mayflower Hill. * Peter Hans recently attended a Lady Gaga concert in Paris with Michael Siegel. They were there to watch dear friend Ross Frankenfield who was on tour with Gaga as a back-up dancer and French horn player. While backstage after the show, Hans and Siegel ran into Eric Saucier. The four shared a few laughs as they looked for Saucier’s misplaced shirt and glow sticks. * Mark Edgar was heading to Antarctica to run the Ice Marathon over Thanksgiving, where temperatures are -25 degrees. Retired from Wall Street after 17 years, he’s looking forward to a new path and journey. * Ben Mackay continues to live in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Let him know if you’re coming through town!

1990 Newsmakers

Jeannette Riley '90

Jeannette Riley ’90 was named dean of the University of Rhode Island’s  College of Arts and Sciences. Riley, described as “an accomplished, collaborative leader in higher education who understands the core values of a liberal arts education,” previously served as a dean and assistant professor of English and women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. * Hannah Beech ’95 is Southeast Asia bureau chief for the New York Times, a position she’s held since August 2017. She previously worked for 20 years as East Asia bureau chief for Time magazine. * Pomme Apple Ale, a beer brewed at Saint James Brewery, owned by Jamie ’96 and Rachel Kleinman Adams ’96, won the New York State Gold Medal for best beer brewed exclusively with New York farm produce at the New York State Craft Beer competition. * Lauren Iannotti ’96 was named editor-in-chief of Rachael Ray Every Day magazine. Iannotti has 20 years experience editing content for Esquire, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Glamour.

1999

Class Correspondent:

Lindsay Hayes Hurty
classnews1999@colby.edu

Emmett Beliveau and his brother Conor ’04 stayed overnight on campus early last summer while completing the Trek Across Maine charity bike ride. Living in Austin now, Emmett spent as much of the summer as possible avoiding Austin. * Michael and Claudia Zimmer-Bennett welcomed their daughter, Alice, born last June in Morristown, N.J. * Kelly Field Green has moved to Boston with her husband and two daughters after 15 years in D.C. and is freelancing for The Chronicle of Higher Education (her longtime employer) and other publications. She’s happy to be closer to family and Colby friends Laurie Roberts Eliason and Valerie Russo Reddall. * To celebrate turning 40 (!) this year, Leanna Hush O’Donnell, Shannon Landauer Wolfe, Amy Erdmann Sholk, Delphine Burke Liston, and Jessica Banos Burton met up for a reunion in South Beach, Miami, in May, where they had an amazing ladies' weekend catching up. * With one of her best friends from Colby, Mindy Pinto Wright ’02, Lauren Rothman was at Colby for Homecoming Weekend visiting her goddaughter, Holly Lauren Garcia, Class of 2020. Lauren and her husband, Jason Gerbsman, recently caught up with Daniel and Kelly Williams Ramot in NYC for a play date with the kids. * Keep the news coming! And mark your calendars for June 7-9, 2019, to head back to campus. The big two-oh reunion is approaching, and let’s make it the best one yet!


1998

Class Correspondent:

Brian Gill
classnews1998@colby.edu

Justin Ackerman was able to get away with several Colby alums last summer, including Derek ’99 and Andrea Carnevale Pelletier ’97, Andrew and Ashley Johnson Techet, and Cristina and Kevin O’Brien. * Leah Bernstein Jacobson lives in Katonah, N.Y., with her husband and two daughters who are die-hard athletes to the core. They stopped at Colby last summer on their way to vacation in Bar Harbor and were impressed with the fantastic construction on campus. Earlier, Leah got together with a bunch of friends in East Hampton to celebrate summer and their amazing friendships, as they try to do at least once a year. * David and Alison Kelleher Mackey welcomed a baby boy, Isaac Robert Mackey, July 25. Big sister Hazel is a great help. * Pete Felmly, Andrew Littell, Dave Dodwell, Brian Gill, Jon Foster, and Tim Foster congregated in Buffalo at the beginning of December for a Buffalo Sabres game and a Patriots game. They also enjoyed watching Andrew finish in third place in Voelker’s Bowling Competition, which has qualified him for the Great Lakes Bowl-Off. * Jared Fine and his wife, Megan, recently welcomed Jack Patrick and Miles Laurence, identical twin boys, to the world. * Congratulations to Eben Peck, who was promoted to executive vice president, advocacy, at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). He’s served in multiple government affairs and communications roles at ASTA since 2012, and in his new role will oversee the society’s wide-ranging efforts to advocate for the travel agent and advisor community, including key government affairs, industry affairs, communications, legal, and research functions. Previously, he served in various government relations roles at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and served five years on the staff of Maine U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe.


1997

Class Correspondent:

Leah Tortola Walton
classnews1997@colby.edu

Hello Class of 1997! I’m honored and pleased to accept the baton of class correspondent from Leah Tortola Walton, who is stepping down after a decade. Thank you, Leah, for doing a great job of keeping us connected and well represented in Colby Magazine during your 10-year tenure. I hope to bring the same energy and commitment to representing our class. I’ve been in the digital experience group at Fidelity for the past two years in the changing-by-the-day Seaport District of Boston. If you’re in or visiting the area, I’d love to hear from you—over coffee, beers, or whatever! Here are the exciting things I heard about. * Aaron Bean and wife Erin Starvel ’98 live in Portland, Ore., with their 6-year-old daughter, Lilah. After more than 15 years at marketing agencies with global clients, Aaron now freelances as a marketing strategy director. This summer work for Lenovo brought him literally around the world—to seven countries in five weeks—which he describes as “an adventure, full of interesting people, food, and experiences,” and he looks forward to doing more consulting with global clients. * In July Alicia Nemiccolo MacLeay completed the Vermont 100, which is among the four oldest 100-mile races in the country. If 100 miles isn’t impressive enough, this race covers 68 miles of rolling dirt roads, 30 miles of trails, and two miles of pavement, with an elevation gain of 15,000 feet. Husband Dave MacLeay was on Alicia’s crew (yep, this race is so serious you need a crew), making sure she was fed, hydrated, equipped, and focused throughout the race. In November Dave, Alicia, and their children, Burke and Adelle, saw Hamilton in Chicago. So Alicia, what was more difficult, running the Vermont 100 or getting tickets to Hamilton? * Kathleen Mulcahy Hopper happily reports that she, husband Bill, and children Zach and Evie are finally settled into their new house in Hopkinton, N.H. While between houses, they spent most of September living in a borrowed camper. While that was an adventure they won’t soon forget, Kathleen admits that she is cured of any HGTV-inspired desires to “go tiny.” * In October I attended a celebration with family and friends of parents-to-be Denise and Steve Papagiotas. Denise and Steve live in Atlanta and they both work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and expected their first child, a girl, in January. Other attendees included Welling and Heather Derby LaGrone, Kara and Mark House, Amy and Chris Sullivan, Steve’s uncle Jon Vore ’64, and cousins Dr. Jon Michael (J.M.) Vore ’98 and Stephanie Vore Apple ’91. * It will be a season of holidays and campaigning for Javier Fernández (D), who is running for Florida’s House of Representatives! Javier lives in South Miami, Florida’s House District 114, with wife Dr. Anna Maria Patino-Fernández and children Susanna and Lucas, and wants to focus on health care, climate change, transportation, and affordable housing. Stay tuned for the primary election Feb. 20, 2018, and learn more about his campaign at JavierforFlorida.com. Best of luck, Javier!


1996

Class Correspondent:

Brad Smith
classnews1996@colby.edu

Oh boy, here we go again. * Lauren Iannotti was named editor-in-chief and content director of Rachael Ray Every Day, a job that has her hustling even more than usual—and cooking, which is a nice perk. She lives just outside New York in Bronxville with her two daughters, a scruffy mutt, and sometimes-scruffy husband. Lauren is also coaching her older daughter’s soccer team now, which, despite their 1-4 start, bodes well for the team, long term. * Tina Garand Branson tells me that she’s feeling old as she helps her daughter apply to colleges. Tina enjoys swapping photos with Heather Hunt Swales: prom photos of Tina’s 16-year-old on the one hand, and Heather’s 6-month-old daughter sucking her own toes on the other. Tina looked forward to traveling to Vail for Thanksgiving with her husband and son, ski racer Luke, 11. * Brett Nardini writes that he’s still angry at Lou Dagostine for missing a block at Bowdoin in 1995, a play that made Kevin Pirani cry. Alex Chin confirms that a svelte Brett Nardini is a bad mamma jamma. * As for “Sweet” Lou, he’s an elected member of the board of apportionment and taxation in Shelton, serves as vice chair of the board of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, sits on the board for the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, and chairs its insurance and legal committee. Not bad for a left tackle. * Gregg LeBlanc had margaritas and quesadillas with Brad Smith and Simon “Veh Vay” Dalgleish. Simon was in Boston for the HubSpot InBound Conference, enjoying a new job that sounded really cool. Ay caramba! Gregg, Simon, and I also ran an unscientific taste test of single origin Goodnow Farms chocolate, made by Catherine “20,000 Noogs Under The Sea” LeBlanc ’97. Imposible de grande! * In addition to this chance rendezvous, my family is heading to Toronto in February to take in a Maple Leafs game with former Nudd Street resident Jean-Michel Picher and his daughter, Claire. I also see Chad Higgins ’97 with fair regularity, and I learned recently that Jason Jabar lives about two miles from me, which is comforting. * Finally, you may have noticed that Colby recently launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in liberal arts college history. $750 million (or put into more familiar terms, about 125 million orders of spa ’chos). And beyond the dollar goal, the College boasts even grander ambitions: to be the Number One Liberal Arts College in the U.S. And I’m going to say something here—in our class notes—that might sound crazy, given the ratings-drunk era we are in: Colby is already Number 1. The Best. Numero Uno. El jefe de todas las universidades. How do I know? Well, I took my niece, a junior in high school, to Colby last weekend for a campus tour. I saw a world-class art museum. Individualized global experiences for all students, via DavisConnects. New academic buildings. A community service-oriented senior apartment complex on the Concourse, plans for a new performing arts facility, and a massive ($200M massive) athletics complex under construction near Johnson Pond. I could go on and on. But do yourself a favor: visit Colby. It’s like finding yourself in the Montreal Expos locker room in 1994, or at Amazon.com in 1998, or—well, you get my point. But go there soon, so you can say, definitively, “Yeah I knew it. I saw it coming.” You’ll be proud to be a Mule. I certainly was. Oh: And send more notes please.


1995

Class Correspondent:

Yuhgo Yamaguchi
classnews1995@colby.edu

After spending six years in Vancouver, B.C., Lee Paprocki and her family moved back to Southern California in late 2016. “We’ve been enjoying the sunshine, the beach, and the national parks. Last summer I took my 6-year-old son to Yosemite for his first visit.” Lee is a hydrogeologist and recently passed the California state hydrogeology exam. * Regina Wlodarski Kruger was thrilled to see Lenia Ascenso and her wife, Michelle, last week at the annual fundraiser for Jeremiah Program Boston, of which Lenia is a board member. They also attended a Lady Gaga concert at Fenway and enjoyed some beach days with their families in Marblehead, Mass., last summer.


1994

Class Correspondent:

Kimberly Valentine Walsh
classnews1994@colby.edu

Erik A. Hassing went to reunion last year with his wife, Heide Girardin Hassing ’97, and says, “The great thing about reunion is not just seeing your old friends but making friends with acquaintances or strangers you didn’t really know when you were at Colby. Both Heide and I decided we should make my 25th a priority.” Here, here! Erik opened a law firm in 2011, but of more interest, three years ago, after home brewing for 12 years together, he and Heide opened Angry Erik Brewing, using Erik’s nickname from other prosecutors at Bronx DA’s office. “Apparently you are not supposed to yell back at judges, but I worked with my Nordic heritage theme.” It’s a small 10-barrel brewery in northwestern New Jersey. They only distribute in northern NJ, but are building a 7,000-square-feet building with a 1,500-square-feet mezzanine so they can expand into the Hudson Valley and New York City, if not southern New Jersey. Hopefully it will be ready this spring or summer. Erik is still a full-time lawyer, another reason to be angry. “No shocker for those in the know, but Heide, valedictorian at Colby, double major in bio and chem, minor in cell molecular bio, then master’s in biochemistry at Cornell, is our head brewer. I do the legal work, construction, and pick things up and put them down. See you in 2019!” * Anika Smith Taylor sent a photo of herself with Laura Miller Thompson and Megan MacDonald Davis at the Manchester Yacht Club for a Sunday social in July. Anika says it was a fun evening with old friends and she’s glad to have Laura back in the USA. Then, of course, we both commented on how they haven’t aged a day. * Cole Conlin has lived in Minneapolis for about five years and really enjoys it. He teaches high school Spanish at a charter school in St. Paul where his kids also attend (first and fourth grades). He had a fantastic mini-reunion last summer with Chris Russell ’95, Eric Sokol, and Jay DiPietro. * Matt Salah sent a quick update (sparked from my witty email begging for news and mentioning that some of us now have kids going to college) that his oldest daughter is a senior in high school, and, while visiting colleges, he brought her (and a cousin who’s also a senior) to Colby at the end of the summer. They had a great tour, saw a lot of the newest changes, heard about the expansion into downtown Waterville, and of course had lunch at Big G’s. Both girls loved the school. They’ll see in the next few months where that leads. Good luck to them both, Matt!


1993

Class Correspondent:

Jill Moran Baxter
classnews1993@colby.edu

Kris Balser Moussette lives in Mansfield, Mass., with husband Jon and Jack, 15, Casey, 13, and Colin, 10. Kris is a partner at regional law firm Hinckley Allen doing tax-exempt municipal financings for schools, colleges, hospitals, and other nonprofits. She says, “I frequently see Susan Sarno Mihailidis and Kristen Schuler Scammon at book club meetings and John ’92 and Jennifer Larsen Daileanes at an annual pilgrimage to Chatham, Mass., among other gatherings. Maine remains close to my heart and, in fact, we spend many summer weekends at our camp in Alfred, Maine, with our very large Labra Dane (half Labrador, half Great Dane) dog, Coco. I’m looking forward to our next reunion and maybe someday being a Colby parent!” * Paul and Angela Tennett Butler live in Bangor with son Tommy, who’s in eighth grade. Their daughter Mary is a junior at Brown University double concentrating in public health and business, and daughter Katie is a freshman at Tufts studying community health. Both girls play basketball for their respective universities. Paul is in his seventh year as principal of Bangor High School, the third largest high school in Maine. After 22 years at People’s United Bank, Angela has a new position as senior vice president, commercial services officer at Katahdin Trust Company, an $800-million bank based out of Houlton, Maine. Angela reports, “Last winter Paul’s former Colby basketball teammate John Rimas ’92 joined us at Harvard to watch our daughter Mary play. We’ve also had the pleasure of seeing Rob Carbone—he was fortunate to be in town visiting his uncle when Paul was participating in a fundraiser as a ‘local celebrity’ serving dunk tank duty. Rob was a major benefactor, dousing Paul with five consecutive dunks! Finally, Karyn Rimas and I remain close friends. Her daughter Layne is a freshman at Pepperdine University and her daughter Emlyn is a junior in high school. Karyn lives in York, Maine, with her daughters, her husband, Jeff Baker ’90, and his three incredible children. We’re hoping we’ll run into Chris Baynes next winter as his niece will play basketball at Brown with Mary.” * Ellie North has moved back to Braintree, Mass., after being gone since graduation. She recently enjoyed catching up with Chris Chin and his wife, Linda, at the Cask ’n Flagon in nearby Marshfield. She says, “I can’t believe he has a kid in college and mine hasn’t even started elementary school.” Ellie also connects with Andrea Walker Fravert each summer near Saco, Maine. She says, “The frequent calls to each other to just check in about each other and family are dear to my heart.” * As for me, I’m still living in Hong Kong, but I visited Colby last summer while my three boys, Jed, 17, Ty, 15, and Luke, 12, attended Pine Tree Basketball Camp. I signed up for Alumni College held on campus the same week, where I met many Colby alumni, including Chris Anderson’s parents. During Alumni College, not only did I hear talks from some of Colby’s finest professors, I toured the incredible Colby Museum of Art, examined rare works in Miller Library’s Special Collections, marveled at the bookstore’s expanded selection of swag, checked out the new DavisConnects headquarters in Grossman, and ate a Colby-style lobster dinner with other alums near Johnson Pond. I hope you’re planning to come see the great things happening in Waterville and at Colby for yourself this June 7-10. The best part? Your classmates will be there to share in the fun. If you haven’t already made plans to reconnect and catch up at our 25th Reunion, get on it. It’s going to be a great time! See you there!


