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Silver Spring, Md. He works for the U.S. Department of Labor Solicitor’s Office; she’s worked primarily as a teacher in various capacities. They’ve traveled to many countries, mainly on hiking treks, and love being grandparents....Susan Stucke Funk had an exciting year with the arrival of Axel, their first grandchild and son of Arianna Funk ’07, and a lot of groundbreaking work at Mystic Seaport where she’s executive VP/COO. “With a new award-winning gallery building, and the installation of a remarkable and beautiful contemporary art sculpture that incorporates mixed reality elements, things are hopping.”

1979 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class secretary Mary Raftery class president Janice McLean Mark and Leslie Joy Massa ’82 spend a lot of time in Cape Cod enjoying the four seasons. He continues to work for AXA Financial specializing in the 403(b) retirement market.

1980 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class secretary Christine Tegeler Beneman class president Mary Mihalakos Martuscello Gail Cushman Rose, Katy Reid, Kim Donahue, and Lisa Stifler celebrated their big birthdays on Nantucket chasing the illusive Moby Dick. Gail successfully completed the New Jersey portion of the Appalachian Trail with friends....Dykstra Eusden, a member of the Bates faculty since 1988, is the new Whitehouse Professor of Geology. Given by the late David C. Whitehouse ’36 and Constance T. Whitehouse in honor of their families, the endowed chair celebrates freedom of expression and inquiry; respect for human dignity; and exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service.

1981 Reunion 2021, June 11–13 class president Kathleen Tucker Burke Class Secretary Katherine Baker Lovell died April 1, 2018. Survivors include brother Hal Baker ’82. Her obituary is in this issue.... David Donelan and his wife enjoy life on the water in Marion, Mass. He continues to work at Pegasystems in Cambridge in a variety of management roles. He joined the board of the Trinity Boston Foundation, “a wonderful organization focused on serving

disadvantaged youth in Boston. We also purchased a condo in East Boston to avoid the long commute during the week and to continue to enjoy all that Boston has to offer including the Red Sox.”

1982 Reunion 2022, June 10–12 class secretary Jerry Donahoe class president Neil Jamieson

Jeff Melvin ’82 had a good turnout for the annual “Mel’s House” at Sugarbush. “All is going well when, after 36 years in a row, some new recruits show up!” Jeff Melvin reports a good turnout for the 37th annual “Mel’s House” at Sugarbush with members of the Class of ’82 plus some additions. Besides Jeff, in attendance were Ken Swan, JD Hale, Palo Pierce, Bill Carey, Fred Criniti, John Hassan, Peter Grant ’84, Charlie Adams ’84, Mark Thorburn ’84, Bill Bell ’84, Billy Carlson, and David Eberhart ’85. “All is going well when after 36 years in a row, some new recruits show up!”... Gayle Boyd Sommer is happy to be back to work for a great employer, the Massachusetts Medical Society, “where I can also honor my dad (who was a physician). I never inherited the MD genes, but I did inherit solid organizational skills plus an interest in healthcare – so this seems like a great fit for me!”... John Chapman returned to Bates to teach a Short Term course on private equity. “I’m still looking for the next great deal with two partners in a small private equity firm in Connecticut.”...Jill Dennis reports, “It looks like I’m at the tail end of my health ordeal. I had a second heart surgery Dec. 26, 2017, and I feel much, much better.” She planned to start working at a very nice hospital in Beverly, Mass....Wally Dillingham continues to work at Wilmington Trust on New York’s Park Avenue where he specializes in the nonprofit space while also overseeing the sales team. He also spends a lot of time volunteering at St. Patrick’s Cathedral....Mark Dorion lives in El Paso, Texas, where he runs, coaches, directs races, and tries to stay out of trouble. He adds, “A unique and historic Bates tradition of which many grads may be unaware is the annual Bates alumni cross-country meet, held every Labor Day weekend.” Started in 1973 by legendary head coach Walt Slovenski, the meet is a real race that draws alumni runners

