Greetings again, classmates! It was a stormy spring here in New England, but summer is here. Now here’s the news… * A note arrived from Matt and Becky Streett Melander, who ran the Chicago Marathon and then planned to run NYC the following month. Despite the NYC race being canceled, they still went to New York and saw Carol Cumming, Kit Merriman, and Amy Walter, who happened to be in town to cover the election. They then spent the winter training for the Boston Marathon. Luckily, they had finished the race before the explosions occurred and their three daughters, who were in town with them, were safe in their hotel with their cousins. Becky and Matt are so thankful for all the Colby friends far and wide who checked in on them to ensure that they were safe. They say they’ll be back next year to run again. Boston Strong! * Dave Vincent has been honorably discharged from active duty with the U.S. Army after three years as a combat engineer, including a year in Afghanistan. The post-9/11 G.I. Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship are allowing him to attend Georgetown University’s M.B.A. program full time as a member of the entering Class of 2015. He hopes to reconnect with other Colby alumni in the Washington, D.C., area. * Iris Kelley Park has had a lot going on this past year and finds it hard to believe that friends have college-bound kids. She hosted Carol Rea-Feagaiga’s daughter, and they visited colleges in Massachusetts. Iris has been busy with her three kids, Kelley, 12, Ethan, 10, and Tomtom, 7; their school and sport activities keep her on her toes. She also recently celebrated the birth of her nephew, Thomas Francis True V. His parents, Toby True ’95 and Iris’s sister, Cindy Kelley ’96, are adjusting to their new baby. * A note arrived from the always-amusing Alan Yuodsnukis, who wrote, “I live the very definition of a mild-mannered life, full of minor interests and simple pleasures. My children lead far more exciting lives. I did visit campus for the first time in many years this spring with my youngest daughter (Class of 2019?). Colby is on a long list of potential schools. We had an informative tour and a very nice lunch in Dana dining hall, which I hardly recognized. Both the food and the room have been upgraded considerably. Kudos to Colby! We also snuck into the field house and onto the hockey rink. Emily is a die-hard puck chaser. So cool to see the names and faces of several of my Colby contemporaries on the walls and in the rafters: John Daileanes ’92, Kevin Whitmore, Derek Bettencourt ’92. Perhaps one day there will be a Yuodsnukis up there, too. (They’ll need to make the banner wider just to fit the name.) It appears that my wife and I have made teaching in public schools look far too glamorous. Our eldest daughter (University of Rochester 2015) is now working toward her New York state teaching certification in addition to her undergraduate degree. She’s spending her summer designing, implementing, and leading a literacy program for underprivileged 6- to 14-year-olds in inner-city Rochester. When she’s done there, she heads to Copenhagen, Denmark, to study and also to intern in an elementary school for the fall semester. Like I said—far more exciting than me. I just hope they don’t make her eat too much leverpostej (a traditional sandwich of chopped liver paste topped with bacon and pickles on rye).” * Thanks for the news—I hope to hear from more of you next time!