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2 ABOUT WHAT YOU RE READING Why do it, then? Simple: to do what magazines do better than anything. To tell you stories. Stories that bring you closer to Williams and Williams closer to you. Thanks to the members of the Magazine Working Group: Joe Cruz 91, associate professor of philosophy; David Edge, senior designer/art director; Jennifer Grow, assistant editor; Ernie Imhoff 59; Liza Johnson 92, professor of art; Sulgi Lim 06, associate director of admission; Kate Stone Lombardi 78; Amy Lovett, editor; John Malcolm 86, VP for college relations; Dennis O Shea 77; Kate Boyle Ramsdell 97; Angela Schaeffer, director of communications; and Rob White, deputy director of communications. In July 2011, a dozen or so Williams alumni and other folks got on a conference call. You are holding the result of that conversation in your hands. Well, half the result, actually. The other half the new Williams Magazine also appeared in your mailbox not long ago. The new look for the magazine and for Williams People is, to my mind, bold, dramatic, engaging, attractive and almost entirely beside the point. That phone call launched an 18-month redesign, but the actual graphic design work came at the very end. Our real job was to rethink the magazine. Not entirely from scratch; the century-plus history of the Williams Alumni Review was the starting point. But we had to rethink the Review and that history in light of where we are: a world where so much of what print journalism has done can now be done better by other means. So we started off by talking about the point of it all. Why, in this day and age, should Williams bother to put together 40 pages worth of content, consume ink by the barrel to transfer that content to paper, and pay the Postal Service to ship that paper to you? Well, the college shouldn t do it, certainly, to tell you sports scores you ve known for weeks. Williams shouldn t do it to tell you about breaking news or campus events that can get to you quicker and cheaper if someone shoves a few electrons around. Why do it, then? Simple: to do what magazines do better than anything. To tell you stories. Stories that bring you closer to Williams and Williams closer to you. Stories about its people; stories about issues it faces; and stories that respond to your hunger to learn constantly. The magazine should tell those stories with honesty, integrity, creativity, and style. It should tell them in a way that reflects what Williams is: a place dedicated to advancing humanity through teaching and scholarship. Once we d decided all that, the rest flowed pretty naturally: departments and feature wells; templates and style rules. That s all important, but secondary. It s all in service of the magazine s mission. And it s that mission that Williams Magazine editor Amy Lovett and her team will keep foremost in mind when they construct each issue. One more thing worth addressing: the name change, from Williams Alumni Review to Williams Magazine. Others will tell you I resisted it a bit. Hey, I m a sucker for tradition. But I relented easily enough, and I do get the point. Though alumni are the largest and most important segment of the magazine s readership, it s always been read by others like parents and the on-campus community. More to the point, it s a magazine that aims to do much more than a traditional alumni publication does. So Williams Magazine it is. And Williams People. What do you think? As always, you can reach me with your thoughts and suggestions on the magazines or anything else at John M. Malcolm 86, Vice President for College Relations, talks about Ephs at work both locally and globally Dennis O Shea 77 President, Society of Alumni

3 DESTINATIONS 121 Williams PEOPLEl JANUARY 2013 On the Cover When George LeBourdais, MA 08 (center), approached a group of hikers in the Sierra Nevadas to ask for mosquito repellent, he was surprised to encounter Buster Grossman 56 and Alejandra Rosales 15. (He recognized the Williams logo on Buster s cap.) See p CLICK ON TEXT AND PHOTOS TO JUMP TO THE CORRESPONDING PAGE CONTENTS Alumni Photos Class Notes Weddings Births & Adoptions Obituaries WILLIAMS PEOPLE JANUARY 2013 Volume No. 107, Issue No. 2 Editors Jennifer E. Grow Amy T. Lovett Student Assistant Taylor Bundy 13 Design & Production David Edge Address Changes/Updates Bio Records 75 Park St. Williamstown, MA tel: fax: Periodical postage paid at Williamstown, MA and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to Bio Records, 75 Park St., Williamstown, MA Editorial Offices P.O. Box 676 Williamstown, MA tel: fax: Williams magazine (USPS No ) is published in November, January, March, May, July, and September and distributed free of charge by Williams College. Opinions expressed in this publication may not necessarily reflect those of Williams College or of the Society of Alumni.

4 ALUMNI PHOTOS 1. Nearly 200 alumni from the Classes of 1960 through 2012 returned to campus in September to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Williams cross country. 2. At her fifth reunion in June, Suzanne Geer 07 (left) saw Dick Wells 49 (her father Jim s classmate) and Dick s wife Ann, who live in town. 3. William T. Carleton 35, the college s oldest living alumnus, celebrated his 100th birthday with four generations of family in New Bern, N.C., on Dec A chance encounter on Nantucket Island in June brought together (from left) Shawn Warren 83, Yoshi Belash 81, 2010 classmates Hanna Gisel, Anna Moseley, and Jamie Pickard, and Colin and Martha Moseley, both Felix Buster Grossman 56 (left) and Alejandra Rosales 15 (right) of Felix Ventures (an inner-city high school program) ran into George LeBourdais, MA 08, in the Sierra Nevadas in July. 6. Before hiking in Machu Picchu in June, 2009 classmates (from left) Mike Sacks and Rob Buesing spent time with Kelly Kirkpatrick and Nick Manice in Cusco, Peru l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

5 classmates Ethan Timmins-Schiffman (left) and Hannah Rosenthal ran into each other at the Golan Heights in Israel. 8. From left: 1984 classmates (front row) Bill Sawyers, Brian Angle, Jeff Brainard, and Dan Keating and (back) Rick Goldstein, Chris Burton, Mark Kindig, and Steve Zlotowski spent a week in August backpacking through the La Garita Wilderness in Colorado. 9. From left: Sarah Barger Ranney 02, Tenaya Plowman Kolar 02, and Brooke Toczylowski 03 and their sons gathered at Sarah s Berkeley, Calif., home. 10. Sage A entrymates and 75 classmates Barbara Volkle, Elizabeth Titus, Deborah Grose, and Suzanne Fluhr walked part of the Battle Road from Lexington to Concord in September. 11. Men s golf team members and alumni gathered in Williamstown in October to pay tribute to Rick Pohle, who s retiring after 29 years as Eph head coach and Taconic Golf Club pro, and his wife Cathy, who started women s golf at Williams JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 5

6 ALUMNI PHOTOS 12. Members of the Classes of 1978 and 1979 gathered for the Alumni Golf Tournament dinner at Mount Hope Farm in August. 13. Doctors and 2003 classmates Binney McCague (left) and Christina Adams bumped into each other in the Atlanta airport during travels for work in October. 14. Michael F. Sheehan 03 (center) was ordained a Catholic priest in June at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Joining him for the Mass were (from left) Erin Palazzolo Loparo 01, Tricia Hennessey Helm 01, Olesia Biskupska Doran 03, and Peter Feudo, former associate Williams chaplain. 15. From left: 2010 classmates Caitlin Eusden, Abby Islan, and Gigi Campo, along with Abby s mother Anne (Sneath) Islan 80, hiked together in Park City, Utah l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

7 16. Jake Russin 94 (front row, red shirt) and Bill Sittig 63 (far left, white shirt) led the annual Williams DC Mountain Day hike to Weverton Cliffs, Md., in October. Some 30 people signed up, with alumni representing classes in the 60s, 70s, 90s, 00s, and 10s. 17. Cascata golf course, outside of Las Vegas, was last fall s destination for a group of 1986 classmates including (from left) Tim Petersen, Greg Stanger, Henry Kim, Howard Rosenberg, and Bob Hussey who play together each year. 18. After a horse-riding expedition in the Khangai Mountains and Gobi Desert, 1964 classmates Chris Hagy (left) and Leo Murray (right) visited Gantuya Badamgarav, CDE 06, at her recently opened 976 Art Gallery. 19. Members of the Classes of 1983 and 1984 celebrated the 50th birthday of Val DiFebo 84 (fourth from right) at a rooftop atrium at the New York Athletic Club in February JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 7

8 ALUMNI PHOTOS classmates and their wives (from left) George Lee, Allan Stern, Jane and John Hufnagel, Yael Lipof, George Cannon, and Paul Lipof tailgated before Williams homecoming game against Wesleyan in November. 21. In September, Chris Welch 77 (left) and Marc Johnson 81 competed together in the inaugural Revival Race, a 100-plus-mile scavenger hunt through the back roads of Southern Indiana classmates (from left) Caitlyn Cain, Stephanie Berger, Mary Beth Daub, Alison Agnew, and Jessie Herzer met up in San Diego last summer. 23. In July, 1956 classmates (from left) Bill Merizon (with Martha), Gaysie Taylor (widow of John), Kirt Gardner (with Nancy), and Bill Jenks (with Mary Clare) took a five-day whitewater rafting and fishing trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River classmates (from left) Bill McCalpin, Mark Tercek, Michael Golden, Tam Murray, and Tad Seder, along with Alison Murray 08, ran a marathon/half marathon in Lewa, Kenya, in June l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

9 25. Ephs from the Classes of met up during a summer NESCAC boat cruise in NYC. 26. From left: 1988 classmates Peter Grose, Mark Raisbeck, Ray George, and Jim Elliott ran the Hartford Half Marathon in October. 27. During the Williamstown Film Festival in October, Executive Director Steve Lawson 71 (fifth from left) celebrated with classmates at a reception at the home of Williams President Adam Falk (to Steve s left). 28. Members of the Classes of 05, 07, and 10 got together at Socarrat Paella Bar in midtown Manhattan. 29. Fifteen Ephs from the Classes of ran a three-day relay to the Headwaters of the Mississippi in Bozeman, Mont. (The two alumni not pictured were running.) classmates (from left) Wally Bernheimer, John Castleman, Walt Henrion, Lou Guzzetti, and Steve Thayer visited the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, to view an impressionist exhibition from the Clark in Williamstown JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 9

10 ALUMNI PHOTOS 31. Before the birth of her son Cole in August, Hagan (McCurdy) Kappler 01 (left) snuck in a girls weekend in Williamstown with classmates (from left) Kelsey (Gollop) Mayhall, Kate Bolduc, Katie O Boyle, Amanda (Brokaw) Doherty, Cameron Walker, and Joey (Shapiro) Key. 32. Williams-F entrymates and 81 classmates (from left, front row) Beth-Anne Flynn, Sarah (Austell) Cart, Mandy (Acker) Rice, and Anita (Rydberg) Swift, and (back) Karen Friedman, Cathy (Gernert) Ramsay, Lynn Brandi Bunis, Ali (Nevin) Sheahan, and Judy Gast met up in Philadelphia to celebrate 35 years of friendship classmates (from left) Ed Ryan, Peter Talbert, Gates Blodgett, and Heidi Jerome gathered at Peter s house in Scottsdale, Ariz., to celebrate the memory of their late classmate Ronnie Kraus. 34. In mid-june, 1984 classmates (from left) Dianne (Valle) Jewell, Sara Griffiths, and Catriona (Galloway) Keller traveled to NYC to celebrate their birthdays together l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

11 35. Jamie Spallone 87 (left), Connecticut deputy secretary of state, took Joe Ehlers 87 and his family on a summer tour of the statehouse, where they met Secretary of the State Denise Merrill (far right). 36. Psi U alumni (from left) Joe Young 58, John Palmer 59, and Spencer Jones 58 took a tour of the Bath Iron Works in Maine in September. 37. Ephs in Alaska (from left) Leah Lansdowne 11, David Hansen 11, Dale Markey 11, Matt Crimp 12, Cat Lamb 13, and Lindsay Olsen 12 met up in Homer and took a skiff out to an island cabin for dinner. 38. Cyclists Don Berens 70 (left) and David Plotsky 74 ran into each other in July at the Col du Granier, waiting for Tour de France riders to pass by. 39. Morgan Midwest friends John Welch 95 (left) and Holly Lowy Bernstein 93 reconnected after 22 years when they became neighbors in St. Louis, Mo JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 11

12 CLASS NOTES If there is no secretary listed for your class, please submit notes to Williams People, P.O. Box 676, Williamstown, MA or If you are interested in serving as class secretary, please contact the Alumni Office at Richard U. Sherman, Friendship Village Dublin, 6000 Riverside Drive, Apt. A109, Dublin, OH 43017; 1938 REUNION JUNE 6-9 George McKay, 2833 Wind Pump Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804; With regret, we report the deaths of two more classmates: Ed Wheeler and George Stokes. Ed was a retired orthopedic surgeon and class treasurer. He apparently took the class treasury, if any, with him. This brings our membership to 10 survivors Pete Parish, 350 East Michigan Ave., Ste. 500, Kalamazoo, MI 49007; Wayne Wilkins, 240 South St., Williamstown, MA 01267; Submitted by Wayne Wilkins: That time is here once again. This time I have little news to report for the Class of True, our numbers are slipping, but the survivors do like to hear from those still with us. Back in early December I had a nice phone call from Tod Blodget (yes, 41 still uses the nice, reliable old telephone). Tod was full of his usual enthusiasm as he described Hallowe en night at his house. He and Margie had 270 trick-or-treat callers, seemingly all the Wolfeboro and neighborhood folk. What s more, they were prepared to greet the colorful young people with candy, cookies, fruit, and other goodies. Before I wrote these notes I telephoned Tod and Margie and they indeed verified the number 270. Can anyone in 41, the noted class of records, top this? Sadly, I must make note of the passing of Winthrop (Win) S. Pike, age 92, on July 6, 2012, at Brandywine Senior Living in Princeton, N.J. Win served his war years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, soon after our graduation, with duty in the far Pacific islands ending in Japan. His final post was at the Signal Corps Laboratory, from which he was discharged as captain in In civilian life he worked for the David Sarnoff Research Center of RCA in Princeton for 40 years. He described, in his 50th reunion letter, many papers, several awards, and about 29 issued patents. In his retirement days he found time to be mayor of Princeton Township for five years and spent 19 years as a member of the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rocky Hill. He began playing the organ in his teen years and remained an avid musician all his life. It was indeed an active and most productive life. The class joins me in its condolences to his wife Nancy. Her address is 501 Marten Road, Princeton, N.J Thurston Holt, 4902 Willowood Way, Norman, OK 73026; In the book So You Think You Know Maine, author Neil Rolde tells about a Maine town in the early 19th century contracting with a railroad to build a track to it. The deadline for completion was Jan. 1, and there would be a substantial daily penalty if it was not met. As construction progressed, the prospect of meeting it dimmed. Then a cold spell froze the big lake near the town. Instead of laying the rails around the lake the railroad laid them over the lake ice and met the deadline. Dear readers, So You Think You Know the Williams Class of Then which two of the class have been awarded the French Legion of Honor? Welcome. Parking in rear, answer within. Accompanied by family, these 42 members and honorees made it to our 70th reunion: John Gibson, Phil Hammerslaugh, Liz Hannock, Thurston Holt, Janet MacDonald, Fred Rudolph, and Gene Wolfe. As has happened at many previous reunions, Fred and Dottie Rudolph hosted a gala dinner for us. Janet MacDonald and her daughter Liz came from Sequim, Wash. Liz, a graduate of the University of California-Chico, who had never seen an Eastern college campus, praised Williams for its spirit and architecture. Janet recalled summering on Buskin s Island, Maine, and being invited for a sail on the yawl Ponecia owned by Si s brother. Can t do that, she said. If I sail with you, we ll run aground. But she relented and accepted. On that sail we did run aground, she reported. She told me her father and Leon Lynwood Bean, founder of sporting goods store L.L. Bean, were close friends and used to enjoy croquet and sailing. The Society of Alumni at the annual meeting on June 9 elected Demaris Hart and Soozie Sundlun honorary members. Byron Benton sent me the book People of the Monuments Old South Burying Ground, Hartford, Conn. They Fascinate and Amuse by Bryon Benton and Kelly Gineo. I highly recommend it. One profile is of Hannah Bunce Watson Hudson, Mini-excerpt: Widowed in 1777, when her husband, Ebenezer Watson, died, Hannah took over the Connecticut Courant and saved it in its worst crisis. She saw it lead all American newspapers in circulation, become profitable, and become the Patriot s major news source during the Revolution. Four months after she took over, Tories burned down her paper mill in Manchester, Conn., with a loss of paper stock and rags. She petitioned the assembly and was allowed to raise a lottery to build a new mill. To obtain a copy write Byron at 300 Avery Heights, Hartford, CT or him at Felix Smith sent me his How Bruce Sundlun Became a Democrat. Here it is in its entirety: When the news of Bruce Sundlun s death came to me last week, I had just recently had an occasion to bring him to mind as someone who carried high principles effectively into politics and government and in the Democratic party, including the two terms he served as governor of Rhode Island. I happen to know something about how that part of his career started. I remember long ago Bruce telling me of what must have been a formative moment in his political development. Bruce and I were both students at Harvard Law School in the class of We had known each other, but not well, at Williams before that, where we both started out in the class of He and I did not run with the same group of friends 12 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

13 and did not see much of each other, but I remember this encounter and all the circumstances vividly. It was a cool but sunny day, a Wednesday in November 1948, the day after the extraordinary election that continued Harry Truman in the presidency for a full four-year term. It was an exciting day. I had just heard from someone the news that the California vote had finally been declared for Truman, and it looked as if he had, against the predictions of the polls, beaten Tom Dewey. It was lunchtime, and Bruce and I each happened to be walking in different directions across an open plaza-like area not far from Langdell Hall. It was one of those exultant moments when you just need someone to talk to about it, and it s a relief to see someone you know even if you don t know him well, so of course we stopped to talk. Neither of us knew anything about the other s politics, so there was a moment of tentativeness as we sounded out each other s reaction to the news. But it soon became clear that both of us were happy at how it had turned out. And then Bruce told me the story of his rather extraordinary involvement. His father was a longtime political figure in the Republican Party and knew all the leaders in New York, and Bruce had been enlisted to help in various errands and activities all through the primaries and the election campaign. So he knew Tom Dewey and his principal associates in New York, had worked for them as an accepted assistant of his dad. He knew them well. And he fully intended to vote for Dewey. But, he told me, it was only when he was in the voting booth that he realized he couldn t stomach it. He thought about it, and the people he knew so well, and their principles; he knew Dewey himself--and he realized he couldn t go for it. So, right in the voting booth, he knew what he needed to do. To his own surprise, he voted for Truman. In a very faint way, I knew the sensation. I, too, was happy for Truman s victory. And I, too, came of a Republican family tradition in California. I had voted by absentee ballot weeks before Election day--and it was the last time I voted for a Republican for president in my life. After shillyshallying I had voted the way I thought my family would want me to, not on the basic of my own judgment. In the last few weeks and days before the election, I had learned a lot, and now I was ashamed of my vote. So I was thoroughly excited and for Truman when the news came in. But Bruce knew the scene. And when the moment came, he went with his conscience. I have always liked to think that that election was decided the way Bruce experienced it--in the voting booth, across the country. Of course, that s an illegitimate generalization. But things were changing right up to the last minute. Even the last few days of campaigning really did make a difference. And for Bruce, of course what he did that day really made a difference. He made his choice in politics that day, and he went with his conscience. I imagine he never looked back. In my romantic mind, that day made an even bigger choice for his life. From then, he could be a man of principle, at ease with his conscience. And I was the lucky one. I heard the story from Bruce the moment it was fresh. Its vividness in my memory now shows how it impressed me. I still remember the sunshine of that cool November noontime. The whole brief encounter was recorded in memory, with surrounding data, and marked Important! And here it is, 63 years later, still feeling fresh. For me, I think it taught something long-lasting about trusting oneself. And reflecting on it now, in the light of so much that Bruce did later, I can see that it has another importance in his life and even in the wider scene of history. It was his first act as a Democrat. Harriet Chafee has moved to an assisted living place in Providence, R.I. Referring to her house in Barrington, she said, It became too big. I m fine now. Don t need any assistance, but it s there in case. She s turned over her waterfront summer place at Little Compton to sons Mark and Bruce. We talked about skiing adventures in Vermont, and I found out she is related to former longtime Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who changed affiliation and is now the first Independent governor of Rhode Island since John Collins, who served Governor Chafee also was co-chairman of President Obama s re-election campaign. Dick Ray had a distinguished career as a geologist. I will be covering highlights in the May issue. Meanwhile, here is how he describes his retirement: After my official working days I turned my attention trying to learn something about the world of golf. My wife was an avid golfer. I also had become a certified director of duplicate bridge games for the American Contract Bridge League and directed local games for many years. For a considerable period of time my wife and I played in local games as well as regional and national tournaments. The 1980s and 1990s were years when my interest in landscape painting (in oils) had a chance to develop, and I took a number of workshops in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Maine with nationally known artists. I was active for many years in several of our county art organizations. And for about seven years I had a painting class in my basement. For me, painting was primarily an enjoyable hobby. I had no interest in joining an established gallery (or galleries) or promoting the sale of my art work. My artistic endeavors were put on hold in 2006 when my wife began fighting the throes of Alzheimer s disease. After her departure I never regained the enthusiasm I once had for the art world and today do almost no painting. Getting around is not as easy as it used to be. I am now spending a lot of time exercising what few brain cells I have left by playing duplicate bridge several times a week at local games. I eat a lot of frozen dinners, go to bed late, get up late, follow the news on TV, watch an occasional old movie (I can t remember the number of times I have seen Casablanca) and work crossword puzzles. I am rattling around in a big 10- room house that I need like a hole in the head. But I like independence (can pound my piano at midnight if I want to) and have no desire to move to some senior facility. I am fortunate to have a son who lives nearby and who keeps an eye on me. I live a somewhat vegetative life, but at 92 I am not complaining. Dick sent me copies of two superb landscapes he painted. Thanks, Dick. I treasure them and will soon frame them. Norbert Baillen has been in Europe since the late 40s. When I telephoned his Paris number and identified myself, he asked, Are you calling from Paris? JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 13

14 No, I said. From Norman, Oklahoma. One of the questions I asked was, Are the French pro-american? Yes, he answered. Norb praised the close relationship between recent French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that is continuing with Sarkozy s successor, Francois Hollande, the first Socialist French president since Francois Mitterand. Hollande defeated Sarkozy for the five-year term, Norb believes, because the French voters were chafing under austerity measures. He thinks the European Union is economically endangered, but, I believe the European Central bank will help by coming up with something like your QE 3. (QE 3 is the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank s third quantitative easing, a bond program to stimulate the economy.) Norb spoke fondly of late classmates Craig Huff, Dave Maclay and Shel Timberlake, and of Fred Rudolph and Bill Sammons. I told Norb that in 1937, as part of a family European trip, we visited the Paris World Exposition. We were amazed to see at the entrance the big German building and the big Soviet building facing each other across the esplanade. Our hotel was on the Seine River. One early evening from our terrace I saw across the river on another terrace a big jazz band and heard it start up. Somehow music when heard over water sounds magical. I brought up having France award the Legion of Honor, its highest award, to both Norbert Baillen and Bruce Sundlun. Norb told me Bruce s had been military for helping the Marquis, a branch of the French Resistance in WWII, after his B-17 Flying Fortress bomber Damn Yankee was shot down and his was for civic accomplishments. Just three of many: member of the President s Advisory Council, cochairman of Alliance France-Amerique, and member of the Koch Foundation. Norb told Bruce, The French expect you to wear the decoration, and he told me, Being awarded the French Legion of Honor is equivalent to being knighted by England. Imagine: Sir Norbert Baillen and Sir Bruce Sundlun. As always it s sad to report deaths: Dick Whidden, whose obituary is in this issue; Helen Hughes I do not have her obituary; Barbara Donahue, a longtime resident of Longmeadow, Mass., graduate of Skidmore, and member of the First Church of Christ and the Longmeadow Country Club. Praise to the excellent obits of Philip B. Cole, Emlen L. Cresson, and Joseph R. Santry in the obit section of the September 2012 Williams People. Correction: In the August 11 issue the composer of the song Irresistible Force is Johnny Mercer, not Cole Porter, as I had it REUNION JUNE 6-9 Malcolm S. MacGruer, P.O. Box 1069, Madison, CT 06443; In a great phone conversation, Class Treasurer Walt Stults tells us from his Maine home that he and Jean at the end of October decided to pack up and drive to their other domicile in Chapel Hill, N.C. A long trip, but they have done it many times. Walt also tells us that he and is bride took two sea voyages this year, including one in the Mediterranean, where, from their medium-sized liner, they were amazed at the size of some of the cruise liners they saw great, huge, multi-storied things with thousands of passengers. His ship carried about 600 travelers, and they were able to get ashore easily from time to time. We also learned that such a 3,000-passenger ship stopped in the harbor in Maine and flooded the town with people! How do they unload so many tourists? But they spend money and that s what it s all about. Walt is looking forward to our 50th reunion next June as we all should be doing. More on that event in the short future. Good letters from Derick Brinkerhoff, who tells us that he reads Williams People when it arrives and that in the last issue he read from 1941 through Caught up with news of Jim Fowle 41; read about Phil Hammerslough 42, who is now not far away from Derick in Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and read an obit about Don Fuchs 44 that omitted his playing in the Williams Band. Derick remembers the band bus trip to Princeton one October when we beat the Tigers (Ed. comment: the Purple was undefeated until we met Amherst in our last game and 43 s Bill Schmidt caught a pass for six points but that wasn t quite enough!) Derick also remembered Carol Howe, wife of the late Rev. Halsey DeW. Howe 43, and added that his wife Mary now has an oxygen tank following her. Bill Brewer says that life is pretty quiet in small town Galesville, Md., but that s not all bad. We read on the patio, go to the usual socials and lectures and (in my case) play a lot of croquet. He was at the Merion Cricket Club, near Philadelphia, for their annual tournament and adds: Never mind how I did. He is a big reader as he rereads books by Trollope, Melville as well as reading novels by Egan and Banville. He asks, Who needs non-fiction? Bill s wife Collot is still working, so they keep a partly rented house in Washington. In New York daughter Gale will be term-limited off the City Council and is running for borough president of Manhattan. Fred Nathan gives her advice and encouragement. Roy Tolles wife Martha (a great 43 supporter and communicator) writes: Roy s law firm the one he helped found with six other lawyers in 1962 celebrated their 50th anniversary in a beautiful former church in downtown Los Angeles on Sept The firm now has over 200 lawyers and a great reputation. He was given many kind words at the celebration and a big hand. I am sure Roy s valuable start at Williams helped him in his career. I met Roy at Williams when it was Mountain Day, and at Smith my roommate knew his! I was so lucky! Bill Morrisey s wife Barbara reports that she and her daughter Barbara Morrisey 76 have traced their relatives so they could become members of the DAR. They found two patriots who were relatives. Daughter Barbara said it made history come alive for her. Son Locke (accepted at Williams for class of 75 but chose to attend UCLA) died from melanoma cancer in December He was head of University of California library in San Francisco, loved by his students, friends and family. Peter W. Getsinger 75, son of our great classmate Gordon Getsinger, has sent in the following note: With great sadness I report that Kappi Getsinger, 14 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

15 wife of Gordon T. Getsinger, passed away on April 7, She loved Gordon immensely and therefore loved Williams College. She will be missed by all. What a great woman. McGurk adds that Gordon, too, is missed by all of his classmates. Malcolm MacGruer is busy in Madison, Conn., where he hopes to keep in touch with Williams and the Class of 43 by , phone, and the USPS. His activities are a bit limited, for he finds that the ability to remember where he left things ain t as good as it used to be. And spoons seem to have holes in them. But he is hard at it writing and constructing crossword puzzles. He produces at least one puzzle a week that is distributed to solvers on the Internet. He and men friends chase widows for fun and eat out in pubs several times a week. He has developed a graduate certificate for bartenders if they know how to fill a wine glass full. These are awarded in ceremony, and the bartender becomes a Doctor of Bibulosity. This doctorate is a duplicate of one that hung in the Williams Club in NYC, and reportedly was created by his father (Williams Class of 1914!). McGurk expected the usual family gathering (24 folks last year!) at his house again and expected to do the same banquet at Christmastime. And we should remember the need to support the Williams Alumni Fund. We have a new member of the Alumni Fund team in Williamstown. Her name is Laura Day 04. Last year our participation percentage was 75.6 percent. Let s see if we can t hit 80 percent this year to get Laura off to a grand start. McGurk sends best wishes to all of Fabulous 43. It s time to start thinking about our 70th reunion the first weekend in June. Let s plan to be in Williamstown for a special get-together our honorable class has won 12 consecutive awards for college support through the Alumni Fund. There will be special events, a parade in which we will ride, meetings of all alumni at which we will sit up front and be recognized, a report from President Adam Falk, the Joseph s Coat luncheon, new buildings and architecture to see and visit, banquets, etc., etc. Hope to see you all there! 1944 Correction: Thanks to Dave Thurston for catching an error in the September 2012 class notes. During WWII, the Class of 1944 lost 15 members, not the 48 reported in the notes Frederick Wardwell, P.O. Box 118, Searsmont, ME 04973; On a gray, cool Sept. 27, Williamstown was a great place to be. This was the occasion of our class minireunion, which Gil Lefferts, Mary and Stu Coan, Libby and Dave Goodheart, Gay and Fred Scarborough, Mrs. Ted (Joan) Jobson, Dick Morrill, and Ann and Fred Wardwell attended. After a good and social lunch on Friday at the Alumni House, fellows (recipients) of the Class of 45 Fellowship Fund reported on their research, travels, and experiences. Including the Florence Chandler Fund, the total endowment now stands at about $4 million, and is thus able to finance one student for a year s work, and eight or more for a summer between semesters. The reports were wonderful, and covered topics including the effectiveness of NGOs in the Middle East, a study of Africans in China, resettlement of North Koreans in South Korea, resistance poetry in Palestine, Tunisians in Malta, and Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic. Mohammed Abdul Lotif 11, the Chandler recipient, studied for a year the Baul tradition in Bengal and Bangladesh. To quote: The Baul tradition is syncretic in nature. Baul beliefs draw heavily from elements of Hindu Vaishnavism, Sufi mysticism, and Tantric Buddhism. There are elements of wandering mystics and their music reflects a rich aural tradition of vernacular Bengali with Baul songs revealing heart-rending narratives of internal struggle. However esoteric Mohammed s research seemed, as a poet he told of fascinating travels and experiences during his year and wrote a remarkably expressive and sincere note of thanks to the Class of 45. Following the fellows reports, cocktails and soda were served at the Alumni House, and then we all had dinner there. Saturday morning, Gil called the class meeting to order. Our losses of classmates were enumerated, finances discussed, and our class oversight of the fellowship program reviewed. Adjournment came in time to allow for lunch before the afternoon football game against Trinity. Seating in the bleachers was more or less by class, and, being senior, we gathered at the 50-yard line just high enough to see over the approximately 60 Williams teammates and their coaches. The game was well played, exciting, and narrowly decided in Trinity s favor in the last few minutes. The best was yet to come. After the game we gathered at Gay and Fred Scarborough s for cocktails, and after a time we elected to take Gay s offer to empty their freezer vs. fill the restaurant reservations we held. Perfect hospitality on the Scarboroughs part, and a wonderful time overall. Home on the next day, Sunday. Other reports: Howie Dodd sent an interesting story about Williams in January 1943, about the time everyone was trickling off to war. The physics department had constructed a listening post for airplanes in a shack on Northwest Hill with a rotating tower for listening. The ski group Ohler, Lathrop, and Fisher, volunteered to take a shift from 8 p.m. to midnight one day a week. They would drive up, take some coffee and homework, and keep the wood stove going. I became interested in joining them, but they dropped out to sign up, and I was left alone. Not having a car, I would borrow Sam Ashumn s bicycle and pedal up the lonely dirt road in the cold of the starry nights. By shining a flashlight, I could see deer grazing in the fields watching me. About midnight I could hear a car coming up the road and was then relieved by Professor Weston and another teacher. In the middle of March I was called by the Navy, and so ends my story. Tom Dolan reported that he has seven great-grandchildren, and they and the rest of the family gather in the Pennsylvania mountains for a time in the summer. The whole family fills three houses. He has headed the PA Nature Conservancy Chapter, does a lot of bird watching, but does not keep a list of birds seen. Bud Edwards said his sailing days are pretty much JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 15

16 over, but over time he sailed pretty much around the world, including passing through the Panama Canal, and reaching New Zealand. He got to within 700 miles of the North Pole and caught a 545-pound tuna near home. He is big on DVD teaching courses and has completed 82, probably averaging 128 hours of lectures each. Dave Goodheart thinks he has visited too many doctors offices, but doesn t show it. He said his yard work gets finished when he can find the hired help. Bob Hart has a button to push to bring help if needed in his retirement home, but so far it is just a nuisance. His eyesight has never been great, and now he is about to have drains installed in one eye to relieve the pressure from glaucoma. During his many years of living in Darien, Conn., he went to Maine for summers and often connected with Bud Edwards. Now the climate of Arizona suits Bob better. In WWII, before his years in Connecticut, he did weight and balance calculations for Air Force planes flying the Hump, but he does not own a computer now. Mrs. Ted (Joan) Jobson attended our minireunion and added greatly. While she has a house on the shore of Connecticut, she seems to spend a lot of time in Florida and central New York. Joan would be hard to keep up with. Gil Lefferts, our class president and leader, has quit work and the commute to Manhattan, but with a cane he gets around just fine. He elected to put his dog in a kennel while attending our mini, perhaps not for the dog s pleasure. Mrs. Bruce (Mary Elizabeth) McClellan has been recognized with the Admiral Achievement Award from the Alumni Association of The Lawrenceville School for her stewardship of Lawrenceville over many years. Bruce and she went to Lawrenceville in 1950 from Williams, where Bruce was working with Fred Copeland 35 in admissions, and R.R. Brooks in Deaning, and never left Lawrenceville, retiring in 1986 after 27 years of head mastering. Lawrenceville is celebrating 25 years of coeducation now, and over time Mary Elizabeth has become an honorary member of five classes. Three of her children and two grandchildren are Lawrenceville graduates. At RiverMead, a CCRC in Peterborough, N.H., since 2005 with Bruce until his death in 2008, she has recently completed two years as president of the Residents Council. She spearheaded the publication of Wartime Memories, stories of 60 residents at war and at home. Included is an essay Bruce wrote while at Oxford entitled A Deserted Village, previously published in Artifacts 48, and her own No Ordinary Time. Copies of the book or their entries are available upon request. Walter Minton was 16 years old on entering Williams and went thence to Harvard. For mental exercise he got a law degree from Columbia in 1982 and subsequently had two daughters graduate from Williams in 95 and 97. Dick Morrill attended our mini-reunion, and queried the fellowship speakers with apparent knowledge of most of what they encountered. Dick was previously told to lose 40 pounds, did it, and is now going after the next 40. Ted Murphy was deep into writing up something for a memorial service for his brother, who was with the American Field Service and had followed the 8th Army up through Italy. Ted said the weather had turned, his three-day-a-week golf was about over, and now the winter would bring 10-pin bowling and an occasional bike ride. One of his daughters has taught English in Uganda and now holds a professorship at the University of Buffalo. Louis Pitt became an Episcopal Dean and for many years managed cathedrals in Uganda and Zimbabwe. Now he is the chief librarian at his retirement home. Fred Scarborough, our chief resident in Williamstown, with wife Gay, is a superior host for those of us who visit. He has lately acquired a superior, fully reconditioned Model A Ford, but, wouldn t you know it, it wouldn t start while we were there. Lynn Waller spent 11 months on a ship during WWII and then went to Ohio State and graduated after a tour in Zurich as an exchange student. Wanting to teach, and to live on Puget Sound (or some water nearby), he got his teacher s certificate from the University of Washington and thereafter became the principal of three different high schools, two of which he engineered from scratch. Bob Welch was caught reading off his computer, which he says is the way to go. Of his two sons, one owns a business in Alexandria, Va., and the other, an engineer, has just gone to work for Teva Pharmaceutical, the drug supplier of one out of six prescriptions filled in the U.S. As with the death of Mark Twain, the death of Tacey Hole, reported in the last class notes, was quite erroneous. She does have Alzheimer s disease. Question everything you read! Reliable information has been received however reporting on the deaths of John MacFadyen, Jay Buckley, George Hyde, and Bill Elder Submitted by class secretary Gates Helms, who passed away in November. An obituary will appear in the May 2013 issue. Dear Fellow Survivors off the Great Williams Class of 1946, there is a great paucity of incoming information from the survivors. Larry Heely is an exception, submitting news every issue. His latest: Talked to Dick Debevoise several weeks ago, who said that he was meeting with Phil Hoff, originally of our class. Larry closes with some advice: My one thought for the future for guys my age is: Don t do anything fast. I shall always be grateful to Norman Birnbaum for having written me the following: I continue to write, am slowly moving forward, too slowly, with my memoir and am now at my return to New England in 1968 as the first professor of sociology at Amherst. In the period I visited Williams often and noted what was then the striking difference in atmosphere between two places which were in many respects very similar. Williams seemed more harmonious, Amherst more quarrelsome but perhaps my benign impression of Williams came from not living there. I have made two trips to Europe since we met in June of One, alas, was for a last meeting with my beloved elder daughter, who died on her 53rd birthday in Berlin, where she had lived for 32 years. She is 16 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

17 buried under a tall tree in a forest-like cemetery just outside the city, and her son has just begun university studies at the Free University of Berlin. I have not recovered inwardly from the loss of a very warm human being to whom I was very close. Fortunately, she was able to visit me here some months before, and on the way back we went together to London and Oxford, so she could revisit places and even persons she had known as a girl. It has been hard for me to think of visiting Berlin, but I will do so shortly as guest of the major German trade union, IG Metall. I was in Bilbao in July as guest of the Jesuit University, a very cosmopolitan and lively place anchored in the culture of the Basque region but very European. (It so happens that Alberta and I were in Bilbao a couple of years earlier. I should add that they have a fine Gehry museum there and a Koons puppy, which is a marvel.) Stopped in Paris to visit with my youngest daughter, who teaches philosophy (aesthetics and political philosophy) at Paris-Saint Denis, a very multicultural university. I have some news from Joan Gust in Naples, Fla., none of it good: It is with great sadness I have to tell you that Rocky died on Aug. 27, It was sudden, and he went the way he wanted quickly and left our home feet first. Take care, and blessings John C. Speaks III, 33 Heathwood Road, Williamsville, NY 14221; Some class information: At our 50th reunion, we won the trophy for highest percentage of attendance. For our 65th, nobody came. 70th anyone? 1948 REUNION JUNE 6-9 John A. Peterson Jr., 5811 Glencove Drive, Apt. 1005, Naples, FL 34108; Thanks to Rhett Austell, I have one item for this edition of class notes. Rhett sent me info re: Harry Benton that appeared in the September edition of the Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin. Rhett, I appreciate it. Harry Benton wrote from the Academy retirement community in Boulder, Colo., that he finally stopped working and retired as CEO of his broadcast company and now spends most of his time smelling the roses and playing some bridge. His wife Ursula is still holding her own (16 years with Parkinson s) in the nursing home in Boulder, and he generally has lunch with her most days. He and his daughter Lorna and grandson Alex, who also live in Boulder, were able to join daughter Carol s family in Huntington Beach, Calif., for a Thanksgiving feast in 2010, where a photo of Harry with grandsons Kyle, 21, and Tyler, 18, was taken. His son Paul, who now lives in Harry s former home in Snowmass Village, Colo., now has two children. Harry says his health is good, though he has given up skiing and their usual trip to Europe, but five grandchildren in three families are a lot to keep up with. You ll be receiving a notice from the College re: our 65th reunion June 6-9, Hope to see you there Chuck Utley, 1835 Van Buren Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040; Oren Pollock became the eyes and ears of fellow 49ers during our minireunion the weekend of Sept Nero reported that 17 classmates and spouses returned to the purple hills: Sheila and Joe Dorsey, Ann and Dick Wells, Lisa and Ed Maynard, Tay and John Thoman, Donna and Herb Cole, Barbara Franklin and Wally Barnes, Emily and Charlie Jarrett, and Sam and Oren Pollock. Mike Robbins joined the party for Friday night s dinner and the pregame lunch on Saturday. Nero went on to say, For Friday night dinner, we enjoyed the fruits of our 50th reunion gift to the college of the Atrium Gathering Place, which is part of the science complex between what were the physics and chemistry buildings. We had an enjoyable cocktail hour and a tasty meal with lots of good conversation. Our next event was Saturday morning at the Taconic Golf Club, where Barbara Franklin, Wally Barnes wife, described her work in the Nixon White House and later in the Bush One administration, as covered in her recent book A Matter of Simple Justice. Afternoon was a split decision. Some went to the Trinity game (we were ahead for three quarters; the fourth, however, belonged to Trinity, and with it the game). The remainder of our group found the shops of Spring Street more enticing. Saturday dinner was at Mezze, a stone s throw across the road from the 1896 House; good meal, good conversation, and a very pleasant way to cap the formalities of the weekend. Our HQ was the Berkshire Hills Motel, and each breakfast became an opportunity to learn more about our respective lives. Having reached a point in our lives where one-upsmanship is no longer relevant, we enjoyed one another s company to the fullest. In addition to minireunion information, Oren submitted his own goings on: Sam and I had an August weekend in San Diego, including La Jolla, with our son who is permanently residing in weather-favoring Southern California. Our Williams volunteer activity in a Chicago public school was then in limbo owing to the teacher strike, for which I had no sympathy but admit to not being consulted. His warning: I am about to don my class agent attire for another year. Wally Barnes provided additional details on the Barbara Franklin story as well as his own retirement news. He reported, This past spring and summer have been big in the Barnes/Franklin household. On March 8 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., a book by Lee Stout was released entitled A Matter Of Simple Justice: The Untold story of Barbara Hackman Franklin and A Few Good Women. It s about Barbara s early years in Washington, when she was on leave from CitiBank in New York to work in the Nixon White House as a special assistant to the president to identify and recruit women for high-level presidential appointments. It s an unexpected but true account of a successful Nixon initiative that was overshadowed by the dramatic opening of China and obscured by the fog of the Watergate scandal. Barbara, as many do, never left Washington and ultimately served as secretary of commerce in the administration JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 17

18 of President George H.W. Bush. She and the author, who is the retired archivist of the Penn State Library, have been busy over recent months doing book signing events across the country. Wally added, My excitement has been completing 70 years as a licensed pilot. I soloed on my 16th birthday in It s also been a weird and frustrating year because in June of 2011 a Net Jets charter flight used excessive power leaving the aircraft ramp at the Gaithersberg, Md., airport and blew my plane into another parked aircraft. Barbara and I were in Paris on business at the time. Only in May of 2012 was my plane flyable again. All year the insurance company has been providing substitute aircraft which I ve been flying with varying degrees of frustration, effort, and nervousness. Forty years ago I would have loved the challenge, but this is not 40 years ago, and I am now 86. The surprise result of this total experience was that I decided not to seek renewal of my FAA medical certificate when it expired in November. A friend suggested I also do a book. His suggested title: The Fear Of Not Flying. Giles Kelly writes, A coincidence is always fun to discover: Harry Montgomery 54 and I recently met for the first time at a Princeton grad school reunion. We were surprised to find our career paths were so similar. After Williams we both went off to Princeton s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and after that had careers as economic officers in the State Department s Foreign Service. By the way, did everyone notice that this year, in the opinion of U.S. News & World Report, Williams and Princeton are listed as top schools? Alex Clement: Great weekend in Williamstown this summer: time at the Clark Art Institute to see the Chinese exhibit, a play at the theater and an evening at Tanglewood to hear Yo-Yo Ma do the Elgar Cello Concerto. A lot of rain, however. Picked up my annual gallon of maple syrup at the Davenport Maple Farm on the Mohawk Trail. While in Williamstown we stayed at the River Bend Farm B&B. The Lommises have become good friends, and we love the old colonial atmosphere. We then visited our daughter and her Episcopal priest husband in Mattapoisset, where he preaches two or three Sundays every summer, which allowed for some family reunion time. Jim Geer gave us a look back at his pre-williams days and his favorite college reunion: In 1942 I was called to active Army duty three weeks after graduation from Manlius Military Academy as a young second lieutenant. I served a little over four years in the infantry in WWII, two of which were spent on an Arctic outpost in Greenland. After leaving the service in the spring of 1946 I entered Williams College and then went to Harvard Business School, where I graduated in I ve had many reunions at different schools, but one stands out at Williams: the 25th in This was particularly memorable as my father Joseph W. Geer 14, and my mother were back celebrating his 60th Williams reunion at the same time. On a somber note, Bob Jones died Aug. 14 in Farmington, Conn., after a lengthy illness. He had been a longtime resident of Brighton, N.Y., a Rochester suburb, where he was a prominent figure in rehabilitative medicine. In WWII, Bob served in the 125th Engineer Combat Battalion, both building bridges and as a combatant in the Battle of the Bulge. Following his graduation from Williams, Bob entered Harvard Medical School and graduated as president of the class of Dr. Jones began his medical career at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where he became the coordinator of rehabilitation. He was then appointed director of the Rehabilitation Unit at the University of Rochester Medical School, where he held the title of associate professor of preventive medicine and community health. Bob later worked as a corporate rehabilitation consultant at Eastman Kodak Co. until his retirement, when he became active in several supportive professional organizations dedicated to rehabilitative medicine and to the employability of people with disabilities. Bob will be remembered in Rochester as an accomplished sailor, an avid tennis player, and a renewable energy enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, six children, and six grandchildren Kevin F.X. Delany, 3143 O St., NW, Washington, DC 20007; There s an inherent danger in allowing the class agent to write the notes. He might say something like, Send in your dough, and Remember, as Yogi said a nickel ain t worth a dime anymore. But I didn t write it, you just thought it! A small but select group had a great time at our annual minireunion Oct Fred Lanes and Morgan Murray arranged festivities under the watchful eye of President Stan Roller a couple of fine dinners, followed by Dixieland music courtesy of The Williams Reunion Jazz Band. There also were two interesting lectures: The Rise and Fall of Fraternities at Williams and Who stole the American Dream by Rick Smith 55 based on his latest book. Other classmates attending were Art Boehner, Larry Fitch, Jim Burbank, Tom Hodgeman, Pete Thurber, and Doug Coleman. There were also six wives, two significant others and three honorary members: Pat Moody, Judy Blakey, and Kitty Simpson. Saturday was beautiful, though the football game was not. But look at it this way: new facilities at Weston Field are officially on the way. It was particularly nice to have the three honorary members present. Our only regret was that more of our classmates weren t present to rekindle old friendships and see the spectacular ever-changing Williams campus! So put the mini on your calendar for next year. On the more sober side, we lost Fadjo Cravens (Feb. 19, 2012), William Fowler (April 29, 2012), whose brother I ran into on a recent cruise, Philip Russell (Feb. 4, 2012), Howard Wedelstaedt (Feb. 19, 2007), and Donald Ratcliffe (Dec. 11, 2006). Unfortunately I don t have more information on any but Don, who lived in Solon, Ohio, and visited me in Maine in Don was a stalwart defenseman on our hockey team, which beat Princeton, Army, and St. Lawrence. We are now 192 from a class that graduated 334 and had 89 sometime members. As to war stories, I came across a memoir that Marcus Reynolds with whom I roomed freshman year and at prep school had written for his family about his tour of duty in Patton s 13th armored division. He 18 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

19 never would talk much about it other than his conquest of some Fräulein, but here s a few paragraphs from his memoir, some of which has been restated for brevity purposes: I was drafted at the end of my junior year in prep school into the infantry and after the usual months of grunt training my unit, Company B 67th Armored Infantry Battalion, was shipped overseas in December 1944 and became part of Patton s Third Army. Our convoy was the largest that had ever crossed the Atlantic 55 ships, plus destroyers, destroyer escorts, and other types of protecting vessels. In spite of all the precautions, the German U-boats knocked off two of our ships all hands were lost. We made no pretense of picking up survivors, as the captain of each Liberty ship was told to keep going because if they stopped, they, too, would become victims of the U-boats. Due to the submarine danger and Liberty ship s slow speed, it took us 12 days to get to Le Havre. On disembarking, my company was assigned to a little village, Lamerville-Bacqueville, and because of my fluency in French [are you kidding me?!] I became the company interpreter, helping the company commander negotiate for water, rent, wood, and services. The French really socked it to us, as the Germans had taken everything for free. In January my company was moved by halftrack to the front. We were involved in taking five small towns in southern Germany and Austria: Bamberg, Siegen, Sieberg, and Simbach in Germany, and Braunau in Austria [Hitler s birthplace]. The first day in combat we lost several guys. After taking Bamberg we thought we would have a couple days of R&R, but that wasn t the way Patton worked. He figured if we sat on our asses, the Germans would do the same. So off to the next town. I will not attempt to describe the house-to-house fighting, but I ll tell you it wasn t pretty! The Germans were very carefully dug in and knew every nook and cranny of every town. We took Siegen and Siegberg and after two days of heavy fighting and casualties took Simbach leaving us on the western shore of the Inn river. We moved south along the Inn river until we got to a heavily damaged partially submerged bridge leading to Braunau. Our company commander asked for volunteers to try to get across the bridge. I was one of 36 volunteers, and I must say in retrospect it was a pretty hairy situation. When we started over the partially submerged bridge the Germans opened up with rifle and machine gun fire, and our men were picked off, dropping into the fast-running cold Inn river to certain death. I don t know how, but we got to the eastern end and secured enough space to allow the rest of the company with some casualties to cross. All 36 volunteers were awarded the Bronze Star, many posthumously. We took the town that evening and dug in, expecting a counter attack which fortunately never came. Two days later we pushed on and freed a prison camp holding about 10,000 U.S. airmen. The war ended in Europe 10 days later. We had three weeks of R&R and then shipped back to Camp Kilmer and were given a 30-day leave. Fortunately, before our company could get organized again, the war in the Pacific ended and I was mustered out in June Bud Cool submitted a 1950 Class Military History : In talking with others in our class, I was surprised to learn how many got swept up in the Korean War after graduation and how many were also veterans of WWII. I am in that group. However, I think that I am the only one who served in both the Navy and the Army. Is that a good thing? I was also surprised at how many felt the experience was the best thing that happened to them, although for many different reasons. I m in that group also. On graduating from high school in 1945, I enlisted in the Navy for the duration of six months. After boot camp I was assigned to a brand new aircraft carrier (USS Tarawa) in Norfolk, Va., and left on its shakedown cruise to Guantanamo Bay. For six months we put the ship through its paces and learned our jobs. My job was located seven decks down in the main engine room just two feet above the bilges. I know you have always wondered what the bilges are like on an aircraft carrier: They are just as unpleasant as on any other ship, only bigger. The Tarawa was ordered to the Pacific, so we sailed through the Panama Canal (with lock clearance measured in inches) and up the west coast to Long Beach. The war had just ended, and the Navy decided the best thing to do with us short-timers was to put us on a troop train and send us back across the country to Long Island for discharge. Total time elapsed in the Navy: 11 months, 24 days, 14 hours. After receiving a veteran s bonus from the state of Connecticut (very nice), generous benefits from the GI bill (fantastic), a nice pin to wear on my lapel, and a degree from Williams, I started my career on Wall Street as a veteran of WWII. Six months later I received my draft notice. I went through a long period of thinking, There must be some mistake, but I eventually accepted the inevitable. The Army was offering a program starting on Governors Island, which I could almost see from my office window, leading to OCS at Fort Riley, Kan., provided I met other requirements, so that s what I did. Another boot camp, some training, six months in Kansas, and I was ready to go. I was assigned to the Army s Transportation Corps and was surprised to learn it has lots of ships, mostly harbor craft but some larger ones as well. I drew one of the biggest and so set sail again, only this time with the Army. Now for the good part: Toward the end of my tour I was sent to Goose Bay, Labrador, where a civilian contractor was building a large airstrip to accommodate the B-36, a new bomber that I m not sure was ever built. The runway was one of many sites being developed across the Arctic as part of the early warning line. During my last two weeks in Goose Bay I met Anne, a civilian nurse who was part of the medical staff looking after the 300 workers on this job. We managed to squeeze in two dates, and we decided to get married! I went back to the States to be discharged. She completed her contract in two months and returned to her home in Canada. We were married there in The love of my life. And that s how I won the war. My apologies to those who may have sent in other war stories, but there are always more notes to be done. In the meantime, please send info on classmates, stories, brickbats, whatever you think would be good JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 19

20 for our next notes, which are due in February. My thanks in advance! Scribe pro-tem Doug Coleman, 140 South Brown Road, Orono, MN 55356; (t) ; (f) Gordon Clarke, 183 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105; This assignment seems always to offer something new. Until now, most classmates have waited till late in the cycle to make their submissions (some even after the due date). This time, two were even ahead of the announcement, and a half-dozen poured in on the day thereof. This variety serves to keep your secretary alert. I start writing as a team of roofers arrives to commence a major replacement over my head. Here we go Dave Muhlenberg writes from his home in Fairfax County, Va., that he checks in only every few years, and this time for no particular reason. (Rainy day?) He and his wife of 50 years, Margitta, are in good health but have been hit hard by the recent storms, which left them with only their generator for power for five summer days. (Ed. note: Here in Maine we lose power for five winter days from time to time, but I have never had a generator failure because of the 95-degree summer heat, which happened to Dave!) An upbeat arrived from Bill Paton, who writes that, aside from some early morning aches and pains, he and Renis are pretty well. In addition to playing tennis, he (on the banjo) and a retired doctor (on the piano) have been playing and singing the old camp songs in the assisted-living wards of local retirement homes. Last week we played at a home for atypical children, mostly Down syndrome. It was amazing! They loved us! Wow! It was a wrenchingly vivid reminder of how good my family and I have it and how incredibly lucky we all are to be healthy. As I write this, Becky and Tim Blodgett are probably sipping their wine as their barge floats along a canal in Burgundy. They joined a Williams trip lead by John Hyde 52 and promised to report for the next issue. When we last heard from Wally Bortz, he included an itinerary that would take him to Ireland (for the Bog Trotters Marathon, among other adventures) and England, for a visit and lecture. All of this was to be going on during the Olympics. We have space to follow just one thread the Bog Trotters Marathon, which was due to be run in Stokestown, Ireland, on July 21. Wally trained as usual: Five 17-mile runs, three 20-milers, and one 23, only to learn that the run was canceled. He decided to proceed anyway and, if necessary do an impromptu marathon somewhere, sometime. Left for Dublin with stinking running shoes in our luggage. After a day off to deliver a lecture, he flew to Oxford, where he fulfilled a long ambition of running on the same track where Bannister first broke the four-minute-mile barrier in [Bannister] would have lapped me three times. Then back to Ireland, where a philanthropist friend had persuaded the athletics staff at Limerick University to lay out a 13-mile course around the campus and along the banks of the Shannon River. On Aug. 1, we embarked on the first International Limerick Marathon with myself and a few others as entrants. A lovely route, and a few cheers along the way. I continued on happy and in high spirits until around mile 22, when I started to veer off unsteadily to the right. This had happened when I had run the Boston Marathon and one other time during training. This time in Limerick was not grand fell off the trail one time alarmed my pacer staggered along with my companion straightening me up fortunate that the river was on my left or I may have had an early plunge. Wally continues: My diagnostic antenna was in active mode stroke inner ear balance center compromised? About mile 24 my pacer and other friends ganged up had to stop fearing something frightful might happen refused I was aggressive didn t make any friends kept lumbering along supported by colleagues who kept me reasonably upright until the Field House appeared at mile 26. Hallelujah 42nd marathon, not with style but with determination second 13-mile loop took me five hours for a total of eight hours. Went out for a well-deserved beer or two, and Chinese dinner. Sleep came easily. Those beers must have induced an epiphany, because the next day Wally recalled an old skiing injury to an Achilles tendon that left my right lower leg much smaller than the left. At age 82, after many hours of running in an asymmetric fashion there was a progressive tightening of the muscles in my right loin, which eventually seized up and my rudder froze. I have never given acknowledgement to the rest of me. I figured that having 26-mile capable legs was enough. Resolved that next year s marathon training will entail attention to my trunk muscles. Next year I will run straight. (Ed. note: There is reason to believe that this was marathon number 43 for Wally). Wally concludes, Busily trying to clone the 10- week continuing education that I presented at Stanford in the spring, Maximizing Your Life Potential. I enjoyed it as much as the attendees. John Sziklas reports that he and his wife Jean are enjoying continued good health, tennis, golf, and some downhill skiing, but only on the groomed slopes! They continue to do some traveling, favoring cruises because they offer less hassle. They have moved across town from their home of many years to a fine continuing-care retirement community (Ed. note: I know it well). John s brother Ed Sziklas lives up the road from me here in Maine and also enjoys good health. Meg and Don Gregg spent early July on a paddle wheeler, travelling from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati on the Ohio River. It was a trip into our past, with children waving at us from the banks signs urging us to Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco and the scars of strip mining all too visible. Coal is still king in that part of the country. Barges loaded with it. Freight-trains pulling it. Power generators burning it spewing smoke into the sky. Their accommodations were comfortable, and the food was excellent. Don and Meg enjoyed the entertainment so much that they danced all three evenings. Ever the collector of intelligence, Don got to know a German-born passenger who had lost both of his parents in Allied 20 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

21 air raids during WWII, been drafted into the German army at 16, captured, and held prisoner. After the war, he obtained a U.S. visa and emigrated, was drafted and served in our army during the Korean War, after which he went to college on the GI Bill, married, and had a successful career outside of New York. Bob Griffin writes that he had a quadruple heart operation last January; it went well, but some complications delayed his recovery. He is working with a YMCA trainer to improve his strength and looks forward to resuming work on the book he had drafted before the operation. (Ed. note: He didn t mention the subject.) Bob has had much support from his wife Jamie and children Bob and Missy. He stays in touch with his roommates Paul Shorb and Jack Cremeans 50 as well as Chuck Halleck and Jack Hornor. Pete delisser is pleased that his latest book, Courageous Conversations at Work, at Home, is now available at (Kindle) and at (hard cover). Pete talks regularly with Pete Fisher, Bill Rodie, Gordon Clarke, Wally Bortz, and Bill Sperry. He and Carolyn ride their bikes six to eight miles three or four times per week. Neither of them seems to have slowed down, as she (as art adviser/appraiser) currently has traveling art shows in two separate museums. Having lived for more than five years in their California retirement community, Jeanne and Chuck Halleck still recall the pleasant, small, orchard that they had to leave behind; however, they don t miss the care and upkeep. In April, their daughter Heidi 83 visited with their granddaughter, Allie, who celebrated her 13th birthday while in California. In August, the Hallecks traveled to Massachusetts for the wedding of their son Jay 05 to Olivia He 06. They rounded out their travels with visits to several of Greater Boston s special tourist attractions and finished the month with a two-week stay on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Chuck remains active in a local cooperative art gallery showing mainly nature photographs. Jeanne continues to provide advice to public service programs with which she was affiliated while working at Stanford. Chuck ends with a slightly plaintive note: Our faith in the 49ers is finally paying off after some dismal years, and we can actually look forward to attending the games. John O Herron wins the prize for good news and brevity! Have two grandkids [at Williams] this year, so I look forward to a visit. Last but not least, our president, Dick Siegel, reports that, as of the end of September, he will have finally ceased his daily commute into NYC. He says his work with the MFGlobal Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc. Liquidating Trustee was fascinating, educational, and enjoyable, but the commute had become too much. Dick and Ellen went to London to celebrate their 50th anniversary. One of the highlights was an evening-ending champagne tour of Buckingham Palace that concluded with our being escorted through the courtyard and out one of the gates to the astonishment of the on-looking tourists. I offered to sign autographs but had no takers. Upon their return, one of Dick s colleagues asked if he had seen the Queen. Dick informed him that he went to bed every night with the Queen. How about that for gallantry! 1952 Alec Robertson, 3 Essex Meadows, Essex, CT 06426; I am pleased to announce that Judy Makrianes, who danced at the AMT with John Kulsar in Slaughter on Tenth Avenue in Zanuck in the Streets May 9-12, 1951, and I have become an item again. We first met in 1945 in East Hampton, some 67 years ago, and hit it off from the beginning. It is a very good thing to rekindle our relationship and for both of us to have a second chance at love. We had a great minireunion at the Middlebury game, which included Ed and Fred Goldstein, Susan and Jim Henry, Elizabeth and John Montgomery, Nikki and Paige L Hommedieu, Ann and Doug Foster, Debbie and Joel Slocum, Joan and Paul Doyle, Nancy and Bob Trone, Jacquie and Don Martin, John Hyde, Emily Kraft, Sam Humes, Alec Robertson and Judy Makrianes. Unfortunately, President Bill Missimer had to cancel at the last minute, as Jane had a bad case of poison ivy on her back. She is better now. We had excellent cocktails and hors d oeuvres at John Hyde s on Friday evening, lunch at the Log, and Saturday dinner at Ann and Doug Foster s, who featured the Williams Octet. It was terrific. Great food and fellowship. I just got a nice note from Susie Collins, stating: It was so wonderful to be a part of your Really Great Class of th reunion. I am sure I speak for the other honorary members in thanking you for welcoming us and making us feel so at home. I would also like to thank Sam Humes for storing our Phinney all this time and making sure he was able to lead the class in the alumni parade. (The children on the sidelines sure got a kick out of his being there.) Look at what fun you started, Swifty! Great job to all of our super leaders. Ed and Fred Goldstein had a wonderful time with Nikki and Paige L Hommedieu in the Adirondacks in July. We picked up Emily Kraft on the way up and enjoyed a lot of laughs. Marigold and Bob Bischoff joined Paige, Nicky, Emily, Edwen, and I for dinner one evening. We had planned to visit with Ann and Duke Curtis and Ann and Doug Foster for a Sunday afternoon at Tanglewood in August but had to bow out at the last minute. They were looking forward to attending Pete Gurney s play and dinner afterward with the group in New York in October. Finally, Fred continues, I really was overwhelmed receiving the Joseph s Coat at reunion. It really belongs to all of you in the Great Class of 52. Thanks again for all of the kind remarks. I had lunch last week with Bob Huddleston, who was a classmate and fraternity brother, reported John Philips. He was in DC on business and seemed well and happy in spite of his age. We ate in a strange little place I had curried woodpecker and he had a frankfurter with mustard. I have several friends living in DC, and they tell me that the economy is so bad now that they have to hold up three people to get as much money as they used to get from one. Thankfully most of us here at the old-folks home are either retired or on food stamps. Sorry to hear about Irwin Shainman a very nice guy and a good teacher. Jack Harris volunteered that he and Bob Garfield JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 21

22 spoke after he and Jennifer returned from Williamstown and the 60th. He was sorry not to have been there. Bob felt it was very well run. Jack said, Last May, we moved to Ingleside apartments in Rock Creek Park, a very comfortable and convenient retirement residence in the heart of DC. Summer was spent in Indian River, Mich., at our cottage in Burt Lake in the family since the early 1920s and a great place for our three sons, their wives, and grandchildren (seven) to come and hang out. If you like fly-fishing for trout, this is a great spot with good streams nearby. For several years now, I have worked with the Board of Americans for Campaign Reform, part of an alliance of groups committed to reducing the toxic role of corporate money in elections and politics generally. My wife Tucker supervises an adult Christian education program at St. Mark s Church on Capitol Hill. A special pleasure is the two book groups we ve belonged to for many years. The nonfiction one is sparked by the lively presence of George Kinter. Healthwise there have been the usual hurdles a new left hip and a pacemaker, behaving at the moment. We feel fortunate to have good friends alive, well, and compos mentis. In March we plan to go on the Williams trip to Cuba. From Winnetka, Ill., Ray George reported that he attended the annual luncheon with a Williams gray-hair group that included John Montgomery and Pete Pickard. Bob White is usually in attendance but could not make it. Betsy and I are off to Florida shortly. (Sorry you missed the mini.) Bob Huddleston chimed in: Vicki and I flew to Washington last month for a board meeting in Silver Spring, which gave us the opportunity to get together with friends and family, including lunch with John Philips, who lives in a large but very nice retirement community nearby. Two old guys reminiscing at Friday s. The next week we drove to Colorado with our daughter to see friends in Telluride and climb one of the Fourteeners near Lake City. Needless to say, I stayed below with the dog. There was a foot of snow at the summit. We also enjoyed two nights of French cooking at the lodge. Dick Somerby missed the mini since he was on his way to Naples for the winter. I plan to stay until May, he said. After a surgeon fixed my knee, skiing is no longer an option, so I vote for the warmth of Florida. Spent the summer in Westchester close to a son and daughter in New Canaan and a son in Brooklyn Heights seven grandkids in all. Another son and daughter live in Houston with five grandkids and, I can t believe it, two great-grandkids usually see most of them in the winter as they find Naples too attractive. Ask anyone visiting Naples to call me at Doug Burgoyne says he and Joannie were coming up on their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 27. He particularly wanted to be remembered to John Hyde. Pete Gurney couldn t make the reunion. He wrote, Hope to see some of our class at my new play now in preview at the Flea Theater. Maybe you ll be there and maybe Judy will! I m about to be 82, but life still goes on. Wife Molly recently completed a Century (100-mile) bike trip around the periphery of New York. Our four children are gainfully employed, and our eight additional hostages to fortune (our grandchildren) are for the most part staying out of trouble. Bob Riegel reported that during reunion: Keren and I were on a fantastic trip starting in the lakes of northern Italy, then to Verona, to Venice, and then on to a five-masted clipper ship sailing down the Croatian coast and ending in Taormina, Sicily. One of the best trips we have ever taken. Met no alumni but did meet a number of educators who gave Williams the highest ranking. Also the ship grapevine indicated that Williams lost to Amherst. Living next to the university I find myself pulling for the gamecocks not as fancy as the Purple Cow. I am sorry to report the loss of Bill Maclay on Aug. 28, Bill was windsurfing right up to the end, irrepressible to the last. Bill attended Ned Collins memorial services last summer and was suffering from cancer then. Bill lived in Chester, Md., and came to Chatham on the Cape each year. He was an avid and accomplished sailor, serving the Offshore Sailing Team of the U.S. Naval Academy for many years, as well as winning trophies recently in windsurfing for the 80-plus participants. His enthusiasm was unrivalled, and he was an innkeeper for sailing youngsters over the last 25 years. He is survived by two children and two grandchildren. Sadly, David MacLachlan also passed away, on Sept. 2, 2012, in San Francisco. After leaving Williams in 1952, Dave did graduate work at Boston University and Columbia, served in the Marines and the Army, and he worked as a field geologist for the Pennsylvania Geologic Survey for 37 years. The MacLachlans moved to San Francisco in 2000 to be closer to their children. Dave is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean, a brother, a sister, and several children and grandchildren. Unfortunately, we also lost Adolf W. Gessner on May 15, 2012, and Frank Weeks on Aug. 3, Their obituaries are in this issue. Condolences from the entire class go out to their spouses. That s it for now. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and we ll look forward to a bright and shining 2013, with peace and economic health our major objectives REUNION JUNE 6-9 Stephen W. Klein, 378 Thornden St., South Orange, NJ 07079; Bob Morrison s granddaughter Katie 07 was married in a grand Williams affair at Lake Winnipesauke in July to Matt Paster 07. Bob took great joy in dancing with his granddaughter. After 41 years in Wellesley, the Morrisons have sold their house and have moved to The Groves of Lincoln (Mass). Bob says he and Gretchen will be at our 60th. The 11th Ephrocks in Colorado, of which George Hartnett was a co-founder, had couples from the classes of for dinner. In addition to the Hartnetts, 53 was represented by the Sterlings and the Tuckers. Another co-founded Hartnett event, a north shore luncheon for alumni from took place Oct. 3. From 53 were George, Jim Truettner, John McDermott, Don Rand, and Wally Scott. George is back at playing golf and was astonished to find that after a three-year hiatus he is still able to hook and slice. The Oct minireunion had an outstanding turnout. In attendance were Barbara and Bob 22 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

23 Howard, Lucy and Pete Fetterolf, Happy and Todd Mauck, Mike Lazor, Mary and Jack Merselis, Anne and Charlie Mott, Sally and Harry Molwitz, Carol and Dan Fitch, Kathleen Piagessi, Nancy and Pete Sterling, Granthia and Fred Preston, President John Dighton, John Allan, Tess and Derry Kruse, Art Murray, Dave Doheny, Barbara Weedon, Dudley Baker, Bobbye and Bob Tucker, Maren and Tim Robinson, Bob Sillcox, Joy and Walter Flaherty, Daphne and Tiger McGill, Bob Bauer, and Elizabeth and Bob Ouchterloney. The weather was excellent, as were the festivities. Great work by Todd Mauck and the usual hospitality by the McGills. Doug Reed died in July, survived by his wife Mackay, five children and several grandchildren. I hope that everyone has had a chance to read Doug s essay about Williams and his years at Williams in John Allan s 50th reunion book. Although it s not long, it speaks volumes about him as well as his appreciation of Williams Al Horne, 7214 Rebecca Drive, Alexandria, VA 22307; For those of us who missed it, here s a quick recap of the October minireunion, a highly successful event by all accounts. Class President Hugh Germanetti, who made it from Austin to Williamstown on not one but two brand-new knees, reports that 27 classmates and companions attended and that the planning committee for our 60th reunion elected Jim Carpenter to be the reunion chairman. The weekend s highlights included a seminar on the rise and fall of fraternities with President Emeritus John Chandler, which drew a full house on Friday afternoon. It was full of audience questions and comment, Dan Tritter writes, lively, informative, and free of adversarial cant. On Saturday morning Rick Smith 55 discussed his new book, Who Stole the American Dream?, in what Dan, Hugh and John Beard described as an excellent presentation to another standing-room-only audience. And our class dinner at the Taconic Golf Club on Saturday night was also happily attended, as you can see from Harry Montgomery s photographs on our class Facebook page. There were other events reported, both happy and sad. Let s start with a wedding and a birth, among several items that reached me too late for the previous edition of these class notes. Here s Jack Smith s report from Hilton Head Island: I am happy to advise that I got married on May 19 to a beautiful lady named Shirl. I robbed the cradle! Shirl is 60 years old. Jack had been a widower for nine years and had survived a burst aortic aneurism. Shirl took great care of me as a friend, Jack wrote, so why not take care of each other through marriage? The birth, announced by Jim Carpenter in June, was of Andie Cook, Jim and Shirley s first greatgrandchild and the daughter of Tracy Henderson Cook 03, the Carpenters granddaughter. There have also been several moves. Tom Henderson sent word that in July 2011 he and Sally sold a house in Chatham, N.J., that we had lived in for 45 years to become full-time Floridians in a home on Amelia Island, where we ve been part-time residents for the past 15 years. Our five granddaughters, who all lived within 20 minutes of our home in Chatham, had begun to scatter to further their educations and employment opportunities, and more and more of our friends in New Jersey had already fled to more benign climates. For those who may not have done the math, our taxes and household expenses have been substantially reduced by the consolidation. And I can drive legally here for another seven or eight years, though I ve basically given up driving at night. Another move I hadn t heard about was by Kitty and Charlie Brown, from Colorado to Jackson, Wyo., in We have always loved living in or near the mountains, Charlie writes, and the Tetons have always been among our favorites. During the 40 years that we lived in Colorado, I climbed all 54 of Colorado s 14,000-foot peaks, climbed the Matterhorn in Switzerland, the volcano Orizaba in Mexico, and the Grand Teton in Wyoming. Kitty and I also made a climbing trip to the Himalayas with the Colorado Outward Bound School while I was one of the trustees. Since moving to Wyoming, we continue to hike, bike, and ski the terrain in and around this wonderful national park and will continue to do so as long as our health permits. John Walsh moved back to New York from Rhode Island and now lives on the East Side of Manhattan. Judith and Rich Bethune built a new house in Ancaster, Ontario. And Mary Jane and Cal Collins sold their house in Salem, Ore., and moved downtown to a rented apartment. Their house wasn t for sale, Cal notes, but a real estate agent sent a letter saying he had a nice young couple who wanted to buy our home. On the downside, we ve lost three more classmates and the wife of a fourth. In June we lost Richard Wright, who lived in Newport, Vt., taught high school English and led meditation classes, owned a book and gift shop called Tranquil Things with his wife Pat, and, among many other unusual activities, was a dowser who co-wrote two books on the subject. In July we lost John Stevens, who lived in Wasau, Wis., worked as an industrial engineer and then as a commercial real estate appraiser, and had a passion for music. One of John and Judy s daughters, Sally Stevens, has become an opera soprano. In September, we lost Steve Herman, our classmate for the first two years before he transferred to Northwestern. Steve lived in Winnetka, Ill., and worked as a corporate lawyer until retiring at 59. I learned of Steve s death from Jack O Kieffe, who roomed with Steve and Ralph Smith in our freshman year. And here s the bad news from John Cardle: I am sad to have to inform the class that my wife Janet died July 6 after a rapid progression of Myelodysplasia (bone marrow failure) complicated by a fatal infection. We were married in 1956 when I was starting my third year at the University of Minnesota Medical School and had 56 years of a wonderful life together, with four daughters and eight grandchildren. We added three foreign students for more to do. Janet went to Wellesley ( 56) but only got to Williamstown for our reunions. She thought all the class was great. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 23

24 Now, some good news: Dick Hollington is continuing his climb up the political ladder. After being appointed an Ohio state representative in 2010 and 2011, he reports, I was elected earlier this year as mayor of the village of Hunting Valley, a large metropolitan area of about 700 residents on the east side of Cleveland. So much for good government and age limitations! The Hollingtons had a splendid visit this summer with Barbie and Jerry Schauffler at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dick adds. Pete Burgher writes that his electrical equipment company was sold in 2009, and with the proceeds we have developed a system for piston aircraft engines that enables fuel savings of up to 20 percent and can handle whatever sunny fuel the EPA throws at the general aviation industry. Meanwhile, I use my U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine captain s license to captain an eco-tour boat as a volunteer in Florida s marvelous panhandle. Pete and Elinor, his wife of 58 years, have eight grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Another classmate still working is Herb Elish, as chief operating officer of the College Board in New York. His wife Eloise has taken on the challenge of turning what was the country s largest landfill into an urban park. It is on the New Jersey side of Staten Island and was a landfill I helped create when I was sanitation commissioner, Herb writes. The intent is to create a 2,200-acre park. Still working in education as well is Dave Griswold of the Greenwich (Conn.) Country Day School, who published a third edition this summer of his classic guide, How To Study. This revision, he advises, includes a new section on how to use computers and laptops to improve study skills. Ed Mauro also is still doing good work: My wife and I (we play even) are very fortunate to be able to follow the sun in the endless pursuit of mastering our golf addictions. You will find us at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, Pinehurst, N.C., and at Narragansett, R.I., in the summer, Ed writes. My giveback to the game continues to be Button Hole, a short golf course and teaching center in the inner city of Providence. Since our opening 12 years ago, we have introduced the game to more than 15,000 young people. Our kids simply thrive on green space, away from environments of concrete and asphalt where fathers are hard to find. After signing up, they go through fairly structured teaching programs, not all golf. They start with taking hats off when inside and learn to look one in the eye during a handshake. Button Hole Kids are known in their neighborhoods. While long-term social impacts are difficult to measure, we know from their schools, where we teach the game in the wintertime, their class attendance is up. And, certainly not a token by-product of our mission, we can claim four golf college scholarships and many state and regional golf champions who hit their first golf balls at Button Hole. Russ Carpenter is also involved in a substantial project. He writes that after three strikes pursuing the National Endowment of the Humanities for funding for the documentary about my Field family in Stockbridge in the 1800s, our local public television station, WGBY in Springfield, agreed to produce the film, and we have received $50,000 from a local foundation as a start to raising the full $200,000 budget needed for a 60-minute program One of our prominent expatriates, Michel Balinski of Paris, has been sighted at least twice on our shores this year. In July he was honored at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, where he once taught math, with a program of tributes as part of an international conference on game theory. And in October he was at MIT, where he once studied economics, as a panelist in a conference on the U.S. presidential election system. John Beard reports that he and Molly attended a joint birthday party given by his daughter Maria for him (his 79th, if you can believe it) and for her daughter (his granddaughter). Speaking of grandchildren, Jane Briggs writes that Taylor s grandson, Jason Briggs 14, a computer science major, spent a week with me in Maine and he is great company. His parents are international teachers, so he has lived all over the world. From Florida, Marv Schiff writes, Myrt and I are still playing tennis, and I am still practicing medicine in Pompano Beach. And from Long Island, Vic Earle writes: Teamed with Joe Rice in tennis recently. He has recovered from a leg injury and is playing very well, especially when you consider he is much, much older than I. Earlier, my grandson Ian (son of Susan Earle 80) carried me to another prize in a parent-child tournament. From Newport, R.I., Dave Moore reports that while doing some genealogical research, he came across this item: I quote from a letter written in 1920: Sarah Williams, who marred Perez Marsh, was the young woman of 20 who refused her father s cousin, Col. Ephraim Williams, then a man about 40 years old, and married the young surgeon in her cousin s regiment. Col. Williams agreed, if she would promise to marry him, to make his will before leaving for New York State and bequeath to her all his property. As she refused, he later made his will leaving all to found a free school which eventually developed into Williams College. We all know Ephraim was killed in the Battle of Lake George shortly after making his will. Thank you, Sarah! Finally, a reminder from Russ Carpenter that the college archives are very interested in what you may have saved from your student years, especially those items that are possibly unique, such as letters, photographs (identified and dated), classroom notes, and programs. If interested, please contact the archivist by at, by phone at , or by mail at Archives, 96 School St., Williamstown, MA Norm Hugo, 37 Carriage Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840; Charlie Bradley has retired as class secretary after a wonderful stint as the person who was the glue holding us together. Many thanks, Charlie. Since our last notes, we have lost Don Tufts, Peter Hunt, Lee Snyder, Mort Weinberg, and Terry Canavan. Spoke with Mark Cluett, who attended Terry s funeral services. He had played golf frequently with Terry until the last few months. A charity that was important to Terry was his interest 24 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

25 in microloans to small business owners in Latin America. His experience as a banker in Latin America provided him with the requisite background. Don Tufts graduated from Hotchkiss and was a Tyng Scholar at Williams. Dave Lindsay, a fellow math major (only three in our class) said Don was brilliant. He went on to MIT, earning both a master s and PhD. His doctoral dissertation solved the Nyquist problem of jointly optimizing transmitters and receivers for transmitting PAM data over ISI channels. (I don t understand it either.) After leaving MIT he was on the faculty at Harvard and later the University of Rhode Island, making several more significant contributions. A dedication to teaching was one of his legacies. He was also active in the politics of East Greenwich, R.I. Peter Hunt died on Sept. 2. He was an avid sailor and a lifelong environmentalist concentrating his life s work on cold fusion. The Rev. Dr. Lee Snyder died on Sept. 9 after a battle with Alzheimer s disease. Lee was the valedictorian of our class. He earned a PhD in history from Harvard and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and he was an ordained Methodist minister. He enjoyed a brilliant career in academics with a particular interest in medieval history. He had faculty appointments at New College, Ithaca College, and Ohio Wesleyan University. He was well known for his interest in teaching students. No details available on Mort Weinberg as of this printing. And the art community of Portland, Maine, is still reeling over the loss of Jim Goodbody. Our annual homecoming/minireunion was kicked off by Rick Smith, who dazzled us with a brilliant talk, Who Stole The American Dream? which was a précis of his book by the same title. Packing two and a half years research into a thoroughly lucid exposé of what has happened to America s middle class is no mean feat, but he executed same in a thoroughly enjoyable fashion. It was naturally followed by a standing ovation. Richly deserved. You will be denied a seminal work if you do not get the book. The afternoon featured a football loss to Middlebury, fortunately held under sunny skies. The evening reception and dinner were held at Treetops and hosted by our most congenial host Sandy Laitman for the 22nd consecutive year. Phil Smith was the recipient of Peter s Coat, with the following citation: The awarding of this year s Peter s Coat and commemorative tray is richly deserved. Peter s Coat is emblematic of devotion to the Class of 55 of Williams College and all its worthwhile goals as exemplified by Pete Pelham. Our recipient has been a source of lifetime fulfillment of these goals. Shortly after graduation he participated in assembling the best student body in the country, and his legacy continues to the present. He has reached out to others initiating and sustaining philosophically and materially the Teaching Practicums in New York City schools. He is the epitome of Bringing Williams to the World and the World to Williams. As director and dean of admissions he has constructed a diverse and accomplished international class of student leaders. We proudly present Peter s Coat to Phil Smith. The social evening followed with libations, a sumptuous repast, many remembrances, good conversation, and a general feeling of good will. Class luminaries present included Carolyn and Bob Behr. Mary Louise and Merce Blanchard, Kathleen and Jim Colberg, Maria and Dick Hale, Gerry and Norm Hugo, Carole and Don Kelley, Sandy Laitman, Lennie and Jim Leone, Richard Maidman, Betsey and Whitey Perrott, Margot and Len Platt, Louise and Alan Reed, Rick Smith, Susie and Phil Smith, Barbara and Gil True, and Joyce and Mac Nelson. Charlie Deasy is enjoying longtime retirement from Bell Systems but lives near two sons and gets to follow grandsons playing soccer. Lives with two golden retrievers. Fred Bennett recently retired from paper business and plays golf three times a week. Don Everett sees Coley Yeaw and George Olmstead for bridge each week through the Circulating Library meetings. Also sees Bob Wilkes and Ted Bowers when in Florida, where golf is a frequent activity Norm Faulkner s wife Sally died in December 2011, and he is getting married next December. He gets together with Al Speidell on occasion. Al is still practicing medicine. Dick Gilcreast is still a professional photographer and is also creating websites. He is leading an upcoming tour of the Society of Photographers at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. George Hagerman is still active, having recently sold his company. His 25-year passion of bike touring continues. His most recent trip was through Germany, and he plans nothing no reservations for anything, just pot luck. Next trip is China. Dick Hale has recently sought relief from spinal stenosis and appears to be healing well. Peter Hall is active in the community of Wellfleet and was recently honored by the Wellfleet Historical Society salt of the earth and was grand marshal in the 4th of July parade. Peter was active at MIT with military digital communications. Sam Fortenbaugh is still practicing law and is trés busy with his 8-year-old son. Still sails out of Greenwich, but summer was interrupted by boat fire. Roger (Mugsy) Ames, while retired from his paying vocation, is nonetheless as busy as can be. He has been restoring/building houses for 15 years as part of charity for the needy. He and his crew have done over 100 and made a great contribution to the community. Jan Austell is semi-retired and is still an active member of the Screen Actors Guild, appearing in industrial films, commercials, and info TV. He had a 30-year career teaching English at The Kent School. Dick Beatty enjoyed a Williams cruise on the Great Lakes. He stays in touch with Williams through his grandson, who is a sophomore. When I spoke to Mel Bearns, he was 10 days post hip replacement but was doing well. Professor Ed Belt is still teaching at Amherst and quite active in geology research. He says, We enjoyed a far-reaching discussion on global warming. Still plays tennis three times a week. Took a Williams Civil War tour and had a wonderful and educational time. Myra and Poncho Isenhart and Sandy and Ted Bowers also had a wonderful time on a Williams Russian cruise. Richard Maidman still practices law. Erv Holmes was in Paris, felt weak, and was subsequently diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. Erv has been bitten by the travel bug and plans on becoming a JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 25

