50th Reunion Yearbook
Tufts University: The Beginning
he “Grand Dame” of Tufts campus, an ancient copper beech tree that dominated the hill behind Ballou Hall, was one of few trees left standing that witnessed the birth of Tufts College in 1852. A holdover from another era in which trees were felled on a massive scale to feed the booming shipbuilding trade (the construction of a single British warship required two thousand trees), this massive beech bore the initials of many a student carved deep in its bark. Adorned with a Japanese shinenawa, a thick brown rope with dangling papers called “shide” and string tassels that “mark the tree as sacred in the sense of deserving veneration” the tree was as much a part of the lore of Tufts as its mascot, Jumbo, the famous Barnum and Bailey Circus elephant that inspired the college’s mascot. Sadly, the tree was struck by lightning and was taken down in a special ceremony on June 10th of 2015.
Rising to a height of 141 ft, Walnut Hill, home of Tufts University, straddles the border between Medford and Somerville, a scant 5 miles northwest of Boston. Just a few miles from Bunker Hill, the area is steeped in the history of the birth of the nation. One of the Seven Hills of Somerville, Walnut Hill was originally inherited by Charles Tufts, who made his fortune in the brick manufacturing business. Charles’ own formal education was limited by a hearing disability, but he was a self-taught, intelligent man who espoused the Universalist Church’s increasing belief in the need to counteract the alleged sectarianism they observed in other educational establishments. This new thought was contrary to the originally held view by Universalists that “formal education, beyond minimal literacy, was a luxury or downright dangerous.” It was, perhaps, prophetical that he once proclaimed about Walnut Hill, that he “would put a light upon the hill”: a light that ultimately became Tufts University.
Charles initially donated 20 acres of land, and later an additional 80 acres, with the explicit caveat that it be used for a university. Though described by Charles as “that bleak hill over in Medford”, Walnut Hill was once called “Walnut Tree Hill” in reference to the covering of walnut trees before they were cut down for use by the army during the Revolutionary War. Later, great effort was expended to fill the campus with 300 new trees, creating the beautiful landscape of Tufts today. On the Medford side of the hill was the mansion of George L. Stearn, one of the “Secret Six” who helped finance John Brown’s infamous raid on Harper’s Ferry, VA in 1859. Stearn’s home became part of the underground railroad that helped escaped slaves make their way to Canada. Most early colleges in America could credit their founding to some denomination of a religious doctrine. In fact, 106 of the first 108 colleges in America were founded on the Christian faith. Universalism, arguably an offshoot of Protestantism, was a religious sect in the late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century America that drew its strength in the anti-Calvinist, anti-predestination movement. Its wariness of aristocratic privilege included a distrust of formal education beyond minimal literacy which flies in the face of one of their greatest achievements; the creation of one of America’s finest Universities. 2
Early Universalists organized their first church in Gloucester, MA in 1779 and fought long and hard for their rights to recognition as a separate religious body. Appealing to “come-outers” (those fleeing other religions) with its message of a benevolent Deity and the hope of salvation for all, it was a tempting alternative to the fire and brimstone of the strict Calvinist teachings. They were a somewhat disorganized group, as informal associations of neighboring parishes, called “Societies”, were accountable to no one but themselves. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, attempted to organize the Societies on a large scale but failed; it was this reluctance to pull together that thwarted the effort to create a college for nearly 50 years. Universalists, though small in number (only 50 preachers in 1820), were a socially active group advocating for a separation of church and state and becoming active in the anti-slavery and temperance movements. Their interest in educational institutions was driven by the perceived threat of increasing proselytizing within other establishments, though they themselves, struggled with how to teach religion without preaching. Even at the college level, Universalists stayed true to their cause, stating “children are sent to these useful Seminaries, not to experience religion, but to fill their minds with the elements of worldly sciences” and thus, theological studies were kept separate from the arts and sciences. Disorganized though it was, there were certain drivers in the Universalist Society. These were men of vision and purpose. One of these was Tufts first president, Hosea Ballou 2nd. It is fair to say that Tufts may never have been launched without the passion and persistence of this principle visionary. Hosea Ballou 2nd (Ballou added “2nd” to his name to draw Hosea Ballou 2nd a distinction between himself and his great-uncle Hosea Ballou, a giant in the Universalist movement) was described as “gentle and retiring”, and a “peacemaker” with a phenomenal proficiency in languages; he learned to read easily in French, German and Greek despite never having received formal higher education. A prolific writer in weekly newspapers and journals, he was deeply devoted to public education, serving officially on the Board of Education for five years and remaining involved in an elective capacity for years. After pushing for the college for decades, Hosea would eventually give the defining speech that nudged the movement over the edge. The original initiative to build Tufts College was fueled by the Universalist’s desire to sponsor a theological school, an idea debated for 25 years. A push by a future professor in the Tufts Divinity School, Thomas Jefferson Sawyer, finally resulted in the adoption of an 1835 resolution to establish a Theological Seminary. He continued to express concern to his fellow Universalists over the lack of progress, saying “it is a deep disgrace to us, that we are doing nothing, just nothing, on this important matter” and he spoke to their base fears when he said “the time is long past when Universalist’s need be deluded into thinking a theological school will lead to Universalists professors…then synods… then bishops and a Pope.” Meanwhile, the two main factions of Universalists, New York and Massachusetts, jockeyed for position to establish who would host the eventual theological school, and when a prominent Universalist in Charlestown offered a Thomas Jefferson Sawyer gift of 10 acres on Walnut Hill for a proposed Walnut Hill Evangelical Seminary, it gave great hope that success was at hand. But although complete academic freedom of the student was assured, and no student would be under any obligation to “adopt any creed of human origin which may be offered for his consideration”, a general push-back from the elder statesman Hosea was thought to have played a large part, after three years of effort, in its failure to get off the ground. But the Seminary’s demise would set the stage for Tufts’ birth. 3
It wasn’t much easier to get Universalists to agree to fund a college than it had been to fund a Seminary, but in 1841 a resolution was drafted stating the case that “it is well known that the Academies and Colleges in our country are generally under the control or influence of sects opposed to the cause in which we are engaged; it is highly desirable that our denomination, now so rapidly growing, should be provided with institutions under its own care, for the instruction of our youth in the higher branches of literature and science.” The turning point finally came in September 1847 with a keynote address by Hosea 2d. Throwing down the gauntlet with a passage from Luke 12:48, “Unto whomsoever much is given, of him much will be required”, the now Dr. Ballou, having been given an Honorary Divinity Degree by Harvard, delivered what was called the most powerful speech ever delivered by the quiet and scholarly clergyman. In his plea for the formation of the college, he pulled on heartstrings, declaring “I once indulged the confident expectation that I should live to see the Universalists do their duty…founding at least one college…but the shadows of age are already on these eyes; and nothing is done.” Within a year, Otis A. Skinner was appointed as the agent charged with raising the $100,000 necessary to fund the college, a task it took Skinner another 3 years to accomplish. In 1851. the Universalist newspaper, The Trumpet, joyfully proclaimed “WE HAVE A COLLEGE!” Of the original $100,000 target, $60,000 had been pledged unconditionally, $20,000 was in the form of a bond payable upon the death of its benefactor, Sylvanus Packard, and $20,000 came in the form of a deed for 20 acres on Walnut Hill by Charles Tufts. The original Board of Trustees included P.T. Barnum along with long time participants Otis A. Skinner, Sylvanus Packard, Thomas Whittemore, T. J. Sawyer, and Hosea Ballou 2d, and was rounded out with 17 other members. The ultimate location came down to pragmatics. Both Charles Tufts and wealthy Universalist physician and Trustee Oliver Dean had donated 20 acres and cash for the site of the college, but only Tufts had made his conditional to the college being built there. Seeking to benefit from both donations and knowing the Dean would not pull his if not selected for the site, they chose Tufts Walnut Hill location. There was also a considerable amount of land surrounding that acreage that was owned Trustee Thomas Whittemore by Tufts, and the Trustees had hopes of seeing that deeded to them for future expansions. Perhaps not weighing less significantly in the decision making, but hovering in their minds just as well, may have been Tufts early proclamation about that treeless hill, that he would “put a light on it.” And what more symbolic light can there be than the illumination of education. Tufts statement as president of the new institution proclaimed, “For if Tufts College is to be a source of illumination, as a beacon standing on a hill, where its light cannot be hidden, its influence will naturally work like all light; it will be diffusive.” Hosea 2d was unanimously elected president in May 1853 and reluctantly agreed to serve. The Trustees agreed to pay him what he had been earning from his Medford parish, his only stipulation, and he was granted the $800 annual stipend later increased to $1000. In the beginning he did yeoman’s work, travelling to Harvard, Williams, Yale and Brown to study their curriculum, textbooks, grading systems and disciplinary procedures. He gathered information on admissions exams, course exams and instructional sala-
Bust of Hosea Ballou 2d
ries to better understand the requirements for running a major educational institution. The inaugural year began in September 1854 with four students and finished with seven students taking instruction in Latin, Greek and Mathematics. The treasury had been depleted, but the Treasurer, Benjamin Mussey, guaranteed the payment of the instructors, and classes commenced. A formal opening was planned for August 22, 1855 “without expense to the college.” The guests of honor, Mr. and Mr. Tufts had to be retrieved by a fast horse and carriage after their special train missed the depot in Somerville, delaying the start of ceremonies. The event was a great success with over 1000 people in attendance. Thomas Whittemore, vice-president of the Trustees, formally installed the president and faculty, and Hosea Ballou 2d finally saw his dream come true. Telling the crowd that the function of a college was more than imparting “a given amount of knowledge and accomplishments to any select number of persons… the College works out abroad from itself, beyond the circle of its graduates, sending its energies forth through all other institutions, and down through all classes, even the most unlettered.” Interestingly, Ballou never mentioned the Universalist Church in his address, in which he declared, “We consecrate it to the work of instruction in sound learning and science, under the influence of Christian principles.” The first formal term began the next day with over 30 students in attendance. While much attention had gone into the logistics of getting the college off the ground, overlooked had been the elements of access and landscape. With no well-defined road to the campus, President Ballou tramped four miles from his home in Medford through pastures, woodlands and orchards until a house was built for him on campus. The Boston and Lowell Railroad could bring visitors to College Station, but the rest of the route, strewn as it was by rocky pastures, winding cow paths and cart roads, had to be travelled by “crossing fields by any route that suited the fancy of the visitor.” The first college edifice, christened Ballou Hall and currently used by Administration, stood starkly on that bleak hill. This imposing, three-story Renaissancestyled, building with its “roman Ionic” portico was softened over time, as a concerted effort to beautify the campus was undertaken. Through generous donations of trees, and the efforts of volunteers to do the labor, over 300 saplings graced the campus by 1858.
Over the next ten years, the campus expanded through further land donations and purchases so that by 1866 the Tufts campus comprised 120 acres. The college that had graduated 36 students by the time of Hosea 2ds untimely death in 1861 would come a long way from its stark beginning, as described by one historian: “Not a map or drawing, or even a blackboard, adorned the bare walls. There was no library, no laboratory, no philosophical apparatus, no museum, — nothing but a building, four professors, and seven students. Probably no college has ever begun operations with fewer resources than Tufts College had at the start of 1854.” There were strict admission requirements: first and foremost, the ability to produce a certificate of “good moral character.” Adequacy had to be proved in Latin and Greek studies as well as Mathematics and History through an exam that began at 8 o’clock in the morning and continued for as long as necessary. Tuition in those early years was $35 per year. Co-education would arrive at Tufts College in 1892. The experiment seemed to cause a drop in male enrollment, possibly due to the high academic achievement of the women (all five seniors elected to Phi Betta Kappa in 1906 were women) so the sexes were segregated until 1913 through the formation of the Cornelia M. Jackson College for Women. Every college owes its existence to generous benefactors who, for both altruistic and personal reasons, donate land, buildings, and or operating capital to create a legacy that credits their name; Tufts was no different. Beginning with the land grant from Charles Tufts, Tufts donors list includes such household names as Barnum, Packard and Carnegie.
One of the most famous, and more colorful, was Phineas T. Barnum, founder of “the Greatest Show on Earth”, who was asked to fund a new science building. A life-long supporter of the Unitarian Universalist faith of which Tufts was affiliated, Barnum agreed to be a founding trustee and donated $30,000 with stipulations that the gift be kept secret until after his death, even from his wife, and that the resulting building be forever called the Barnum Museum of Natural History. Barnum donated deceased specimens from his vast menagerie and when Jumbo, Barnum’s famous circus elephant, was tragically killed by a train in 1885, he donated him as well. When dioramas eventually replaced static specimens, the building was cleared of its animal collections in 1938, except for Jumbo’s iconic body. The Barnum Museum became Barnum Hall and Jumbo became the beloved good luck charm and mascot of undergraduates, who placed pennies in his trunk for good luck before exams. Finally destroyed in a fire, Jumbo’s ashes, still in their makeshift urn, are brought out to inspire the sports teams that bear his name. On the front of the building, in true Barnum style, is the inscription he insisted on, Barnum Fecit, Latin for “Barnum Made It.”