1992

Class Correspondent:

Molly Beale Constable
classnews1992@colby.edu

Many thanks to Michael and Jessica D’Ercole Stanton for serving as our class gift co-chairs these past years. They had a great run, and we appreciate the level of leadership they gave to our class. Congratulations to Jessica in her new role on the Board of Trustees! Marah Silverberg Derzon and I have wrapped up our short stint as class co-presidents. We have new leadership in place: Sarah Hamilton Barringer is class gift chair, and Dan Connolly is class president. Thank you both, in advance, for your work! * Jessica D’Ercole Stanton writes, “Michael and I are having a hard time believing that we have teenagers at home instead of kids in diapers. It was amazing to see so many classmates who came for our reunion last June. It was incredible to see people reconnect with each other—and with Colby—since many hadn’t been there in 25 years! There are lots of exciting things happening at Colby, and I hope I might see some of you at the campaign kick-off events. Let’s all stay in touch via our Facebook page ‘Colby Class of 1992’!” * Last June Dave and Katie Martin Grissino welcomed Grace Whitten Grissino, future member of Colby’s Class of 2039 (?!), into the world. * In August Cary Charlebois ’97 and Mark Boles married in Potsdam, N.Y. Mark writes, “It was a full blended wedding with my daughters, Ellie and Chase, in the ceremony and vows. The wedding was small, and David Higgins ’93 served as best man. On Nov. 1, Cary and I welcomed our daughter Charley Young Boles.” * Also in August, Lyz Makely Best, a born-and-bred New Jersey girl, moved to Hollis, N.H., with her husband, Jim, and their three children. Amy Selinger writes: “In late September, Sura DuBow Lennon and I spent a weekend checking out Lyz’s new digs and exploring some of the nearby Mt. Washington area. We went on a *dramatic* bike ride, successfully avoided bears, and—amazingly—did not get hurt.” I visited Lyz in early November for a non-dramatic, bear-free, chilly, and beautiful hike through the fall foliage. * Jason Oliver Nixon writes: “John and I released our new book from Abrams, Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns, a passport to bringing prints and patterns into your home. We also released our first wallpaper collection, Madcap Cottage, for York Wallcoverings, crafted in America at the country’s oldest wallpaper manufacturer in York, Pa. Next up: upholstered furniture, lighting, and rugs!” * August Cenname lives and works in Los Angeles. “There’s lots going on in the media and frontier-tech world here. After working as COO of a leading virtual reality company from their VC funding stage, I’m now producing a talk show called MIND & MACHINE: Discussion on the Future (mindandmachine.io). I host and produce this weekly show on future-tech topics such as AI, AR/VR, robotics, blockchain, space exploration, life extension, etc. I’m in touch with Mark Boles, who does bold advertising work with Agency 451, and JC Klick, who is saving lives and advancing medicine.” * Jim Condron’s art was presented at two solo exhibitions this fall/winter at Loyola University and Goucher College in Maryland. * I’m saddened to write that Chris Malcomb passed away Aug. 18 and Kathleen “Katie” Dunn passed away Oct. 17. We share our deepest condolences with their families and loved ones. Their full obituaries are in the back pages of the magazine. * Be well, everyone. Please stay in touch. Best wishes for the rest of winter.


1991

Class Correspondent:

Dave Shumway
classnews1991@colby.edu

Greetings classmates! A little news to report this column. * Leaf Ives married Scott Wallace in Marblehead, Mass., July 29. They had some dear Colby friends in attendance and did the Courthouse proud on the dance floor! Hail, Colby, Hail! Classmates present included John ’92 and Theresa Sullivan Brockelman, Jen Wood Jencks, Amy Shaw, Lizzie (Frado ’92) and Jason Mazzola, Matt Dumas, Dan and Lesley Eydenberg Bouvier, Elizabeth Helft Darby, Jessica Butler, Abigail Cook Russell, Margaret Mauran Zuccotti, Kelly Cogan Calnan ’90, Don Darby ’89, and Julia Collard.

Leaf Ives and Scott Wallace wedding

* Rob Gramlich started a business called Grid Strategies LLC (gridstrategiesllc.com) doing policy and advocacy to integrate and deliver more clean energy on regional grids. * Clint Williams is still dean of admission and financial aid at Maine Central Institute after 20 years in that seat. He reports that all is great. His daughter, Addi, is in her senior year at MCI and was getting ready to play in her third state championship field hockey game. His son Owen (sophomore at MCI) was a starting point guard as a freshman and was gearing up for his sophomore season, and his little guy, Aaron, 6, is into everything! Clint has spent the last 20 years traveling all over the world recruiting students for MCI. He writes, “It’s amazing how much of the world I have seen and how many interesting people I have met from over 30 different countries! I get to Mayflower Hill at least a couple of times a year to watch a game or walk around the art museum. What great memories flood my mind each and every time I visit Colby’s campus. I’ve stayed in touch with Kevin Whitmore, Tom Dorion, and Chris Lahey and all are doing well. Tom’s son Alex is now a sophomore at Colby and it’s been great to see him play hoops there.” * I hope everyone had the happiest of holidays and the merriest of New Years. Keep that news coming in!


1990

Class Correspondent:

Kristin Hock Davie
classnews1990@colby.edu

I had a ball last fall at Homecoming/Parents Weekend and loved seeing classmates who also have kids at Colby. I ran into Elaine Kaufman Goldman and her sophomore daughter at Big G’s. Jennifer Milsop Millard, whose daughter is also a sophomore, hosted a great tailgate at the football game for our class. There, I caught up with Jeff Schaefer and Karen O’Shea Schaefer, whose daughter, along with mine, is a tall, brown-haired, first-year lacrosse player from Jersey, and Bob Lian, whose son is a senior. Next to Jen’s tent was the senior class tailgate run by Bebe Clark Bullock’s daughter. Matt Hancock was on campus both to host the C Club dinner and to see his daughter, who is a junior. Earlier this fall, Matt completed a solo, trans-America bike trek (65 days, 3,500 miles) from Portland, Maine, to San Diego, Calif. I also caught up with Tom Powers, who was on campus looking at Colby with his son. I hope to catch up with other classmate/parents next time: Malcolm Chace, Karin Killmer Kurry, Jonathan Millard, and Maria Elena Gravano Whelan. * After 20-plus years on Wall Street, Brad Olson has joined an enterprise software startup called Mezocliq. His oldest is a freshman at some college in Hanover, N.H. He was thrilled to get in a round of golf with Scott Schirmeier this summer. * Susan Kachen Oubari is an empty nester, back living in Paris running a thriving Reiki practice and working with clients from all over the world. * Kristen Pettersen Miller is still practicing law in Juneau, Alaska, where she’s lived for more than 23 years. She was in Boston in December and got together with Clare DeAngelis Connelly, Kelly Cogan Calnan, Mya-Lisa King, and Maeve Costin Giangregorio.


1980 Newsmakers

Joseph Baker '85

Susan Robertson Kuzia ’82 was profiled in the Augusta Chronicle about a scrapbook she created chronicling her battle with breast cancer. “It was an emotional journey,” she told the Augusta, Ga., paper. “Scrapbooking is cathartic for me.” Kuzia, who says she uses humor to get through difficult times, named her scrapbook Susan’s Battle for the Boob. * The Fairfield County (Conn.) Community Foundation promoted Joseph Baker ’85 to chief financial officer. Formerly vice president of finance and administration, Baker is a “key liaison to the investment committee supporting a strategic change in the asset allocation and diversification of fund investment options for donors,” the foundation said. * Patrick Clendenen ’88 was named vice chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Business Law Section, as well as editor in chief of the section’s law review, The Business Lawyer. Clendenen practices business law and litigation at Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. in Boston.

1989

Class Correspondent:

Anita Terry
classnews1989@colby.edu

It’s always great to hear from folks who don’t write often, and in that category is Joel Tickner! Joel has been a professor of environmental health at UMass Lowell for 20 years. He celebrated his 50th with a two-week backpacking trip in Patagonia and has done other backpacking trips recently to “see some of the world’s truly amazing glaciers before they’re gone.” Joel’s oldest is at the U. of Miami, and his younger son is a high school junior. Joel keeps in touch with Steve Provencal and crosses paths with Dawna Zajac Perez occasionally. * Shaun Dakin celebrated his own milestone—his 20th wedding anniversary—with a trip to Paris and London. * Kelly Doyle may have bested all of us with her 50th b-day trip to Borneo to study orangutans (orangutan.org). In April Kelly met Kate Roosevelt and her wife, Caroline, to see Hamilton in Chicago. And if that wasn’t enough, Kelly, Kate, Courtney Ingraffia Barton, Bebe (Clark ’90) and Bill Bullock, Paul Beach, and Seth Brooks rented a house in RI for a group birthday weekend in July. Kelly dined with Bill and Anne Webster Stauffer this year and spent a weekend in October with Melinda Cheston in NY. * Nancy Spellman celebrated her birthday with an 18-day trip in Italy, including cycling from Florence to Pisa. * Though not a 50th birthday report, most of us can relate to the first line of Diane Pearce Kew’s email: “David ’90 and I are delighted to be empty nesters!” No one to complain about having soup and salad for dinner sounds great to me, Diane! * Gretchen Kreahling McKay is preparing to publish an art history-based Reacting to the Past role-playing game that she started with Colby Professor Michael Marlais. She also is academic mentor to McDaniel College’s football team. * Bill Bullock sent a photo from parents’ weekend at Wake Forest that featured a bunch of White Mules, like Bill ’91 and Nannie Brown Clough ’90 and Rich ’88 and Ellen McCarthy Mueller ’88. I did not know that Wake and Colby share a common architect—Jens Frederick Larson. * David and Cindy Cohen Fernandez were planning a trip to Amsterdam to visit their oldest daughter, a Colby junior studying abroad. Their middle child is at American U, and when they visited her they stayed with Rob and Hilary Barnes Hoopes. Dave and Matt Sotir attended the dedication of the new rugby field at Colby. Dave reports that they found more than 10,000 beer caps as they were excavating for the new field, a stat that surprises no one. Dave and Matt stopped to see Eric and Shari Sadowski Stram on their way home. Marc Rando reports that Dave and Matt organized a surprise 50th for him, with lots of Colbians in attendance, including the Strams, Danielle Archambault Nowak, and Andy Schmidt. Marc had another mini-reunion with a Colby guys’ weekend in Kennebunkport, with Dave, Matt, Eric, Andy, Rob Hoopes, Larry Scoville, Drew Simmons, Tom Abbatiello, Bill Thayer, Randy Catlin ’88, and Whit Marshall ’88. Marc reports that Larry, Randy, and Drew were great prep cooks for his paella. * Always the intrepid traveler, Ruth Bender went to Hong Kong, Iceland, and Nicaragua this year, and also managed to see Beth Bitoff Odom, Jenn Cooke Rotman, and Audrey Barone several times. Ruth bought a cottage on Damariscotta Lake in April, and although I haven’t been invited to visit, I expect it’s just because she has been busy renovating, with help from Jenn and others. Ruth ran the NY marathon for the second time, raising money for GirlVentures. She also promises that she’ll visit me in Minnesota soon. I’m sitting by the phone, Ruth!


1988

Class Correspondent:

Nancy Donahue Cyker
classnews1988@colby.edu

After 20-plus years in the East, Margot Glockler Liffiton moved last year with her family from Somers, N.Y., to Aurora, Ill., where she’s a teaching assistant in a self-contained classroom. Margot switched from teaching preschool for 12 years to working with a special ed fourth- and fifth-grade class. Margot’s family enjoys the Midwest—the music scene, deep-dish pizza, biking, and Chicago museums—except for its distance from Maine. Her daughter, a sophomore at Bucknell, toured Nepal for a month last summer. Her son, 16, spent last summer taking courses to free up his school-year schedule for engineering and chemistry classes. Margot’s husband works for Glanbia Performance Nutrition. * Scott Bunker, his wife, Katie, and daughter Lily moved to Centerville on Cape Cod almost two years ago. Lily has settled in nicely—loves school and the many programs the town offers. Scott’s also very proud of his older two children. Sarah, 27, is working full time and getting her master’s at Georgetown, and Rob, 24, graduated from McDaniel College, Budapest campus, last spring. * Tim Wissemann and his wife are enjoying the second year of their empty nest. Their twin sons departed for college last year, one to Bentley and the other to Elon. Tim mentioned a reunion with Scott Bunker and Rob Koff at Rob’s place on Lake Sunapee in N.H., where Rob taught them to wake surf. Rob also wrote in and said he enjoyed hosting Derek Sappenfield and his son, Derek Jr., on the lake as well. They both mentioned our 30th reunion in June, so we can look forward to their infectious joie de vivre back on the Hill. * Kate Walker took a new school counseling position at Middle Park High School in Granby, Colo. Last August Lorin Haughs Pratley went out for a visit with her husband and three sons in tow. It was a fun-filled trip that included wildlife viewing in Rocky Mountain National Park, golfing, fishing, and a night at the local rodeo. * Taylor Henderson checked in from West Hartford, Conn. Seven years ago Taylor started his company, Pure Water Technology of Central Connecticut, which provides an environmental and economic alternative to bottled water. Along with his wife, Pamela, he continues to successfully grow the business. Their oldest, Kiernan, graduates from the College of Charleston this spring; son Ramsey is a senior at Conard High School, where he captains both hockey and lacrosse; Shea is a junior at Conard and is the starting goalie on the varsity hockey team for the third year. Taylor keeps busy coaching hockey, refereeing lacrosse, and taking long walks with his dogs. * Submissions were slim this time so I’ll have to talk about myself, and you only have yourselves to blame. I live in Boston but have been spending longer periods of time in Stonington, Conn., where my family has spent the last 20 summers. Both kids left the nest in 2014, so summer stretches further into fall and arrives earlier in the spring. It’s nice not to resent Labor Day after all those years. My daughter, Sophie, is in the Class of 2018 at Colby. Her academic experience has been amazing. Professors, advisors, and community leaders really make an effort to know the Colby kids, and it shows. I’ll be sad when her time is up as I’ve enjoyed seeing Colby through her eyes and sharing that experience. My son, Leo, graduated from Stratton Mountain School in Vermont last June. He’s a competitive freestyle skier. His passion has brought him around the world and given him incredible skills and experience. He accepted a spot at UCLA last fall and then deferred to compete for one more year. I’m looking forward to our 30th reunion this June. I’ve enjoyed my time as correspondent, but it’s not intended to be a lifetime appointment. Reunion is the appointed time for a transition, and I’m sure we would all enjoy hearing from a fresh voice. If you’re interested in being our next correspondent, contact me now or we’ll talk at reunion. Hope to see great numbers of you in June!


1987

Class Correspondent:

Scott Lainer
classnews1987@colby.edu

I am fine. How are you? Here’s the answer. * Marianne Campbell just moved back to Mill Valley. (Sounds like the setting for a Lifetime movie, Marianne.) “My daughter, Lola, is a freshman at Tam High. She’s dancing ballet, pointe, jazz, and contemporary, and was just accepted into the coveted Youth Dance Company at Roco Dance. She still models when she has time. (Hey, who doesn’t?) Clients include Old Navy, American Express, Microsoft/HP. My son Maxx graduated in philosophy from Green Mountain College and works for The Boston Beer Company, learning from Jim Koch. My son Jack spent some time at the University of Montana, but his gig as front man of an original rock band and working as a line cook at the best restaurant in Missoula made school less of a priority for now. He since relocated to Brooklyn, where he’s furthering both his musical endeavors and restaurant work. My business representing commercial photographers is doing well, still bicoastal with a second office on Madison Avenue. We have a show dog named Dixie who wins lots of ribbons and two annoying cats named Thing One and Thing Two. Life is good in Northern California.” * John Glass replied, “I believe I haven't sent news. But I will.” (Please believe John. He hasn’t sent news.) * Tina Zabriskie Constable celebrated 30 years at Penguin Random House Inc./Crown Publishing Group. “I’ve had the same work number since graduation. My career’s had turns along the way, and I’ve had the honor of publishing so many influential people in the cultural, political, and overall zeitgeist that I often pinch myself: Deepak Chopra, Eric Ries, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Rana Foroohar, Condoleezza Rice, Mindy Kaling, Arianna Huffington, Tim Tebow, and three books with President George W. Bush. Soon I will co-lead a team publishing former President and Michelle Obama's upcoming memoirs, having worked with both on previous books. I’ll be an empty nester in the coming year.” (Time to have another kid, Tina.) * Heather Anderson Silvestro writes, “In late September, we dragged our teenagers to the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine—our fifth, and likely last, annual pilgrimage to this celebration of rural life. Sadly, sliding down a hill on waxed cardboard doesn’t offer them the same thrill it once did. (Try it on un-waxed cardboard. Whole new experience!) In other news, I spoke with Tanya Thomas Pinder recently. Her oldest son just graduated from medical school. So proud!” * Liz Sedor Nordlie said, “After a 20 year run at General Mills, I recently joined another great Minnesota company—Target. I’m leading all food and beverage product development. I’ve been there only two months and really love it! Outside of work I’m keeping busy with our two high school kids and serving on the board of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. I’ve also continued my lifelong love of running, participating in a half marathon last May.” * Jen Carroll Schildge had a great Parents/Homecoming Weekend at Colby with daughter Carlin ’21. “So great to see the old stomping grounds through her eyes and stroll down memory lane. Enjoyed a great a cappella concert in Bixler—sure brought flashbacks! (I have those all the time.) I’m so impressed with all Colby has done and look forward to spending more time on campus!” * Kris Davidson proclaims: “Island life continues to work for me. I live on Vinalhaven, seventh generation, and travel back and forth to North Haven in my 12-foot skiff where I sell real estate. These islands and Penobscot Bay are stunning. Check out my website at maineislandliving.com. Classmate Paul Dobbins, owner of Ocean Approved, walked into my office after a 30-year hiatus while here helping and advising local kelp growers. (That was a long walk.) He is doing great things in Maine and for our environment." * Correction: the website for Rich Bachus’s book was printed incorrectly in the last issue. It’s richardcbachus.com. * Peace, classmates!


