Happy New Year to all! I didn’t receive much news this quarter, so please continue to send updates, especially those we haven’t heard from in a while. I had a quick catch-up with Jessica Matzkin, who told me about running the Philadelphia half marathon with Elizabeth Labovitz Smith while Allison Guth Wells ran the full marathon in 3:24. Go Allison! Jessica said that Blair Acadamy, where she works and lives, was the only school in NJ to stay open through Hurricane Sandy, despite being without power for eight days. Incredible. * It was also great to hear from Ramsey Ellis. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Chris Hasselmann, and two sons, Henry, 6 and Max, 3. She’s a hand and wrist surgeon in the Chicago suburbs. She recently had the opportunity to participate in Colby’s bicentennial celebration with Josh and Laura Pavlenko Lutton by attending a presentation by President Adams and a showing of the bicentennial film. The film highlighted Colby’s rich and remarkable history over the past 200 years—she encourages everyone to watch it. “Made me proud to be a White Mule!” * Rebekah Freeman-Schulze started a new job at Becker College as assistant dean for student academic support services and is also on the faculty. Her daughter, Annie, is 6, and Marile Haylon Borden’s daughter, Lia, was at Annie’s party—they’re getting to be good buddies! Annie started kindergarten at Bancroft in Worcester. Rebekah’s son, Teddy, is 3 1/2 and also doing well in preschool. Last Columbus Day she went on a cruise to celebrate turning the big 4-0 with Heather Lounsbury, Carolyn Hart, Marile Haylon Borden, Sara Ferry Gyan, and Kim Morrison Lysaght ’90. She says, “We go away together every Columbus Day, but this one was extra special for the big birthdays!” Rebekah was also able to catch up with Stacey Warner, her son, Graham, and her husband, Ross Piper ’95, when they were on the East Coast. They’re still living in San Francisco and doing well.