Bruce Smith wins the prize for providing the first news for this column. He’s eyeing retirement from teaching in the next 12-18 months. Bruce and his wife live in Texas and are actively involved with and enjoy their six grandchildren, who range from a 20-year-old at Texas Tech to a six-year-old in kindergarten. Bruce keeps in close contact with his Colby fraternity brothers and hopes to come east soon to see them. * Alex Wilson reports that retirement is going well and that he enjoys gatherings with his Lambda Chi Alpha classmates. The most recent was in Portsmouth, N.H., for the annual Chopper Confab and included a viewing of the Kentucky Derby at Duncan Leith’s summer home in York, Maine. In attendance—in addition to various spouses and offspring—were Brian Cone, Lloyd Benson, Steve Jasinski, John Krasnavage, Bob Landsvik, Joe Mattos, Bob O’Neill, Chris Lawson, and Phil Ricci with Bruce Smith’s regular calls over the weekend. Also attending were Jeff Lentz ’75, Mike Lapenna ’74, Ron Lupton ’71, and James ’72 and Lisa Kehler Bubar. * Morrie Herman writes from “north of the 49th parallel” that he and his wife are about to become in-laws for the first time as their oldest son, Michael, is getting married. Morrie is excited about plans to travel to Berlin, Germany, in December to participate in an international invitational concert. His is one of five choirs from around the world singing in the annual Lewandowski Festival concert. * Jon Miller sent along a number of amazing photos of underwater sea life. He’s working on a book on marine biology, which will be available in print and digitally. Jon and his wife, Arleen, are making plans to trek in Uganda. Last summer he enjoyed visiting with Bill Goldstein ’72. * Martha Wetmore Scott retired after 20 years of teaching art at Fisher College. She and her husband, Howard, live in Pembroke, Mass., and spend their winters in the Bahamas. Interest in art runs in the family as daughter Hallie is completing her Ph.D. in art history from CUNY. They’ll see Jon and Penny Bakewell Linn in Belfast this year when they housesit for them while they’re away sailing. * Geoff Legg divides his time between Columbus, Ohio, Tewksbury, Mass., and San Francisco. He’s accepted a new position as director of engineering at Tech4Imaging in Columbus. His daughter, Cathy (Princeton ’99), along with her husband and three children, visited them in Massachusetts. His son, Charles ’96, is a product manager for biotech startup companies. * Betty Robinson is busy in retirement. Aside from herding cattle in Wyoming, paddle boarding, swimming, and reading novels, she heads the capital campaign for Tree Street Youth in Lewiston, Maine. * After seven years chairing Colby’s Board of Directors, Bob Diamond handed this “incredible honor” to Eric Rosengren ’79, P’12 at commencement in May. Bob stated that, “working with Bro Adams and David Greene has been an amazing experience, two great leaders.” He describes Colby as being on a roll and he believes David and Eric will continue to provide “fantastic leadership and vision.” I’m delighted to report that Bob will remain on the board. On behalf of our class, thanks so much, Bob, for all you have done for Colby. * Lisa Kehler Bubar, long-time gift chair for our class, is sending out a different kind of appeal to everyone: “Please consider volunteering to help with fundraising. It’s a great opportunity to become reacquainted with classmates and help give the new generation of students an outstanding Colby experience.” Lisa thanks committee members Susie Yovic Hoeller, Jan Gilles Foley, Norm Olsen, and Dean Eaton for their great work on behalf of the Colby Fund. Thanks to Lisa and to all members of our class who volunteer their time to Colby—you make us proud (and look good too)!