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Reunion ’00

Carol Siccardi Roberts
80 Front St.
Exeter, NH 03833

Lee Abbott Pierson sold her travel agency four years ago and is now working 10 minutes from her house with another agency and loves being a worker vs. an owner. Son Dan was married last Easter weekend in Los Angeles, and Lee is very fond of his wife. Daughter Jane is married and lives in Alaska. Lee does a lot of fly fishing.

Gail Belknap Nelson and husband Robert enjoy a leisurely retirement and small town life in Morgantown, NC. Gail and daughter Mary have discovered murder mysteries and are surprised at how extremely addictive they are.

Walter and Lenore Cleminshaw Lekki are retired and live in New Hampshire. They enjoy traveling and visiting friends and grandchildren.

Merna Fightlin Morse sold the 40-bed nursing home she owned for 25 years and is relieved to be free of the responsibilities and challenging career.

Having retired from teaching students with learning disabilities, Peggy Hiller Harris now tutors middle- and high-school students. She completed a master gardener course and spends much time in her garden. Peggy also serves on several community boards in Savannah, GA.

Tony and Sandy Patrick Speno live on Kiawah Island, SC. When they had to evacuate for Hurricane Floyd, it took them 18 hours to drive 200 miles. They celebrated the millennium in Buenos Aires and then cruised around the Horn.

Sue Penney Lindenbaum expanded her private psychotherapy practice in San Rafael, CA, to include career counseling and opened an additional office in Navato. She is part of a Skidmore committee to reactivate the San Francisco alumni club. She is also chairing a new section of AAUW called Network Marin—The Woman’s Business Forum, for which she lines up speakers to address working women’s issues in the millennium. Daughter Lisa, a junior art history major at Colgate, is studying in Paris. Sue and husband Al rent a place in Paris, where they will be as we celebrate Reunion. She tells Ann Cibula that if she behaves, she has a free whiskey sour from Sue at our 50th. Al’s daughter, Laurie, is a superior court judge in Contra Costa County.

Beth Ryhr Wright became a grandmother when daughter Ingrid had a son on New Year’s Eve. Son Ted got married and made a career change—he’s back in school at North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine. Daughter Lisa graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from San Francisco State. Beth teaches part time at a private school in Vero Beach, FL, and works full time at Merrill Lynch, doing marketing for a broker.

Wendy Wyatt, now known as Karuna Kress, moved from Osterville, MA, to western Massachusetts in February. She had been living on the Cape, working as director of the Oslo Center for Consciousness in Organizations. Her current projects include Sweden, Italy, Japan, and India. OCCO combines consulting and training with the inner journey and meditation.

Alice Brunoli DeMund died in October. We send condolences to her sons.


Sandra Weisman Sheppard
PO Box 2047, Canterbury Rd.
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Happily retired, Julie Burger Pierson lives in Hinesburg, VT, where she overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Two grandchildren arrived in 1999. Julie keeps busy with Habitat for Humanity.

Meredyth Clark Graham has a grandson born to daughter Margaret in June 1999.

Carolyn Wilson lives in Bucks County, PA, and would love to hear from classmates.

Before taking a year’s sabbatical in Paris, John and Susan Webster Talbott sold their big house and now find life in an apartment a lot easier. “It gives me more time to work on health-related projects in Baltimore,” says Sue. She is happy to be near her two daughters and their children, all girls.


Emily Jansen Kane
19101 SE Sea Turtle Ct., #B101
Tequesta, FL 33469

A professor of economics at American University, Sharon Burdge Lockwood assumed responsibility for directing the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program, the sister program to Fulbright Fellowship.

This spring, Martha Deming had her first one-artist show since her retirement in 1995. The show, at South Shore Art Gallery in Little Falls, NY, consisted of 25 recent works—transparent watercolors of flowers.

After 28 years, Lollie Engel Triebold has retired from teaching nursing.

Twila Fleckten Wolfe had an exciting opportunity to sing with the Missoula Symphony Chorale and other groups under the direction of Robert Page in Vienna and Prague. Their tour included Dvorak’s Sabat Mater performed in the Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna. Last fall, John and Patricia Graham Stotler traveled to British Columbia and to the English Midlands for friends’ 25th anniversary. They spent January through April at their condo in Naples, FL. Daughter Elizabeth is a graphic designer in Boston and lives in the historic South End. Pat had a visit from Carole Dolinger Shapiro, who teaches high-school French, and husband Jerry, an orthodontist in Wayne, NJ.