The Barnum Museum, now Barnum Hall
Another major donor, Silvanus Packard, doubled the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size through his generous donation for the construction of Packard Hall in 1856, which was used as a dormitory for 26 students. Packard, a successful cotton broker and an original trustee of the college, agreed to pay $1000 annually during his lifetime in addition to the $20,000 he had pledged during the start-up drive. When he died in 1866, he left the college land and money to create a school of Theology, and paid for the education annually of ten students. Andrew Carnegieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s donation of $100,000 saw the creation of a proper library in 1908, one of the first college libraries built with Carnegie funds and one of few that never bore his name. Christened Eaton Library, after Rev. Charles H. Eaton, at the direction of Mrs. Carnegie, it memorialized a Tufts graduate of the Crane Theological School, who was the Carnegie family pastor and who had presided over her wedding. The original library, started by the donation of the personal collection of Hosea Ballou 2d., consisted largely of foreign language works that Hosea had carefully annotated in the language in which they were written.
In 1857, the Massachusetts legislature authorized the sale of the low and swampy areas in Boston known as the Back Bay. Up to half of the proceeds were used to fill up the land belonging to the Commonwealth which would then be sold at a profit, creating what was called the “Bay Lands Fund.” One of the beneficiaries of these funds was Tufts College, which received $50,000 upon the requisite raising of an additional $50,000 in subscriptions. But the Civil War interrupted the paying of these funds and the financial struggle at Tufts continued for many years, with the Treasurer’s annual accounting statement ending with “Balance Due the Treasurer.” Persistence prevailed, however, and the college gained steadily in both attendance and solvency. Today, Tufts boasts an undergraduate student body of 5,541 (total students 11,449), an endowment of 1.8 billion, and campuses in Medford, Boston and Grafton Mass, as well as the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. Tufts College became Tufts University in 1954 and today includes the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition, Science, and Policy, and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Tufts University has campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, MA as well as the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France
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Mark D. Alpert Newton Centre, MA Spouse/Partner: Jane Roberts Alpert Children: Joshua (& Nathalie) 46; Gregory 44; Courtney 36; Jonathan (& Allisa) 36; Lauren 36. Grandchildren: Isabel, Madison, Liav & Adina Life after Tufts: No Space For Real Report Reflections and memories of Tufts: No Space For Real Report
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institutionalized as retarded for forty-two years. (Google Gladys Burr/Richard Altschuler) Twelveyear litigation regarding two hundred Nigerian children, drug tested without informed consent. U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that without informed consent on a scale alleged in this lawsuit posed a real threat to international peace and security. Case went to the Supreme Court and eventually settled in 2011. (Google Pfizer/Nigeria/ Altschuler) Selected for the Million Dollar Advocate forum for winning three cases over a million dollars in two years. Named one of the top six litigators in New Haven County. Formed Environmental Group called Orange Residents Association of Neighbors Guarding the Environment. A member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association since 1982.
Richard Paul Altschuler West Haven, CT Spouse/Partner: Pamela Mattison Murphy Children: Rebecca Altschuler 28 David Altschuler 26 Life after Tufts: Graduated UConn Law School 1973. Opened my own law practice in hometown of West Haven, CT. Reflections and memories of Tufts: After law school, legislative aide and political director to former Senator Joseph Lieberman, counsel for the organized crime hearings in the 1970’s. City Attorney of West Haven, CT for eight years. Nationally recognized cases in my career. Secured release of woman, who was falsely
Major: It was mostly times Pax et Lux during the first two years. Those first two years were like the 50’s close coiffed haircuts, frat pool parties, music was ala the Beachboys, mixed with Motown. The last two years morphed into long hair, deep thoughts, music ala Jimmy Hendrix and Iron Butterfly. The deemphasis of Greek life, sit-ins, student strikes, restrictions on overnights gone it was as if Revolution was in the air. I remember and appreciated the fact that the administration at Tufts was involved but not with a heavy hand, rather a flexible and usually Irony…my son did not have his colthoughtful response lege graduation this year due to the to the changing pandemic as fifty-years before we did not have ours due to the student tenor of the times which allowed the protests of the Vietnam War. His cap and gown were inadvertently sent students room to to me, so I doffed them and thanked continue to grow. I my son for finalizing my graduation was a teacher in the rights a half a century later. experimental college and litigated a case against my former student when I became the student. I was always impressed with the student’s intellect and diversity of interests. I had a
My significant other Pamela Mattison Murphy at Fenway Park, UConn vs. Boston College Football.
great roommate, Dr. Phil Brooks for two years who was “smart as a whip, funny, and so academically curious that I think he tried four majors going from applied physics, to religion and then back to science. Most importantly he tried to teach me humility, which as you can see from paragraph seven (7) I have yet to learn. Attorney Patty Weiser Workman was my best friend and much appreciated for all my four years at Tufts. My education at Tufts has had a major impact in the way I view and interact with the world. Organizations and Groups: Political Science AE Pi fraternity, experimental college Big brother program Frederick Anderson Wells, ME/Shrewsbury, MA Children: Matthew 45, Brendan 43, Justin 40, Grace 15 Grandchildren: Ava 10, Ben 8, Rex 9, Park 8 Life after Tufts: In July 1972, while a graduate student at WPI, I helped to develop one of the first noninvasive techniques for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). By developing the IPG for routine inpatient use, I helped to found one of the first noninvasive vascular testing laboratories. From 1986 to 1992, I was Principal Investigator of the Worcester DVT Study, an NIH-supported population-based examination of the practices in the prevention and management of DVT in all 17 Central Massachusetts hospitals. In 1995, I founded the UMMS Center for Outcomes
Research (COR) which served as the scientific coordinating center for a variety of disease-focused, multinational observational studies, which included more than 500,000 patients in 1,000 hospitals in over 40 countries. I retired as Professor of Surgery in 2016. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Our suite was on the top floor of Wren Hall. Every evening the Wally Donut Guy would climb the stairs, stopping at each floor, until he arrived at my room on the 5th floor. You could hear him coming, as he yelled “ Wally Donuts! Get it up for Wally Donuts!” He was tired by the time he arrived at my room. One Friday night, he had a lot of donuts leftover when he arrived at our suite; and, he offered all of them to me for $2.00. I ate them all; then, an hour or two later around 2:00AM, I suffered severe stomach pain). Our premed suite mate (Roy Friedenthal?) came over and tested my belly for rebound pain (in conclusive). So, I decided to walk down to the infirmary where they made me sleep over night. Fortunately, I felt fine when I awoke. Major: Mechanical Engineering and Psychology Organizations and Groups: Student Council, Track team, ROTC Miriam Anolik Miriam Cooperman Wynnewood, PA Spouse/Partner: Elliot Cooperman Children: David Cooperman – 39 Joshua Cooperman – 36 Daniel Cooperman – 33
Grandchildren: Cyrus – 6 Micah – 3 Calla – 5 Esmae – 2 Life after Tufts: After Tufts, I went to Downstate Medical School and then did a pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During a vacation at Club Med I met my future husband, Elliot Cooperman. He was a psychiatrist in practice in Philadelphia, so after residency I moved to Philly. We have 3 wonderful sons. The youngest is a Tufts graduate ‘09 who is Chief Advancement Officer for Opera America. Our middle son is a theoretical physicist. And our oldest son does business consulting in Boston and lives in Arlington, just a stones throw from Tufts. We have 4 grandchildren and one on the way. I am managing partner of a small independent pediatric practice and have no plans to retire yet. In our spare time my husband and I enjoy biking, skiing and of course visiting our grandchildren. Reflections and memories of Tufts: We were lucky to be at Tufts during a period of great change. When we started, women were required to wear skirts on the hill and to lunch on Sundays. Doors had to remain open when we had a male guest. By 2 years later there were no dress codes and ancient house mothers were replaced with grad students. We protested Vietnam and had a graduation without pomp and circumstance. My personal memories include Hillel brunches, watching 1968 election returns in a professor’s home, sledding on trays, and ice cream buffets. I remember the packed Saturday morning drama class, ushering plays in Boston, and a January spent doing a futile biology lab project. And I was delighted to see that my son had similar experiences of good friends and intellectual challenge in a supportive environment. Major: Biology Organizations and Groups: Hillel Richard K. Babayan Weston, MA Spouse/Partner: Sonya Nersessian Children: Julie, age 39 Christopher, age 37 Life after Tufts: Graduate school - Columbia, 1970-1972 Medical School - Indiana University 1972-1975
Surgical residency - Yale-New Haven hospital 19751977 Urology residency - Boston U. 1977-1980 AUA research fellowship BU and MIT - 1980-1982 BU Urology Faculty - 1980n - present Board of Directors, American Urological Association 2005-2009 President, American Urological Association 20162017 Major: Biology Robert H. Bedoukian West Redding, CT Spouse/Partner: Gail Children: Matthew, 40 David, 35 Philip, 24 Grandchildren: Blake, 7 Cole, 5 Max, 3 Lincoln, 4 mo. Life after Tufts: I followed my BS in Chemical Engineering from Tufts with a PhD in Chemistry from Purdue, and then joined my father in his newly formed company “Bedoukian Research” making specialty flavor and fragrance molecules, insect pheromones, and more recently insect repellents. I’m still at it 45 years later! Soon after Purdue, I married my wife Gail. My two oldest sons are working with me, and the youngest is in grad school. Four local grandchildren! Very lucky me! I’m still active in fragrance industry trade and scientific associations, and several local non-profits, all of which are very rewarding. Reflections and memories of Tufts: I remember learning to enjoy running by being a manager (not a competitor) for the track team, and driving my VW way too fast to and from meets. And of course the “Slob Coupons” my roommate Skip left in appropriate places around the room. (Had he let me listen to the Beatles while cleaning, things might have been different.) The antiwar protests and the knocking on doors in Boston is something I won’t forget. Nor will I forget that despite assurances from my ChE classmates, I was the only one that met with our professor to tell him because of the protests I would not be present
for the final exam, gaining me an F for the final and I recall a C for the course. He said I should be willing to pay the price for what I believed. Fair enough.
Carolyn D. Boone Carolyn D. Anadu
Major: Chemical Engineering
Organizations and Groups: track and cross country manager
Spouse/Partner: Emeka Anadu
Dana A. Berry West Barnstable, MA Spouse/Partner: Debra DeJonker-Berry Life after Tufts: After Tufts I attended Suffolk University Law School. I was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1973, and for the next forty-three years was an associate at a law firm in Orleans, Massachusetts. My career was unremarkable, but I survived and became well-versed in Massachusetts real estate law. For most of the time I lived in Provincetown, MA where I served on town committees and, at the age of 48, married the library director. We have no children save, perhaps, for a succession of Weimaraners. We moved to West Barnstable in 2009, not far from Cape Cod Community College where I take courses in history, math or whatever, and do tutoring. I have been retired since 2017. Reflections and memories of Tufts: In my freshman year I lived in ground floor rooms at West Hall East. It was a fabulous place to live. Too bad its no longer a dorm. The following year I had a room in a section of Wren Hall with eight ATOs and a DU. After some unofficial hazing I became an ex-officio ATO for the rest of that year. I then moved to a third floor apartment at 28 Dearborn Road where I lived for the next five years including my years in law school. My roommates included a number of grad students from India, Japan, and Romania, some of whom I still communicate with. I have heard the late 60s being described as Tufts’ “golden era” because of the relatively small size of the classes, the physical openness of the campus, and maybe the intense political activity.
Children: Catherine Ifoma Anadu 43 Emily Ngozi Anadu 41 Margaret Chinwe Anadu 38 Grandchildren: Kelechi Joyce Anderson-Anadu 5 Eze Malcolm Anderson- Anadu 3 Life after Tufts: Married Emeka Anadu, Tufts ‘69 in August 1970. Earned MBA from Northeastern in Professional Accounting followed by CPA license. Worked at Price Waterhouse in Boston, New York and Houston. Moved to Emeka’s home country, Nigeria, in 1978. Amazing adventures in international living. Returned to Houston with the girls in 1991. Emeka remains in Nigeria. Retired in 2016 from role as Vice President of small Nigerian owned oil company headquartered in Houston. Currently reside in
Best Birthday. Daughters took me to Barcelona
Major: Political Science
They bring me joy. Daughters and grandchildren
Brooklyn with my daughters, son in law and beautiful grandchildren. Reflections and memories of Tufts:
Major: Political science Organizations and Groups: ATO, Afro Society
Major: American Literature
Cynthia Zettie Burns
Organizations and Groups: Black Students Association
Cynthia Burns Polk, Esq.
