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16 “We came out and conquered,” says a quotable ’Cat.

34 The best thank-yous from Bates thesis students.

50 “I never told this to anyone, not even my wife,” he whispered.

coast to the stars spring b j a f “A time for young scholars to be with mentors and fellow passengers on the thesis voyage.” Page 38



2 Letters 4 Bates in Brief 24 Amusements 26 Features 56 Notes 92 History Lesson 96 From a Distance


From a plane above Bates on Oct. 18, 2015, photographer Josh Kuckens looked north.


Turner’s Twitchell Airport, the flight’s origin. Also aboard was student pilot Josh McIntosh, Bates’ dean of students.


The Appalachians still have “impressive topography after 400 million years of erosion,” says Bates geologist Dyk Eusden ’80.


Lake Auburn, the local water source, is so clean it has an EPA filtration waiver. Bates helps the water district monitor lake conditions.


Seedlings grow in Carnegie's rooftop greenhouse for Lots to Gardens, a city gardening program founded by Kirsten Walter ’00.


At Lewiston Middle School, Bates students spent 600 hours volunteering last fall.



Take a closer look at some of the good soles of Bates. Page 14

The Lewiston Armory hosted Jimi Hendrix in 1968. The Bates rock band, The Hanseatic League, opened.


The original Gothic-style building (1902) of St. Mary’s hospital.

OPENING THOUGHT: CHRIS PETRELLA ’06 Source: Petrella’s comments on Bates’ 2016 MLK Day theme, “Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship.” Petrella is a Bates lecturer, UC–Berkeley doctoral candidate, and expert on race, incarceration, and capitalism.

Democracy is an experiment in which all people count. If we’re creating a situation in which some people — under the letter of the law — count more than others, then we’re actually not living up to our democratic principles.

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Dynamic Dynasty When alumni of a certain age hear the name “Lindholm,” they think of the esteemed dean emeritus of admissions, Milt Lindholm ’35. I also tend to think of my sister, the late Jane Ault Lindholm ’37, who died in December 2014. As noted in her obituary (Fall 2015), she and Milt returned to Bates in 1945 when he became director of admissions for men. An Auburn family, we Aults were delighted to have Jane and “Lindy” back home. In addition to the Bates work noted in the obituary, she was secretary of her class for many years and president of the Bates Key. When she received the 1997 Alumni Distinguished Service Award, the citation noted both her public service and her many private acts of “friendship, hospitality, and support.” She was an active member of the Lewiston Baptist Church. My 1954 Church Women’s Cookbook, a gift from

Jane, is replete with recipes from familiar Bates names. Jane and Lindy were a dynamic duo, and they also created a dynamic “Lindholm Legacy” at Bates, of which we Aults and Fascianos are proud members. To the seven alumni survivors listed in Jane’s obituary we can add nieces and nephews Andrea Fasciano Dardis ’89; Maria Fasciano Walsh ’91; Christopher Fasciano ’87, whose wife is Becca Stevens Fasciano ’88; and Timothy Ault ’90, whose wife is Jennifer Yakey-Ault ’90. And the next Bates generation is here! Christopher and Becca’s daughter Amanda is Bates ’18, and her brother Andrew is Bates ’20. Also Bates ’20 are Jane’s granddaughter (son Karl’s daughter) Anne Lindholm as well as Andrea Dardis’ daughter Sara. Thank you, Jane and Lindy. Family surnames may change, but to us it will always be the “Lindholm Legacy.” Sara Ault Fasciano ’62

Reading, Mass.

Lindholm Legacy Jane ’37 and Milt Lindholm ’35 pose at the beach. At Bates, the Lindholm family legacy is a tall act to follow.

Props from Pittsford Between the five colleges of our children and my wife’s and my undergrad and graduate colleges, we have seen many, many approaches to communications. Of them all, the materials from Bates — the emails and magazine — stand out. For example, the picture story on the senior basketball player is great, and the Campus Construction Update is interesting. Props to you and your staff. Eric Ward P’15

Pittsford, N.Y.

The basketball story uses the new Exposure platform — see the-senior — and Campus Construction Update gets a feature in this issue. — Editor

Bill Me Later Sorry, but The Bill should have remained a dormitory. It was a place where really smart people lived, all of whom knew how to have fun — even if that meant pushing the limits a little. Carter Smith ’94

New York City

Smith and others commented on a Facebook “Beings of Bates” post in which Balthasar Fra-Molinero shares his love for his Roger Williams faculty office. See — Editor

Sunrise, Sunset The photos of Bates–Morse Mountain and of Shortridge bring me back to my beachprofiling and sediment-coring days with Mike Retelle. Shortly after the Shortridge property was donated to Bates, President Harward encouraged students and staff to explore the area, and I feel lucky to have watched the sun rise and set from the rocky outcrop above Meetinghouse Pond. I look forward to visiting again. Tim Leach ’99


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Feeling Like $19 Million Announced online in February, news about the gift commitments of $19 million from seven families to create six new professorships and launch a new digital and computational studies program is on page 12. As a 40-plus-year IT professional who graduated from Bates with a major in French and immediately went to work for IBM, I am thrilled to see Bates move in this direction and am very thankful for those who had the foresight to suggest this, and then financially make it happen. Carol Prochazka Spencer ’74

Cedar Creek, Texas

What a wonderful gift to the future of Bates! When I think of alumni loyalty, the depth of the Bonneys’ commitment through the years is over and above! Judith Ann Marden ’66

Greene, Maine

Care and Maintenance Belated by 31 years, I must thank a generous but unnamed Bates maintenance man. Twenty-four hours before thesis deadline, I pulled an all-nighter and planned to make the required copies of my thesis using the copier at the off-campus women’s shelter where I volunteered. Alas, that night we got a foot of snow. At 6 a.m., with the thesis due at about 10, I found my Ford Pinto, parked in the Puddle lot, in an unplowed crater. The maintenance man just laughed at my optimistic belief that I could exit the crater. He pulled up in his pickup truck, drove me downtown, and told me to give him a call when I was finished. If not for him the yearlong masterpiece would not have come to rest in the hands of the psychology department. Thank you, sir!

Palmer, Ark.

Lynn Sleeper Orav ’84

Published online in August, Josh Kuckens’ photo feature is our cover feature, beginning on page 38. — Editor

A selection of senior thesis thank-yous begins on page 34. — Editor

Bedford, Mass.

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Spencer and Students The photo of President Spencer plunging through the student cheering section at the men’s lacrosse NCAA game last spring is remarkable (See: It’s not often you see the head of a college surrounded by joyful young students, all sharing in the same excitement and energy. Leslie Wilcott-Henrie, P’13, P’15

Lexington, Mass.

Celebrated Mentors I attended my 30th Reunion and was truly inspired by hearing President Spencer speak. She is one cool cat. I am a plant geneticist at Mississippi State University. Having been in academic environments for many years, I recognize the excellent education I got at Bates. My education was personified by biologists Bob Thomas and Joe Pelliccia. From them, I received more than instruction, but lessons in mentoring and encouragement — including occasional happy hours, a practice that I “celebrate” with my current students. What they taught me has enabled me to attract and produce quality graduate and undergraduate students. Brian Baldwin ’80

Starkville, Miss.

Remembering Dean Isaacson Judith Isaacson ’65 was dean of women when I was at Bates, but my most vivid memory of her is when I was a junior and I took a course in Jewish culture, and she came to speak to our class about the Holocaust. I have never forgotten the power of her words, nor of her ability to retain those memories but still experience the joy and happiness of life. Melanie Abbott ’73

Branford, Conn.

A story by Judith Isaacson begins on page 50, and her obituary is in this issue. — Editor

We’re always checking in on the Bates people we’re profiling.

Well, we don’t actually check in on the living, breathing people. It’s more about the digital images and words that, once published, will describe these beings. Sample conversation: I was talking with longtime colleague and photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen as we reviewed candidates for a new “day in the life” project. me: Were you able to look at those honors thesis abstracts? phyllis: Yes. I think one has promise; he’s using digital tools to look at acts of violence in ancient Rome. I think he’s the senior that [classics professor] Margaret Imber was talking about in the video we did about digital humanities. me: Have we photographed him before? phyllis: Yes, doing his municipal research in Lewiston last summer, and he’s the guy we photographed in the banana costume at the Puddle Jump. From that exchange based solely on digital information, I have yet another perfectly incomplete mental construct of yet another student: A banana-suitwearing, community-based-research-doing honors student. Check. Using words, photos, video, or combinations of all three, we publish online at an ever-more-furious clip. In Bates Magazine’s first 10 years of existence, from 1921 to 1931, editor Harry Rowe, Class of 1912, published 943 images. Bates Communications has published that many online in the first three months of 2016. Bates is developing a new digital and computational studies (DCS) program, fueled by $19 million in new gifts (see story, page 12). While the program will teach students how to use technology, it will, importantly, also teach students to be aware of what technology “can’t do,” in the words of Associate Professor of Philosophy Lauren Ashwell, chair of the new program. She added, “We want our students to be able to see limits.” I recorded an interview, face to face this time, with an anthropology major recently. With a Bates Otis Fellowship, she did oral histories on Grand Manan Island last summer and published a book (in print!) featuring selections of those histories. We talked about a big question that faces journalism and anthropology: the ethics of taking and using someone’s story and identity for your own purposes, whether it’s her edited oral history or my 200-word story and photo for Bates News. She hopes, she said, to always create the “fullest image possible” of anyone she engages with, realizing that “anything you write” effectively reduces a person to some degree. “But you want to make the least reductive reduction possible.” She and I laughed at her wordplay, and perhaps also at her startlingly reasonable and self-aware approach to the issue. Our interview over, I turned off the digital recorder. H. Jay Burns, Editor

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Ebullient after a great show, cast members of All That We Are: The Afro-Woman’s Story, an MLK Day performance by the group Sankofa, answer audience questions. From left: Britiny Lee ’19 of Cleveland and show co-directors Rakiya Mohamed ’18 of Auburn, Maine, Kenyata Venson ’18 of Memphis, Tenn., and Raegine Clouden Mallett ’18 of New York City.

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Gem Quality Daisy Diamond ’19 of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., won a prize for this liberal arts–inspired collage in the #BatesFinals Instagram contest last December. To create the shot, Diamond and Emily Dean ‘19 of Atlanta piled books, notes, and other academic gear on their friend, Sarah Frankie Sigman ‘19 of Port Washington, N.Y. The stuff reflects “the diversity in interests of the people I had met so far at Bates,” Diamond explains. “The photo shows chemistry, biology, English, math, and art from the backpacks of just three people.”

92 percent of graduating seniors were satisfied or very satisfied with campus safety.

Here are percentages of last year’s seniors who “agree” or “strongly agree” with these prompts about Bates professors:

95% 92% 88%

83 percent of grad-school-bound seniors say they got their top choice.

Agree To Agree

Were genuinely interested in students Were willing to spend time outside of class Had a positive influence on my intellectual growth and interest in ideas


Had a positive influence on my personal growth, values, and attitudes

81% 80%

Were good at providing prompt, useful feedback Were interested in helping students grow outside the classroom

Here are the percentages of seniors who answered “often” or “very often” to these prompts about iconic classroom moments:

90% 74% 74% 69%


Challenged my ideas in class Asked me to argue for or against a point of view Students challenged each other’s ideas in class


Saying Goodbye to James Jhun ’16 The campus community came together on Jan. 22 to celebrate the life of James Jhun ’16, who died unexpectedly of unknown causes in Lewiston on Jan. 17. His obituary is in this issue. Held in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, the farewell embrace for one of Bates’ most distinctive students was also a deeply moving celebration of a real Bates renaissance man: a jazz trumpeter, a cappella singer, animal lover, imaginative and determined student of science, beloved son and brother, and friend who “remained unwaveringly loyal to those who loved him,” in the words of one companion. Jhun’s memorial service

Posed challenging ideas in class

Trumpets belonging to the late James Jhun ’16 are displayed during a Bates celebration of his life on Jan. 22.

Summer student workers can rent a campus room for $55/week, double occupancy.

More than half of the Class of 20I5 had received at least one job offer by Commencement.


Bates debaters made a 9,000-mile round trip to compete at the 20I6 worlds in Greece.

Tip Your Hand A senior’s to-do list: 1. Email a natural-resources expert for help with senior thesis research. 2. Cut 200 words from a cover letter. 3. Reschedule a chess match with a friend. 4. Submit resume to grad school.

Those Crazy College Kids Here are a couple photos from our “The More Things Change” department. At right: the late Robert Ireland ’40, a top collegiate skier of his era, takes flight from a campus ski jump in 1939, probably during Winter Carnival. At left: Pat Sheils ’19 of Portland, Maine, co-president of the Freestyle Skiing Club and member of the Shred* Club, shows his skills on Jan. 20, definitely during Winter Carnival.



Phillip Dube ’16 of Norton, Zimbabwe, explained his oldschool approach: “It’s convenient. It’s right there when I need it. I don’t have to pull a notebook out of my backpack.”

For shredders of yore and of today, Mount David’s elevation still provides the necessary inrun, though the takeoff spot is different. Back then, the jump was between Cheney House and the President’s House (you can see Campus Avenue and the Quad in the background of the 1939 photo). Now, the jump is set up behind the 280 College Street residence, where Rand Field used to be. * A definition from the Shred Club’s constitution: “a slang term describing extreme sports such as snowboarding, skiing, and skateboarding.” Spring 2016




Longest walk from a student residence to Commons: half a mile, from I0 Frye St.

Lake Andrews measures 435 feet at its widest.

Sunset Spires We don’t like short days and the sun sitting so low in the sky. But there are some benefits. 3:32 p.m., Nov. 20, Gomes Chapel


4:31 p.m., Jan. 16, Chase Hall

4:38 p.m., Jan. 3, Lewiston City Hall, once the site of Bates’ biggest student debates

Capacity Building Here are the capacities of Bates’ public meeting spaces.

4:51 p.m., Feb. 5, Hathorn Hall

Merrill Field House 3300

Concert Hall 299

Gray Athletic Building 2200

Schaeffer Theatre 299

Underhill Arena 2040

Olin Benjamin Mays Center 168

Alumni Gymnasium 839

Muskie Archives 146

Chapel 640

Chase Lounge 147

Tarbell Pool 346

Skelton Lounge 49

Campus events must have one trained crowd manager per 250 attendees.

The single ATM on campus is in Commons.

Campus snow removal begins when about 2 inches of snow falls.

Heat Numbers

A worker installs a modular and removable insulating product called Cut’nWrap on a hot-pipe component in Page Hall.

An opportunistic $1.5 million investment in energy-efficiency projects over the last three years has helped lower Bates utility costs by 22 percent.

12,061 Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in Bates emissions in 2015, a 12 percent reduction thanks to energy-saving measures.



Old School and High Tech, $1.5 Million in Energy Projects Offer Quick Paybacks As they fire up ovens and exhaust hoods in Commons at 4 o’clock each morning, the college’s bakers and chefs are among the first people to switch on electricity at Bates each day. Within a few hours, Dining Services is humming with 14 exhaust hoods removing heat, smoke, and fumes (bacon!). Running all those fans — not to mention pulling millions of cubic feet of “makeup air” into the building to complete the ventilation cycle — costs Bates money. But less money than before. That’s because the hoods used to run all day and well into the night. But new optical and temperature sensors on 11 of the 14 exhaust hoods know to turn them on when things are cooking and off when they aren’t. The Intelli-Hood sensors are part of an opportunistic and strategic $1.5 million investment in energy-efficiency projects over the last three years. The projects, coupled with stronger management of the college’s energy-use systems, are a major reason that Bates has lowered its utility costs in recent years. From a high of $4.5 million in fiscal 2009, Bates projects spending $3.5 million in fiscal 2017, an impressive 22 percent decrease. While Bates energy manager John Rasmussen deals with the same challenges as his predecessors — “we have a very old campus that we overheat, over ventilate, over cool, and over light” — he has smarter tools. Start-stop controls that warm a building just in time for that 8 o’clock class deliver “accuracy and intelligence,” Rasmussen says. The current spike in energy-saving activity got the green light in 2014, when Rasmussen presented a five-year plan of potential cost-saving projects to the Board of Trustees. The report showed that “some of the individual measures had two- or three-year payback periods,” Rasmussen says. The board was more than intrigued, recalls Geoff Swift, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer. “They didn’t want to pass on the low-hanging fruit,” Swift says. Rasmussen appreciates that. “There’s a great attitude about what can be done and what is possible.”

Annual savings in dollars from optical and temperature sensors on 11 of 14 exhaust hoods in Commons.

34,589 Annual savings in dollars after installing a modular removable insulating product, Ever Green Cut’nWrap, made by nearby Auburn Manufacturing, in various mechanical rooms on campus.

500 Number of pipe components insulated with Cut’nWrap.

170 Number of campus buildings, stretched across some 130 acres. The endless work to curtail energy costs and emissions often occurs house to house.

82 Number of Lane Hall windows replaced in 2015, among hundreds replaced all around campus. Though the payback on new windows is pretty long, the goodwill return is quick. “They make the occupants happier,” says Rasmussen.

7 Buildings with CO2 sensors that can estimate how many people are inside and thus adjust ventilation: Merrill, Carnegie, Ladd, Underhill, Dana, Gray Athletic, and Olin. Spring 2016


When Trees Thirst It’s pretty plain that sooner or later, a tree without water will die. What’s not so clear is exactly what happens inside a thirsty tree while it’s still alive. In particular, what happens within the xylem — the dense, complex system of tiny interconnected conduits that convey water and nutrients from the roots to the farthest leaf tips. With a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $629,000 in hand, Assistant Professor of Biology Brett Huggett and a Yale colleague will try to answer that question. Specifically, they’ll study the xylem networks of four tree species common in the Northeast. As drought related to climate change confronts the world’s forests, scientists feel a great urgency to better understand how this life-sustaining system fares during dry times.

“Never forget plus C when integrated!” Kwamae Delva ’18 (right) of Conley, Ga., discusses anti-derivatives and integrals with Javier Morales ’16 (center), a physics major from Guatemala City, and Dan Paseltiner ’16, a physics major from Devon, Pa., during an early-semester reception in the Office of Intercultural Education in Chase Hall. Delva is a French major and premed student.


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A tree withstands drought in Western Australia.


Double majors can do two theses or one yearlong thesis covering both majors.

The dean of faculty can cancel a course with three or fewer students enrolled.

Huggett, whose project will involve Bates students, says forest vulnerability to drought is a concern from both the conservation and commercial perspectives. “Being able to identify which species might succumb to drought earlier than others, or which trees might be more adaptable, will be important to making decisions” about forest management and conservation strategies, he says.

3D scan of the root xylem network of Quercus fusiformis, or Texas live oak.





Final exams cannot be rescheduled to accommodate student travel plans.

Faculty meetings occur the first Monday of each month during the academic year.


Regular-semester Bates courses must meet at least I60 minutes per week.

THIS JUST IN A sampling of recent faculty-authored articles.

Does It Matter How You Deny It?

Publication: Legal and Criminological Psychology • Authors: Amy Douglass (psychology) and Kathryn Donnelly ’08 • What It Explains: A criminal suspect’s demeanor — whether they show the “right” emotions during police interviews — can trigger suspicions of guilt and potentially a wrongful conviction. The Afterlife of a Classical Text

Publication: Italian American Review • Author: Jonathan Cavallero (rhetoric) • What It Explains: Italian-American identity is still at the core of Marty — the enduring 1950s teleplay, movie, and much later, musical — though recent versions focus more on the story’s connections between economics and family life and less on ethnic clichés. Risk and Resilience in the Nigerian Oil Sector

Publication: Energy Policy • Authors: Alero Akporiaye (politics) and co-author • What It Explains: Pipeline sabotage and theft is often blamed for Nigeria’s underperforming oil industry. The authors find a degree of resilience in the oil sector, and that sabotage and theft are not a systemic supply risk.

A representation of the oxytocin molecule (upper right) bound to the protein neurophysin (ribbons) that carries it through the body.

The Dark Side of a Love Drug

The oil-rich Niger River delta is seen from the NASA Space Shuttle (north is at top).


“I want a new drug,” Huey Lewis sang in the ’80s, “one that makes me feel like I feel when I’m with you.” But there might already be a drug for that: oxytocin. Released by our brains when we get physically or emotionally close to someone, the hormone is associated with nurturing and intimacy — it’s even part of the feel-good feedback loop when dogs and humans gaze into each other’s eyes. While the public has been told warm and fuzzy stories about the hormone’s effects, Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a threeyear, $299,439 federal grant to take a cold, hard look at oxytocin. Koven, an associate professor of psychology, got a glimpse of OT’s potential dark side in 2013 when she and neuroscience major Laura Max ’13 got a curious result from a pilot study. Healthy young subjects with naturally high levels of oxytocin reported feeling anxious, socially disconnected, and aloof. “It was a huge surprise,” she says. Koven wants to learn more about patterns of psychosocial adjustment associated with natural OT levels. For example, “Is someone with a high OT level becoming aloof because they don’t find socializing rewarding? Or because socializing is overwhelming, like hitting a raw nerve?” Koven’s grant is from the National Institute on Aging, within the National Institutes of Health.

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Seven Bates Families Make Gifts of $19 Million

father, Weston Bonney ’50, and maternal grandfather, Lauren Gilbert ’27, attended Bates. The six new endowed chairs represent the first expansion of the faculty in more than a decade, Spencer told the gathering. This growth will occur as the college maintains its current enrollment of approximately 1,750 students and a student-faculty ratio of 10-to-1. The investment in digital and computational studies will position the college to offer a “Bates-specific” perspective on the intersection of digital technology and the liberal arts experience in today’s connected world, said Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Matt Auer. Joining the Bonney family are donors George Colony and Ann Colony P’12, P’17 of Concord, Mass.; Darrell Crate ’89 of Hamilton, Mass.; J. Blair Frank ’89 and Tena Fishman Frank ’89 of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; and three anonymous families.

The number of Bates trustees cannot be fewer than three or more than 40.

What the gifts will create and support: The Bonney gift will establish and name three professorships, one each in digital and computational studies, neuroscience, and chemistry (with a preference for biological chemistry). The Bonney gift, the Frank family gift, and two of the anonymous gifts will establish a second DCS professorship. The Colony family gift will create the third DCS professorship, to be held by the program director. The third anonymous gift will create a new professorship in economics. The Crate commitment will provide permanent program support for DCS.


The weather outside on Feb. 5 was frightful — one of winter 2015–16’s few snowstorms was passing through — but inside Memorial Commons the atmosphere was delightful. Delightful because the news from President Clayton Spencer was good: Bates was receiving a veritable blizzard of big gifts. Specifically, $19 million from seven Bates families. The gifts will create six new endowed professorships — three to launch the college’s new Program in Digital and Computational Studies and three to fund new faculty positions in chemistry, economics, and neuroscience. The gifts include a $10 million commitment — the largest gift in Bates history — from Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80. The Bonneys are parents of three Bates graduates; moreover, Michael’s

Bates recently prohibited hoverboards on campus due to fire-safety concerns.

“Today we shine a bright light on two things: the faculty who are shaping future generations of scholars, problem solvers, engaged citizens, and leaders; and our broader community, who, by the acts of these seven families, demonstrate in a real and tangible way what is possible when we pull together to advance this special institution.” — Chair of the Board of Trustees and donor Michael Bonney ’80 12

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The bylaws of the college require that the official seal be circular.

Bates honorary degrees will not be granted in absentia.

Bates awards honorary degrees in divinity, science, music, letters, fine arts, laws, and humane letters.

CALENDAR BASICS April 1 Mount David Summit — No fooling, our students are wicked smart April 3 Admitted Student Reception (NYC) — Now it’s their turn to decide


April 5 Event with President Spencer (NYC) — Venue is the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

“We are enormously grateful for these gifts. They are directed at the most fundamental aspect of what we do — our academic program and the relationships between faculty and students that ground that [program] — and they represent a vote of confidence in the power and durability of a liberal arts education and specifically the education we provide at Bates.” — President Clayton Spencer

April 22–May 22 Bates Days of Service — Doing good while having a good time April 29 Admitted Student Reception (Bates) — Everyone is on their bestest behavior May 13 Maine Day — Bates hosts Maine’s high school juniors

Two New Trustees John Murchison III ’88, vice president for miniseries at HBO in Los Angeles, and Jean Wilson ’81, senior vice president of information services at L.L.Bean in Freeport, were elected to the Board of Trustees in 2015. A history major at Bates, Murchison has overseen the development and production of a number of Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning miniseries at HBO, including Band of Brothers, Generation Kill, The Corner, and John Adams. Wilson has been with L.L.Bean for 18 years and now oversees the company’s information services, systems, and technology, including software development, infrastructure, and information security. She was a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude mathematics major.

April 25–May 27 Short Term — The sun will come out

May 29 Commencement — Watch it happen at Murchison

June 10–12 Reunion Weekend — More things change, more they stay the same. In a good way June 20 Alan Goddard ’53 Golf Outing — Easy peasy: play golf, support football


Golden State You see a lot when you travel a lot, reason enough for the Bates admission staff to hashtag #BatesOn TheRoad last summer as they recruited the Class of 2020. Associate Dean LK Gagnon ’88 said that “apparently Midas stole a toddler’s bike” as she posted this photo on Instagram from San Diego.

June 30 End of Fund Year — Bates is grateful for every gift July 9–August 6 Bates Dance Festival — World-class modern dance August 19-21 Great Falls Balloon Festival — Thing are looking up

Please go to alumni-events for complete event information. Spring 2016



Without geology professor Beverly Johnson and her boots standing by, would the size of this hole — cut in the Lake Andrews ice for students to test the water — be fathomable?


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PHOTO FEETURE photography by phyllis graber jensen Phyllis Graber Jensen never looks down her lens at anyone, unless it’s to photograph their shoes. These examples support Newton’s Third Law, as it pertains to Bates: For every action there’s an equal and apposite pair of shoes.

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Men’s basketball made I9 threes on Feb. 2, tying a 25-year old program record.

Women’s swimming & diving is undefeated in NESCAC meets over the past two seasons.

Quotes from ’Cats Eight quotes selected from the Bates Bobcast, the weekly podcast on Bates athletics. (Quotes have been edited for clarity and context.)

Bates Bobcast

1. “We knew it was going to be a physical game and we came out and conquered.” — Trevor Lyons ’17 of South Hamilton, Mass., on the football team’s defeat of Bowdoin to win the CBB title

2. “I believe in coaching student-athletes who are able to have a balanced college experience, and the NESCAC is a dream for any studentathlete.” — Head women’s basketball coach Alison Montgomery, who played her college ball at Bowdoin

3.“It’s cool. It’s rad. We have a really sweet team.” — Hannah Johnson ‘18 of Incline Village, Nev., talking about the women’s alpine team’s good chemistry and strong season

4. “It was a shock to me to realize that I had talent.” — Allen Sumrall ‘16 of Albuquerque, N.M., a sophomore walk-on who earned All-America crosscountry honors as a senior

5. “One of my friends back home is in the top 10 in the world. One is in the top 20, and another is in the top 30. We grew up together, and when I get back home I get to play with all of them.” — 2015 U.S. collegiate squash champion Ahmed Abdel Khalek ‘16 on the high level of competition back home in Cairo, Egypt

6. “We don’t use it as an excuse. We want our guys to embrace the challenges that go with it, to look across the field and endure the elements better than our opponent. Rise above it. Do it better.” — Head baseball coach Mike Leonard on dealing with Maine’s “spring” weather

7.“Trekking through the snow at 6 a.m. is not my favorite thing, but the mindset is, ‘OK, I’m up, I’m here, and if I want to be successful, and if we want the team to be successful, then we need to get in and give our best effort into what we’re doing that day.” — All-America swimmer Sara Daher ’17 of Marblehead, Mass., talking about her commitment to training and the team

8. “I started the way any active, competitive little kid starts. Our yard was a neighborhood gathering place. We played kickball every afternoon, then we evolved to football and basketball.” — President Clayton Spencer, who grew up in Davidson, N.C., on her early interest in sports

All Wound Up


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This image was part of the second annual “favorite Bates photographs” slideshow of images selected by Bates photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens and featured with their first-person captions. Here’s Kuckens on this photo: “As a baseball fan, I’m fascinated by the softball pitching motion. While not exactly the opposite of the baseball motion, it’s very different despite achieving the same result: the ball crossing home plate. Pictured in the waning April afternoon light is Kelsey Freedman ’15.” Bates photographers’ favorites

Football has won back-to-back outright CBB titles for the first time since I966 and I967.

Men’s squash has defeated Bowdoin in 25 consecutive matches.

Two pitchers competed in the legendary Cape Cod Baseball League last summer.

The Zen of Flynn


Bob Flynn acknowledges the cheers in Alumni Gym last fall during a Back to Bates event that celebrated the naming of donor-funded, renovated alpine and Nordic ski rooms in his honor. A legend in Maine skiing circles and beloved by his athletes, Flynn is a Bates skiing linchpin, serving as a head coach or assistant coach since 1968; he was also head baseball coach in the 1990s and still coaches golf. Flynn is nothing less than “the force, the spirit, and the iconic Bobcat zen” of Bates sports, said athletics director Kevin McHugh.

It Rings True

Here’s a shout-out to Matt Teja ’92, winner of the “Great Bates-Bowdoin Football Fantasy Pool” hosted on the Bates Facebook page last fall. The pool, in conjunction with the annual Bates-Bowdoin game on Nov. 7 — a rousing 31–0 win for Bates — asked contestants to guess everything from the game-time temp (balmy: 57) to the number of dogs seen from the press box roof at kickoff (many: 21). In a name-that-tune moment, Teja’s key to success was being the only contestant to correctly guess the duration of the brisk rendition of the national anthem by the Deansmen that clocked in at 1:10. For comparison, this year’s over-under prop bet for the Super Bowl version was 2:20, and Lady Gaga’s rendition was 2:09.

“It’s great to have that memory sealed in a ring,” says Emma Taylor ’16 of Scituate, Mass., talking about the championship rings that she and her fellow rowers received last winter for winning the 2015 NCAA rowing title.


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An honors thesis this year explores hip-hop as a genre of oral literature.

Six theater department productions last fall had 83 student participants.

When OnStage named Bates the best theater college in Maine, the blog praised the department’s “theater makers” track, which is geared toward budding actors, playwrights, set designers, and directors. One student moving swiftly along the director track is Sam Wheeler ’17, who transformed radio storytelling into a stage experience last fall with his direction of They Fly Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease, a World War II–era broadcast play by Norman Corwin. Here are four things that Wheeler told us about his production: 1. It takes place in a warplane that bombs civilians during the Spanish Civil War.

“I said to the cast, ‘There are three big things that never really change in this world: love, death, and people fighting.’ And all three of those are explored in this play.” 2. Rather than casting to specific roles, Wheeler created a five-member ensemble cast. Each actor played several roles, allowing for more characters. For example, the original script gave most of the dialogue to the narrator. But by dividing the narrator role among three characters, Wheeler balanced the dialogue and enhanced the storytelling, creating, as

he says, “different angles on the same story.” In the photo, Claire Sullivan ’19 of Montville, N.J., Tricia Crimmins ’19 of Chicago, and Becca Havian ’19 of Piedmont, Calif., are standing. Seated are Nick Muccio ’16 of Concord, N.H., and Michael Driscal ’19 of Cleveland. 3. The play was part of his independent study requirement. Theater majors who focus on directing take Theater 360, an independent study course, in which they tackle a project that prepares them for a bigger project: their senior thesis.


Corwin was one of the first playwrights to use an entertainment medium — in this case, radio — to spotlight social concerns. While the Bates production featured period-appropriate language and clothing, it posed “timeless” questions about humanity and violence, Wheeler says.


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The projects have “parameters,” he says, “like a 25- to 40-minute show, small cast, and a very small set. It’s really just exploring stuff that you’re interested in,” he adds, in this case, “this one piece of literature… and seeing how it translates to a traditional play setting.”

4. He got the idea from his parents. Wheeler attended Skowhegan (Maine) Area High School, where his parents co-direct theatrical productions. “They were my directors. They were instrumental in my pursuing this project and in my wanting to direct my own shows.”

New Nutcracker In bringing Marie and the Nutcracker to the Schaeffer Theatre stage last fall — an adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original story about a magical nutcracker — theater professor Martin Andrucki did double duty as playwright and director. The double role, he says, gave his students a firsthand glimpse into the ongoing nature of the writing and rewriting process. “They learn something about how a playwright changes or revises the script in order to make it work onstage,” he says. “And how important it is to have a sense of stagecraft as part of your equipment as a writer.” Andrucki is the college’s Dana Professor of Theater.

The acclaimed Figures of Speech Theatre premiered a piece at Bates in January.

ROSY “ Every time I play, I think of all the cellists who have played these notes in their own way. I’m a part of this other world that’s completely separate from being in school, from being with my friends. It’s an escape, but an escape that I work really hard at.” Rosy Depaul ’17 of Los Angeles has played the cello for 13 years, now with the Bates College Orchestra.


Known at Bates for dance and poetry, Katie Ailes ’I4 used both in her video Polos.


A recent senior thesis created a software suite to process percussion sounds in real time.

The annual mid-winter arts showcase known as the Arts Crawl concluded with Sangai Asia Night at Schaeffer Theatre, where, in the Bollywood dance finale, Jonah Greenawalt ’16 of Wayland, Mass., pleads with Praneet Kang ’17 of Somerset, N.J.

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Lewiston’s newest brewery, Bear Bones Beer, opened in February on Lisbon Street.

Grassroots support turned the former Pettingill School near campus into a park.

From Farm to Fuel Each fall, environmental studies majors take on various projects in Lewiston-Auburn and at Bates, part of a required course that gives the majors a chance to share their collaborative talents with their community. Here’s a sampling of this year’s projects. Whiting Farm The 130-acre Whiting Farm in Auburn has transitioned from a family-owned property to a nonprofit (see “Beings of Bates” on this page). Students worked on waste disposal, alternative energy, and recycling projects. Commercial Kitchen Students worked on projects related to the feasibility of creating a shared-use commercial kitchen in Bates Mill 5, one that entrepreneurs, farmers, and gardeners — anyone who wants to produce commercial food products — could use.

Dam Relicensing The federal license for the Lower Barker Dam, which crosses the Little Androscoggin in Auburn, expires in 2019. Issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, dam licenses are valid for up to 50 years, so the renewal process is literally a once-in-a-generation chance for a municipality to reassert its rights and interests. Students worked with Auburn officials to create a plan to engage citizens in the various relicensing issues that might come up: water-quality certification; water releases from the dam; fish-passage facilities; and recreational facilities.

Stormwater Students helped Lewiston and Auburn comply with their federal stormwater discharge permit by developing a survey to explore whether residents understand their own contributions to stormwater pollution.

Fuel Choices Students worked with Bates to figure the “externalities” associated with the college’s future fuel choices — meaning, in this case, the hidden costs to society or the world associated with using certain fuels.



“ The biggest thing I’ll take away from this experience is the intersection of community building and scientific innovation. It’s a really beautiful thing to see and be a part of.” Environmental studies major Isobel Curtis ’17 of Fairfield, Conn., working on a communityengaged research project at Whiting Farm in Auburn. Once family-owned, the farm was slated for development after closing in 2013 but has reopened as a community agriculture nonprofit under new owner J.F. Murphy Homes. 20

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Voter turnout was 33.5 percent for the November municipal election.

The first draft of a charter to merge Lewiston and Auburn was released in February.

The Androscoggin River’s origin is Lake Umbagog, which sits between Maine and New Hampshire.


Festival of Silhouette

What’s in a Name: Thorn


The Anthony Fireplace at Thorncrag is named for Alfred Anthony, who donated the land to the Stanton Bird Club in the early 1900s.


Benjamin Thorn was a Lewiston farmer and Freewill Baptist preacher in the early 1800s whose surname provides half the name of the Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, a 372-acre preserve 1.3 miles from campus managed by the Stanton Bird Club.

Benjamin Thorn Born: March 1779 (date unknown) Died: Dec. 4, 1864 Tough Stock

Thorn’s mother, Eliza, once walked 30 miles from Lewiston to Westport to attend a meeting of her Freewill Baptist Church. When Benjamin Thorn died at age 85, he was Lewiston’s oldest citizen. Deep Thinker

It was said that “while others were asleep or too stupid for thought, his mind labored with an unwearied and most patient devotion.” Humble Brag

“His position was somewhat retired,” it was said, “and many were unconscious of his superior ability.” Still, Thorn once had a five-day religious debate with a Universalist minister that ended when his foe “begged leave to withdraw.”

This image was part of the second annual “favorite Bates photographs” slideshow, featuring images selected by Bates photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens and featured with their first-person captions. Here’s what Graber Jensen said about this photo: “I joined Bates students who crossed the Androscoggin River on Dec. 6 to join a first-night-ofChanukah party at Temple Shalom in Auburn, where Auburn Police Chief Phil Crowell lit the synagogue’s ‘mega-menorah.’ It used to have flame candles lit with a blowtorch, but this year the flames were traded for LEDs. “When I heard about the change, I wondered how it would translate into a photograph. No smoke? No flickering flame? But the beautiful Maine dusk provided a dramatic backdrop, and another silhouette was born. I’m a sucker for them.” Bates photographers’ favorites


Born during the Revolutionary War, Thorn “imbibed its patriotism” — his five grandsons all fought in the Civil War “sustained by the deepest sympathies and prayers of their aged veteran sire.” Thorn + Crag

In the 1900s, some of the Thorn farmland was bought by Alfred Anthony, a Bates professor and trustee who wrote Bates College and Its Background. Anthony named his new spread “Thorncrag,” with “crag” describing the ledges and outcroppings near the property’s 500-foot hill. Anthony gave the land to the Stanton Bird Club when he retired to New York City around 1918. One and Only (Almost)

As far as we can tell, the only other instance of “Thorncrag” used as a place name is Thorncrag Lane in Midlothian, Va.

