As I slowly transitioned back to work after my long summer break, I enjoyed hearing from a few classmates who were unable to make it to reunion. I want to thank each of you for sharing so much about your lives; I really enjoyed getting to know you all better. That is the best thing about this role—the connections I make with classmates. * Bruce Smith was heading back to school as a teacher in Texas. He has three more years until retirement, which will mark 40 years in the profession. He is currently at the University of Texas doing adjunct work that may develop into more over time. Bruce’s life is full with his six beautiful grandchildren, who range in age from 4 to 17. He sends his best wishes to all Colby classmates. * Betty Robinson wrote from her summer/fall home on Little Sebago Lake in Windham, Maine (brings back memories of Colby’s Outing Club on the Belgrade Lakes); she and her partner, Victoria Larson, live in Auburn in the wintertime. Betty is nearing retirement from Lewiston-Auburn College at the University of Southern Maine, where she has taught for the past 25 years and served as dean for seven. She expressed gratitude and pride when describing her work in the bachelor’s and master’s leadership and organizational studies degree programs and the opportunity she had to found and develop a new interdisciplinary college serving nontraditional students in central Maine. Betty has traveled extensively over the years—in South Africa, Botswana, and Kenya—and she has an “adopted adult daughter,” Carmen, a woman from Kenya who lived with her and Victoria for three years. * Susan Schink was sorry to miss reunion but did enjoy her hiking trip in northern Spain. She described walking part of El Camino and reported that a highlight of her trip was visiting the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Equally exciting (from my perspective) is the work her therapy dog, Rosie, is doing. They go together to the local library, where children sign up for 15-minute segments to read to Rosie. The children love reading to her and showing her the pictures as they read. Sue had a chance to visit with Christi Pope in Vermont recently. * Dave DeLong was delighted to be at reunion this June and really enjoyed talking to classmates as well as other alums about his new book, Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market. * Stay tuned for the next magazine as our new class president, Norm Olsen, is heading off soon for an unguided rafting and fly-fishing trip to Alaska. I did question him about the order of succession for president and suggested he be careful! * Thank you to Anne Badmington Cass for being the first to send me a recent picture of herself and her forever friends (Roberta Rollins and Sue Colucci Neumyer); she met them both for a very long luncheon recently and had not seen them together for 25 years. Please, everyone, send pictures of yourselves with Colby friends; I have a special folder reserved for a project for our next reunion.