26 charter member of the Williams travel group. Sherm Hoyt is director of the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, which teaches sailing to handicapped and inner-city kids. It is an intense, summer-long program, and they have educated 1,800 students. They have raised $7 million dollars for facilities. He also serves on the board of South Shore Conservatory, and they have graduated 3,000 students. Finally, he is on the board of Green Mountain Valley School, which is the pre-eminent ski prep school preparing students for elite educational institutions and international skiing competition. George Montgomery wonders why he is so busy. Plays tennis twice a week. But he is doing great things helping rehab Wounded Warriors, especially females. Very proud of his two-star admiral son. Bill Montgomery and Debbie have sold their place in Aspen and moved to Basalt, Colo. Hosted the Eph Rocks golf tournament, which included Mac Fiske, Joel Strumph, and John Newhall. Moto kept his machine shop and still turns out gorgeous wooden bowls professional grade. Bob Little went back to his high school reunion and spent time with Bill Fall, who was a classmate. Lists his charities as The Salvation Army and 12 grandkids. Fred Paton has moved back to Wilmington and is reacquainting himself with other Ephs. Larry Pomerance is still working managing money. Sees Steve Gordon and reports he is well. Roger Friedman sent a letter from his summer ranch in New Mexico, where he delivered the 4th of July speech about freedom. The speech was historically informative and inspiring. The Sandy Laitmans spent vacation time at the ranch. Bobby Behr shared with us the names of those on recent alumni trips: Ed Belt, Civil War trip; Merc Blanchard, baseball trip; Dick Beatty, Great Lakes cruise; and Ted Bowers, Pancho Isenhart, and Bill Prime, Russian waterways. Have a safe and wonderful winter. Will be in touch Vern Squires, 727 Ardsley Road, Winnetka, IL 60093; Sadly, this article must commence by taking note of the loss of two more classmates. Jerry Davis died in June. An economist at heart, Jerry was a keen student of the Austrian economist and philosopher Ludwig von Mises. Thanks to Jerry, many of us were favored by copies of books and articles on the Austrian School of economic thought. Also favored was the college; Jerry was very fond of Williams and was always generous at fund-raising time. Jerry is survived by his wife Helen. John Crocker passed away in August. John spent his immediate post-williams years in the Army, serving in Korea, after which he returned to engage in a wonderful array of business experiences, including establishing the Crocker Watch Co., developing a classical music recording company, and building a retail soaps and toiletries shop. John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jackie, and by two children. One of the scarier aspects of being a scribe is the chance that mistakes will occur, thereby necessitating an errata paragraph. From my last article, two corrections are needed. First, I referred to Buster Grossman s time in the 1,000-yard freestyle. It was actually the 100-yard freestyle. Second, he met with Bob Muir not in the latter part of our freshman year (as I reported) but rather in October. Buster had one other comment that I thought I might skip, but his candidness is worth repeating: Our freshman year was the year I started diving for Williams and lost to everyone we competed against. Maybe so, but he reversed that record soon enough. Another correction, although actually not mine, came in from Jo Anderson. He noted that he had not included Jock Duncan in the information he gave me for the item on the University School grads. I am glad to insert in this article Jo s request for an apology from Jo to Jock. On a nice, upbeat note, Tony Marano, through his wife Mary, sent a card with a beautiful touch of nostalgia. I quote: These are THE days when memories of Williamstown pop up so vividly. The magnificent colors of the season lead our senses to recall the football games and tailgating with friends. Tony, a/k/a Champ, is now retired, and he and Mary remain in White Plains near their children and grandchildren. As I reported in an earlier article, the cardiac care unit of the White Plains Hospital is named for Tony, a tribute to his long years of dedicated service there. Over the past several months, Williams-sponsored trips have seen several members of the class enjoying and appreciating new (to them) various parts of the world. Betsey and Jo Anderson, not fazed by the troubles in Greece, toured Athens, the Aegean Sea, and Turkey. No other classmates were part of that excursion, but Jo reported being with many enjoyable graduates and wives. Some highlights: a special visit and private showing at the Bernacke Museum in Athens (courtesy of a Williams graduate); several island visits with their views of an early civilization; visits to Izmir, Ephesus, and Pergamon; and a final stop in Istanbul with its 25 million people and a modern Muslim population. In early October, Ronnie and Bill Potter spent 10 days in Sicily as a part of a Williams group led by Michael Lewis, the Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art. On this trip they were joined by Kay and Wayne Renneisen. Bill reported, We had a great time. Lots of ruins and lots of wine. Two years ago, the Potters enjoyed a Williams-sponsored trip to India. Finally, in August; Judy and Vern Squires went on the Waterways of Russia trip. This involved starting in Moscow, then traveling by boat on the Volga, canals and Lake Lagoda in order to end up with two fascinating days in St. Petersburg. Although primarily a Williams-sponsored trip, we also had participants from MIT, Mount Holyoke, Skidmore, Smith, Bryn Mawr, the University of Iowa, and the University of Kentucky. We were the only representatives of the Class of 56, but classmates may remember Myra and Frank Isenhart 55, Cornelia and Bill Prime 55 and Sandy and Ted Bowers 55. We were fortunate to have as one of our leaders Bill Wagner, the Brown Professor of History and the acting president of Williams in the time period between Morty Schapiro and Adam Falk. Bill drew on his 40 years of spending time in Russia for research to create singularly fascinating lectures. 26 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

27 I have mentioned Bill Potter s trip, but his letter provided much other interesting information. Bill and Ronnie are now Florida residents (Jupiter Island) and spend November to May there. They maintain an apartment in New York, their longtime home, but they spend part of the summer in Vail, enjoying hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and a little skiing in March. They have seven grandchildren. Bill reports that they see the grandchildren a fair amount because no surprise here they like visiting in Vail and Florida. In August, Bill had dinner with Paul Marcus. Paul was recovering from a few health issues, but Bill reported that he looked great. Bill also sees with some frequency his ophthalmologist Kenny Barasch. Says Bill: Ken looks like he never will retire. Kim Burbank had a long career in the practice of law more than 50 years. Perhaps many of you received his end of an era notice to the effect that he would close his office in Pittsfield, Mass., and move into retirement mode. Tom Lincoln and Renee spent the summer in Casco, Maine, where they have had a cottage for more than 40 years. The end of the summer called for the return trip to Vero Beach, where they hoped to see visiting classmates over the next several months. Before heading south, Tom and Renee had lunch with Weezie and Merce Blanchard 55 and then, to highlight their migration to Florida, they stopped to visit Noanie and Jock Duncan at their home on Amelia Island. (Noanie, incidentally, is doing well in her recovery from open-heart surgery). In times past, the Duncans went north to help make up the summer Class of 56 Maine contingent, but that trip did not work out this year. Tom closed his note by commenting, Hopefully we ll see a lot more friends at the Vero Beach mini. (More on that project later.) Bill Carr reports that he and Judy moved from Beaufort, N.C., to the Splendido retirement facility in Oro Valley, Ariz. He noted that one of the first persons he met was an Amherst guy, Class of 54, to whom Bill promptly taught the Williams song. Bill and Judy are doing some Arizona sightseeing in what Bill describes as a truly spectacular state. I wonder how many saw the article in the July 2012 issue of Williams Alumni Review on Robert Nutting 84, son of our own Og Nutting. Robert has taken over the operations of the 122-year-old Wheeling, W.Va.-based Ogden Newspaper group, but the main point of the article was Robert s position as principal owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates was not the season that the Nutting family hoped for, but, as was said way back in our day with reference to the Brooklyn Dodgers, wait till next year. In the course of doing some follow-up on Alumni Review article, I discovered that our Ogden Nutting received an honorary degree from West Virginia University last May. The news release on this event is too long to quote in full, but here are a couple of paragraphs. Active in national and state newspaper and journalism associations, Mr. Nutting served on boards or committee of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, the American Newspaper Publishers Association and the West Virginia Press Association, which in 1994 named him a life member in appreciation for years of outstanding service and in 2010 gave him the Adam Kelly Premier Journalist award. West Virginia University has recognized Mr. Nutting s service with the Most Loyal West Virginia Award, the Distinguished Service award, and the first Paul A. Atkins Friend of the Journalism School Award. He has also been inducted into the Order of Vandalia and the West Virginia University Business Hall of Fame. In addition the Nutting Foundation received the WVU Foundation s Outstanding Philanthropy Award. Lou Friedman sent a kind of bad news, good news letter. The bad news was that he had to spend months in a hospital with a variety of issues and almost died from a blood clot. The good news was, as he put it, I didn t die! He is now in the process of regaining strength. He and Judi (Vassar 57) remain very active politically and environmentally at the local, state, and national levels from their home in Canton, Conn. Lou is on the board of directors of Beyond Nuclear, a national organization working for a world free from nuclear power and nuclear weapons, and Judi is the chairwoman of People s Action for Clean Energy, a local organization dedicated to promoting the development of alternative sources of energy and the efficient use of energy. Lou expressed regret that he and Judi had not been able to attend reunions, but our memories are so strong individually and collectively. A card came in from Jim Taylor that started with the announcement that he married Lenora Peterson on Sept. 2, Congratulations, Jim. He is the skipper of a 56-foot schooner out of La Conner, Wash., located at the mouth of the Skagit River. La Conner is an historic community founded in the early 1860s and first settled by non-natives just after the Civil War. Like many of us, Jim is trying to lighten the number of things in my life, but that goal does not dispel the possibility of being on the Antiques Road Show in Another marriage bulletin came in from John Dew. John married the former Jane Riley in November They spent their first summer together in the mountains of North Carolina and celebrated their first anniversary at the magnificent Biltmore Estate in Ashville, N.C. Congratulations, John. The much-anticipated national elections in Venezuela occurred in October. Among the commentators whose views were sought immediately after the results were in was Toby Bottome, the president of VenEconomy, the leading publisher of journals in the field of business in Venezuela. Toby s comments appeared in the Chicago Tribune and no doubt in other newspapers throughout the U.S. July 2012 brought together Martha and Bill Merizon, Gaysie Taylor, Nancy and Kirt Gardner, and Mary Clare and Bill Jenks for a five-day whitewater rafting and fishing trip on the middle fork of the Salmon River, north of Sun Valley, Idaho. A great photograph accompanied Bill s note. It portrays an extraordinarily healthy and youthful appearing group. As Bill reported: We all had an exciting and fun time together. Another classmate who loves the outdoors and does not let the advancing years slow him down is Mike Shermer. He is still skiing and planning a weeklong trip to Idaho in late January. He spent last summer at Burt Lake, Mich., in the Tip-of-the-Mitt area (i.e., the north end of Michigan s lower peninsula) and was on the water as much as possible. Then he is on JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 27

28 to his winter-spring home in Cedarburg, Wisc. Another classmate who continues to challenge the Great Outdoors is Ed Amidon. Still in Vermont after 45 years, Ed does some paddling in the summer and cross country skis in the winter, although he has relegated to history his whitewater and northern Canada tripping. Ed sees Marion and Jack Carter from time to time as they live part of the year in Woodstock. He crossed paths with Dick Beamish in Saranac Lake, N.Y., where Dick recently retired as the founding publisher of the Adirondack Explorer, a very successful regional magazine. Ed recalled that two years ago he reached a longtime travel goal by spending three weeks on Tristan da Cunha, an island with a tiny isolated community halfway between Buenos Aires and Cape Town. Ed did not tell me, but I discovered that the island has a rich history. In WWII the island was used as a top-secret weather and radio station to monitor U-Boat activity in the South Atlantic Ocean, and at that time the only currency on the island was the potato. More recently, the island received a U.K. postcard to make it easier for the residents to order goods online. Maybe in the next article Ed can tell us what attracted him to this remote but fascinating location. A photograph from Buster Grossman includes himself with two generations of Williams students: George LeBourdais MA 09 and Alejandra Rosales 15. Ale was president of Felix Ventures two years ago and is now the first of Buster s students to attend Williams. The picture was taken at the conclusion of a weeklong backpack trek to a campsite in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park in California. As dusk settled in on their campsite, they recognized that it was one of those events that brings a smile to both the face and the heart, but Buster also noted that he was not sure that they were so smiley when the bear we had told them about sauntered around the perimeter of their campsite. In October, Buster and Bev journeyed to Williamstown to join forces with Ellie and Sig Balka and Betsy and Phil Palmedo for the Williams College Museum of Art annual Fall Fellows Weekend. (The fellows program is an aspect of membership in WCMA. Annual memberships range from $30 to the Professor S. Lane Faison Jr membership at the top, with various levels in between. Fellows memberships start at $1,000 per year and enable participants to enjoy, among other things, the museum s travel program.) The Grossmans, Balkas, and Palmedos were able to spend some time with Tina Olsen, the new Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art. Hopefully everyone had a chance to read the lengthy and interesting interview which Sig had with Tina shortly after her arrival in Williamstown. To close on a somewhat personal note, I never anticipated the kind words that Sig Balka expressed in his Oct. 4 memorandum to the class, but I certainly appreciated them. Staying in touch with so many classmates through the secretary s position has been a real pleasure. Sig s memorandum noted a proposed 2014 minireunion in Vero Beach on which he and Bruce Dayton are working. March 5-7, 2014, are the exact dates. Mark your calendars and let Bruce know, at, if you are thinking of attending. On to Vero Beach! 1957 Richard P. Towne, 13 Silverwood Terrace, South Hadley, MA 01075; On an early morning walk amongst vivid fall foliage my cell phone rang. It was our ex scribe John Pritchard returning from breakfast at the Nifty Fifties diner on Route 7, being chauffeured by Steve Bullock. Bullock acquired an 86 red Dodge or Plymouth convertible, so you can picture the scene: two whitehaired geezers steaming along with the top down, like Bo and Luke of the TV series Dukes of Hazzard, awaiting admiring glances from Williamstown s coed population en route to class. Not very likely, guys! Steve, John said, finally closed on the sale of his home in Alexandria, leaving the way clear to becoming a full-time Williamstown resident (subject to family approval I m sure) or succumbing to an irresistible urge to sink the proceeds of the sale into an expanding collection of classic cars. Dr. Eric Butler (former hand surgeon) took a few days of his vacation from Menlo Park and Prince Edward Island, Canada, to visit Dee Gardner during his recovery at Salem Hospital from stomach surgery. Eric just wanted to be sure Dee was receiving proper hospital care. Assured that he was, Eric returned to pursuing other worthwhile works. He and his wife Susan do much community service, notably with animal welfare agencies and Meals on Wheels in Menlo Park and Prince Edward Island, the site of their summer home. He reports they shared an experience with Barbara and Ted Graham by helping a Williams undergraduate from Romania. The Grahams sponsored Romanian Anna Antonova 12 to enroll at Williams four years ago. When she graduated in June, her degree included a semester at Williams Mystic in Connecticut, financed by a grant from Susan and Eric Butler. Nice teamwork by both families! Nick Wright has always liked to take the initiative. Since his days as director of the college Octet and Glee Club, he still does more than most without being asked. To celebrate the July 4th holiday, Nick and Joan held a picnic at their Williamstown home, inviting nearby 57 classmates the Pritchards, Steve Bullock, Frank Uible, Paula and Harold Byrdy and Financial Aid Director Paul Boyer 77 to be their guests. What made it special was the Wrights invited all 16 summer interns from the 1957 Summer Humanities Program group. Nick s homegrown asparagus was featured on the menu. The students, some from international homelands, others too far from their U.S. hometowns, had a special July 4 holiday. I should add Wright also has a unique sartorial flair, which he displayed at the reunion by wearing a 1920s purple smoking jacket acquired from Joan s father, Class of Phil and Tom Walsh would have been envious of the fit. Lack of space prevented me from telling you about several other classmates who attended the June weekend reunion in Williamstown. Among them were Martha and Doug Poole, golfers and party animals second to none! Discussions with them made me realize that a large number of returnees were athletes who played on sports teams during our undergraduate days. Was this the bond that brought us back? Doug found himself among hockey teammates including 28 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

29 Yogie Berry, Dick Flood, John Holman, Howie Patterson, Ted Swain, Tom von Stein, and George Welles. Baseball stalwarts were Flood (seemingly multitasking on the athletic field back then!) and Fearon. Football players included Appleford, Berry, Dengel, Gardella, Bob Lane and John Pritchard. Lacrosse team guys included Tony Brockleman, Dave Hilliard, and Ted Swain. Soccer mates found were Bob Beebe, Howard Patterson, Peter Elbow (also renowned as a skier), your scribe, and Hall Warren. John Lewis and George Sykes together with Manager George Sudduth were our class contributors to Coach Al Shaw s basketball team. There were many others I could tell you about, too. Cobden (squash), Jackubowski (golf), Dolbear, Elbow (skiing), etc. So you get the picture. Sports teams indeed have been a link that attracts us to reunions. Bob Fishback covered baseball in our undergraduate days as a reporter for the Williams Record. He reminisced by telephone with me about footballer Rupe Lowe s post-williams career. Rupe returned to graduate in 1963 after serving in the Navy as a carrier pilot. Thereafter he earned a master s degree at Syracuse in educational administration. He flew commercially for Mohawk Airlines until retirement and then became an active Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor and yacht captain. Now that s an adventurous career! George Welles keeps busy filling in where needed as an interim pastor for Episcopal churches and mentoring his family of eight kids and three foster kids in Brockton. He goes wherever he s needed, seldom refusing the call. My last column put Tony Brockleman on the hockey team (instead of lacrosse) and omitted Tony Smith as a member, prompting a correction by Tom von Stein, whose career with the SEC as an enforcement director made me take immediate corrective action. Thanks, Tom! We caught up with Tom at the October Homecoming game to find he s enjoying retirement as an avid history buff. Our departed classmate Phil Fradkin had a website displaying some of the most artistic photographs I ve seen in a long while. Judge for yourself at www. The website is called Philip Fradkin s Photographs of California and The American West. There is an obituary of Phil in the back of this issue. Alice and Joe Richardson were on my list of people to talk to at the reunion, but we left too early to make the connection. I had wondered how his retirement from Franklin & Marshall before the 50th reunion was going. I know he cooks a lot, has a huge garden (I wanted him give me a few tips on growing a better crop in mine, but it went for naught). Alice, a degreed landscape gardener, must be the layout designer. Besides the interest in gardening, Joe and I share something else in common: fathers who were classmates at Williams in 1921! Better send me some news, Joe, so I don t have to harken back to such ancient history in future columns! Are there any more gracious and friendly classmates than Ginny and Brad Tips? Not that I could find at the reunion, keeping me abreast of friends from Chicago and his fraternity buddies like Ed Hines and Ted McKee with whom they keep in close touch. The trick in life is not getting what you want but in wanting what you get after you get it. (Katherine Hepburn quotation from 50th reunion essay by Hall Warren). Since Hall wrote this quote, he s tried to live by it, telling me that he recently left the sybaritic world of Carmel, Calif., for a retirement-living community along the coast of southern New Jersey. He s keeping the location a secret to avoid overnight visitors. Not Florida climate but still highly enjoyable, he says. Hall and friend Eileen Kirby joined the AH&L alumni at the Fred Rudolph 42 gathering. Hall s still gregarious, the same as I remember during our days warming the Cole Field bench together while playing soccer for Clarence Chaffee. Oct. 15 is the traditional time for minireunions, and 57 had a gathering for its annual affair at Weston Field and Griffin Hall. Outdoors, a picturesque, windy day with autumn colors to die for. Inside, Griffin was packed with an aging but energetic audience of 50s and 60s types to hear the lecture on the rise and fall of fraternities given by President Emeritus John Chandler, attorney Bruce Grinnell 62, and 1957 s Tony Smith and Dee Gardner. For over two hours, the audience returned to its undergraduate years to listen to an account of the before and after years of Total Opportunity. Pres. Chandler began the talk by defining the history of fraternities from their inception at Williams beginning in 1834 to the moment when we arrived in Williams had only 119 students by 1872, but, thanks to the efforts of Union College nearby, nine fraternities! Fraternities grew rapidly, reaching their Mansion Building era during the early 1900s as Williams transitioned from a college for aspiring clergy and missionaries (think Haystack Monument ) to a Gentlemen s College as Prof. Fred Rudolph 42 coined the phrase. While one faculty wag referred to them as drinking and driving clubs, others felt strongly that they were more than simply elitist institutions because they served as undergraduate training grounds, which could hone their members social and political skills. Tony Smith picked up the story of our era, tracing the beginnings of a protest movement, which began with embittered members of the Garfield Club s decision to disband in 1953 due to their isolation from a fuller social life during their undergraduate days. He became involved in what was perceived among some within the class as an issue of inequity toward those unable to affiliate with a fraternity. That led to his becoming a researcher and draft writer of a letter to the college administration signed by 20 or so classmates, several later class members and himself known as the Terrible Twenty Two. It might have been the beginning of my inspiration to apply for membership into the CIA (his lifelong career), he opined. Dee Gardner continued the tale. Steered by an entrymate, Jamie Humes, who became his campaign director (known nowadays as an accomplished author, historian, speechwriter for several presidents, and public speaker), Gardner ran for freshman class president under a slogan concocted by Humes that said Take all of us or none of us! referring to the fact that we were the first class to defer fraternity entrance until our sophomore year. You remember the rest of the details, I m sure. Dee took special note of the experience of Duane Yee at his fraternity and mentioned one or two other similar fraternity cases JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 29

30 during our student days. From their own memories, the audience s commentary filled in details. For Bruce Grinnell 62, this was ancient history when his class changed college trustee game plans by petitioning them to find a new system: a replacement for the fraternity as the fulcrum of college social life. The 465 names from an enrollment of 1,200 students had the impact they desired. How the committees, reports, meetings, resolutions, and actions that ensued during the end of College President Baxter s and the onset of President Jack Sawyer s 39 administration completed his story. The lecture concluded with Dee Gardner s explanation of his 1962 appointment to the college staff. For seven years, he was involved with the fraternity system transformation, beginning as staff assistant to the trustee committee responsible for negotiating the details of changing to a resident hall plan. Later he became that committee s secretary before joining the administration as assistant and finally dean of student affairs. The changeover entailed negotiations with alumni, fraternity, student, and college officials on innumerable details: fiscal, legal, logistical, and governmental, each having overlap with the other. Basic changes had to be resolved in every area to create a replacement for the system we found when we entered as freshmen. Before a rapt audience, the four speakers left ample time for many reflections, comments, and applause. Weston Field on Saturday was the site of another gorgeous display of fall color as a gathering of wives, husbands, and friends exchanged laughter and tales of their activity since last June. Observed as they enjoyed the college luncheon outside a colorful tent were Kathy and Charley Berry, Anne and Tony Brockleman, Betty and Dick Fearon, Sally and Dick Flood, Dee Gardner and friend Mimi Hollister, John Pritchard, R.A. Gallun, Tom von Stein, Anne and George Welles, and your scribe. Seen from a distance may have been others, but then, since I no longer can see from a distance, these must be rumors of sorts. I spoke to Dick Gallun about his retirement at age 75 from FISERVE, the merger and acquisition business he specialized in for 40-plus years before he watched his grandson play tight end for Williams (Sam Krieg 13 is also a Phi Beta Kappa). From the bleachers, R.A. noted, Hockey players couldn t sing! as the crowd bellowed Yard by Yard after the only touchdown the team scored in the first half. Too busy scoring goals, I guess. News was sparse. Dick Fearon is too modest about his golfing skills to boast about breaking 85 at New Haven s Yale Golf Course. Von Stein is immersed in history readings but reluctant to provide more details. Keeping track of spouses seems to be the lot of Annie Brockleman and Annie Welles. Mimi Holland tries to prevent Dee Gardner from capsizing his sailboat in the winds of Marblehead harbor. And so it went among the tiny gathering during the pre-game picnic on a cool fall day in Williamstown. The clan gathered at The Log afterward for a reception it hosted for 57 Scholars and 57 Summer Humanities Program interns. Attending were four of the seven scholars and two summer interns. They celebrated Homecoming with the spectators from the game augmented by Frank Wingate and Nick Wright. Dick Flood reported the students seemed highly impressed by our generosity and interest in their Williams lives. An informal reception has replaced the annual Scholars Dinner that the class has sponsored ever since the program s beginning after our 25th reunion. Next year plans are to promote a larger turnout of undergraduates. So what about the rest of you? Can you tell me what s new in your life? No? If not can you answer this question AH&L classmate John Sudduth gave us at the June reunion tribute to Professor Fred Rudolph 42? What were the real names of faculty members nicknamed Red Fred, Silver Fox, King Kong and Massive Basalt? Answers to follow REUNION JUNE 6-9 Dick Davis, 5732 East Woodridge Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85254; Even if I had Huntsian or Giffordean perspective I don t think I d dig T.S. Eliot, but to use a phrase he might have, between the writing here in late October and the reading in likely January falls the election. It s major and no doubt a perspective changer one way or another. So what else is new in this vibrant and dynamic nation? Fall and winter will pass and give way to spring and summer, and you ll want to make some of your summer plans early. One thing to consider is summer theater in the Berkshires. I m indebted to Chet Lasell and the Berkshire Eagle for the following. In late June Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick came to Pittsfield to dedicate the stage of the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage of the Barrington State Company. Julieann Boyd is the founding artistic director and Mary Ann (Minkie to us) Quinson is the founding board president of the theater. Governor Patrick described the performance venue as a wonderful jewel of the Berkshires, and of the state. Minkie said, after a standing ovation from the capacity crowd, I d like to thank two special people, my husband and Julie s husband. Congratulations to all from us lovers of the Berkshires. Fiddler on the Roof was playing at the Barrington Stage at the time. In the June 29 Wall Street Journal the drama critic Terry Teachout wrote that Barrington put on some of the best musical comedy productions to be seen in New England (and) set the bar high last summer when it mounted a Guys and Dolls that was superior in every way to the inept 2009 Broadway revival. Teachout also noted that the Barrington Stage rang the cherries with its pioneering presentation of Freud s Last Session. The bottom line here: there s great summer theatre in the Berkshires. Google or whatever you do for scheds. I m not sure whether Bruno gets out on the stage very often. Maybe only when one of the actors gets a malade vrai or imaginaire. From Joe Albright comes the following: On Sunday, Aug. 5, accompanied by a wonderfully patient climbing guide. I hiked seven miles and 6,000 vertical feet up to the Grand Teton base camp at 11,600 feet. On Monday morning at 4 a.m., despite a sketchy weather forecast, we roped up and started climbing toward the grand summit of 13,700 feet. We got up to about 13,300-13,400 feet when it started pelting rain and one of the guides saw lightning. 30 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

31 We had to scurry off the mountain on rappel ropes. There followed an [eight-and-a-half hour] hike back down 6,000 feet from the base camp to the trailhead. Although it was technically a failure, for me it was an exhilarating journey that ended at 10:45 p.m. with me feeling remarkably mobile, considering my 75-yearold knees. There are minis and maxis, but any mini is a maxi if you re there. This year was no exception. The classes of 58, 59, and 60 were together for the Friday night dinner at The Log, and, following the annual fête Chez Lasell 58 enjoyed Saturday night dinner at the Williams Inn. Lou Lustenberger and Anita were there; Brad Thayer and Bee; David Grossman and Jill; Ron Anderson and Barbie; Fred Clifford and Barbara; Stu Crampton and Susan; David Kane and Siegrun; Jim Bowers and Susie; Dave Allan and Connie; Joe Young and Betsy; Spence Jones and Susan; Don Conklin and Elizabeth; Bob Salisbury and Toni; Denny Doucette; Bob Kingsbury; Skip Martin; and Bruno Quinson. Not to mention Chet Lasell and Kate and Rick Driscoll and Jeanne, who did the yeoman work of putting it all together. Bob Kingsbury and Fred Clifford wafted sweet chords throughout the evening. Joe Young and others said both lectures were superb, with packed houses. The only downer was an Eph 11 outclassed by a concededly strong Middlebury team (now there s a rarity) which sported a transferee quarterback from Brown. Ya can t win em all. Tom Kellogg missed the mini only because he just bought a house on the Eastern shore of Virginia (the Delmarva Peninsula), at Onancock, Accomac County, where Onancock Creek flows into Chesapeake Bay, and he and Mercy Ramsey had to be there that weekend. Tom says it s a very laid-back place, a shorefront property, far from the hustle and bustle of the Philly environs. On a good day, ex rush hour, Tom can get there in three hours. The Chesapeake Bay area is tremendously popular with 58ers. Rich Wagner and Ginny are moving from their home of 31 years in McLean to the little village of Oxford, Md., also on the Eastern Shore. Rich writes: It s a beautiful little town, close enough to the DC area to commute a couple of days for both of us to do a little work occasionally, but very rural and watery. 58ers will always be welcome. Dave Cook and Bill Dudley live on the Eastern Shore. Joel Potter is in Worton and Ron Cullis is in or around Chesapeake City. My roster says that Don Olson lives in Easton. If you ve seen or heard from Don, let me know. Rich Wagner, by the way, says he s joined Jack Talmadge and Dave Plater in writing a family history. He s completed a 40-page synopsis covering the years back to 1891 when all four of his grandparents made the land-rush into the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma. His next installment, he hopes, will resolve the mystery of the nasty letter my great grandfather Wagner got from his (Union) Civil War draft board. Rich is a Washington Nationals fan, and how they deserve fans. From another bay all the way across the continent, Carl Vogt says he wishes the Nationals had been there when he was in Washington. Carl and Margrit did get to Ethiopia and in late August had just returned from Indonesia. Very different but fascinating countries part of our adventure travel for seniors program. I am ready for a Williams trip and looking at Portugal with Prof. Leyla Rouhi next year. Carl also writes: I am beginning my second year on the board of St. John s School in Houston. Had it not been for the faculty there Rad Byerly and I might never have heard of Williams. Over the years quite a number of St. John s grads have become Ephs. We owe the school a lot. Speaking of Rad, Jim Hutchinson and Kay took a trip to Costa Rica with Rad and Carol in July. Many in our class have visited Costa Rica as I recall. Jim says George Vare and Elsa were to stop by on their way to Seattle in November. George, acknowledging that some growers are apt to hype their crops a bit, says this was a great year for his grapes. Oenophiles take note. In the last issue I reported that Larry Nilsen and Barbara had 16 grandchildren. I was off by two. They have 14. Bob Guyett was on an extensive trip abroad in the fall but planned to be at the December holiday lunch and the 55th in June. Lou Caplan and Brenda were in India in October and later plan to be in Brazil. At this point they are scheduled to be in Barcelona early next summer where their son is with the Doctors Without Borders program, stationed in that beautiful city. Come to think of it, Lou is kind of a doctor without borders himself. Jim Murphy and Connie were on Dingle Bay, on the west coast of Ireland, County Kerry, in September. This must be some of the ancestral auld sod. I chanced to see a special presentation of the devastation wreaked by the volcanic eruption on the southern end of Montserrat. Jim confirms that it will be many years, if ever, before that part of the island is rebuilt. Jim and Connie s place is on the north end of this beautiful jungle island, which was unscathed. Jim and Connie plan to go there at least one more year. On another volcanic island far to the east, Ed Hughes wrote in October that he was in Palermo, where his Italian wasn t worth much, given the local dialect and idiom. Ed says anyone who appreciates mosaics has got to get to Palermo. Walt Kasten hopes that Chet Lasell gets back to Vero thoroughly fit and rested and ready for major fishing exploits. Chet skippers the pride of the fleet. I know Hank Dimlich and Charlie Schweighauser do fly fishing who else is a committed angler? I can t say I am, but I had a day and a haul to remember at Lees Ferry on the Colorado and one at Guaymas in the Sea of Cortez. More often I m just a seafood lover. The Joe Youngs enjoyed the matchless hospitality of the Spencer Joneses before the mini, and Joe and Betsy took off afterward down the Skyline Drive to the Carolina Smokeys. Lou Lustenberger had a great time at the very mellow mini everybody looked just the same to me. Lou has reduced his country law office in Irvington to a low burner. He s holding off talking to Jim Conlan about the Yankees for a while. Sounds like Lou is enjoying a family friends and neighbors practice without a lot of attention to the bottom line. You know about one man s poison. Sandy Hansell and neighbors are high as a kite for the Tigers, post- Yankees but not post-giants, thus far. Sandy says Obama is very popular in Michigan for having kept GM and Chrysler alive. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 31

32 Thanks to Warren Clark, we have information on Ridgway Banks. Ridgway is an inventor with an intriguing invention product. As Warren describes it, it is a low-cost energy source using the shape memory properties of the alloy nitinol. As his daughter Zoe Banks describes it, Ridgway is the inventor of the world s first solid-state alternative energy machine. I ll need scientific help on this, but Warren says we can see Zoe s award-winning video on it at Congratulations, Ridgway and Zoe, and thanks, Warren. I asked him and Warren says he usually goes by Warren now because his son is called Renny. By the way, when I hear of or from a classmate for the first time, I spontaneously break briefly into a dance, the Rumbookoochie. This is an eclectic dance of varied Caribbean, Hopi, Cossack, and Brazilian derivations. Ben Foster usually provides me with some comedy. I love it! Ben has changed his address to The bunny component is somewhat ironic, Ben notes; not only is it an old family nickname for him, but his garden in the Litchfield hills is overrun by the cute little lagomorphs, and neither the local predators nor his grandchildren will cooperate in effectuating control of the lagopopulation. Ben and Zay s life is very outdoorsy and grandchild oriented. They have grandchildren in Sweden, Walla Walla, Richmond, and one coming in Buffalo. Ben writes: We spent much of May in Lerum, Sweden, north of Gothenberg, where my son Jeremiah lives with his wife Annika and daughter Hannah; many idyllic settings with forests, hills, lakes, and streams. Many summers we visit my son Caleb, a wine maker (he owns Buty Winery) in Walla Walla, another opportunity for scenic travel from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge, one of my favorite places in the U.S. Ed Snyder is still engaged in human relations and executive recruiting but describes himself as semiretired. More importantly, he is now living in Tucson, that magnificent mountain-ringed community to the south of us here. There is a new lady in Ed s life, Lois Holbrook. They live to the southeast of the Old Pueblo, at the Voyager Resort, a fine-sounding large multi-amenity facility near I-10. Ed and Lois have invested in a rental for vacationers. Ed says give him a call at (home) or (mobile). Dave Plater endured days without power and 14 inches of rain in the late August deluge that hit Louisiana. That s more rain than we see in at minimum two years here. One thing you know Louisiana has to have a competent corps of roofers. Bill Dudley keeps real busy. Lately he s been chairing or participating in panels discussing the War of One was in Baltimore for the Society of History of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) and the other at the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. For details on those and related netcasts, get to Bill at Bill and Donna kick back on the Eastern Shore with their Samoyed pups. I have seen a reference to Stephen Rose we usually called him Steve if he s our classmate doing a blog, possibly associated with the Daily Kos organization. One would have to do more digging than I have done yet to verify anything, but some classmates have inquired. The blogs I ve seen (some by others) are very intensely political. John Buckner and Lorraine enjoyed hiking in north Sonoma County with George Vare and Elsa. Ron Anderson enjoyed the mini. Ron writes: I am still pretty much doing what I have been doing for over 40 years, practicing and teaching in the same hospital, the Brigham and Women s. I enjoy my work and have pretty much given up the administrative aspects, which was always the least enjoyable part. Working with young physicians and medical students has always been fun. Lou Caplan also continues to practice and teach neurology across the street at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We periodically see each other and played tennis a few weeks ago. Phil Rideout and Flavia jaunted up to Denny Doyle country, Rochester, in the early fall and took in the seasonal beauty and the new wine around Seneca Lake. Phil is another one who sparks my funny bone. He has five grandnephews all in the Marine Corps and six grandnieces who sing like the Von Trapps. I also had a note from the Bison Body himself, noting all goes well and awaiting a return to ( north of Skip and south of Vero ) Jupiter Beach. Denny remains a senior VP at Morgan Stanley. I am sorry to have to report that Bill Fox lost his wife Karen to cancer on Dec. 31, Bill acknowledges that it s been a rough year. It s likewise been a tough year in a different way for Chip Wright. I very recently received the following from Martha: The news about Chip is sadly not so good. As if mandatory retirement at age 70 were not enough, Parkinson s disease, then a traumatic brain injury from a swimming accident in the beautiful British Virgin Islands in 2011 have really kicked him ferociously. Since then he has not really been able to live at home and will soon move to a more comprehensive facility with a skilled dementia unit. Well aware of what is happening to him, he remains cheerful and upbeat; and he cherishes his old buddies from Williams. Dave Grossman has been a hero. Hang in there Chip and everybody. Save June 6-9 for Opus 55 and for dear old Eph. The newly remodeled Chapin Hall better have a strong roof Dan Rankin, 1870 Bay Road, #213, Vero Beach, FL 32963; It s amazing how often the unexpected happens yet we still never expect it. Yeah, like your 75th birthday, your 50th wedding anniversary, or your grandkid s wedding. A slew of classmates responded to my plea describing all kinds of gala celebrations. In Sonoma County, Calif., our triumvirate of Norm Cram, Chuck Dunkel, and Bo Kirschen gathered in July with many others to toast Norm and Deirdre on their 50th. Then a month later the same troika met at Lagunitas Brewery for Norm s 75th. Norm describes it as, A clergy immersed in suds. All this partying ensured Chuck would feel little pain when he went through hip replacement in August apparently that was the case and he s recovering nicely as I write in October. The reveling 32 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

33 reached its limits when some celebrant mistook Bo for Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha. Bo explained that any resemblance was purely physical seems to be the shape of the head and wire rimmed glasses. He does realize the age factor is showing since salespeople at grocery stores always ask if he needs help carrying his newly purchased loaf of bread out to the car. Bo serves as a reliable source of good info for Peter Fessenden on maintaining a healthy heart. Fess and Sandy have traveled a bit over the last year and are beginning to think about checking out three stage communities in Colorado and Arizona. Ben Zox claims that age has done miraculous things for his golf game. He made his first hole in one 10 days after he turned 75 and then 60 days later his second hole in one. There s hope for all of us. Ben feels lucky that his son Bill 89 has a vacation home in West Stockbridge, Mass., which allows him to visit Williamstown often. Golf continues to have a strong hold on Hanse Halligan, and he sends a revolting comment that he occasionally shoots his age; others inform me he often shoots his age it seems unfair that we have to live with talented folks like this. He and Judie Robbins made it back for the October minireunion after summer trips to Ireland and the Tuscan hills of Italy. Don Hart hit the trifecta with his 75th birthday, 50th wedding anniversary, and 25th anniversary of his consecration as a bishop in the Episcopal Church. Thirty friends and relatives showed up to cut the ribbon as Carter Coleman crossed the 75-year marker in San Anselmo, Calif., and he s kept in line by his wife Kay, who is the town s vice mayor and will take over the top spot next year. Bob Gould and Sheila seem to bypass the personal celebrations and moved directly on to care for grandchildren while their parents enjoyed a 20th anniversary boat trip. The 75th milestone somewhat surprised and spooked Peter Bradley, who celebrated the day in jocund company of children and grandchildren. He reports he s adopted Christopher Hitchens rallying cry: I am loath to repine in my decline. If you d like to get a look at Peter singing and playing (I m not sure what kind of instrument, ukulele? small guitar? etc?), visit this link: Were enough of us to sign on, perhaps it will go viral. As I write in October I also know David Earle has planned a splendid December gala in Chicago to celebrate his 50th with Alix. Ernie Imhoff and Hilda journeyed to Lake George, N.Y., to mark their golden wedding anniversary with 30 family members. He finds more strangers call him sir and quietly mutter, poor fellow, what a shame as he wobbles along with his cane. Though he may not be climbing high or climbing far, he still holds true to the spirit of the Hopkins Gate. Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill. Taking pity on me for waving the crying towel and sensing an aura of my desperation, dependable Dick Moe came through by explaining that, Since retiring from the National Trust over two years ago I ve spent most of my time split between DC and Santa Fe, writing a book about FDR and his decision to run for an historic third term in 1940 with war breaking out in Europe, Charles Lindbergh leading the isolationist charge, and Wendell Wilkie dramatically capturing the GOP nomination. It was one helluva year, I think one of the most consequential of the 20th century, and happily Oxford University Press agrees and will bring it out next year. Dick credits Jim Burns 39 with triggering his interest in politics, particularly Poli Sci 101 and Burns book The Lion and the Fox. As Dick says, A Williams education keeps paying rich dividends. Tony Harwood finds it impossible to completely retire; he continues to serve as a hospital trustee, still manages to pass his flight physicals, and recently earned his seaplane rating. He should have no trouble winging into class reunions. The students of Virginia Tech still energize Tony Distler as he enters his 38th year as a PA announcer for Tech football games and completes his chairmanship of a major capital campaign. Honorary classmate John Chandler reports that at 89 he still walks his three miles three times a week in about an hour. Excellent! My wife Susan still loves John because he allowed her to beat him in the mile race at our 25th reunion. He really is a true gentleman. My life would be so much easier if Bob Platt would just tell me he s still working hard studying butterflies. But, no, he keeps referring to entomology and his genetic study of Lepidoptera. Anyway he and Pam are continuing to work at the Calvert Marine Museum, and he just had a paper published in Maryland Entomologist that contains color photographs of some of my hybrid and backcross admiral butterflies, now all housed in the McGuire Center in Gainsville, Fla. He remains conscientious about staying in touch with Dave Cooley in Montana. What does it mean when something you buy comes with a limited lifetime warranty? Chip Ide reports he and Eve are planning to raze their house, which was so badly damaged in hurricane Irene. They did take a two-week trip to New England and passed through Williamstown. Bart Robinson and Ingela sold their spectacular house (and my HQ during reunion weekends) in Williamstown last summer and fled to Florida in early September. Nick Smith s vineyard in Stonington, Conn., still flourishes but seldom allows him and Happy to escape for some R&R. He cites one plus for global warming grapes like it hot and dry. In Columbus, Ohio, David Boothby continues to manage his family s real estate business, which involves overseeing office buildings, medical centers, retail spaces, apartments, and even an old movie theater. David s sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and David Thun, stopped here in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, as they cruised the New England coast in August. The Thuns are impressive seamen as they ply these northern waters. While many classmates bounce between two homes seeking warmer and cooler climes during the year, Bill Norris has the most unique arrangement. He and Bua spend much of the year in Northampton, Mass., and then return to Bua s native Thailand during the cold months. Bill says learning Thai is not easy for an old dog, but he persists. In early 2012 our fisherman/storyteller Barry Mayer took down his shingle, packed his bag, and stopped his radiology practice. He did so with reluctance: As JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 33

34 the assignments dropped I felt I couldn t remain at the top of my game any longer and decided to call it a day. Doing so was a mixed bag. I no longer have to pay for licenses in five states or maintain continuing education credits. On the other hand the absence of the stimulation and gratification of practice are gone as well as readjusting to not having the same sense of self-worth I previously enjoyed. He does now have the time to tie more flies, make more bamboo fly rods, and catch more fish. He and Diana had dinner with George Dangerfield and Margaret at the 6 House and enjoyed a long weekend visit from Alan Wurtzel and Sheila. Dave Moore and Pris also caught up with the Wurtzels in Niagara on the Lake, where they all had dinner with Buzz Van Sant and Jule. Dave assures all of us they have resolved all the complexities, complications, and ambiguities of the universe Bless you, David! Word comes from Cliff Colwell in La Jolla, Calif., that he and Carolyn had a blast celebrating their 50th in Glacier National Park with family and sailing the Croatian coast with four other couples. Dr. Cliff and a partner have started a new company called XpandOrtho (do not ask me to pronounce it) to help finance the study of arthritic joint defects and develop advancements in joint replacements. New knee recipient Peter Willmott could not make it to Williamstown for the October mini-reunion due to a Chicago fundraiser he ran for the Clark Art Institute. Though his art expertise may not match that of E.J. Johnson, Peter is an up-to-date connoisseur who suggests we all visit the Crystal Bridge Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas; it has an outstanding American art collection. When I pointed out that Bentonville was not the crossroads of the world, he quickly replied that it was easily accessible by direct flights from Chicago, Newark, and Dallas. This being the case, Grey McGown, who recently wrote about enjoying the Clark s collection of Impressionist paintings as they came through Fort Worth, should have no trouble visiting Bentonville. Grey linked up with John Castleman 61 and Jack Wadsworth 61 at the Clark show and then became a freeloader who allowed his younger friends to buy him and Sue lunch at the finest Tex-Mex restaurant in town. Grey lives with his shame quite well. Young at heart slightly older in other places. Seeming to defy the laws of aging, Joe Prendergast writes that his cardiologist tells him he has the heart of a 12-year-old. Joe needs to remember that I have the mind of a 12-year-old and a heart with a valve that belongs to a cow. (Of course Marc Newberg claims that valve came from a purple cow!) Joe attributes his youthful health to his stalwart classmates who flew with me over Brave Amherst the day of the big game to taunt them with rolls of toilet paper thrown from the cabin to unwind slowly in the 2,000-foot drop to the campus. Another 59er who found himself in hot water on the Amherst campus following an athletic contest is Geoff Morton, who now counsels young men on their college choices at Saint Edward High School in Cleveland. As part of his work he went to Denver to attend the National College Admissions Conference and amazingly found the Air Force Academy was playing Navy in football. His appetite for first-class athletics was further satisfied with a visit to the U.S. Olympic training center, where the top 40 high school basketball players were competing. I don t think we have many classmates who know how to combine work and play the way Geoff does. Andy Packard comes close because the play is his work. He and Pat own and direct the Saco River Grange Hall theater. It s a popular and exciting drama facility for people in southern Maine. Their son Dana has directed productions there and recently produced the awardwinning film 40 West. Sian Batchelder writes from England about how much she enjoyed the celebration of Charles Dickens 200th birthday she managed to visit the Counting House he used as Scrooge s work place. I was pleased to join Bob Lowden, Sam Parkhill, Jerry Tipper, Steve Bachand, John Palmer and Denny, and Spence Jones 58 & Susan in Lewiston, Maine, for lunch before the Williams-Bates football game. We hoped Frank Read would attend, but the very in-demand ophthalmologist indicated he was working on Saturday. From what I can learn anybody who is anybody goes to Frank when they want only the best care for their eyes. While the praise Jack Hyland received in Columbia University s Magazine of the Teachers College was richly deserved, I took issue with his statement that Williams students had to declare their major at the end of their freshman year and he was then pressed to choose physics. I know I was far slower than most, but I m sure I didn t have to declare anything until after my sophomore year. I shall expect to hear from you folks who hold the correct opinion mine. The best antiques to collect are old friends. The October minireunion was once again a wonderful gathering of old friends. Slate Wilson, traveling from Portland, Ore., and Tom Christopher and Judy, joining us from Albuquerque, N.M., captured the long-distance prizes. The crew from the Williamstown neighborhood Jack Dietze and Maureen, Pim Goodbody and Pandy, Bill Moomaw and Margot, and Jim Richardson provided the local color. From nearby Massachusetts and Vermont came Lonnie Fisher, Hanse Halligan and Judie Robbins, Jay Hodgson, Barry Mayer and Diana, and Bill Norris. NYC and its suburbs sent Tom Albertson and Kitty, Bill Bailey, John Coffin and Anne, Tom Davidson, Mike Grant and Betsy, Tom Hayne and Martha, Dick Lee and Sally, and Marc Newberg and Ruth. David Canfield and Ruth Axelrod, and Bev Compton came from Maryland; George Dangerfield and Margaret from Pennsylvania; and Geoff Morton from Ohio. Dan Fanning and Sue were registered to attend and had signed up to play golf, but Dan was hit with a nasty case of Lyme Disease and couldn t make it. A highlight for me was making John Chandler an honorary member of our class with his 1959 diploma signed by James Phinney Baxter III, Class of Since John started teaching at Williams in September of 1955, when we entered as students, it seemed only logical that he be included in our number. Lonnie Fisher walked away with the award for most great-grandchildren, and Hanse Halligan and Judie Robbins shook us all up when they won the prize for most grandchildren with 19, that s right 19. Hanse refused to recite their birthdays. The two lecture/ seminars the college arranged for us were outstanding. Friday afternoon s The Rise and Fall of Fraternities and Saturday s session with Hedrick Smith 55 about Who Stole the American Dream. 34 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

35 Many of us feel stuck with a debt when we can t budge it. Once again under the leadership of Bob Lowden, Bart Robinson, and Tony Volpe our class came through for the 2012 Alumni Fund. We exceeded the goal of $100,000 with a total of $114, 321 and had 74 percent of the class participating. Many thanks to the efforts of Al Benton, Henry Cole, Bev Compton, Chuck Dunkel, Dan Fanning, Tony Harwood, John Kimberly, Dick Lee, Bob McAlaine, Hugh Morton, and Ty Smith. Since I m one who does not like to ask folks for money, I appreciate your good work so very much; that does not mean, however, I m clapping my hands when you ask me for money. We were saddened to learn of the deaths of Warner Kim and Buzz Martens. Warner had been a respected and influential voice in South Korean politics, and Buzz was praised for the outstanding work he had done in the furniture refinishing business in Maine Michael Penner, South Desert Bluff Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739; Frank Thoms and his wife are settled into their new home in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. Their newly constructed house has lots of interior glass that makes for wonderful light. There is a natural-light studio for his artist spouse and an airy study for Frank. As ex-pats in an extraordinary community, they have a lively life, intriguing friends, and a plethora of cultural events. Frank says the Mexican culture continues to ceaselessly amaze; its people are warm and gentle and so accepting of the new gringos in town. Frank reports they will stay in Mexico for the fourth ashram of their lives. A new culture, full of new challenges out of their comfort zone, but full of possibilities. Steve Kadish and his significant other, Anne DesRosiers, are continuing their 16-year tradition of taking a joint birthday trip abroad. This year it s a cruise from Barcelona and then on their own around northern Spain and Italy. Anne is three days older than Steve, so it is really a nice birthday tradition. Steve continues his practice of tax law in Cleveland with the added bonus of his son Matt Kadish 84 joining Steve s firm two years ago. Steve says his life is good, and he is trying to celebrate it every day. Sounds like a great outlook that we all should adopt. Dick Alford reports: Mimi and I live a one-hour drive from Williamstown. Today this allowed us to drive up to see a football game (Ephs vs. Trinity). On the way we took in the wonderful fall colors and marveled at the eight or nine giant wind turbine structures that stand majestically on a ridge near Jiminy Peak. At the game we sat where we always sit 30 yard line on the Eph side. Over the years a group of Class of 60 fans and a few outsiders gather at that spot. The group at today s game included Mary Lou and Jim Briggs, Dunc Brown, Ned Benedict, Peter Muhlhausen, and Bob Stegeman. Regular Joe Wheelock was absent, and regular Foster Devereux was at the game but sat with others. Our 60s group also had a few outsiders whom we encourage to hang with us. Today the outsiders included Jim Richardson 59, Pete Wilmott 59, Oscar Dietz 59, and Joe Low 61. In spite of our loud cheering, we lost the game because the best player in the field (he wore a jersey with 1 on it) played for Trinity. Thanks for such a complete report, Dick. Now we all know where to sit at future games. Scott Kleiner reports from Romania as follows: Heather and I joined other members of the Athens Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for a Thanksgiving pilgrimage to Transylvania this time last year. We visited various sites involved in the establishment of Unitarianism. There are about 700,000 Unitarians there, mostly villagers and their descendants. We have a sister church in Ocland, a village of about 200 with a church dating to the 14th century. Transylvania remains very isolated, unspoiled, and lovely. I still teach philosophy of natural science in the spring semester, after which I plant a vegetable garden, albeit with help from a retired landscaper with expertise in irrigation, mulching, and composting. We have a large cistern that collects rainwater from the roof. In spite of the drought we feasted on collards, arugula, kale, Chinese string beans, broccoli, and okra. I still frequent local tracks for driver s ed. My latest ride is a 07 Porsche 911 GT3, which has proven very reliable and easy on tires and brakes. My bad knee is no hindrance in accelerating, braking, and steering. Our daughter Catherine gets 20/7 in-home care for her MS disability. She is nearly quadriplegic and blind. The other four hours we are there, feeding her supper, discussing politics, etc. She is very much to the left of Heather s and my pragmatic center, but what would you expect from a Wellesley grad! Colin McNaull had just come back from a very remarkable weekend at Williams celebrating 100 years of cross-country running as an official Williams sport. He says, Age and class number now move you to being first on the speaker s platform at the new theater where I represented and reflected on running in 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960 under Coach Tony Plansky. Williams has only had three running coaches in 100 years. Quite an amazing fact. Colin walked the course but did manage to win the walkers division in 50 minutes. Other highlights from Colin were six days of cruising from Portland, Maine, to East Boothbay and back with his brother. No hurricanes this year. Colin continues efforts to get the town of Hector to pass a moratorium on hydrofracking since he sits on top of the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Eric Jaeckel writes from Boulder that all is well with his mind/body and his son s family in Moscow. Idaho. He visits his two grandchildren in Idaho two or three times a year to see them growing (Ellis is 7, and Avery is 11) and playing soccer and volleyball. Eric s son Brad continues to manage the Washington State University Organic Vegetable Farm Project, which he helped establish in It is primarily a teaching farm committed to using sustainable growing methods. Volunteerism remains an important part of Eric s lifestyle as a way to give back to the Boulder community. Eric drives for Meals-on-Wheels and RSVP Medical Mobility program. Eric is still going strong athletically with his two new hips. He played in the Denver Replacement Parts (must have one new part) Open Clay Court Men s Doubles Tennis Tournament. Eric sent his best wishes for a healthy year to members of the Class of John Good returned home after having about 60 to 70 percent of his stomach removed to fight gastric cancer. It is an aggressive cancer and likely to return if chemotherapy is not used to combat it. John was to JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 35

36 start chemo a couple of weeks after he wrote me. By using chemo, his chances of survival rise from around 30 to 40 percent to about 70 percent. This is John s second bout with cancer. Surgery and radiation beat cancer of the neck in John remains optimistic about the present battle, but he also is coming to more realistic terms with his mortality and is working toward accepting it. John, I join all our classmates pulling for you to beat cancer again. Oct was minireunion weekend at Williams. Attendees (some or all events): Ned Benedict (Jill); Jim Briggs (Mary Lou); Duncan Brown (Susan); Fred Coombs (Kathey); Foster Devereux (Penny); Tom Dodds (Susan Bell); Carl Doerge (Meredith); Lew Epstein; Buck Frederickson (Marie); Jon Gilman (Julika); Nils Herdelin (Pat); Dick Holiday (Ardis); Marshall Lapidus (Suzanne Gordon); Steve Lewis; Allen Martin (Bonnie); Colin McNaull; Pete Muhlhausen (Jeri); Jim Pilgrim (Thelma); Bob Pyle; Bob Stegeman (Carol); and Kevin Tierney. For those of you counting, that s 21 classmates or over 10 percent of our class. Excellent participation! The Friday afternoon panel discussion, The Rise and Fall of Fraternities with Dee Gardner 57, Tony Smith 57, Bruce Grinnell 62 and former President John Chandler, was very well done and extremely well attended. President Chandler gave a very thorough historic perspective dating back into the 1800s and bringing us up to the mid-1960s. Dee and Tony, as two of the 22 signers of the document in 1957 calling for changes in the social structure of Williams, provided their perspectives and their reason for feeling as they did. Dee gave up his pursuit of a PhD in order to return to Williams and implement the changes in housing and dining facilities. Bruce described what he did and why. It s quite clear that the social structure at Williams needed change, particularly with the move to become coeducational. Friday night our class joined the Classes of 59 and 58 at the Log for drinks, dinner, and jazz. Chet Lasell 58 did the lion s share of setting it up. Fun with tight quarters. The lecture Saturday morning by Hedrick (Rick) Smith 55 on his new book Who Stole the American Dream? was outstanding. It was standingroom-only, with folks even sitting on the floor in the aisles. His scheduled hour presentation went for over an hour and a half with numerous questions. He was to be back in January 2013 for Winter Study with a course on leadership. The football game against Middlebury was a disappointment with the Ephs losing Saturday evening cocktails and dinner at Susan and Duncan Brown s was wonderful (just like the Devereux s has been over the years). Our class VP Dave Banta brought copies of an eighth-grade final examination from 1895 in Salinas, Kansas, for distribution to the group. Appropriate humility was experienced by a few; but to no one s surprise, a majority chose to ignore their limitations. A group discussion concluded that the minireunions are great fun and should be continued. Special thanks to President Buck Frederickson for planning such an enjoyable weekend. Also, thanks to Jim Pilgrim and to Buck for being my reporters on the mini reunion events. Marshall Lapidus and Suzanne recently bought a house in Williamstown, replacing their summer home in Vermont, so our class presence in Williamstown continues strong Bob Gormley, 1775 Drift Road, P.O. Box 3922, Westport, MA 02790; It s class notes time warp experience once again: A lovely, warm late October day with yellow-brown leaves tumbling gently from the trees as I write, but I have to keep in mind that it will be a cold January day in another year when you get to read these notes. We ll be inaugurating a new president we elected in November and about whom a few of you had comments back in September, while others of you reflected on matters as far back as campus days. It s not always easy living in the moment as we are called to do, especially at this age. So let me start with a couple of straightforward announcements. Wally Bernheimer, with John Denne and John Byers, has an adventure option planned for us. Patterned on the successful Oxford excursion in June 2010, which was enjoyed by 16 classmates and spouses, the next class trip is scheduled for Oct. 7-16, 2013, in Southern Spain (Andalusia), with stops in Seville, Cordoba, and Granada, and will include day trips to Jerez (sherry region), Ronda, and Malaga (Picasso museum), among other venues. We will be accompanied by Professor of Religion Bill Darrow, which is appropriate given the religious diversity of the region, including Christian, Muslim, and Jewish elements. The art and architecture of Andalusia is stunning. But the trip will hardly be all academic; there will be plenty of good food and wine to sustain us and some free time to explore on our own. Singles are also welcome, and an effort will be made to pair them up if they would like to share a room. The price of the trip is to be about $5,000/person and is based on 20 individuals participating. A larger contingent can be accommodated, which will bring the cost down some. A group about the same size as Oxford would be ideal. For further info, contact John Denne (jdenne@snet. net), John Byers (, or Wally Bernheimer ( You should have received a flyer on this in November, and several of you may have committed already. But, if not, please hurry and sign up before they close it out. Sounds exciting, and they don t even mention that Fred Noland and wife Susan Hansen have a home in the region and have hosted other classmates and contemporaries to rave reviews. Got to see Noland if you go. One who visited Fred in Andalusia is retired federal judge George Lowe, who in addition to being of counsel to Bond, Schoeneck, & King, his former firm, has been named to a state advisory committee to establish guidelines for an NY program requiring 50 hours of pro bono service prior to admission to the NY State Bar. Also to a task force to expand access to civil legal services in NY. Sounds like meetings could get in the way of his retirement, but George has been dedicated to public service throughout his career. Two more quick travel notes: Art Waltman and wife Carol Watson had just returned from Europe including Turkey and Ephesus, where they were one day ahead of Roz and Wally Bernheimer. The two couples met up in London en route home. Are we becoming such globetrotters that we cross paths in ancient lands? Turkey has certainly been drawing our generation, yours truly included. Dave Whittemore and Mary 36 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

37 had also gone on a Williams-sponsored trip to Turkey and Greece last summer with one of our favorite professors, Magnus Bernardson, as guide. Dick McCauley 62, who led their class reunion in June, and wife Jane were along as well. Marty Linsky, writing from his home in Italy just to arouse my envy, was proud to report on the July wedding there of youngest son Max, who was with him at reunion. Bride and groom are Wesleyan grads, but we ll forgive that. Three magical days with the mayor of Tarano officiating at the wedding ceremony. Son number two was to be married in December in Savannah, and Marty s mother was turning 99 in November, so it s been all joy in the Linsky household. To top it off, his brother-in-law unveiled his giant map for display at MASS MoCA in October. To wrap up on our earlier election 2012 focus, a couple of late responses deserve attention: Kevin Morrissey pledged his vote to Obama, though he had seen Romney as a decent family man and solid candidate but short on specifics in his campaign. Kevin thanked Lou Guzzetti for getting him to read a Mitch Daniels book before Daniels opted out of the race. Another distinguished MD, Dave Shapiro, protested the more than $2 billion in campaign money tossed at the media when education, research, and infrastructure were so much more demanding. Dave was in deluged Florida. Steve Lazarus tuned in from another swing state, Ohio, where he was pummeled with media promotion. Obama also got his vote, but he joins most of us in pleading for campaign reform by Steve also had encouraging news about Gibby Rachleff, who last we knew was saddled with ALS. Steve had recently visited Gib in Great Neck, N.Y., and, evidently, he has a strange virus or other disorder that may run its course and lead to recovery. He cannot use his arms at the moment but is extremely positive and active in his treatment, and classmate support would be welcome. Steve Klein had written me when he heard of Gibby s illness and wondered about a certain gift for his junior roommate with whom he had not been in touch in years. He called Gibby, and both enjoyed the opportunity. Meanwhile, I was happy to advise Steve of this fortunate turn of events. This class networking has clear advantages. Lazarus is still teaching Con Law and enjoying it, while Klein is enjoying his retirement in New Mexico. Another positive recovery tale came from Jack Heiser, who was hauled off for major surgery as he was preparing to attend our 50th. After 14 months on the DL, and after a lot of patience shown by his wife ( Honey, while you re up, would you bring me ) and extremely hard work, he s back working ¾-time in psychiatry with two new bionic knees and renewed fervor. Says he s already begun plans for our 75th! Joe Low was attending a Broadway show (Once) with Val and Bob Montgomery, in from California, when he wrote. He had also been with the Castlemans, Wadsworths, and Tarseses celebrating Susie Wadsworth s birthday and was headed to Williamstown to host a fundraiser for the restoration of the Mohawk Theater in No. Adams. The Spirit of Johnny Cash was the vehicle, a live show much like the Buddy Holly show at our reunion, so Josiah is into this music. He thanks Irv Shainman for music being part of his Williams education. Though I doubt Buddy and Johnny came via Irv. Another part-time Williamstown resident these days is Dick Dodds, who wrote about enjoying his renovated cottage on Lake Champlain, ravaged by a flood last year. He had quite a family gathered up there: son Richard Jr. 84 with talented trombonist son Henry, 13, and daughter Sarah, 11, who plays jazz piano, dances, cheerleads, and writes. Son Matthew 86 with son Forrest, 16, now driving and invited to join Princeton s Model Congress, and daughter Amelia, winning ribbons in dressage and starring as goalie in high school soccer. Dick s wife Meg 74 was recovering from back surgery while Dick was coping grumpily with diabetes and arthritis. Harvey Plonsker, art collector, met up with friend Max Davidson, gallery owner, at the Expo Chicago art fair. He and Madeleine were also back on campus for the September College Museum Fellows weekend and raved about the Sol LeWitt process show there, The Well-Tempered Grid in combination with the outstanding LeWitt wall drawings at MASS MoCA. Dick Beckler is now a partner at Bracewell and Giuliani (yes, that guy) in DC. Daughter Liza had captained Trinity s women s lacrosse team to an NCAA Div. III national championship in the spring, and Dick would like the Williams admission office to note it! (My emphasis.) Clyde Buck has continued his master touch with the photobooks such as he produced after our reunion. He completed one in honor of Clarence Chaffee, our remarkable tennis and squash coach; some copies are still available at the squash office at the college and at the alumni office. Clyde is also willing to assist anyone in the class who d like to produce their own commemorative album with commentary. Contact him at He was at Jackson Hole this past summer with his family and five grandchildren, and he played some tennis there with Bruce Simon 68. Sandy Williams is still active working as a partner in the exec recruiting firm Witt Kieffer with clients in health care and higher education. He also enjoys serving as a trustee of the Chicago Academy for the Arts, a private school for gifted artistic types. This fall Sandy will be an executive in residence at the Cornell University Sloan Program in Healthcare Administration. He knows his age like all of us since one of his five grandchildren is now in first year at SMU. Gil Kerr steered clear of political punditry this time and expressed disappointment again in having to pass up reunion in He sends his best to classmates, however. Gil s a willing and happy caregiver for his wife but has had to miss our gatherings for the past decade for higher personal values, and I suspect there are others among you who choose to do the same. Bless all of you for that. Bob Marrin in Kansas City has also been held back due to disability but is aided there by Irv Blond 67 and Whitney Hosty 03, so the Williams family reaches out. Our onsite class president, John Denne, has been in touch regularly and offered this report on the October minireunion: We were a group of 16 (Nancy and Paul Boire, John Burghardt, Kathy and John Byers, Dianne and David Campbell, Joan and John Denne, Bob Judd, Paul Mersereau, Anne Skinner, Rachel and Jay Tarses, Mary and Dave Whittemore) at Coyote Flaco on Friday night. Lively conversation, fueled in part by coconut margaritas but mainly due to good company. On Saturday many of us attended JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 37

38 the outstanding talk by former New York Times writer Hedrick Smith 55 on Who Stole the American Dream. That was followed by a tailgate lunch where Carolyn and Peter Hager joined us and we were able to mingle with other classes. Williams took a pounding in the subsequent football game with Middlebury but a later reception at the Center for Development Economics lifted spirits and gave us a chance to meet some of the students grateful for our gift to launch their Class of 1961 Center for Development Economics Endowment. Steve Lewis 60 greeted us for the CDE staff. Bob Kaplan and Debra Stokes also joined us, and the group finally migrated for dinner to Jay and Rachel Tarses place, where they have welcomed us so many times. A convivial time, and all agreed these mini-gatherings were a great experience, socially and intellectually. John also sent around the September thank-you letter from Jerry Caprio 72, chair of the CDE, to Jack Wadsworth for the tangible results of our class gift. The CDE fellows in the Class of 2012 received approximately $100,000 from the fund as it was getting off the ground, and this will increase substantially over time. Previous funding is drying up, and we have come to the rescue of this internationally important program. Lastly, Paul Boire writes to remind us of the existence and value of our class website. You go to, then classes, then 61 in the class website directory. Additions may be made at any time. See you next in April. My beautiful fall weather here in Southern Massachusetts just morphed into Hurricane Sandy, so I have to look ahead and beyond winter. All the more reason word from you would be warmly welcome in coming months. Best wishes William M. Ryan, 112 Beech Mountain Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250; Bonnie and I returned the day before I wrote this from the Pass-the-Baton celebration weekend in Williamstown. Typical Williams weekend in respect to weather (highs in the mid-60s, low of 26, bright sunshine, and driving rain) and conviviality (highs all the time). President Carl Davis and 50th Reunion Fund Chairman Bill Whitman successfully handed off the baton to their counterparts in 63, Bill McDaniels and Lenny Bernheimer. The class determined that we will hold reunions every fall from now on. Carl was to send out the relevant info to all of you shortly after the first of the year. Sadly, there are three classmates whom none of us will see again at a reunion Steve Wilson, Taylor Lonsdale, and Tim O Leary. Steve passed away on July 26 in Rogersville, Tenn., from complications following surgery. Art Palmer and Chuck Porter visited him at his home after attending a national cavers convention in West Virginia in July. Chuck reports: We spent a very pleasant day and evening at their rural home and talked over old times and new projects. Steve had suffered from numerous illnesses, was a cancer survivor, bloated from his drug regimen, and in a motorized chair. But he was in excellent spirits. Steve was a trauma surgeon for many years, a superb teacher, a compassionate healer, and the kind of MD I d want to have. It was just awful to begin renewing our friendship and have it terminated so abruptly. Condolences to Sarah, his widow. Steve Telkins remembered Steve as the friend and doctor who stitched up their daughter s head after a fall on wet pavement in the Congo in the 1970s. He d come to the Congo to gain the equivalent of years of surgical experience in several weeks, and their families enjoyed several personal and non-medical visits together before Steve returned to the U.S. Steve T. will soon undergo a second hip replacement (same hip). I m so glad this happened after our 50th and not before. Steve also plans to form a support group among our classmates who have suffered from prostate cancer. There are at least 23 of them by my count. Taylor Lonsdale died peacefully three days later after a long journey through Alzheimer s disease. Colleen and Jim Van Hoven and Betsy and Steve Fowle attended the service in Hillstown, Pa., with Betsy, an Episcopal priest, presiding at the graveside service. Jim comments: I learned a lot about Taylor s post-williams life from the remarks many of his naval friends made. Of particular note was the fact that he graduated first in his class at aviator s school in Pensacola. What struck me most was the camaraderie and lifelong friendships he had formed with his naval colleagues. Many spoke with deep respect for Taylor, the man and the officer. Sympathies from the class to his wife Nancy and children Taylor and Whitney. Tim O Leary died on Sept. 29, from cancer-related issues. He spent the bulk of his life teaching French at the University of New Orleans. After Katrina wiped him out, he retired and moved to New Mexico, a part of the country where he had vacationed and he loved. He was being treated for cancer at the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Center and had moved to live with his sister and brother-in-law in that area. Let s move on to happier topics. Jeff Rosendhal is recovering rapidly from the stroke he suffered just prior to our 50th. I m back to walking (instead of staggering), my left arm is occasionally useful, and I can drive again. Jeff s current project is providing photographs for a Thai cookbook written by one of his neighbors. Jeff has acquired a literary agent, Bob Diforio 63. Not a bad thing to be involved in in my old fartdom years. Also doing well is Jameson Campaigne, who missed our reunion because he was recovering from open-heart surgery. I ve made a spectacular recovery, according to my surgeon. I was comforted by the fact that he had trained under Toby Cosgrove at the Cleveland Clinic. Bob Mahland had his hip replacement on July 2 and is ambulatory and even playing a bit of golf. Unfortunately, much to my regret, the problems with my golf game were not due to my bad hip. Finally, Missy Lang, wife of Banger Lang, who fell and broke her shoulder in Williamstown on the Wednesday night of our 50th, is completely recovered, as she demonstrated at our mini. Don was an amazing nurse. Ned Dougherty underwent major back surgery on Aug. 13 and is recovering well, spending most of the time at their summer home in Maine. I am able to walk along the ocean now, increasing my distance a little bit each day. Unfortunately, I still spend a lot of time on my back trying to avoid as much political news as possible. 38 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

39 We have a Chevalier in our midst. Fenner Milton received this honor from the French National Order of Merit for his continuing valuable collaboration with the French government in technological achievement and international Warfighter support. Fenner is the director of the U.S. Army s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate near D.C. Recipients of this highly prestigious award are selected by the president of France. Finn Fogg asked that I correct an error in my last notes. The NYC Legal Aid Society has an annual budget of $200 million and a staff of 1,000 lawyers, not $800 million and 300 lawyers, as I reported. I wish you were right, said Finn. If so, we d have the best-paid lawyers on the planet. Past President Spike Kellogg participated in an event honoring 100 years of cross-country running at Williams. Despite being the oldest runner (by far) he wasn t the last runner. In his words, My time was 181 percent of the winner s, but it was a short enough course that they didn t have to look for me with lanterns. Despite the reunion seminar on the subject, Class President Carl Davis is another who has failed retirement. In July he began working for Cary Street Partners, a wealth management and investment banking firm based in Richmond. Carl works mainly out of his Beaufort, S.C., home. Chuck Porter, the lead author of Great Fire: Troy, New York, his hometown, says: It s a book about the 1862 conflagration which destroyed 671 buildings. It s been well-received, and we keep ordering new printings (available from Market Block Books in Troy). Speaking of great fires, Ann and Paul Hill experienced one near their summer home in Stanley, Idaho. The fire destroyed over 100,000 acres of forest, approached within a few hundred yards of their home, and burned for several weeks. Their home was saved, and Paul attributes that fortunate result to the extremely hardworking firefighters who spent days clearing a fire lane around our house. The Japanese-themed B&B operated by Taeko and Wif Floyd was featured in a Sunday Times travel article. Wif commented that the article has resulted in quite a few calls and reservations from those in the D.C. area. I ve been there and urge you to pay a visit. And now the presidential election as prognosticated by our class. I am writing this in mid-october, the day after the second debate. Sixty-eight classmates cast their ballots and predicted the results. Eight persons were not sure how they would vote, 39 planned to vote for Obama, and 21 for Romney. Many, like Dick Judd, described their course as choosing between the lesser of two evils. And even more decried the campaigns and the lack of ability to get anything done. Jim Dufty: No show of leadership on either side. No real public engagement on longterm issues. Informed electorate a declining minority. The predictions of results was even more surprising to me, with 40 projecting an Obama win, only 20 forecasting a win for Romney, and eight unsure. Here are additional comments. Bill Vaughn: The best thing about the election is that only one of them can win. Dave Mellencamp: I will vote for anybody but Obama. If Obama loses, cities will burn. If he wins, the country will continue its precipitous decline. Bart McDougal: I think Mitt was/is a very good businessman. Unfortunately, that is not the main requirement for a president. I do not intend to vote for him. John Sargent: Haven t made up my mind. Would like to vote for Romney but his mouth keeps getting in the way. Kris Atchley: A Romney/GOP victory would be a total disaster for the U.S. The 1 percent consistently increase their share of the pie. In Sarah Palin s immortal words, How s that workin for ya? Marc Comstock: Will vote for Romney. Obama is all hat and no horse. Frank Ward: My sense is that the Obama administration has finally turned the corner with employment and needs another four years to get us back on track. Dick Swett: Barack Obama is the stronger candidate. In an economy where consumers drive 70 percent of GDP, supply side economics do not create demand. Rufus Jarman: Romney s foreign-policy fiasco tour has underscored my view that he should not run the country. Jameson Campaigne: Needless to say, I will vote for the rhetorical cripple (Romney) instead of the narcissistic BS leftist. Dick McCauley: The Ryan budget plan is fundamentally flawed and will be a disaster for our economy. Walt Stevenson: Obama s leadership skills are non-existent, his foreign policy is wishful at best, and his economic program totally ignorant of free market capitalism. Joe Biden would be a better choice, only because he is too dumb to be dangerous. I know these comments are not politically correct, but what can you expect from a tea partier from the Midwest. Kent Collins: When we arrived in Williamstown in the fall of 58, the Kingston Trio was hot. One of the more listened-to songs was The Merry Little Minuet. My thoughts on the election mimic one of the lyrics in that song: I don t like anybody very much. Phil Wirth: Obamacare is a disaster. It will really be a problem to manage health care with this unmanageable legislation. Archie Palmer: Lynn and I sure hope that Mitt continues to prove his woeful unacceptability and incompetence to serve as commander-inchief. John Moynahan: Romney; probably wishful thinking but so many Americans, including my entire family, saw so much of our investments and assets evaporate under Obama. Jack Shaw: Obama has passed his sell-by date. Pete Hays: Obama will win. The GOP is getting scary with its credo of winning at any cost. Charlie Merrill: I will vote for Obama. We must stop widening the gap between the rich and the poor. Roger Smith: I will vote for Romney. A probusiness atmosphere along with unleashing the power of cheaper natural gas sources could really get things rolling in this country. Eugene Cassidy: Romney. Borrowing one out of every three dollars to run the country is unsustainable. Liz Hufnagel: Obama because I love him and Michelle. I don t trust Romney. It will be like the eight years of silver-spoon GWB. Mike Scott: I support Obama. We saw a lot of Romney in this state, and he has always seemed inconsistent in his views on so many important issues. John Oberteuffer: At this point I think it s a toss-up. (I hope that means a jump ball thereby giving Obama the advantage.) Tom Payzant: The big difference between the president and Romney is that Obama understands that the president serves all the people of the U.S. Herb Allen: Although a previous Obama supporter, I won t vote for him again. He s failed to lead in any meaningful way. I don t know if I ll vote for Romney. I may write in your name. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 39

