It was a slow news time for the Class of ’89 with a few notable exceptions: Courtney Ingraffia Barton was named the global chief privacy officer for Willis Towers Watson, a financial services firm. Courtney and her husband, Michael, live in Arlington, Va., where their daughter, Josie, is a fourth grader. * Gerry Hadden continues to make documentaries for CCTV America, and if you haven’t seen them stop what you’re doing and look them up. His most recent work, Reinventing Cuba, won awards at the New York Film and Television Festival this year. He’s still living in Barcelona, and still looking for an agent or editor for his next novel. * Ingrid Kasaks is still in the credit card business in Toronto, now with American Express. She got remarried a couple of years ago in Colorado with many Colbians in attendance. She and Sue Bratone Childs, Sarah Maddox Rogers, Sasha Carey, Ferrall McMahon Dietrich, Stacey Mitchell, and Callie Knowles Clapp try to get together once a year; this year they’re meeting at Sue’s house in New York. Ingrid joins the ranks of college parents this year, dropping her middle child at college in California in September. Her older daughter is in Whistler training for a spot on the national snowboard cross team, and her younger son keeps everyone busy with his sports (hockey and lax) schedule. * Dawna Zajac Perez’s department at Northern Essex Community College won three national awards last year for its work with student success. Dawna will spend some time this year tagging along with her second child, who will be apprenticed to a sculptor in Maui. Tough duty, Dawna! * And Marc Rando wrote his annual jealousy-inducing email from Spain, where he’s leading a group of his students from Thayer Academy, including his older daughter, who is a junior, on a summer adventure. Marc and his wife met Deb Anglim Higgins ’66 in Paris, and the Randos looked forward to seeing Matt Sotir and Eric and Shari Sadowski Stram over the summer. * But the prize goes to Ruth Bender, who might want to consider taking over this gig one day. After telling me about her amazing year, filled with travel to Burma, running a marathon and training for the NYC marathon, and buying a cottage in Jefferson, Maine, on the shores of Damariscotta Lake, she filled me in on all the Colby news: “In early February I met Jenn Cooke Rotman and her family in Jackson Hole for a few fun days of skiing. Her boys ran me ragged on the mountain! Then, in late February, I had a great dinner with Kevin Plummer, who was in from Tampa for a conference. We were joined by Erik Whiteford, Norwood Scott, Katie the Losen Goldberg, and Josh Wolman ’91. Those guys are just as much fun and equally as rambunctious as they were back in our days at Colby, yet we managed to not get kicked out of the restaurant. April brought Tom Abbatiello out to San Francisco for work and we got to enjoy the newest sushi joint in my neighborhood and had a great catch up; then Audrey Barone spent a fun-filled weekend out here with me and Katie the Losen Goldberg, including scouring the local flea market for finds for my cottage in Maine, west coast beach time (i.e. wearing jackets on the beach!), and lots of reminiscing.” Maybe our 30th should include a tour of the cottage, Ruth? Keep that news coming!