Alumni from before 1990
This page lists information on Mathematics Department alumni from before 1990. We've included the latest information we have, which is sometimes not too recent. If you'd like to be added or to update your entry, you can use the Tell Us Your News form or send email to mathweb AT colby DOT edu.
- John Beaulieu '89 majored in Chemistry at Colby, but was a "hard core computer geek". He worked for ACI US for three years after graduating from Colby, and then started his own company, Pacific Data Management, Inc., a database consulting and development firm based in the San Francisco bay area. He now employs 13 people. As for hobbies, he says: "I have my Private Pilot's License and will be glad to give a Golden Gate bay tour to any visiting Colby alumni."
- Chris Legault '89 finished his PhD in fisheries biology and population dynamics at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) in May 1997. He then had one year post-doc in the Cooperative Unit for Fisheries Education and Research, a joint appointment between RSMAS and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). He is now employed full-time by NMFS doing stock assessments and development of models for application in stock assessments for both national and international fisheries. Chris says: "My math-biology double major at Colby has really paid off in spades! In other news, my 2.5 year old daughter Monique has a one year old brother, Julien. My wife, Diane, is working for Reefkeeper International, a nonprofit organization trying to save the worlds coral reefs. Our happy family resides in Key Biscayne, Florida, quite the change in climate from Colby!"
- Eric Stram '89 finished his M.D. at Vermont, and is now interning.
- Kelda Caldwell Simpson '82 works at the World Bank as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Financial Policy and Projections Division.
- Mike Hawrylycz '81 recently got his Ph.D. from M.I.T., and is employed at Los Alamos, NM.
- Barry Tesman '81 was recently tenured at Dickinson College (he got his degree from Rutgers under Fred Roberts).
- Dan Alexander '75 says "Even though I wasn't a math major at Colby, I eventually saw the light, and became living proof that a Colby English A.B. can prepare you for anything: I'm now a mathematics professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I'm delighted to teach -- where else can you work at what you want, the way you want and have a month off every year. I'm still involved in history, but my collateral enthusiasm is teaching on the web."
- Joanne Tankard Smith '74 has had a varied career, working as a teacher, research analyst, full-time parent, and land title examiner. She received a M.A. in Statistics/Biostatistics at Penn State U in 1981. In November 2001, she received National Board Certification in Adolesence and Young Adult Mathematics. She is currently teaching mathematics at Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole, MA. In 2003 she was one of seven finalists for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.
- Susan Cook Janes '73 is a tutor-math substitute.
- L. Fleming Fallon Jr., '72 is an epidemiologist.
- Louis M. Friedler '66 is currently Professor of Mathematics at Arcadia University (which was formerly Beaver College) in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Visit his home page for more information.
- Sara Shaw Rhoades '64 is not on the net yet, but you can read her column for the class of '64 in the Colby alumni magazine. Her son Andrew Rhoades '90 was also a math major.
- T. Peter Fox, '62 is a retired IBM systems programmer.
- Allan van Gestel, '57 is an Assoc. Justic of the Massachusetts Superior Court. "After Colby, I spent one year programming for an IBM 705 computer and then went to law school at Boston University. Thus, except for the rigors of training at Colby, I left mathematics for the law. By so doing I probably avoided embarassment for the reputation of the department."
- Betty Wade Drum, '47 is a retired elementary school teacher.
- Roberta E. Young, '47 is a retired engineering tech.