Barbara Broomhead Barbara Broomhead Estabrook Acton, MA Children: Abby, A2006 David, A2011 Major: English -- American Literature Organizations and Groups: Jackson Jills, Educational Policies Committee, worked at the Bookstore Milton K. Brown Henrico, VA Spouse/Partner: Myrtle Children: Kathryn Brown Elizabeth Brown Life after Tufts: Social Worker Boston, Buyer Stone and WEbster Engineering, Law school William and Mary, Private Law Practice Newport News Va, Deputy Attorney General--Virginia, Partner Coates and Davenport law Henrico Va, In house lawyer Virginia Education Association. Invested in real estate--Divided raw land; renovated and flipped houses;Owned and rented residential properties. Currently retired.
Biloxi, MS/Columbia, SC Spouse/Partner: Gregory L. Polk (Tufts ‘74) Children: Kristen Marell Polk (43) Grandchildren: Bella Milan Ross (11) Life after Tufts: After graduation, I taught at the MA-5 Training Program at Harvard Univ. for four years. On December 23, 1970, I married my high school sweetheart, Gregory L. Polk (Tufts ‘74). After his graduation we moved to Atlanta, where I worked as a Counselor/Tutor for the Atlanta Urban League. Our daughter, Kristen Marell, was born in August, 1977, and later that year we moved to Columbia, SC. I was employed by Midlands Technical College as Director of Special Projects/Administration. My husband died in 1980 and I decided to remain in Columbia and attend law school. In 1985, I graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. I began my legal career as an Assistant Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit and retired in 2011 as Chief Counsel of the SC State Accident Fund.
Elder Presbyterian Church, Past President Hampton NAACP, Omega Psi Phi--mentor young men, Offender aid and Restoration (OAR)--help ex-offenders re-enter the community. Avid Bridge player, Gardner, play at guitar, divide time in Richmond and my house the beach Near Mobjack bay where I enjoy fishing and spending quiet time. Travel a lot foreign and domestic. Reflections and memories of Tufts: We went to school during the 60’s Vietnam protests, civil rights rallies,caused school to shut down, SDS, Hippies, marijuana, great frat parties,kicked ROTC off campus, Make love not war. At Tufts there were wild and crazy people--but no stupid people. Enjoyed stimulating conversations. Great instructors.
High School Sweetheart, Husband… the love of my life: Gregory.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: All of my roommates and their families were true blessings: Ellen Cogen, Patricia Crumlin, Martha Constantine, Phyllis Schultz, Fay Swan, and my BFF, and daughter’s godmother, Dorothy Smith. Coming to Tufts from Biloxi, MS changed my life considerably. I traveled to
My Girls: Kristen and Bella. My heart’s delight!
Columbia Univ. for meetings on the formation of African American Societies on college campuses. My senior year I received the Class of 1911 Prize Scholarship. Participating in Af-Am Society and other academic, social, and cultural events at Tufts prepared me for life after graduation. I am profoundly grateful to Dr. Bernard and Marie Harleston, Dottie, Patti, Roz Hamilton, David Skinner, Milton Brown, Gay Morton, Bob Kelley, Charles Yancey, Glen Smith and many others in my Tufts family who gave me the time of my life! Major: Sociology Organizations and Groups: African American Society, Leonard Carmichael Society Tim Butler Westford, MA Spouse/Partner: Jean (Rossi) Children: Hazel, 37 Grace, 34 Owen, 31 Grandchildren: Isaac, 4 Samuel, 1 Emma, 2 Rudolf, 1 Life after Tufts: Earned a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Began teaching high school math in 1972. After more than 40 years, about half in public and half in Catholic high schools, I retired 4 years ago. Retirement has been wonderful, especially as I am able to spend a lot of time bonding with the grandkids. Hobbies include fishing, playing games, reading, ands shooting pool. Avocations: Refereeing soccer which I have done for almost 50 years; singing which I have done more or less forever. I enjoyed years of singing with the New Hampshire Symphony and now sing with the Nashoba Valley Chorale.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Turbulent times!! I especially enjoyed the Newman Center where I met many lifelong friends. Ecstatic moment: When I fought through a throng of students in the January cold to read my grade (remember when they just posted it?) and learned that I had (just barely) passed freshman Physics. I enjoyed following in my brother’s footsteps when I helped dig up the anti-gravity stone near Ballou Hall. (The campus police were VERY understanding!) I still have fond memories of singing with the RussianByzantine Liturgical Choir at Harvard. It was wonderful being able to sing in places with fantastic acoustics such as the Church of the Advent and Kresge Auditorium. Fenway Park was great; I was at the last two games in 1967, a true thrill. Major: Mathematics Organizations and Groups: Newman Center. Linda Cardillo Linda Cardillo Platzer Longmeadow, MA Spouse/Partner: Stephan Platzer Children: Luke, 42 Nicola, 35 Mark, 29 Grandchildren: Kaia Park Platzer, 8 months Life after Tufts: My early years after Tufts included a brief marriage, an editorial job in publishing, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. At our tenth reunion, I sat down next to Stephan Platzer, A’70, and formed a bond that has lasted for forty years. We married in 1983 and have three wonderful children and one grand-
Grandchildren: Sophie Minot 13 Ansel Minot 11 Kiana Minot 8 Quinn Burrell 5 Freya Burrell 3
daughter, who delights us as she discovers the world. As an English major, I nurtured the dream of writing a novel and achieved that milestone in 2007 with the publication of Dancing on Sunday Afternoons. Writing as Linda Cardillo, I’m the author of nine published works of fiction and continue to write about our search as individuals for connection and belonging. I also founded Bellastoria Press, an independent publishing company, to help other writers find an audience for their work. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Jesper Rosenmeier challenging me and shaping my intellectual growth; learning and teaching in the Ex College; sharing life histories and current experiences with my dormmates in Richardson House; sliding down the hill on cafeteria trays after snowstorms; demonstrating against the war and racism; spending evenings in the print lab in the basement of the Museum School; writing poetry in biology lab; not seeing the elephant in the lobby of Packard; living in a triple in freshman year and writing my papers in an empty bathtub when I needed a quiet space to think; volunteering at the South End Learning Center and the Fernald School. Major: English Organizations and Groups: Students Concerned About Racism, Students for a Democratic Society, Leonard Carmichael Society Mildred (Midge) Chestnut Mildred (Midge) Minot Brunswick, ME/ Palmerston North, New Zealand Spouse/Partner: Edward Minot Children: Ethan Minot 42 Hannah Burrell 38
Life after Tufts: My life has been a bit like the Dabbler Badge I earned in Girl Scouts. I have lived in Fiji in the Peace Corps, Orono, Maine doing a master’s degree, Oxford, England where Ed did a PhD and New Zealand since 1981. My longest career was as a high school biology teacher for 20 years in NZ. Since retiring in 2015 we have been spending summer months in Brunswick, Maine. We have enjoyed road trips around the US reconnecting with friends and relatives and beautiful state and national parks. Self-guided walking holidays in Europe have also been fun. Grandchildren, yoga, the gym and a folk music group keep me busy. Reflections and memories of Tufts: My life revolved around study and trips to the TMC Lodge in New Hampshire for skiing and hiking in the White Mountains. I enjoyed friendships with other classes. Through Tufts I discovered field biology and met my husband on Bowdoin’s Kent Island in 1969. My other major memory is of social change and political unrest and protest. A vast difference between 1966 and 1970. Major: Biology Organizations and Groups: Tufts Mountain Club Leonard Carmichael Society Albert J. Cirone, Jr. Lebanon, NH and Rancho Mirage, CA Spouse/Partner: Nanci G. Cirone Life after Tufts: Nanci and I were married on June 6, 1970. We immediately left for San Francisco to work and to live in Berkeley. We then went to D.C. where I attended and graduated from The George Washington University law school. Nanci taught 7th grade PE/Health in Arlington, VA. In 1973 we moved to New Hampshire where we live and worked. I still practice law in Lebanon, NH and Nanci taught until 1980 when she went to work as the Dir. of Fin. Aid at the Dartmouth Medical School. She retired in 2007. I also served as the NH 2nd Circuit Court judge from 1988 to 2014. We do not have children. We have several godchil-
dren, nieces and nephews and “Dartmouth” daughters, close friends (and wonderful beagles and bassett hounds over the years) who are our family. Thank you to Tufts. I am still grateful. Reflections and memories of Tufts: My memories are of my excellent education in a beautiful setting, enjoying Boston, but mostly of my fraternity brothers at AEP and the shared experiences at the house plus the strong friendships developed over the four years. Three of those guys were ushers in our wedding-Bill Moeller, Alan Solomont and Allen Rubine. The college experience for me was all that I could have hoped for and the memories are still treasured. Major: Political Science Organizations and Groups: Fr. Baseball; AEP fraternity; interviewer for college admissions office in Ballou. Richard Cochran Hull, MA Spouse/Partner: Ellen Keane Children: Jessica Morales 38 UTampa BA & Simmons MSW Evan Cochran 36 Tufts BA 2005 Grandchildren: Eliana Morales 14 Flynn Cochran 3 Life after Tufts: I retired after 30+ years as a public school teacher/ administrator in Massachusetts and Vermont. My wife of 47 years is also a retired school administrator. I am now the author of four books all set on Cape Cod. My two novels are Murder at Bound Brook: Cape Cod Mystery and Bound Brook Pond: Cape Cod Mystery II. In addition, I have two memoir short story collections - Wellfleet Tales and Wellfleet Tales II, and am a contributor to Cape Cod Life magazine and the Barnstable Patriot as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Writers Center. Although my heart is still in my hometown of Wellfleet, Cape Cod, we live in Hull, Massachusetts. Still living on a beach, just a different one — Nantasket Beach. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Very proud that my son continued the Tufts tradition by graduating in 2005, making it three generations.
Major: Political Science Organizations and Groups: Phi Sigma Kappa Ellen Rhoda Cogen Ellen Rhoda Lewis Mount Vernon, NY Spouse/Partner: Paul H. Lewis Children: Rachel Lewis - 38 Life after Tufts: I have been married to Paul for almost 47 years. We both spent many years teaching at Mount Vernon High School - math for me and chemistry for Paul. Our daughter, Rachel, was the valedictorian of her class at MVHS and we both taught her! We are so proud of her work as a pediatric critical care physician. We are both retired now and have had many memorable trips over the last 15 years. Now, it is not easy for us to travel due to some health issues. I have been able to enjoy a recent trip with Rachel to Scotland and a trip with my synagogue to Israel. I do spend a lot of my time volunteering at the synagogue learning, teaching and helping in any way possible. Wish we were able to attend this reunion. Have fun everybody! Reflections and memories of Tufts: The Boston area was a great place to go to college. Lots of place to go and things to do. I will say, however, the political unrest of the late sixties did put a damper on the usual fun of a senior year. What a time of change on a college campus! From dress codes and signing out of a dorm for a late night at the start to seeing coed dorms about to exist! Enjoyed my classes for the most part. But really enjoyed being part of Hillel and seeing the beginning
of a Hillel House.Loved our Friday evening services in Crane Chapel and occasional Shabbat dinners. Wish I lived closer so I could be at the reunion and see the changes on campus that i have read about. I’ll be there in spirit!
Martha L. Colman Martha L. Gallagher Arlington MA
Spouse/Partner: George T Gallagher
Organizations and Groups: Hillel
Children: Evan Gallagher 26
Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority
Life after Tufts: Professional: After several years working in medical research as a research assistant/associate, I applied to medical school at the age of 33. Given my humble undergrad GPA (no grade inflation in the 60s!) and my age, I was shocked when I was accepted. Despite my lack of the supposedly requisite “numbers”, I completed medical school succesfully and pursued a mostly satisfying 24 year career as an anesthesiologist. Retired in 2015 when hospital politics forced out the practice group with which I was affiliated.
Marcia J. Coleman Philadelphia, PA Children: Elizabeth Chichester 34 Kieran Coleman-Plante 25 Aislinn Coleman-Plante 19 Grandchildren: I wish Life after Tufts: I was married immediately after early graduation 12/69. Attended U Penn School of Medicine, then trained in OB-GYN in Seattle. Along the way we got divorced. I did a fellowship back at Penn in Marital and Sexual Counseling, then joined the still early on the East coast HMO movement. With two years off for “good behavior” as full time faculty at Hahnemann, left the HMO world as a medical director in 1996 when I was recruited to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Had the opportunity for an early retirement in 2006 and have loved it.
Personal: Married George T’68 D’72 Harvard DMSc’78 in 1971. We have shared a good life of work and adventure. In keeping with my pattern of “doing things late”, our son was born when I was 45. A real, but wonderful, life change in every way (except at 4 am in the morning)!
