Thanks to all of you for your quick provision of highlights this go around. I loved hearing from each of you and learning what you are doing, and I know our classmates will as well. * First, a hearty shout out to Steve Barbour who, within an hour of my email asking for someone to sponsor my son’s best friend’s move to Boston after their June 5 Elmira College graduation, not only stood up to the task but has already been in touch with the young lady to help. Steve and his partner, Tom Ponti ’85, have lived in Boston for 30 years and are well acquainted with the sites. * Kathy Soderberg, too, offered to play tour guide. Kathy is on two USTA tennis teams and competed in nationals last year. She also just completed a Viking River Trip down the Danube! * John Tawa and his wife, Lisa, are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. Their eldest son will attend Stanford University next year on a baseball scholarship, but was also the two-time reigning Oregon Player of the Year in football. * Deborah Sleeman Daniloff is in the San Francisco Bay area where she and her husband, while raising three children, are navigating the world of med/tech entrepreneurship while pursing event videography. Deborah also teaches fitness classes, as if she’s not busy enough. * Valerie Miller Brancato is addressing the healthcare concerns of her church ministry, taking additional nursing classes in order to best serve her community. She has an additional degree, a B.S. in nursing from Stony Brook University in May 2016, and will soon be working on her D.N.P. degree. Her son, Theo, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 2015 and is an ensign on the USS Arleigh Burke stationed in Norfolk, Va. I had the pleasure of sponsoring Theo as my plebe during his Naval Academy years. * Sam Staley is the director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center in the Florida State University College of Social Sciences. Look for his newly published book (July 2016), Unsafe on Any Campus? College Sexual Assault and What We Can Do About It. He’s looking at reducing sexual assault on academic campuses. His fifth book, Tortuga Bay, was named a finalist in the 2016 Eric Hoffer Book awards. * TJ Palmer’s youngest son, Brady, just graduated from Bentley University with a degree in finance/economics and landed his first job with Fidelity Investments. * S. Jane (MacKenzie ’83) and Scott Morrill are completing a year in China, teaching at Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages in the hospitality department. They’ve had a wonderful year learning about Chinese culture and loved seeing both the ancient Chinese relics as well as stunning landscapes. They regret missing their first grandchild’s early years while they were in China, and have another grandchild on the way. * As for me, my daughter completed her freshman year at University of Maine (which means I get many trips back to Maine), majoring in elementary education and human development, and my son will start his master’s in clinical rehabilitation and counseling at Louisiana State University in New Orleans this fall. To celebrate not having any more kid carpools this year, I got a collie puppy to go along with the two collies, both 12 and a half, we have at home!