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Syracuse, NY 13224-1608
Bayly Schoene teaches special education in a Seattle elementary
school. Oldest son Tyson, 27, is assistant manager at two indoor
climbing clubs and coached the high-school climbing team to second
place in a national tournament. Son Blair, 25, was married last
summer and is studying geology at MIT. Peter, 20, a junior in environmental
studies at Bowdoin, completed a semester in Belize. Daughter Katie
is a freshman at Portland State, on a partial soccer scholarship.
While attending a weeklong arts program on Star Island off the coast
of Portsmouth, NH, Barbara Lydecker Crane conversed
with Joanne Lefrak ’99, a studio art major
with whom she shared memories of retired art professor Jeffrey Elgin.
“We agreed that he was very supportive and tuned in to each
individual student,” notes Barbara, who designs and produces
art quilts. Her work can be viewed at http://barbaracrane.prolucid.com.
She and husband Bill have two daughters: Liz, a teacher at Brookline
High School, and Sarah, a senior at Brandeis.
Sharon Pfau Whiteley is CEO of ThirdAge Inc., an
online media research and marketing company focused on leading-edge
baby boomers. She is the author of the recently published book The
Old Girls’ Network. She lives in Boston with husband Richard.
After 20 years Sally Mars Carey retired from her
health club business, Symmetry Fitness in Mill Valley, CA. She is
enjoying life in Lake Tahoe, where she skis and works with an adaptive
ski program, teaching developmentally disabled people to ski. Sally
also has a home in Larkspur. Daughter Morgan graduated from the
University of Denver last year.
Carol Christensen Parker and son Ned, 15, hiked
the John Muir Trail in Yosemite/Kings Canyon last August. Son Jonathon,
17, is busy applying to colleges (including Skidmore) and music
conservatories. Husband Fred, meanwhile, is supervising an addition
on their house.
My husband, Russ, and I spent a happy week seeing the fall foliage
in five New England states and were thrilled to have dinner with
best friend Jane Roberts Alpert and her handsome
attorney husband, Mark.
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Albany, NY 12210
Zieper sent me an essay titled “How I Spent (Part
of) My Summer Vacation,” which describes a week of intellectual
and cultural stimulation punctuated by fine dining—Skidmore’s
Summer Exploration program. Among her classmates were new president
Phil Glotzbach and his wife, Marie. While a seminar on Thoreau’s
Walden was the most popular offering, Linda, a history major, chose
Prof. Erica Bastress-Dukehart’s course Wife, Mistress, or
Whore: Women, Marriage, and Sexuality in Renaissance Italy. “It
was all very absorbing, and I wish we had more than the eight hours
allotted to the seminar.” The week also included a guided
tour of the Marcel Duchamp exhibit at the Tang Museum, an evening
at the Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, a lecture on Russia since
the collapse of the Soviet Union, concerts by the Boys and Girls
Choirs of Harlem and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a day at the
Saratoga racetrack. “I am inclined to go again next year and
hope that I see a few of you there, too,” concludes Linda.
Janet Lee Beach enjoys her marketing consultancy
in San Francisco, CA. This year she is focusing on hi-tech home
product, medical, and food clients. Husband Ralph is a professor
at Duke University in North Carolina. Their son Greg, 16, is a new
driver of the family station wagon.
Pediatrician Elaine Choy Lee is featured in this
issue of Scope.
5422 Eichelberger Street
St. Louis, MO 63109
VT, Trish Passmore Alley stays busy with Wonder
& Wisdom Inc., a nonprofit organization founded to inspire a
passion for lifelong learning. She is also starting another nonprofit,
the Wisdom Connection Inc., a supporting organization of the Vermont
Community Foundation. Trish’s mom lives five minutes away
at the Greensboro Nursing Home, and her dad is still at home in
Bristol. Husband Bill pursues his old-car hobby and has received
Ellen Gingras Barkhuff and husband Jim’s
daughter Gretchen, a ’99 Colgate grad, lives on Long Island.
Son Daniel, who graduated from Annapolis in 2001, is a Navy SEAL.
The couple’s youngest child is a junior at the University
of Richmond. Ellen is busy teaching high-school chemistry, serving
on the faculty council, advising the National Honor Society, and
selling real estate. “Skidmore was an eye-opener for me,”
reflects Ellen. “To this day, I marvel at how much it gave
to all of us.”
In Saratoga to spend Family Weekend with daughter Joanna
Kriegler Grossman ’04, Jennifer Kriegler
also attended the inauguration of Skidmore president Phil Glotzbach.
Sales representative Beth Verprauskus Summerford
loves the scheduling freedom her job affords her. She is an empty-nester
now: her eldest daughter graduated from the University of Georgia,
another is a junior there, and the youngest is a freshman at Georgia
State. She’d love to hear from classmates at email@example.com.