40 Barney Shaw: I m voting for the empty chair that Clint Eastwood was talking to. A couple of classmates who missed reunion wrote to say how sad they were to miss it. Denny Bauman: I m in a small private practice and one of the partners was gone for the month. After a long career in cardiology, I m now practicing in Elkin, N.C., a small town at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. About 80 percent of our patient population is on Medicaid and are generally quite ill, so there is no lack of challenges. Jere Behrman: Sorry to miss the 50th but, I had a conflicting commitment to be at the National Institute of Child Health & Development Advisory Council to which I have just been appointed to a three-year term. Jere also has received a Bill and Linda Gates Foundation grant for a multi-country, multi-institutional, interdisciplinary study of early childhood development in four countries: Ethiopia, India, Peru and Chile. He was the recipient of an honorary degree last December from the University of Chile for his four decades of research on the Chilean economy. You ve got five years to finish your work, Jere. We expect you at the 55th. And a few final comments about our 50th: Peter Thoms: For me it was like coming home. Thanks to everyone It s hard to find adequate words. Bill Robertson: Aside from the usual warmth I feel returning to the Berkshires and renewing friendships with college classmates, I was especially impressed by two things: (1) how smoothly everything went and (2) the very enlightening class reunion seminars. Phil Wirth: Once more I felt how fortunate I was to be part of this class. What a talented group! John Moynahan: I was about to use your catch phrase ( Buddha sent me ) on a classmate I didn t know very well when he said heartily, John how are you? Reunion was a wonderful experience. Kris Atchley: Five days to reconnect with 50 years! I took 633 photographs. The 50th made me grateful to be alive. Bill Beadie: By the time the weekend closed I had become reacquainted with many of my classmates and would have liked more time with them all. On the other hand, by Sunday I think we were ready to head out. At our age, we can only celebrate so much! Finally, Dick McCauley reports that despite having one of the lowest reunion fees in recent times, our class recorded a $23,000 surplus for the weekend. Sounds like a good time will be had at the 55th. P.S. Remember my comment about Toby Cosgrove touring me around the Cleveland Clinic while wearing one of his monogrammed doctor coats and Toby s stern admonishment to keep my g.d. mouth shut? A week after the reunion I received a Cleveland Clinic coat with Dr. William M. Ryan embroidered on it. Now, Toby said in an accompanying note, you can say anything you please. And I have! 1963 REUNION JUNE 6-9 Jim Blume, 23 Vicente Road, Berkeley, CA 94705; I think it s fair to say that the minireunion held in Williamstown over the weekend of Oct. 12 was a wonderfully warm, embracing experience for all of us who attended. But while we revelled in each other s company over two dinners, one breakfast, one football game and two elucidating seminars, we also accomplished a great deal in planning for our 50th reunion in June. Bill Burnett, with exceptional efficiency, chaired the meeting in which sub-committees reported on their efforts to date as well as their plans for the reunion. I thought that citing the classmates in charge of each area of planning might be worthwhile. Brooks Goddard and John Bell are valorously at work gathering biographies for our reunion book; Roy Weiner is planning the three seminars which we will present for the Williams community in June; the Rev. Perry Kingman is in charge of presenting the memorial service for classmates who are deceased; George Kilborn, golfer extraordinaire, is our sports authority; Bernie Wruble, a true fashionista, is planning the parade wear for both women and men; Gordy Prichett, a serious scrooge, is involved in making reunion as affordable as possible; in a similar fashion though with a totally different objective, Larry Bernheimer is working assiduously to utilize Gordy s savings on the reunion to enhance each of our gifts to the college in honor of our 50th. Other classmates in attendance during the weekend were Steve Thomas, Geoff Howard, Tony Mapes, Rick Berry, President Bill McDaniels, Paul Michel, and Clay Davenport. The weekend also featured two provocative seminars: one entitled The Rise and Fall of Fraternities at Williams, which drew an overflow crowd. The topic was particularly poignant for our class as we lived through the turbulence created by the Angevine Report and the beginning of its implementation during our senior year. The other seminar was given by Hedrick Smith 55, a veteran N.Y. Times reporter and author, who concisely and with impeccable logic laid out the major thesis of his book Who Stole The American Dream? At the completion of his talk Smith received a thunderous standing ovation. I urge all to read his thoughtful and penetrating work, which both describes a) decline of citizen action and b) concomitantly the disturbing consequences of the widening income gap in the U.S. One of the highlights of the weekend was when Bill McDaniels and Lenny Bernheimer accepted the baton from several members of the Class of 1962, a tradition that dates back to Bill and Lenny accepted the baton with charm, grace, and alacrity. Indeed, the only sour note of the weekend was the football team s devastating loss to Middlebury. It s a difficult segue to news of the week-end to news of classmates, but try I must. At least four of our classmates have received awards of distinction since the last notes. Lenny Bernheimer was elected to the Squash Hall of Fame; the accolade was formally announced at the U.S. Open championships on Oct. 6, with the official ceremony to be held in Boston in January. Not only has Lenny won 38 U.S., Canadian, and world singles and doubles titles, but he also has made his mark by giving back to the sport, which has been so central to his life. He is a former president of both the U.S. and Massachusetts squash associations. He is also a founder (along with Greg Zaff 84) and chairman of SquashBusters, a program that involves inner-city youth in after-school programs, community service, and squash instruction. Lenny won his first U.S. championship in 1981 in the 35 - and-over age bracket. His most recent U.S. 40 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

41 title was three years ago in the 65-and-over doubles bracket. He and his partner, Tom Poor, an Amherst alum, have captured the last four Canadian titles ( ). Lyn and Lenny s son Jon, a doctor who recently moved to South Africa with his wife Ingrid, had their first child. Lenny and Lyn s daughter Beth 88 and her husband Mike Harrington 88 have four daughters and a son. Steve Thomas, who, with his wife Ingrid, was one of our stellar Oxford celebrants, wrote that he and Bill Olmstead were to receive significant recognition from the Radiological Society of North America in November. Steve noted, Quite a coincidence that two 63ers will be the recipients in the same year of two of the three highest honors given by the society. It s actually an extraordinary achievement for both Steve and Bill. In the description for the award the society publication stated that Steve is renowned for his work in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, but also for his tireless efforts to share his knowledge and experience by volunteering and mentoring. Bill, meanwhile, is a staff radiologist at Baltimore Veteran s Administration Hospital and clinical professor of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His citation stated, Dr. Olmstead has played a vital leadership role in education of RSNA for 23 years. His contributions to our entire educational program in addition to his critical role as editor of Radio Graphics establish a steady foundation upon which we can build. Bill evidently took the helm of Radio Graphics in 1990 and made it into the premier education journal in diagnostic radiology by the time he retired in Earlier in 2012, Steve, who is a professor emeritus of radiology and medical physician at the University of Cincinnati, received the William D. Coolidge award at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. The award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the AAPM and recognizes an eminent career in medical physics. Our fourth honoree was Allen Mondell, who with his wife Cynthia founded their company Media Projects in Since that time they have produced over 40 films. On Sept. 30, their work was recognized by the Dallas/Ft. Worth Films community at the Video Fest 25th. Allen just completed Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience, which weaves personal writings from volunteers with profiles of four former volunteers still making a difference. Since quite a few of our classmates served in the Peace Corps, whose creation affected all of us, it is highly probable that one of the reunion seminars will focus on some aspect of the Peace Corps and public service. I thought I would briefly describe our class s Oxford adventure. I think all of us who attended thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We visited castles large and small, viewed the Bodleian Museum in Oxford on numerous occasions, attended an all-black cast s presentation of Julius Caesar at Stratford, intermingled and dined with Williams undergraduates who were spending the year with the Williams-in-Exeter Program, attended lectures about Churchill, English architecture and the English Civil War, ate surprisingly appetizing English food, hoisted a few pints and more than anything, reveled in the camaraderie and bonhomie of old friends. I also managed to gather some new information on classmates on the Oxford trip. Don Zaentz, our class valedictorian, has three children, one living in Massachusetts, presumably near Dorothy and him, one in Chicago, and one in NYC. Don, after spending considerable time in Iowa, has returned to Valatie, N.Y. While he expressed regret about not engaging more with classmates during his Williams years, he explained that he was forced to study arduously in order to maintain his scholarship. He also had to work in order to maintain his financial aid. After Williams, Don attended Harvard Medical School. At the conclusion of the trip, Don remarked, I really enjoyed the 63 trip to Oxford with classmates we haven t seen in a long time (some not since college!). Looking forward even more to the 50th. Paul Michel retired from the U.S. Circuit Court in 2010, where he was chief judge. He is giving speeches and consulting, mostly on intellectual property law and enforcement. Paul has two married daughters and four grandchildren two boys and two girls who are between the ages of 5 and 16. Fortunately, both families live near to him. Paul and his delightful second wife, Brook England, whom he married in 2004, were key participants at Oxford. Paul has had a remarkable career. He served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the U.S., which is the governing body of the Federal Judiciary Branch, and was a member of the Executive Committee, to which he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Earlier in his career, Paul was chief of staff for Arlen Spector, an attorney for the Church Committee investigating spying on Americans ( ) and assistant special prosecutor ( ) for the Watergate Committee. Clay Davenport is continuing to work managing clients money at U.S. Trust. Clay and Jan have three married children, two of whom are graduates of Williams and all of whom live in Connecticut. Clay and Jan have eight grandchildren, as well. Clay expressed excitement about a trip to Antarctica planned for the fall. Roy Weiner and his wife Marjorie have one grandchild, Emily, who, at 3, bears the full weight of our grandparent devotion, poor girl. Roy, a doctor at Tulane University, wrote that work still consumes my professional passion, especially the programs I lead that help bright young people achieve academic success. He added, Reunion plans are exciting; looking forward to June Despite John Churchill s persistent bout with laryngitis, after Oxford, he and Robbin were en route to visit their son, Craig 86, and their daughter-in-law Sara Labaree 87 in France. Craig and Sara, longtime European residents, have three children. John and Robbin also have two daughters who live stateside and between them have three children. John Dorman, who continues to practice medicine at the Stanford Health Clinic, and his wife Charlene have three children and five grandchildren. Charlene, but decidedly not John, was a serious contender for best dressed on our Oxford trip. Reece Bader, who has threatened to retire at least JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 41

42 four times, continues his legal practice as senior partner at Orrick, Harrington, & Sutcliffe. He contends that his retirement will become a reality at the end of I remain dubious. After having been in charge of Orrick s Paris office for several years, Reece now manages the firm s 65 German lawyers. He recently spent 15 days in Scotland golfing with his two sons Lawson and Cole. Out of the blue, I received an from Win McKeithen in Thailand, who was an original member of our class, wanting to come to the reunion. Win, who graduated in 1966, did attend our 40th. At least two other former members of our class, Jim Moody and Larry Bauer, are planning to attend reunion. On behalf of the Reunion Committee, let me extend a welcome to all former members of the Class of 1963 who care to join us in June. My most loyal, as well as consistent, correspondent is Mike Gerhardt. Would that more of you would follow his steady and reliable path. Mike and his wife Doree recently returned from a trip to Turkey. Last winter, they spent a month in Tucson, golfing and hiking, and a week in Barcelona. Mike was appointed by Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee to serve on the Health Insurance Exchange Board for the state. As health geeks will understand, such health exchanges are a central aspect of the Affordable Care Act, and RI is way out in front of many other states in implementing this important legislation. Mike was also elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Providence Singers, a group devoted to performing outstanding choral music. Carroll Connard wrote in his modest, understated manner, I am not inclined to broadcast but am glad to report that I have a full life trying to maintain a son at Skidmore, where he is a sophomore, and a small flock of sheep in Maine. He saw Peter Coxe over the summer and has returned to Williamstown for graduations of nephews and nieces. The 50th next June will be the first reunion for me. Carroll cogently remarked, Someone knowing once said that the best friend in old age is a good education. I expect we will find this true. Bob Critchell, who lives in Marion, Mass., and Florida, is trying, or so he says, to retire, but liquidity issues are holding up the full winding down of my two funds of funds partnerships. While I continue to enjoy the related work, I won t miss being responsible for other people s money. Critch keeps in touch with a variety of Williams folks including David Jeffrey and Sandy McPeck. Critch went on to report that he is still married to Carol, who has stuck around for 45 years (she is very good at endurance). Our son, Brad, runs ICAP s (publicly traded UK financial house) U.S. secondary market private equity business. Our daughter Dana 97 is an endocrinologist in Menlo Park, Calif. Between the two of them, we have four grandsons. Bob (does anyone ever call him Bob?) continues to avidly race sports cars. Critch contends (much to my and the regret of others) that he plans to only drop into our Reunion. We want more of you, Critch. Skip Buck is semi-retired and looking for part-time work. Skip is married to his second wife. His list of progeny includes one son, one daughter, two stepsons and four grandchildren. Skip enjoys sailing, exercising, and just plain sitting on the beach. I want to express gratitude on behalf of the class to Phil Kinicutt, who has spent endless hours setting up our website, which I urge all of you to visit. Phil and Annetta went on a Williams-sponsored trip to Greece called Pearls of Antiquity. Cecil Baker was on the trip as well. Finally, Gordon and John Davis and 24 other members of the Davis family proudly attended the rededication of the Williams Multicultural Center to Alison Davis 24 and John Davis 33, their respective fathers. Both Alison and John had extraordinary academic careers. The rededication included a reception and The Davis lecture, given by Danielle Allen, on Oct. 19. It was followed by a full and diverse program of lectures and discussions on Saturday, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony at which both John and Gordon spoke touchingly about their fathers, who had such a profound influence on a world that was changing. The Multicultural Center is now aptly called The Davis Center. What a wonderful tribute to our classmates and their fathers Martin P. Wasserman, Triadelphia Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042; Classmates, by now nearly everyone has reached the age of 70. Thinking back to September 1960, can you even imagine anyone becoming 50 years old, much less three score plus 10. Those dudes were REALLY old, man and now, they is us! We each have achieved that milestone from different approaches. Biff Steel was less concerned about turning 70 than awakening to learn that my son (Anim Steel 94) has turned 40! A similar experience occurred when Dick Tucker realized that his oldest grandson, Elijah, had begun his freshman year at Fitchburg State University, majoring in computer science. Where has the time gone? Dave Marish has moved out of the neighborhood (the metro Washington area). Well, Marty, we are no longer neighbors. Amy and I moved to Tijeras, N.M. It s a beautiful spot in the mountains about 15 miles east of Albuquerque, with big sky by day and a million stars at night. Having served in the Indian Health Service in Gallup, N.M., when we completed our medical residencies, I was curious to learn more about Tijeras. It is a little village nestled in the Sandia Mountains, just east of Albuquerque, with a population of 540 persons! It was inhabited during the 1200s and is rich in Hispanic and Native American (Apache/Comanche) culture. During the 1930s it was a primary center in the eastern Sandia range. It is a beautiful location. John Wester in San Diego has published a chapbook of poems he wrote for The Anderson Valley Advertiser between 2004 and My favorite one is titled Sentimental Journey : I never used to cry / Getting old, I guess,/seeing good friends die/before we had a chance to bless/the times we shared/and face to face/smile over dreams we d chase. Sadly, I must inform you of the passing of Dick Meierdiercks in October. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed. Within a month of turning 70, Tom Howell retired as general counsel from the American Bar Associa- 42 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

43 tion. He has not yet established any patterns but has traveled, golfed, played squash and tennis, and gone fishing on the Beaverhead River, in Dillon, Mont. (another beautiful location). He has been advised by Chris Hagy, who recently rode horses in Mongolia with Leo Murray, to exercise for two hours daily, but responded, I don t think my arthritic knees would like that! Tom s greatest challenge to date was organizing stuff in my home office and converting from a PC to a Mac. Traveling in the four corners area of the southwest, Denny Van Ness writes that he and Kate were enjoying the history and geology of the area and that while they were vacationing his 60-acre grape farm was being harvested and that his winemaker customer will be creating another great Syrah. I pressed Denny for additional information, but he said he did not have his own label, but that this was merely a hobby. Don t you all think that the class secretary should get his own Syrah sample for tasting and reporting back to the class? Rich Garland, on the other hand, set up a personal challenge. He began running marathons in 1989 only to retire from that activity in As he thought about turning 70 he considered, I want to do something special to celebrate joining the septuagenarians. Wouldn t it be great to run a marathon after turning 70, but not just any marathon why not qualify and run the Boston Marathon in 2013 as a 70-year-old? And thus began his training in the spring of He ran the St. George (Utah) Marathon in October 2011 and although tough, it went well, and I qualified as a 70-year-old by some nine minutes. Rich is now officially un-retired from marathons, and April 15, 2013, he will be on the starting line for the 117th Boston Marathon. Quite an achievement, Rich. While some of us will be finishing up our payments to Uncle Sam, you will be running your butt off in Boston! Wow! It was good to hear from Jeff Appel, who turned 70 and retired from Fermilab after 37 years where he most recently served as the assistant director for program planning. Jeff will continue his research interests on the Fermilab experiment on which I have most recently collaborated, CDF. I don t know how many of you are aware of what CDF does, so I decided to research it. Jeff had only indicated that he had been involved with the team that discovered the bottom quark, and that the top quark was discovered before he arrived there. CDF stands for Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF), a set of experimental collaboration studies of high-energy particle collisions at the Tevatron, the world s former highest-energy particle accelerator. The goal is to discover the identity and properties of the particles that make up the universe and to understand the forces and interactions between those particles. There is more to learn; but what followed hadrons, neutrinos, and hypothetical particle searching was well beyond what I learned in pre-med physics at Williams and more in the realm of knowledge of others such as Jack Leingang, who really impressed me during freshman year with the depth of understanding he had in the real world of physics. Jeff was doing some pretty heavy and important science during his career. Hopefully we can convince him and Marjorie to join us in 2014 and share some of his professional undertakings. Being retired, as we have learned, is not an easy and effortless activity. John LeFevre left the Federal Trade Commission in 1998 after 30 years as a staff attorney to become executive director of U.S. Figure Skating, the governing body for figure skating, in Colorado Springs, for another six years. Throughout his life, John had played many roles in this sport and now continues to remain busy as president of the Broadmoor Skating Club, a national training center for U.S. Olympians and the sponsor of many national and international competitions. When not skating, John sings in the Colorado College Choir, which has two major performances of choral works every year. He sits on the boards of several musical organizations and enjoys especially listening to his daughter play the violin, an instrument which she has mastered and upon which she trains others. John is healthy, obviously very active, and continues to quadruple axel his way through life! A friend of mine, who also lived in West Hartford, Conn., Jamie Neidlinger, is having some health problems but remains upbeat and joyful with Betsi, his high school sweetheart, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He writes of the visits and activities of son Bill, involved in financial counseling, and daughter Liz, a landmanagement director for a petro-chemical company. I think the study of geology has paid off for some of us! We have shared many a discussion about our concerns for some of the business and economic decisions we have seen recently and our hope that we can get back on track to a more collaborative and less competitive environment. And speaking of that balancing act, I must share with you a book suggested to me by Tom Stites of the Banyon Project, who recommended The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest by Harvard professor Yochai Benkler. Benkler argues that we as a society are not necessarily programmed (genetically) to only focus on self interest (despite the arguments of Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene) but through understanding and implementing discoveries from neuroscience, economics, sociology, evolutionary biology, political science, and a wealth of other real-world examples we can harness the power of human cooperation to improve business processes, design smarter technology, reform our economic systems, maximize volunteer contributions to science, reduce crime, and improve the efficacy of civic movements. This is a very good read and has helped me rethink and reprogram my general view of human nature with a solid science base of evidence. There were several class get-togethers in the metro Washington area. In early October, Barbara and I hosted John Wilson, Gary Ratner, Gay Mayer, and Suzanne and Skip Gwiazda for an evening of discussion and vegetarian dining. Barbara has been a vegetarian for seven years and keeps me eating healthfully at home (but making less healthy and more guilt-ridden decisions when I am out dining away). Our conversation bounced from enjoyment of animals to when will the election be over to economic decisions of the Fed, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Other topics included education and travel. The evening s commentary was enhanced by John s bringing a business associate and friend Sayed Nadeem Adil, who is currently in charge of Flow of Funds accounts in the statistics department at the JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 43

44 State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and with whom he has consulted in the past. Although Nadeem was not personally involved in the Cluett Center for Economic Development at Williams, many others from the SBP have been. At the end of October, Harry Himmelman hosted a group at Lias in Chevy Chase, Md., which is owned by Chef Jeff, the husband of Norah O Donnell, Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News. Harry and I were joined by Bill Chapman, Steve Birrell, Terry Finn, Gay Mayer, Dick Hubbard, and Jay Friedman. Conversation ranged from the size of today s football players (humongous) and the drubbing that Chappie s nephew provided his Middlebury team over Williams earlier in October. We also had an independent discussion of how we saw the upcoming elections. It was a pleasant evening always great to get together with longtime friends. And how easily the conversation flowed among the eight of us. (And in case you are interested, no, I did not remain vegetarian, but don t tell Barbara.) The really big event was the minireunion, where over 20 classmates got together and enjoyed all aspects of the weekend except for the Middlebury game. Enjoying the lectures, group discussions, and dining events were Lisle Baker, Larry Bauer, Bruce Birgbauer, Steve Birrell, Bill Chapman, John Foehl, Bill Frado, Nick Goodhue, Al Hageman, Tom Howell, Jack Kuehn, Jack Leingang, Dave Macpherson, Gay Mayer, Leo Murray, Joel Reingold, John Romans, Craig Schelter, Bob Stine, Bob Summersgill, Tom Todd, and Bill Wishard. Both Gay and Steve provided information concerning the event, which now has become a multi-class activity including members of the classes of 63, 65, and 66. Friday night s joint dinner was sold out at the Williams Inn, and, as Gay writes, It was really good to keep bumping into guys we had not seen in a long time. There are now specially planned activities for the spouses including Friday s gathering of the 1964 Women of Williams at Polly Macpherson s home for lunch and a book discussion of The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. These gatherings have become increasingly popular and will continue as we move toward our 50th reunion. On Saturday morning, Hedrick Smith 55 provided an excellent lecture/discussion on his recent book, Who Spoiled the American Dream?, to a standing-room-only crowd in Brooks Rogers. His book is must reading for anyone who wants to understand how we got to today s political deadlock from the perspective of a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist. On Saturday evening there was a class dinner at The Orchards restaurant, which was a relaxed social get-together with fellow classmates and spouses/partners. Of course there continued to be meetings to discuss our upcoming 50th reunion in June 2014 and how to increase the attendance of our classmates. The weekend concluded on Sunday morning with a stunningly engaging presentation by Assistant Professor of History Patrick Spero, featuring the class he teaches about political campaigning in the early 19th century. He asks his students to create presidential campaign ads based on the actual historical records of the words they used. It is an inventive combination of modern media and historical records and was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. Steve and Bill Chapman were still talking about the unique and clever presentations that were made by current students when we all were together in Washington several weeks later. I must conclude by stating that one of the real benefits of serving as your class secretary is that I get to learn and report on what so many of us have accomplished during the nearly 50 years that have passed since our graduation. I hope that during the 50th reunion and leading up to it we can share what we consider our most interesting and important activities from planning to run the Boston Marathon (Rich Garland), to writing a novel (Terry Finn), replacing a knee (Dick Scott), getting packages delivered on time (Dick Gold), and writing poetry (John Wester). Each of us has something to add a story to tell. I hope that I can learn and write more about every single member of the Class of 1964 from now until the big event in 2014! And don t forget to hold the week of June 17-24, 2013, for our next official class event a week in Oxford, England, with classes, dining, cultural activities, entertainment, and mini-travel for ourselves and spouses/significant others. Be well. Marty Tom Burnett, 175 Riverside Drive, #2H, New York, NY 10024; Jim Worrall was honored and given the Alumni Fund Chair Award on May 5, Since May 1991, Jim has worked tirelessly to raise money for the college in the Alumni Fund. The results for the year are now available, and, once again, Jim and the Class of 65 can take pride in their collective efforts. Out of a class role of 245, some 215 donors contributed $172, 610, nearly 5 percent above the target amount. Great job by the class, and outstanding leadership effort by Jim. The Aug. 9, 2012, The New York Times carried a review of the National Gallery of Art s Elegance and Refinement Still-Life Paintings of William van Aelst, curated by Arthur Wheelock, the gallery s curator of Northern Baroque painting. The principal focus of this column will be the efforts leading up to our reunion in As previously noted, the class gift will be comprised of two separate funds the Student Opportunity Fund and the President s Venture Fund. Dusty Griffin and Dave Coolidge will be hosting a series of luncheon meetings similar to the one held June 4 in DC. The Boston lunch was held Sept. 21, and the two scheduled events are a luncheon in San Francisco, hosted by Karl Matthies and John McCoy, and a luncheon in NYC on Dec. 13, hosted by Jere Thompson, Dick Aborn, Ron McGlynn and myself. The Oct weekend was the most important event for the class in the fall. On Friday, meetings were held by the gift planning and the reunion planning committees. There was a cocktail reception and dinner with the Classes of 63, 64, 65, and 66 at the Williams Inn. The evening gave attendees a chance to catch up with friends from other classes. I particularly enjoyed talking with Jim Blume and Brooks Goddard from the Class of 63, and with John Linen and Wink Willet from the Class of 66. Saturday morning offered a seminar led by Hedrick Smith 55, during 44 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

45 which he discussed his latest book, Who Stole the American Dream? Prior to the start of the Middlebury football game, the four classes gathered for a buffet lunch under a tent at Weston Field. The game result was a disappointment, but the weather was perfect, and the chance to catch up with other classmates made up for the loss on the field. The class dinner was hosted by Kathy and Phil McKnight at their lovely home. With some 30 classmates and nearly 60 total guests, the dinner party went off without a hitch. All the lucky attendees owe a genuine debt of gratitude to Kathy and Phil for their successful efforts. The weekend concluded with a brunch at the Faculty House led by Mary Richardson, who introduced a faculty member of the history department, who gave a fascinating presentation on the use of online databases by history students and faculty. Once again, Dorm Worrall was the HQ for many of us staying in Williamstown that weekend. Priscilla and Jim hosted Tim Reichert and me downstairs in one room, with Diane and Ron Kidd in the adjacent room, while Saranne Murray and Jack Foley decamped upstairs. Sitting around the fireplace nodding off one by one was the perfect end to an eventful Saturday. At Friday s dinner, I sat next to John Palmer and Bill Ouchi. Bill and Carol had just visited Manhattan on their way up to Williamstown. Bill is no longer teaching full time but is engaged in several projects at UCLA, which he finds more time consuming but highly rewarding. John lives near Syracuse and remains very active in public policy, having worked on projects that help define the data utilized by the staff in the final Simpson-Bowles report on the nation s financial problems and possible solutions. I always enjoy discussing Colorado with Patsy Isaacson and Jack Elgin, who live three hours from Denver (when they are not at their Florida home), where our daughter Nora lives. I enjoyed speaking with Jim Knowles, who is applying his financial skills in Thailand and won the prize for having traveled the farthest to get to Williamstown. We recalled that we had met taking the bus from New York in September 1961 on our way to freshman year activities. Stuart Johnson and I had not spent time with each other since our days in Washington. Stu is active in his criminal defense legal practice and is the current president of the Aaron Burr Society. His partner Helena Lawrence is a paralegal in the Justice Department. All of us at the McKnight dinner benefitted from dishes brought by classmates living nearby. My personal favorite was the roasted vegetable risotto with fresh items from their garden, prepared by Elizabeth and Lenny Gibson. It was a treat to speak with Curt Mills and his wife Linda Christie. They have returned to the Gloversville, N.Y., area, where Linda is a director of a medical facility, and Curt is practicing medicine three days a week. Lucky patients, I would say, since I cannot imagine any doctor with a better, more positive bedside manner. Irene and Julian Gladstone came up from Philadelphia, and I had a good visit with them. Julian remains active in his medical practice in the area. Among others, I was able to spend time with Jim Gage, Fred Ohly, Rick Conley, John Trainor, Dan O Flaherty, and Pete Richtmyer. Of course, I did not miss the chance to discuss current literature with Dave Wilson, even at my extended age, I am not getting too old to learn from my classmate friends. It was a really great weekend, and thanks to the McKnights, Dusty, and Dave for organizing it and making it a success Palmer Q. Bessey, 1320 York Ave., 32H, New York, NY 10021; John Gould, 80 Ocean St., Lynn, MA 01902; Dan Cohn-Sherbok has a new book (number 89, if I haven t lost count), a fictionalized autobiographical memoir, Not a Job for a Nice Jewish Boy. It is a Kindle edition and available on Amazon. There is a section on Williams, identified as Tewksbury College. John Gould is also publishing a novel online. It is appearing serially as he writes it. He was up to Chapter 9 when these notes went to press. Try Googling Carlton Sortwell. John has been teaching a class on The Sound and the Fury as part of a program for adults called Beacon Hill Seminars. Over Thanksgiving he and Jane took in an early screening of Life of Pi, a lovely film made more beautiful by having son Gardner s name flash by in the credits as one of two assistant editors. In the spring John will return to Bennington to teach his course on grammar, From Syntax to Style. Back by popular demand. Budge Upton continues to evade retirement. He and his son Jake work together to pursue real estate opportunities in Boston. Although the pickings are slim, waiting for the markets to return, it helps to have been around in Beantown for a while. Budge and his wife Kyle keep in touch with Char, widow of Dave Pfaelzer, and they traveled north over the summer to join Betsy and Bill Roe at their camp north of Parry Sound, Ontario. Steve O Brien and John Ashton have joined forces to try to restore a sustainable run of Atlantic salmon to the U.S. waterways. The current focus of those efforts is the East Machias River, a 60-mile run in Washington County, Maine (the easternmost county in the U.S., aka sunrise county ). The project s inaugural dinner was held at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass., in October and attended by forty plus Friends of Maine Salmon Rivers. For a suitable contribution to the cause, John will send you a baseball cap embroidered with leaping salmon. Larry Stone happily wrote that his new knee was coming along so well that he was able to spend a busy fall working on his farm in the Adirondacks in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain and birdhunting and guiding for woodcock and grouse with his French Brittany. He has also been able to resume coaching young ski jumpers in Lake Placid and playing local gigs. He toured Switzerland and Norway this past summer and recorded a new CD in Texas, Thistles and Salt. Carl Casselman and Ann were able to catch a Jimmy Winchester concert last spring in Saratoga Springs with John Carney and Sandi and Mike Burrows. The show was excellent, and Jimmy was as good as ever. Carl and Wink Willett connected at their 50th reunion at Belmont Hill, and in August they continued the conversation about, well, the JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 45

46 last 50 years, by the lake at Ann and Carl s home in Washington County, N.Y. Maintaining his iron butt reputation, Carl and his son Robert took a peakfoliage trip up to Chazy Lake in the Adirondacks to visit Bob Brewer 65, and they are already planning a follow-up trip for the spring. Jim Biehle went to his 50th high school reunion in Tarrytown, N.Y., and was bemused because so many old people showed up. He and Cynthia now have seven grandchildren, four of whom live near them in St. Louis. She is considering retirement soon, but Jim still does school planning and architecture, concentrating on science facilities. He had a disk repaired in September and was unable to play tennis for several weeks. But it did not stop him from going on a twoday float trip on the lower Current River. Bill Ewen went to the 50th reunion of his New Trier High School class in Winnetka, Ill., where he met up with Stew Leber as well as Williamstown physician Win Steubne (Dartmouth 66). Much missed were Peter Dillingham and Hank Harrington. Bill and Katie took a Williams alumni travel trip over the summer, following a portion of the path of the Lewis and Clark expedition. They highly recommend it as a rich liberal arts experience, with talks covering history, geology, and ecology, and time for hiking and kayaking. Ron Worland has been retired for six months and sort of enjoying it. He is glad to have sold his office and found a responsible surgeon to take over the practice. He is especially pleased not to have to deal with Obamacare except to find a doctor for himself. He has been busy on medical missions to India and China, vacationing in Maui and Mexico, and planning a plastic surgery workshop on Tortola and missions to Vietnam and Guatemala in the spring. The sort of qualifier has to do with the health of his wife, Lou. Those issues seem to have all been resolved successfully. Roger Ruckman reported two happy events. The first was the marriage of his youngest son, Jonathan, in June in Louisville, and the second was the birth of his first grandson, Campbell Elliott, to his son Rob Ruckman 95. Con O Leary went to Williams in the fall for the convocation and Bicentennial Medal awards. His junior-year roommate, Norm Spack 65, was recognized for his work with transgender youth. He met up with Dick Dubow and his family, and they reported that the talks were inspirational and the college looked great. Peter Koenig came west from London to attend his 50th high school reunion in New Jersey. He was able to meet up with John Gould and me to begin planning our Williams 50th reunion book. More to come. Hubert Van Den Bergh wrote from Lausanne, Switzerland, where he teaches chemistry at EPFL. He reported that Jeff Rosen visited from Baylor in Dallas and gave a wonderful lecture about his research on breast cancer. Hubert and Jeff both were chemistry majors at Williams and have pursued careers in medical research. After a lovely lunch by Lake Geneva, they resolved to meet again at the 50th in Williamstown. In early October, there was a minireunion in Williamstown for the classes of 63, 64, 65, and 66. This was an opportunity to reconnect with others who were on the campus when we were and for us to continue to plan for our own 50th reunion (June 8-12, 2016). A good crowd showed up: Dave Tunick, Jon Linen, Bob Krefting, Al Rork, John Gould, Wink Willett, Punky Booth, Bob Rubin, Chip Malcolm, Jodi Dobson, Bob Cunningham, Bill Bowden, Joe Bessey, Bill Adams, Bob Valleau, and Stan Possick, most with accompanying wives, partners, or significant others. The weather was mostly spectacular, the company was convivial, and there was also a football game, played valiantly by players from Middlebury and Williams. Margo and Bill Bowden hosted a fabulous class dinner (for those outside the Northeast, that alone is a reason to make the trip next year), and a good amount of time was spent thinking about the details surrounding the main event of our 50th. You will hear more about these soon. There are also a series of events leading up to the 2016 reunion, both in and outside of Williamstown. One was held in Washington the day after Election Day at the National Gallery, hosted by Rusty Powell. The next one will be the NYC Class of 1966 Dinner with no special agenda, to be held at the Williams/Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, on Thursday, Jan. 31, Some reports from Superstorm Sandy came in just before press time. Bob Roesler was relieved that Northern Vermont was spared Sandy s wrath unlike last year with Irene but he knows several who were hit hard twice. Don t mess with Mother Nature. Instead of retiring last spring, he switched law firms and thinks he now has got it right. The new position is fun and has rejuvenated him professionally. He and Kathi married off their youngest daughter, Caity, over the summer, played golf, and enjoyed terrific weather on New England s West Coast. They met up with Ted Noll and Sally Thompson. Bob reports that Gar has not aged much and is enjoying retirement in Montana. Chip Malcolm also escaped the worst of Sandy. He has modified his career too. After 6,000 deliveries, he is giving up obstetrics and its lifestyle to focus his practice on gynecology. He hopes that will give him more flexibility to enjoy his three children and their families, who are all close by in Middlebury. John Gould sent this dispatch from the beach in Lynn, MA: Along with all the other flotsam and jetsam, Jack Vroom was left behind in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. He was visiting while attending a conference in Boston and wound up staying till Thursday! A good time was had by all! And from Vroom, upstairs at the Gould s house: It s been all Williams and Sandy and NESSCA (New England Snotty Small College Association) for a week Left Dallas to spend the weekend in Cambridge visiting my daughter Grace and attend a seminar Graciously invited to spend the evenings at the seacoastresidence of John and Jane Gould Also helped by a nameless young lady from Williams 09 wearing a vibrant purple Williams T-shirt who gave me directions. Sandy eliminated two days of flights from Logan, so the kindly offer of three days lodging from the Goulds has now matured into my being here nearly a week! God bless PVC (Purple Valley Connections). Best wishes for the New Year and your own PVC in And, hey, keep in touch. 46 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

47 Kenneth A. Willcox, 178 Westwood Lane, Wayzata, MN 55391; It is with sadness that I lead this issue with the news that we have lost another member of our class. Paul Cowden passed away Sept. 23, He had suffered from MS. Paul lived in Mount Sterling, Ky., with his wife Suzanne. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt. After a period in private practice, he switched to the public sector. He had a remarkable career serving Montgomery County as its county attorney from 1978 until his retirement in He was twice named County Attorney of the Year by the Kentucky Attorney General. He was also named Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2007 by the Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce. He was chairman of the board of Mary Chiles Hospital and was president of the Mount Sterling Rotary Club. Besides his wife Suzanne, Paul is survived by two daughters, Kelly Rehm Cowden and Lucy Spalding Cowden. Paul was a well-liked and much respected classmate, and we will certainly and sorrowfully miss him. Linda and Dave Nash could be found in Croatia late last summer. Dave was there to compete in the Super Senior Individual World Tennis Championships. He said they found the country and its recent conflictridden history fascinating. Dave lost in the finals of 65-and-over doubles and won the consolation in singles. Congratulations, Dave. Also last summer, Chris Covington went on a Williams-sponsored cruise with the Bobos, Comforts, and Hawns, ruin hopping from Athens to Istanbul. In late October, the destination was Turner Smith s on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Joining him there were the Comforts, Gillespies, Hays, Olsons, Vipers, and Bents. Bob Conway, while in NYC on business in October, visited the 9/11 Memorial. He looked for and found Howie Kestenbaum s name on the structure. While in Portland, Maine, to attend some plays, Andy Cadot appeared in a TV commercial for the Plug-In Prius. He says his Prius averaged 67 mpg for the first 8,000 miles. Andy and Lindsey put their gardens in Roque Bluffs to bed in late fall, then returned to Portland, where they spend the winter. Chuck Glassmire returned to New England last year and spent the year teaching at Worcester Academy. During the summer break he hiked over 600 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Next summer he hopes to add another similar distance toward the goal of 2,178 miles overall. He spends weekends at his home in Maine, where he plans to ultimately retire in a few years. The last of his four children is nearing college graduation. In his retirement he plans to spend time with his offspring and his two grandsons. Meanwhile he enjoys teaching chemistry and running every day. Bill Garth is happily retired in St. Petersburg, Fla. He refers to it as the arts destination of Florida, with the new Dali Museum, the Chihuly collection and hot shop at the Morean Arts Center, the recently expanded Museum of Fine Arts, and the new Western Art Museum in the works. Bill was elected to the Board of Consultants of the Florida Orchestra. The orchestra is promoting a cultural exchange with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Hank Grass athletic career is being slowed by age and injuries, but he s trying to keep up his morale. Meanwhile his family, grandchildren, and wife of 43 years are fine. He plans on being in Williamstown for our 50th. Gail and Gregg Meister immersed themselves in Europe from September through early December. Gregg said he was making up for regretfully not having taken art classes at Williams. They feasted on art museums, roughly two dozen, in Holland, Scotland, London, and Paris. They also studied Spanish in Salamanca and practiced it in Seville and Madrid. Germany and Switzerland were also destinations. Hillary and Jeff Bowen were sorry to miss reunion, but they were diverted by some illness in the family. All is well now. They have added a Lab puppy, whom they ve named Goose. Last September, Beth and Bryan Hickman paid them a visit. That gave them a chance to share ideas on charter schools and potential funding sources. Hugh Smyser sends word that his older son Ben married a wonderful woman, Eleanor Schoomer, at a very romantic, happy event in Tarrytown. Peggy and Mark Ellis, the Smysers closest friends and Ben s godparents, were in attendance. Ben is in his second year at Emory Law in Atlanta. Their younger son Ezra, after interning for dot-coms for a year, landed a real job with an exciting startup that involves European travel. Hugh and Robin remain happy and busy with her child psychology and his real estate. Tucker Harrison and his wife have moved into a smaller house in their community. They went from 3,000 square feet to about 1,500. The best part is they are three minutes walk to the ocean. They have a nice clubhouse, pool, a wonderful beach, snorkeling, windsurfing, very large turtles, and the chance to watch and tickle small turtles. Jack Hunt was joined by Lisa and Jake Taylor for a pleasant dinner in mid-october. Jack s daughter Dr. Lisa Hunt 03 is enjoying her cardiothoracic fellowship in Houston. Daughter Laura 97 underwent gallbladder surgery but is fully recovered and back to her hectic schedule. Jack has sold their house in Houston, but they are still living in an apartment pending their move to their house in San Juan Capistrano. Mark Richards reports that his five-mile rule continues to work well. That rule states that their three children Pete 95, Drew 01, and Annie can live anywhere in the world as long as it s within five miles of Lizzie and Mark. They had their fifth and sixth grandchildren this year. Their company, The Richards Group, continues to survive and thrive. He says, Life is good. Kathe and Bill Biersach traveled to Paris last fall with Mary and Warner Fletcher as part of a trip to Normandy and the Loire Valley. Warner asked for a tour of the Normandy beach landings, and Kathe wanted equal time in the Loire visiting chateaus. Bill claims he is still losing money regularly to Doug Mills in their golf battles. He says that Doug s game is progressing in the right direction, while his fades. Bill takes comfort in the fact that he at least continues to do well in sailing competition. Your secretary managed to squeak through in a close election for four more years as Mayor of Wayzata, Minn. Actually, since it turned out I ran unopposed, squeak through is probably not exactly the right JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 47

48 term. Meanwhile Winnie continues to spend much of her time in Ohio caring for her declining mother. Enjoy the rest of the winter, and we ll do this all over again come spring REUNION JUNE 6-9 Paul Neely, P.O. Box 11526, Chattanooga, TN 37401; We begin with the most modestly stated submission to Class Notes ever. Andy Weiss says, I don t have too much news. I m getting very involved with philanthropy. My foundation is focused on helping poor people in poor countries and doing research on what works. We provided clean water to 1 million people in Haiti and are supporting ehealthpoints, which is providing clean water in India. We are also getting very involved in Rwanda, mostly in education, agriculture, and health projects. We d love to hear from other alumni with expertise in these fields. So, anyone who has provided clean water to a million people or similarly has not too much news is welcome to contact Andy. In fact, though, his offer is sincere. He welcomes hearing from those doing similar work. On a more personal level, we are always glad to report this kind of news, in this case from Sherman Jones: There are a few of us who are still having weddings and getting married me for one. Last Thanksgiving Day (2011) in Knoxville. To a woman I met while a student in an American high school in Germany in the early 1960s. We reconnected four years ago when one of our black schoolmates found about 15 of us through the Internet. Tom Pierce reports that after two fantastic fantasy years house-sitting for brother David in Los Angeles, on July 1 the house was sold. But we were not. Lu Ann and I are now partners in Pierce Management Development, with no interest in retiring from our exec coaching/training/facilitating biz. We decided that Denver would be a dandy place to live and work, lured by skiing, golf, airport connections, and Chamber-guaranteed 300 days of sun. Per year, even. On Sept. 6, the Vermont moving van arrived at our rental home in Centennial with two years of forgotten furniture. The next day, the self-packed pod arrived from LA for self-unpacking. Tad Piper says, We have completely flunked the downsizing that most of our friends seem to be doing. While they are selling the house and moving to a condo, we have purchased a farm with a big house and, most importantly, a big barn where Cindy can keep her horses. It s a great place, and Cindy has a grin on her face all day long. I am still chair of the Board of Regents of St. Olaf College and enjoying it very much. It s great to spend lots of time with young people and meeting the many challenges of higher ed today. Both Cindy and I are on several other civic and corporate boards where we hope we are offering some of the wisdom and experience that go along with our gray and no hair. Life is fun with many family activities, travel, and good health. Bob Chambers is trying to move: We put our house on the market here in Whitefish several months ago, and, in keeping with the stellar economy, it s still for sale. In the meantime, we ve plunked down a deposit on a smaller lot on the edge of town, still with a great view of the mountains but easier to maintain. I recently took my daughter Emily up to Calgary to see Justin Bieber. Quite the experience. I d also arranged for her to meet him, and I think she s still a few feet off the ground. Not many other people there my/our age, to say the least, so I felt pleased and out of place at the same time. Thank God for earplugs. David Redman retired from Princeton Oct. 1 after 39 years of working in the graduate school office as an administrator, initially in student life, then budget and fellowships, then for most of the time academic affairs. I have no immediate plans to move from Princeton Junction, where my wife Peggy and I have lived since She continues to work at ETS, and I am still figuring out what I want to do during retirement, besides the obvious of more reading, more garden and house care. I have begun taking piano lessons, as both a preemptive attack on mental deterioration and a distant tip-of-the-hat to my freshman roommates Steve Fisher and Bob Chambers, who are both very musical. Bob especially was an easy and elegant pianist, and I recall my admiration at his ability to just walk into the student union, sit down at the grand (or baby grand?) piano at one end of the lounge and be able to play anything. No music in front of him, no warmup, no practice. Just wonderful playing. One of the things Peggy and I will do during my retirement is travel more in the U.S. and abroad. Very soon we hope to travel to North Adams to see MASS MoCA, and Williamstown, to re-visit the Clark. And walk around the college for old times sake. John Kinabrew writes: Since retiring many years ago I have been doing volunteer work, serving on a few boards, and spending a lot of time with grandchildren. Have a great wife, Cathie, and the blessing of good health. I fish as often as possible, do a fair bit of traveling, and often am reminded of what Williams gave all of us the chance to pursue a balanced and well-informed life. In addition, there are these reports of contact with Williamstown. Kent Van Allen writes, I had a great time this past spring playing golf at Taconic Golf Club with Howie Steinberg. Reminded me of my wasted spring senior year on the course with Bob Klatell. Sandy Caskey liked being in Williamstown, too: I greatly enjoyed meeting with classmates last May in a function of reunion planning. While web site design is more of a sidelight for me (main focus at this point: software entrepreneur, specializing in natural language processing and speech recognition solutions), I am really looking forward to creating a Williams 68 presence on the Internet. Perhaps Facebook as well. Other: I ve been in Seattle since 1995, where wife Carmen and I came to join Microsoft Research. It s a wonderful place with far more sunshine than most would be expect. Doug Rae reports: I found my way back to Williamstown last month for the first time in nearly 20 years, but it took nearly a month. I started at the Canadian border and walked the Long Trail the length of Vermont, 275 miles. Over Stratton Mountain I ran into a Williams group on a freshman orienteering backpacking trip, who invited me to share marshmallows and s mores around their campfire on their 48 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

49 last night. Rita and Bob Cricenti collected me from Lincoln Gap (middle of nowhere, VT) and took me back to New London, N.H., for a much needed zero (mileage) day. And Professor Emeritus Roger Bolton and Judy welcomed me to their home at the end of my pilgrimage. Michael Yogman is still practicing pediatrics but is also board chair of the Boston Children s Museum. We are planning our 100th birthday in 2013 and launching it with a summit at the Federal Reserve Bank in April on the importance of new advances in brain science in early childhood and implications for kindergarten readiness and the development of human capital. Finally, Ken Jackson reports: I got to see Williams friends this summer in spectacular vacation sites. I spent a week with Don McGill in Montana, the most time I have had with Don since the early 70s. Don had rented a house, and my wife Carol, my son Dan, and I joined him for a week of fly-fishing, just after Denny Kelly had left. Don was both host and guide to the Ruby River, and Denny had left a few fish for us. Then we joined Mona and E.J. Strassburger for a long weekend at Diana and Charlie Lambert s house in East Boothbay, Maine, with a little fishing, a lot of lobster, and endless talk. Want more reconnections? Be sure to be at our 45th reunion in June Richard P. Gulla, 287 Grove St., Melrose, MA 02176; Richard Steinberg reports, with greatly mixed feelings, that I have just participated in my 16th, and no doubt final, Williams fall move-in. Nancy and I helped Emily 13 get settled in her new room in Garfield. This was an easy one only the second floor! With our older daughters Dana 02 and Jenny 05, and now Emily, we ve now covered the campus from Carter to Prospect and Tyler Annex to Garfield. A trip to New Zealand and Australia last year impressed Dudley Staples with the region s natural history and beauty. If you go, he says, Don t miss the tour of Australian art at Ian Potter Centre in Melbourne almost as good as an Art 101 lecture at Williams. Only drawback of trip was the incredibly long flight to and from Down Under, so you have to stay long enough to make it worthwhile. Dudley has visited with Paula and Mike Himowitz and occasionally hears from Bruce Plenk, who is the city solar coordinator for Tucson and a member of the Arizona Rooftop Solar Challenge team. John Pascoe continues to paint and sell wine and urges classmates to visit, should anybody like to see what I am up to. John says, in addition to getting his Medicare card, he s now a grandfather: My latest project is Gjelina, now 1½, daughter Zoe s and her husband Dan s pride and joy. It is all good! Bob Lunn, at a time when many of us appear to be retiring or throttling back, is still at it. I retired from Missouri State University s faculty a year ago and spent this past year as CEO of a regional health commission here in the Ozarks. We decided to scale that operation way back, so I have gone to work for one of my board s stakeholders as director of leadership development (resident wise old man) for a 10,000-employee, five-hospital health system, CoxHeath, here in Springfield, Mo. I m working for a new, young CEO here for whom I have a lot of respect. I hope that I can help him gain maximum traction over the next three years and then, good health willing, head for the beach. With a daughter as a college freshman and a son as a junior in high school, Bob says he still has some bills to pay. Wes Howard s law firm was recently honored as one of the best small businesses in Denver and one of the best in the West. Despite that, Wes says, I continue to hang out on Denver street corners with my sign will sue for food. Wes planned on seeing Dana Comfort 70, Neville Hughes, and Bob Kandel in New York in early fall when he and Patti visited their daughter, spending her junior fall semester abroad in New York studying the arts. Dick Tobin says his retirement as director of college counseling at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Mich., is still a few years away. Dick has an informal, comfortable pact to retire together with his wife, who s the assistant head of an independent school for gifted children. As she s younger, Dick says, I may move on some four years hence as the Ancient Mariner of independent school college counselors nationally. I m not grasping at holding onto my job but still quite happy in it. Perhaps there s truth in the old adage that spending time around young people keeps one young, despite the creaking of various joints. Despite what he says are dramatic changes in the college admission process over the years, Dick has had success in counseling his students to Williams, as a highly reasonable if limited number of the graduates of my particular school have found their way to Billville and have had and are having extraordinary experiences there. Williams remains a wonderful prospect for many wonderful prospectives but just can t accommodate all of them. Dick also reports that his oldest daughter, as Greenhills theater director, is a colleague, and that she and her husband have a daughter right in town, which allows him and Peggy to be grandparents on a regular basis. Our other two children are coastal, in Brooklyn and San Francisco, respectively. Not bad places to visit. The announced retirement plans of Bill Hoffman (ending the ineffectual Cuba embargo and getting congressional voting rights for the District of Columbia) have gotten sparse attention since I took the plunge at the end of February. Much more focus has been devoted to our almost-2-year-old grandson, digital photography (lens often aimed at said grandson), and the Obama re-election effort. I ve done some consulting for law firms with economic sanctions issues, but not at the expense of sleep. The state of politics in the country frustrates and scares me greatly, even discounting my Inside the Beltway filter. I m hoping that voters will elect some centrists who can actually get things done while recognizing that this is not a description of most candidates in either party in Perhaps the year-end fiscal cliff will yet foster meaningful congressional attention to a saner budget and tax structure and move Congress away from its endless debate of government s role in policing the bedroom, marriage, and family planning. Jim Barns writes that retirement from day one, has JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 49

50 been the best time of life. My guide has been simple: seek people and activities I am comfortable with. I have volunteer activities of great variety every day and plenty of time for other pursuits. My daughter s attendance at Ohio Wesleyan has inspired my working with that fine school, and my Williams experience has been a big influence. Sal Mollica reports, Life is especially good with two grandsons, 2 years and 8 days old [as of September]. Trying to give back a little by volunteer tutoring and participating on boards in Fairfield County and New Hampshire. Gordy Bryson, after nearly a lifetime in beautiful Hawaii, has retired to Baltimore and, as a dedicated (if retired) teacher and lover of learning, is loving the Enoch Pratt Free Library in the city. I end this edition of notes on another reminder: Anyone wishing to lend a hand for the 45th reunion committee can write to Class President Alan Dittrich at Thanks to those who fill this space. Stay well and in touch Rick Foster, 379 Dexter St., Denver, CO 80220; Within minutes of sending out my request for class news on Sept. 19, I heard back from Bob Lee and Bruce Michelson. Bob advised that he and Kathy had a chance to try the French diet for six weeks. You know, the one where you eat well, drink even better, walk a lot, and lose weight. We combined work and pleasure during a stay featuring the Auvergne, Lyon, and the Alps. A wonderful trip. Bruce proudly announced the arrival of a new granddaughter, Cora Rogers, born in Madison, Wisc., in April. He also reported that he and Theresa took another student group to the Ecuador cloud forests and the Galapagos Islands in May; I gave a couple of National Endowment for the Humanities lectures in Hartford on Mark Twain in July; and Theresa and I had a great prowl around Newfoundland in August. Time to settle down in Urbana for a while and get some actual work done, as I m still a prof at Illinois and enjoying the life too much to want to retire. Patrick Matthews wants all to know that he now is living just outside of Stockholm and working as a therapist and trainer in Scandinavia, The Netherlands, and Germany. He gets to travel a lot and has learned how to say Cheese sandwich in six different languages. Friends from the class are always welcome! Rod Titcomb, who hasn t updated us on his activities for some time, sent me this: It s been a while since I ve checked in with the Class of 70. I find I think more about the class as we slowly slip to the front of the alumni magazine; my hope is that I ll be there when we reach the first page. I currently find I am spending too much time on questions about social security and Medicare when I would rather be spending time with children, in-laws, and grandchildren (eight at last count). Cecie and I have downsized and sold our home in Palm Beach; in exchange, we have a smaller house in West Palm Beach and a small condo in Steamboat Springs, Colo., which allows us to avoid hurricanes in the summer and ski with kids and grandkids in the winter. I am still working full time although I will retire on June 30. Perhaps that will free up time to spend with Class of 70ers. Have seen Ted May at various golf events and both Halley Moriyama and Rob Stone over the last year. Best to all of our class. Dick Ginman s son Alex 07 was married 11 Aug. in Guilford, Conn., to Ellen Wilk 07. Ellen s dad is Art Wilk 77. Obviously, the wedding was a real Williams affair. Sluggo Stearns wrote: Greetings from Thailand! Janelle and I are still living the slow life of a sleepy Thai beach town. (Don t get the image of deserted beaches and no people!) It s only an hour from Bangkok (pop. 14 million), and Janelle rides her bike 25 minutes to the local university of 30,000! But our little part of town is fairly empty during the week and crawling with weekend (almost 100 percent Thai) tourists on the weekends! Although Janelle still teaches a full load, I ve been retired for a while and get by shopping, cooking, walking, swimming, biking, reading, and simply living and breathing; house husbandry ain t bad, life is good. In our spare time, the going rate for a Thai massage is about $7.50/ hour! Plenty of room; all are welcome. We don t miss much about the States, but the Purple Valley is always a pull. I reported in September that Don Berens came to Denver during the summer to do some high-altitude training for a then-upcoming trip to the French Alps to cycle. In September, I wrote to him to ask how it went. His reply: The climbs were consistently breathtaking, the food was often delightful, the scenery was usually spectacular, and the racers were briefly thrilling. After Colorado, the French elevations (up to 6,600 feet) were not bad. Nonetheless, I got my respiration rate and pulse up. The uphill grades were not otherworldly but those uphills went on for miles and miles. Don said he liked the steep downhill hairpins and concluded, There were eight men and three women on our trip, all Americans, ranging from a 27-year-old former college racer to a 69-year-old survivor of triple bypass surgery. One participant was David Plotsky 74. After a week of fabulous cycling, I met Maureen in Nice and we had a relaxing time on the Cote d Azur, with a couple of nights in Calvi, Corsica, and a couple of hours in Monaco. It was a great trip. Halley Moriyama reported on a very enjoyable summer with lots of Eph sightings. In late June, we drove down to the Outer Banks of N.C., where we have been vacationing for some 40-plus years. On the way home, I played golf with Rob Hershey in Virginia Beach and had a lovely dinner that evening with Rob and Kathy. In July, Helen and I went to California for a 40th wedding anniversary bash for some good friends; we spent a few days in Napa on the way to Carmel and had the good fortune to be able to stay at Usha and John Burns lovely home. I have lots of detailed notes and commentary on this part of the trip if anyone is interested, including winery and restaurant recommendations. From Napa, we went to Carmel where we had lunch with Tom Jamison at the Pebble Beach Club. California was followed by the Alumni Golf Tournament in Williamstown, which is one of the few places where I do not look out of place dressed in purple. Later in July we went to Nantucket for our traditional weekend with Put and Charlie 50 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

51 Ebinger, which was lots of fun as always. We ran into Kennedy Richardson 71 at an auction preview there. The next day I placed a modest three-digit bid on a large cow copper weathervane, but it went for six digits only in Nantucket! I will be fully retired by the end of 2012, but we will continue to live in Wellesley, Mass. John Burns wrote to say, I suspect you will get a much more in-depth write-up from Halley M., but he and his lovely wife hung out in the Napa Valley at our place in mid July. He has very complete notes about the best wines/wineries that he visited, which I am sure he would share with interested classmates; he always had a full day of tours/tastings. We had a great time with the two of them, but make sure he gives you a complete rundown. So, if any of you want more details and recommendations on wineries and restaurants in the Napa Valley, Halley at: No doubt, many of you suffered through the same drought that we had here in Colorado. Jeff Krull wrote to say, We had a blistering summer here in the heartland and a dry one. My little garden really struggled and in spite of my best efforts (well, maybe they were half-hearted efforts), I experienced multiple crop failures. At least I got some nice tomatoes and enough basil to make several batches of pesto. Alice and I enjoyed a couple of phone calls from Jennie and Lee Owen and Q and Kim Montgomery. The four of them managed to arrange a couple of meet-ups once in Jupiter, Fla., and once on Martha s Vineyard and they called us both times. Great to keep in touch with friends like that! Rod McLeod, currently residing in Israel, wrote to say he didn t have much news from that part of the world, but then somewhat ominously observed, War with Iran has been pushed off to next year. The Arab Spring might well have been one of those false springs we experienced in Williamstown from time to time. There is much frenzy throughout the region, but without salient goals or discernible ends. Time will tell. Regarding his own life, Rod reported, Naomi and I had a wonderful journey throughout Scotland this summer. I have started Hebrew lessons at last. I figure the effort will at minimum keep the synapses firing. Hebrew is much harder than ancient Greek for sure. Wait until you start Scottish lessons, Rod! In the December 2010 issue of these notes, Peter Thorp reported on his undertaking to open a science and technology boarding school for high school girls in Kigali, Rwanda. I wrote to Peter in October to ask for an update. His reply: Gashora Girls Academy is just about to wrap up its second year of operation. We will start our third year in January, so our first graduating class will be in November This summer I led two of my students and another teacher on a three-week, six-city, 25-university tour of the U.S., including a great visit to Williams which my students loved. (I ve just written an alumni/ae appeal letter noting this, so this may well be redundant.) I continue to be challenged and extraordinarily satisfied by the work here in Rwanda, a true phoenix of a country having risen from the ashes of the genocide of 18 years ago. My girls are simply amazing I have never worked with such focused and dedicated students students who recognize that life-altering opportunities for them are few, so they are doing everything possible to realize their dreams. One-third of them want to be doctors, another third engineers, and the balance will be computer/it specialists, architects, businesswomen, pilots, etc. And every one of them wants to contribute directly to the development of the country. No Me Generation young women here. I also have some interesting (at least to me) travel news to report. In September, Julie and I flew to Kyrgyzstan to visit my son Daniel McKenna-Foster 07. Upon graduating from Williams, Daniel served 27 months in the Peace Corps in northern Kazakhstan. In between short trips back to the U.S., he has been working for a cultural exchange outfit, first in Kazakhstan and then in Kyrgyzstan. He and his girlfriend Aikerim recently opened an internet café in Karakol, a town on the east end of Lake Issyk-Kul (a 2,400-square-mile salt water lake that is the second largest alpine lake in the world) about a six-and-a-half hour drive from the capital, Bishkek. Following 24 hours of travel (Denver-Frankfurt-Istanbul-Bishkek) Julie and I arrived in the capital at 5 a.m. and then made the long drive to Karakol in a cab with Daniel. Although we like to think we are fairly seasoned travelers, being in a country where the culture is unfamiliar, we did not know the language, and could not even recognize the alphabet was a challenge. Fortunately, Daniel is fluent in Russian and as long as he was with us, it was pretty easy. We were there a week, and on the next-to-last day (back in Bishkek), following a visit to the National Art Museum (lots of interesting Soviet era paintings), we were fortunate to stumble upon the Bishkek Hyatt Regency, where we had the best orange chocolate mousse I ve had anywhere! Anyway, the next time you re in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, stop in at Daniel and Aikerim s Karakol Coffee. In September, at least, it was rated number one of six restaurants in Karakol! We ll, that s all for now, except for this final note: Although we have about 300 members in the class, only about 247 have their addresses on file with the college. Those who do not aren t receiving my requests for news for our class notes. If for some reason you don t have your address on the College s list server, please send me your news by mail to the address above or directly to or even by fax ( (w). If you do, I ll get it in the next issue of our class notes John Chambers, 10 Ashby Place, Katonah, NY 10536; Did you see the photo on p. 9 of this issue of President Adam Falk and our class members, including Steve Lawson, taken during the president s reception for the 14th Williamstown Film Festival? By all accounts October s WFF was another critical and popular success. In addition to those you see named in the photo, others reportedly sighted that weekend included Mary Untereker and Arria Sands, Jorie and Steve Latham, and Doug Pickard. Not content with film alone, Lawson has also been on the radio: Heard from Wait Wait Don t Tell Me! fans across the country after I appeared on the June 16 episode. I was the listener they were trying to bluff, but no encyclopedic knowledge of Justin JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 51

52 Bieber Fever (and luck) carried me to the prize: Carl Kassell s voice on my answering machine. Steve also adapted Arthur Conan Doyle s last Sherlock Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear, for the Williamstown Theatre Festival s annual outdoor epic. Turning from film to the stage, Gordon Clapp reports recent roles in new plays by David Rabe (An Early History of Fire in New York), and Jack Neary (Auld Lang Syne at Peterborough Players). Revisiting a prior role, he was seen as the Stage Manager in Our Town in New London, N.H. Looking ahead, Gordon expects to do more with the piece he kindly shared at our last reunion: On Nov I m taking the Frost play to Amherst (yes...) for two performances. Hope to get it elsewhere during 2013, which is the 50th anniversary of Frost s death. Amherst is a good place to start since it was his bailiwick for a good part of his teaching career. Gordon said he was going to try to see David Strathairn 70 in The Heiress on Broadway. Heidi and Paul Lieberman did see the play with Robin and me; Strathairn has come a long way from the basketball court behind Brooks House. Paul Lieberman would not want us to miss the film based on his writing, Gangster Squad, due after a delay for January release. He lists the stars: Sean Penn as the bad guy (the gangster Cohen) and Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling as the cops chasing him. Oh, Emma Stone plays the love interest. The movie is quite fictionalized, in the Hollywood tradition, but I also was able to tell the nonfiction story of the secretive unit that battled the mob in post-wwii Los Angeles, that in the book version of Gangster Squad. Liebo has done some publicity work, including comedian-commentator Dennis Miller s show, where he says Miller declared, I m all in on this book All set on the mean Noir streets of L.A. I dig the circa. I dig the milieu. And I dig the cast of characters. The trailer, just now running with Argo, looks to me like big box office: gangstersquad/. How about some news of families and work? John Walcott says that he and Nancy watched our youngest daughter, Elizabeth, graduate from Colgate. I m now leading the national security and international affairs team at Bloomberg News in Washington, communing occasionally with fellow alum David Shipley 85 in New York, and teaching one semester a year in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. Matty Mathieson checked in: I m now semi retired and have stepped down as a center director at SRI International. I continue to do some small assignments such as a recent economic assessment of Armenia and the design of technology parks in Saudi Arabia, but my ongoing efforts are now focusing on fiction writing, yoga, serving as treasurer at our community association, singing in a Chinese choir, and my never-ending quest to get in shape. I m now under my college weight, but I m doing my best to lose another 10 pounds from the right places. Bill Briggeman mentioned Matty too: I ll be leaving Cranbrook after 10 years. Accepted an adjunct position at Allegheny College (in Meadville, Pa., just down the road from Matty Mathieson s former stomping grounds in Greenville, Pa.). But the real news is I ll finally be living in the cottage Rebecca and I bought about 10 years ago in western PA (5783 McDaniel Rd., Cochranton, 16314), where we ve had too many bear sightings this spring. Their presence is beginning to reshape our thoughts about the long walks we like to take along the country roads around our place with our two large dogs. Bears for Bill, bison for Jay Fahn: Early spring and sustained warm weather meant getting the bison off of hay bales and onto fresh grass a month early, much to the delight of your correspondent and the herd. Due to last summer s extreme heat, the females postponed breeding, so calving now expected July/August. No doubt this was all covered in Poli Sci 101 or some other course, but I failed to take good class notes back in 67-68, so having to learn on the job. Mark Pearson may not have a herd, though he ministers to a flock: Raising funds for a residential component to our whole-person healing center in southern New Hampshire. So many people want to come into residence to get the body-soul-spirit wholeperson treatment, and we keep having to turn them away because there s no inn for them to be in. Mark has a book in need of a publisher and would welcome referrals. Joe Maleson s widow Jill writes with pride about the wedding of our amazing daughter, Sherrie Rose Harris Maleson, [to] Michael Mayle on July 22. Sherrie Rose is a full-time kindergarten teacher at Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos, Calif. She is also a professor of early childhood development for Pacific Oaks College. Jill gave voice to a feeling we may all come to understand, saying, At this joyous time, Joe s absence is keenly felt. With excitement worthy of a double event, Dick Lamb announced: Holly and I are new grandparents twins, Spencer (boy) and Emerson (girl) to David 95 and Griffin, May 6 in Boston. I think that makes them Class of 33. And a weekly highlight is Friday afternoon tee time with Pickard and Bauer!! Another new grandparent is Bill Wilson, who managed to announce the little one s birth in the same message as his own marriage! I got engaged to the love of my life, Janice Marie. Through my marriage, I am blessed to have gained two grown sons and a grown daughter to join my own grown son and daughter. To add to the blessing, I now have two more granddaughters (ages 6 and 4) to add to my own granddaughter and grandson, who are now 12 and 10. Now to the latest, right-off-the press news. Another grandchild arrives! Grace Catherine Wilson was born Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, to my son Rob (WRW III) and Danielle. Kent Rude sent a note so rich in news that I have to ask forgiveness for just providing highlights: Have had the busiest year on record in my psychology practice, as (regrettably) autism is a growth industry. I speak/ with Tom Jones regularly, and we try to get together each summer when he and his family come to New England. Tom is planning to be on the Cape part of the summer, so I m hoping that he and I can get together with Roger Widmer, who now lives full time on the outer Cape. I last saw Roger at our yearly Celtics game in March, so am eager to get down there and catch up with him and his wife Barbara. Turning to family, Kent said, Emily, our younger daughter with autism, ages out of school this year when she turns 22. We are in the process of looking at adult programs for her that will provide an ap- 52 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

53 propriate amount of employment, recreation, and social opportunities. Our older daughter, Monica (WashU in St Louis, 11) has just agreed to take a job in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, as a guidance counselor in a private high school where her job will be to get as many students as possible into U.S., U.K., Canadian, or Australian colleges and universities. Hugh Hawkins continues to mentor new Williams alumni, with better results than recent football scores: The 25th and 26th aides from Williams start this week: Karyn Moss 12,and Heather Valenzuela 12. Kim Bui 11 leaves for Rochester Med. Jamal Jefferson 11 goes to Boston for MATCH and then to med school. Current score: Williams 26, Amherst 2, all others 41. No drop in quality or niceness across the years. These notes are being written less than two weeks before the November elections, and I am struck by our tact on the subject. Joe Fitzgerald, for instance, ends a bulletin with a graceful reference: Had a nice dinner with Dave Olsen and his lovely wife Susan in the greater Cincinnati area in early October while visiting my brother in law Tim Dunn 77. It was a nice visit, especially in this key swing state pre-election, hanging out with people who would determine the course of our country. Another swing-state reporter, Steve Brown, ran into Laura and Geo Estes at a sports bar in the middle of nowhere in upstate PA. They both looked great. I was taking depositions at federal prison in a prisoner civil right s case. See how Brownie is setting a good example with pro bono work? But he did comment on the election: Great surprise! We also discovered we were the only three undecided voters in the U.S. On his own behalf, Geo confirmed the PA appearance but extended the travelogue: Laura and I spent a week in Jackson Hole during August with Kitty and John Resor. John has built a magnificent resort and golf course called Shooting Star at the base of the Tetons. Watched the cattle round-up on his ranch. All in all, a special, memorable time. It was tough getting back to work. Rick Beinecke, after work and family news, did show his political colors: I continue as professor and chair of the Institute for Public Service and the senior member of the Healthcare Department at Suffolk. Meanwhile, completing a book that is a recreation guide of the Mystic River, a history of the communities along it, and a discussion of environmental issues. My twin daughters are seniors at Tufts and Roanoke. Doing some campaigning for Niki Tsongas and Liz Warren. Even without taking sides, we can still educate ourselves in politics and history, as Jack Sands reminds us with his bulletins about the Class of 71 speaker series. Our loyal and long-serving Class Agent John Ackroff might turn the civics lesson toward a reminder for anyone who has not gotten around to the Alumni Fund by the time this is published. He always reminds us that participation is a higher goal than the size of the donation; let us hope that is true of the election as well. Finally, I should underline my usual disclaimer an apology for any errors or omissions resulting from my own shortcomings, alongside profound thanks for all that others contribute to these notes. I try to quote you whenever possible, but the magazine editors suggest no more than three sentences per classmate, which does not begin to do justice to the stories you tell! If you keep them coming, I will keep trying. Even a one-sentence note can speak volumes, just like this one from Dan Hunt: Saw Doug Bryant at our high school reunion. I wonder what it will take to get him to come to our Williams reunion Jim Armstrong, 600 West 115th St., Apt. 112, New York, NY 10025; Julie Rose, 27 Norfolk Ave., Northampton, MA 01060; At our 40th reunion in June, we got the exciting news that Charlie Waigi would be awarded the Bicentennial Medal at this year s convocation. For those of you counting, this is the fifth medal for our class. (Paul Grogan, John Malcolm, Eric Reeves, and Mark Udall are prior recipients.) Charlie was recognized for his admirable efforts in founding The Jeremy Academy, which is located in his village of Limuru, Kenya, and helping it grow and prosper and expand. In 1999, Charlie and his wife Teresia used their retirement funds to start an elementary school with nine students. Now there are close to 500 pupils, from kindergarten through eighth grade. In his remarks, President Falk cited Charlie s outstanding achievement in fostering academic achievement at the school, with 100 percent of its students going on to secondary school (compared with a 10 percent national rate). Bravo, Charlie! The award ceremony in early September proved a rallying point for many of our classmates, especially those from Morgan West, Charlie s freshman year entry. Attending the weekend functions were Gregg Peterson, Paul Grossberg, Jim Kolesar, Lew Steele, Vern Manley, David Farren, Bob Gordon, John Malcolm, and Wendy Hopkins. Gregg reported on what sounds like an exhausting but exhilarating round of festivities, including dinners, panel discussions, snack-bar confabs with Phil Smith 55 and Kenyan undergraduates, and an early-morning breakfast with Jerry Caprio, who was just off the plane from an economic conference in South Korea. At the end of the weekend, Gregg drove Charlie and his family to Boston, where Tom Howley hosted a dinner with Paul Grogan and Jim Heiberg in attendance. It seems that once the Class of 72 gets its teeth into something, it doesn t let go. As many of you know, Charlie s Morgan West pals were beyond persistent in tracking him down for our 35th reunion back in Since then, many Ephs have responded with enthusiasm and provided financial support for a major expansion of Jeremy Academy. (In fact, a purple cow flag now flies over the school.) This time round, Morgan Westers were inspired to kick off a drive whose aim was to gather $6,000 to be used to raise the roof on a new building. In true Williams spirit, the fundraising effort attracted many members of the class, and the final tally was $7,497. Charlie was given the good news at a gathering at Paul and Susan Grossberg s home in Berkeley, Calif., in the beginning of October. As Lew Steele weighed in by phone from Shushan, N.Y., Karl Mertz, Brad Paul, Bob Hermann, Charlie, and Gregg Peterson all celebrated. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 53

54 Ned Palmer 71 has been instrumental over the years in helping our class first locate and then support Charlie and his school. Commenting on the small world aspect of our Williams-related lives, Harry Kangis reports that his daughter Megan 88, who is our class s web guru, just happens to also be the instructor of the swimming class at the Bainbridge Island (Wash.) Parks District pool that s attended by Susan, Ned s wife. (Megan was identifiable, Susan says, by her purple and gold flip-flops.) Also in Harry s missive was news of his and Julia s dinner in Jackson, Wyo., with Eliza Mathieu, who tore herself away from her big downsizing project to take a break. As Harry noted, most of us are just starting to face the very daunting prospect of finally saying goodbye to 40 years of collected stuff. He went on to say, Eliza made our week in the Tetons just that much better, including finding us a photography tutor and a great deal at Jackson s best golf course. Jerry Carlson sent a couple of s near the end of the summer. The first was to report on a trip to France. His wife Deb took part in a jazz camp in Saint Cezaire, north of Nice, which was followed by a visit with friends in the beach town of Cavalaire sur Mer. The second acknowledged the resumption of work, which, for Jerry, means teaching at the City College of New York. Just back from my first day of class Film History I: From Invention to Citizen Kane. Today they saw some of the first films from Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and George Méliès. Nice kids. Funny how they get younger every year. A last-minute from Don Beyer at the beginning of November brought news from Switzerland, where Don has been serving as U.S. ambassador for the past four years. Tuesday s election drives our future here. One way or the other, though, we expect the next president will send someone new to serve in Bern. And so I have no clear idea what comes next. The family business beckons, but maybe not too loudly. Don reported on the whereabouts and doings of his three daughters and one granddaughter. Megan (meine Frau) is doing lots of work on gender equity, deeply involved in trying to get gender equity certification as accepted and widespread as the environmental building community s LEED certification. Once again, we can report that our 25th reunion gift continues to provide funds for current Williams students to undertake summer internships. This year we funded 10 students, all rising seniors, who landed jobs in New York, Portland, San Francisco, Reykjavik, and Cape Town. According to the thank-you notes we ve received, their interests were as varied as their locations and included: childhood selective mutism; bleeding disorders; seed funding for innovative entrepreneurs worldwide; economic development; Icelandic tourism; and the cataloging of a feminist archive. In addition to gaining invaluable insights into their particular field of endeavor, the interns commented that the experience gave them both confidence and a leg up in entering the real world. One intern s note included this particularly touching comment: Because of your gift, I was able to spend my entire summer (14 weeks) with a world-renowned human rights organization, working for something I believe in more than anything else in the world. What could be better than that? Life passions aren t reserved for the young. (Witness Charlie s endeavors.) Maybe we keep the sweetest, most enjoyable, pursuit for later. The second OK, the third, fourth fifth (?) acts are now appearing. In future notes, it would be interesting to report on classmates who are following a new effort. Please let us hear from you. Here are reports on three classmates to start off with. At reunion in June, Julie Rose noticed that Betty Robbins was wearing an intricately beautiful necklace. It turns out that it had been designed and made by Mary Anderson, who took a life-at-50 break to start making jewelry. I ve been a jewelry lover since I was a child, Mary says. As one of her former Susie Hopkins housemates, Julie never had an inkling of Mary s jewelry fascination. (However, back then, the most likely jewelry was probably a mood ring.) Mary keeps up her job as a corporate lawyer four days a week. The rest of the week is devoted to jewelry making at the 92nd Street Y. There she crafts oneof-a-kind pieces in 18- and 22-carat gold with pearls and other gems. To find special stones, she travels to gem fairs, including one in Tucson. It s a lot of fun, as she works with people on individual designs. Mary is cheerfully philosophical about her jewelry making, which she plans to expand to a full-time enterprise once she retires. Law hardly ever makes people happy, she quips. Everything I do in jewelry making makes people happy. She sells to friends and at trunk shows. If you are interested in learning more about Mary s jewelry, you can contact her at mwanderson@ Everyone in attendance at our class dinner last June no doubt recalls with delight the fine wines we enjoyed, which were gifts of Tom Thornton and Brenda Mixson from their Napa Valley winery, The Grade Cellars. Following reunion, Tom sent along this update: Our story begins when Brenda and I visited Napa Valley and purchased our 32-acre ranch, Winfield Vineyard, in For three years we commuted between coasts, learned grape farming, and decided to commit fully to the wine industry. That meant selling our Connecticut home and a successful NYC architectural practice and constructing a new life in Napa. We replanted the vineyard into multiple blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and sold its fruit to high-quality wineries, and eventually we launched the first vintage of our own Cabernet Sauvignon wine under the label The Grade. The name was taken from a passage in The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson describing the Old Toll Road, a narrow stagecoach route over Mount Saint Helena that passes by our ranch. In 2008, we introduced Sea-Fog, a single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc whose name also comes from Stevenson s book. My winery project has many Williams influences: Charles Compton (chemistry); Toby Clarke and Sheafe Satterthwaite (environmental stewardship); Tom Krens and F. Lee Hirsche (concept design and marketing); Ralph Townsend (out-of-doors adventurism); and the English department (Scottish writers). My enthusiasm for Stevenson has led to my serving on the board of the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. I still practice architecture, having designed numerous residences in a wide variety of styles in Connecticut over the past decade, including a facsimile 54 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

55 of a 19th-century stone Napa winery in Greenwich. Currently, I ve got drawings of two contemporary homes on Long Island Sound and a dramatic underground winery and custom residence in California on my desk. If you are interested in learning more about Tom s wines, you can contact him at tom@thegradecellars. com. Lastly, Barnaby Feder sent word by that he has completed his move from New Jersey to Middlebury, Vt. On Oct. 27 he was formally installed as the settled minister for the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury, Vt. We look forward to hearing from others and finding out what s happening in the lives of our classmates REUNION JUNE 6-9 Cole Werble, 2540 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Apt. 204, Washington, DC 20008; Well, we must be headed for a fabulous 40th reunion. Not only are President Jackie Olivieri VP Jay Nawrocki, and co-chairs J.O. Neikirk and Katie Jacobs Eyre off to a strong start on the planning, but also it is clear that everyone will have a lot to talk about. You certainly aren t wasting good stories and news on the class notes. My suggestion to start the conversations early in print brought only a few responses. The June 2013 raconteurs are saving up their stuff for Agard House our official home base for the reunion events. The responses that I did get were quality reports with good news and good twists of humor; they indicate that the catching up in June will be interesting and fun. Your class president, Jackie, has been keeping in close touch with Williamstown, hosting a planning meeting in early May and then returning several days later for a surprise retirement party for Professor Bob Dalzell, an event that brought back 60 former students for Dalzell s final history class and was mentioned at commencement in June. After entertaining the Class of 1973 frequently with his impromptu acrobatics and antics, Emlen Drayton is continuing to entertain a new generation indirectly through some very talented progeny. Emlen has two children involved in film. His daughter Maggie just graduated from grad school at the University of Miami in film production and is producing a full length micro-budget bilingual feature film for her thesis about a fictional conflict journalist from Columbia who escapes from captivity at the hands of the FARC Guerrillas. The film was selected as one of 10 (from 400 applicants) for the Independent Film Project and received a grant from the Columbian government to help market it. His son Henry attends SCAD art school in Savannah, where he produced a very funny mockumentary about dumpster diving. Emlen s son stars in the film also; it can be found on YouTube under the title Diving for Answers. Emlen s eldest son, Fritz, is demonstrating the familial affection for trees as a tree surgeon. Emlen s third child, Emo, is also a naturalist: a tropical fish expert. Emlen notes that he did pass on some of his tricks along the way. I did teach them all how to fall on a mattress from the second floor of our barn, but it s still scary for an old dad. Also recognized recently for her success at entertaining is Dede Gotthelf, who was named Long Island CFO of the year by the Long Island Business News for her proprietorship of the Southampton Inn since Dede has written previously to the notes to organize 73 mini-events around NYC. The news of her award was forwarded by Connie Rudnick. Steve Harty remains a voice from 73 among the college trustees until Bill Simon s 15-year tenure as a trustee ended in June, but he continues a key Eph assignment as parent of Eph son Griffith 15. Steve found time between trustee-dom and an extraordinary work commute to make sure the notes were reminded of Bill s work for the college and to update on an unusual career change on his part. Steve now commutes from the NYC suburbs to Kalispell, Mont. About a year ago I shuttered my consulting business to take responsibility for a flood insurance processing company in Montana. Showing that the 60 milestone can be energizing, Steve said as the ominous age approached, I was looking for something anything that would be new, exciting and challenging. Couldn t be more different from Madison Avenue. Steve s family (Cate, who is working in advertising, and four daughters) remains back East with two daughters in North Carolina (a college graduate working in Asheville and a college freshman at High Point). Steve also has two younger daughters (Lily, a high school junior, and Caroline, a seventh-grader) at home with their various activities and interests. Ah, middle school; that might help explain the appeal of the Swan Range of the Rockies and Flathead Lake. Joe Hamilton writes from Louisville about his long practice at Stites & Harbison and his relatively young family. His law practice defending insurance companies apparently leads to some serious travel as well. I have worked on cases all over the country, from California to Seattle, to Texas and in the southeast, and across the Midwest in Minnesota and Wisconsin while also serving as a managing member of a family energy business in Texas. It is fortunate that Louisville is near the epicenter of these duties, or Joe would clearly be logging Harty-like miles. With his wife (and law partner) Shannon, Joe also has a middle schooler (Claire, fifth-grade) and elementary student (Bruce, fifth-grade). He also has two grandchildren, ages 3 and 2. Joe Jr., the father of the grandchildren, is Louisville s director of homelessness. Joe s other adult son, Mark, is pursuing a career in music as a songwriter and as a performer, both solo and in a band. Joe is feeling the strong pull of the Berkshires. I am going to try very hard to get to our reunion next spring. We have had our daughter and son on the Williams campus, and I look forward to doing so again. Elton Smith writes from Houston that he is looking forward to reconnecting with classmates and visiting the campus. Elton has some advanced degree information: His daughter Maya received a PhD in Romance languages and linguistics from Berkeley in May and is teaching and doing further research there; his son Jonathan received a MA in international affairs with a concentration in media form the New School in New York. Jonathan earned the degree while working at the video-on-demand service Epix. Frank Andryauskus reports an amusing encounter with multitasking progeny. The request for JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 55

