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Carol Siccardi Roberts
80 Front St.
Exeter, NH 03833
News flooded in after Prudy
Georgias Reunion letter. We are hoping to have a record turnout this
time to celebrate "Skidmore1960Hooray40Y2K," June 14.
Sue Alvis Simonds
found her calling at age 54. She is making lampwork glass beads in her home studio.
She and Jim travel to bead shows around the country in their diesel pusher. She
has turned a hobby into a full-time business.
Gail Bendix Jaffee
says sharing news of grandchildren with Judy Lowe Plourde, Barbara Block
Zwick, Suzanne Denby Pelton, Suzanne Elsesser, and Barbara
Brownell 59 has added rich and exciting news to their long histories
since Skidmore days.
Betsy Bromfield Woodard
and her husband of two years, Chuck, have nine children and 13 grandchildren between
them. They travel in the U.S. and Europe and are active in their church and other
organizations. Lets hope that Betsy finally makes a reunion in 2000.
Betsy Dunnet Lindfors
and Ken enjoy their family, especially granddaughter Maya, and work with a teenage
exchange program. They plan to visit Bosnia, Albania, and Moldova this year to
select students for scholarships to independent schools. Betsy looks forward to
Carol Gleason Caldwells
husband of two years, Bill Hollingshead, has been retired for six years and keeps
busy with golf and woodworking. He recently obtained his real estate license and
is now full time in Carols office. They do quite a bit of boating in a quiet
bay on their local lake with romantic moonlit picnics on the boat. Her youngest
daughter, Sarah, has a son, Ethan. The Caldwells spent a week in New England last
summer and would love to live there in August. Anyone passing through Hot Springs,
AR, would be very welcome.
Thetis Group sends
her regards to the class and especially her fellow nursing graduates. After serving
as dean of the college of nursing at Syracuse University for many years, she retired
and moved to Scottsdale, AZ. She keeps busy writing textbooks on feminism and
nursing, the medical monopoly, and gender issues related to doctor-nurse relationships.
She has a summer home in Salt Lake City and will spend the winter there in 2002
so as not to miss the Olympics.
In 1998, Peggy Hiller
Harris retired from teaching learning disabled children in the Savannah, GA,
public schools, but tutors children who are no longer in the LD program but who
need assistance. She and Stanley sold their home of 30 years and moved to the
country on an island. Son Charles is a retinal surgeon in Atlanta, and daughter
Carolyn lives in DC, where she is project manager for the Smithsonian Museum.
Anya Hubbard Murray
is establishing her fourth and last holistic health practice entitled Wellness
First in Longmont, CO. She has a Web site at www.wellnessfirst.net.
Her purpose is to empower others to heal themselves through her healing work and
presence. For fun she hikes, gardens, rafts, kayaks, cross country and downhill
skis, bikes, and swims.
Leslie Knight Abbott
is really looking forward to Reunion. Last fall, she hosted a New Trier group
at her place on Cape Cod.
Karen Kramm Meyer,
a resident of Blacklick, OH, spends winters just around the corner from our first
Florida home in Vero Beach.
Susan Laird Robinson
is in her sixth year on the volunteer council of the American Symphony Orchestra
League in Oklahoma City. She accompanies her husband on business trips, most recently
to Brazil, Spain, Belgium, Greece, and all over the Middle East. She is also on
various committees locally for Arts in Education for Oklahoma public schools.
The May tornado missed them by only three miles.
Jean Lowes Dignazio
is retired from many occupations, the last as office manager of a dental practice.
Daughter Lisa is married, living and working in Japan for two years. Son John
is in a Ph.D. program in California. Jean hopes to make Reunion.
Jean Manimon Gallagher
and husband Ray have enjoyed Florida for the last 20 years. They live at Pelican
Bay in Daytona Beach, where they keep busy with golf and visitors from the North.
Jean has two childrenJeff, 38, and Nancy, 35and four granddaughters;
Ray has three sons in Masschusetts. Jean and Ray volunteer at their local hospital.
Jeans parents, 92 and 87, are still in Naples, so they see them frequently,
as well as her two sisters who also live in Florida.