Elizabeth Craig-Olins, who is in her sixth year
teaching English at Newton North High School, can “trace it
all back to Prof. Murray Levith—thank you.”
Julie McConchie Forte has a new e-mail address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Julie recalls her first visit to campus as a
high-school senior: It was October, and “everything was so
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some fun e-mailing classmates since Reunion last spring. The fall
’03 issue of Scope gave us a photo op to “dye”
for (on the back cover). I do miss the laughs and late-night chats
Anne Alger Hayward caught up with roommate Nina
Nightingale Braziel in Boston in October; they were joined
by Anne Pouch, Margot Woodworth Seefeld, and Mira
After eight years as principal of Siwanoy Elementary School in Carmel,
CA, Elaine Kanas became assistant superintendent
for instruction and personnel in the Carmel Central School District
in July. She also teaches a curriculum design and instruction course
at Columbia University Teachers College. Oldest child Colin is a
senior in the ROTC program at St. Bonaventure; daughter Miranda
is a freshman at Purchase College, studying creative writing.
Marcia Roseff Turner and daughter Molly, 15, live
in NYC, where Marcia is a casting director. Nominated for an Emmy
for casting the ABC-TV movie Annie, she started producing for television
four years ago. Marcia is coordinating producer on the new hit TV
show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which she describes as “amazingly
hectic and lots of fun.”
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Gansevoort, NY 12831
Bailey Hamilton wrote in to express the tremendous loss
we all feel over the death of Jeri Held in August.
“A publicist extraordinaire, Jeri once billed herself as someone
who planned events of ‘spectacular proportions,’ and
that is just the kind of life she led, against all odds. When Jeri
was 15, she suffered a devastating bout of hepatitis and was told
by doctors that she wouldn’t live to be 21. I was her roommate
for two years before I learned of this, and even then I didn’t
hear it from Jeri. She proved the doctors wrong and lived a life
of ‘spectacular proportions,’ despite pain and physical
limitations that would have flattened the rest of us. She was the
truest friend that anyone could ever have. Jeri’s life was
a gift to all who knew her. The last eight years of that life were
the gift of a liver donor she did not know, and Jeri became a devoted
advocate of transplant programs, as a spokesperson and fundraiser.”
The class sends its sincere condolences to Jeri’s family.
Judith Ferrell O’Shea was named administrative judge
for the Sixth Judicial District of New York, which covers 10 counties.
A former family court judge in Elmira, NY, she was also appointed
to the 29-member Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial
Jill Braverman-Panza practices internal medicine in Albany,
NY, and serves on the board of directors of the Albany-Colonie Chamber
of Commerce. Her husband, Tony, and his family own Panza’s
Restaurant on Saratoga Lake.
In NYC Dorothy Hafner is a professional ceramic
artist who also works in glass. Her work can be seen at www.dorothyhafner.com.
Living along the coast of Rhode Island, says Bill McKendre,
“brings to mind coastal geology courses I took with Prof.
Ken Johnson.” He adjusted his business, the Clarion Group
Ltd., setting up offices in nearby Stonington, as well as West Hartford,
Make plans now to attend our 30th reunion! To RSVP and find out
who’s coming, visit www.skidmore.edu/alumni/classes/1974/1974.html.
Noreen P. Reilly
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Boston, MA 02125-2033
was appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of the
Journal of the American Musicological Society, beginning in April.
Director of the music library at the University of Washington, Judy
lives in Seattle with husband David Carlson. She co-edited Cecelia
Reclaimed: Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Music, a volume of
essays published by the University of Illinois Press that received
an Outstanding Academic Book award from Choice magazine in 1994.
Cartoonist Hal Mayforth is featured in this issue
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Stow, MA 01775
Cox McNeil graduated from Seton Hall University with a
doctorate in education in May. She is an assistant principal in
Jersey City, NJ.
Susan Flanagan is enjoying her new consulting practice.
She lives in Washington, DC, where she spends time with Alice
Sweeney Miller, a maternity nurse in Alexandria, VA, and
Sarah Tinsley Demarest, whose family includes mother
Ann Woodward Tinsley ’45, aunt Ellen
Woodward Rea ’50, and sister Mary Tinsley
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San Jose, CA 95135
In October Jennifer
Gregory married Stephen Ely in Locust Valley, NY. A freelance
writer who specializes in food articles, she is also a cooking instructor
at the Manhasset, NY, branch of Sur La Table, a chain of stores
and schools for cooks. She earned an MBA from the American Graduate
School of International Management in Glendale, AZ. Her husband
is managing director of Haven Capital Management, an investment
advisory firm in New York.