Major: Biology & Psychology
Reflections and memories of Tufts: The dominating issue of that era (though some may disagree) was the Vietnam War. As the child of a career Air Force officer, I found myself in the minority in supporting, among other things, the presence of ROTC on college campuses--arguing that maintaining the perspectives and inputs of college educated officers (ie individuals with somewhat more intellectually diverse backgrounds) in our military was critically important. But as revelatory for me as arguing that particular viewpoint was, the experience that has stayed with me was being in a minority position surrounded by much louder and more powerful groups of people. It was a highly uncomfortable, but important perspective to have gained---a perspective the need for which (at least in this country) has only increased with time.
Organizations and Groups: I was not a joiner. I was a pre-med “throat.”
Organizations and Groups: Tufts Mountain Club
On a personal note, I came out in 1978 and have had three children with two women. Now happily single, moved to downtown Philadelphia, and enjoying the incredible amount of activities available in a short walk. Reflections and memories of Tufts: I remember the roar when the football team completed a pass, as they never scored a TD back then! Remember Jumbo in Barnum Hall, the biology building, where I was a major. Memories of some faculty in both biology and psychology, which I picked up as a double major.
Major: Biology ”Varsity” basketball
Carolyn Cotsonas Needham, MA Spouse/Partner: Leonard Finn Children: Sarah 43 and Julie 39 Grandchildren: Life after Tufts: I worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a year, writing grant proposals with local communities to start family planning clinics around the state. In 1971, I married my classmate, Leonard Finn, and started law school at Harvard, graduating in 1974. I then spent the rest of my career working in several medical schools and teaching hospitals, focusing on strategic planning and leading implementation of services for under-resourced populations. I also taught health law at two medical schools. Leonard and I raised two wonderful daughters whose careers reflect the same social justice values we learned at Tufts. Like many of our classmates, I juggled child care with work outside the home. While it was not easy, I would do it all over again!
construction company building Lewis Hall to hire African American workers. Introducing co-ed dorms for the following academic year and giving Lewis Hall a fake name (Freefer Hall) that persisted in memory for quite some time. Making friendships that still endure. Major: Sociology Organizations and Groups: Leonard Carmichael Society Student Life Committee Patricia Crumlin Dr. Patricia Crumlin Kempton Cambridge, MA Children: Kiyana Williams (48) Elizabeth Kempton (35) Grandchildren: Jason Williams (21) Jonah Williams (19) David Williams (15)
Reflections and memories of Tufts: We women started our freshman year being required to wear skirts while on the hill and adhere to strict curfews. Then (it felt like overnight) that was all gone, once our new dean, Tony Chayes, assumed her duties. Smashing old dining hall dishes in Liz Toupinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driveway. Watching a man walk on the moon. Protesting the Vietnam war and the failure of the
Life after Tufts: After graduation I began my teaching career which has lasted over 40 years and included being named New Jersey teacher of the year. I have presented papers at conferences, been a consultant, panel member, and a college adjunct professor.Much of my research has led me to travel internationationally to: Japan, China, South Korea, Spain, Italy, France, Senegal, South Africa, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Israel, and Sierra Leone. Currently I am a New Jersey State Amistad Commissioner charged by NJ State Law to infuse the teaching of African American history in all K-12
Paula DeGruttola Paula DeGruttola Aaronson Baltimore, MD Spouse/Partner: Scott T. Aaronson, M.D. Children: Alexandra Leigh Aaronson,33 Zachary Tyler Aaronson, 31 Grandchildren: Julian Early McIntyre, 3 schools. This mandate is essential now with the call of Black Lives Matter. I have been an activist my whole life, which started at Tufts as one of the founders of the African American Cultural Center.
Life after Tufts: Grad school Columbia. Taught French Medford High. Won Fulbright, year in France. Program Director, French Library in Boston. Met husband Scott Aaronson 1978. 5 years infertility treatments. Had children, Alex 1987, Zach 1989. Electrical fire at Brookline house 1/1/1990. Became general contractor 3 years. Worked WGBH 7 years. Husband appointed Director Clinical Research, Sheppard Pratt Hospital. Moved to Baltimore 2001.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Fond memories: - Spring Concert with The Miracles and Sam & Dave - My first natural afro haircut - Winning a Mable Daniels Prize for writing - Playing Bid Whist card games - Exchange student to Denmark junior year - Teaching a French-African writers course in the Experimental College - Sit-ins to get the Africana Cultural Center started - Theater plays - Protest marches to hire black professors and to hire black construction workers - Mixers, frat parties, and any party! Major: English/Philosophy Organizations and Groups: African American Cultural Club Theater Club
Alex Education: Barnard, U of Maryland Med School, Neuropsychiatry Residency, Northwestern. Lives in Chicago 7 years; had 27-week-old preemie, Julian, 2017â&#x20AC;&#x201C;healthy. Zach Education: Communications Fordham College/Lincoln Center 2014. Career in performing arts administration NYC. Work 15 years development Johns Hopkins. Enjoy it-not as much since 3/13 work at home!
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Transferred to Tufts sophomore year. Seemed to change group of friends every year. Remain friends with roommate D. (ebbie) Leah Meltzer. Majored in French. Involved in singing, Tufts Chorale and Jackson Jills. Major: French Organizations and Groups: Tufts Mountain Club, Tufts Chorale,
At the Providence AROC Convention
Jackson Jills. Richard Dow Pocasset, Ma. Spouse/Partner: Debbie Dow Children: William – 36 Elizabeth – 34 Grandchildren: Gilbert – 3 Clay – 1 Lucy – 1 Life after Tufts: I worked my entire career at the Badger Company and subsequent owner companies that purchased for 50+ years. Retired as Manager of Engineering and Chief Mechanical Engineer Reflections and memories of Tufts: Had a very good experience at Tufts - commuted from Newton for all four years - on the sailing team for four years. Major: Mechanical Engineering Organizations and Groups: sailing team Glen D. Drew Rockville, MD Spouse/Partner: Katherine (Kay) White Children: Elizabeth (37), Amy (35), Sarah (35) Life after Tufts: Stayed a year for a Masters. Then into U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to fulfill Selective Service obligation. Planned to get out after 2 years. After 30 years and over a dozen assignments they said “You’re done,” then in Civil Service for a decade. J.D. at Georgetown in ‘78. Interesting career I never would have imagined, with stints at CDC, General
Off to the 2012 AROC convention in Toronto
Counsel, FDA, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and Office for Human Research Protections. Met Kay in ’78, marriage in ’80, kids in ’83 and ’85. Got our house a month before the twins were born, have lived here since. The Alfa is finally restored after its 42 year “nap” and has been driven to several “concours d’elegance” and to owners club conventions in Toronto, Providence, Nashville, and Pittsburgh. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Vignettes of: Moving into West Hall, Ex College Nat Sci 4-semester sequence of 6 classes and 2 labs a week, animal behavior with Prof. Dane, auditing for breadth, life in Hill and Metcalf Halls, Cousens Gym and field house, snow storms on campus, learning rope twirling from Dr. Wheeler, impossibility of staying awake through art history after lunch, traying on the hill above Boston Avenue, getting into the free midnight Casino Royale showing and missing (most of) the riot, Lechmere MTA stop, $3 swordfish at Jacob Wirth’s, Gardner Museum free concerts, Simon and Garfunkel in the Gym, Beverly Sills there, the ad-hoc marching band for football halftime, Angie’s roast beef sandwiches, the English Room, Ken’s at Copley. and most importantly the people associated with all of the above. Major: Civil Engineering Organizations and Groups: Freshman swimming and lacrosse, varsity lacrosse
William Edgerton St. Inigoes, MD Spouse/Partner: Bonnie Green Children: William, 34 Grandchildren: Victoria, 13 Life after Tufts: From 1970 to 1987, I worked for construction contractors: A.S. Wikstrom, M-K, and The Driggs Corp. on projects in PA, NC, DC, MD, IN and FL: dams, tunnels, process/power plants, highways, bridges, and subways. Received an MBA from GW Univ, met Bonnie Green (St. Mary’s College of MD), married in 1979, have a son William, and a granddaughter Victoria.
Life after Tufts: Chris and I were married in 1970, and spent our first year living in the mountains above Beirut, Lebanon, where he studied and I taught math at the American Community School. We returned home and ended up working with many other welleducated job seekers at Killington for a few years. We moved to Maine in 1973, and renovated a derelict house while I worked for Scott Paper Co. as the first woman hired into their mill management training program, while Chris studied law. Three years later, we moved to our 1793 colonial farm, where we have lived, raised two wonderful children, and are now enjoying grandsons. In my life, I’ve taught school, managed production, exc. directed a cancer fdn, was a science tech writer, been a mom, and grand. Life has had ups and downs, but overall it’s been swell!
Joined Jacobs Assoc (JA) in San Francisco in 1987 doing tunnel design and const mgmt on heavy civil/ tunnel projects across the US. From 1999 through 2011, I served as JA President. Now live and work in Washington, DC. From 2013-2015 I was Chair of the Underground Division of the Society of Mining Engineers (SME), an SME BOD director from 2015-2018, and will serve as SME president in 2021. Received the Golden Beaver Engineering Award in 2012. I am a member of the Moles and the National Academy of Construction, and hold PE licenses in seven states. From 2010-2017 I served on the external advisory board of the CE Dept, and have been a civil/ construction program evaluator for ABET since 2001. Major: Civil Engineering Organizations and Groups: Sigma Nu Fraternity Jayne Falicon Jayne A. Soles Freeport, ME Spouse/Partner: Christopher X. Soles Children: Felicity A. Soles Ryan (42) (Tufts ‘99) Nathaniel C. Soles (41) (Tufts ‘01) Grandchildren: Maddox C. Ryan (8) Paxton X. Ryan (5)
Reflections and memories of Tufts: I remember working hard to adjust to the academic challenge of a heavy load of science courses during my first year. I spent a lot of time in the library carrels! After 2 years at Metcalf, 1 at Schmaltz House, I moved to apartment living in Hillside during our senior year.
By then I made regular trips to Princeton to visit my future husband. I worked in the Dean’s office and still follow recipes from Dean Toupin’s Hawaii cookbook, a gift from her. The political and social upheavals during our time at Tufts affected all. It was heartening to attend our children’s Tufts graduations many years later when changed times allowed pomp and circumstance to be restored.
in the greater Boston area. Still friends with Lobel, Solomont, Bass, Richardson.
Spouse/Partner: Carolyn Cotsonas
Organizations and Groups: Leonard Carmichael Society
Major: Political science Organizations and Groups: AEPi Leonard Finn Needham, MA Children: Sarah 43 and Julie 39
Life after Tufts: I entered the first class at the newlyformed University of Massachusetts Medical School. Frederick Udell Fierst In 1971, I married my classmate Carolyn Cotsonas. After graduating from medical school in 1974, I Florence, MA completed a residency in Family Medicine and Spouse/Partner: Eva C. Fierst entered practice in Needham, MA in 1977, shortly Children: Benjamin, 38 after our first child (Sarah) was born. I have continDan, 37 ued to practice family medicine in Needham and Sonya, 33 Wellesley, MA, where I provide comprehensive care to all ages and genders. I have also developed a Grandchildren: Isa, 1 Tatum, 4 months research interest in mindfulness, its positive effects on health, and particularly healthy nutrition. I love Life after Tufts: Spent a year as a Watson Fellow caring for my patients, (three or 4 generations in traveling throughout Israel, Morocco and Europe. Then learned car mechanics, and carpentry. Worked some families), teaching medical students from 3 medical schools, working with staff, and doing as a documentary filmmaker and carpenter in Roxtranslational practice-based research with colbury. Attended Columbia Law School. Worked as a leagues around the country. Throughout my mediWall Street litigator and then as an entertainment cal career I have also been active trying to develop law litigator. In 1979/80 awarded myself another traveling fellowship and traveled overland to Tierro equitable health care policies as a leader in the Del Fuego and back. Met my German wife Eva at the American Academy of Family Medicine, the Mastop of Macchu Picchu and after we traveled together sachusetts Medical Society, the American Cancer through the Amazon we settled in Northampton, Ma Society and with health insurance plans in Massachusetts. where we have raised a family. She became curator at the U Mass Museum of Contemporary Art and I Reflections and memories of Tufts: The Experimenstarted a law practice which has become the largtal College est firm in the area and one of the most successful The Jan-Plan entertainment law firms in the world. (Really!) Truly Blessed. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Freshman football. Freshman class rep to the student counsel. AEPi. Freshman baseball season cut short by mononucleosis. Sharing an off campus apartment with Bob Bass, Bob Goodman, Art House and Jack Male. Totally involved in the anti-war movement. Was the Tufts rep to the Strike Committee senior year. Also used multiple psychedelic drugs and much marijuana with no regrets. Really enjoyed my classes and professors, especially Bob Legvold and Sol Gittleman. Once I realized I wasn’t good enough to play football for Tufts and the baseball season in Mass was too cold and rainy, I enthusiastically participated in multiple intramural sports. Just loved all the women I met at Tufts and at the other schools
Community teach-ins during our suspension of classes to protest the Vietnam War. The Arena Theatre Productions Major: Urban Health Problems Organizations and Groups: Leonard Carmichael Society at Boston City Hospital Sailing Team Beth G. Fishner Suffern, NY Children: Rebecca, 45 Major: Occupational Therapy
minican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, and Bolivia, advocacy for CT lakes and ponds, past president of the CT Federation of Lakes, Kris- Head of Guidance at New Britain H.S., 39 years in general dentistry, both retired in 2013, a Japan and China retirement trip, now an Airstream travel trailer to explore the US and Canada. Keeping busy trying to be fit, traveling here and abroad, vegetable gardening, some volunteering at church and for CT lakes, skiing, tennis, horseback riding, Bashan Lake living seasonally and enjoying 5 young grandkids. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Freshman year ski team walk-on - (not easy!) Theta Chi Fraternity, no finals in May 1970. Major: Biology Organizations and Groups: Theta Chi Fraternity
Bruce T. Fletcher
Pre-Dental focus group
New Britain, CT
Spouse/Partner: Kris C Fletcher
Suzanne Fontneau Hubschwerlin
Children: Andrew 42 Sarah 40 Grandchildren: William Luke George Grayson Amelia Life after Tufts: A 3:14 Boston Marathon in 1969, NJ (Rutgers) Dental School, Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, 4 summer cross-country USA trips with the kids in a travel trailer, four short Medical Ministry International trips with Kris doing dentistry in the Do-
Abington, MA Children: Karla Hubschwerlin 39 Ehren Hubschwerlin 37 Grandchildren: Gabriel Nelson 1 Life after Tufts: After graduation, I moved to Newport where spouse #1 was stationed in the Navy. I worked as a bookkeeper at a few local companies but really missed working in Art. I realized that my dad was right, I would make a good teacher. Back to Tufts to start on my Masters in Education. After student teaching, I worked as an
james A. Fratello Scituate, MA Spouse/Partner: Claire Hannafin Children: Jay 46 Nick 42 Grandchildren: Tristan 16 Brooklyn 13 Addison 11 Madigan 3
Art Teacher at G.R. Austin Middle School in Lakeville, MA. Finished my Masters and stayed at that school and its newer model. Divorced, remarried, had kids, continued to teach. Retired from teaching at age 59. Retirement: have fun, work on Bucket List (always adding something else at the end), went to all 50 states, returned to Italy 50 years after my junior year trip (with Marni Politte Harmony). I missed teaching so I decided to substitute locally. Just having fun!