"The brain is tired,
so Ive retired from anything that requires a watch," says Caryn
Outcalt Foltz. Instead, she takes her granddaughter to "book babies"
at the library, reads several books at one time, plays bridge, and travels from
Shaker Heights, OH, to Chautauqua, NY, in the summer and to Delray Beach, FL,
in the winter.
Class FOP chair Hadley
Sillick Robertson spends her time reading, goofing off, and squeezing money
out of the poor souls who answer her phone calls. She designs greeting cards,
and I buy them at the car wash, much to her chagrin. As she is so active with
Skidmore causes, I suggest she move "buy computer" from the bottom of
her to-do list to the top.
Bonnie Vare Smith
is vice president of the board of trustees for Lemoyne-Owen College, a 125-year-old
United Negro College Fund school, and will become board president in June. She
continues in outreach ministry at her church. Bonnie has four granddaughters.
She looks forward to Reunion.
Jill Ayers Gilbert
and Ellen VanDusen Guthrie are co-chairs of our 40th reunion, June 14,
2000. They urge everyone to make plans now to attend. If any of you artists
wish to display your creations or perform your talent, we can arrange that. If
anyone can give some thought provoking interest to the weekend, please volunteer.
Ellen is at 502-245-9237, fax 502-245-7919; and Jill is at 718-858-8812.
In June, as I was standing
on a dock amid the Norwegian fjords, I started chatting with a young man who was
finishing his semester abroad and was about to return to his college in upstate
New York yup, Skidmore. Then in August, I started chatting with a young
bartender in Stockbridge, MA. Eventually, we got to his college and sure enough,
the same school. I feel like a traveling Middle Ages relic, proving to these young
people that the school has been there a while.
Please call us at 518-580-5600
if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:
Suzanne Besunder Stier
Mary Bishop Ross
Beverly Bristol Davis
Nancy Coxon Olson
Glenda Danziger Reingold
Diane DeAngelis Hoffman
Patricia W Edwards
Karen Fischer Smith
Nancy Flatow Schoenrock
Miriam Gerson Dubner
Lana Larson Thompson
Judith Margolin Goodman
Marcia McCormick Scanlan
Ofelia Menendez Ergin
Carol Santry Gamet
Joan Weiss Knox
Caryl White Heid
Marlene Yannessa Fox
Sandra Weisman Sheppard
PO Box 2047, Canterbury Rd.
Manchester Center, VT 05255
In Colorado it is not necessary
to be married by an official or anyone with a special license, so Kristin Tang
92, Oscar and Frankie Young Tangs daughter, asked Marian
Rapoport Thier to officiate at her July wedding in Vail to Mike Marston. "I
was honored, of course," says Marian. "The event was just perfect, exactly
like a Frankie occasion. There were 230 people from all over the world. The actual
ceremony was held on the Frankie Tang stage at the Gerald Ford amphitheater. In
the ceremony, I made mention of the fact that Frankie would rejoice at the wedding
of one of her four beloved children. Even though I had sad moments when I recalled
planning for her wedding, most of the weekend was extremely happy, full of life
and love, and lots of fun. The wedding party went white water rafting the day
before the wedding, some folks played golf, some hiked, some biked lots
of activity." Those events were sandwiched between trips to Poland and the
UK for Marians work as a mangement consultant.
In June I attended a Longmeadow
High School reunion (four classes together because we were so small). I had a
great time and saw Patty Paige Johnson there. I also traveled to London
and Paris in June, seeing the sights by myself since my husband was sick with
what I call "airplane flu." In August, we took an Intergolf trip to
the Canadian Rockies. I would put this area very high on a priority list for those
who like to travel, golfer or nongolfer. My daughter, Alyssa, has finally gotten
a small break out in Hollywood, and appeared in a Nuveen commercial during the
Superbowl. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a career which she has worked
so hard at for so long.
Condolences to Carole
Sussman Heller, whose sister, Ellen Sussman Kovak 66, died on
Sept. 25, 1999, of cancer.
Emily Jansen Kane
19101 SE Sea Turtle Ct., #B101
Tequesta, FL 33469
Twila Fleckten Wolfe
spent three weeks in Prague and Vienna singing with the Robert Page Festival Chorus
and Czech Radio Philharmonic. She also played Mother Abbess in a community theater
production of The Sound of Music.