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To the Top Here are two images from the Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition, held annually during the Mount David Summit to give students returning from study-abroad the chance to share their experiences and reconnect with their campus community. Kathmandu, Nepal “The first month and a half of my time in Nepal was at the tail end of the monsoon season. One afternoon on my walk back to my host family, it started pouring. A few locals, including this monk, and I found shelter in a shop entranceway, waiting for the rain to stop.” Kristen Kelliher ’16 of Norwich, Vt., is an environmental studies major who studied development and social change during her SIT Study Abroad program in Nepal.


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I40 Bates students are studying in 36 different countries this semester.

Faculty-led Short Terms go to Vietnam, Chile, London, and Rwanda this spring.

Students have access to more than 200 study abroad programs.

Bates has alumni in 34 countries including the United States.

The 20I6 International Dinner featured 35 student-prepared dishes from around the world.


Batoufam, Cameroon “My host brothers and sisters are making their way up an avocado tree in our backyard. If dinner wasn’t ready yet, my siblings and I would climb the trees for an afterschool snack. My little brother Alex (in jeans) was the most agile — always able to get to the top and shake down avocados while my sisters and I waited at the bottom with enthusiasm.”

The annual fall census puts the campus enrollment at 1,792 students, 135 of whom (7.5 percent) are from 58 countries outside the U.S. Since there are 196 countries in the world, that means 30 percent of world’s countries are represented at Bates this year.

Cora Hirschfeld ’16 of Hopkinton, N.H., is an anthropology major who studied social pluralism and development during her SIT Study Abroad program in Cameroon.











Canada United Kingdom


Zimbabwe Steve Sawyer speaks about his longtime colleague Doris Vincent at her retirement reception in 2014. This spring, Sawyer retires from Bates.

He Helped Send You Away, And Welcomed You Home If you’re a Bates alum who studied abroad, Stephen Sawyer had your back. In fact, 90 percent of all alumni who’ve studied abroad did so while Sawyer, who retires in June after 30 years on the Bates staff, ran the college’s Off-Campus Study program. But the contributions made by Sawyer, who is also an associate dean of students, “go beyond numbers,” said Dean of Students Josh McIntosh. Specifically, under the theme of SAFE (“Study Abroad is For Everyone”) Sawyer and his team “built an inclusive program that encourages participation among students who are underrepresented in such programs at other institutions,” McIntosh said. He also praised Sawyer’s advising philosophy for being “grounded in relationships” and for ensuring that study abroad was woven into the overall Bates curriculum. Recognizing that students also need support when they re-enter Bates after being abroad, he “created ways to help students link their experiences with their curricular and co-curricular work as seniors,” McIntosh said.


Brazil Ecuador Egypt Malaysia South Korea Rwanda Switzerland Thailand


Czech Republic Georgia Greece Jamaica Nepal Netherlands Swaziland

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Afghanistan Argentina Australia Bangladesh Barbados Bosnia &   Herzegovina Colombia Cote D’Ivoire Cyprus Denmark El Salvador France Germany Guatemala Guyana Hong Kong Hungary Indonesia Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Maldives New Zealand Nigeria Philippines Portugal Romania Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovakia South Africa Taiwan Tanzania Tunisia


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Another round of book suggestions from the Good Reads summer reading list, compiled annually by Sarah Potter ’77, who retired in October as manager of the College Store. Happy retirement, Sarah!

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

The Giraffe’s Neck by Judith Schalansky

Suggested by Lecturer in Environmental Studies Camille Parrish: “A moving story about orphaned children searching for new families after being moved by rail to the Midwest. A revelation for me about a forgotten time in American history.”

Suggested by Assistant Professor of German Raluca Cernahoschi: “This story of a biology teacher in Eastern Germany after the fall of the Wall blends discourses of biological and social adaptation and ironically questions both.”

Lisa Simpson, Bates ’20 When teased, respond with humor — it’s a communications strategy you learn in kindergarten. Thus Bates’ response to the Dec. 6 episode of The Simpsons. After Lisa’s solar-powered car stalls during an alternative-energy car competition, she gets teased with a series of “strangely specific insults,” as one pop culture website put it. The taunts: “Maybe you can [go to] Bates!” “Enjoy Maine in the winter!” “Hope you like Division III basketball!” Bates laughed along, posting screen captures on Twitter and Facebook and extending an invitation to Lisa to apply to the Class of 2020. Rather than “lick its wounds over the slight, the college decided to own the joke,” reported The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick Suggested by Director of the Mathematics and Statistics Workshop Grace Coulombe ’94: “The true story that inspired Moby-Dick, of a whaling ship in 1819 that sank after being rammed by a sperm whale. Several crew survived in whaleboats for more than 90 days.”

The Road by Cormac McCarthy Suggested by Lecturer in Chinese Nathan Faries: “I’ve read it at least once a year, and the ending destroys me every time. For all the brutality of its landscape, the book finally affirms hope and goodness and even a kind of Providence.”

Life in the Sixties

4. No entering “bowling alleys and billiard saloons” nor attending any “circus, theatre, ball, or dancing school.”

1. No “loud talking, singing, [or] playing upon musical instruments”in student rooms after 9 p.m.

5. No “wrestling, running, jumping, stamping, scuffling, or any other rude and boisterous noises” in any building.

(the 1860s)

2. Men and women may not “ride or walk” together, except with the faculty’s permission. 3. If OK’d to be in a room alone, couples may not “lock, bar, or fasten” the door.

6. No throwing “water, dirt, ashes, paper, or anything dangerous or offensive” from windows. 7. Students must have a “pail of water” in their rooms in case of fire.


QUIZ In March 1974, then–Dean of Students Jim Carignan ’61 told The Bates Student “my direction to security officials has been to be observational but not enforcementoriented” about a certain student activity, adding that it is a “mostly unharmful taunting of the establishment values. I’m sure there are parents, alumni, and trustees who are uptight about this but they aren’t necessarily the ones that run the college.” What campus issue was Dean Carignan addressing? Answer: The fad of streaking, which hit a pop culture peak in 1974.


Bobcat Hand Puppet


The Yellow Power Ranger was among a few superheroes (i.e., varsity baseball players) seen on Leahey Field playing pickup ball last Halloween. But we’re confused...which hurler is the Power Ranger, and which is Catfish Hunter in the Oakland A’s famous circa 1970s mix-and-match uniform?


How strong is your knowledge of Bates’ quirky, cool, and colorful past?

Something You Didn’t Know You Needed from the Bates College Store

Yellow Fever

Lost and Found 12:08 p.m., Dec. 21, Ladd Library Key on string; eraser; CD tucked in a folded piece of paper labeled “photos — logging camp”; scrunchie; barrette; environmental ethics notebook with notes on Mark Golding’s ideas about future obligations; purple bracelet for Safe Voices, a domesticviolence support group; dangle earring; Marriott room card; and copies of A Pocket Style Manual and Roman Republics.



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A great poster should tempt larceny and compel you to see the show. In both regards, Khi Kim ’16 has created some of the best theater and dance posters ever seen at Bates by h . jay bu r ns

This illustration draws from Khi Kim’s poster for the play Enjoy, produced in 2014 at Bates.

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, says Bates director Kati Vecsey, “makes me want to rip it off the wall, frame it, and hang it in my house — but it should also make me want to see the show.” From that perspective, posters created by Khi Kim ’16 of Goyang, South Korea, have fueled larcenous passions while helping to fill Bates venues over the last four years. In 2012, Kim arrived at Bates to study biochemistry. He also had a graphic design background, and soon got a campus job designing posters for Bates theater and dance productions. In the four years since then, Kim has created some of the best and best-liked posters that the campus has ever seen. “His work is sophisticated, evocative, and clever,” says Tammy Caron, senior designer and Kim’s supervisor in the Communications Office. Vecsey, a senior lecturer in theater, has gotten used to Kim’s posters “disappearing from campus even before a show opens — students take them for their rooms.” And if Kim knows what students like, it’s because he works at it; he’s always in conversation with his campus and his fellow students. He calls it getting “inspiration from real life.” All day, he says, “I have conversations” with people around him, all the while thinking about design concepts. “When I talk with someone, I think to myself, ‘What will this person want to see in the show and in this poster?’” But also, Kim is paying attention to what the poster should say about the show. Emotionally, the two should align, Kim says.


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“We want people to arrive as emotionally ready as possible.” Born in Korea, Kim was educated in China before coming to Bates. Upon arrival, he decided to trim his dual interests in science and art down to just one. “I thought, ‘OK, now’s the time.’” Yet, four years later, “I’m still doing both,” he says, and it’s been a win-win. For example, his senior thesis on RNA has drawn him into bioinformatics, a field that develops methods and tools to understand biological data. Bioinformatics puts a premium on visualizing information, and that’s exactly what Kim has been training to do while designing posters. His thinking has become “more visual, and that skill transfers well into science when I try to analyze a graph, imagine a structure in 3D, or use geometric shapes and patterns.” Kim, known for his indefatigable charm, might hear from several Bates artists involved in publicizing a performance. It’s a rigorous process; Professor of Dance Carol Dilley loves Kim’s work but admits that her team “might reject one out of every three” of his initial concepts for a dance concert poster. Each time, Dilley says, Kim comes back with either a revision that accurately reflects the client’s feedback or with a completely new concept, whichever was requested. He does it with an “intuitive understanding of the concept-to-execution process,” says Caron. With deftness beyond his years, Kim “keeps the client’s needs

in mind while offering his own creative interpretation of their ideas.” It helps that Kim has command of a robust set of skills, from manipulating images, layers, and type to using line, composition, and scale play. He plays with various design elements to create both complex designs — such as the poster for They Fly Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease — and, says Caron, “incredibly powerful, yet simple statements,” such as the Boxing 2000 poster. Early on, Kim says, he took rejection personally. (Really, who wouldn’t, or doesn’t?) “I had a hard time processing it, thinking, ‘Oh my god. What did I do wrong?’ I felt embarrassed.” His strategy now is to look at rejection as a difference of understanding, or perhaps just a failure to communicate. “People think differently,” he says. “There can be errors in communicating. Sometimes people just want different things. Rather than taking it personally, I see it as just differences.” Indeed, Dilley says, “Khi has figured out, very young and very well, how to invest in the work but not invest in his attachment to the work.” Today, Kim doesn’t see the need to choose art over science, or vice versa. Adds Caron, “I don’t think he’ll ever need to.” He plans to work in Korea for a few years, then perhaps return to the U.S. for graduate work in bioinformatics, “where science and data visualization and arts all come together.”




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a century of june At age 101, June Lovelace Griffin ’36 still has a passion for painting and a way with words pho to g raphy by ph y lli s g r abe r je nse n reporti ng by h . jay bu r ns

At age 101, June Lovelace Griffin ’36 is one of the college’s oldest alumni, and she still lives in her own home near the Bates campus. Although she wrote travel stories for newspapers and magazines for decades, that work was just “cut and dried,” she says. Her real passion has been, and continues to be, her painting, which she does every day in her home studio. We visited with Griffin last fall, and here’s what she said about Bates, her life, and her art.

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june sampler You can’t stay the way you were. there’s nothing you can do. you just have to get old.

Every painting is just me. anything you get from my painting, good, bad, or indifferent, it’s me.

I will admit to wearing a wig because i consider it part of my stuff, you know.

My paintings say that i’ve been every place. i’ve done everything. and i’m interested in everything. I’m having trouble with light. my painting room doesn’t get sun until 4 in the afternoon. that’s useless to me. i’d like it in 10 or 11 in the morning. so i’m experimenting with lamps.

I try to be smart enough to keep up with what is going on. i want to know what the news is. i watch it at 6:30 every day. i don’t want to get stupid. I am proud of bates. every place i’ve ever gone, bates has prestige. it is well-, well-respected. everybody feels that way. if i can say anything good, i will. When i was at bates, the professors were very old, and they were not teachers. goosie chase didn’t really teach. he just added to the atmosphere. bates has better teachers now. Ringo starr has lived a decent life, i think.

I paint in my own way. i’m proud of these paintings. I’ve put the oils away, and i paint with acrylic now. oils need linseed oil, and i can’t do that any more. This one is called “giverny,” the garden that monet had in paris. i think it’s rather good. i like it. All my paintings have a name. every painting.

I took my sketchbooks on every trip, and i would take them out all the time. i don’t want someone to burn them. we have some lovely stuff, and we can just sell it. but these sketch books i care about. I talked your ear off. but you asked me. you started it. Somebody would say to find my picture when i’m not talking is difficult. Take my hand, and say goodbye.

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I WANT TO SAY Here are some of the best thanks and tributes — distinctive, unusual, and quirky — from senior theses over the years by h. jay bu r ns Right about now, members of the Class of 2016 are handing over their completed senior theses. And as they offer the college the results of their hardest and best academic work, these seniors are also offering a goodly amount of thanks. Nearly every senior thesis has a robust acknowledgements page, and after poring over a few hundred theses over the years and just as many thank-you pages, it’s clear that the elixir of exhaustion, stress, and procrastination creates a nirvana of gratitude within the senior psyche at Bates. So here are the some of the best of those thanks and tributes — that is, the most distinctive, unusual, and quirky — that we found. Most come from the last 40 years or so, as acknowledgement pages became a staple of senior theses starting in the 1970s. To create the list, we looked at bound honors theses (they’re all housed in the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library) at 10-year intervals and also reviewed a few recent ones, which are online. Any more than that, and this would become a thesis!


Best Use of SelfDeprecation to Thank a Bates Professor

Best Use of a Dedication to Thank Mom for the Sweater

Jordan Becker ’15, whose rhetoric thesis looked at neoliberalism and social change, said this about Professor of Politics Bill Corlett, who was part of his thesis defense panel: “If I become only half the thinker, half the teacher, half the person that Bill Corlett is, it will surely be one of my greatest accomplishments.”

Terrance Amsler ’96, writing an English thesis on three poets, dedicated it to his mom, “who, for every hour I spent typing, you knit two, purl two, making me a vest of Irish wool and familial love.”

Best Thanks for Launching an Academic Career Craig Woodard ’86, in his biology thesis on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster,” thanked now-retired professor Joe Pelliccia for “for his wisdom, guidance, support, and patience. Dr. Pelliccia has taught me to be a scientist.” Woodard earned a doctorate from Yale and has been a professor of biological sciences at Mount Holyoke College since 1995. Best Acknowledgment Citing the Limits of DataProcessing Machines Lionel Whiston ’66 wrote a government thesis relating party affiliation to congressional action in the fields of labor and civil rights. He wished to use “data-processing machines to examine the relation between party membership and opposition to the president. That this was not done was due to my inability to express quantitatively the relationship I sought.”

Best Acknowledgment That Sparrows Aren’t Great Company Andrew Stowe ’06 wrote a biology thesis relating sparrow songs to environment. Stowe did his fieldwork at the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area, where Judy Marden ’66 was the director at the time, and he lived at the Bates College Coastal Center at Shortridge. He thanked Marden or her visits, for “muchneeded conversation and company during a summer of living in solitude,” and for buying him dinner at the local seafood shack, Spinney’s, “more times than I can count.” Best (As in, the First One We Found) Thanks to a Lewiston Business Acknowledgments and dedications in senior theses were rare up through the 1950s. But in one of the first acknowledgments, Robert Blake ’55, in his thesis on laboratory identification of plant genotypes, recognized the “kind cooperation” of Saunders Greenhouse, formerly on Main Street near the Veterans Bridge.

Best Thanks to a Lewiston Nonprofit In his English thesis on Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Nicholas Steverson ’15 thanked the team at the Lewiston nonprofit Tree Street Youth Center: “To Julia, Kim, Megan, Cristal, Anwar, Ayman, Alli, Aisha, Sam, Brett, Erryl, Kelsey, Munir, Prosper, Fabi, and all the folks at Tree Street for giving me a home in Maine, for giving me a way to be proud of my work every day, for understanding that I had to do this one last weird thing before I could be there all the time.” Tree Street was founded by Julia Sleeper ’08 and Kim Sullivan ’13. Best Use of Humor on a Cover Page On the cover page on his biology thesis, which studied the effects of ultraviolet light on viruses, Roger Thies ’55 wrote, “This Is Thies’s Thesis.” When he married Nancy Tanner, they joined names as Nancy and Roger TannerThies. Best Thanks to a Group That Usually Gets Thanked Only When a Crime Is Involved Jamie Merisotis ’86 wrote a political science thesis on bail bondsmen, politics, and the justice system. He thanked all the bail bondsmen he interviewed for his research, “bewildered as they were about the purpose of an academic study on their profession.”

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MOST appreciated

Best Thanks to Computer Software Joshua Manson ’15, who wrote a politics thesis on the racial implications of gun regulation, expressed his gratitude to the “spell-check function of Microsoft Word, without whom ‘institution’ would be misspelled differently 197 times.” … and to Computer Hardware In harmony with his rhetoric thesis about an IBM advertising campaign, Brad Wolansky ’87 gave a shout-out to his personal computer — an AT&T PC 6300 that was, importantly back then, IBM-compatible — “upon which this entire thesis was prepared.” He also noted his software, WordPerfect and Lotus 123, and a key peripheral, his Toshiba printer. Best Acknowledgment for Willing to Be Cold Robert Pladek ’76 wrote a government thesis on the influence that political cartoons have on public perception. The project required a survey, which Pladek conducted with the aid of Bates friends who, he noted in his acknowledgments, sacrificed a “Saturday morning to stand out in the cold.” They were Jim Geitz ’77, Liz MacKie Venturato ’76, Lisa Dimock ’77, Rick Dwyer ’78, Brenda Flanagan Pladek ’76, Sue Archard Robert ’76, the late Polly Howlett ’76, Bill Nagel ’76, Rich Rothman ’79, Bruce Penney ’76, and Jan Malatesta Penney ’77.


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Best Acknowledgment of a Project Management Truism Paul Wason ’76, in his biology thesis on the domestication of cotton, thanked a legion of friends for helping with typing (lots of people were thanked for typing back then), noting that “no matter how much planning is done, there is always a rush at the end.” Best Display of Manners Having thanked all of his friends who helped, Wason also thanked “others who offered to help.” Best Salute to the Blue Goose In her interdisciplinary thesis on disability, community, and art, Anna Schechter ’06 thanked the Goose for its “perfect mixture of serenity and dysfunction.” Best Thanks That’s So Sweet It Makes Us Forget It’s a Really Long Sentence Erin Beirne ’06, in a geology thesis on chemical changes to organic matter at Sprague Marsh, thanked her family, noting that: “It is entirely possible that I would have slept through my senior year had you not been willing to call me every morning, that I would have drowned in a sea of Bates had you not been there to bail me out, and that I may have never had a moment away from myself had you not been as important a part of my life, my consciousness, as you are.”

Best Thanks That Doesn’t Say Enough Erin Culbreth Hotchkiss ’06 wrote a history thesis on the Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons. She acknowledged that she was inspired to major in history by Professor of History Michael Jones doing “Viking impressions.” Oh, do go on…. Best Thanks for Not Saying Too Much Ashley Wentworth Kernan ’06 wrote a sociology thesis that compared attitudes and behaviors of osteopathic vs. allopathic physicians. She thanked her fellow track and field teammates for “understanding not to say ‘the T word.’” Best Mention of a Thesis Tradition Brooks Motley ’06 wrote a geology thesis on lakebottom sedimentation in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. He toasted his adviser, Mike Retelle, with the promise that “the next Interface Pale Ale in a leaky Zodiac is on me.” Zodiac is a brand of rubber boat. But “Interface Pale Ale”? Retelle explains. “When we recover our first sediment core or sediment trap from a lake bottom, or if it’s the first core for a student’s geo thesis, it’s a tradition to drink the clear water above the sediment,” he explains. “That’s the sediment-water interface. Hopefully, it’s fresh and cool, not rich in reduced sulfur, that is, with a rotten-egg smell!”

Thanks again. Really.

Best Thank-You That Reads Like a List Poem

Best Use of Shakespeare in Naming a Thesis Group

In her anthropology thesis on landmine removal in Afghanistan, Tracey Begley ’06 thanked her friends for “support, laughter, patience, silliness, love, encouragement, coffee, emails, conversations, hugs, cards, chocolate, and long nights in Pettengill.”

In 2006, classmates Diana Gauvin, John Atchley, Benjamin Lebeaux, John Mulligan, and David Squires all did honors theses with Professor of English Sanford Freedman. They called themselves “the Bunch,” and, being English majors, found a way to link the name to line from English literature, specifically Measure for Measure:

Best Dedication for Doing What Comes Naturally Julia Knight ’06, writing an art and visual culture thesis on Madame de Pompadour and Peggy Guggenheim, dedicated her thesis to “women having sex all over the world, for pleasure or for power.”

Pompey: ...’Twas in the Bunch of Grapes, where indeed you have a delight to sit, have you not? Froth: I have so; because it is an open room, and good for winter. Pompey: Why very well then: I hope here be truths.

Best Thanks for Directions, Or the Magellan Award

Best Use of an Abraham Lincoln Quote

Brian Dupee ’06 wrote a thesis on factors affecting the fortunes of the soft-shelled clam, Mya arenaria. He thanked fellow bio major Eben Sypitkowski ’05 because, if it weren’t for him, “I would still be driving around Woolwich looking for the ocean.”

In dedicating her chemistry thesis to her mother, Sarah Weinstein Knowlton ’96 quoted Lincoln: “All that I am or hope to be I owe to my mother.” Knowlton is now an associate professor of physical sciences at Rhode Island College.

Best Thanks to Organized Geopolitical Units Michael Maher ’96, writing a geology thesis analyzing an archaeological site in Maine, offered thanks to “Colorado, South Carolina, and Ecuador for constantly providing me the memories, and the tranquility and serenity that help me continue to wake up from my slumber each new day.” Best Dedication That Is Really a Love Note Paul Bomely ’76, writing a government thesis on congressional procedure, dedicated the paper to “Martha” for “her advice, her patience, and her faith, because she always understood.” “Martha” was Martha Brown ’76, Paul’s fiancée and a fellow government major. Paul and Martha were married just a couple weeks after their graduation, on June 19, 1976, and will celebrate their 40th anniversary this spring. They live in Charlotte, N.C.

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COAST TO THE STARS From beach to marsh and, at day’s end, nearly to the stars, fieldwork yields information and inspiration for seniors on the thesis trail photo g raphy and reporti ng by josh k u c k e ns You’ve seen the iconic image, or maybe you have a memory of your own — the Bates senior as a solitary scholar, toiling alone during a dreary winter toward a thesis deadline. But there’s often a complementary experience that comes before the alone stage, a time for young scholars to be with mentors and fellow passengers on the thesis voyage. It’s called fieldwork, and it yields information and provides inspiration for the long winter weeks to come. Last Aug. 13, photographer Josh Kuckens followed a cadre of Bates geology majors, many of them heading into their thesis year, as they did faculty-guided fieldwork in and around the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area and the college’s Coastal Center at Shortridge. Here’s their day, from beach to marsh and nearly to the stars. — hjb

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Measuring up At Popham Beach State Park, Nicole Cueli ’16 of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sets up a transit, or autolevel, a device used by scientists, builders, and surveyors to measure distances and elevation changes. In the distance at right is Ian Hillenbrand ’17 of Terrace Park, Ohio.

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As Dana CohenKaplan ‘16 of Newton, Mass., steadies the ladder, Bates geologist Mike Retelle downloads weather data and timelapse images from instrumentation mounted on the west bath house at Popham Beach.

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Back at the Bates College Coastal Center at Shortridge, adjacent to Bates–Morse Mountain and Popham Beach State Park, the Bates researchers break for lunch. Here, Cueli ’16 jokes with Retelle, who is reviewing time-lapse images from the beach, and with Laura Sewall, who is director of the conservation area and Shortridge.

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You can get there from here, but it’ll take awhile Geology majors Cailene Gunn ’16 (left) of Granby, Conn., and Cohen-Kaplan ’16 of Newton, Mass., secure benches to the top of Gunn’s car before heading out to do fieldwork at Long Marsh in Harpswell. The distance from Shortridge to Long Marsh is just 10 miles as the crow flies, but it’s 30 miles (and a 45-minute drive) on roads that follow Maine’s infamously zig-zaggy shoreline.

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Gassing up Gunn takes a gas sample from Long Marsh in Harpswell. She and Cohen-Kaplan have been working with their thesis adviser, geology professor Bev Johnson, to measure the amount of methane being released by two different salt marshes, one being Long Marsh and the other, Sprague Marsh back at Morse Mountain. This will give them an idea of the marshes’ carbon “budget” — the quantity of greenhouse-gas emissions that can be emitted without contributing to climate change. The health of salt marshes is paramount to the overall health of coastal ecosystems, yet humans have altered most marshes in some way, and many need restoration.


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Wetlands at work Gunn and CohenKaplan continue their cooperative fieldwork at Long Marsh. For decades, Long Marsh has had a restricted tidal f low, and its health suffered. But in early 2014, a wider culvert was installed beneath a road that crosses the marsh to allow seawater to flood the marsh regularly. Among other good outcomes, better tidal flow is helping the marsh retain, rather than release, methane, a much more potent heat-trapping gas than carbon dioxide. “We can actually see the salt marsh ecosystem begin to restore itself,” says Gunn.

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A plug for fieldwork Cohen-Kaplan poses for a portrait in Long Marsh. His fieldwork takes place at the Sprague Marsh, part of Bates– Morse Mountain, where he looks at the relatively recent practice of ditch-plugging. Initially, drainage ditches were dug on the marsh to make it easier to harvest salt marsh hay. Ditch plugs, then, “are designed to restore pool habitat on the marsh surface,” Cohen-Kaplan says. But as so often happens, good intentions yielded unexpected results. Ditch plugs have been found to “interrupt normal hydrological processes on the marsh and in the subsurface,” he says. As with Gunn’s work, one result of the changed hydrology in a marsh might be that more methane is released into the atmosphere.

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Setting the scene Gunn and Cohen-Kaplan join Adam Auerbach ’16 of Silver Spring, Md., and Nathan Stephansky ’17 of Whitman, Mass., on Hermit Island, about three miles from Shortridge, where they watch the sunset from a spot called the Bath Tub. The four students, each of whom did fieldwork or related coastal work over the summer, used Shortridge as their home base.

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Back to Shortridge Cohen-Kaplan and Cueli finish off their late supper at Shortridge. Shortridge was donated to Bates in the mid-1990s by John and Linda Shortridge, who had built a retirement home on the land. It has facilities for field research while also supporting other Bates activities. Each year, some 25 student groups, representing up to 400 students, use the center. The center sits on 79 acres of woodlands, wetlands, granite escarpments, and a glacially scoured pond.


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Starry starry night At night, “the Rock,” an outcropping behind Shortridge that looks out over Meetinghouse Pond, is a dark and spectacular place — a perfect spot to watch the night sky. n

WALK THIS WAY Eyes are on Bates as it travels a critical path to two new dorms repo rting and p h otog r aph y by dou g h u bley

When is the longest path between two points also the shortest path? Answer: when it’s the critical path. It sounds metaphysical. But the “critical path” concept is grounded in the facts-andfigures, nuts-and-bolts world of project management — including construction projects like the student residences abuilding on Campus Avenue. For this project, Bates and its partners, Ann Beha Architects and project construction firm Consigli Construction, are taking a critical path whose ultimate destination, this fall, will be two sleek new four-story residences sleeping 243 students. As we have recounted in a series of online Campus Construction Updates since March

2014, that metamorphosis has moved apace. We have seen familiar houses vanish, the land itself flatten out, structural steel reach for the sky, and walls of brick and glass transform the steel skeletons into a new streetscape. All a product of the critical path, not to mention the hard physical work of many people. So what is this thing called a critical path? How do you find it? When you’re on it, does someone follow along explaining what you’re doing wrong? Nope. Instead, it’s all about the schedule. Specifically, it’s about scheduling the component tasks of a project so as to get the most out of those precious resources, money and time. You start by asking, “What is each task? How long does it take?” explains Chris Streifel,

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the Bates project manager for the Campus Avenue work. And, crucially, “What are the relationships to the other tasks around it?” “Dependency” is a definitive concept here. Some tasks can’t start before others are finished. Some tasks can’t be finished before others are finished — you can paint walls while someone else builds other walls, but you can’t paint all the walls until all the walls are built. Some tasks are constrained by external factors. For instance, there would be an inherent conflict in closing off Campus Avenue to do utilities work on the same day new firstyear students arrive at Bates. “Subject to all those constraints,” Streifel says, “the critical path is the longest path that gets you through every activity.” It’s the longest path through your project because it ultimately accounts for all the tasks — although some may be temporarily shunted off the critical path, like a train on a siding, until the schedule puts them back onto the main line. And it has to be the shortest path because it’s designed to get the job done as fast as possible. “Is it on budget and is it on schedule? Those are the two most common and most important questions that we monitor as we manage a project,” Streifel said. “Because those are huge issues for the college.” Huge issues too for Consigli, whose work for Bates includes designing and managing the project schedule, as well as controlling costs. The critical path for a substantial building project, of course, is extensive and complex, involving dozens or hundreds of people, and countless tasks in myriad trades. Consigli’s team on campus includes five people who are more or less hands-on with scheduling, as well as support staff at the home office in Portland.


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It takes expertise like we can’t even imagine, and fancy software like Primavera P6, to wrangle it all. In creating the poetically titled Campus Construction Updates, we also follow a critical path. It consists of seven or eight tasks, broadly speaking, and doesn’t take too much wrangling, other than with the digital camera. The critical activities on the CCU path include regular rounds of photography; interviews with Streifel and others; and, of course, writing the update, getting it vetted and copyedited, posting it on the Bates website, and then taking a long nap. But the very first step on the critical path to a new CCU is both the simplest and most important. It takes us out the door of Bates Communications Plaza and over to the construction sites at 55 and 65 Campus Ave. In fact, it’s something we do every time we go near the sites: Take a good hard look at what’s happening, and question what we see. This ongoing scrutiny drives everything else that we do. What’s happening today, and what could it mean? What has changed? What hasn’t changed but was supposed to? And so on: Question: What is that guy riding that looks like a bumper car, and can we drive one? Answer: It’s called a ride-on trowel, it’s used to ensure that fresh concrete settles properly, and no, we can’t. Question: Why do the concrete guys have a cooler during the winter? Answer: That’s where they store core samples for offsite quality testing. Because the samples are proxies for the concrete used at the work site, the cooler keeps the samples’ temperature constant en route to the lab so they’ll cure at the same rate as the poured concrete.

Question: When you coat a building in bricks, why does it then look smaller even though it’s really larger? Answer: Pamela Johnson, associate professor of art and visual culture, helped with that one. Brick absorbs light instead of reflecting it, which makes the surface appear to recede, she explained. “But most important, perception of color is contextual. “The brick integrates the new dorms with the buildings across the street, so the new construction merges with old into one harmonious view.” Photography, of course, is not only a means of showing, but of looking. (We are still learning to shoot what appears in the viewfinder, rather than what we think we see, but that may be a task for the lifelong critical path.) Serving the needs of the camera is another way to experience the construction. For instance, what time of day has the best light for photographing the roof at No. 65? Answer: There is no good time. And there’s no good vantage point, either. In the service of the good hard look, an early task on CCU’s critical path was to obtain an 8-foot stepladder. That’s because an early task on Consigli’s critical path was to surround both construction sites with tall fabric-covered fences. We can’t jump high enough to take pictures over the fencing, hence the ladder, which you can see us lugging around on Campus Avenue once a week or so. And because the construction workers can see that we know how to use a ladder, it gives us some credibility. “Judging from the way he carries that ladder, I bet that guy can really handle a ride-on trowel!” Over the course of three Campus Construc-

tion Update series, we have learned to interpret visual clues. Late in 2013, hearing talk of new dorms, we knew right away why a drilling crew was taking soil core samples around the neighborhood (including the valet parking area at Bates Communications Plaza): Before you build, know the ground you’ll be building on. (To the extent that it can be known; read on.) Months later, knowing that several wooden houses on and near Campus Avenue would soon be razed, we went to pay our respects. We saw ghostly outlines left behind on the old paint whence the house numbers had vanished, salvaged by Facility Services. A Ness Oil Co. tanker pumped out leftover heating oil. A Bates pickup truck carted away valuable copper pipe recovered from a house. (Well, we hope it was a Bates pickup.) All rather poignant. Much more poignant, though, was watching a power shovel actually demolish those houses in August 2014. A chimney tumbling leisurely down, the weird intimacy of exposed wallpaper and fireplaces, the shocking ease with which sheltering walls and roofs can be shattered. But it made for some great video. Yes, it’s true what they say: Covering campus construction does desensitize a person. The ladder and our digital camera represent the frontiers of CCU technology, leaving us easily awed when we encounter really advanced gadgetry. Last June, touring 65 Campus — all raw steel and corrugated metal floor decking at that point — we were intrigued by a surveyor briskly moving from place to place to mark locations for utility installations. He carried a tall staff that could spray little paint circles in different colors — red for electrical, blue for potable water, etc. — onto

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the decking. We then learned that the hightech staff was talking electronically to a nearby gizmo called a “total station.” The total station, an update of the surveyor’s theodolite, uses infrared light, precision optics, and other occult processes to measure distances, angles, and so forth in three dimensions. Like a dog watching its owner, the total station rotated on its mount to follow the surveyor as it guided him in his mark-making. The station, in turn, was guided by a detailed three-dimensional digital model of the building that pinpoints the locations of all the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure. We bow down. A key concept in project management is “float.” There are different kinds of float, not including the ice-cream-and-Guinness variety; but in a broad sense, float refers to the amount of time a task can be delayed without causing subsequent delays. (More specifically, “free float” is the amount of delay tolerable between one task and the next task in line, and “total float” the amount of delay that won’t slow down the entire project.) So let’s say it takes four days to mash down the parking lot at 65 Campus Ave. with the vibratory roller, a big machine used to compact soil prior to paving. But it will be six days until the parking lot at 55 Campus Ave. is actually ready to be mashed. This gives you two days of float, during which you can send the paving guys out for ice cream and Guinness. None for us, though, thanks: Pondering the mathematical relationship between float and the critical path is mind-boggling enough. Part of project management is accounting for float — that is, the delays you can predict. Another part is coping with the delays you


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can’t predict. During the ridiculously hard Northeastern winter of 2014–15, the construction team discovered that, for reasons of geology likely never to be known, the technique used to stabilize the soil at the No. 65 site, which is underlaid with pockets of marine clay, was not doing the job. Affected was a pit along Central Avenue where the dormitory basement was supposed to go. Some 250 grout-and-stone Geopiers had already been sunk into the floor of the pit — but tests showed that even more support was needed. In the event, an additional 233 subterranean reinforcements, GeoConcrete columns that employ a different principle from the Geopiers, did the trick. But it cost precious time. “Every day that those Geopiers weren’t ready to receive the foundation as planned was a day that was potentially extending the life of the project,” Streifel says. That put the squeeze on Consigli, which is contractually obligated to finish its work by a certain date. “So Consigli’s charge was to look at how we could resequence the job,” Streifel says. “There’s usually going to be a trade-off” with such an adjustment, “or we would have done it that way to begin with. “So you might add cost, you might add complexity, add manpower. You’re going to find ways to shorten other activities on the critical path to make up that time.” And of course, he adds, “there are times, if you’ve got a stop-up at the wrong point, when there’s just nothing you can do.” Happily, this wasn’t one of those times. Instead, through measures that included shifting the foundation crews next door to No. 55 (so much for their ice cream and Guinness),

Consigli kept the Campus Avenue residence project on track. By the time you read this, the buildings should be fully encased in their glass and masonry shells; the landscapers should be watching the weather and sharpening their trowels; and the business of dividing space into rooms, installing fireplaces and kitchen islands, and running utilities should be advancing at a sizzle. Streifel predicts that construction would be essentially done by mid-July. But, he cautions with a laugh, “it won’t be like driving the last spike on the transcontinental railroad, where boom, it’s done.” Instead, on the festive day when Consigli reaches the end of its critical path for the Campus Avenue project, that occasion will give Streifel pleasure — but it will also be just one more milestone on the project’s critical path. Much will remain to do before the buildings can be opened for the new school year. There’s the College Store’s move from the basement of Chase Hall across the street to the ground floor of 65 Campus Ave, and Office Services’ relocation from Lane Hall. There’s furniture to situate, phones to connect, cleaning supplies to stock and custodians to train. And Streifel’s path, in turn, is just one leg of a larger facilities plan. Nos. 55 and 65 Campus are intended, in part, to provide “swing beds” — sort of a residential equivalent of float — that will free up for renovation other spaces, like certain wood-framed student residences that need more work than can be done during a summer. If you broaden the perspective even more — viewing the situation from a metaphorical 24foot stepladder, if you will — the new residences

also form the first phase of the Campus Life Project, a broad reinvention of Bates’ properties along Campus Avenue, notably Chase Hall, and the south side of campus. But in the meantime, as we teeter outside the construction fence on our measly 8-foot ladder with camera and notebook, we’re thinking not about the end of the Campus Avenue dorm construction (and of another Campus Construction Update series) but about the people swinging hammers and laying bricks. In other words, while big projects may be mere components of even bigger projects, big projects certainly are assemblages of smaller projects. Consigli’s path necessarily takes work in comprehensive chunks. Covering an entire wall with an attractive blue weatherproofing film, for instance, is a line item on its schedule. But, Streifel explains, “the subcontractor breaks that down into their own little critical path. That line item has multiple tasks in it, so you can really dive down into the minutiae and find more critical paths within that. “It’s always there.” Critical paths within critical paths, like celestial wheels within wheels? Like the Campus Avenue project itself, the concept is both inspiring and mind-bending, ruthlessly logical and essentially unknowable — although we do our best to keep you in the know. Perhaps life on a critical path is more metaphysical than we thought. n

