Theanna Poulos Pateropoulos graduated a year ago with her master’s in somatic psychology from CIIS in San Francisco. On the East Coast her daughter, Sarah, graduated last spring with her master’s in human development from the University of Maine. * Jeff Wheeler sent a brief note: “Other than fallen trees on my daughter’s car and stuck in Madrid with her for four extra days… life is good.” * Nancy Piccin found that Sandy was no problem in western Mass compared to the tornado and bizarre early snowstorm last year. She thinks that all the trees that were going to come down already did, or they were trimmed by the throngs of utility workers who spent most of last November and December in Wilbraham. She and her daughter moved in with their empty-nester neighbors for a week until their power came back on, and the neighbors treated Nancy and her daughter to all the gourmet homemade food that they had to use up from their freezer. Nancy, Judy Fairclough, and Judy’s roommate from Pomona, Nancy Kendall, recently got together for lunch in Boston. Judy and Nancy attended Pomona first semester of junior year and did not know each other before, but by the time they returned, they had begun a friendship that has endured. For our last reunion, Nancy and Judy roomed together in Johnson and plan to repeat the experience this June. On a more somber note, Nancy was shocked and saddened to hear about the deaths of three of our classmates, all within a few weeks of each other. George Kesaris and Mike Faraca both figured prominently in many of her key Colby memories. She did not know Jayne London that well while at Colby, but had a wonderful deep discussion with Jayne at a reunion about 15 years ago. Nancy comments that, like the natural disasters, those personal losses can be a wake-up call to renew connections that may have lapsed and deepen ones that mean the most to you. Our class has the families and friends of Jayne, George, and Mike in their thoughts. * Speaking of renewing connections, our 35th reunion (can you believe it?!) is approaching. The reunion committee is planning a full schedule of activities and we all know that it will be a great June weekend. Classes celebrating reunions this year are fortunate as our celebrations coincide with Colby’s bicentennial. Mark your calendars—June 6-9—and come join your classmates for a great weekend of reconnecting with old friends and making new connections! Thanks to all who shared their news, and please keep in touch.