Barbara Koweek Phillips
is first vice president and director of human resources at Peoples Bank
in Bridgeport, CT. She was recently elected to the board of directors of the Danbury
Regional Commission on Child Care, Rights and Abuse Inc., which serves Newtown
and surrounding communities to prevent child abuse through empowering families.
She and husband Arthur, an endodontist, have three children and three grandchildren.
Jane Snowdon Jones
60 Elmcrest Dr.
Dallas, PA 18612
It was exciting to attend
the inauguration of President Jamie Studley. Judy Petingell, fresh from
a fabulous trip to China, and Ronnie Zolondek Bramesco, and I spent the
weekend at Ronnies wonderful place in the Berkshires. We spent the morning
debating if we should make the hour-plus drive to Saratoga or enjoy the day where
we were. With no time to spare, we dashed off to Saratoga, and are we ever glad
we did! We arrived at the same time as Hillary Clinton! People were running around
trying to get a glimpse of her. There were Secret Service guys everywhere (you
can tell them by the ear wires). There was even one in academic regalia in the
procession behind Hillary and on the stage. Because of security, all tickets had
been stopped early that morning. Fortunately, our Ronnie knew the guy at the entrance,
and we were in! The Class of 1963 was well represented. We saw Judy Baldwin
Martin, who could not stay for the festivities afterward; Connie Talcott
Smith, who was up from Florida to visit with her look-alike daughter who is
attending law school in New York; and board chair Joanie Layng Dayton.
Penny Dammann Johnston, a trustee, was also there. It was very impressive,
filled with pomp and ceremony, but also with gaiety and fun. President Studley
made sure to include the students in every facet of the day. At the reception
under several huge white tents, she even sang with some of the a cappella groups
and danced, too.
In May, Joanie and Bob
Dayton welcomed their third grandchild, the first girl born to Bobs family
in several generations. "Very exciting!" says Joanie.
Barbie Ades Bond
and husband Ed recently attended youngest son Brians wedding at a mountain
inn in Tennessee. Brian is on staff at the University of Tennessee, having earned
his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech. Husband Ed has retired from the railroad and keeps
very busy with hobbies and consultant work. Barbie still directs the church choir
and has a few piano pupils. They love the several days each month they spend at
their cabin near the Great Smokey Mountains.
Owner, designer, and builder.
Ruth Adler Ruder and husband Phillip fit the description of all three in
that they designed and built their dream house in Reno, NV. "It took a year,"
says Ruth, "but we are finally in. Now I look forward to the landscaping!"
Ruth has enjoyed volunteer mediation work in past years. She is a class liaison
for her high school in New Orleans and was recognized for her leadership for her
40th class reunion in March 99.
With the same husband since
1964 and the same house since 1972, Sue Lynn Auld Pattison also still has
the same children two daughters, 31 and 28 and two new sons-in-law.
She claims she is the same person, but better and younger! She has been very busy
selling the Worth Collection for eight years, and the business is growing.
Susan Blum Loukedis
practices law from a home office (professional name: Susan Littman), specializing
in communications and computer law. Second daughter Jennifer Littman was married
Since retiring from Syracuse
University three years ago, Nancy Clarke Polachek has been doing consultant
work but mostly just pursuing the things she never had time for, including golf.
She and husband Dick have three grandchildren who live in Illinois, Connecticut,
and New Jersey. They travel to see them often and also to see sights at home and
abroad. Loyal fans, they still try to attend most of the Syracuse football and
basketball games. "For a small city, Syracuse has a lot to offer in the way
of arts and sports." She claims the winters arent too bad, especially
if you dont have to drive to work at 7:30 every day. There is practically
no traffic and there are lots of great restaurants.
Nancy Crook Rhodes
has seven grandchildren and runs ambulance duty as a first responder. "Never
a dull moment," she says. Husband Dusty plans to retire this year from Delta
Calista Crosby Bookout
attended a fabulous Svend Bayer pottery workshop at Hood College. Bayers pots
are large enough in which to plant trees. Although claiming hers were somewhat
smaller, her largest had 50 pounds of clay in it! Meanwhile, husband Henry went
off on a genealogical journey, exploring Frederick, MD; Gettysburg, PA; and Leesburg,
VA, looking for ancestors.