1986

Class Correspondent:

Susan Maxwell Reisert
classnews1986@colby.edu

Thank you to everyone who responded to my call for “Two Truths and a Lie!” I received an interesting assortment of truths, as well as a few lies. Where I know the lie, I’ve included that information near the end of this column. * Sally Jaffe Curley is now semi-retired from Cardinal Health and recently started her own consulting business from Savannah, Ga. She’s also training to be a tattoo artist. * Karen Mitchell Brandvold’s oldest daughter, Amalie, is a member of Colby’s Class of 2021. Her other daughter, Victoria, is on a gap year in Norway. In her newly established empty nest, Karen reports that she loves being a “free bird.” * Suzanne Stahl Muir has been living in Maine, in a houseboat off the coast, for the past 10 years. * John Rafferty has two children (a daughter, 14, and a son, 11) and has been married for almost 24 years. He lives in the Houston area but works in Seattle, helping candidates for mayor communicate effectively. * In other, perhaps related news from Seattle, Mary Lou Kopas reports that she recently hosted a debate forum for candidates in the run-off election for Seattle’s mayor. An unusual new format was used in which every answer to a citizen’s question had to take the form of 140 characters or less and had to include at least one personal insult. Mary Lou also recently celebrated her 24th anniversary to husband Chuck. Their son, Dexter Kopas, is a senior geology major at Beloit College. * Mt. Washington is clearly visible from Laurie Clark’s condo in Augusta, Maine. Laurie is obsessed with escape rooms and so far has always escaped in time. She also loves Maine winters. * Jay Allen shared some wine with Helene Landers Toomey (while Helene’s daughter was touring East Coast schools, including Colby). Jay and his family spent some summer vacation time in Maine on Great Pond and enjoyed a fun visit with me, since my house is just down the cove a bit from the house they were renting. * Gail Glickman Horwood shared the following: Our oldest daughter, Bridget Horwood ’19, played on Colby’s NESCAC winning lacrosse team and is spending the fall semester in Paris. I’m now senior vice president of integrated marketing at the Kellogg Company. I commute to Battle Creek, Mich., from our home in New York. Fred ’87 is a corporate lawyer who has taken up surfing and spends many mornings at the Rockaways before heading to work at Time Warner. * Lies: Sally is not training to be a tattoo artist. Karen is not happy about her new empty nest. Suzanne is not living in a houseboat. John Rafferty is not working with Seattle’s mayoral candidates, and Mary Lou Kopas was not involved in that unusual debate. Laurie has never solved an escape room in the time allotted. Jay did not visit me on Great Pond, even though my house is indeed just down the cove from the one he rented. * In other news: Leslie Greenslet Perry is teaching Maker Education and programming to middle schoolers in Westchester, N.Y. Her oldest is finishing school at University of Toronto in mechanical engineering. Her daughter is a sophomore at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. And, her youngest son has joined the Air Force. * Suzanne Battit is actively involved with all of the exciting things happening at Colby, where she’s been reminded of how very fortunate we are to have been students at such a special place. The vision President Greene has set forth with the ambitious Dare Northward campaign is inspiring, and she feels privileged to be involved. She encourages everyone to take a few moments to learn about all that is happening at Colby right now and to watch for the various events taking place across the country. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to Suzanne. She would love to hear from you! * Well, that’s it for now. I hope all is well with everyone from the Class of 1986!


1985

Class Correspondent:

Tom Colt
classnews1985@colby.edu

Dwayne Jackson went to London in August and is considering making a career change. He’s also looking at business schools, domestic and overseas, on a tip from James Gill. Dwayne went to Colby’s Homecoming Weekend last fall. * Dave Heller finally fixed an old injury, which dated back to a Colby ultimate Frisbee game—he had his rotator cuff surgically repaired. * Susan Lang purchased a cabin at Spofford Lake in NH that her parents once owned and where she spent summers in her youth. Susan hopes to catch up with Lori Gustafson Adams next summer as she’s not too far from there. She also spent time helping resettle her parents. * Lynn Brunelle attended a summit at the UN where she was selected to give a presentation on STEM and girls for the Space for Women expert meeting. Lynn has a new book coming out this spring. * John O’Connor had a big year in 2017. After 28 years together, John and David Reichert were married! In attendance at last summer’s ceremony in Provincetown were Steve Langlois, Rick and Kathryn Clarke Anderson, Sandy Codding, and Steve Reed. John and David live in Boston’s South End in a Greek revival townhouse they’ve been renovating since 1993. * Angela Drennen Hansen is finalizing the adoption of her foster daughter, Addie. Her children are now 26, 24, and 2. She started a family law practice in 2012 (Hansen Legal & Mediation Services) where her husband, after taking an early retirement from Lockheed Martin, works as her office administrator. Angela still pastors at a small recovery-oriented church. * Jim Ffrench is the director of a gallery of period carpets in NYC, where he lives with his wife, Rebecca (a food writer and event planner), and daughters Anna and Camilla. Anna is a member of Colby’s Class of 2021 (along with Colin Alie, son of Craig ’84 and Diane Perlowski Alie ’84; Andrew Turley, son of Keith Turley; and starting in January, Caitlin Sheehan, daughter of Bill Sheehan ’84). Jim has stayed involved with Colby as a member of the Board of Governors of the Colby Museum of Art. Jim says, “I would urge all of my ’85 classmates to take up the call of the new College campaign and DARE to get involved.” * After 18 years in IT management, Sue Edwards McDowell left in 2016 to care for her mom. With her mom’s passing later that year, she became involved in creating an art center in her local community. One year later, Salt Valley Arts is an incorporated 501c3 center complete with teaching instructors, exhibiting artists, and a solid core of social and community support. Sue returned to UM and now juggles full-time IT projects with the art center, her own art work in glass and fiber, and being on the board of a local hockey association. She and her husband hosted Team Finland when they came to the U.S. for the Women’s World Ice Hockey tournament. Sue and Steve took an exciting trip to Manitoba last year and got some great pics of polar bears. * Carol Eisenberg and David Simpson ’86 were thrilled to celebrate when their son, Elias, became a bar mitzvah last summer. Their oldest, Maxine, graduated from John Jay College and teaches English in Spain, and Charlotte is a junior mathematics major at Haverford College whose interest is sports analytics. * Deirdre Galvin lives in central Pennsylvania, working as a freelance writer/editor and playing a lot of tennis. Her son is at Brown and her daughter’s at West Chester. Deirdre recently spent a day with Hannah Blake, who lives and works in Albany. * Mike Muir took a job last spring with GEAR UP Maine, which helps low-income students prepare for post-secondary education.


1984

Class Correspondent:

Marian Leerburger
classnews1984@colby.edu

I was so pleased to hear from folks who hadn’t written for a while. Thank you for that! We have several folks who started ventures with bed and breakfasts or vacation rental properties. Kathyrn Soderberg and her partner, Bahar, purchased the lovely home in Maine next to their own vacation home after failing to convince me to purchase the home for sale. (Soon, but I’m not ready yet!) If you’re looking for the ideal vacation home to rent, check out sweeties.biz. * Jeff Nottonson and his wife have relocated to Vermont, purchasing a beautiful, restored farmhouse with gorgeous mountain views near Middlebury. “Farmer Jeff” is pursuing new lines of work, including offering relaxed lodging on their wonderful property, and will soon be opening their venue for weddings and other events. Contact Jeff at whitfordhousevt@gmail.com if you plan to be in the area. * Carolyn Boynton Bruen had fantastic news to share. Her oldest son, Conor, graduated from Colby last May. Go Mules! * Cathy Altrocchi Waidyatilleka still happily teaches English at a private school in Honolulu with one son out of college and the other a junior at the University of Richmond. This summer she’ll travel to Maine for the first time since graduation to attend a retreat required for her master’s degree in humane education (focus on social, environmental, and animal justice). She hopes to see her former roommate Becca Cunningham Weiss en route and to get a look at how Colby has changed over the years. * And Sam Staley continues to succeed. His book, Unsafe On Any Campus? College Sexual Assault and What We Can Do About It, received yet another award: first place in the Published Education or Information Category of the Royal Palm Literary Awards sponsored by the Florida Writers Association. This, on top of the first-place awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association in the political/current affairs and adult nonfiction categories.


1983

Class Correspondent:

Jennifer Thayer Naylor
classnews1983@colby.edu

Helllooooo, Eighty-Three, WHEREVER YOU ARE. Can I just gush that I made my first teapot last week, and that’s why I didn’t write all of you back right away? I have a side gig as a hobbyist potter; so far, I mostly drop off my pots in an unmarked box at the local thrift store, but this year could be my graduation to something I might actually give my long-suffering mom. On to your news! * Deb Fanton and Rick Manley jointly commemorated their joint anniversary celebrations with Jake Filoon and his wife, Gretchen, in Positano, Italy. I heard back that it was GREAT! Deb and Rick’s son Todd ’17 got a biz dev job in Boston with the hot business intelligence platform company Crimson Hexagon, while George ’13 is graduating Georgetown Law this May and will join WilmerHale in Boston after passing the bar in the summer. * Deena Schwartz Ball’s project, “Farm to Table Plein Air—Bringing Art to the Table,” received a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Project Stream grant. Her project will bring artists, farmers, landowners, and the Brandywine Conservancy together in an effort to make the public aware of the value of open areas and farmland in the Philadelphia area. As I wrote, if you haven’t already, visit Deena’s website: I love her work! * Captain Dan Parrott and his family returned from a semester at the University of Costa Rica where Dan, on a Fulbright Scholarship, was teaching navigation and helping set up a new nautical college in the country. The Costa Rican campus featured monkeys, iguanas, and one known crocodile; in the classroom, Our Hero faced even more excitement: a deadly poisonous coral snake one day, followed by a rogue tarantula on the next. Just another semester in the life of our Captain Dan, who added that the surfing was great and so were the people! * Mike Collins is celebrating the 25th-year anniversary of his company, Advantage Manufacturing, where he toils away with his wife and oldest son, Eben, in Santa Ana, Calif. Another son, Paul, graduated from Tufts last year and teaches English in Spain. Peter started his sophomore year at Hobart William Smith, and their youngest, Neil, is back from a year as an exchange student with AFS in France and will apply to college in 2018. Track down Mike at advantageman.com if you’re in SoCal. * Cynthia Trone at long last has written, and I’m the better person for it! After 25 years away, Cynthia has returned to living on the coast of Maine. The circle of life has brought her back closer to her parents as they come to the final chapter in their lives. This following 12 barefoot years in South Florida. Cynthia is in the final semester of earning a master’s in mindfulness studies through Lesley University, writing her thesis titled “A Buddhist Perspective on the Global Environmental Crisis: Poetics of the Wild.” She writes, “I’ve had a couple years of enlightening travel to Tibet and India, and life seems to be unfolding in a most lovely way. It’s kind of awesome being 56. Nancy Pratt Hurley is still one of my best friends.” Additionally, she’s working full time at Georges River Land Trust focusing on the intersection of the arts and the environment, mostly at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. Her children are spread across the country: Jackson, 25, is a graphic artist and surfer in Manzanita, Ore.; Kayla, 24, is happy in the sunshine in South Florida; Hadley, 19, is a freshman at the University of Southern Maine. * As if hearing from Cynthia wasn’t enough good vibration for one day, Wendy Wittels Renz wrote en route to Guilford, Conn., after visiting her daughter, who’s studying in London. They also made a whirlwind tour to Edinburgh, Paris, Normandy, and the Loire Valley. “So much history, culture, and beautiful sites everywhere you turn in Europe!” she writes. Back home, their son, Tyler, graduated from UNH with an engineering degree and is out on his own, while daughter Lauren will graduate this spring from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Wendy’s new puppy keeps her busy alongside freelance writing and travels back and forth to their house in Stowe, Vt., where she enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, tennis, and all outdoor activities. Wendy’s new sport of choice is…pickleball. “Lots of fun if you like racquet sports!” Duly noted, Wendy!


1982

Class Correspondent:

Sarah Lickdyke Morissette
classnews1982@colby.edu

Favorite memories from reunion include: Nancy Briggs Marshall loved getting together with Kathleen Nicholson Massey and reminiscing about junior year abroad with the Colby in Caen group. “For everyone who went to France with us, we want you (and Artie Greenspan) at the next reunion so we can drink vin rouge together!” * Linda Hurwitz enjoyed conversing with President Greene, catching up with classmates, the Colby Museum of Art, and visiting downtown Waterville. * John Crowley said, “It was great to see everyone at reunion, and the campus looks beautiful. The KDRs (Rich Robinson, Tony Perkins, Lou Piscatelli, Bruce Anderson, and myself) were pleased to host the “after party” for old time’s sake. It was a lot of fun to rekindle friendships and start new ones with classmates I didn’t know well while at Colby.” * Andrea Brantner liked “cutting the rug with Lou Piscatelli and dancing at 1:30 a.m. in the class lounge with Mary Beth Whitaker McIntyre, Janice McKeown, Karen Enegess, Patti O’Loughlin, and others, then joining everyone in the KDR suite for karaoke at 2 a.m.” Last August Andy became chair of the ABA’s Forum on Air & Space Law. She’s also on the board of the International Aviation Women’s Association, and she has a day job. In October she walked in the NYC Avon39 Walk to End Breast Cancer and, for the third year in a row, placed in the top 10 individual fundraisers. Andy writes: “I thought that by this age I should be winding down and thinking of retirement, yet I’m busier than at any time of my life and, freakishly, enjoying it.” * Last summer Walter Judge enjoyed hanging out with Laurellie Jacobs Martinez ’84 at Ebenezer’s Pub in Lovell, Maine, which is rated the “number one beer bar in America,” and with Barb Fallows Ives at Liquid Riot, a brewery in downtown Portland. Deb Nader Hartshorn occasionally bumps into Walter (he apparently gets around!) in the Shelburne (Vt.) supermarket as she rushes through the aisles with sandwiches for her sailing crew on the way to a race on Lake Champlain. Thankfully, Walter’s gracious and picks up her sandwiches while asking about her daughter, who headed to Scotland for a semester, and Deb asks about his college-aged daughter. Deb’s sailing team won the race series this summer. * After 35 years trading in the financial markets, the last 18 in London, Jim Bindler retired as global head of foreign exchange at Citi. “Now I’m back in school doing a master’s in economic history at the London School of Economics. It’s odd being twice as old as the other students and older than most of the professors too! My wife, Nicky, and I have children in universities on both sides of the Atlantic. Last fall during a recruiting trip for Citi, I visited with Professor Artie Greenspan and more recently caught up with Tyger Nicholas ’83, Mike Federle ’81, and Steve Bosley ’80.” * David Marcus, who lives in Los Angeles, writes, “Wendy and I celebrated our 20th anniversary earlier this year. Daughter Anna is a freshman at Colorado College, where she’s on the swim team. Janie’s in 11th grade and attends a tennis academy in Orange County. After several years of back problems and two back surgeries, I’m on my feet and able to walk and swim to my heart’s content. I’m the partner-in-charge of WilmerHale’s LA office and spend most of my time representing technology clients in patent cases. I miss Colby friends, New England, and more specifically, Maine. I welcome classmates who make their way to the West Coast.” * While hunting with his daughter and son-in-law, Lydia Ball ’13 and Dan Covert ’13, Curt Ball got a 725-pound moose in New Hampshire. They tracked the animal for more than three hours to the top of a mountain. It took nine people and two six-wheelers to bring it in. For the complete story and a picture, click here* My reunion highlights include spending the night at Jarvis and Marcia Nichols Coffin’s gorgeous Hancock Inn in Hancock, N.H., after which Helen Dooley Anthony, Diane Conley LaVangie, Becca Badger Fisher, Susan Woods Spofford, Carol Birch, and Jeff Brown (Chris Schmidt joined us for lunch) and I climbed Mt. Monadnock, then proceeded to the Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth, where Matt Figel and his daughter, Erin ’16, joined us. To make things more special, an amazing double rainbow appeared. Then on to Colby, where Helen, Diane, and I shared a suite, missing Ann Skinner Rider, who was moving into her new home on Lake Superior. We enjoyed the hospitality at the KDR suite and the must-see art museum. To finish a lovely weekend, I joined Doug and Kim Smith McCartney for Sunday brunch at the lovely lakeside cabin they built on North Pond in the Belgrade Lakes.


1981

Class Correspondent:

Ginny Bulford Vesnaver
classnews1981@colby.edu

Hi all! I’ve received lots of news, so I’ll get right to it. * Beth Pniewski Wilson and Kimberly Hokanson both described a “Small Hall reunion” of sorts. Beth, Kimberly, Kate Rogers, Darlene Howland, Nancy Welsh Isbell, Ellen Owens Dion, Lynn Bruen Winter, and Janet Blau Cobb got together in Acton, Mass., for lunch and a play at a local community theater. They shared that Ellen is a new grandmother of twins, Sam and Leah, whom she sees often as they live nearby. They also enjoyed reconnecting with Kate, who had driven down from Maine. They missed Lynn McLaren and Lauren Hampton Rice, who are often part of the lunch bunch, and look forward to seeing them next time. Kimberly is our class agent (thank you for your efforts!), and her son, Bailey, is a Colby sophomore. * Marisa D’Andrea Barber and Pam Ellis took a terrific museum road trip together in early October. Pam picked Marisa up at Logan Airport and they proceeded to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.; Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, in Lenox; and the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, R.I. They then headed to Cambridge for a visit with Joe Kelliher and his wife, Martha Hall. Apparently, after this adventure, they discovered via Facebook that they had been in Stockbridge concurrently with Beth Pniewski Wilson and were disappointed to have missed her. * Steph Vrattos is in her third year as a senior clinical coordinator for UnitedHealthcare’s Massachusetts Senior Care Options Plan, which manages care for some 17,000 seniors on Medicaid. She also just launched her own website for freelance writing, editing, and proofreading. Anyone interested should seek her out! * Having recently discovered a circa 1979-80 travel log, Sue Lankton-Rivas reminisced about her junior year in Spain. She remembered nights out with Amy Parker Cook and Rene Ross Nadler, thumbing around the UK with Julie Mellentin Michelotti, and a failed attempt at thumbing to Valencia with Dave Bolger. When they couldn’t make their destination, Dave sweet-talked a young couple into providing lodging. Sue recently saw Julie in Maryland and Ellen Freedman Rayner who recently moved to Maine. * Val Talland retired from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January 2017 and now has a private art conservation consultancy. She’s enjoying semi-retirement. Her daughter is taking liberal arts education to new heights as an aerials acrobatics student in the inaugural class of the Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in Philadelphia. * Peter Cocciardi happily shared that his son, Matthew, was married in September, and his daughter, Emily, will be married next August. * Jonathan Light will retire next summer with hopes to spend time in the national parks. He and his family recently hiked down and camped at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He also attended/will attend the Cocciardi family weddings. * John Clevenger and his wife, Terri (Lewis ’83), celebrated their 30th anniversary in Barcelona, Spain, in the midst of the Catalonian independence demonstrations, which were nonviolent and rather social. John is in charge of consulting for Acosta, an outsourcing firm, while Terri runs her medical PR firm. With the last of three children off to college they’re hoping to make a move, maybe to Boston. * Christian Melby’s daughter, Lily, entered Colby in the Class of 2021! * Speaking of that Colby legacy, 25 or so Mules made the trip to Montana in July to attend the wedding of our son Victor Jr. ’11 and Petie Booth ’11, including Clay Hutchison ’82. The wedding and Montana were both sensational. Glacier National Park is a must for all those bucket lists. Thanks to everyone for sharing their news. Please keep it coming!