56 news reminded him of the upcoming June festivities. He turned to his daughter Kaitlin, expressing surprise at the realization that his 40th was approaching imminently. Frank takes up the narrative with an account that may ring true with other members of 73. Kaitlin looked up from multitasking between , texting, and alternately watching the Democratic convention and the Giants/Cowboys game. With a confused and stunned look on her face Kaitlin said Who? What? YOU!?! Uncle Bruce!?! OMG! 40 YEARS? Are you talking about a college reunion? The gravity of the years began to sink in on his daughter. Kaitlin continued, That s a reeealy loooong time. Unbelievable. WOW! That s nice. Oh my Kaitlin finally recovered nicely with, Well, congratulations you don t look or act like you are about to have a 40th reunion! His daughter s shock is not holding Frank back from socializing with his aged peers. He says he is looking forward to the reunion. Scott Hopkins is looking for photo evidence of a big bash from June 1973 in preparation for If anyone has photos of a graduation eve event at Cluett House, he would like them to share them. To refresh cobwebbed memories, Scott was the motivator and organizer behind a big party on the night before graduation at Cluett House. As he explains, it began in April 1973 as an idea to reconnect some of his freshman entry friends and family for graduation weekend and quickly expanded to a party with a list of 118 class members (or about 400 people). Scott recalls enlisting the help and support of food services to set up the event; but his account of the event describes organizing skills by an Eph senior equivalent to a good general: from arranging a trade of service for a dinner meal credit for everyone to ordering lobsters from a supplier in Maine and having them cooked in the quad kitchen and brought out to pair with steaks done on site and borrowed lights from the theater. The party also apparently had a couple of bands. Scott says that the Cluett event became the student-initiated precursor of the Senior Dinner Dance a fixture since the mid-1970s. I point out the Cluett event at some length because it should start to bring back memories to a large chunk of the class; it would be nice if people have photos to share with Scott (; and the class planners should obviously keep Scott in mind as we approach even more venerable reunion events in 2018 and That is an amazing talent that no doubt has only gotten better with age Jonathan W. Fitch, 5 Cedar Hill Road, Dover, MA 02030; Several of our classmates report that they observed the Big Six-O climbing mountains or scaling cliffs generally, it would appear, er, overcoming obstacles. Jeff Thaler writes, I had not climbed Mount Washington in a few years, so wanted to get up there again before turning 60. I went up in September on a day that was supposed to be sunny and nice; of course it turned out to be 70-plus mph winds on top, and rain was coming in fast. I did think more than once that while I hoped to be able to climb Mount Washington when 70, I was not sure how that would go I pushed hard up the mountain, and really felt it the next couple of days! Jeff sent along a photo of his beaming though weary self, leaning on the sign at the summit looking damn fit in a Williams t-shirt! Here s how Rich Levy describes the climb marking his 60th birthday: Carol and I spent nine days in early September hiking on the Haute Route between Chamonix, France, and Zermatt, Switzerland. Our approach to trips like this involves hotel camping point to point walking averaging about miles each day, staying in small inns or hotels with dinner and breakfast included (preferably in a room with private bath), and having our luggage moved daily by commercial carrier, which normally would mean having to carry only the basics in our backpacks for a single day. But this year (unlike our walking trip in the Eiger/Jungfrau region of Switzerland last September), we had to carry our gear in three-day blocks because of cutbacks in the Swiss Rail and Poste system that prevented us from being reunited with our luggage every night. I must say, it s been many years since I carried pounds in my pack (including the heaviest item, water). The trip itself was very strenuous high mountain passes (at elevations varying between 8,500 and 10,000 feet) with significant elevation gain and loss (on the biggest day, we gained 4,800 feet up one side of a pass and lost 4,800 feet down the other side, all in the span of 11 miles), lots of steep pitches, boulder fields and scrambling. We lucked out with clear weather for all but one hour of rain at the very end of one hiking day. And it is very inspiring to have seen Mont Blanc at the start and the Matterhorn at the end of the trail, in cloudless skies!! So, after walking about 80 miles, gaining roughly 30,000 feet of cumulative altitude gain (and losing most of that, too), and having some sore muscles but a clear head, I m ready to start thinking about how to celebrate 61 and beyond. Paul Steckler reports that he and Joe Mulholland climbed over the milestone together: When Joe turned 60 this summer, he proposed that we do something different and interesting, like backpacking in the Grand Canyon, a place I d never been, even though I d lived in a ski town in Utah back in the 1970s. It was a deal. 60 years old (Joe s there, I ll be there soon). 40-plus pounds packs. 30 miles, up and down for 10,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, over 5 days hiking. Joe trained and was in great shape. I found out that occasional games of tennis, golf, and jogging a couple of miles a few times a week is not adequate preparation! But it was amazing. Paul continues his work as chair of the Department of Radio- Television-Film at the University of Texas in Austin, one of the top-ranked film production programs in the country. As to recent projects, he writes, I also just finished a new documentary about New Orleans after Katrina, Getting Back to Abnormal. Made it with Louie Alvarez and Andy Kolker, the friends I started my film career with 30 years ago in the Crescent City, and Peter Odabashian, our editor on Vote for Me back in the 90s. The film will premiere at festivals and then air on PBS next year. Here s the trailer: com/ Paul also mentioned that Joe, who is chair of the Harmony Department at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, released his fourth album of jazz compositions with his quartet, Unspoken. Paul says, You can hear what a fabulous jazz pianist Joe is at the Top of the Hub, where he regularly performs. 56 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

57 Nancy Contel reports exciting news about her work developing a breakthrough cancer therapy. She writes, I ve been working for the last 10 years at a small company, Incyte Corp., in Wilmington, Del., as a senior director in a scientific/managerial role. We received approval for a drug last year to treat a pretty devastating hematological cancer, myelofibrosis (MF). Jakafi is the first drug approved for MF and the first in a new class of drugs called JAK inhibitors. Patient blog comments are just incredible: I was planning for my death, now I m planning for my life. So this has been a very nice outcome of a 20-plus year career in pharma. I m not seeing retirement in the near future, as I really like working with a community of bright folk. We shall see how this part of life unfolds. Is it tedious to point out that Nancy also sought higher heights for her Golden Jubilee? She says, I celebrated my 60th with my daughter, who turned 21 this year, at the top of the Eiffel Tower at night with a champagne toast not bad! My daughter Julia is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is studying architecture. She s in Copenhagen this semester, so I visited her there with a side trip to Paris and great times. Jules is a remarkable young woman who is passionate about architecture (thankfully, you have to be able to endure the hours in studio), and she seemed to figure out, at a younger age than I, the value in living a balanced life. She s a gem. Life is good! Speaking of gems and the good life, my daughter Amber was married last July to her high school sweetheart. Colette and Jack Dill were among those celebrating the happy day with us. Professor and Former Ambassador Paul Trivelli writes, Bowing to my family s pressure that I stay out of our house as much as possible during the day despite my retirement from the Foreign Service, in August I began teaching a course at the University of Miami World Affairs in their MA in international administration program. (Hopefully I know something about the subject.) The experience has been a rewarding one, but UM is certainly not the Purple Valley. Indeed, my efforts to force the class to sing The Mountains as a course requirement alas failed miserably. The Purple Valley? Peter Riley writes, Patsy and I just returned from a weekend in Williamstown my first visit since Had a chance to have coffee with Dick Nesbitt great to catch up and learn of all the great work he s doing leading admissions. The new library is going to be incredible, and I was surprised to learn that Sawyer will come down, but understand the reasons. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the new buildings (especially Paresky) and the old (Lehman between two modern additions), as well as the wonderful college art museum. Disappointed that the Za house is no more was looking forward to a grinder Ah well. Peter, what about the enterprising guy who moved entry to entry, into the wee hours of frigid nights, lugging a box full of grinders and shouting, Roast Beef? I hope he s not gone too! Congratulations to Bill Gisel, who has been elected to the Board of Directors of The John R. Oishei Foundation, the largest private foundation in Western New York. According to its website, the foundation s mission is to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region. In a press release, the foundation s leaders say, We re very pleased to welcome Bill to our board. He brings over 30 years of nonprofit board experience and a sharp business acumen with him and will be a major contributor to our efforts. Bill s business leadership skills, his knowledge of the nonprofit arena in Western New York, and his philanthropic mindset will be great assets to our organization. Bill is the president and CEO of Rich Products Corp., a food products company with $3 billion in annual revenues. Over the past three decades, he has served on more than 20 different charitable, educational, civic, and corporate boards. In our Department of Exceptional Children of 74, Bill Suda sent along information about amazing international development work being done by his daughter Elizabeth 05, founder and CEO of Article 22, which markets handcrafts of artisans in Laos. One of Article 22 s products: peacebomb bracelets made from Vietnam-era scrap metal. News reports on Article 22 s website explain, Each is hand cast by artisans who collect scrap metal from the million bombs that were dropped over the Laos countryside. Between 1964 and 1973 this was the most heavily bombed country the U.S. dropped 2 million tons of ordnance on Lao PDR, averaging one B-52 bomb load every eight minutes for nine years. The artisans in Naphia Village initially learned to cast spoons from this melted scrap metal, which includes the stabilization fins of cluster bomb casings, flares, certain fuses, and parts of fighter jets. To make the bracelets, the scrap aluminum is melted in an earthen kiln, cast in hand-sculpted molds of wood and ash, and finished by hand. Check out this video, to learn about the peacebomb project and the values it supports and promotes. And buy one of the bracelets! Bill also sent me a clipping that reports Rich Levy has been listed as a Super Lawyer in bankruptcy and creditors/debtor rights law by New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition Magazine (2012 edition). Congratulations to him! Ann and Peter Talbert were hosts for a minireunion with Gates Blodgett, Heidi Jerome, and Ed Ryan in Paradise Valley, Ariz., over a long weekend in October. Peter writes that they all wanted to be together to share memories of our dear classmate Ronnie Kraus on the anniversary of her death. Ann sent me a museum-quality photograph she took of the four (Heidi outstretched on the laps of the three others), a perfect postcard of old friends in the company of each other. I sent a text message remarking that they looked fresh and fabulous and surprisingly clear-eyed. Peter responded that the photo shoot preceded the popping of the champagne bottles. (Yes, of course, a good practice.) And while thinking of those champagne bottles, why not lift a glass to all of the Williams friendships without end? Happy New Year to the Class of 74! 1975 Julia Berens, 22 Sperry Lane, Lansing, NY 14882; While the news submissions are a bit slimmer than usual, the quality hasn t suffered. Mastering the art of typing with one hand, Gina Campbell sent news while holding her newborn granddaughter in one arm. She spent a month in Richmond helping her daughter learn the ropes of motherhood and get some sleep. She has spent much of the year working on selfstudy guides to the counseling/coaching techniques JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 57

58 she uses and teaches. Gina is fascinated by the role of metaphors in our thinking and coping strategies, and how to take full advantage of them as a helping/ healing professional. She hopes the books will be published by year s end. Other happy news is that her second daughter is getting married next summer. Looking forward to work and family in the next decade, Gina is not bothered by her upcoming birthday. I am hoping to get a report from Anton Bestebreurtje about the Halloween party hosted by Milt Morin; as Anton says, Milt s Halloween decorations rival Anton s Christmas adornments beyond tasteless. Bob Beck reports that he and Dave Butts 73 attended the Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club in Chicago this year. Despite the losing performance of the Americans, he said it was amazing to see Tiger Woods drop a ball on the pin from 240 yards away with great precision. They are considering a trip to Scotland in two years for the next Ryder Cup. Remembered by some as the mother of Eeyore, Andrea Diehl reported on two fabulous summer weddings. She wrote having just returned from Sardinia, where she attended her Italian exchange student s wedding: You haven t lived until you ve gone to an Italian wedding! Twelve hours of festa, 400 people (60 little kids), five hours of feasting on platters upon platters of incredible food. Dancing. singing, more food. I felt so honored, sitting in the parents pew in the 11th-century church, watching Claudio and Roberta be wed. None of it compared, however, to being mother of the bride in July when her daughter Jessica Katz 03 wed Mark Mazzenga in Bristol, R.I. Her perfect day included walking Jessica down the aisle, dancing like crazy with family and friends (including Janet Diehl 81, stepson David Katz 89, and Melinda Rastetter Hamilton) and watching the sun set into the water. Jess and Mark live in London, and Andrea s son and wife live in Colorado. Andrea also caught up with Kathy Bogan when she was in Billsville for her son s graduation in June. Charlie Selcer writes that things are anything but normal in the Selcer household. At the time of this writing, his wife is running for Minnesota State Legislature (despite being married to Charlie). Among her supporters are Steve Kelley 75, who gave them all his excess rebar from his last race (used for lawn signs), and Arne Carlson 57, former Minnesota governor. Charlie says the timing could work just right; as a CPA he is not home from January through April, and that coincides with the legislative session. They are empty nesters, as their daughter Danielle 10 is in her third year of teaching in Vietnam, and their son is in film production school in California. He has agreed to put his dad in every one of his films, even if he is the guy that gets run over by a sod truck. Charlie concluded his correspondence with the fact that he is still teaching ethics which shows that anything is possible. A mini Sage A gathering of Liz Titus, Suzanne Fluhr, Barbara Volkle, and Deborah Grose included some sightseeing in Lexington and Concord. Liz also caught up with Polly Wood Holland, who was in Boston to visit her son, who is a student at Berklee Music School. Polly shared photos of her daughter Anabel s August wedding in Vermont. Suzanne escaped Philly as a tagalong with her husband Steve Albelda, who had a conference in Boston. They also traveled to Burlington, Vt., where she visited with Dinny Weed Adamson 77, a Mission Park suitemate. On the return trip to Philly, they stopped in Saratoga Springs, where they caught up with Chip Foster, who was recovering from all the horse racing visitors he had hosted during the month of August. Steve was also invited to speak to the pre-med society at Williams in the fall. Tully Moss continues to teach corporate learning and development for Harvard Business Publishing and other clients in Southeast Asia. This fall he had a brief visit in Connecticut, where he enjoyed the fabulous fall foliage. The Chinese translation of Peter Kiernan s book Becoming China s Bitch and NINE More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now was to come out in the fall, and the paperback edition comes out in the States next year. The book won the International Book Award and has made the bestseller lists for the N.Y. Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and Publishers Weekly. Peter traveled to Williamstown for Sheafe Satterthwaite s final class. After four decades he concluded by telling the students to get their papers in on time so that he could thoroughly review them. And he closed by saying Be of good cheer. He ended it exactly the way he ended every class for the intervening decades. And then he left the room with a gentlemanly nod. How terrific that Peter made the trip for that last class! Sheafe was, no doubt, deeply touched by the presence of his former student. Alicia Kershaw s Gallop NYC received an award presented at a Yankees game. She is doing CrossFit and ignoring her milestone birthday. Dave Clarke closed his medical practice in 2009 and has started a nonprofit that teaches health care professionals about physical illness linked to stress ( The work is well received and rewarding. Steve Stephanian sent some pity news (feeling sorry for the class secretary), but I ll take it any way I can get it. He has been in regular contact with Mike Hensley and is trying to schedule a trip to Mike s West Virginia vacation house. In Connecticut, Steve s grandkids are now in school and think they are hot stuff. His wife Peggy continues to help with after-school care, and Steve gets called in for soccer games and practices and expects he might be recruited to help with their budding interest in piano. Steve is thoroughly enjoying retirement with gardening, golf, piano, yoga, and some surfing. Chuck Chokel had a busy summer. In June he traveled to 16 states along the East Coast and in the Midwest. In July he hosted many guests along the New Hampshire seacoast, and in August/September, he completed triathlons without injury and qualified to represent the USA at the World Championships next year in London. He also spent a weekend with Tim Reny, Phil Less, Bart Nourse, and Kurt VanSteemberg. I am waiting for more details on that. In his fourth year living full time on Cape Cod, Paul Skudder is working hard and loving life. His daughter Carolyn 07 is a grad student in brain function at Harvard, and her husband Andrew Pocius 06 is with Barclay s Capital Investments in NYC, so they travel back and forth on weekends. Andrew occasionally travels to Houston, where he visits Paul Skudder 05 who is an oil/gas geologist there. In September, 58 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

59 Paul attended the 100th anniversary of the Williams College Cross Country Team. Other 75ers in attendance were Peter Flanagan Hyde and his wife Sharon 77 (Arizona), Charlie Safford (Atlanta), and Scott Lutrey (Britain). They were among the eldest 10 at the event, which was well attended by Eph runners from several decades. They all ran a 5K reunion race, and Paul reports that Peter is remarkably fit and fast. Scott wrote from North Yorkshire, England, and also reported attending the runners reunion. He and Ellen are looking forward to returning to Maryland next summer where their house is paid for and the kids are out of college. He is contemplating retirement from DOD in the spring after 34 years. Theodore Cox sent a shout-out to freshman roommate Mike Watkins, who helped to arrange an internship for Steve Golub s 74 daughter at his Naples hotel. Ted and his daughters had a lovely dinner with Mike and his family at their Vermont home this summer. Ted s description is worth repeating: We had been out of touch for so long, it was like a reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall or something. On my way to Boston from Burlington, Vt., over the summer, I stopped in Hanover to see Harry and Connie Sheehy, and Ellin Goetz 76 and Mike Watkins joined us for dinner. Ellin and Connie engaged in some competitive Dance Wii, where Connie had the clear home court advantage, having practiced for hours/days with her niece. In an effort to come up with a few more six words for 60, Mike s contribution was Who is Farquhar? We don t know. Harry added Please: no phone calls during golf. He also penned one for a former roommate: Joe LaPaglia is big and phat. Connie created two: There s nothing like a good salad; and reflecting on her car accident on route 89 in Vermont, Rolled the car but didn t pee! Hank and Liz Haff traveled to Martha s Vineyard for Ned Reade s August art show and Peter Getsinger bought Ned s watercolor of the Chappy Ferry. His six-word memoir (which is really seven words) is: Summer Farms to work or paint. He says, I either painted in fields and farmyards or occasionally worked on them harvesting garlic, potatoes, and beans. I picked strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries and then painted those patches on another day filled with pickers. Lee Nash Carey came up with still rowing backwards, happily growing oldwards! She braved the Head of the Charles once again in 2012 in the 50s bracket and hopes when she moves into a new decade, she will look as if she is going faster. Her youngest is now gainfully employed in Baltimore; Lee reports that she and her husband are handling the nightly dinner conversations pretty well, though the topics are trending heavily in the direction of choosing retirement planners and which of our former students has now shown up as a parent at one of our schools. Her final sentiment, one that I am sure many of us share, is that she wishes there were fewer years between reunions. Perhaps a minireunion next fall to celebrate the new decade would be fun Jane Ray Kell, 4 Spring Lake Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; Greetings, classmates! I hope this edition of class notes finds you happy, healthy and enjoying the New Year. Class president Chris Oates writes eloquently to fill us in on the fall tailgate in Williamstown, which around a dozen classmates attended: Saturday, Oct. 13 dawned clear and crisp, a classic New England day picture perfect for this year s Class of 76 fall football tailgate. We set up our tent directly behind the north goal post, and a nice breeze unfurled our Penny Brewer special banner We the Purple, Class of Although the football Ephs did not cooperate, losing to Middlebury by a score of 30-13, the class turnout was exemplary. Once again Debbie and Paul Nelson were instrumental in coordinating our festivities, with Debbie providing delectable munchies, sandwiches, and assorted dessert items. Also bringing dessert was Joan (Shainman) Zegras, accompanied by husband Peter. Enthusiastic participants included Vernon Endo and wife Joy, Ray Bliss and wife Karen, Steve Hein, Vinny McLoughlin, Danny Yeadon, Kathy Harris and husband John, Mary McTernan and husband Tom Lee 73, Liza Fraser, Paula Tabor, Peter Remec and wife Eileen, Gus Nilson, and your faithful reporter, Chris Oates. About 10 members of the Class of 75 joined our merry band. All made for plenty of fun, food and fellowship. We hope you ll join us next fall! Tom Blake reports that his oldest son, Matt, 26, got married in June to Lisa Esparza of El Paso, Texas. The wedding and ceremony were under a tent in the field of our summer house in Ipswich, Mass., on a nice, warm summer day. There was a rainbow at sunset, which made for a great backdrop. My sister Susan Blake traveled from Portland, Ore., to be there. Tom and wife Heather have two other offspring at home and one in college. We continue to live and work in Belmont, Mass., he writes. My remodeling business has picked up a bit over the past six months, which is a relief. Retirement is nowhere in sight. I did a small project for Sam Wardwell 77 and his lovely wife Maria, with whom I ve stayed in touch through the years. DC Dugdale hosted the Seattle area Williams sendoff party for around 10 current students and their parents. It was a fun event mainly organized by Michelle Pulling 95 and staff from the college. DC and his wife also enjoyed a trip to the East to visit their two children at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. With mixed feelings we skipped Williamstown because our Williams daughter Emily 14 is in Granada, Spain, for the fall semester. She has had a great experience working with the college s study abroad program advisors, and in Spain, so we are glad she is there, but we would have liked to visit Williams. DC hopes that the fall 2013 Parents Weekend falls on a date he can attend and has a home football game. It would be great to enjoy the fall season there. Quite a bit is new in our world, writes Cyndie Spencer. We sent our baby off to college, sold our house in Madison, and moved even further west into a new home in Scottsdale, trading lawn for desert. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 59

60 Denny took a job in June 2011 as EVP and chief of surgery at Phoenix Children s Hospital. Julia and I stayed in Madison while she finished her senior year in high school. She is now very happy as a freshman at Union, just over the hill from Billsville and from my family in the Berkshires. Paul, about to turn 21, is a junior at Macalester in St. Paul, Minn., co-captain of the soccer team, and a math major. Andrew graduated from Macalester in May after four years playing soccer, with a geology major and biology minor. He is staying in the Twin Cities, working in admissions at Mac while he takes classes in environmental studies and economics, with an eye toward graduate school. As I sit surrounded by boxes and cacti, I finally have to face my empty and quite disorganized nest, Cyndie continues. Once all the stuff is stowed, and as I get more familiar with my new community, I hope to continue my work in fundraising. I also hope that any of you traveling through the Phoenix area will give us a call. We have ample and comfortable accommodations for guests. My and cell phone remain the same. Meg Lowman continues her forest conservation work both locally and globally. She reports that two forests in Ethiopia are now walled and conserved by locals, enabled by a unique partnership between Ethiopian Coptic priests and Meg s TREE Foundation ( And she continues her citizen science expeditions to the Amazon every July. Lucy (Singer) and Robert Beck 75 participated in last summer s trip, climbing into the canopy and conducting biodiversity surveys. Williams in the Amazon is alive and well, Meg reports, adding that more information on her expeditions can be found at At 58, for the first time in my life, I have balance between work and play, writes Cynthia Kirkwood. In August, I moved to a piece of paradise in Portugal on the foothills of the Estrella Mountains. My husband Huw, our son Caladon, and I are clearing 1.6 hectares of gentle sloping land with many wide terraces, four wells, and a tumbling down granite house about to lose its fourth wall. Heaven! The builders will begin restoring the house next month. Cynthia is writing a book to be titled When I Grow Up A Year in Provence, which documents her family s journey to Portugal. We will own our water, electricity, and food, she explains. Unplugging ourselves in Britain from the fickleness of stock markets is one way to beat the recession. For the truly adventuresome who want to check in on Cynthia in her paradise at Fiais da Beira, she has handily provided the Google coordinates: 40 degrees N and 7 degrees W. I don t think it comes with a phone number, but she does have if you want to reach out to her! Debbie and Paul Nelson had a magical vacation last summer a bit closer to home, in Canada, with Chris Grant and his wife Martha. Paul s family has a cabin on an island in the Georgian Bay on Lake Huron that is a slice of heaven, writes Debbie. No electricity, propane appliances, kerosene lamps and spectacular almost ocean-like views. We spent our days relaxing, taking boat trips to neighboring islands in the bay, and enjoying the good company, great food, and wine. Before joining us, Chris and Martha paid a visit to Ted and Ginna Walsh in Buffalo/Lake Erie on their way up north. Susan Collings is enjoying having a niece at Williams. She says, I was delighted to attend a Williams away soccer game that pitted the Ephs against Colby College in games that can only be called mudfests, she writes. First the men played, and I had the good fortune to find psychology professor Laurie Heatherington in the stands cheering on her son Than 13, who was goalie. Complete with a well-used cowbell to signal each Williams score, she knew every player by name and enhanced my enjoyment of the game! Next came the WOMEN, which is what got me to Waterville, Maine, on a foggy three-hour drive from Boston in the first place. My niece from Seattle, Lindsey Vandergrift 16, helped the Ephs to a muddy 2-1 victory. The Eph parents put on an incredible spread after the game, which required extreme will power on my part to avoid all the Halloween-decorated goodies and stick to the salad. I have lost 60 pounds and am on my way to losing 30 more. Congratulations, Susan! Again, I send my best regards to all of you and hope you ll keep the news coming! 1977 Deborah DePorter Hoover, 7480 Herrick Park Drive, Hudson, OH 44236; Sandra Lorimer Lambert, 149 College Road, Concord, MA 01742; As we embark on our inaugural column of class notes, Deb and Sandy are thrilled to have heard from so many of you so soon after our 35th reunion! We ll start with those of you who missed reunion, with the caveat that we hope to see you in 2017 at our 40th! Climbing Mount Everest prevented Fred Simmons from attending reunion he lost 30 pounds during the nine-week journey but reached the summit on May 19 during one of the most difficult and tragic spring climbing seasons on record. Writing from Manhattan, Calif., Fred reports that he and his wife Olga Mohan have three children in college: Carolyn (Stanford 13) has accepted a job post-graduation with Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Group; Michael (Brown 12), majoring in mathematical economics; and Jim (Middlebury 16), playing football. Anu Vuorikoski is sorry to have missed reunion due to a graduation conflict and reports that daughter Claire is now a freshman at University of the South (Sewanee) in Tennessee, and son Will is a junior at Whitman College. Anu enjoys teaching in the College of Business at San Jose State University, where she has served on the faculty for almost 15 years. She noted that she loves teaching and feels pride in contributing to the education of the next generation. Every time I walk on campus I feel this yes. Jennifer Fleischer celebrated her father s 85th birthday in Chicago during reunion but joined James Roe and Seth Dahlberg in Shelter Island, N.Y., for a minireunion later in the summer. Jennifer teaches English at Adelphi University, while her husband teaches urban policy at the New School. She observes that her children are launching : stepdaughter Annie (Skidmore 11) works for a firm that develops and manages its own fashion brands, including C. Wonder (your 20- or 30- something will know the brand), and lives on Mulberry Street in NYC, where Jennifer s grandparents and great-grandparents once lived. Jennifer s son is in first grade, a different kind of launch! 60 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

61 Chris Vogelsang spent early June cruising the Baltic on his honeymoon with his bride Karen. Chris and Karen have combined households in Buffalo, N.Y., and are spending their leisure time in Canada on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie. Prior to the ceremony, Chris and Karen visited with Barney Ireland and his wife Liz in April at Barney s family hunting property near Thomasville, Ga., where Chris successfully tried out his turkey calling skills. Barney recently retired from Brownson, Rehmus, & Foxworth, an investment and financial advisory firm based in Chicago, and became a Florida resident, while Liz continues her work at the same firm. Even though Liz Alton was at reunion, she continued the party this past summer with husband Ray, hosting Judy Marean Burton and Steve, and Martha Cook Yergeau and family for a cookout on the deck of Liz and Ray s newly purchased house in Milton, Vt. Although Martha and family have been vacationing at Smuggler s Notch Resort for over 16 years, they had no idea that Liz lived just 20 minutes away! By their reckoning, they had not all been together since graduation. Judy and Steve just happened to be in Burlington attending a bee-keeping conference at UVM. Ah, the power of reconnecting via Facebook! Andrew Sisson completed a two-year stint in Pakistan as country director for the U.S. Agency for International Development. In September 2012, he and his wife Karen moved to Jakarta, where he is now USAID director for Indonesia. Andy is looking forward to a safer work environment than his last assignment. After living and ministering in the Ukraine for nearly 20 years, Sam Hanchett and his family moved near Portland, Ore., last summer. Sam works in the Word of Grace (Russian) Bible Institute, administering Bible courses over the Internet for Russian speakers. He says, We are enjoying the beauty of the mountains, streams, and pine trees here in the evergreen state! Continuing her work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives, Barbara Andree reports that she taught at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Gaborone, Botswana, this past year. On her return home, she chose London as a rest stop to see Phantom of the Opera but observed that she traveled halfway around the world only to watch the Phantom keep pining over this Christine person! Renaissance fairs are keeping Barbara and her husband very busy, but they have also managed to take up home brewing and love it. Alissa Ballot lives in Florida and is the VP and corporate secretary of NextEra Energy, which owns Florida Power & Light Co. and another company that is the largest renewable generator in the country. She balances her job responsibilities with caring for her parents and writes sensitively of the difficulties of caring for her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer s. Alissa looks forward to a move back north upon retirement, at least part of the year, to a city offering varying cultural and intellectual stimulations. After 33 years at Cargill, most recently as head of corporate marketing, Jim Hield retired in March and pursued golfing, biking, and running. Well, at least for the summer in September, Jim started as president of the WEM Foundation, a Minneapolis-based private family foundation, managing the day-to- day operations and advising the founders on strategy. His wife Darcy continues as a principal/partner at bdh + young, a commercial interior design and architecture firm, and their oldest son Charlie also lives in Minneapolis and works as a digital specialist for mono, a nationally recognized advertising and branding agency. Youngest son Alex married in August and lives in Boulder, Colo., working in store management for Target, after graduating in May from the business school at CU/Boulder. Sara (Archibald) and Rob Lund 75 are also Minnesota residents, living in Duluth. Rob continues in dermatology, and Sara serves as hospital chaplain in Superior, Wis. Their empty nesting is postponed by Caroline, who bounced-back for graduate school. Sons Nathan and Chris are both married and serve as Army dentists, and Marian is at Gustavus Adolphus College. Sara and Rob are also the proud grandparents of Amelia, 2! After 20 years, the Lunds are still in love with the boundary waters, Lake Superior, and all the activities of the Great North Woods. John Stalvey writes, I got up close and almost personal with a moose on his early morning run, coming within five feet of an adolescent moose. He adds, I don t know which of us was more surprised. By now you ve figured out that I am not residing in Kent, Ohio, any longer. John moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in July to become the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage after serving on the faculty at Kent State University for 25 years and as associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences for nine years. John s wife Marcy (Holmes) Stalvey 78, is still in Ohio until she finishes up a reaccreditation project she is leading for her current hospital. Older son Ross is married, living in Cincinnati, and younger son Conor is living in Morristown, N.J., not far from where Marcy grew up. The Stalveys spent a week in Falmouth, Mass., after Labor Day and en route to the Cape had lunch with Peter Bergethon and his wife Cindy. It was a proud moment for Tad Cavuoti as he watched godson Sam Mazzarella 12 (son of the late Sandy Black 76) and William Su 12, a former student of Tad s, walk across the stage underneath the purple and gold awning at graduation. Sam has begun a masters program in choral studies at Emmanuel College of Cambridge University, but Tad has a further excuse to visit the Purple Valley, as Sam s younger sister Amelia 16 has just begun the Williams experience. Tad has been teaching at the Landon School for 35 years, where he is the choral director. He reports that the Landon School boasts a strong Williams connection: In addition to being introduced to the school by David Beardsley 80, the faculty includes John Botti 96 (assistant headmaster, humanities, and ethics chair), Erin Duffy 99 (history and technology coordinator), Sacha Place 95 (science, art history, and flute), and the third headmaster was Malcolm Coates 48! If you still have your 2012 Williams calendar, check out June that s Tad near the bottom of the commencement photo under a giant Williams golf umbrella! Dan Rashin is making graduation plans for next June as his son Sam 13 is a senior at Williams. After this past school year ended, Sam was home and on the phone organizing his summer rental for a job in Boston, at the last minute of course, with a classmate JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 61

62 who happened to be Greg Eusden 13. Dan asked Sam if Greg s parents happened to go to Williams and of course you know the answer he s Alan Eusden s son! The two of them had a great summer together in Boston s Back Bay. Dan got the chance to meet Greg one weekend and reports, He is every bit the terrific young man you would expect him to be. Byrne Kelly attended reunion with fiancée Karin Theophile. Byrne is working in real estate development and writes, Getting to design and build architecture is what I studied and set out to do at Williams, but that formidable environmental studies department, the Hopkins Forest, the Outing Club and the entire Purple Valley corrupted me (without regret) into becoming a landscape architect and environmental planner. Son Tyler Byrne, 22, is a secondsemester sophomore at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C., where he is working toward a B.S. in environmental science in sustainable agriculture. Daughter Clara Dodd, 19, has entered Virginia Commonwealth University and is pursuing a career as a screenwriter. Since reunion, Roger Wilson reports that he has completed his third Blackburn Challenge 20-mile kayak race, given his daughter away in marriage, run a conference for the National Center on Biking & Walking in Long Beach, Calif., and tackled a mountain century ride with his bike club. He notes, I m aiming to work less and X-C ski more in the coming season! A lot of partying and dancing took place when Babe Kirk Unger and Pete Unger s daughter Sarah married PJ Biggs at Roaring Gap, N.C., in August, according to Geoff Klingenstein, who attended along with Barb (Lee) and Mike Eisenson, John Reynolds 78, Tim Belk, Holly Boyer Scott, and Ramsay Stabler. Dan Fox wrote that the Foxes recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Their oldest son graduated from college and is working full time. Two younger sons are on the extended college plan. Empty nesting suits them, and they are contemplating moving to a more sensible house. Dan observed that living in the battleground state of Ohio, I am polled by phone nearly every day. Curiously only one pollster bothered to determine if I am registered. Rich Spicer is focusing on the final stages of doctoral work in the American studies program at Boston University while working simultaneously as a church music director near his current hometown of Newburyport, Mass. Despite these commitments, Rich also continues to perform occasional programs of music from early America as well most recently over the summer for the National Park Service (music in the life and times of George Washington at the Longfellow House in Cambridge; and music for the 200th anniversary of the battle between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere at the Charlestown Navy Yard); and he still plays harpsichord each December at Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H. (profiled in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Yankee Magazine). Continuing his lifelong passion for Latin American poetry and literature, Steve White shared that he is the guest editor of a special issue of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas on Latin American ecoliterature. This issue is connected to a series of events to be sponsored by the Americas Society in NYC in November, including a keynote address by Mexican environmentalist and writer Homero Aridjis. Steve is Lewis Professor of Modern Languages at St. Lawrence University. A practicing ophthalmologist in New Jersey, Don Macdonald has traveled to Tanzania and Senegal for the nonprofit he serves as trustee, Right to Sight and Health, to teach the low-cost, small-incision cataract surgery as well as eye plastic surgery. He reports, We partnered with the Peace Corps again and went to a remote town where we were needed and we could make an enduring difference. Don has also been on medical missions to Nicaragua and the Philippines. Deborah DePorter Hoover had the pleasure of reconnecting with Anne Waters Steele and husband Andy along with Kathy Hart and husband Chris LaCroix in Hanover, N.H., during her husband John Hoover s 76 25th Tuck School reunion. Anne, an elementary school paraeducator and life coach, and Andy, Tuck director of development and alumni services, live on Mascoma Lake in Enfield, N.H. Kathy is curator of academic programming at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth. Although she lives in Concord, Mass., Sandy Lorimer Lambert reports that she has purchased her first ski pass for Colorado where both her children, Sally 08 and Alec (Colorado College 10), live. Sally pursues her twin passions for energy conservation and Ultimate Frisbee in Boulder, Colo. (her team finished fifth at the National Club Championships held in October!). Alec is a fly fishing guide in Frisco, Colo., in the summer and big mountain skier in the winter. In the summer, Sandy and Deb spend time together kayaking, hiking, and relaxing on Murray Pond, near Little Lake Sunapee in New London, N.H. We are delighted to serve as your co-class secretaries and look forward to hearing all your news! 1978 REUNION JUNE 6-9 Jeff J DeLisle, 538 Bloomingrove Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144; Much of the news this time involves sports and the outdoors. Sally Fri had considered making up a giant fib to put in the column but decided against it. (This was edifying, since I d presumed she s been fibbing all along.) Sally has taken a page from Maggie Luck s book and mixed her work with an idyllic setting. Over the summer she rented a rustic cabin in the picturesque setting of Lake Champlain. Sally works as a project consultant for not-for-profits, and so all she needs is a laptop, which she has parked in front of a double picture window. That she takes her morning coffee on the deck overhanging the water sounds splendid; but that she uses the same location in the evening for her famous lemon drops or wine, raises safety concerns. Though the setting is private, she has hardly been isolated, as she has reconnected with her Vermont peeps. Sally came of age in Vermont, lived there 20 years, and has a lot of emotional connections. Many longtime friends visited, including Kate Stone Lombardi, no doubt dodging the paparazzi. In September Sally visited Steve Maier and Priscillia Bremser, and a bit later shot up to Maine to see Bob 62 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

63 Ashley and his wife. After that she went with some other intrepid women on a canoe trip to visit the loons and eagles at Quetico, the Boundary Waters north of the Canadian Border. That was during the summer. In February and March of last year, Sally s travel jones took her back to places she visited previously, New Zealand and Rarotonga so fantastic, it defies all description. In retracing hikes she made 26 years ago, she was pleased to see the beauty she remembers was preserved, and little had changed. New Zealand highlights were a flight-seeing trip over the mountains and glaciers on the South Island of New Zealand, the ice blue lakes of Tekapo and Pukaki, kayaking in Abel Tasman Park, and watching the kea parrots (alpine parrots) up in the mountains. In Rarotonga, Sally looked up and old friend, the local medicine man, who shared some of his wisdom about healing plants and fruits. Sadly, Sally s mother, who suffered from incapacitating Alzheimer s for the past 10 years, died last fall. In working through her grief, she has had some amazing close encounter experiences which have convinced me death is just one tiny step beyond this physical existence. Mike Anton writes that after six summers of travel baseball, the family decided to do something different. Since his 1975 Winter Study scuba diving course taught by Bob Kaufman 60, Mike has been an avid diver. After training at the Muir pool, the group of 12 (the Clean Dozen? ) left snowy Williamstown for the Florida Keys, where they completed their open water certification. (Ed note: I m pretty sure that was the same week my Morgan West mates and I completed our open-container certification, culminating in bringing a cow worth 50 points! to the Spencer House scavenger hunt, only to come in second to the group that provided a Williamstown police license plate.) Mike is stuck for words to express the powerful effect that course had on him. Suffice it to say he now calls the Keys home for a happy part of the year. This year, Chris completed his open water certification at Looe Key, where he dived with a sea turtle. (The experience was captured on video and posted on YouTube.) In the true spirit of Free University, Mike is pleased to honor Bob s memory and passed his experience along to his son. Christopher is something of a baseball prodigy. In 2011 he won the Cooperstown Dreamspark Home Run Derby. Mike has even higher aspirations for Chris: belting them out of Weston Field against Amherst from Attaboy. In other Class of 1978 Winter Study Sports News, Sports Illustrated senior writer Tim Layden will be offering a course on sports writing. Tim has received widespread praise for The Forgotten Hero, the heartwarming mystery behind how number 50 got to be retired in Williams football. The piece has been included in the book Best American Sports Writing In what can only spell doom for the next generation of Texas baseball players, t-ball coach Jim Little has hung up his spikes. For Jim, this affords more time for fix-up jobs and swimming in the pool. Given equally to Texan hyperbole one moment and parched understatement the next, Jim described a second spring this past July, which he defined as a few days of green grass and blooming flowers. Of the record-setting heat wave and drought that preceded it Jim says they had no rain to speak of. Jim s older daughter Amy married Nate Jones over the summer. They met when she was a sophomore at Duke. Nate has completed Divinity School, while Amy is finishing her fourth year of med school after working at a diabetic camp in North Texas. Sue Stred celebrated her 30th anniversary with her husband Hal Husovsky (Hamilton 79). She also celebrated her first hole-in-one on a 175 yard par-3 hole. She hit a 3 wood. As it was the last day of the golf season, the clubhouse was undergoing renovation and was nearly empty, sparing most of the expense of the traditional burden of the acer. Sue toured the Normandy beaches with her husband and mother over the summer and came away with a sense of awe and respect even greater than that which prompted her to make the journey. Most of you know that Sue is the class treasurer and also serves as Tyng Bequest administrator. Rounding out the summer, Dan Sullivan, with Robin beside him, strode to the mound of Progressive Field, home to the Cleveland Indians, and threw out the first pitch. Dan had been so honored as part of Cleveland Clinic s employee appreciation day. Dan threw a sinker but did not indicate whether it went for a strike. And from Bill Kister: A reminder from our class reunion committee that we re hoping everyone is making plans for our 35th reunion the weekend of June 6-9. We have exciting events planned that will be announced soon Barbara H. Sanders, 3 Stratford Road, White Plains, NY 10603; Betty Agostino Sproul says, It s been a long time since I have written. Leigh Costikyan Wood joined me, husband Trip, daughter Lisa, and five others for a three-day rim to rim backpacking adventure of the Grand Canyon in September. The trip was approximately 26 miles in total, descending approximately 5,000 feet the first day and then ascending 6,000 in the next two days. After a long day we were able to refresh at Phantom Ranch, a cantina in the canyon. Unfortunately, we refreshed too well, as the next day (the easiest of the three) turned out to be harder due to consummation of spirited libations instead of water! We arrived at our next campsite, Cottonwood, and then the beautiful Ribbon Falls. The third day was the most grueling, as we ascended 4,000 feet in nine miles and had to continue to the lodge (another 1.2 miles) to get cell phone reception. No worries, though. The lodge provided welcomed beer and wine for all! So, the next time someone tells you to go take a hike, make your way to Tucson and Betty says to please look her up! Hal Zendle talks of a trip to Williamstown: I attended a very rare event at the Clark Art Institute. Art Garfunkel performed in the auditorium this summer. Approaching the campus on Route 7 from Vermont, I was astonished by the first sight I encountered on campus a three-story parking garage adjacent to the Greylock Quad! Don t get me wrong, I m all for progress. However, it occurs to me that when we attended Williams, expansion was embryonic, and JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 63

64 we had the privilege of enjoying a small yet spacious campus, which was very much a part of its charm. It saddens me that today s students, while enjoying the benefits of campus growth, will never know the campus as we did. John Simpson writes from Beverly Hills. He may have claimed that he may be too old for this, but he sent a picture of his beautiful newborn daughter, Stella Marie. Somehow I could just detect an enormous sense of pride that was oozing from the text of John s message (and he has every right to be!). He and his wife Alexandra are doing fine. In Nepal, Betsy Harper installed a set of solar panels on a school in a remote village. I raised the funds for the system which now powers two computers and four lights. Unfortunately, Nepal is much changed since I was last here 22 years ago, due to an ineffective and corrupt government. None of the basic infrastructure of water, sewage, electricity, or roads has kept up with the urban population growth. Fortunately the mountains remain the most stunning of any in the world. Marti Ikehara vacationed in Hawai i for three weeks in August. For the first two, I went bird watching on three of the islands with a group of five (male) birdwatchers hailing from four different cities in Italy. I met and birded with two of them in Venezuela two years ago and had dinner with one last October in Milan. During that stay, I visited much of northern Italy with a tour group and also my niece in Ferrara, who was spending her junior year abroad from Middlebury College. I also visited my sister s family and older relatives (uncle is 92!) on O ahu. To celebrate 30 years in California, Clinton Loftman decided to reconnect with his East Coast roots, visiting New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine. I visited Keith Scott 81 in NYC, Brent Shay 78 in Boston, Bill Webster and Diane Hughes (both 79), their son David Webster 15, and Lucienne Sanchez all on Martha s Vineyard. We had a ball! Tad Seder writes, Pam (my extremely patient wife) and I traveled to Kenya to run in the Lewa Marathon with the Nature Conservancy Team. TNC CEO Mark Tercek had the courage to lead a mixed group made up of other TNC staffers, board members, and donors along with these Ephs. The trip went well, and minimal damage to Mark s career occurred, although there were a few stories told. We all agreed that what happens in Kenya stays in Kenya. Next up was the Hood to Coast relay, a 12-person relay from Mount Hood to the Pacific Ocean, which is 198 miles. Mark Gerry joined the crew for the run, his second relay. The team averaged eight minutes per mile and is already signed up for next year. Pete May has been a teammate in the past, along with the late Bart Miller. Hopefully other Ephs will make the trek to the Northwest in the future for this excellent adventure. Phil Shuman visited Seattle in October to take in the Patriots/Seahawks contest with his son Matt. The Seahawks prevailed over the favored Pats. The locals were very pleased, and as Phil, Matt, and I exited the stadium in search of adult beverages, Phil observed, in a still-strong Boston accent, that it looks like they ve never won a friggin football game before! Glenn Rogers continues to serve as the US Agency for International Development representative to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His wife Dominique is engaged with a local heritage preservation association, as large areas of Addis Ababa are being demolished for a massive urban building campaign. Construction of the light-rail system just started. Dominique and I travel within Ethiopia on weekends, trying to avoid the June-September rainy season. The coffee and juice shops are great, so come visit. Fabienne Marsh writes, I recently learned that my California town was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., and I am finishing an article about the Olmsteds. I am also trying to come up with lines for Disney s upcoming prequel, Monster University ( Before There was Boo, There Were Lots of Boo-Boos, The College of Your Screams, etc.). My beloved 16-year-old son Paul landed a paid internship at Northrop Grumman for the summer. I was so proud that I drove him to work, without complaint, two hours a day. My equally beloved though challenging daughter Juliette is now 15 and loving Model U.N., speech and debate, and playing the princess of France in Love s Labour s Lost. I miss all of you and all things New England, and am very worried that I will not be able to reverse-commute because of all the clichés about the weather, which is sublimely Mediterranean. As the single mother of two adolescents, I have no personal life whatsoever, never refuse work, and will be the first woman to join at age 70! All is well in Wayzata, Minn., with Kiki Spencer Batina and family. This summer our oldest son, Tom, left for West Point, where he had a chance to experience Camp Buckner, named after Chip Buckner s grandfather (as Stew Menking informed me). He loved it, survived basic training, and is now into the academic year. We get fun photos of him leaning on Blackhawk helicopters or smiling out of tanks. I have a daughter and son in middle school, and I am still an active mom, driving to sporting events, volunteering at school and the local library, and serving as a small group leader in Bible Study. We live within a mile of Shaver Park, named after the family of another classmate, Craig Shaver. While I haven t played hockey for a few years, I recently took up trap and skeet shooting. I continue to enjoy trying new things. In the fall Jonathan Sanoff joined Arch Perkins (and his sisters Maggie and Lisa) at his country house in the Catskills at Elka Park, N.Y. We celebrated his birthday by opening a fantastic stone bridge over a stream, which Arch built in the woods near his house. The bridge was made entirely by hand from native stones. It was designed and built by Arch, with a little help from his children and friends. Arch s bridge has, fittingly I suppose, an arch in the center, so it is self-supporting. The tricky part on Sunday was to clear away the wooden forms on which the bridge was built and see if it would stand on its own, which of course it did, beautifully. Arch s appetite has been whetted by the success of the bridge for other stone building projects, but he has no current plans for a gothic cathedral. We received word from two classmates who are passionate about St. Louis, Mo. I ve been here for almost four years now, and I am loving it. That s what John Rindlaub professes. I left my marketing job at Express Scripts, having helped differentiate 64 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

65 and grow the company fourfold. Enjoying consulting for The Right Brain Studio, a new product innovation and branding firm, while looking for my next corporate gig, hopefully here in St. Louis. And playing lots of squash, enjoying a little golf, as well as road and mountain biking. I occasionally see Tom Albert here, who takes his mountain biking much more seriously than I do. It was great to catch up with Eric Sundin and Dana Gaines on Martha s Vineyard in July. And to see some 27 Ephs at our 20th annual ski trip to Alta/Snowbird in January organized by Tad Seder and John Palmer. Jeff Brinker also lives in St. Louis, with his wife and two young daughters. He says his proudest accomplishment of late is being the second-grade representative in the father s club of his daughters school. Jeff recently completed his term as president of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, an organization of approximately 1,300 attorneys who devote their time to representing defendants and potential defendants in civil litigation. He was recently appointed one of the Missouri state chairs and a regional chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (formerly Council on Litigation Management), a national organization of approximately 20,000 professionals in the claims and litigation management industries (secretary s note: please refer back to the beginning for his proudest achievement!). Jeff continued, Greg Smith 75 was in town recently, and we were able to have dinner with him. He hadn t aged a bit in the 10 years since I saw him last. Greg and I went to school together from sixth grade through college, and we talk regularly. He is doing very well with AdMedia partners in NYC, and his and Deb s twins are now 16! He is still passionate about following the St. Louis Cardinals exploits, which we have done since we were in grade school together. Amy Bug is a very happy woman. After four years of widowhood, I married Lawrence Frederick Graves III (LG) on July 3, a local boy from Wayne, Pa. He is a rock musician and music teacher to kids from age 18 months through high school (he teaches rock band camps). My sons Moses and Murphy are delighted to welcome their new dad to our family. LG fits right into the chaos (dog, fish, frogs, rats, boys), and is a terrific partner in all ways. He has two sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren. Our combined offspring range from ages 16 to 34. Bill Whitney met LG; we all had lunch in Philly when Bill came up to a conference of the American Association of Physics Teachers. I have yet to introduce him to Pat Martin 78 and Rick Moog, though I hope that will come soon, as Pat works at Swarthmore now. I m still doing research in materials physics, collaborating at UPenn and teaching at Swarthmore. In my downtime, LG lets me play music with him (recorder, bass guitar), which is really sweet since he s a pro and I m just an amateur. Wishing all of my fellow 79ers all the best! Bill echoed Amy s sentiments, describing LG as a charming and great man. On Bill s home front, he reports, Our son Zac 12 graduated from Williams last spring. It was great having him home for two months before he took off to Japan for his first real job working for the JET program in Japan as a coordinator of international relations in the small town of Suzu. While we were in the Village Beautiful, we enjoyed catching up with Stew Menking at the alumni breakfast. And speaking of Stew (thankfully, for the third time in this column!), he writes to say, I ve been relaxing all summer, enjoying the fact that I didn t know when Labor Day was because for the first time in 21 years, I didn t have to take a child to a first day of school! While vacationing on the Maine coast over the summer, Susan Shea and her husband happened to see a poster for Barbara Ernst Prey s watercolor exhibit in nearby Port Clyde. We drove down to see it and were blown away. It was the first time I d seen her paintings in person amazing talent. Marcia Johnston Wood says that she and husband Tom have sent both Emma and Jeremy off to college, so we re at the dawn of experiencing the empty nest and a lot of ideas about what to do with the supposedly new-found time. We both remain busier than we probably should be, so if it only calms down to a dull roar, that would be good. Balancing work, I m chairing the squash committee at Portland s big Multnomah Athletic Club, and it is a surprisingly time consuming job! Charles Sena is enjoying himself in sunny southern California. He also dropped me a hint, looking for an excuse to fly eastward, inquiring as to when our class will be having our next prodigious Tri-State Dinner in NYC. Even though our beloved alumni edifice on East 39th Street (aka the former Williams Club) is just a memory now, I promise that the gathering will be resuscitated this year. So I ve thrown my hat in the ring, for making a New Year s resolution (and one pertaining to Williams at that). If we haven t heard from you yet, this is a great time for a new beginning. Stay connected to our class, wherever you are in life. And we hope that 2013 will bring you much happiness and prosperity, to you and your family Laura Pitts Smith, 1828 Old Yellowstone Trail S, Emigrant, MT 59027; A class secretary s reward lies in the steady stream of information some faithful classmates provide and the occasional landmine that explodes revealing 30-plus years of life from classmates who catch a wild hare and write in. The former gives me the notion that I am snuggly settled among family, while the latter assures me that there are long-lost friends in the far corners of the Earth who show up when you least expect them. Let me begin with a landmine. Dave Amlicke is an interventional cardiologist in the greater Nashville area. He stays in contact with John Krupczak, Andy Kelly, and Marko Remec. He also talks regularly to Carl Samuelson, his former swim coach. Carl and his wife remain healthy and active. Dave reports, I fell in love with this part of the country when I did my cardiology training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center 20 years ago. My work involves placing coronary stents and other devices into coronary vessels in order to improve circulation to the heart, i.e., prevent heart attacks. He has three children. Oldest daughter, Erin, is a sophomore at Oberlin College and very involved with theater. Maire is a math and science whiz with two years of high school left. She s considering JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 65

66 a combined college/med school program after graduation. Five-year-old Ben rounds out the household. Like his dad, he loves to swim. Dave says, I have been married to my lovely wife, Michelle, for almost 10 years, and she is the dynamic force who makes all things possible while I am working insane hours. Andy Cole dropped a similar bomb. He reports, I am a physician, and my specialty is physical medicine and rehabilitation. I sub-specialize in the non-operative management of spine, sports, and occupational musculoskeletal injuries. I was recruited to the Providence-Swedish hospital system in January 2012, the fifth-largest nonprofit healthcare system in the U.S. As the medical director for their spine, sports, occupational, and musculoskeletal wellness programs, I am responsible for designing and then implementing an evidence-based musculoskeletal program. Formerly, Andy worked with Richard Serrousi at Seattle Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. He looks forward to visiting the Matt Cole 80 Environmental Science Library. Matt was Andy s cousin. Matt was killed in a car accident in Andy lives in Bellevue, Wash., with his 15-year-old daughter Anne, who is an avid equestrian and vocalist. They love to cook and sail, and I am betting he has more Williams College baseball caps than the rest of us combined. While visiting Dave Thompson and Vianka Vives 83 in Portland, Maine, the smell of lobster got Wade Fenn reminiscing about Tyler house. Wade s older son, Alejandro 16, was in the Frosh Revue in the fall, while his brother, Baby Wade, hasn t reached his first birthday. Wade celebrated 10 years out of corporate life (Best Buy) as he launched a new product, VOCO, which uses voice/touch interfaces to stream audio and video. I am proud to say we have some offspring serving in the military. Annie Ko reports her 18-year-old just graduated from basic training in Fort Jackson, S.C., and is now stationed at Fort Lee, Va. I hope Gus Nuzzolese succeeded in rustling up an 80s homecoming crowd in the fall. He enjoyed connecting with Joe Flaherty at their Colliers International Convention in San Diego. Gus reports that Joe and Nancy recently became grandparents. Gus also connects often with Todd Erickerson 77, who is a dean at Westminster School and director of the Crossroads Cooperative Learning Program. If you are living in Dayton, shoot Gus an , as he is often there, watching his son play football. Gus reports Mike Curran, Tom Keller, Brian Benedict 81, Steve Leous, and Dan Towle are all strong and solid. Sarah Mollman Underhill and her husband Robert received Concordia College s 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Educational Service to the Community. The list of services they have rendered in their community is truly humbling. A classmate tipped me off on this award. Sarah, you re an inspiration for all of us. Kathleen Kelliher guided a large group of Williams alumni (from the classes of ) through the Royal Academy of Art in London in September. The Clark Art Institute s impressionists were on loan there as a traveling exhibition while the Clark undergoes major reconstruction. Kathleen has been a docent at the RA for 20 years. She began with a talk about the history of the RA and proceeded to the Michelangelo sculptures before viewing the exhibition itself. Her daughter Letticia started a nursing degree in the fall. Living within two miles of the Olympic Park, Kathleen thoroughly enjoyed the summer games, including attending a dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony. Both her children had the privilege of working through the Olympics. Ray DeMeo s son Ben 15 is living in Fayerweather and was persuaded to join crew. Ray says, He wrote saying that he needed to buy his weight in spandex to gear up to crew standards. No more freezing on the boat in cotton tees like the good old days. Another son, Jack, is college bound next year and considering Williams. His oldest completed a graduate degree at Gallaudet and is working full time for a translation agency for the deaf in D.C. Ray calculates that his youngest child, Sophia, may be matriculating in 2024, so early retirement is not an option. They live in Northampton, Mass., in a cohousing community. He explains that cohousing is not communal living but housing that creates intentional community. Marko Remec installed two impressive outdoor sculptures for the Peekskill Project V, which can be viewed through June in Peekskill, N.Y. They are contemporary totem poles, which create powerful, visual comments on current social/political issues. Doug Orr moved back to Annapolis last March. Eleven years into his third career, Doug works for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Foundation. (I had to be reminded he was our soccer goalie, not a hockey player.) The foundation raises money and awards grants to targeted urban soccer coaches and soccer organizations to expand inclusion for minorities in soccer. If you know a deserving group, Doug at He has spent 39 years coaching youth soccer. Earlier this year Doug caught up with Bill Sprague at the coffee shop on Spring Street. Some interesting tidbits: Bruce Kneuer does some innovative things with music and social media. It s whimsical and entertaining and definitely makes me smile. Bart Michell hosted Chip Foley s daughter Olivia 13 while she completed an internship at Mass General Hospital last summer. Olivia is rooming again in Greylock with Maddie Michell 13 this year. Be on the lookout for Wayne Eckerson s latest book, Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders. Laurie Mayers joined Moody s Investors Services as an associate managing director, taking up responsibility for the rating of UK and Irish banks and non-bank financial institutions. She dropped her middle son off at RISD last fall, her older son is studying philosophy at Bristol University, and she has one 17-year-old left at home. Larc Abbot has room for visitors in Rome, as her sons are in Milan and London. She saw Liz Halsted and David Barnes recently, as well as Heather Dayton Wilson s daughter Grace 14, who is studying abroad in Florence. Larc plans to join classmates for a spa weekend in Connecticut in February. Chip Oudin reports that his daughter endured a monthlong lockout with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and his wife has returned to a former passion, working with specialneeds children at a local elementary school. Lots of summer fun to report. Trudie Larrabee reports that in October she celebrated her ninth anniversary of working with my husband Ben in our thriving fine art portrait photography practice 66 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

67 based in our home in Darien, Conn. When we started working together it was like being married a second time. My title is Ben s muse and the one who gets things done, which both suit me well. This has been the most fulfilling period of my working career and 22 years of married life. They took an annual pilgrimage out to Nantucket over the summer, a combination of work and play. They are enjoying an empty nest at home, which has liberating benefits only Trudie would detail in an to her class secretary. (Volunteer to be secretary in 2015, and you will get such privileged information!) Trudie stays in touch with Betsy McGean, who is traveling like a banshee as she passionately campaigns across New England to conserve land, including 18,000 acres of the High Peaks of Western Maine. Betsy is the senior director of philanthropy for the Trust for Public Land. Michael Battey has officially launched his new business ( but found plenty of time to play in the Northwest last summer. From Marin County, he drove to Calgary, where his kids dominated the annual Canada Day Youth Box Lacrosse Tournament. He then joined Will Ballew and his wife Coco in Missoula to celebrate July 4. Will and Coco have two phenomenal tennis players, Anna and William (WVB the fifth!). Young William and his partner won the Montana state doubles title last spring. Michael then traveled south to raft and fish the Snake and watch the Jackson Hole Rodeo before driving 925 miles home in one day. Julia McNamee, Roslyn Sareyan Daily, and Sue Kraus Harris missed the hilarity of a 39 Sage E reunion in Chicago in July. Jill Simon Svaboda reports, I made a mad dash back from July 4 in northern Wisconsin to meet Sonia Weil, who had recently returned from a trip to the North Pole, and Laurie Pitts Smith, who left the final stage of embryo transplantation into the cattle herd to her husband in Montana. Between raiding John s 79 wine cellar and nonstop conversation, we managed to stumble on one or two cultural events. Does a Jennifer Hudson concert in Chicago s Grant Park count as culturally enriching or just fun and free? Jill and John have an amazing house. There was this little button by my bed on the third floor that I used to request room service. Jill answered from the kitchen below, but her only response was laughter. No breakfast in bed. The years melt away when the three of us are together. I suspect many of you experience that sense of adventure and vitality when you reconnect with freshman roommates. It s medicinal and uplifting, it s laughter and it s tears; it heals whatever ails you. The notes get all the good stuff, but I hear a hefty amount of tough stuff that no one wants in print. As Dave Amlicke put it, if his world sounds rosy it s because I grind hard at my life and take nothing for granted. Class notes celebrate a lot of success and accomplishments, but they don t need to do that exclusively. I want to close by letting Sue (Leary) Sipprelle tell an inspiring story: I went to Columbia Graduate School of Journalism after many years at home with the five kids and graduated with honors in After completing the degree, I worked on a longterm multimedia project with a former professor and some of his teaching assistants, but I wanted to do a project of my own. The Great Recession was in full swing, and I could see the impact that it was having on our peers, the boomers. I began conducting video interviews in early 2010 with Sam Newman, a filmmaker. From 2010 to 2012 we traveled across the country and filmed interviews with 100 Americans who were over 50 and out of work. I was inspired by Studs Terkel s masterpieces Working and The Good War to begin the multimedia documentary project Over 50 and Out of Work, but once Sam and I finished the interviews and the website ( com/), we wanted to do more to show the destructive consequences of job loss on Americans who are 50- plus and their families. Set for Life, our documentary, follows three Baby Boomers who struggle to recover from the devastating impact of losing their jobs in the Great Recession. They try to hang onto their homes, health insurance, and hope. Over time, they find their way to cope with the drastic effects of unemployment on their lives, but their futures are no longer secure, and they have lost their unquestioning confidence in the American Dream. The film aired at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival and won Best Feature Documentary early in the fall. I hope many of you get a chance to see it. Sue has two kids out of college and working, a junior at Harvard, a senior in high school, and a sixth grader. Our next class notes may have a theme. Jill Simon Svaboda suggested Favorite Volunteer/Charity Activity. Anyone else have a suggestion? 1981 Alexis Yoshi Belash, 1466 Canton Ave., Milton, MA 02186; I have turned into a full bore international soccer dad. I helped coach my freshman daughters varsity soccer team at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. Isabel is the starting goalkeeper, and Ali is a starting wing. It is a bit different from our old travel teams in the states. We bussed to Singapore for friendlies against international schools from Singapore, Jakarta, and Bangkok then flew to a tournament in Bangkok that added Taipei and Manila to the mix. The team won both divisions of their local international school league. We managed to play 33 games (23-4-6) in the two-month season here. The girls also play year round on Sundays with a local club, of which I am the treasurer and occasional coach. They both made the girls varsity touch rugby team. I also coach middle school soccer and varsity rugby. While in Singapore I had dinner with Tom Miller 82, and I hope to see old entrymate Todd Tucker on my next visit. I had a nice dinner with Eph rugger Andy Harris 88 while he was in KL for a conference. Kate has been on the road nonstop, interviewing business leaders all over Asia for an upcoming report as well as teaching leadership development all over Asia. I was able to join her in Phuket and Chang Mai. Unfortunately the major provider of baseball coverage here is YES (Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network); enough said. Ali Nevin Sheahan writes: Our Arlington home is temporarily fuller again as our older two returned for part of their summer breaks from Kenyon and UVA, JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 67

68 and our 17-year-old twins keep up a steady stream of high school friends. I m still happily teaching elementary science part time at our neighborhood school, allowing me to pursue various volunteer and musical/theatrical activities as well. My husband Bernie still works for the International Finance Corp. arm of the World Bank, traveling to Africa and Latin America directing infrastructure investments. (I push him to develop as many renewable energy projects as possible!) At a work-related dinner party I attended, I realized that the attorney for a particular IFC project looked kind of familiar. He was introduced as Gregg. An hour or so later we were seated next to each other at dinner, and as casual conversation covered kids (similar ages all looking at small New England colleges) and hometowns (mine on Long Island, but his in a Chicago suburb), I took a guess and asked if he had gone to Williams, Class of 81. Gregg Harris laughed and said he really had needed to spend more time outside of the library, and then we happily discovered mutual friendships with Ann Maine, Phil Darrow, and Bill Holt, to name a precious few. Otherwise, I keep in touch with a pretty full contingent of Williams F ers, and can tell you that Sue Megna Hemond is busy refurbishing a home near Portland, Maine, as her two oldest are now working in Boston, and a son is halfway through Boston College; Ann O Connell Toth has a daughter at University of Michigan and another starting at Denison in the fall (conveniently for me down the road from Kenyon), keeping busy with her law practice and yoga as well; Cathy Gernert Ramsay is enjoying the gorgeous view from the new Seattle home she and Alec share near the Space Needle, while working at her kids old high school on Mercer Island as a special-needs assistant and watching her Colby-grad daughter negotiate a year of jobs in Colorado (adaptive ski instruction and summer adaptive recreation programs) while their son finishes up at Berklee College of Music as a percussionist; Anita Rydberg Swift is in the process of trying out Portland, Maine, life with her husband Dave (a pilot for Continental s exec division), hoping they find it a permanent home for their boating passions; and Judy (Causton) Gast is surviving the trials of life with a red-headed, independent teenage daughter (history repeats?), as well as the antics of a younger one, while working full time again as a management consultant for a new firm, and enjoying cabin getaways with her husband Bob on a lake north of their Toronto home. I ve also enjoyed recent brief check-ins from Beth Anne Flynn and Hilary Hodgson, in sympathy for extended family members going through cancer treatments. They sound well and, honestly, these days, it s just great to hear the voices of trusted old friends! John Faughnan writes: Living in St Paul, Minn., with Emily Lagace, Tim, Ben, Brinna, Kateva (dog), and Kangaroo (gerbil). Blog: (Yes, named after the dog. I liked the sound of it.). He writes under the name John Gordon. The biggest news chez Catto-Kohout is that, after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer in her spine and pelvis, a PET scan at Houston s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in April revealed that Heather was, miraculously, entirely cancer-free. The couple celebrated the good news with a trip to Big Bend National Park in May and are grateful beyond words for the massive and deeply humbling outpouring of love and support over these last difficult months. (Heather s father, Henry Catto 52, died on Dec. 18.) Thanks to all for the prayers, good wishes, etc. In other news, we have hired our older daughter Elizabeth 08 as the director of marketing and community relations at Madroño Ranch: A Center for Writing, Art, and the Environment, and she has done an amazing job selling eggs and bison meat to various restaurants and food purveyors in Austin and vicinity. Son Tito graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May, and daughter Thea completed her second year at Kenyon College and is looking forward to spending next fall in Capetown, South Africa. Charlie Lafave sent greetings from Waikiki. I was actually in your neck of the woods, Thailand, Vietnam, and Bali. In Williams news, my niece graduated in the Purple Valley! Makes 13 or so of us in the last 100 years! Charlie writes very entertaining travel pieces on his Facebook page. I finally found out why he has the travel bug: He used to be with Abercrombie & Kent, International, where he was responsible for its North, South, and Central American business, as well as its African, Middle Eastern, and Explorer Shipping Corp. business tour company. Bill Bolo Reynolds gets around as well: We were just north of you in Krabbi and Ko Phi Phi Thailand last year. It was supposed to be a week of R&R at the beach after two weeks of trekking in Bhutan, but it turned out to be a complete washout (it was not monsoon season), and we spent our time drinking and getting Thai massages. Betsy and I and a few friends from Vermont did the Druk Path trek between Paro and Thimpu this past March. Lorraine Atwood s big news is that, Caroline, one of my four children, will be starting at Williams in the fall. Yeah. Rick Boyce was promoted to full professor at Northern Kentucky University. He ll put the raise that comes with it to good use, as his oldest son will be starting college in the fall. Last summer, he was part of a group of musicians from the Cincinnati area that travelled to Cavan, Ireland, for a massive traditional Irish music competition. They didn t win anything, alas, but they had a wonderful time. Facebook has turned out to be a great way to reconnect with people from the past, including Williams. Rick was especially pleased to reconnect both electronically and physically with Jeff Perry 82, who is now a music professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The saga of fellow expat Rob Kukulka continues: Moved to Abu Dhabi in May. Joined real estate and infrastructure dept at ADIA. After long and very hot summer my wife Sofia and daughter Marcella joined me here, and we are living in high-rise just off the Corniche and a block away from the American Community School, where my daughter is a freshman. Prior to leaving we saw Joe Cotter and Keith Scott while on a visit to NYC. In early September on a business trip to the States had a great breakfast with Julia Fiske and her husband Jim Parker at Walker Bros on the north shore of Chicago. Two of their sons are getting married next year. Looking for fellow Ephs in Abu Dhabi. Marc Tayer reports: Last night I saw legend Kris Kristofferson at my local spot, the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Hearing him play and sing Me and 68 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

69 Bobby McGee was outstanding (even at age 76). In August we took a memorable and relaxing family vacation to Bora Bora (French Polynesia); beautiful place and interesting to be in France while in the South Pacific! Margaret Stiassni: I enjoyed an off-campus reunion lunch with the versatile and talented Anita Rydberg at my home in Edgecomb (near Boothbay Harbor and Wiscasset), Maine. Anita and I actually were buddies in middle school and met again at Williams, but I had hardly seen her since senior year. She is svelte and as energized and dynamic as ever. She and her husband have been enjoying some time in Maine, [and] we hope to see them more often. As a French teacher, community volunteer, mother of high school junior, wife to an entrepreneur, I don t, unfortunately, keep up with my Williams connections much, but I wish you all the best! If you re in the land of lobsters, maple syrup, Mount Katahdin, and Acadia National Park, you re always welcome to drop by; just take Route 1 north from the border. Laura Cushler was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army Individual Ready Reserve. John McCammond writes that his daughter is enjoying boarding school at Milton Academy. Also, he says that Steve Weitzen practices corporate law in the NYC firm of Pavia & Harcourt and lives in northern New Jersey. He is very proud of his three children: Spence, 22, entered Yeshiva University s rabbinical school; Marc-Alain, 19, is spending his gap year studying in Israel and will begin his freshman year at Rutgers next fall; and Henriette, 13, is a budding dancer who is in eighth grade. Kathleen McCleary, novelist, has a new book out, A Simple Thing, from HarperCollins. Her first novel (House & Home, Voice/Hyperion 2008) was well reviewed in the NYT, O at Home, Ladies Home Journal, The Oregonian, and other publications. Susan Morse 80 also has a book out, The Habit, a memoir about her relationship with her elderly mother. In closing, while down on Nantucket in June I ran into my old freshman Shawn Warren 83 along with Williams rugby mates Colin Mosely and Martha Paper Moseley 82. They were escorting Hanna Gisel, Anna Moseley, and Jamie Pickard all Class of Moments later I was almost run over by childhood neighbor and schoolmate Dan Maynard 83 on a bicycle! Shawn lives in Manhattan and owns Shawn Warren Designs, while the Mosleys are living in Seattle. Dan is a SVP at The Floresta Group of companies, established in 2010 by private investors to design, finance, and develop two of the world s largest forest carbon projects one in Indonesia and the other in Brazil. Missed Nevill Smythe by two days Will Layman, 8507 Garfield St., Bethesda, MD 20817; Hey, you been slinging bags at Kennedy Airport as long as I have, you meet a whole lotta people. From every old place and headed who knows where, right? That s why I love JFK. It s a little smelly, sure, but the airplanes aren t the luxury rides they once were, huh? People get a little sweat. Don t bother me much! Not that Liz Martineau didn t smell like a rose when I lugged her bags on her way back from a weekend up at her college s big celebration of 100 years of cross country and 36 years of women s cross country, or so she said. She saw Dan Sullivan, Chuck Stewart, and Steve Bellerose, who also was there to see his Colby daughter play Williams in volleyball. Some of us ran the Aluminum Bowl 5K. The alums were trounced by the current team, as expected. I was also outkicked by my 13-year-old daughter Julia. But, hey, at least I ran it. I ain t no spring chicken, what with being a skycap from the old school, but Liz seemed like a kid to me. No surprise that she said, It was great to reminisce and see our old coaches who are still at Williams, so we can t be that old. Nope. Not that I can figure how these other young travelers on their way back to New Haven could have kids so grown that their nest is empty. Alison and Chris Gruseke have three: Joe (Colgate 10) and two at this little school up in Massachusetts called Williams. And they went on and on about the place as I rolled their luggage toward security. James 15 is a sophomore with a vast room in Berkshire Quad, majoring in math and economics (till one of them kills him, he says), and Theodora 16 is a dancer who lives in the sea of freshman humanity that is Mission Park. This Allison lady, she s a smarty-pants, getting her PhD from the Department of Religion at Yale (now that school I ve heard of), writing and teaching a course in the divinity school and spending time in the Babylonian Collection, which, she confided to me as she slipped a quick fiver, is, in my opinion, one of the Seven Wonders of the World filled with art, cuneiform tablets, and scholars from all over the globe. People in airports can be grumpy, specially these days, but they re interesting cuz they re moving around. Like Annabelle Cone, another brilliant woman who tips well. I grab her luggage and her smile one day because she s always on the move a Dartmouth professor, in fact, who can t be pinned down. Her school Dartmouth shipped her to all three of its programs: in Lyon, Toulouse, and ooh-la-la the queen of the ball Paris. (And I live in Queens. Whaddaya gonna do?) She told me, to top it off, that she was going to summer at my place in Cornish. The cats were grateful. My husband Remko was able to be with me for some of the time, and both daughters were in Europe as well, so I ve managed to have family time despite the distance from home. A pretty swanky life by any standard, I figure, but I was glad that the ol USA was still on her mind: With New Hampshire being a battleground state in the 2012 election, I threw myself into volunteering and wrote letters to various newspapers around the state. Happily, some were published. A patriot, that Annabelle. France is OK, if you ask me, but I m more of a London guy myself, what with the Olympics and all. Which is why I like shooting the crap with this guy Dave Weaver lives over there and a flat-out hilarious character. Like, he uses these real British words now. Told me that the 2012 London games were brilliant, and I think he said it with an accent. Then he goes, They were preceded by Jubilee, which was wet. Jubilee? I thought that was a fancy dessert you can only get in Jersey. Autumn has brought reminders of Spain and the Euro, so it is all well over. Turns out JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 69

70 that Weaver is connected back to that Williamstown place, too, and told me he d recently run into Dan Maynard 83 ( literally he on bike, me in car ) right at the start of British rugby season here. He also heard from Jon Dayton, outlining the latest epic bike trip this summer with Tom Costley, Charlie Pardoe, Spike and the rest. All very impressive hundreds of miles per day, heart troubles, and the like. Heh, and the like. I told you the guy sounds English, right? Now, if you re working at JFK, you might actually run into a New Yorker or two, right? Or someone on her way to becoming a New Yorker, anyways. Like Anne Predieri, who just moved here from North Carolina. Man, did she have a ton of stuff to lug! I sold our house on an acre with the creek in the backyard that I played in as a kindergartner and a two-mile commute with no traffic, and moved to a closet in NYC with two labs. The dogs adapted immediately who can complain about a 24/7 sniffing buffet?! Anne is introducing a compliance risk management discipline at JPMorgan Chase after so many lessons learned at Bank of America, whatever the heck that means, so I guess she s some kind of NYC finance type. But moving to a smaller place in NYC may have stumped even her big brain. We were so focused on getting rid of four generations of items and furniture for a living room with 30-foot ceilings that we never made it to all the drawers or closets. Even a Santa suit made it to New York instead of the Good Will pile. We have furnished, clothed, and educated so many villages with so many boxes of books, clothes and items this summer, but Piero still had to drive an SUV full of boxes of sugar that never should have made their way to the closet back south within weeks of arrival. Sounds to me like Anne probably should have found a place out in Jersey for all her stuff, right? But, it s Jersey, so maybe that don t work heh! Then there s my buddy Doc Miller, Mike Miller, that is. That guy is always on the move. I lifted a few bags for him on his way back to DC from that Williamstown place (again what are they doin up there that s so important?). He was at something called Convocation, where his pal Kathleen Merrigan was one of the Bicentennial Medalists. She s the deputy secretary of agriculture, if you don t know that. (Skycaps ain t uninformed people.) She gave a couple of great talks, including one at the Log about local and organic farming during which she mentioned that she used to work the bar while Diana Blough made pizzas for Alpha Pizza Phi. Her more formal talk at the 62 Center was about the lasting influence of her Williams education and particularly the seminar with James McGregor Burns 39, who I understand she saw Saturday afternoon. He knows this Tom Costley as well had a meal with him and his Overland crew during their Friday morning staff meeting at Tunnel City on Spring Street. And at dinner one night I sat with Dave Dewey and Eric Cochran, who is now a trustee. Back down in DC, Mike organized an alumni event where Eric Schmitt spoke about terrorism and signed copies of his book Counterstrike. And I had coffee with Jay Thoman esteemed classmate and chemistry professor and Paula Moore Tabor 76, who works in the alumni office. That s the Doc: the guy has all these fancy friends who do big things. Most of my friends play pinochle and watch the Jets lose on Sundays. But I like hearing these stories. How bout my man Jon Scott, eh? Another fella scooting from DC up through the northeast corridor. Tossed me his duffel and whisper and tale of fantasy, connection, adventure, and intrigue if I do say so myself. Works for Clean Water Action doing corporate relations, development, and communications, and he was headed to co-present at a conference run by Social Media for Nonprofits. This will be three trips from New Hampshire to DC and back in two months, Jon told me as I greased the TSA guy for him. An exhausting pace for someone in his 50s which was my main recollection to this year s reunion what are all those old people doing here? But Jon don t look a day over 40 if you ask me. Of course, no one ever does! Who am I forgetting? Chuck Warshaver came through JFK as part of his new job as executive director for a national nonprofit called Playworks. Playworks improves school climate, reduces bullying, promotes fitness and increases student engagement in school through play and physical activity. Through both our training programs and our on-site direct service, Playworks teaches children to resolve their own conflicts that arise at recess and carry over to the classroom, restoring valuable teaching and learning time. Wow, I thought to myself when I got over how much he spoke like a living, breathing human brochure, that is an amazing organization. He said, It s an amazing organization, and I m proud to be part of it! Then I put him in the mail as part of a fund-raising effort. But the last person I gotta tell you about is someone maybe you don t remember that well. She left the Purple Valley early after living in Morgan during freshman year. But to run into her like I did and hear her story, it s something else. Here s our friend Sue Conner, who lives out in Colorado with her husband, steadfast companion, and fellow adventurer Sam Adicoff: The overarching circumstance of my last seven years has been our daughter Sarah s cancer, its treatment, and her passing in January We tried so hard to keep her with us but ultimately failed. Amazingly, she was able to join Stanford s class of 2012 for all of her freshman year and two subsequent fall quarters. In between, we packed our lives full of adventure, travel, love, crosswords, KenKen, doctor appointments, TV, and a lot of pillow time. Our other kids are well. Willie is a junior at University of Denver, currently studying in Cusco, Peru. Jake is a high school senior and cross-country ski racer. Now I embrace my family, keep busy, and don t put things off. In the latter category, during the last year on skis I completed a pond skim, The Boulder Mountain Tour 32K, and the Sammis-Camas Downhill. More artistically, I am performed my own piano recital last May. I am becoming an exercise fanatic, as that seems to keep my demons at bay; since the alpine and crosscountry skiing season is over, I mountain bike or hike. Not surprisingly, I am getting very little else done, but I do make sure to spend at least a few moments in awe of our gorgeous local nature daily. And, you know, that could describe my life too. I take in the big birds here at JFK, naturally lovely, and I take every day as it comes. I ll be right here, but keep traveling, keep in touch, and say hello. 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71 REUNION JUNE 6-9 Bea Fuller, 404 Old Country Road, Severna Park, MD 21146; The air and apples are getting crisp, and the days are getting shorter must be time for a fall column. I know I am a little behind some of you, but I have recently begun the journey of letting go of my firstborn. He and I have shared some great trips visiting colleges the past few months, and as much as I have been giving advice to seniors in high school for nearly 30 years (what?!), I find the whole process a lot more daunting up close. In my travels I have run into a few Ephs. I caught up with Beth Connolly 82 in Brunswick, Maine, where she is running her own business helping students with college admissions (and traveling all over New England to watch her kids play sports at Middlebury, Holderness, Tabor, and Bowdoin). I saw Sue Harrington Wells 84 briefly for breakfast as she is the head of Pine Cobble. She is doing a great job and is understandably very busy. I ran into Todd and Liz Gallun Kreig at the Williams-Trinity football game; their youngest, a senior at Williams, had a great game against Trinity. Apparently I almost ran into Jeff Sutton, who was visiting his sons Nathaniel 14 and John 15. He was going the other way on Spring Street remember when it was NOT one way? Last summer, I had a chance to have breakfast and a great walk with Hunter Pynchon and Marc Sopher up in the lovely Manchester by the Sea, where Hunter lives. Afterward, Hunter and two of my boys and I went whale watching for about four hours and then arrived back in Gloucester for the annual 3rd of July parade. We had some seriously great small-town fun being stuck in the parking lot for two more hours due to the parade. At least we had food, laughs, and lots of great local color. A couple of weeks ago, I had a surprise drop in from Rob Bowman and Dina Espisito. They were in Annapolis for a marching band competition with their girls. Great to catch up with them after their sojourn in Africa. A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful dinner with Marc Sopher and Mike Treitler along with Jeremy Snow and his wife Lisa Renfro, who hosted us at the Annapolis Yacht Club very chic. When I parted company, Jeremy, Mike, and Marc were heading to see the nightlife of Annapolis And on to others news. So as I prepare to embarrass myself all year by crying at every last event in my son Devlin s senior year of high school, I am encouraged by and perhaps jealous of a few classmates who have defied aging and have jumped headlong into parenthood. In July, Glenn Kessler and wife Kristina welcomed baby Morris James Mustacich Kessler at a hefty 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Jim Corsiglia s comment was: Can t imagine why he d choose to plunge with such frantic haste into parenthood. Meredith McGill reminded me that Nico Howson and wife Tori Langland welcomed baby Theo into the mix in September; their daughter Cal seemed to be taking the new creature in stride. There are some fabulous photos on Nico s Facebook page. The great news for the rest of us is that we can live vicariously through them for years to come. On a more serious note, Michael Weiner began treatment for a brain tumor in August. Thus far, he is responding well to treatment but is still in the early stages of what will be a challenging process. He s experienced few side effects from the treatment or symptoms from the tumor and recently began taking in baseball playoff games with family and friends. He works as the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. I m sure he d be glad to hear any words of support from his classmates. Please let me know if there is anyone else from our class who needs our support and positive karma. Responding first to my plea for news was Sherry Blum, who writes: Apparently I m getting better at not procrastinating. I m grading lots of philosophy papers this week so that I have free time next week when Don and I will travel to the Berkshires to visit both our daughter Natalie, who left high school two years early to attend Bard College at Simon s Rock Early College in Great Barrington, and her older brother Gregory 15. Being empty nesters is not nearly the emotional ordeal that I expected it to be, and I m finding time to learn unusual things like Burmese and aerial silks. Sherry s first-place response earns her a Zonker Harris sandwich at reunion. Congrats, Sherry. Come find me in June Can you believe we graduated 30 years ago?! From the West Coast, John Graham writes: I finally had the chance to record at Abbey Road in London six sessions with some of the best players in the world. We are still mixing it, but it is already sounding great. The other news is that our foster daughter, Kathi, has now been with us a year. She s a senior in high school and so is in the process of visiting and applying to colleges and thinking about careers and all that goes along with those things. Diane Elander writes: Guess who I had dinner with last night? Ellie Kerr! (Gartner) She was in LA for business and a visit with her darling daughter Hayley, who is a freshman at USC, a lacrosse player, too! We had a great visit over dinner in Century City, where Ellie was staying on the tab. When she wrote, Diane and Troy Elander 81 were headed to Boston to visit their daughter for parents weekend at Tufts! Samantha is a soccer player, and they were looking forward to watching a game against Hamilton. They recently had viewed Williams vs. Tufts on the Williams live stream feed. Diane heard from Hildi (Rosenberg) Silbert, who was headed to visit her daughter at Bard. Hildi has three children, including a senior in the college search. Karen Lewis Alexander reports from Chicago: Last summer my husband Scott and I spent time traveling the Midwest, following our son Myles as he competed and successfully became the Midwest Regional Triathlon Champion. Placing first in the Midwest allowed him to qualify for Nationals, which he dominated in his age division. We are now very proud to say that he is a member of Team USA and will go on to London to compete in World Championships next fall. In the last nine months, I moved from healthcare philanthropy to cultural philanthropy and assumed the position of VP for development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The position has allowed me to meet some of the world s greatest classical performers as well as to travel internationally with the CSO. We spent part of the early spring in Russia and touring throughout Italy. When she wrote, Karen was preparing for a tour, which will take us to Taipei, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Seoul. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 71