In July, Joyce DiBona
sold her share of her advertising firm and will remain active on special projects
for the next three years. She and husband Robert Weiss travel and keep busy with
Diane Doan Colvin
and husband Gary are well, happily retired, and enjoying the good life!
Jackie Fernald Montgomery
has a 14-year-old ninth-grade son (taller than she) and a booming real estate
business in Jackson Hole, WY. She has some more gray hairs and is working on losing
40 pounds, but she gets to travel occasionally and generally finds that life is
Mobile, AL, is home to
Judy Fuller Aronson and husband Nick. Judy is a graduate of the Class of
99 Leadership Mobile, a year-long citywide leadership program. Daughter
Molly married Tyler Stevens in July in New London, NH.
Holly Gardiner Cohen
and husband Barry celebrated 35 years together. Their younger daughter, Dana,
was married in June to a man she met her freshman year at Lehigh, where both were
computer science majors. She is with a Web development company, and he is a consultant.
The Cohens have an older daughter living at home and working in child care. Holly
has been working at Readers Digest for 12 years. She does direct mail production
design, working with art directors and copywriters and marketing in house, and
then following the whole process outside with printers, developers, and lettershops.
heard from Toni Geis Oliver after our reunion history had been printed,
so heres what Toni is up to: After leaving Skidmore, Toni completed her
degrees in English and Spanish at Finch College. She married Norwood Oliver, something,
she says, she "got right the first time around." They live on Park Ave.
in NYC, have a home in Mantoloking, NJ, and can be found seasonally at Pelican
Bay, Naples, FL. After a multifaceted career in her own right, Toni now enjoys
"selective participation" in her husbands business, Norwood Oliver
Design Associates Inc (NODA), specializing in commercial interior design. They
have traveled to Kenya and Tanzania, Italy, Egypt, and Switzerland (and by now
a few more, Im sure).
Having downsized on home
maintenance after 30 years and moving from Montclair, NJ, to a townhouse in Parsippany,
Naomi Gotkis Rotter and husband George do not sound like they have downsized
anywhere else! Naomi is a professor in the school of management at New Jersey
Institute of Technology with activities split between teaching undergraduates
and graduates and research in the areas of telecommuting and tele-learning. Daughter
Mora and son-in-law Seth reside in Cambridge, MA. Daughter Valerie and son-in-law
Miles live in Pittsburgh. Son Ephraim lives in Atlantic City. Daughter Rebeccas
September wedding to Robert Buzas took place at John and Debbie Frankel Reeses
beautiful Vermont farm. Rebecca, like her dad and brother, works in the New York
world of advertising. Now that a summer of planning a home wedding is over, Debbie
plans to begin painting in her studio in earnest.
Judy Grebin obtained
a masters in science education at NYU and has been a high-school biology
teacher and assistant principal of science in NYC schools. She finds work satisfying
but also enjoys play, which includes international travel and taking full advantage
of the great cultural events in Manhattan.
Judy Hestwood Feagin
continues to paint portraits with excursions into other topics for herself. Husband
Tom is in what they assume is his slowing down phase of medical practice. He is
medical director of the hospice program at a Memphis, TN, city hospital and combines
it with a house-call practice in which he sees patients who are unable to get
to a doctors office. Other than that, they admire their latest addition
of character lines and gray hairs, walk the dog, and look forward to cool weather.
"Anne Luetkmeyer Stone and I stay in touch, and were still crazy
after all these years," says Judy. Anne went to Wood Boat School in Maine
and built a canoe. "Im thoroughly enjoying all the midlife crises I
can muster," says Anne.
Mildred Krips Boyce
raises race horses and loves it.
Ken and June Manley
Blohm both retired in August 98. They abandoned the snows of Rochester
for warmer weather in Aiken, SC, a place Ken found from a Money magazine article
on the 10 best places to retire. The big move came in March 99, and though
still getting settled, they enjoy year-round outside living. They often see Jean
Johnson Monk and Doug, as their home in Greensboro, NC, is now a lot closer.
Last summer, Gwyn Palmer
hosted a mini-reunion at her home in Brunswick, ME. Beanie Chun Wong came
in from Los Angeles, and they were joined by Marsha McGeorge Hardy from
Jefferson, PA; Betsy Devine Ousey and husband Gordon from Valhalla, NY;
Shirley Fleming Woodward and husband Jack from Guilford, NH; and Jeanette
Chase Fagone and husband Connie from Arlington, MA. The group had a great
time cooking lobsters in Gwens kitchen, and Betsy made a carrot cake from
an old Skidmore cookbook.