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A SECRET Rail tracks lead to main gate of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

“I never told  this to anyone, not even to my wife,” he whispered. “It was me.” by judith magyar isaacson ‘ 6 5

JULY 1977: KAPOSVÁR, HUNGARY “Goodbye, Kaposvár, I may never see you again,” I sighed, as our train pulled out of the familiar railroad station. “We’ll unwind at the Balaton,” my daughter said reassuringly. I nodded and smiled, glad to have the chance to introduce her to the lake I had so often spoken about when she was a child. I had purchased second-class tickets on a fast train, a luxury for most Hungarians, and we found ourselves alone in the car, except for an old man dozing in a corner. Ilona would have preferred third class, despite its hard benches and crowded conditions, but I was so drained emotionally, she reluctantly agreed to my choice. “Too bad, we aren’t alone,” she consoled me now. “The old man won’t bother us,” I shrugged, glancing at his workman’s clothes and his telltale engineer’s cap pulled down over his ruddy face. “A retired railroad man riding free,” I explained, “certainly not the type to splurge on second-class fare.” Ilona soon sank deep into her book, oblivious to her surroundings, and I leaned back into my plush seat, relishing its luxury. Such a contrast to the cattle car, I thought with satisfaction, recalling our ride to Auschwitz in this direction. “I’ll be back,” I told Ilona. Stepping out into a sunlit corridor, I let my eyes stray over the ageless villages with their familiar station signs. I used to take this same route to vacation

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at Lake Balaton with my parents. The train would stop at each village, letting the farmers’ wives struggle up and down the tall iron steps, their wicker baskets overflowing with live poultry or fresh produce. Despite our present speed, I got a fair glimpse of the orchards, all carpeted with purple plums and rosy apricots. “Have all you want, kids,” the farmers used to wave, “they ain’t worth the picking.” Seas of golden wheat still swayed over the vast fields, dotted with the same brilliant flowers I used to gather as a child, white daisies, red poppies, and azure cornflowers — buzavirág, wheat flower in Hungarian. One of my father’s favorite folk songs came to mind, “Erik-a, hajlik-a buzavirág — Ripening, curtsying wheat flower” — and I grew unbearably nostalgic. Enough of this! I scolded myself, returning to my seat, but another folk song kept echoing in my mind, “Hullámzó Balaton tetején — Over the rippling Balaton.” We used to sing it fullthroated, if off key, as we paddled over the shimmering waves with my best friend, Ilona. The last time I stayed at the Balaton, I was a tall 15, dancing a super-fast csárdás with my father at an outdoor café. He looked so young and spry that someone took us for an engaged couple, to his delight. I mentioned this to my daughter on an impulse, adding that five years later my partner perished in a German concentration camp. He was only 45. Our elderly travel companion had been sleeping so soundly that I was quite taken aback when he suddenly addressed us in broken German. “Sorry,” he apologized, clearing his throat. “I couldn’t help but wonder what language you ladies’ve been speaking.” “English,” I told him, “we’ve come from America.” He seemed thrilled that I answered him in Hungarian, and leaning back into his upholstered seat, he asked with good-natured familiarity, “What brought you ladies to our country?” “I’ve been doing research at Kaposvár,” I told him. “Oh, Kaposvár,” he rallied, politely removing his cap to display a bald head, “I went to primary school there, at the Nunnery.” “I used to pass by your school every day,”


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I recalled. “It was on my way to the Girls’ Gimnázium. It’s turned coed by now, I understand. There’ve been many changes in Kaposvár, haven’t there? Whatever happened to the farmer’s market, just off Kossuth Square?” “It interfered with the traffic, so they moved it to the back of City Hall.” “How about the old mill? Do kids still swim at the pool?” “I suppose so,” he mused, “but my grandchildren prefer the Balaton, they can reach it by bicycle fast enough.” “I would have given my right arm to be so near.” “They’ve become used to it.” “I know just what you mean,” I nodded, “we in the state of Maine are surrounded by dozens of lakes, and my kids have always taken it for granted.” “Is the lovely young lady your daughter?” he pointed approvingly at Ilona. “She doesn’t understand us, does she?” “My children don’t speak any Hungarian,” I admitted, “except for the names of their favorite dishes.” “Is this your daughter’s first visit to your homeland?” “It is,” I nodded, “and my first trip back in 33 years. She came along to help me do research for my memoirs.” “Writing about your childhood?” “Partly,” I nodded, then unfamiliar with the Hungarian word for the Holocaust, I added, “and about Auschwitz.” “Auschwitz!” he groaned, horrified. “Were you taken from Kaposvár to Auschwitz?” Wordlessly, I nodded, and he tensed, shifting uneasily in his seat, then furrowed his brow and sat silent for several minutes. This conversation is over, I thought, relieved. But it wasn’t. “I never told this to anyone,” he whispered, “not even to my wife.” I waited tensely while he hesitated, clearing his throat, hem-and-hawing a little, before collapsing with a sigh. “It was me...,” he began, clenching his fists, then falling silent. “Yes...?” I responded, touched by his anguish. “It was me who drove you,” he blurted, choking up. “Oh, no!” I cried out.

“What’s the matter, Mom?” Ilona asked, alarmed. “Nothing,” I shook my head, and turning back to the old man, I eyed him accusingly: “Did you know what was inside those wagons?” He nodded without a word, hiding his face in his thick-veined hands. “Why did you do it, then?” “It was my route from Kaposvár to Fonyód, the same we’re taking now. It’s the way north, you see, toward the border.” Haunted by memories of our doomed cargo, I fell silent while he gazed out the window, averting his face from me. “Want to move to a different car, Mom?” Ilona suggested, but I felt too overwhelmed. “My house is along this route,” the old man mumbled as if to himself, “here it comes now.” I got a glimpse of a modest home half-hidden behind some trees. “Just me and the wife by now,” he sighed, turning back to me. “My kids were small at the time, playing in the yard as I drove by. They made me think of the children cooped up inside...I never felt so guilty in my life.” Face to face with a former Nazi collaborator, I posed a question that had been plaguing me for decades, “Couldn’t you have refused?” He thought this over before replying, “I figured, someone else would surely take my place, and my family would starve for nothing.” His answer should have been expected, but it shocked me just the same, and I did not know what to say. “I have these frightful nightmares,” he shuddered. “It’s me, inside the cattle cars. It’s my kids, going to the gas chambers...I guess that must be my punishment. Confession after confession for more than 30 years, but never any absolution.” He stared out the window for what seemed like a long time, his back bent, his neck rigid. Then, almost inaudibly, he turned to me in a whisper. “Could you forgive me?” “Forgive you?” I responded, recalling my family cooped up in the cattle car and little Marika, a budding piano virtuoso, who had been panting on my lap. How guilty was this man, this bald, hunched old man, for her death by gas at age 6? And how guilty were the thousands who had collaborated, some eagerly, others reluc-

tantly, and the millions who stood by? Just this past week, a former classmate had asked for my forgiveness for having been too scared to offer help. Of course, I had forgiven her, but where should one draw the line?” “If it were just for me,” I told our travel companion, “it might be easy. I survived, you see. But most everyone else perished. All the children were gassed on our arrival — did you know that?” “I did,” he murmured, hanging his head. Why should I be the one to forgive him? I fumed to myself. He has his priest. What about his family? “I’ve tried to tell my wife and kids,” he mumbled as if reading my mind, “but it was too horrid.” I nodded, without a word. As the train slowed down, I got my first glimpse of the Balaton, ageless, familiar. “If you are leaving it up to me,” I said, suddenly calm, “then do tell your kids, they might learn from it. Tell them that I have forgiven you, it may ease your mind.” “Bless you,” he rose, reaching for my hand. “I don’t know how to thank you.” And so on an impulse, I had forgiven the old man just as we reached Fonyód-on-theBalaton. Nearly 30 years have passed since then, 60 since he drove our cattle car toward Auschwitz. He must have aged since then, just as I have, he might have died, as I surely will. His memory no longer troubles me. A line from the Hungarian poet Endre Ady comes to mind from his “Prayer after the War”: Szeret kibékülni az ember, Mikor halni készül. We like to make peace, Before we die.

Reprinted with permission, this story is from the second memoir by the late Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65, Freut euch, ihr Lebenden, freut euch (All who live, rejoice, rejoice), which was published in Germany in 2010 with a translation by Gerda Neu-Sokol, Bates lecturer emerita.

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JUDITH MAGYAR ISAACSON ’65, LL.D. ’94 “To remember vividly, so that none can forget — to say the unspeakable, so that all can hear — takes a voice of courage, power, and eloquence. Your strengths, Judith Isaacson, touch the lives of not only your family and your colleagues, but those countless others who read in your personal and professional life the inextinguishable force of human worth. For preserving, for giving testimony, for helping us to understand, and for the encouragement of conviction, we stand in admiration and resolve.” — Citation for Isaacon’s honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Commencement 1994


“All who live, rejoice, rejoice” is the quote, from the Hungarian poet Endre Ady, that Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65 used to begin her award-winning memoir, Seed of Sarah. A triumphant survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Hessisch Lichtenau concentration camps, Isaacson died on Nov. 10, 2015. Her obituary is in this issue. In her memory, Isaacson’s family has established the Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65 Memorial Scholarship for students pursuing digital and computational studies and/ or mathematics. For more information, please contact Randolph Shaw, Associate Vice President for College Advancement, 207-786-8342, n



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1938 class secretary Marion Welsch Spear

1940 class secretary Leonard Clough Len Clough and Betty enjoy their retirement community in West Hartford, Conn. Both are blessed with good health, as well as trips to Texas for a family wedding, Virginia for a granddaughter’s college graduation, York Harbor, Maine, and a cruise to the Bahamas. Len has 19 great-grandchildren....Charles Parker and Lorraine are in good health and hanging in there at Heatherwood on Cape Cod. “Our three married children and our three married grandchildren are comfortably established. The youngest two are in their senior years in college and doing well. Our retirement home in Harwich continues to be summer-rented awaiting our children’s retirement.”...Earle Zeigler reports he is “sliding down the backside of the hill. Aging slowly, but my lower back is a real problem! However, I have been so fortunate in so many ways. Don’t know if I have another book in me for 2016. My 2015 book is titled Physical Activity: The American Dilemma.”

1941 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class president Edward Raftery


Stella Clifford Gray moved into assisted living in Newcastle. She loves her new view of the Damariscotta River and is often reminded of her upcoming 75th Reunion by her granddaughter.

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Reunion 2017, June 9–11

1943 Reunion 2018, June 8–10

1944 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class president Dick Keach

1945 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class co-secretaries Carleton Finch Arline Sinclair Finch


wonder, airline travel for one over 90 is no picnic, but United provided “special services” at no cost other than tips....Jane Parsons Norris is thankful she can still live in her home, drive locally, and enjoy family nearby. She enjoys being involved in one investment committee. “As the president of the Class of 1946, I think all of us are in the 90-plus category. We have much to be grateful for.”... Roula Petropulos Kottaridis is grateful she can still live in her home and drive short distances. She enjoys life and is glad she no longer needs to hurry....Helen Pratt Clarkson was delighted to have Gerry Nickerson Coombs share in her 90th birthday celebration at Helen’s home in Freeport. Gerry is a very active citizen of Bath....Sadly, Donald Richter died Jan. 25, 2016. The class extends condolences to his family, including wife Jane “Penny” Frances Gumpright ’46. His obituary will appear in the Fall issue of Bates Magazine....Alden and Sylvia Gray Sears ’45 keep busy in Bethlehem, Pa. He continues to attend events and activities at Moravian College. They enjoy family and friends, including Bates friends, at their summer home on a New Hampshire lake.... Dorothy Strout Cole enjoys a low-key life. She and family members spent a few months in Maine last summer....Muriel Ulrich Weeks is very happy in a residential facility for retired people....Last year, Sarah Macfarlane Wilbur published her memoir From There to Here: My Journey from Constantinople to Fayetteville N.Y. Told in large part through letters and diaries often going back several generations, she tells the story of her three parents and what motivated each of them to become missionaries to Turkey in the 1920s.


Reunion 2016, June 10–12

Reunion 2017, June 9–11

class secretary Helen Pratt Clarkson

class secretary Jean Labagh Kiskaddon

class president Jane Parsons Norris

class president Vesta Starrett Smith

Barbara Hall Coffin still has her lobster license but ventures out with a son-in-law rather than alone. She welcomed one more great-grandson. By tradition, she attended the Bates-Bowdoin football game and cheered Bates on to victory....Gracie Hall Stone enjoys receiving mail at Clover Manor, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn ME 04210....Mary Hoyt Jewett is happily settled in her daughter’s home in Rhode Island. She’s enjoying her life memories as she writes her autobiography....Bert Knight celebrated his 91st birthday and Thanksgiving in Austin, Texas with cousins. He enjoyed a tour of the Austin City Limits recording studio and theater and an excellent production of Streetcar Named Desire. In case you

Jean Labagh Kiskaddon had a Christmas reunion in New York with seven members of her large family from the island of Lifou in New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands. “We discovered one another a few years ago and I visited there in 2010. My great-great-grandfather is our common ancestor.”... Vesta Starrett Smith enjoyed two weeks in gorgeous Sicily with good company. She cooked up a storm for Thanksgiving.

1948 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class secretary Roberta Sweetser McKinnell 33 Red Gateane Cohasset MA 02025

class president Vivienne Sikora Gilroy

1949 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class secretary Carol Jenkinson Johnson class president Nelson “Bud” Horne

Shirley Mann Nelson ’49 says, “Letters go out to President Obama when I think he needs to hear from me! He always replies!” Rachel Eastman Feeley plays church services and has a handful of piano students. “I can’t think of anything I’d rather do than be immersed in music!”...Jim Facos’ 1972 WWII air war novel, The Silver Lady, is again in print. Charlie Plotkin highly recommends it....Mary Gibbs Woodcock says her horizons are pretty limited but Dick ’48, children, and grandchildren all make what is available more interesting and enjoyable....Shirley Mann Nelson says, “Letters go out to President Obama when I think he needs to hear from me! He always replies!”...Sue McBride Schulze keeps close ties with Bates. Daughter Susan Schulze Kozik ’79 completed her term as a trustee, and granddaughter Elizabeth Schulze ’13 is a recent grad.

1950 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class president Wes Bonney The class wishes to extend appreciation to Lois Keniston Penney for her years of service as class secretary. Lois says she found “great joy” in receiving and preparing class news. “I can truly say it has been a rewarding service rendered for all my classmates and my much-loved alma mater.” As beneficiaries of your work, we say, “Thank you!”...Wes Bonney’s recovery from a detached retina — “no driving, a week with my face parallel to the ground, difficulty reading with my one eye, and no strenuous exertion or exercise for 30 days” — was met with “good news. I was told my eyesight had recovered to the point I met the sight standards for the Maine Department of Motor Vehicles and I could legally resume driving if I wished. Isn’t modern medicine wonderful?”...Avon Cheel Oakes teaches painting at her community center....

class president John Myers

Bill Rust ’52 went to Antarctica to mingle with the penguins, figuring if “I keep moving they can’t bury me.”

1954 Reunion 2019, June 7–9



In Kenwick, Wash., Ginger Buhl Vetrano and Jim ’51 moved to a retirement village. They still “join the outside world” and keep up


class president Marion Shatts Whitaker


class secretary Jonas Klein

Webster Brockelman visited Bob Crandall ’51, who is in assisted living in New Hampshire, and talks periodically with John Duffett in Georgia....The Providence Journal published a feature story on the Kinney Azalea Gardens, managed by Elizabeth Kinney Faella and her husband, Tony. The author shared the history of how the gardens, established in 1956, came to be

class secretary Marilyn Coffin Brown

David Bennett still works with Gideons International, the Torrington Historical Society, and his church....Ron Clayton and Dotty Morris ’52 enjoyed a Rhode Island get-together with John Myers, ’52, Marilyn Coffin Brown ’52, Flo Prince ’52, Eleanor Wolfe Watt ’52, and Lynn Carlson Leys ’52....Cynthia Eaves Hamilton says it’s interesting and even informative living in New Hampshire with all the politicians wandering through....Sadly, Esther Hammond Cooper lost her husband, Stuart, of 63 years. She visits Bates occasionally to hear her niece play French horn with the college orchestra....Ginnie LaFauci Toner and Don ’54 visited Grace Ellinwood Wilson and Bob in Fort Myers, Fla....Emmett Morton says he and Wanda can’t afford not to spend summers in Vermont because the Stowe Tennis Club has no annual fee once you reach 80.


1952 Reunion 2017, June 9–11

class co-presidents Virginia LaFauci Toner Richard F. Coughlin


class co-presidents Bill Dill Jean McLeod Dill

class secretary Ronald Clayton


class secretary Dorothy Webb Quimby

1953 Reunion 2018, June 8–10


1951 Reunion 2016, June 10–12

and the many ways locals use and enjoy the gardens. Spanning five acres in South Kingstown, R.I., this beautiful attraction features a Moongate that, legend has it, brings good luck to all couples that walk underneath.... Charlotte Meyer Martin is busy with volunteer work and traveling....Jack O’Brien and Nard ’53 are dealing with several ailments, especially her MS, but attended their first grandchild’s wedding....Ruth Parr Faulkner and Lee ’51 continue to work on their bucket list of travels....Dotty Pierce Morris and Ron Clayton ’53 enjoyed dinner with Nate and Harriet Howell Boone.... Bill Rust went to Antarctica to mingle with the penguins. “I figure if I keep moving they can’t bury me.”...Mal Shaylor Mullen is a busy lady, teaching bridge, playing mahjong, and active with a bell ringing group....Marshall Solomon is in touch with Paul Balise, Dick Bellows, and Norm Hammer.

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Frankie Curry Kerr and George attended a small gathering of Bates people in Charlotte, N.C. “I am still proud and grateful for the four years we spent together at Bates.”...Phyllis Day Danforth uses a walker, “but I can still get meals and do dishes!” She and sister Carolyn Chase ’53 often reminisce about their college years....Gladys Bovino Dunn ’51 shared an update on Bob, whose Parkinson’s continues. “Though he doesn’t recognize people any more, he often comes out with ‘one liners’ that are on target. His caregiver from Ghana is still with us after a year and a half, and he is young, active, a computer whiz, and takes good care of Bob. It is so good to have him at home, and I hope that continues. Everything is one day at a time.”...Marjorie Dwelley Reid loved Reunion, calling it a wonderful event.... Jeanne Pieroway Piccirillo is coping with the death of her husband of 62 years. Granddaughter Lauren ’15 graduated from Bates....In Texas, David Turell attended a horse show in support of breast cancer research. “Susan designed a very large bra and stuffed it with Hershey Kisses, and I then went about “tossing kisses for breast cancer research. Final result was a $300 first prize!”

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with many old pastimes....Glenn and Lois Johnson Carson return annually to their second home in the Netherlands where son Peter manages the business Glenn founded. Family joined them to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Ties to Bates run deep through daughters Beth ’81 and Julie ’85 and granddaughter Emma Russell ’18.... Sadly, C.C. “Bud” DiMaria died Nov. 29, 2015. The class extends condolences to his family, including brother Ernie ’51....Still whacking away on the squash court in Williamstown, Mass., Bob Greenberg keeps testing his rebuilt knees. Bob and Pat Tobey Greenberg ’57 summer in South Bristol, Maine. Along with a gang of 1954–57 Batesies, they trekked to Lewiston en masse for a fun day at the ever-popular Blue Goose. Bob reports they found the same yesteryear atmosphere....From Chatham, Mass., Tom Halliday writes he’s still practicing medicine, taking care of nursing home and rehab patients....Don Hamilton and Ginnie LaFauci Toner ’53 traveled to Atlanta for the graduation of Ginnie and Neil Toner’s granddaughter, the daughter of Wes Toner ’86, and then to Philadelphia and the family of Don’s son Eric Hamilton ’86....Sadly, Bob Keelan’s wife Marty Schoman Keelan ’53 reports that Bob died Jan. 19, 2014 from Alzheimer’s after a 13-year struggle....Writing that it’s been 21 years since the death of her husband Tony Kugeman, our first and longtime class president, Pat knows he “would have been so happy to see his sons well situated in their lives and to get to know his four granddaughters.” One son is Tom Kugeman III ’89, who has published two books and several short stories....Bill and Carolann McKesson Laird are happy in an independent-living community in Tennessee. She now has wheelchair assistance, with Bill as pusher, and enjoys her quilting guild meetings. He is a Rotarian, volunteers at a botanical garden, and sings in the choir....Angela LeBlanc writes of managing to cope with Art’s dementia. “After 56 years of marriage, I am able to decipher his language patterns and we get along fine. The moments of lucidity are like music to my ears.”...Our condolences to Nancy Leland Towne, who lost her husband Chet (Bowdoin ’55). Now, after 59 years of marriage, she’s busy with church activities and volunteering for the needy, with three great-grandchildren to enjoy....On New York’s Long Island, Warren Macek is well and retired from a career in research engineering where he conceived, designed, and built the first ring laser now used in most naval and aircraft ordinance systems. He teaches computers and volunteers....Bruce McIntyre finds it easy to write about his nine grandchildren....


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Ralph McLean enjoys serving as a Civil War guide and lecturer, a colonial home historian, and a food pantry volunteer....Our prexy, Marion Shatts Whitaker, and Pete ’53 celebrated their 61st anniversary with a trip to Hawaii’s big island where Pete fulfilled a lifelong dream to interact with dolphins. “The trainer said she had never seen the young female respond to a stranger in such a friendly way.” Marion, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, pondered if she should feel threatened!...Betty Sherman Wildes and Glenn are happily living at OceanView at Falmouth along with a dozen former Bobcats including Jonas Klein....Char Wilcox Weiler endured illness and a long recovery and was finally able to travel East for a family wedding and visit with grandson Kevin ’05 and his wife Sarah ’04....With his wife Mickey, Tom Whitney enjoys life in the uppermost western corner of the lower 48.... Last but never least, Lynn and Bev Hayne Willsey ’55 happily attended her 50th Reunion.

1955 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class president Beverly Hayne Willsey Adrienne Adams Wright and Dave ’54 celebrated their 60th anniversary....Stan Barwise volunteers at the animal shelter in Kennebunk....Don Gochberg and Joan were delighted to meet up with his Bates roommate Roger TannerThies and Nancy.... Carolyn Gove Bennett stayed with Bates roommate Sally Perkins Poland before and after Reunion....Bob and Marlene Haskell Hefferman welcomed their first great-grandchild, Eleanor “Nellie” Mei-Suan Ooi. She is the first grandchild for daughter Elizabeth ’80 and sonin-law Boon Ooi ’80....John and Ann Akehurst Hodgkinson ’57 enjoy golf course living in North Carolina’s Piedmont region.... The AARP Foundation named Hal Hunter one of the five 2014 winners of the Hunger Hero All Star Contest, part of the AARP’s effort to raise awareness about senior hunger and what people are doing to address it. A resident of rural Rappahannock County, Virginia, Hal is known as “a force of nature” in the county for his efforts to establish a food pantry and help seniors in many other ways....Now retired, Janet Lockwood Johnson is busier than ever with concerns regarding displaced persons around the world....Dick and Helen Anderson Prothero are happy daughter Laurie ’82 and her husband bought a summer home near them....Bob and Marion Buschmann True had a great day with Jerry Dubrow and Rachel.



Reunion 2016, June 10–12

Reunion 2018, June 8–10

class secretary Frederic Huber

class secretary Marilyn Miller Gildea

class co-presidents Alice Brooke Gollnick Gail Molander Goddard

class president John Lovejoy PO Box 158 Wilbraham, MA 01095

Jack Merrill had a delightful lunch with Rick Hilliard.... Nancy Miller Cyr-Larson enjoys travel, duplicate bridge, Bible study, and three theaters....Elise Reichert Stiles and Phil saw granddaughter Christina Stiles ’15 graduate from Bates....Mary Lee Rogers Barnard is happy to have Pris Hatch Stred ’55 as a friend and neighbor at Granite Hill Estates in Augusta.... Franklin Smith and his wife exchanged a nice luncheon visit with Jill Farr Davis and John.... Ruth Stockinger Miller and Ros celebrated their 60th anniversary....Hand surgeon Kirk Watson writes, “Being inept at anything else, I’m still operating four days a week, but 10-hour days wear me out.”

1957 Reunion 2017, June 9–11 class co-secretaries Wilma Gero Clapham Margaret Leask Olney

Dottie Hutch, now in Piedmont, Calif., close to family, was called as minister of parish visitation to the Piedmont Community Church. “So I still continue to work, make new friends, and keep active. Have talked with Cynthia Horton Cooke several times, and we went for a walk in the Sierra where we saw the mountains free of snow ... unheard of!”...Marilyn Miller Gildea writes, “The best part of living in the Bay Area (instead of at Lake Tahoe) is being able to read to and play with my 2and 4-year-old grandkids every week.”...In Tinmouth, Vt., Jo Trogler Reynolds and Grant ’57 enjoy lots of music, theater, science pubs, birthdays with family, and volunteering. He’s chairman of the school board. She enjoys being part of the local Handbell Ensemble and a group that brings concerts to town.... Nancy Wickens and Al live in Mebane, N.C., close to son David and his family.

1959 Reunion 2019, June 7–9

class co-presidents Judith Kent Patkin Richard H. Pierce

class co-secretaries Jack DeGange Mary Ann Houston Hermance

A class mini-reunion in Norwich, Vt., drew: Doug Campbell, Wilma Gero Clapham, Margot Turitz Elkin and Jesse, Don Flagg and Jean, Bob Harlow and Caroline, Nan Henson Hey, Elvin Kaplan and Lee, Chip Peterson Miles and Art, Dudley Moses, Judy Kent Patkin and Bert, Dick Pierce, Grant and Jo Trogler Reynolds ’58, Bill and Edie Wallace Ryall, Charlie Sanborn and Wendy, Judy Larkin Sherman and John, Sidney Staudenmayer Treyz, Pepi Prince Upton, Judy Root Wilcox, Bob and Judie Roberts Williams ’60, Fran Hess Zepp and Jim.... Retired UCC ministers and historians William Moore and Jane Ann Moore published the book Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy (Univ. of Illinois Press), a look at how the fruitful relationship between Lincoln and an abolitionist minister helped end slavery. They are the co-directors of the Lovejoy Society of the Prairie Assn. of the UCC in Princeton, Ill., which promotes the study of Betsey, Elijah, and Owen Lovejoy.

class co-presidents Barbara Van Duzer Babin Christian O. Miller

Calvin Wilson ’59 is proud of stepson Ben Chin ’07 and his Lewiston mayoral campaign. Although he lost, “Benjamin’s recurring theme was one of unifying Lewiston.” With her oldest granddaughter starting to look at colleges, Reggie Abbiati Lucas and daughter Jennifer ’96 planned a trip to Lewiston this spring....Vicky Daniels Aberhart and John celebrated their 25th anniversary with a river cruise in France.... David Danielson and Deborah designed and built a zero-net-energy triplex, less than a year from start to finish, doing a fair share of the work themselves. They

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also welcomed twin grandsons.... Ross Deacon reached a golf milestone, shooting his age for the 50th time....Jack DeGange and John ’91 took a memorable father-son trip to London, Paris, and Normandy....Dwight Haynes and his wife moved into Havenwood-Heritage Heights, a continuing care retirement center in Concord....Mary Ann Houston Hermance again participated in Music Camp at Craigville Conference on the Cape, a source of great joy for many years....Dave Lowry and Margie are very active in their planned community.... Chris Miller travels widely and plays pickleball regularly.... Walt Neff is active in SCORE, mentoring folks trying to start their own small businesses. “Dick Krause ’60 joined our association a couple of years ago and it’s been fun reminiscing with him about our days on the ski team and JV baseball.”...Don Reese “finally found out what I’m good at — messing about full time. Delight (Harmon ’61) decided that eight crashes in ultralight aircraft were enough for this cat.”...Barbara Smith McIntosh and Ken enjoy being back in Idaho Falls with old friends and activities....Though “fully” retired from the Univ. of Connecticut Health Center, Jay Tanzer prepares a couple guest lectures per year, reviews a few papers, and most important, has lunch with pals in the cafeteria.... Calvin Wilson is proud of stepson Benjamin Wah Chin ’07 and his campaign for mayor of Lewiston. Although he lost in the runoff, “Benjamin’s recurring theme was one of unifying Lewiston, and his vision was one of realizing opportunities for every resident of Lewiston to come within reach of the American dream.”

1960 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class secretary Louise Hjelm Davidson class president Dean Skelley Rae Adams Burke is doing fine in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her daughter Jessica and her two autistic sons live with her....Chris Bird writes, “If anyone goes to Skinny Legs Restaurant in Coral Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands, look for our Bates towel.” He left it there over a year ago, and when he returned, “I was happy to find it tacked to the rafters with other similar banners from various institutions.”...David Easton was honored to be the officiant at the wedding of daughter Beth.... Louise Hjelm Davidson keeps busy with Presbyterian Women from a triennial gathering to responsibilities in the presbytery and her church....Jackie Hughes Cote is busy serving on two executive boards and with her crafts....Dick Krause counsels

small businesses for SCORE. He’s proud that son Doug ’99, a marine biologist for NOAA, was featured in a National Geographic video on fur seals....Scholar Sarah Rubin Blanshei gave a paper on torture and brutality in late medieval criminal justice at the American Historical Assn.’s meeting....Pete Skelley is now director of a third lab in Houston....Robert Solomon and Karen travel widely.... Nan Stewart Kipperman and Dick decided they had time for at least one more adventure, so they moved to Fairfield Glade in Crossville, Tenn., where her sister and husband live....Linda Swanson Bradley is president of the local Life-Long Learning Institute. She enjoyed a visit with Jackie Hughes Cote in Florida....Jim Wylie works 24/7 on his concussion diagnostic business, BioDirection, and he expects to launch its first product in late 2016....Jerry Zaltman, an American Marketing Assn. Fellow, received the prestigious 2015 Sheth Medal for enduring and transformational contributions to marketing scholarship and practice.

1961 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class secretary Gretchen Shorter Davis class co-presidents Mary Morton Cowan Dick Watkins \\376\\377 \\013 Alden Blake and Carol-Ann moved to a continuing care community, Havenwood-Heritage Heights, in Concord, N.H., affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The move from a log cabin deep in the woods of Bethlehem into the busy state capital was quite an adjustment....Candace Oviatt, a professor of oceanography at the Univ. of Rhode Island, received the 2015 Bostwick H. Ketchum Award from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The award is given to a scientist who demonstrates an innovative approach to coastal research, provides leadership in the scientific community, and makes a link between coastal research and societal issues. Candy is a wellrespected expert in the study of coastal ecosystems whose work spans nearly five decades. Her research has also been instrumental in advancing water pollution controls and protective measures for coastal waters in Rhode Island. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award earlier in 2015 from Save the Bay, a nonprofit focused on protecting Narragansett Bay.... Nadine Parker enjoyed a driving tour of Germany, Austria, and Alsace, visiting the area where her grandfather and great-grandfather were born. She enjoys tennis and the violin at home in Nashua, N.H.\\376\\377 \\013


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Greetings from the Sons When Candace Oviatt ’61 received a leadership and achievement award from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute last year, she wasn’t able to meet the award’s namesake, renowned oceanographer Bostwick “Buck” Ketchum, who died in 1982. Instead, she was greeted by two men who delivered both Bates fellowship plus family greetings from the Ketchum clan: his sons, Paul ’64 (left) and Carl ’62. “I knew them both at Bates,” Oviatt says, “Paul especially well because we were both Outing Club enthusiasts.” Oviatt’s classmate Paola Mangiacapra was also there, and took this picture of the meetup. The Ketchum award honors a scientist who demonstrates an “innovative approach to coastal research, provides leadership in the scientific community, and makes a link between coastal research and societal issues.” Oviatt is a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who studies how metabolism, phytoplankton, and respiration contribute to hypoxia, or low oxygen, and her fieldwork has focused on Narragansett Bay. The Ketchum brothers both earned doctorates, as did their sister, Sara Ann Ketchum. Paul is a retired microbiologist who taught at Oakland University and now lives in Falmouth, Mass. Carl is a physical oceanographer who taught oceanography, math, and physics at College of the Atlantic, retired from the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City, and now lives in Larchmont, N.Y.

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takeaway: Kel House ’66

1962 Reunion 2017, June 9–11 class secretary Cynthia Kalber Nordstrom


class president Edmund J. Wilson ed-wilson@kellogg.northwestern. edu

media outlet: The Weekly Packet


Insulating foam-based panels replace timber framing


July 23, 2015

takeaway: You can build a house from insulation “You want to have a warm envelope,” Kel House ’66 tells reporter Anne Berleant of The Weekly Packet. He’s talking about home insulation, specifically the “structural insulated panels,” or SIPs, that he used in building his Brooksville, Maine, home. The solid panels have a high R-factor for insulation and are twice as strong as wood, with a load-bearing capacity that, when used for a roof or ceiling, can support a second story — or four feet of heavy snow. In House’s case, his home features seven dormer windows and a second-floor deck atop a first-floor sunroom, and it uses SIPs, which can be cut to any shape an architectural design demands, for walls, floors, and ceilings. House’s company, House & Sun Inc., has supplied panels cut to a specific size and R-factor for commercial and residential buildings all across Maine.

Cindy Kalber Nordstrom ’62 met Sylvia (Woodaman) ’63 and Lee Pollock ’64 on a plane this way: Cindy was putting away a Bates ID holder when her seatmates arrived and the woman said, “Bates! We went to Bates!” Scottie Doscher Payne had a fabulous trip to Paris and a Rhone River cruise with daughter Samantha ’90 and family. Scottie and Jan Carroll Moreshead, roommates all four years at Bates, vowed not long ago to write each other every month and have kept up....Ericka Hanlouser Kleim sees her two sons and grandchildren who live nearby....Rae Harper Garcelon traveled to India and Nepal. She flew close to Mount Everest in a small plane, less than a month before the destruction caused by the massive earthquake....Cindy Kalber Nordstrom traveled to Colorado to visit son Keith ’93 and family. “In airports I use the ‘Bates and You’ ID wallet we received at a Reunion years ago. I was about to put it back into my bag when my seatmates arrived and the woman said, ‘Bates, we went to Bates!’ Once settled we introduced ourselves and a mini-reunion began. My seatmates were Sylvia (Woodaman) ’63 and her husband Lee Pollock ’64!”...Carol Smith moved to a senior residence in downtown Boulder, Colo., near two of her kids and their families....Al Squitieri and Harriet celebrated their 50th anniversary....Ed Wilson and Jean spent a wonderful two weeks touring Sicily.

1963 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class secretary Natalie Shober Moir class president Bill Holt Ed Rucci hosted the annual Rucci Senior Golf Outing last summer in Weekapaug, R.I. Golfers included John Curtiss, Bill Farrington ’66,


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Thom Freeman, Web Harrison, Al Marden, Monty Woolson, and Howie Vandersea. The Rucci Open is a Class of ’63 tradition that began several years ago as a tribute to the late Paul Castolene. It begins with a toast to Paul’s life....Elvis and John Farr, while at their condo in Pass Christian, Miss., attended a week-long party for old-car buffs. John went back in time and found a ’55 Chevy, the car he learned to drive in.... Bill Holt is busy bottling wine, following a prosperous harvest from his vineyard in Cape Elizabeth. He and Jean Cushman Holt ’62 celebrated their 50th anniversary. They plan to sell their house and build a new one next to the vineyard....Marti and Butch Sampson traveled to the UK. He’s still the oldest student at Pensacola (Fla.) Christian College, majoring in flugelhorn....Natalie Shober Moir attended an international scientific conference in Kobe, Japan. She joined scientists from the North Pacific Rim nations to discuss oceanography, ecology, and fisheries biology related to the five species of salmon in the Pacific. She’s editing the proceedings for publication this summer by a fisheries commission in Vancouver.

1964 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class secretary-treasurer John Meyn class president Gretchen Ziegler John Meyn “fulfilled a bucket-list item when I woke up from a heart operation which successfully resealed a valve.” His recovery time goes well into 2016....Jon Olsen’s book Liberate Hawai’i! “has had what I might call trickle sales, but the YouTube video of nine minutes has had over 1,100 views.”...Bill Young used to travel to Delaware on summer weekends to enjoy the beach resort of Rehoboth Beach. “Now that we live here we don’t go. Too many tourists!”...Gretchen Ziegler visited Peggy Root Raybeck on a trip to Alaska.