72 She planned also to take a side trip with a group of patrons throughout Vietnam. It is hard to believe that my work allows me to visit the great orchestra halls of the world, enjoy wonderful performances, and meet extraordinary patrons who are genuine lovers and supporters of the arts. If you plan to be visiting in Chicago, look me up. There may even be concert tickets in the offering! Marc Sopher writes about a trip to Annapolis, another picturesque waterfront. Mike Treitler, vet supreme of Santa Fe (Land of Enchantment and Freddy Nathan), and I were weekend guests of Jeremy Snow, who took Bea, Mike, and me out for a memorable dining experience. All through the weekend, Jeremy impressed us with his remarkable memory for arcane data about our college selves. Tom Vellenga was notably absent from the weekend s festivities and failed to provide a note from his mother or his doctor excusing him. I would be seriously remiss if I did not mention the joy of seeing Rich Stern during my Annapolis sojourn. Rich spends much of his time crisscrossing the globe for the World Bank and made it over to the Snow B&B for brunch, despite only being back in the U.S. for a handful of hours. Mike returned to NH with me for a few days of leaf peeping and the joy of experiencing humidity. The best surprise sighting of a fellow 83er last fall was when Betsy Cardle Hinck and I ran into each other in Williamstown at the Purple Valley Classic, the annual X-C meet. Betsy was doing the college tour scene with her daughter Madeline. Betsy is clearly defying the aging process, and I suspect she and Jeremy have discovered the same secret. The same weekend I did cross paths very briefly with Bernie Neuner, who was visiting his son Kirby. Marc was looking forward to fall Family Days in October. The only classmate to respond to my suggestion for home improvement projects was Bruce Irving: You asked, perhaps kiddingly, for news of home improvement projects: truly there is much excitement in Cambridge as the Irving family reclaims its backyard from years of neglect. Shocking the toll being fulltime workers and parents takes on the landscape. Now that one daughter is off to college, we re putting in a bluestone patio, etc., and re-imagining a space that once held a sandbox, then a swing set, then a trampoline, and then a jungle of weeds. May it soon hold cocktails. Said daughter, Emily 16, is a happy denizen of Sage E. A recent visit with her and her entrymates revealed a group of freshmen operating on excitement and adrenaline sound familiar? She s friends with the daughter of Pat Diaz 81 and will no doubt meet the daughter my old JA, Kevin Weist 81, as well as those of Marc Sopher and Jeremy Snow. I m looking forward to being with Marc and Jeremy and the other uncool parents at Family Weekend. I will add that since I moved to my new home, I put in a raised garden, grew some darned good radishes, basil, and tomatoes, and one edible and five inedible watermelons. Next year I am hoping to expand my garden and hope my fig trees and blueberry bushes contribute their fair share. Pete Worcester writes, I had the pleasure of finally seeing our good buddy Jona Meer finally turn 50 in October 12 and celebrate with his family and friends. His wife Elyse pulled off the ultimate of surprise parties one could actually see the kid from Brooklyn s hair turn grayer every minute! Way back in February 2011, Todd Krieg, Phil Seefried, and Jona Meer (we had a fun time seeing Mr. and Mrs. K as well) had a great time getting together at Todd and Liz s wonderful beach house in Boca Grande shared some good Shakatak music and memories, while engaging in some good fishing and enduring an epic three-set tennis match! Looking forward to seeing our awesome class in June! Matt Shapiro notes, My family s annual summer week at the beach in Seaview on Fire Island featured two Williams encounters. I ran into Josh Shapiro 83, who spends summers in Seaview with wife Lucy Corrigan 84 and their daughters. I ve seen Josh for several Seaview visits in a row, but this year there was also a surprise Purple Valley echo. At a dinner party I met the hot new director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Jenny Gersten, who filled me in how the fest has evolved. She knows part-time Williamstown residents Sharon and Joel Hellman 84 and their daughter Isabel, who interns with the fest in between semesters at Hotchkiss. At home in NYC in the fall, Matt was having hoop dreams as his 5-foot-11, 13-year-old son Sam played for his middle school team and the Gauchos, an AAU basketball team based in the South Bronx. According to Matt, Sam is working toward playing for a competitive Div. III team. Coach Maker, if you read this, know that you re always welcome at the Gauchos Gym at Gerard Avenue and 149th St. Lis Bischoff-Ormsbee writes: We re down to one in the nest. Mike 13 is a senior at Williams; Katie is a freshman at the University of Rochester; and Megan has just started high school. She rightly says, It s so quiet around here! I really miss those two but am hearing exciting things about college. Next, with an eye to reunion, John Kaczynski and I are trying to grow the agent team this year. If anyone wants to make a few calls, let me know. We d love to have you, and I know that your classmates would love to hear from you! Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you all at reunion. Thalia Meehan writes, I still work at Putnam Investments in Boston after 23 years, running the municipal bond group. Our household is currently up to three golden retrievers two 12-year-old littermates, and their 13-month-old great, great nephew. If anyone ever needs a fourth for golf, call. Look forward to another reunion, though 30th seems impossible. Closing this column out, Bruce Leddy writes, OK, well I don t want to give away all my news because then I ll be standing around the keg at reunion with nothing to talk about (much like my posture at parties when we went to Williams). It s intriguing to think that by the time this is published, we will know who has won the big race in November. Oh, and who the next president is, too (I was referring to The Amazing Race). That is, unless before then we have discovered an incoming and unstoppable meteor destined to obliterate mankind, resulting in a few weeks of lawless anarchy, unfettered sex, and abundant drug use (also just like when we went to Williams, right?). While such an Armageddon may sound appealing to many of you, I hope it at least waits until we ve had a chance to see each other in June. Thanks, Bruce, for the important reminder and plug regarding our 30th reunion, June 6-8. I hope that 72 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

73 some folks who have not been able to join us lately can make it. My younger sons will be in the midst of exams, but I am going to set my priorities and leave them home! Hope to see you in a few short months! Dave Shufelt and Jill Diamond Wruble are sending updates about hotel rentals, so look for those s. Stay well, and hug your loved ones. Can you tell I am having trouble letting go?! Yikes Sean M. Crotty, 31 Carriage House Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Carrie Bradley Neves, 1009 Route 3, Halcott Center, NY 12430; Colorful Greetings Fellow Ephs, Fall in New England is magic, deer ticks and all. No matter how many of those little buggers I have to pull off our two dogs and one cat His Royal Fatness nothing can dampen my excitement for the start of the day on a cool, crisp morning in New England. Maybe it s that I grew up here, or because I spent my college days with all of you here, but no matter where my travels take me, I m never transformed in body, soul, and spirit the way I am in New England in the fall. Let s dive right into the leaf pile and find out what we can find. Hmm, not much. I feel like Linus looking for the Great Pumpkin. Did he ever find the Great Pumpkin, by the way? What I do know is: Debbie (Claypool) Anderson s son Jared is one talented young man. He is attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is a budding singer and songwriter and is already very accomplished in both, if you ask me. Search his page out on Facebook and go find the videos of him singing some cover songs with other Berklee folks, as well as singing some of his originals. You ll be glad you did. I spent the better part of an hour watching and listening with my daughter Molly, now 17 and a singer in her own right. She kept saying: That boy can sing, and soooooooo cute. I d say a handsome young lad, but what do I know? In any case, please go take a listen. He inspired me enough to break out my own guitar for about half a day, something I haven t had time to do in a while. Who knows where his songs will lead you? I received a great from my good friend and onetime roommate, Dr. Tom Graham. It seems he hosted the Taoiseach of Ireland at the Cleveland Clinic. It brought back grand memories of old Irish songs he learned from my continuous spinning of old Clancy Brothers tunes for three years while living next to him. He and my other Perry House thirdfloor mates Joe Loturco, Tim Hinkle, and Stuart Weinstein found it in their hearts to all become well versed in the verses (pun intended) of those old Irish tunes. Now if we can only get Tom to sing on key. Well, there was this one time. The quick back and forth between all of us at lightspeed over the Internet for a day or so made me feel both very close to all of them again and, yet, at the same time, so very far away. And so it goes. John Nelson sent a wonderful update: As a member of the Class of 84, I ve waited until now, your moment of need, to finally send in my first piece of alumni news. My wonderful wife gave me the shock of a lifetime when she arranged for a surprise reunion of Williams friends on my (oh the pain) 50th birthday. Suffering from a bad head cold, I nearly passed on our usual date night only to find a group of Eph persons lying in wait for me at the restaurant. I at first attributed their presence to a hallucination brought on by my cold meds, but there waiting for me were Tad Murphy, Bennett Yort, John Donovan, Chuck Willing, Mark Acker, and Andy Moyad 85. Always amazing how quickly things fall back in place and everyone picks up right where we left off the last time we were together, no matter how long it s been. Before everyone headed off we enjoyed a wonderful weekend together in Mystic, Conn., where I now live with my wife and 3-year-old twins Ava and Christian. I m a physician at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn., where John Frese is on staff as a gastroenterologist. No matter where you go, Eph persons abound! Cheers. A few of our classmates sons were on opposite sides of the field when Williams met Amherst during the fall. Lined up with the Ephmen was Mark Payton s son Greg 14, a wide receiver who had a break-out game against Tufts last year. Across the field was Jackson McGonagle, Jack McGonagle s son, who was putting up huge numbers as the varsity punter for Amherst, even though just a freshman. Who knows, next year maybe our homecoming game will be decided by the plays of two of our own, but on opposite sides of the ball. Last fall was the first time in my life that I wished an Amherst football team well, such is the strength of Williams friendships. Of course there will be one game a year where I must still hope they leave the field with heads held low, but I know Jack understands that all too well. Rebecca Williams, PhD, writes: I m a psychologist in sunny San Diego and just had a book published called The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction ( It s getting terrific reviews! I bet it is, and it was grand to hear from Rebecca out on the West Coast. And, this little teaser for inclusion in the next round of class notes from Kaia Updike: Hey Sean! What s your publication deadline? I may have big news but it s not official yet. (Yes, it s music news about a concert near the Purple Mountains.) I certainly hope we hear more from Kaia on this, and we ll be sure to include any updates we receive. Finally, it saddens me to have to inform the class of the loss of Callie (Lombard) Sullivan s husband Tighe in October in a helicopter accident. I did not know Tighe but had met all but one of his children while visiting a few years ago with Callie at a homecoming game at Weston Field. There we stood near the end zone in the cold drizzle. Our shoes were getting covered with mud, and our team was losing the battle on the field. Yet, instead of me remembering the rain and cold that day, my mind wanders to those moments being filled with warmth, love, and friendship. Callie and Tighe s children were all warm of spirit and bright of mind, just like their parents. Hearing and reading more about Tighe and how he lived his life, I feel a great loss in not having had the chance to get to know him. Williams friends gathered with thousands of others to celebrate his life. 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74 moving service in Rowayton, Conn., to a crowd that filled the church and parish hall and spilled onto the sidewalks as well. Our warmest wishes are with Callie and her family. Fair winds and calm seas to all Wendy Webster Coakley, 271 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, MA 01240; Chris and Carol Weeks Acker may take the prize for the most exciting summer vacation: Their daughter Rachael competed in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials! While she didn t make the team, Rachael swam personal-best times in three of her four events, a good harbinger for her swimming career at Cal Berkeley, where she s a freshman. According to proud pop Chris, Rachael s coach at Cal was the U.S. Women s Olympic head coach, so that s very exciting. Cal had many swimmers at the trials and in London, so she ll be swimming in a very fast crowd. We had thought that she would end up on the East Coast for college, but the team played a big role in her selection process. Selfishly, we get to see her for another four years, which we love! In Omaha, where the trials took place, the Ackers saw former Eph swimmers Peg Thoman Rachfal and her brother Jay 82, whose cousin Nick Thoman made the team and later won a silver medal in the backstroke. They also enjoyed spending time with Laura Volpe Roche, who flew out from Chicago with son Brian to cheer Rachael on. Congratulations to another class kid, Drew Meeks, son of Paul and Mary McPhail Meeks, who s in his first year at William & Mary. Drew was accepted into an honors program that will send him to St. Andrews in Scotland for his sophomore and junior years. Mom and Dad are already making vacation plans; no doubt Drew s godfather Brian Rutledge is, too! And Lucy Gardner Carson reports that her class kids, Nick and Molly Carson, are freshmen at UVM and Clarkson, respectively. The Coakleys enjoyed several Eph-related sightings on our summer vacation in San Francisco, the first occurring on the airport shuttle in Hartford, where we met Jane Rech Toll s niece, who spotted our son s Williams basketball shorts. Turns out she was a 3-month-old attendee at our graduation in Then, at the San Francisco airport, we encountered Tim McKone 87, who d flown in from Houston to deliver his daughter to lacrosse camp at Stanford. While Mike Coakley and our two lads made the obligatory golfer s pilgrimage down the coast to Pebble Beach, I attended the nuptials of a radiant Sumin Eng 87 to Peter Elarde (Yale 86) at a winery overlooking Palo Alto, an occasion also witnessed by Haley Clifford Adams 87, Kathleen Woessner Odell 87, and Susan Spoor 87. Photographer Michael Kolster had an exciting summer: His work was exhibited in New York City, Richmond, Va., and at Bowdoin, where he teaches. This winter, solo exhibitions of Mike s photographs will open in Florida, Maryland, and Texas. Details can be found on Happy news from Jeff Bader and his wife Michelle, who welcomed twins Asher and Rosie in April. Since Jeff figured two newborns weren t going to keep him busy enough, in August he was named president of program planning, strategy, and research for NBC Entertainment, following a distinguished 24-year career at rival network ABC. Fellow Angeleno Dan Blatt reports that he ran into Randy and Lesley Feltman Rogers while in Billsville for the fall meeting of the Executive Committee of the Society of Alumni. Randy was in town for an Alumni Fund vice chairs meeting. Their son Cameron Rogers 12 is now in a chemistry PhD program at Berkeley. Back in LA, Dan and Phil Walsh saw Kate Prendergast Mesirow perform at the world-famous Comedy Store. Kate wowed the audience with her warm stage presence and perfect comedic timing, Dan noted. She turned her maternal experiences into a delightful standup routine and was one of a handful of standouts in a very crowded program. Williams roommates Sarah Abernathy, Linda Aaron Gillis, Paula Tuffin, and Karen Montzka Wassarman enjoyed a minireunion in Wisconsin, where Karen lives and where Linda has spent part of every summer for her entire life. The roomies provided an enthusiastic send-off to Karen s son Doug Wassarman 16 before he embarked on his freshman year at Williams. Hunsoo Kim writes, After 16 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, I ve chosen career retirement, my last post being in Hong Kong as head of Asia Pacific research. Last May I relocated back to my home country, Korea, and am now living in Seoul. I m currently contemplating what is next, including a possible change in industries. We shall see! Dave Shedd relocated from Arizona to Southern California, where he is able to get together with Mark Van Norman on a regular basis. (Dave lives in Newport Beach, and Mark is in Redondo Beach.) Mark s kids and my kids are the same age and just get along marvelously, Dave noted. Life gets busier and busier for Brad and Leigh Repko Case 84. Brad is now the scoutmaster for son Bradford s 60-member Boy Scout troop as well as leader of daughter Caroline s 40-member Girl Scout troop. In addition, he leads a book discussion group, movie discussion group, youth Sunday School class, and retreat at their church. Meanwhile, Brad wrote, Leigh mostly runs our other book club, which, after 19 years, still includes Chris Fleming, Martita Weil Fleming 86, Amy Smith 84, Sheila Dacey 87, and Krystyna Isaacs Hatanpaa 84. I finally finished the chartered financial analyst process, which, as anybody who has gone through it including Paul Meeks and Breck Knapp 84 knows, is a big three-year load off my mind. As an insurance geek after 15 years in the business, I can finally admit it I was excited to see a photo of our own Andrew Canning accompanying an article in industry must-read Best s Review. Andrew and his partner in real life as well as business Karen Wells head the investment advisory business at Towers Watson in NYC for insurance and reinsurance companies. Professional kudos also go to Kim Eckrich Oster, promoted to VP at First Solar, a leader in the renewable energy industry, and to urban planner Jeff Speck, who was retained by the city of Memphis to conduct a major study of its riverfront. His firm, 74 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

75 Speck & Associates, is also engaged in projects in Fort Lauderdale and Oklahoma City. For those classmates who are not on the class list server, it is my sad duty to report the passing of Bobbie Boykin brilliant attorney, yachtswoman, beloved wife, and mother of 10-year-old twin boys on Sept. 13. Like many of you, I was unaware of Bobbie s illness until I read her entry in our 25th reunion book, in which she spoke with tremendous candor about her 2002 breast cancer diagnosis, 2008 recurrence, and its implications for her future: What I thought was a relatively normal life turned into a life that might be shorter than I thought it would be, than I want it to be, she wrote. I have this sense that I should share something meaningful with you. How often do we have this opportunity? Of course, I don t know the meaning of life. I do know that I look back on my time at Williams as a great time. This is the hardest thing a class secretary is asked to do, so I m grateful to those of you who submitted heartfelt tributes to Bobbie, which burnish the many accomplishments documented in her obituary, published in this issue of Williams People. From Peter Minnium: Bobbie was in Sage C with me our frosh year. Her kindness and sense of humor helped me immeasurably through a tough transition. I can see her wry smile in my mind s eye now and easily recall the warmth of her presence. From Alison Fuller: Bobbie and I played field hockey and lacrosse together for four years at Williams. She was the key to our defense in both sports. She loved it, and we loved having her back there to take care of us. She spoiled me by never yelling when I did not come back on defense; I can t remember her ever really yelling at anyone, but we all knew when she did not approve of something. Bobbie was fair minded and completely sportsmanlike; she was a quiet leader. We were friends and collaborators on and off the field; it is so easy to picture her smiling face, full of sunshine and mischief. From Peg Thoman Rachfal: Bobbie and I became close friends during senior year. We bonded during Irwin Shainman s Symphony 101, which required, obviously, a lot of listening to symphonies. I remember waiting outside of class before one of the exams, with my Walkman in hand and a set of ear buds. Bobbie and I decided that we could do some last-minute cramming by each taking an ear bud. We listened (and danced) together and received many strange looks. I don t remember if it was Beethoven s Fifth or Schubert s Unfinished, but we had a good time and learned our symphonies. Our family has vacationed in Nantucket for many summers, and Bobbie began to join us in the mid-80s. She would arrive by plane, with Maryland Crab in hand, and would promptly be served a Bloody Mary and all the Portuguese bread she wanted. One of the best things about Bobbie s visits to Nantucket is that she just fit in with our family. She would get up early and run on her own, play golf with my dad, hang out at the beach with me, take walks with my mom and stay up late talking about life, family, relationships and what had happened during the past year. One summer, Bobbie was surfcasting with my dad s 13-foot rod, one that Bobbie, being tall, could easily handle. I saw a bluefish strike her lure and ran over to watch her reel it in. Bobbie landed the biggest bluefish I have ever seen while surfcasting. It was twice the size of any of the other ones we d ever caught nearly 36 inches. While we were cutting out the massive fillets, someone announced that we had left the best part. With a fish that size we needed to fillet the cheeks. I m not sure who had this knowledge, or who even knew how to fillet bluefish cheeks, but sure enough, we filleted those cheeks, and I believe Bobbie brought them home to share with friends and family. The best thing about Bobbie s visits to Nantucket was that we always could pick up where we left off. We did not do a great job of staying in touch during the year, but, come summer time, Bobbie had a standing invitation to join our family. In fact, the spare room in one of the houses we rented became Bobbie s room. I miss you, Bobbie, and will always think of you on the shores of Nantucket. Many of you remarked on Bobbie s vibrant presence when we gathered in Williamstown for our 25th and, on that note, I also heard from Bobbie s sister, Betsy Boykin 82: She truly had a wonderful time at her reunion. I remember looking at the pictures and seeing it in her smile. Thank you all for contributing to that. In 2007, this column reported the passing of Dori Dewar Clarke. At that time, Bobbie sent me a note that beautifully and succinctly conveyed the notion that, regardless of how well we may have known someone in life, the death of a college classmate any classmate is an especially profound mark against our own fragile mortality. Her words, heartbreakingly prescient, bear repeating now: I can t say that I knew Dori well, and I don t have any stories to share. But I wish with all my heart that she were still with us J.P. Conlan, Tulane D-2, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00927; Despite our advancing age, the great Class of 86 was quite active over the summer. Sue Bratton McGonigle and husband and class treasurer Kevin McGonigle write, Our oldest is applying to college and has decided that he is interested only in schools in New England and Europe. Apparently, the McGonigle clan traveled from Atlanta to New England five times in five months, including a trip on April 27 when it was snowing on us! Amazingly, John is still focused on going to school where there are real winters! Not tired of traveling, Susan and Kevin took their three teens to China for three weeks. Upon their return, Kevin wrote, The kids have a newfound appreciation for American food, clean air, and living in a freestanding home. Taking the motto Climb high, climb far somewhat seriously, Kevin reported that over the holidays they were planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with the three teenagers. Kevin said, We need any well wishes that our fellow Ephs can bestow! Perhaps he and Sue should call Steve Troyer, who spent his 20th anniversary with his wife Presley in Yosemite, hiking 13 miles with about 1,300 meters of overall elevation gain from the valley floor to Glacier Point and back down past Vernal Falls. The hike, Steve writes, Made us feel young, despite the fact we had dropped off our oldest son Wade at Humboldt State JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 75

76 University in August, until the next day when the pain made us feel old again. Others enjoying the great outdoors last summer include Pete Dawson, who took his wife Nan and sons Jack, 13, and Quinn, 11, to the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica: What a trip! Pete writes: We swam with sea lions, sea turtles, rays, dolphins, and a shark. It was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime event. Truly something everyone should put on their bucket list. Pete lives outside Cleveland in Chagrin Falls and is in his 22nd year of teaching history just north in Mentor, where he occasionally sees George Clements, Billy Westbrook, and Dick Hollington. He still follows the Eph football team and expected to be at the telecast for the Amherst game! Ann Montgomery Leafstead writes that last summer she and husband Carl Leafstead visited Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on our way to our annual trek to Carl s family s lake house at Lake Okoboji, Iowa. Carl and Ann nearly ran into Craig Ward, who was at Okoboji on his way back from taking his son Chris to college. After completing six years as music department chair at Trinity University, Carl is on sabbatical this year, researching a book on the composer Bela Bartok s years in the U.S. in the 1940s, near the end of Bartok s life. Last year Ann lateraled over from a small firm to a large Texas law firm, Jackson Walker, which she s really enjoying. Ann and Carl had dinner with Lindsay (Rockwood) Irvin 84 and her husband Lennie at La Fonda Mexican restaurant in San Antonio and happened to run into Ellenore (Knight) Baker 86 there, too in town visiting family, and saw Mary Claire (Daviss) Munroe 86 both at her 30th high school reunion in San Antonio and at the Race for the Rescues, a race to support SNIPSA, an awesome animal rescue organization that we both support. Barbara (Kerker) Honig writes, Everything is well here in Maryland. My dermatology practice remains as busy as ever. My daughter Stephanie began her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania and absolutely loves it. My son Evan is a junior in high school. We are definitely not looking forward to beginning the crazy college application process again soon! As for adventures, Evan and my husband Marc spent part of this past summer in Honduras, where they did some awesome work in a remote medical clinic high up in the mountains testing and fitting people for much-needed donated eyeglasses as well as performing cataract surgeries in VERY primitive conditions. Apparently, they had such a rewarding experience that the whole family may head to Honduras next summer. Making me envy the change of seasons was Bill Stahl, who writes, My summer kicked off nicely with a camping trip around Crested Butte. My daughters (ages 8 and 5) are now old enough to solemnly assist in the sacred duties of tent-stake placement and kindling-collection. Now snow has fallen, drought is over, woodstove is burning just this morning I managed to bury my daughter in snow, with only her face exposed, by the time the school bus arrived. That you can t do in PR! Remarking on the proper care of fuel for woodburning stoves, expert in energy policy and executive director of the Efficiency Maine Trust Mike Stoddard writes, Autumn in Maine is nearly as beautiful as what we all recall from our days in the Purple Valley. There is that growing sense of urgency in the air as Mother Nature reminds us it is time to get the woodpile covered up and put away the accessories of summer before the first snow falls. Mike received a note from Dr. Clark Otley, who reported his daughter was visiting Williams with thoughts of applying for next year; chastisement from Mike Krueger, who blasted Mike and the rest of the gang (minus Marty Collins, who visited Denver for a hockey tournament) for not hitting the Colorado slopes; and news about, but not from, Doug Robie, to the effect that Doug is living north of Boston, does not have , and is too far away to see the smoke signals from Mike s wood-burning stove. Still playing hockey every week, Mike admits his lack of hands and shot but no doubt makes up for it with forechecking. We all have a role to play, he writes. Among those with a role to play in the London Olympics last summer were Vic Mather and Chris Clarey, whom The New York Times assigned to cover the games. Living just outside of London for the past 17 years is Martha Amidon Ware, who currently works for help2read, a nonprofit that trains community volunteers to support youth literacy in Africa. Anybody looking for a great way to spend some time in Cape Town or Jo burg, Martha writes by way of invitation, is welcome to come and read! For those who can t make it to London, Martha and her family spend most summers in Vermont, and her sister Jane Amidon 88 moved to Boston, so she is hoping to be in New England more often in the upcoming years. Noting on Facebook the number of classmates who are taking their children around to visit colleges, Martha writes, My three girls are heading that way, but eldest is only 14, so still a few years to go. Robin Lorsch Wildfang is still living in Denmark, still teaching English, Latin, and Classical civilization at a nearby gymnasium, still living with my husband, our 9-year-old daughter Leah, and three Labradors in an old house in the Danish countryside. She writes that she spent the second week of October climbing mountains in Bergen, Norway. Highlights of that trip, she reports, were hanging out with my dearest friend and lots of good cooking. Robin was looking forward to chaperoning 16 Danish 10th graders and her daughter around Boston and then New York. Having made such trips before, she expected that highlights of that trip shall be meeting Michelle Obama and seeing her kids faces when the lights come on in NYC from the top of the Empire State Building. Bemoaning that his polo season in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg had ended, Henrich Hartwich took the time to text from a Lufthansa A380 on the tarmac en route from Frankfurt to Panama that his 18-year-old son is in a boarding school in Metz and his financial advising of families in strategic partnerships in a wide range of economic sectors has him shuttling all over the world. Ed Santaella reports he is living the good life teaching fifth grade at The Pike School in Andover, Mass., with his lovely wife Stephanie, who teaches third grade at the same school. My son Eddie is now in first grade at Pike, and our daughter Lizzie joined us at Pike this fall in the pre-k. We are completely and totally immersed in the Pike culture or is Pike totally immersed in the Santaella culture? It s hard to say. Lizzie 76 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

77 1986 and Eddie are beginning tap lessons and ice hockey, respectively, when out of class. Also balancing career and childrearing, Sara Morgan, who s worked for 24 years at Staples, just got flipped to a new temporary role to help Reinvent Staples. The executive committee is on a mission to fix what s not working, after so many years of astounding success. Her children are in the fourth and fifth grades, doing lacrosse, soccer, and karate. Nonetheless, Sara s anxious that they may be somewhat less overcommitted than other children their age: I vacillate between feeling like I m a loser parent, Sara confesses, for not engaging them in Russian math class and Kumon and music lessons, and feeling like it s fine to just let them be independent, free-range kids who can go play in the neighborhood. The challenge of balancing parenthood and work is a new one for Paul Ketro, who writes, My daughter Violet Hadley Ketro was born to my wife Robin and me on June 27. I had eight wonderful weeks of paternity leave and spent a great summer with Violet and Robin. Writing from the Pacific Northwest, where the wheat crop was superlative, and standard breeds abundant but no purple cows in [the] area since reunion Brian Mahon reports that his family, too, has increased now with the finalization of the adoption of his little boy, Nate. Congratulations, Paul! Congratulations, Brian! Many years of joy ahead! Like-phrased congratulations go out to Mary Vaccaro, who was married last summer on St. John, moved into a new house in Fort Worth, then left for four weeks to France to continue the research that she conducted last summer on Italian drawings in French regional collections, this time, largely in the south of France. Joshua Welch has stepped out of finance and ventured into agriculture full time after purchasing a dairy farm in 2002: Our place was a typical, small-scale New England dairy which simply couldn t compete with larger grain-fed dairy operations. We have acres of pastures, the key ingredient for successful agriculture in New England. Beginning with four animals in 2008, we now have one of the largest herds of Australian lowline Angus beef cattle in New England. Our 100 percent, grass-fed beef product is of an exceptionally high quality. At the invitation of Susan Lockwood, a fellow board member, Joshua joined the board of CFT, whose purpose is to conserve working farmland in Connecticut. Another classmate reporting a change in direction is Winnie Martin. At the end of last year, Winnie left legal services after 10½ years to become the legislative director and counsel for her city council member Debi Rose (North Shore, Staten Island), elected to office in 2009 and chair of the council s Civil Rights Committee. Much honor has flowed Winnie s way since then: election to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association s House of Delegates in January; and re-election to a second term as president of the Staten Island Women s Bar Association in April, complemented by a Ruby Award from Soroptimist International for her work with the women s bar. In other news, Winnie hung out with Jacqui Mitchell a few months ago at Penn Station as she waited for a train. She seems to have been in a time warp since we graduated and literally has not aged one day since 1982! In other political news, Sally Hart Petersen won the Democratic primary for Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council against the incumbent, and apparently campaigned so well, she had no opposition in the November election. With no more canvassing to do, husband Tim Petersen joined Greg Stanger, Bob Hussey, Henry Kim, and Howard Rosenberg in Las Vegas in late September for their annual golf outing. Scorecards stayed in Vegas Kudos to Madeline Hughes Haikala, who was sworn in as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Alabama on Oct. 29. (News of this accomplishment comes from friends Ellinore Knight Baker and Debbie Semel Goldenring, who rightly predicted that Madeline would be too modest to post notice of this grand honor to the notes). Mike Curtin, who, with wife Maureen McDonnell, Tim Faselt, and their families spent time together last summer with Ed O Toole and his family at the O Toole family compound in Vermont, reports that the equally modest Ed O Toole received both the Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award and the New York City Bar Justice Center s Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service for his work with indigent refugees seeking political asylum in the U.S. Heartfelt congratulations, Ed! Kudos, too, to Paul Hogan who, as of July 2012, became principal of Jesuit High in Portland, where he has been teaching for 19 years and where daughter Molly is a sophomore. Our son Conor is now a freshman, playing rugby at the University of Montana, so double dig that one, Paul writes, in that cheerful idiom that is his own. We are still tight with many Williams pals, especially veterans of the WRFC. Paul spent Labor Day at the Oregon coast with his lovely wife Jennifer, Pete Aiken and his significant other Sarah, old Williamstown pal Tim Brooks, and a passel of other friends and dogs, hiking, canoeing, picking legal mushrooms, and having a good old time. Congratulations also go out to Jeff Weber, who was appointed chairman of the board of The Carter Burden Center for the Aging last summer. I have sat on The Carter Burden Center s Board for the past 15 years and am concerned about issues facing senior citizens, particularly in the current economic climate. Jeff also chairs New York State Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand s Working Group on Aging. Jeff and wife Stacey s 18-year-old son Harris 16 is a freshman at Williams. Perhaps Jeff and Stacey ran into Dan Damstra and wife Inga, who reported that they were headed to the Purple Valley for Family Weekend, where twin sons John 16 and Conrad 16 set up residence as freshman in Sage B and Pratt 4, respectively. Of such encounters, Debbie Semel Goldenring writes that she had the pleasure of seeing John Hagerty in the Purple Valley [in the] fall. He kept me company as I walked the Taconic Golf Course watching my son Jake 15 play in the Williams Fall Invite, which Williams men s golf team won! John and I both were marveling how time goes so fast and how we didn t take advantage of all Williams had to offer us in our days there. Yet how great it is to go back. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 77

78 1987 Jeff Heilman, 494 Court St., Apt. #4, Brooklyn, NY 11231; Jill Shulman, 135 Red Gate Lane, Amherst, MA 01002; Thank you, thank you, thank you was the gist of much of the correspondence I received from our classmates, many of whom were still reeling from post-25th-reunion euphoria. Thank you to our class leadership, who pulled off an extraordinary weekend, and a personal thank you to Rob Weiman and Greg Keller for maintaining our connections during the five years between reunions as our class secretaries. I now know how Greg and Rob felt as they approached the keyboard to report class news (drunk with power, obviously). Now for the new news. It turns out that as we reconvened in June in Williamstown, another reunion was already brewing. It was the 100th anniversary of cross-country at Williams, which took place Sept. 29, featuring eight out of the 13 runners from our senioryear team, including Becky Conklin Purdy, Mike Coyne, Jon Fisher, Tom Fitzgibbon, Mark Gilrain, Dave Grossman, Chris Pasko, and Dave Prockup. The wild card was Dave Futterman, who did not run cross-country at Williams but clearly couldn t resist helping to organize and then attend another reunion. He reported, Jon Fisher proved to have the most remaining speed (or at least regard for his health, or both) of the group, finishing the hilly and challenging 5K in a nifty 20 minutes and change. The rest of us took the scenic route but emerged uninjured. Mark Gilrain begged to differ. Mark took time away from his partner Rob, his 5-year-old twins Dash and Ephriam, and his work as a real estate agent in Westport, Conn., to describe the weekend that felt profound to all. He revealed, Former stellar class agent David Futterman made a great showing in the race, beating most of the 87 crew. Mark also recounted tossing the cross-country team s (extremely shabby) bear mascot before the race. Why a bear, where was this shabby bear stashed for the last 25 years, and was the tossing of it a sanitary activity? Perhaps Mark or someone else from the cross-country team could enlighten us. Tom Kaegi, a Williamstown MD who I m sure cheered our classmates over the finish line, reported that he got to see Fish, Prock, Gilrain, Coyne, Futman, Pasko, Space, and Gibbone at the crosscountry reunion. Tom wrote, My 14-year-old son saw this list of names and is wondering if everyone in college gets a nickname. I m not sure about this, nor do I particularly want to know if I was referred to by a nickname in college, but it seems that if your nickname is Dave, then you are destined to run cross-country at Williams even if it s not until 25 years after you graduate. The nickname query fueled Tom s reminiscence of 1983, along with the following trivia question. My favorite memory is of freshman days, sitting in a circle in the JA living room of Williams E (prepared to discuss Waiting for Godot), and introductions ensued. Andrew Smith announced, You can call me Warpo. Jimmy Brawner 85 asked, Why? Po then answered. Can anyone guess/remember his response? Well I, for one, am on the edge of my seat. If anyone can answer this question, please write in ASAP. The next cluster of s I received reported yet a third reunion, this one far from the Purple Valley. Jim Wolf submitted the following: I d love to submit an exciting bit of news, but all I can report is my disappointment in NOT attending a local Houston gathering of 87 alums Steve Browning, Sheila Coogan, and John Hund as they hosted our honorary Texan Malcolm Smith in his recent visit to our fair city. So I did NOT dine with them at one of our great local restaurants, and I did NOT enjoy a visit with them to Chez Browning, the home of our newest 87 Houstonite. Instead I was (again) on a United flight somewhere in mid-america not purchasing one of their snack boxes and not enjoying an adult beverage. I heard they had fun. Sheila Coogan, who DID attend the Houston reunion after a long day saving lives (I presume) as a vascular surgeon, returned home to her kindergartener, Katie, who had recently learned the F word from one of her little friends and asked if she could name our new puppy the F word. Thankfully, we don t have a puppy just yet and are not committed to a name we are open to suggestions. There was a lot of discussion about autumn. Gail Henderson-Belsito eloquently reported, As we enter autumn here in North Carolina, as we watch college football on television, as the daytime temperatures plummet into the 70s (which is cool for us), we are reminded of the beauty of Billsville in the fall. We are reminded of the Berkshire hills ablaze with colorful leaves, that scalding first sip of hot apple cider, tailgating and cheering for the Ephs down at the football field and soccer fields, and we remember how blessed we were to attend such a great college. While Gail and husband Steve Belsito mused about autumn in Williamstown, Malcolm Smith was actually experiencing it: Fall is stunningly beautiful this year. Crisp, clear, not too wet so far. The leaves are changing already. Today was one of those legendary Williams mornings: heavy dew on the grass, chill in the air, bright sun peeking over the horizon with its rays warm on the face. It was a day like this 30 years ago that I first set foot on campus as a high school senior and fell in love with the place. (Nobody told me about February through April.) And now, here I am, 30 years later with a family of my own and a lot of happiness and success, back in this same magical place and acutely grateful for all it has given to me. Along with the poetry, Malcolm reported that he started his next business with business partner Kevin Ellingwood 89, using online media to help consumers engage around electricity. As Malcolm and Kevin begin a new business, Dean Papadopoulos wrote from Annapolis, Md., that he just sold his software company Bay Bridge Decision Technologies 12 years after starting it, and he plans to take the year off before starting another venture. Jennifer Standish explained in an the various accounting stuff she is doing, as well as her high learning curve as she fixes up her new (old) house in Santa Rosa, Calif. I ll bet all of us will look up and inspect the acoustic ceiling when we next enter an Apple Computer store, and we will think of Jennifer, who does the international tax work for the company who manufactured it. David Attisani (whose nickname, Dave, leads me to suspect he may be spotted running 78 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

79 the famous marathon in his hometown of Boston) chose to focus his report on his enduring pride for our alma mater and his ultra-strict parenting: All of my children are still required to wear purple at least once per week if they wish to avoid ex-communication. Katie Clarke flew to Seattle with her Cross Country Chicks team of seven women, including Kendra Kerr Olvany 82, Sharon Swindell 82, and Laurie Egger 82, to participate in the Susan G. Komen three-day, 60-mile breast cancer walk. While there, Katie dined with Sarah Pynchon and her husband William. Katie was previously deeply committed to this cause, but this was the first year she walked the walk as a breast cancer survivor herself. Jamie Spallone reported that his Spencer housemate Joe Ehlers made up for missing our 25th reunion via a summer driving tour of the Northeast. Joe and his family visited Jamie at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., where Jamie is currently serving as deputy secretary of state. Joe had just come from visiting Madeline Timin in Winchester, Mass., and was on his way to visit Malcolm Smith (you know where). Jamie s adventures and Eph sightings provide a perfect opportunity to segue from the hard news into a riveting game of I spy. Carol Smallwood Mullin spied Maria Cook Robertson, Anne Marie Plankey, Kerry Cullen Morgan, and Karen Adams Finley in Boston over the summer, as well as Barb Halligan and Jill Shulman in Amherst. In turn, I spied Kelly Flynn Post in my inbox, who spied a picture of Cindy Morhouse Bardwill and Missy Wilcox on Facebook, speculating that there may be a noteworthy story behind the photograph. Kelly further spied some technological correspondence indicating that Haley Clifford Adams was attending Sumin Eng s wedding. I m sure Sumin will be writing and sending us a photo imminently. Right, Sumin? I m not sure technology sightings count here, but since I am inventing the rules, I ll report that an from Dave Tager arrived in my inbox just moments ago, causing me to wonder exactly how many Daves were in the Class of 87. Dave Tager spied Scott Messinger and his wife Gloria in D.C., as well as Jim Elliot 88 and AJ Mediratta in NYC, where Dave resides. Dave also spied an article in The New York Times quoting Jay Altman, chief executive of FirstLine Schools, who is doing inspiring work helping to transform previously failing schools in New Orleans. Though I am rarely at a loss for words, I do have an imposed time deadline, as I m awaiting Karen Adams Finley s arrival at my home during her daughter s senior year college tour. Stay tuned for the next Williams People, in which I am very hopeful that your host and co-secretary, Jeff Heilman, will report on Sumin s wedding, the cross-country team s mysterious teddy bear, the evolution of Warpo s nickname, a headcount of Daves in the Class of 87, information about the enigmatic photo of Cindy and Missy on Facebook, another exhilarating round of I spy, and any other news you have to offer. I extend my deepest gratitude to all of you who wrote in. Please keep the news coming! 1988 REUNION JUNE 6-9 Britta Bjornlund, 7504 Honeywell Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814; Carolyn O Brien, 241 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138; There are so many reasons to come to the Purple Valley for our 25th reunion next June, and we re not only referring to grilled honeybuns and Pappa C s sandwiches. There s also the opportunity to share memories, greet old friends, and make new connections. No one says it better than Brooks Foehl, Williams director of alumni relations, who writes, Our family moved to Williamstown in 2001, and the following spring the Class of 1977 held their 25th reunion. I distinctly remember looking out at their group at the Annual Meeting and thinking two thoughts: Man, they re old; and That s going to be us someday, but it seems a long way off. Given we were still a year shy of our 15th reunion, that all seemed reasonable enough. Subsequent reunions saw the 25th alumni from the late 70s, the early 80s and, in recent years, those with whom we shared our Williams experience come together in Williamstown. Watching the folks in the Class of 1985 (who were old when we arrived at Williams in 1984), our JAs and the rest of the Class of 1986, and our closest contemporaries in the Class of 1987, celebrate their 25th milestones was inspiring and has added to the anticipation of our own moment together as a class. I ve never spoken to, or heard from, an alum who regrets their decision to attend their 25th. I have heard from folks who regret not being there. We have one chance to come together as a class for our 25th, and you have one chance to be a part of it. Let s do what we can to make the collective and individual effort to be together in Williamstown June 6-9, 2013; we look forward to welcoming you back! Yes, Brooks, man we re old! And while we reflect on our age and our experience at Williams 25 years ago, some of us are also marketing the college to the next generation. In fact, while Dave Kane participates in our 25th reunion, his daughter Michaela will be interviewing at the college, thereby keeping up a family tradition Dave interviewed at Williams during his father s 25th reunion. Last summer Dave continued another personal Williams tradition he hosted four Williams interns at his workplace. In addition, he recently published a paper with a former Williams intern Andy Liu 10 that can be found at TpFred. Dave and wife Kay (Fang) 89 gathered with several former Jake House residents from 88 and 89, including Stefan Kargere and wife Karen Costenbader 89 at the Connecticut home of Rob and Lynn Neuner 89. Dave wrote that Stefan managed to kick everyone s butt in a round robin tennis game, include the butts of two strong teenage boys. Perhaps it was her descriptions of Pappa Charlie s sandwiches or renditions of long games of Wales Tails, but Claire Hsiang Marx also has family considering Williams. She escorted her nephew to an admissions tour of Williams in September and had the chance to spend some time on campus with Brooks Foehl and Tom Smith. She reports that there are many new buildings, but Pappa C s Richard Dreyfuss was deliciously familiar. Back in NYC, Claire sees her Sage E froshmate Katherine Wolf at Community- JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 79

80 Word Project (CWP) board meetings, an education nonprofit that boasts Katherine as board chair and provides creative writing-based arts programs to 2,000 public school kids each year. Jeanne Cloppse, Mark Solan, Ellen O Connell, Jane Becker, and Rebecca Todd are among other Ephs who support CWP. Claire spent time with KK Roeder, Vicki Distasio Fuqua, and Suzanne Falcone MacLehose at Sally Robertson Laroche s house last fall, where they once again were outnumbered by children. She keeps in touch with Amy Searight, who now works at the U.S. Department of Defense, and Gail Covington, who is still at Morgan Stanley in San Francisco. Catherine Eaton Coakley also had the opportunity to visit Williamstown in the fall when she attended the Williams vs. Middlebury football game. Although Williams lost, Catherine was happy for the chance to catch up with Brooks and Allison Foehl. Chris Jones contemplates his age. How do I know I am old? I see regularly in the hallways of Horace Mann 10th graders Jonah Greenberg (son of David Greenberg), Aaron Schein (son of Mark Schein) and ninth grader Matthew Bock (son of Tim Bock). Chris is still chair of the school s math department. He declined to send any information about the boys math grades, but we re certain they re great students just like their dads. Bob Gallagher is preparing for our 25th reunion by reliving his youth on the back of a motorcycle. He purchased a new Harley Davidson in March and has reportedly put more than 4,000 miles on it riding around NYC. Now we can only let his words describe it, as there s really no paraphrasing possible here: The point is that I pushed myself to BECOME someone who rides, with a whole host of new friends, personalities, takes on the world, events, etc. It was fun to be this age and feel like a 14-year-old with granddad s tractor while pulling the bike away from the dealer: I made several low-speed loops of the dealer s parking lot in first and second gear and finally got bored 30 years melted away, and I knew just how to pop the clutch out smoothly as I hit third, out the lot, fourth and down the lane, lean onto the exit ramp and fifth, vector onto wide open Interstate and sixth, 55 mph, 65, 75 damn, I m doing 75 on my Harley. My life, my Harley. New brain connections, new friends. Oh, my tolerant wife and adoring grade-school kids are a daily blessing to me after all of the events which tempered my soul in business and life since 88. Now not everyone needs to come to Billsville on a motorcycle. Brian Watson, for example, coming from Canada, might prefer to travel via plane and rental car. Brian writes that he spent the summer working hard while enrolled in full-time classes at night and on weekends to maintain his Canadian visa. He and his partner Hiro plan to apply for landed immigrant status (Canada s version of a green card) soon. Brian also enjoys Bob Gallagher s posts on Facebook. Also enjoying Bobby G s Facebook posts is Kathy McDonnell, who cites them as a great source of entertainment and support while she s recovering from recent health issues. Last summer she did have the opportunity to travel to Italy, where she presented her work with the Department of Homeland Security at a conference on art crime and spent two weeks working in the local museums. Jody Abzug Irzuk traveled abroad last summer and lunched with Pavlos Yeroulanos in Greece. Pavlos, Greece s former minister of tourism, rolled out the proverbial red carpet for Jody and her family. Jody also dined with Kate Gerber Kennedy and husband Michael in Chicago; and barbecued with Lisa Buxbaum-Burke and family in Cape Cod. Russell and Sarah Werkman also broke bread with classmates last summer. They hosted Nils Christoffersen and his wife Anette as they passed through Spokane. Dining al fresco, they talked of kids going off to college, foreign travel, and the American Northwest. Most certainly, they also made plans to see each other at the reunion. Later in the summer, the Werkman family embarked on a Western camping adventure in our national parks. Russell was also in LA, where he dined with Carrie Rheinfrank, her husband Walter, and daughter Fiona at their house in Topanga Canyon. After Russell fell in the pool (it was dark, he explains), they relaxed in the hot tub, enjoying views of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. (We wish we could have been there, not only for the beautiful views, but also to witness Russell s dip into the pool!) Ken Marcus daughter is not considering Williams yet. She is 6 years old and keeps her dad busy chauffeuring her to various activities like ballet and swimming. Ken also finds time for other laudable pursuits. Last year, he founded and built a new public interest organization, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. The National Law Journal recently featured his first Supreme Court brief as Brief of the Week. He boasts that the key to this success was of course not writing it myself. After too many years as a litigator, it is great to be the demanding and unreasonable client instead. He saw Stephen Groh at the federal judicial investiture of Stephen s wife Gina. Stephen is a prosecutor in West Virginia with two ridiculously smart and precocious kids. John Keller is also shuttling his first-grade daughter to activities, including ballet, gymnastics, soccer, and drama. But he writes of two lucky moments: The first was meeting Roger Daltrey ( a nice chap, but a tad shorter than I had imagined ), and the second was holding the Olympic torch while in the UK for work. He participated in an annual baseball trek with Mark van Norman 85, Jeff Roth, Greg Lang, Gene Mazzaro, Jeff Heilman, Scott Messinger (all 87), and Dave Garfield 89. Karen Olsen also had the opportunity to meet the rich and famous. While attending an Obama campaign fundraiser in Geneva, she met with George Clooney and reports that he is as friendly and downto-earth as he is handsome and charming. She did not comment on his height, however! Still living in Moscow as a consultant to a local NGO, Karen keeps busy on programs for youth, kids with disabilities, and women. She sees fellow classmates and Muscovites Rob Stubblebine and Steve Gutterman from time to time. Last summer, she visited with Ken Alleyne during Jazz on the Vineyard, a festival Ken organizes for an educational charity SATO (Student Achievement Through Opportunity). We can t argue with Martha s Vineyard, Williams alums, and great music for a great cause. Speaking of a great cause, Esu Anahata and partner Ina continued to spend much time in Burkina 80 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

81 Faso, where they were implementing their BARKA Foundation s first major water, sanitation, and hygiene project in the remote village of Tantiaka. Their activities included drilling a well for the community, constructing composting gender-specific latrines, and teaching basic hygiene. He writes that the project was a resounding success and well covered in the country s national TV and radio stations. He keeps up his Williams connections, citing that more than a half-dozen Ephs volunteer in the organization. In addition, like other alums with teenagers, he recently brought his daughter, a junior in high school, to tour the Williams campus. The trek from Matt Lapointe s home in Tarpon Springs, Fla., to his law firm s home office in Manchester, N.H., each month is impressive. His sons Ben, 11, and Michael, 10, are doing well, and he s pleased that, so far, they still think that I know something and am worth listening to. Megan Hawgood s kids also think she s worth listening to. Because of her urging, she reports that her son did not procrastinate getting his college applications done (no word as to whether he s thinking Williams or not). She s also been busy building the website for the Class of 72 s 40th reunion, which leads us to wonder why we don t enlist those talents on behalf of the Class of 88. She had a small-world Williams moment when an alum from the Class of 71 recognized her purple and gold flip-flops at an adult swim class. She writes that she will be very sad to miss the 25th reunion, but her son is graduating from high school the same weekend. Not sure about her priorities, but there it is. Nick Beatty writes that he and wife Alison and daughters aged 6 and 8 have finally settled back in British Columbia after spending seven years in transition in Cork, Ireland (as he finished medical school), and Saskatchewan (where he did his residency). Fully established in Victoria, he s working as a hospitalist (hospital-based family medicine for those of us who don t speak British Columbian). He enjoys his schedule as he works 12 days in a row and then gets nine days off. As he and Alison plan to stay at least until the girls complete high school, he sends warm welcomes to anyone passing through or near Victoria. Blake Robison also moved, from the DC area to Ohio, where he is the new artistic director of Cincinnati Playhouse. He writes that in September he hosted an alumni event at the theater, where he met a small but devoted group of midwestern Ephs. Turning to other devoted Ephs, Ray George hooked up with Jim Elliott, Pete Grose, and Mark Raisbeck, to run the Hartford Half Marathon. After the race, the crew found themselves at a nearby pub for celebratory beers and fried food. Sounds about right. Pete Grose also had a celebratory beer with Britta Bjornlund at her new home in Bethesda, Md. Britta also caught up with Mike Harrington and partner David Breen while in Boston for work. Mike, David, and sons Declan and Noah were preparing to host more than 100 people from Declan s preschool at their house the next day. Mike always was an overachiever! Jonny Hollenberg and his family got together with Dave Glendon and family last summer in Maine, where they partook in a bit of waterskiing. Dave was a pro, and then it was Jonny s turn. Fast-forward to a trip to the ER, a few days of bed rest, some wonderful pain medication, and a lingering disc issue. But, he writes, Given the hectic nature of life in general, the few days of bed rest while on vacation was actually quite relaxing. He stays active in the local Williams alumni association, planning events with Joyce Noonan Anderson, Geri Hugo Mohr 86, Jen Koski Washburne 86, and Matt Fair 91, among others. We are not sure which is more upsetting, the thought of rupturing a disc while waterskiing or the fact that that is what it takes these days to earn ourselves a bit of rest. Get better, Jonny! In closing, if you haven t already done so, consider joining the Class of 88 s Facebook page for more reminiscing as we gear up to our 25th. And whether you come to reunion or not (and we hope you come), consider making a donation. Matt Lapointe writes, We are looking forward to presenting the college with a great 25th reunion gift, and we want ALL OF YOU to be part of it. Those of you who can make a stretch and increase your gift this is the year to do it! Our real emphasis is on PARTICIPATION, however. In the 25 years since we graduated, an astounding 92 percent of the class has made at least one gift to the college. If you have never given, or haven t given recently, please consider making a gift THIS YEAR. Looking forward to seeing everybody in June! See you in June. And until then, send in your news David Bar Katz, 138 Watts St., Apt. 4, New York, NY 10013; Shannon Penick Pryor, 3630 Prospect St., NW, Washington, DC 20007; Dear classmates, we ve heard little from you in the past few months! Hopefully, that means everyone is traveling the world and will be returning soon to write us about your adventures and accomplishments. The Alumni Fund is in full swing, so it s not too late to make your gift now. We hope that many of you will contribute your time and talents to organizing our 25th reunion, set for June 12-15, The call for volunteers has gone out, so mark your calendars and sign up to help out! In the meantime, we ve heard from a few 89ers who haven t written in quite a while. Sarah Cole lives with her family in NYC as a tenured professor in the Department of English at Columbia University and has published her second book, At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland (Oxford, 2012). Noriko Honda has moved back to the U.S. with her family after 23 years in Asia, 18 of them in Hong Kong. We have moved to San Francisco for schools and to be closer to our families. I am still at Capital Group and will be working out of the SF office as a fund manager in our institutional group. While I miss Hong Kong, and it is a bit of a shock to spend my entire weekend driving my kids around from one sporting event to another, it is great to be back Stateside. I have seen Cooper (Campell Jackson) and Jen (Morris Grossman) (and Naree Wongse-Sanit Viner when she was still in LA) often on prior visits back to LA where my company is based, and I am looking forward to catching up with Williams friends I haven t seen in a long time. I would love to hear from people and if they are in the area to get together with them! JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 81

82 Dave Beischer writes, Stewart Verdery came through Durham while giving a speech at Duke Law School. Stewart is still running his lobbying firm in DC. Also, just spent the past weekend at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg with Mike Barbera for a golf weekend. President Obama was at the resort, debate prepping, but he declined to join our golf outing! Deborah Synder and I remind everyone to mark their calendars for our 25th reunion in June of Tom and Tina (Webster) Loose took the kids on a fabulous, wildlife-filled trip to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons this summer. One of the boys actually tried bison and elk meat while we were there! Could be trouble. If they get too adventurous in the food department, we might actually have to start taking them with us on our more exotic expeditions, like Peru last spring. (The food barrier was always such a perfect excuse to go on our own ) Caught up with John Bunnyman Bellwoar and his family at their home in Connecticut while I was en route to Boston with the kids and new puppy Milo in tow. Milo proceeded to throw up on the couch and get in a fur-flying fight with the Bellwoars dog, so we hastened on our way to see the cousins in Massachusetts. While in the Boston area, saw Tim and Heather King Allen 90 for catch-up lunches, leaving my poor sister-in-law in charge of five kids and two dogs. We ll never be invited again! Everyone s doing well: Tom is in a new position at Merck, the boys are starting eighth grade, and I m learning to work Milo s routine into our already busy schedules usually without making him throw up Katie Brennan, 2018 Rosilla Place, Los Angeles, CA 90046; We learned just before press time of the previous issue that Bob O Neil had passed away in July. Bob joined our class as a junior. At the urging of his new wife, Betty, he had returned to college at the age of 39 and attended Berkshire Community College for two years before transfering to Williams. I regret that I did not know Bob as, judging from his obituary and the many tributes to him online, he was a wonderful person and a real hero to many. I was able to reach Betty by phone and offer condolences from our class, and she told me about some of the highlights of his life. Bob grew up in Pittsfield but had the travel bug and left to see the world, including 21 European countries, Canada, and Mexico, and worked in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Bob and Betty met in Florida, but she thought they should return to Pittsfield, which she had grown to love on visits with him. He was hesitant to bring a Florida girl to the northern reaches, but Betty prevailed, and they began their new life together back in his childhood home. Williams does not accept very many nontraditional students, and Bob was very proud to be one of the few and loved his time at Williams very much, majoring in English and history. He may have been unique as a Williams student in working part time as a corrections officer to help pay his way! Bob had a lifelong passion for basketball and began his coaching career at Williams as assistant coach to Harry Sheehy 75 for the men s JV team. Sheehy remarked that Bob was a true student of the game and that the other thing about Bobby that I ll always remember is he was just a sweetheart. There are just people who have sweet spirits in this life. Sometimes we re blessed to know some of those people. I m blessed to have known Bobby. After Williams, Bob taught English and history for many years, at both Taconic and Pittsfield High Schools, but was best known for his exceptional coaching of girls basketball teams at both schools. He was considered a mentor by many other coaches throughout the region and on two occasions was named Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. Bob and Betty s daughter Angela also took to basketball and last fall was a freshman at Pittsfield with her dad as coach! Unfortunately, Bob had recently received a diagnosis of ALS and was not able to finish the season. Last spring, there was an outpouring of love and honor for Bob s contributions to his community, including his being awarded the Key to the City of Pittsfield on Feb. 21 in deep appreciation for his distinguished service, and the designation of that date forever as Robert M. O Neil Day in Pittsfield. Betty told me that, even during his illness, Bob would speak of feeling like the luckiest man alive, with her and Angela being the loves of his life. We are all honored to have had such a gentleman in our midst. Brian Stevens is the proud father of two boys now, with baby Tyler born on Sept 24. Baby and mom are doing well, and dad is a complete train wreck. As you know, I m sure, sleep does not come easy. Then when I think I am going to get some sleep I get called to respond in for work for some crime. I am working as a detective in the Suffolk County PD. I work in the 1st precinct, and it s crazy! Whoever says crime is down is lying! I live in Massapequa, which is nice, but much to my dismay there have been no Rob Lambert sightings. I also got together with some fellow Ephs from the Class of 1990 like Chris Rocco Parisi, Chris Meyer, Dan Big Sexy Yerxa, Jeff Stripp, Mike Simpson, Rich Williams, John Perryman, and Kevin Gilmartin 94 in Rhode Island in July. Lots of catching up and lots of laughs. Rich added, A great time had by all. I think it was our 14th year of getting together for three days over the summer. The older we get, the better we were. Lots of news from Rachel Martin who is living in the Oakland hills and loving being in the San Francisco Bay Area. I regularly see my freshman roommate Jackie Graves, who teaches English at Laney College in downtown Oakland. She wrote an adapted screenplay called Alice in Oaksterdam, which premiered this past spring and was outstanding! Kevin Tex Cook also has opened a fantastic restaurant-bar called Disco Volante, which everyone should visit if they get a chance. Real pommes frites with housemade bacon jam! Great music. I d eat there weekly if I could. Teaching U.S. history part time at University of California-Berkeley again this spring semester, where the students really are bright, dedicated, and motivated. I was up in Alaska in August and saw Christopher Michaeles 89 and his lovely wife Shannon Smiley and their six malamutes! Also ran into our old J.A. from Williams E, Carter Zinn 88, when I was in Mill Valley (Marin County) in September. Carting around a totally cute 2-year-old and doing well. 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83 Colorado over New Year s. She and her family live near Boulder. We visited last March (2011) when I went to town for String Cheese Incident concerts. I heard from Pam Lotke in Tucson, Ariz., that she and Sammy got together up in Washington earlier this month, and all are well. In September I came across an article by Josh Glenn in Nature, titled The Radium Age, in which he discusses science fiction from the forgotten era of Much more dystopian than the romantic sci-fi era of Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne, writers during the Radium Age were expressing an unease with the future that new technologies like flight, radioactivity, and the telephone might bring. I think I need a new strategy for getting published in Nature! Anyway, Josh has co-founded HiLo Books to reissue Radium Age fiction and has much more going on. A series of s brought me up to date on at least some of it. This fall, Susan Roe and I are celebrating our 25th year as a couple. We ve been married since 1995, and our sons Sam and Max are now in ninth and sixth grade here in Boston. As for me, I haven t held a job that I could explain to my parents since I quit my gig as a Boston Globe editor and columnist in 07. I scratch a living consulting to advertising and marketing agencies as a brand and culture semiologist; if you want to know what that means, there was a profile of me in The New York Times last summer (in, of all sections, Home & Garden ). In recent years, I ve co-authored and co-edited the books Taking Things Seriously, The Idler s Glossary, and The Wage Slave s Glossary; and I m editor of, which TIME magazine named one of the 10 Best Blogs of I ve got two books out this fall: I m co-editor of Significant Objects, a collection of 100 stories, by 100 authors, about unlikely objects; and I m co-author of Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, a beautiful and enormous collection of cool activities for kids aged As your secretary, I do try to do my research, and I encourage you to look up the N.Y. Times article, where you will learn that Josh is predicting that chest hair will make a comeback, among other fascinating things. And if you have a child in that 8 to 13 demographic who might be interested in how to optimize a cookie recipe, how to shoot and edit a stop-motion movie, the best ever clean hip-hop songs, or, my favorite: How to Criticize Everything, you ll have to get them Unbored! Last year Emily Donovan completed her coursework for certification as an alcohol and drug addictions counselor and now does volunteer work in addictions near Lexington, Mass. She has been making the most of a difficult situation: afflicted with chronic migraines, Emily has been unable to work since 2009, and lives with chronic pain every day. My theory, however, is that if I am going to feel like garbage, it is better to feel like garbage in, for example, the Cayman Islands, than it is to feel like garbage on the couch at home Fortunately for me, I became disabled while working as a litigator for a large national law firm, so my disability insurance pays me enough to allow me to live a modest lifestyle and travel a number of times a year Last October I spent a week in the Cayman Islands, then three weeks in Brazil in February/March including a riverboat cruise down the Amazon. On the Amazon cruise, I was sick in my cabin for about a day and a half of the five days we were on the river. On the days I was well enough to be out and about, though, I saw all kinds of animals, fished for Piranhas, swam with pink Amazonian dolphins, and saw giant Amazonian lily pads (among dozens of other things). In May/June, I went on a cruiseship-type cruise from Barcelona to Venice down the coast of Italy and up the coast of Greece with a stop off in Dubrovnik in May/June. We were lucky in that we were able to spend a week in Barcelona before the cruise and a week in Venice afterwards, so it was a great trip. Spent a week in New Jersey with Maureen Kelleher 88 where we also had lunch with Nancy Treutner 88 in August and just got back from a week in the Vineyard. Emily was gearing up for a cruise in Asia (Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Singapore) in December/January with a side trip to Ho Chi Minh City and AngkorWat. She says the traveling goes way back, though: I spent three out of four summers in college in the Middle East (Jordan, West Bank/Gaza, and North Yemen). I was scheduled to spend my junior year at the American University in Cairo but got sick and had to stay in Williamstown. I went so many places during that time in my life that when I was interning at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, I had to add extra pages to my passport. The fun part was that the consular officer at the embassy let me do it myself. There are still lots of places left to go, though. With the exception of one night I spent in Cairo when on the way to Yemen, I have never been to Africa. This winter is also my first trip to Asia, and I have never been to Australia. Believe it or not, I have never been to California. At some point, I really have to do something about that. I ll say! Anyone heard from Dave Pesikoff lately? Oh, you have? And you, too?! What is he up to? He didn t say? Just asked what you are doing these days? Something about Inquiring Minds? Who is Dave Pesikoff, anyway? Who is the man behind the myth?! Does he actually live somewhere? Well, yes, he does, as it turns out. Some rare news from behind the curtain: I m happily ensconced in Texas with my wife Sarah and our two boys, Ethan and Jacob, who are in sixth and ninth grade, [respectively], which means we have lots of sports and Boy Scout activities on our calendar. We cycle a lot together, and in the spring, Jacob will graduate from our tandem to ride in his fifth MS150, a 186-mile charity ride from Houston to Austin over a weekend in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, while Ethan will join me for his first MS on our tandem. Our venture capital firm Triangle Peak Partners is doing well we closed on $180 million-plus for our second fund on the back of a successful first fund begun in I was up in Williamstown for alumni meetings and had the esteemed pleasure of running into Liz Beshel Robinson, who is now a trustee and repping the Great Class of 90 on the board. And earlier last summer, my son Jacob and I hiked from Aspen to Crested Butte. We visited the Montoya Rum distillery but missed seeing Brice and Karen Hoskins, who were in Maine seeing Karen s family. So there you have it just a regular guy! And the other sweetheart behind the scenes, Hilary Klotz Steinman, is still living in NYC with her husband and daughters, in the first and fourth grades, sweet but a bit too sassy. In her never-ending quest to get more Ephs to Rhode Island in the summer, I m glad to report that Frances and Dave Morrison spent JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 83

84 the month in Weekapaug, R.I., before moving to California. Cassandra Hiland and family stopped by for a visit with the Morrisons during their East Coast trek, and since Christina (Ohly) Evans and I were just down the road in Watch Hill, we all got together with our kids for a mini 90 RI reunion. Seriously, many thanks to Hilary and Dave for leading our class Alumni Fund campaign again this year, and a final message from them, Thanks to all of you who have donated to the Alumni Fund. If you haven t gotten around to giving yet, we hope you will join us in supporting the Alumni Fund this year. Help our class retain the trophy we won last year for participation! Thanks for your updates keep them coming! Loved the Tweet from Gillian (Lippert) Marcus last time. Send more Tweets! Haikus, sonnets, too 1991 Pete McEntegart, 34 South Venice Boulevard, Unit 2 Venice, CA 90291; YouTube isn t just for cat videos and Gagnam Style anymore. It s also where you can find the 8-year-old son of Anna Bardone-Cone absolutely dominating on the basketball court while playing with the University of North Carolina men s hoops team. No joke. There s a UNC tradition of the team playing an unannounced pickup game on campus each spring. Word spreads instantly, of course, and students stream to the court to shoot free throws for the right to play against the varsity. Young Addis Cone showed up that April afternoon along with the college students and made his free throw. Then in a break from custom the varsity players let him play with them rather than against them, presumably because it would be bad form to dunk on an 8-year-old. What nobody watching (except Anna, presumably) knew is that Addis is a basketball phenom. Take a few minutes to search on YouTube for UNC basketball plays pick-up at Cobb for the Daily Tar Heel s official video, then scroll to about the three-minute mark and prepare to be amazed. That YouTube search will also turn up several bootleg versions of the same event with catchier titles like UNC Basketball Pick-Up Game 8-yr-old MVP, UNC Basketball pick-up game 8 year old is amazing! and Eight Year Old Balls With UNC Squad Wow Amazing Talent. Seriously, go watch. Addis s skills were so impressive that it helped Anna receive tenure in July as a UNC professor in the Department of Psychology. (OK, I m sure she earned it on her own merits.) Over the summer Anna spent a few weeks in the Bay Area with her in-laws, where she met Leila Jere for lunch. In September, she hosted Jess Walker and her husband Scott in Chapel Hill, both before and after Jess successfully defended her dissertation at Virginia Tech. (So it s Dr. Walker now, thanks.) Jess and Scott have moved to Boulder, Colo. I received no fewer than three firsthand accounts of the Second Annual FreshGrass bluegrass festival organized by Chris Gis Wadsworth at North Adams MASS MoCA Sept Chris Mersereau reported that he danced the night away with the likes of Gis, Sean Watterson, Matt and Seanna (Connor) Walter, Jason Gull, Williamstown s own Kathy (Judge) Igoe, and Melissa Fenton. What Merse might not have known is that it was Melissa s birthday that weekend. I heard that from Melissa herself, who wanted to give Gis kudos for pulling this together and also reported that she bumped into Andrew and Betsy (Pennebaker) Allen that weekend in Williamstown. What Melissa did NOT say is that when she saw the Allens while driving down Spring Street, Melissa screeched to a halt and jumped out to give [them] a hug, leaving the car parked right in the middle of the street, which the super-chill Williamstown drivers didn t seem to mind. That is the eyewitness testimony from Betsy. Remember, people, I have eyes and ears everywhere. Betsy and Andy were in town mostly to see Matt and Seanna Walter and their three kids; Seanna and Betsy were suitemates in Sage B. The Allens also hit the Eph football game, visited Rob Abel and family at their spread near Mount Hope Farm, and were astounded to note how many current Williams students seemed to be studying on a beautiful fall Saturday. Come on, kids, live a little. Melissa had a number of other activities to report. Thanks in part to Hal Steinbrenner, she was a regular at Yankees Stadium last year, including at the stadium s first-ever soccer match between two European clubs, a Madonna concert along with Sarah Peterson and Dan Kaufman, and Game 5 of the ALCS. Melissa also saw Erica Dankmeyer perform in the Fifth Annual 360 Degree Dance Company at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater and later ran into Ray Neufeld randomly on the Upper West Side of Manhattan while Ray was touring potential schools for his children, one of which was Melissa s son s school. Melissa also regularly sees Rebecca Sokolovsky, who is the coolest, calmest mom ever to twins Milo and Gideon. Sometimes getting multiple, Rashomon-like reports is the only way to get the full story. For instance, Tim Hildreth wrote that he spent five days in Lisbon, Portugal, in early October and looked up Ana M. Pinto, who now goes by the more mellifluous Ana Villa de Freitas. Says Tim: I hadn t talked to Ana since college, but we had a wonderful time reconnecting over dinner and drinks. Then I heard from Ana: It was great catching up with him, and he made a great effort of pretending to understand my unpracticed rusty English! It all ended abruptly as Tim felt ill after I took him to taste a few of our port wines. I thought the years at the Purple Pub would be enough, but Tim succumbed to Portuguese port and we had to take a cab back to his hotel instead of walking. You re busted, Tim! Tim and Lisa Leinau participated again last year in the New Balance Reach the Beach relay in New Hampshire, a 200-plus mile relay race. Meanwhile Tim and husband Michael are building a house, while professionally Tim was named VP, product marketing, for content products at Skillsoft, an e-learning company. Speaking of job titles, did you know that one of our classmates is a Body-Inclusive Psychotherapist? It s true. What s a Body-Inclusive Psychotherapist? asked Francine Kelly, in what was thankfully not a rhetorical question. Well, we basically recognize that the body is affected by what happens in the mind 84 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

85 and needs to be included in any therapeutic process that addresses mental/emotional healing. Eliza Shin is doing something that, as an aspiring Hollywood writer, I understand a little better. Reports the Chicago-based actress: You can tell folks that I ve got itsy-bitsy scenes in episodes 2 and 8 of the new NBC show Chicago Fire. If everybody watches, I ll get to be employed again and again. The show, from Law & Order guru Dick Wolf, airs on Wednesday nights, and Eliza plays an ER doc. Tim Lush Hanes plays a doctor in real life, and his wife Jennifer is also an M.D. Reports Lush: I have the three best new people on Earth for my children: Annie, 10; Ben, 8; Kate, 6. And I want everyone to know, global warming is real. Anyone who is Facebook friends with Lush will be surprised he didn t lead with his global warming warning. Indeed global warming is a key Eph issue, since we have Ephs all over the globe. Writes Lisa Kaestner: We are still living in Istanbul count is at two years and liking it. We had a visit from Robin Neidorf last spring and took her to our favorite Bosphorus fish restaurant. That implies that Lisa has a plethora of Bosphorus fish restaurants to choose from, which makes me jealous. Another Eph globetrotter is Ivan Sigal, whose decade-plus of travel and photography in Russia, Central Asia, and Afghanistan has been turned into a book being published by Steidl. That s in addition to an exhibition of the photos at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in DC through January. Capital-area Ephs should check it out. Jane Desnoyers is still living in London and is an English-style lawyer (a solicitor ) for a U.S. law firm. She enjoyed the London Olympics, especially when the cycling road race zipped by on the street she lives on. Last fall Jane served as a volunteer election monitor in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Jane also saw Deirdre Pappalardo Gurney and family in late July as they were passing through London (Deirdre s onetime home) on the way to their annual visit to Deirdre s in-laws in Wales. In Rome, Robin Lloyd and wife Wendy saw Christine Choi at a wedding of a mutual friend. Reports Robin: Christine proudly shared pics of her beloved new arrival, a suitably sophisticated flat in Brooklyn, over five indulgent days of olive orchards, food porn, mini-palaces, and laughter. Robin is based in Seattle, where he now sees less of Matt Turetsky (who has finished a three-year work assignment in Seattle) but does see Stein Soelberg in Atlanta thanks to his own work assignment. Marc Klaus and family still live in Stockholm, but they were hosted last summer in San Francisco by Raj Venkatesan and Eric Grosse. Raj writes that Marc s older daughter, Freddie, rode her bike across America, and the rest of the Klaus brood joined her on the West Coast. In other Raj news, his two boys (ages 8 and 10) are working hard on their squash, soccer, and baseball, and they hope to go to Williams squash camp someday. But John Mulreany wins the prize for furthestflung dispatch: Greetings from the Island of Stone Money! I m starting my second year here in Yap, an island in the Federated States of Micronesia, about 400 miles southwest of Guam. I was sent here by my religious order, the Jesuits, with another priest to start the first Catholic high school here on Yap. John hopes one of his students will someday attend Williams, which could certainly use a few good Yappians. (Yappers? Yaps?) Now it s time for some rapid-fire news. Barbara (Elliott) Super reports that her son Matt (Kenyon 15) met Obie-winning actress Birgit Huppuch in May when she was performing in a Cleveland production of In The Next Room. Michelle Sanders says she received an actual photo card via U.S. mail that James Goodell and wife Laura welcomed their fourth child, son Adam Richard Goodell, on June 12. Jackie Weider Jones wrote: I have a new puppy named Oscar. Seriously, that was her entire . Deirdre Pappalardo Gurney sent lots of news, including that she and Sarah Peterson celebrated Melissa Fenton s birthday 25 years after we arrived at Sage D together. (How many times did Melissa celebrate her birthday?) New York-based Deirdre also regularly sees Tara Hurley and Dore Lebeau Toung and her two kids; Barbara Kircheimer, who visits from Chicago; and saw Manhattan visitors Jake Smith (from DC) and Brenda Barry (from Boston). Caleb Gordon wrote from a camping trip in Florida s Ocala National Forest along with wife Lisa Alcala and their daughters Lily and Phoebe; and David Bernhardt, wife Jen, and daughter Julia. Sadly I didn t realize Caleb lived in Gainesville, Fla., when I went to the Florida-LSU game there on Columbus Day weekend with Jon Faini, Jeff Bond, Sean Glynn, Mike DeMarco, and Jeff Miller on our fifthannual College Football Trip. Meanwhile Liz Rogers wrote: I m living on Cape Cod in Bourne, singing and song-leading, contra-dancing, enjoying a simple and slow life, applying to grad school in psychology, to start next fall, [and] about to start baking bread for a local farmer s market. I m hungry already. Alexa Sand ed from the Ahmanson Reading Room at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., where the Utah State professor spent this past semester as a fellow in residence. Cara Schlesinger is the managing editor of Social Research and especially enjoyed editing a piece in the fall 2011 issue in which the author, a former warden of New College, Oxford, noted that Williams offers a liberal education second to none in the world. Well, no duh. Leila Jere wrote from San Francisco that she randomly bumped into Jenny Griffin as Jenny was on her way to ice skate on a warm Indian Summer day. The next week Leila sat next to Lindon Seed at an entrepreneurship discussion at which Mariam Naficy was a panelist. As a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Alumni, Leila also hung out in Williamstown in September with fellow committee member Melissa Fenton, who might have set a new record for mentions in one column. Joel Foisy ran a half-marathon, his first-ever running race, and reported he was still mostly able to walk the day after. Sumi Ports has a new position as a job coach for developmentally disabled adults in Putnam County, N.Y. Rayola Osanya-Nyyneque met up with Adrena Ifill in DC in July at the International AIDS Conference. Sara Gagnon Barbato and family made their first trip to Disney World, which was exhausting from the first moment we decided to go to the last load of laundry after unpacking, but worth every effort. Matt Wyskiel and wife Christy 94 saw Jim Higgins and family, along with Sean Culman 89, at an end-of-summer crab fest in Baltimore. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 85