1980

Class Correspondent:

Kevin Fahey
classnews1980@colby.edu

We have one less class connection on campus since Cate Talbot Ashton retired from Colby Nov. 10. Cate said that her 30-plus years at Colby were a great experience, especially the past 10 years advising pre-health students. She doesn’t know what comes next but says it will be fun to see how this new adventure unfolds. She did note that all the development on campus and particularly downtown is making Waterville look like a new place. As a resident of Waterville, an alumna, and a retiree, Cate’s happy that she’ll continue to have an opportunity to participate in campus events. * Mimi Brodsky Kress is still busy building custom homes, and her company was again voted Best Custom Builder in the Bethesda/Washington, D.C., area. She proudly serves as the board president of the local NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) chapter and is also involved with Habitat for Humanity. Mimi and her husband celebrated their 30th anniversary with a trip to Norway and Iceland, which was fantastic! Their son is studying game design at college, and their daughter is getting her master’s in social work. Mimi hopes to get to Maine and visit Gretchen Huebsch Daly and Debbie Pugh Kelton sometime soon. * Bruce Lambert reports that last spring when Sweden won the World Ice Hockey Championship, Rick Mulcahy and his wife, Annie, visited them in Stockholm. That day a huge city center rally welcomed the team home, and later their seaside dinner suddenly got much livelier as they shared the venue with NHL stars and the official party. * Anne (Luedemann ’79) and Tim Hunt celebrated their son Colin’s marriage to Kimberly Regner in New Orleans, where the couple lives. It was an outdoor Quaker ceremony held in Congo Square and attended by more than 150 family and friends on a glorious November day. Bill Mills ’79 attended and took some great pictures. The newlyweds with a jazz band led the Second Line through the French Quarter to the 1812 reception hall where the dancing and party continued. Daughter Gillian, who celebrated her 26th birthday two days later, gave one of the toasts welcoming her sister-in-law to the Hunt family.


1979

Class Correspondent:

Cheri Bailey Powers
classnews1979@colby.edu

I asked you to make someone smile and you did! I received wonderful news to share. Katie Cofsky Lemaire celebrated her 60th birthday with two weeks in Ubud, Bali, trekking, taking cooking classes, and enjoying frequent massages. She’s also started piano lessons, something she’s always wanted to do. * Betsy Bucklin Reddy and her hubby spent time at the Grand Canyon, hiking down and camping for two nights. She picked a great time to go in early November. * Kyle Jane Harrow is counting down the days until her home is empty—her youngest is a high school senior. Sadly, neither Colby nor Maine are on her college list. (Kyle thinks that David LaLiberty has her beat by 10 years on this claim but I think that Steven Kirstein ’80 might have him beat). Kyle’s fitness training business is growing and she loves it, but finding time to squeeze in her own workouts is challenging. * Sue Hadlock is a sales manager at Navigator Publishing (Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariner magazines), where she appreciates the flexibility of her workplace. She especially loves bringing smiles to kids at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center with her two therapy dogs, a Portuguese water dog, Tagus, and a Havanese, Brix. Sue keeps in touch with Deb Zarella Dube, Anne Hebert, and Anna Nelson as well as Liz Beach Fitzpatrick ’80 and Eliza Dorsey ’80. * Barry Horwitz took on a new role for six months—interim director of the Center for Innovation at the University of North Dakota. No, Barry hasn’t relocated; instead, he heads there every two or three weeks. He finds it interesting work. Wife Liz (Yanagihara ’80) is very active with all her musical endeavors (and her new bass); their son bought a home close by in Weymouth, Mass., and their daughter lives in Boston—she received her master’s in architecture and works for a firm downtown. * Calvin Cooper is busy as a director of special education in midcoast Maine, managing services for children with disabilities. He lives in Prospect with his wife of 34 years with no plans to slow down yet. * Last year was full of surprises for Elizabeth Armstrong. She was hit by a truck in February, but luckily recovered and is back to “normal.” She was also promoted to full professor at Bucknell—a happy event. She is visiting Colby in March for meetings, her first visit back since graduation. (Come to our 40th!) * George Powers took advantage of the great snow California received last year by skiing on July 4. Yup, I said July 4. * Brian Hoffmann’s son is having a great time at Tufts, where he’s a sophomore and an RA and a TA in computer science. His daughter is starting her application process for college and will most likely end up in California; her top choice is Pitzer. * David Ashcraft happily announces that both children are college graduates! Son Eric lives in Chicago and earns a living, great for a philosophy major. Katie headed back to Tajikistan last fall for nine months on a Fulbright scholarship to teach English. She’ll come back to teach history/social studies at a local middle school. David and his wife, Teri, celebrated his 60th with a trip to Venice and Athens, as well as a family trip to England. He still enjoys his job and plans to stick around for five years or so. * Phil and Emily Grout Sprague celebrated her 60th by extending a business trip to tour the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. In August they attended a Foss-Woodman mini-reunion hosted by Tom ’81 and Marty Young Stratton ’80 in Willsboro. In attendance were John ’78 and Sue Raymond Geismar; Eric Ertman ’80 and his wife, Carlie Wells; Dave Rich ’81 and his wife, Jen; and Mary and Russ Gilfix ’80. When not traveling, Emily fills her retirement hours with lots of volunteer philanthropic work. *

Janet, Sara, and Corinna

Sara Frolio O’Leary’s daughter got married last July at Endicott College. Sara’s friends Janet Deering Bruen and Corinna Boldi Tamburini were in attendance. * At my house, we’re awaiting the arrival of my granddaughter in December. She’ll join my grandson, Rory, also a December baby and big brother. She was due Dec. 21 but could even show up on my 35th wedding anniversary Dec. 11. I’ll let you know next column!


1978

Class Correspondent:

Nancy Piccin
classnews1978@colby.edu

I hope you’re all looking forward to our 40th in just a few short months. As someone reminded me recently, I’m not really 60, I’m 18 with 42 years of experience. Now, if I could only travel back in time to impart some of that experience to my 18-year-old self. * Lisa Klein Boldt ran into Dan Driscoll and his wife at the Union College homecoming and parents’ weekend—turns out both their sons are seniors at Union College and both are members of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Lisa was impressed that Dan recalled she was his art history section T.A.! * Dian Weisman Miller’s aviator husband finally retired from his air traffic control career, and it was Dian’s turn to choose a living location. They followed some Kansas friends to The Villages in Florida, the largest 55-plus community in the world. Dian writes, “I’m pretty sure we could not enjoy the life we are living for less money anywhere in the country. Life is good!” * Larry Hill now receives two copies of Colby Magazine since his son Harry ’17 graduated from Colby in May. Harry worked for Henry Kennedy ’80 at Camp Kieve last fall in their leadership program for middle school children in Maine. Larry lives in Stamford, Conn., running sales and marketing for a boutique consulting company. He moved to a waterfront building overlooking a marina where tugboats and barges are a regular sight. Larry played a LOT of golf last summer, finally breaking 90 with some regularity, and did a couple of good hikes in the Catskills. He planned to get together with Sue (Raymond ’79) and John Geismar and family over Thanksgiving—their sons are best friends from Camp Kieve—to keep a 20-year tradition going. * R. Dawn Langhorne Grogan has established a private practice in Charleston, S.C., as a certified clinical hypnotherapist and finds her work helping people transform and heal emotional issues gratifying. Dawn recently joined the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and hopes to travel to Europe with the chorus. * In Durango, Colo., Betsey Judd Butler is a volunteer ski teacher for physically and cognitively disabled people with Adaptive Sports. “It’s a blast! I get to do what I love (ski) and help others discover it,” she says. “Seeing the joy when people get the opportunity to experience the freedom and beauty of skiing is all the pay I need.” When not enjoying winter activities, she’s trying to climb the 54 peaks in Colorado that are 14,000 feet or higher … and she’s done about 46 so far. Her Facebook page is full of breathtaking photos to prove it! * I had a wonderful time catching up with Caryn Resnick in New York City recently—we’ve been talking about getting together on one of my business trips for more than a year now. The years just slipped away as we reminisced about life in Taylor Hall, and we both wish we could see Liz Dugan. Liz, if you’re reading this, we’re on your trail! Hopefully, we will all be together at reunion. Speaking of which, I hope you all have been keeping up with the wonderful changes and programs happening on Mayflower Hill—the newest being the residence hall being built downtown to bridge Colby with Waterville. Your reunion committee is working on plans for a fabulous weekend and we’d love your input. Please feel free to send your ideas, and don’t forget to donate to the Dare Northward fundraising campaign.


1977

Class Correspondent:

Kevin Farnham
classnews1977@colby.edu

Kathleen Keegan Cowie didn’t make reunion after being in contact with Susan Ferrari Dwyer, but she and Jamie were proud to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Caroline Augusta Cowie, born in London more than a year ago now—Oct. 7, 2016. After three boys, they love having some pink around! * Alix Levintow Howell still lives in Lyme, N.H., and works in biomedical research at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Vermont. She recently joined a new startup company called Excision BioTherapeutics and will be developing gene editing therapies for various viral diseases, including the hepatitis B virus. * Patti Stoll was “recently appointed director, women’s brain initiative at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The program’s aim is to better understand why women are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s, MS, depression, obesity, and more. The time has come to focus on women’s brain health!” * Ken Colton and his wife, Cindy, “joined friends in NYC where we saw Hello, Dolly! and afterwards enjoyed dinner at Chazz Palminteri. Mr. Palminteri even came over to our table to say hello. Really a gentleman. He may be known for acting and for writing The Bronx Tale from which the movie was an adaptation, but he’s actually written quite a bit more. Very memorable.” * Steve Flachsbart writes, “I guess the fact that I’m still doing what I’ve been doing for the past 20 years is encouraging enough. I’m still head of the English department at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Conn., teaching AP Lit, Honors Contemporary Lit, and Voices of the 60s. I’m on track for 3,500 bicycle miles for the 10th straight year, and I still play fiddle in a folk-rock band that has about one gig a year. In the scary department, I have a 31-year-old-daughter who’s a tenured English teacher in a public school and two hipster sons with beards in Brooklyn. I see my old buddy Kevin Convey every now and then since he’s a professor at Quinnipiac U near New Haven.” * Jim Peale is retiring at the end of November after 30 years as an attorney and administrator in the NH Superior Court system. * Karen Gustafson Crossley is currently a Peace Corps response volunteer for six months in Kutaisi, Georgia (the small country bordered by the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, formerly part of the Soviet Union). “I’m engaged with a local NGO whose mission focuses on access to and advocacy for human and legal rights, targeting IDPs (internally displaced people) and other marginalized populations. My work with a staff of 10 relates mostly to organizational capacity building. I feel honored, humbled, and inspired to be offered this extraordinary opportunity. Learning a lot! Fulfilling a lifelong dream. My husband, Alan, will visit at the end of my service and we’ll travel a bit before returning home to Madison, Wis., this spring.” * Evan Katz fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing professional baseball by appearing in two games with the White Sands Pupfish of the Pecos League in New Mexico. He had an at-bat, pitched to two batters, and played an inning in right field. * Denise Martin is building an online business while continuing her day job. She’s very involved with her grandchildren, who are “sprouting like weeds.” * Richard Conant enjoyed “a couple of weeks in September driving back and forth across the country to do some climbing with my eldest son in Idaho and Wyoming.” * FYI, Mark Lyons and I have spent the past 20 years keeping you up to date on news about our classmates. We’re both unable to continue due to life events. We need a new volunteer so that our column can continue in the future. If you’d like become the next class correspondent, please contact our Colby friend Laura Meader (laura.meader@colby.edu) who manages the class notes.


1976

Class Correspondent:

Robert Weinstein
classnews1976@colby.edu

Back again with more news! Bain Pollard, who majored in baseball and minored in frats, returns to these pages after many years. Bain became re-engaged with Colby when his oldest daughter, Becky ’99, was accepted as a transfer. His youngest daughter, Cara ’05, followed with a Mule degree, and, voilà, Bain has now been an assistant volunteer baseball coach atop Mayflower Hill for a few years. He feels stronger about Colby than ever! He hopes his 35-year entrepreneurial career—in oil, gasoline, restaurant, car wash, laundromat, convenience store, and Dunkin' Donuts venues—will end soon. (His wife, Rita, is certainly ready for a change!) Bain and Rita’s blended family includes Bain’s son and two daughters, Rita’s two grown boys, and twins adopted some 20 years ago when they were 7. They also have six grandkids scattered from Ireland to Florida to Maine. His family loves the outdoors and lives on a beautiful glacial pond in eastern Maine with a small retreat close to the Appalachian Trail, another passion. Bain is impressed with David Greene’s vision for Colby and the investment being made downtown. Exciting times are certainly ahead in Colby’s future! * In October Peter Leschner attended the VIP grand opening celebration of National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in New York. This immersive encounter takes visitors on an incredible underwater journey. Peter was thankful to represent the tenant in the lease and other agreements that helped bring this amazing project to life. Peter is also an author. The Sapphire Prism Cave provides a journey through a space vortex and appeals to kids and adults alike. Startling Connections is a tale of international intrigue. Both titles are available through Amazon. * Mark Janos still practices law in Newburyport, Mass. Now that his sons are out of the house, Mark and his wife travel more—London, Zurich, Greece, Miami, Savannah, Key West, the Caribbean, California. Overall happy, healthy, and wise! * Caren Starr Schwartz’s son moved to Manassas, Va. Meanwhile, Caren helped her daughter move to Chattanooga, Tenn., where she had taken a job at the zoo as a vet tech. Because her daughter also took the cat and the dog, Caren and her husband are now really empty nesters. * At the end of this academic year, David Arseneault will officially retire from a basketball coaching career. He’s coached at Grinnell College (Iowa) since 1989. He’s most proud that his son, also David, will be his replacement. * Cathy Worcester Moison writes that she retired last April 1—and that is no joke. Cathy is active in community affairs in Lincoln, Maine, having returned to her hometown after 42 years. She’s chair of the town planning board and a member of the historical society and Save-A-Life committee. She is also currently involved in hospice volunteer planning. In short, she notes she’s living the dream. * Scott Smith joined a group of former ATOs this summer for their second annual gathering on the Cape at Ted Shanahan’s Chatham Chateau. Scott and Ted were joined by Scott McDermott, Rob Anderson, Sam Gowan, Bob Southwick ’77, Steve Scullen ’77, and Rob Kahelin (injured reserve) to reminisce about Colby antics. They motorboated to an island and ran into two generations of Colby alums, one of whom bailed out Scott and a few of the others on their first Jan Plan. Scott was finally able to thank them! * Speaking of gatherings, mark your long-term calendar for June 4–6, 2021, our next reunion! Meanwhile, keep in touch with classmates through our Facebook group (“Colby College Class of 1976”). As always, you can send me news any time to the address listed above. Don’t forget your donation to the Colby Fund. And seriously, take a moment to contact a classmate who’s been on your mind. You won’t regret it!


1975

Class Correspondent:

Susie Gearhart Wuest
classnews1975@colby.edu

Last October on a business trip to Munich, Ed Walczak experienced Oktoberfest one afternoon and discovered it was not what he had imagined. The lederhosen and peasant dresses were visible, but it was not as much a beer fest as a big carnival with massive rides, including roller coasters and Ferris wheels, covering about five square miles. * Since his own company was performing a project in Ellsworth, and with a son attending Unity College, Doug Windsor found time to stop and see the “now amazing Colby campus.” While staying at a B&B on Messalonskee Lake, Doug called former roommate Will Tuttle in California while kayaking one Sunday morning. They reminisced about their Jan Plan days on McGrath Pond, writing a play, and hosting the Godspell cast. Doug also found time for a heartwarming visit to a cabin where he spent an earlier Jan Plan 45 years ago, meeting neighbors who still live there. * After 26 years owning a dance studio, Katy Seabrook Brunault sold it to one of her teachers. While still teaching five classes per week, she’s enjoying the more relaxed schedule and not having the stress of running a business. Katy is happy spending her free time playing the cello, working on house projects, being with her grandchildren, and taking adult ballet classes. Last July her daughter, Fiona, and her husband, Tom, moved from Virginia to Clinton, N.Y., where Tom is a professor at their alma mater, Hamilton College. They just had their second child, a girl named Eliza. Their son, Ben, 2 1/2, enjoys being the big brother. * Last October Bruce Drouin ’74 and Janet Hansen journeyed to Italy on the Colby-sponsored trip “Undiscovered Italy” with Colby Art Professor Véronique Plesch. They both found it “just wonderful: art, food, and wine for two weeks!” * Andrea Ward Antone has had big changes in her life, especially with losing her husband, Al, to cancer last July. When it became clear that she didn’t need to keep working so hard, Andrea decided to retire from her job at Vanderbilt University Medical Center this April and move to Knoxville, where her oldest daughter and family live. Since our last class reunion, Andrea has two more grandchildren, her youngest daughter has married and moved twice, now living in Oregon, and her son was promoted to major in the Air Force and is presently stationed in Alabama. Andrea has found her Colby friends to be tremendously supportive and states that she is doing well.