Jeanne Robinson Schwartz
lives in Haworth, NJ, where she is chair of the department of radiology and chief
of section interventional radiology at Morristown (NJ) Memorial Hospital. Husband
Jeffrey has his own software company. Son Alec, 33, is a urology resident at New
York Medical College and Joshua, 28, is a Columbia M.B.A. graduate with his own
value-investment business. Neither son is married, and Jeannie asks, "Any
Skiddies out there?"
Nancy Ruch Stevenson
and Ben saw the last of three children married in August in Saratoga, CA. Following
the wedding, they spent three weeks seeing some of the Pacific Northwest (Portland,
Seattle, Vancouver, and Banff). "Now that all three kids are married,"
says Nancy, "were shopping for a place to retire. Hilton Head Island,
SC, seems to be at the top of our list."
In June, Lois Sommer
Goglia will have a one-person exhibition called Galapagos Island Fantasy:
A Natural Selection at the University of New Haven.
Sandy Wilbert Flesichman
has enjoyed her Skidmore connections this year. She played golf twice in Bridgehampton,
NY, with Ronnie (I taught her all the golf she knows! ) Bramesco and is looking
forward to a trip to Rome with Barbie Nichols Kirwood, where they plan
to visit with Dottie Skripak Penner. Sandys relationship is still
going well, and they planned to spend two months in Summerfield, FL, this winter.
She loves retirement and is learning to play golf, bake bread, and weave.
If you ever considered
attending the Summer Exploration at Skidmore, hesitate no more! Ronnie and Judy
had a most enjoyable time last August. While Judy did art, Ronnie studied psychology
with exciting Professor Sheldon Solomon. The week included many activities, such
as the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC and a day at the races (where I understand
Judy won the trifecta!). However, I understand Ronnie is making a contribution
to the College for new mattresses!
Bonnie Allen Shertenlieb
6212 Castle Haven Rd.
Cambridge, MD 21613
Jane Denaburg Leavey
is the founding director of Atlantas William Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum,
the largest Jewish museum in the Southeast. Jane has three sons David,
an architect in St. Louis, Jonathan, an entrepreneur in NYC, and Michael, a pre-law
student in Atlanta.
Carol Little Weg,
who lives in Princeton, NJ, has twin granddaughters, born January 1999. Daughter
Audrey lives in Greenwich, CT, with son-in-law Michael and the girls, so Carol
gets to see them all fairly often.
Carole Walter Maeder
9 Driftwood Lane
Burlington, VT 05401
Donna Campbell Zuckermans
daughter, Liz, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in June and is now a reporter
for the Union News in Springfield, MA. Son Ethan and his wife live in Williamstown,
MA, and after leaving his job from an Internet company, Ethan is relaxing and
deciding what to do next. Donna is a paralegal in a matrimonial law firm in White
Plains, NY, and husband Don is with the NYS Attorney Generals office in
Condolences to Tina
Garber, whose parents died last year, both age 90. Tina is a creative-arts
therapist at South Beach Psychiatric Center on Staten Island. Daughter Sara was
married in June. Tina has one granddaughter. She is currently writing her life
Pamela Joy Brown
owns a document-preparation firm in Phoenix, with branches in Tucson, Flagstaff,
and Tempe. She prepares divorces and bankruptcies for her clients throughout Arizona.
During Summer Exploration 1998, she gathered seeds from the abundant marigolds
growing around the Skidmore campus and shared them with friends around the country
who now grow Skidmore marigolds in their own gardens.
Sarah Knight Erlij
and Dave became grandparents to twins born in Hong Kong last year. Their daughter
and son-in-law have since moved to Columbus, OH a lot closer. Son Daniel
is a talent agent dealing with scriptwriters in LA. Sarah and Dave live in New
York and summer on Fire Island and welcome visitors.
Katie McDowell hopes
to see many classmates at Reunion.
After conducting animal
research for several years, Jane Novak Milberg-Rubenstein decided she would
rather work with people. Now she is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Yale Health
Plan, and though she specializes in pediatrics, she believes strongly in taking
care of the medical, social, and psychological needs of the entire family, not
just the child coming in for an office visit.
