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’60

Marcia Mattson Todd
6003 Parkis Mills Road
Galway, NY 12074-2324
Marciaatfoxhill@cs.com

Rosemary Bourne attended the opening of the Tang Museum last fall and says that “it is truly an exciting milestone for Skidmore!”

Eleanor Schmidt Schweigaard-Olsen and her husband, Bert, have purchased a home in Sarasota, FL, where they plan to retire during the winter months. They are considering Saratoga Springs as a place to spend the warmer months, but are a little concerned about visitors confusing Sarasota and Saratoga. Eleanor and Bert are active in the Edvard Grieg Society.

Bonnie Vare Smith is chair of trustees for LeMoyne College, a United Negro College Fund affiliate in Memphis, TN. Bonnie has four granddaughters, ages 1 through 5.

Toni Levin Smith is still teaching English as a second language at Raritan Valley Community College in Somerville, NJ, to employees of the Chanel company. Last fall, while having lunch in Lake Como, Italy, she overheard a conversation about a special college in upstate New York. The man describing Skidmore with great pride was professor emeritus of art Peter Baruzzi, who was there with his wife, Mickey Mannion Baruzzi ’61. Toni also writes that she has developed a great relationship with Gail Bendix Jaffe since attending a mutual 60th birthday celebration with her at Elaine Perlman Cohen’s home in 1999, where Toni discovered that she and Gail share a fascination with China.

Gail Jaffe and her husband, Alan, insist that rather than retiring, they are “redefining” their lives. Once their house is sold, the couple will spend time in Europe before ultimately settling in Tucson, AZ.

Dorothy Gordon Englander is getting adjusted to apartment living after selling her home of 38 years. She continues creating artwork and teaching classes in building confidence through creative expression. Dorothy started her practice in expressive arts therapy after completing studies at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

After a trip to England and Scotland with her sister, and another to Italy with her husband, Stanley, Peggy Hiller Harris is returning to the reality of tutoring high school students, gardening, and community work.

Sue Laird Robinson writes that her new wheaten puppy is testing her ability to keep up with his energy level. They are busy packing (and eliminating) their belongings in preparation for their move to Sarasota, FL.

Thetis Group spends May through September in Salt Lake City and the remainder of the year in Scottsdale, AZ.

Sarasota, FL, residents Lenore Cleminshaw Lekki and husband Walt summer on a lake in New Hampshire, where they enjoy boating, swimming, and hiking.

Justine Cohen has been devoting her time to caring for her ailing mother, whose health, Justine reports, is now improving.

Mary Hoff Fallon took a “fantastic” cruise from Barcelona to Athens last year. She is very pleased to have five grandsons and one granddaughter.

The travel business keeps Pennsylvanian Eleanor Abbott Pierson on the go. Last year, she visited Leslie Knight Abbott and the Piersons’ grandchildren on Cape Cod. Eleanor also enjoyed a fishing excursion on the AuSable River in Michigan. She is delighted that Carol Siccardi Roberts has become a neighbor.

Last winter Debby Davenport Brooks spent three weeks in Costa del Sol, Spain, followed by Florida parks and campgrounds. Being a first-time grandmother, she dislikes being away from her granddaughter for any length of time.

Priscilla Healy Schell is still in nursing, now working as a diabetes educator at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Her husband is an associate juvenile court judge and continues his private law practice. Last year, she went to Ecuador with her daughter, who is adopting a little girl there. Priscilla and her husband have eight grandchildren.

Judy Lewis White is very involved as an academic and career counselor at Webster University in Denver. She is also the local coordinator for Alliances Abroad, a company that places foreign students and college graduates with local companies. This winter, Judy arranged for 75 young people to find work at Denver ski resorts. Judy stays in touch with Sue Penney Lindenbaum, who is also in career counseling and management. Sue’s daughter will graduate from Colgate in June.

Cindy Goss Triplett accepted a new nursing job in Maine and is catching up on all the newest information and practices in the field. Judy met with Julia Smith Pringle while visiting the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams.