Carolyn Heft continues to practice law and spends time in her condo in Vermont.

June Kahl Schubert is still working in career services at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, close to the Minnesota border. She is wondering what happened to all of the art majors.

Mollie Klee Heron and family spent a wonderful Christmas together in Maine.

Sara Lee Lubin Schupf had the entire family together for Thanksgiving: husband, mother, four children with spouses, and 12 grandchildren.

Laurie Lincoln Harwood is visiting curator for Dulwich Picture Gallery, organizing an exhibit on the Dutch Italianates, which will travel to Worcester, MA, in 2002.

Enjoying a kayaking trip off Mt. Desert Island, ME, last June were Judy Martin Clements, Star Martin Hopkins, Stinceon Ivey Dennen, Gay Clark Stoddard, Barbara Bentley Brower, and husbands.

In addition to teaching painting classes in the Boston area, Nancy Sargent Howell also leads workshops to Europe and around the U.S. She is on the boards of the New England Watercolor Society and Copley Society. “When I married after two years at Skidmore, I promised Professor Arthur Anderson that I would keep up with my art. Never did I dream that this is where it would take me!” says Nancy. Her family life is happily balanced, with husband Laurence, two children, and two grandchildren.

Nancy Smith Bushnell still live in Kent, CT, and spent a month in Sarasota in winter.

In December, Nancy Wald attended the Chicago alumni club wine-tasting reception at the now-closed Gordon restaurant.

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Linda Kurtz Sklute. We express our sincerest condolences to her husband and children.


Jane Snowdon Jones
60 Elmcrest Dr.
Dallas, PA 18612
fax: 717-283-6099

In October 1999 Barbie Bowen Peelor retired from counseling children and families in crisis. Barbie has two children.

Carol Smith Witherell celebrated the Lewis & Clark bicentennial in September by going on an expedition down the Columbia and Snake Rivers with her mom, aunt, and uncle. “This is beautiful country; for those who have yet to explore it, move it to the top of your list!” says Carol. She’d love to have visitors contact her when they’re in the Lake Oswego, OR, area. You can e-mail her at


Bonnie Allen Shertenlieb
6212 Castle Haven Rd.
Cambridge, MD 21613

Janet Allan is dean of the school of nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and one of two nurses appointed to the 15-member U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Convened by the U.S. Public Health Service’s Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the task force is an independent panel of preventive-health experts, which evaluates the effectiveness of clinical preventive services such as screenings, immunizations, and counseling.

Sally Baldwin Kling transferred from Skidmore after her junior year and attended Stanford University. She now lives in Minneapolis, where she has worked for public radio for 17 years. Sally has two daughters, who have made her a grandmother. Does that sound familiar?

Livia Baynes Johnson’s son, Andrew, was married in San Antonio, TX, in May. Nora Dilk Kimball and Sharon Dennis Rosen attended. Younger son Alex works in political campaigns for people we’ve all heard of, so I suspect she will have a busy year keeping up with his news.

Janice BozBeckian Touloukian thoroughly enjoyed Reunion and the short time she visited with classmates. She met President Studley in November in NYC with son Tim and again in December in Hartford. Janice was planning to return to campus in May for the graduation of niece Vanessa Raptopoulos ’00.

Paige Cary Curtis and husband Keith, who live in Bloomfield Hills, MI, raised three successful kids. Says Paige, “I closed the kitchen in ’93 so I could devote my full attention to my advertising business.” Hats off to you, Paige. Every time I close my kitchen, I get hungry about four hours later.

Sarah Coulter Danner, with the Indian Health Service, does full-scope midwifery and hopes to work more in pediatrics. Son Eric, 28, is a business-management consultant in Boston; Andrew, 25, works for Outward Bound in Minnesota and Wyoming; Brian ’02, 19, is at Skidmore; and Neil, 12, is in seventh grade in Hot Springs.

Nancy Eile Warner lives with family in Santa Barbara, CA, and is a family nurse practitioner.

Betsy Goldberg retired from teaching after 33 years in NYC schools. She then had a hip replacement, recuperated, and joyously returned to full-time art in her studio.

Sally Hagen Schmid enjoys life in Highland Beach, FL, and travels a lot.

Hollie Hicks Clay enjoyed an August weekend at the Saratoga racetrack with Anne Milner O’Connor and Judy Pick Eissner.