Bruce and Martha Oakman
Clinton are busy building their dream house on top of a mountain in Colorado.
Theyve added two horses and two grandchildren to the family.
recent work was shown last fall at the Amos Eno Gallery in NYC.
Nashville, TN, resident
Linda Schilling Martine recently participated in the 26-mile Grandmas
Marathon in Duluth, MN. Formerly a competitive runner, she became a paraplegic
after a 1993 car accident. She trained for several months prior to the marathon
to increase her upper body strength and endurance. Linda completed the course
by pushing her specially-designed titanium racing wheelchair for three hours and
11 minutes. "I saw the backs of a lot of people," she says. Linda was
the oldest wheelchair participant and came in last, but that took nothing away
from her victory.
Sarah Smith Munley
had two graduates last year son Silas earned a masters in clinical
evaluative sciences and outcomes research from Dartmouth, while daughter Lissa
received a bachelors degree from Emory University. Silas now works at the
PRI division of Johnson and Johnson, while Lissa works on an 87-foot sailboat
teaching scuba diving.
Please call us at 518-580-5600
if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:
Louise Arenson Garrell
Mary Attonito Wilson
Kathleen Bradley Cotton
Mary Calvert Forcellon
Mary Dantino Ayala
Betsy Eliason Houlihan
Judith Friedman VanVlandren
Susan Graham Kadison
Helen Hawkins Green
Judith Hawley Heydt
Cynthia Jones Carleton
Anne Kalemjian Maierfeldt
Kathryn Ketchum Weeman
Brenda Pond Brandt
Carolyn Pratt Neeley
Gail Raymond Webster
Meredith Roop Roose
Deanne Shapiro Canar
Caroline Shepard Nangle
Katherine Shevelson Neuhoff
Paula Slowick Francese
Masko Taniguchi Nakanishi
Josena VanTassel Turner
Nancy Wise Spencer
Ann Yacavone Jameson
1350 Belmont St., Ste. 104
Brockton, MA 02301
In July 1997, Pamela
Carson was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer and has spent the past two
years doing conventional and alternative therapies. She has become an advocate
for cancer survivors, speaking to groups on "Living Fully with a Terminal
Illness." Her booklet, Joyful Healing, is distributed at cancer centers.
Anyone desiring a copy, please contact her at 111 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY
14850 or by e-mail at PamelaCar@aol.com. When Pam was diagnosed, she resigned
as director of Educate the Children, the nonprofit organization she founded in
1990, which educates and trains impoverished women and children in rural Nepal.
She is deeply gratified that the wonderful work of ETC continues to blossom and
flourish under the direction of a new director and active board of directors.
Pam loves being retired and feels the preciousness and joy of each day.
Susan Sturges Spagnola
is alumna trustee of the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University.
Elizabeth Maccracken Winn
421 Alan-A-Dale Hill
Sherwood Forest, MD 21405
Margaret Baker Rennels
was named to the national advisory committee on vaccines to CDC, Armer Academy
of Pediatrics, and special consultant to the FDA. Husband Marshall works part
time and spends the rest of his time taking care of their Eastern Shore property.
Susan Merrick Bacon visited and all had a great time.
Betsey Chandler Sutton
is the part-time director of promotion and development at the Saratoga Springs
Preservation Foundation. She coordinates fundraisers and volunteers and is in
charge of media relations.
In the spring, Dedree
Drees will have an online computer-illustration course from Baltimore County
Community College, where she is professor of art and computer graphics. In the
meantime, check out her Web site at www.choicemall.com/ddreesfineart.
Mark and Susan Gottlieb
Beckerman re-met at their high schools 100th birthday reunion. Although
they had dated each other as seniors in high school, neither had gone to the senior
prom. According to Susan, this reunion made up for that! Susans daughter
Ruth, 16, has enrolled at Simons Rock College, leaving the newlyweds with
an empty nest. The new Mrs. Beckerman says, "Well have to figure out
what to do now." Sue, Betsey Sutton, Laura Lee Linder, Nancy Mersfelder
Mann, Corky Corcoran DeMarco attended the inauguration of President
Jamie Studley. Beverly Harrison Miller, alumni association president, says,
"What an event! Hillary Clinton spoke, and I did too! There must have been
150 representatives from other colleges, and the procession was long and colorful."