1974

Class Correspondent:

Nancy Spangler Tiernan
classnews1974@colby.edu

Mike McNamara was a sophomore-year transfer student finding it hard to fit in until dining at Foss one day when he was beaned by a Brussels sprout. “She smiled, I returned the smile, and I felt I had finally arrived on Mayflower Hill.” On the swim team in 1972, he once arrived at the pool and found it half-drained, with Coach Jack Scholz shouting, “This is the colossal screw-up of all times!” Apparently, a teammate vacuuming the pool the night before had left the outtake valve open, and the pool couldn’t be refilled quickly enough to prevent forfeiting that day’s meet with Babson. He also recalled when “R. Mark Benbow had finished delivering a 90-minute lecture on Hamlet. At the end of class, no one moved. The man was so good at his craft that we wanted to hear more.” * During his Colby days Richard Vann was standing in the middle of the sledding hill near the chapel when a bobsled with five other students rammed him from behind. “I was told later that I had done a triple somersault in the air before landing, dazed but unhurt,” he recalls. He also remembers studying outside on a lovely day that spring when streaking was all the rage at Colby. * Shelley Bieringer Rau is retired from her job as a public school occupational therapist but continues mentoring a young OT in orthopaedic arm and hand rehab. She and her husband, Rick, enjoy their log home on a pond in Turner, Maine. This summer they attended a niece’s graduation from Cambridge University, England, then cruised the Norwegian fjords. She’s in the Chamber Singers, and they both sing with the Maine Music Society Chorale. They have two grown children and two grandsons. * After 36 years of dentistry in Arlington, Va., Jim Lazour and his wife, Laura, retired to Wilmington, N.C., spending “our golden years enjoying golf, our varied pets, the beach, doing yoga, and volunteering at a local animal shelter and sanctuary.” * Ray Mazurek retired in June after 34 years teaching English and American studies at Penn State’s Reading campus. He and his wife, Kathy, celebrated with a visit to Italy, where their daughter is studying abroad. * Having waited until her 65th birthday to retire, Robin Hamill-Ruth now expects to do some babysitting for her third and newest grandchild in Charlottesville, Va. Hiking, creating art quilts, and planning some travel also keep her occupied. * H. Jefferson Megargel, disabled since 1997, spends his days at a nursing home in New Rochelle, N.Y., where he’s Hoyer lifted to a wheelchair so he can attend coffee hour with his fellow residents. * Susan Diana Stork’s Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble created YouTube videos in and for Northern California’s ancient redwood forests. “Music from the Labyrinth” is her new recording of 30 years of work from Chartres to San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and she is venturing into a new solo program of Latin American harp music. She and husband Teed Rockwell just celebrated their 30th anniversary. Two teachers stand out in her Colby memories: “Mr. Mizner taught the romantic with such feeling. I have never forgotten the poems and his interpretations of them. Mr. Benbow brought Shakespeare to life.” She added praise for Colby’s “beautiful colored leaves in the fall … trying snowshoeing in the forest … intoxicating purple lilac hedges in spring. I have many friends from that time that was so precious. I love the library; the museum I hear has since become quite remarkable. And the wonderful swimming pool for stress relief.” * Vicki Parker Kozak and Jill Gilpatric Richard sent a group photo with the following account of a recent gathering of some of our classmates: “Artie Bell and his wife, Robin, hosted a wonderful party at their house in Yarmouth to celebrate the year most of the attendees turned or will turn 65. Deb Wathen Finn was the prime organizer of the event and called upon her good friends and neighbors, the Bells, to host the party. They were ably assisted by Bruce Drouin and many others. The party came after the Colby-Bates Homecoming Weekend football game in which Colby lost a close game to Bates 24-27. All those who attended the game enjoyed the gorgeous Indian summer weather and several visited the bookstore and the library to see the new baseball memorabilia collection. The party at the Bell house started off with hors d'oeuvres prepared by Libby Corydon Apicella and her husband, Chef Giovanni, who were visiting from New York City. All of the guests had been asked to bring a bottle of wine that had special meaning for them. Each wine was accompanied by an appropriate story and most elicited loud laughter, if not appreciation for the wine itself. A locally catered dinner followed that had something for everyone. After dinner each of the guests was asked to share a single piece of wisdom gleaned from their first 65-ish years and this was a time of reflection, laughter, and understanding of shared experiences. This was a great way to really get to know our dinner-mates better. Great food and conversation were topped off by an incredible carrot cake. This was a memorable evening and a great way to celebrate a pivotal year for all of us. Attendees also included: Jane and Bill Callahan, Norm and Christine Bogossian Rattey, Diane and Mark Curtis, Leslie and Mike Currie, Terri and Rob Burgess, Joe and Vicki Parker Kozak, and Jim and Jill Gilpatric Richard. We all look forward to seeing each other at the 2019 45th reunion as well as at other Colby events in 2018.”


1973

Class Correspondent:

Carol Chalker
classnews1973@colby.edu

Many members of our class are actively working on planning this June’s reunion in an effort to make our 45th reunion the best ever. Classmates Dave Baird, Lisa Kehler Bubar, Ida Dionne Burroughs, Anne Badmington Cass, Bob Diamond, Dean Eaton, Janet Gillies Foley, Susie Yovic Hoeller, Jan Hueners, Juan de Lavalle-Rivera, Duncan Leith, Joe Mattos, Jean Straehl Moss, Sue Colucci Neumyer, Mark Serdjenian, Dave Swardlick, Ken Viens, Alex Wilson, and yours truly have been working with president Norm Olsen; it’s quite amazing what committees can accomplish with cyber technology! We are all looking forward to seeing everyone in June. * I only have a few updates from classmates to share this time. Duncan Leith’s retirement last year necessitated a large gathering of Chopper friends to celebrate with him and his wife, Jennifer, at their home in York, Maine. * Lucia Whittelsey is also retired and looks forward to the birth of her fourth grandchild in February. With a life goal of serenity, she downsized to get rid of her power mower and is busy gardening and playing with her dog. * I hope for lots more news to report when it’s time for the next magazine.


1972

Class Correspondent:

Nancy Round Haley
classnews1972@colby.edu

Thanks to Donna Power Stowe for writing the last column for me. I missed seeing everyone at our 45th reunion and am thankful to Donna for the recap. On to the news. * Pat Mustakangas is getting some additional PT so that she can improve her balance and core strength, and learning to walk with a cane as opposed to a walker (due to her amputation). She’s also taking driving lessons in Burlington, Vt., so that she can drive with hand controls and be much more independent. Pat is still playing the French horn and plans “to toot until she drops”! (That’s the spirit, Pat!) “I can’t go on. I’ll go on.” ~Samuel Beckett * Sally Chester checked in while sitting in her Baltimore district court chambers “where the leaves are just turning and remembering the two seasons at Colby—fall and winter.” She was about to hear either a new protective or peace order case in which the incivility of our society parades itself daily. After almost 40 years as a lawyer, she’s not cynical but still occasionally amazed at the trials and tribulations of families and neighbors. Her book will be titled You Can’t Make Up This Stuff. (She is also the last person on Earth who cares about pronouns. If she hadn’t used them properly she never would have been accepted by Colby. That’s what her English teachers professed!) In 2020 she plans to retire after 16 years on the bench and at the mandatory age of senility/retirement, 70. If she can persuade Joyce Bemak Hanes to join her, they’ll drive up to Waterville to see all the changes at Colby. * Bill Tracy and his wife, Michelle, had an interesting spring last year visiting Ukraine to explore Michelle’s roots. They explored from Lviv and Chernivtsi with a side trip to Romania to visit monasteries. In their search, they went to three of her ancestral villages, found distant relatives, and learned that she is descended from Cossacks on both sides of her family. * Blessings were sent from Portia Iverson, who thanked me for contacting her. Portia hopes to have news when she retires from the ministry. * Bill Alfond wrote that he missed me at our 45th reunion in June. He assured me that everyone who attended had a terrific time together. Bill and his wife, Joni, were lucky to welcome their seventh grandchild in 2017. (They now have five granddaughters and two grandsons.) They continue to enjoy the best of both Maine and Boston. He’s in Waterville a lot and enjoys our alma mater. Of all the decades (almost five!) of involvement with Colby, he feels most excited about all that’s going on right now, especially under the leadership of David Greene. We’ve all been reading about—and he has been experiencing firsthand—the stimulating developments at Colby and in downtown Waterville. “The energy is contagious!” * I would like to thank those of you who sent notes of sympathy during a most difficult year. Your thoughtfulness and kindness were greatly appreciated. And I wish everyone a happy new year!


1971

Class Correspondent:

Ann E. Miller
classnews1971@colby.edu

Change is in the wind! Such peculiar seasons of weather we’re having. In early November, it was 70-80 degrees here in the Northeast. And then it was 19 and I hadn’t closed up my summer house for the winter yet. For me, life as a married person has been busy and exciting. John, his two boys, and I spent almost two weeks in August traveling around the UK visiting family and friends. * From northern New England, Leslie Anderson wrote a newsy, uplifting note. After a joyous summer and early fall stay in Sedgwick, she and Dan settled back into the Portland groove. Leslie enjoyed long sunny days in which to paint outdoors. She spent time with Debbie Messer Zlatin and Susan Farwell Philson and her Colby posse: Sue Feinberg Adams ’73, Kathy O’Dell ’72, Lois Leonard Stock ’73, and Debbie Keyes ’73. This year’s gathering will include a trip to visit Bernard Langlais’s sculpture park. He had been the subject for Leslie in a photography course many years ago. * Bill Hladky writes with wonder about his son’s success and achievements working for Amazon in Seattle. It’s an interesting time watching Amazon spearhead the change in retail shopping as well as changing the appearance of Seattle itself. Bill and his son traveled to watch the total solar eclipse in August and were stunned by the experience. * Val Thibeau Yates writes from Florida where she loves her job working at United Way Suncoast covering the counties between Tampa and Sarasota. Her job has expanded to include establishing and growing a Women United group regionally. She was not personally affected by the horrendous hurricane devastation in Florida, but they work closely with those so badly affected in Puerto Rico. Val’s sons are both now married. They planned to spend Christmas with Howie in Maine. * Not so surprising is that Jon Stone is personally loving retirement. He’s enjoyed vacations to Maine and Nantucket, and headed to Vail in December, stopping off to visit Larry Boris in Denver. Once again, Jon will play the Cuban National Softball Team in South Florida, hoping to repeat the victory from last year. * For years the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association has sought to dedicate a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honoring those pilots who lost their lives in Vietnam. Nancy Hammar Austin is looking forward to attending the dedication of this memorial this spring. * Bernie Stewart sent an amazing and moving photograph of the recent get together of the 1971 Choppers—they enjoyed golf, daily happy hours, and group dinners. In addition to Bernie, Ken Bigelow, Paul and Jane Hight Edmunds, Linda (Howard ’72) and Ron Lupton, Dave Eddy, Rick Blackburn, Jim Faulkner, and Dennis Cameron were present, telling many stories (embellished occasionally) and having fun. Bernie and Jim bested Dennis and Paul in a golf match, with Bernie playing one-handed! * From France, Jacques Hermant and his wife have been traveling, visiting prehistoric caves with paintings, and walking the pilgrimage Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He continues to teach in Vietnam and Cambodia, and he may have another child coming from Africa or the Middle East for heart surgery. * Looking forward to retirement from his law firm, Joe Greenman is keeping busy, still serving as a village justice. * Nick Nash and his wife enjoyed their second year of retirement with highlights this year being their daughter’s wedding on Martha’s Vineyard and a trek to Ohio to their son’s house and a visit with their newest granddaughter. * The sad news for me and for many is that Faith Tiberio Dougherty’s mom passed away suddenly and expectedly last June. She was my “other mother” for many years. Happily, she was in attendance for my wedding. Faith’s husband, Dan, has been chosen by Dell to lead an international sales team in London. They’ll be commuting back and forth for possibly two years.


1970

Class Correspondent:

Libby Brown Strough
classnews1970@colby.edu

Tom Whidden is still running North Technology Group, owner of North Sails, Southern Spars, Hall Spars, Future Fibers Rigging, North Sails Apparel, Edgewater Powerboats, and Thin Ply Technology. He raced in regattas primarily in Europe and the U.S. 65 days last year, more than ever except during his past America’s Cup campaigns. One fun project was that their Auckland company, Southern Spars, built the NZ catamaran that won the America’s Cup in Bermuda. Tom received a nice honor in September, coincidentally on his 70th birthday, when he was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Pretty nice to get honored for doing what you love! His son, Avery, is the North American head of the Financial Sponsors Group at J.P. Morgan. His daughter, Holly, is the head of brand management at Hearst Publications and recently produced two TV shows. Avery’s oldest son, Thomas, attends Brunswick School in Greenwich, and his other two kids are at Oxford Elementary School in Darien. Future Colby students? Tom and his wife, Betsy, have a new powerboat coming, their third NorthLight, a Grand Banks 60, which they will use in between Tom’s racing. They’re planning lots of skiing this winter at Stratton and out West. They still live in Essex, Conn., and have an apartment in New York on the Upper East Side. * After 15 years of international consulting work in the Middle East, Bosnia, Iraq, and Central Asia, Al Dostie returned to the U.S. in 2010 for some much-needed R&R and to address several health issues. Al worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and was involved in the closing of 68 banks during the 2008 Great Recession. Not a pleasant job! He’s now semi-retired and lives in Rowlett, Texas, near Dallas. His wife, Feruza, is a Ph.D. from the Institute of Advanced Linguistics, Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union. * Steve and Laura Struckhoff Cline connected with Curt Schneider ’69 in Manchester, N.H., last summer, and Steve connected with Dan Todzia ’69 in South Florida in January. Both are Steve’s Zeta Psi fraternity brothers. He hadn’t seen Dan since his wedding in 1971! Steve and Laura welcomed grandson Jameson Reid Miller to the Cline clan in April. He’s their sixth grandchild—four girls/two boys ranging in age from 6 down. Steve continues his work with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Laura has been retired for four years. They traveled to London, Dublin, and visited with longtime friends in Wales last September. It was the first overseas vacation they had in years! * Jeff Parness was a visiting professor at the University of Kansas School of Law in the fall of 2017, returning to teach law as an emeritus professor at Northern Illinois University this spring. His family now includes four grandchildren, with two in college and two aged 2 and 3. * Lona (Eldridge ’66) and Bill Hardy live in Northern California and will celebrate 50 years of marriage in March. Bill continues as president of the Napa Valley College Foundation and also coaches mock trial at the local parochial school (vicariously revisiting 35 years as a trial lawyer in Maine). Their son is a neuroscientist working on artificial intelligence. * Unfortunately, Bill Aldrich has had another nasty attack of Reiter’s syndrome, which has two pieces: psoriatic arthritis and a less common piece, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which is relatively rare (about one in 1,000 people). His neurologist told him that he has significant damage to C2 through C7 and his lower back is not doing very well either. He’s lucky that he was able to be physically active most of his life. * I send my best wishes for a happy new year.


1960 Newsmakers

Jane Melanson Dahmen '63

Bill Alexander ’62 was inducted into the Lawrence High School Hall of Fame last October. Alexander, who taught chemistry and physics at the Fairfield, Maine, school for 35 years, was part of the second class of inductees. * Maine magazine profiled artist Jane Melanson Dahmen ’63 last June. Dahmen’s paintings “create immersive environments that enable viewers to enter into her experience of the mid-coast landscape,” the magazine wrote. * Historic New England awarded Eddie Woodin ’69 its 2017 Prize for Collecting Works on Paper for his collection of more than 700 original paintings of birds as well as bird ephemera used to educate the public about bird conservation.

1969

Class Correspondent:

Ray Gerbi
classnews1969@colby.edu

Hello everyone! Eddie Woodin was honored by Historic New England with their 2017 Prize for Collecting Works on Paper. HNE stated that Eddie “has built a one of a kind collection of more than 700 original paintings of birds and a vast collection of ephemera about birds” and has been a generous lender to the American Museum of Bird Art. * Ines Ruelius Altemose had a treat going back to campus last fall following her niece’s wedding in Porter, Maine. The dormitory she lived in her freshman year appeared small, like visiting a childhood home, and she thought that perhaps going everywhere on foot back then provided the perspective of a smaller building. She thought the art museum was amazing, and she’s “proud to be an alumna of such a fine institution.” * Laurie Killoch Wiggins continues doing curriculum work for the lifelong learning school and is active with our 50th reunion committee. Those of us on the committee haven’t seen each other for many years (decades?), and the reconnection has been a wonderful and fun experience. Laurie hopes many of you will join us in helping to plan a fantastic weekend. * Last summer Mickey Jako visited the 500-foot, $100-million replica of Noah’s Ark in Kentucky while attending a world religions conference, engaging in informal debate with creationists and posting videos on YouTube. Mickey notes that the religious mindset in the Bible Belt is very different than in New England. This winter he’s heading for Australia to see relatives and to the Philippines to look for a wife. “I’m still trying to get married after all these years.” * Gary Austin and wife Judy found an active adult community near their home in Easton, Md., and hoped to put their current home on the market in November and relocate in January. Gary doesn’t recommend the moving process as a source of entertainment. They were off to the Caribbean and the Amazon over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. * Rand Surgi asked if I remembered dishwashing with him in Roberts Union freshman year. It’s an experience I expect I will never forget! Rand retired in 2008 after 28 years in computer science, 10 as teacher/coach, then five summers as a Porsche mechanic. In 2014 Rand and his wife moved from the home he built in Cumberland, Maine, to Carrabassett Valley to be near friends and Sugarloaf. Time is split between RV travel, home maintenance, skiing, motorcycle rides, and weekends in Quebec City. His last European trip was to southern France to pilot a rental boat on the Canal du Midi (153 km, 64 downstream locks). * Craig Stevens spent a fabulous summer in Camden, highlighted by a visit from his daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter, Rell. He didn’t have to rush back to Savannah as he had a quasi-sabbatical conducting research for the university and “got to enjoy the fall colors for the first time in forever.” He would love to hear from folks passing through Savannah this winter or Camden in the summer.” * Kristen Kreamer celebrated her 70th with a two-week trip to Italy with other women friends “of a certain age.” She toured Ferrara, Padua, Treviso, and other cities and towns in the Veneto as well as four days in Venice. “It was a wonderful trip. I looked, ate, drank, read, and enjoyed!” One of her traveling companions was Susan Evans McDougall. Kristen continues to work full time as a nurse practitioner in oncology and is waiting for the retirement bug to bite her. * Pam and I continue to enjoy retirement life with lots of volunteer activities, three children, six grandchildren, and some traveling. In the fall we made a crossing on the Queen Mary 2 followed by a week in France tracing World War I history. Making trip preparations was difficult with a seven-day power and nine-day Internet outage due to the major windstorm that hit Maine in early November just prior to our leaving. I hope you all are thinking about our reunion in June 2019 and planning to join us. Watch for more details soon!


