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1977 Reunion 2022, June 10–12 class secretary Steve Hadge schmuddy@yahoo.com class president Keith Taylor drkeithtaylor@msn.com Amy Batchelor Bacheller reports she and Glenn ’76 are thriving in Santa Barbara, Calif. “We made it through the Thomas Fire and ensuing mudslides. It was an intense and tragic time. I am continuing with my holistic healing practice, Scent From Heaven, teaching and seeing clients. I’m forever learning and enjoy having a home office.”...

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company after heading digital marketing for Verizon’s vehicle IoT group. He was a leader in the digital transformation of real estate advertising in partnerships with Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS. As a side gig, he advises communities across the Southeast on digital marketing and publishes a marketing newsletter. He and Cathy live in Atlanta....Rick Proia runs a research lab at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., studying metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases in children and adults....After 12 years of post-retirement cruising on their sailboat, Christopher and Heather Tardif Stockard settled in Bellingham, Wash., in 2015. They’re busy with a seemingly endless house remodel as well as training two Portuguese water dogs. They also enjoy traveling to countries they didn’t visit on their sailboat....Janmarie Toker Strong was honored to serve as a Goodwill Ambassador to the Carna Emigration Centre in Carna, Galway, Ireland. Family members joined her on the wonderful celebration and she saw for the first time where her grandfather was born. She’s also on the board of the Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland at the former St. Dominic’s church where her grandparents were married. “My mom (first-generation Irish-American) remembers the signs ‘No Irish Need Apply.’ Oh yes, and they were of this strange religion – Catholicism. The parallels are right in front of our eyes with recent history. Think about it – my grandparents came here with barely the shirts on their backs and they have four Bates graduates out of 15 grandchildren and also a great-niece, to make no mention of their son Joseph, who became governor of the great state of Maine.”...Charles Turner, in the San Francisco Bay Area, remains involved with re-entry planning and strategy for people making the transition from incarceration back into the community. He’s working with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department to implement an on-site career center. He and his partner of 36 years enjoy frequent visits to Lake Tahoe and many other treasures of the region.

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to Montana hiking Yellowstone and Glacier parks and visiting son Kevin ’12 in Bozeman. Jeff works at Risk Management, specializing in the new medical and recreational marijuana industry exploding in Massachusetts. He organized a new company, Athletist, with some friends training elite middle, high school, and college athletes who have no time to train but still can get it done.... Tom Hendershott completed his first triathlon, in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he lives. He works full time at WellMed in Tampa, doing project management, process improvement, and data analysis. “Still with my sweetie of 10 years, and loving life in Florida.”...Bob Knightly and Cori, who retired to Florida in 2015, spend much of each summer driving throughout the country. “Although Jeff Helm could not get me to try lacrosse senior year at Bates, I came around eventually and enjoyed the sport tremendously.” Because of his involvement in youth lacrosse programs for many years, Bob was inducted into the Western Massachusetts Chapter of US Lacrosse inaugural Hall of Fame....Carol Gordon Ladd and Mike had a travel-crazy winter, which was great considering Maine weather. The most amazing was a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. “Learning about the cultures, climate, geography, and people was astounding.” Mike still works as a therapist three long days each week; Carol is retired and loves tennis and volunteer duties, including being on the Bates Alumni Council.... Marge McCormick Davis reports the mounting concern over plastics in our oceans has given new impetus to her Tennessee Bottle Bill Project, which pushes for a 5-cent deposit on glass, plastic, and aluminum beverage containers sold in the Volunteer State. A soon-to-be released study found the concentration of microplastics in the Tennessee River exceeds that in China’s Yangtze River, considered the most plastics-polluted river on the planet....Mary McMahon Dowd and Jerry sold their family funeral home in 2014, though they still help with visiting hours and funerals when not traveling. They are volunteer drivers for seniors, and she continues to lector at their Catholic church and is now a member the newly formed St. Marianne Cope parish council. “Buff Seirup Bachenheimer, Pat McNulty, Shari Spencer Parsons, and I get together for a wonderful gabfest over lunch.”... Jim and Jeanne Hughes O’Sullivan live in Exeter, N.H. He’s an attorney for TKCK, a workman’s compensation law firm. She’s a clinical faculty member at UNH in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She’s involved in community service with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs NH and is more than halfway to her goal of hiking all the NH 4,000-footers.... Ray Peabody joined Michelin to lead marketing for its newly acquired North American IoT

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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...