Nancy s younger son is at the College of Wooster and her older son is beginning
a medical technician program.
As of December 1998, Chris
Leader Hoffmeister is a grandmother, thanks to daughter Erica and son-in-law
Dave. Delaney Christines emergency premature birth and the months following
were a challenging time for the entire family. The baby is making good progress
now, and Chris writes, "How satisfying to see your own daughter become a
loving and capable parent!" Chriss son, Greg, and his wife recently
bought a house in Needham, MA, just two miles from Chris and George. Greg is the
fifth generation of the family to live in Needham.
Logan Parry Hottle
says that if anyone is thinking of taking a trip to the Vail, Copper, Keystone
areas, summer or winter, give her a call. Shed love to show you the sights.
After getting her M.B.A. at Wharton in 1977 and spending 19 years at Johnson and
Johnson, she took an early out at age 50. Logan and husband Will now keep their
primary residence in Leadville, CO, where Will continues his architectural practice
and she teaches downhill skiing. Spring and fall they live on their 36-foot sailboat
and cruise the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coast.
Lorraine Rorke Baders
daughter, Linden, is at UC-Berkeley. Son Tony is in eighth grade at San Francisco
Day School. Lorraine joined seven other women for an Outward Bound expedition
of canoeing and backpacking in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. She says it
was an amazing physical and mental challenge and a very rewarding experience.
Last spring, Sudee Sanders,
who teaches at Barton and Johnson School in Cherry Hill, NJ, participated in the
Art Educators Forum at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah,
GA. Sudee serves on the University of Pennsylvania Education Alumni Association.
Chris Wilsey Goodwin
is chair of Skidmores Friends of the Presidents
Committee. She reminds us that for Y2K and beyond, Friends of the Presidents
society includes donors who give $2,000 or more. She would love to have as many
of us as possible on the growing list of FOP donors.
Stay in touch and tell
us what is important in your life these days. E-mail is especially great!
496 Whitney Ave., #1C
New Haven, CT 06511
Letty Derman Thall
is director of a 50-member organization of child welfare agencies in Philadelphia
Children, Youth, and Family Council.
has an empty nest! Son John, a student at Long Beach State, will join Louise and
Kramer on a visit and trek in Nepal, where daughter Katherine has been studying
sells real estate with Coldwell Banker in Atlanta, where the market, she says,
is hot. She invites classmates to visit.
Alicia Scheichet Oberstein
teaches French and Spanish at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, FL. Husband
Sam, an ob/gyn, retired from private practice and now does research. Daughter
Elana is in her third year of medical school, and son Ari is a licensed funeral
Elizabeth McKinley Loomis
8 Leather Lane
Beverly Farms, MA 01915
Jan Babson Anderson
still has dogs! After 26 years with St. Bernards, "We now have one Old English
sheepdog and are about to adopt a red-haired standard poodle," she says.
Jan teaches scrapbooking and photo preservation out of her home and in community
and continuing education classes in Dallas, TX. "I love what I do and share
and the people I help document their stories. Life has been good we are
well and feel very lucky."
Susan Broadbin Thomass
son Christopher 02, is a sophomore at Skidmore, and daughter Caitlin
is a junior at Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore and beginning the college hunt. The
family enjoyed a trip to Switzerland and the chance to all be together on one
of those rare occasions we are all familiar with. Susan welcomes a visit from
any 69er; her e-mail address is Daisy90620@aol.com. She and husband Bill
are in Lutherville, MD.
Jacobsons daughter, Katie, grade nine, wore her mothers yellow
Skidmore 69 T-shirt to school one day. "I was afraid to ask what comments
she received on this near-antique piece of clothing!" says Jeanine.
After five years in London
and Rome thanks to husband Joshs job with Mobil Oil, Cathy Cordova Reinitz
is in Potomac, MD. Shes a teaching assistant at a local private school.
Daughters Julie and Amy are at the University of Rochester, and Karen, a 1997
graduate of Brandeis University, is pursuing her passion for fashion.