Ann Jamison volunteers as a resource parent for
ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Parent Education Network (www.aspenng.org),
a nonprofit she helped launch. She lends similar support to research
on social-learning disabilities conducted at Yale University; the
Center for Outreach and Support in the Autism Community in New Jersey;
and the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (www.bpkids.org).
Ann also serves on a school-district steering committee for self-monitoring
and assessment of special education services.
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Weil is VP of Norman Weil Textiles in NYC. He and wife
Bertha live in Haworth, NJ. Their daughter, Racheal, is a member
of Skidmore’s Class of 2007.
Jean Stark was at Skidmore in October for a conference
on environmentalism in higher education. An architect with special
certification in “green” building practices, she shared
news of environmental-minded construction projects at several northeastern
campuses. Jean is an associate with Joy, McCoola and Zilch Architects
in Glens Falls, NY.
Kim Kim West
Waite Phillips Hall
Rossier School of Education
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
NJ, residents Sue Billerbeck Whalen and husband
Dan celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last fall. Daughter
Christina, 15, is a sophomore at the Hill School; her sister, Sydney,
is an eighth-grader at Rumson Country Day School. An advertising
copywriter for over 20 years, Sue works for Estée Lauder
and loves the freedom to work from home. Dan is a managing director
at the financial firm of BNP/Paribas. They’ve recently completed
major renovations on their home, which is 10 minutes from the beach
and their sailboat and an hour’s commute by ferry into Manhattan.
Sue hopes to see lots of old friends at Reunion.
Michele Herman has been living happily in Greenwich
Village for years with husband Jonathan Kuhn and sons Lee, 11, and
Jeffrey, 8. A freelance writer, she contributes regularly to Metropolis,
Photo District News, and various parenting magazines (and welcomes
leads on good story ideas and writing jobs). Michele, who has published
several short stories in a variety of literary magazines, says,
“I’m tearing my hair out over a first novel.”
She welcomes e-mail at email@example.com.
After 24 years, music major Anthony Morano is back
in school, pursuing a master’s in elementary education at
SUNY Oswego. He lives in Brewerton, NY, with wife Leja, whom he
married in 1993, and their son Timothy, 6. A self-described “late
bloomer,” Anthony is excited about becoming a teacher.
Sue Sahlman-Stoffel is finishing a master’s
in arts administration at Columbia. With three teenage daughters,
her household is “hormone heaven.” Sue and her family
returned to the US after living in Switzerland for more than 18
years. She can be reached at SSto308598@aol.com.
Musician Laura Anderson Wood performed at the National
Folk Alliance Conference in Nashville, TN, for the Indiegrrl Showcase,
splitting the bill with Boston Globe music writer Scott Alarik.
She performed for a tourism video Key West, FL; double-billed with
Key West star Lenore Troia in Fire Island, NY; recorded a new live
CD this past June; and partnered with a new recording studio—along
with her label, Mill River Records—to back Sweet Honey in
the Rock vocalist Evelyn Harris. Laura still works her day job as
director of a medication clinic in Northampton, MA. Last summer
she attended the Skidmore horse show and performed the song Love
Has No Pride for good friend Adele Einhorn ’80.
Laura also enjoyed spending time in Saratoga with Lisa Lavieri.
Laura is sure that Reunion will be “fab,” and welcomes
e-mail from classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Bondon-Peltz is president and chief executive of Equirace.com
Stable and Estrorace.com Stable (estro is short for estrogen), businesses
she founded a year ago after more than 28 years in the horse-racing
industry. She was featured in the New York Times for her focus on
promoting women’s inclusion in the still male-dominated industry
and her philanthropic support of women’s causes. One of her
30 horses, Freefourinternet, was entered in the prestigious Breeders’
Cup, a long shot in the $1.5 million NetJets Mile. She earmarked
10 percent of Freefourinternet’s earnings to be split among
a number of women’s charities.
Scott Martin works for Paramount Pictures but has
been living in the mountains of Colorado for the past eight years,
telecommuting and traveling to Hollywood as infrequently as possible.
He and wife Katherine make regular trips to London to spend time
with her family and friends. They have twin year-old boys, Alex
and Jeremy. The boys, who made their first trip to Skidmore in October,
will accompany their mom and dad to Saratoga for Reunion in June,
“even though they still won’t be old enough to drink
at the Tin & Lint.”
Julia Mutch and Robin Safeer Mathews
road-tripped back to campus to follow up on Reunion responsibilities
by delving into the Skidmore archives, meeting with the alumni office
staff, and getting the ball rolling with the caterer. Campus was
still abuzz from October’s centennial weekend. “Of course
we spent time in town visiting old haunts and enjoying Saratoga,”
admits Julia. “It was great fun.”