Tina Matkovic Spiro loves life in Florida and is active in the art world. Her works will be exhibited this month in California and in Miami in September.

Genya Markon, an associate director at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, reports that son Dov and his wife relocated to NYC and work in high-tech fields. Son Yaron will finish almost eight years in intelligence for the Israeli army and start an eight-hour workday.

Patricia McAuley Kolff and husband Jacob celebrated the marriages of children. They founded the National Transplant Assistance Fund for which Pat has been administrator for 16 years. Their work was featured on the PBS television show The Visionaries this spring.

Fran Menning Loftus exhibits and sells her artwork in Chesapeake City, MD. She’s also a major player in the foxhunting world and serves as a board member and judge for championship events—when she and husband Patrick aren’t sailing their 30-year-old daysailer in Chesapeake Bay.

Sheila Paiewonsky de Lugo has wonderful memories of the year and a half she spent at Skidmore, and her roots are in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands—two really great places to have your memories from.

Susan Riley Gunderson’s bridesmaids—Val Burkhardt Marier, Carol Little Weg, and Ellen Sax—attended her son’s wedding in October 1999. Sue reports that, “Dominating the dance floor and getting the best camera angles were Marilyn Bugg and John (Who is that big guy?) Cooper. Condolences to Val, whose father died in December.

Nancy Selib Brown is director of community programming for Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Her job is fun, and her grown children also have satisfying careers.

Linda Smith Thurston, a fitness program manager, keeps busy with daughters Cynthia, now married, and Rebecca. Husband David is a personal and professional coach.

Carol Spiegel Hadler is in private practice in clinical social work and fits volunteer work into a busy family schedule.

Dan and Susan Stocker Cornwall are enjoying retirement, with golf now a big part of their lives. They took a three-week trip to New Zealand. Son Craig is an emergency-medicine physician on Cape Cod and has three daughters; daughter Carey has one son; and oldest son Benjamin lives in Maine. Susan volunteers at her local hospital in N. Andover, MA, and helps landscape the traffic islands in town.

Now that Nancy Tessein Stine is an empty nester, she has gone back to teaching full time—third grade in Shrewsbury, CA. Daughter Melissa Stine ’98 graduated from Columbia University in social work last May and works in a NYC hospital.

Carol Theodos Savage took early retirement from Citigroup and looks forward to less business travel and stress and more time for family and fun travel. She and husband Michel enjoyed a non-business trip to Singapore and Hong Kong.

Susan Viuker Landau (who would be class secretary if I had waited a little longer before volunteering) is involved in Dress for Success NY. She provides a clothing closet for students on public assistance who have appointments for job interviews. Once dressed in nice clothes, their chances for success are greatly improved. Sue hopes you will consider donating clothes to her cause, which will pick up in the New York area. Send e-mail to

Alexandra Vulte Metzger paints, doing room-sized screens in mixed media. She and husband Bob enjoy their new retirement house in Florida.

Susan Wilkinson Hunter and David have had a lot of addresses over the years, including Minnesota, Illinois, Delaware, and now Pennsylvania. Sue is a legal secretary with three kids, who are well. “Life,” she says, “is good!”

Ann Wilson Rousseau lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where she is founder and president of Kids Interactive. Check out their Web site at

Ellen Winnick Sinel’s artwork can be found in the Zenith Gallery in Washington, DC, and has been shown in the Provincetown Museum. Ellen and Norman’s son, Joshua, was married last June to Marcy Kaye ’92.


Reunion ’00

Carole Walter Maeder
9 Driftwood Lane
Burlington, VT 05401

Judy Argento Quest and husband Jack moved from Naples to Punta Gorda, FL. Judy promises Jack that she will retire this June from teaching.

Nancy Bonardel Paul’s daughter, Deborah, was married in October 1999, son Michael works in computers, and daughter Kim is finishing a dietary internship at Simmons College in Boston.

Bob and Susan Carter Thompson are Tough Love International New Mexico district representatives. They started a Tough Love parent support group in Albuquerque in 1997 and now help parents start groups in other part of the state. Sue’s volunteer time is shared between TL, participating in her new grandson’s expanding world, and healing using essential oils and Tibetan and Aztec practices.

Barbara Choney Tsonis married Jonathan Compton and moved to a new house on the ocean in Freeport, ME. Barbara is a biofeedback therapist and psychotherapist. She has one grandchild.

