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1961 Reunion 2021, June 11–13 class secretary Gretchen Shorter Davis norxloon@aol.com

Doug Ayer teaches in VMI’s International Studies Department, though now only one course per semester. “Continue to regale impressionable youth with ‘war stories’ from my Foreign Service career. After 20 years as a widower, am now engaged.” He and fiancée Judy have been traveling and spent some time with his daughters.... Sally Benson was interviewed at the Vietnam Women’s Museum when she went there for meetings and 50th anniversary commemorations. She, Carol Smith ’62, and Sally Marshall Corngold ’62, old Boston roommates and co-travelers, had a California beach reunion with their children and grandchildren....Alan Cate enjoyed three wonderful weeks in France, “thanks in part to the happy, helpful, and engaging French people and talking with other international travelers. It was very relaxing being away from the fractious U.S. news.”... Carl and Mary Morton Cowan had two grandsons graduate from college in May. Carl still sings in their church choir. Mary’s latest biography, Cyrus Field’s Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, is just out from Calkins Creek. She appreciates all the help she received from the reference librarians at Bates. “They’re fabulous!”...Dick Larson traveled to Greece and the Aegean islands. “Still kayaking, with alligators, along Florida’s west coast creeks.”...Charles Robins is now officially retired from his law firm but continues to serve a handful of long-term clients and sit on a few company boards. He and his wife sold their house in Wellesley, Mass., and live permanently in their Delray Beach, Fla., house.... Christine Ross King and Dave continue to enjoy their 2017 move to Lititz, Pa., returning to the Lancaster area after 20 wonderful years of retirement on Cape Cod. They are now closer to family. They still spend much of the summer in East Brookfield, Mass., at the family home on Lake Lashaway....Jack Simmons writes, “The current political situation has caused us to become more active in support of the right of women to choose, the rights of all gender identities, and the rights of all immigrants. These concerns have added zest to our retirement years.”...Rachel Smith Young and Joel ’62 continue to alternate time in NH and trips elsewhere, such as Texas to visit Vera Jensen Bond and a Road Scholar trip from San Antonio to Austin with Paul and Freda Shepherd Maier....Dick Van Bree works

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class co-presidents Mary Morton Cowan mmcowan@gwi.net Richard “Dick” Watkins rwatkcapt@aol.com

From left, Elizabeth Metz McNab ’64, Dave McNab ’62, Doug McNab ’18, Allan McNab ’88, Sidney McLean McNab ’88, and Mary Lou Shaw McLean ’59.

Going Fourth Doug McNab ’18 poses with Bates relatives on the Historic Quad prior to Baccalaureate, the day before Commencement on May 27. He’s holding portraits of two relatives who began the family’s four-generation Bates streak: paternal great-grandfather, Bill Metz ’37, and maternal great-grandmother, Marcia Wallingford Shaw ’23. In the photo, he was joined by his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Metz McNab ’64; paternal grandfather Dave McNab ’62; father Allan McNab ’88; mother Sidney McLean McNab ’88; and maternal grandmother Mary Lou Shaw McLean ’59. Doug is the family’s oldest grandson. “Needless to say, we are rather pleased to see the fourth generation in the Metz line graduate from Bates,” said Liz. “At Bates, times have changed and yet are the same.”

part time at Imatrex on the design and building of the new generation of CT scanners and therapy devices. He and Gisela tour the many national parks in Utah.... Judi Williams Gordon and her companion Jerry spent the winter in Stuart, Fla., and had the good fortune to see Rachel Smith Young and Joel ’62 there.

1962 Reunion 2022, June 10–12 class secretary Cynthia Kalber Nordstrom cindyknordstrom@gmail.com class president Edmund J. Wilson ed-wilson@kellogg.northwestern. edu Sara Ault Fasciano’s travels are mostly to Maine to visit siblings. “Of course, I stop in at Bates to check on my three grandchildren.

They all are doing so well, and are apparently much better students than I was!”...Bicky Bickford Worden and Kim looked forward to exploring the Mediterranean, returning to several places visited 58 years ago with the Zerby Tour (Florence, Rome, and Venice) while checking in on other ports as well. They enjoyed a visit with Marian Drew Leibfried and Ray Leibfried ’60.... Ann Bowman Scholl and Stan, in Wisconsin, continue to work at Vernon Area Rehabilitation Center, he as a bus driver and she as a jobs coach....Tony Cherot had a knee replaced but hoped to get back to tennis. “I miss the social competitive environment of a group of guys. Getting used to a slower pace is daunting.”... Jean Cushman Holt and Bill ’63 love their new, net-zero solar home. “The radiant heat is steady and comfortable.”...Scotti Doscher Payne enjoyed a won-

derful family trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. “I enjoyed my first whitewater rafting excursion but hiking at 8,000 feet was a struggle!”...Hannelore Flessa Jarausch retired from directing the French Language Program at the Univ. of North Carolina Chapel Hill. “I will miss the contact with the students at all levels, but not grading papers!”...Rae Harper Garcelon is very involved with the senior college in Portland and joined its advisory board. “I just finished a course on chemistry – never took it in high school or college. I also learned to play chess. Perhaps I can challenge my grandson to a game!”...Ken Holden and Jane have been singing in their church choir for many years and are both active in many church aspects....Art Jenks and Barbara celebrated their 40th anniversary by “1. staying up past 9 p.m.; 2. drinking straight shots of Geritol;

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Profile for Bates College

Bates Magazine, Fall 2018  

The issue's cover story looks at Bates alumni and their cool Antarctic doings. The photo, by Billy Collins ’14, shows an equipment operator...

Bates Magazine, Fall 2018  

The issue's cover story looks at Bates alumni and their cool Antarctic doings. The photo, by Billy Collins ’14, shows an equipment operator...