In December 2000, Robert Penney, husband of Naomi Engel Penney, brother of Suzanne Penney Lindenbaum, and brother-in-law of Pat Thompson Engel, was honored for his service on the board of an organization working to end domestic violence in the Syracuse, NY, area. Many relatives attended the black-tie gala. The Penneys’ son Rob is completing his doctoral thesis in labor relations; daughter Mimi is completing her Ph.D. at Cornell in program planning and evaluation.

Leona Bryan Freeman visited Saratoga for the first time since college days and was very impressed with the town and the new campus. Leona’s husband, Neil, passed away last summer after a long struggle with cancer. Our sincere condolences go out to you, Lee.

The class also extends condolences to the family of Mary Hollington Chandler, who died in December 2000. Mary Winters Cooper recalls, “Mary and I were such close friends at Skidmore, and we managed to stay in touch all these years—with phone calls, periodic notes and visits in Florida and Cleveland. When her husband, George, phoned to tell us the sad news, I was filled with an abundance of wonderful memories. Can’t you just see ‘Hollington’ in the snack bar with an English muffin in one hand and a cigarette in the other? She still said ‘How day!’ whenever she phoned me, and her easy cackle of a laugh continued through the years. Mary also leaves a legacy of personal courage and abundant community service.”

’61

Reunion ’01!

Sandy Weisman Sheppard
PO Box 2047
Manchester Center, VT 05255
cassie1@vermontel.net

Preparations for our 40th reunion, May 31 to June 3, are well underway.

Jorunn Snaprud Ostberg, who attended Skidmore as an AFS exchange student from 1958 to 1959, lives in her native Norway in the town of Furnes. She and husband Carl are retiring from operating a large farm and quarry, which will be taken over by one of the couple’s four daughters. Jorunn is the president of an organization that advocates the elimination of hazardous materials in dentistry. She is planning a trip to the United States this summer, and welcomes e-mail at jorunnos@c2i.net.

’62

Emily Jansen Kane
19101 SE Sea Turtle Court, #B101
Tequesta, FL 33469-1568
captgfk@aol.com

Ellen Samek Citron has been working for AARP in Boston for the last six years. Husband George is still practicing ophthalmology, but looking forward to retirement. They plan to spend more time with their two granddaughters and travel to exotic places.

June Kahl Schubert was surprised at her 60th birthday celebration when she uncovered a cognac-cut diamond disguised as an after-dinner mint. She is recruitment coordinator in the career service office at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls. June spends time on both coasts visiting family in Seattle and Boston.

Beth Teegardin Williams is still working for the Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY. Husband Bob and daughter Laura planned a genuine surprise party for Beth’s 60th birthday that included an unexpected appearance by son Rob, who resides in Würzburg, Germany.

Lee Andrews Sennott-Miller retired in June from the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. She and husband Jerry are living on Roatan, an island 30 miles off the northern coast of Honduras, from January to June 2001.

Linda Lange has been working for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York for five years. Linda conducts home visits in East Harlem, a challenging area with wonderful patients. Her daughter is a junior at Colgate University.

Robert and Cindy Baker Stone welcomed their first grandchild last August.

Ruth Rosen Manyin spent her 60th reminiscing with dear friends Sandi Sharpe Coronis and Ida Kuslansky Vanderhoof. Ruth has retired from her position as assistant superintendent of schools in Chester, NY.

Sharon Burdge Lockwood celebrated her 60th birthday with a bash at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, attended by over 100 guests. Sharon recently earned a grant to study Taiwan’s financial institutions. The study will be translated into Chinese.

Lollie Engle Triebold, who spent her 60th birthday in Spain, went back to that country to celebrate her 61st.

Gayle Schiring Duncan didn’t have to change her name when she remarried her former husband last year. Judy Weaver Lupse, who was a bridesmaid at the original ceremony, attended this wedding as well. Gayle retired after 21 years as a broker for Prudential Securities and is renovating their 72-year-old Spanish home in Coral Gables, FL.

Catherine Pregnall Payne has retired after 25 years with Blue Cross Blue Shield. She and Doug actively pursue golf, physical fitness, and travel. They recently visited Fred and Gay Mulligan Klaus-Scarborough in Venice, FL.