86 Lee Schroeder attended a minireunion in Chicago in October with Jessica Melcher Yansouni, Elise Carson Carey, Alison Furniss Skurcenski, Laurie Baker, and Katy Carr White. Reports Lee: Everyone has beautiful families, ranging from Katy having a freshman in high school to me having a 20-month old; somehow I am always playing catch-up in this group of women! Anne Platt McGinn and hubby Joe 89 traveled to Williamstown in September to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Eph crosscountry program. Remarkably, the men s team has had only three coaches in that entire century: Doc Seely ( ), Tony Plansky ( ) and Pete Farwell 73 (1979-present). The only other 91 harrier able to make it was Elise Dugundji Freidman with hubby Robb 93, while Anne reports that Bill McKinley 92 made the Plansky name proud in the alumni race. (Bill is a Plansky via his marriage to Jen Plansky 92.) Judy Conti is still living in Alexandria, Va., and working in DC at the National Employment Law Project. In October, Judy hosted Korey Ireland and his wife Adeline as they were passing through DC on their way back home to Berlin. Last summer Judy and family vacationed on the Jersey Shore with Jennifer DeMarrais and her two sons. Judy also reports that she frequently sees Jessica (Baraka) Nolan and her husband in DC and that the parents are already hoping for a double wedding between Judy s two girls and Jessica s two older boys. Good luck with that! Gretchen Piper writes that she landed a new fundraising-consulting assignment with the YWCA of Minneapolis. She and husband Scott live in Minnesota and seem to have brainwashed daughter Louise, 10, and son Sam, 9, who can t wait for snow. They better not talk to Lush. Finally Tom Morgan snuck in right under the deadline with some news, most notably that he celebrated his 43rd birthday with Ephs including Matt Conlan, Ashley Clarey, Ashley s hubby Ian Gallagher 92, Ian s sister Amanda Gallagher 90, and Frank Bodenchak and wife Dawn. Tom, wife Loraine and kids Jack, 6, Ella, 5, and Reese, 3, live on the Upper East Side, where Tom still works for New Mountain Capital, and they frequently make it up to their place in Williamstown. That s all the room we have. Please be as generous in sending your updates to tri-secretary Ramona Liberoff for next time. You can reach her at Thanks for reading, and please enjoy the rest of your day Heidi Sandreuter, 130 West 79th St., #11A, New York, NY 10024; Hello 92 Ephs! Let s start with a shout-out to Stephanie Phillips, our outgoing class secretary, who wonderfully wove together our 92 adventures these past five years. Thanks, Steph, for your time, dedication, and energy as well as for making my transition as smooth as possible. I hope to tell our class tales with as much flair and style and am thrilled to help sustain our connections between each other and with Williams. OK on with connecting The person possibly dealing with the most change in the past few months may be Abby Solomon, who married Jason Teuscher over the summer, gave birth to Jasper Solomon Teuscher, and made the big move across Central Park from the east to west side of Manhattan. The Teuschers actually landed around the corner from me so I hope to meet little Jasper in the hood soon. Tom Warren and his wife Beth have also added a bundle of love to their lives in suburban Atlanta. Eloise, 2, arrived last summer from China and joined two older brothers, Patrick, 8, and Samuel, 3, and Dog #2 that s yet-to-be-named. (Finalists in the naming contest include Milo, Hooch, Bongo, Max, Guinness, and Captain Snowball. Votes will be collected in our next 92 notes.) Tom has been at the same law firm for 16 years but incredibly gets edged out in the longest- 92er-at-a-job category by Thomas LaPorte, who has been at Dreamworks for 17 years. Thomas and wife Maggie are experiencing the many joys of parenthood: As my kids emerge from toddlerhood, the parental responsibilities morph significantly. We find ourselves as drivers and coaches and music-practice enforcers now instead of diaper-changers! The overall longestat-the-job winner is likely Jim Ryan, who has been at Citi down in Baltimore since graduation. I learned this recently when the NASCAR gods worked their Williams magic and placed Jim and me in the same Tennessee hotel while attending the Bristol race. It s a very odd thing to mill around the mini-cereals and cold eggs of a hotel breakfast and look up to see a fellow 92er. Odd, but wonderful just the same. Jim appropriately said, Who knew that Williams prepared us to be so involved in NASCAR? Classmates working some cool gigs include Dino Delvaille, who is back from Copenhagen working with his new artist Genasis, who is signed to 50 Cent s label. Dino also organized The Dark and Stormy Tour with Collie Buddz and sponsored, of course, by Bermudas Goslings Black Seal Rum. Drink it up in a city near you. Other than that, writes Dino, I am the proud father of Shiloh Monroe Delvaille, who turned 1 this past June. Best job ever. Managing a team responsible for driver licensing policy and customer support for the DMV [that s not a typo] in Madison, Wis., is Alison Lebwohl. One of the high points of the job: telling people I work at the DMV. And despite the crazy politics, I still love living in Wisconsin, writes Alison. This business school grad fills her non-work time with two little boys and three big stepkids. Theo, 5, wants to be an astronaut when he grows up, as does his little brother George, 2. Aside from being program head of the neuropsychology PhD sub-program in the department of psychology, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, Josh Brumberg claimed to have nothing really noteworthy to share. We re counting on some noteworthiness next time, Josh. One of the greatest jobs ever must be coaching, and the Contes are killing it. Patty Conte is coaching high school diving for the first time in Cheshire, Conn. ( and loving it! ), and John Conte is coaching their son s basketball team for the first time this winter. Marisa Brett-Fleegler, an attending in pediatric emergency medicine at Children s Hospital in Boston, balances being a mom to Joshua, 9, Naomi, 7, and Sonia, 3, with games of Ultimate at reunion. Writes Marisa: Had a blast at reunion, so much fun to see and reconnect. I am always amazed that Williams 86 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

87 still feels like home, so many years later. (Yes, corny.) Highlights were getting to share a house with Chip Becker, his daughter Naomi, and my family, and, best of all, going to the Ultimate Frisbee clinic down on Cole field and playing an actual ultimate game with kids as young as my 8-year-old, a bunch of current students, up to alums from our year and beyond. I can t believe more than 20 years have passed since Marisa, Susan (Donna) Fortin, Heather (Warren) Whitman, Jeff Aho, and I were studying in Aix-en- Provence and wearing out our Eurail passes. Karen Schroeder bravely changed directions with her career. After 20 years in federal consulting, I quit my job and am now a first-year law student at George Mason University. So far, I love it! Ask me the difference between assault and battery. (Check the next class notes for Karen s explanation.) I chose GMU because I like the program (it is small and has very involved alumni like Williams) and because the law campus is an easy five-minute walk from my condo. 92ers are a mobile bunch, as proven by Caroline Smith Older, who relocated from Grand Rapids, Mich., to the Oak Park/River Forest area of Illinois. We love being so close to Chicago, where we have caught up with Williams friends Bethany McLean, Zanna Goldblatt, and my former JA Kris Johnson 90 and their families. For our children, Samantha, 5, and Andrew, 2, the Bean is a highlight among Chicago s many cultural attractions. Now that we have unpacked and the family is settled, I am beginning my job search in the arts and cultural sector. After 10 years in San Francisco, Tersh Barber moved to Seattle with his wife Chappell, their daughter Virginia, 8, and son Costin, 6. Tersh joined Microsoft s retail stores and online finance team and admitted that though I m reluctantly trading fog for rain, I remain a Giants baseball fan. Vamanos Gigantes! After living in Toronto for the past six years, Lora (Verkouille) Gibbens returned to the East Coast with her family and is thrilled to be back in Boston and looking forward to getting back in touch with Eph buddies in the area. Lora currently is a full-time mom to daughter Lauren, 2, and in January planned to look for a position in an English department of an independent school in Boston or NYC. Eric Matson reported that Parry Graham celebrated his arrival in Beantown by hosting a party at his new place in Concord along with Tom Evans and Steve and Brenda Simpson. Eric and Tom shared tales from reunion and then rated excuses from Parry and Steve about why they couldn t make it. Parry moving to Massachusetts: legitimate. Steve attending kids soccer games: questionable. Props to Eric for completing his first sprint triathlon in September: It was really fun. During the swim I was the only one wearing an old swimsuit instead of a wetsuit, and during the bike I was the only one on a mountain bike instead of a road bike, so I may need to upgrade my equipment if I get more serious. (Though I ll never get as serious as Bill McKinley and John Staudenmayer, who have done full Ironmans.) That may be true, Nordic, but don t forget that Billy and John are cra-zy. Tomio Komatsu returned to Asia as a senior investment officer based in Jakarta, Indonesia, for International Finance Corp., a member of the World Bank Group. Holly Hedeman Lovvik visited her old hometown of San Francisco in June and admitted, I still miss that place. Holly hung out with Candace Kelly and likely went clubbing in the Tenderloin, because that s how these gals roll. A few years ago Holly and husband Paul moved to New Hampshire, where they now balance daughter Olive, two dogs, and two fulltime jobs. This past fall treated the Lovviks to some drop-bys from folks like Wole Coaxum. With Exeter Academy just five minutes down the road from where we live, we make a convenient stop for Exeter alum, writes Holly. When not rising up the JP Morgan ladder, Wole is in Larchmont, N.Y., with his wife and daughters Quinn, 7, and Avery, 3. Or maybe he s at the golf course I m working on improving my golf game but have a long way to go, he says. Cherie (Macauley) Weldon had the great fortune of attending two Williams reunions last year: First, our 20th, of course, and then, the 100th anniversary of Williams cross-country running (for men, of course, but 37th for women!). Among the hundreds of alumni runners to return for a race in the Purple Mountains were Sue (Donna) Fortin, Katie Queeney, Cindy Mundy, Bill McKinley, Brendan Kearse, Gwen Nagy-Benson and Molly (Martin) Vreeland. Naturally, we toasted our ability to actually finish the race with a trip to the Pub. Props to classmates who make the extra effort to stay connected. Case in point: Tim Snider, vintner extraordinaire at Fess Parker in California, met up with Dave Brule and Naeem Ali in Columbus, Ohio, last fall to watch the Cal Golden Bears play Ohio State football in the horseshoe. Tim writes, It was a fun weekend of golf, an entertaining game (even though Cal lost by 7 in the end), and lots of good food and wine. It was great to get caught up with Naeem s wife Kelly, whom we haven t seen since their wedding, and the rest of his family. Dr. Ali was a gracious host, and we re motivated to turn this into an annual event. In nuptial news, Eric Verby is engaged to Jessica Ng, a UC Berkeley microbiology graduate. We re scheduled to be married Sept. 7, 2013 (my 44th birthday) in Berkeley. Eric works for Jews for Jesus in San Francisco doing street evangelism at AT&T Park when the Giants are in town a smart place to evangelize since those baseball fans have seen proof of some higher power. On to our Wally World installment of family trips Kelly McCracken, her husband Mike, and their two daughters, Edie, 8, and Lean, 5, were in DC to mark Mike s grandfather s burial at Arlington Memorial Cemetery. We re all feeling really proud to attend this ceremony. They visited the Smithsonian and nearby memorials as well as broke some bread with Owen and Heather Wilcox and Bill Barbot 90. In August, Andrew Perry (currently working as a math professor at Springfield College) took a 2,500-mile car and train trip with his wife Sara, daughter Rachel, 10, and son George, 7. In DC they visited Peter Frechtel (a statistician at RTI Int l.), his wife Michelle, son Ben, 5, and newborn daughter Leah. In St. Louis they visited Chris Cox (getting his math PhD at Washington Univ.-St. Louis) and watched the epic 19-inning St. Louis Cardinals game on Aug. 19. Now that s a lot of brainpower in a seventh- (and 14th-) inning stretch. Do you want to hear a really good road story? Well, Eric still rockin Kaye has not been able to generate one despite doing a bit of touring with his band the Mickey Finns. Other than getting to eat in new JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 87

88 restaurants (amazing Kansas City BBQ) and catching up with old friends, the road isn t as crazy when you re 42 with two kids at home as it is when you re 25 and single. Sadly, no wild tales of Almost Famouslike debauchery. I ll try to come up with a better road story for the next issue. Eric did manage a most excellent result when playing in Columbus, Ohio, in front of Naeem Ali, who promised to make the Vertigo gettin back together tour happen for our 25th reunion. Jim Scott sang with the Philadelphia Pops Holiday Chorus this past holiday season. The chorus is comprised of 130 amateur and professional singers from the greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey area. As a hack singer whose most significant singing credit is as a member of the Springstreeters, I am honored to be a part of this a true bucket list opportunity! Toby Miller returned to NYC after spending a good part of the summer in Northern California performing the lead in a production of The 39 Steps at the Sierra Repertory Theater. Between performances, Toby was able to see a few of Camille Utterback s splendid public artworks in San Francisco and to BART over to Oakland with Mark Sutton to watch the other Hell s Angels pummel my beloved A s (go Green and Gold). Toby also mentioned a short film I did is *supposed* to come out soon, but heaven knows when that s actually going to happen. Cyndi Cass and Larry Skowronek are enjoying life in Decatur, Ga., with three kids and all of their pets (guinea pigs, dogs, cats, fish, and chickens, oh my). Larry works in the software industry, while Cyndi chases the kids and pets around with some meaningful volunteer work mixed in. They see Jennie Knight, who also lives in Atlanta, teaches religion, and leads workshops on education and spiritual direction. She also does book-signings for her first book, Feminist Mysticism and Images of God. Joining the author ranks, Kerr Houston published his first book, An Introduction to Art Criticism. He continues to enjoy teaching a variety of subjects at MICA in Baltimore and is planning to take a group of students to the Venice Biennale this summer. Susan Snyder moved to another Boston suburb. I m not sure where exactly, because she was very stingy with scoop. The most I ve got for you is that Valerie Roche, Erika (Breiseth) Brockman, Emily Heumann and I are meeting for a girls weekend in Miami Beach. Are we so Miami Beach or what?! I crashed the Milliken family vacation last summer, which meant I hiked through the Collegiates in Colorado with Ashley Edgar Milliken, Peter Milliken 90, and their amazing daughters, Perrin, 12, and Carly, 10. It was a blast and going to bed by 8 p.m. was the cherry on top. By the time these notes hit, Ashley and her clan will be in Taipei for four months and then travel though mainland China for a few more months. Writes Ashley, We ll all be studying Mandarin, and Peter and I will homeschool the girls. If folks are living in Taipei or China, give a shout! And Bob Riley is still rockin the biggest Little Rock in Arkansas. Thanks to everyone who submitted news. Brumberg, you re up next time, buddy. Heidi 1993 REUNION JUNE 6-9 Chad Orzel, 1570 Regent St., Niskayuna, NY 12309; One of the things that never ceases to amaze me about this job is how often weird chance comes into play. For example, back in July, I was headed out to Oregon for a golf weekend with Andy MC Lee we played 85 holes in three days, which beat my total for the previous three years combined and while waiting to board my flight from Chicago to Portland, I ran into Kate Sharkey, who was on the same plane, headed home to the West Coast. Also originating in a Chicago airport, Elizabeth Johnson Hibner writes that she was watching the Chicago news in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and happened to catch Luke Shullenberger being interviewed in O Hare. Luke and his family had been trapped in Chicago by airport closures, and he was dealing with it more or less as you would expect: by renting a car to drive the rest of the way home to Vermont. (Luke confirms that it was he, and that the drive along Lake Erie in 60 mph winds was fairly exciting.) And there are even more fleeting chance encounters. On election night, I was somewhat boggled to learn that a guy I played rugby with (Chris Murphy 96, a frosh when we were seniors) has just been elected a U.S. senator, and while groggy from staying up way too late watching election returns, I ran across a Huffington Post article on sleep strategies by Camille Preston (useful information, as we have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old, so sleep is hard to come by these days). The best chance encounter story, though, comes from Holly Bernstein, who reports that shortly after a new family moved in, one of her new neighbors said, My husband thinks he went to Williams with you. He turned out to be John Welch 95, who lived downstairs from Holly in Morgan, and who she hadn t seen since John s an MD/PhD doing research on leukemia, now working at Washington University in St. Louis. It s a small world (apologies to any parents who have just gotten that Disney song stuck in their heads for the next 18 hours ). The biggest story of the fall was, of course, the aforementioned Hurricane Sandy, which cut a swath through the East Coast and messed up the weather all the way up to Toronto. Lots of classmates were adversely affected. Steve Possick was without power for several days in Connecticut, as were Brad (Sharp) and Kate Nicholson in New Jersey and Ethan Zuckerman and Rachel Barenblatt 95 in Lanesborough, Mass. The storm passed south and west of us, for the most part, so I mostly experienced it through the weird immediate-yet-distant world of social media learning via Facebook that a tree fell on Damon Hemmendinger s house, or that Paul Minnefor was waiting hours for gas in New Jersey. Unsurprisingly, the people who have been able to check in via those channels are basically OK; we hope that all the many others in the path of the storm made it through. A few years back Pete Kirkwood helped found a volunteer-based relief organization, All Hands Volunteers, and was putting together some relief efforts in the aftermath of Sandy. Claire Benson-Mandl wrote to remind me that the hurricane overshadowed a big earthquake in British Columbia, which both she 88 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

89 and Chris Gondek made it through all right. Claire also noted that her daughter started pre-school at the school where Claire s wife Natalie teaches, thus freeing her from pick-up and drop-off duty for the next 14-odd years, which makes me extremely jealous Also, having mentioned getting information from Facebook, I enjoyed the pictures of Pittsfield police chief Mike Wynn walking in high-heeled shoes for a charity fundraiser. As there are days when I can barely manage to walk in sneakers, I m very impressed. Mike Lapin checked in from Seattle, where he s plugging along at Phillips Healthcare and coaching his kids in soccer. Pan Wendt is an art curator in Canada, married with three kids, and still occasionally hears from Salvatore Salamone (Fayerweather 3, represent!) and Kristie French. Kevin Weng s still making me jealous of his research projects on tropical reefs in the Pacific and celebrated the graduation of his first grad student (a significant milestone for an academic). Sharon Crary writes in between grading papers from her students at DePauw to note that she ran an event in NYC for Social Promise, a nonprofit she founded to support health and education in Uganda (where, coincidentally, a few of my own former students have done nonprofit work). The not-previously-appearingin-these-pages Chuck Roth didn t provide any actual news but did to call me a tant, in case you were missing ancient slang. And Eric Jacobsen makes me feel old by reporting on a visit to Williamstown with his daughter, a senior in high school. (She was too much a city dweller to appreciate the Purple Valley, but Eric says it felt like coming home.) Of course, we can t really be old as long as members of the class are still having kids (as opposed to grandkids), and Carin DeMayo-Wall has saved us all from decrepitude for this edition of the class notes, celebrating the birth of a daughter, Arden Beverly Wall, in August. Carin and husband John Wall recently moved back to Williamstown, where they have run into a number of classmates, including Jen Raney Harris and Stephen Grimm. Which brings this edition back to the chance encounter thing, which is close enough to full circle for me to stop here. Of course, we can t just end there. This is the antepenultimate edition of the class notes for me, as we have a reunion coming up in June, which many people mentioned eagerly anticipating. Of course, we can t just have a reunion without being hit up for money, so I ve been asked to remind you to donate to the special 20th reunion campaign and to offer hearty thanks to those who have already contributed. Also, if you re into social media (which figured so prominently earlier in this entry), you can join the class group on Facebook, and if you re interested in helping plan the reunion, contact Brian Foster (brian.foster@ And, as always, if you have news to report, send it to me at Elizabeth Randolph Rappaport, 9 Killington St., Chappaqua, NY 10514; Dear classmates, I hope you survived Hurricane Sandy with your homes and cars and lives intact. I live in Westchester County in New York, where there were hundreds of downed power lines, huge trees bursting through people s roofs, and broken cars galore. NYC, where I work, was dark downtown and business as usual uptown. Thank you all for writing in to report your news. The fall brought news of our creeping up in age many of us have now turned 40 but also still plenty of new babies, evidence of our youthful exuberance. Kerry (Davenport) Fitzgerald and her husband Kevin had their third child, Ryan Clay, in May. Ryan has a sister, Katie, 5, and a brother, Jack, 2. Susan Vaill, who still has the glamorous Hollywood gig of being an editor and director of the TV show Grey s Anatomy, gave birth in September to Everly Clementine and was on maternity leave in the fall. She and Star Hampton wrote in about a prebaby girl s weekend they spent with Amanda Oberg in Chicago in May. They ate well, dusted off the cobwebs of Art History 101 brain cells, and toured the architectural gems of the city. They also never stopped talking, Star writes. Star is still in Providence, R.I., working as a urogynecologist Nicole (Vennell) Roberts wrote for the first time in a while. Nicole has two daughters, Michaela, 3½, and Clara, 10 months; she describes both as delightful, energetic, and inspiring. But Nicole writes in with unpleasant news as well. She is fighting colon cancer for the second time and as of September had suffered through chemotherapy for six months. Nicole says her prognosis is positive, but she s on a rough road. She writes, Hug the ones you love. And get ready for your colonoscopies in 10 years. Nicole, I know all of us 94s share in wishing you only the best and a speedy recovery. Leslie (Gray) Patterson reports that the past year has been her most exciting yet. She got married in July to Greg, and they toured and cruised around Alaska before moving to their new home in Stow, Mass. Anim Steel, Stacey (Gunthorpe) Reynosa, Julia Gemma DiFilippo, and Janet Bertucci-Lynch attended Leslie s wedding. In April they became parents of twin baby boys, Corbin Garrett and Cooper Allan. Leslie has been a housemaster at Lincoln- Sudbury Regional High School for 12 years. Jane McAdams sent her first update to class notes to let us know she s been living in Chicago, where she runs her own freelance editing business, Beaumont Hardy Editing. She can do her work from wherever because it is all based online, and Jane has been on the move. With her 15-year-old nephew, Jane walked the nearly 500-mile Camino de Santiago. That means she walked across Spain from St. Jean Pied de Port, which is on the border of France, to Santiago de Compostela. She and her nephew met charming people, ate a lot of octopus, and became connoisseurs of one-star pensions. Jane arrived in Santiago the day Spain won the EuroCup and ended her trip with a massive party. Allyson Hightower ended the summer by spending eight days at the U.S. Open, after which she started graduate school. Allyson is working toward a dual degree in education and social work in the infant and family development and intervention program with Bank Street and Hunter College School of Social Work. Allyson reports that helping troubled kids is a new field for her, but she s excited to pursue the path. Now for the 40th birthday parties. In a feat of exquisite schedule coordination, Peggy (Drucker) JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 89

90 Headstrom, Amanda (Turner) Phillips, Melissa (Braisted) Nordquist, Amy Minnick, Amelia (Patterson) Fox, Christy (Williams) Wyskiel, Susan (Wood) Waesco, Sarah (Davidson) Richmond, Cory (Wickwire) Halaby, Kara (Berklich) Weber, and Genny (Mann) Morris gathered in Paris to celebrate turning 40. The friends spent a week catching up, eating, drinking, shopping, laughing, and taking in the sights. It turns out I never is more fun with French wine than the Beast in a plastic keg cup, Peggy writes. The group claims to have matured, but they allegedly wound up involved in a number of shenanigans, including being kicked off the train, harassing a Kiwi bike tour guide, and fraudulently conveying museum passes. Peggy says they reminisced about their days at Poker Flats, Mission, Blue House, Beer Practice, Greylock and the Quad. Peggy says the gang is already planning for a 45th celebration. Can I come? Elizabeth (Culpepper) Allan celebrated turning 40 with Hillary Twining and Heather Curnutt and their husbands in North Carolina. Elizabeth s husband surprised her with the guest appearances. Kari (Larsen) Bilik and Heather (Moore) Wood attempted to join but were thwarted by bad weather. Elizabeth and her husband also have twins, Sophie and Gryffin. They turned 1 year old in September. Maria (Whitehorn) Votsch wrote to say her spouse, along with the spouses of Colin Sellar, Kathy (Alprin) Stowe, and Emily (Sprong) Suiter, organized a gathering to celebrate turning 40 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. I still can t believe the co-conspiring spouses pulled it off, writes Maria. Happy birthday to all! Keep the updates coming. Best, Liz Anamaria Villamarin-Lupin, 535 Arabella St., New Orleans, LA 70115; Nancy O Brien Wagner, 1049 Linwood Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105; Dear classmates, something has shifted in the last few months for us. A few brave comrades have ventured across the frontier of their 40th birthdays, and the accounts they are sending are suspiciously positive. Things aren t so bad, apparently. And with four decades under our belts (and hips and jowls) there appears to be some wisdom forming. Or at least a bit more common sense. First off, the baby report: Michael Ebert and his wife Andie adopted a beautiful baby daughter. Penelope Jane Ebert was born on May 29. Michael reports, Penny s a pure delight, and she seems to be taking quite kindly to her daily mandatory lessons in jazz appreciation. I can attest that P.J. is as cute as her father states. Chris Hagy and his wife Jenny welcomed their firstborn on Oct. 15. Hannah Maribel Hagy was 9 lbs, 8 oz. Chris managed to send this news in just 24 hours after the birth! Brenna C. McDonald and her husband Sean Mc- Gann had their first child, Saoirse Megan McDonald McGann, on Sept. 10. Little Saoirse (SEER-shuh) arrived promptly on her due date, and Brenna says the first order of business will be teaching her to spell her name. Brenna is still working at Indiana University School of Medicine and has an impressive string of abbreviations following her name: PsyD, MBA, ABPP/CN. She told me what that means, but I swore to keep her secret. Nina Young announced the birth of Augustine Young Leadem on June 18. She was planning a clever boxing costume for Halloween and writes that she is teaching a little and still photographing, though her attention has shifted from landscapes to Augustine right now. Her work is at In Seattle, Amanda Kaplan and her husband Jeff Truess welcomed their first child, daughter Sydney Beth Truess. Amanda writes she has been enjoying becoming a family of three (though my two cats might say different). It s also been great getting parenting advice from Anamaria Villamarin-Lupin, Emily Sterne, and Sarah Brill on the transition to mommy-hood and was super sharing pregnancy tips with Michele Kang Fagan since our girls were born only a few months apart. Who knows, maybe they ll be Williams classmates someday! Rob Ruckman proudly writes from Manhattan, My amazing wife Stephanie and I welcomed our first child into the world on Oct 7. Campbell Elliott burst onto the scene (really fast labor) weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was inches long and, most importantly, healthy as can be. I couldn t be happier learning the ropes of fatherhood. Elizabeth (Martin) Richards announced the birth of baby number four, Henry Thomson, in June, joining big sisters Lillie and Sophie and big brother Mark. Liz is still living in Brattleboro, where she is a pediatrician, and Pete works in his family insurance business. Liz keeps up with Cory Nohl and his wife Sarah a lot, as they now live and work in Brattleboro. She also got a chance to catch up with the Becky and Bobby Walker family in July and then Katie (Low) Owsley and her family for a weekend on Nantucket in August. In late September she ventured back to Williamstown for a football game with Bart Ronan, his wife Colleen and adorable daughter Greta. Teddy Welsh is singing a lot (always with plenty of help) and chairing his campus equivalent of a faculty senate. He ran and survived his first marathon, the Mount Desert Island/Bar Harbor. Amy and John Lieb write that John is still teaching and coaching at Roxbury Latin and has stepped into the role of math department chair. John enjoys his work and is using it as the topic of his master s thesis this year. Amy is now working as an independent, solo strategy consultant helping Boston-area nonprofits create visions and strategies for increasing their impact. Amy says, I love the flexibility operating on my own has given me. I only do the really fun stuff and have none of the routine admin work that comes with being an employee. Our girls are now ages 7 and 5; both go to the local elementary school here in Boston, which all of us love. John and I are plotting a trip to Barcelona without the kids in 2013 to celebrate our 40th birthdays. Lisa (Masterman) Michaud: I had an absolutely fantastic summer traveling with my family, including seeing both of my senior-year Fitch House suitemates: Stina Bridgeman in New York, who hosted us for a night during the Great Two-Week Road Trip, and Flo Waldron, who was visiting her mom in Connecticut with toddler Micaela and new baby Susanna. Now 90 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

91 I m back into the academic year and not having nearly as much fun or getting as much sleep. I think I get as much sleep during the semester in this job as I did when my babies were little! Eric Roiter sends an update that needs to be read three times to fully appreciate. His triplets are 8 years old and probably doing all the things everyone else s kids are doing, just at the same time. Other than that, business as usual, except we just welcomed a Labradoodle named Stanley to our family. Mark de Kanter and his wife bought a house in Williamstown and spent most of last summer there. We are both boarding school teachers, so an escape from campus to the Purple Valley is a welcome haven. We would love to connect with any 95ers who make it back to Williamstown next summer! I see Beth Wheeler Krasenman frequently, because we both coach XC and like to bring our teams to the same local parks. Other than that, I am still teaching science and spending as much time with my children, Emmett, 11, and Samantha, 8, while they are still happy to have me nearby. Christina Royal sends in this big news: After a number of years working for lots of wonderful companies (PwC, Sharp, J. Crew, McKesson Corp., Microsoft, Ernst & Young, etc.), she decided to hang her own shingle and branch out on her own. I started ROYAL Strategic Management in 2010, and I am proud to say that we have hit the ground running. We provide information technology and business strategy consulting to Fortune 500 as well as mid-sized businesses (and everything in between, of course!). Our industry experience includes high tech, retail, hospitality, advertising, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, and consumer-packaged goods. Our mission is to solve complex business and technology problems using straightforward, simple, and honest solutions. Christina adds, Aside from that, I m also preparing to launch a nonprofit focused on public school nutrition in the community where I live (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn). Things are good. I can t complain. Colston Young has made a big shift, too. I had been working in San Francisco as a technology investment banker for the past seven years but moved to Des Moines, Iowa, and have founded a new nonprofit organization called the Big Middle Alliance, which is focused on trying to end the frustrating gridlock in Congress. It s an audacious mission, but I m really excited about the work. If people want to end the gridlock in Congress (who doesn t?) and want to learn more about what I m doing, they can check out the organization s website at Tony Qaiyum was able to spend some time in September with Cory Nohl and John Ruder, who both came into Chicago for Tony s younger brother s wedding. We were able to dance and party the night away at the reception. We were also able to spend family time together, as the Ruders (Kate Ruder is Brett Dalke s little sister) joined the day-after-thewedding bowling party. Our girls, Saffron and Nola, enjoyed hanging with Wes and Quinn Ruder. Gillian (Robertson) Molesworth-St. Aubyn writes that she and Annie (Weisman) Macomber braved planes, trains, and automobiles for a brief but fulfilling encounter at the Boston Children s Museum. Pizzas were consumed, bubbles were blown, and years were summarized in between the interactive ball room and the Arthur display. Gillian, Sophie, 9, and Freddy, 8, also enjoyed an annual summer pool party with John Werwaiss and his wife Rosi, with Luke, rising 4, and Dylan, 1½. When rain stopped play, we played in the rain before retiring inside for goldfish and popsicles. All looking well. Children adorable. Annie adds that her daughters Caroline, 4, and Dorothy, 1, were there, too, and they re also adorable. She notes that she can confirm the adorableness of John and Rosi s children, based on a May playdate. The Werwaiss kids apparently schooled Annie s LA girls in the tougher ways of Manhattan playgrounds. In January 2011 Rachel Levinson joined the Brennan Center for Justice in its DC office as an attorney in its liberty and national security program, doing civil liberties and national security work. I love it. Most of the rest of my time is taken up with Sarah, who s super active and hilarious at 15-ish months. And in the spring we were lucky enough to get a visit from Archana (Unni) Tamoshunas, her husband Mark, and their gorgeous daughter Nina. And I ve gotten to see Nina Pearlman and Neel Gandhi (and his wife Sarita and their beautiful kids Sahil and Ashima) when I ve been in NY for work. Jonathan Eades was selected by my high school, Fort Worth Country Day, as Distinguished Alumnus. A heck of a humbling surprise! Maria (Suro) Leach claims that life is very boring around here, then explains that she is living in Japan while her husband serves aboard the USS Germantown. She s holding down the fort and raising her two kids. Hard to believe, Maria! Becca Doucette is now a military Arabic language instructor at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. Sheri Esteban-Elie and her husband still live in the Binghamton, N.Y., area with their three kids (ages 9, almost 8, and 5½). She works part time as psychologist for the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and her youngest is in kindergarten now, so she has one day completely off each week. I keep having this nagging feeling that I have either misplaced a child or forgot to go to work. Luckily I m working through that anxiety, and right now I m enjoying sitting in a quiet house writing this without multiple child-related interruptions. Yeah, I think I can get used to this. Anamaria Villamarin-Lupin returned to the Purple Valley in September and got all verklempt at the sight of the Williamstown sign at the top of Spring St. It gets me every time. She also got to enjoy some quality time with Sarah Brill and serendipitously bumped into John Fagan and Michelle Kang. Upon her return home via Boston, she spent more quality time with Emily (Sterne) Schebesta and Sue (Le Page) Wintner. She arrived at home with an elevated sense of purpose as an Eph alumna and has busied herself planning activities for her local alumni association, of which she is co-president. She says: Williams has enriched my life in so many ways, and it thrills me to foster a sense of connectedness in our small community of alums. Florence Mae Waldron is busy with her two girls. Susie, 6 months, has just started solids and has been enthusiastically feeding herself from Day One, while Caela, 2½, still loves being a big sister. In August, Flo was named chair of the board of a local adult learning program, Heritage & Horizons. She managed to JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 91

92 pull together the keynote address on adult learning for the fall symposium while keeping the toddlers at bay. My most regular Eph sighting these days is still Keely Maxwell 93. She and I are part of a small circle of friends in the Lancaster area who swap baby gear and get our kids together for play dates. As for myself, I am putting the spice into the sandwich generation. Between busting Momma outta the big house and launching my youngest into preschool, I am re-discovering fun. I had a fabulous weekend with Julie Broehl Hesse, who is just as funny, beautiful, and kind as she was at college. We enjoyed a great massage, a terrible opera, and a lot of laughs. Maybe this mature thing isn t so bad after all Lesley Whitcomb Fierst, 245 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910; I can t turn on the TV these days without being inundated by political ads. And I am pretty sure I am getting more text messages than the kids on Glee. So let s start with news from the battleground states. Comforted after receiving tenure at Colorado State last summer, Amy Prieto and her husband were able to settle down a little bit and enjoy themselves. We celebrated by going camping for a week with Michael Miller and Nzinga Kone 97. Nothing like four adults, two 4-year-olds, and a 14-month-old in a one-room cabin. Wow. Tanya (Gogolak) Cote wrote, Things are well here in Denver. We have already had snow! Busy with three in soccer and oldest Ryan prepping for a tournament in Vegas at the end of the month. Hoping to get back East again next summer to DC and Boston. And Todd Poret wrote, I am doing well up here in New Hampshire. My daughter Zoe s 3rd birthday tomorrow is probably the biggest excitement for me and my family right now. In my professional life, I continue to work at the Children s Hospital at Dartmouth, clinically as a pediatrician and educationally with both residents and medical students. I stepped down this year from my position as director of medical student education in pediatrics for the Geisel School of Medicine (formerly known as Dartmouth Medical School) in order to get more heavily involved in a major curricular redesign the medical school is undertaking. I am the pediatric representative to a working group focused on integrating patient care through the entire four years of medical school. I had a great weekend visit with Tom Rogers, Gist Croft, and Gist s family. Todd was looking forward to seeing Wendy Morris, Dan Josefson (formerly Ionescu), and possibly Levi Sokol at our 20th year high school reunion in NYC, and he was anticipating a visit from Mike Keim and his family in November. I hope everyone is doing well out there! Sean Ladley got married on May 5 in Asheville, N.C. Sean reported that he and his wife Stephanie had a blast with all our friends and family and now both happily reside in our new home in Charlotte. Also in North Carolina, Elizabeth Waugh wrote with big news: I am engaged! My fiancé is named Tom Duford. He is originally from Brockton, Mass., and attended UMass-Dartmouth for his engineering degree. Turns out engineering didn t stick as a career, and he is now a police officer here in NC. We haven t set a date for the wedding yet and are just enjoying being engaged! With my two daughters (Callie, 3½, and Stella Rose, 6) and his two kids (a son, 7, and a daughter, 5), we have a totally full house, but it s a lot of fun, and we are looking forward to officially blending our crazy families together! I enjoyed a mini-williams C reunion in July in Syracuse, at the home of Tiffany Steinwert, her partner Josh Arrowood, and their sons Grady, 3, and Henry, 7 months, during that visit! Lisa Howard and her daughter Nina, 2, also joined us. This has become an annual summer tradition, and it s so lovely to watch our kids grow up together. When she wrote, Elizabeth was headed up to Charlottesville to visit with Jen Rubenstein and her baby Zora Raye, who was born in April. The two planned to take in an Avett Brothers concert, so it should be a great weekend all around! And before we leave the battleground states, I would be remiss if I did not send a special shout-out to the classmate undoubtedly most intimately familiar with election battles during this election cycle the newest senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy. Congrats to Chris! Ann Dillemuth bought a condo in Chicago, which was a lengthy but exciting process, and last month went to Zach Cook s housewarming party for his new townhouse, which he and his partner Karen just bought. Ephs putting down roots in the Windy City! Also in Chicago, Alex Montgomery wrote, On June 20, my daughter Zoe Katherine Joy was born, and I officially became her mother (through adoption) on June 25. I was there for the birth and took her home from the hospital. She is beautiful and sweet; I feel so lucky. From Duxbury, Mass., Robin (Keller) Elliott shared the exciting news of the arrival of her fourth, James Ryder Elliott, on Sept. 28. Robin wrote, I have quickly adapted to a few segments of sleep throughout the night. Someone asked Ben about his new baby brother, and he said, He is nocturnal, you know. Big brothers Charlie, Nathan, and Ben have been great with James and it is really fun to see their quiet, nurturing sides, since I am usually witnessing their loud, active sides! On Sept. 20, I got an from Massachusetts resident Meg Barber with the news of the Sept. 12 birth of her son Jesse Theodore Bate. Meg wrote, He s awesome. I am pretty sure that eight days after my daughter was born, she was either a) clinging to me, preventing me from typing, talking on the phone or even breathing loudly, or b) unreservedly depriving me of sleep, so that any s I actually got to send would have been incomprehensible to the recipient. (I think I may have actually sent money to that Nigerian prince in the first week after my daughter was born.) So Meg, your son does sound awesome to give you the space to send in your exciting news! Karen (Robinson) Coyle and her husband John were at a Patriots game in the fall and ran into Sean Daugherty. Karen summed it up well: Big parking lot. Small world! Peter Everett and his wife Veronica decided to move back up to New England to be closer to family and their daughter Anna s grandparents. After looking at a variety of places we ended up, of all places, in Amherst. So far, I have not received any letters from the Williams alumni office indicating 92 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

93 that my membership has been revoked, and I m really looking forward to being able to see the Williams- Amherst games in person (and to seeing any Ephs who want to make the journey out here!). I ve joined a pediatric practice in Northampton, and we ve had a great time exploring the area and being back in New England. Out West, Molly (Kelleher) Myers welcomed Grace Elizabeth Myers on July 1. She also visited her family in DC, where she squeezed in time with Lydia (Vermilye) Weiss and Lydia s kids, Rex and Eliza. Ron Chowdhury s submission got me laughing from the get-go: Going to sit down and write you now, before I put this on my to-do list of Doom, where necessary tasks go to die. Things are good here in LA. Ada is now 20 months. Her current favorite words are bike, owie, mine, and a very dramatic oh, no! (Sometimes she holds her head in her hands Home Alone-style when she says the last one.) She has stopped sitting on the dog. I m still spending my days hanging out with people in prison and getting condescended to by prosecutors and still loving every minute. Ron continues, We were just up in the Bay Area, where Chan (U.C. Berkeley 96) bought Ada a stuffed Oski and a bunch of Cal gear at the student union and began the indoctrination process in earnest. (I need to get some stuffed purple cows, ASAP.) While up that way, we saw Lana Choi and her husband Kurt Decko at their place in S.F. Lana made her famous French toast, and Lana and Kurt s son Andrew, 2½, and Ada had a good time throwing themselves on the ground together and yelling oh, no! (I think it might be some kind of earthquake-preparedness thing they teach the kids here in CA.) Ron sees Matt McGough 97 just about every Sunday, when they play on the same soccer team and help ensure that our team maintains its position in last place in the L.A. Municipal Rec League. José Márquez 95 lives down the street from Ron in Eagle Rock with his wife Ana and son Iñaki, 8 months. And Eva Flodstrom 97, her husband Dylan and son Sol, 11 months, live a long 24 miles (and two climate zones) away out in Venice. We both do manage to make the trans-la trek and see each other now and then, mostly for major life events. In April Ron and his family visited Ted Park, his wife Simi, and daughter Navia, 9 months, at their home in Beacon Hill in April. While in Boston, they also saw Sophia Kim. And on the same East Coast listening tour, they saw Amaranta Viera, Alain Cunqueiro, and Alain s wife Allie in Brooklyn. All are doing well and looking smashing. In May, Ron was in Atlanta for work and had a chance to pop in on Tom Rogers, his wife Hannah, and daughters Dinah and Juno. They have a pool! Ron concludes, And going way back to last fall, we had a really nice stay with Matt Abrahams and Tania Shaw and their sons Owen and Eli up at their place in Portland. Matt took me on one of those long trail runs through the woods outside of Portland that you ve read about before in these pages. From what I can tell from my reading of these updates, it s a thing Matt does with all visitors. I think it s some kind of weeding-out process. Matt s run wiped me out so completely that at the end I threw myself down on the ground and cried oh, no! I consoled myself later with some Robitussin Voodoo Donuts (real thing). Zack Wiseman is in his fourth year of teaching engineering at Catonsville High School, just outside Baltimore. Zack is studying to earn his PhD in education while coaching and working with the Gates Foundation on national educational issues. Anna (Cederberg) Heard wrote, We re starting to look for pre-school options for our oldest. Here in DC it s a confusing, intensive, slightly annoying process. You apply for and prioritize any number of regular public schools, separately apply to each public charter school you re interested in, and then you can consider any number of private options. Our youngest is giving us a run for our money, but he s becoming more and more fun each day. I m starting to do a little consulting work for the World Bank, which is interesting and nice to get my feet wet again. In June, Alexis Gilman was promoted to deputy assistant director of the mergers IV division of the Federal Trade Commission. Basically, my group investigates hospital mergers and mergers in other industries. It s a great group of people, and I m enjoying the move from private practice two years ago. And last, but not least, our first child, Anson, [turned] 1 in November. The year has flown by in a blur of exhausting and (usually) fun days. Just across the Potomac River in Virginia, Ana Maria (Zavala) Kozuch, her husband Tony, and big siblings Anthony and Clara were joined by Matthew Francis Kozuch on Oct. 1. Ana reported that the family of five was doing great and enjoying settling in at home together. Check this out: Julie Weed even has her own news column title. News of the Wee(ir)d: I have just started my 12th year teaching middle school, and I think I have just hit my wall for understanding the hormonally-challenged 12-year-old. Seriously, nothing they do makes sense anymore. However, I HAVE finely honed my debate skills on the Who would beat the other: Wolverine or Superman? argument, but that s from practicing with the other teachers. I m also getting involved with a new nonprofit organization for the LGBTQ community in Charlottesville. We just hosted C ville s first Pride event, and it was a big success, even though only one person dressed for the occasion in their underwear. (Well, ONLY their underwear, anyway.) According to an expert in such matters, Charlottesville isn t conservative, just lazy. And finally, I have realized a dream and gotten a Prius to drive around in. Apparently, the secret to great gas mileage is to go super slow, as 30 mph is all I can manage while watching all of those screens. I m pretty sure that I m getting good practice for old age, what with the slow driving and the walking back and forth to unlock the door with my smart key. Needless to say, I do not have a smart phone, so don t expect any butt-dialing from me. Porter (Harris) May wrote, Peter and I welcomed our third child, Scarlett Eleanor, on Sept. 4. Big sister Savannah and big brother Henry are both very excited to have a new little sister. We now have three children with birthdays in the same week. We are thrilled to have another daughter and couldn t be happier to have added to the brood. That said, I ve already instructed Peter to stay away from me in December. 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94 Also in NY, Purva Bedi reported, I got married in October 2010 to David Andrew Stoler (Brown 96) and last June gave birth to my lovely daughter Sanaya um, Williams 2030? I was in a film, Kumare, that released this past summer and [was available on] ondemand platforms in November and also produced a film, Daadi, starring my 87-year-old granny that will be at film festivals this coming season. Still acting in the theater as well and will be juggling rehearsals with mommyhood in the fall. And Amy Whitaker, writer-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, recently was quoted in a Financial Times article about management education in the arts. From Austin, Texas, Dan Bolnick wrapped up a busy summer that included field research in British Columbia, a conference in Ottawa, a week of lectures in Turku, Finland, a conference at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (good place to bring young kids on a work trip), and fun travel to Chicago and New England, where I visited Evan Preisser 93 and then visited with Jim Heyes, Willard Morgan, Andrea Blaikie, Dan Ebert, Brian Eng, Steven Hufnagel, and Nathan Foster 98 at the Heyes resort in Orange, Mass. Now I m home with no travel in the next six months (a nice break). Started the fall semester off with a bang by putting in my file for promotion to full professor (approved by the department yesterday). And a few southern states away, Monica Patel met up with Brad Wasserman in Savannah, when he was en route to Florida on a road trip. And Monica sent a big thanks for the emotional and moral support from many members of 96 during this challenging period in my life. Unfortunately, I have to end with some terribly sad news that arrived shortly before this column went to press. On Nov. 17, Katie Birrell Utley died from cardiac arrest after a battle with pulmonary hypertension that severely damaged her heart. Katie passed away peacefully in a hospital in Richmond, Va., where she lived with her husband Steve and their sons Chase and Stephen Paul. Her family and many of her closest friends from Williams and Richmond were there with her. At Katie s memorial service, friends and family, fighting tears, told stories of Katie s outgoing spirit and calm confidence, her ever-present smile, and her amazing love for her sons, her family, and her friends. I m sure many of us have memories of Katie I know I will hold mine close this holiday season Jeff Zeeman, Department of Justice, 1400 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005; 1997secretary@ Thanks to Bahia Ramos for her five years of topnotch service as Class Secretary. I ll do my best to step into her sizable (figuratively speaking!) shoes for the next five years. Now on to the news Craig MacDonald missed meeting up with the 97 football crew in Williamstown during the last weekend in September, because he was in the process of moving from Richmond to Northern Virginia. Ben Partan has been enjoying a comfortable break from his usual roughing it in Antarctica and Alaska, as he is in the middle of nowhere near the Equator in the Pacific Ocean on Palmyra Atoll, enjoying the fine weather and snorkeling with manta rays and sharks (which, by the way, only live in the ocean because Ben doesn t). Robin Bebee reports, Dean and I are up in Anchorage enjoying some fresh snow. Our daughter Zola was born on June 10, which is our excuse for missing reunion. I m working for an engineering and environmental consulting firm, schlepping around the state looking at rivers (on a good day) or at culverts (on a not-as-good day). Dean is Zola s full-time devoted servant. He is also working a few hours here and there (mostly in the middle of the night), doing freelance graphic design. Robin is but one of many classmates reporting baby-related news. Jonathan Levine and his wife Risa Weinstein (Wellesley 98) welcomed a new baby girl, Yael Adira Levine, on July 19 (an auspicious birthday, as it is shared by yours truly). Yedidyah has been a great big brother, singing to her and giving her kisses. Jonathan remains busy at Marriott, working in the Marriott Rewards program doing customer analytics. Kirsten Rigney and her husband John welcomed their fourth (and final) child, Hazel, to the family in May. Their other big news this summer was a trip to the Olympics for their 10-year wedding anniversary. Kirsten notes, I was worried that TV cameras would have cheapened attending the actual event, but I was blown away! London went all out, and seeing the Games in person was incredible. Highlight of the trip was when Jason Richardson, 110 HH silver medalist, took our flag and wore it for his victory lap! Hazel pretty much slept through the entire trip, but she was invaluable for jumping queues and getting liquids through security. Laura Christensen Guthrie reports, Trent and I have great news to share! We welcomed our second son, Colin Muir Christensen Guthrie, on July 6. Quinn, 2½, is a great big brother, and we are having a blast with them both. The baby-making news isn t remotely over. Jardayna Werlin Laurent writes, My husband and I were thrilled to welcome Rosalie Yarros Laurent to the world on Sept. 18. She made a dramatic entrance in the front seat of our car, which at least was pulled up in front of the hospital at the time. While we considered the middle name Mazda, we felt she d eventually hold it against us. I m taking a short break from work and then will return to my vet practice in Somerville, Mass. Yeah, we also live in Somerville. I never leave and am in the process of officially becoming a townie. That s a wicked pissah, Jardayna. Alyson Rodriguez, who is still living in London with her husband, had her first baby, Oliver, born Sept. 22. Alyson says, He is adorable, and we are very happy. I can t wait to order him a Williams T-shirt soon to start prepping him for the next reunion! :-). Oliver will have some competition when applying to the class of 2035, as Karen Tarbell Vasquez reports that she and Mike Vasquez had a baby girl, Sarah, in September. Her three older brothers love her (and, I imagine, are already looking forward to eventually scaring the living daylights out of any guy who dares to asks her on a date). Becky Baum reports, I had my second child on July 16. His name is Alexander Job Sylvester, and, while the whole family is thrilled he is here, no one more than his big sister Lucy! Other than that, things are pretty much the same here. 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95 high school special ed teacher, and I am still a deputy district attorney at the San Mateo County DA s office (though on leave until January). Some news from our class literary contingent: Fiona Maazel s new novel, Woke Up Lonely, will be published in April. Fiona assures me that my fears are unwarranted and, notwithstanding its title, her book is not a chronicle of my first two years at Williams. Parade of new parents take note: Matthew Swanson reports that he and Robbi Behr launched their new children s book and music club Bobbledy Books in August. In addition to books, Bobbledy will publish a yearly album by Drew Bunting, who is busy writing and recording a whole bunch of new songs for kids. Kris Bruneau writes, I am still working (almost four years now!) as a child life specialist at UMass Memorial Children s Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. I still absolutely love being able to help children and families through the challenges of medical treatment. About a year ago I was elected to the board of New England Child Life Professionals and have been enjoying working with them in the regional child life community. In my free time, I am still singing with Random Chants, a Boston area female a cappella group that is currently one-third Ephs! (Maura Gallagher 92 and Anne Marie Reardon 95 are also in the group.) I get to see many Williams alums, too many to list here, on a regular basis, from the Class of 92 to 01. Boston really is a hotbed of Ephs! Nathan Day provides a veritable avalanche of news: Dawn Biehler completed the final draft of the manuscript for the book publication of her dissertation at the end of the summer. Our daughter, Alice, greatly enjoyed attending reunion with Dawn, especially hanging (both figuratively and literally hanging off of things) with Kato Swanson. She also loved an early fall visit to the Air and Space Museum here in DC with Eli Boritz and his two children, and outings and parties with Holly (Hodgson) Stephens 96 and her husband and children, along with Laura Massie 99, Brian Spitzer 96, and their baby daughter. For my part, I am happily invested in my third year of teaching at Washington Latin PCS, where I work with Martita Fleming 86, and am now chair of the English department for both the middle and upper schools. I just finished a successful season as captain and steersman of the men s outrigger team at the Washington Canoe Club, which I encourage DCarea Ephs to check out if they re interested in getting out on the water. My sister, Laura Day Giarolo 04, has returned to Williams to work in the development office, and so I look forward to more frequent visits to campus. Our Class Secretary Emeritus Kate Boyle Ramsdell reports that she is still at Nobles, teaching American Lit to 13 11th graders, being a dorm parent to 48 great boarding students, academic advisor to nine sophomores and juniors, and college counselor to another 35. My own 9-month-old still isn t sleeping through the night. (Even though everyone tells me he can. Well, then prove it!) I m pretty sure Dr. Ferber has been spying on us, because every time I turn a page in his sleep training manual, I think, in the words of Groucho Marx, I resemble that remark. OK, so no news flash here: parenting an infant is exhausting. But when else in your life can you come home from work and feel utterly proud about a daycare report that reads: 4 poops! in huge letters. Someday I ll hang that right next to Whit s college acceptance letters. (If they come. Yet to be seen if he s as prolific at anything as he is at pooping.) Folks, when you ve spent as many years as Kate did performing the yeoman s work of class secretary, you ve earned the right to a wee bit of TMI. Michel and Derek Ohly s kids Lily and Miles started preschool and kindergarten, respectively, in the fall. Michel is using her new freedom to volunteer in math classes at middle schools in Chelsea and Arlington, Mass., and is hoping to eventually turn this into a career as a middle school math teacher. Derek is still living every teenage boy s dream at the helm of his start-up company, Zyrra, which sells custom-made bras. The Ohlys are enjoying having a piano in the house. Luke Phinney teaches creative writing at Johns Hopkins and is still doing the occasional bit of architecture. He sees Eli Boritz and his wife Jess occasionally. They meet up and let the kids chase geese, or snakes, or whatever, at Brookside. Luke s older son just started kindergarten, which means we deal with a lot of light sabers and gingerbread men around here. Run, run, as fast as you can. And speaking of running, Michelle Adams reports that she ran a half marathon in Boston in September to raise money for Autism Speaks. Sumi Kim writes, Oh, you smoked me out. Here I was posing as a Buddhist meditation teacher, but in truth I m a pole dancer in Cancun. Unfortunately, Jeff Zeeman, I have no news! No babies, no marriages, no divorces (that I ll tell you about), no awards, no bonuses, no wild vacations, no new jobs sheesh, what a boring phase of life! (But I love it, of course). Jim Moose Stanton reports, Life in the Stanton clan is all good. Our home in Stamford, Conn., is overflowing at the moment with my patient and lovely wife, two boys (or domestic terrorists may be the more apt description), a recently rescued yellow lab, a live-in Brazilian nanny (don t judge me), and one decidedly pissed-off old cat. I have managed to hold down a job amidst the mayhem and am currently working for the Daily Mail Group (LSE: DMGT), assigned to an executive post at one of their operating companies: Environmental Data Resources. Please don t ask for more details as it takes me way too long to explain my job, and I m not even sure that I understand it myself. But they do pay me, which is nice. I maintain excellent Facebook contact with many Williams alums and even find the time for an occasional real-world interaction or two. Recently signed up to be a class agent, so watch out for an incoming phone call from Moose. Emily Eldredge writes, I m thrilled to announce I ll be giving a TED talk in Tucson on Nov. 15 about the Drawing Out Process and the three inner character types who rule our emotions. I ve also been invited by the head of Arizona Corrections Counseling to bring the DrOP to former inmates in their new substance abuse program in Tucson! I loved working with inmates in Ohio earlier this year. I m excited to do so again. David Vosburg saw Franklin Mullins at the May world premiere of the new science-faith documentary From the Dust: Conversations in Creation in Palo Alto. David was on a panel at the event, wrote a group JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 95

96 discussion guide for the film, and has since authored two related blog posts for The BioLogos Foundation. Despite being a chemistry professor, he is currently teaching a writing course that includes source texts from J.R.R. Tolkien s Ainulindalë, Stephen Hawking, Genesis (presumably, written by God, rather than by Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, although that would also be pretty cool), and Mary-Jane Rubenstein 99. Class President Seth Morgan notes that it was great to see everyone at reunion and expressed appreciation for the work that Hallie Dagruma put into it. Seth loved being able to bring my wife and 2-month-old daughter to the fun event. On the outside of Williams front I changed jobs just before reunion, and my new role at BNY Mellon is going well. With an office in Boston I was able to go stay with Ted 98 and Katie Grannatt 00 in August, followed by a weekend of golf with George and Kari Watson, Jess Bongiorno, and Jess and Gavin McLear, among others. I ll add my own bit of news, as a large crew of Ephs, including Brian Elieson, Brian Eng, Eli Boritz*, Sarah Breckenridge, Jeanette Kim, Jon Zeppieri, Balakrishna Narasimhan, Downtown Andrew Brown, Jesse Brackenbury, and Eric Soskin 99, made the trek to Alexandria, Va., for my wedding to Reina Malakoff (Hamline University 01) in July. Despite getting married on the hottest day in D.C. history (106 degrees!), the air conditioning survived, and a great time was had by all. Jesse Brackenbury writes, The reunion was a great kick-off to summer, and I ve seen lot of 97 Ephs since at Jeff Zeeman s wedding, a NYC trip (Brian Eng, Sarah Cottay, Aleta Angelosante), food truck lunches (Josh Solomon), and apple picking (Andrew Brown and family). In September, I was back to Williamstown with my family to give a Log Lunch talk about the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (The Greenway is the park in downtown Boston created by the Big Dig, and I m the COO for the nonprofit conservancy that manages and improves the park.) Unfortunately, my son Henry and I watched Williams give up two fourth quarter touchdowns to lose to Trinity. For those whose appetite for class news cannot be sated by quarterly updates, be sure to join our class page on Facebook, located at groups/williams97/. Finally, with just a few weeks to go in the Alumni Fund, our Class Agents Kate Boyle Ramsdell and Susan Costanzo want to thank all of you who have given and encourage those of you who ve not yet gotten to it to make your gift before the close of the Trophy Race in early March. *Eli Boritz wins this edition s award for most connected Eph, as he received three mentions by other Ephs. Can someone receive four next time around? 1998 REUNION JUNE 6-9 Andrea Stanton, 734 St. Paul St., Denver, CO 80206; Hello, and happy autumn from Denver, where we have just enjoyed a mid-october snowfall, which I hope portends a snowy ski season! Kate Vosburg writes: In September, I had the joy of watching Nathan Robison marry Ada Santa Cruz. Ada is good for Nathan, she explains, because they had a grooving reception with great dancing something Nathan would never have been able to accomplish on his own. Kate spent the reception catching up with Mac and Steph Harman, who live in Palo Alto; Eping Hung, who now lives in Oregon; and Jin-Young Ahn, who is a busy mother to three children. She also sees Pam Bromley regularly and writes that Pam was approved for a semester-long sabbatical in Germany something to look forward to. Kate is currently weighing whether to join the school PTA: It s like the mob: once in, always in, she says. I m not sure if I want that level of commitment. In the meantime, she s enjoying her amazingly selfentertaining 4-year-old twins. Cat Bolten is in Sierra Leone on a research sabbatical and writes: I have traveled from South Bend to Makeni to work on issues of youth education, unemployment, and political participation (hopefully not violence) before, during, and after Sierra Leone s general elections this fall. And Lindsay Tucker took advantage of the telecommuting option to work from wife Marta s family home in rural Spain last summer. The added benefit was lots of eager hands to help out with our 8-month-old twin girls, he writes, who eat with the fervor of a frosh men s crew bent on gaining weight. Happily, both parents and babies plumped up on my mother-in-law s cooking, and they are now back in the DelVal and gradually emerging from the isolation imposed by a napping and feeding schedule for two. The summer brought a bumper crop of babies to the class. My fellow Denverite Jill (Strassburger) Barkin writes with the happy news that she and husband Adam welcomed their second son, Eli Zander, into the world in July. Big brother Jacob loves his baby brother, and we are all doing well, she says. Meggin (Thwing) Eastman also had a July baby: daughter Lillian joined older brother Nate and is doted on by all. Brady Murray writes that wife Becca Rozell gave birth to their daughter, Aya Mariah Jean, in October, and that mom and baby are both doing well. Chris Smith writes that he met up with Brian Greenfield, Adam Barkin, Justin Borus, Brendan McGuire, Evan Kurtz, and Seth Low in Williamstown for a June golf weekend, where they enjoyed four days of golf, poker, and relaxation. In between rounds at Taconic and Waubeeka, he writes, the boys took in lunch at Pappa C s, weighed the character of the new Pub versus the original, tried to remember how to play beer pong, and calculated that the Slippery B of 1998 has, to date, produced 20 children under the age of 5. He and wife Jessica hosted the first annual Juliet Grace Smith Memorial Golf Tournament in October, with Matt Kelty playing in the tournament and several 98ers sending donations. The tournament benefited the Georgetown University Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where Juliet spent most of her life. Tammy (Brown) Neuhaus writes that she and Mary (Frekko) Kilavos organized a girls weekend in San Francisco for Beth Lambert, Emmy Starr, Abby Ramsden, Mindy Thompson, Kari (Thorsen) Norman, Christie (McGovern) Hussa, Sara Roth, and Kim (Comeau) Webster. We tasted San Francisco s best dim sum, had a Cinco de Mayo Mexican fiesta, and spent a day drinking wine in Napa, she says. It was truly wonderful. 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97 the world. With her arrival, I left my ob/gyn practice and have been enjoying an extended maternity leave, Tammy says, but the leave will end next year, when they plan to return to city life. Totally swimming upstream as most everyone else there has a baby in SF and then moves to the suburbs, she says. Maryellen Davis Collett writes that daughter Maya Marie was born in March 2011 and that in August I was awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor of theology at Lewis University near Chicago. She and husband Keith celebrated both events by buying a house in Chicago. Sam Young writes that he caught up with Nick Zammuto when Nick s band played a September gig in DC and attended a behind the scenes tour of the National Tour led by Mike Hickey. Sam s summer travels included two weeks on Nantucket and a week of scuba diving in Fiji, and no rest for the weary! he followed these up in October by rafting the Gauley River and running the Army Ten Miler. Evelyn Spence writes that she spent a month last fall at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in California, working on her first novel. So far, she writes, the writing process has involved a lot of gazing at the Pacific Ocean. Grant Koo writes that his first novel, And the Past Went on Breathing, was made available on Amazon in September, on Kindle as well as in paperback. He is at work on the next one, tentatively titled The Day as Sentence. Meanwhile, he writes, daughter Chloe ( 30, with any luck ) turned 4 last summer and already claims to be more intelligent than her old man. He and wife Sungji celebrated their own private Bloomsday four days before the rest of the world seven years of marriage! And Lincoln Pan writes that he is happily engaged to be married. Ned Sahin writes that he and his wife have finished up a year of traveling around the world, with no phone and have returned to Boston, where he is launching a research and product development center focused on brain-computer interface. He has also returned to rowing, racing in the 2012 Head of the Charles in a boat filled with Williams alums. I m having fun settling in to Boston, he says, and doing a lot of home renovations to an 1865 condo with some cool historical mysteries hidden behind its walls. Chris Bell has also been doing some home work: he and wife Sally spent the summer getting our historic house on by painting their 1894 house, restoring its windows sash cords and all, and building an outdoor shower, which has led to a significant uptick in our water bill. He also presented a paper on early debates on highway design and construction material at the Preserving the Historic Road Conference in Indianapolis. Little did you know that people are actually vested in saving historic roads, he writes, or that such could be historic! Sam French, whose voice I was delighted to hear on NPR s Morning Edition in mid-october, writes that his newest film, Buzkashi Boys, premiered in Kabul on Oct. 4 and in December was shortlisted for an Oscar nomination. We ve also been doing well in international film festivals, he writes, with awards for cinematography, drama, and film in Rhode Island, LA, and London, respectively. Winning LA and [London s] Raindance qualifies us to be nominated for an Academy Award, he explains, so cross your fingers. Liz Craft writes from Austin that she took a new job as global talent and development manager for a small company called Open Symmetry. It s a great opportunity, she writes, as the company is looking to triple in size over the next three years. She adds: This is my ideal job! Lindsay Benedict writes from Torino that she finished an artist residency at the Pistoletto Foundation in Piemonte, Italy, and continues living with a bunch of Italian artists. The summer was full of contemporary art and friends, she writes, including catching up with Williams alums from various years at documenta and London s Frieze. Micaela Cody writes that her family is now living in the foothills of the Himalayas in Dharamsala, India, perhaps best known as the home of the Dalai Lama and exilic Tibetans. She is doing public health work there, while her husband focuses on technology and human rights. They will be sent to Nepal and Thailand next, before returning to the U.S. It s so very different from our life in New York, she writes, but we re enjoying it immensely, savoring rural life and the incredible vistas (and the food, of course). Micaela adds: My daughter is now obsessed with the cows roaming the streets and the monkeys in the trees. If you re heading to India any time soon, please visit! Rik Dugan writes that he, Alex Harmon, and Bohn Vergari completed the Sleepy Hollow Triathlon in June. We proudly ran for Team V, in honor of Bohn Vergari Sr. and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, he explains. We are happy to report that the efforts of our team raised over $100,000 for leukemia and lymphoma research. Brad Johnston writes: I m in Kaua i crashing Jessie and Gerht Lubitz s wedding anniversary. He says: I m not a certified babysitter yet, but I am trying to entertain their two little ones, and adds that Gerht caught up with Matt Wheeler on his way west from Boston. Brian Safyan and Jonathan Oakman took a joint family vacation in October, enjoying the catch up time. Finally, Jeninne Lee-St. John writes that in August she and Keirn O Connor moved to Bangkok, where she is now the features editor for the Asia edition of Travel + Leisure magazine. She adds: anyone coming to Thailand which seems more likely than Saigon should let us know! Thank you all for your updates, and I hope that you all had a good autumn. We started the fall with a hike up one of Colorado s many fourteeners probably my one and only! And after that climb, the rest of the fall was easy! 1999 Erik Holmes, 915 East Mayfair Ave., Orange, CA 92867; Nat White, 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039; I am amazed and humbled by what the members of 99 have been up to: People are moving across the country and the globe; starting new jobs and earning promotions; getting married and renewing wedding vows; completing further education; having babies; writing books; visiting with friends; earning major awards; and a number of combinations of these awesome activities. Two classmates, entirely independently, have moved to Houston. Ben Warner and his family moved in May, relocating from Sakhalin Island, Russia. Geologist Ben continues his work with Exxon. 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98 sor Zack Grossman and his family as the Grossmans returned from vacation in Nicaragua. Later in the summer, Andrew Henderson moved to Houston for a job as assistant professor at the School of Public Health of the University of Texas, working to bring together sustainability, environmental engineering, and public health. Dan Suver finished his eighth year of surgical residency and fellowship in Seattle, and he and his wife and toddler son have moved to Anchorage. Dan reports that they ve done some great fishing, but it was beginning to feel like Christmas already in October. Luckily his son is young enough not to know that it isn t supposed to start snowing in September, so at least one of them is adjusting well to the change in climates. By the time you read these notes, Dan Pozen, his wife Heather, and their kids Evan, 4, and Tess, 1, will have moved to London for two years. They are hoping to hear from any Ephs who are already there or might be passing through. Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts and his wife Camille (Barker) 00 closed on a new house in the Denver area in late October. Camille is transitioning to life as a household CEO for Keston, almost 4, and Noelle, 1, while Tamaan continues to work as a family physician serving mostly low-income, Spanish-speaking patients in the metro area. Showing his boundless enthusiasm, Tamaan travels pretty regularly for his work, sitting on a range of boards related to medical policy, and he features in a TV show put together by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians to discuss health issues; Tamaan expects to take on even more in the coming year. John and Julie (Cantatore) Francis and their sons August and Nolan moved to Riverside, Conn., near Catherine (Polisi) Jones and her boys Crieghton and Teague (born Feb. 28) in Old Greenwich. The boys from both families have had fun playing together while the adults catch up. John works in New Haven for the U.S. attorney s office, and Julie is a pediatric dermatologist in Bronxville, N.Y. Catherine works at a small strategic communications firm focused on alternative investment firms. Catherine and her family went pumpkin picking and to the petting zoo with Wilmot Harkey 00 and his wife Papri and sons Benny and Wes. New Jersey attorney Anazette (Williams) Ray and her family have relocated to Colts Neck. Christine Chan and her wife Darcie Pickering brought their 1-year-old twins over to help break in the new place. Christine, Becky Logue-Conroy and her twin 3-year-old girls, and Roosevelt Bowman were at Anazette s baby shower in early October, and Christine, Roosevelt, Anazette, Matt Grainger, and Josh McNutt threw a baby shower for Karen Hu last summer. Karen and her partner Brendan Connell welcomed son Gabriel Dylan on Oct. 8. Karen reported that she had already survived her first sleepless night and was relying on people s promises that it will get easier. It will. Roosevelt has a new job at USB; with that job came the opportunity to be a guest lecturer at the University of Oregon. Jennifer (Rottmann) Plante and her husband Michael also welcomed their first child into the world; Colin Michael Plante was born on Sept. 13. The Plantes live in Wabasha, Minn., a small town on the Mississippi River, and Jennifer was anticipating a return to work as an assistant Olmsted County attorney before these notes find their way to your door. Christine Whitcraft and Jonathan Pompa were surprised by the three-week-early arrival of Alden Whitcraft Pompa on Aug. 26. All are happy and healthy and adjusting to disrupted sleep patterns. Christine is an assistant professor of biology at California State University, Long Beach. In Boston, Brooke (Harnisch) Roberts and her husband Dan welcomed the birth of Owen Douglas Roberts at the end of August. Brooke finished her urology residency in July and is working in Boston for the year before the family moves to my hometown of Milwaukee next summer; Brooke will be taking on a one-year fellowship in male reproductive medicine and microsurgery there. Tennessee psychologist Neelam Jain and her husband Eric Weber welcomed daughter Devi Jain Weber on July 16. Kristen (Curtis) and Nick Swan welcomed daughter Corinne into the world in June, joining her 4-year-old sister Maren and her 7-year-old brother Trevor. Maren s godfather, John Platt, made the trip from Seattle to Troy, Mich., for a long weekend to meet Corinne and enjoy the Midwest. We return to the East Coast to celebrate the arrival of Emily Kravis to Laura Jacobs and Jon Kravis on May 5. LJ reports that Emily is mellow and content to watch big brother William fly rocket ships around the house all day. LJ is a mentor teacher at her school in DC, and Jon is prosecuting major felonies in DC Superior Court. They get to see David and Emily (Christiansen) Glendinning and Hans Davies and Jennifer Walcott occasionally for dinner or playtime with the kids. Hans and Jennifer started last summer by flying to Las Vegas for their sixth wedding anniversary; they renewed their vows with Elvis. Later, Hans and David headed to Atlantic City for a poker tournament and some blackjack. At the end of the summer, Jennifer was accepted as a partner at Deloitte Consulting, where she has worked since graduation! We have a couple more babies to report this time around (and I expect more for Eric to write about next time). Nashville pediatric cardiologist Jon Soslow and his general pediatrician wife, Kylie Cormier, welcomed third daughter Margaux Marie Soslow. Jon reports that Margaux s sisters are adjusting, and that with three daughters he has grown to love pink and know more about princesses than he thought possible. Laura Massie writes that she and Brian Spitzer 96 had the immense pleasure of welcoming the world s awesomest baby, Eleanor Linden Massie, on March 6. I ll leave it to all the other new parents out there to decide whether they have any contenders to put up for this newly minted title. Personal and Williams-related news has been a bit slow for Eric Soskin, though that is sure to change. In the meantime, Eric sent along some recommendations for Eph-created works: a book by Alyson Hagy 82, a film by Sarah Thomas 01, and an album by our own Nick Zammuto s new project, Zammuto. Eric wanted to see Zammuto on tour, but the DC show was on Yom Kippur, so he missed it. Sarah Carr has a book coming out in February, titled Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and America s Struggle to Educate its Children. It tells the story of the New Orleans schools post-katrina through the eyes of a family, a novice teacher, and a veteran principal. Justin Belcher met up with several classmates in Williamstown last fall for a weekend of golf at the Taconic. Justin was joined by Drew Richards, Sam Webster, and Steve Lehman, who was in town from Switzerland. According to Steve, you need to earn a golf license to be allowed to 98 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

99 play in Switzerland, and it sounds like Drew might have been the only one of the foursome who could have done so if the same rule applied in the U.S. Marc Barreda finished his master s at the Sandberg Instituut, and he s making a go of life in Amsterdam. He s showing his work, doing some lecturing, and looking for a teaching job. Justin Yarmark reports that all is well in the Bay Area with Marie-Michel Tasse 00. Justin still tries to keep up with Frederick Winston 97 on their mountain bikes, and he frequently sees Dan Newhall 01 and Chris Hale 00. Justin is trying to crack the senior housing market in Texas through assisted living and memory care facilities. Michael Sullivan is also in San Francisco, and he and Natalie Monk hosted a party attended by Jeffrey Grant 00, Mariya Hodge 00, Christia Mulvey 97, and Wayne Wight 00. I can t say more now about the reason for the party, but you ll hear about this pair again. Julie Rusczek and I, along with our kids, Jasper and Greta, had some Williams visits last summer. Becky Logue-Conroy and her twins Maeve and Meiris came to see us in Maine, where we were joined by Cara Yoder Matzen and her husband Evan and son Rigel, and in Connecticut. We saw Tim Stoddard and Emily Gillmar 00 and their daughter Emma in Milwaukee, where we also caught up with my brother Jed White 98 and his family. Danielle Kunian Wallis got to see a lot of Ephs over the summer, starting at the Vail wedding of Alex Egan and Pranav Ramanathan. Nicki Strauss, Robin Paul Kelleher, Eugenia Santiesteban, Olivia Silver, Courtney Stokes Willett, Dave Willett, Dan Pozen, Aaron Dupuis, Katie Walsh Gardner, and Mike Gardner 96 all joined in the fun in a slightly larger mountain range than the Berkshires. In August, many of the same people gathered in Ohio for Nikki s wedding to Luke Schroeder. Alex and Courtney were bridesmaids for Nikki, and Aaron was a groomsman. Danielle, Katie, and Mike enjoyed the celebration. Believe it or not, these are the only wedding reports I have this time around, so it s on to awards. Jessica Richman is having fun and earning recognition in both of her professional activities. She was honored for the third year in a row as a Rising Star for her legal work in products liability defense. Jessica has been receiving kudos for her side venture, too, a boxing and martial arts gym that she owns with her partner, Jason Sargus. Brazen Boxing and MMA was just voted the #1 Best Martial Arts gym in Philly, and #3 Best Gym overall. One of their professional boxers has moved up the rankings and will be fighting for an IBF world championship in his weight class. The final input this time, with a massive award to report, goes to Santa Monica resident Joe Vanderwaart. A software engineer at Google, Joe wrote with his wife Elissa Hallem s news. Elissa was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, aka a genius grant, for her research on the neurobiology of parasitic nematodes. She has gotten lots of national press, although it may have died down by the time you read this. Elissa is an assistant professor of microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics at UCLA, and she and Joe have two daughters, Amy, 4, and Julia, 1. That s all the news this time around. Keep being amazing people, and keep the news coming for the next round of notes Jon Pearson, 129 Franklin St., Apt. 218, Cambridge, MA 02139; So it s just a smattering of updates for us this time. The pace of MLEs is declining, lives are settling into a rhythm, and we ll be a bit slow until you all start winning Nobel Prizes. I get it, it s cool. MLEs are becoming more rare, for sure. And something that s really uncommon these days is two members of our class marrying each other. But that s exactly what occurred on Oct. 13 when Becky Iwantsch married Steve Roman in Aptos, Calif. It was a beautiful, intimate affair that I felt very fortunate to attend along with a gaggle of our classmates: Brad Geddes and Drew Sutton were groomsmen; Anna Frantz and Debbie Ebert were bridesmaids; and they were joined by all of the following, in no particular order: Grace Rubenstein 01, Chris Foxwell (who made the trip from Amman, Jordan), Will Darrin, Matt Levy, Kevin and Virginia See, Haynes Cooney, Jeff Grant, Mariya Hodge, Torie Gorges, Becky Hermes, Katie Sullivan, Pelagia Ivanova 01, and Alfonso Gonzalez del Riego, not to mention all the husbands, wives, and significant others. It was such a wonderful reunion that pressure was instantly applied to the still-single among us to get married, if only to ensure that the gang could get together again. (I am doing my best to deflect such pressure.) I ll leave the last words on the wedding to Torie: Particularly enjoyable to the many Williams alumni in attendance was the rendition of Gangnam Style performed by Jon Pearson, Haynes Cooney, and Matt Levy. Sorry, ladies, they are all taken. She also said something about succulents. Some of the attendees of the wedding were lucky enough to spend time with Steve Gray during their visits to California. Steve and his wife Ariel were very busy last summer: In August, they sold their house in Davis and moved to a new place in Santa Cruz, and Steve started a new job as administrator of a hospital, at which they had their second child, Avery Louise, born on Aug. 29. Steve, Ariel, and big brother Zachary are loving life. You demand more babies? Well, Brendan Nelson and Nell Putnam-Farr are happy to oblige. Their daughter Alexandra ( Alix ) Witherspoon Nelson was born June 4, tipping the scales at 10 pounds, which may be a record for these notes. Please feel free to send me strongly written s if I m mistaken. Nell reports that Alix s older brother has been incredibly sweet, full of hugs and very protective of his baby. Nell is working on a PhD in marketing at MIT Sloan, and Brendan started a new job in New York at Axiom Legal. Shara Pilch has also, in her words, joined the baby club, having welcomed Oren Gates Pilch on Sept. 6, Shara and her husband are totally enthralled by him and feel so lucky that he is a pretty mellow baby. The stats-inclined folks would want to know that he was 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and 20.5 inches at birth. Lindsay (Hatton) McClelland acknowledged in her that she and I have not run into each other yet in Cambridge and that a chance meeting has become less likely now that she and Geordie McClelland have again entered the newborn shut-in phase due to JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 99

100 the arrival of Agnes Carol McClelland on Aug. 26. To add to the excitement, Lindsay went into labor at Abby Sayer s wedding. So if this child doesn t end up going to Williams, it will be a raging cosmic injustice. If there were a Class of 2000 Class Notes Hall-of- Fame, I think you d all agree that two of the more obvious inductees would be Grace Pritchard Burson and Raph Rosen. They checked in this time with very different updates. In typical Raph fashion, he submitted his news in a single sentence, presented here, unedited: Hey, Jon. The biggest news is that I got married (on Oct. 7). Let me guess, Raph: The less important news involved Segways, whimsical facial hair, or thoughtful observations about science. Did I come close? Grace, on the other hand, was one of the first members of our class to get married and now reports that she s among the first to divorce. She and Josh Burson 01 separated amicably about a year ago. She writes: I would be more than happy to be contacted by any other 00s who are going through separation/divorce. Life as a single parent and parish priest in a small college town in central New Hampshire is stressful, but good. We spent yesterday at the fair; it doesn t get any better than that! I always enjoy hearing from Farrah Mussani, because invariably I ll read that she has been stationed in a far-flung place, working on something fascinating. This time, her update was even more exciting because she shared the news of her April 28 wedding to Laurence Morrissette, a fellow Canadian public servant. The icing on the cake was news of the couple s September move to Nairobi, where Farrah has been posted at the Canadian High Commission. I don t know about you, but I think High Commission sounds way more awesome than Embassy. Meadow Linn co-authored a book with her mother called The Mystic Cookbook: The Secret Alchemy of Food. It was released on Nov. 26. Meadow herself is responsible for many of the book s hundreds of photographs. If you want more information about Meadow s work, check out the book s companion website: Deb (Frisone) Young gets the anchor role this time. No new MLEs for Deb (yet); she still lives an hour north of New York with her husband and two kids, working as a mom mostly, and as a self-employed pediatric physical therapist the rest of the time. In September, she attended an alumni event at Williams celebrating the 100th anniversary of the crosscountry team. She was joined by Shad Miller, Steph (Sewell) King 99, Courtney (Bennigson) Batliner 01, Elizabeth (Roller) Apgar 01, and Meg (Tierney) Gemborys 01. I had the honor of representing our era of women running at Williams by speaking to the attendees with Courtney Bennigson about what it was like to be on the team during our years at Williams. Lots of warm, fuzzy feelings all weekend. Her kids, Dylan and Nora, got into the action, running in the kids races over the weekend, performing, I am told, admirably. That s all I have for you this time, folks. Incidentally, I made three trips to Williams in a two-week span in October, and it never stops filling me with good feelings. Hearing from and seeing you does the same. I hope to see as many of you as possible at our next reunion, but until then, keep filling my inbox! 2001 Liana Thompson Knight, 135 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357; As odd as it sounds, it was easier writing this column with a 6-week-old than it is with a 6-month-old. Sleep deprivation was definitely easier to take while on maternity leave! Given the preponderance of baby news this time around, I think I m not the only one who s sleep deprived. It was a busy summer and fall for babies in the Class of 2001! Elly (Spensley) Moriarty and her husband welcomed twin boys, Larkin and Cameron, on June 23. Elly said that life since then has been hectic and wonderful, and they couldn t be happier. Vanea Norris and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Addyson Doris Turner, on July 6. They caught up with Enuma Menkiti, Sadaf Ahmad, Erika Beltran, and Sandina Green 99 in DC at a welcome party for the baby. Vanea completed her MSW earlier last year. Danielle Tarantolo, Sarah Schiavetti, Kristin Wikelius, and Kristine Taylor all attended a baby shower for Margaret (Radzik) Scoolidge in early June. Margaret s son, Wyatt Austin Scoolidge, was born on July 18. Vicki Phillips and her husband were delighted to welcome Laura Phillips Craig on July 19. Vicki wrote that big sister Rachel, 2, adores the little one, and that Laura is a good sleeper. Hagan McCurdy Kappler had a very busy summer new house, new job, new baby! Hagan and her husband moved from Seattle to Avon, Conn., where Hagan is now working for United Technologies in corporate development. They settled into their new house just in time for the arrival of their baby boy, Cole, born seven weeks early on Aug. 7. Cole spent four weeks in the NICU but was home and doing well by the time Hagan wrote me. Prior to Cole s birth, Hagan snuck in a fun girls weekend in Williamstown with Kelsey (Gollop) Mayhall, Kate Bolduc, Katie O Boyle, Amanda (Brokaw) Doherty, Cameron Walker, and Joey (Shapiro) Key. Carissa Carter welcomed Desmond Leo Cardoin on Aug. 13. Meg (Cooley) Garin and Matt Garin welcomed Samuel Matthew on Aug. 19. Meg wrote that it was an exciting week, as older brother Peter turned 2 just five days later! Liza (Walsh) Keenan and her husband had their third daughter, Addison Ryder Keenan, on Aug. 21. Liza said the whole family was doing well and loved the new addition. Dan Sullivan married Colleen O Boyle in Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, Their first child, Nora Sullivan, was born on Aug. 22. They live in Jacksonville, Fla., where Dan is serving in the Navy as a JAG officer. Matthew Speiser and Phoebe Geer were thrilled by the birth of their son, Nathaniel Gardiner Speiser, on Aug. 23. They were enjoying the first few months of parenthood and reported having a very smiley baby! Amy Warren had twins on Sept. 18. Harper and Graham joined older brother Mac, who is now 4. Also on Sept. 18, Joe Seavey and his wife had a baby girl, Yuna Faythe. They still live in Brooklyn. 100 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