1968

Class Correspondent:

Lynne Oakes Camp
classnews1968@colby.edu

Ted Allison still plays ice hockey and still enjoys it. He’s skated for the Seattle Seniles for many years, and his team won gold in the Seattle Senior Games this year. He says that “it’s still a marvelous thing to score a goal and to draw a penalty. The tournament is for over 50-year-olds, and those 50-year-olds are so young and so fast!” Otherwise, his kids are grown and doing cool stuff: one is a yacht captain, and the other has a business doing volunteer student travel called givevolunteers.org. He did a three-month motorcycle trip in Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina in 2013 and now has more than 100,000 miles on his Harley. He also did another ocean sailboat race from Los Angeles to Cabo last year. He rides every year from Seattle to Wyoming to attend the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club Run to the Wall for the state of Wyoming, located in Cody—there are 137 dead commemorated on that wall. He hooked up with Peter Roy in Montana two years ago to do this run. Life is good, and he still feels blessed to have grown up with the Class of 1968 at Colby. * John Morgan recently returned from San Jose, Calif., where he celebrated his grandson’s first birthday with his daughter, Sara Morgan ’07, and his son-in-law, Zoheb. He’s contemplating a trip to Waterville for our reunion this year. * Remember to save the date for our 50th Reunion, June 6-10, 2018. Pre-reunion activities will take place in Portland June 6, and on-campus activities will take place June 7-10. The College has waived the fee for all on-campus events, including dorm accommodations and meals. Plan to be there! In the meantime, keep your news coming.


1967

Class Correspondent:

Bob Gracia
Judy Gerrie Heine
classnews1967@colby.edu

Larry Sears enjoyed an encore when he attended Dick Hunnewell’s son’s wedding. At the wedding, Larry enjoyed the company of Steve Dock and Fred Clasquin ’68. It was a period that Larry will recall fondly for some time. * After traveling home from Waterville, Fran Richter Comstock kept driving most of the summer, from New Jersey to Hingham, Mass., to cheer on her grandchildren in sailing regattas at the Hingham Yacht Club. The sailing must have sent an unconscious message because she then took an ocean cruise to Stockholm, Russia, and Norway. You might think after all this moving Fran might want to stay put awhile, but that wouldn’t be Fran. She’s eagerly awaiting the beginning of ski season. * Irv Faunce, our President for Life, spent the summer as a man out standing in his field, his blueberry field that is. Irv tends a lovely blueberry orchard and produces luscious fruit. * Alice Hubert Gardner sent along very happy and inspiring news. Like Irv, she’s been laboring in the field, but a literary field. She’s published a children’s book she wrote and illustrated. She has a studio in Gloucester, Mass., and has been painting scenes of the weeklong St. Peter’s Festival, about which she did laborious research and which forms the centerpiece of her publication. Next year Alice will publish a similar work on the Gloucester Fourth of July parade. * This column has mentioned several times that the grass does not grow under Sally Ray Bennett’s feet; she and Charlie keep moving and traveling. This time, however, Sally has stopped while Charlie recovers from a total knee replacement. He’s done very well and, yes, they will be on the move again soon visiting their six grandchildren and helping two of them navigate the college process, a task for which Sally has much experience. Sally is also engaged in a major project for her church. Sally and Charlie attend the Lutheran Church, and those of us who recall history know that this is the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Thesis at Wittenberg. Sally is writing a history of her parish as part of the great anniversary. Even when she’s still, Sally keeps moving. * Carol and I had the pleasure to sit with John Cooper at one of our reunion dinners. Since that time, John has welcomed the arrival of his 10th grandchild. While at reunion John enjoyed reminiscing with Bill Walker, Brad Coady, and Dave Watterson. * Judy Kolligian works several days a week doing home visits providing community-based mental health work in East Boston. In addition, she works as a volunteer at Boston Climate Action Network, which works to move the city to buy electric power at reduced rates for its citizens. * Rick Sadowski was recovering from three surgeries within a 14-month period and was not sufficiently recovered to travel to reunion, but he had us in mind. He did come to campus, however, when he and his wife, Gail, brought their granddaughter and a friend to Colby, and they were delighted to see the developments on campus. Rick was very impressed when a staff member—wife of a professor—was out walking their dog. She took the time to talk to both girls about their interests and tell them about Colby and her experiences with the school. The assigned “tour guide” spoke of how she felt Colby just wrapped its arms around her in welcome when she arrived. Now that speaks volumes about Colby. This fall Rick and Gail will head south to Florida and buy a home near Venice, saying goodbye to snow as they sell their house in Duxbury, on the Boston South Shore. After settling into their warm climate home, they’ll continue their extensive travels, this time in Europe. * Finally, Carol and I enjoyed a lovely autumn weekend visiting Linda (Mitchell ’66) and Lee Potter in Vermont. We had planned to attend the Middlebury football game, but the weather convinced us to change our plans and visit the Clark Museum. Enjoy the winter and support the Mules!


1966

Class Correspondent:

George Cain
classnews1966@colby.edu

Greetings! Welcome to this issue of Colby Magazine. Let me guess: was this column high on your list of features to read? Hope so. Let me make another guess. Are you drawn to this column in hopes of seeing the name of an old friend…or even an old flame? Wondering what they’re doing now? Guess what? There are classmates and old flames looking for your name, but it isn’t here. Now, can you appreciate the importance of sending me the three sentences requested every four months? Again, I hope so. * On the subject of missing names, let’s remember our classmates who left us in 2017. They are Carl Floyd, Merrilyn Aldrich Egbert, and Norman Phillips. Each of these folks was special to many of us, and they’ll be missed. * Now, for those on Santa’s “good list” who actually responded to my plea for news, we have Robert Sears, who remembers the Serafin Jazz Ensemble. Rob’s in Manila; although he’s retired, he still serves on the boards of several NGOs. * Mac Donaldson, another busy retiree, actively volunteers for the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association. His old frat brothers should know that he’s now doing a lot of volunteering for his church. * Mary Gourley Mastin is recovering from a severe auto accident with too many injuries to list here. Thankfully, she’s on the mend and is expected to achieve full recovery. * Garfield and Gayle Jobson Poinsette are world travelers: Laos to Thailand for a month or two and then to southeastern Arizona for a few months. Visitors welcomed! * Stuart Wantman was honored to represent Colby and President Greene at the inauguration of Brenda Allen as the new president of Lincoln University. This experience was unique for Stu. It was the first college function he ever attended where he didn’t have to ask attendees to donate to a college campaign. * Steven Johnson had unplanned retirement from his last three jobs, so for purposes of ego preservation, he took a planned retirement two years ago. Now, he referees college and high school soccer and umpires college and high school baseball. * Linda (Brooks ’68) and John Perkins enjoy retirement in Yarmouth, Maine, and look forward to their 50th anniversary this June. * Peter Grabosky recently spoke at two conferences in Surabaya, Indonesia, and then visited spectacular heritage sites at Prambanan and Borobudur (both near Jogjakarta in central Java). For those of us less well traveled, central Java is 12,426 miles west of Portland, Maine. * Peter Winstanley may win the prize as a first-time responder in 51 years. Although he’s as old as the rest of us, he’s still working part time in the roasted coffee business. This activity provides the cash for ongoing golf lessons so he can keep his handicap under 20. * Pam Harris Holden, who lives in Tempe, Ariz., recently returned from Alaska. Now, she has only one more state to visit to complete the tour of all 50. * Terry Lane celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary by going to Italy. He mentioned that his wife joined him on this fabulous trip, and they particularly enjoyed the agriturismo (his spelling, not mine) farms and inns in Tuscany and Campania. * Those of us who learned to read at Colby will certainly remember Meg Fallon Wheeler. She continues to love Maine and to love the fact that I let her retire after only 40 years as class correspondent. She seems somewhat adamant about not returning to this role…why else would she call my cardiologist every six months to see how I’m doing? * Last, and certainly not least, L. Gary Knight (AKA Mr. Colby Extraordinaire) reports that he’s continuing to deal with a difficult kidney situation but remains very positive and optimistic about the future possibility of a transplant. Please keep Gary and his wife, Lynn (Longfellow ’65), in your thoughts and prayers. They’ve been tireless champions for Colby.


1965

Class Correspondent:

Dick Bankart
classnews1965@colby.edu

CURFEW IS OVER! Yes, there is news once again from the women’s dorms. Nancy Godley Wilson, with husband John ’63, reported on a six-week trip to Europe starting with a look at Lisbon, then a 12-day cruise on a five-masted schooner that went through the Med ending via the Balearic Islands and Corsica. Then they spent four weeks with friends in Provence. Once home, grandparent duties kicked in with a camping trip on Lake Winnipesaukee. No electricity and sleeping bags delighted the 7- and 9-year-olds. * Margo Beach reports from her home in Waterville that she has become a “host parent” for two Chinese students. While the students live on campus, the host parent role provides Margo opportunities to go to the campus frequently. She takes her students to the dentist or out to dinner and also stores luggage during the summer. She goes to “senior seminars” at the Goldfarb Center on campus, including an eight-week study of the acting and production genius of Charlie Chaplin led by retired Professor Pat Brancaccio. She said it’s been exciting to watch the new residential hall go up in downtown Waterville. “You can feel the optimism growing locally with all the building projects. Colby is trying hard to be part of the community and for the community to feel welcome on campus. We all benefit as a result.” * Callie Holmes Marsh enjoys retirement in Iowa with her husband, Larry. They have fun with two granddaughters each summer while on Gott’s Island, Maine, with daughter #1. Daughter #2 has an acupuncture practice near them in Iowa. * Norman and Joss Coyle Bierman celebrated their 50th anniversary last May with a westbound trans-Atlantic crossing on the Queen Mary. They were thrilled by the sight of the Statue of Liberty on arrival in NYC. In July they had the extended family of 14 on an Alaskan cruise out of Seattle. They live in Vero Beach, Fla., and survived Irma without any damage. Hip #2 replacement is on the horizon. * Retired professor David Fearon is based in New Hartford, Conn. He’s a senior consultant with the Barton Russell Group advising colleges and corporations in the design of embedded systems to advance “employed learning”—a way to provide ways to keep up to date. * Nick Locsin and wife Susan (Cook ’67) enjoyed visiting the islands off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia last June. In October they had a two-week tour of the coast of Norway. Both volunteer at the Maine Maritime Museum and “live life the way it should be.” * Jay Gronlund and I saw each other at our 50th reunion at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He also “went to a very uplifting celebration of the life” of Gloria, wife of John Tewhey in Gorham, Maine. She passed after an 18-month battle with leukemia. He saw Rick Davis and Gail there as well. * Lanky Lew Krinsky and Ellen spent some time with Bucky and Anna Owens Smith in Stockbridge, Mass., while the Krinskys were visiting their daughter and grandchildren in the Berkshires last July. Lew hosted a Houston Colby sendoff event for entering freshmen and their families (40 in all) last July. The new students attend Colby as members of the Houston Posse Foundation program, in which Colby participates and which offers full four-year scholarships. This was the fourth time Lew’s done this. “It’s inspiring to get to know and observe these magnificent new students.” Lew continues as a director in private wealth management with R.W. Baird & Co. * Dave Hatch is on the mend from cataract surgery, aortic valve replacement, and ulcers. Wife Dale Rottner Haas is in good health. They see Ann and Bud Marvin frequently as they live near each other in Florida. Bud and Dave attend alumni functions in Fort Myers at Jet Blue Park, the Red Sox spring training facility. Bud, too, had cataract surgery and still enjoys golf with a group in Venice. * John Gilmor and wife Helen enjoyed traveling through the Piedmont region on Professor of Art Véronique Plesch’s “Undiscovered Italy” alumni travel excursion. *  Hail, Colby, Hail.


1964

Class Correspondent:

Marcia Phillips Sheldon
classnews1964@colby.edu

Jim Simon has practiced medicine for 47 years! He’s certified to help airline pilots “with complicated problems.” His grandsons bring him “constant joy, hope, amusement, and a wonderful perspective.” Jim enjoys salmon fishing and says the latest season “was one of the best in many, many years.” * Al Graceffa and his wife, Natalie (Furlong ’67), spend summers in Maine and winters in Hilton Head. They have four grandchildren in each locale. Golfing, going to doctors, basketball, baseball, and hockey games keep them busy. One grandson has appeared on Broadway in Matilda and Elf, and Al and Natalie traveled to New York City for performances. * Enjoying a visit to Colby, Barbie Carr Howson “walked around my favorite haunts, nostalgia settling over me like a warm blanket.” While in Maine, Barbie visited Suzy Noyes Mague and her husband at their summer home. Barbie gathered at Joan McGhee Ames’s home in New Hampshire for a reunion with Suzy, Susan Ellsworth, Marg Mattraw Dodge, and Judy Van Dine. * Morg McGinley and his wife also visited Maine, staying on Rangeley Lake, and in a sea captain’s home on the coast, touring Acadia, and viewing the Wyeth 100th anniversary exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum. A highlight was the Colby Museum of Art to view its “incredible collection. A great trip that ended, of course, at L.L.Bean.” * Suzy Noyes Mague and her husband traveled to Italy last year. At home, she reads weekly with two first-grade buddies and volunteers at her church. Suzy and her husband sing with the church choir and the Jefferson Chorale and attend many classical concerts. * Other recent travelers to Italy were Jack Lockwood and his wife. They also visited national parks in South Dakota and Wyoming. Jack retired “from the active practice of law” at the end of 2017. He plans to continue in his firm in a consultative role. Two grandchildren are in college and the others are in secondary school in Hawaii. * Steve Schoeman and his wife have been world travelers but still enjoy “driving through the magnificent countryside” of New Jersey: “old inns for lunch, fields of grain, apple and peach orchards, Angus cows grazing or at rest in a pasture, and buying vegetables at a local farm stand.” * Richard Zipser has finished expanding and translating his documentary memoir recounting his experiences researching and traveling in communist East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. Originally published in 2013 in the German language, Richard’s book draws on a file that the secret police, the Stasi, compiled on him with the help of informants. He has incorporated that file into the memoir along with his commentary. The English version, Remembering East Germany, is posted on Richard’s website, richard-zipser.com. * Sally Berry Glenn and her husband cruised the British Isles and spent time driving in the Cotswolds of England. They visited castles, a Jacobean estate, and found the area where their families originated from many years ago. * Downsizing from two homes to one has kept Jean Martin Fowler busy. Besides the physical challenge, “the bigger issue was making decisions about [family] keepsakes and memorabilia.” Jean and her husband lived at the beach in Florida while their new home was undergoing renovation. Recently, Jean and a dozen friends from her New Jersey high school class met for a reunion at a beach house on the sand dunes in Lavallette. * At another reunion of friends, this time in Hilton Head, were Jane Lewis Sveden, Shirley Cobb Rich, PJ Downing Curtis, Linda Johnson Crawford, and Barbara McFaul Cook celebrating 75th birthdays. All “report they most definitely did not feel (or act) three-quarters of a century old.” Janis Hillery Hirsch was unable to attend. * Dick York writes from the Seattle area that he had lunch with Todd Sherman and their wives. Dick also sees Jim Harris about once a month. Dick has experienced a series of strokes but is grateful to be able to enjoy reading.