Pamela Ghents Ness is director of the Pawleys Island Montessori Day School. A recent visit from husband Hal’s Hobart fraternity brothers brought Martha Park Boswell ’49 and Sallie Watt Webster ’56, so they had a Skidmore wives mini-reunion.

Ann Haberman Lineberger is unable to attend Reunion due to daughter Susan’s graduation from Wellesley College a few days earlier. Son Mark works with Ann and husband Ed in their commercial hardware business.

While working on a master’s in psychology, Penny Thompson Jones runs an after-school program, which allows her to play golf and tennis in the mornings.


Ann LoDolce
1350 Belmont St., Ste. 104
Brockton, MA 02301

Carolyn Bates’s “adopted” family now has five grandchildren, who come over to play the piano and walk her dog. She is proud that Burlington, VT, was voted as the best town in which to raise children.

In November, Sandy Berk Jacoby met President Studley at the Water Club in NYC. Sandy enjoys her job as director of Rye Youth Employment Service.

Diane Burko married Richard Ryan, a landscape architect and head of visualization for a Philadelphia firm. They live in a 2,500-square-foot apartment in Rittenhouse Square, which they designed. Diane plans to take early retirement from Philadelphia Community College to devote herself full time to her artwork in her new studio.

Last summer Nancy Cooper Diamond and family moved to Haverford, PA, after 17 years in Baltimore. In January, she earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland-Baltimore.

In September Adrienne Ewein Findley and husband Norm returned from a tour of duty in Paris with Coca-Cola Enterprises. Adrienne spent a month in southern France, studying French with a view of the Mediterranean from the classroom, and fell in love with the area. Her children are doing well and employed throughout the U.S.

Laura Henderson lives in a two-story loft apartment over a shop and studio in a restored, historic commercial building in downtown Ypsilanti, which she bought in 1995 and restored. She is finishing up a master’s degree in historic preservation at Eastern Michigan University. She works part time at the Henry Ford Museum. Husband Roy is an artist and a teacher at EMU.

Bette Herbst Case enjoys her position as a graphic designer and Webmaster for the American Lung Association of Connecticut. Son Bill was married last May and lives in Los Angeles, where he works for a small investment banking firm; his wife is an actuary. Daughter Jennifer Case Callahan ’94 lives in Washington, DC, where she works via modem doing investment research for a Hartford firm. Both of Bette’s children’s spouses are from Connecticut, which is nice when the holidays come around.

Although she was a drama major at Skidmore, Choo Kim Singer discovered a bent for finance and pursued a career with notable NYC investment banks. Running also became a part of her lifestyle and participation in several marathons resulted in marriage to a fellow runner. She left NYC 10 years ago and became an accountant for the public school system in Sharon, CT. She has a circle of close friends, a Jewish husband, a loving cat, and a new house on the horizon.

Emily Paruola Cerf and husband Bob live in NYC and in Southampton. She keeps in touch with Shelley Randal Riley and Sue Berne.

Kurt and Jacqueline Kavaler Koral celebrated their 32nd anniversary. Son Jason, a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government, works in Manhattan.

Roselle Kline Chartock teaches at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA. Her textbook Educational Foundations: An Anthology was recently published. Daughter Sarah teaches in Washington Heights as part of Teach for America; son Jonas teaches in Compton, CA. Husband Alan remains at WAMC public radio in Albany, NY.

Mopsy Kowal is living a dream come true—on the water. About two years ago, she bought a 100-year-old home that hangs over Chauncey Creek, a tidal river in Kittery Point, ME. It’s a one-mile walk to the beach, and she invites us to come visit.

Carol Newell Torrens has been busy lining up connections in the deaf community for her mother, Carolyn Cole Newell ’38, who moved to Florida to be nearer her daughter.

Randi Reeve Filoon still lives in Greenwich, CT, and is actively working on interior design projects. She and husband Fred set out to Sun Valley, ID, whenever they can. She spent three life-expanding weeks in Africa last summer. Her three children are all out of college—one an actor and production assistant in L.A., one an interior designer in Boston, and the youngest in finance in NYC. She had a reunion with Bonnie Smith Jones at Elli Smythe Warden’s October wedding in New Canaan.

Libby Rosof is the editor of the Pennsylvania Current, a campuswide biweekly newspaper ( Libby has been working as an artist for 11 years in collaboration with Roberta Fallon. They had two shows in 1999 at the Borowsky Gallery in Philadelphia and one at the Cumberland Co. College in Vineland, NJ. For more information on them, visit Husband Murray Dubin, a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote a book that received rave reviews, South Philadelphia: Mummers, Memories and the Melrose Diner.