Reflections and memories of Tufts: As a Fine Arts major, I had a small circle of friends in the Arts. Commuting to the Museum School for classes at night was both fun (cramming students and gear into my momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VW Bug that I borrowed) and a pain in the neck. It was great when Tufts brought a few studio classes to the campus. My senior year I discovered that I loved working with metals and torches. Once again, that class was taught at the Museum School. I might have decided to go full-time into metals had I discovered that passion earlier on at school. Oh well. I have enjoyed going to all of the reunions so far (yup, this reunion was cancelled just like our formal graduation in 1970) and seeing my Arts friends, former roommates, and making new friends from the class of 1970. Major: Fine Arts
Life after Tufts: After a brief stint at Fletcher and studies of foreign economics after I was discharged as an Army officer,I began to work in the field I loved. I began my investment counseling career working with doctors in 1974. I enjoyed a number of years working with large investment firms until I became an independent advisor in 1980. I had developed a skill in counseling my peers and enjoyed my work every day. I had married in 1972 and that life dimmed in 1980. I moved on and began to build my firm with a key relationship with my Fraternity treasurer and classmate.. We were remarkably successful and to this day are separate but colleagues in our careers. A few years ago I met a remarkable woman whom I love deeply and we make our home waterside in Scituate. Reflections and memories of Tufts: so much to remember...My first year commuting via Hillside house . Pledging ATO and becoming president three years later. Hauling the cannon down to the field for many football games and avoiding any injuries. Working in Barneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the Yard of Ale in Harvard Square to feed my Chrysler and help pay tuition. Driving to Florida on Spring break and breaking down on Easter Sunday on the way back and junking my friends car.Drawing a low draft number watching the lottery process in the fraternity chapter room. Signing up for OCS to avoid being a grunt. Making life long friends on campus who I still see today. Hating Saturday 8am Chemistry lectures in Pearson. Learning to love foreign studies and economics which would make my career. Drafts at the jumbo. Be well my friends and classmates. Major: Poli sci and economics Organizations and Groups: ATO , Interfraternity council, varsity track team
Sandra Lynn Grayson Port Washington, NY Spouse/Partner: Perry F. Garber Children: Diana Elise Garber (38), Russell David Garber (36), Douglas Scott Garber (360 Grandchildren: Brynn M. Drucker(3); Mallory B.(5) and Sari L. Garber(2): Isabelle Joy (2) Jake M. Garber (6 mo.) Life after Tufts: Following Tufts, I received a law degree from Columbia University. I had a varied legal career: as a government attorney (FTC), law firm litigation associate (Pryor Cashman), advertising agency vice president (JWT), computer company attorney (0n-Line Software), and culminating as General Counsel of a high tech B2B publisher (CMP Media). I have been married for almost 40 years to Dr. Perry Garber. We lived in Long Island, NY throughout our marriage where I juggled a professional career and a busy suburban lifestyle. We have 3 children (all married) and 5 grandchildren. I retired 8 years ago, and am now enjoying traveling, babysitting our grandkids and an active life.
Entire family last Thanksgiving. Daughter Diana (left), sons Russ & Doug (center), spouses, 4 Garber grandgirls. Grandson born Leap Year 2020 not pictured.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Tufts in the late 60s was an exciting time of personal growth and political upheaval. As editor of the Tufts Weekly/ Tufts Observer, I was thoroughly involved in all the activity on the campus. Ironically, like bookends, our graduation was disrupted by Kent State and our 50th reunion was disrupted by COVID-19.
I made life-long friends at Tufts, who remain important in my life: my roommate Betsy Heilpern Firger (deceased) and Katherine Adler Kamsky, Wendy Rice Walleigh, Patti Weiser Workman, Alice Marvin Von Briesen, Marti Chernov Von Kluck. Major: History and political science Organizations and Groups: Editor in chief of the Tufts Weekly/Tufts Observer, Chironian Honor Society Deborah A. Greene Deborah A. Hirtes Arlington, VA Spouse/Partner: Klaus Hirtes (deceased 2016) Major: Fine Arts/Italian Organizations and Groups: Marlins (synch. swimming); Blood Drive coord.; taught swimming to disabled students.; Yearbook Matt Gromet Charlotte, NC (Chautauqua NY in summer) Spouse/Partner: Phyllis Schultz Children: Danny, age 41 Life after Tufts: From Tufts, I went to Georgetown Law School, then practiced 2 years at the Federal Trade Commission office in NYC. Some discontent set in, so I took my missing premed course at night (Organic Chemistry) for a year, and went to Stony Brook for medical school - then back to Boston for residency and fellowship in radiology - mostly at Tufts NE Medical Center. Practiced for 34 years in a very large group in Charlotte, retired in 2018. Charlotte has been a great place for us. Phyllis also left law, and opened Ben & Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stores in Charlotte and in South Carolina and more recently Tennessee and Asheville NC, now with partners. Our son Danny never bonded with Charlotte and lives in the Boston area. We are now hunkered down in Chautauqua NY - under the Corona Virus threat as everyone is! Reflections and memories of Tufts: The most meaningful memory for me is how insightful many other students were regarding the Vietnam War and other
Daniel Charles Guterman Pacific City, OR Spouse/Partner: Leslie Ruth (Brown) Guterman Children: Sara Beth Hatfield /40 yrs old Jessica Michelle Badalov /37 yrs old Joshua Adam Guterman /34 yrs old Grandchildren: Hannah Paige Hatfield / 1 yr old Miles Jacob Badalov / 2 yrs old Isaac Sydney Guterman / 4 yrs old
Annual Ben & Jerry’s costume party
events, opening my mind to the need to question what you hear and what you are told. Those years and lessens were life changing for me. I admired many faculty members, especially Kathryn McCarthy in physics, who served as my advisor for 4 years. Also Dean Toni Chayes with whom I worked on committees. What superstars they both were - and I understand Dean Chayes is still teaching! The “Jan-Plan” in 1969 had me going to Russia which was a unique, amazing experience and where I met my wife Phyllis. What memories! My fun legacy was, with others, naming “Freefer Hall” which not only stuck for years but even fooled some in the administration. Still on Google!
With our friend Lucy, where she grew up
Major: What wasn’t? Engineering-then Physics -then Applied Physics - then some Ex College MashUp. Organizations and Groups: Many different student council and student life committees.
Life after Tufts: Life post-Tufts has been both blessed and a whirlwind. Met my beloved Leslie in Israel, got married in New York, then off to Princeton for my PhD. Next, Dallas & Houston for 8 years, working for TI followed by Mostek. Our 2 daughters were born there. Left Texas for Silicon Valley, spending 22 more years working at Xicor & then startup SanDisk. Our youngest was born in Fremont & we enjoyed the amazing rollercoaster of raising 3 wonderful but challenging youngsters. After 30 years of work at the forefront of semiconductor electronics, retired in ’05. Now empty nesters, we’ve enjoyed life as nomads & most recently, with all our kids married, as grandparents of Isaac, Miles & Hannah. Resettled on the Oregon Coast & built our dream house to watch glorious sunsets over the Pacific … that is when not roaming around the country in our souped-up RV. The adventure continues … in no small part thanks to the foundation built at Tufts. And with all our families now established, their love, embrace and support is perhaps life’s greatest blessing. Reflections and memories of Tufts: So many memories … entering young and foolish … and yes leaving older … but still foolish (& struggling over a lifetime to gain wisdom). Learned to balance work & play, e.g. pulling pre-test all-nighters, mixing cramming with traying down the snowy hill next to Ruth Page Sweet Hall, my freshman dorm. Enjoyed mixers & live concerts … still hear echoes of Simon & Garfunkel singing “At the Zoo” in Cousens Gym. (What’s this about elephants being kindly but dumb?). And speaking of elephants, have fond memories of communing with Jumbo in Barnum Hall just before math finals. Enjoyed sailing on Mystic Lakes and my introduction to life-long sports – tennis & skiing (followed by freezing nights next to the fire at TMC Lodge) – and, most especially, good times with friends. Experienced the transition from freshman year’s last-gasp of outdated parietals to endof-decade, Vietnam War driven, cultural rebellion. Final memories are a mixed bag – boycotted Graduation following the Kent State Massacre – headed off instead to Israel to find my ancient roots, and, instead, found the love of my life.
Major: Electrical Engineering Organizations and Groups: Tufts Mountain Club Sailing Tau Beta Pi Eta Kappa Nu Lucinda Ann Hofmann Miami, FL Spouse/Partner: William T. McCauley Life after Tufts: MSLS Florida State University Librarian for eight years. Certificate in Computer Programing. Systems and Programming Department at Florida Power and Light for eight years. J.D. University of Miami Appellate attorney for 23 years. Retired since January 2014. Major: History Organizations and Groups: Leonard Carmichael Society Chironians Modern Dance Club Gwen Adams Holden Gwen Adams Holden Kelly East Orleans, MA Spouse/Partner: Paul F. Kelly Life after Tufts: Twenty-two years with National Criminal Justice Association, a Washington, D. C.-based special interest group that represents the states on crime control and public safety issues.; 12 years as NCJA executive director. Semi-retired to Cape Cod in 1997. Consulted nationally for a decade on criminal justice-related legislative, policy, and administrative issues. In retirement, member of Orleans, MA Finance Committee from July 2009 to June 2015; Committee chair for four years. Currently Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance Board of Directors member, treasurer, and finance committee chair. Member, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Building Committee.