Carolyn Crowther Cook is a deacon with her church, docent at the Griswold Museum in Connecticut, and substitute teacher in area grade schools. Daughter Debbie graduated from Amherst College last year and has joined the Peace Corps.

Mollie Klee Heron took her entire family of 12, including five grandchildren, to Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico for Christmas.

Mel and Ann Schapps Schaffer attended the opening of Skidmore’s Tang Museum last fall and pronounced the facility “a must-see.”

Twila Fleckten Wolfe spent Christmas at her daughter’s home in Scottsdale, AZ, surrounded by the entire family.

Elizabeth Kasmer Fancher has moved to New Bern, NC, where she is vice principal of the New Bern High School.

Bob and Star Martin Hopkins traveled to Madagascar to observe lemurs and then continued eastward via Dubai, India, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Robin Andrews Cohan spends five months in Sanibel, FL, and seven months in Minneapolis, MN. Robin owns an antique business in Wayzata, MN.

Although Constance Lashar Dick no longer teaches music, she practices music and recreational therapy with senior citizens who have Alzheimer’s. Every July 4th, she hosts a family reunion in the Poconos that includes her 10 grandchildren.

We express our deepest sympathy to Robert and Cindy Baker Stone, who lost their son, Rob, to a cerebral hemorrhage in May 2000.

’63

Jane Snowdon Jones
60 Elmcrest Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-4155 Fax: 717-283-6099
mejane63@hotmail.com

’64

Bonnie Allen Shertenlieb
6212 Castle Haven Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
Bonnieshert@dmv.com

Beverly Fuhrmann Gregory and husband Bob traveled to Egypt, where they toured pyramids, tombs, and temples dating back to 2500 BC. Beverly noted that “art majors would be impressed by the use of color inside the tombs.”

Petrea Rieck Graham is working full time as a sales manager in DuPont’s residential carpeting division in Pittsburgh, PA. She is grandmother to 2-year-old Grant, son of eldest child Francis. Middle son Winston is a naval intelligence officer in Washington, DC. Youngest son Davey has returned to Muskingum College after a year-long hiatus to recover from Lyme disease.

Please use my new e-mail address when sending news.

’65

Toby Weisberg Rubenstein
315 Sheringham Drive
Hockessin, DE 19707
302 234-0626
e-mail: 74077.2566@compuserve.com

Lee Cranshaw Rowan had an amazing year during which son Colin and daughter Lindsey announced their engagements. Lee and her husband will become instant grandparents, as Colin’s fiancé is the mother of two little girls.

Carol Hochberg has two graduate degrees, an M.A. in English and American literature from Cornell and a J.D. from Syracuse. She has been a lawyer for children in NYC for 24 years. Her son is a sophomore at SUNY-Buffalo.

Susie Hess Hazelton’s husband, Russ, who retired from TWA, still flies his own plane and has contributed to a book on the Scranton Municipal Airport. Son Chad, who ran the New York Marathon in 3:35:18, will be graduating from Columbia Business School, and daughter Happy, co-captain of the ice hockey team, will graduate from Tuck. Susie was named most improved golfer at the Scranton Canoe and Golf Club.

Tina Garber Olsen has released a CD of folk songs that she performs as part of her work at a psychiatric hospital on Staten Island, where she is a psychotherapist. She has two grandchildren, Nicholas, born in October, and Nedia, 4. The children have helped Tina cope with the death of her parents. Her home is in an artist’s community in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Tina attended Reunion and was thrilled to see Connie Bain Moskow and Dottie Martin Milne.

Susan Bode Walsh, who is a retired special education teaching aide, plays tennis and belongs to several book clubs. She and husband Steve are building a house at Amelia Island, FL. Son Tucker was married in August. Nancy Axelrad Comer is Tucker’s godmother. Susan frequently visits her other son, Bradley.

Mellen Poetry Press is publishing the fifth and sixth poetry books of Patricia Claire Peters Volpe, From My Desk at Skip’s Place and Round the Bend and Over the Hill. She is happily married to Frank Volpe. Her daughter Joanna directs the 13th Tribe Theater Company in Chicago. Pat is very fond of her Maine coon cat, Kitty Molly.