Sue Rowland Chollet sees life as an adventure into the unknown. Having been widowed eight years ago, she keeps her head above water emotionally by continuing to teach in the same school and live in the same house. She also works for a variety of nonprofits, acquired two houses, grabbed onto leadership roles in her town, and joined two tennis teams.

Roberta Weinrebe Zlokower is an elementary-school principal in Waterbury, CT. She ran into Robin Gue Willink, who is a principal in nearby Thomaston.

I continue to do divorce mediation in an effort to move my practice in that direction, as it is such a better way for people.


Elizabeth Maccracken Winn 421 Alan-A-Dale Hill
Sherwood Forest, MD 21405

Pat Hoff McCartan may not be retired, but she certainly likes her “downshifted” lifestyle. She and husband Mike live in a condo overlooking a marina on Charlotte Harbor on the west coast of Florida. Pat has “stepped down” from teaching first grade to kindergarten. Mike’s move was from advertising executive to dock attendant. All three children are gainfully employed, and the recent changes in their life allow them time for boating, travel, and their “newly acquired skill of playing golf.”

How can we be of retirement age already? Honey Koenig Gardiner retired in 1999 and now works part time as director of forensic accounting for Lipman Selznick & Witkowski, a CPA firm in Edison, NJ. When she is in Naples, FL, she sees Judy Stewart McCord ’66 and occasionally Judy Bierman Eisenberg ’66, whose husbands, Herb and Lew, were Dartmouth ’64 classmates and fraternity brothers of Honey’s brother Pete.

Susan Kovage Ratzan, professor of pediatrics at the New Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, admits to having retirement on her mind. She and husband Richard, also a physician, bought a potential retirement home in W. Falmouth, MA, where they hope their wandering, mostly grown children will find them. Noah, 16, is an exchange student in Argentina; Katie is a sophomore at Georgetown; Will, 23, is a UC-Berkley grad on the West Coast; and David, 25, is footloose and fancy free in NYC.

With the New Year, Sue Leferson began a new job as safety specialist for Atlantic Coast Airlines (United Express). She says it is very exciting, and she’s glad to leave all the layovers in different cities to the other pilots for awhile. She recently had a “shop till we drop” visit with former big sister Maggie McGill Walden ’66. Who else in our class is still in touch with a big sister?

Retirement suits Logan Parry Hottle just fine. She and I finally connected when my husband and I visited her and husband Will on their restored sailboat, docked in Annapolis. They live on the boat most of the summer and fall. Their pair of little black terriers (both wearing yellow life vests) barked when we came to the dock, and then Logan appeared. Gosh darn, we both look 50something and have short gray hair!

Carol Sloane gave up sheep and other livestock. Her life seems plenty busy with her designer handbag business and the Downtown Gallery (in downtown Washington, ME, we presume). The gallery has received kudos for quality contemporary art. Carol goes south each winter to the Art Students’ League in NYC, where she reactivates her painting and printmaking skills.

Jill Sneve Patch, in San Diego, CA, works part time in immunology at Scripps Research Institute. She edits a monthly newsletter for her AAUW branch and has a board position with the PTA. Daughter Susan is at UC-Davis, where she studies animal science; son Steve is in 10th grade; husband Dan does scientific consulting for the tax department at SAIC.

Sandy White Lorden reports that son Joshua is a lieutenant on a destroyer in San Diego, son Nick is at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Tim is in high school. Sandy saw Bev Harrison Miller at the Boston alumni club event at Symphony Hall in February.


Molly Meyer
496 Whitney Ave., #1C
New Haven, CT 06511

Suzanne Chait married Lawrence Magenheim on Oct. 22, 1999, in Albany, NY, with receptions in Albany and at the Water Club in NYC. Classmates who attended were Michaele Cohen Drayer, Louise Fresco Leibert, and Susan Warrick.

Last year, Debby Davis Cromwell’s two children—Jen and Matt—graduated from Stanford University and Hanover (NH) High School, respectively, so Debby and husband Larry did a lot of coast-to-coast travel. Jen spent the winter skiing and working for an attorney who specializes in environmental law, and Matt is now at Princeton. Debby and Larry have adjusted to being the only ones at home and enjoy more flexible vacation dates. Larry is vice chair of radiology and director of neuroradiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Debby is coordinator of volunteers for three Hanover schools, sings in the Handel Society Chorus, and is involved in the town library.