Lynn A. Isabella Charlottesville, VA Children: Matthew David Booth (age 50) Katherine Janis Booth (age 48) Grandchildren: Madison Booth (21) Nathaniel Dudko (15) Oliver Dudko (13) Life after Tufts: Raised my son and daughter while getting 3 graduate degrees and pursuing a career in academics. Stayed in Boston for those degrees, then had 6 years in Dallas, Texas before arriving in Charlottesville, VA. Been here at UVA Darden Business School, since 1990 teaching, researching and consulting. My career has taken me all over the world for business and pleasure and still is. My son and daughter are grown with families of their own so I enjoy grandkids, one of whom will graduate from college next year. Time marches on. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Being in college 1966-70 was quite the ride. At then Jackson College for Women, we went from dormitories with library lates and curfews to eating at the first co-ed dining hall to off campus apartment living to a graduation ceremony without cap and gowns. Major: mathematics Robert H. (“Bob”) Kelley, Esq., P.E. Henderson, NV Spouse/Partner: Aundrea E. Kelley Children: Tyrone C. Kelley (Regina), Jeremy R.A. Kelley (Akosua) Grandchildren: Lauren R. Kelley
Major: History/Political Science Organizations and Groups: Student/Alumni Association, Jackson Jills
Aundrea and Bob
Robert Kewer Chicago, IL Spouse/Partner: Ursula
Bob, Aundrea, Jeremy, Akosua, Regina, Lauren, Tyrone
Life after Tufts: I had three careers-engineering management, law school faculty, and lawyer. Project Manager during the development and implementation of a computerized spreadsheet-based management information systems for Western Electric Company’s construction projects. Principal Engineer for Kaiser Engineers during the design and construction of the MBTA’s award winning Southwest Corridor Project. First faculty member at Gonzaga University School of Law to win both of the school’s teaching awards in the same academic year. Retired from practice of law as a Partner in Duane Morris, LLP’s Boston office. Served on the Board of Directors for the Boston Bar Association, Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Paul Cuffee Charter School in Providence. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Second generation of the West Medford Dugger family (Edward Dugger, Jr. E41, Courtland Dugger A50, and Dr. Ione Dugger Vargas J52) to attend Tufts. Matriculated with 2 other Duggers: my brother, Charles, who transferred from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a cousin, Charles Anderson, Jr. My mother, Harriet Kelley, was the only secretary of color at Tufts when I matriculated. Founding member and founding Vice-President of Tufts Afro-American Society (“AAS”); VP of the AAS when the Tufts Afro-American Cultural Center (“Center”) was formed; first Residential Advisor at the Center’s Men’s dormitory at Milne House. My Senior Thesis won 2nd prize in the N.E. Council of the ASCE’s student paper competition. Finished 2nd in the Intramural Heavyweight Wrestling Tournament (1968). Major: Civil Engineering Organizations and Groups: Afro-American Soc. V. President 66-67 & 68-69, Treasurer 67-68; AfroAmerican Cultural Center 69-70
Life after Tufts: After graduation, I went to graduate school in Geology at Rutgers and then signed on with Harza Engineering Company in Chicago. I spent 31 very rewarding years with Harza and it’s successor company, travelling the country, Central America, and South America. Best times were when my Swiss born and raised wife was able to come along, most notably a year+ stint in Chile. I retired in 2004 and have spent the intervening time traveling the world, tending to our cats, volunteering in the vet clinic of an animal shelter, and picking up on two old hobbies, drawing and guitar. I started playing guitar at Tufts and well remember envying Bob Leavens fingerstyle folk tunes on his old Martin. Now I’m doing acoustic blues and maybe, just maybe, getting the hang of it. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Rather than specific memories, I’ll just say my time at Tufts was a formative time for me and an important part of any later success that might have come my way. I also still follow Tufts Swimming from afar (thanks internet) and delight in the teams’ many highlights. Major: Geology Organizations and Groups: Swim Team Pat Kinsman Patricia K. Chokel Cleveland, OH Spouse/Partner: Jeffrey Chokel Children: Carla Macklin 41 Seth Chokel 39 Tom Chokel 31 Grandchildren: Evelyn Macklin 12 Wren Macklin 10 Haven Chokel 3 Clay Chokel 7 months Life after Tufts: Received a master’s degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health in 1971.
with jimmies, hours of dorm room conversations with friends about our troubles, mite infestation of the fruit flies in the Dana Lab, commiserating with friends about an assignment, sledding on dining hall trays behind Ballou Hall, fraternity parties on campus, Mrs. Tinsley (God rest her soul), the elimination of all the social rules that kept us women from being in charge of our own lives. And there were a number of sobering memories: assassination of Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, the Vietnam War and all the angst of our senior year. The best part, of course, were the friends. Thanks for making those four years so wonderful. Worked for 18 years for various non-profit, healthrelated organizations doing program and community planning in the Cleveland area. Married Jeff whom I met at a HBS mixer and raised 3 children in the Cleveland area and now have 4 grandchildren. Held many volunteer jobs in the schools, the church and the community.
Major: Biology Organizations and Groups: Marlins synchronized swimming Robert Lange Simsbury, CT (summer), Sarasota, FL (winter) Spouse/Partner: Nancy Boynton
Stayed active playing tennis, swimming, playing golf, working out in gym.
Children: Jessica (age 40), Allyson (age 36)
Enjoy gathering with family and friends over a good meal.
Grandchildren: Ryan (age 7)
Love being a grandma. Love gardening, yoga and mahjong. Traveled to Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Egypt, Morocco, South America, Europe . Have two new knees. Hope to continue more years of travel and activity—- God willing.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: There are so many fun memories: birthday parties on the roof of Bush Hall at night, trips to Friendly’s for ice cream
Life after Tufts: After graduation and with the advice of my academic mentor, Dr. Seymour Simchez, I followed Hemingway’s path to Paris where I worked and studied French literature and cafe culture for 9 months. Upon return, I enrolled in a Masters Degree program in French and European Literature via the new Tufts Experimental College. In 1972 I graduated for a second time as a Jumbo, and began a teaching career. My first job was teaching Sociology and Psychology at a international high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was followed by a stint at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut teaching English, Humanities and Drama. My final academic experience was teaching English at what is now Hillyer College at The University of Hartford. While at U of H, I completed a Masters in Organizational Behavior and Development which led me into the world of corporate training. After a couple of flings in the insurance industry, fate (or luck) determined that I should spend the rest of my working days in the manufacturing sector. This included management and supervisory training, and most notably the training and implementation of various Quality Engineering initiatives including Total Quality Management, Statistical Process Control and certification of international quality standards. I retired as Senior Quality Engineer in 2013.
Edward Raymond Langlois Vergennes, VT Spouse/Partner: Robert Lewis Keith Children: Grandchildren: Life after Tufts: Went to Cornell, Government PhD in 1977. Entered Paulist Fathers, chaplain at McGill University 1979-1983 and Ohio State 1983-1988. Left ministry, got Ohio State MSW and worked as clinical social worker More importantly, while all this was happening, and psychotherapist. First in there were there important events of my life: marColumbus, then Galveston, and riage, two darling daughters, divorce, re-marriage, a finally Vermont. Have been with healthy and happy grandson, frequent travel to far my husband, Rob, since 1988. away places (France is always a good choice) interHappily married, semi-retired and enjoying the sespersed with September vacations on our beloved rene beauty and four seasons of Vermont. Member Cape Cod, two well loved Cardigan Welch Corgis, of the “Zipper Club” after successful triple coronary kayaking throughout New England and Florida, and bypass in January, 2020. Fully recovered. Proud of a late in life appreciation for opera. my years at Tufts and excited to see its successful Reflections and memories of Tufts: A freshman din- growth since. ner with the new president of Tufts The end of In Loco Parentis and towels in the door Joining and then leaving ROTC Joining and then leaving SDS Late night conversations with Seymour Simchez and friends Campus unrest, protest and leading an anti-war march to the Boston Commons Smoke filled dorm rooms on Saturday nights The day that Sgt. Pepper came out Harvard Square book stores and coffee houses A pet Toucan names Caliban Geography 101 final exam Late nights on the library roof The War (brought to you each night on the 6:30 news) The night of the draft lottery Bleacher seats in Fenway Park A campus strike and our own Alternative Graduation Best friends and a love, never to be forgotten
Reflections and memories of Tufts: PoliSci Prof Elliott epitomized the ideal Tufts faculty. Had an appointment in the blizzard of ‘69, trudged through the snow to his office anyway. Sure enough he was there, had walked in from his home in Arlington! That was faculty dedication in the late ‘60’s. Who can forget listening to the television in Carmichael when the draft lottery numbers were announced? Mine was 115, and there were gasps of desperation not only from me, but from those with low numbers. Ending the war uppermost in our minds, we gathered frequently in front of Ballou Hall when the
Fran with sisters celebrating nephew’s engagement in NYC
chapel bells rang summoning us to demonstrate. Remember the ancient “shoe man” coming through the dorms announcing “Shoes to repair”? Sadly, my quiet and gentle roommate, Alan Dahlbom, died several years ago. Major: Political Science Organizations and Groups: Tufts Orchestra Young People’s Socialist League Newman Center
Beacon Hill and the Freedom Trail. I’m grateful for my health and the support of my family: two sisters and my nephew getting married in June. Look forward to catching up with all of you. 50 years..Yikes! Reflections and memories of Tufts: .Freshman quad in Stratton, now a double...the phone booth in Stratton and using a paperclip and a light fixture to jump start a phone call.
Mary Frances Lanouette Life after Tufts: Actually used my degree by teaching high school Latin in Boston area for 36 years, retiring in 2006 at age 58. Summers provided travel opportunities using educational grants. Winter breaks found me skiing the Alps with my ski club. In retirement I’ve become a student again, taking a broad variety of courses at the Osher LLI at Tufts, most recently a six-semester romp through the Divine Comedy, an item on my bucket list. Another bucket list item, a Danube River cruise, I fulfilled last fall. Always the teacher I also have worked for Boston By Foot for 30 years as a docent on tours of
With oldest Tufts friends Ed & Judy (Bryant) Dente
Fran on the Danube, 9/2019
A panty raid and a drug raid in the same semester.having to pass a rules exam Freshman year..”traying” down the Memorial Steps in the snow, winding up in the middle of Boston Ave ..parietal hours, towels on doors, “Man on the floor!”... crowding onto the #96 bus to go to Harvard mixers ..Greek I class at 8 a.m. on Saturday...working at the reserve room Friday nights...presenting the Jackson Award of Distinction to Coretta King ...Freefer Hall....no curlers in the dining hall ...living in an off campus house summer of ‘69 and watching the moon shot with roommates...student teaching at Reading High...no finals senior year...hippie commencement Major: Classics Organizations and Groups: Class secretary/Leonard Carmichael Society
Dorothy J. Magee Dorothy deMarks Canton, GA Spouse/Partner: Cliff deMarks Children: Deola Obasun Nesbitt 43 Damaris Nicole deMarks Funderburk 38 Grandchildren: Ava Elise Nesbitt 12 Aiden Elijah Nesbitt 8 Nicholas Kevin Funderburk 5 Zoe Austen Funderburk 3mnth
Life after Tufts: Just kicked back and enjoying the ride of retirement in Canton, Ga, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by the love of my husband Cliff, and my children and grandchildren. I’m growing vegetables in the back yard and flowers in the front yard. Baking and canning and “living my life like it’s golden.” Shortly after graduating, a three year stay in Africa reaffirmed for me that there is truly no place like home. I finished my first professional career as a VP in claims management for The Northern Group, Atlanta, GA. At 40 I began my second and most fulfilling job, as a jazz singer – one half of a jazz duo, with my husband Cliff as the other half. For 25 years we traveled the world making lifelong friends and fans and bringing pleasure to people who love jazz.