101 Sebastian Gruender now lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. He and his wife welcomed their second daughter, Julia Maria, on Oct. 2. Erin (Palazzolo) Loparo, husband Joe, and big sister Helen welcomed Michael Joseph, also born on Oct. 2. Writing when Michael was just a week old, Erin noted that he was already a mama s boy. Ben and MacKenzie (Hawkey) Cooper are the proud parents of Iris Nell Cooper. She was born a month before her due date, but was over 6 pounds and doing well. MacKenzie and Ben were entertained that she chose to show up on Oct. 11 (10/11/12) and joked that she must have her father s love of numbers. Just to remind ourselves how fast these babies will grow up, we ll transition briefly from babies to college-aged kids. Mimi Hua is excited to (probably) be the first in our class to be the parent of a Williams student; her stepdaughter, Carly Schissel 16, is a first year. Mimi is thrilled to visit Williams more often and was looking forward to Fall Family Days when she wrote in. There are lots of entries for the 01 Eph wedding album this time around, as well. Phil Swisher was married over a year ago, on Oct. 22, 2011, to Geraldine Alias in Freeport, The Bahamas. Enrique Perez and Mike Black were groomsmen; Anna Swisher 05, Trey Wright 03, Jason and Hillary (Weinblatt) Chapman, both 02, and Dave Adams 00 were also in attendance. Phil and Geraldine live in Boston. C.J. Navins married Michael Hacker on June 16 at the Governor s Academy in Byfield, Mass., where C.J. s grandfather Buster Navins 35 worked for more than 40 years. C.J. s father Peter Navins 70 and uncle Rusty Navins 67 made the wedding a multigenerational Eph event. Liza (Walsh) Keenan, Michele Kovacs, Jen (Berylson) Block, and Kristen (Sullivan) McEntyre were bridesmaids. C.J. reports that there were more than 30 Ephs in attendance, including Kat (Dingman) Boger, Cate (Olson) Jordan, Allison Stepp, Hilary Webb, Sarah (Rutledge) Crump, Alice (Thompson) DiStefano, Dorian Baker, Steve Owen, Ryan Spicer, Brian Doherty, Amanda (Brokaw) Doherty, Michael Cortese, Graham Pingree, and Tom Pickard. Ryan Mayhew married Kristin Schnabel on June 23 in Boulder, Colo. Ryan noted that many Williams classmates were present and that Keith Chu was the best man. Jon Duval married Melissa Arnot in Stanley, Idaho, on July 7. Several Ephs made it for the occasion, including Brian Doherty, Mark Hamachek 97, Adam Cluff, Craig Wadman 03, Joe Weiss, Eric Demment, Isaac Dietzel, Graham Pingree, Dan Matro, Andrew Conley, and Joe Butler. Mark Walrod and Hilary Williams were married atop Mount Greylock on Aug. 11 in a ceremony officiated by Rebecca Sanborn Stone and attended by a large Eph contingent including Christine Pace, Brian Werner, Graham Lee, Sandra DiPillo, Bailey McCallum, Grace Rubenstein, Dan Center, Emily Earle, Jason Lemieux, Beth Friedman, and Noel and Lauren (Wiener) Johnson. Following their wedding, Mark and Hilary were settling into life in a small New Hampshire town. Mark was enjoying his family practice residency, Hilary started teaching graphic design and digital media at Colby-Sawyer College, and they ve taken up amateur chicken farming with the flock that they inherited with their house. Josh Stamell married Sheila Carrasco on Oct. 7. Chido Alozie and Mayur Deshmukh were in his wedding party; Tyler Polk 03 and Ryu Spaeth 03 were also in attendance. The couple met in the MFA program at the ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard, from which they graduated in Chris Ripley wrote that he had a great time attending three Eph weddings last year those of Matt Gunther 00, Dan Newhall, and Nick Goggans. Chris had recently taken a position as CTO of in Victor, Idaho. He was still living in Austin, Texas, and said it was a long commute. Dan Seaton and his wife have been living in Brussels, Belgium, since They welcomed their first child, Willem, in October Dan works at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, where he is the principal investigator for a solar telescope aboard a European Space Agency satellite. On the weekends he writes about European bike racing for the cycling news website VeloNews. Dan returned to Williams in May to talk to Professor Pasachoff s astrophysics tutorial on solar physics; one of the tutorial students, Muzhou Lu 13, was to be working on his thesis research with Dan in Belgium over Winter Study. Andrew Sullivan paid Dan a visit in August, and they had a great time tasting obscure Trappist beer and taking a road trip to Aachen, Germany, where they saw (among other things) Charlemagne s forearm bones, which are on display in the Cathedral reliquary there. Dusty and Caitlin (Carr) Lopez moved to Ann Arbor in July. Caitlin has joined a large private practice, and Dusty is assisting with the men s cross-country team at the University of Michigan. Gail Fergusen and her husband moved to Champaign, Ill., to start faculty/staff positions at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Gail reports that they like Champaign-Urbana, and that she is in heaven to be able to do West African dance and eat Korean food again two loves that originated at Williams. Their first overnight guests in Champaign were Allison (Herling) Ruark and her family, who were driving cross-country before moving to Swaziland, where Allison will complete her dissertation in public health. Feyisara Akanki moved to Dallas following the completion of her family medicine residency in NYC and was interviewing for outpatient ambulatory care positions. Feyisara reports that Jamilla Deria took a job as director of programming at the Apollo Theater and was living with Ian Brown and Jerome Parker. Rob Seitelman started a new position as head of the theater department at San Ramon Valley High School and was slated to direct three productions this year. His daughter turned 1 in August. Dan Center switched jobs; his new position is with a Gallatin Valley Land Trust in Bozeman, Mont., working to conserve land and build trails. Dan went to a summer music festival in Targhee, Wyo., with Tenaya (Plowman) 02 and Nate Kolar 05. At the time of this writing, he was gearing up for Halloween with a 2-year-old and looking forward to a winter of snow and skiing. Josh White completed his PhD at Johns Hopkins in July. After spending a few weeks traveling around Pakistan and India, he began a Council on Foreign JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 101

102 Relations International Affairs Fellowship in DC in October. Marlene Duffy went to the Olympics last summer as a women s soccer referee and, notably, refereed the opening game between Great Britain and New Zealand. Dan Perttu s recent composition, Gloamin A Fantasy for Flute and Piano, was recently released on a CD entitled LOCK and KEY on the Navona Records label, which is distributed internationally by Naxos. Annie Richards spent time hanging out with Megan Samenfeld-Specht 02 and her daughter Charlie in Williamstown at the end of August. Annie was hoping to get back to Williams for homecoming. Derek Soto enjoys life at the Pentagon and was trying to convince a contingent of Marines to try pumpkin spice lattes at the Starbucks inside the building. Julia (Cianfarini) Schmidt is also in DC and works at a law firm. She met up with Roshni (David) Guerry, Beth Friedman, and Moira Shanahan for a day of visiting DC museums with Roshni s son Liam. We re still living in Maine, where I m working a part-time office job at Bates College. At the end of October, Clayton Spencer 77 was inaugurated as Bates College s eighth president. I can t say I know her (yet), but it is fun knowing that there s another Eph on campus up here. Have a good winter, and send me your news!! 2002 William Davidson, 219 East 69th St., Apt. 11J, New York, NY 10021; I am extremely excited to be secretary and want to thank Holly Kohler for her great work over the last few years. My first foray into the writing of the notes has been full of intrigue and secret-agent like feeding of misinformation. Prank wars have been diffused, and only the truth has been submitted. My wife Blaire and I recently moved to a larger apartment in order to accommodate our children, Lucy and Harry, and all the accoutrements that follow them. The move has cut a full seven minutes off my commute to the NYC Office of Emergency Management in Brooklyn and has afforded us the opportunity to have some outdoor space in the concrete jungle. Hurricane Sandy made that commute impossible Oct. 29, stranding me in Brooklyn after all the bridges across the East River were closed. After working a full day in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as planning section chief, I was able to get in touch with Chris Bruno, who allowed me to crash on his couch. I have done little to no legal work over the past two months and with the amount of work left to do with the city s response to Sandy, I don t foresee returning to normal duties any time soon. As planning section chief I am responsible for compiling information from field operations, writing situation reports, and advising agency and city executives on next steps. During the early days of the response I worked closely with Emily Small 00, who works at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Having another Eph in the EOC was a welcome addition and gave me the comfort of knowing the job would get done. I had been planning to go hear Aaron DeBevoise speak at Columbia Business School to a class focused on entrepreneurism that night. Aaron, who is based in California, is the co-founder and EVP of network programming (entertainment sense of the word) at Machinima Inc., the largest YouTube network in the world, with over 2.25 billion global views a month and 210 million monthly uniques. Aaron is a co-founder and board member of the largest online fashion and beauty video network, Stylehaul Inc. Sam Wilson got engaged in Nantucket, Mass., over Labor Day weekend to Amanda Armstrong (UVA). Yours truly, Patrick McCurdy, and Charlie Davidson 04 were honored and more than willing to help the happy couple celebrate that weekend. Tory Patterson and his wife Laura welcomed Leonard Hodges Patterson on Oct. 3. Leonard joins his 18-month-old sister Pfeiffer Christina Patterson in Menlo Park, Calif. Amanda (Gramse) Swiatocha returned from three-plus weeks Down Under in New Zealand and Australia for work and honeymoon. It was the trip of a lifetime! Amanda got hitched on June 23 to Mike Swiatocha in her hometown of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and CC Ciafone served as justice of the peace. Amanda says, She was exceptional. I told her she should do that as a second career! It was perfect that she served in this role, because, of course, she was my freshman-year roommate, so I ve known her since Day 1 at Williams, and she also worked with my husband at a law firm before I met him. Other Ephs in attendance were Carrie Nesvig, Laura Brand Harrison, Laura Crum, Rachel Brodie, Katie Worth McCarthy, Katie Effler, Jess Paar ( who did a knock-out job reading a quote for us ), Maggie Clark Babb, Trevor Babb, Reed Gramse 70, and Hugh Hawkins 70. Joanna Edstrom and husband Andy 03 had their first baby, Bruce Lincoln, in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 17. The baby is thriving, and Joanna reports, Andy and I love being parents. Sadaf Ahmad caught up with Austin Duncan prior to his trip to Africa along with Heather Brutz. She also saw Heidi McGowan at Heather s fundraising party for Marriage Equality, where they feasted on dragon fruit and s mores. Sadaf got to see Baby Addyson, daughter of Vanea Norris 01, over Labor Day weekend with Sandina Green 99 and Enuma Menkiti 01. Sadaf bid adieu to Erika Beltran 01, who was moving back to her home state of Texas for a job as director of policy for an education nonprofit. Sadaf also ran into Renea Whitmore at an Ephs career event. Sadaf got to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., thanks to Caroline Fan 03 on behalf of the Asian-American Action Fund. Her hope for 2013 is that she will continue to stay in touch with Eph friends, run into old pals, and meet new ones. Mike Paarlberg is at Georgetown, working on his dissertation and teaching an undergrad seminar on contemporary Latin America in the government department. It can be found in the course handbook as Latin America s Turn to the Left: from Chavez to Lula. James Kingsley and his wife Lauren welcomed their son and future Eph footballer Jack Francis Kingsley on Sept. 7 in NYC. James and Lauren s goal for 2013 is to get early admission for Jack into the Class of 34! 102 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

103 Travis Hobart got married to Laurie Brown on June 2 at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y. In attendance were Nishant Nayyar, Joseph Urwitz, Jason Chapman, Jesse Davis, Andrew Thomison 04, Christopher Kelley 03 Melanie Hobart 06, and Travis freshman-year roommate John Thomison. Liz (Hole) Knake and husband Rob had their second child, William Mason Knake, on Oct. 3. Liz says, He s a healthy, sweet baby, and we re all well. Lisa Cohan has been instrumental since William was born, providing food, support, and child care. Sophie de la Barra finished her first training camp as assistant coach of the Ice Fernz, New Zealand s National Women s Ice Hockey Team. She is looking forward to coaching the defense at the IIHF Division II World Championships in April Danielle (Torin) Lafave and husband Nick 03 bought their first house, in Fauquier County, Va.. She says, It s on 1.3 acres, with woods (and deer) in the backyard, and we are looking forward to doing lots of gardening, growing some of our own food, and perhaps even keeping a chicken or two! Danielle is still working as a small-animal veterinarian in Northern Virginia. Jessica Grogan and Jim Young got married on May 26 in Williamstown. In attendance were Cathy Bryant Van Orden, Kate Alexander, Candy Marlow, and Duane Lee 01. Derrick Estes and his wife Lindsay are pleased to announce the arrival of their first child, Pike Lawton Estes, born Nov. 20. After what will be 11 years living in Manhattan, Derrick will be re-locating with his family to London, and looks forward to establishing his Eph connection across the pond REUNION JUNE 6-9 Anri Wheeler Brenninkmeyer, 4 Howard St., Somerville, MA 02144; The summer was filled with weddings and births. But first, news of a wedding from last year: Rebecca Linder was married to James Blachly in November 2011 in Philadelphia. They met at a New Year s party in 2010 hosted by Judd Greenstein 01. The Blachlys now live in Urbana, Ill., where James studies orchestral conducting and Rebecca works as the director of the Office of International Advancement at the University of Illinois. Rebecca makes it to Chicago frequently and saw Eliza Myrie and Lucas Goodbody for Ethiopian food. She would love to connect with other Chicago Ephs. Rebecca officiated at Katie (Rocker) Rayer s wedding in June and was happy to see lots of Williams kids at Zach Yeskel 04 and Heather Brubaker s wedding. Jessica Katz married Mark Mazzenga in July in Bristol, R.I. They were happy to be joined by fellow family Ephs, including Jessica s mother Andrea Diehl 75, aunt Janet Diehl 81, and brother David Bar Katz 89, and friends who traveled from far and wide: Deidre Fogg, Kate Hood, Alex Hood 02, Jessica Calfee Stahl, Ray Stahl, and Melinda Hamilton 75. After the wedding, Jessica and Mark flew back to London, where Jessica started her third year teaching at The American School. Jasmine Mitchell and Travis Batty were married on July 28 at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Va. In attendance were Maggie Popkin, Elliot Morrison 04, Anjuli Lebowitz, Adrienne Ellman, Michael King, Kate Austell Elortegui, Jae Cody Engman, Nicole Theriault, Jeremy Da, Lindi von Mutius, Emily Siegel, Karin Rosenthal, Ryu Yokoi 01, Maria Tope Akinyele, and Maria Lapetina 04. Some highlights of the weekend included a bouncy castle for the rehearsal dinner, Indiana Jones adventure themes, love from friends and family, and a great glow-stick night farewell. In August, Rob Gonzalez married Rachel King Berlin 05 at the Dorchester Heights National Monument in South Boston. Rob s brother performed the ceremony, and Jeremy Redburn and his wife Jennie were the photographers. Rob and Rachel celebrated on Sept. 15 in Boston with many 03s and 05s in attendance and have several other mini receptions forthcoming in NYC, DC, and SF, to be heavily attended by Ephs. Brooke Toczylowski s son Max River Gordon was born on March 10. Brooke and Max had a minireunion in Berkeley, Calif., at the house of Sarah Barger Ranney 02 with her son Jackson and Tenaya Plowman Kolar 02 and her son Dash. Tenaya was visiting from Idaho. Brooke lives in Oakland and teaches at Oakland International High School. Samara Poplack and her husband Adam Potter welcomed their first child, Collin Grayson Potter, in June. Dayna Baskettte, Tisha (Joseph) Holmes 04 and Marin Randall sent their congratulations. Tracy Cook and her husband welcomed daughter Andie Cannella Cook on June 26. Toya Williams and her husband Ryan Morettini welcomed a daughter, Stella Elizabeth Morettini, on June 30. Josh and Claire (Magat) Raffaelli welcomed a daughter, Quinn Arbor Raffaelli, on July 5. Quinn has been an absolute delight and is already proving to be a little adventurer like her parents. The Raffaellis are in Portola Valley, Calif., and try to get out onto the trails as much as their new life as parents allows. Nina T. Chaopricha and her husband Pat had a baby girl, Anya, on Aug 8. Anya emerged eight days early; apparently she didn t want to miss Nina and Pat s 08/08/08 anniversary celebration. Nina s family was away at a reunion, and she had asked the resort to tell them the news at dinner. The resort forgot, and her family found out when her cousin saw photos on Facebook. Nina s grandma assumed it must have been a prank post with Photoshopped pictures, because surely Nina would have called to tell them if she d actually had a baby! The Chaoprichas moved to Ithaca, N.Y. They have a guest room and welcome visitors. Andrew 02 and Ellie Beasley welcomed their second child, Colette Virginia Beasley, on Aug. 23. Maggie Popkin and Elliot Morrison 04 welcomed their son, Toby David Morrison, in September. He has already had a number of Eph visitors and is looking forward to many more. Rumor has it that Goff s share price rose due to planned apparel sales increases. Danni Lapin was promoted to supervising psychotherapist for her agency s school-based mental health programs in Yonkers, N.Y. She also presented in October at the Center for School Mental Health Annual Conference in Salt Lake City. The poster presentation was about vicarious traumatization of school staff who work with traumatized children. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 103

104 After completing her MPH at Columbia in May, Lisa Schulman started as a senior associate at The Corkery Group, where she works on media relations and analysis for their client, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Binney McCague finished her residency in med/ peds in Cleveland, Ohio. She is working for the CDC as part of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Her job deals with occupational safety and health, which is very interesting, and a hugely under-served area. Binney and her husband now live outside Pittsburgh. She hopes that her move (a bit) eastward will mean she can see more of her Williams friends. Binney bumped into Christina Adams at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta in October. Christina was returning home to North Carolina from the American Association of Family Physicians national scientific assembly in Philadelphia, and Binney was on her way to a CDC meeting in Atlanta. Craving adventure and being closer to friends and family and the unknown, Deidre Fogg quit her job in San Francisco and moved to Portland, Maine. Deidre writes: So far, so good. I m still looking for a job (minor detail), but otherwise life in Portland is truly amazing everyone should come visit! I ve also been big on the Eph wedding circuit this past summer, and it has gotten me really fired up for the 10-year reunion. Rachel Horwitz received her PhD in oceanography from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute last spring and is at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, for a postdoc. She was looking forward to finding other Ephs in the Mystic/Groton area. Diane (Bennett) Fribance and her husband Jeff planned a move to South Carolina in December. Diane was to leave her position working as a postdoc for the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, to start a tenure-track teaching position in the Marine Science Department at Coastal Carolina University in January. She is excited to become a professor and move a little farther north. The Fribances will be in the Myrtle Beach area and are hoping to get lots of visitors since they ll be in a great vacation spot. Diane was in NYC for a research conference and got to catch up with Chrissy Draghi 04. Mike Buscher plans to finish his emergency medicine residency in June and then start a two-year, critical-care fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in July. Before starting the new job, he hopes to make a trip to El Salvador to visit Phil Dimon, who is there with the State Department. Father Michael F. Sheehan, FPO, was ordained a Catholic priest on June 23 in a beautiful ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Several Ephs were there to cheer him on in his vocation, including Erin (Palazzolo) Loparo 01, Tricia (Hennessey) Helm 01, and Olesia (Biskupska) Doran. Brigitte Teissedre, Caroline Fan, Kevin Hsueh, Erica Dwyer, Janet Ho, Joo-Hee Suh, Linda Lau, and Lisa Marco got together over the Internet in late August; they reunited virtually via Google+ and had a fun one-hour video chat. They plan to do this periodically throughout the year and encourage everyone to give virtual reunion a shot. Brigitte and her husband Lucien Patterson visited Monty Silva in Lima, Peru. The three traveled for one week through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and had an awesome time. Angus and Kimmie Beal and their two kids visited Bekah Levine in the centennial valley of Montana. Kimmie described it as like Yellowstone Valley with no people and one dirt road. They enjoyed the yellow Aspens and delicious wild duck. Kimmie did a 10K mud run, and Angus is doing a cyclo-cross race, because they both love gimmicky sports events. The Beals enjoy waffles and hiking with Zinnia Wilson 04 whenever she s in town. They encourage classmates to look them up if visiting Salt Lake. David Brenninkmeyer and I hosted a fun birthday dinner for Eain Williams 01 and had fun catching up with Freeden Oeur, who moved to Cambridge in August. I joined the executive committee of the Williams Boston Alumni Association and have been enjoying meeting new people and connecting with old friends. I hope to see more Boston area Ephs at one of our many upcoming events Nicole Eisenman, 141 Joralemon St., Apt. 3E, Brooklyn, NY 11201; Cortney Tunis, 150 The Riverway, Box 802, Boston, MA 02115; For this round of class notes, we secretaries thought we would try something a little different and 04 Trauma-Rama was born. Here are the (anonymous) highlights. A Midwestern Eph tells us: Perhaps the only embarrassing part of my trip east was that I ate at Dunkin Donuts like six times in 10 days. These are the things that happen when you live in Minnesota and don t have access to those sweet breakfast sandwiches and strawberry Coolattas. A doctor in our midst reports, I was seeing patients in the hospital and was trying to talk to this poor deaf, demented woman. She had a sitter assigned to her. So I m wearing this not-so-deep (I thought) V-neck and leaning over the bed in the direction of the sitter, screaming into the woman s ear. Her sitter starts waving her arms wildly and yelling, Doctor! Doctor! so I look up in a panic, thinking something is really wrong, and she says Doctor! I can see your boobs! And finally, someone who shares Cortney s AAA embarrassment, this classmate lost three alternators on two cars over the course of six weeks, including on the way back to NJ from a job interview at Williams (in the parking lot of King Kone in Pittsfield and yes, I got myself some ice cream before I called AAA that time). Thanks for the submissions it is nice to get a glimpse at the little things that don t make it into the traditional updates. Now, here is the news from our class: As usual, baby Ephs abounded. Elizabeth (Papa) Simons and her husband Andrew welcomed Edward Andrew Simons into the world on Aug. 17. Alex Grashkina and her husband Alex Hristov welcomed their daughter Nadia on July 11. Elliot Morrison has been in New York for a year, clerking for a judge and otherwise delaying the start of being a real lawyer. He and his wife Maggie Popkin 03 live in Park Slope and recently got with the neighborhood program and had a baby: Toby David Morrison, born Sept l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

105 But first they used the summer to have a few last prebaby hurrahs with classmates at a trio of consecutive Williams wedding weekends (Jasmine Mitchell 03, Ohm Deshpande, and Zach Yeskel and Heather Brubaker 03). Nick Bamat, Adam Grogg, Nicole (Eisenman) Weber, and Jeff Nelson have led a stream of visitors since Toby s birth, with Dr. Bamat proclaiming him in excellent health, notwithstanding his future anguish as a Mets fan. Adam and Jeff diagnosed themselves with disbelief that Elliot has a baby. Adam Grogg wrapped up his year on the district court in DC and returned to Yale, where he is the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project Fellow for the year. Adam is helping lead a clinic that he was part of in law school that gets Yale Law students to assist the San Francisco city attorney with an affirmative litigation docket that he pursues (i.e., find bad people and sue them). He is teaching a few classes and alternating between living in New Haven and San Francisco. Mary Flynn finished residency at UMass finally and took a job as an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health there. She works primarily in a small office that serves a mostly Spanish-speaking, urban population. Mary also got married to Jim Eakin. Lissa Ong, Galen Holt, Lindsay Taglieri, Marina Vivero, Kate Henry 05, and Mark Robertson 03 were there. Last summer, Whitney Thompson traveled from Utah to compete in her first slopestyle mountain bike competitions, winning the amateur class at Dixie Trix in Grand Junction, Colo., and then taking second in Pro at Queen Of The Mountain in Sacramento, Calif. She also got a picture in Decline Magazine. Audrey Lumley-Sapanski attended the wedding of the brother of Amy Gamer/Lamey Geant 03 in August. They had a lovely time, and a small contingent of Ephs was present to heckle the Princeton contingent. Audrey is hoping that before having to attend another Princeton event, Williams regains its stature in the Forbes ranks. It s OK to be number one and have no one know about you, but anonymity and losing suck. Christie Schueler had work from her dissertation published, culminating her very successful academic career. She also won a local bowling league, which in New Jersey is more impressive since they re still evolving thumbs. Chrissy Draghi is in the hunt for a Bernese Mountain Dog pup to be adopted this spring. She s selecting from several names and would like input. If you prefer one of the following, please contact her directly: Van Der Rohe, Gaudi, or the Situation. Hannah Harte is chairing the California gubernatorial campaign of Steven Seagal, who is hoping to parlay Arnold Schwarzenegger s successes into his own televised, Californian takeover. She s facing two challenges: lack of googleability due to the unfortunate similarity of his name to Seagull, and their inability to agree on a stylist. Hannah, Chrissy, and Cortney Tunis got together for a summer weekend on Martha s Vineyard. Together they conquered Cortney s fear of sailing, cooked and ate many pounds of clams, and stayed up late. Cortney saw Sophie Hood, Taylor Stapleton, Nicole Cosgrove 02 and Caitlin Stashwick 02 in New York for Kayla (Peek) Berube s 05 birthday. Yes, they did karaoke and saw Pitch Perfect. Cortney continues to work at Wheelock College as the resource center manager. She lives in Boston and was visited by Fern Senior for Ashley Carter s absolutely ridiculous 30th birthday party. Leon Webster finished a PhD in applied physics from the U. of Michigan in July. Thanks to a tip from Elaine Denny, during a visit to the Bay Area Leon joined West Coast Mountain Day, planned by Gavin McCormick 05 and Brian Hirschman 05 and attended by Jesse Dill, Zan Armstrong, and Torrey Wolfe, among several others. Laura Day reports that the big news from the Day/ Giarolo household is that they re in the extended process of moving back to Williamstown. Laura started working for Williams in the Alumni Fund office (with the classes of 39-70) in mid-august and is currently living over in Adams (with a fantastic view of the back of Mount Greylock from the driveway, though, not at all from the house); Rolo is grinding out his last year at Seton Hall Law and plans to join Laura full time in May. Mark Orlowski reports the ranks of Ephs working at the Sustainable Endowments Institute grew over the summer from two to four when Katie White 11 and Celeste Berg 13 joined Mark and Emily Flynn 09. Mark has been busy traveling the country, getting more institutions on board with the institute s Billion Dollar Green Challenge. Last summer, Ashley English reunited with a number of Ephs during a 10-day trip to Massachusetts for Deb Eames wedding and other fun. She saw many Ephs at the wedding, including Dave Thome 05, Alison Stewart 03, Nick Perry, and Krista Harrison. The Minnesota Twins also followed her out East, allowing her to catch a Red Sox/Twins game at Fenway with Bobby Muhlhausen 05 and Dan Narva 05. Ashley also met up with Louisa Pitt and Zan Armstrong on Martha s Vineyard for a couple of days. Ashley English, Andrew Kao, Brian Kelly 02, Cortney Tunis, Christina Draghi, Hannah Harte, and Shamus Brady had an impromptu online entry reunion during the second presidential debate. It was just like being back in the Lehman West common room, minus the old cucumber discovered in the couch. Ryan Sochacki was lucky enough to marry Kara Harrigan on June 23 in Charleston, S.C. Dan Douglas 04 made sure the groomsmen were on their best behavior while Jabe Bergeron 04 made sure Dan was on his best behavior. Emily Bright Krusack is happy to announce that her book for K-12 teachers, Powerful Ideas in Teaching: Creating Environments Where Students Want to Learn (co-written with Dr. Mickey Kolis), was to be released in December. She writes from home as much as possible, while her baby girl is taking naps. Michelle Cuevas relocated to LA and is working with some folks developing her children s books into movies. She d love to hear from other Ephs in the area! Melanie (Beeck) Gaudion writes: We got married in Brazil last December and had so many of our friends come for a few weeks. It was such a wonderful and special celebration/trip! I am really loving my job this year. I have the best Grade 5 class and am having JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 105

106 fun learning about chemistry and doing crazy experiments in class. Adam Grogg, Steve Seigel and Steve s husband Justin Wilson spent a lovely evening invading the picturesque, pastoral, and disgustingly cute farmhouse of James and Ashley Cart 05. It s hard to beat an afternoon of feeding chickens, quaffing pints of BBC Steel Rail, and drinking in the stunning views over the Pownal Valley. Charlie Davidson writes: Matt Rade, Kam Shahid (and family), and I made our annual trip to Katie 05 and Rob Follansbee s house in Cape Cod. The next week, I saw Mike Crotty in Nantucket, where we toasted his recent engagement over beers. I also spent some time on the island with my brother Will Davidson 02, Pat McCurdy 02, and Sam Wilson 02 to celebrate Sam s engagement. Basically, the summer was a three-month engagement party. While at the Chicago Expo art fair in September, Eliza Myrie 03, Lucas Goodbody 03, and Daniel Morales 02 were all nice enough to stop by my booth to chat. I also ran into Johanna Rodriguez, who happened to be wandering through the fair during a break from a teachers conference. Along with the regular art-world sightings of Walker Waugh 02 and Kate Werble 02, Williams was well-represented at the fair with my dad Max Davidson 61 and his freshman roommate Harvey Plonsker 61 in attendance. Pete Endres live in Cambridge, sandwiched between Molly Stone 03 and Jamie Gerrity 03, who live next door, and Ashley Carter, who is down the street. He s been with the same wind developer for five years and has the luxury of work-from-home, which means he gets to bake bread and have lunch with Ashley during the day. On the hottest day of the summer Cortney Tunis, Ashley and Pete sweated their way through a feast in Chinatown. Pete s couch has become a frequent stopping point for Mark and Meredith Wallace, and Jason 05 and Cecily Epstein 06, among others. Haden Lynch writes: On Oct. 13, at the Stony Ledges vista looking out over Mount Greylock, I was engaged on what turned out to be a very crisp autumn day. I then proceeded to the Williams-Middlebury football game and met up with Joe McCurdy, Matt Dahlman, Dan Giardina, and Jabe Bergeron, who gave me a glimpse into my future wedded bliss by leaving at halftime to go change diapers. Carly Massey graduated with an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle and promptly moved back to Boston to work for Liberty Mutual as part of a two-year management development program. She attended Torrey Baldwin s wedding to Zach Fischer in Durango, Colo., with Jessica Beck 08 and celebrated with Michelle Cuevas, Erin Kempster, Nate Winstanley, Corie McDermott, Rana Suh Kannan, and Krishna Kannan 03. Emily (Clinch) Bryk writes: I just started a new job teaching elementary and middle school science in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. (It s pretty great. I have a massive school garden and do a lot of work out there with the kids.) Moving out of NYC, in general, has been nice. [Last] fall my husband John Bryk 02, our son, and I have had a lot of time out in the state parks around here. I saw Tracy Menschel, Emily Steinhagen, and Isaac Gerber 07 at Emily s son s birthday party. Paige McClanahan: I ve been working as a freelance journalist for about two years now, based first in West Africa and now in Oxford, England. In September, my husband Oli and I were back in my home state of North Carolina to see the wedding of Emily Kirby and Paul Esformes. It was a great party, and we got to catch up with a whole load of 04s, including Katie Ackerly, Emily Gustafson, Sarah Pesin, Rachel Outterson, Maggie (McDonald) Potter, Kristen Englebrecht-Bleem, Jen Lazar, Daniel Shearer, Amy Hobbie, and Anne Newcomer. C. Prosper Nwankpa writes: My son, Jesse Nwankpa, is now 1 year old! I hired another Eph for the first time ever, and wow, he turned out to be my best hire yet. His name is Joshua Adeyemi 09, a software engineer. And in his first quarter in the company, he won a Shining Star Award, which is a huge deal because it s given to a select few in our 1,200-person company. Ally Matteodo was excited to work as an extra on the set of HBO s Clear History, starring Larry David, Jon Hamm, and Kate Hudson. The third season of the web series Red Circles has begun airing, in which Ally plays hard-hitting ADA Alexandria Jacobson, and she is about to finish another short film called The Return of the Cartoon Man. Kat Burgess moved back to the East Coast after five years in London. She lives in DC and works at her British urban planning firm s U.S. startup. Jude Dumfeh writes: I completed my residency at Loyola in internal medicine and pediatrics. After finishing residency I had some time off over the summer before starting a new job. In NYC I got to meet up with Keith Chu, Liz Lee, Mark Gundersen, and Henry Abaatu. Also met up with Jackie Castro and her family in Connecticut. Then stayed briefly with Chris Vaughan in Boston, where I also caught up with Theo Tanis. I made a brief trip to Williams to see the Purple Valley again and to catch up with some friends from the area. While there got to see Juan Baena and Sulgi Lim. Finally made a stop in San Francisco, where I was hosted by Prosper Nwankpa. After all the travel I am back in the Chicago area. I recently started working as a hospitalist (internal medicine and pediatrics) at Gottlieb hospital. Josh Earn, Sam Gilford, Drew Newman, Ariel Peters 06, and Meredith Sanger Katz 06 came together to toast Jamaal Mobley and wish him farewell as he traded NYC for DC to join his Eph bride Denyse Deane! Finally, a little plug from our class agents: Last year, more members of our class showed their continued support for Williams than did members of any other class. To the 374 of you who made a gift to the Alumni Fund last year, thank you. We hope you ll do it again this year at We re aiming to raise $38,000 with the support of 70 percent of the class Aron Chang, th St., New Orleans, LA 70115; Charles Soha, 150 Huntington Ave., Apt. NA6, Boston, MA 02115; We begin with news from abroad. CJ Bak is living in Nairobi, where the Subway brand has made its way to Kenya. CJ not only offers his services making foot- 106 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

107 long meatball subs but can also sell us a restaurant in Africa. He s established a new life goal: owning the Subway on Spring Street. Chelsea Pollen greets us from South Africa, where she and her husband Jeremiah spent their honeymoon and checked out wild African penguins. Chelsea notes that Jennifer Hermanski 06 and Molly Sharlach attended her and Jeremiah s wedding. Vladimir Andonov spent some time in Bulgaria and London for the Olympics last summer and caught up with Daumantas Mockus 07. In June, Vladimir married Jenny Ying 08 in San Francisco. He is in business school at the University of Chicago. After finishing her MBA at the University of Texas at Austin, Amy Dieckmann went on a culinary tour of Austria and Budapest, led by Anna Swisher, whose motto was meat then sweet. She also toured the Mormon Temple Grounds in Salt Lake City with Kara Weiss and followed that with a visit to Abby Wattley and Kevin Kingman in Boston. While in the Bay State, she, Ellie Frazier, and Barbara Chan met up with Karen Untereker in Nantucket to meet Karen s toy poodle puppy. She wrapped up her trip in Williamstown by attending Kerri McMahon and Mary Baccash s wedding. Joining Mary and Kerri at their wedding were bridesmaids Tara Boyd, Lindsay Dwyer, Natalie (Geier) Cohen, Brianna (O Brien) Lowndes, and Brittany Esty, among other 2005 classmates. Congratulations to Elizabeth Landis, who earned her PhD in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was hired as an assistant professor at Holy Cross. Susie Theroux was finishing her PhD in geological sciences at Brown in the fall and planned to move to Berkeley in January to start a postdoc. Becky Allen-Oleet is in her final year of a PhD program in school psychology at UMass Amherst. She recently married Joanna Oleet in Vermont. Kate Ambler, Chris Eaton, Sarah Johnson, and Jasmine Smith attended the ceremony. Jane McCamant started her PhD application process after an Eph-filled trip on the East Coast, where she visited Amy Katzen, Sara Martin, Jaime Hensel, and Deans Peter Murphy and John Gerry in Cambridge. She also went to DC to see Tyler Corson-Rickert 06 and Ari Schoenholtz. Kristine and Oren Cass welcomed their first child, Eliza Miriam, in September. All are happy and healthy living in Boston. Oren graduated from Harvard Law School and Kristine from MIT Sloan School of Management. Andra Hibbert finished her MFA in fiction last summer and with her fiancé Emmet moved to State College, Pa., where she s gardening and teaching rhetoric and composition at Penn State. Denise Nunes finished her master s in nursing and will be working at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She had dinner with Eric Hsu, Meg Bossong, and Papa Adams. Louisa Swain started a master s program at Bank Street for Museum Education and Management last fall. She had plans to attend the wedding of Sarah Wilson 04 in Sea Island, Ga., with Mary Stranghoener, who has fulfilled her lifelong dream of training Shamu at Sea World, San Diego! Katie Dolbec is in her last year of residency in emergency medicine at Maine Medical Center and was applying for a fellowship at the University of Utah. She was hoping the snow gods would bring a fun-filled winter for her to join fellow skiers Tim Stickney 04, Sarah Torkelson Stickney 04, Mary Iaculli 06, Christina Perron 07, Elissa Rehm 06, and Joel Bradley 06, on the slopes in Portland. Daniel Krass has found regular piano gigs in Nashville, where he is in his second year studying audiology at Vanderbilt. He welcomes anyone who wishes to enjoy southern hospitality and notes that it s great having Sam Goldman back in town. Ari Schoenholz has visited; he and Daniel road tripped to Memphis and shared many meals, all of which included BBQ ribs. Daniel also attended and performed at the wedding of Zach Yeskel 04 and Heather Brubaker 03 in August. Zach McArthur spent most of his summer in Chicago in statistics classes at Northwestern, noting that he can reject that the null hypothesis that his presence does not affect the Cubs performance the Cubs went 7-3 in the games he attended this summer. Barry Fulton started his second year at The Pingry School teaching sixth-grade English and is now in charge of all 90 sixth graders well-being, which he notes is challenging but incredibly rewarding. He lives in Somerset, N.J., and hopes to meet up with some Ephs in the area. Justin Brown was playing board games in Berkeley with Gavin McCormick and Margaret Pigman 07 when, suddenly, Jonathan Landsman appeared. Justin had thought Jonathan was in New York and encourages advance notice when Jonathan comes all the way to California! Kyle Skor was taking his first children s picture book, Art with Claude, on a cross-country book tour before moving to Beijing in November. Margit Sande-Kerback is working as a hospital chaplain at a women s and children s hospital in Honolulu. She was looking forward to partying with fellow Ephs at Julia Brown s September wedding. Purple, though without gold, has once again become a staple of Wendy Stone s wardrobe. She moved back to western New York to become the head lacrosse coach at Niagara University. Reuben Albo bought a home in Santa Cruz, Calif. He s taken to ocean swimming with a wetsuit rather than surfing. His 2-year-old daughter keeps him very busy and now speaks in sentences and makes up her own songs. Ken Brown started the fifth year of his master s in forestry program at the University of Vermont after spending his summer at Burton Island State Park on Lake Champlain in Vermont. It did not flood this year. In fact, the lake got too shallow, and some boats hit bottom in the marina. Somehow we don t believe there still isn t caption-contest potential here. Ken and Jonathan Landsman collaborated on a Log Lunch talk and then were led on a tour of the campus s new vegetable gardens. The two of them made it to the Old Forge for wings with Matt Spencer. There was a 45-minute wait to be seated, so they sat on the steps and swapped stories from college. Jonathan writes, Time kind of flew by, and kind of not, because we were all quite hungry. Vishal Agraharkar moved to Boerum Hill in Brooklyn after spending an excellent year in downtown Detroit. While waiting for his apartment to become available, Vishal spent three weeks living with Pat Krivoshia and playing with his two dogs, Barley and Hops. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 107

108 Ashley and James Cart s second daughter, Courtland Whaley Cart, is now 1, and their eldest, Addison Weeks, just turned 3. Ashley and James bought their first house last spring, a small farm in Pownal, Vt., which is now home to a flock of chickens and a messy array of kitchen garden beds. James works part time for the college, managing student employment, and Ashley is still in the alumni relations office, serving as director of classes, reunions, and undergraduate engagement. Rachel Berlin married Rob Gonzalez 03 in August in the park by their home, with just their immediate families in attendance. Rob s brother officiated. They re now taking the party on the road with low-key celebrations with friends and family and planned stops in Boston, NYC, DC, SF, Denver, and beyond over the next year. Isabel Stone and David Seligman moved to New Haven. They re enjoying the best pizza in the world and looking forward to reconnecting with classmates in the area. David is clerking for a 2nd Circuit judge. They live in an awesome factory building apartment a couple of floors above Jen Foss-Feig 04 and her cute dog Macy. Steve Rahl has promised to visit. Devin 07 and Marcos Gouvea had their first child, Monica. She was born in August weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. Roger and Alison LaRocca 06 welcomed their second child, Rose Beatrice, into the world in September. Both Rose and her big brother Roger IV are big fans of the Patriots and suit up for game day. Eric Manchester met up with Charlie Giammattei, Dan Berger, Colin Bruzewicz, Chris Tom, and Zach McArthur at Charlie s beach house on the Jersey Shore. We pumped our fists, not our gas. Since taking up foxhunting, Lindsey Taylor has expanded her menagerie of pets from a couple of housecats to two cats, a Jack Russell puppy, and a horse. Hilarie Ashton spent the spring and summer caring for her mother, who is fighting cancer. Hilarie is lucky enough to have an accommodating boss who has arranged for her to effectively shift to part time. She was also to present at two conferences in the fall: one academic and one for her job. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hilarie in this difficult time, and also with Zinnia Wilson and the family of Eric Tietze 03. Zinnia is still working as a wilderness ranger for the Forest Service in Wyoming, but, for the first time since freshman year, she is doing so without Eric, who died while the two of them were climbing in the Tetons last summer. Zinnia would be really grateful if those with memories, stories or photos of Eric would send them to her at zinnyw@ or P.O. 278, Moran, WY Please don t be tongue-tied, she asks. Any little story is better than none. Zophia Edwards married her sweetheart John Lyneis back home in Trinidad last summer, in between sessions of collecting data for her dissertation in the dusty Trinidad libraries. She still has wonderful memories of tearing up the dance floor with Fran Fredane Fraser, Tameka Watler, Owuraka Koney, Ricardo Woolery, Laurie-Anne Jackson, Shannon Gopaul, Tisha Joseph Holmes 04, and Silvero De Silva 04. Laura Wiens is planning her wedding to John Coop Cooper next September. Both of them work for the Hospitality Workers Union, so they expect to have a number of union-themed double-entendres for the wedding. Laura is singing in a big band, called the Jazz Conspiracy, and hopes to make it to New Orleans someday to play with the big dogs of swing and blues Ariel Peters, 626 Independence Ave. SE, Apt. 206, Washington, DC 20003; It wasn t a reunion year for us at least not officially but weddings are a close substitute, it seems! Here s last summer s roundup. Steve Myers and Hayley Wynn were married in the Berkshires in June. It was a very Williams wedding: Brad Chu and Chris Richardson were groomsmen; April Champion, Ainsley O Connell, and Mary Catherine Blanton were bridesmaids; and Darlingside played at the ceremony and reception. About a dozen alums were guests at Erin Blanchard s July wedding in Bennington, Vt. She and new hubby Jack Chen live in Seattle, and Erin is an ELL teacher there. Dan Gura and Laura Kolesar (11!) tied the knot in Williamstown in August. It was a perfect summer day, and Nat Bristol, Peter Desloge, Annie Harrison, Elana Boehm, Maryanna McConnell, and James Crowell 05 were in the wedding party. Dan recently moved to the Windy City, where Laura is a 3L at Northwestern. Evan Bick and Gillian Sowden s family doubled in size with the arrival of twins Ian and Stewart. The little purple cows were born June 25. Evan and Gillian are hoping they ll join the Class of 2033 (and that Bud Fisher will still be coaching the Nordic team)! Ian and Stewart made their Williams debut in kilts! at Blake Albohm and Sasha Gsovski s September wedding on Martha s Vineyard. Gillian Weeks was the maid of honor, and Sasha may have set another attendance record: There were about 30 Ephs present. (I think they lost count.) They were set to return from their honeymoon on Nov. 1, years to the day after they started dating. Blake and Sasha made it to three other Williams weddings: Estalyn Marquis in June, Jesse Schenendorf s in July, and Lauren Edmondson s just two weeks before their own. Alan Cordova moved to Houston in April to head up solar-business development for EDP Renewables North America (the successor to Horizon Wind Energy, founded by Selim Zilkha 46). His new job has given him the chance to meet up with other Ephs in the industry, including Owen Westbrook and Sam Arons 04. He and Nasser Al-Sabah attended the wedding of Ersen Bilgin and Grace Song (12!) in Ersen s hometown of Isparta, Turkey, at the end of the summer. I was in Turkey around the same time Drew Newman 04 and I joined Mary Catherine Blanton and her boyfriend Bailey on a cross-country road trip. We slept in a cave, swam amongst Roman ruins, and stood in line to smell Muhammad s beard before setting sail along the Turquoise Coast. After four years of grad school, MC moved back to NYC in the fall to work for Cleary Gottlieb. She lives just a few blocks away from freshman roommate April 108 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

109 Champion; they hunkered down together during Frankenstorm and watched Josie and the Pussycats before the power went out. Some wrote from sunnier climes. Adam Bloch had been working out west at a small mining camp when a stranger arrived out of the hills and everything went wrong. Together, he, a simpleton named Coley, a gunman named Spear, and a woman with no name at all rode into the desert and deep into American mythos and paranoia: I didn t know what we were looking for until it was too late, but the hot sun has a way of stripping you of any sensible thought. Dan Burns is now a professor in the politics department at the University of Dallas. Hold on to your cowboy hats: He got his PhD from BC, moved to Texas, and proposed to his girlfriend Kim all in two months time! Rob Cooper got his PhD in molecular biology from Princeton, though he never took a biology course at Williams. My bewilderment at how they let me in has now been superseded by my bewilderment at how they let me out. He was heading to UCSD for his postdoc in November, but he found himself back in the Purple Valley in October to give a physics-department colloquium. Rachel Winch is still in Tucson, where she works at a public library and lives at The Restoration Project at Casa Mariposa, a community that supports people held in immigration-detention centers in Arizona. Brad Brecher was deployed to Helmand, Afghanistan, with the 2d Marine Division in August 2011 and served as an operational law attorney there. Since returning in February 2012, he has been working as a prosecutor at Camp Lejeune and spending what little spare time he has at the beach in Emerald Isle, N.C. Alissa Caron is engaged! She and fiancé Kinal Lim were busy planning two ceremonies one month and one ocean apart: a Jewish wedding in Boston in January followed by a Buddhist wedding in Cambodia in February. Surekha Gajria s nuptials also had her crisscrossing the globe. She married Thorsten Neumann in a civil ceremony in Hingham, Mass., in June. They had a Catholic and Protestant ceremony in Germany in October, which was followed by a reception back in Hingham attended by Jonathan Dowse, Lisetta Shah, and Katherine (Ackerman) Padilla 08. Taylor (Tyson) Haywood and Angie (Chien) Calderwood ran the Chicago Marathon along with their husbands John 04 and Garrett. Of the 1.7 million spectators, Taylor s parents stood out with their purple-cow flag. Ephette, who has survived her fair share of Williams weddings, inspired several other alums on the course, too! Jen Kim 07 and Daniel Murray 04 were cheering loudly at the finish. April Champion participated in the Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC in June and rode the Israel highereducation float up Fifth Avenue. Hayley Wynn and I were so happy that she, Ainsley O Connell, and Emily Miyares were able to visit us in DC in September. The theme was #weekendofyolo. We went to brunch, the Smithsonian, and a Baltimore Orioles game and celebrated female friendship, the First Ladies, and the fact that we ve probably outgrown anything associated with that acronym. Sarah Louise Smith is great at meeting up and catching up. She saw Thomas Kunjappu and EunSu Chang in NYC and Jay Bid and Hanjie Yu 07 in the Second City. Elissa Klein finished her master s at Harvard Graduate School of Education and moved to Chicago to help a charter-school network turn around schools on the South Side. She was brand new to the city and was missing Boston, where every other car has a Williams decal! Megan O Malley attended her sister s wedding in Kansas City; she said her family spotted a surprising number of cars with Williams stickers while they were there! Another wedding in England had her playing the role of ambassador for the Williams art history department. She drew on her knowledge of art and architecture while touring churches with friends from other colleges. Liz Woodwick is tied with Dan Burns for experiencing the greatest number of life changes as of late. She bought a house with her boyfriend Jeremy, graduated from business school, got engaged, and started a new job at Deloitte! Joel Bradley and Elissa Rehm (13!) celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in September. Joel is a medicine and pediatrics resident, and Elissa has started a one-person IT marketing and sales company: We both get paid to work really hard and give questionable advice. They love living in Maine, where they take romps along the coast and in the nearby mountains. They re in good company: Mary Iaculli, her fiancé Sam, Christina Perron 07, Tim Stickney 04, and Sam Kapala 09 live there, too. They ve also welcomed visitors from points south, Ellie Schmidt being one of them. Keep them coming! 2007 Caitlin Hanley, 1121 Arlington Boulevard, Apt. 608, Arlington, VA 22209; With this summer s reunion behind us, we have officially launched our trek to the 10-year. Though our 2017 descent upon the Purple Valley seems like an eternity (and just too long to wait until we gather again as a class), Grant Sanders nicely put it into perspective: At the 10-year, I am pretty sure we will all be happy for the 15-year to arrive as slowly as possible! A re-reminder for all of us that between now and our 10-year we must embrace every minute of our swiftly fleeting 20s! In this spirit, the 07 Ephs have been keeping characteristically busy with new ventures, spouses, cities, moves, etc. Here s the report. With a lightening-fast first reply (an impressive two-minute turnaround from Central Asia, nonetheless), Daniel McKenna-Foster reports that he recently opened a coffee house in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan ( He hopes to expand very soon and admits to becoming more of a capitalist every day. Matt Earle wrote from Phuket, Thailand, where he was en route to Singapore with his sister and brother Jonathan Earle 09. Ultimately destined for Kathmandu to focus on writing and meditating, Matt launched a site ( to capture his adventures and encourages comments from Eph followers. The 07 Californian cohort continues to expand. Last summer, Angela Doyle moved to San Jose and JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 109

110 is teaching middle school math in Palo Alto. She regularly attends church and has coffee with William Parsons when he s not writing his dissertation. Tyler Gray relocated to Santa Rosa for his residency in family medicine. Among his co-residents is Cathryn Christensen 01. Katie Fleming is in her second and final year of grad school at UC Berkeley, where she frequently sees Laura Wagner. Katie was training for her first half-marathon, in mid-november, while looking for jobs on the East Coast, as she just misses it too much. The Midwest also seems to be gaining momentum, as Emily Bruce writes from Minneapolis: I m happy to report a new housing situation. Nine years after we met in Sage B, Emma Reynolds 07 and I are roommates again. Anyone coming through the Twin Cities should let Emma and me know; we d love to see more Williams friends! Emily just arrived back after a year of research in Germany for her history PhD and will pursue a fellowship this year while continuing her dissertation. Anna Morrison also lives in Minneapolis, where she works in digital/social media marketing. Last summer, Ephs of multiple generations journeyed to Minnesota for her wedding to Peter Nelson. Though the date coincided with reunion weekend, a strong contingent of young alums attended, including Martha Rogers, Hallie Davison, Sara Echenique Diaz, Rachel Williams, Mitch Brooks, Tessa Kelly, Emily Gladden, Doug Holm, and Jose Pacas 08. In Chicago, Grant Sanders has been working on expanding his 501(c) organization, The Self- Empowerment Foundation, which seeks to provide educational, professional, and financial advisory services to low- and moderate-income families and individuals. He is structuring the foundation in parallel with his recent career landing at AIG VALIC as a financial advisor. Kevin Kellert started business school at Northwestern University s Kellogg School of Management with Brendan Mulrain, Sean O Grady, Alex Tanton, and four other Ephs ( 08 and 09). Given that Kellogg shares Williams purple school color, the journey to Northwestern has been coined as following the purple brick road. Rounding out the Great Lake cities, Jess (Phillips) Silverstein and husband Mike 05 moved from NYC to Buffalo for the great weather (seriously!) and more spacious digs. Mike is embarking on a new career at a law firm, while Jess is taking time out of the classroom to read, write, and visit other Williams folks. Also on the move post-reunion, Colleen Gerrity and Alex Hogan headed off to Providence to begin their pediatrics residencies. Despite an extremely busy summer, they have really enjoyed their stay in Rhode Island thus far. And in the spirit of spontaneity, Sarah Corwin writes, I moved to Seattle for no real reason, other than that I felt like it. Among the first-time correspondents, Bryan Y. Norton reports that he joined the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) in He is now in his fifth year of formation for priesthood in the Catholic Church, with another six or seven left to go. Currently, Bryan is beginning a two-year master s in classics at Washington University. He stays in regular correspondence with Paul Rogers, Joe Shippee, and Kathryn Rowland. Joanna Breslow writes: As my first contribution, I thought I d send in the news that I am engaged to Ryan Boyd 05, and we ll be getting married in August 2013 in Washington, D.C! Joanna has lived in DC since graduation and is in her final year of law school at American University. Also in our nation s capital, Chris Furlong, who attended the fall Williams Cross Country 100th Anniversary Reunion and moved into a new condo in August. Dan Aiello still works at the Treasury Department in its new markets tax credit program. In early August, he caught up with a number of Ephs at the wedding of Olivia He and Jay Halleck 05 in Westport, Mass. Daumantas Mockus, Devin Schweppe, Mike Gilmore, Upton Au, Akio Adams, and Aashish Adhikari were in attendance, along with multiple generations of Eph alums. After the wedding, Dan spent a day in New York catching up with Jenny Chen and Ananda Burra. Continuing the 07 wedding circuit, Becca Lawrence and Brian Simanek were married in Pasadena at the Caltech Athenaeum. Bartley Tablante, Courtney Bearns, Nick Gallucci, and Katie Stack 08 were in attendance. Brian completed his PhD in mathematics at Caltech in June, and Becca earned her master s in hydrogeology at the University of Nevada, Reno, in August. They finally now live together in Nashville, where Brian is pursuing a postdoc at Vanderbilt University. In NYC last summer, Hannah Gray married Rick Moser. Among the many Ephs in attendance were Hannah s mother Miriam David 79, sister Emily Gray 09, uncle Jonathan David 81, Tova Meyer, Ridhima Raina, Aleha Aziz, Rowena Ahsan, Jessie Yu, Julia Ramsey, Anna Edmonds, Elizabeth Atkinson, Alison Davies, Nirmal Deshpande, Matthew Keegan, Lindsay Bouton 09, Becky Staiger 09, Thomas Kunjappu 05, PJ Bonavitacola 06, Chris DiAngelo 79, and Michael Rosenblum 76. Ren McDermott also writes from NYC, where life is definitely busy, but the good kind. She is in her sixth year of teaching (third grade at the Museum Magnet School) and was juggling classroom responsibilities with caring for her puppy, Pirate, and training for her first marathon. On Tuesday nights, she performs on a house musical improv team at The Magnet Theater. Amidst her busy schedule, she still finds time for some Eph lovin. Ren regularly catches musicals with Emily Chepiga, who finished law school, and frequently has puppy play dates with Miles Klee and Cece Lederer 06. Auyon Mukharji announced the July release of Darlingside s debut full-length album, Pilot Machines ( Still feeling high after their shows at reunion, the string rock quintet (Auyon, Dave Senft, Sam Kapala 09, Harris Paseltiner 09, and Don Mitchell 06) has been touring the East Coast in support of Pilot Machines since its release. Last but certainly not least, Elizabeth Pierce writes that she defended her PhD in late July and started a position as visiting assistant professor in the geosciences department at Wellesley College. She finds the position challenging and exciting, but it s a bit odd being called Professor. Though Elizabeth will miss the NYC Ephs, she s excited to be close to the Boston Eph contingent. The new position puts an end to the NYC-Boston commute that she and Matt Davis, who is pursuing a PhD at Boston College, have endured over the past five years. (They will not miss Megabus!) Elizabeth and Matt give a shout-out to Natalie 110 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

111 Vokes, who helped move two apartments worth of stuff into a fourth-floor walk up. That s what Williams friends are for. Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy 2013! 2008 REUNION JUNE 6-9 Julie Van Deusen, 64 Spring St., Westerly, RI 02891; This past summer/fall was certainly a busy wedding season for a number of 08s. The Morgan East crew reunited on multiple occasions for wedding celebrations. First, on June 17 when Jenny Ying and Vladimir Andonov 05 tied the knot at the vintage Palace Hotel in San Francisco, witnessed by Lily Li, Michael Reynolds, Meghan Ramsey, Zoia Alexanian, Gabriel Salinas, Kamen Kozarev 05, Ivan Manolov 05, Yao Wu 07, Nick Minekime 02, and Anna Piralkova 03. On June 30, Lily Li and Michael Reynolds read vows to each other against the towering Columbia River Gorge mountains, under the blessing of Jenny, Vladimir, Meghan, Zoia, Gabriel, Jasjit Singh (honorary 08), Henry Burton, Sara Siegmann, and Josh Goldberg-Sussman 09. Lily and Michael took the joke on the first day of college that looking left and right, you may end up marrying the person sitting next to you pretty seriously. On Sept. 2, the same group of Morgan East folks reconvened to celebrate the marriage of Meghan Ramsey and Alex Gill next to a lily pond in a picturesque garden at Essex in Massachusetts. Also attending the wedding were Jenny, Lily, Michael, Zoia, Gabriel, and Sesh Sundararaman. In June, Silvia Semper attended Elizabeth Upton s wedding in North Carolina along with Talia Anders and Erin Peaslee. Veronica Ivey and Tucker Sawin 07 got married in July. Celebrating with them in Seattle were several Williams friends, including Jack Nelson 07, Zack Brewer 07, Katie Howard 07, Christina Perron 07, Zach Grossman 07, Sean McKenzie, Henry Burton, Jose Pacas, Riley Maddox, McLane Daniel, Melissa Bota 07, Caroline Goodbody, Haley Tone 07, Martha Rogers 07, Patricia Ludwig 09, Professor Adams, and Alexa Adams. Veronica is finishing her second year of a master s program in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins. She and Tucker love life on Capitol Hill in DC but are looking forward to new adventures soon. Christina Lee and Logan Gerrity 09 tied the knot in August in Rockport, Maine. They had a beautiful outdoor wedding in the harbor attended by many Ephs, including Ben Grant 09, Louisa Hong, Rob Kalb 10, Kevin Kellert 07, Hanna Na (who played violin for the ceremony), Nicholas Nottebohm, Jon Ohueri 09, Darnell Usher 09, Isabel Vásquez 14, Hannah Wong, Nisi Zhang, and Christina s cousins Christine Yeoun 13 and Jason Yeoun 10. Everybody enjoyed a family style dinner of Korean BBQ and Maine lobster. Christina and Logan now live in Queens, where Logan attends law school and Christina is a dog trainer. They are looking forward to visiting Williams in June for our five-year reunion. Katherine Krieg (KK) and Stefan Fischer tied the knot on Aug. 5 at Kunde Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif. Katherine comes from a true Williams family: Her parents Elizabeth Gallun Krieg 83 and Todd Krieg 83 were in the same entry freshman year. Her sister Gretchen Krieg 10, brother Sam Krieg 13, grandfather Dick Gallun 57, and uncles Alby Gallun 89 and Rich Gallun 85 also attended Williams. And Katherine s new husband, Stefan, considers himself an Eph at heart and even promised to never cheer for Amherst in his wedding vows. In addition to her family, a number of other alums also celebrated with them, including Anouk Dey 09, Molly Hunter 09, Ned Hole 05, Jessie Hole, Jonathan Brajtbord 06, Sarah Jenks Brajtbord 07, Jake Randall 07, Scott MacKenzie 06, Courtney Samuelson, Mimi Connery, Julia Nawrocki 09, Brian Morrissey 09, Ana Sani, and Al Mathews 10. Jessie Freeman married Ned Hole 05 last summer in New Hampshire. Charlotte Van Wagenen enjoyed attending both KK s beautiful wedding in a Sonoma vineyard and Jessie s wildly fun party at her farm in New Hampshire. Kate Harris and Pat Lucey got married last summer and celebrated with a number of Williams alums. On Aug. 17, Matt Stephan married Priscilla (University of Rochester 07) in Skaneateles, N.Y. Ephs in attendance were groomsmen Eugene Berson, Nic Miragliuolo, and Haz Swaleheen, as well as Eugene Korsunskiy (who gave an amazing speech as part of the wedding), Kate Nolfi, Nisi Zhang, Jose Valenzuela 07, Lars Ojukwu 07, and Justin Anderson 06. According to Eugene, they had a great time dancing like it s 2008 with a lot of fellow Ephs. Many of the attendees spent the week leading up to the wedding in a couple of rental houses in Skaneateles Village. After the wedding, Matt and Priscilla honeymooned for a week in Cancun. And, after three years at Standard & Poors, Matt took a job as a muni bond credit analyst at Columbia Management in Boston. (It was an easy move, as his new office is in the same building as his old job, just 15 floors up!) Taryn Rathbone and Mike Daub are both living in the Bay Area. Check out the Weddings section for a photo from their wedding (along with photos from many of the weddings already mentioned). Corey Beverly was looking forward to attending Diana Jaffe s December wedding in NYC along with Liz Hirschhorn and Darcy Montevaldo. And Charles Christianson is waiting to see which of his friends will take the plunge next after rounding out a heavy wedding season. Moving on to career updates, Dan Golub is teaching eighth-grade math and science at a public bilingual school in Brooklyn. Ariel Heyman is in Oakland, Calif., teaching ninth-grade biology by day at Oakland Technical High School and Shotokan karate by night in San Leandro. Joe Boivin 09 was going to be a guest speaker on neuroscience in Ariel s class, and Elena Wikner 11 was sighted at Ariel s school, observing a math class shortly after she and Ariel went out for Thai food together. After four years of consulting in Boston, I (Julie Van Deusen) decided I was ready for a career move and am now teaching math at Rocky Hill School, a small, independent school on the coast of Rhode Island. I share a classroom with English teacher Nick Barker 00 and also work with Terry Coes 71, a fellow math teacher. As part of my role, I m also the head coach of the cross country team. It hasn t taken me long to realize that my gymnastics/ diving background doesn t really lend itself to devising effective speed and endurance practices for runners. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 111

112 Nonetheless, I m very much enjoying both teaching and coaching. Mike Kirwan left Boston and moved to NYC in October to start a job with the Robin Hood Foundation. Will Jacobson and Jimmy Bierman both graduated from Stanford Law School in June. On Oct. 1, Will started work at Kendall Brill & Klieger, a boutique law firm in LA specializing in entertainment litigation. Last year, Silvia Semper graduated from the University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law, and joined the civil litigation department at one of the largest law firms in Nevada. She resides in Las Vegas. After Jason Kohn s Peace Corps service in Kazakhstan was cut short when the program was suspended, Jason decided to try again and is now serving as a volunteer in Guizhou Province, China. He is teaching English at a college there and spending every day wishing he had majored in Chinese at Williams. Next up: school updates. Max Pinto and Dixon Hargrove are reunited at Dartmouth s Tuck School of Business on the same hockey team. Dixon has showed some flashes of brilliance on the ice with a few multi-goal games. Max is also serving as president of the Tuck Student Board. Eric Ballon-Landa is at UC Irvine in his third year of med school and states that rotations are fantastic. Eric ran into Esther Jun 10 (who is a first year at UCI) at a school event. And during Eric s outpatient ambulatory medicine rotation in a Long Beach community hospital, he worked for a month with Cassandra Parrott 04. They realized their shared Williams connection about 20 minutes into their conversation on their first day. Nancy Haff is finishing her clerkships year at Penn med and trying to decide what area of medicine to go in to. In October, she traveled to DC to spend a weekend with Simone Levien and Caitlin Warthin. Katie Warren is a 1L at UC Berkeley Law School. She is also proudly serving as the East Bay rep for Williams heyfaybay crew (alongside Cooper Jones and Eugene Berson, who are serving as the San Fran reps). Jared Oubre is back on the East Coast, finding theological studies and running along the banks of the Charles River to be a nice mixture. He enjoys occasional weekends mentoring a young inmate who, because of his good behavior while in jail, is able to pursue a college degree. Last summer, Lidia Meshesha went on a backpacking trip to northern India and hung out on the beaches of the Maldives with Fathima Musthaq 09. The trip was their last hoorah before entering graduate school. Lidia is now attending The University of Memphis for clinical psychology, and Fathima is at Indiana University Bloomington for political science. Eugene Korsunskiy is back at Stanford after an unforgettable 15,000-mile cross-country road trip with his master s project, SparkTruck ( org). He and his friends were on the road for four months, visiting dozens of schools with an old delivery truck full of tools, teaching kids to tinker, build, and get creative. Miraculously, Eugene and the truck are still alive, and Eugene is now doing a yearlong teaching gig at Stanford, where he is helping to craft a new design class for sophomores. When his travels brought him to New York, he got to hang out with Kate Nolfi, who s doing one semester of her philosophy PhD program at Rutgers. They also spent time with Daniel Yudkin, Polo Black-Golde, and Joe Song, which was a blast. Over the summer, Jessica Rosten spent two weeks in Jackson Hole, Wyo., with Tyler Auer 07. There they met Peter Schmidt, Ellie Schmidt 06, and Will Schmidt 77 for a hike up to Lake of the Crags in Teton National Park. Lily Li and Gavin McCormick 05 organized a Mountain Day festival on Oct. 7 for the Bay Area with the help of the Williams NorCal alumni committee. They hiked to Wildcat Peak at Tilden Park in Berkeley and sang a riveting round of The Mountains while enjoying cider and donuts. They had numerous Ephs attending, including: Alice Li 01, Ellen Stuart 11, Molly Sharlach 05, Nick Arnosti 11, Elise Piazza 09, Catalin Lordan 09, Michael Reynolds, Art Munson 01, Katy Munson 01, Dominique Rodriguez 12, Noah Bell 05, Beth Gelfand 84, Hannah Hausman 12, Robby Cuthbert 11, Fiona Wilkes 12, Beth Budwig 02, Jake Manley 06, Gavin McCormick 05, Brian Hirshman 06, Jonathan Landsman 05, Ashley Brock 05, Elissa Shevinksy 04, Christia Mulvey 97, Nathan Kurz 96, Ralph Morrison 09, and Han Giesecke 78. In September Chris Beeler, Matt Simonson, Mack Brickley, Dave Rogawski, Lissie Robbie, Liz Gleason, Corey Levin, Jim Clayton, Grant Burgess, and Jared Oubre all enjoyed representing the Class of 08 at Williams Cross Country s 100th anniversary up on the home course at Greylock High School. More than 200 x-purple cow harriers showed up for the race and weekend of festivities. Spirits were high, and the team s mascot stuffed teddy bear was tossed with a forceful chant as alumni rallied at the start line to face off against each other. That rounds up this edition of our class notes. Be sure to mark your calendars for our five-year reunion (June 6-9, 2013). If you didn t receive the save-the-date in the mail, please make sure your contact information is up to date on the Williams alumni website. I m looking forward to seeing you all then! 2009 Mijon Zulu, 377 East 33rd St., Apt. 8H, New York, NY 10016; In the wake of a hurricane and an election, I have to admit that I am thoroughly overwhelmed. My heart goes out to all affected by Sandy s wrath. I pray that whatever the damage to those affected, you passed through the holiday season in the company of those you love and who love you. At times such as these, I am reminded by how lucky we are to have love in our lives and, hopefully, love of our pursuits. So, let s celebrate that in this class notes and take that into the New Year. Thanks to those who love our schools. Jim Lowe is a research analyst at the Public Education Department in Santa Fe, N.M., while Matt Felser teaches middle school Spanish and coaches golf and soccer in Vail, Colo. Elissa Brown now sells innovative ice cream with her business Cows on a Bike and teaches middle school science and Spanish in Boone, N.C. In NYC, Becca Gordon is working toward an MA in teaching in English grades 7-12 at Teachers College, Columbia University, while Claire Rindlaub is still in school at Bank Street and teaches first grade at the Battery Park City School. In the fall, Ms. Rindlaub completed a Tough Mudder with Emily Smith and Jim Whit- 112 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

113 ledge. After 12 miles of running through mud, crawling under barbed wire and jumping off of 15-foot walls into frigid water, Ms. Rindlaub had just stood in line to use a hose and clean off when she heard, OK, people, let s move it. This isn t a spa. And whose voice was it? It was Antonia Clark, who has been working at Tough Mudder for a couple of years now! Thanks to those who love the law. At Cornell, Stef Williams and Nicole McNeil are continuing to take Ithaca and law by storm. Ms. Williams is an associate on Law Review, a judicial codes counselor a representative and advocate for Cornell students who have been accused of violating the code of conduct in disciplinary proceedings with the university and will be a summer associate for the New York firm Davis Polk & Wardell (congrats!). Ms. McNeil continues to work hard but also found her way to Ireland for a break where she got engaged (double congrats!!). Also in law school, Ali Tozier is finally at U Maine, while Ben Bodurian is a 2L at UVA and will be working in DC next summer. Thanks to those who love saving lives. In Yacama, Wash., Lauren A. Finn is finally in med school and loving it, even though she is an East Coast girl at heart. At U Rochester, Jared Lunkenheimer, passionate about rural primary care, joined up with the National Health Service Corps and has been back to southern Arizona twice to continue working with the humanitarian aid organization No Mas Muertes, providing medical and other assistance to undocumented travelers making the dangerous trek through the Sonoran desert. At Emory, Stew Buck is busy with boards and prepping for rotations while, at Columbia, Jess Kopcho continued to inch closer to med school via her postbac program. In August, she and Rob Buesing spent two weeks traveling through Thailand in August where they went rock climbing, hung out with elephants, and met up with Ed Wichiencharoen to watch his Thai TV show and catch up. Thanks to those who love business. Alex Zackheim returned from London in the summer to start at Columbia in the fall, while Bryant Lewis and Naya Martin began B school at Emory. In Cambridge, George Miller is loving MIT Sloan, where he is digging into energy, co-directing the Clean Energy Prize, and supporting the Energy Finance Forum. Now, thanks to those who love the real world. New Yorkers were dealt a huge curve ball this year, but many managed in style. Prior to the hurricane, Katherine Conaway (sorry for the previous misspelling) celebrated her new job as a production coordinator at Hush Studios (congrats)! Julian Mesri was a fellow at NYTW while also working at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. During the hurricane, roomies David Edwards and Nailah Wilds showed that some wine and some houseguests Bryant Lewis and Morgan Philips-Spotts make for a smashingly good time. In New England, Rahul Bahl is working for GE Capital in Norwalk, Conn., while, in Boston, Andy Ward is applying to neuroscience PhD programs and continuing to research Alzheimer s (he even got blogged about at After the summer, Noemi Fernandez returned from Costa Rica for dinner parties with Ryan Olivarria and her last year as an admission counselor at Wellesley College before going to graduate school. Emily Smith lives in Brookline, Mass., and teaches as a first-grade intern at Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge while pursuing an MA in elementary education. In her free time, she and Jim Whitledge enjoy Boston when he is not studying for his postbac at Tufts, studying for the MCAT, or doing research at the Lahey Clinic. Sam Tarnasky spent the summer back in Canada and returned in time to visit Jackie and Devon O Rourke 06 on Cape Cod and attend Rachel Barr s wedding in Vermont along with Joey Lye, Elissa Popoff 06, Wendy Stone 06, Melissa Vandermyn 06, and Abby Taylor 07. Ed Newkirk, is at Brown for his math PhD. In Philly, Brian Egan has begun to mark a year of working at Wells Fargo in mortgage and financial consulting. Alex Hoff is two years into her PhD in clinical psychology at Temple. Ms. Hoff still lives with Emily Behrman and has had awesome recent Ephadventures. In the summer, she spent a weekend at the Behrman family s summer house in PA with Lauren E. Finn and Betsy Ribble, and in the fall she invaded Boston for a Red Sox game and trip to the Sam Adams brewery with Jess Walthew, Lindsay Bouton, Jared Currier, Becky Staiger, and Taylor Wilson-Hill. Anouk Dey hasn t given up training for her Ironman, but she has relocated to Baltimore to work at a fund that invests in innovation at T. Rowe Price. Lindsay Millert left Baltimore for Williamstown in September for the wedding of Chris DeBaere and Allie Morrow 08. In DC, Patricia Ludvig is living with Catie Lee. The two hosted Natalia Arango and Liz Bacon for a visit in August. Former London resident Aroop Mukhardji is now also in DC and is a new member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Alumni for Williams. (Hurray!) Mr. Mukhardji now lives with Jay Cox-Chapman in the Dupont Circle area. To the west, Emily Olsen is in Hailey, Idaho, teaching sixth- and seventh-grade writing and science. In Utah, Brian Bistolfo is working as wilderness therapy instructor. In Olympia, Wash., Aaron Schwartz is farming, tutoring, and software testing for a nonprofit that does Ecosystem Service. Still running like the wind, Macklin Chaffee ran a three-day relay with 15 other Williams grads to the headwaters of the Mississippi in Bozeman, Mont. Thanks to those who love adventure. In Europe and Asia, Emilie Voight (sorry for the previous misspelling) clinked glasses at one of Shakespeare s old pub haunts in England, while Alexa Valenzuela moved back to the U.S. for grad school. Her ex-roomie, Stacey Baradit, continues to work and live in China as a manager of a team of Chinese website designers. In August, Britt Spackman visited India with a childhood friend before returning to run Reach the Beach with Kate Stephens 10. In Africa, Claire Whipple and Jake Koshland are spending the year in Malawi working for a nonprofit called Maloto. Ms. Whipple is teaching and writing a blog ( while Mr. Koshland is working on empowering women with a tomato canning business. In Peru, Rob Buesing and Mike Sachs spent a week hiking to Machu Picchu. When in Cusco, before the trip started, they ran into Nick Manice and Kelly Kirkpatrick, who were there for the summer to learn Spanish and do volunteer work. In Guatemala, Denise Duquette is running a social enterprise that JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 113

114 she helped start called Unmarked Streets and has sounded an open call for visitors. After graduating from UT in May, Sarah Hill traveled to Spain to hike the Camino to Santiago de Compostela before returning to Austin, where she teaches yoga and works at a running store. And, finally, thanks to those who believe in L-O- V-E! Besides those already mentioned, engagements are catching like wildfire. Trevor Powers proposed to Kristen McInnis. Lauren Bloch got engaged! Annie Hancock and Chris Fahey marked seven years of college and real world dating by getting engaged over July 4 weekend on the Cape! And, finally Mike Smith surprised Lizzie Burns by proposing in October at her home in Delaware while both of their families were in town. Hurray! If it isn t obvious, we are now those people whose friends are all getting hitched. Catalin Iordan and Elise Piazza married at the Aurora Inn on Cayuga Lake in Upstate N.Y. Alex Ratté 09 was the best man, Nina Piazza 12 was the maid of honor, and Shyla Foster, Yasmin Saaka, Samantha Barbaro and Professor Brent Heeringa attended. Dan Winston and Natalie Friedman 10 tied the knot in October. Meghan Gleeson 08 and Kyle Ayer were married in NH on June 23. Chris Doyle was one of two best men, while the groomsmen included Alex Kramer, Frank Bergold, and Doug Washington 08. Clearly the event screamed EPH! Dominique de la Torre 08 was a bridesmaid, and the event was witnessed by Kristen Lemons 08, James Bierman 08, Lars Ojukwu 08, Whitney Livermore, Jessica Rosten 08, Nicolette Savageau 08, Andrew Gatewood 10, Keith Butts, Francisco Bisono, Aaron Mieszczanski 08, Barret Allison, Timothy Kiely 11, Ethan Cohen, Dan DiCenzo 01, Mike Penza, Amanda Nicholson, and Stef Williams. Hurray for love, and hurray for us. Till the Next, YCS Ethan Timmins-Schiffman, 2415 East Prospect St., Seattle, WA 98112; Marriages are great. Love is in the air. Thus, this edition will begin with matrimonial matters. Following the section devoted to nuptial news are a few people who are living with or near their respective significant others. Lastly, there are plenty of people, including yours truly, who did not include romantic news in their notes but have been allowed to take part in this procession of updates nonetheless. Alex Taylor and Sydney Tooze 12 were engaged in May and moved to Chicago in August. Alex goes to Northwestern s medical school. Sydney is a research assistant at the University of Chicago. Since arriving in the Chicago area, the two have logged hundreds of miles running along the Lakeshore Path that passes by their apartment. They also visited Wisconsin for Mountain Day-style cider donuts and apples. Natalie Freedman and Dan Winston 09 were married on Oct. 14. In September Lindsay Merrell and Matthew Clark were wed. There was not one wedding but a transatlantic marathon. On Sept. 23, the couple held a small ceremony in St. Margaret s Chapel in the Edinburgh Castle. The next day Lindsay boarded a plane for the States. On Sept. 29, the two got together with friends and family for a second wedding, this time at a vineyard in Lindsay s hometown. Present were Ambika Thoreson, Caitlin Eley, Hanna Seifert, Kristen Williams, Meagan Muncy, and Jenny Coronel. Caitlin shared a rendition of Shakespeare s Sonnet 116. The bride added that she was happy that the wedding s location gave her an excuse to drive through the purple mountains again. Lindsay now lives in Canterbury, England, where there is a Canterbury Tales museum. She works at Ashford Borough Council as a revenues assistant. She is enjoying learning about the UK s style of local government and council tax and settling into married life. She is also getting used to having a new name. The couple met when Lindsay was studying abroad at the University of Glasgow. Caleb Balderston moved to Cambridge, Mass., where he lives with his girlfriend Rachel Levy 09. He is very happy working at a charter school in Hyde Park. Alex Mok Mokover is in California, rooting for his beloved UCLA Bruins. Amidst this love affair, he still finds time to listen to music, often that of Rakim and Nas, particularly Illmatic by the latter. Chris Ting started medical school at the University of Vermont in August. In Burlington, Chris is cohabitating with Megan Behrend 12. Chris reports that this is going nicely. When he is not buried in work, he usually chills with Alice Nelson or his medical school classmate Taylor Goller. Rounding out his Williams connections in the area is his professor Richard Mort Wasserman 71. Chris enjoys lots of craft beer and awesome food, products of a strong local farm-to-table movement. Alice is in her last year of graduate school at UVM. She wrote in after meeting up with Tracey Ferriter, Whitney Kelly, and Whitney Thayer to run a super hero-themed half marathon in New Hampshire. We ran the whole thing with capes on. Also in Vermont is Whitney Hitchcock. Whitney is in her third year of studies at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. When she wrote in, she had just finished her two-month internal medicine rotation in San Francisco. While in northern California she found joy in numerous dates with Chelsea Kubal, Melissa Pun, and Alisha Cahlan. Tommy Coleman wrote in but did not update us on goings on in his life. Rather, he wanted to be the first responder to my request for notes. As some of my readers know, he or she who responds first to my receives a mysterious prize. Alex Rubin moved from Arlington, Va., to Bethesda, Md. He is doing commercial property management and leasing work in DC. When he has the time, Alex stays up to catch The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. From Oct , Jamie Quella competed in the Club Ultimate Championships, the national championship tournament for the highest level of Ultimate Frisbee. Jamie resides in Cambridge, Mass. Sid Mehra is in India, working in graphic design, traveling when he can, and learning more about this colorful, untamed country. I spent the summer traveling. I started out in Seattle, where I lunched with Liza Curtiss. I then spent a 114 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