Florence Henn Mason, a self-employed library management consultant, and husband Dick planned a walking tour of Tuscany this spring and a week on the Scottish borders. Condolences to Florence, who lost both her parents last year—her mom to cancer in March and her father to heart disease in July.

Lynne Jaffe earned a doctorate in special education in 1986 from the University of Arizona and is a learning disabilities consultant at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Tucson. Husband Brian Kelly is a woodworker, who designs and builds beautiful furniture. Son David is 13.

Martha MacDonald Price’s four children have busy lives. Kate is pursuing a master’s in audiology at Ohio University, Jim is in the physical therapy program at Nazareth College, Bonnie is the family computer consultant and a busy teenager, and John’s soccer team was ranked No. 1 nationally for a few weeks, a first for SUNY-Cobleskill. For Martha, the challenge of being Cobleskill’s dean of early childhood brings not one moment of boredom.

Last June, Lee and Virginia Murrell Morand spent 10 days in Europe on an education tour with a teacher and five students from Irmo (SC) High School, where Lee teaches Spanish. Son Mike lives nearby, daughter Donna teaches French, and son Matt, an Air Force captain, lives in Colorado.

Barbara Pearson is director of quality improvement at Connecticut Counseling Centers Inc., in Middlebury. This facility, one of three in the area, treats heroin users with methadone.


Elizabeth McKinley Loomis
8 Leather Lane
Beverly Farms, MA 01915

Carole Chulick Stone was asked by NYS Governor George Pataki to serve as acting budget director of the state executive department. “I have many wonderful memories of Skidmore and believe it has served me well over the years,” says Carole. “I hope my current visibility reflects well on it.”

Karen Glazier Heafitz has her own architecture and design business in NYC. Son Gabner, a computer science engineer with Peoplesoft, graduated from Cornell in 1998. Daughter Samara, an actress and real-estate agent in NYC, graduated from Tulane in 1993.

When the librarian at Trinity College was appointed associate academic dean, Mary Hardman LaPorte was asked to assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the library. Son Josh, 21, is studying in Rome this year; daughters Johanna and Alicia attend Kingswood-Oxford School in W. Hartford, CT.

After four years at Alza Corporation, Barbara Herbert von der Groeben moved to a new job as director of quality assurance, compliance, and regulatory affairs at Clinimetrics Research Associates. She had dinner with Kathy Drake Potter last June in NYC and had her annual Halloween visit with Carol Bogardus. Paula Tripp Lusardi, husband Bob, and three of their four children joined Barbara for Thanksgiving and a day of wine tasting in Sonoma. Barbara joined fellow walker Stephanie Brewster Wagoner for a Rose Bowl party.

Virginia Kemball-Cook Peake is an artist in Simsbury, CT. “I am pushing to get oils under control, travel to workshops, and sell on the summer outdoor art circuit,” says K-C. “I can’t believe I didn’t major in art while at Skidmore.”

Donna Kimball Heine works half time as a case manager in a children’s hospital, primarily in long-term or chronic illnesses. Plans were to fulfill a dream and take a cruise through the Panama Canal in February. “Between work, genealogy, cross stitch, and the grandchildren, I manage to keep myself busy,” she says.

Kristie Ley earned a certificate in museum studies from Tufts University and is now a researcher at the Mary Baker Eddy Collections and Library in Boston.

Melinda Reach works in the investment management field at Gilder Gagnon Howe, while husband Jean-Paul Lecomte cares for Bradley, 11, and Russell, 9, and runs a summer restaurant called Jean-Paul’s Bistro, in Blue Hill, ME. Linda James Keating, Ann-Linn Diamond Glaser, and Margery Libin Serkin see Melinda regularly.

After being featured in several Capital District exhibits and garnering some recognition in local publications for her small metal designs and jewelry, Sandra Smith Dovberg hopes to achieve national recognition in the years ahead.

Phyllis Stone Roy is public affairs associate at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA, and president of the board of Arena Civic Theatre. Daughter Rachel is a first-year student at Bradford College in Haverhill, but the college is closing in May, so the search begins anew.

I attended an alumni reception in Boston last fall honoring President Studley, along with Anne Harvey Grote, Meredith Black Richards, and Joyce Benedict Ricker. While skiing in Colorado, I had a wonderful visit with Chris Steffens Roe, who works in the recovery room at the University of Colorado Health Services Center and is pursuing a real-estate license.


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