Hello, friends! The arrival of Colby magazine always stirs up great memories for me—how about you? * Amy Barnes Hurley has been doing some extra Colby reminiscing now that son Kevin is starting his senior year as a graphic design major at Southern New Hampshire University and daughter Brenna is heading to Norwich University as a freshman in the Corps of Cadets. Brenna plans to study criminal justice with the hope of becoming a police officer. The new empty nesters, Amy and husband Mark, planned to celebrate 25 years of marriage this summer with a bike trip in California’s wine country. At home in Melrose, Mass., they enjoy their 1898 Victorian house that Amy says they’ve been updating for 17 years. Every fall Amy has a mini-reunion with classmates Jessica Flood Leitz, Lisa Foley, Robin Clisby Pelczar, Terry Appleton, and Laura Goepfert with the excuse of celebrating birthdays—that sounds like quite a party! * Jim Campbell is still serving as the 39th adjutant general of Maine and commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, transitioning from the world of active duty to the interesting position of working within state government. Jim and wife Judy (Richards) recently visited eldest child Kitty, 25, in Chicago, where she works in theatrical production. Middle child Maggie lives and works in Seattle, and their youngest, Jim Jr., finished his junior year at UMaine and is spending his summer in various military training events and schools in preparation for becoming a lieutenant in the National Guard. * Ann Raible Nicholson completed her master’s degree in project management. She continues to serve as director of marketing and communications at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Ann’s daughter, Katie, works in Detroit for Teach for America, having earned her B.A. from Lake Forest College in 2012. Her son, Stephen, completed his sophomore year at Bradley University, and Ann hopes to join Stephen in London in 2014 for Bradley’s version of Jan Plan. * As I write, I’m deep in end-of-school-year wildness and preparations for an extended trip to France. I’m thrilled to say that before we go, we will squeeze in a short visit with Dan Shiffman, who will be passing through Boston. He and his family currently live in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, working at and attending Tashkent International School. * Where is life taking you these days? Write and let me know.