Barbara Harrison Judelsohn Durham was appointed executive director of the Erie Community College Foundation. Her daughter Amy Judelsohn Gordon ’93 and Amy’s husband Seth Gordon ’89 live in New Rochelle, NY, where Amy works as a freelance writer and Seth is a senior brand manager for Pfizer Inc. Son David is an attorney in Washington, DC, who specializes in wireless communications.

Martha Oakman Clinton who maintains residences in Chicago, Miami, and, Golden, CO, tutors inner-city sixth graders in Miami. She is redecorating her Colorado home. Martha’s daughter Sarah lives in Connecticut; son Bradford resides in Philadelphia, PA. Martha has three grandchildren.

Ann Shrope Byrne and husband Phil are first-time grandparents of Isabel, born to Tyson and Erica.

Suzy Lawrence Dechamplain and husband Marc live in north-central Florida, where they breed American quarterhorses, which they compete nationally. The couple also raises cattle, hay, and melons.

Sandy Koch Prior traveled to Hawaii in January to look for a condo and to see Cynthia Ai-Embry, who lives there. Daughter Carly, Dartmouth ’01, is a competitive skier. Sandy is planning a nursing reunion with Anne Meynen Maggard and Sue Steele Isbell.

Sue Steele Isbell enjoyed reconnecting with Mary Kerber Krugman and Rorry Pond Zahourek at Reunion. Sue and husband Bob recently celebrated the birth of a sixth grandchild, born to their eldest daughter in Nashville, TN.

Nancy Whitcomb Lipton’s middle son, Josh, was married in November 2000 in Washington, DC. Present for the event were Rorry Zahourek and her husband, Jay Holtzman. Nancy continues as our class fund chair.

Lynn Ryerson Barnard retreats to a summer home on Bald Head Island, NC, during the winter. Son Andrew is a trader with Goldman Sachs, and son Matthew is in a similar position at Knight Securities. Both sons are married and have three children. Lynn manages the commercial package product development and support division at the Chubb Group.

Toby Weisberg Rubenstein has a new position as a supervisory claims examiner for the workers’ compensation office of the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC. In March, she and husband Harvey attended son Steve’s wedding in Melbourne, Australia. Steve is a senior manager with ANZ Bank there. Toby’s daughter Lynne is a senior associate with DeStefano Architects in Chicago; Lynne’s husband works at Fleet Bank.

Marion Peller-Tilden’s husband and family just returned from a trip around the world. Marion’s new novel, Shopping Lessons, slated for publication in 2002, concerns the complex relationship between mothers and daughters. She continues to advise Ph.D. students at University of California and serves as a corporate consultant. Marion claims that she is attempting to live a “vacation lifestyle” at this stage of her life. Marion resides in Mill Valley, CA, for half the year and spends the rest in Maui, Hawaii.

Judy Testa retired in January after 32 years as an art professor at Northern Illinois University. She plans to spend several months in Rome, do volunteer work at women’s clinics, and write a second book on Italian art and culture.

Pamela Joy Brown reports that she is now single and lives in Phoenix, AZ, where she works 80 hours a week nurturing her business, Dakota Document Services. One child resides at the Anita Lynne Home in Hagestown, MD; the other, a student at Northern Arizona University, is touring Australia.

Edgewood, WA, residents Bev Holmes Strodtz and husband Gary were presented with a granddaughter when their daughter, a Spokane police officer, gave birth this past November. Bev, who owns and operates an accounting service, fills her free time with volunteer work at a local children’s hospital. During a trip to Santa Fe last August, she reconnected with Barbara Dunlap, Charlotte “Corky” Dusenberry Lesser, Sandy Brandt Van Mell, and Jeannie Hitchcock Kithil.

Karen Norvig Berry, who lives in Bethlehem Township, PA, works for Amnesty International.

Katie McDowell is practicing law in Phoenix, AZ. She received a J.D. from SUNY-Buffalo in 1999.