say culture shock? Potatoes always seemed to be the starch of the day in the cafeteria. Where was rice? Where was fried chicken? Mac and Cheese anybody? And cold! The winter coat I bought at my local store in Biloxi withered in the face of New England winters. Plumbing was so bad in our freshman dorm that you had to shout an alert, warning anybody in the shower that you were about to flush. I remember our freshman dorm mother, played a mean game of bridge. We played endless rounds. I remember my cohorts and I being the first to wear mini skirts and the gobsmacked expression of the boys as we passed by. Major: English Lit/Theatre Arts Merryl J. Maleska Merryl Maleska Wilbur Newburyport, MA Spouse/Partner: Nathan Wilbur Children: Son: Liam Wilbur, age 29 Daughter-in-law: Allison Wilbur, age 28
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Our freshman class had the largest number of Black students ever admitted in one class - Affirmative Action. I came to Tufts from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Can you
Life after Tufts: My life after Tufts falls into three major parts. In 1976 I married Carl J. Angiolillo, who was a member of our class. He was a spectacular human being and we were married for six years until, after discovering what he called a fatal flaw in his doctoral dissertation, he committed suicide in 1982. After a period of tremendous grief, I met a wonderful deep man, Nathan Wilbur, and we were married in 1986. We settled into a house built in 1775 in Newburyport MA and we are still here, 32 years later. We met at Houghton Mifflin and have both worked in college textbook publishing for decades. He
Bill Moelller Annandale, VA, with long periods in San Diego, CA throughout the year Spouse/Partner: Janice Hansen Moeller Children: Amy 43 Erik 40
is now retired; I am still working freelance. And Part Three: The arrival of our son, Liam, 29 years ago. Being a mother and raising him to adulthood has been the greatest joy and blessing of my life.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: My first two years at Tufts brought exposure to fascinating courses (everything from biology to Russian literature to Shakespeare’s comedies) and special friendships. My roommate, Andi, is still my best friend. The next year, Junior Year, was a uniquely intense time in my life--living in a hotel in London, studying drama and literature with an amazing set of writers and actors, building friendships with many who are still dear to me. It was 1969 in London! And we were right there, at the heart of it, dancing on the stage to an early production of Hair! My senior year was completely different and equally intense. With my extremely aware and politically active boyfriend, Carl, later my husband, I became involved in antiwar protests and became educated to the inequities in our society. Major: English Literature and Creative Writing Organizations and Groups: Tufts-in-London Junior Year abroad
Grandchildren: Evan Moeller – 4 yrs Ella Moeller – 8 months Ben Sullivan – 3 months Logan Sullivan – 3 Months Life after Tufts: Married 2 weeks after graduation and headed west to Monterrey, CA for the start of 7 years in the Navy. Also lived in Georgia, the DC area & Connecticut before leaving the Navy and moving to Annandale VA, near DC. Worked at 2 government contractors before retiring in 2015. Daughter Amy graduated from William & Mary in 1998, then earned a masters degree in education and started teaching elementary/middle school. Son Erik graduated from the Naval Academy in 2002, where he played lacrosse for 4 years. He became a Navy helicopter pilot and then moved to San Diego, where he remained after getting out of the Navy. Amy moved to San Diego in 2008 and also remained there. we bought a 2nd home in San Diego after I retired, and spend a good amount of time there with our children and grandchildren. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Establishing life long friendships; painting the goal post at Williams brown and blue the night before the TU at William football game only to find them repainted the next day; playing bridge until midnight 2nd semester senior year; Woody Grimshaw coaching the golf team by telling the players to “just get it up and in”; Spring break golf trips to Durham NC; parties at the AEPi house. Major: Economics Organizations and Groups: AEPi fraternity; Tufts golf team; NROTC Gary Noble Spouse/Partner: Kay (Duewer) Noble Children: Adrienne, Jonathan Grandchildren: Kevin, Leah Life after Tufts: To avoid being drafted into the Army and being sent to Vietnam, I joined Air Force ROTC and soon after graduation I found
myself in Biloxi, Mississippi for computer maintenance officer training. I spent 9 years in the Air Force, meeting my wife while stationed in O’Fallon, IL. After resigning from the Air Force, I was hired by Boeing and moved to Seattle, WA. I worked for Boeing for 29 years as an customer service engineer and manager, mostly working with SE Asia airlines. I retired in 2008 and for the last 16 years I have been an elected school board director for the Edmonds School District, one of the largest districts in WA. I am a volunteer wilderness ranger for the US Forest Service, mostly patrolling trails into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Travel and grandkids fill our lives. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Lots of memories: the Carmichael Hall Readers Theater performing Lambs to the Slaughter and A Christmas Carol (I was young Scrooge). Running to the dorm to remove my ROTC uniform after class (although ROTC was a better alternative than Vietnam in the Army). Operating the spotlight for most of the concerts - I especially enjoyed Blood Sweat and Tears. I asked them what they wanted in lighting, and they said “Just make it wild”. Partial solar eclipse and someone blasting “Here Comes The Sun” out their dorm window. The pizza truck on the quad. No caps and gowns at graduation - what my Dad called the worst graduation he had ever witnessed! Sliding down the Memorial Steps after a huge snowstorm. Major: Electrical Engineering Hershell Norwood Eugene, OR Children: Erik Norwood (47 yrs)
Grandchildren: Jaeda Norwood (13yrs), Mayce Norwood (11yrs) Life after Tufts: Briefly, I live in the state Oregon where most of my time is spent developing a book idea for a cultural aesthetic theory for African American theatre. I’ve written about a half dozen drafts of play ideas, two of them complete, that eventually I want to see brought to a level of stage maturity. Happily, I spend some time working with a marvelous little community theatre group in town, The Very Little Theatre. On occasion I even get the chance to still act on stage. All my formal education has been in theatre. I have a BA from Tufts, MFA in acting, Brandeis, and an MA in playwriting and history/criticism, Texas Tech. In my career I learned to balance my art with the practical side of raising a family. I’ve worked in television advertising but also acted professionally in television commercials. In addition as an adjunct professor I taught freshman composition and theatre. In 2008, my play Billie’s Blues, about jazz legend Billie Holliday, was performed at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in New York. And in recent years I’ve been writing a new play called Fell the Tallest Tree about actor-activist from the 1940’s, Paul Robeson.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: My fondest memory perhaps was in the fall of ‘66 when our freshman football team beat the Harvard freshman at the Tufts Oval, 15-9. Late in the third quarter we were held down deep at our end of the field and Harvard was up 9-0. I was the tailback for Tufts. Coach Woody Grimshaw told me to do a quick kick to try and get us out of a hole. I did but the ball sailed a whopping 86 yards! It turned the tables. It pinned Harvard down at their end and changed the tempo of the game. We stopped them on the “one inch” line with a come from behind win in the closing two seconds! GO JUMBOS. (see attached article from the Harvard Crimson, Oct 1966) Major: I have a BA in Drama Organizations and Groups: Beelzebub’s, fall of ‘68 William F. Petry Bedford MA/Delray Beach FL Spouse/Partner: Mrs. Tim P. Keith Life after Tufts: After Tufts I ducked serving in Vietnam through a medical deferment and gave back by teaching for two years at the Medford Vocational HS. An MSEE from Tufts and an MBA from Harvard followed. From HBS, I entered the private sector and worked as a business-trained engineer doing all sorts of roles with a local company called M/A-COM. From there I traveled the world working with large OEM clients. Throughout this career I shared life with my Jackson College partner, Ms. Tim Keith, a Harvard PhD in genetics, and we are happily married cavorting in MA and Northern NH in summer and retreating to Delray Beach FL in winter. Love outdoor sports and fly helicopters for fun. Active with conservation groups for Loons, Dunes and Everglades Restoration. No kids but three cats. Reflections and memories of Tufts: The College of Engineering (Electrical) was a great place to learn my trade with professors who were always accessible and infinitely creative. Art Uhler, our Dean and my Masters Thesis advisor turned into a life-long friend who inspired me while under his wing and afterwards. Access to all the liberal courses and climate gave me a chace to round out my technical education
Bill and Tim Petry at the Cape of Good Hope, 2012
with subjects from literature to music appreciation to surrealism. And life in my fraternity, AEPi was filled with adventure and friendships that lasted until now. Just this year we had our 50th reunion at good friend Ellot Lobel’s house and it was attended by at least 50 brothers who still challenge my intellect in ways never repeated once graduated. Major: Electrical Engineer Organizations and Groups: AEPi Fraternity, Resident advisor Stephan John Wilfried Platzer Longmeadow, MA Spouse/Partner: Linda Cardillo Children: Luke, 42 Nicola, 35 Mark, 29 Grandchildren: Kaia, 8 months Life after Tufts: After leaving Tufts, I earned a PhD in chemistry at Rutgers and spent my career in R&D, developing photoimaging systems for the newspaper printing industry—a focus that resulted in 69 patents, even as digital media overtook the printing processes I helped to revolutionize. I met Linda Cardillo, J’70, at our 10th reunion and married her in 1983. We are very proud of our three children and new granddaughter. My passion for sailing has been a major part of my life. In 1982 I was part of a joint American-Cape Verdean crew that sailed the 1894 Schooner Ernestina Morrissey from Africa for its repatriation voyage, now the official vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Other adventures include dodging icebergs, circumnavigating Cape Horn and sailing a Sunfish for over 50 years.
Lawrence Goddard Potter New York City, NY Spouse/Partner: Haideh Sahim
Stephan and Linda Platzer, at their son Mark’s wedding
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Sol Gittleman, who elevated my German; my roommate Myron Levin, who introduced me to political activism; my roommate Jim Sturges, a fraternity fellow; my offcampus roommate Merrill Hudson, who introduced me to Janis Joplin after a performance in Cambridge; taking lessons in photography at MIT with Ansel Adams, who told me I was “good, but not good enough,” leading me to study the chemistry of photography; setting a record for Tufts with the one-mile relay team at the Boston Garden; sledding down the hill on cafeteria trays after a snowstorm; demonstrating against the Vietnam War; having my yearbook photo removed from the yearbook and placed in the prospectus for new students; almost made it to Woodstock--still have the tickets.
Life after Tufts: After Tufts, I got an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the University of London (1971) and taught English in Iran from 1972 to 1976. I received an M.Phil. (1981) and Ph.D. (1992) in History from Columbia. I served as Foreign Affairs Analyst at the Library of Congress in 1982-83 and was Senior Editor at the Foreign Policy Association from 1984 to 1992. I have been married to Haideh Sahim, who is a proud Iranian and also an academic, since 1984. In the 1990s, I taught Middle Eastern history at Tufts, Bryn Mawr and SUNY Stony Brook. Since 1996, I have been teaching at Columbia, where I co-directed Gulf/2000, a major research and documentation project on the Persian Gulf states, until 2016. Now in the age of covid I am teaching online. Along the way I have published a stream of books and scholarly articles about Iran and the Persian Gulf. As an academic, I love what I do, and have been able to travel extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I have no interest in “retiring” and like being surrounded with kids who are the age I was while at Tufts – they are a delight, but really have no idea!
Major: Chemistry Organizations and Groups: Track team and soccer team Marni Politte Marni P. Harmony Orlando, FL Spouse/Partner: Nancy Bauer Children: Kyle Harmony (41) Grandchildren: Ethan Harmony (13) Asia Harmony (17) Life after Tufts: I’ve had a rich and blessed life, serving as a Unitarian Universalist minister since ordination in 1974. I’ve ministered in a variety of settings (though mostly parish); traveled extensively; and now in retirement have time for making music and pottery. Major: Religion/Sociology
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Tufts for me was a magical time. I cherish the friends I made, the books I read and the vibrant social life. Organizing flights to Europe for Tufts students during the January 1970 break was a highlight. I remember many nights at Club 47 and the Boston Tea Party. The music of the 60s still forms the soundtrack of our lives and I listen to it daily on Sirius. Plus the political aspect – the electric anti-war years with constant demonstrations, and marching in the Moratorium in Washington in the fall of 1969.
I don’t think anything has had more impact on the rest of my life than my year at Tufts in London in 1968-69, ostensibly to study drama. This led to lifelong friendships, a permanent wanderlust, and an interest in Iran and the East that morphed into a scholarly career. At the end of TiL several classmates and I drove a small Volkswagen from London to India and back, which was the trip of a lifetime and helped shape our future trajectories. I have organized five Tufts in London reunions so far, all with enthusiastic attendance. I like reunions since I am always curious about the rest of the story – what happened after we left college? I have been gratified and reassured to find that most of you are still the people I knew way back when. Those Tufts years bear indelible memories I will always treasure. As George Bernard Shaw observed, “youth is wasted on the young,” and truer words were never spoken. Major: History and English Douglas R. Pryce Denver, CO Spouse/Partner: Mia T. Pryce Children: Adam Grandchildren: Benjamin Life after Tufts: [To all the folks I knew, feel free to reach out.] After a short stint in the actuarial field I got a JD and practiced law. This segued into being a professional board member for 27 years, a role I loved, focused mostly on local, regional and national boards within the electric co-op industry. I also built two homes in the Denver foothills, have now retired to downtown Denver. Still uncertain of my legacy, the birth of son Adam gave assurance that the world will be better off. And grandson Benjamin is expecting a little brother soon. Life is grand, has always been grand even when it hasn’t.
