Greetings, fellow ’76ers! Let’s jump right in, starting with a correction from the last column. David Christie’s beautiful daughter is Anna, not Jennifer. Sorry for my error. * Craig Spencer was recently named Orin M. Lofthus Distinguished Professor in recognition of outstanding teaching and scholarly activity at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he has taught for 23 years. This January, while leading a Jan Plan course to a remote coral island off the coast of Belize, he had an unexpected reunion with Dr. Russ Cole from Colby’s Environmental Studies Program—they both were leading tropical ecology courses to the same field station. * Mark Janos recently visited with Brian Kiely and his wife, who have lived in Coral Gables, Fla., for years; their two grown children have been replaced by seven cats. Mark’s sons (28, 26, and 24) are out, but he’s not lonely. Emmanuel is traveling throughout Australia and Southeast Asia for six months, on sabbatical from his law firm; Louie is selling insurance and living in Boston’s North End; Jimmy is earning two master’s degrees at Seton Hall, one in foreign affairs and an M.B.A. * Douglas Rooks is hard at work on a biography of Senator George Mitchell, the first one to date. Because Sen. Mitchell has deep connections both to Waterville and Colby, Doug has been spending more time than usual in town. Publication is planned for 2015 by Down East Books. * Jim “O.J.” Morgan was recently chosen as a Klingenstein Fellow and spent time at Columbia University’s Teachers College with 20 heads of school from around the world. He writes, “Needless to say, it was a fabulous experience made all the better by giving me some time in NYC.” He also noted the growing number of pages between our class news and the present. (Those of us who regularly go to reunion have noticed a similar change with our placement when we march in the parade of classes.) * It was great to hear from Robert Richardson, who has been working for Boeing Company as a computer system engineer/integrator for the past 10 years. Through his job, he’s relocating this summer from Los Angeles to Charleston, S.C. Robert visited Colby last March and spoke to students from SOBHU (Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity) about his Colby experiences and the times and events during the early 1970s. During that trip he also competed in the Masters Indoor Track and Field Championship in Boston, where he took third place in the triple jump. He’s hoping to compete this summer at the Masters Outdoor Championships at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. * The last update for this column is a sad one—we lost our classmate David Scudder this April. To quote from a Cape Cod Times appreciation, “David Scudder was a fisherman, a family man, and a Cape Cod man. Scudder, whose family is well-known for operating local ferry and charter businesses, died Wednesday at 59 after a long illness. He is being remembered for his good nature, his love for the Cape, and his generosity.” David was a member of KDR and played hockey and baseball at Colby. His father and uncle started Hy-Line, the ferry service between Cape Cod and the islands, and David became director of operations. He was active with the United Way and the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, the latter of which made him president emeritus. For another appreciation, search barnstablepatriot.com for David Scudder.” * David’s passing is another reminder of the value of our Colby friendships and community. Our next reunion may seem far off, but already it’s less than two years away, June 2-5, 2016. Mark your calendars now and take time to renew old friendships and make new ones. And, as always, please continue to support the Colby Fund. Thanks for reading!