Cheryl Gemberling Kozloff, who spends summers in Moorestown, NJ, and winters in Hobe Sound, FL, attended our 35th reunion with husband Chick. She reports that she was elated to meet up with old friends and become acquainted with new ones.

Jill McAnulty migrated from nursing to clinical psychology about 15 years ago; she practices in the Boston area and teaches at Leslie University. Jill got together with Karen Grochau a few times over the past year. Karen recently retired from her position at the Cleveland Art Museum.

Jill sadly reports the death of Nancy Bonardel Paul, after a two-year battle with cancer, in October 2000. Our condolences to her husband, Dick, and children Deborah, Michael, and Kimberly. Jill remembers, “Nancy was a psychiatric nurse clinical specialist whose memorial service was attended by hundreds of friends, including members of two groups with whom she sang and a bell choir that she co-founded. Even while fighting the disease, she lived every moment to the fullest, traveling to London to perform with a church choir during the latter stages of her illness. She will be deeply missed.”

’66

Reunion ’01!

Ann LoDolce
LoDolce & Epstein
1350 Belmont Street, Suite 104
Brockton, MA 02301
alodolce@juno.com

Don’t forget our 45th reunion, May 31 to June 3. The reunion committee encourages everyone to attend.

From Brazil Diana Safdie Liberman faithfully keeps up with class news in Scope. Eldest daughter Tania is an attorney, Liza is pursuing an M.B.A. at Wharton, and Andrea works for Microsoft in Brazil. Diana and husband Michel operate a women’s clothing store with six branches. Although this occupation is somewhat removed from her college program in psychology, Diana enjoys traveling and buying for the firm.

Kathryn Miller Chefetz is chair of the clinic at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute in Washington, DC. Kathryn has a private practice in psychoanalysis. She also supervises doctoral students at George Washington University and teaches at the Washington School of Psychiatry. Her daughter, an attorney and author, will be the first participant in a same-sex wedding at the Washington Episcopal Church. Her oldest son completed a master’s degree in American history at Yale and is teaching, while her youngest son graduated last summer from Syracuse University. Kathryn and her husband spent two weeks in Israel and Jordan in August 2000.

Sandy Berk Jacoby is a member of the reunion committee and looks forward to a very successful weekend in June.

Linda McCrudden lives in Raleigh, NC, with husband Stuart and daughter Juliana. Linda manages corporate communications for Process Energy, Inc.

Susan Berne has a new e-mail address: lennya888@aol.com.

Barbara Ankele Kinney writes, “My life has been very hectic in the last year. Our firm’s director suffered a heart attack and I was asked to cover in his absence and recovery. My father became ill and died in August, then my mother became ill and died in January. My sister and I spent 10 months clearing out their house in Philadelphia. My son David, in the meantime, completed high school and entered Tulane University in New Orleans. My husband, Jon, suffered a heart attack, which although mild, was nonetheless stressful. Our 13-year-old daughter, Rachel, has been a champ through all of this. It feels very strange to have the mothering duties drop off so abruptly just as caring for older parents has ended. I would very much like to reconnect with classmates who plan to attend Reunion. My e-mail is bakinney28@ excite.com.”

The class extends its condolences to the family of Cynthia Amos Willard, who died in August 2000.

’67

Elizabeth Maccracken Winn
421 Alan-A-Dale Hill
Sherwood Forest, MD 21405-2017
410-849-2605
ewinn421@mindspring.com

Judy Harris Soper and husband John will retire from the Webster, NY, school system in June. John is a high school principal, while Judy is a middle school art teacher. She says that retirement will allow her time to do some creative projects and travel with John, whose retirement goal is to visit as many national parks as possible.

Carol Ciccone Gardner continues to serve as the assistant to the dean of NYU School of Law. She writes, “I love my work, and if you love what you do, then it’s not work!” Her daughter produces political coverage for Channel 7 News in Boston and her son is an advertising executive in NYC, where he also volunteers as a paramedic. Carol recently had dinner with Susan Gottlieb Beckerman, now a Skidmore trustee, whom she had not seen since June of 1967. Carol writes, “Our get-together gave me a chance to thank her for being so kind to me when I transferred to Skidmore in my junior year. You will remember that Susan was very accepting, and very funny, and neither of those attributes has been diminished by the passage of time or the losses she suffered a few years ago. I encourage everyone to find the time to say thank you, even if it does happen decades later.”