115 month in San Francisco. I played pickup basketball with my JA Whitney Livermore 08. Alisha Cahlan and I hiked through the Presidio National Park, and at Google s HQ I had lunch with Mike Moorstein. Next, along with Tanya Zhuravleva, I went to Israel, where I ran into Hannah Rosenthal in the Golan Heights region. After Israel, Tanya and I went to Istanbul. I am now working on a farm in Tuscany, where I enjoy learning about the ethics of animal husbandry. I will be in Beijing in the winter, learning firsthand about street food carts and other cool things. October marked the sixth month in London for John Withers. John grew up in London and is there again to help J.P. Morgan enhance and re-engineer internal systems and policies in response to waves of regulatory rules and guidance washing over the U.K. and the rest of Europe. He enjoys building up his old school s martial arts club and hopes to explore more of Europe. He is also searching for a replacement for New York s Ippudo (ramen restaurant), possibly the toughest challenge I have faced in this move. Gigi Campo vacationed in Park City, Utah, with Abby Islan, Caitlin Eusden, and Abby s parents, one of whom is Anne Sneath Islan 80. A beautiful photograph of the four Ephs shows them in the midst of an epic 20- to 40-mile hike. Nora Mitchell spent a few weeks this past summer in South Africa, studying plants in the veldt, a term that Wikipedia tells me is sometimes spelled veld, and refers to regions in Africa, especially the southern portion, covered in low scrub or grass. Nora s trip to South Africa commenced her PhD work in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut. So yeah, she wrote, I ll be in the middle of nowhere Connecticut for most of the next five-plus years, with yearly expeditions to the Western Cape! In Brooklyn, Chloe Brown has been writing, serving as the TA of a playwriting class, and, perhaps most of all, working toward the launch of Tugboat Collective s first season and fundraising campaign. The collective, which includes Eben Hoffer, Casey York, and Nathaniel Basch-Gould 11, raised more than $10,000, with donations from many Ephs. Chloe was excited to start rehearsals in November for Moon & Marble, a reimagining of Liza Curtiss senior thesis project. (Liza will be in New York for most of November and December.) In the fall, Chloe saw Eben in a beautiful (and also creepy) production of Woyzeck in Port Townsend, Wash., and traveled to Boston to see Lydia Barnett-Mulligan perform in Actor s Shakespeare Project s Macbeth. Sisters are doin it for themselves! In a gender-neutral way, I guess. Also in Brooklyn, Marco Sanchez sports a handlebar mustache and plays his plastic trombone with a blues rock group by the name of The Harmonica Lewinskies. He misses Europe a lot. To ease the pain, he celebrated his birthday in a local German bierhalle. After spending two years in Boston, Tahsin Khan moved to NYC. Tahsin is enrolled at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. School is good, the city is great, and it has been a remarkably rewarding experience so far to work with patients and learn how to take care of others. Kallan Wood wrote in while enjoying fall in New York. She was happy to report that the Williams dance department invited her to participate in a choreographic experiment with former NYC Ballet soloist Adam Hendrickson. Still just trying to live the dream. One day at a time. Charlotte Healy wrote to show off a photo of an impressive Eph turnout at NYC s Soccarat Paella Bar. Photographed are Stephanie Swanson 05, Giorgio Mosoni 07, Yibai Li, Owen Simpson 07, Nick Rios, Steve Abbott 07, some friendly looking people who did not go to Williams, and, of course, Charlotte. Cat Vielma made her first post-graduate career change. She said Deuces to the nonprofit sector and Holla! to government work. She is now a multifamily underwriter at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development regional office in Chicago. Steph Brooks visited her in the fall. Cat hopes to do an East Coast trip Boston, NYC, DC in the spring. In the meantime, she hopes folks can visit her in the Midwest. On Nov. 4, Kate Stephens took a break from Boston s South End and began a three-and-a-half-month overseas stint in Parthenon s Mumbai and Shanghai offices. Meggie Nidever is in her second year of teaching for the City of Austin, Texas. She teaches for an arts education and outreach after-school program for teens. The program is geared toward students who may not have opportunities in the arts in their public schools. To help pay the bills, Meggie also dabbles in repairing computers. As Austin residents are wont to do, she is enjoying Austin s famous sunshine, live music, and delicious food Caroline Chiappetti, 504 Clinton Ave., Apt. 3, Brooklyn, NY 11238; In late October, when I was writing these notes, the combination of the upcoming election and a rapidly approaching LSAT had caused my brain to temporarily dissolve into a handful of Mexican jumping beans. Compiling this batch of notes proved to be a welcome distraction from disparaging debates and logic games sections, but in order to keep myself on track, I decided to share our classmates news this time, with a few tangential exceptions, in the order in which we graduated, alphabetically. Ayyaz Ahmed wrote from Pakistan, where, in addition to working for his family s publishing house in Lahore, he has been putting his Williams poli ec major to good use. Back in 2011, Ayyaz, Asad Liaqat, Diego Flores, and Yue-Yi Hwa presented a solution to the problem of public sector corruption in Pakistan based on a pilot project known as the Jhang Model as their final political economy project. Only a little over a year later, Ayyaz is now working for a consultant to the World Bank, implementing the front end of this project with the provincial government in Punjab, Pakistan s largest province. Also putting his senior capstone project to good use is Nick Arnosti, who last summer spent several weeks in Scotland, presenting work based on his senior thesis at the International Conference on Machine Learning. While in the UK he met up with several fellow Williams alums in Edinburgh and Cambridge. Back Stateside, Nick, along with approximately 40 other Ephs of all ages, including Robby Cuthbert, Ellen Stuart, Elena Wikner, and Hannah Hausman 12 JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 115

116 attended the Williams Bay Area Mountain Day festival on Oct. 7. We ate donuts, drank cider, and sang The Mountains while looking out upon San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, wrote Nick. (Sounds lovely! I think we have to bring this tradition to NYC. Meet in the Central Park Ramble next year?) Steph Berger returned home in July from her deployment in the Arabian Gulf, where she received a ton of Williams support thanks to Adopt An Eph. The highlight of my return had to be a visit from my sisters of 2011, where we showed San Diego our classy side at a polo match. A number of you responded instantly to my solicitation for notes, sharing that you were in fact with Williams friends at that very moment! Leo Brown was drumming and chilling with Josh Blanco and Laone Thekiso 12 in Brookline, Mass. Will Piereson and Jen Potvin, both in DC in the same LSAT class, each wrote in immediately to say that my had been a [pleasant, I assume] interruption from LSAT studying. Kaitlin Butler moved to Dublin, Ireland, in the fall. Beyond spending quality Dublin time with Leila Crawford 12, I m looking very forward to spending Christmas with Yue-Yi Hwa 11 and cross-irish Sea visits with Hilary Ledwell 12. Especially given YY s overall cuddliness and excellence as a Christmas companion. Life in Boston is generally good and quite busy for Adrienne Darrow. Though I miss my former Beacon Hill roommates Anna Soybel and Kaitlin Konkel 10, I ve settled into a new apartment with more space and fewer mice! I still can t quite seem to find the time to visit Chris Serna in New York, but I am working on it. The highlight of the past few months for me was running the Chicago Marathon in early October, where I had the good fortune of running into Liz Katack 10, who was also running. The race was a blast, and I qualified for the 2013 Boston Marathon. I hope to see many Ephs along the course come April! Joey Kiernan, Shawn Curley, and Alex Treco 12 actually just took over Adrienne, Anna, and Kaitlin s aforementioned mouse-infested apartment. Nevertheless, Joey writes, Life is great! I ve been flying to Texas every week for work recently but still managed to take few trips to NYC with Leland Brewster, Jenny Schnabl 10, and Shawn for the weekends to visit Dan Costanza, Dan Kenefick, and Mike Abrams. Erika Denslow began her second year of law school at the University of Tennessee in the fall and has a clerkship at London & Amburn, a local medical malpractice firm. In her spare time (which doesn t really exist) she is planning her August 2013 Williamstown wedding to Anthony Banks with help from maid of honor Alex Peruta and bridesmaids Amy Harris and Jacque Magby, who are in Boston, California, and Chicago, respectively. When Nancy Dong wrote, she had just spent a weekend away from busy LA with Esther Jun 10 and had caught Snoop Lion in concert with Oscar Moreno and Faisal Khan. (To save some of you a Google, Snoop Dogg apparently became Snoop Lion last summer after a religious and artistic awakening.) Nancy was matched with Jonathan Sokoloff 79 in the Sponsor-a-Teacher Program, which matches Teach for America corps members with community supporters. It s a small world! She also met up with Paloma Marin 12 and Dominique Rodriguez 12 while they were in LA training for their own TFA experience. In San Francisco, Tommy Hester and Wilson Barr are starting an alcoholic beverage company (check them out at Their first drink, Snake Bite, is a mix of lager and cider and was to debut in the Bay Area this winter. Can t wait to try it! Danny Huang is a computer science PhD student at the University of California, San Diego, optimizing data centers and cloud services such as Facebook and Google and reading research papers next to the Pacific Ocean, a 10-minute walk from the department. I visited Steven Cheng 10 in the San Francisco Bay Area to catch up with the good old times of making Cooking with Steven (in which I was the producerdirector) and to eat some quality Korean food. While I have no plans of making another cooking show, I am in the process of planning an existentialist short film that involves a body in the trunk and a talking cat. I am intrigued. Leah Landsdowne spent the summer in Bristol Bay, Alaska, commercial fishing for salmon. Closer to civilization, near Homer, Alaska, she met up with David Hansen, Dale Markey, Matt Crimp 12, Lindsay Olsen 12, and Cat Lamb 13. We all skiffed out to a cabin on a lovely little island in Alaska for a night of fresh seafood and merriment. David Hansen brought to the experience an appreciation for flame-broiled sausages that surely cannot be matched. Leah was on a six-month adventure exploring New Zealand by bicycle. Dale also wrote to share news of this fantastic night. She is now busy in her second year of Teach for America in Arkansas, so busy in fact, that she wrote during one of her prep periods. Andrew Liu quit his first real job three months ago and moved from Baltimore to Boston in pursuit of greener pastures. In Boston, he hung out with interns Yang Lu 14, Le Vu 14, and Heidi Chen 14 at his company, where it was weird to not be the most junior employee anymore! Now he is living with Joel Clemmer 12 and regularly hangs out with Josh Wilson and Johannes Wilson and goes to the same church as Annie Park 10 and Tasha Chu. Hello from Arcata on the beautiful Humboldt Redwood Coast! writes Stevie Luther. Refuting the wisdom that a poli sci and history double major just has to go to law school, I m whole-heartedly a treeloving environmentalist and now working part time with a local nonprofit doing membership outreach (check out It s EPIC). My other gig is as a sandwich construction artist at the local sandwich place in Arcata called Hole in the Wall. I take pride in making great sandwiches, a job I am more than suited for after my time at Ephporium, slapping together ham and Swiss. I do not run in to Williams classmates ever, which sucks, but I miss the whole lot of you! I will try to make the six-hour trip down to the SF Bay Area soon and catch some Eph love. Michelle Noyer-Granacki and Lucas Bruton experienced their first LA earthquake in September. It was around midnight and resulted in them standing in the middle of the living room not quite sure what to do. They have since made emergency evacuation plans. While Lucas interviews with med schools, Michelle spends her Sundays working on the set of Fox NFL Sunday and meeting the cast of Community on set, pro- 116 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

117 voking undying resentment in Lucas and Greg Kim. Clare Quinlan is still chugging along in NYC, living in Brooklyn with Maddie Jacobs and delightfully near our third musketeer Caroline Chiappetti. I m working at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery in Manhattan and am really enjoying the solid Williams 11 crew that s sprinkled through Brooklyn and Manhattan. I have just returned from a delightful visit to Boston, where I got to catch up with Haley Steggall, Tess Bingham, and Jonah Zuflacht. Melinda Salaman is still living in DC and working at the Advisory Board Co. and absolutely loving it. I was recently promoted and am now a research analyst on the higher education team, which essentially means that I spend nine months at a time studying major challenges that confront community colleges across the country. Researching the plights of community colleges has made me even more grateful for my Williams education. Jen Potvin and Kyle Victor now live in DC, and I see them both often, along with Sasha Zheng. Considering we all spent junior year abroad together, it feels almost the same, except the food in DC is better than in England. Emily Spine is still in Milwaukee, in her second year of teaching third grade with Teach for America. She is thrilled to have another Eph in the city: Clare LaFave 12 recently moved to Milwaukee to intern with an urban farm, Growing Power. Emily took a trip to NYC in the summer and had a big reunion with a bunch of other 11s, including Carla Cain-Walther, Cara Sipprelle, and Anne Kerth. She was eagerly anticipating her first Homecoming as an alumna! After experiencing an amazing and somewhat unplanned convergence of Ephs on the campus of Cambridge in the UK in June, Laura Staugaitis had a lovely dose of Purple Valley nostalgia (Science Quad picnic, 62 Center theater) in August with Lydia Barnett-Mulligan 10, Owen Barnett-Mulligan 13, John Hawthorne 13, and Pat Barnett-Mulligan 79. And I spent a few days helping Ben Swimm 09 harvest vegetables in the face of yoga-guru-induced adversity. In more recent news I m still living in Chicago and am going to be starting work at a creative agency in the next few weeks and have successfully lured Caroline Henry 10 to UChicago Law School and hosted Laura Christianson 11, hopefully similarly convincing her of the charms of med school at/in (U)Chicago. I ve also seen Claire Seizovic 13 a few times out here and have been helping Eric Phillips 09 fix-er-up his new apartment. Fellow Brooklynite Andrew Triska is graduating in May with his master s in social work from Hunter College and is trying to be optimistic that by the time he graduates there will be a glut of good psychotherapist jobs. This fall and spring, I m doing research on how religiosity and stigma affect safe sex practices. Life partner Sam Barbaro 09 just hired Margaret Moore 12 to work in editorial at Routledge. Things have changed considerably in Katie White s life since she last wrote in. A fellowship I applied to through Princeton-in-Asia came through in mid-july, and now I find myself sitting at a desk at the World Wildlife Fund in Laos. I love it here so far! The work topics are incredibly interesting, ranging from an illegal wildlife trade campaign to hydropower projects proposed for the Mekong River. We eat coconuts off the street every day and drink plenty of beerlao. I m here for one year, with the possibility of renewing for a second. Come visit! Thanks to all of you who wrote in it is always so fun to celebrate and commiserate with you as I put together this column. Till hill and valley gaily, gaily ring! 2012 Kyle Martin, 54 Woodland Road, Madison, CT 06443; Kendra Sims, 29 Hoxsey St., Williamstown, MA 01267; It is my pleasure to share the adventures of the Class of Some of us continued the festivities of Senior Week. Eddie Nadel, Elike Kumahia, and Brian Kirchner joined WUFO teammates Stephen Weiss, Anna Annatova, Anna Heffernan-Fagone, Will Weiss, David Monnich, Tom Crawford, Aaron Ledge Freeman, and Mike Levy in going to the Bonaroo Music Festival. The latter three now live together in Brookline, where Aaron studies regional food systems at Red Tomato, and Tom studies math at Boston College. Nearby, Stephen works with the Exeter Group, and Annatova works at a school in Switzerland. The 2012 Diasporas continued as Amanda Esteves- Kraus, Austin Davis, Nick Fogel, Francesca Barret, and Laura Berk went on a birthright trip. Amanda enjoyed having intellectual vibrancy combined with the sheer fun of Williams in your suitcase. She and Austin teach at the Hackley School and Phillips- Andover, respectively. Laura moved to Las Vegas and is working as a Venture Fellow. Francesca and Nick moved to Boston and are doing cancer research and consulting, respectively. They accompany a horde of 12ers in Boston. Francesca lives with Sonja Boatman and Abi Stark, who works in the same building as Kate Foley, Amber Cardoos, and Elizabeth Greiter, who is rooming with Dave Samuelson! Rounding out the scene are Alex Treco in Beacon Hill and Clarissa Andre doing research. Sam Mazzarella, Hilary Ledwell, Evelyn Denham, and Zina Ward promptly responded to my from a café in France while enjoying time before classes at Cambridge. In Europe, Jackie Pineda studies Medieval literature in Edinburgh, Victoria Borish works in Vienna, and Olivia Delia teaches in France. Before that she hosted Davis Fillipel and Ford Smith in Block Island and raced with Ford and many Ephs in a 232-mile relay race in Montana. Montana had its fair share of 12. Aside from Olivia, Chris Logan and Grace Babula visited Mr. Smith and learned some wilderness skills. Amy Darling resorted to counting the fish while planning her move to NYC. Walter Filkins passed the summer fishing with his father. Lindsay Olsen and Marsha Villaroel continue to spend their time around fish in New Zealand. Lindsay caught 80,000 pounds of Alaskan fish before beginning her Watson project, and Marsha does salmon research. Elizabeth Dorr recruits fish-lovers as an admission officer for the SEA Semester program. Sara Dorsey split her time kayaking at Zoar Outdoor and in West Virginia. She says, I don t where I ll be next, but it will most likely involve a tent and sleeping bag! Jennifer Ann Morrison visited four national parks, including Grand Canyon and Yosemite, and JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 117

118 met Sara Clark and Marissa Roberts in DC. After spending her summer in Colorado, Aven King moved to Hawaii to work at a scuba shop. Sydney Tooze led a backpacking trip in Sierra Nevada before moving to Chicago to work in a psychology lab. Sabine Chisty and Sabrina Marie bid the Windy City goodbye before splitting to teach in NYC and the Philippines, respectively. Sydney attended Chris Valle s white-coat ceremony. Four other 12s shared their first-year med school experiences. Rachel Patel and Roop Dutta are at UMASS-Worcester and Brown University, respectively. Xiomara Pinto admits, With no snack bar, polar bear swim, reading period or regular streaking, everyone is SUPER stressed out all the time. On the contrary, Ji Ji Anh Wohn traveled around Korea with Donna Lee and Chanso Lee before starting med school in St. Louis and also found time for volleyball. Former volleyball standout Zac Remilard has moved to the Midwest, working for a startup making sustainable plastics. His teammate Melissa Whitaker- Reyes is a Spanish teacher for TFA in Camden. Emily Schwab uses her Spanish as an AmeriCorps member, reading Huevos Verdes con Jamon to her students in Providence. Hannah Saltzman works in public service for Green Corps promoting legislation to label genetically-engineered food. After graduation Jeanette Rivera wedded Col. Rodney Growler, with Emily Chapman in attendance. The newlyweds moved to California, where the colonel is stationed at Camp Pendleton. Meanwhile, Jennifer Rodriguez took part in a wedding in Mexico, where Jordan Freking-Reyna and his newlywed moved. He spent the summer being a sexy househusband before teaching English. Nina Piazza shared her exciting experience attending her sister Elise Piazza s 09 wedding before immediately returning back to China to teach. Nina visited her roommate Cam Nguyen in Vietnam. Joey Samuels wedded high school sweetheart Jessi Merri with Francesca Barret, David Marsh, Luc Robinson, Andrew Lorezen, Cameron Rodgers, and Dan Gross in attendance. The latter four decided to have their own honeymoon and sailed to the British Virgin Islands. Afterward, Dan moved to Syracuse, and Andrew works for Google. He is not alone in California. Thomas Bliska works for an architecture firm. Ai Tran works in the Stanford philosophy department, and Jack Berry is a research assistant at its medical center. Dominique Rodriguez and Chase Davenport are doing TFA in the Bay Area. Dominique spends her time trying to avoid words like stupid and heck. While training in LA, she met Katie Aldrin, who works at the United Talent Agency. Tyisha Turner also visited LA before moving to NYC. LA native Estefeny Reyes finds time to do cancer research, get a master s, and parent her child! Hayley Brooks and Raphael Menko are working on her startup Learn2Earn in San Diego. Holly Dwyer traveled up and down the West Coast, visiting Kim Stroup, Zina Cigolle, and Mattie Mitchell in Seattle. Other road trippers include Nicole Wise, Luke Brekenridge, Mariah Clegg (via Greyhound), and Vince Nictasio. Vince settled in Brookline with Brian Kim and Gregory Johnson. Lisa Jaris also did a family road trip in Germany before settling in Boston. Dimitri Luthi took the Tran- Siberian Railway and enjoyed it so much that the KGB took his fingerprints because he overstayed his visa. His fellow ski teammate Erik Anderson is traveling as well throughout Afghanistan and Tajikistan working telecom. Leaving the Purple Bubble behind, most of us stuck together. If you don t believe me then just ask consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where there s an entry of 12s. Zach Evans, John Rabiner, Phil Vestergaard, Regina Im, Siwol Chang, Elizabeth Jimenez, Rodrigo de las Casas, Mike Ryan, and Seamus McKinsey are working in various locations in the DC area. While some started immediately, others waited. Mike taught surfing and hosted Will Morris and Chris Cleary in Nantucket, while Elizabeth enjoyed quality time at her family s restaurant (that was frequented many times by yours truly), and Seamus McKinsey spent his summer recovering from a bear attack. Yes, you read that correctly. Zach visited Mimi Ludwig, who works on Capitol Hill, and Ashoka Fellow Matiullah Amin. Other DC 12s include Jinyoung Park, who interns at the Institute for Strategic Studies; Vanessa Harper, who started her yearlong fellowship studying a synagogue; Brian Li, who s doing gene therapy research at NIH; and Madura Watanagase, who hosted Susan Chen in Thailand before working for the Federal Reserve Board. Many 12s now call NYC their new home, or at least a temporary meeting place. Raneia Ramadan, Kristen Tubbs, Adena Hernandez, and Ashely Turner attended a Yankees game before separating. Raneia and Kristen work in Cleveland, and Ashley teaches in Boston. She joins Hilary Higgs and Marni Jacobs, who also teach in the Boston area. Mary Claire Brunelli moved to the city and started her master s in French at Columbia. Kesi Augustine is a PhD candidate at NYU. Aaron Seong lives with Andrew Nguyen, and they work together at AFE consulting. Briana Thomas started her year with NYC Civic Corps. Shela Suh works at a law firm but mostly struggles to cope without Sushi Thai. Izzy Lee, who works for, also yearns for just one more Pad See Ewe! Connecticut native Steve Maier enjoys the adjustment. He has seen Meeka Halperin and hockey mates Ryan Purdy, Justin Troiani, and Patt Morrisey. His teammates Matthew Berdoff and Harry Marino also occupy NYC. Matt works part time while writing his roommate s official biography. Expect the book in stores soon. Carolyn Geller and Ryan Marrano find time in their schedules to have lunch. They had a reunion with teammates Logan Todhunter, Kathleen Morrison, and Bonnie Patchen in Boston. I had my fair share of NYC run-ins! I surprised Sayantan Mudhapadhyay at his art gallery job in SOHO. Will Weiss and I drove to Deon Soogrim s graduation party. There, I caught up with Hannah Wilson before she and Natalie Davis went to Tanzania to teach English. Hannah now works for a health center in Mozambique, and Natalie moved to Atlanta with Matt Madden, who teaches biology for TFA. Labor Day weekend I crashed on Mustafa Saadi s couch and saw Jennifer Monge, Leah Ehrenyu, and Wendy Magoronga. The latter two live with Kyle Villanova, Matt Staiger, and Emily McTague in Astoria. Newton Davis also came from Philadelphia 118 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

119 2012 to visit for the weekend. In Philly, he bumped into Katy Reiger, who works for the Vanguard Group. Also there is Meera Sivalingam, who works in an ophthalmology lab. On the other side of the state, David Carlin has settled in Pittsburgh, hoping more Ephs will come. I dined in Little Italy with Pinsi Lei and Laura dos Reis, who talked about their positions at a marketing firm and hospital, respectively. Afterward, I went to Brooklyn, where Maya Harakawa coordinated a gathering of Chad Young, Chris Estrella, Bridget Ngcobo, Jess Torres and other 12s already mentioned. So many 12s in one place brought paparazzi (just ask TimeOut New York). I crashed in Astoria with Jess, who works with Steve Smith at a law firm. We attended an 11 s housewarming gathering on the LES, where I caught up with Noah Schnecter, Daniel Grossman, and Johnathan Draxto, who live in Astoria. Jonathan is remounting his one-man show Soldier, and Noah works for Playwright Horizons. Also there was Holly Crane, who lives with Margy Love. Last, I went to Harlem and ran into Naima McFarland. Our conversation quickly went to her reminiscing about her farmer days. Afterward, I met Oriana McGee and Allen Lum. The inseparable duo Khalid Bashir and Michael Nelson interned at an IT data service startup before splitting. Khalid now teaches English at Lawrence Academy, and Mike is coaching his former basketball team. Tim Goggins and Margie Fulton are history teachers and lacrosse coaches at Wyoming Seminary and Blair Academy, respectively. Daquan Mickens taught step and now tutors at a Newark charter school. When Gregory Kaskan is not teaching, he is choral directing at Eaglebrook. Vanessa Santeano definitely wins for meeting up with the most 12s. She writes, Must I say them all? Her list includes Claire LeFave, Stella Berke, Kari Yook, Erin Lauer, Charlotte Kiechel, Grace Gordon, and Amanda Reid before they left for Asia. She and Lowell Woodin decided to join their friend and moved to Vietnam. Erin McGonagle reports from Cambodia on her fellowship, while Brent Eng started his fellowship project in Sri Lanka. Zehra Hassan assisted in creating Pakistan s first liberal arts college. Nancy Wang works by Lily Wong in Hong Kong. Kate Shaper teaches in Shanghai and visited Jane Mclellan in Seoul. Adam Century translated a recent article about James Wang playing professional basketball. Matt Hosek wins for the farthest 12; his work was out of this world (pun intended). He studied comets at the NASA space center in Alabama. Tom Kuriakose teaches in Mississippi; Megan Breen studies rural heath in Alabama; and Jonayah Jackson traveled throughout the south, conducting interviews for the Institute of Southern Jewish Life before returning home. Sydney Pitts-Adekoya and Jamaal Johnson returned to Texas, and Micheala Morton returned home to perform her show Big Shoes throughout North Carolina. Teaching English abroad is another skill that multiple 12s have acquired. Anthony Raduazo, Sarah Witowski, and Don Maruyama teach in Chile, Russia, and Japan, respectively. And Zac Whitney and Tianyue Zhou are in Japan. Many have remained around Williamstown. Mike Mara continues his research and has some of his work published. Other Berkshire-based writers are Inez Tan and Kendra Sims. Inez manages an online Christian journal, while Kendra contributes to the Berkshire Eagle, assists the anthropology department, and farms. Imran Khoja and Katy Gathright based their startup, Designed Good, in Williamstown and received help from Matt Piltch, Dan Doran, and Rebecca Eakins. Monel Chang works at the Earth Workshop, Residency, and Retreat Center. Lucy Rollins works at a local farm but finds time to assist her former art professor. Other Berkshire-based farmers include Jimi Morales, Julia Seyferth, and Lauren McDonald. Paisley Kang, Taisha Rodriguez, Jack Fitzhenry, and Erik Lumby Levinsohn teach at the BART charter school. Ben Oliva and Nikolai Mirkovic joined the athletics program as assistant coaches. Ben helps the football and baseball teams, while Nikolai assists the wrestling team and works in a research lab in Vermont. Also in Vermont are Felipe Colina, who interned at a marketing firm for the summer, and Megan Behrend, who works in admissions at Burlington College. No matter where I went, 12s were close by. I ran into Jack Chen in Portsmouth and accompanied Michelle Rodriguez to Costa Rica to produce a musical (where she now lives as a performing arts teacher). There, I happened to spot Will Quayle at a random hostel. Returning to Williams, I caught up with Nicholas Pugliese about his new position in Afghanistan. On the Peter Pan bus to Billsville, I ran into Mindy Lee. She explained her summer in India and her reunion with Brian Thomas, who works at Harlem Children s Zone. I returned to Connecticut with Tyler Chapman, who shared her summer adventures with Jill Greenberg and Will Petrie in Europe, her weeks with Kate Ellis working a field hockey camp, and her night out with Amanda Weatherhead. Now that I am dancing in Ireland, I celebrated homecoming with Tess McHugh 11 and Kaitlin Butler 11 and visited Leila Crawford. After graduation, I was afraid to move on, but your stories taught me one important lesson: life goes on. Bridget Ngcobo said it perfectly in a conversation we had at Tunnel City: Things change and things don t change. Our campus is bigger, and we have wider range of professors and classes to select, but we are still the same. Thank you for sharing your stories with me, and Happy New Year. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 119

120 WEDDINGS all dates 2012 unless noted TARYN RATHBONE 08 & MICHAEL DAUB 08 Williams People publishes photographs of weddings, commitment ceremonies, and civil unions. For detailed instructions on how to submit your photo, please visit June 9, Claremont, Calif. REBECCA LAWRENCE 07 & BRIAN SIMANEK 07 June 18, Pasadena, Calif. MARTHA JOHNSON 97 & STEPHEN WILCOX Sept. 15, Dean, Mont. STEPHANIE WISINSKI & SEAN LADLEY 96 May 5, Asheville, N.C. C.J. NAVINS 01 & MICHAEL HACKER June 16, Byfield, Mass. KATIE LEWKOWICZ 06 & CHRIS KIRCHGASLER Aug. 25, Auburn, N.Y. 120 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

121 LAURA KOLESAR 06 & DANIEL GURA 06 Family and friends from four continents gathered in Williamstown on Aug. 18 to celebrate the wedding of Laura and Daniel (center). A highlight was the post-ceremony lawn games, which included a hotly contested Williams v. Atlanta match of Steal the Bacon Williams prevailed. The couple forgot their Williams banner, so they made do with a folded bag they had on hand. BROOKE BOTELLO & NICHOLAS GOGGANS 01 March 31, Fort Worth, Texas JANE LEE 97 & KENNETH KIM DENYSE DEANE 03 & JAMAAL MOBLEY 04 June 9, Seaside, Calif. June 9, Port of Spain, Trinidad JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 121

122 WEDDINGS all dates 2012 unless noted TUGCE ERKAN & GURCAG POYRAZ 07 April 27, Istanbul, Turkey ERIN BLANCHARD 06 & JACK CHEN July 15, Bennington, Vt. CYNDI WONG 04 & DAVID GRUEN June 23, San Diego, Calif. JENNY YING 08 & VLADIMIR ANDONOV 05 June 17, San Francisco, Calif. KATHERINE KRIEG 08 & STEFAN FISCHER Aug. 5, Sonoma, Calif. 122 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

123 ELISE PIAZZA 09 & CǍTǍLIN IORDAN 09 Elise and Cătălin (center), who met as first-year students in Williams E, were married Aug. 11 in Aurora, N.Y., with friends and family who traveled from as far away as China, Japan, and Romania. The bride s sister Nina Piazza 12 (third from left) was maid of honor. The celebration continued Nov. 24 with a second reception in Bucharest. THEODORAH MABILLE & GAPE MACHAO 06 VERONICA IVEY 08 & TUCKER SAWIN 07 July 21, Seattle, Wash. Sept. 8, Gaborone, Botswana HANNAH GRAY 07 & RICK MOSER Aug. 19, New York, N.Y. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 123

124 WEDDINGS all dates 2012 unless noted CHRISTINA LEE 08 & LOGAN GERRITY 09 Aug. 4, Rockport, Maine JULIA BROWN 05 & KEVIN POOLE Sept. 29, New Haven, Conn. AMANDA GRAMSE 02 & MIKE SWIATOCHA June 23, Cape Elizabeth, Maine SUMIN ENG 87 & PETER ELARDE July 7, Woodside, Calif. KERRI McMAHON 05 & MARY BACCASH 05 Aug. 11, Williamstown, Mass. MELISSA ARNOT & JON DUVAL 01 July 7, Stanley, Idaho 124 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

125 KAREN HSU & FUMI TOSU 01 Fumi and Karen (front) were married June 9 at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, Conn. Guests came from Japan, Mali, Kenya, South Sudan, and India to celebrate with the couple, whose wedding party included best man Ken Ryu 02 (left, with glasses) and groomsman Lock Reynolds 01 (right, standing behind tree). REINA MALAKOFF & JEFF ZEEMAN 97 July 7, Alexandria, Va. HANG GRACE SONG 06 & ERSEN BILGIN 06 Aug. 25, Isparta, Turkey HAYLEY WYNN 06 & STEVEN MYERS 06 June 23, Lenox, Mass. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 125

126 WEDDINGS all dates 2012 unless noted LEAH KING 03 & WALSON METZGER June 10, Montego Bay, Jamaica JESSICA KATZ 03 & MARK MAZZENGA July 22, Bristol, R.I. LAURIE BROWN & TRAVIS HOBART 02 June 2, Cooperstown, N.Y. ANNA MORRISON 07 & PETER NELSON June 9, Minneapolis, Minn. LINDSAY MERRELL 10 & MATTHEW CLARK LAUREN PHILBROOK 09 & STEVE VAN WERT 09 June 16, Williamstown, Mass. Sept. 29, Lowville, N.Y. EMILY MIYARES 06 & MIKE OVEREND 06 May 12, Boston, Mass. 126 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

127 HILARY WILLIAMS 01 & MARK WALROD 01 Hilary and Mark (seventh and eighth from right) were married Aug. 11 on Mount Greylock in Adams, Mass., just over a year after reconnecting at their 10-year Williams reunion. After months of a long-distance romance, they celebrated their union with Williams roommates, housemates, co-jas, Nordic ski teammates, and fellow Outing Club members. GERALDINE ALIAS & PHIL SWISHER 01 Oct. 22, 2011, Freeport, The Bahamas JESSICA GROGAN 02 & JIM YOUNG May 26, Williamstown, Mass. KARA HARRIGAN & RYAN SOCHACKI 04 June 23, Charleston, S.C. JASMINE MITCHELL 03 & TRAVIS BATTY July 28, Crozet, Va. MARGARET POST & GENE BERG 74 Sept. 30, Litchfield, N.H. JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 127

128 WEDDINGS all dates 2012 unless noted 1976 Mitchell J. Besser & Annie Lennox, Sept Lisa Yokana & Blake L. Auchincloss, July Jennifer W. Bicks & Adam Peck, April Lisa Mazzotte & Antonio Resendiz, July Donna E. Lisker & Peter Schwaller, June Philip P. Coulling & Sandra Diane Hayslette, Sept Abigail Rose Solomon & Jason Teuscher, May Navin Girishankar & Sawdatou Wane, Nov. 15, Sean P. Ladley & Stephanie Wisinski, May Amina Abrahams & Kevin Patrick Graham, June Diana Villamarin & Carl Solazzo, Nov. 21, Kelley J. Powell & Doug Welsh, Oct. 28, Abib Tejan Conteh & Rebecca Kateri Ruekberg, Aug. 26, 2011 Medha Jayant Kirtane & Mark Anthony Ferreri, Aug Fumitsugu Tosu & Karen Hsu, June 9 C.J. Navins & Michael Hacker, June 16 Ryan Mayhew & Kristin Schnabel, June 23 Hilary D. Williams & Mark D. Walrod, Aug Rebecca Linder & James Blachly, Nov. 26, 2011 Audrey E. Herzig & Keith W. Jackson 06, May 26 Stacey Starner & Earl McAllister, Sept. 22 Morgan Steiner & Christian Botting, Oct Ohm Mohan Deshpande & Hamita Sachar, Aug. 4 Marlena Briggs & Brett Korpela, Sept Sara R. Gersen & Joseph A. Kerckhoff, Oct. 1, 2011 Vladimir Andonov & Jenny Ying 08, June Brian H. Carey & Abigail Southard 07, May 26 Hayley Wynn & Steven Myers, June 23 Surekha Gajria & Thorsten Neumann, June 25 Erin Blanchard & Jack Fei Chen, July 15 Laura C. Kolesar & Z. Daniel Gura, Aug Alexandria N. Augustine & Michael R. Miltenberger, July 22 Katharine Josephson & Thomas J. Wright, Sept. 2 Jonathan T. Turriago & Wesley Greyson Witcher, Oct Kendell Newman & Jafar Sadiik, Feb. 26 Megan Brankley & Aatif Abbas, May 19 Lauren Kennedy & David D.T. Hargrove, June 30 Christina J. Lee & Logan K. Gerrity 09, Aug. 4 Lashonda K. Williams & John C. Gardenhire Jr., Aug. 5 Greg Schultz & Whitney Ryan, Sept Elise A. Piazza & Marius Cǎtǎlin Iordan, Aug Lindsay Merrell & Matthew Clark, Sept Jeannette L. Rivera & Rodney R. Growler, June Amanda Gramse & Mike Swiatocha, June 23 Hilary Rachael Hackmann & Andy Guy Redden, July l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE

129 BIRTHS & ADOPTIONS all dates 2012 unless noted 1980 Wade Fenn to Wade R. Fenn, March Daniel Antonio Calderon to J.C. Calderon, July Jacob Abraham Haymov to Heather Cook Haymov, July Tyler John Stevens to Brian J. Stevens, Sept Lior Samuel Baskir Freedman to John A. Freedman, Jan. 10 Delilah Rose Huber to David E. Huber, Jan. 22 Charles Kim Bush to Soo La Kim, Feb. 8 Emilia Grace N. Allison-Biber to Elizabeth Allison, March 9 Thomas Henry Nolan to Jessica (Baraka) Nolan, March 12 Cooper Dankmeyer Aalberts to Erica A. Dankmeyer, March Genevieve Gi Hoon Alvarez to Eleanor Rhee, Nov. 13, 2011 Penelope Jean Ryan to David J. & Jennifer (Galbraith) Ryan 93, May 27 Jasper Solomon Teushcer to Abigail Rose Solomon, Sept. 14 William Meehan to Andrea Walter, Sept Stephanie Suzanne Reale to Mary (Buss) Reale, May Clara J. Vennell Roberts to Nicole Vennell Roberts, Nov. 24, 2011 Cecily Rose Lewis to Rachel (Booth) Lewis, Nov. 26, Raffaele Dante Amidei to Helen E. Spande, April 29 Lily Emerson & Spencer Armstrong Lamb to David W. Lamb, May 6 Kamal Batniji to Rami Kamal Batniji, Aug. 10 Zinnia Yuna Fagan to Michelle Kang & John Fagan, Oct Annika Elizabeth Kaczmarek to Mary Liz Brenninkmeyer, Nov. 9, 2011 Charlotte Graham to Ian Campbell Graham, Dec. 14, 2011 Robert A. Uh-Jin Tarbutton to Joan (Lee) Tarbutton, Dec. 18, 2011 Leo Ladd Molinaroli to Lyn S. Aborn, Feb. 15 Zora Raye Rubenstein Furia to Jennifer Rubenstein, April 2 Lauren Alexa DeCamp to Lisa Blaskey & Matthew F. DeCamp, June Julia Joyce Dorothy Myers to Jennifer A. Feighner, Oct. 19, 2011 Mazhira Dahlia Harlan to Noah M. Harlan, Dec. 25, 2011 Ryan Tzeje Cho to Karen S. Lee, Jan. 23 Stefan Arthur Henry Giese to Alyssa Trzeszkowski-Giese, April 7 Luna Lee O Sullivan to Roan J. O Sullivan, April 26 Hazel Springett Rigney to Kirsten (Paquette) Rigney, May 20 India Elizabeth Jones to David R. Jones, Aug. 20 Samuel Bostick to Matthew Ellis Bostick, Sept Ruby June Fagenholz to Andrew D. Fagenholz, Oct. 20, 2011 Catarina de Oliveira Tavares to Thais Mariz de Oliveira Tavares, Oct. 29, 2011 Lucia Elizabeth Smith to Ana Aguilar & Taylor C. Smith 99, Nov. 6, 2011 Hazel Leung Wilson to Sarah W. Leung, Dec. 22, 2011 Harper Ying to Jimmy Ying, Dec. 24, 2011 Myles Delaney Bell to James & Caroline (Nesbit) Bell 99, Jan. 16 Eve Ting Ryan to Michael J. & Meg (Ting) Ryan 00, Jan. 19 Gershom Brian Battis to Jordana (Schuster) & Seth D. Battis, Jan. 29 Ethan Sanders Burns to Robin M. Sanders & Brendan D. Burns, March 19 Elliot Micah Sterns to Tui Sutherland & Adam Sterns, April 21 Benjamin Kelsey to William W. Kelsey, May 6 Kai Garrett Lawrence to Catherine Riihimaki, June 1 Philo Bracken White to Jediah W. White, June Maya Ideliz Berry-Candelario to Imelda (Ramirez) & John E. Berry-Candelario, Oct. 23, 2011 Josephine Amanda Rodriguez to Christopher R. Rodriguez, Nov. 11, 2011 Sufi Zoom O Shea to Marie (Glancy) O Shea, Nov. 14, 2011 Elizabeth Higgins Sigrist to Kathleen (Higgins) & Matthew R. Sigrist, Dec. 15, 2011 Declan Timothy Holmes to Erik Holmes, Jan. 6 Bennett Owen Weber to Heather C. Kovich, Jan. 30 Teague Jameson Polisi Jones to Catherine (Polisi) Jones, Feb. 28 Eleanore Beach Petersen to Lindsay Beach Petersen, Feb. 29 JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 129

130 BIRTHS & ADOPTIONS all dates 2012 unless noted Jaime Wyrick Olson to John H. Olson, March 15 Luke Ryan Lavoie to Laura Moberg Lavoie, May 11 Riley Arden Belcher to Julie (Zlotnick) & Justin M. Belcher, May 29 Liam Einstein to Heather (Genovesi) Einstein, June 1 Ciaran John Joyce to Katherine Nolan Joyce, June 1 Ethan Harris Whalin to Sarah Anne (Moline) & Matthew K. Whalin, June Bennett Sumit Harkey to Wilmot Bain Harkey, Jan. 6 James William Buzzell-Holmes to Jason William Holmes, Jan. 29 Robert Christopher Morgan to Elise (Estes) Morgan, April 4 Vivian Sarah Drake to Emily Boer & Jared A. Drake, May 7 Maren Kelley Whitman to Cara Shortsleeve, May 18 Alexandra Witherspoon Nelson to Eleanor Lowell Putnam-Farr & Brendan Nelson, June 4 Theodore White Smeal to Benjamin Smeal, June Isabel Miller Finn to Patrick & Kelly Steinmuller Finn 02, Dec. 28, 2011 Ryan Andrew Marines to Kenny & Jennifer (Greene) Marines 02, Jan. 12 Carlo Evans Murray to Danielle Feldman Tarantolo, Jan. 20 Annie Lisa Thalhimer to Adam R. Thalhimer, Feb. 3 Sebastian Lark Myers to Adrienne Gisele Wiley & Grayson D. Myers, Feb. 23 Madeleine Rose MacDougall to Robert Arthur MacDougall, April 23 Stella Jean Knight to Liana Thompson Knight, April 27 August Russell Herrick to Elizabeth (Hamachek) Herrick, May 4 James Arthur Fernbach to Philip M. Fernbach, May 11 Wilson Gerald Gregory to Kathryn Kelly Gregory, June 5 Svetlin Aleksander Ko to Theodora Konetsovska, June 7 Cole McCurdy Kappler to Hagan McCurdy Kappler, Aug Lucy Joy Powers to Eric C. Powers, Jan. 14 Charlotte Marie McBride to Megan Samenfeld- Specht & Jeff McBride, Feb. 22 Sophie Garceau to Alexandre Garceau, March 22 Annabel Hart Unger to Sarah Rachel Hart-Unger, April 5 Catherine Alexandra Vance to John R. & Caroline Norton Vance 03, May 2 Carter Lowe Smith to Amber Bornhofft Moore, May 19 Jack Francis Kingsley to James M. Kingsley, Sept Connor Logan Gormbley to Catherine R.M. O Donnell, May 31 Anya Trautmann Chaopricha to Nina (Trautmann) Chaopricha, Aug. 4 Clara Rose Kelly to Collins Canada Kelly, Sept Jackson James Gillis to Janette L. Funk, Oct. 11, 2011 Abigail Bright Krusack to Emily Bright, Jan. 3 Eliana Margaret Clifford to Meredith (Jones) & Sean D. Clifford 05, Feb. 4 Gilvey Gray Barnett-Zunino to Bowen E. Zunino, Feb Vera Wiest to Leisa Rothlisberger Wiest, May 9 Eliza Miriam Cass to Kristine Elizabeth (Osterman) & Oren M. Cass, Sept. 5 Maya Alyse Holland Takayesu to Alexandra G. Takayesu & Peter B. Holland, Sept Amaya Daisy Cruz to Tatiana Maria Fernandez & Raul A. Cruz, June 17 OBITUARIES all dates 2012 unless noted 1935 The Hon. ROBERT J. KELLEHER, June 20. Bob loved tennis from an early age, played at Williams, and met his wife on the courts in Forest Hills, N.Y., the place of his birth. He received a surprise offer to captain the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1962, and the experience led him to the presidency of the 130 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE U.S. Lawn Tennis Association, where he successfully campaigned for the adoption of open tennis. Yet tennis was always what Bob described as an extracurricular activity; his passion was the law. Bob went to Harvard Law School, graduating in 1938, and later served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He then worked as a trial lawyer for many years, first in New York and later in southern California. As assistant U.S. attorney for Southern California, Bob handled the treason case that became the subject of the movie The Falcon and the Snowman. In 1970, he was appointed a U.S. district judge

131 and, at the time of his death, was the oldest serving federal judge. In 2001, Bob received a Williams Bicentennial Medal for distinguished achievement. His wife of 40 years, Gracyn, predeceased him in Among his survivors are two children, including Jeffrey Kelleher 67, and three grandchildren. JOHN J. McINERNEY, May 17. Mac quarterbacked a legendary Williams football win against Amherst, lettered in baseball and wrestling, and never lost a wrestling match. He earned his law degree from St. John s University in 1938 and began a successful practice on Long Island soon after. He was elected president of the Suffolk County Bar Association and didn t retire until the age of 89. During WWII, Mac was the youngest lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Ordnance Division, where he oversaw a billion-dollar budget. His passion was sailing the Great South Bay, which he did his entire life, often with his children as crew, and once winning the coveted Queen of Bay trophy. He sailed well into his 90s and most enjoyed solo voyages on a 31-foot sailboat. Mac s wife Ellen predeceased him in Among his survivors are five children, including Carl McInerney 65 and Thomas McInerney 73, two grandchildren, and nephew Raymond S. Jackson Jr IRVING GOLDMAN, June 11. Irv graduated from Yale Law School in 1940 and served in WWII as group radar officer with the 8th Air Force. He entered the newly formed Air Force Reserve after the war. Irv went into practice with his brother in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he was later appointed city judge. He was elected as surrogate to Clinton County and held that post for 22 years. From , Irv was of counsel to the law firm Stafford, Trombley, Purcell, Lahtinen, Owens, & Curtain. An active Democrat from his college days, Irv campaigned for local and national candidates his entire life. He served as a board member and president of Temple Beth Israel in Plattsburgh and chairman of the United Jewish Appeal from Clinton County. His survivors include his wife Eleanor, three children, and four grandchildren. CHARLES A. REYNOLDS, May 27. Charlie earned his master s in education from Columbia University Teacher s College in 1947 and taught at Greenwich Country Day School in Connecticut until his retirement in He was rarely seen without a book in his hand. As a young man, Charlie spent summers as assistant director of Camp Viking on Cape Cod, where he taught sailing and marksmanship, and later at Camp Robin Hood in Brooksville, Maine. He was drafted to serve in the 557th Air Service Group in WWII and then was a reservist in the Korean War. Predeceased by his wife Betty in 1993, Charlie s survivors include a son and granddaughter. JOHN C. SELVAGE, May 17. Jack attended Harvard Business School, where, despite failing accounting, he took the advice of a professor and went on to a long, happy career as a CPA in NYC, first with Arthur Anderson and the Irving Trust Co. and eventually for JP Morgan, from which he retired in 1979 as VP/ deputy controller. His thesis on centless accounting developed into common practice after he installed such a system with great success at Irving. Jack chaired a committee charged with standardizing the format for financial statements, a process that was subsequently adopted by the Federal Reserve Board. Jack had a passion for airplanes; as a child he built model planes and took open-cockpit rides. After several attempts to learn to fly, he became a glider pilot at the age of 67 and once clocked two hours and 16,000 feet. Jack was a longtime member of the NYC Downtown Glee Club and barbershop quartets, served as a deacon in the Madison (N.J.) Presbyterian Church, and sat on the Madison Board of Education. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara and daughter Patricia. Jack s survivors include three children, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brother Irving L. Selvage 42, and nephew Chris T. Selvage 70. ROBERT J. KELLEHER 35 JOHN J. McINERNEY 35 JOSEPH W. HATCH JR. 38 JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 131

132 OBITUARIES all dates 2012 unless noted 1938 JOSEPH W. HATCH JR., June 17. Joe earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1940 and went into food manufacturing and distribution. Before his retirement, he served as VP of Colonial Stores, president of West Import Export Co., president of Goodwill of Atlanta, and executive director of the Southern Bakers Association. Joe was particularly interested in juvenile justice and, with O.J. Keller 45, co-founded Consortium, a rehabilitation organization for youthful offenders ages 13-16, with the aim of keeping them out of what he called our overcrowded, self-defeating, and very expensive penal institutions. In WWII, Joe was a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and participated in the invasions of Sicily, Italy, France, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa. Soon after the war, Joe and his family settled in Atlanta, Ga., where he lived until his death. Joe established the Joseph W. Hatch Jr. and Rosa U. Hatch Scholarship Fund to help students from the Atlanta area attend Williams. His wife Rosa predeceased him in April His survivors include three children and eight grandchildren. JAMES L. O SULLIVAN, April 10. Jim served in the Foreign Service for 30 years, working in Chungking, Hanoi, Rome, Tunis, Kinshasa, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Sydney. In 1967, he was asked to be a visiting diplomat at the University of Louisville. He returned there in 1971, after his last post for the Foreign Service, and became an active member of the political science department until his retirement in At Williams he lettered in golf, a passion that would continue until his death. He played all over the world, winning championships and making a name for himself in Italy, Tunisia, Louisville, and Connecticut, where he lived in retirement. Predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor, in 1977, and his second wife, Jean, in 2008, Jim s survivors include stepchildren, step-grandchildren, and niece Anne Elizabeth O Sullivan 07. KENNETH H. ROOD, May 24. Ken studied history at Williams and earned his master s in 132 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE education from the University of Chicago. His first teaching position was in Hawaii, where he was drafted to serve in WWII. After the war Ken began a PhD program at Yale but, before completing his degree, took a teaching job at the Hopkins School in New Haven, where he found his professional home. Ken taught history, coached several sports, and for a time worked as principal before retiring in His wife of 64 years, Nancy, predeceased him in August His survivors include a daughter and granddaughter. EDWARD M. WHEELER, June 25. A graduate of Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, Ed s medical education was interrupted by WWII, where he served as a medic behind the front lines with Patton s Third Army. He and his wife Deb raised their three children in Chappaqua, N.Y., where Ed was an orthopedic surgeon until They then moved to Middle Haddam, Conn., and Ed worked as an ER doctor in Middletown. For the last two decades of his life, Ed and Deb lived in Shelburne, Vt., where Ed s mother s family had worked to improve education and health services and where he and Deb spent summers with their children. Ed s survivors include his wife of 70 years, three children, and several grandchildren and step-grandchildren ALBERT V. BENSEN, Aug. 27. Ben enlisted in the U.S. Cavalry soon after graduation, and in five years of service he saw action in France, Germany, and Austria with the 106th Reconnaissance Group. He earned a master s in teaching from Columbia in 1950 and had a long, successful career as a teacher and coach at New Canaan Country Day School in Connecticut before retiring in He moved to Damariscotta, Maine, staying active as a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels, a board member of Camp Agawam, a member of the Schooner Cove Advisory Council, and vestry member and senior warden of his church. Among his survivors are his wife of 66 years, Barbara, four children, including Garret M. Benson 70, nine grandchildren, including Michael H. Bensen 00 and Julia Alice Bensen 03, a great-grandson, brother Robert R. Bensen 44, and cousin David S. Prouty 70. JOHN B. DAVIDSON, Aug. 13. John was a competitive rifle shooter, sailboat racer, and a lifelong skier who would travel abroad when there was no snow at Stowe, his home mountain. John s last run down Stowe was in 2008, at the age of 91. After earning his PhD at MIT in 1942, he worked for the war effort as a chemist on projects ranging from drug synthesis to the creation of additives to increase the performance of gasoline. He later worked at Cowles Chemical Co. in Skaneateles, N.Y., and at Virginia Chemicals in Portsmouth, Va. His wife of 59 years, Helen, predeceased him in His survivors include two children and four grandchildren. ROGER W. MOORE, June 26. Roger was a beloved doctor whose family knew that on Christmas morning, presents waited while he did his rounds. After studying biology at Williams, he went to NYU and earned his MD in He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII and spent the rest of his life tending to patients and raising his family in Sharon, Conn. Roger retired in 1996 after 50 years as an internist and continued for many years to serve as a medical adviser to people in need. Roger loved to sail. He and his family regularly explored the New England coast on one-week journeys, living aboard a 30-foot sloop. In 1974, Roger and three other men took 16 days to sail the 45-foot yawl Perelandra from Nova Scotia to Ireland, covering more than 2,300 miles and arriving several days ahead of schedule. He was predeceased by his wife Jean in Among his survivors are three children and five grandchildren, including Julia Kivitz 05. CURRIER SMITH, June 22. Bill served as a lieutenant, senior grade, in the Navy during WWII and then settled in Concord, Mass., where he and his wife Evelyn raised their family. Bill enjoyed his career as a salesman with Crocker Burbank Paper

133 Co. but was less pleased when a larger firm bought the company and promoted him to sales manager. He loved being on the front lines of sales and so started his own company, Minuteman Papers. A lover of golf, Bill played several times a week. In his 70s, Bill started writing poetry and stories and published four books before his death. Predeceased by his wife, Bill s survivors include two children, one grandchild, two great-grandchildren, and cousin Harvey C. Smith WINTHROP S. PIKE, July 6. After graduation, Win served as a radar officer in the Signal Corps during WWII. He then moved to Princeton, N.J., and began a 40-year career at the David Sarnoff Research Center of RCA Laboratories. He worked on the early development of color TV and developed sensory devices for the visually impaired, highway vehicle control devices, portable TV cameras, and weather balloon sensory instruments. He held 17 patents and won five RCA achievement awards before retiring in He was an active member of his church, where he played the organ. In retirement, Win s enthusiasm for model trains continued, and he made recordings for the blind and traveled the world with his wife of 57 years, Nancy. He was elected to the Princeton school board and was its president for six years. Soon after, he was elected to the Princeton Township Committee, eventually serving as mayor. Win s survivors include his wife, six children, and nine grandchildren. THOMAS W. TENNEY, May 24. Thos was a pioneer in the music business and among the first to bring stereophonic consumer equipment into private homes. Moving his young family to California in 1950, he opened Thos Tenney Music on Records in Berkeley. The store quickly evolved, and by 1960 Thos was spending much of his time on a newfound passion: photography. He documented California in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and worked for The New York Times Magazine for many years. His photographic archives are permanently housed in the special collections library at UMass-Amherst. He was predeceased by his wife Maggie, also a photographer. His survivors include two sons, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren RICHARD M. WHIDDEN, April 21. Dick was an unwavering optimist with an indomitable spirit, and he loved his work with Dancer Fitzgerald Sample Advertising Agency in NYC, where he spent his career handling the General Mills cereal account. In retirement, he split his time between homes in New London, N.H., and Naples, Fla. Together with his first wife, Bambi, who died in 1993, and his second wife, Joanne, who died in 2005, Dick spent his retirement sailing, skiing, traveling the world, and playing golf. His survivors include four children, five grandchildren, including J. Christopher Bonner Jr. 01, and five great-grandchildren WILLIAM W. LYNCH, Oct. 27, Bill served in Patton s Army in WWII and had what he called the good fortune to attend Cambridge University for one term afterward. Back in the States, he earned his PhD in educational psychology from Yale in He taught at Indiana University School of Education from 1952 until his retirement in 1987 and chaired the educational psychology department. He took a sabbatical when he received a Fulbright to teach in Amsterdam and again when he spent a year as a visiting professor at the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation at George Peabody College for Teachers. During that time, he met President Kennedy and spent time with the Shriver family. He returned to Bloomington and helped establish the university s Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped. Bill and his wife of 67 years, Cookie, who died in June 2012, were founding members of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bloomington. His survivors include two daughters, three granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter. RICHARD M. WHIDDEN 42 WILLIAM C. SCHRAM 43 HUDSON MEAD 44 JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 133

134 OBITUARIES all dates 2012 unless noted DUNCAN B. MURPHY JR., July 28. In WWII, Duncan was a volunteer ambulance driver for the American Field Service and was awarded the British Empire Medal for his work in the face of danger. He saw firsthand the horrors of the concentration camps in April of 1945, when his unit liberated Bergen-Belsen in Germany. As a result he helped found Witness for Peace in 1983 and protested U.S. foreign policy in Central America in the mid-1980s. His protests included several monthlong fasts, including one in 1986, when he fasted on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for 47 days to protest U.S. aid to the Nicaraguan Contras. He spent many years with the Shiloh Community in New York State and later worked as a tree trimmer, traveling the country to work for peace and Native American rights. Duncan s survivors include his brother Edward G. Murphy 45 and several nieces and nephews. WILLIAM C. SCHRAM, Aug. 1. Bill s time at Williams was interrupted by WWII, where he worked in intelligence. During a long night decoding cryptographic reports, he realized his calling into the ministry. He served as a Presbyterian minister for the rest of his life, working first in Port Jefferson, N.Y., and then on the national staff for the Presbyterian Church. He and his young family moved to Pelham, N.Y., where they spent 15 years, and then to Dayton, Ohio. Bill s work took him to the British embassy in Moscow in 1964, into a private meeting with Pope Paul VI in Rome, and to apartheid South Africa to interpret the church s Confession of He retired in 1987, spending winters as minister-in-residence at the Chapel by the Sea on Captiva Island, Fla. He and his wife Topper relocated full time to Sanibel Island in He was on the board of several foundations, including Planned Parenthood, Human & Children s Services, and the Affordable Housing Board of Sanibel Island. Among his survivors are his wife of 65 years, three sons, including the Rev. William C. Schram 74, and six grandchildren. 134 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE 1944 EUGENE F. CONNALLY, June 12. Gene was a fighter pilot in both WWII and Korea, carrying out more than 170 combat missions. He was honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for his service. He received his MBA from Stanford University in 1956 and then worked at the Chevron Corp. in California. Later Gene worked at the New York State Department of Social Services in Albany, retiring in He then volunteered as a driver for the American Cancer Society s Road to Recovery program, a job he held for 10 years. His survivors include a son and two grandsons. HUDSON MEAD, June 24. Hud served in the Navy for two years after graduation and then earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in He practiced law in Detroit for 50 years, many of them spent with the firm Tolleson, Mead, Welchli, & Dahn. He was interested in history and the problem of overpopulation, and he served on the board of Planned Parenthood, the Michigan Historical Commission, and the Detroit and Grosse Pointe historical societies. He advised the Detroit Artists Market and senior center. Known to some as Huddy, his sartorial habits were well established, and most of his outfits were topped by a fedora or a homburg. Hud was predeceased by his first wife, Frances, in 1998, and is survived by his wife of 13 years, Mary, three children, and several grandchildren. ELIOT B. PAYSON, Sept. 2. During WWII, Eliot piloted a P51 Mustang. He started his career in sales with SD Warren Paper Co., a printing-paper manufacturer, working in NYC and Detroit and then at the company s Boston headquarters before retiring as director of advertising in He served on the board of Consumers Water Co. and in retirement volunteered at the Boston Aquarium and Habitat for Humanity. He loved living near the ocean on Boston s North Shore. He was predeceased by his second wife, Janet, in Among his survivors are two daughters from his first marriage, two stepsons, and cousins Douglas R. Coleman 50, C. Payson Coleman Jr. 72, Christopher Brown 73, and C. Philip Coleman JAY S. BUCKLEY JR., April 11. A chemistry major at Williams, Jay earned his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota in He and his wife Marge settled in Groton, Conn., where he was one of the first four research chemists at Pfizer. Forty years later, he retired from Pfizer as technical information director, having pioneered early methods of searching research databases 20 years before the advent of the Internet. He held several U.S. patents, including one for the production of Visine Eye Drops. Jay loved to sail and started the Pfizer sailing club. He was also an avid skier and hunter and enjoyed the search for pheasant with his English setters. Jay was active in founding the United Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew in 1963 and spent eight years on the Groton school board. He and his family funded the Buckley Family scholarship at Fitch Senior High School. Jay s survivors include his wife of 63 years, four children, and nine grandchildren PAUL M. CUBETA, July 14. After graduation, Paul taught composition at Williams for a short time and then earned a PhD in English language and literature from Yale in He spent most of his academic career at Middlebury College, where, in addition to teaching Shakespeare and serving in upper-level administrative positions, he was the assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference from and then director of Bread Loaf School of English until his retirement in His wife Beth predeceased him in 1990, shortly after they d moved to Washington, D.C. In retirement he was an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University and American University. Among his survivors are his companion, Franz Jaklitsch, three sons, including Phillip Cubeta 72, and six grandchildren, including Thomas Earle Cubeta 03.

135 DOUGLAS S. GAMBLE, Sept. 4. A member of the Navy s V-12 program, Doug served on a destroyer in the Pacific during WWII. He earned his MBA from Stanford in 1949 and spent most of his career with Pacific Gamble Robinson Co., retiring in 1988 as president and CEO. He and his wife Jane moved to Seattle in 1968, spending their winters in California. He served on the boards of the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, was an energetic sports fan, and loved to sail and ski. He was predeceased by a daughter. Doug s survivors include his wife of 49 years, three sons, three granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, and brother Donald P. Gamble 45. ROCKWELL T. GUST JR., Aug. 27. Rocky was a part of the Navy s V-12 program at Williams and interrupted his studies to serve as a lieutenant aboard a PT boat. He received a degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1949 and practiced law in Detroit for many years. He had a lifelong interest in politics and was tapped to run for Michigan lieutenant governor alongside George Romney. He later was elected to Michigan s Constitutional Convention. He and his wife Joan moved to Naples, Fla., in retirement. There he worked to develop affordable housing in anticipation of the coming baby boomers, a fight that went all the way to the Florida Supreme Court. Among his survivors are his wife, five children from his first marriage, including William H. Gust 86, two stepchildren, 19 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren ROBERT A. MILLS, April 18. Bob was admitted to Colby College out of high school but instead was sent to Williams as part of the Navy s V-12 program. After graduation he began working in sales in the South before returning to Berkshire County in He was a sales and marketing executive at General Electric until his retirement in the late 80s, after which he became one of Canyon Ranch s first and longest-serving employees as the outdoor fitness guide. His volunteer activities included setting up Riverwalk in Great Barrington and serving as an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor. He also was a member of the Stockbridge Bowl Association and St. James Church in Great Barrington. He was predeceased by a son and stepdaughter. Bob s survivors include his wife of 35 years, Cecily, and their combined family, including five children and six grandchildren LINSLEY V. DODGE JR., April 17. Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17 and came to Williams through the V-12 program. During WWII, he served on the U.S.S. Topeka in the occupation of Japan. A freelance writer for most of his career, Bud was an engaged and informed citizen, often sending clippings of local and national news to the Williams alumni office, writing notes in the margins to help the folks there understand his viewpoint on how the world was changing. Bud was the Class of 1948 s secretary for 40 years and was elected class president at his 50th reunion. A lifelong music lover, he played the keyboard, the piano, the organ, and, in marching bands, the drums and glockenspiel. He was passionate about changing Williams alma mater from The Mountains to Neath the Shadow of the Hills. He also was an active volunteer, serving on the board of the North Berkshire Salvation Army and ARC Blood Bank. His survivors include four children and five grandchildren. HUGO S. HIGBIE, April 14. Hugo returned to his home of Grosse Pointe after graduating from Williams and went into real estate. His success led him to found the Higbie Maxon Agney Realtors group, and he spent 62 years selling real estate in what he called the best kept secret, his hometown. Hugo served on several boards, including the Episcopal Church Foundation, Grosse Pointe University Ligget School, and the Red Cross. He sang in the Christ Church Chorale and the Berkshire Choral Festival in Sheffield. Hugo loved to travel, especially to England, with his wife Marian, who predeceased him in Hugo s survivors include four children and five grandchildren. EDSON SPENCER, March 25. Ed served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and then attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, graduating in In 1954 he settled in Minneapolis and began a 32-year career at Honeywell, from which he retired as chairman and CEO in Ed was a committed member of the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Mayo Foundation, and the Minneapolis Foundation, among others, and he was an adviser to the Center for Victims of Torture. Together with his wife Harriet he was a founder of the Yellowstone Park Foundation and served on the advisory board of the National Parks and Conservation Association. He spent five years in Tokyo in the early 1960s and maintained an interest in U.S.-Japan relations throughout his life. Among his survivors are his wife of 61 years, four children, including Linda Spencer Murchison 75 and Edson Spencer Jr. 76, and nine grandchildren, including Sarah Murchison Campbell 05 and Clare S. Murchison ROBERT HOLMES JONES, Aug. 14. Jonesie went to Harvard Medical School and, during his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, discovered a passion for rehabilitation work after encountering patients struck by the polio epidemic. In 1965 he became director of rehabilitation at University of Rochester Medical School, where he also taught. From 1973 until his retirement in 1997, he worked as the corporate rehabilitation consultant at Eastman Kodak, which suited his interest in amateur photography. He loved to sail and play tennis and felt a responsibility to understand global climate change, turning his own home green over time. His survivors include his wife of 65 years, Willy, six children, and six grandchildren. GEORGE WRIGHT, May 14. George briefly pursued business after graduation but realized his JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 135

136 OBITUARIES all dates 2012 unless noted heart was in education. Returning to his hometown of Boston, he earned a master s in education from BU and became a teacher in Brookline. He later became headmaster at Thompson Academy, a school for troubled youth located on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor, where he encountered students who greatly impacted his heart and mind. With his wife Nancy, he ran the school for several years. In 1974 the family relocated to Hanover, N.H., where George continued to teach until his retirement. He then became director of Upper Valley Hostel, an affordable living place for patients receiving cancer treatment. In 2009, after 47 years of marriage, George and Nancy returned to the Boston area; Nancy passed away later that year. His survivors include son G. Denny Wright 87, six stepchildren, two grandchildren, and 12 step-grandchildren ALBERT G. BLAKEY, May 8. Bud graduated from Yale Law School in 1953, spent two years in the Army and then returned to his hometown of York, Pa. He worked for a law firm until, in 1972, he was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas, a post he was re-elected to with bipartisan support, until, as he said, I ran out of money to put my children through college. He formed the law firm Blakey, Yost, Bupp, & Rausch, where he became known as a lawyer s lawyer. He was appointed special prosecutor by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2009 and remained active in the law until his death. Bud was a lifelong outdoorsman and loved to ski, play golf, and travel. Among his survivors are his wife of 25 years, Judith, five children from his first marriage, including Albert Blakey IV 79, Daniel Blakey 82, and Ann Blakey 84, 11 grandchildren, including Sophia A. Blakey 13 and Avery A. Pagan 16, three stepchildren, and four step-grandchildren. WILLIAM A. MINGENBACH, July 24. Bill studied art history and physics at Williams and earned a master s in architecture from University of Minnesota in He piloted F-89s during the Korean War. In 1961 he and 136 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE his wife, Jane, went to Taos, N.M., for their honeymoon, and they never left. Bill, an architect, inventor, and pioneer of solar design, opened the first architectural firm in Taos and with his partners designed a county court house, a junior high school, and the first solar-heated office building in the state. His survivors include his wife of 51 years, five children and eight grandchildren. HERBERT MOHRING, June 4. Herb studied economics and mathematics at Williams and earned his PhD from MIT in He taught economics for more than 30 years at the University of Minnesota and got what he called time off for good behavior to work as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins, University of California-Irvine, the Universities of British Columbia, Toronto, and York, and the National University of Singapore. He was known for his teaching style and the development of the Mohring Effect in transit studies. He and his wife of 50 years, Kalliope (Popie) Marinou, traveled the world together but made their home in Minneapolis until her death His survivors include three sons, their families, and the family of his second wife, Jane Larsen, who also predeceased him. JOHN C. WARREN, June 24. John was a U.S. Navy pilot in WWII and then came to Williams, where he studied art history and swam on the varsity team. He became a high school mathematics teacher, working at Phillips Exeter Academy for 30 years. There he coached the crew team, using a single scull to demonstrate technique rather than the typical motor launch. He took a sabbatical to study computers at Dartmouth and returned to Exeter to establish the first high-school computer program in the country. In 1985, he began teaching at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont, which allowed him to also pursue skiing, his favorite pastime. Among his survivors are his wife Nancy, five children, including Ann Lockwood 85, and five grandchildren. JOHN W. WIDEMAN, May 10. Jack earned his PhD in education from Harvard University and worked as a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He made his home in the Amherst area and retired from teaching in In his spare time, he created masterful pieces from his woodworking shop and remained active in progressive politics his entire life. Among his survivors are two children, including Thomas W. Wideman 92, niece Kathryn Dingman Boger 01, cousin Todd T. Rogers 01, two grandsons, and former wife Mary Dingman-Abel EDWARD C. STEBBINS, Aug. 29. Ned was Law Review editor at Harvard Law School, receiving his degree in He went on to teach at the Judge Advocate General School at UVA during his service in the Army. He and his family then moved to Connecticut, where he joined the NYC law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. In 1964, he started working for Freeport Sulphur, where he held various uppermanagement positions and retired in He volunteered at Norwalk Hospital and the New Canaan Library, rowed on The Ancient and the Honorable team at the Norwalk Yacht Club (winning several senior competitions), and was a hereditary member of the Society of the Cincinnati, a Revolutionary War organization. Among his survivors are his wife of 58 years, Bernadine, three children, and six grandchildren ADOLF W. GESSNER, May 15. At Williams Ed studied chemistry and was a member of the Garfield Club. He went on to earn his PhD in chemical engineering at MIT in 1954 and then worked in Germany, the country of his birth, before returning to the U.S. He retired from Givaudan Corp. in By his 50th reunion, Ed was struggling with Parkinson s disease, which he said kept him busy swallowing pills and helping others with the disease. Ed was a devoted family man, and his survivors include his wife of almost 30 years, Alice, two children from his first marriage, three stepchildren, and several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

137 FRANCIS D. WEEKS JR., Aug. 3. Frank pursued accounting and joined the Marine Midland Trust Co. in NYC and Syracuse before moving to Wenonah, N.J., in There he became a principal in E.P. Henry & Son, producers of specialty concrete building blocks. Upon his retirement in 1989, he and his wife Peggy moved to Atlantis, Fla. Frank loved to play cards and to golf, passions he enjoyed until just a few years before his death. He also loved music and art, eagerly sharing his interests with friends and family. Among his survivors are his wife of 55 years, three daughters, including Jeanne Weeks Hannigan 80, and four grandchildren, including Robert T. Hannigan Jr ROBERT O. COULTER, April 16. Bob transferred from Williams to Boston University, where he received his BA in 1954, and then earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania in Together with his wife Page, Bob made his home in North Guildford, Conn. He worked in the insurance industry and in 1996 retired as chairman and CEO of Insurance Management Inc. Bob was a lifelong sailor and gardener. He and Page spent retirement traveling and visiting their family, moving to Sandwich, N.H., in His survivors include his wife of 52 years, four children, and 10 grandchildren. RICHARD J. KAPLAN, April 23. Dick earned his master s in psychology at Columbia University in 1954 and his PhD from UCLA in He started his career in operations research at the Rand Corp. and in 1971 began a 10-year career working at the University of Michigan. In 1981 he returned to Rand, from which he retired in He split his time between Santa Monica, Calif., and Biot, France. His survivors include his wife Jacqueline, two children, and four grandchildren. DONALD VAN ZELM WADSWORTH, July 12. Don was a descendant of Thomas Edison and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and studied physics at Williams. He earned his PhD in geophysics from MIT in 1958 and made a career in defense engineering, scientific research, and teaching at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., where he lived with his wife Judith and children. A lifelong mountaineer, Don hiked the Andes, the Sierras, and many points closer to home, and he volunteered with the Boy Scouts. He was an active member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. His survivors include his wife of 48 years, two children, five grandchildren, and brother Roger Wadsworth JOHN STEVENS JR., July 19. After graduation, John served for two years in the U.S. Air Force before earning his MBA at University of Wisconsin in 1958 and settling down in his childhood hometown of Wausau, Wis. He worked for 11 years as an industrial paper engineer at Wausau Paper Mills before becoming a commercial and industrial real estate appraiser, work he enjoyed for 17 years. Music filled his home and led him and his wife Judy on frequent and far-ranging trips to attend concerts. He was active in the Universalist Unitarian Church and with the Wausau Conservatory of Music. His survivors include his wife of 58 years, two daughters, and a grandson PHILIP FRADKIN, July 8. Philip s love for the West was born on a road trip he took with his father when he was 14 and simmered within him until after graduation from Williams and a two-year stint in the military. Having gotten a taste for journalism in the Army, he got a job selling ads for a weekly paper in the California Bay Area in early 1960s. He eventually started to contribute articles and was working for the Los Angeles Times by His coverage of the Watts riots launched him to the national stage and resulted in a Pulitzer Prize. Though he was dispatched to report on similar uprisings all over the country, he wanted a more peaceful beat. So, after celebrating Earth Day in 1970, he asked to cover environmental news for the paper. He went on to write 13 books, many of which PHILIP FRADKIN 57 ROBERTA M. BOYKIN 85 KATHLEEN BIRRELL UTLEY 96 JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE l 137

138 OBITUARIES focused on the legacy of environmental destruction in the West, including Wallace Stegner and the American West and a biography of the artist/wanderer Everett Ruess, who disappeared in the Utah canyon lands in Philip returned to Williams in 2002 to teach, and, in his words, he rediscovered the breathtaking beauty of the Berkshires and the isolation of that place. In 2010, he put down his pen and took up his camera, discovering a more emotional connection to the landscape. Among his survivors are his wife Dianne and two children RONALD G. WILLIAMS, April 7. Ron left Williams in 1959 and moved to Cuba, where he taught junior high school until he was drafted into the U.S. Army and deployed to West Germany. There he met his wife Sofia, and they started a family. In 1966, he and his family returned to his hometown of Athens, Ohio. He completed his bachelor s degree, earned a master s in education from Ohio University in 1972 and soon after began teaching earth science and biology at his alma mater, Athens High School. Ron also served as the school s athletic director, and he led his teams to many victories and was instrumental in implementing Title IX. Ron s survivors include his wife of 47 years and two children P. TAYLOR LONSDALE, July 29. Taylor s career as a Navy pilot began one month after his graduation from Williams and offered him the opportunity to live and work around the U.S. After he retired from the Navy in 1984, he remained in Pennsylvania, where he d been stationed, and spent the next 10 years working in operations analysis for Lockheed Martin. He then spent four years as a consultant in the field of anti-submarine warfare. He enjoyed flying, and in retirement he was first able to pilot his own small plane, take up sailing (about which he became passionate), and raise sheep on a farm in Doylestown. He was active with Interfaith Housing, Habitat for Humanity, and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. His survivors include his wife of 48 years, 138 l JANUARY 2013 PEOPLE Nancy, two children, and three grandchildren ROBERTA M. BOYKIN, Sept. 13. Bobbie earned a JD/MBA from the University of Maryland in 1989 and was admitted to the bar in Maryland, D.C., and New York. She started her career with Ober, Kaler, & Nortel, moving to Ernst & Young in 1998, where she was director of ethics and compliance of the Americas. She was the principal race officer of the Larchmont Yacht Club and was an avid golfer. At Williams she played on the lacrosse team and later loved her role as lacrosse coach for her twin sons team in Larchmont, N.Y. Among her survivors are her husband James, two sons, her mother, and two sisters, including Elizabeth Boykin KATHLEEN BIRRELL UTLEY, Nov. 17. Kate moved to Williamstown when she was 10 years old, after her father, Steve Birrell 64, took a job with the college s development office. She graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1992 with the second fully coeducational class. As a Williams student, she studied art history and played lacrosse and basketball, serving as the basketball team s co-captain in her senior year. After graduation, she worked in marketing at Copper Mountain Resort and Vail Resorts in Colorado before moving to Richmond, Va., where she and her husband Stephen made their home. Kate continued in marketing, working at Trilegiant, before returning to the work that drove her passion in college. She became the gallery manager at John Barber Gallery in Richmond, where she worked for several years, and then was self-employed as an art consultant. Kate then became a realtor with Long & Foster. She was recently diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, a condition that affects the arteries in the lungs and heart. Her survivors include her husband Stephen, two sons, her parents, and cousin Ryan McNeely ERIC TIETZE, July 12. Eric s love of the outdoors and the adventures he could find there drove him West after graduation, and he spent the last 10 years of his life working as trail crew in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. When he was not rock climbing, river paddling, or going on multi-day runs, he was at home reading novels, cooking over a campfire, or studying old maps. He loved the Tetons deeply and was engaged in an attempt to climb the Cathedral Traverse when he fell to his death. His survivors include his parents, two siblings, and his fiancée Zinnia Wilson 05, with whom he was hiking at the time of his fall. OTHER DEATHS WILLIAM WINDOM 46, Woodacre, Calif., Aug. 16 W. FADJO CRAVENS II 50, Fort Smith, Ariz., Feb. 19 WILLIAM M. FOWLER 50, Carmichael, Calif., April 29 PHILIP W. RUSSELL 50, Boulder Creek, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 HOWARD N. WEDELSTAEDT 50, Wayzata, Minn., Feb. 18, 2007 JOHN C. MORRISON JR. 52, York, S.C., Aug. 20, 2011 GEORGE H. REINBRECHT 52, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, May 12, 2011 RICHARD L. WOOD 52, Denver, Colo., May 10 GEORGE P. FOURIER 66, Las Vegas, Nev., March 4 SETH R. BIDWELL II 72, Delray Beach, Fla., July 24 OF NOTE The September 2012 issue of Williams People identified Jay B. Angevine Jr. 49 as leader of the Angevine Committee. The committee was led by his father, Jay Angevine 11. The issue also included the incorrect date of death for Donald S. Chapman 51. He died Feb. 2, 2012, in Jensen Beach, Fla. Obituaries are written by Julia Munemo and are based on information that alumni and their families have supplied to the college over the years. To access more biographical information on many alumni, visit or www. and enter a name into the search box. All dates 2012 unless noted

139 THINKING GLOBALLY, ACTING LOCALLY As I pen this note, the winter holidays are on the near horizon, and the College Relations team is wrapping its fall travel season. Engaging Williams 27,000 alumni and 4,000 parents has taken us to a host of obvious as well as obscure locales. Fall ports of call included nearly every major metro hub in the U.S., as well as key points in Asia and Europe. Many of us have, of course, been regular passengers on the spectacularly winding Taconic Parkway linking the Berkshires to New York. Its grassy berms have become a magnet for burgeoning herds of hungry deer. Tales of artful sometimes failed dodging of buck and doe are a Mears and Vogt House water-cooler staple. As team members return to campus, they bring accounts of the remarkable undertakings of Ephs everywhere. Our alumni consistently take on leadership roles in the ventures they launch or join and, regardless of the nature of the enterprise, seem to retain both a deep-seated curiosity and a certain very Williams modesty. Not to mention a powerful drive to achieve. In the coming several years, our staff intends to partner more closely with the Communications Office to bring you fresh tales of Ephs grappling with and overcoming challenges both local and global. The community impact of a cohort of Williams folk is perhaps no more evident than in the northwestern Berkshires. I purchased a renovated home in one of North Adams historic districts over the summer. Twenty-five years ago, after the departure of the last of the major manufacturers, settling in North Adams might have seemed a counterintuitive move. Not so much now. The town s linchpin institutions are achieving a level of visibility and sustainability that bode well for future vitality. In working to understand and then contribute to this emergent renaissance, I ve discovered (perhaps unsurprisingly) that Williams alumni and employees are partnering with North Adams residents in a host of public and private capacities. The cast responsible for MASS MoCA s establishment is, as most of us know well, replete with purple players. Ditto The Porches Inn. Perhaps less visibly, multiple board positions at the North Adams Regional Hospital are held by Ephs, as are a handful of important roles at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, brilliantly led through a period of expansion and repositioning by MCLA graduate and President Mary Grant. From envisioning a revitalized North Adams riverfront to incubating new small businesses keyed to the region s tourism and arts-centric opportunities, Ephs are collaborating with non-ephs in authentic service to the betterment of the Berkshires. I recall driving away from Williamstown in the summer of 87 with Think Globally, Act Locally prominently, perhaps ostentatiously, plastered on my tailgate. I m happily humbled to continually discover the nuanced and personal ways Ephs as far from campus as New Zealand and as close as our sister city North Adams are lending meaning to that mantra. Ephs are collaborating with non-ephs in authentic service to the betterment of the Berkshires. John M. Malcolm 86 Vice President for College Relations Dennis O Shea 77, President, Society of Alumni, talks about the reimagining of the Williams Magazine

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