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Kasey Anderson ’20 (right) poses for a portrait with McLean Hospital researchers Bill Carlezon ’86 and Elena Chartoff.

On Purpose During last summer’s Purposeful Work internship at McLean Hospital, Kasey Anderson ’20 had alumni support in a couple of ways. One was apparent almost daily: McLean researcher Bill Carlezon ’86 directs one of the labs that Anderson frequented. The second was apparent in her internship paycheck. Anderson, a neuroscience major from Jonesboro, Maine, received funding from the John E. Kelsey Neuroscience Internship Fund at McLean, a Harvard Medical School affiliate in Belmont, Mass. The fund supports neuroscience internships with a preference for Bates students. It was given by David Barlow ’79, who recently concluded his decade-long service as chairman of the McLean board of trustees, to honor Kelsey, a Bates professor emeritus of psychology who was a key figure in both Barlow’s and Carlezon’s Bates experience. Carlezon is chief of McLean’s Division of Basic Neuroscience. Anderson’s supervisor was Elena Chartoff, who directs the Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory. Now in its fifth year, Purposeful Work is a college-wide program of discovery, reflection, and skill-building that helps students align who they are with work that will satisfy them after Bates. A core employer of the college’s Purposeful Work internship program, McLean is among the roughly 75 organizations and businesses worldwide, many with Bates alumni and parent connections, committed to offering paid internships to Bates students.

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Lisa Barry stays busy as Bates trustee and serving on the boards of Refugees International and International Student House. She looking forward to hosting Bates friends in Williamsburg....Peter Brann practices law around the country. He’s teaching law parttime in 2018–19 at Harvard and then Yale....Jeff Brown, in Denver, works as a pediatric hospitalist. Now that his youngest of five is off to college, he occasionally thinks of retirement. “I still like seeing the babies and feel no rush to do it. I hit a speed bump with my health a while ago with a diagnosis of MS, but I’m trying hard not to let it slow me down.”... Don Earle celebrated daughter Emily’s wedding in Boothbay Harbor. “Felt fortunate to be able to share it with family and many friends including Paul Grillo and his wife Mary, Steve Hadge and his wife Vickie, Nils Bonde-Henriksen, and Molly Campbell.”... After 41 years of working with children, 34 as a certified teacher and librarian, Steve Hadge retired. “My plans include working for a few more years, probably with kids, and then settling in to some traveling and volunteer work. I am also getting back into tennis after a two-year hiatus due to back problems.”...John Howe is serving as chairman of International Assn. of Business Intermediaries. He keeps tabs on five grandchildren while working as an M&A adviser selling privately owned companies....Pat Mador completed her 32nd year as a prosecutor for the state of Maine. “Still the best job a lawyer can have. I learn something new every day and never cease to be amazed at the complexity of the human condition.”...Terry Mailliard Keyes, in California, tries to keep up with six grandchildren that their two girls have blessed her and Bob ’74 with. He’s on the golf course or tennis court when they are not in Mendocino at the Ranch....Jennifer Malia Takahashi writes, “Semi-retirement is great! I was able to retire from my state job two years ago and continue with my private practice on a part-time basis. I finally feel like I have balance!” She looked forward to their first grandchild....Marcel Monfort secured a copyright for “Biblical Wisdom, World Anarchy,” a 30-page essay “involving 15 sections of the Bible proving that humanity achieving zero population growth is an endeavor blessed by God. Twochildren-per-couple throughout the entirety of humanity is one of the surest ways to halt mankind’s seemingly endless dispatch of plant and animal species to extinction, the latter of which is tragically irreversible.”...Kevin Soucy retired from Accenture and is doing some professional coaching and mentoring, mostly as a volunteer. He enjoys being a grandfather to a little girl and two rescue grand puppies. He and Linda like spending time at home in Sterling, Mass., and head to Nantucket when they can.... Chris Taylor writes, “Still living the dream!”

1978 Reunion 2023, June 9–11 class secretary Chip Beckwith chipwith@yahoo.com class president Dean M. Berman deanocean@aol.com Avid skier Dean Berman returned to NY/Vermont commuting. He had a season pass to Killington for 15 years until his first daughter was born. “Luckily she shares my passion for skiing, bought me a season pass for my birthday, and now she commutes to Vermont on weekends with me. Hopefully soon my son will be too, as soon as he moves back from Florida where ironically, my wife and younger daughter would prefer to be.”...Ann Clark Tucker teaches in both the undergraduate and MBA programs at Augsburg Univ. in Minneapolis after a long, varied career in corporate and marketing communications. She looked forward to two new grandbabies. She has a home in Harwich Port, Mass., where the family gathers on holidays. She’s in touch with lifelong buddy Nancy Ingersoll Fiddler....Howard Fleishon and wife Shawn lead a nomadic lifestyle following the sun and snow to Phoenix, Colorado, and Atlanta, where he works in the Emory system as a radiologist. “One very special occasion that we look forward to every year is going to Duxbury, Mass., to spend our Big Chill weekend with close Bates friends and families. We’ve been doing this since graduation. These fellow Bates grads, their kids and grandkids are part of our extended families.”...Jacki Johnson Rivero writes, “During my Bates class years, due to my prodigious number of hours behind the circulation desk, most people thought I was a librarian. I can still remember the shocked expressions when I showed up in their classes. Spent most of my life in tech, followed by a brief stint in municipal finance. I fled gainful employment at the earliest possibility, let my hair grow down past my waist, and have big octagonal glasses, just like I wore in 1974. My equally retired husband and I are enjoying life. I have been known to write and perform under a secret alias, which I can’t reveal, because then it wouldn’t be a secret, would it?”...Paul Oparowski works at Irrigation Automation Systems. Sue Beckwith Oparowski works in BJ’s Wholesale IT department. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family, especially their three grandchildren....Lynn Pittsinger has a new role as director of health services at Groton (Mass.) School. She also works per diem as a nurse practitioner for Harvard Vanguard in urgent pediatric care. She feels fortunate to have more time to visit children and grandchildren when school is not in session....Mark and Dori Carlson Reinhalter live in

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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...