1965 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class secretary Evelyn “Evie” Horton class president Joyce Mantyla Nick Basbanes received a Public Scholar Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support his work in progress for Alfred A. Knopf, a dual biography of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his wife Fanny. Meanwhile, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M announced the acquisition of Nick’s professional

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archive in an agreement that includes a donation of 5,000 books. The material will support a university program on the history of the book and bookmaking. Nick will lecture there periodically.... Newt Clark and Pat Lord Clark ’67 plan on more time with their four grandchildren in 2016 and perhaps some travel. Newt plans on attending, with Dickie Kelsey ’66, Dickie’s 50th Reunion this June, and Pat looks forward to her 50th in 2017. “So I’ll get to attend three Bates 50th Reunions in a row, sort of like the old, and much loved, Robinson Reunion Plan,” Newt says....Since Tom Day retired, the Mercury News in San Jose, Calif., has published 30 of his letters to the editor and The Wall Street Journal, 3....Peter d’Errico reports that the major broadband project he spearheaded the last four years for Leverett, Mass., is up and running. “A huge load off my back and a big benefit for the community.”...Bill Gosling and Jean welcomed their first grandchild, Carter William Gosling. They also celebrated their 42nd anniversary....Joyce Mantyla travels widely, recently to Eastern Europe and the French and Italian Rivieras....\\376\\377 \\013Karin Mueller McElvein feels fortunate to have a wonderful support system since her husband passed away. Her two children and four grandchidren are close....First published in London in 1974, Peter Reich’s A Book of Dreams was released in hard cover this past year. A remarkable book, then and now, it tells the story of Peter’s relationship with his father, acclaimed yet persecuted Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, and the mysterious experiences they shared. The book inspired Kate Bush to write her hit 1985 song “Cloudbusting,” which draws from the elder Reich’s work with a rainmaking device called a “cloudbuster,” which, according to a contemporaneous account in the Bangor Daily News, did make it rain on a very dry blueberry crop in northern Maine in 1953.

1966 Reunion 2016, June 9–12 class president Alexander Wood Joe Matzkin has been appointed counsel at the law firm Partridge Snow & Hahn in its Boston office. He’s a former Bates trustee.... Alex Wood received a Bates’ Best award as a dedicated volunteer for the college. “Your work on the Alumni Council has proved the depths of your readiness to help other Bates alumni and current students succeed,” his citation reads. “The number of times you have gone above and beyond to aid students and Boston-area alumni with their job search — often personally referring them to organizations and businesses that may be interested in hiring — is exceptional.... Alex, for your

deep affection for Bates, your service on the Alumni Council, and your willingness to help students and alumni, you are one of Bates’ best.”

1967 Reunion 2017 June 9–11 class secretary Alexandra Baker Lyman class co-presidents Keith C. Harvie Pamela Johnson Reynolds

1968 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class secretary Rick Melpignano class president Richard J. Gelles

When Henry Seigel ’68 and Michael Carr got married in 2014, guests included nearly all the Brits whom Henry befriended during his junior year abroad at Leeds Univ. Howie Alexander was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame as a Division III player. He graduated as Bates’ all-time leading scorer. Former men’s head coach George Wigton (1966–86) was inducted as an icon, on top of his 2009 induction as a coach....Richard Alexander retired after 40 wonderful years of primary care internal medicine as well as being medical director. His daughter practices medicine, and his son is a software engineer. He also has two grandchildren. Dick and Ellen live in Marblehead, Mass., and enjoy lots of travel....Susanne Driscoll Ziskis retired after 22 years as a consultant/coach for those experiencing job loss. She and Les sold their second home in Kennebunkport, their last “official” link to Maine. Since then, they’ve enjoyed a trip to Alaska, visits with friends, and multiple visits with their son and daughter-in-law in Austin, Texas, who blessed them with a granddaughter....Richard Gelles completed 13 years as dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the Univ. of Pennsylvania and has been writing and traveling with wife Judy, an artist. Son Jason is head writer for The Ellen Show, and son David is the supervising producer for CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Between them they have won 16 Emmys. Rich and

Judy have two grandchildren.... Rick Melpignano continues to take piano lessons and performs in a recital once a year in Natick and Boston. He also enjoys designing and building furniture. He recently welcomed into the world his great-niece Carleigh.... Dave Riese retired in 2012 from Massachusetts Financial Services and began a new career as a writer, publishing a novel, Echo from Mount Royal, in 2015. Set in Montreal in 1951, it tells the story of a young working-class woman and her courtship with a wealthy man. Dave and Susan have four grandchildren....Henry Seigel and Michael Carr were married Nov. 2, 2014, at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia, the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the U.S., by the senior rabbi, William Kuhn, and Henry’s cousin, Rabbi Ben Romer, and Cantor Erin Frankel. Guests attended from all over the U.S. and Europe, including virtually all the Brits whom Henry befriended during his junior year abroad at Leeds Univ. “With the court ruling striking down the constitutional amendment in Pennsylvania banning same-sex marriages, 32 years of devotion and togetherness were legally and religiously consummated,” Henry reports.... Lou Weinstein lives in Charleston, S.C., in a circa 1835 restored home that is on the Historic Charleston Foundation spring home tours. He’s very involved with the American Medical Assn. as an elected officer at large for the Senior Physician Section and continues as a volunteer physician for the Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic.

1969 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class secretary Bonnie Groves class president Richard Brogadir

1970 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class co-secretaries Stephanie Leonard Bennett Betsey Brown class president Steve Andrick Betsey Brown received a Bates’ Best award as a dedicated volunteer for the college. Her citation reads: “In addition to being an avid and highly successful fundraiser for Bates — spending hours calling and chatting with classmates and thanking donors with personal handwritten notes — you also helped plan the social programming for the Class of 1970’s many Reunions. You have been an Alumni in Admission

Volunteer since 2003 and a BCDC Career Adviser since 2007. What’s more, you steadfastly solicit news from classmates and help publish the class letter. Betsey, for everything you do in service to Bates and the Class of 1970, you are one of Bates’ best.”

1971 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class secretary Suzanne Woods Kelley Bob Broudo, headmaster of Landmark School in Beverly, Mass., since 1990, was named 2015 Beverly Citizen of the Year by the Police Department and the Community Advisory Committee. He’s one of the founding faculty of the school, which works with students in grades 2–12 who are dyslexic or have other language-based learning disabilities.

1972 Reunion 2017, June 9–11 class secretary Steven H. Mortimer class president Wayne V. Loosigian

1973 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class secretary Kaylee Masury class president Tom Carey With both daughters settled in graduate school, Joe Burke and Rowena put on their traveling shoes starting with Havana, followed by Paris, Morocco, Indochina, and the foothills of the Himalayas (arriving in Nepal four hours before Kathmandu’s earthquake), with Peru, Buenos Aires, Uruguay, and southern Africa to follow. Still working, when in town, Joe nonetheless found time to walk and carry over 70 rounds last year....Joe Willett received the Helen A. Papaioanou ’49 Distinguished Alumni Service Award, which celebrates service to Bates that is distinguished in both quantity and quality. Joe has brought honor to the college through his achievements in international finance with Merrill Lynch, his transformational philanthropy, and his devoted service to his alma mater. Sharing his wisdom, business acumen, and leadership skills with the college, he became a Bates trustee and co-chaired the $120 million campaign Endowing Our Values. From 1997 to 1999, he was national chair of the Bates Fund. In 2001, he and his wife, Janice, established an endowed economics professorship at Bates in honor of Thomas Sowell. He

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Susan Dumais ’75 signs a 235-year-old membership book during her induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

‘I’d Like to Thank...’ For Susan Dumais ’75, induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences last fall places her smack dab among the country’s greatest minds. In fact, the academy’s members include more than 200 Nobel Prize laureates and 100 Pulitzer Prize winners. Dumais, a distinguished scientist and deputy managing director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, Wash., has made fundamental contributions to how we find, use, and make sense of information on the Internet and in our computers.\\376\\377\\000\\t “Bates was incredibly instrumental, I’d say, in providing me with a great and very broad education, for having faculty who I worked closely with that instilled curiosity and confidence and opportunities,” Dumais told the Sun Journal. “It was incredibly important to me and my success.” \\376\\377\\000\\t

was elected chair of the trustees in 2006. Since retiring from the board in 2010, he has been a loyal member of the Cheney Society, the New York City Bates Business Network, and the Mount David Society Committee. His citation concludes: “Joe, you are an invaluable and devoted champion for Bates, demonstrating the power of philanthropy and service to alumni, parents, and friends, who continue to be inspired by your example.”

1974 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class secretary Tina Psalidas Lamson class president Don McDade Inspired by the waters of far Down East Maine, Paul Erickson’s newest book, The Pier at the End of the World, captures in photography and prose all that a visitor might see and experience by spending a day in and beneath the cold, tide-swept waters of a remote coastal pier in a northern sea. Paul writes about the undersea life with educational, and at times humorous, prose, and pairs his text with images by Andrew Martinez of all sorts of creatures doing their thing — a wolf fish munching a sea urchin, a hermit crab switching shells, a sea slug arming itself with stinging cells stolen from an anemone. The book was named an “Outstanding Science” publication by the Children’s Book Council and National Science Teachers Assn. for 2016....Maine Gov. Paul LePage nominated District Court Judge Wayne Douglas to the Superior Court. Wayne was appointed to the District Court bench by then–Gov. Angus King, for whom he had been chief legal counsel, in 2002....The Sun Journal caught up with John Jenkins shortly before he was inducted into the USA International Black Belt Hall of Fame in Pittsburgh. “It’s another milestone in an illustrious career in the martial arts,” the Journal said, but “what matters most to Jenkins is the impact karate has had on his life and how he has used it to make a difference in the world around him.” John won four world championships between karate and ju-jitsu. He also became a Maine state senator and mayor of both Auburn and Lewiston. He’s currently doing classes of his program Tai-Chi Therapy — Jenkins Technique, which combines principles of meditative relaxation, yoga, taichi and brain/body research.

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class co-presidents Susan Bourgault Akie Janet Haines Chuck Radis, a rheumatologist, joined Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth....The Bethel Citizen talked with bicyclist Jim Reuter, who took part in the 2015 Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur, covering 1,230 kilometers over four days. “The oldest finisher was an 80-year-old Frenchman,” Jim said. “I think, especially for endurance events, being older is only an asset. You gain so much wisdom as you age, and you come to know your own body better, and what it can do.”

1976 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class secretary Jeffrey Helm class president Bruce Campbell

Buff Seirup Bachenheimer ’76 mentors an all-girl robotics team. It’s rewarding “to see girls who have never used a screwdriver wield power tools while engineering and building an awesome robot!” Diane Arrato Gavrish works part time as assistant director and head of children’s services at the Chester, N.H., public library. Michael Gavrish retired after 36 years of teaching history and coaching football and track at Pinkerton Academy. He works part time at the Welcome Center in Salem....In Santa Barbara, Calif., Glenn Bacheller dedicates time to helping out in the community, especially with the homeless and the environment. He and Amy Batchelor Bacheller ’77 enjoy traveling.... Hannah Bell-Lombardo teaches marketing at Bryant Univ. “I love the chance to shape young minds, as mine was shaped by my Bates experiences.”...Involved in healthcare throughout his career, Bruce Campbell is currently assisting the Univ. of Maryland Medical System’s transition to value-based care....Mark Douyard battled cancer of the esophagus in 2014 but is thrilled to share that his one-year follow-up indicated he’s cancerfree. He’s in a commissioned lay pastor program in the Presbyterian church....Alice Harvey, in San Diego, loves the customer interaction and being able to talk food all the time while working

as a cashier at a natural food store....Jeff Helm is the president of Atlantic Advisers in Norwell, Mass., recently recognized by the Renaissance Alliance for its commitment to the community and charitable work....In Jerusalem, Ruth Hirsch is a psychotherapist, focusing trainer, and certifying coordinator for The Focusing Institute....Robin Hodgskin has worked for Morgan Stanley for 28 years. In addition to staying connected with Bates, she serves on the Maine Women’s Fund board and is president of Women Standing Together, an organization that supports Maine’s women entrepreneurs....Susan Htoo and her partner Gary Levine live in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and have practiced elder law for 20 years. She’s on the board of Greystone, a center that serves the developmentally disabled....After 29 years on the Univ. of Oregon faculty, Dana Johnston began a phased retirement program that leaves three-quarters of the year free for Muffin Milligan and him to travel, pursue hobbies, and do pretty much whatever suits them. They enjoyed a visit from Doug Shick and Sue, and visited with Lee MacPhee and Nancy on Cape Cod....Mike Ladd, a psychotherapist in private practice in Auburn, joined the Bates Alumni Council. Carol Gordon Ladd does some NAEP (federal) testing in the schools and financial management and fundraising for their church and tennis club. They love visiting with longtime Bates friends the Youngs, Markesiches, and Foster-Clarks.... Since 2004, Marge McCormick Davis has been leading the effort to increase recycling, reduce litter, and put people to work in her adopted state of Tennessee via a 5-cent deposit on beverage containers. “Who knows if it will ever pass, but of all the jobs and quasi-jobs I’ve had, this has been the most rewarding, most challenging, most illuminating, and most fun.”...Sheila Morgan Noon moved to Overland Park, Kan., so her husband could pursue his dream job as a corporate process engineer. She’s now assistant vice president of sales for InsideTrack....Tragically, Chris Neilsen Williams lost Jay, her husband of 30 years, to cancer in May 2015. Chris, the in-house counsel for the commercial business lines at Hartford Insurance, says family and friends have been so helpful....Kerri Salls, in Framingham, Mass., is recognized as a leading exit strategist for owners of private and family-owned companies. She founded This Way Out Group, a boutique services firm....Buff Seirup Bachenheimer teaches physics at Mercy High School in Middletown, Conn., where she mentors one of the few all-girl FIRST robotics teams. “It is very rewarding to see girls who have never used a simple screwdriver wield power tools while engineering and building an awesome robot!”...

After researching the perfect place to live, Peter Shibley chose Phoenix and Simsbury, Conn. He plays baseball in both and has reconnected with Coach Chick Leahey ’52 and his wife Ruth to reminisce about Bates baseball, particularly the 1976 championship season. He also connected with Steve ’74 and Elaine Seabook Drugan ’75, Billy Franklin ’75, and Dave Bassett....In Warren, Vt., Doug Shick and his wife, Sue Frechette, work from home as independent consultants, Doug in mechanical engineering and metallurgy, and Sue in healthcare. Both are learning to play music, guitar for him, drums for her, “our objective being to become itinerant blues musicians as retirees.”...Clara Smith Hubbard, husband Mike, and son Andrew are making a new life for themselves in Falmouth. A lawyer, Clara’s navigating the maze of state agency acronyms in order to get services for Andrew, who has Down syndrome. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children, a cause that is near and dear to her heart....Dave Snow guided the sale of his Fortune 50 company, and in 2014 started Cedar Gate Technologies, a company dedicated to building prescriptive analytic software for the healthcare system. He’s also on six boards.... Karen Stathoplos is in her 26th year in charge of membership and financial statements for the nonprofit Laudholm Trust that supports the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve.... Charles Turner is the longtime manager of re-entry services for the Oakland (Calif.) Private Industry Council, assisting 250-350 persons per year with employment training services.... Claudia Turner got married last summer and now lives in West Springfield, Mass. She published her first book, Scars and Stripes Forever, a suspense novel....Deborah Weatherbee’s daughter Lillie ’17 is spending her junior year abroad in Paris. “I happened to be visiting with her during the November terrorist attacks and was glad that she was not entirely on her own. Both the Hamilton and Bates study abroad programs have been very supportive, and Lillie plans on finishing out her year abroad in May.” A senior vice president at Bloomingdale’s, Deborah enjoys hosting Bates CDIP students each spring to give them a look at retail, HR, and Bloomingdale’s....Sally Booth Wellman retired from the Maine Turnpike Authority and joined Tom in running a property management business. Bruce Campbell spends many a Friday night teaching Tom the game of squash. Sally connects often with Kathy Hatcher Butler, Clara Smith Hubbard, Marge McCormick Davis, and Pat McNulty.


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Selling Books, Teaching Virtues Sarah Emerson Potter’s 35-year tenure as director of the College Store meant that she hired students in the 1980s and their Bates children in the 2000s. Caitlin McKitrick ’10, daughter of Rosemary Duggan McKitrick ’75, was one of the 185 Bates students who worked in the bookstore over those years. Caitlin recalls how Potter, who retired Oct. 30, “always lent a sympathetic ear” to the student workers, “always asked after our well-being, reminding us to relax, sleep, and eat — and she was always ready with a new book recommendation.” Potter instilled the double-helix Bates virtues of “hard work and thoughtfulness,” said another bookstore alum, Hallie Balcomb ’14. Both faculty and staff “try to help students become fully formed people,” Potter said. “We all want them to get a sense of who they really are, so that even if they don’t really know what they’re jumping off into” when they leave Bates, “they have the confidence to jump.”\\376\\377\\000\\t

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class secretary Steve Hadge Multimedia journalist David Brooks joined the Concord Monitor. He covers business, science, the environment, and energy.... Vicki Tripp Gordan was promoted to senior vice president and chief internal auditor at Unum, based in Portland.

1978 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class secretary Chip Beckwith class president Dean M. Berman Kevin Cox is the science department head at Burncoat High School in Worcester, Mass. “I mostly teach AP physics with my son Kev ’07, who is a parttime actor and physics teacher.” Kevin also helped start the Green Reapers FIRST robotics team, which won the 2013 Inspiration Award at the New England Robotics. Daughter Kelly Cox ’11 is a math and science teacher at Holy Name High School in Worcester.

1979 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class secretary Mary Raftery class president Janice McLean Appointed Canada’s honorary consult in Maine, Brenda Garrand can officially help firms doing business in Canada.... Dana Petersen Moore gave the graduation speech at Baltimore’s Mercy High School in Baltimore....Ed Sparkowski won his age group, 60–64, at the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon.

1980 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class secretary Christine Tegeler Beneman class president Mary Mihalakos Martuscello Hilary Jacobs has been named vice president of addiction treatment services for Lahey Health Behavioral Services headquartered in Danvers, Mass.


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1982 Reunion 2017, June 9–11 class secretary Jerry Donahoe class president Neil Jamieson Tom Campbell continues to play fantasy baseball in a group with Neil Jamieson, Nick Kent, Eric Leimbach ’83, and Greg Pizzo....Jon Guild got together with Jeff Andrews, Wally Dillingham, and Frank Aimaro. He sees Jeff Towers a few times a year....Saco-based attorney Neil Jamieson and his business partner published Divorce in Maine: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect, a self-help book that uses a Q&A format to give readers “accurate, objective information you can get to help you make the right decisions for your future.”...Gayle Boyd Sommer caught up with Michele Jalbert at a Cat Stevens concert in Boston. She also got to see Palo Pierce for the first time in 20 years. She stays in touch with Nancy Beckwith and Kelly Doubleday, and sees Karen Hirtle annually....Rich Wood and Laura enjoyed Belgian chocolate and beer in Brussels with Yvonne Roessel, who took the train from Amsterdam. Rich and Yvonne hadn’t seen each other since graduation. He also had a fun dinner with Raymond Weil ’84 and a chat with fellow thespian Tim Hillman ’80.

1983 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class secretary Leigh Peltier class co-presidents James D. Tobin Terence M. Welch David Gaffin joined Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.’s Marlborough (Mass.) branch as senior loan officer....Tony Trombly blogged about picking up daughter Margaret ’18 after her freshman year at Bates. It was the culmination of his road trip from Virginia, where he is director of brand development at Avnet Government Solutions in Arlington, to Bates. “We met

all the roommates and friends. Thanks to social media, I felt like I had been watching a reality show all year and now I was getting to meet the stars!”... Albert Waitt’s new novel, Summer to Fall, is a coming-of-age story about a young man dealing with loss, transitions, and life’s challenges during one summer in the fictional town of Laurel, Maine. “It is centered on Maine in setting and tone, and should be of interest to our alumni, as well as students still trying to find their way in the world,” he says. Albert lives in Kennebunkport with his family....Bill Zafirson joined Bank of New Hampshire in Laconia as senior vice president, chief mortgage and retail lending officer.

1984 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class secretary Heidi Lovett class president Linda Cohen Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe, was the College Key 2016 Distinguished Alumnus in Residence in January. During his campus visit he talked with students in various settings, including a politics course on public opinion, sharing his thoughts on political polls. “The problem is, there’s a public addiction” to polling, he said, noting his concern that polling not only can sway voters toward supposed frontrunners (or dissuade them from long-shot candidates) but also tends to guide and misguide the media’s deployment of reporting resources. He also gave a public talk in the evening. Of his Bates experience, he said he always knew he wanted to become a journalist, and “journalism is about life, so I came to Bates to focus my life on journalism.” Newspapers today are at an “incredibly awkward” moment, he said, because they must tend to their most loyal customers, print subscribers, while taking steps to survive and thrive in a digital-only world. Regarding social media vs. the traditional news media, he believes that rather than undercutting the role of the news media, social media platforms can and do, instead, “magnify our presence.”

1985 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class secretary Elissa Bass class president Lisa Virello

Heather Beebe ’85 saw James Reese and Carl Schwinn on a return trip to Bates. “Really, what more could you ask for than a professor and dean who remember you 30 years after graduation?” Elissa Bass writes: “Reunion was awesome; thank you to all who helped with the planning and attended! We look forward to a killer 35th! It was great catching up with so many friends, and our community service project was really fun! On the homefront, I sadly have to report no Bass Bobcat Class of 2020 — my daughter is applying to art schools with visions of being a graphic designer. I have to say, applying to college seemed easier in our day — technology doesn’t necessarily improve everything! I continue to do freelance PR, marketing, social media, and digital strategy for a variety of local nonprofits and small businesses; my clients range from a nature center in Mystic to an organization trying to find a cure for genetic retinal diseases. It is never dull! Had a fun weekend in Captiva, Fla., with Leanne Belmont Valade and her husband Jay — we can still throw back a few cocktails when we need to!”...Heather Beebe and family “are going on year 17 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am still homesick and look forward to retiring south of the border, unless Donald Trump somehow unimaginably becomes president. Then there is lots of room up here for anyone who wants to escape. You can join the 25,000 Syrian refugees that Canada’s pluralistic society is quite graciously welcoming to its population of 33 million. Big year for both of our daughters. Anna, 14, won the Canadian National U14 soccer tournament with her team in October. She is also doing a great job at school when she is not memorizing movie trivia. I was happy to visit Bates twice with Laura, 17, once for soccer camp, then again for a sub-frosh visit. Over the two visits I was able to meet with Shannon Banks and LK Gagnon; John and Christina Martin Kroger ’84 and four of their eight kids; Dean (James) Reese, his wife, and two kids; Nina and Cristin in the Development Office; and (economics professor) Carl Schwinn over lunch in the Den. Really what more could you ask for than a professor and dean who remember you 30 years after graduation? Luc is still in manufacturing. I still try to tell people what to do as a management consultant. Good news/bad news, we are both in

class co-presidents Erica Seifert Plunkett Anne Robertson Bill Walsh Catherine Lathrop Strahan

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The Ellsworth American profiled Andy Beardsley and Andrea Preston Beardsley ’87, teachers at Ellsworth High School for 26 years, before they left last July to start new lives in Virginia. Andy taught English and was a legendary cross-country and track coach; Andrea taught science and was named Hancock County’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. Their days overlapped through their students. Andrea said, “One of the main things we try to establish is a rapport with the kids. I think in that way, we have similar teaching styles.” They have five children; their oldest sons both graduated from EHS. They moved to Charlottesville, Va., to live closer to Andy’s brother, Scott. Andrea is now a chemistry teacher at Albemarle High School; Andy teaches English at St. Anne’s Belfield School and serves as assistant cross-country and track coach. But they will return to Ellsworth every summer. “We’re not selling the house,” Andrea said. “We want this to still feel like home.”...Jonathan Green started a new job with the Washington State Dept. of Early Learning, working with the Quality Rating and Improvement Program. His work helps support child care and early learning programs....Dave Kennedy coaches the chess team at Shippensburg Univ. of Pennsylvania, where he also teaches math. He led a delegation of five students to Budapest to play in the Perenyi Memorial Open chess tournament....Loriman Looke is the new executive director of St. Andrews Village, a retirement community in Boothbay Harbor.... Jamie Merisotis, a consistent voice for greater access to higher education, has been in the news following publication of his book America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st-Century Workforce. He told Indianapolis Monthly that “talent is what made us great in the 20th century.” Yet, for the better part of four decades, “the national higher-ed attainment rate has been flat. If we want a second American Century, we have to invest in talent.” Writing in Politico, Jamie, president and CEO of the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation and a Bates trustee, suggested allowing students to use federal financial aid for alternative, “non-bachelor’s pathways” toward post-secondary education. “(The) most effective use of federal aid will place less emphasis on how education is delivered, and more on whether students are receiving the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.”...Beth Simermeyer accepted a job as executive vice president at Ecolab and moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota. She loves it there, but it’s unfortunately one step farther from New England....Julia Wiellette and her wife Cherie traveled to Africa, a trip that has been on her bucket list since she was 7. They spent 16 days in Tanzania, the trip of a lifetime.

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the oil and gas industry now.”... Laurie Candelmo McCammon published her first book, Enough! How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word. Founder of the Women’s Institute of Maine, she has a M.S. in adult education....Susan Forest Barrett is excited to report that son Seamus, a senior at Brookline High School, applied to Bates early decision — and was accepted! “I actually have been back to Bates several times in the last year with my kids. My other son, Max, is a junior so we are doing the college thing all over again! As for job and hobbies, I am soon to be out of my stay-at-home-mom job that I have enjoyed for 14 years. If anyone has any ideas about how to combine my expensive and lately unused J.D. with my passion of collecting vintage clothing and retail experience, my love of cooking healthy, seasonal food, and my hatha yoga teacher training, I am all ears.” Susan did not make it to Reunion. “Would have loved to see Clarissa Hunter Basch, Andy Carmen, Kristen Laakso Foley, and many others.”...David Kaplan received a Bates’ Best award as a dedicated volunteer for the college. He “brainstormed a transformative concept for alumni engagement — to organize small, regionally clustered Reunions, thereby encouraging those who cannot come to campus to engage with the Bates community,” his citation reads. “You executed this idea for the Class of 1985 from start to finish, including fully funding the initiative through your own generosity and soliciting the support of your classmates. As a result of your innovative thinking, the Classes of 1984, 1985, and 1986 now celebrate together in Burlington, Mass., prior to Reunion Weekend....David, for your innovative thinking, diligence, and enthusiasm, as well as your service on the Alumni Council, you are one of Bates’ best.”...Robin Waterman returned to Bates to speak on pursuing social justice, as part of the college’s Purposeful Work initiative. She has spent 25 years living and working in poor Spanish-speaking communities in Central America and more recently Denver, where she founded the Aurora Community Connection family resource center, a nonprofit that focuses on increased access to health and education.

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class secretary Val Brickates Kennedy

class committee Mary Capaldi Carr Astrid Delfino Bernard Ruth Garretson Cameron Steven Lewis Julie Sutherland Platt Lisa A. Romeo

class secretary Donna Waterman Douglass

class president Peggy Brosnahan Rich Barnard lives in Atlanta with Lael and two sons, both competitive swimmers like their dad....Virginia Berman started her own business. With her engineer husband, she’s designing and developing educational tools for children to help make daily healthy habits more fun and to help them become independent.... Peggy Brosnahan finished her Ph.D. at Cornell and is now a tenure-track assistant professor of equine medicine at the new vet school in Arizona. She also acquired her first polo pony. Living in Scottsdale, she hopes to see Kath Flaherty in Tucson....Mark Hatch is in his 15th year as vice president for enrollment at Colorado College; his admission career started as a Bates work-study student stuffing admission envelopes for $3.75 an hour. “My wife teaches middle and high school English and had both daughters in class last year. They did fine, but I failed nearly every grammar quiz and got fired as their tutor. We survived an epic road trip last summer to Vancouver to see Team USA win the World Cup. We drove 4,000-plus miles to the Oregon coast, Seattle, Vancouver, Whistler, Banff, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone — all in a rented RV. Next summer we fly”.... Erik Kondo decided to reclaim his lost youth by creating “the world’s first electric skateboard adapted for wheelchair use. I ride the modified skateboard in a wheelie while holding a remote control unit. I now find myself skateboarding at parks with kids, teens, and twentysomethings. I have also used the same wheelie-balancing method to create a snowboarding device. To my knowledge, I am the only person to snowboard from a wheelchair using this method. My goal is to improve my skills and promote this new sport, which I call Wheelchairboarding.”...Laurie Pinchbeck Whitsel continues as director of policy research for the American Heart Assn. “We have paid internship opportunities in our department if any Bates students are interested in immersing themselves in health policy!”...Charles Prast enjoys living in Barcelona. As CEO of Private Media, he manages adult entertainment websites and webcam networks, “based on gender-neutral principles and a commitment to anti-discriminatory practices which foster equal opportunity.”...Bill Roy started three companies including Vault Verify, which automates the verification of employment process.... Karl Steudel has a new book out, The Complete Guide to Acting in New England. 66

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Tom Erskine joined RBM Technologies in Boston as chief marketing officer....Jennifer Guckel Porter received the Stangle Award for Distinguished Service to the Bates community, established in honor of Trustee Emeritus Bruce Stangle ’70. Founder and managing partner of The Boda Group, where she now provides leadership development and executive coaching to a broad range of multinational companies, Jennifer has compiled a record of impressive service to Bates and fellow alumni. A Bates trustee from 2005 through 2015, and a Bates parent, she was one of the founders of the Bates Boston Business Network and has served on the Alumni Council, the Bates Fund Executive Committee, her Reunion Gift Committee, and the Parents Fund. Her citation reads: “It is especially fitting that Jennifer receives this award since she frequently shares her expertise in leadership development and coaching with other alumni, offering invaluable career advice to those in need — something she generously credits Bruce for doing with her and so many other Bates alumni. Jennifer, the same can be said of your stewardship of the Bates community.”...John Murchison III and Jean Wilson ’81 were elected to the Bates Board of Trustees. John is vice president for miniseries at HBO and has overseen the development and production of miniseries that have won Emmys and Golden Globes, including Band of Brothers, Generation Kill, The Corner, and John Adams. At Bates, he was active in the Afro-American Society among other activities. He has helped facilitate alumni engagement in Los Angeles, and he and his wife, Vanessa, president of Fox Animation, have hosted receptions for new Bates students. Jean is senior vice president of information services at L.L. Bean. She graduated summa cum laude from Bates with a degree in mathematics. She was a member of the Modern Dance Company, and she continued to support dance at Bates as a past member of the Bates Dance Festival Advisory Council. She and her husband, John Roberts, live in Falmouth. Two of their children graduated from Bates....Brian Shea was named head of Europe for Willis Capital Markets & Advisory, the insurance investment banking division of Willis Group Holdings, based in London.

steering committee Sally Ehrenfried Deb Schiavi Cote 18 Little Androscoggin Drive Auburn, ME 04210 Win Brown was appointed to the supervisory committee of the GFA Federal Credit Union’s board. He’s president and CEO of Heywood Healthcare in Gardner, Mass....Lawyer Bill Culbertson was named board president of Cogswell Hall, a Cleveland home for low-income, disabled, and formerly homeless adults....Russ Libby, PGA general manager at Hidden Hills Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla., received the national 2015 Horton Smith Award for his exemplary contributions toward the education of PGA professionals. Russ has earned four North Florida PGA Section awards and was elected to the North Florida PGA Hall of Fame in 2011.

1990 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class secretary Joanne Walton class president Eric Knight Christian Barter was named Acadia National Park’s first poet laureate and will serve in this honorary post in 2016. Christian’s second book of poems, In Someone Else’s House, won the 2014 Maine Literary Award for Poetry. “I’ve always found the great outdoors, the parts not screwed up by us, inspiring, whether or not I’m taking nature as my subject,” he says. “In the company of one kind of beauty we are often reminded of — and suddenly able to speak of — another kind.”…The Rev. Jeff Braun joined Winnetka (Ill.) Congregational Church as senior pastor....J.P. Fingado was named president and CEO of HealthcareSource, headquartered in Woburn, Mass....Deborah King was promoted to full professor in Ithaca College’s Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences.

1991 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class secretary Katie Tibbetts Gates class president John Ducker Sean Andrews is now CEO of the Saratoga Regional YMCA, headquartered in Saratoga Springs, N.Y....John Buckman

moved to Hong Kong and founded Decent Espresso to build “Home Espresso Machines for Serious Baristas.” “The Chinese are the best small entrepreneurs I’ve ever met (uh oh!), which makes for interesting times,” he says....Jon Custis is rounding the corner to finishing his third year at US Central Command in Tampa, Fla., and has been abroad to some fascinating places like the Pyramids of Giza and ancient city of Petra. A recent foray into Facebook allowed him to reconnect with a number of alums he hopes to see at Reunion....Greg Ehret was named CEO of PineBridge Investments, a global asset manager headquartered in New York....Returning to the working world in person, Kate Faragher Houghton continues to write curricula for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy training programs for law enforcement, as well as training Maine state employees about domestic violence and workplace policies. She spent a great weekend in Boston with Tracy Callahan and her boys.... Lakin Hughes Shostak works as a physician assistant in OB/ GYN in Bridgeport, Conn., part of the Yale-New Haven Health System, while raising Jackson (14), Will (12), and Phoebe (10).... Rob Jones enjoys the challenges of working at the corporate HQ of the world’s largest online retailer. His girlfriend Renae and her son Felix moved in with him.... Jessica Liebergott Hamblen, acting deputy executive director and deputy for education with the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD in White River Junction, Vt., received the David M. Worthen Award for Career Achievement in Educational Excellence. It’s the highest award given by the Veterans Health Administration for outstanding contributions to education in the health professions. Under her leadership, the center developed an extensive program to teach veterans, trauma survivors, policymakers, and others about PTSD and evidence-based treatments for the disorder....Morag Martin is an associate professor of history at The College at Brockport, SUNY. In 2009, she published a book on the history of cosmetics in 18th century France. Now she’s working on the history of midwifery and obstetrical education in 19th century France. Her girls are 6 and 10....George Reese started two companies and sold one in 2013 to Dell. He and Monique live on Lake Minnetonka, Minn., with daughters Lindsey (10) and Kyra (13)....Ian Shearer, the pastor at Faith Baptist Church for over 11 years, enjoys life in Millinocket with wife Marci, Anne (14), Elliot (12), Caleb (10), and Noelle (6).... Adrienne Shibles was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and received the prestigious Perry Award for her achievements in multiple categories: high school, college, coach-


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Mina Malik ’93 ing. A high school star at Mount View and a 1,000-point scorer at Bates, she’s had tremendous success coaching at Swarthmore and now Bowdoin....In their third year in Saudi Arabia, Martina Todd and her husband both work for International Schools Group. She works in the nurses’ office and sees their kids every day when they stop in for lunch money.

1992 Reunion 2017, June 9–11 class committee Ami Berger Kristin Bierly Magendantz Kristen Downs Bruno Roland Davis Peter Friedman Leyla Morrissey Bader Jeff Mutterperl Amy Bass, a professor of history at the College of New Rochelle and a frequent media contributor on issues around race and sport, wrote an essay for CNN on the significance of the Lewiston High School boys soccer team winning the state title. The team has players from Congo, Kenya, Turkey, Germany, and Somalia, reflecting the influx of immigrants over the last 15 years, playing alongside teammates whose families have much older roots in Lewiston. In recent years, Lewiston has “grappled with its identities. It has not, by any means, been a painless transition.” Youth soccer, she wrote, “has been a microcosm of that process.” In fact, “it would be tough to overstate the importance of soccer in these community relations.”...Lisa Genova received Bates’ Sesquicentennial Award, established in 2005 in honor of the college’s 150th anniversary and presented for a single academic, artistic, or scientific achievement. “In the case of Lisa and her New York Times bestselling novel Still Alice, we recognize all three achievements: the academic, the artistic, and the scientific,” her citation reads. “When Lisa wrote Still Alice, she had already achieved a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard and had watched her grandmother succumb to Alzheimer’s. In true Bates life-learner fashion, she questioned what her grandmother had experienced during the early stages of her battle with the disease. As a neuroscientist specializing in neurodegenerative diseases, she undertook Still Alice guided by compassion and scientific inquiry — the latter honed at Bates, where she conducted research with Professor John Kelsey for a thesis that received high honors. Still Alice and the Academy Award-winning film it inspired have changed the global conversation about

Alzheimer’s.”...Ozzie Jones has put his stamp on Black Nativity, Langston Hughes’ take on the Christmas story. As the theater director-musician worked on a production at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, Pa., declared: “If each play is a song, Black Nativity might be considered one of Jones’ greatest hits.” The Philly native first directed Black Nativity in Philadelphia in 1994. The production put the young director on the map. He reprised the show in 1999 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, and in 2014 presented a piece inspired by Hughes’ play in Cape Town, South Africa. “This is a really important piece for me because it sort of started my career,” Ozzie said. “But also, I’m Christian. Like with anybody who has a spiritual or cultural connection to something, anytime you get to deal with something beyond functionality, it’s a blessing.”... As a Bates student, Indianapolis native Mike Lieber was razzed by New Englanders every time the Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers or the Patriots beat the Colts. So last year Mike, a lawyer and litigator in Chicago by day, partnered with Quoc Tran ’95 to create a sideline business of “Deflatriots” gear selling hats, T-shirts, and other items that mocked the Patriots for “DeflateGate.” “I’ve been waiting 25 years for my revenge and it’s finally here,” Mike told The Indianapolis Star....Greg LeBlanc, a portfolio manager at Boston-based Wellington Management, was added as co-portfolio manager of the $9.2 billion Vanguard Energy Fund....Damon Maida is now account director with the Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations and marketing firm....Larissa Vigue Picard is the new executive director of the Pejepscot Historical Society in Brunswick.

