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Ingeborg Hegemann Clark
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Trudy Tartamella Austin completed her 25th year teaching elementary general and vocal music. Daughter Lindsey graduated from Boston University in May with a major in communications and advertising. Son Ryan, a Johns Hopkins grad with a degree in mechanical engineering, received a master’s from Georgia Tech.
In June Barbara Bromley stepped down as chair of the department of education at California Polytechnic University-Pomona. This fall, she will begin a six-month sabbatical to research and write nonfiction books for young children concerning parents who have suffered traumatic head injury. She is looking for an illustrator and welcomes hearing from classmates at email@example.com.
After a few years traveling overseas, Laura Burling bought a house in the French Quarter of “the Big Easy.” Daughters Georgia and Whitney have graduated from college and are gainfully employed, so “laissez les bons temps rouler!”
Suzanne Eusden is still living in Whittier, AK, on Prince William Sound (population 200 year round; 400-plus in the summer), where for the past 11 years she has been running the post office. Her longtime partner, Don Stevens, owns Sound Marine LLC, a boat repair and winter boat-watch business. He also is a longshoreman for the summer cruise ships and hence, the couple have very little vacation time.
Maryann Tilli Greco opened a second Manhattan salon to showcase her couture bridal designs. Both locations are on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Sharon Romney was a recent customer seeking cocktail dresses. Maryann’s two other stores are on Long Island. Daughter Gina was married in November in Manhattan; Barbara Reinhalter was on hand to celebrate the nuptials.
After spending nine years on the West Coast, Betsy Harrington sold her hillside home in Marin County, CA, and moved to Bucks County, PA. A principal at William M. Mercer, she leads project management and marketing in the Northeast for Mercer’s health and productivity management practice. She spends her time off relaxing at her new vacation home in Jupiter, FL, where she shared a week with Nancy Foster and Robin Maley in March 2004.
Betsy Lowe continues to work on the founding of a new 35,000-square-foot Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, which she conceived of several years ago. It is now under construction in Tupper Lake, NY; a grand opening ceremony will be held July 4, 2006. She encourages classmates in the region to come join the fun. For details, visit www.adknature.org.
Eileen Crowley Sullivan is the new program coordinator of physical education, health education, and coaching at Boston University’s School of Education. She had previously served as phys-ed program coordinator. A researcher of teacher behaviors and the use of movement to reinforce cognitive content, she is publishing a games manual and children’s book this year. She still sees and hears from “best buddy” Vikki Farrell Lyons ’77, who lives in California.
Dorothy Tuoti Wallace is living in northern California and looking forward to Reunion next year.
In 2004 Chris Teasdale started a second career as an eighth-grade teacher of ancient history at the Morrison-Bear School in New Jersey. “Despite all that Skidmore faculty did to make me a student of history, there is a massive amount of material I have had to learn and relearn. But it’s worth it.”
Rena Weissman Wallenius lives in Oceanside, CA, with son Todd, 17, and daughter Nora, 13. She practices law at her own firm, which specializes in criminal defense.
Joel Keener is a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of art at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, America’s oldest black college (founded in 1837). In 2003 he helped found the university’s Fine Art Honor Society, which entered “Liberty Belle,” a life-size fiberglass cow with painted portraits and symbols of black history, into Cow Parade International in Harrisburg last year. This year FAHS students collaborated with the Philadelphia mayor’s office to mount an exhibition of 75 student artworks celebrating Black History Month. Joel’s students have exhibited at the UN, Pentagon, and Hofstra Museum. He continues to exhibit in juried and invitational shows from Roanoke, VA, to Albany, NY. He and wife Shari celebrated their 36th anniversary this month.
Anestis Symeonides reports that Greece survived hosting the Athens Olympics but is reeling from the resulting $11.6 billion debt. Anestis and his family left their old apartment building behind and moved into a new townhouse in December. His wife, Sophie, is busy coordinating everything for the interior. Daughters Alexia, 16, and Anastasia, 10, love their new bedrooms. Their father is happily settled into his “command post” in the basement. Alexia is the top 11th-grader at the American Community Schools of Athens and is planning for college.
Terri Scheinzeit is a business executive living in NYC.
In San Jose, CA, Susan Pickarski Suriyapa exhibited her work in a group show called Gravity in March.
I (Ingeborg ) am VP of ecological sciences at BSC Group Inc., a Massachusetts environmental consulting firm. Son Taylor is a freshman at Suffolk University in Boston, and daughter Lauren will be entering college this fall. I keep in touch with Sandra Crystall, who works for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and lives with husband Matthew and their two daughters in Bow.