Here we are at the summer issue of “Whassup, ’83?” First, happy 25th anniversaries to Rich Schwermer and Susan Sheehan and to Mariellen and Noble Carpenter, the ones who fessed up to a quarter century of marital bliss; Rich and Susan are headed to Fiji, and the Carpenters wisely haven’t revealed their plans. * From the lovely Emily Batchelder comes news of her daughter’s September wedding to her college sweetheart. In a karmic twist to the plot, the wedding party will include the son of Mike Daly ’80. Emily is CBRE property manager for One Boston Place, a job she adores. She sees Ogden White ’84 from time to time [dude, where’s your news?]. * I loved hearing from Scott Dow, who is traveling extensively meeting clients on behalf of his Portland-based business. Scott lives in Falmouth with his partner of several years. His son is a performer in Portland starring in a production of Flat Stanley, daughter Samantha is finishing up her junior year in Cork, and his youngest daughter is at Wheaton. * Jenifer Ambler lives in Brattleboro, Vt., where she has a private optometry practice. For years she has been making annual clinic trips and guiding students in service visits to El Salvador with her church. Through her position in the local Rotary, Jenifer helped develop the Pure Water for the World project that now conducts water-purification projects in Haiti, Honduras, and El Salvador. Her daughter, Kate, has been an active participant in her service work and is majoring in theater. Jenifer is my nominee for the alumni profile! * Let’s flip to the other coast, where Jennifer Beever, who started life in the software industry, is now a marketing consultant to technology companies and poised to augment her lively schedule with teaching. She’ll be leading a class in marketing entrepreneurial ventures in Pepperdine’s grad program and a module in advertising ethics in UCLA’s extension program. Unlike yours truly, JB never packed in her ski poles, and she enjoys the slopes at Mammoth Mountain [which Wikipedia tantalizingly dubs a “lava dome complex”] in addition to running, cooking, and traveling. I vote her most likely to plan my next vacation. * Ah, the perennially youthful Noble Carpenter notes that he has moved on from 20+ years with Jones Lang LaSalle to a privately held real estate service company, Cassidy Turley, and likes the switch. Three of his four kids are in college (senior, junior, and freshman), and the fourth is home managing the family homestead while she burns her way through eighth grade. You go, girlfriend, and don’t take prisoners! As I noted, Noble and Mariellen are celebrating their 25th this year. I did not get invited on their cruise but am thinking of crashing the family vacay in Michigan. Who’s with me? * I had lunch with Scott Stein this spring. At USA Today Scott oversees product, a position that compels him to spend time with leaders of every business unit with the goal of creating a seamless user experience across all customer touch points [sh, I do this for a living, yo!]. He’s having a great time. He and his wife, Andrea, enjoy weekends on Long Island on top of all that NYC has to offer. * Quick hits: Rick Manley writes that his youngest son, Todd ’17, started at Colby last fall, following his brother, George ’13. Nick Silitch asks the class to remember our Colby grads when you’re looking for talent. Nick has helped several Prudential business units pick up our talented younger colleagues. Barb Leonard and Dan Marra have taken up curling, which Barb hilariously describes as sliding over ice in triangle pose. John Northrop raised $3,000 riding in BP’s MS 150 to support a cure for multiple sclerosis [best Twitter profile pic EVER! @JHNorthrop3]. Tyger Nicholas took a fascinating junket to Montevideo [capital of Uruguay—I had to look it up too], the “Switzerland of Latin America,” in his words. Susan Sheehan is finalizing preparations for the commencement of a $130-million, 220,000-squarefoot expansion of the research laboratories at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Very cool! * Have a gr8 summer and find me before I find you: my volunteers are legion!