Pam Scharmann Stewart says “My vocal studio keeps me very busy and I absolutely love teaching voice. I’m also becoming known as the ‘dragonfly lady’; I make beaded dragonfly garden ornaments, pins, and earrings and beaded spider webs for the garden or some corner in the house.” Pam enjoys “a little place” in Kennebunkport, ME, in the summer, where she and husband Douglas volunteer at the Seashore Trolley Museum on weekends. Pam celebrated her 55th birthday last October by doing three cartwheels, a feat that she says “felt pretty good!”

Andrea Peterson Mauro writes that, after all these years, she feels closer to and has more in common with her friend Pam Stewart than she did in college days. Andrea, whose father was an accomplished jazz saxophonist, has pursued classical piano studies, and taken music theory and composition classes at Juilliard over the past five years. She says, “I would like to expand to improvisational jazz piano when I’m ready.” Daughter Chloe, 13, and son Addison, 10, also play piano. Andrea and her husband have an e-commerce consulting firm in NYC. Although she obtained a graduate degree in graphic design at Yale, she has gradually shifted focus from print to electronic communications.

Linda Mathis Martin and her husband, Bill, live in New Hartford, CT, where Linda is assistant children’s director for the Farmington Valley Community Church. She teaches Sunday school, plays piano and organ, and directs adult and children’s choirs. When the weather allows, Linda and Bill keep active by riding bikes and kayaking flat water.

Sophia Truslow’s life is changing rapidly. She is in the second year of a master’s program in historic preservation at Columbia University. Sophie states that she will “probably always” live in the 1868 firehouse on Pacific Street in Brooklyn, NY. Son Julian LaVerdiere is a sculptor in NYC, where he exhibits at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, and a production designer for Los Angeles-based advertising.

Pam Miller put her psychotherapy caseload of about 30 people on hold while she and her partner, Thea Mauro, moved to Padua, Italy, in January for a six-month stay. Thea, a dermatologist and science researcher with the VA and the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, is on sabbatical to research muscle and skin cell techniques. Pam says, “you only live once,” and hopes her clients don’t fall apart while she frees herself to write, paint, cook, and learn Italian. Pam’s son, Zack, 13, and Thea’s daughter, also 13, are enrolled in the British International School. Before they left for Italy, Zack celebrated his bar mitzvah at about the same time as Thea’s daughter’s bat mitzvah. Pam comments that the joint event was “touching, spiritual, and exhausting!”

Last August Logan Parry Hottle and her husband, Will, sold their house in Pennsylvania and bought a summer cottage in Edgewater, MD, on the outskirts of Annapolis. They now have water privileges and a permanent slip for their sailboat while they are away at their Leadville, CO, winter home. Logan teaches skiing and remarks, “the fun never stops.”

Bev Harrison Miller’s son, Noah, is a classics major at Darmouth. Daughter Brooke ’99 is studying neuroscience at Northwestern University.

Bev, who is president of the alumni association, thoughtfully informed me about a recipient of the Barbara Hume ’67 Memorial Award. Barbie was my Skidmore roommate for two years, until she died following a car accident at the end of our junior year. After her death, I helped establish an award to be given annually to a junior in her memory. Since Barbie’s parents died, I had not heard about the award recipients until Bev wrote to me recently about Anthony Llano ’97, who received it in 1996. Tony joined the alumni board in 1999 at Bev’s invitation. Knowing that Tony received the award means a lot to me and to Barbie’s sister, with whom I stay in touch.

’68

Molly Meyer
496 Whitney Avenue, #1C
New Haven, CT 06511-2352
molly.meyer@yale.edu

’69

Elizabeth McKinley Loomis
8 Leather Lane
Beverly Farms, MA 01915
lizyloo@mediaone.net

Martha Doty Yorke reports the snow in Buffalo wasn’t too bad last winter. She has been teaching seven classes at a community college but tries to work in some down time to read for pleasure.

