April Nelson McKay, Chris and Deb Trescott Pinkham, Sarah Lucy, and Judy “JB” Berringer Vanzon got together in February in San Diego, where Sarah lives and where Chris went for a bankers’ association convention. JB flew in from Florida and visited April in Venice, Calif., before they drove to San Diego. April says, “It was just amazing. I hadn’t seen Sarah in 39 years, and quite a few years since I saw Chris and Deb, but it felt like yesterday. Some connections transcend time.” It was a super mini-reunion, a small practice for the big one next year. (Yes!) * Kathy Muhlhausen McIntyre teaches ESL (29 years) at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City and is married to Ross McIntyre (23 years). Their daughter, Mary, finished her sophomore year at UC Santa Barbara, and she and Kathy traveled in Italy and France this summer. It’s been almost 30 years since Kathy spent time in Europe. “Oh, the changes! Euros, Internet, ATMs, cell phones—so different from my junior year in Caen.” Following in Kathy’s footsteps, Mary will spend a term of her junior year at University of Bordeaux studying biology. In May Kathy and her husband fulfilled a longtime dream and spent 18 days rafting through the Grand Canyon. Utah had incredible snow last winter, which meant lots of backcountry skiing through June. “Life keeps us busy! Greetings to all, and anyone passing through Utah please get in touch.” * Alice Osmer Olson still teaches second grade at the Winthrop (Maine) Grade School and also serves as Town of Mt. Vernon librarian. Their little town library is being automated this year with an online catalog. She still loves gardening, hiking, biking, and kayaking in the summer. Last April Alice took a trip with Louise Nurdin Sidelinger to walk some of the SW Coastal trail in England. This summer she planned a trip to Costa Rica with her husband. * Cindy Jevne Buck relayed the sad news that her husband of 17 years, Robert, passed away Oct. 8, 2009, from colon cancer. He was ill for only five weeks and died after a wonderful summer together. Since then she’s been with her mother in her hometown of Norwell, Mass. “It’s been a joy to be back in New England, but I plan to return to Fairfield, Iowa, to live long term. Friends can reach me at [email protected]” * Donna Power Stowe is still deeply engaged in education reform work in the District of Columbia and surrounding metro area—challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. She stays in close touch with Cathie Joslyn and Debbie Christensen Stewart, who she’ll see when Debbie stops in DC on her way to South Carolina to take her youngest for his first year of college. Donna planned to see Tom and Ellen Woods Sidar on a trip to Maine in August, and she has reconnected with Jeff Lawrence, who works in DC and lives in the area. As class agent, Donna writes, “Thanks to all in the Class of 1972 who contributed to Colby this year. While we fell short of our total donation goal by about $10,000, we exceeded our participation goal of 46 percent. Our participation goal was of primary importance, so this is great news! Next spring marks our 40th reunion, June 1-3, 2012. I hope all of you are thinking about attending and that most of you can come. Anyone who wants to be involved in reunion planning just let me know.” * Okay, so we have heard from some Colby women, where is the news from the men? Let’s get fired up for our 40th reunion in June 2012. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone there!