1963

Class Correspondent:

Paule French
classnews1963@colby.edu

A highlight for me last summer was a visit with Anne Quirion Connaughton who was in Maine for several days. * Dave and Ann Bruno Hocking started their summer with a trip to New England to attend a wedding, to see granddaughters in Massachusetts, and to visit Walt and Connie Miller Manter in Boothbay. The Hockings sold their Naples home and moved to Arbor Trace, a senior community on the Gulf of Mexico, where they’re enjoying the water and making new friends. * Teaching skiing at Sugarloaf (including to Colby students!) and driving senior citizens at Piper Shores retirement community to events keeps Al Carville busy. Summers, he races his sail boat with Chip Gavin ’91. Al and Linda have a condo in Palm Coast, Fla., and are slowly becoming snowbirds. They sail in the Virgin Islands and create adventures for their grandchildren. He often sees Rod Pierce, who lives in Vero Beach. * Great to hear from Barb Simon Albrecht “after 50+ years of silence!” For 35 years Barb has lived in the same house in Excelsior, Minn., where she “raised her kids…and has no intention of ever moving.” For 25 years she had an office supply store and is still in that business. Barb loves antique kitchen gadgets and gardening. She has many fond memories of Colby. * “After flunking retirement four times,” Connie Miller Manter is finally retired. “Having donated my Professional Resources Collection to Maine’s Public Charter School Commission, it’s great to relax and enjoy our active lives.” * Bonnie Brown Potter and Bill Chapin ’59 hosted a lovely evening and scrumptious dinner to plan our 55th reunion. Joe and Jane Melanson Dahmen, Dick ’62 and Joan Dignam Schmaltz, Beverly and Pen Williamson, Al Carville, Ned Platner, Buck ’62 and Nat Gates Lawton, and I had a fabulous time! * Elizabeth Doe Norwat visited cousin Linda Doe Buford ’64 in Goose Rocks, Maine, and David and Carolyn Cook Nugent last summer. They saw their home team, the Kansas City Royals, play the Red Sox at Fenway Park. * Gordon Moog was a mountain host/first responder at a ski area and was involved in special projects near Grand Coulee, Wash. He was the eldest water tender operator in a fire protection pilot program covering 365 square miles, carrying their own water. He’s worked “three wild land fires.” Gordon’s now involved in first-aid training for the current ski season. * Jody Spear celebrated the 93rd birthday of JoJo Pitts McAlary ’44. JoJo volunteers at the Pemaquid Watershed Association, which Jody also supports, dedicated to water protection. Last July, the Portland Press Herald published Jody’s op-ed on the enactment of local ordinances banning cosmetic pesticide use. * “I just want lots of Colby classmates to join me and David at our 55th. Love, Lillian” (Waugh) * MacKenzie Smith and Jeannine returned to Naples, Fla., after Hurricane Irma. Despite a lot of damage in the area, their home was spared. They went north for Christmas and back to Naples on New Year’s Day. * After a wonderful summer with visits from family and friends, John and Marsha Palmer Reynolds are back in their volunteer activities with their dogs, food pantry, etc. They play hand bells with a group of 12 and perform seven concerts over the holiday season. * Peter Vogt and Pamela Zilly have been staging “amazing sales” at their Cabin John, Md., craftsman bungalow. In 2018 they’ll downsize and move to Hendersonville, N.C. It’s a wonderful area, but it’s hard to say goodbye to the house and community Pete’s called home since 1969. * This didn’t come from Jane Melanson Dahmen, but I happened to see an article in Maine July 2017 about her. They named Jane one of “50 dedicated individuals who make Maine a better place for all living and working here.” They said, “Dahmen likes to explore unknown territory.” The wonderful article ends with a quotation from Jane: “Pushing boundaries and risking failure is what leads to good art.”


1962

Class Correspondent:

Pat Farnham Russell
Nancy MacKenzie Keating
classnews1962@colby.edu

Judy Hoagland Bristol writes from Houston following Hurricane Harvey that September was a blur of volunteering and helping those who were flooded out. Judy says, “Houston spirit has been unbelievable throughout all this and now it’s been capped by the Houston Astros winning the World Series. We are indeed part of Houston Strong!” Judy is finishing up her second year as president of the Houston Association of Retired Teachers. Harry is having balance issues and is using a cane or having Judy push the wheelchair. Nothing is slowing the Bristols down. * Roey Carbino, spurred on after a speaking engagement at a conference in Valetta, had just returned from 36 days of travel in Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and Malta on her own. She stayed in traditional riads, took a camel ride on the Sahara dunes, and took a hammam, a traditional scrubbed bath. Roey is looking for travel companions for other trips. Denali, Chile and Easter Island, and Iceland are on her bucket list. * Penny and Ed Kyle were enjoying Florida weather but returned to New Hampshire for January-March skiing. Fall and spring in Florida work for them. * Gerry Tays stopped in at Colby in late September and said it was beautiful. He had the biggest and best lobster roll in Eastport, his mom’s hometown. The Tays are now in Carmel, Calif. * Bill Alexander has been elected to the Lawrence High School (Fairfield, Maine) Hall of Fame—he thinks for managing to survive 35 years of high school kids. No bronze star on the sidewalk, but it certainly came with lots of memories of great students and fellow teachers. * Bob Reinstein is still spending half his time in Europe or Latin America. Trips to the U.S. are to see family: two sons, three grandchildren, and six great-grands ages 8-17. Wow! Can anyone top the six great-grandchildren? * Ann Tracy had a visit from Frank Stephenson. Frank informed Ann that she had put a “hex on him.” Frank said it worked, and he had been quite sick. They enjoyed a great chat—travel, literature, and Colby. “The collection of names we said between us seemed to construct a kind of phantom college. I loved it. And him.” I recently had lunch with Pam Taylor and Colleen Jo Littlefield Jones. Pam mentioned that she had read Ann Tracy’s manuscript of her latest book about East Grand Lake. Says it’s a hoot. When are you going to publish and share with the rest of us, Ann? Jo continues to have health problems, but we were happy to see her looking so smart. Learned that Dick and Jeannie Banks Vacco have relocated to China, Maine, Jean’s hometown. Jean and Patch Jack Mosher were off on a trip to Costa Rica. * For me, Pat Farnham Russell, here on the home front, life is great. My eldest granddaughter is a senior at Colby, loving every minute of her time there. I missed our 55th but was off on a wonderful trip to Scandinavia. The trip on the Hurtigruten down the west coast of Norway was a highlight. I spent my 49th summer at my own little piece of paradise on the lake near my beloved hometown, Millinocket, surrounded by family, at least on weekends. I’m headed to Florida in mid-January and a Panama Canal cruise. Living and loving life!


1961

Class Correspondent:

Diane Scrafton Cohen Ferriera
classnews1961@colby.edu

Condolences to Marilyn Blom Evans and families of classmates listed in the Colby Summer ’17 obituaries. Tom Evans: an ebullient spirit, providing our class with cases of champagne and fine wines, not to mention leadership in the Parade of Classes for every reunion since graduation; Patience “Shawnce” Oliver Fisher, an award-winning mathematics teacher; and Anne “Sandy” Lovell Swenson, offering musical support in band and orchestra all four years at Colby. * Mary Sawyer Bartlett, in Naples after the summer in Castine, is “watching the enormous effort to clean up after Irma’s widespread destruction. I was spared, thankfully. Bob DiNapoli, Debbie and Jock Williams ’62, and I met for lunch at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor. We celebrated Bob’s birthday and had a jolly time together. I was shocked to read in Colby Magazine that our classmate and good friend Tom Evans died. We will want to pay respects to him at our next reunion.” * Peggy Bartlett Gray adds there’s nothing new from Vermont except for “trying to stay healthy as we age. We had fun seeing Joe and Lee Scrafton Bujold ’64 at Basin Harbor this past summer.” * Mike Holland writes from Almonte, Ontario, 15 miles from Ottawa, Canada. He’s retired and has been married to Lilli for 56 years, saying, “We’re in pretty good shape for our age.” We’d welcome you back to the 60th, Mike! Good to hear from you! * Terry Lee writes, “We spent last winter in Nokomis, Fla., near Venice on the Gulf Coast as ‘first-time snowbirds.’ Hope to see Dick Poland ’62 again playing in his Dixieland band. Kids are fine: ‘nobody’s in jail.’ Working on not falling down by taking Tai Chi and regular bone-builder classes. Love our condo and being close to grandkids!” * Carol Walker Lindquist writes, “I still live in my Brooklyn, N.Y., house for three seasons of the year and spend summers in Pemaquid, Maine, in the waterfront cottage my dad built back in the 1950s. Last summer I bought the cottage next to it to accommodate the families of two daughters, Nicky and Meredith, both of whom are now close to retirement age. Some members of our class may recall seeing them at Colby on our graduation day when they were 5 and 6—how much has happened to all of us since then! Recently I resigned from being a Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo docent in order to finish the horseracing book I’ve been working on for years. I think I need to get moving before senility closes in!” * Peter Stevenson: “The latest is my book’s being reviewed to see if it’s worthy of being published. So far they’ve sent me very favorable comments; but you know the slip from cup to lip, so I’ll wait for further reviews. The novel’s plot involves kidnappings, terror cells, escapes, violence, and romance and is titled Snatch. If I’m lucky to get published, buy, buy, buy. Best to all, Height-o or whatever!” * Penny Dietz Sullivan checks in: “Still work for Weight Watchers and, during elections, as a polling place chief judge. Playing golf and enjoy many activities in a wonderful community (Fairfield Harbour) with mostly retirees in beautiful New Bern, N.C. Missed reunion because of election; sorry to not reunite. Don’t see many classmates, except occasionally Bebe Clark Mutz, in the process of moving to Lewes, Del., near Carla Possinger Short.” * Your correspondent recently snorkeled in Belize, followed by a quick trip to Maine for an 80th birthday bash that my sister Lee Scrafton Bujold ’64 held for her husband, Joe. In Portland briefly, I met Dean and Sandra Nolet Quinlan for a fabulous mini-reunion at Solo Italiano. After visiting son Bill in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, I attended the 60th Curtis High School reunion on Staten Island before returning to Hawai`i. We were down to two cheerleaders at Curtis and I think we can exceed that at our Colby 60th in 2021!


1960

Class Correspondent:

Jane Holden Huerta
classnews1960@colby.edu

Bo Haggett comments, “As with most folks our age, life seems to be centered around our children and grandchildren these days.” Their oldest grandchild graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016 and currently works for Pepsi in Indiana. Two others attend the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and another just began at the University of Minnesota last fall. The only granddaughter is in her last year of high school in Burlington, Mass., and is presently searching for colleges that offer nursing degrees. Bo and his wife, Lucie, had a 15-day cruise planned for late November, leaving Miami with the Panama Canal as the furthest destination. They’ve been on a few cruises, but this was to be their first to South America. “In spite of the normal aches and pains associated with aging, life has been good.” He prays that today’s kids will share the many experiences and joys with which we, who were born in the 1930s, were blessed. * Juan and Jane Holden Huerta traveled around Cape Horn from Santiago, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December, checking off one more item from their bucket list. Best of all, they traveled with friends they met on last year’s cruise through the Panama Canal. Their granddaughters, Victoria, Juliet, and Alexandra, ages 5 1/2, 3, and 2 1/2, keep them and sons Juan ’92 and Jon ’95 young!


1959

Class Correspondent:

Joanne K. Woods
classnews1959@colby.edu

It was wonderful hearing from so many classmates. * When Bob Cockburn retired in 2003, he was appointed emeritus professor of English by the University of New Brunswick. He serves as general editor of McGahern Stewart Publishing (Ottawa). Jessica and he spend two weeks each summer on Pierce Pond, Maine, and often visit the Scottish Borders and Ireland. * Ed Goldberg remains active and still lives in Bozeman, Mont. He enjoys taking horses and mules into the wilderness, floating the rivers, and looking for trout. He made another visit to Vietnam and was struck by how rapidly it’s becoming industrialized. He’s still engaged in many nonprofits and is particularly interested in working with people who have no voice in the national dialogue. * Bill Chapin is still well, but he can see around the corner! Bonnie Brown Potter ’63 is a close friend as their spouses are both long gone with cancer after 43 and 44 years of marriage. They were back on campus and downtown in October and were impressed with what the College is doing and what friends and alumni have already done. Bill retired two years ago and turned his life’s work over to his son. Bill’s son and his two sisters have nine terrific children. Bill hunts, fishes, goes ocean boating, plays golf, and travels to Cocoa Beach, Chicago, and a camp on the Mallogoway, N.H. * Carlene Price is finally doing what she wanted to do BC—Before Colby and Before Children—training service dogs to donate to people with mobility issues and war injuries. Her charity, Servicedogproject.org, has donated more than 150 fully accredited Great Danes to keep people on their feet walking and out of wheelchairs. Among her many awards: a dog she trained became AKC Service Dog of the Year 2015, and another Working Dog of the Year in 2016 (see Bella and George, ABC News). Explore.org has put seven cameras in the spotless kennels of Crazy Acres where the birth and training of some 50 or so Danes is watched worldwide by thousands 24/7/365. The gift of the dog, free of charge, is made possible by the donations from “camera watching people,” AKA “The Shatupon Society of Ipswich,” along with the donations of time by hundreds of volunteers. * On Oct. 20, 2017, Lehigh University celebrated “Founders Day” by presenting walking sticks to administrators, faculty, and students in recognition of leadership. The elaborate cane was a symbol of the founder, Asa Packer. Jim McIntosh, professor emeritus of sociology, was the recipient of a stick. President Simon, in presenting the stick, said “Jim McIntosh has been fully present for over 50 years, and our university is better for it.” * John and Denny Kellner Palmer had a nice visit with Aaron and Cyndy Crockett Mendelson in Longmeadow last spring. The Palmers celebrated their 80th birthdays with their total family of 15 at Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, on the Fourth of July weekend. Then a wonderful summer of visits from Colby friends took over. First it was a lunch with Karen (Beganny ’63) and Skeeter Megathlin at the Palmers' cottage on Panther Pond. Next a luncheon with Nancy Littile Ready, who was visiting her sister in Scarborough, and last, a visit from Jocelyn and Tom Connors, who were on their way to see friends in Naples, Maine. Later in the summer they finally found the Bernard Langlais Sculpture Preserve way off the beaten path in Cushing, Maine. Some of his smaller pieces are on display at the Colby Museum of Art. * As pretty as the October foliage is in Maine, Bruce Montgomery had to admit that he is partial to the snow-covered mountains of Colorado. Home is only 45 minutes to Breckenridge and Vail so trips are frequent. Having moved to Colorado 23 years ago after retiring from Ford after 40 years, he feels like a native. He still likes to visit his favorite cities of Santa Fe, Sedona, and San Diego at least once a year. He would like to make a visit to Colby, but he doesn’t think it is realistic because of miles and age. However, life has been good.


1958

Class Correspondent:

Mary Ellen Chase Bridge
classnews1958@colby.edu

Gwendolyn Parker Dhesi was forced to evacuate her home in Sonoma Valley recently due to the threat of fire, but fortunately returned and found the building intact. The fire put into perspective just how fragile life is and how lucky they were to be untouched by the flames. "The effect has been intellectually and emotionally trying. To see the devastation is mind-boggling, and to recognize the fickleness of the fire that burned thousands of homes, trees, and brush yet left an American flag untouched.” * Another sports honor for John Edes: he was recently inducted into the first-ever Sports Hall of Fame at his high school in Ellsworth, Maine. Athletic talents continue in the family. He is especially proud of his great-grandson Jordan, who was picked all-county defensive end as his high school team was county champions and had an undefeated season. * Kay (German ’59) and Al Dean have lived in the same house for 56 years and talk about downsizing, but their connections with the people and community make that a hard decision. Al is still on the air with jazz radio but has cut back to three hours a week to have more time for family and friends. A longstanding activity has been working with model airplanes. He recently taught a flight program at the local Boys and Girls Club, and the hobby club he founded now has 50 members. Travel plans in February will take the couple near Mobile, Ala. * As he turned 81, Bruce Blanchard had a special day recently, with a score of 79 on the golf course and news that he and his wife are blessed to be great-grandparents as well as to soon celebrate the marriage of a grandson. “We all have to deal with bad days occasionally, so why not appreciate a good one when it happens?” * Susan Sherman White and I really enjoyed our tour “Undiscovered Italy: Piedmont and Liguria” led by Colby Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, with assistance from Italian guide Laura Bellom and 2017 Colby grad Morgan Springer, recently hired to work in the alumni office. Highlights included seeing many frescoes and other artworks from the Renaissance in chapels, oratorios, museums, and churches; riding in 4x4s up a mountain in the maritime Alps in France; visiting a printing house where everything is still done by hand (this included seeing the printing press where Joyce’s Ulysses was prepared in 1922 in Paris); viewing a book from about 1000 at a cathedral museum; seeing a baptistery from the fifth or sixth century; spending a day at Alassio on the Italian Riviera, and enjoying many delicious meals and glasses of red wine. * Thanks especially to classmates who sent news this time; I was afraid for a while there might not be a column for the Class of ’58, perhaps for the first time. If you enjoy reading about others, please send some news items yourselves. And continue to keep in mind our upcoming 60th reunion this June. As Al says, “It would be great if we could have at least 60 classmates return to celebrate!”


1957

Class Correspondent:

Guy and Eleanor Ewing Vigue
classnews1957@colby.edu

Winter is upon us as I write this column, and many of you have headed to warmer climates. Dick and Perk Perkins Canton spent only a few weeks in Naples, Maine, this summer, and we certainly did miss seeing them. Perk’s family is scattered far and wide, but the “kids” stay in close touch and especially enjoy going to Naples...Florida, that is, where the Cantons spend most of the year. * Lou and Bill Bois are in the South for the winter, but before leaving Maine they were able to enjoy the most beautiful fall in memory. Bill is amazed at the vitality, leadership, vision, and changes being brought to downtown Waterville by Colby’s president, David Greene. New construction of housing for students, new retail stores, better parking, and a better first impression of Waterville’s downtown and the city. * Ellie Shorey Harris enjoyed four full months at her camp (cottage?...it depends on where you come from) last summer on China Lake and saw many Colby friends, including Karl ’54 and Jane Millett Dornish ’55 and Dave ’54 and Betsy Powley Wallingford ’54. Ellie even had time to squeeze in a beautiful cruise on Casco Bay with her son Joel ’81 and his wife, Talie, who live in Cumberland, Maine. Her summer ended with a mini-reunion at the lake with her cousin Barbara Newhall Stevens ’58 and other members of that class. * The Energizer Bunnies, Arlette and Mac Harring, are on the move again, including a bicycle tour of Normandy and Brittany after a few days in Paris last summer. Starting in July, the Harrings traveled out West for three months. The ski slopes will be beckoning once again by winter. * Guy will be going to Palm Springs, Calif., in early February for a short golf vacation with friends from Yarmouth. He and I will be holding down the fort here in Yarmouth this winter and waiting for the college acceptances of our THREE seniors at Yarmouth High School to come rolling in. (Ann Burnham Deering ’55 tells me to never end a sentence with a preposition, but this seems fitting!) * Thank you, everyone, for this column’s contribution, and be sure to keep the news coming our way.