1993 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class secretary Lisa A. Bousquet class co-presidents Michael F. Charland Jason R. Hanley Asli Aydintasbas is a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, where she primarily works on Turkish foreign policy and external ramifications of its domestic politics. She’s based in Istanbul....Lisa Bousquet obtained her FINRA Series 6 and is studying for her Series 7. She ran half-marathons in Maine and Fort Myers, Fla.... Andrew Cerillo moved back to the U.S. and started a new job as a director at Credit Suisse.... Mike Charland is the president of Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. He lives on the campus of

media outlet: News India Times


Mina Malik Heads Largest Police Oversight Agency


September 2015

takeaway: To address police misconduct, communication is a must At a time of rising antagonism between police and minorities around the country, Mina Malik ’93 hopes to create the model for improving relations through her position as executive director of the New York City Civilian Complaints Review Board. “Police misconduct is a national issue,” Malik said in a story published by the News India Times. “It’s a tough job, no question, but one that needs to be worked upon. With the right mindset, we can make the change.” The CCRB is the largest police oversight body in the country, with a staff of 180 and a budget of more than $10 million. Malik was appointed to her position in early 2015 and her agency has already reported surpassing several benchmarks, among them an improved relationship with the NYPD. According to Malik, the relationship is a “more open, collaborative, and communicative” one than it was even a year ago.

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Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., where his wife Aya Murata ’92 works. They have two boys, Aki and Kai. He had dinner with Jason Hanley and Chris Plante and reunited on a golf trip with Jeff Bass and Mike Stuart. Serving on the Boston Bates Business Network steering committee, Mike connects with Batesies from every class.... Melissa Dyckes Edmiston and Clark adopted a son, Clay (3), from Hebei Province, China, last June....David Fox spent a glorious 10 months in Europe, Cuba, and New York while on sabbatical from teaching English and art history at Andover....Suzanne Giles Simon loves life in western Massachusetts. She works at Restore America’s Estuaries, a nonprofit that champions coastal habitat restoration....Jason Hanley is vice president of global sales operations at WEX Inc., a commercial fuel credit card company based in South Portland. He lives in Falmouth with Renee, kids Caitlyn (14) and Teddy (11), and stepkids Scott (15) and Makayla (13)....Alicia Klick lives in Arizona but plans to move back East. She’s moved her work more toward editing and proofreading and similar work for businesses, websites, and authors....Kit Lohmann Ripley, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, works with victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, forced labor, and human trafficking at the New Life Center Foundation.... Evan Medeiros, former special assistant to the president and senior director for Asian affairs at the White House’s National Security Council, joined Eurasia Group as managing director and practice head for Asia....In Truckee, Calif., Chummy Prestowitz and wife Michele Ott ’94 enjoy the Sierra mountain lifestyle. His real estate valuation software company, InsideValuation, has grown to over 75 employees. Michele is a project manager for the Truckee River Watershed Council, an environment conservation nonprofit....Paola San Martini teaches high school at the American School of Recife in northeastern Brazil and loves life there. Luke is the secondary principal, and Dominic (9) and Jonah (7) are world travelers. She enjoyed dinner in Boston with Liz Dempsey Lee and Mike Charland....Matt Sudduth is the new executive vice president and chief financial officer of Enclara Pharmacia in Philadelphia.... Laurie VerPlanck Casteen is an associate dean of students at the Univ. of Virginia. She and John have two children, 14 and 10.... Danalynne Wheeler and Kevin Menegus were married recently in Mill Valley, Calif....Madeline Yanford Gorini and Richard welcomed a son, Benjamin, last year. Cecelia is 2. Madeline started a new job in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command as the chief of administrative law.


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1994 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class co-presidents Courtney L. Fleisher Jonathan M. Lewis Natasha Friend published her sixth young-adult novel, Where You’ll Find Me (Macmillan Children’s Books), dealing with a parent’s mental illness from a teenager’s perspective. Judy Blume wrote that she “loved the book. I was hooked from the first page.”...Tim Green, senior counsel at RSF Social Finance in San Francisco, was profiled on the company’s website. Inspired by philosopher-scientist Rudolf Steiner, the nonprofit financial services organization is dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money, focusing on food and agriculture, education and the arts, and ecological stewardship. “Unlike other places where I’ve worked, no one pretends or expects others to have all the answers to a question or a problem,” Tim said....MassLive. com talked with Ryan Kelly, one of nine principals charged with turnaround plans for failing city middle schools in Springfield, Mass. When he became principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School in 2014, suspensions were up and teacher morale was so low he had to fill more than a dozen vacancies. Now all the vacancies have been filled and suspensions are down. Kennedy staff and students, like those in the other eight schools, still have work to do to lift academic performance, Ryan said. “We have to make decisions based on where our students are.”...The Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviewed lawyer Jimmy Lathrop, who has been recognized for his pro bono work. He’s the director of the Foreclosure Intervention Program administered through its Volunteer Lawyers Project. Jimmy said his most memorable case was being a guardian to a 102-year-old woman who was being evicted. She was being cared for by her son, in his early 60s, who was also taking care of his brother, who had Down syndrome. “I went to visit them in their home and the caretaking son was completely overwhelmed. He showed me a wall of charcoal drawings that he had made of Christ. They were breathtaking in their ability. He confided in me that if he didn’t have his brother and mother to take care of that he would have been an illustrator .... I assured him that I would do everything in my power to help him and his family out. When I left the apartment, I couldn’t make it to my car, I had to lean against the tree to take in all of that responsibility.”... Tom Lent joined the Boston law firm of Marathas Barrow & Weatherhead as a partner. ...In Bethel, Vt., the Valley News featured the wood-fired kiln at Two Potters studio, owned by Nathan

Webb and Becca Webb. It’s a huge undertaking to fire their kiln, which can hold about six months’ worth of their artwork. One cycle of filling, firing, and unloading the kiln takes four or five weeks.

1995 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class co-secretaries Scott Marchildon Philip Pettis class co-presidents Jason Verner Deborah Nowak Verner Scott DeMartino joined Blank Rome LLP as a partner in its Washington office’s tax group.... Amanda Hosmer works as a school adjustment counselor in the Lowell (Mass.) Public Schools. She’s been helping develop guidelines for schools to support transgender students. “It’s been amazing to include students in this process — sometimes, we forget to include their input!”...Carolyn Kavanagh Gaither and family were repatriated from Nigeria to Houston for Joey’s job at Shell Oil. She’s working her way back into the nonprofit sector after 15 years in oil and gas. Kerrigan is 11, Clayton 9....Deb Nowak Verner received a Bates’ Best award as a dedicated volunteer for the college. As her 20th Reunion’s social chair, she “almost single-handedly organized the entire weekend — replete with memorable, engaging activities — for the Class of 1995,” her citation reads. “You did a phenomenal job of encouraging your classmates to attend. Most importantly, you encouraged your classmates to contact you directly with any problems or concerns, thereby ensuring that they all had a remarkable weekend at Bates. You have been an Alumni in Admission volunteer for 20 years, a dedicated class fundraising volunteer, and have served on the host committee for Boston-area presidential events. The college wisely honored you with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 2008 — and now, Deb, for truly going above and beyond for Bates and the Class of 1995, you are also one of Bates’ best.”

1996 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class co-presidents Ayesha Farag-Davis James D. Lowe Chris Tiné is now a senior vice president and chief product officer at Richardson, a sales training and salesforce effectiveness company headquartered in Philadelphia.

1997 Reunion 2017, June 9–11 class co-secretaries Chris Gailey Leah Wiedmann Gailey class president Stuart B. Abelson

Patti Daniels ’97 has had “a ridiculously long tenure at Vermont Public Radio. Who works for one company for 15 years anymore?” Ilse Abusamra enjoyed another busy year as a college counselor at an independent school in New York City. She spent time with Heather Alcock Sekiguchi, Whitney Macdonald, Julie DeSarbo ’98, Nancy Stevenson, Jessica Sutton Caughey ’96 and Jack ’96, Courtney Jones, Heidi McDonald Leveille, Allison Wolosz, and Colby Connell....Christy Ballantyne Doxsee lives in Beverly, Mass., with Josh, Zach (8), and Mia (5). She does some admissions work for Glen Urquhart School.... Brent Bilodeau was elected to the Auburn School Committee. He works in technology support for a software company....Lara Cartwright-Smith enjoys her job as an associate research professor at George Washington Univ.’s Dept. of Health Policy & Management. She and Justin Stephen were married in May 2014.... Chris Cooper and Erin Gottwald ’98 welcomed Winifred Grace Cooper on June 4, 2015. His Manhattan-based film company, Twitch Post, celebrated the completion of its latest project, the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center in Russia....Pat Cosquer and Olivia welcomed Brielle Madeleine in August 2015. Amelie Rose is 3....Patti Daniels has had “a ridiculously long tenure at Vermont Public Radio. Who works for one company for 15 years anymore?” She’s executive producer of a daily news program. She fulfilled a long-held goal of running the Antarctica Marathon. She reports Joy Ardizzone is “as awesome as ever — living in Brooklyn, and curating film archives.”... Heather Davies Bernard, Durel, Jack (5) and Sawyer (2) love living in Austin, Texas. She’s an administrative attorney by day and blogger by night. She spent a wonderful weekend in Napa Valley with Nancy Stevenson, Miranda Butson, and Ellen Lazarus Golden....In Tokyo, Kimmochi Eguchi has been busy on behalf of Bates, arranging social events for NESCAC alumni in Japan, helping with Bates col-

1998 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class committee Rob Curtis Douglas Beers Liam Leduc Clarke Renee Leduc Clarke Tyler Munoz Katherine Blackburn and Parker Agelasto were married April 11, 2015. Parker is the new executive director of the Capital Region Land Conservancy in Richmond, Va., where he is also a city councilman. Katherine works at Henrico County Public Schools.... Maria Barton Spinelli welcomed Jack Barton Spinelli on Dec. 2, 2015....Ken Kolb received the American Sociological Assn.’s 2015 Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award for his book Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling (Univ. of California Press). A sociology professor at Furman, he did over a year of fieldwork inside an agency that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, focusing exclusively on the service providers. Providers earn moral wages, a special type of emotional reward


Moran welcomed their first child, Preston Charles Radloff, on July 21, 2015. Corey’s new job responsibilities have him taking over 3M’s Technical Forum, an internal technical professional group....Mary Richter, now living in East Harlem, works as advancement director at her other alma mater, Nightingale-Bamford School....Yona Segal Abrams started a library science program. Her kids are 4 and 2....Contractor Justin Sullivan was quoted in a Washington Post article on how to purchase a “fixer-upper” house in the District. Justin is president and owner of Impact Construction and Consulting, a D.C.-based remodeling and construction company. People looking to buy a fixer-upper should “bring in real estate and construction professionals at an early phase, preferably before they have put in an offer, so that they know what they’re getting into before they purchase it,” he said....Melissa Young Thaxton teaches English at Thetford (Vt.) Academy. Jamie now works in Lebanon, N.H., at Caldwell Law. Madeleine and David keep them busy....David Warn, now in Santiago, Chile, works at Thermo Fisher Scientific and manages its distribution network in South America....Nicole Woodson Hanover works at a bilingual French school, the International School of Boston, as the student life coordinator for the middle school. She, Conor, and Eli (6) live in Arlington.

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media outlet: Bloomberg Business


Toilets, Not Tarps: What People Really Need After a Natural Disaster


Dec. 3, 2015

takeaway: Emergency disaster relief is vital but short-lived For a major feature on the tension between post-disaster relief aid and sustainable development, Bloomberg Business sought out Ben Ayers ’99, the Nepal director of the nonprofit dZi Foundation. Six months after two earthquakes devastated Nepal, the dZi Foundation is trying to help rebuild schools. The approach helps “develop the kind of prosperity that can make a community more resilient when it’s confronted by natural disaster.” Helpful, short-term aid just reinforces the public’s short attention span when it comes to helping a country like Nepal. Sure, he tells reporter Abe Street, it’s “easy to drop off some tarps and call it good. I think this is more effective.”


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reserved for those who help others in need, but it is also clear that their jobs often put them in impossible situations and provide few tools to combat a persistent social problem, he writes.... StoweToday profiled Justin Lander, a performer, puppeteer, and musician who cofounded Vermont Vaudeville seven years ago with his wife Rose Friedman and their friends Brent McCoy ’03 and his wife Maya. They combine old-school vaudeville with new comedy, music, and stunts in a family-friendly production. It was “the great void of good, live entertainment in the Northeast Kingdom” that inspired them, Justin said. He majored in neuroscience at Bates before deciding to pursue a performing career. When not producing or performing, Justin works for a sugarmaker and his wife does homeschool evaluations. “Rose and I do puppet shows and music workshops with kids where we make instruments out of garbage and household items and learn to play them together. It’s lots of fun.”...Sean Monahan, a partner in the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, was selected for the “40 Under 40 Legal Advisor” Award by The M&A Advisor. The list recognizes emerging leaders in the mergers and acquisitions, financing, and turnaround industries from around the country....Jonathan Pereira is the new executive director at Plant Chicago, a nonprofit urban farming facility and green food incubator in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood....Vanessa Pino Lockel was appointed as the Suffolk County regional representative for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, serving as his chief external and political affairs liaison for the region. She was also named one of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business in 2015 by the Long Island Business News.

1999 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class secretary Jennifer Lemkin Bouchard class president Jamie Ascenzo Trickett Chris AhnAllen was promoted to assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School last December. He serves as associate editor of Schizophrenia Research journal. He enjoys staying close with Eric Sanders and Carrie Larson ’98....Hanna Bengtsson Franzblau welcomed a second son, Vasa Alfons, in June 2015. Björn is 2. Her family enjoyed visits from Erin Carr Vincent’s and Samara Golden Christman’s families....Keith Cacciola took a position as head of account management with SR Labs, a global leader in enterprise-grade market data and trading technologies....

Ian Cleary, Jordis, and Oona welcomed Henry in August 2015. Ian, who works in marketing in Manhattan, has been “doing a lot of stuff with virtual reality over the past two years, and traveled to Beijing in June to shoot a VR piece for Marriott Hotels starring Camilo Alvarez, the husband of Alexandra Cherubini. The highlight of my summer was hanging out with Alexandra, Tom Tucker, and John Nesbitt at the wedding of a mutual non-Bobcat friend in Connecticut.”...A’Llyn Ettien is now a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, a professional society for medical librarians.... Nate Harvey enjoys life as a large-animal vet and teaching at Univ. of Penn Vet School. The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Assn. named him Veterinarian of the Year for the state. He also got married to his sweetheart of 18 years....Jennifer Huck joined the world of academia and now teaches small-animal surgery at Ross Univ. Veterinary School. “I take full advantage of the improved work-life balance to explore the St. Kitts and the neighboring Caribbean islands.”... Jennifer Lemkin Bouchard teaches AP government and U.S. history at Needham (Mass.) High School. She presented at the National Council for the Social Studies conference for the fourth year in a row....Renee Marchant Grzankowski and Scott welcomed boy-girl twins William Freeman and Ella Louise on July 14, 2014. They joined big brother Charles Warner in their Vermont farmhouse....Wes Matthews welcomed a son, William John, on July 5, 2015....Stuart “Tuck” O’Brien is the new director of the Portland Planning Division. He has served on the Portland Planning Board for five years.... Liz Pancoast Lanoue reports Chris now works at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, Maine, still as an emergency medicine doc, and she’s at home with Addison (11) and Samara (7). Liz completed her first half-ironman. They have run into Pete Tilney and often see Andy and Amanda Colby Hall ’00. Taki Miyamoto ’00 and his business partners opened Salt Pump Climbing Co., an indoor climbing gym in Scarborough, near their house. “It’s an absolutely awesome space!” she adds.... Jessica Juniper and Christopher Rhodes were married Oct. 25, 2015....Evette Rios is the host of Dream Quest with Evette Rios on the CW Network. She also serves as national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International and one of the faces of Latina Magazine and She and her husband, Stephen Davies, welcomed their first son, Yagüez, in April 2014....Maeve Ryan is now director of marketing and major gifts officer for New England Science & Sailing Foundation in Stonington, Conn., a nonprofit ocean adventure pro-


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2000 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class secretary Cynthia Macht Link class co-presidents Jennifer Glassman Jacobs Megan Shelley Jonathan Adler and partner Jonathan Lewis welcomed a daughter, Zoe Hannah Adler-Lewis, in May 2015. Miles is almost 3. Jon was promoted to associate professor at Olin College of Engineering....The Mail Tribune caught up with Rick Brown, executive director and head coach of the Ashland (Ore.) Rowing Club. A varsity crew member at Bates, he’s been coaching crew since graduation and recently started the Ashland job. Talking about coaching 10 members of a local book club, Rick said, “It’s been years since I coached adult beginners, and I forgot how much I enjoyed that.”...Kate Haesche Thomson lives in the Philly burbs with Mark ’03, Julia (5), and Grace (2). She took a break from her advertising career and is now consulting, trying to figure out this whole parenting thing, and (in what you might call a career 180) supporting clients as a DONA-certified birth doula.... Tracy Lyford Armstrong and Nick welcomed their second daughter, Rayna Joy, on June 1, 2015. She joins Mya (4)....Forgan McIntosh was named senior vice president-commercial and corporate development at JP Energy in Irving, Texas....Matt Schlobohm, executive director of the Maine AFL-CIO, told the Press Herald he favored a federal proposal to expand worker eligibility for overtime pay. “It would be a tremendously positive rule change for workers and for Maine’s economy.”...MaineBiz profiled Ben Shaw, CEO of Vets First Choice, an online pharmacy and prescription-management company for veterinarians and their pet-owner clients. He’s built a $45 million company in just five years. “The founding of Vets First Choice would be one of my proud moments,” Ben said. “We defied a lot of odds out of the gate.”

2001 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class secretary Noah Petro class co-presidents Jodi Winterton Cobb Kate Hagstrom Lepore

Katie Archambault Gaertner and Will Gaertner Jr. welcomed Frederick Louis Gaertner II on June 17, 2015. Freddy’s maternal grandmother is Laura Bowers Archambault ’73; his paternal great-grandfather is Philip Louis Archambault ’40....Dan Snow joined John R. Wood Properties in Florida as a licensed sales associate in its Old Naples office.


gram....Bethany Sallinen Gaffka and John welcomed a son, Zane Gaffka, on May 13, 2015.

2002 Reunion 2017, June 9–11 class secretary Stephanie L. Eby co-class presidents Jay Surdukowski Drew G. Weymouth Andrew Lakin, who has held sommelier and beverage management positions at notable restaurants, talked about his career with BoozeMenus, a guide to cocktails and nightlife in New York City. He has always “loved the excitement and energy of a restaurant. The pretty waitresses, the loud and angry cooks, the difficult guests — it all just appealed to me.”...Jen Strahle welcomed a second daughter, Ellery, in March 2015. She now works at Washington Univ. as a pediatric neurosurgeon. “We are enjoying St. Louis so far!”...The Boston Globe named lawyer and political activist Jay Surdukowski one of New Hampshire’s “most desirable endorsements for Democrats seeking the presidency.” He endorsed Martin O’Malley.

media outlet: Bloomberg Business


Watch an elite financial adviser hack his own retirementt


July 8, 2015

takeaway: Waging war against ‘lifestyle creep’

2003 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class co-presidents Kirstin Boehm-McCarthy Melissa Wilcox Yanagi

“Get the good beer if you go out — don’t get the bad beer,” says David Weliver ’03, an expert on millennials and money, on the balance between frugality and enjoying life.

Starting with a retirement savings goal is going at it backwards, Michael Kitces ’00 tells Bloomberg Business. “I start from a spending lifestyle first.” Sure, he could “drive a hot new car, work out in a high-end gym, and relax in a sprawling house....He just doesn’t want it.” Sure, he could “drive a hot new car, work out in a high-end gym, and relax in a sprawling house," writes reporter Suzanne Woolley. "He just doesn’t want it.” Kitces, who is a “financial-planning brand,” Woolley notes, one that includes a blog that attracts 100,000 unique visitors a month, studiously avoids “lifestyle creep”: spending more as your income rises and never really getting ahead in saving for retirement

Johie Farrar Seltzer was appointed interim director of admission at Bates. She joined Bates Admission in 2005 as an interviewer and reader....El Adelantado de Segovia caught up with Taiki Kubota, coordinator of the IE University Mentorship Program in Segovia, Spain. A Japanese Colombian who grew up in Colombia and Spain, he returned to Spain where his family lives.

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media outlet: Inc. Magazine


5 Rising Stars of America's Startup Scene


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takeaway: Prioritizing happiness, in life and at work Profiling five young CEOs, Inc. Magazine asked Ben Schippers ’04 for his take on what makes a productive company. “The notion of happiness is really, really important to us,” he says. He and HappyFunCorp co-founder Will Schenk work hard to make happiness a priority for themselves, their software engineering company, and, importantly, their employees. “We provide a lot of flexibility,” he says. “We encourage employees to take their meetings outside on a nice day, work from home when necessary, and get whatever head space they need, whether it's a vacation or a sabbatical. I encourage people to put no more than three items on their to-do lists each day." It works, he says. “If you aren't overwhelmed, you're going to function much better at work.”

Now he coordinates the private university’s volunteer mentorship program, which matches freshmen with returning students — 65 percent come from outside Spain and represent 100 nationalities — to help them integrate into university life. “This program is a tool of socialization, adaptation, and integration that facilitates the transition of our new students to life in Segovia and the university in particular,” Taiki said, stressing that “the biggest benefit is the creation of new friendships.”... Erin Moore joined the editorial team in San Francisco as copy editor....Tsering Norpa and Ethan Middlebrooks were married July 4, 2015. She works as the senior real-estate paralegal at the Manhattan law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel. He’s an associate at the Anderson Kill law firm....Raj Saha, visiting professor of geophysics at Bates and a climate scientist, gave a talk at the college on “Mathematics, Climate, and the Earth System.”... TheStreet talked with David Weliver about young investment trends and student debt. A nationally cited authority on millennials and money, he’s the founding editor of the financial blog Although some advise millennials to be frugal, David advises, “Listen, get the good beer if you go out — don’t get the bad beer. Frugality is one path forward, but don’t forget to enjoy yourself, because quality of life is just as important as achieving an aggressive financial goal.”

2004 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class co-presidents Eduardo Crespo Tanya Schwartz Justine Cohen-Bolduc and Jeff Bolduc welcomed a son, Andrew, last year....Isabel Galassi and Antony Slokar were married June 20, 2015. She earned a master’s in childhood education from the Bank Street College and teaches third grade at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York. He’s a senior consultant in the New York office of Backstop Solutions Group....Holly Shaw and Seth Karpinski were married July 25, 2015. She’s a dentist at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York. He’s a physics teacher at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.Y....Katie Trautz, a native Vermont fiddler, is the new executive director of the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, Vt.

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Kathryn Rice Duvall and Sam welcomed Charlotte Grace Duvall on May 16, 2015....Margaret Haskell and husband George Roca welcomed a son on Sept. 8, 2015....The Boston Globe asked James Kenly to look back on his soccer success. At Phillips Andover, he helped backstop the boys’ team to an undefeated regular season. Better yet, he was part of a program that took a similar path at Bates. “We went 10-4-1 and had one of the best seasons in Bates’ program history. And we had gone from one of the worst seasons the year before.” James, a goalkeeper, was a captain at Bates. He and his wife, Kristen Johnson Kenly, live in Denver with Emma (3). He works in software development and co-founded Home Vibe Presents, which puts on shows in the Denver and Boulder areas.... Angela Knox-Pyaesone is now clinical project manager at New England Research Institutes Inc. She enjoys married life with husband Aung....Kevin Madden and other players on Concord (N.H.) High’s state football championship team in 2000 were honored last fall. “We don’t shut up about it when we run into each other,” Kevin, a team captain who later played at Bates, told the Monitor. He’s now an associate in the Business Law Department at Goodwin Procter in Boston.... Luis Martinez is the new director of admissions at San Francisco’s Archbishop Riordan High School....Scott Ross earned a second degree in design and now works as an industrial designer at a small consultancy in San Francisco designing everything from wearables to furniture to headphones. “Loving my work,” he says. He and Sarah Goodin (Harvard ’06) were married in August 2015....Juyoung Shim is in the Ph.D. program of molecular and biomedical sciences at UMaine....Chris and Laura Gross van der Lugt started new jobs in Boston. He’s associate director of strategy and analytics at DigitasLBi, a global marketing agency; she’s director of policy and strategy for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department....Blake and Katrina Bergevin Wayman welcomed a daughter, Macy Adele Wayman, on April 14, 2015. Dean is 3....Lanie Davis and Rob Weller were married Aug. 22, 2015. She works in New York as a director at Warner Brothers’ Alloy Entertainment division. He’s a senior director on the leasing team at Tishman Speyer Properties....Emma Zisser Bloch and Jason welcomed their first child, Caleb Bloch, on Oct. 6, 2015. They live in New York City.

2006 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class co-presidents Chelsea Cook Katharine M. Nolan John Ritzo

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In Swarthmore, Pa., Jeff Addis and Erin Timm Addis (Trinity ’06) welcomed a son, Gideon Michael Addis, on June 14, 2015. Jeff and Erin both teach at independent schools....Geoff Bedrosian reports, “Between 2014 and 2015, I crammed in as many life milestones as possible. I got married, bought a house, finished my master’s, started working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and got a dog. Kids? Not yet!”...Erin Bragg is conservation director of the Summit Land Conservancy in Park City, Utah. “With only a handful of land trusts in Utah,” she wrote, “I find it interesting that three Batesies are working in land conservation in a state where legislators are not fans of environmental conservation in general.” The other two are Rusty Milholland ’10, new stewardship director of Utah Open Lands, who oversees the stewardship and monitoring of over 56,000 acres under permanent protection; and Stu Johnson, a regular summer intern at Park City Municipal Corp....Joel Colony and Katie live in London where he’s pursuing a Fulbright scholarship and a master’s degree at the London School of Economics. His academic focus is on gender equality and European Union foreign policy. He’s a member of LSE’s international relations student society and volunteers as a mentor for youths in south London....Margaret Forbes and Nate Mattie were married in July 2015. They live in Denver and spend their days off skiing. She’s working toward an acute-care nurse-practitioner license while serving as a RN at Univ. of Colorado Hospital’s cardiothoracic intensive-care unit....Diana Gauvin Lebeaux and Ben bought their first home in Chelmsford, Mass., where they live with Theodore (2). Both work in Boston, Diana as a school program administrator and Ben as a communications specialist for a large NGO....A decade later, Keelin Godsey told USA Today that he still credits track and field as providing the confidence needed to come out as a transgender male. The most decorated athlete in Bates history said, “Every time I got to throw, I’m not male, I’m not female, I’m not transgender — I’m not anything other than an athlete. I’m a hammer thrower and I’m going to do that. For me, that was everything I needed and more. It saved my life.”...Paul Kazarian had a great time competing in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in New York last June....Hallie Preston Greene and Philip welcomed Henry John Greene on July 5, 2015....Kate Russell works as an epidemic intelligence officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Kate, who earned her M.D. from Dartmouth, works in the influenza division....Christina Saunders and Natasha Kimmet ’07, both art and visual culture majors, returned to Bates in

separate visits to talk about their careers and Bates’ role in getting them established. Natasha said it was her senior thesis about Buddhist monuments in the Himalayas that put her on her career path. “The art, architecture, culture, and landscape of the region resonated with me.” She’s now a doctoral candidate in art history at the Univ. of Vienna and a curatorial fellow at New York City’s Rubin Museum of Art, which is dedicated to Himalayan art and culture. For Christina, who paired her AVC major with English, the senior thesis was a way to harmonize two of her passions, law and the arts, as she researched issues around the Nazis’ wholesale looting of art. She earned a law degree and is now a partner at the Denver law firm Sparkman + Foote, specializing in cases involving intellectual property and the arts. Her thesis work, she said, sparked a career of “helping artists make a living.”...Lily Scott and David Trager were married Nov. 22, 2015. She works at Morgan Stanley as the director of investing with Impact, an initiative for environmentally and socially responsible investing. He’s a management consultant for IBM Smarter Education. They live in New York....Jenna Vendil was re-elected to a third term on the Portland School Board....Michael Williams and his wife Andrea Hopkins ’05 welcomed a daughter, Molly Jane, last September. They live in the Detroit area where he works as an attorney.

2007 Reunion 2017, June 9–11 class co-presidents Keith Kearney Rakhshan Zahid National and local media offered extensive pre- and post-election coverage to the Lewiston mayoral race, in which Ben Chin lost a Dec. 8 runoff election to incumbent Robert Macdonald. The New York Times said the race was a “classic clash between generations and ideologies,” describing Ben as a well-organized and well-funded “activist with the liberal Maine People’s Alliance” and noting that the conservative Macdonald was a “Vietnam veteran and former police detective.” A large population of immigrants from African countries has made the city “younger and more racially diverse than the rest of Maine.”...Niraj Chokshi joined The Washington Post’s General Assignment News. He previously covered state politics and policy for the newspaper.... Emily Cohen-Shikora earned a doctorate in experimental psychology at Washington Univ. in St. Louis where she studied how cognitive processes change across the lifespan. She teaches

and conducts research at Wash U’s Teaching Center and teaches courses in the psychology department. She and Brent Dulle were married Sept. 27, 2015....Ashleigh Coren was hired as resident librarian at West Virginia Univ. as part of a new effort to increase diversity among academic librarians, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education noted. She earned a master’s in library and information science at Simmons College....Lou and Stephanie Beauvais Dennig welcomed a daughter, Everly Jane, on June 17, 2015....Global Gaming Business Magazine named Griffin Finan one of its “Emerging Leaders.” He serves as general counsel for DraftKings Inc., a Boston fantasy sports contest provider....Tinsley Iselin and Dakota Hadley were married April 11, 2015. Both work as physician assistants, she at the Medstar Georgetown Orthopedic Institute in Washington, D.C., and he at Prince William Orthopaedics....Alex Salton and Chris McGuire were married Aug. 22, 2015. They moved to the Seattle area....Becky Murphy and Ryan welcomed a daughter, Shea Anne, on July 9, 2015.... Hannah Cheesman (DePauw ’09) and Terence Ryan were married Sept. 6, 2015. She works as a senior publicist at Yelp in San Francisco. He’s a group sales consultant with Unum Group US in Walnut Creek....Elizabeth Sweeny and Philip Taylor were married Sept. 26, 2015. She works as the mammalogy department administrator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He’s a litigation associate at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf....Emily Williams and Tim Scialabba (Univ. of Colorado ’07) were married Oct. 3, 2015. They bought a house in Cape Elizabeth....Jeff Woltjen joined the Minneapolis law firm of Arthur Chapman as an associate attorney.

2008 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class co-presidents Elizabeth Murphy Alison Schwartz Molly Balentine Paul earned a master of public health degree at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. She works at Presence Health in Chicago as a project manager in network development....Nicholas Bauer took a solo, three-week rail journey across the country, observing both the best (such as the Rocky Mountains and the Golden Gate) and the worst (extensive homeless encampments)....Meaghan Creedon and Alex Solodyna were married Sept. 5, 2015. “We traveled to Europe and Hawaii and are generally enjoying life after grad school.”...Kyle Dunmire joined Dental Health Works in Keene, N.H. He’s a graduate of Tufts

Univ. Dental School....Rachel Harmeling got married and in September welcomed a daughter, Andrea....Greg Henkes and Erin welcomed their first daughter, Miss Charlie Quinn, last November. He started a post-doc fellowship in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences after earning his Ph.D. in geochemistry from Johns Hopkins. “I work closely with David Johnston ’02 and Erin Beirne ’06. We often see David Miller when he visits family in the Boston area.”... Bill Jack works in admission and financial aid at Wesleyan. During a trip to Nevada, he stayed in Las Vegas with senior year roommate Drew Hagstrum. “It was terrific to hang out with him.”...Matia Kostakis moved to San Francisco and now works for Apple in operations on the strategic deals team....Jennifer Linton finished her residency in reproduction at the Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary School and is now a staff veterinarian in field service at New Bolton Center, UPenn’s large-animal teaching hospital in Kennett Square. Her wife, Michelle, also works at there as a veterinary internist with a focus in neonatology. “We always look forward to the spring when we get to work together to treat our high-risk pregnant horse, sheep, goat, pig, alpaca, llama, and cow patients. We are adopting two Shetland ponies from UPenn’s resident pony herd to add to our menagerie.”...David Miller is in his fourth year as the director of global studies at Deerfield (Mass.) Academy. “I was excited to be back up at Bates last August helping teach AESOP leaders about risk management before they headed out into the field.”... Henry Myer, Jon Steuber, and Wiley Todd received the college’s Alumni Community Service Award. They founded the Valpo Surf Project in Valparaíso, Chile. Through surfing, academic tutoring, and environmental stewardship, the three help educate and motivate kids to become young leaders and empower them with the tools to better their own lives and make a positive impact on their communities. Most of the underprivileged and at-risk youth served by Valpo Surf Project live in impoverished coastal communities, where families struggle with the consequences of violent crime, drug use, and unemployment. “As a result of their entrepreneurship and investment in the human capital of Valparaíso and other coastal communities, hundreds of children have learned invaluable life skills, including healthy living, resilience, and teamwork,” the award citation reads....Both Erin Reed and Julia Sleeper were quoted in a Press Herald article about how Lewiston police are recruiting officers from the Somali immigrant community. Julia, who directs Tree Street Youth, said immigrants have become part of Lewiston’s

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business and civic community, and joining the police force would be a natural progression. “I think when public officials are as reflective of the community as possible, that’s a benefit to everyone.” Erin, director of the Trinity Jubilee Center, said all sorts of people call Lewiston home, “and the reality is, folks get along. They are neighbors, their kids play together.”...Tasha Rosener Friedell welcomed a baby, Wyatt, in August 2014. She teaches lifeguarding and coaches diving at Stevenson High School in Pebble Beach, Calif....Jon Stange is finishing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Temple and completing a clinical internship at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago.... Dar Vanderbeck loves living in Atlanta with husband Andy Saxon. She has a new, exciting role leading the social innovation and entrepreneurship team at Teach For America. “I get to work with thousands of former teachers who are launching new models, schools, ventures — and beyond — to accelerate the movement for educational equity.”

2009 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class co-presidents Timothy Gay Arsalan Suhail Maggie Lloyd and Ilana Adler-Bell were married in June 2015. They live in Newburgh, N.Y., where Ilana works as an elementary school reading teacher and Maggie is the chef of a new restaurant....Charlotte Bair-Cucchiaro and John Ames were married July 18, 2015. She works as a marketing manager in New York with Google. He’s a vice president of the Wafra Investment Advisory Group.... Grace Burton co-authored an article on trade policy and the federal African Growth and Opportunity Act. Writing in the newsletter Agri-Pulse, Grace and a colleague said it is crucial to ensure technical assistance and trade capacity-building for farmers is included and that the role of agriculture within AGOA be expanded. Grace is a program officer of global agriculture and food at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs....Leah Citrin was ordained as a rabbi after completing five years of rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She’s now an assistant rabbi at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, N.C. She’s engaged to Brian Nelson. She officiated at the wedding of Justin Faurer ’10....Jon Desmarais moved to Berlin and heads up sales operations for EF Education, a Swedish-based international education company. “I previously worked with EF in Boston where there remains a strong Bates contingency!”...Margaret Feinberg and Zachary Gorin were married


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June 13, 2015. She’s a senior internal strategy consultant for IBM in New York. He’s an account supervisor for Edelman, a public relations firm....Emma Halas-O’Connor joined the board of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections. She works as coalition and grassroots advocacy coordinator for the Maine-based Environmental Health Strategy Center....Kolby Hume lives in Portsmouth, N.H., and teaches global studies, AP U.S. history, and honors economics courses at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. She also works with the school’s theater company as a director, movement coach, and choreographer. She’s acted in more than 10 productions at several theater companies and is working toward a M.A. in history....After finishing her year as a Dorot Fellow, Ariane Mandell settled in Tel Aviv where she works as the manager of resource development at Kav LaOved, an NGO that protects disenfranchised workers’ rights. She also taught a course on public speaking at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and thanks the Bates debate team for qualifying her for that....The Press Herald talked with Portland business partners Nick Mazuroski and Mike Mwenedata, founders of Rwanda Bean Co. and philanthropists. By buying coffee beans directly from a farmer’s cooperative in Rwanda’s Karora province, they cut out the middleman and pay the farmers more. Moreover, they’ve pledged to return 50 percent of the company’s profits to the farming community. Mike, the only member of his family to survive the 1994 Rwanda genocide, and Nick met in 2013. Nick, who has a background in food services, says, “What drives me is equitably compensating the farmers.”... Eliza O’Neil is working toward a master’s in education at Harvard while seeing Bates friends up north whenever possible. She enjoyed a giant Bates reunion at Celeste Ladd’s wedding in Maine....Nicole Ritchie and doubles rowing partner Lindsay Meyer represented the U.S. in the Pan Am Games in Toronto last July and won two silver medals. Nicole was captain of the Bates rowing team and was named a First Team All-American three years in a row....Jeremy Rogalski is in his seventh season with the Boston Bruins, now as the team’s hockey operations assistant. “I learned so much about the intricacies of the game from the coaching staff, and I am very passionate about continuing to pursue a career in hockey operations (and hopefully being part of another Stanley Cup winner)!” He and his girlfriend live in Lynnfield....Tim Whiton, a former Bates Nordic skier, won the 2015 Sugarloaf Uphill Climb. He completed the grueling, 2.5-mile course that leads to Sugarloaf’s 4,237-foot summit in 29 minutes, 14 seconds....Laura Will and

Dave Nicholson (Middlebury ’06) were married in August 2015. A nurse practitioner, she works for Commonwealth Care Alliance, a not-for-profit that provides care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with complex medical needs in the Boston area.

