Miss me last issue? I missed you too. But you need to send news to get news. * First up are Sam and Karen Smith Gowan, who have a consulting company, Alpha Geoscience, near Albany. Sons Josh and Trevor have become geologists like Sam. Son Spencer works at a nearby fish farm after stints in the Bering Sea and Florida. Sam and Karen are excited to have a granddaughter, born last November. Sam was elected president of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, which includes lots of travel (Karen joining him) to places like Budapest and Vancouver. Karen plays hockey twice a week and enjoys the camaraderie. * Toby Bobbitt is a social worker in Amherst (Mass.) public schools. In July she went on a church-organized work trip to Honduras. She laughs that they wanted to put her Colby Spanish degree to use as the group’s main translator! Toby’s delighted to have close friend Diane Lockwood Wendorf back in New England; they already had a southern Maine rendezvous. Speaking of Diane, I had lunch with her on my way to reunion. We had a great time catching up! * Melissa Day Vokey has been with Mass Audubon at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, Mass., for eight years. She’s seven minutes from home, overlooking the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge marsh, to work, at the mouth of the Merrimack River. Melissa and husband Mark joyfully babysit for daughter Caroline’s two daughters. Son Nick is deputy art director at the New Yorker and in June married Amy McCormick, owner of AMYCLAIRE, a women’s wear company. Son Cam is in NYC seeking his niche in theater/music/film. * Dale Marie Crooks Golden McDonald is vice president of Torrey Pines Bank, a California community bank. She lives in Oakland with her husband and serves on the board of Covenant House. Their two daughters are in San Diego and San Francisco. She and Betsy Buckland came to reunion together and taught younger alums how it’s done on the dance floor. * Jan Gorman is deciding what to do after retirement from the insurance industry—possibly a small business start-up for fun. But first she has to plan a wedding or two for her daughter, Court, a magna cum laude graduate of Wheaton. Because Court is marrying a Brit, Jan’s thinking of both U.S. and U.K. versions of the wedding. * Ron ’75 and Kathy Donohue Yeo have lived in New Mexico the last 26 years. They had a wonderful trip all over New Zealand last May, visiting their son, Peter, who was on an exchange program at the University of Otago. Peter was in Christchurch last February but fortunately was safely evacuated and not hurt following the earthquake there. * Kate Cone had a great time at reunion and on the sail around Portland Harbor that kicked off the weekend. She’s lived in Waterville for three years and is looking for ways to reinvent an American studies major, law degree, and an M.F.A. in creative writing into a new job. She welcomes all ideas! Kate has discovered something not all Colby grads get to appreciate—the campus is beautiful in summer. * Olen Kalkus is at Princeton (N.J.) Academy of the Sacred Heart, where he was founding head in 1999. The school has grown to 230 boys in grades JK–8 on an almost 50-acre campus with a new gym and a beautiful library. He and his wife, Kimberly, will celebrate their 25th anniversary in March. Just when his older kids had grown, his daughter became a teenager and is now a freshman. * Quick update from last column: Jim Morgan was elected president of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools. * Coming up next time: news from Ed Harvey, John Mulcahy, Eileen Dennett Burnell, and maybe you. Keep supporting the Colby Fund and help us maintain our fantastic 64-percent participation. Look for us on Facebook: Colby College Class of 1976. And YES, circle the first weekend of June 2016—you don’t want to miss our 40th!