Gloria Martin-Pressman and her husband, Howard, enjoy visiting Saratoga. Son Roger ’02 is spending second semester in New Zealand. The Pressmans’ older son, Jeff, is working on his dot-com business. Gloria coordinates the adult basic education and GED program for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Barbara Herbert von der Groeben introduced a Skidmore senior to the field of pharmaceutical quality assurance at her firm, Clinimetrics, during a one-day job shadowing experience.

Joyce Benedict Ricker is in the midst of extensive house renovation; the family has moved six times since March! Joyce wrote that their daughter, Autumn, is now at the University of New Hampshire.

Melinda Lecomte Reach will host a Skidmore alumni lunch at her husband’s restaurant, Jean-Paul’s Bistro, in Blue Hill, ME, sometime in August.

Deena Borden attended the May 2000 International Women’s Conference in Israel. It was a remarkable opportunity to meet with women engaged in diverse professions from all over the world. Deena was especially gratified to participate in a discussion, led by one of the first female supreme court justices in Israel, concerning the recent decision allowing women to pray at the Wall.

Mary Miller Mapes is publications director and Web master for the University of Miami’s North-South Center. She was awarded an M.F.A. from the University of Miami in 1998. Mary, recently divorced, has a 17-year-old son.

In November, Pamela Henderson Saylor was elected superintendent of the Lake County School District. She and husband Bruce have lived in Leesburg for 20 years. Daughter Amanda, a ’99 Wake Forest graduate, works for First Union in Charlotte and is applying to law school. Son Clark, a junior at William and Mary, majors in economics and pitches for the baseball team.

Class president Phyllis Fradkin Boynton is transplant case manager at PHS Health Plans and a private-practice geriatric care manager. Daughter Amy was accepted to the University of Vermont. In anticipation of an empty nest, Phyllis and husband Bob are rediscovering hiking and kayaking.

Sandy Davis Flood and her husband, Gary, have built a new home in New Preston, CT. Sandy is director of nephrology at Valley Hospital in northern New Jersey. Daughter Alexandra ’98 is pursuing a master’s in education at NYU.

Heather Knickerbocker Chace and husband Roger have two sons, Christian and Jeffrey. Heather is evening nurse supervisor at a local home for the elderly.

Kristie Ley was promoted to registrar of collections for the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity in Boston, due to open in June 2002. Kristie visited Barbara MacDonald Alexander and her family in Dallas last December.

Susan Broadbin Thomas’s son Christopher, 20, finished two years at Skidmore and now hopes to pursue his interest in sound engineering. High school senior Caitlin awaits news on her college choices. Husband Bill is executive vice president of the Medstar Health System in Washington, DC. They spend weekends on the Eastern Shore golfing, kayaking, and biking. Susan is on the advisory board for the University of Maryland Medical School’s mental health programs and is also president of her garden club. She would love to hear from classmates residing in her area.

Congratulations to Lillian Hurlburt Thompson and Corrado Mattiello, who were married in San Francisco, CA, last December. Lillian left a corporate career in telecom last year to partner with Corrado in the importation of large-scale architectural terracotta pots and statuary from Tuscany. She is enjoying the return to her “creative side” and plans to do management consulting in marketing strategy.

Hattie Motley Cleveland worked with the Aspen Valley Ski Club on its final ski race of the season, the Curtis Cleveland Finale, in memory of her late husband, who taught skiing on Aspen Mountain for 27 years. Both grandsons, 10 and 16, were slated to ski in the memorial event. Hattie recently returned from a cruise with her sister and brother, and reports that she is “doing a lot better these days.”

A profile of Carole Chulick Stone appears in this issue of Scope.

Our condolences to the family of Deborah Weil Goldfarb, who died in November 2000.

We also offer our sympathies to Barbara Herbert von der Groeben, who lost her father in November 2000.

Still regarded as a “newcomer” after residing more than two years in my community of Beverly Farms, MA, I have taken to wearing a Skidmore sweatshirt. I have succeeded in meeting some interesting Skidmore grads and “extensions” by doing so.

 


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