2010 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class co-presidents Brianna Bakow Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan vantielelizabeth.duncan@gmail. com Christina Lewis and Will Brunnquell were married Aug. 15, 2015. She’s pursuing a Ph.D. in medical physics at the Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison. He’s an attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis....Toby Childs joined Mama Hope as a Global Advocate Fellow and now works on expanding St. Timothy’s School in Moshi, Tanzania. Mama Hope, based in San Francisco, trains impact entrepreneurs around the globe and works with partner communities....Sarah Ewing and Laura Lokitis were married Sept. 5, 2015....Kelly Gollogly and Mark Sperber announced their engagement. She works as a background painter and designer at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif. He’s a story artist at Sony Pictures Animation Studios....Leo Gottlieb passed the CPA exams....Lisa Hartung obtained her “professional in human resources” certification from HRCI and is now the HR manager at Eller Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm in Chapel Hill, N.C....Andrew Johnson is editor and creative director of a new Chicago lifestyle magazine, North....Gina Petracca and Brendan Julian were married July 11, 2015. She’s finishing her master’s in nutrition science at Boston Univ. and started her internship to become a registered dietitian. He started his master’s at Northeastern in project management....Chomba Kaluba was featured in a Press Herald story about Portland’s first apartment building with a rooftop garden and four-season greenhouse. “The residents support each other and are growing every single day, enjoying life and thriving,” said Chomba, a resident gardener who named his patch of the greenhouse Peace Garden....Ellen Patterson ’11 and Dan LaFontaine announced their engagement. She’s a medical social worker at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He’s a doctoral student of physical therapy at Simmons College....After five years at Under Armour in Baltimore, mostly in marketing, Ryan Mannelly headed back to school at the Univ. of Michigan’s Ross School of Business to get an MBA. “I will graduate in 2017 with a focus in marketing to hopefully go

into the CPG world.”...Kristen Moreau bicycled cross-country north to south, following the full length of the Mississippi River.... Glynnis Nadel is the co-founder and executive and artistic director of the Gypsy Lew Theater Company, a new traveling theater company in Lewiston-Auburn. She directed its first play, Beth Henley’s Abundance....Harry Poole, who works in New York City, talked with the Press Herald about running with his family in the Beach to Beacon 10K race in Cape Elizabeth every August. “It’s the pinnacle race that everyone wants to do whether they’re fast or slow or whatever, which is a good problem to have.”...Molly Radis finished grad school at Yale and moved to Bend, Ore., to work at Central Oregon Pediatric Associates as a pediatric nurse practitioner....Laura Smith earned a master’s of public health with a concentration in physical activity and healthy lifestyles. She now works for the Boulder (Colo.) Valley School District as the programs and grants coordinator for the School Food Project....Emma Sprague received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award for her exceptional volunteer service to Bates and distinction in her career. She helped develop the BOLD (Bobcats of the Last Decade) Regional Coordinator Program that helps organize Bates in the City programming to welcome the newest alumni to their host cities. A founding partner of the Franklin Forum in Washington, a firm that provides media training and support for progressive messengers and messaging, she serves as associate director of outreach and engagement while also consulting with the firm KNP Communications. A member of the Alumni Council, she has served as a Bates Fund class agent, helping young alumni develop their own philanthropic relationship with the college, and she joined the Mount David Society in 2012. “Emma, your passion and hard work have built a firm foundation for our efforts to engage young Bates alumni,” her citation reads.

2011 Reunion 2016, June 10–12 class co-presidents Theodore Sutherland theodoresutherland89@gmail. com Patrick Williams Diane Brackett is in her final year of medical school at the Univ. of Central Florida and expects to find out this March “if I’m on my way to becoming a pathologist! I hope to eventually complete a fellowship in pediatric pathology.”...Ross Brockman, who cofounded Downeast Cider House, told The Boston Globe about his zeal to remain authentic as the company grows. “The

typical picture on social media of, like, a can of cider on the beach — that’s boring. It’s not us,” he said. In 2014, the Downeast leadership — Tyler Mosher, Ross, and his brother Matt Brockman ’08 — were named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Food and Wine category. Based in Charlestown, Mass., the company is opening a new production facility in East Boston....Matt Cocciardi joined Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration as the director of legislative affairs for DCAMM, responsible for integrated facilities management, major public building construction, and real estate services for the commonwealth....Meagan Forsythe and Nick Schmiemann were married Sept. 26, 2015....Meredith Greenberg and Maxwell Friedman were married May 24, 2015. She earned an MFA in studio art from American Univ. and works in the dean of students’ office at Trinity College in Hartford....Micaela Holland was named interim head coach for alpine skiing at Clarkson Univ. She also serves as the outdoor recreation director.... Cecily Mauran wrote a column for The Huffington Post about her “Year of Lessons” and what she learned from working and traveling in Chile, Turkey, and Myanmar with eight friends. One lesson: “Magic Exists. How else do you explain the fact that I ran into two students from my alma mater while trekking to Machu Picchu?” She’s the co-founder of GO (Global Opportunity), an agency that empowers young talent to cultivate and connect thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems worldwide....Dan Naparstek moved to Jacksonville Beach, Fla., for a new job with Creative Artists Agency in its sports group. He works on golf sponsorship with the PGA and LPGA tours and PGA of America....In an interview with Boston’s WBUR, Paul Okot recalled arriving as a refugee from Sudan when he was 7 and going through customs in New York. “They asked me, ‘Where are you coming from?’ I said America. And they said ‘Where you going?’ And I said America. And I didn’t understand the question, but all I knew was America. That’s where I needed to be.” He grew up in Portland and now runs his own business helping other refugees and immigrants with interpretation and other services....Claire Parker lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., and is finishing grad school. “I live with my boyfriend in an apartment over a barn for horses, which is quite fun. We’ve learned the sounds they make, and only rarely do I mistake them for monsters anymore.”...Katewatson Prins Horvath and Ryan ’10 welcomed Holden Alexander Horvath on Oct. 20, 2015. She is now senior marketing manager for Hearst Digital Media, including ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, Marie Claire, and Town & Country....Jose Rivera worked

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6 Under 30 Since 2013, these six Bates alumni have made Forbes’ annual “30 Under 30” compendium of gifted young leaders in various fields: Peter Gault (2016, Education), is co-founder of Quill, an open-source literacy tool, where Ryan Novas ’11 is a co-founder and serves as operations director. Elise Kornack (2016, Food and Drink) is co-owner of Take Root, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Brooklyn. Tyler Mosher and brothers Ross and Matt Brockman (2014, Food and Drink) are principals of the Downeast Cider House. Peter Simon (2013, Food and Drink) is co-founder of Industry City Distillery.

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nicolette robbins ’¹¹ for three years as the squash coordinator at SquashBusters, a sports-based youth enrichment program in Boston, then joined Wayfair in the category management department. He’s still involved with SquashBusters as president of its alumni committee. “I hope that I am making Patrick Williams proud!”...Emily Russell is working as a volunteer news reporter during 2015–16 for KNOM, a Catholic radio station in Nome that serves listeners in western Alaska and celebrates native Alaskan culture. She earned a master’s in Arctic and northern studies at the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks while interning at the U.S. Arctic Research Commission....Mi Shan Wong started an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management. She was married in March 2015 and lives in Cambridge with her husband.

2012 Reunion 2017, June 9–11

Asexuality and Coming Out Researcher Nicolette Robbins ’11 partnered with her Bates thesis advisor, Kathy Low, and her classmate and friend Annie Query ’11, to look at an issue that has been largely unexamined: the “coming-out” process for asexual people. Robbins is the lead author of their paper, “A Qualitative Exploration of the ‘Coming Out’ Process for Asexual Individuals,” published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. Asexuality is defined as having little or no sexual attraction and is thought to describe perhaps 1 percent of the population. That means that an essential part of the asexual coming-out experience — finding others with similar identities — is a great challenge. What’s distinctive about the asexual comingout experience is where it takes place. Everything from learning terminology to finding a community typically occurs online. This makes coming out as asexual “unique,” Robbins says. Indeed, the Internet has played a “crucial role in legitimizing asexuality and building a community.” Writing a major paper with her thesis adviser and friend is something “not many people have the opportunity” to do, she says, especially “to get that close and feel so supported by a professor. I had the greatest experience at Bates and I think a lot of that was because of the psychology department.”


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class co-presidents Mikey Pasek Sangita Murali Timothy Forester writes, “With the belief that the American Dream is not dead, it’s just not in the U.S. anymore, I have embarked on a mission to find the perfect place in the developing world to start my own business, a restaurant.” He traveled throughout Central America and planned to continue to South America and Asia. “So far, I have found only one Bates basketball jersey (Little Corn Island, Nicaragua).”...After three years of teaching at the Steamboat Mountain School in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Claire Gittleman is in Charlotte, N.C., building a curriculum for and teaching French and Spanish to students in early childhood through fourth grade. She took up mountain biking and dance in Colorado and continues to do both....Tess Glancey serves on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Washington staff, advising on digital media and communications strategy. She volunteered to coordinate and assist with Pope Francis’ visit to the capitol....The Sun Journal reported on a campus talk by Andy Kageleiry, a senior analyst with the consulting firm Analysis Group, which was hired by the NFL Players Assn. to support the appeal of quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension. The consultants used statistical evidence to suggest that the Patriots’ balls were not tampered with — to help get Brady’s suspension overturned, in other words. Andy, a magna cum laude economics major, said the whole experience was “kind of a fun case. Kind of an unusual case.” Analysis Group’s chairman and cofounder is Bruce Stangle ’70, and the talk was sponsored by the Department of Economics....

Sam Schleipman left in early 2016 for a year in Malaysia on a Fulbright working as a teacher and facilitating community development initiatives. He served two years with the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone and Namibia.... Hannah Wilken lives in Brooklyn and works in merchandising for the beautiful Food52....Julia Winder works for a tech startup in San Francisco and lives in the city with Lili Bentley and Nina Wolinksy....Roya Yavari started medical school in the Class of 2019 at New York Medical College in Valhalla.

2013 Reunion 2018, June 8–10 class co-presidents Ryan Sonberg Megan Murphy

Blake Shafer ’13 is a guide on Fox Glacier in Westland, N.Z. “My office is the mountains, and I commute on a helicopter!” Francesca Aborn got a master’s in social psychology at the London School of Economics and prepared to work in Kenya with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. “I got recruited to work on a prison project in Nairobi which seeks to relocate captured pirates in Kenya back to their home country.”...Matt Baker-White lives in Gray and works as an assistant teacher at the Fiddlehead School of Arts & Sciences. He and Tori are engaged. Both teach and do outdoor ed in the summers....Molly Bruzzese works at Brandeis as a lab manager/research assistant for the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab....Spencer Collet lives in Washington and works for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a research analyst. In November 2014, he “was lucky enough to be part of one of the handful of competitive House races won by a Democrat. The race wound up being the most expensive in U.S. history.”...Jessica Cooper is a master’s degree candidate in viola performance at Boston Univ.... Kelly Coyne lives in Washington, D.C....Jeremy Cronon embarked on a 10-month odyssey to all of the national parks in the continental U.S., blogging at Chasing Cairns as he went. “The goal is to explore America’s protected wilderness and to experience firsthand the epic diversity of our country.”...Lindsay Cullen lives in Somerville, Mass., and works at Wellesley Centers for Women as an annual giving associate. She

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earned a master’s in higher education administration....Isabelle Curran is studying medicine at Albany (N.Y.) Medical College.... Kate DeAngelis works as a sales development representative at GitHub in San Francisco.... Ryan Espiritu lives in New York and works as an equity research analyst with Credit Suisse. He won the International Monetary Fund-wide Management Award; he was selected by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde for the best original work on inequality issues....Kate Fetrow loves being a second-year law student at Stanford. She started working at Women’s Link Worldwide in Madrid, and still works for it remotely as a consultant. She’s also on the board of a number of student groups on issues of reproductive justice, human rights, and refugee rights....Linnea Fulton works as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital. She’s starting a master’s in physician assistant studies and plans to run the Boston Marathon in support of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children....Henry Geng works at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was promoted to individual giving officer, taking on fundraising duties within the areas of cancer, surgery, ob/gyn, and newborn medicine....Will Gibney reports he’s on track to help open Portland’s first natural wine bar, Drifters Wife, in 2016....Alyson Goldstein is getting a doctorate in clinical psychology and school psychology with a fellowship from the Neubauer Family Foundation on implementing behavior support in local public schools....Nora Hanagan and Owen Minott ’14 were named two of the “30 most eligible men and women in education and nonprofits” by Hinge, a popular dating app that introduces users to friends of friends. The list was reported by Business Insider. Nora is a program coordinator at EF College Study Tours in Cambridge, Mass., and received a 2013 Fulbright English teaching assistantship for work in Turkey. Owen was awarded a 2014 Fulbright English teaching assistantship for Brazil....John Laude lives in San Francisco where he’s a consultant with Accenture.... Kevin Lentini lives in Boston and works as an English and history teacher at North Reading High School....Bev Levene lives in Juneau, Alaska, where she’s a park ranger for the Tongass National Forest....Elise Levesque lives in New York City and works as an assistant account executive for Alembic Unlimited....Alex Henrie is a history teacher at St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla....Adrienne Jaeger works as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital. She’s also applying to nurse practitioner programs.... Mary Lewis is a graduate student

and teaching assistant at North Carolina State Univ....Conor Maginn was accepted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Initial Flight Training (flight school). “In a few years I will serve as a NOAA aviator supporting diverse research missions across the country.”...AnnaMarie Martino lives in Burnsville, Minn., and works as a behavioral therapist with Minnesota Autism Center. “I work with fifth graders with autism spectrum disorder. It’s a blast! My girlfriend and I have two dogs. I play softball weekly during the summer, on four different teams.”...Holly McLaughlin lives in Brooklyn and works for the Rainforest Alliance as a coordinator in external affairs. Preparing to scuba dive Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, she reports that when she’s not taking “scuba certification classes in the basement pools of New York skyscrapers, I spend my time dancing, cooking, and exploring New York.”...Rachel Morrison is working toward a master’s in marine geosciences at the Univ. of Kiel in Germany....Lucas Milliken is a history teacher at Carrabassett Valley Academy....Pamela Ross does marketing coordination and project management at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a mutual funds company in Boston....Blake Shafer is a glacier guide on Fox Glacier in Westland, New Zealand. “My office is the mountains and I commute on a helicopter! Getting to use my Mandarin to lead Chinese tour groups.”...Katharine Straw started graduate school at Yale School of Nursing after working at Dana-Farber for two years....Catherine Tuttle has been teaching high school English as a Peace Corps volunteer in southern Albania....Caroline Ulwick was promoted to digital account executive at Edelman, though her parents still tell people that she “works in computers.” She’s also taking classes in and performing improv comedy around New York City....Elenor van Gemeren works with horses and competes in three-day eventing throughout the U.S. She’s earning a master’s in education through the Univ. of Hartford while also getting a primary Montessori certification. “I hope to one day open a Montessori farm school.”...Elisabeth White started a master’s in library and information science at St. Catherine Univ. in St. Paul, Minn. “It’s quite a shift from my undergrad experience in biochem, but I couldn’t be happier. My ultimate career goal is to become a reference librarian for a medical or academic research library.”

2014 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class co-presidents Hally Bert Mildred Aroko

In a talk to local eighth-graders, medical school student and Lewiston native Jenny Bergeron ’14 grabbed their attention when she said she’d held lungs and brains in her hands. Katie Ailes has made a film version of the piece “Polos” that she created in a Bates dance composition course. At Bates, she transformed an oft-told story about her childhood dance teacher into a poem and dance. And now she’s used film to give the story even more life. An English and dance major, she moved to Glasgow after graduation, supported by a Fulbright research award, to begin a doctorate in English at the Univ. of Strathclyde.... Jenny Bergeron made quite an impression as the star speaker at a program to help Lewiston eighth-graders transition to high school, the Sun Journal reported. “Wearing her white coat,” she “really grabbed the attention of 324 eighth-graders when she talked about holding lungs and brains in her Tufts Univ. School of Medicine class.” The Lewiston native, who plans to become a cardiologist and return to Maine, was the first Bates student accepted into Tufts’ Maine Track Program....In Riverside, Conn., Greenwich Time interviewed Ashley Braunthal before the Fulbright recipient headed to the Arctic Sea to study climate science. She planned to take core samples from the ocean floor off Greenland, then begin a research residency at the Univ. of Bergen in Norway. “I’m really looking forward to working with real scientists, doing research, and writing projects,” she said.... Mohdis Delijani is now a scientist-associate at IDEXX Laboratories in Portland where she grows cells and infects them to produce antigens/antibodies that eventually go into diagnostic test kits. She was also selected as the youngest member of the YMCA board....Claire Kershko is now an investment analyst at Business Intelligence Advisors in Boston.... Bethel Kifle is the college’s Civic Leadership Post-Baccalaureate Fellow this academic year. She works with the Harward Center, Student Affairs, and community partners to support Bates’ civic mission....Natalie Shribman began her studies to become a Reform rabbi at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. As a resident and student of Israel, she has observed the elements and holy days of the Jewish calendar unfold in her neighborhood. She has led weekday morning and Shabbat

morning services, chanted Torah, and become highly proficient in Hebrew. She continues to pursue running.

2015 Reunion 2020 June 12–14 class co-presidents James Brissenden Benjamin Smiley The Boston Globe interviewed Sean Enos a week after he departed Lewiston with a geology degree and as a nine-time All-American in track and field. Besides looking for an entry-level job as a geologist, he plans “to focus on hammer and I want to see where I can go with it.”... The Lynn Journal talked with Josh Freedland about his new business, Brain and Body Performance in Marblehead, Mass., that seeks to improve athletic ability through neuroplasticity training. Josh, who graduated with a degree in psychology, said the severe concussion he sustained in his junior season with the Bates football team sparked his interest in the brain and its relation to athletics. “I wrote my senior thesis on concussion attitudes in collegiate football players.” The study earned him the honor of being the only undergraduate to present his thesis at the Assn. for Applied Sports Psychology Regional Conference....Reporting from Frankfurt, Germany, where she’s teaching English at a Gesamtschule, Danielle Munoz says she enjoys giving presentations about the U.S. to German high school students, all part of her Fulbright Teaching Assistantship. Gabe Nudel works as director of communications for a startup that created Gi FlyBike, an instantly foldable, electric, smart bike built for urban commuting. It was created by three friends in Argentina. Gabe, who studied abroad in Cordoba, Argentina, wrote the page for the Kickstarter campaign that raised over $430,000 for the company last fall....Patrick Tolosky received a $10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace for his Q’eros Health Initiative project. He will work with the Q’eros people in the Andes of Peru to build a center for preventative healthcare. His project will also be supported by materials contributed by Baystate Health in Massachusetts, and the efforts of Willka Yachay, a not-for-profit founded by Hanna Rae Porst ’11 as a result of a previous DPP grant.

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Please email your high-resolution Bates group wedding photo to Please identify all people and their class years and include the wedding date, location, and any other news. Wedding photos are published in the order received. Iselin ’07 & Hadley Tinsley Iselin ’07 and Dakota Hadley, April 11, 2015, Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, S.C. Mary-Carson Saunders Stiff ’08, Michael Simel ’08, Victoria Thomas ’08, Kelly Wakeham ’08, Charles Kayajian ’08, Tinsley and Dakota, Demian von Poelnitz ’08, Marissa Tripolsky ’08, Kathryn Donnelly ’08, Thomas Broge ’09. Also attending: Eleanor Yee ’08. Archambault ’0I & Gaertner Kathryn Archambault ’01 and Will Gaertner Jr. (Virginia ’02), Sept. 13, 2013, Trinity Episcopal Church, York Harbor, Maine. Annie Gendaszek ’00, Sarah Chapman ’01, Katie and Will, Sterling Tomkins ’01, Laura Bowers Archambault ’73. Also attending: Thomas Archambault ’69. Rodden ’07 & Walker ’07 Katy Rodden ’07 and Forrest Walker ’07, July 12, 2014, Holden Inn, Wellfleet, Mass. Front row: Emily CohenShikora ’07, Stephanie Howson ’09, Taisy Conk ’07, Missy Coito ’07, Ramon Alicea ’07, Craig Angevine ’07, Clare Magneson ’07, Alden Davis ’07, Alli Earon ’09; middle row: Alex Smith ’06, Julia Eiferman ’07, Laura McConaghy ’05, Ky Winborn ’07, Sarah Riviere ’07, Greg Musso ’07, Anita Deshpande ’07, Kyle Curtis ’07, Meg Reynolds ’07, Forrest and Katy, Allison Caine ’07, Kevin Cox ’07, Caitlin Henderson Eldridge ’07; back row: Jessica Mellen Enos, Graham Enos ’07, Alison Miller ’07, Niraj Chokshi ’07, Mike Springer ’07, Matt Riviere ’07, Monica Hayden ’07, Tim Buckley ’07, Nick Bodine ’07, Jordan Williams ’07, Matt Ziino ’07, Frank Saccomandi IV ’07, Maddie Rubin ’07, David Rosenzweig ’07, Chris Eldridge ’06. Coughlin & Skelly ’00 Mary Beth Coughlin and Michael Skelly ’00, Sept. 20, 2014, Long Island, N.Y. Adam Blau ’00, Lana Vogestad ’00, Will Dockery ’00, Michael and Mary Beth, Jesse Lynch ’00, Burke Davis ’01, Matthew Kaulbach ’00.


Petracca ’I0 & Julian ’I0 Gina Petracca ’10 and Brendan Julian ’10, July 11, 2015, Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine. Standing: Nate Johnson ’10, Vikki Lowe ’12, Meredith Legg ’11, Laura Traverse ’11, Mark Stehlik ’10, Kevin Thorson ’10, Peter Linsley ’10, Custer Cook ’10, Will Robinson ’10, Evan Procknow ’10, Brendan and Gina, Lily Gordon ’10, Sam Guilford ’10, Zach Jylkka ’10, Christine Hayek ’10, Danielle Traverse ’13, Molly Dilworth ’10, Daniel Himes ’10, Kelly Griffin ’09, Sarah Ewing ’10, Beth Rogers ’09, Ebbe Sweet ’11, Emily Maistrellis ’08; kneeling: Carol Dilley, Marlee Weinberg ’10, Kate Reilly Thorson ’10, Eleanor Gourley ’10, Sarina Rosenthal ’10, Mike O’Gorman ’10, Sarah O’Loughlin ’11. Fleming ’08 & O’Connor ’06 Elizabeth Fleming ’08 and Ryan O’Connor ’06, Aug. 23, 2014, The Belle Haven Club, Greenwich, Conn. Matt Sposito ’06, Gabe Belsky ’06, Elizabeth and Ryan, Mallika Raghavan ’08, Sarah Parker ’08, Eamonn Reyolds-Mohler ’06, Mary Hart ’08, Erin Chandler ’08, Nicole Svirsky ’09, Travis Granger ’08, Nick Petrucelli ’08, Erin O’Connor ’13, Dave Barrett ’10, Cecilia Grissa ’08, Brynna Kelley ’08, Katie Rocklin ’08, Caitlin Tamposi ’08, Willie Warren ’08, Lindsey Ferguson ’08, Alex Connor ’08, Dan Ricciardi ’08, John Kinnane ’07, Alex Whalen ’08, Emily Ulfelder ’06, Dave Pritchard ’06. McKitrick ’I0 & Warren ’08 Caitlin McKitrick ’10 and Ethan Warren ’08, July 25, 2015, Southborough, Mass. Front row: Jacob Mark ’08, Drew Drabek ’08, Gina Capalbo Olszowy ’08, Peter Klein ’08, Josh Olsen ’08, Nate Johnson ’10; second row: Jason Buxbaum ’08, Annie Query ’11, Helena Turner ’10, Ethan and Caitlin, Julia Lee Aquadro ’10, Kate Doria ’10, Emily Chin ’10; third row: Jason Tsichlis ’09, Charlie McKitrick ’14, Josh Lake ’09, Rosemary Duggan McKitrick ’75, Tim Ayotte ’09,

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Tyler Infelise ’09, Margaret Koerber ’10, Margaret Pennoyer ’10, Rachel Vaivoda ’11, Meredith Legg ’11; fourth row: Drew Gallagher ’11, Sam Evans-Brown ’09, Kelsey Omstead Pappas ’08, Aubrey Nelson ’08, Nori Down ’10. Finn-Foley ’04 & Foley Jane Finn-Foley ’04 and Kevin Foley, June 28, 2014, Tiverton, R.I. Front row: Samara Khalique ’04, Jackie Fullerton ’04, Ben Clements ’04, Lynne Antinarelli ’04, Kevin and Jane, Katie Hardy ’04, Carrie Smith ’04; back row: Jake White ’03, Megan Hallan ’04, Mike Lydon ’04, Brett LaFlamme ’04, Catherine Crosby Ribeiro ’04, Mark Ribeiro ’04, Scott Duddy ’04, Chris Eckhoff ’04, Andy Hardy ’04, Elizabeth Jackson Eckhoff ’04, Ariel Hirshberg Duddy ’04. Sheen ’05 & James Whitney Sheen ’05 and Richard James, June 21, 2014, San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff, Ariz. Russ Anderson ’05, Jamil Zraikat ’05, Kathryn McKellar, Richard and Whitney, David Charron ’05, Joshua Grubman ’05. Marangell & Hemberger ’09 Francesca Marangell and Chris Hemberger ’09, Jan. 17, 2015, Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, Mass. Top to bottom: Ryan Boyer ’09, Julia Murphy ’11, David Romagnoli ’09, Tyler Infelise ’09, Jason Brander ’09, Mike Springer ’07, Dave Brustlin ’09, Dylan Mogk ’09, Will Gardner ’09, Caroline Thomas ’09, Erin Gilligan ’09, Mimi Gallo ’09, Daisy Hackett ’09, Alli Earon ’09, Francesca and Chris, Sadie White Spivak ’09, Lee Spivak ’08, Charlotte Bair-Cucchiaro Ames ’09. Rickard ’00 & Knight Sasha Rickard ’00 and Alexander Knight, July 12, 2015, Belmont Manor, Elkridge, Md. Andrew Rahedi ’03, Sasha and Alexander.

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Miller-Hendry ’09 & Callahan Julie Miller-Hendry ’09 and Trey Callahan, Aug. 14, 2015, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wis. Victoria Howard ’09, Rachael Garbowski ’09, David Marr Jr. ’09, Trey and Julie, Julie McMillan ’09, Ryan Mullin ’09, Laura Mullin. Kaplan ’09 & Cooper ’09 Rachel Kaplan ’09 and Nate Cooper ’09, March 7, 2015, Whitby Castle, Rye, N.Y. John Harvey ’09, Byron Cooper ’11, Erin Bliss ’09, Nina Emmi ’10, Ben Levin ’09, Anthony Timberman ’09, John McDonald ’09, Chris Berry ’09, Charlotte Green ’11, Bill Walsh ’09, Kick Sullivan ’12, Mike Stafford ’09, Steve Coupet ’09. Hempton ’II & Brockman ’II Cambria Hempton ’11 and Ross Brockman ’11, June 27, 2015, Pier 4, Charlestown, Mass. Doug Schmidt ’78, Deb Thyng Schmidt ’77, Dave Bibb ’11, Tyler Mosher ’11, Josh Fancy ’12, Masid Cader ’11, Stefan Lyons ’13, Hannah Richardson ’11, Jeff Lathrop ’13, Rich Velotta ’11, Alex Jones ’12, Noah Burke ’11, Greg de Wet ’11, Ross, Lauren McAllister ’11, Cambria, Nora Collins ’11, Micaela Holland ’11, Rachel DiStefano ’11, Eliza Van Heerden ’11, John Canney ’11, Jorie Ohlson ’10, Leo Menard ’08, Matt Brockman ’08. Arsnow ’08 & Roginski Christine Arsnow ’08 and Matthew Roginski (Union College ’07), June 6, 2015, Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole, N.H. Dan Arsnow ’10, Barbara Griffin Arsnow ’77, Lisa Peterson Chew ’77, Molly Campbell ’77, Katie Hagan ’08, Mike Arsnow ’14, Lauren Tempest ’08, Kailey Walsh ’08, Karl Dietrich ’05, Olivia Philipp ’08, Christine, Rachel Wardell ’08, Vicki Libby ’08, Matthew, Kerry Glavin ’08, James Highsmith, Alison Puffer ’08, Jared Cassin ’08, Jeanne Lothrop ’08, Julie Berman ’08.

Moiles ’II & Golden ’II Isobel Moiles ’11 and Jared Golden ’11, Sept. 12, 2015, Springbrook Golf Club, Leeds, Maine. Front row: Jared and Isobel, Lynda Hatch Letteney ’73, Erin Bourgault ’11, Jocelyn Rice ’12, Flora Chan ’11; back row: Peggy Rotundo, John Baughman, Matej Kenda ’09, Julie McCabe ’12, Bill Hiss ’66, Colleen Quint ’85, Darby Ray, Raymond Clothier, Catie Lary ’11, Patrick Harris ’11. Winslow ’0I & Frank Jessie Winslow ’01 and Mark Frank, Sept. 27, 2014, Hidden Pond Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine. Front row: Brooke Carey ’01, Kate Keller Samson ’01, Heather Cavanagh ’01, Rosalie Winslow ’11, Sarah McGrath Helmer ’01, Jessica Nichols Bazirgan ’01, Anna Skarstad ’11; back row: Ben Bines ’01, Nate Michelsen ’01, Kara Rooney ’01, Matthew Bazirgan ’00, Nicola Meyer Orlov ’01, Clarke MacMillan ’01, Mark and Jessie, Margaret Doyle ’02, Edward Helmer ’01, Robert Rosenthal ’01, Matthew Purtell ’01. King ’07 & Robitaille Carolyn King ’07 and Ashley Robitaille (Southern New Hampshire Univ. ’15), June 20, 2015, Granite Ridge Estate, Norway, Maine. Front row: Molly Lanigan Carr ’07, Allison Marshall ’07, Carolyn and Ashley, Liz Greenwood ’07, Katie Graeff ’07; back row: Adam Bristow ’07, George Carr ’07, Pete Meisel ’07. White ’09 & Spivak ’08 Sadie White ’09 and Lee Spivak ’08, Aug. 9, 2014, wedding, Sugarloaf Golf Club, reception, Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Andrew Friedman, Mike Springer ’07, Alli Earon ’09, Toby Childs ’10, Will Gardner ’09, Caroline Thomas ’09, Chris Hemberger ’09, Mimi Gallo ’09, Greg Waters ’08, Jeremy Grant ’08, Calley Morrison ’09, Charlotte Bair-Cucchiaro Ames ’09, Peter Marsters ’09, Jason Brander ’09, Erin Gilligan ’09, Sam Rigby ’08, Kelly Wakeham ’08, Ryan Fitzsimmons ’08, Laura French Rigby ’07, Emilie Swenson ’08, Daisy Hackett ’09, Dylan Mogk ’09, Victoria Thomas ’08, Marissa Tripolsky ’08, Tess Dokus ’10. Also attending: Zach Risler ’08.

Curran ’II & McCall ’II Meg Curran ’11 and Ben McCall ’11, June 6, 2015, Falmouth, Maine. Back row: Lynn Parker Schiavi ’64, Anna McGrath ’11, Simone Pathe ’11, Emily Moyer ’11, Molly Newton ’11, Tim Ohashi ’11, Deezer Irons ’11, Zach Ross ’11, Joe Doody ’11, Bryan Harrison ’11, Matt Gordon ’11; front row: Brian St. Thomas ’11, Matt Moschitto ’11, Nicole Kahn ’10, Ben and Meg, Meg Cadden ’11, Lane Curran ’13, Dava Wool ’11. McKellar & Anderson ’05 Kathryn McKellar and Russ Anderson ’05, Aug. 16, 2014, Bishop Farm, Lisbon, N.H. Jamil Zraikat ’05, Gary Piandes ’99, William Hunt ’84, Jayme Hennessy ’05, David Charron ’05, Mihoko Maru ’05, Joe Clough ’05, Kathryn and Russ, Douglas Sears ’75, Joshua Grubman ’05, Quinn Grubman, Eric Batscha ’05, Sylvia Gray Sears ’45, Whitney Sheen James ’05, Alden Sears ’46. Creedon ’08 & Solodyna Meaghan Creedon ’08 and Alex Solodyna, Sept. 5, 2015, Codman Estate, Lincoln, Mass. Talya Rabina ’04, Berit Barr ’08, Alex and Meaghan, Alex Bethel ’08, Rachel Oxnard Schmitt ’02, Ansley Flanagan ’13. Also attending: Laura Golitko ’08. Harmsworth ’08 & Warren ’06 Kate Harmsworth ’08 and Whitney Warren ’06, Aug. 22, 2015, North Yarmouth, Maine. Ben Lebeaux ’06, Diana Gauvin Lebeaux ’06, Caroline Ginsberg ’08, Susy Hawes ’08, Ariel Childs ’08, Peter Carr ’91, Siri Carr, Justin Graves ’06, Jeanette Hardy Baum’08, Emilie Swenson ’08, Jeremiah Vernon ’06, Ryan Fitzsimmons ’08, Whitney, Gabby Voeller ’07, Kate, Tobias Fischer ’06, Jake Berkowitz ’06, Brooks Motley ’06, Kristin McCurdy Motley ’06, Nate Purinton ’06, Nikki Moraco ’06, Alex Teague ’06, John McNulty ’06, David Squires ’06, Helen Minsky ’06, Ben Haley ’06.

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Penney ’07 & Bowers ’07 Alexandra Penney ’07 and Ben Bowers ’07, Aug. 8, 2014, Brooklyn, N.Y. Lois Keniston Penney ’50, Hugh Penney ’50, Bruce Penney ’76, Jan Malatesta Penney ’77, Susan Pratt Penney ’73, Hugh Penney ’74, Aaron Ostrovsky ’07, Jacob Johnston ’07, Patrick Galligan ’07, Dylan MacLean ’07, Sam Hostvedt ’07, Shannon Penney ’09, Fairchild McGough Dixon ’94, Ben and Alexandra, Josepha Gonzales Conway ’07, Alexander Bandhu ’07, Patrick Conway ’07, Melissa Penney ’03, Emily Nichols ’07, Emily McGuire ’07, Marsha Larned ’07, Frank Saccomandi ’07, Alexis Grossman ’07. Beers ’I0 & McIntosh Claire Beers ’10 and Matthew McIntosh (SUNY Geneseo ’10), May 2, 2015, Rochester, N.Y. Front row: Bailey Johnson ’09, Alexis Boyatsis ’09, Claire and Matthew, Sarah Reingold ’10, Kerry Glavin ’08, Natalie Brown ’10; back row: Bob McBreen ’82, Dick Beers ’81, Carl Hellings ’83, Mike Hayes ’81, Rick Thompson ’81, Jeff Shuman ’82, Bill Walsh ’09. Colby ’II & Van Wickle Rachel Colby ’11 and Jake Van Wickle, July 25, 2015, Santa Barbara, Calif. Andrew Hall ’99, Amanda Colby Hall ’00, Abby Saucier ’11, Dylan Mogk ’09, Tess Dokus ’10, Emily Sheehan ’11, Mara Krueger ’11, Bess Glennon ’11, Cam Powel ’11. McCabe & Simon ’08 Jenna McCabe and Justin Simon ’08, June 20, 2015, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Alex Maulucci ’08, Meghan Conley Wimberly ’08, Caitlin Tamposi ’08, Brian Machunski ’08, Andrew St. James ’08, Becca Buckler ’08, Justin, Will Akie ’08, Jenna, Mike Henry ’08, Steve Lattanzi ’08, Nick Stamas ’08, John Kinnane ’07, Matt Erisman ’07, Andrew Lincoln ’08, Pete Dennehy ’08, Ryan Wimberly ’08.


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1933 Mary O’Neil Libbey December 10, 2014 Mary O’Neil Libbey, born in her parents’ house in Lewiston, earned a degree in history, married her childhood sweetheart, honeymooned at a dude ranch in Montana where he had summered the previous year, and never returned home. They bought the 4,000-acre ranch and toughed it out during World War II while he was overseas. They gave it up when the dude business took a downturn and built a successful business distributing soft drinks and liquors. Her husband, Channell Libbey, died in 1993. Asked how she lived to 103, she hedged a bit and tried to say it was diet and exercise, but a glass of red wine a day always seemed to be included. Survivors include children Chandra Mary, Channell II, and Christopher David; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Her late sister-in-law was Eleanor Libbey Awalt ’33. Phyllis Gilman Teti February 16, 2002 She spoke German and Latin, but went to work in Denmark — Denmark, Maine, that is. Phyllis Gilman Teti taught elementary school throughout her life, in several school districts besides tiny Denmark, including her hometown of Auburn, before retiring in the 1970s. She did graduate work at the Univ. of Maine and married Joseph Teti, who predeceased her. They moved to Salt Lake City after she retired. Survivors include her son Gilman.