from all over. “There is always a great post-race cookout next to the track, followed by hours of storytelling on campus as well as at the legendary Blue Goose.”... JD Hale, vice president for sales at Dublin, N.H.-based Yankee Publishing, reports Yankee is thriving. “It seems our recipe for journalism, the web and with our TV show (in partnership with WGBH/Boston) is a success – it is called Weekends with Yankee. We are now sending that wonderful New England message into 49 of the 50 state homes via color TV.” He reports daughter Rosie ’14 works for a healthcare startup, Level Ex, in Denver....Ruth Mary Hall retired from the Foreign Service in 2015 but enjoys part-time work for the U.S. Department of State as a human resources specialist, serving as a board adviser for Foreign Service Promotion Boards. She continues to work on the board of the ACLU Virginia chapter on criminal justice reform and other issues.... Life continues to go well for Scott Hoyt, who lives west of Philadelphia. He’s senior director at Moody’s Analytics doing economic forecasting and analysis. He still plays some soccer and is now a deacon at his church....Neil Jamieson writes, “What a great Reunion experience we had! It was awesome to see and catch up with everyone who came back to Bates. Although the years may have changed us a bit, it was incredible to relive the experiences we shared and the lifelong friendships that we all made. Having Ainsley ’18 and Lexie ’20 there as our class BateStar assignees was fun for me.”... Following a successful seven-year stint at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., most recently as associate head of school, Tim Kane returned to higher education July 1 as vice president for alumnae/i affairs and development at Vassar College. Beth George ’85 has an active business consulting for clients opening bagel shops and/or developing recipes. She also continues to practice law in NY and Maine. Daughter Emma ’14 works for the International Rescue Committee in NYC.... Stephen “Rabbit” Mackenzie is back from Afghanistan (and Iraq), where he spent most of the past 10 years, and is now the chief prosecutor on the Wind River Indian reservation in Wyoming. “Yes, it’s ‘that’ Wind River! With an area larger than Rhode Island, and only 15 police officers, this job is incredibly challenging. Wyoming is quite a change from Kabul, and prosecuting is a change from many years as defense counsel, but the job is rewarding and very busy.”...The Huffington Post named Nancy McSharry Jensen one of its 99 “Limit Breaking Female Founders” for 2018 and quoted her on the lessons she’s learned as a female entrepreneur. Nancy is CEO and co-founder of The Swing Shift in Seattle, which helps women in career transition.

After a 20-year career which started at International Data Corp., where she opened businesses on both coasts, “I took a five-year break to care for my small children and aging parents,” Nancy recounted. “When I wanted to get back into the workforce, as almost every woman who takes a career break does, I encountered unexpected roadblocks in my career re-entry.” Her “tipping point” came after a CEO “phubbed me in an interview, and offhandedly remarked ‘yeah you’ve been out of the workforce for four years, you don’t know the market.’ Um – hello. I launched and grew SharePoint, a $1b business. I was so angry, and thought ‘if it’s this hard for me, and I have such a strong background, what is it like for other women?’” She and a business partner launched The Swing Shift in 2016. “As female entrepreneurs, we are building a business, attracted investors (where only 2% invest in female owned businesses), are cash flow positive, and we get to see our kids and families. We’re working on a longer term plan to invest in the female entrepreneurs who come through our program.” Nancy lives in Seattle with husband Andy and describes herself as “the oldest mom on the playground, with a 12-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son.” She sees a lot of Jim Lapan ’86, her husband’s closest friend.... Suzanne Stiles Seale works, skis, travels. She was “excitedly planning a trip to Andalucía, Spain.”...Cole Tamminen and wife Deborah both work from home in Freeport. She owns Maine Senior Guide, and he’s a senior data analyst for supplyFORCE, a supply-chain management company. They see a lot of Chuck ’75 and Sandy Korpela Radis ’77 on Peaks Island and enjoy hangin’ with Nick Kent and wife Amanda, partly as their “partners” in a store called Maine Wicked Goods. “The Kents own it, but together we sell vintage and antique furniture, glassware, and pretty much anything which catches our eye. The contribution we make is mainly sitting around the shop at the end of the day with the Kents, drinking Scotch, bitching at each other about what horrible crap each of the others dragged home from the last auction, and only occasionally rising to change out a dead light bulb or straighten a painting. It’s a joy and a lot of fun, of course.”...Richard Wood and Larry Finlayson cross paths in the theater world, and he enjoyed seeing Larry’s wife Mary Callanan perform. With daughter Ally graduating from college, Richard and his wife look forward to traveling more. “In January we attended the Boston Women’s March (in Cambridge) with Adam Pettengill, and the March for our Lives in Boston. Resistance is not futile.”...Joyce White Vance now teaches at the Univ. of Alabama Law School and does legal and political commentary for MSNBC. “I’m

Fall 2018


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...