Ann-Linn Diamond Glaser
keeps in close touch with former roommate Margery Libin Serkin. Their parallel
lives include children, work, volunteering, and community involvement. "We
are still an integral part of each others lives," says Ann-Lin. She
saw Melinda Reach at the fabulous restaurant Jean-Pauls Bistro, which
Melindas husband runs in Blue Hill, ME.
I have seen Gretchen
Dorn Anderson several times recently since her brother is married to my sister-in-law.
She married Tom Anderson in 1997 and resides in Bloomfield Hills, MI. With six
children between them, life is busy.
Nancy Holmes Shumaker
and Tom are still in Pennsylvania, and she would love to hear from classmates.
Betsy Judge Lowe
left Skidmore in 67 and graduated from NYU in 69. She lives in Phoenix,
MD, where she studies Reiki and distributes Nikken magnets. She is in a writers
group, takes classes in painting and Judaism, and studies Shambhala and meditation.
Her family includes husband George, an internist, daughters Hannah and Mariel,
two rabbits, and three ponds stocked with goldfish. They particularly enjoy traveling
to New Mexico and collecting Asian and African art.
Chace is nursing supervisor at a nonprofit longterm- care facility in Watertown,
CT. Husband Roger is an audit manager with DeLeo and Co. Son Christian graduated
from Widener University in 1998 with an electrical engineering degree and is now
a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, DC. Son Jeffrey is
finishing a degree in hospital management at Widener and works for Marriott Corp.
Christine Noel Schulte
welcomes classmates visiting Florida. She and husband Bernd live between Boca
Raton and Palm Beach, FL. Son Peter attends the school of engineering at Cornell
University. His passion is commercial aviation; he has been flying since age 16.
Victoria Prescott Brown
moved to Palm Harbor, FL, where she enjoys "fun in the sun." She had
a long career in human resources and is now consulting. "My career in HR
was extremely rewarding and satisfying," she says. "For the first time,
I am considering speaking at colleges and universities regarding this career path.
In summary, life is good. Im enjoying every minute of it."
Sara Ritz Kaplowitz
missed Reunion for her daughters high-school graduation, but she enjoyed
the 25th and looks forward to the 35th. She lives in Livingston, NJ.
Business journalist and
author Liz Roman Gallese was recently named vice president for news and
information at NewsPage.com Inc. She directs content development for the leading
provider of individualized news and information for business professionals on
Alex Schilling Friedman
was sorry to miss Reunion but looks forward to seeing the Tang Teaching Museum
and Art Gallery one of these days. Shes still in England and earned an M.A.
in heritage management from the University of Greenwich and is now helping a new,
innovative museum in Surrey prepare to open. One son graduated from Colgate in
May and is a paralegal for a NYC firm, another son will graduate from Dartmouth
in 2000, and her daughter is a junior at Vermont Academy.
My Skidmore roommate, Chris
Steffens Roe, moved to Frisco, CO, and is still a part-time nurse. Daughter
Shirley, married, is in Spain for a year. Sons Gates and Peter are in California
and Colorado, respectively.
Peggy Vinal Mosher
regrets missing Reunion and all her nursing friends. She is enrolled in a masters
program, which met that weekend. She resides in Hingham, MA, with husband Bob,
whom she married in 1996, and teaches first grade in Duxbury, MA her 29th
year. Son Kris, a 97 graduate of Middlebury, is at the Center for Astrophysics
at Harvard, and daughter Laren is a senior at the University of Arizona.
Following up on Phyllis
Fradkin Boyntons suggestion of mini-reunions, six of us met in August
on Nantucket at the home of Brownie Eaton Roe in Greenwich, CT. Enthusiastic
attendees were Diana Clark Crookes, Anne Harvey Grote, Carol
Curran Lyall, Dithy Black Richards, and me. Most of Nantucket could
hear our laughter and the bat chase will be long remembered at future gatherings.
After 17 years of classroom teaching, Dithy is now teaching gifted students in
Bedford, NH; Brownie is a first-grade teaching assistant in Greenwich, CT; and
Nannie is teaching at LEcole Bilangue in Cambridge, MA.
As a transplant back to
New England after 20 years on the West Coast, it has been especially gratifying
for me to renew my Skidmore connections and rediscover how important they are.
It is not too soon to be thinking about 2004 and our fabulous 35th reunion!