1936 Eleanor Weiler Hill Lucas November 6, 2013 Eleanor Weiler Hill Lucas graduated from Radcliffe after her freshman year at Bates. She was a social worker, but also edited the publications of several organizations after completing the Radcliffe Publishing Proce-

dures Program. She later taught French at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut and taught herself Russian after Sputnik so she could start a Russian program. Her husbands, Charles Hill and Walter Lucas, predeceased her. Survivors include daughters Susan Hill Birge and Ellen Senich; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

1937 Jeannette Walker Hapgood October 26, 2014 Jeanne Walker Hapgood graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in history and worked as an administrative assistant in New York and Boston at John Hancock and Harvard. A volunteer at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, she was a past president of the Reading College Club. She served as a Bates class agent for many years and volunteered for class Reunion gift committees. Her first husband, Norman H. Taylor ’37, from whom she was divorced, died in 2009. Her second husband, Charles G. Hapgood, died in 1982. Survivors include children Robert Taylor and Meredith Hession; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Priscilla Warren Hayes January 16, 2015 Lewiston and Auburn were the focal points of Priscilla Warren Hayes’ life. She was born in Lewiston, graduated from its high school, and spent all but a few years after college living in Auburn. She married Richard E. Hayes in 1942, and with him moved to Liberal, Kan., during World War II, returning to Lewiston afterward. Her husband died in 1990. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, the Woman’s Literary Union, and the Auburn-Lewiston Art and Literature Club. Survivors include six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and cousin Juliana Carter Leverage ’79.

1939 Anne Helen Martikainen January 16, 2015 Helen Martikainen signed her name to a unique document in 1980: the death certificate for a disease. The symbolic ceremony at the World Health Assembly conference marked the eradication of smallpox from the face of the Earth after a concerted 14-year campaign by the World Health Organization, one that occupied much of her time during her 25 years as its chief of health education. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a biology degree from Bates, earned a master’s in public health from Yale in 1941 and a doctorate from Harvard in 1964. Before joining WHO in 1949, she served as a health education specialist in Hartford, Conn., and spent several years in Oklahoma with the U.S. Public Health Service. Bates honored her twice: with a Doctor of Science degree in 1957 and the Benjamin Mays Award in 1989. She continued her work in health care after retirement, serving on the boards of the Orange County (N. C.) Women’s Center, UNC School of Public Health, and the North Carolina Assn. of Public Health. She also was active on many of her Bates Reunion committees. Survivors include her sister Sylvia Martin and niece Barbara Bownes McLetchie ’68.

1941 Arthur Joseph Belliveau April 13, 2015 Artie Belliveau was one of those guys who just led the way. Class president for all four years at Bates, he played football and basketball, captained the baseball team, was vice president of the varsity club and a proctor: big man on campus. Makes sense he would go off to war and come back and become the athletic director at the local high school. He taught history and math, coached baseball, and assisted with football at Edward Little High School. As a baseball coach, his team became known as the one to beat, once winning 27 games in a row. It won 10 league championships and tied for two more. For 10 years, he operated the timer and scoreboard at Bates home track meets, and he officiated at them for 20 years more. He was treasurer of the College Club. In 1969, he was named Maine Baseball Coach of the Year, and in 1988 he was elected to the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice Olivier Belliveau. Survivors include daughters Carol Belliveau Beals ’66, Nancy Woodhead, and Jane Williams; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; nephew Robert LaFortune ’61; and great-nephew Kai LaFortune ’94, who is Robert’s son.

Mary Dexter Boutin February 7, 2015 Mary Dexter Boutin left Bates after two years to marry Sherman Lahaie, with whom she would have two children and then divorce. She later married Reginald Boutin, whom she met at Filene’s, the home company of Lewiston’s B. Peck Co., where she worked. The local store had quickly recognized her talent and made her one of its first female personnel directors of a major department store in its corporate chain. For the next 10 years, she raced between meetings in Boston, managing the store in Lewiston, and tending to her children. She squeezed in classes at the Univ. of Maine-Portland and switched careers in her late 40s to become a social worker for Child Protective Services. She was a past deacon of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lewiston, which is home to the Sheehan-Dexter stained-glass windows depicting her family’s ancestry. Mary was predeceased by Reginald. Survivors include children Sherman Lahaie Jr., Anne-Mayre Dexter, and Daniel Boutin; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Her father was Daniel S. Dexter, Class of 1913. Eleanor Stockwell Payne Carpenter March 9, 2015 “Stocky” herself left Bates before graduating, but the rest of her family stuck around long enough to make a huge hole in the pile of diplomas. From the Class of 1904 to the Class of 2001, there’s been a Stockwell, or a Payne, or an offspring roaming the halls of Bates. An accomplished artist specializing in oil painting, Eleanor enjoyed volunteering with preschool-age mentally disabled children. She and her sister, Betty Stockwell Oakes ’37, planned overseas summertime retreats together. Betty and her husband, Granville W. Oakes ’37, are both deceased. Eleanor’s mother was Alice Sands Stockwell, Class of 1904, and her aunt was Eleanor Pepper Sands, 1908. Survivors include daughter Barbara Payne Malone ’64; grandson John S. Payne ’01; nephews Peter G. Oakes ’66 and Raymond S. Oakes ’68; Raymond’s wife, Linda Anastos Oakes ’67; and great-nieces Katherine Oakes Feiring ’93, Stacia Oakes Johnson ’91, and Allison Oakes Charbonnier ’92. Her first husband, J. Raymond Payne, died in 1988. She married Harry Nevins Carpenter in 2001; he died just a few weeks before she did. Mary Frances Kingston August 19, 2015 Maisie Kingston graduated from Lewiston High School at 15 but went back for an extra year before starting at Bates, where she whizzed through as a math major, becoming the president of

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the Ramsdell Scientific Society as a senior. She tried teaching at the local high school, but gave it up for life in the big city: Boston. She took a job with John Hancock Insurance Co. and started her career in business. Later, she was hired by the Massachusetts Insurance Commission and rose to become an assistant commissioner. She was the “founding mother” of the Bay State’s group health insurance plan that covers state employee benefits. She was a member of the Academy of Actuaries. She spent her free time playing the piano or kickball, golfing or painting, depending on her mood. She also toured the world with her two roommates. She is survived by several nieces. Her brother was Samuel Kingston ’36.

1942 Elisabeth Robinson Harvey March 21, 2015 Betty Robinson Harvey followed her parents and aunt to Bates but was pulled away by circumstances during World War II. She married Cecil Lee Harvey in 1942, a marriage that lasted until his death over 70 years later. She worked as an elementary school aide. In retirement, she became an expert knitter and often taught knitting classes at Williams College near her home during January semester. Survivors include sons George and William; and two grandchildren. Her parents were George and Florence Gray Robinson 1911, 1912; her brother-in-law was Norman E. Kemp ’37; her sister was Ruth Robinson Kemp ’37; and her aunt was Francis Robinson Pelton 1907. Virginia Day Hayden January 31, 2015 “Din” Day saved everything — everything — from her days at Bates (even the wooden spoons from eating ice cream at Chase Hall socials) and could even find in her scrapbook the card that Tom Hayden ’42 signed at an IM-UR get-together the night they met, the night that led to their marriage a year after they graduated (she Phi Beta Kappa in sociology), while he was a Tufts dental student and she a Girl Scout executive in Wellesley. After he served in the Navy Dental Corps in Newport, R.I., they made their home in Newton, Mass. He practiced general dentistry, and she became a “professional volunteer,” especially with Second Church in Newton — and with Bates, which remained a large part of her life. With six children, she and Tom were busy with scouts, sports, church, musical, and social activities. She was an alumni trustee 1986–91, a class agent 1948–2011, class officer 1997–2007, an Alumni Council member 1976–1977, and a member of several Reunion gift committees. Tom passed away in


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2000. Survivors include children Thomas D. Hayden ’66, Suzanne Hayden, Carolyn Hayden, Janet Jagger, and Cynthia H. Nyquist; 11 grandchildren, including Thomas M. Hayden ’04, Monica M. Hayden ’07, and Andrew W. Jagger ’07; and four greatgrandchildren.

Survivors include daughters Andrea Phillips and Joan Thomas; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. His wife, Clementine James Robinson, predeceased him.

Ruth Arenstrup Jewett May 21, 2015 Ruth Arenstrup Jewett found herself surrounded by Batesies. She married Frank H. Jewett II ’39, whose father was Frank H. Jewett, Class of 1913. Her brother-in-law is Dean F. Jewett ’41. Her two sons are Frank H. Jewett III ’66 and Jonathan D. Jewett ’68, who passed away in 2005. An avid gardener, she enjoyed traveling and raising cattle and sheep. She was predeceased by her husband and daughter Meredeth Libby in addition to her son Jonathan. Survivors include son Frank; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arnold Leavitt March 5, 2015 Arnold Leavitt took service to his country, his community, and his faith seriously. His World War II experiences — he landed on Normandy on D-Day — led to a lifetime of service to veterans. Born in Boston, he moved to Mechanic Falls when he was 12 and remained a small-town boy at heart his whole life, talking Democratic politics over the back fence with Ed Muskie ’36. He was a leader of his synagogue in Auburn. Only 19 when he graduated from Bates, he was captured during the war, but managed to escape and get back to his unit. He took over the family’s lumber yard after the war and built it into a successful group of three until the chain stores came along, which inspired him to shut down and go work for the Department of Transportation. He worked with Maine Gov. Ken Curtis to find ways to reintegrate Vietnam vets who felt disenfranchised after returning home, and he was called on again by Gov. John Baldacci to help plan the Veterans’ Campus in Augusta. In 2014, he was named Outstanding Veteran of the Year by Gov. Paul LePage for going “above and beyond for fellow veterans.” When he closed his lumber yard, he noticed that the mills and shoe factories were shutting down, too, and realized his neighbors were in trouble. He got involved in local and state politics and was especially active with the Auburn business development committee, helping bring several major industries to the city to replace the defunct mills. His wife, Janice Miller Leavitt, died in 2009, and daughter Cheryl Leavitt Worcester died a few months after he did. Survivors include daughters Barda Leavitt and Wendy Leavitt Libby; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and cousin Linda Tamkin Waller ’85.

Dorothea Ross Kennedy November 29, 2014 A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Dot Ross Kennedy lived in Portland and Gorham for many years and worked at Hobby Center. In 1967, she and her family moved to Concord, N.H., where she worked for the Bank of New Hampshire. She retired as a trust officer in 1980 and returned to Gorham. Survivors include her daughter Anne MacDonald; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her husband, James C. Kennedy, predeceased her. Elaine Humphrey Meader May 16, 2015 Elaine Humphrey Meader worked as a teacher and as a florist with her husband, Ray. They owned Colonial Gardens in Fairfield, Conn., and enjoyed motorhome traveling in retirement. Besides her husband, survivors include children Candace Meader, Gail Anderson, and Joyce Meader; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Harry Wilbert Robinson January 7, 2015 Harry Robinson spent his life by the sea, except for those torturous days trapped on the Bates campus, 18 miles from salt water. After earning a degree in history and economics, he snuck in a stint at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and then served four years with that branch of the military, taking part in the liberation of the Philippines. He had a successful 34-year career with New England Telephone as a manager in various locations. He was a member of the P.G. Club in Little Compton, R.I., the former treasurer of the visiting nurses association there, and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. His college interest in photography continued throughout his life.


Paul Thompson Smith October 3, 2014 Paul Smith left Bates shortly after his freshman year for the U.S. Army Air Corps, and it’s sort of lucky he did. Based in Macon, Ga., where he learned to fly B-29s, he met Rosemary Thrash there and married her in 1944. They lived in Florida for 60 years and he worked as an air traffic controller in Miami. He was active in the Lutheran church and sang in the choir, often as a soloist. She died in 2005. Survivors include children Paul Jr., Susan O’Day, and William Smith; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Elinor Blance Vassey February 24, 2015 Wartime conditions meant that Elinor Blance had to leave Bates during her sophomore year, but those three semesters stuck. She had strong ties to the college, and strong ties to education her entire life. Valedictorian of her high school class in Winter Harbor, she excelled wherever she studied. She whizzed through business school and was asked to be the solo teacher at a new one in Florida at the age of 19. She taught day school, night school, and did the books, too. It was there she met Emuel “Ed” Vassey Jr., whom she married when he returned from his assignment in Europe. He made the Air Force his career, and she made the best of it, moving 10 times in 30 years, including to Japan, finding new jobs, learning new skills, new ideas, new experiences, every time. “It lent variety to my experience and kept me from getting stale,” she once said. She finally earned a bachelor’s degree from the Univ. of Arizona summa cum laude in 1959, third in her class of 1,208 and earning a Phi Beta Kappa key. Survivors include children Bradford Vassey, Emuel “Bud” Vassey III, Mary Frances Willis, and Katherine Brown; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

V-12 Samuel Yale Brass May 28, 2015 Samuel Brass was a V-12 member of the Bates community and a U.S. Navy commander in World War II. He continued to serve through the Korean War and the Cuban crisis. He became a senior captain for American Airlines. Survivors include wife Adele; stepdaughters Beth Mandel, Karen Goodfellow, and Lish Harris; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Robert Hampden Patten February 21, 2015 Although his time at Bates was limited to the V-12 program, the Patten family is well known to the Bates community and Maine. He left the Univ. of Maine for midshipman training at Bates and returned to UMaine after the war to complete his degree in speech. He joined WABI as the state’s first TV anchorman. He was Bangor’s first industrial development director and a fundraiser for UMaine’s Hauck Fund as well as active in many city and charitable organizations. Besides his wife, Stella, survivors include daughters Lisa and Deborah; and two grandchildren. George William Stone February 17, 2015 Bill Stone took his V-12 training seriously. He stayed in the Navy until discharge in 1946, then joined the Coast Guard, serving

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until the Korean War ended. He remained active in the Coast Guard Reserves until retirement in 1985. His undergraduate degree was from the Univ. of Maine; his master’s degree was from Boston Univ. He was the commander of three Coast Guard stations, all in Massachusetts. His wife, Lois Long Stone, predeceased him. Survivors include daughter Priscilla Stevens; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

1944 Shirley Whiting Michael November 15, 2014 Shirley Michael left Bates after one year and graduated from Keene State Teachers College in 1944. She also earned a master’s in English at UNH. She taught in elementary schools in Newton, Mass., and Hanover, N.H., before marrying and raising a family. She later became a docent at the UNH gallery. Survivors include children Christine Michael and Joseph Michael III; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Joseph E. Michael Jr., died in 2005.

1945 Elaine Mitchell Kelleher January 15, 2015 Elaine Mitchell Kelleher left Bates after one year and went on to become a registered nurse with a degree from Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. She worked there throughout the Second World War and became a member of the Army Nurse Corps. Her husband, J. Paul Kelleher, died in 1975. Survivors include children Peg Lary, Nancy Warren, Paula Burgess, Katie Reed, J. Paul Jr., Peter, and Dan Kelleher; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Edmund Washburn Nutting November 30, 2014 The Rev. Edmund Nutting’s roots with Bates reach deep into its beginnings as a seminary, when his great-grandfather John William Perkins was among the men who founded Maine State Seminary, the institution that eventually became the college we know today. He was active in the life of the church from his youth, at First Congregational Church in Wellesley Hills before Bates, and then at Andover Newton Theological School, where he earned a bachelor’s of divinity. Ordained in 1949, he served as minister of education in Newton, Mass., for four years before moving to Wakefield to become associate minister. Four years after that, he was called to Rockport, Mass., to be senior pastor, retiring in 1972. This allowed him to become the interim director of the Craigville Conference Center on Cape Cod and later the associate

director of development for the United Church Board for World Ministries and Massachusetts Conference director of planned giving. He actually retired in 2000, and remained very active with Project Heifer. His wife of 64 years, Mary Mynderse Nutting, died in 2010. He is survived by sons Stephen and Philip; and three grandchildren. In the late 1990s, he established the Perkins-Hutchins Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bates in memory of his great-grandfather and his grandfather, John Wesley Hutchins, Class of 1878. In addition, a great-great-uncle, Charles S. Perkins, served on the board of overseers in the late 1800s; his late sister-in-law was Harriet Belt Nutting ’41.

1946 Anne Smith Nanavaty January 7, 2015 Anne Smith Nanavaty became active in community service during her Bates years and continued devoting her life to others for years to come. Her degree was in sociology, and she later earned a master’s in education from the Univ. of Bridgeport. She was a social worker in Troy, N.Y., and Germantown, Pa. She taught preschool in Sandy Hook, Conn., and became the director of children and youth services in Danbury, where she created programming for at-risk youth, after she earned her master’s at 53. She met her husband, Krishnalal, in 1951, in Troy, when he was a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and she was working for the YWCA. She sponsored Career Discovery in Practice interns and was a member of the College Key. She was also active in Girl Scouts and, with her husband, in Boy Scouts. In addition to her husband, survivors include children David ’76, Jayne Dahl, Charles, Brian, Glenn, and Alan; and 10 grandchildren. Barbara Varney Randall ’46 Nov. 22, 2014 When Barbara Varney Randall became dean of women at Bates, she had one serious problem: she just couldn’t call Prof. Robert Berkelman “Bob” as he wanted her to. He was still her professor and secretary of the faculty. But in 1960, she managed to grit her teeth and take up office in Lane Hall, having been asked to apply by President Charles Franklin Phillips, who had previously lured her back to campus shortly after she graduated in 1946 to work in the news bureau. She served as dean of women for nine years, through the College’s transition of presidents to Thomas Hedley Reynolds and many social changes, all of which she handled with uncommon grace and fortitude. She was at her core a teacher and a student: when not teaching, she was learning,

and she excelled at both, as evidenced by the numerous statements made by former students at her death. She taught English for a number of years at Edward Little High School after leaving Bates in 1969. Her degree from the college was in sociology; her master’s degree in education was from Orono (1960). She grew up three blocks from the campus, noting, “My Sunday school teachers were often Bates professors or their wives, and so my soon-to-be Latin professor, Freddie Knapp, was the usher, the head usher. And so I wasn’t afraid of him when I sat in a very small Latin class when I was a freshman.” As dean, she prided herself on knowing “her girls.” She studied before every tea she had with freshmen girls, so she would know their hometowns and what they were studying, and made it a point to attend concerts and plays. She married James Randall in 1961; he passed away in 1984. She was an alumni trustee; an alumni class officer for 24 years; a member of the Bates Steering Committee for 13 years; a College Key member; and a career adviser through the Career Development Center. She was an active member of the Lewiston-Auburn and wider Androscoggin communities. She is survived by her cousin, Jefferey Brigham ’75, whose late father was David Brigham ’46. Herbert Lunn Shulman December 21, 2014 Herbert Shulman was a sailor who was eager to share the sea with others. He was active in the U.S. Power Squadron and a longtime member of Temple Reyim in Newton, Mass. He served on his 45th and 50th Reunion Committees, after retiring from his real estate business in 1980. He was also an avid fisherman and golfer. He is survived by his wife Sylvia Zimmerman Shulman; children Ellen and Charles Shulman; and one grandchild. Elizabeth Alma Stover October 11, 2014 Liz Stover attended Bates for two years before returning to Arizona to complete her degree at Arizona State. She started out as a blood bank investigator and ended up as a superior court judge, retiring in 1996. Survivors include children David and Rachel; three grandchildren; and niece Marguerite Jordan Hinojosa ’80. Her mother was Bertha Mayberry Stover ’23, and her sister was Clara Stover Jordan ’48.

1948 Cyprien Louis Martel Jr. March 2, 2015 Cyprien Martel came back to Bates after decorated service with the infantry during World War II. The Lewiston native had enrolled before he left for Europe, but 18 months overseas

with the 7th Army under Gen. Patton, during which time he was awarded both the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star, interrupted his studies. His biology degree at Bates led him to Tufts for medical school. In 1957 he returned to Lewiston and established his practice at St. Mary’s Hospital. There, he was president of the medical staff, chief of surgery, and chairman of the board of directors. He was an advocate of several of St. Mary’s facility expansions, including the creation of St. Mary’s d’Youville facility. He retired in 1993. Survivors include his wife G. Eunice Coughlin Martel; children Lynne ’80, James ’86, Thomas, and Diane; seven grandchildren; and son-in-law Jonathan Kutrubes ’80. Donald W. Sutherland May 14, 2015 Don Sutherland wasn’t supposed to go to Bates. He thought he’d just pop in to the Winter Carnival dance to see what it was like — but then he caught sight of the Carnival Queen, one thing led to another, and next thing he knew, he was in Dean Lindholm’s office next door in Roger Bill signing admission papers. Goodbye, Wesleyan — Hello, Bates! (The queen married someone else.) He crammed everything he could into his Bates years. At one point, he was on five varsity teams: football, basketball, track, baseball, and golf. He made dean’s list, too. He was headed for a pro baseball career until in his final game as a Bobcat he tore his rotator cuff sliding into second base. He recovered enough to play on the Argentinian all-star team and impress a representative for the U.S. State Department who wanted to make him an honorary Argentinian citizen, prompting the State Department to transfer him to Turkey abruptly. He later started a long career teaching and coaching in Boston suburbs. He taught for many years at Newton South High School and is included in its hall of fame and in the Massachusetts Track Coaches Hall of Fame, the Bates Hall of Fame for both baseball and football, among others. It should be noted that his casual appearance at that Chase Hall dance took place after he survived combat in the Rhineland and Central Europe during World War II and won numerous medals and campaign ribbons. There are no immediate survivors.

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the Korean War. Good thing: That’s when he met the woman he would marry, Olga Meleshenko, an officer in the Army Nurse Corps. They married in 1952, had three children, and enjoyed life together, he as a salesman for a variety of metalworking companies, she as a teacher, until she passed away in 2013. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Scott; and two grandchildren. Marjorie Jones Lodge March 11, 2015 Marjorie Jones Lodge studied chemistry at Bates. She considered a career in medicine but left college to marry Alfred Speed Lodge. They had three children, and she became very involved in their school activities, including as a substitute teacher. She later worked for the Internal Revenue Service and retired as a manager in 1990. Her husband died in 1994. Survivors include children Valerie, Kimberly, and Stephen Lodge; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Shirley Joan Pease Sawyers June 3, 2015 Shirl Joan Pease Sawyers came to Bates for a biology degree, and that’s what she got. She put it to good use. For four years, she worked as a medical lab technician, until marriage to classmate Bill Sawyers and motherhood turned her attention to biological matters of a different sort: food preparation and child rearing. She was active with church, scouts, and other family activities, and was one of the founders and teachers of a nursery school in Baldwin, N.Y. In addition to her husband of nearly 65 years, survivors include children James, Alan, and Wendy. Her great-uncle was William M. Marr, Class of 1901; Bill’s father was William A. Sawyers, Class of 1919. Charles Harvey Warren April 1, 2015 Harvey Warren’s training as a Navy V-12 pilot was for naught: It ended on V-J Day, and he was mustered out. But that let him back to Bates just in time to meet his future wife, Elaine Stimson ’45. Though she died in 2003, he said his love for her lived on. They lived in Scarborough in a house that he largely built himself. He took over his father’s trucking company and eventually bought a large parcel of land with the hope of developing a recreation area; those plans didn’t work out. That land was sold to the Scarborough Land Trust and is known as the Elaine Stimson Warren Woods. Both Harvey and Elaine were history buffs, especially interested in Revolutionary War era re-enactments, and they started a business making wooden canteens, buckets, clothing, and other 86

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items to sell to other re-enactors throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states as they traveled to battle sites. Survivors include children Rebecca Seel, Andrew, Cynthia, and Daniel Warren; and five grandchildren. Rodney Cutler Woodbury November 17, 2014 Rodney Woodbury took his chemistry degree and turned it into a career as an electronic engineer with Rockwell International via a television repair shop. His small repair service in New Jersey led to a job with RCA, which led to a job with Rockwell. This brought him back to Maine, and he was able to volunteer for Reunion in 1988. Survivors include his wife Dorothy; children Rebecca, Gale, Marcia, Dani, Ann, Ralph, and Ruth; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His father was Henry J. Woodbury ’21.


at Syracuse Univ. in 1953 and became superintendent of Lansing, N.Y., Central Schools, where he served for 31 years, retiring in 1992. The board of education there renamed the elementary school in his honor. He retained his membership in the Masonic Lodge in Leeds, Maine, for 65 years, despite living in New York; he was a member of Lions International for 55 years and served as president of the Lions Club in New Paltz. Lions International presented him with the Melvin P. Jones Award for his dedicated service. His wife, Dorothy Chateauvert Buckley, predeceased him. Survivors include children Lorna, Raema, Shaun, and Anissa; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

1951 Kenneth George Holt December 6, 2014 To Ken Holt, a Heath Bar solved anything. At least, that’s what one of his many students from Needham (Mass.) High School wrote in memory of the beloved history and social studies teacher at his death. His memorial site was full of tributes from students from 20, 30, even 40 years ago, all speaking to his excellent teaching, his sense of humor, his appreciation for their point of view. They talked of how well they remembered him, how much they respected him, how strongly he influenced them. One wrote that he flunked history the first time, but Ken Holt so inspired him that he got an A under his guidance. In addition to his history degree from Bates, the U.S. Marine Corps veteran earned a master’s in education from the Univ. of Connecticut and a doctorate in education from Boston College. He settled in at Needham in 1963 and retired after 30 years. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Joseph Nathaniel Brown November 17, 2014 In 1969, Joe Brown had an inspiration, one that would change life in Rhode Island forever: He started Meals on Wheels there. With 17 volunteers and buy-in from five churches, he put together two routes and swung into action. Today, over 1,500 people receive a hot meal from a friendly volunteer each weekday around the state. At his death, 17,493,528 meals had been served in the state. He made the Rhode Island program one of the largest such programs in the country and the only one statewide, serving as its executive director for 22 years and on its board for 45 years. He was Rhode Island’s representative at the formation of the National Assn. of Meals on Wheels and was elected that body’s first national president. He had moved to Rhode Island in 1954 after earning a history degree at Bates. That process was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army, but education prevailed. He wanted to teach and to coach cross-country, a sport in which he excelled at Bates and as a coach: He turned out championship teams in his few years of coaching at Ponaganset High School. Ordained in 1978 as a lay pastor for Woodhaven Chapel in North Scituate, he served on the Kingdom Christian Ministries board. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Carpenter Brown; children Joseph Jr., David, Paul, Sharon, Laurie, and Deborah; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. His father was Joseph S. Brown ’28.

John Stanley Kleszy March 10, 2014 John Kleszy served in both the U.S. Army and Navy. He held a master’s from the Univ. of Connecticut and did extensive work toward a doctorate at the Univ. of Bridgeport. He was an English and civics teacher, then a guidance counselor, in Connecticut schools, mostly in the New Haven area. He also was active on the Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights in the 1950s. Survivors include children Donald, Janet, Ruth, and Juli; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was divorced from Nancy Wellman Kleszy ’52.

Raymond Canwell Buckley November 2, 2014 Ray Buckley’s time at Bates was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army, but he returned to finish his degree in economics. He earned a master’s in education

Imogene Rollins Krall February 9, 2015 Imogene Rollins married classmate Anders Krall shortly after graduation and they lived in Westchester County — he worked as an ad executive and

she became a social worker — when they decided to move to Vermont. That’s where they raised daughter Lisa Krall ’77. She is survived by both her husband and her daughter. Edward C. Michaud April 7, 2015 Edward Michaud was an orthodontist who served in the Army for 10 years, including tours in Korea and Vietnam, before opening practices in Weston and Plymouth and settling in Duxbury, Mass. He was active in Boy Scouts and flew light planes in his spare time. A biology major at Bates, he earned his dentistry degree at NYU and also attended the Univ. of Massachusetts. His wife, Suzanne Gehring Michaud, predeceased him. Survivors include children Edward C. III and Sylvia Michaud; and three grandchildren.

1952 Dominique Paul Casavant January 16, 2015 The thermometer read below zero, but Dom Casavant rallied the college kids out of bed and onto buses so they could glimpse Halley’s Comet on that chilly morning of Feb. 9, 1986 — something they could do “only twice in their lives.” That’s the kind of physics professor he was. And they loved it. In fact, the whole town of Winooski, Vt., seemed to love him. He was known affectionately as “Mr. Winooski,” or “Mr. Model City,” or “Mr. Mayor” — which in fact he was, for a while. He also served in the Vermont legislature and hand-carried the city’s HUD application to New York to better its chances at federal funding in the Model Cities program (which it won). In 1968 he was honored with Winooski’s Distinguished Citizen award. He taught physics at St. Michael’s College in Winooski for 45 years, taking a break to earn a Ph.D. at the Univ. of Vermont in 1971, where he had previously earned a master’s. Right after graduating from Bates, he served in the U.S. Army where, among other duties, he won 15 trophies in the armed services international ski competitions. Survivors include his wife Lucille Mailhot; children Catherine Colardi, Thomas, and Jay Casavant; and seven grandchildren. Frederic Elmer Mansfield Jr. November 14, 2014 After two years in the U.S. Army, Fred Mansfield earned a master’s in library science from Simmons and worked at Harvard’s Widener Library. He left in 1957 for a job at the library at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he remained until retiring in 1992. In Urbana, he met Nina Fox, whom he married in 1959. She died in 2000. As at Bates, he was a runner throughout his life and

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was active in the Illinois Track Club and the Kennekuk Road Runners. He was a member of the American Assn. of Law Libraries, Champaign-Urbana chapter of Amnesty International, and Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church. Earle Travis Onqué April 30, 2015 With a degree in biology, Earle Onqué became an architect, a perfectly logical choice. He actually needed another bachelor’s degree to do so, which he earned at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1957. He remained in the Pittsburgh area for the remainder of his life where much of his work focused on urban development and redevelopment. One of the first minorities to be both a registered architect and a certified planner, he became a faculty member at the Univ. of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs after serving as head of Model Cities and running his own architectural firm. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Assn. of Housing and Redevelopment, and a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Assn. The Pennsylvania Society of Architects awarded him a Citation for Design Excellence in 1982 for his work on a public housing project. He was a volunteer for Bates Admission and Career Discovery and president of the Bates Pittsburgh Club during the 1960s. Survivors include wife Nancy Fecondo Onqué; children Sheri Eastman and Brock Onqué; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Cochrane Onqué; and son Craig ’81, whose obituary is also in this issue. Arthur Stickney Page Jr. March 11, 2015 Bill Page snuck in a term at Bates between two tours of duty with the Marine Corps. He left after his father’s sudden death to take over the family’s insurance company in Newburyport, Mass., where he remained as president until he retired in 1993. He became a spark for downtown Newburyport, receiving its Man of the Year award in 2005. Survivors include his wife Barbara; children Melissa Wallace, Arthur Page, and Hannah Koch; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Robert Stuart Putnam May 4, 2015 It’s that first dance that got him. He spotted classmate Jane Smith in Chase Hall and their love story began — and lasted 65 years. He made a career in banking at Valley Bank and Trust Company, with moves around Massachusetts and Connecticut and at other banks, including Bank of New England and Fleet Bank, before he retired as vice president in the trust

and investment department in 1994. He was a varsity golfer at Bates, and his passion for the game continued throughout his life. He was an incorporator of Worcester-Hahnemann Hospital, a director at United Way, and a director/incorporator of the Connecticut Institute for the Blind. In addition to his wife, survivors include children Stuart Putnam and Betsy David; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

1953 John W. Lockwood February 14, 2015 Jack Lockwood came to Bates after six years in the Air Force Reserves following World War II. He left before graduating for Tufts Univ. Dental School. He had a family dental practice in Wrentham, Mass., where he had lived for many years as a child in the former home of Helen Keller. He retired in 1985. He was still skiing at Sunday River in Maine at the age of 90. Survivors include his wife Gail Jackson Lockwood; sons Richard, Dana, Darrell, Dirk, and Kurt; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Jacqueline Loveland Thomson June 8, 2015 Sometimes things click. Jackie Loveland and Bill Thomson ’53 clicked. They met as first-year students, and left as first-year students, and were happily together for the rest of her life. She worked off and on at Porteous, Mitchell and Braun, and they had a gift shop in York, but mostly she was involved in raising four children. She said she always had a soft spot in her heart for Bates, since that was where she met Bill. Besides her husband, survivors include children Kathie Mahoney, Bill, Jeff, and Cindy Thomson; and eight grandchildren. John Alden Palmer Jr. June 2, 2015 John Alden Palmer Jr. was proud of his namesake, of whom he was a direct descendant, and proud of his hometown of Plaistow, N.H., where he lived his entire life. He knew everything there was to know about the town and participated fully in all of its activities. He served for 40 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve starting during the Korean War, retiring with the rank of chief petty officer and personnel manager. He was president of a general contracting company begun by his father in Plaistow, and lent his expertise to many town projects. Survivors include daughters Jayne McPherson, Janice Palmer, and Joanne Durfee; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Reynolds Palmer.

1954 John Bondaruk February 24, 2015 John Bondaruk was a research psychologist for the National Security Agency for over 30 years. His official title was chief of personnel testing and research. He started as a research psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1956 after completing a master’s at Boston Univ., worked briefly at the Department of Defense, then moved to the NSA. He retired in 1989. He also studied at Tulane. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Brown Bondaruk ’54. Survivors include daughters Emily and Dana; one grandson; and nephew John F. Hartnett III ’75. His wife’s parents were Theodore Brown ’32 and Lorna McKenney Brown ’31; her sister was Charlotte McKenny Parker ’35. Alice Marie Arace Loftus April 28, 2015 By the time she graduated from Bates, Alice Arace Loftus was trilingual: English, Italian, and French. She arrived with the Italian and left with the French, intending to work for UNICEF, but a first lieutenant on a blind date got in the way, and before she knew it, she married him. She was a volunteer in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, Calif., and played tennis regularly. Her husband, Brian, died in December 2014. Survivors include children Ann, Kevin Mark, and Sean; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

1955 Janice Burland Burns June 14, 2014 Janice Burland Burns left Bates after three years to complete her degree at SUNY-Oswego. She earned a master’s in library science at Syracuse Univ. and worked as a technical librarian at Nestlé for over 32 years. She also was a substitute librarian for the Baldwinsville School District. Survivors include her husband, Riley Burns ’60; son Hugh Burns; and two grandchildren. Alison Lovejoy Brown Grinder October 5, 2014 Alison Brown Grinder left Bates at the beginning of her senior year for health reasons, and didn’t complete her bachelor’s degree until after her children were grown. She graduated in 1978 from Arizona State with a degree in arts administration and worked as a museum educator at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. She co-authored a book aimed at museum docents and used by institutions worldwide. An avid bird watcher and rug hooker, intent on returning to New England as often as possible, she finally settled in

Kennebunk Beach. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Grinder. Survivors include children Jonathan, Timothy, and Elisabeth. Charles Donald Stevens June 9, 2010 A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Charles Stevens worked as a manager at Allyn & Bacon publishing company in Boston. When he retired, he moved his family back to the Stevens homestead in North Stratford, N.H. His wife, Virginia Dutton Stevens, predeceased him. Survivors include children Lisa Dissler, Julie Candelaria, and Jeffrey Stevens; and seven grandchildren.

1956 Edward Hathaway Dodge February 26, 2015 Edward Dodge came to Bates knowing exactly what he wanted to be: a minister. In fact, he already had a job as a pastor at Sixth Street Congregational Church in Auburn and had arranged to continue those duties as a student. In 1956, he was ordained by the Bangor Theological Seminary and also received a degree in history from Bates. He later earned a master’s from Trinity. He served United Churches of Christ in Maine, Massachusetts, California, and Arizona, retiring in 1993. He also was a chaplain and officer in the U.S. Navy in the early 1960s. His wife, Charlene Meisner Dodge, died in 2001. He met Anna Allen at his church retirement community, and they married in 2003. She survives him, as do stepchildren Joanna, Judy, and James Allen. Paul Joseph Dumas December 23, 2014 Paul Dumas was a well-grounded economics major who took to the air as a Navy pilot and made a career out of it. He spent over 20 years in the military after starting out as an ensign. By 1969, he was a lieutenant commander on the USS Enterprise in Vietnam. In 1977, he was stateside in Norfolk, Va., at the U.S. Navy Manpower & Material Analysis Center, his last assignment prior to retirement. He continued to work for the military for several years to support his wife, Alma Lee Dumas, in her career as a watercolor artist. Besides his wife, survivors include children Sherri Carr, David, and James Dumas; and 11 grandchildren. Evelyn Kilgore True November 30, 2014 Even though she was forced to transfer after two years, Evelyn Kilgore True kept Bates “first in her heart” throughout her life, graduating from Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She dropped her first name (Dolores) in 1985, when she Spring 2016


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also took on a new last name, dropping that of her husband, Warren Mitofsky, whom she had divorced. She worked for 35 years as a registered nurse at hospitals in North Carolina, Wisconsin, New York, New Hampshire, the District of Columbia, and Vermont. In Norwich, Vt., she was the director of Community Health Services. Survivors include children Bryan Mitofsky and Elisa Clancy; and five grandchildren. Her late cousin was Evelyn Jones White ’38.