1956

Class Correspondent:

Charlene Roberts Riordan
classnews1956@colby.edu

Joanna McCurdy Brunso summers in Seattle and winters in Green Valley. In September Lois Latimer Pan and other friends cruised to Glacier Bay to see whales and glaciers. However, since a trip 30 years ago, Joanna has seen the distressing effects of global warming there. In May she met Lois and Cookie Kiger Allen in London for a Road Scholar tour of theaters and museums. Yvonne Noble Davies visited with them. Great times with old friends. * Celeste Travers Roach writes of the passing of her husband, Robert, in May after a five-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. * Brian Stompe says, “There were no fires in Novato, but enough smoke to cancel the Vollmers’ visit due to unhealthy air. Decent salmon season, abundant veggies in the garden.” He continues to be politically hopeful about California single-payer health-care providers, which would eliminate the insurance middleman and lower drug prices. * Lucy Blainey Groening enjoyed a month-long trip to Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Istanbul and World War I Anzac battlefields on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Her travels these past nine years have taken her along the Silk Road. While summering in her cabin in Vinalhaven, Maine, she met Kathy McConaughy Zambello and they visited the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland. “It’s fun being in touch with classmates.” * Janet Nordgren Meryweather took a guided tour to Ireland for the second time. After being at her camp in Massachusetts, she underwent oncological procedures at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain. She stayed with Kathy McConaughy Zambello, which made the appointments in Boston much more manageable. Kathy also hosted a dinner with Ann Burnham Deering ’55, Hope Palmer Bramhall, and Jean Van Curan Pugh ’55 in attendance. The final reports are most welcome as there are no new negative issues. Great news! She planned to spend the winter months in Nokomis, Fla., where she is able to continue with her needed medical visits. * On Oct. 8, my daughter Deborah ran the Chicago Marathon. Last year it was the NYC. What pride to witness the incredible efforts of this 50-year-old! The trip also gave me the opportunity to visit the fabulous Art Institute and to appreciate the city’s inspiring architecture. * It is with sadness that I report the passing of Jube Jubinsky in August in Honolulu, his adopted city, where he practiced law. Our condolences to his wife, Tess. On Aug. 16 in Boothbay on Southport Island, a few classmates (Rosemary Crouthamel Sortor, Kathy McConaughy Zambello, Barbara Nardozzi Saxon, Andy Anderson, Harry and Lyn Brooks Wey, Warren ’57 and Babs Faltings Kinsman, Sally and Bill Haggett, and Hope Palmer Bramhall) gathered to celebrate Jube’s memory: president of our class and of Deke fraternity, vice president of student government, Blue Key, and baseball team. Jube was certainly a stellar member of our class, and so many of us will remember how accommodating he was on visits to Honolulu.


1955

Class Correspondent:

Betty Harris Smith
classnews1955@colby.edu

Great to hear from our classmates. Many classmates, including my husband and me, made it back to the campus last year. We all enjoyed seeing the beautiful Colby Museum of Art and the new athletic complex underway. * Last fall Jane Millett Dornish guided Ellie Small Hudson, Jean Van Curan Pugh, and Kathy McConaughy Zambello ’56 around campus. Then they went down the hill for a lunch of memories and laughter plus a view of the Colby residence hall under construction downtown. * In another get-together, Peter French served a lobster dinner under the fall moon at his home by the ocean. Guests included Ann Burnham Deering along with Kathy McConaughy Zambello ’56, Ellie Small Hudson, Jean Van Curan Pugh, Hope Palmer Bramhall ’56, and Carol Cobb Christ ’57. * Kathy Flynn Carrigan has moved to the northern Catskill Mountains but misses us all, along with the Blue Bus and the snow drifts. * James Smith checked in from France. After living in Paris for 25 years, he’s retired in the southwest town of St. Jean de Luz, where he has an antiques store. * Karl ’54 and Jane Millett Dornish stay active on Colby’s campus—sports, symphony, and lectures. Sid Farr often joins them. * Jane and John Dutton came to New England in mid-October and visited Bob Thurston ’54 and Sherrie and Don Rice ’56. Sid Farr gave them a splendid tour of the campus. * Happy New Year to you all!


1954

Class Correspondent:

Art Eddy
classnews1954@colby.edu

Greetings from the northwest corner of Connecticut, where we were still playing golf in late November. Thanks to those of you who sent in news; would that more of you will “catch me up” for my next column. * Jane (Millett ’55) and Karl Dornish attended the launch of the College’s Dare Northward campaign at the Waterville Opera House (yes, that opera house) and encourage any classmates who live near one of the “on-the-road” launches to attend when it comes to your area. The transition that Waterville is going through is exciting to watch, Karl reports. Our class was the last to live in a downtown dorm (sophomore year); with the construction of a new “downtown dorm,” the Class of 2019 will be the next to do so. Colby’s investments in downtown Waterville, Karl feels, have the potential to bring back to the city the vibrancy that was present during our years. * Last summer Mary Ann and Bob Hargrave ’53 spent a weekend with Dick Leerburger and his wife in their house in the Berkshires, enjoying time at Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow dance center. In October Dick and Julie visited Colby’s “most impressive” (their words) art museum. * Vic Scalise has been so busy it’s best to list his activities: Saw Art Cummings at his waterfront home in Maine; met with Al and Mary Pilon Obery for their annual luncheon; attended a Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park; attended grandson’s wedding at Swarthmore College (the summer’s highlight); attended the Harvard-Dartmouth football game and saw another grandson march in the Harvard band; preached a Reformation Sunday sermon at the Baptist church in Brewster, Cape Cod, where son Doug ’86 preaches and daughter-in-law Jill (Wertz ’88) is an active community leader; spent time at their Ocean Park, Maine, summer home and took in “one more” play at the Ogunquit Playhouse; went to the January Red Sox Fantasy Baseball Camp watching Doug ’86 play; will take their annual vacation at a most favorite place, Wailea Beach on Maui. With all this, Vic and Carolyn continue to be active in their Seattle church and their book club. * Bob “Whitey” Thurston reports that his wife’s long journey with Alzheimer’s ended in March. In attendance at her celebration of life were Sue Biven Staples ’55 and Ed Fraktman ’53. Last November John Dutton ’55 arrived in Penobscot, Maine, for a long-awaited reunion with Whitey. Whitey has given up tennis, racquetball, and pickleball years ago when he “fell on my second swing.” He adds, “When I fall after teeing off, my sporting days will be over.” Since that hasn’t happened, he’ll return to Florida this winter with his daughter and golf clubs. Whitey and I have a golf outing planned next summer, so let’s hope we both remain upright in every sense of the word. * Vic Scalise ended his note by saying, “When Colby Magazine arrives, the first thing I do is read the class notes.” I suspect that’s the case for many of us, so send me some news so that we all can catch up with what’s happening in each other’s lives. And remember to support the Colby Fund—it’s still my hope that our class can show a 100-percent rate. Thank you!


1953

Class Correspondent:

Barbara Easterbrooks Malley
classnews1953@colby.edu

I hear from John Lee quite often. His Viking cruise trip was sidetracked by Hurricane Irma in October, so he planned a 10-dayer for the end of November to some islands in the Caribbean. I met with John and Joyce Maguire Demers at a restaurant in Haverhill, Mass., in December.

John Lee, Joyce Demers, and Barbara Mailey

* Tommi Thompson Staples says her news always seems to be about travel; again—a cribbage cruise in the fall. * I’m including this full note: “Web Anderson and his wife, Sylvia, are comfortably settled in their 1745 house in Chester, N.H., a property his family acquired in the 1940s as a summer place. They settled there when Web retired in 2004 and keep very busy with garden and yard work, the historical society, and as members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester. Web makes it to the health club two or three times a week, works out with a trainer, and celebrates his age as the oldest member of the club. He says the trick is to stay connected with people and stay as active as possible. So far so good (but stay tuned).” * Harold Cross had a great 70th wedding anniversary. His daughter secured a bluegrass band that played for four hours. The family came from states far and wide; they numbered 30 and the locals 50. * Mike Wechsler Edelson crossed off one trip from her “wish list.” With a broken hand and facial abrasions (from an accident), she set off for a wonderful trip to Japan, touring Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and the highlight—Hakone National Park (a “stunner”). She celebrated her 85th birthday with her four children and 10 grandchildren by going to one grandson’s wedding in Sacramento. * Speaking of family weddings, my grandson Serge Thompson got married in Connecticut in June to Alexandra Bawot, whom he met while attending the University of New Hampshire. Alex’s dad, John Bawot, is a graduate of Colby, Class of 1976. When Serge discovered this connection, he asked John if he knew me or read my column. John answered jokingly that he wasn’t in my class! John retold this story at the wedding reception to kid Serge and me. So funny!


1952

Class Correspondent:

Art White
classnews1952@colby.edu

Barbara Cheeseman Hooper writes that she has been happily living in a retirement community in Peabody, Mass., for more than nine years. She’s considering having her own alumni association gathering at her facility as the Verrengias, Carolyn English Caci ’53, Quinn and Ruth Sheehan Bersani, and Barbara Pattee Healey ’46 also are in the same facility. * Martha and John Waalewyn spend most of the winter in Vero Beach, Fla. John is active and plays golf often with Frank Totman ’53. John and Martha visited Colby last summer and were impressed with the many changes on campus. * Joan and Dave Morse are also active and volunteer as trail rangers at the Wells (Maine) Reserve at Laudholm. They walk the trail every day. Dave belongs to a writing group and is working on a novel. Dave and Joan both continue to enjoy good health. * Ellen Lewis Huff now lives in Old Town, Maine, and is very active in music. Ellen plays viola in the University of Maine orchestra and plays with a string quartet at home. Her music must be satisfying for her and bring pleasure to others. Ellen stays close to home as her husband is not well. * Sheila and Don Hailer continue to gather with Colby classmates. Lum Lebherz, Herb Nagle, Carl and Muffy Morgan Leaf, and others meet often for lunch and to share stories of Colby days. Don mentions that his computer is as uncooperative as mine. * Louise “Lee” Ginsberg Hirshberg and her partner won the over 80 division of the New Hampshire Pickleball Tournament, and she has a gold medal to prove it. She still lives in Kittery and would enjoy visits from any classmates traveling that way. However, in the winter Lee is in Palm Springs, Calif. * I see Bob Kline often. He stops in after his racquetball game at the Bath Y. If you play racquetball with Bob, be careful; he is a very good player! Bob also volunteers at the Maine Maritime Museum. * Enough for now! It is nice to hear from our classmates. I know there are others out there who are still active. Let us know what goes on in your lives.


1951

Class Correspondent:

Chet Harrington
classnews1951@colby.edu

Greetings, classmates! This column is perhaps the most sorrowful, from a personal standpoint, that I’ve ever written because our classmate, my roommate and best Colby friend for more than 70 years, George Wales, has passed away. George was one of the most respected athletes in Colby history after World War II. He was a great football quarterback, a marvelous ice hockey player, and great catcher on our baseball teams. He was a friend to all who knew him and humble of all his achievements. George and Lorraine (Arcese ’54) lived in Granville, Ohio, and attended many concerts with such greats as Yo-Yo Ma and many other notables that Lorraine invited to Dennison College. They parented successful children: Craig, Jennifer, and Don—I maintained contact with them all. Please remember George in your Colby thoughts and admiration. I heard from some of our classmates, like Dan Hall, also a teammate of mine with George when we played ice hockey together. Dan had his daughter home from Montana in October and they had a Scottish reunion. * Harland Eastman shares his email address, heastman@metrocast.net, in hopes classmates will send him a message. * I also heard from our “drum major leader of the Colby band,” Cass Lightner, who is always a great friend of Colby. He said that we were the survivors of a great class. * Winter has arrived, and I take this opportunity to wish all our classmates a Happy New Year. Jane and I were in Villanova, Pa., for the holidays with our four sons and families. I hope you will support Colby in your will so that our class will be duly noted as a giving class. In early December I saw a Nasdaq interview featuring Colby’s Vice President for College Advancement Dan Lugo, who did a fine job relating how Colby is an outstanding liberal arts college in America. It was a proud scene in New York to launch the Dare Northward campaign. All the best to the Class of ’51.


1950

Class Correspondent:

Gerry Boyle '76
classnews1950@colby.edu

Betsy “Dudie” Jennings Maley visits her sister, Alice Jennings Castelli, and Bob in North Branford, Conn., when someone will drive her. Since Allie is legally blind, Bob, who just celebrated his 99th birthday, reads her books and the New York Times. Her daughter, Martha, helps with bills and also drives Peter, who is handicapped, to High Hopes, where he works with horses—a highlight of his week. Her son Bill and his wife, Kari, live close by. Bill drives Allie, Bob, and Peter to breakfast every Sunday morning. Dan, Sharon, and family live in Massachusetts, where Dan is building their house and makes models and special effects for TV advertisers. Betsy walks every morning, takes a yoga class once a week, and takes a fitness class twice a week. She still does some gardening in their former tennis court area that her daughter turned into a wonderful vegetable and flower garden. Bill and Betsy celebrated their 60th anniversary in October with a family gathering. Son Bill ’81 and Janet’s children have finished college; two work out West, and their daughter is a nurse with Yale New Haven Hospital. Margot, the daughter of Margaret (Davis) ’85 and son Andrew ’86, works in Washington, D.C.; daughter Ginger is a sophomore at Mt. Holyoke; and son Duncan, a senior high school student, is working on college applications. Betsy’s daughter, Annie, is partner in a very busy pediatric practice in Branford, Conn. Betsy writes, “We are saddened by the recent loss of our very good friends Patty Root Wheeler and Charlotte “Stubby” Crandall Graves. Every summer for years a group of us met at Patty’s in Jaffrey, N.H.”


1949

Class Correspondent:

Anne Hagar Eustis
classnews1949@colby.edu

Here goes with all the news you wonderful classmates sent. I do appreciate it! First, a catch up with news from two classmates whose news arrived after my June deadline. * Beverly Barnett Ammann has two daughters and a son, five granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren. They see the daughters, who live in Delaware and New Jersey, more frequently than the son, who lives in Maine. Beverly writes, “I still have wonderful memories of my time at Colby and all the reunions I was fortunate enough to attend.” * Mary-Lou Roberts Friberg claims to spend most of her time buying birthday cards for her family, which totals around 50, including her seven kids, spouses, grands, and greats! She reports to be in fairly good health, and celebrated her 68th anniversary in June. * Dwight Erlick sent me the following: “I live in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the winter and Lakewood, Colo., in the summer. I have two children and four grandchildren. A few years ago I started abstract painting again after 25 years and have a website, dwighterlick.com. I wanted to leave something about myself for my grandkids and future members of my clan, so I made a video autobiography, now on YouTube as “Dwight Erlick’s Autobiography.” These were fun projects to reminisce and give some substance to my life’s journey. I occasionally talk to my Colby friend Alan Silberman ’50.” * A brief note from Lorenzo Rastelli says he is active with the senior center and Meals-on-Wheels programs in Orange City, Fla. His latest interesting trip was to Italy. * Joan Smith Rogers now lives “in a retirement home in a favorite place, Bar Harbor.” Joan and Ray went to Alaska 13 times because all five children went there. Now the children live in Indonesia, North Carolina, Seattle, Port Townsend, and Arizona but visit Maine frequently. Joan enjoys a book club and outdoor walks—“still enjoy reading, but remembering is difficult!” Besides the trips to Alaska, Joan and Ray had wonderful trips to England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, and Spain. * Anne (Fraser ’48) and Sid McKeen now live in Florida year-round. They “spent part of September running away from hurricanes. Only damage after evacuation from two locations is one downed tree!” As for interesting trips, Sid reports the Tamiami Trail in Florida and dodging Irma. * Martha Jackson White shares her NC home of 27 years with “two dynamic black cats.” Her son and his wife live in New York in the summer and winter in Arizona. Her daughter lives near her and “is an exciting weaver of shawls and scarves and is busy at shows from Maryland to Florida.” Her granddaughter is in Nepal studying local theater with her Fulbright Scholar partner, while her grandson looks forward to graduation and college next year. Martha keeps busy with adult classes, church activities, Democratic Party work, and walking indoor track with her walker. She reads constantly and her best read this year was Alexander Hamilton. “Wow, what I never knew about Hamilton.” * Janice Willett sent the following on behalf of her mother, Linda Shaw Maguire. Linda “recently had to move to a place that cares for people with dementia. She’s doing well, however, and still has many good days. She’s in a walking club and reads the newspaper every day. She also recently became a great-grandmother! Her three children are all married, and her 10 grandchildren are adults with the youngest in college. My mother also recently established the Linda S. Maguire ’49 and Thomas F. Maguire ’49 Scholarship Fund at Colby in honor of my late father and their alma mater. My mother always spoke so highly of her time at Colby and the many friends she and my father made there and the reunions that they went to.” * And that does it for this edition. Keep the news coming and I’ll do my best to pass it on to all our classmates.


1948

Class Correspondent:

David Marson
classnews1948@colby.edu

My granddaughter Jessica McNulty Sargent (Colby circa 2007) gave birth in September to Charles David Sargent. That baby has been the focal point of most of the family activity since that date. Charles, his mother, and his father, George Sargent, visited us in Jupiter, Fla., for the Thanksgiving holiday. We were also joined by Charlie’s grandmother Deborah Marson, Colby ’75, and his uncle Mark McNulty, Colby ’11, who arrived from Los Angeles where he attends UCLA Law School. I have not heard from anyone else except for my former roommate Howell Clement. I’m in Jupiter until early May when I plan to return to NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, Mass. I still play golf at least once a week, attend physical training sessions twice a week, and lead a fairly active life for a 91-year-old. A special plea to my classmates...please send me some news! Best regards to all!


1947

Class Correspondent:

Gerry Boyle '78
classnews1947@colby.edu

David Weber spent 2017 writing an educational booklet, now published as “Practical Lessons in Library Management.” Available in the trade, it distills near 50 years of management experience at Harvard University and Stanford University to help business managers of today handle daily office conflicts, decisions, pressures, and challenges. David writes, “My first library employment was summer of 1947 to help Colby Librarian James Humphry execute the library book move from the old campus to Mayflower Hill. The business-world environment has dramatically changed from 1947 to 2017. I enjoyed the experience of helping in the thick of it."