1957 Verna Tomalty Cheney March 24, 2015 Verna Tomalty came from the mill town of Waltham, Mass., to the mill town of Lewiston, the first in her family to attend college, facing a five-year nursing program, determined to see it through. And she did: a dean’s list student, she moved to Hartford after graduation to become a visiting nurse. There she met Richard A. Cheney, whom she married in 1958. In commenting on her passing, people invariably remarked on her gentleness and kindness with her patients; she worked for 35 years at Windham (Conn.) Hospital, as head nurse in the emergency department, retiring as nurse manager. Besides her husband, survivors include children Beth, Richard, and David Cheney, Pamela Ockert, and Joy Chronowski; and nine grandchildren. Barbara Anderson Douglass December 10, 2014 Barbara Douglass drove herself to finish her degree at Bates. Literally. It was a hundred-mile round trip, but she drove it for six years to complete her degree in sociology on a three-day class schedule, in between caring for her four young daughters while her husband, Dana Douglass, was involved in mining operations in the Bethel area. With her degree in hand, she worked for the Maine Department of Human Services for 25 years as a social worker. Prior to moving to Bethel, they had lived in Portland, where she was active in the Red Cross during World War II and had been president of the Portland Junior League, on the board of the Pine Tree Society for Crippled Children, and a member of the Child Welfare Board. In 1974 the Douglasses received the Henry Hastings Award for citizenship from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. They opened their home as a bed and breakfast in 1982, a longtime dream of hers. In 2009, she received the lifetime achievement award from the Bethel chamber. Her husband died in 1999. Survivors include daughters Barbara Weeks and Cheryl Douglass; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


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Janice Tufts Hughes March 6, 2015 It only looked disorganized: 20some children, each occupied with his or her own task, a turtle or a tomato, working alone or in a group of three, but each was fully engaged. Janice Tufts Hughes loved her classroom at The Galloway School in Atlanta. The idea was to design a curriculum tailor-made to each child, to challenge each child exactly where he or she needed and wanted it most. Janice and her students thrived there for over 20 years, she as teacher and later principal at the middle school level. She left Bates with a magna cum laude degree in economics and followed her husband, Albert “Nick” Hughes around the country with his career at a major beverage company, finally landing in Atlanta, where she earned two master’s degrees from Georgia State Univ. She was an elder at Northwest Presbyterian Church and a master of sogetsu ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, and enjoyed gardening and golf. In addition to her husband, survivors include children Kathleen Danforth and Thomas Hughes; and six grandchildren. Gregory Kendall May 28, 2015 Greg Kendall started out on one road but changed the route he was on before too long. His economics degree was strong enough to see him through Syracuse and its master’s of public administration program, from which he graduated in 1963, but that’s when he veered paths. He enrolled at the Lancaster Theological Seminary to earn a bachelor’s degree in divinity, then on to Howard Univ. and its school of religion.

1958 Virginia Frances Davis November 29, 2014 Ginny Davis was a five-year nursing student at Bates who did not get the fifth year, and so left to get her degree at Cornell. She never lost her fondness for garnet, nor for nursing, and enjoyed a successful career in New York, Boston, and Utah. She retired in Salt Lake City. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Andrew James D’Eramo December 8, 2014 Skip D’Eramo left Bates after two years to complete a bachelor’s degree at an accounting college. He also earned a master’s from Suffolk Univ. He had a successful career as a CPA and operated a business and tax service. His wife, Patricia Morris, died in 2010. His survivors include children Andrew, Tammi Jo Hill, James, and Tonia D’Eramo; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Stanley Fielding Maxwell November 20, 2014 Stan Maxwell and classmate Beverly Eisnor married shortly after graduation and soon left for Ohio, where they happily remained for the rest of his life. He ventured eastward for various family and alumni affairs, but his career at Baldwin-Wallace College, now a university, in Berea, Ohio, kept him occupied for 40 years, until he retired in 2000 as associate dean of students. He had a master’s degree from Kent State. He also served two terms as president of the Berea City Council and as an officer and volunteer with the city’s historical society. He was president of his Bates class 1964–73. Besides his wife, survivors include sons Jeffrey and James; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

1959 Bruce Parsons Bayley January 8, 2015 Bruce Bayley lingered in northern New England for 15 years after graduating from Bates, teaching history in Vermont while sailing on Lake Champlain. He then moved to Cape Cod to be nearer his family, becoming an auditor for a resort in Yarmouth, Mass., in keeping with his degree in economics. He retired after 23 years in that field but kept on sailing the saltwaters off Cummaquid. Survivors include his sister Barbara Bartlett. Louis B. Brown February 13, 2015 Thirty years ago, while trying to get some oceanographic activities computerized, Lou Brown muttered that perhaps it was fortunate he flunked Percy Wilkins’ math classes. A physics major, he became interested in oceanography after Bates and was working for Emertron Inc. (part of Emerson Radio Corp.) as an oceanographer in 1962. He would soon go on to work for the Navy’s Office of the Oceanographer and then the State Department. He worked with the National Science Foundation and other federal and international agencies on the issue of global change, a subject that involved years of worldwide travel (“Somehow I have the feeling I am the sole support for United Airlines!”). That work involved a 30-member group that negotiated three treaties. He represented the U.S. at the intergovernmental oceanographic UNESCO conferences and helped form the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research; in fact, some said he was the APN. Survivors include his wife Bobbie Jo Sutton Brown; children Craig Sutton and Shelley Graham; two grandchildren; and brother Richard Brown ’63, whose daughter is Tracy Brown Phillips ’96. His late father was Samuel Brown ’30.

Mary Ann Burdett October 31, 2014 Mary Ann Burdett graduated with a degree in biology and went on to Salem State College to earn a master’s in education. She took a teaching position in Laconia, N.H., and taught there and in neighboring Gilford for the rest of her career. Her marriage to classmate Willard G. Martin ended in divorce. She married Allan Hodgkins in 1981. He survives her, as do children Melissa Martin ’88, Helen, Coleman, William, and Scott; and two grandchildren. Betty Kinney Howard January 10, 2015 “BJ” Kinney Howard first discovered Maine’s Belgrade Lakes region as a camp counselor, and spent many years living in the area, starting as a counselor early in her life and, later in her career and in retirement, when she was active with its board of recreation and with its Center for All Seasons. Devoted to making life better for young people, she worked for over 20 years with the YWCA, first in Pennsylvania, and then in Hartford, Conn. She returned many summers to work at Camp Runoia on Great Pond in Belgrade Lakes. She also worked for the state of Maine as its first marketer for the department of tourism under Gov. Joe Brennan and the Maine Publicity Bureau. She was divorced from J. Glen Howard ’59. Survivors include her sister Doris Kinney Trull ’50.

1960 Herman Michael Alpren December 2, 2014 At first glance, it seems as if Mike Alpren couldn’t make up his mind what he wanted to do with his life. But then it all makes sense. He became a marriage and family therapist, with the precise set of skills needed: psychological, business, sociological, and legal. First, he earned a degree in psychology from Bates; next, an M.B.A. in industrial psychology from Boston College, quickly followed by a law degree from Boston Univ. In 1979, he earned a master’s in counseling at USM and began practice in Portland and Lewiston. He was appointed to the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure in 1993. His legal practice was limited to his patients. He also taught at the Univ. of Maine-Augusta and served on the Maine Drug Council. Survivors include children Sheri Clark, Steve Alpren, and Lori Alpren-Kenney; and six grandchildren. His late uncle was Israel Alpren ’30. Richard Kearns Barry March 27, 2015 Dick Barry came to Bates twice, both before and after serving in the U.S. Marines for three years. The Class of ’56 missed

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out on him, but the Marines benefited. So did the football and baseball teams — he played on both all four years. He went on to earn a master’s in business at the Univ. of Hartford and have a long career at Combustion Engineering, an American engineering firm with factories worldwide, a leader in the development of both fossil and nuclear steam supply power systems since absorbed by other conglomerates. He was the personnel manager of the naval reactors division and the manager of the industrial relations division. He retired to a brief career with the New Britain, Conn., school system. Survivors include children Susan Barry-Fulop, James, Richard, Douglas, Donald, and Scott Barry; and 12 grandchildren. Joseph Anthony Gillen April 21, 2015 Joseph Gillen attended Bates and then the Univ. of Cincinnati. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1964 before returning to Pennsylvania to work in municipal water operations. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and Rotary. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Thompson Gillen. Malcolm Douglas MacBain March 29, 2015 “Bates probably saved my life,” Mac MacBain once said. He was one of seven children in a family whose parents hadn’t gone to college, who lived in a small coastal town in Maine, who only got to Bates because he won a debate scholarship that paid half his way. His uncle, Jack MacBain ’36, was willing to pay the other half over the protests of his father, who thought the whole thing was worse than nonsense. He hadn’t turned 18 when he first reached campus. But he figured things out pretty quickly, especially the debate situation. He was a big part of the Bucksport High School debate team that won the state debate championship, and that got Professor Brooks Quimby’s attention. He went on to earn a master’s from Wesleyan and taught math, physics, and chemistry at several prestigious private schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and also coached debate. (His team made it to the national competition one year.) He coached baseball, soccer, and basketball at several schools as well, and was on the faculty at several colleges during his career. He read seven newspapers every day “to get a real picture of what goes on in the world,” he said. He is survived by his brother, Richard MacBain. Andrew J. Pease April 4, 2015 Andy Pease left Bates after two years and graduated from

Husson College with a degree in business administration. He served with the Air National Guard until 1967 while working for Merrill Trust Co., then went to work for Webber Energy Fuels, where he remained for the remainder of his career, retiring as senior vice president and CFO in 2003. Survivors include wife Janet Wadsworth Pease; daughters Becky Pease and Katy Wood; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Jon Charles Prothero February 16, 2015 You never know where a degree in economics will take you: Jon Prothero left Bates, joined the Army, learned Russian, and became a translator in Japan. Then he did something economics-like — he worked for a bank for a while, actually becoming a vice president of one in San Francisco, but eventually moved to Tallahassee in the late 1960s, where he stayed for the remainder of his life. He earned a doctorate in social work from Florida State Univ. That took his career in two different directions. He worked with the Florida department of human services, and taught in FSU’s education department. He also worked with FSU’s board of regents. The second direction his career took was into driver safety. He was instrumental in developing the Florida Driver Improvement System; some of his resources have been adopted nationwide. He was divorced from Prudence Milton Prothero, who died in 2013. Survivors include son Gregg; brother S. Richard Prothero ’55 and his wife, Helen Anderson Prothero ’55; and niece Laurie Prothero Sperry ’81.

1961 Richard Albert Yerg March 21, 2015 Dick Yerg knew sports inside and out. He played on three teams at Bates — baseball, basketball, and soccer (captain for two years) — and was the sports editor of the Student to boot. No surprise that he went on to a long and successful career as a sportswriter for his hometown newspaper in the Rockland, N.Y., area. A plaque honoring him hangs in the Rockland Sports Hall of Fame. For over three decades he covered local sports and the New York Rangers hockey team, his specialty. He retired in 1998. He was a founder of the New York State Sports Writers Assn., worked for 13 years as media director of the Florida Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, and volunteered weekly at the Patch Reef Park wheelchair tennis clinic. His wife, Sandi Smith Yerg, predeceased him. Survivors include children Kari and Roger; and two grandchildren.

1963 Allyn L. Bosworth August 16, 2014 When you’re born in New London, Conn., home of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and your father is a high-ranking Army officer, you have national service on your mind. It’s no wonder Allyn Bosworth signed up for the Coast Guard right out of college, economics degree in hand. He served in Vietnam and continued to serve in its Reserve ranks, rising to lieutenant commander before retiring. He worked for Rhode Island’s department of labor and training for 32 years as a research analyst. At Bates, he was one of the original Deansmen and is named in the male a cappella group’s constitution. Survivors include his wife Patricia Baptista Bosworth; daughters Jennifer Madden, Caroline Jaret, and Kimberly Phalen; and 11 grandchildren.

1965 Judith Magyar Isaacson November 10, 2015 A survivor of Auschwitz, Bates’ first dean of students, a mathematics graduate, parent and grandparent of an alum — Judith Magyar Isaacson was one of a kind. She started life in a small provincial city in southeastern Hungary, valedictorian of her high school class, but was cruelly wrenched away by Hitler’s troops into the horrors of the Holocaust with her mother and aunt. The three survived by their wits and luck. They were liberated by American troops in 1945, one of whom, Irving Isaacson, fell in love with her on the spot, despite her wretched appearance. He brought the three of them home to Lewiston. She began to watch mathematics lessons on PBS. This inspired her to pursue a degree at Bates, which she completed the same year her daughter graduated from high school. She went on to earn a master’s from Bowdoin. She taught math at Lewiston High and computer science at Bates. In 1968, she became dean of women, despite skepticism from some members of the hiring committee. One asked whether she’d ever lived in a dormitory. “Yes,” she said. “At Auschwitz.” Next question, please. She brought about radical change for women, such as providing locks and keys for their rooms, just as the men were given. She also stopped their being required to sign out with a housemother, even simply to go to the library to study. She also recognized that change was needed: relaxed rules about dating and contact between men and women; coed dorms; better athletic opportunities for women. Her memoir, Seed of Sarah, was published in 1990 in English, her fifth language. In

1994, Bates honored her with a doctor of laws degree. She retired in 1978, but continued to speak about her experiences to students and private groups, especially after her book was published. It continues to be taught today in many schools and universities. Her husband, Irving Isaacson ’36, had several Bates relatives, all now deceased: his sister Frances Isaacson Miller ’37; and cousins Philip Isaacson ’47 and Harris Isaacson ’22. Besides her husband, survivors include children John Isaacson, Ilona Isaacson Bell, and Mark Isaacson; eight grandchildren, including Tess Isaacson Goode ’07; and two great-grandchildren.

1966 Penelope Brown Kielpinski February 8, 2015 “Gorge Yourself!” Not advice you hear too often these days, but that’s what Penny Brown Kielpinski called her book. She was referring to all of the interesting things people could do traveling along the Columbia River Gorge between Washington and Oregon, but it very well could be the maxim for her life. She threw herself into everything she did, and she did it well. Complete strangers became friends, bedraggled animals became pets, ragtag kids became choirs: Everything was worth a try. She grew up in Boston, coached gymnastics for 25 years, raised three daughters, ran a ranch, lived along the lush, green Gorge, and then moved to the New Mexico desert. She held a master’s degree from the Univ. of Washington and studied gymnastics at the Univ. of Oslo in Norway. In 2009, she learned to play marimba and was soon performing with a percussion band; it helped her through two rounds of chemotherapy. She married “a good man,” she said, had three children, and later came out as a lesbian. She lived amicably with her ex-husband, Jan Kielpinski, and her partner, Maria Santa Maria. Both survive her, as do daughters Krysta Panaitescu, Jenya Kielpinski, and Marina LeGree. Bonita Popek Peterson June 20, 2015 Bonita Popek Peterson dedicated her life to animals. Her degree was in biology, and she went on to earn certification as a lab technician from Harvard Univ. School of Nutrition and Cornell Univ. Veterinary College. She worked for over 40 years at Cornell’s lab. She also volunteered at a number of wildlife charities and adopted a number of strays. Survivors include her son John Matthew Peterson, and her beloved friend Lorraine Cooper.

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1967 Elizabeth Clark Barrington July 17, 2015 An English major at Bates, Liz Clark Barrington earned a master’s degree at Simmons College, then taught English at Westford Academy. After marrying Leo Barrington in 1975, she lived for three years in Zaria and Kano, Nigeria, teaching English there too. On returning to the U.S., she embarked on a career in student services and foundation work that included positions at Regis College, the Univ. of Hartford, and the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls. In retirement, they returned to Maine and involved themselves in social justice campaigns of the Unitarian Universalist church, Amnesty International, and Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. Over the years, Liz kept in close contact with her Bates roommates, who had become a circle of very good friends. Survivors include her husband.

1970 Charles David Martin Jr. February 28, 2015 David, Charles, Dewey — whatever you called him, David Martin enjoyed making his own way in the world, and he saw a lot of it. Born in Alaska, he served in the Peace Corps in Korea, lived in Turkey, Greece, Germany, Italy, and Morocco, as well as three or four U.S. states before settling in Virginia and then Connecticut. His master’s in urban planning from Michigan State Univ. complemented his history degree from Bates. He was a poet, a freelance writer, and an editor for the Hanover Press in Newtown, Conn. And he loved to dance! Relatives still recall him trying to teach them the “Electric Slide” at a family reunion. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; children Laurel Hope and Charles Everett; stepchildren Michael, Paul, Sarah, and Ryan Kolej; and six grandchildren.

1973 Linda Charlotte Abbott January 18, 2015 Linda Abbott lived a quiet life of whimsy and kindheartedness, traveling through the Maine countryside delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service to over 600 rural locations five or six days a week for 33 years, putting her degree in psychology to good use whenever the occasion required. She adored animals. She was predeceased by her partner, Jimmy King. She is survived by her brother Charles J. Abbott. Ahmet Dilek Barlas December 24, 2014 Dilek Barlas had a day job tweaking semiconductors to go


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faster; and faster and faster they went. But he spent every minute he could going back in time, carving and shaping wood into gorgeous reproductions: a Queen Anne dining set, a reproduction Townsend document chest, and additional items adapted from top-notch museum pieces. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate in physics who came to Bates from Istanbul, he earned a Ph.D. at Brandeis in 1977. He worked as a physicist at Raytheon and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and he held top engineering positions with a number of Boston area firms. He also had coached youth soccer when his son was younger, a skill his son Nuri, who survives him, proudly carries on. He is also survived by his mother, Melahat, and his estranged wife, Joeth.

1975 Maureen Chapman Harris November 13, 2014 Maureen Chapman Harris graduated cum laude with a degree in French and a Phi Beta Kappa key. She taught briefly before switching over to work at the Social Security Administration for four years, and then changing careers again to work for L.L. Bean for 27 years, when she wasn’t chasing her three children around. Survivors include husband Ray S. Harris; and children Patrick, Ryan, and Jessica Harris.

1976 Glenn Anthony Lamarr May 9, 2015 Glenn Lamarr made the round trip from Fort Kent to attend Bates, lettering in both soccer and baseball. When he returned, he became active in his community in many ways. He was vice president of commercial lending for TD Bank and served on the St. Louis Parish Council and Finance Committee, Northern Maine Medical Center board, America’s First Mile Advisory Group, Finance Authority of Maine board, and the UMaine Fort Kent board. A member of the College Key, he volunteered for Bates Career Development and Admission. Survivors include his wife Gail Sirois Lamarr; children Jennifer, Robin, and Anthony; four grandchildren; and niece Holly Page Gwozdz ’05.

1978 Nancy Bettina Roberts January 29, 2015 You could fill a concert stage with all the students who Nancy Roberts taught to play piano over the years in and around Rye, N.H. She had a gift for making lessons fun and interesting for kids. A double major in English and music at Bates who sang in the college choir, she was well

known in the Maine-New Hampshire seacoast area as a talented musician. She was also the organist and music director at the York-Ogunquit United Methodist Church and was in demand as an accompanist at horse shows around the country. Survivors include several cousins.

1980 Deborah Jean Finney Prive April 26, 2015 Deb Prive knew the secret to living in Boston: escape to Lake Ossipee in New Hampshire as often as possible. That might explain how she kept her cool as the payroll manager at Tufts Medical Center, where she worked for more than 30 years. Logical job for a math major, don’t you think? She also enjoyed gardening and following Boston sports teams. She is survived by her husband, Robert Prive; and children Zachary and Alison Prive.

1981 Craig Cochrane Onqué December 22, 2013 Craig Onqué left Bates for the Univ. of Wisconsin and returned to the Pittsburgh area in the 1980s. Survivors include brother Brock and sister Sheri Eastman; stepmother Nancy Onqué; and partner Lynnell Morida. His parents were the late Gloria Cochrane Onqué and Earle Travis Onqué ’52, whose obituary is also in this issue. Steven Bruce Therriault December 8, 2014 Steve Therriault enjoyed traveling, and he worked in the industry at several resorts in Florida and Arizona before returning to New Hampshire and taking a job at Mascoma Savings Bank in Lebanon. He also joined the board of the Lebanon Opera House and continued to travel, enjoy fine dining and many friends. Survivors include his parents and sister Andrea.

1982 David Michael Ladderbush March 9, 2015 Dave Ladderbush sold sports cards, office supplies, automobiles — almost anything. And he loved to act. He sang in the Deansmen at Bates and was active in the Robinson Players. He continued with the Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre, playing many roles over the years. Surviving are his sons Daniel and Lee Ladderbush; and mother Joyce Ladderbush.

1985 Kimberly Ruth Lundgren February 26, 2015 Kim Lundgren found her passion in several spheres.

In her work, she found it in programs that improve the lives of low-income families. In her personal life, she found it in her children. In her free time, she found it in literature and music, walking on the beach, or in the woods. And nothing was better than doing something with family at the house on Wareham (Mass.) Bay. She was the director of development for North Shore Community Action Program for the past three years, a program for which she strongly advocated after working at a similar job in nearby Salem. She earned a master’s in English from the Univ. of Virginia to complement her Bates degree, one awarded with high honors and a graduate fellowship. Survivors include her husband Bill Frankenstein; children Sage, Lila, and Toby Frankenstein; and parents Janet McCorrison and Alfred Lundgren.

1995 Derek Ethan Boggs April 15, 2015 Derek Boggs attended Bates for one year before transferring to the College of William & Mary. He went on to earn an M.B.A. from the Univ. of Chicago. He is survived by wife Lynda; and daughters Emily and Olivia.

2005 Timothy Clayton Conn November 29, 2014 Tim Conn died unexpectedly. He graduated from Bates with a degree in environmental studies. He is survived by his parents, Clayton and Marguerite Conn; and grandparents Clayton Conn and Doris Mulhall.

2012 Derek Scott Rocchini June 24, 2015 After two years at Bates, Derek Rocchini left for the other L.A. That would be Hollywood, where he started his career in music and entertainment. He had already made quite a name for himself as a teenager and in his college years. His family says he brought down the house at age 4 by singing Sinatra’s “Luck Be A Lady” in top hat and tails. At Bates he delivered over 50 live performances, and went on to star in Portland Stage Company’s production of Les Miserables. When he got to L.A., he completed two degrees at the Musicians Institute and worked on a CD of his original songs, now released under the title of Throw Me a Line, under the name Derek Stuart, featuring top session musicians. Survivors include his parents Carol and Richard Rocchini; and siblings Lauren and Christina.

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2016 James Jhun January 17, 2016 His family called James the “walking encyclopedia,” because, they said, he knew “a little about everything.” Born in Boston and attending middle and high school in Lincoln, Mass., he was a former member of the Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra and could play at least five instruments. He was a leader on the Bates campus and an active member of the Lewiston community. As president of the Bates Buddies Club, he mentored and coordinated students to volunteer in Lewiston’s elementary schools. He followed his passion for music as a member of the a cappella group Manic Optimists and as lead trumpet of the Bates College Jazz Band. He aspired to contribute to society through public health and environmental sustainability. He majored in environmental studies with a minor in music. He is survived by his mother and father, Eunmi and Byung Hak Jhun; sister, Iny Jhun; maternal grandmother, Myung-Soon Byun; three paternal uncles, Jin Young Jhun, Young Ho Jhun and Byung Jo Jhun; aunt, Hannah Jhun; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces in the United States, South Korea, Turkey and Senegal. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Yeseul Lee; and his close friends, Emily Baumgarten, Gordon Batchelder, Ori Ravid, Anderson Koenig and many other individuals who were dear to his heart.

faculty Alexis Adelbert Caron February 13, 2015 Students tend to view professors as simply that — professors — and forget that they have lives beyond campus. Alexis Caron was devoted to his students at Bates and devoted to his field, but had a rich and rewarding life in his community as well. He served on the Durham School Board for 12 years and was a member of the Maine School Board Assn. He was on numerous educational committees at the state and national levels. Born to French-speaking parents who had emigrated from Canada, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the Univ. of Massachusetts and a doctorate from the Univ. of Minnesota. He taught French at Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H., Arizona State Univ., Bowling Green State, Colby College Summer School of Languages, and for 29 years at Bates. He retired from Bates in 1990. In a profile in this magazine upon his retirement, Professor Caron explained why he refrained from giving his own opinions in the classroom — to the point of not sharing his favorite French authors: It gave his students

more space to create their own viewpoints. “I came to teach, not to preach,” he would say, believing that giving an opinion was too close to argumentation. Paraphrasing the French author Andre Gide, he said, “I can never win an argument because I can always see the other person’s point of view.” Of his students: “I cannot conceive of a better way to spend one’s career than in the constant company of bright, enthusiastic, and compassionate students, who keep me intellectually alert and young at heart.” He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Stark Caron. Survivors include his children Amy Pierce, Elise Caron, Philip Caron ’87, and John Caron; and eight grandchildren. Frank Glazer January 13, 2015 Frank Glazer was not planning a quiet 100th birthday: He had six concerts scheduled in four states to celebrate it. An exceptional pianist and teacher, he continued to concertize and teach until the last few weeks of his exceptional life. A protégé of legendary pianist Artur Schnabel and composer Arnold Schoenberg (the two were each other’s antithesis, and each had significant impact on him), Glazer made his New York debut in 1936 at Town Hall, and his orchestral debut as a soloist three years later with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky. His career hit its stride following World War II military service and, more to the point, a two-year effort to reinvent his piano technique. This study produced a relaxed, economical style central to both his artistry and his astonishing musical longevity in a field where hand problems are endemic. Glazer came to Bates 1977, becoming an artist-in-residence in 1980. He played countless solo, chamber ensemble, and orchestral concerts; made more than 60 recordings, including two released by Bates in 2010; hosted his own television program in the 1950s; and co-founded the New England Piano Quartette and two chamber music series. In a 2006 interview, Glazer said: “I don’t know what retirement means. I’ve worked all my life to get to this point, where I like the sounds I hear.” He was devoted to his wife of 54 years, Ruth Gevalt Glazer, who was a classical soprano when they met in 1948. After she died in 2006, he worked at a remarkable pace, performing a concert a month and taking on enormous musical projects. One year he performed all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in the order in which they were composed. In 2011, when Bates gave him an honorary doctorate, he told graduates: “I believe it serves no useful purpose to compare oneself with another person. Each of us is unique. We are dealt a certain hand at birth

over which we have no control. But we have a lot to say about how we play the game.” He is survived by two brothers. Marsha A. Graef November 16, 2015 Marsha A. Graef, Professor Emerita of Physical Education, was a coach and administrator in the Department of Athletics for nearly 30 years. She joined Bates in 1985 as an assistant professor of physical education, head coach of volleyball and women’s basketball, and assistant coach of women’s lacrosse. She retired in December 2013 as an assistant director of athletics for physical education, club sports, intramural sports, and recreation. Her teams won 416 matches — including 51 straight from late in the 1988 season to early in 1990 — and lost just 144. Her undefeated 1989 team (36–0) won one of the program’s two ECAC titles in an era when NESCAC teams could not participate in NCAA championships. Professor Graef received the 1990 National Coach of the Year Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. In 1998, she moved from coaching into the administrative position of Bates’ coordinator of physical education and club sports, in which she excelled. She was inducted into the Bates Scholar-Athlete Society in 2013, and was honored as much for her winning spirit as her winning record as a coach. Survivors include her mother Irene and brother Stephen. Carole Anne Taylor March 11, 2015 Professor Emerita Carole Taylor’s career both inside and outside the classroom grew and prospered so abundantly that she twice received the college’s Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. One of the first women to receive tenure at Bates, and a founding member of the interdisciplinary programs in African American studies and American cultural studies, she played a crucial role in the college’s development of its first affirmative action policy in the 1980s. Her colleague Charles Carnegie, professor of anthropology, called her “a champion of justice, both on campus and in the wider community, who encouraged students to bridge the divide between theory and practice.” Those students, he said, are her legacy: “a pioneering cohort of alumni that she helped to cultivate and who have stayed on beyond graduation and contributed to significant change in the local region.” Her hallmark courses took students outside the mainstream. One student noted that she stressed the importance of recognizing the sometimes “subtle differences between how things seem and what they really are.” Long involved in Maine social justice issues, Professor Taylor was

an adviser to the Maine Rural Workers Coalition in the early 2000s, with the goal of helping migrant agricultural workers develop leadership skills, and she involved Bates students in the work. “The best thing about it,” she once said, “is that it gives students a sense of what it’s like to do social justice work that really is worker-centered — it’s not about themselves. It’s not charity work.” She received her bachelor’s degree from Reed College and her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard. From 1989 onward, she served on the Affirmative Action Committee, and for much of the 1980s, she served on the subcommittee that drafted an affirmative action plan for the college. She was the author of The Tragedy and Comedy of Resistance: Reading Modernity through Black Women’s Fiction (1999) and A Poetics of Seeing: The Implications of Visual Form in Modern Poetry (1985). She retired in 2011. Survivors include her partner William Corlett, professor of political science; son Eric Nicholson Taylor; and two grandchildren.

honorary John C. Whitehead February 7, 2015 When New York City was destroyed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Gov. George Pataki called on John Whitehead to help it recover. He had long been one of the city’s most prominent citizens, the joint chairman of Goldman Sachs, a former deputy secretary of state in the Reagan administration, a board member of the Federal Reserve, the Asia Society, and Harvard Univ., with connections so broad there weren’t six degrees of separation — there were usually just one or two. Bates awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2004 for his lifetime of work in diplomacy and finance, as well as the work he did to rebuild the shattered site of the World Trade Center and revitalize downtown Manhattan.

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A peace protest passes by Chase Hall in the days following the start of the Persian Gulf War in January 1991.

King Day, The Bates Way The origins of the college’s distinctive MLK Day tradition date to a world-changing event 25 years ago by h . jay burns

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that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day the way Bates does, we can’t find it. The Bates way goes like this: Canceling classes and having workshops and discussions with expert guests, an all-day affair highlighted by a college convocation and keynote. Dating to the 1990s, the tradition’s origins lie in a world-changing event. On Jan. 16, 1991, the U.S. went to war against Iraq, this country’s first major armed conflict in a generation. The outbreak of war rocked the Bates community, particularly students. Writing in The Bates Student, Steve Hochstadt, then a Bates history professor and, since 2006, professor of history at Illinois College, described a 92

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“depressed and disoriented” student body with an intense “hunger for information” (this was preInternet, remember). “We felt we had the pulse of the student body,” Hochstadt wrote in 1991. The Bates faculty moved quickly to help students make sense of the chaos, a desire springing from their core mission as educators. In a special meeting on Jan. 18, the faculty voted to cancel classes on Monday, Jan. 20, “in honor of and to reflect upon Dr. King's contributions to world peace, and to reflect upon the issues of peace and justice in the Middle East,” in the words of religion professor Marcus Bruce ’77. Carl Benton Straub, then dean of the faculty, proposed an all-college convocation to begin the day’s programming. An ad-hoc faculty committee

planned a series of events, discussions, and workshops, many of which would use Martin Luther King’s life and legacy as a means to understand the myriad issues at play. Among the topics were “Is This a Just War?” “The Science and Technology of War,” and “The Mideast War and Jews in America.” And while the noteworthy 1991 King Day did not immediately lead to the practice of canceling classes — the practice was institutionalized by mid-decade — it surely provided a vivid and enduring model. Today, Bruce is the college’s Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies. He says that what he and others did in 1991 is what they always do: “We are always engaging our students” in both the “practice and cultivation of freedom and conscience.” Twenty-five years ago, the coincidence of the Gulf War and MLK Day created the ultimate teachable moment, Bruce says, as the faculty guided students on what it meant “to practice freedom and conscience in that specific moment, to pause and allow students to breathe and consider their response to events.” In 1991, Donald Harward was in his second year as Bates president. In his first year, he had led

Bates in elevating its MLK Day observance with a weeklong program called “Raise Every Voice.” This built upon a prior tradition of MLK Day observances forged by James Reese, then as now a Student Affairs dean and member of the MLK Day Committee, and the late Dean Emeritus of the College Jim Carignan ’61. Reese remembers the “ominous” feeling on campus in 1991 in the days leading up to the war. The more politically minded students had asked their professors whether canceling classes would be possible. “Their suggestions and the momentous momentum shown by the faculty were striking and memorable,” Reese says. In 1991, against the backdrop of the faculty’s nearly unprecedented vote to cancel classes, Harward opened the all-college convocation and set the tone both for that day and for many future observances of King’s birthday at Bates. Extraordinary events affecting moral and political life, Harward said, demand equally exceptional responses. “Not to pause and to assist student understanding of these events, their causes, and their implications, would, in the judgment of the faculty, be a failure to meet an extraordinary student need,” he said. Invoking King and his mentor, Benjamin Mays ’20, Harward said, “We are connected — teachers, students, Dr. Mays, Dr. King — and the realities that we must confront are connected — peace and war, justice and inequalities, human worth and human suffering.” n

During the war, a sheet hangs, probably in Chase Hall, for people to write the names of people they know in the Middle East.

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The coincidence of the Gulf War and MLK Day created the ultimate teachable moment.

a r c h i v es from the muskie archives and special collections library (and elsewhere) Puckish Behavior

“Fast and furious and marked by many swinging sticks,” wrote The Bates Student in its coverage of Bates’ 3–0 win over a club team from the Cabot Mill in Brunswick. The surnames of the Cabots’ starting lineup reflect the French Canadian workforce: Normand, Lamarre, Turcotte, Turcotte, Turcotte, and Turcotte. Shades of the Hanson brothers from the movie Slap Shot?


George Faunce had the Bates mail route for 33 years, including 17 as a mounted carrier. When he retired in 1922, he’d delivered 6,578,692 pieces of college mail, according to the Lewiston Daily Sun, who cited “college mathematicians.”


Graduates of the Class of ’16 — that’s 1916 — could purchase a garnetand gold-colored class pin. This one belonged to Bernice Hood Greenlaw ’16.

It’s a Wash

In the mid-1900s, not many college students had cars but they still found ways to transport their dirty laundry home — through the mail, for instance. Anne LaRocque ’54 used this reusable KwikPak laundry case to send her wash home to Berlin, N.H. In so doing, students weren’t being spendthrifts. On-campus washers and driers were still in the future, so it was cheaper to mail laundry home than to have it cleaned professionally.

Citizen Bates

The Freedom Foundation awarded this medal, about the size of a CD, to Bates in 1956 for efforts to make citizenship education part of the Bates curriculum. The inscription on the flip side of the medal praised the college’s “Citizenship Lab” for “bringing about a better understanding of the American way of life.”


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ou t ta k e What might not be obvious here is that Bates ultimately lost this game, 61–56, to Middlebury. As head coach Alison Montgomery, at left, intently followed the action, and players hustled up and down Alumni Gym, the Bobcat bench exulted after each Bates basket. Ahead or behind, their joyful noise prevailed. — Phyllis Graber Jensen

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President of Bates College A. Clayton Spencer Chief Communications Officer Sean Findlen ’99 Bates Magazine Advisory Board Marjorie Patterson  Cochran ’90 Geraldine FitzGerald ’75 David Foster ’77 Joe Gromelski ’74 Judson Hale Jr. ’82 Jonathan Hall ’83 Christine Johnson ’90 Jon Marcus ’82 Peter Moore ’78

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Bates Magazine is published twice annually using Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper created with 30 percent postconsumer fiber and renewable biogas energy. Inks are 99.5 percent free of volatile organic compounds. Bates Magazine is printed near campus at family-owned Penmor Lithographers. On the Cover In a Maine marsh, Dana Cohen-Kaplan ’16 holds the tools of his geology work: a static chamber that traps marsh gas; a fan that mixes the gas for proper measurement; and a digital temperature and humidity meter. Photograph by Josh Kuckens

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From a plane above Bates on Oct. 18, 2015, photographer Josh Kuckens looked north.


Turner’s Twitchell Airport, the flight’s origin. Also aboard was student pilot Josh McIntosh, Bates’ dean of students.


The Appalachians still have “impressive topography after 400 million years of erosion,” says Bates geologist Dyk Eusden ’80.


Lake Auburn, the local water source, is so clean it has an EPA filtration waiver. Bates helps the water district monitor lake conditions.


Seedlings grow in Carnegie's rooftop greenhouse for Lots to Gardens, a city gardening program founded by Kirsten Walter ’00.


At Lewiston Middle School, Bates students spent 600 hours volunteering last fall.



Take a closer look at some of the good soles of Bates. Page 14

The Lewiston Armory hosted Jimi Hendrix in 1968. The Bates rock band, The Hanseatic League, opened.


The original Gothic-style building (1902) of St. Mary’s hospital.


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16 “We came out and conquered,” says a quotable ’Cat.

34 The best thank-yous from Bates thesis students.

50 “I never told this to anyone, not even my wife,” he whispered.


Seven families have given $19 million to Bates, led by a $10 million gift from Mike ’80 and Alison Bonney ’80, seated at right with Mike’s parents, Wes ’50 and Elaine Bonney, at the February gift announcement on campus. See page 12.

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coast to the stars “A time for young scholars to be with mentors and fellow passengers on the thesis voyage.” Page 38

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The spring issue of Bates Magazine features summertime geology research, along with stunning images of the Maine coast.

Bates magazine, Spring 2016  

The spring issue of Bates Magazine features summertime geology research, along with stunning images of the Maine coast.