(‘69?). Fowler passed a few years ago, Glassberg is protecting butterflies (he has a species named after him) on the Texas border, and I’ve lost touch with Rose. Then there was the rock band, The Mystic Bridge, with Dave Larson on keyboard. We settled into a gig at the 655 Lounge, Somerville, spent nearly a year of 3-night weekends there, financed my education. And found love in all the right places. Major: Math. Earned enough credits for a minor in Psych, wish I’d declared it. Organizations and Groups: Phi Epsilon Pi Wendy Rice Wendy Rice Walleigh Los Altos, CA Spouse/Partner: Richard Walleigh Children: Adrian Walleigh (b. 1977), Diana Walleigh (b. 1979) Grandchildren: Eagan King (b. 2-26-2020) Life after Tufts: After Tufts, I received a M.S. in Communications at B.U. During B.U., I married my husband of now 49 years, Rick Walleigh (MIT’70), to whom a Tufts friend introduced me. In 1972 we drove from Boston across the U.S. & back in our VW camper. That trip inspired us to eventually move West. After Rick graduated from Harvard “B” School in 1974, we moved to Oakland, then Lafayette & finally Los Altos, CA, where we raised our son (Attorney for Mass.) & daughter (Pediatric Neurologist ). I briefly worked in radio in San Fran, stayed home with kids, & over time, worked in high tech for the next 15+
Reflections and memories of Tufts: We were the first students to enjoy the new Wren Hall. Loved the gang--Doug Lowenthal, another Doug, Steve, and roommate Al Lopez. I’d join the drum circles weekends at Harvard Commons, and saw great bands like Chicago (Transit Authority) there. Jr/Sr years I shared an apartment off Teale Square with Jeff Fowler, Jeff Glassberg (‘69) and Dave Rose
Family Christmas 2019 in Grinch pjs
Life after Tufts: July 1970 I married Dean Kohlwey in Ohio. We moved to Wisconsin. I worked with children having behavioral issues while Dean finished school. Our daughter Sarah was born in 1973 followed by her sister Erin in 1975. Son Chris joined tour family in 1979. We moved to Tulsa, OK in 1980 where we remain. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Excited by ALL of Tufts! The dorm, roommate, OT classmates, travel to Boston for classes. Helen Smith’s guidance, Prof. Kalish...bones, muscles, systems, cadavers. Wendy & Rick at the top of Hvar Island off coast of Croatia
years, then for J.A. Rick was in tech consulting. We retired in 2006 to move to Africa for 1.5 yrs--wrote a book From Silicon Valley to Swaziland. We’ve been to 55 countries. Family & friends remain key. Reflections and memories of Tufts: View from the library rooftop garden. Skiing down the library steps 1 winter. Professor Ezra Saul, my mentor (died shortly after I left). Any class with Professor Gittleman. Not being allowed to wear pants unless 32 degrees or less as a freshman to anything goes as a senior. Boys’ visits only Sun. afternoons in dorms as freshman to 24-hour parietals as a senior. The challenge and stimulation of my classes. Walking to class in the freezing cold Boston winters which became rainy springs. Most of all, the friends I made and have kept for the last 50 years. We try to see each other most years though I’m in CA & they are in the Northeast. Weddings of those friends’ children so special. We all grew up to be productive, successful women who have kept giving to society, inspired by Tufts. Major: Psychology Organizations and Groups: Ski Club. Mostly hung out with friends. Martha Richards Martha Kohlwey Tulsa, OK Spouse/Partner: Dean Kohlwey Children: Sarah. 47 Erin. 45 Christopher. 40 Grandchildren: Joshua. 22 Garrett. 17 Lauren. 15 Isabella. 7 Emotive. 5
Betsy Snyder, Sarah Coffin, Debbie Foreman, Helen Wachtel, Marcella Howe, Cindy, Sunny, Joy Sambur. How I miss her. T Major: Occupational Therapy John J. Round Manchester by-the-Sea, MA Spouse/Partner: Marianne Vogel Children: John IV 36 Katherine 34 Caroline 31 Grandchildren: Rosalia 1 Life after Tufts: I spent my entire career in the pharma/biotech industry, the last 25 of which were in drug development consulting. I retired this year. I have always been an avid skier and tennis player and now have more time to pursue both interests. I have been active in town affairs for many years and am currently a Selectman in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA. I spent the first nearly 30 years of my adult life in New Jersey, moving to Massachusetts 20 years ago. I married my wife Marianne in 1980. We have three children, one of whom (Katherine) also attended Tufts (A08, MG17). Reflections and memories of Tufts: Lasting friendships with fellow students...two years in Miller Hall which I thought was still too far from the Carmichael dining hall...the camaraderie of fraternity life...Sigma Nu’s cook and “advisor” Thelma... extended study sessions in the Physics library...fraternity parties...Spring break car trip to FL, borrowing a fraternity brother’s family car for the week Major: Physics Organizations and Groups: Sigma Nu Fraternity
Nan Robin Ruter Robin Maxwell Plainfield, NJ Spouse/Partner: Max Thomas Children: Carrie Thomas (deceased) Grandchildren: Ryan Moody 43 Janelle Moody 41 Lauren Starkey 35 Breanna Thomas 32 Life after Tufts: After a short stint as an Occupational Therapist, music business secretary, parrot tamer and Hollywood casting director, in 1980 I found my true artistic passion - writing - and my true love, yogi Max Thomas. We’re all still going strong 40 years later, though for the last 20 of them we’ve been living in a high desert paradise and wildlife sanctuary, addicted to nature, avid environmentalists. My writing career has been more successful than my wildest dreams - nine well-published novels, all of them historical (some as recent as turn-of-the 20th century, the as-yet-unpublished trilogy as old as 10,500 BC). My debut novel, “The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn” is now in its 25th printing, published in 16 languages. Also a screenwriter, I’m adapting them all into TV series at the moment.
Pipes Canyon, Pioneertown, CA - High Desert Eden
that scene. I’d really wanted to pursue a theatrical career, but my parents wanted me to have a profession when I left college, so it was OT for me (with the occasional drama course). Came to first semester with my leg in a cast. I remember the (pre-fire) “Jumbo” in the Science Building, and I met my first college boyfriend, Doug Franzen, in a carrel in the Library. Still best friends with my roommate, Sheri (Reubens) Raupp. Major: Occupational Therapy Organizations and Groups: Didn’t have time for anything, as I was traveling back and forth to Boston for OT classes. Carolyn A. Scheer Nashua, NH, summers in Amherst, NH Spouse/Partner: R. Duncan Luce (deceased) Children: Aurora Luce Prowell Grandchildren: Ariana Prowell 19 Teagan Prowell 16
Max and me where we are happiest... in our High Desert Eden
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Those were the days when Occupational Therapy students took classes 2 days a week at Tufts Med, downtown. We’d take the train in those days, and have our regular classes on campus the other 3. Loved being on campus. Dated a couple of boys from the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, but I wasn’t much of a drinker and I was a bit of a prude, so I didn’t fit in very well to
Life after Tufts: With a BA in History and typing skills,I began an 11 year career at MIT, starting as a secretary and ending as a personnel manager, moving to a 5 year stay as a personnel manager at Boston Children’s Hospital. Duncan Luce and I married in 1988 and moved to Irvine, CA, where he became a distinguished professor at UC Irvine. We led a rich and varied life, making good friends, traveling widely, and volunteering in the community. Aurora returned to SoCal after college, marrying and rais-
Family portrait 2010
ing her family nearby. I “retired” in 1992 and began volunteering as a career counselor, art museum docent, and adult literacy tutor. Duncan died in 2012. Since then, I have continued to enjoy my activities and the richness of life. Photography, travel, and reading remain favorite hobbies. Reflections and memories of Tufts: College was a time of learning, both academically and socially. Interests in history, politics, and art became foundations for my adult life. I was active in student government (Jackson Council, president senior year),LSC, and a brief stint as a reporter. Good college friends became life-long friends. As an art history student, I took the T to the MFA weekly, beginning a life-long habit of art appreciation. Senior year 5 of us lived in an Tufts-owned apartment adjacent to campus and learned important lifemanagement skills, cementing friendships while living a more independent life. The social upheavals of the late 1960s sparked a life-long interest in politics, and my volunteer work through LCS set a foundation for volunteering that continues, mostly in adult literacy and art.
Life after Tufts: After Tufts I worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, met my husband, Ray and converted to Judaism. After Ray completed his PhD at MIT, we moved to Philadelphia, where I did an MBA at Wharton. We moved to Israel in 1975, our home ever since. Between raising kids, I worked for Israel’s largest bank in a variety of managerial and professional positions. Ray was a professor of engineering at Tel Aviv University. In retirement, we’ve co-authored a text on Communicating Science and offer short courses to graduate students in a variety of academic institutions globally. These days, we’re teaching virtually, more efficient and safer, but less interesting than travelling. We’re very active grandparents, gardeners, hikers, swimmers and folk dancers.
Boxman family photo minus 3 grandkids
Children: Ben (42), Jonathan (40), Lilly (36), Yael (32)
Reflections and memories of Tufts: My first out of the USA travel experience was a Tufts winter seminar to 4 cities in Europe that sparked an interest in exploring other cultures that has been a major part of my life. Between my junior and senior years at Tufts, Nancy Stauffer, Carol Fletcher, Saralee Sky, and Susan Callow (‘71), spent several weeks travelling between Denver and San Francisco, where we left Saralee.... After Tufts, I shared an apartment with Nancy Carol, and Suzanne Sayer. We got along well, but our 2 cats did not. Nancy, who worked at MIT, introduced me to Ray on a somewhat disastrous MIT departmental ski trip. We see Nancy on what has been fairly frequent visits to Boston. Last summer we visited Susan Palmer Haney and her husband Dan in Maine and were looking forward to reconnecting at the reunion.
Grandchildren: Abigail 8, Eliana 7, Daniel 5, Millie 5, Noam 4, Guy 3, Thea 3, Daria 1, Ziv 1, Nave 6 months
Organizations and Groups: Delta Zeta (now why did I join a sorority -that seems really archaic)
Major: modern European history Organizations and Groups: Tufts Weekly Leonard Carmichael Society Jackson College Council (President 1969-70 Edith Selina Edith Boxman Herzliya, Israel Spouse/Partner: Raymond (Reuven)
Major: economics & English literature
Warren Silver Dedham, ME/Longboat Key, FL Spouse/Partner: Evelyn Stern Silver Children: Dan is 42 and Andy is 39. Grandchildren: Sam is 10, Jesse is 7, and Lena is 6. Life after Tufts: I was engaged to Evy Stern on graduation weekend. We married a year later and lived in Washington DC. I graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1973 and worked in DC for several years. In August 1977, I finally convinced Evy to move to Bangor Maine. By then, we had a newborn son. I opened a law office, specializing in civil litigation. In 1980, our second son was born. He graduated from Tufts 22 years later! I was appointed by Governor Baldacci to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 2005, serving as an Associate Justice for nearly ten years. Since retiring from the court, Evy and I spend winters in Sarasota Florida and return to Maine when the snow melts. When we are not in Florida or Maine, we are visiting our three grandchildren in NYC or Portland OR.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: I came to Tufts from a small town in northern Maine. It was quite a transition! I loved taking full advantage of all that was happening on campus and in Boston. Of course, the best memory I have is meeting my future wife in February of our sophomore year. In addition, I was fortunate to meet several others in our class who have become lifelong friends.
Those were tumultuous years: the military draft, Vietnam war protests, civil rights demonstrations. All of these events were an integral part of my education and helped shaped my lifelong political activism. Major: Political Science David E. Skinner Baltimore, MD Spouse/Partner: Linda B. Skinner Children: Danielle - age 34 Victoria - age 31 Life after Tufts: After my graduation, I worked as an Approvals Engineer at Factory Mutual Research Corp. in Norwood, Mass., and returned to Baltimore in 1978. (The previous winter, Boston had a 24 inch snowstorm followed by a 27 inch snowstorm, so I left.) I then worked for a consulting engineer for 1 year, and as a project engineer for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for 35 years. I was inspired by the television miniseries â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rootsâ&#x20AC;? to write a book about the development of slavery in the Portuguese, Span-
Dorothy (Center) with grandchildren
ish, French, Dutch and British Empires (including the future United States) up until 1676, and the interactions between Europeans, Africans and Native Americans during this period. Hopefully, it will be completed and printed by the end of this year. Reflections and memories of Tufts: My memories of my time at Tufts have faded. I enjoyed being part of the activities listed below. Major: Political Science and Civil Engineering Organizations and Groups: Air Froce ROTC Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity Cheerleading squad WTUR radio Dorothy J. Smith Dr. Dorothy J. Smith Nelson Greenville, MS Spouse/Partner: Jim Nelson, Sr. (Deceased) Children: Gwen Giles(64),Janice Jelks(63), Brendra Anderson(62), Cheryl McCaskill (61),Jim Nelson, Jr.(59) Grandchildren: Shaun, Keisha, Marcus, Katoya, Tracie, Kim, Brian, Brandon, Jeremy, Brittany, Morris, Jiman Life after Tufts: I had a brilliant career, spanning twenty-eight years at Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, Mississippi). I came to MVSU in 1971, as Co-Coordinator of the Academic Skills Parlor (ASP). Subsequent positions include Audio Tutorial Specialist (ASP), Director of the ASP, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Interim Vice President for Academic
Affairs, the first time in the history of MVSU that a female held the position. I was an Associate Professor and I retired from MVSU in 1999. My formal education continued in 1981 when I was awarded the Ph.D. Degree in Higher Education Administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. I am currently the property manager/owner for Nelson and Frisby Rentals in my hometown. Reflections and memories of Tufts: I will always cherish the opportunity of working with Dr. Bernard Harleston, who was a champion of access to higher education for students of color. In 1964,the university established the Tufts Precollege Enrichment Program. I attended two of these summer programs. When I enrolled at Tufts in 1966, in addition to being a full-time student, I worked on the formation of the African American Society, advised the Tufts administration on how to meet the needs of minority students and traveled as a student recruiter for Tufts. I was a tutor at the Fernald Institute for the Mentally Retarded in Waltham, Mass.; a tutor for students with special problems at the Muraco Elementary School in Winchester, Mass.; and Instructor/counselor for the Tufts University-Roxbury Summer Program, Roxbury, Mass. Major: Elementary Education Organizations and Groups: Secretary/African American Society; Student Assistant/Upward Bound Program; and, Student Recruiter Alan Solomont Weston, MA Spouse/Partner: Susan Solomont Children: Becca, 34 Stephanie. 29
Life after Tufts: After traveling the world on a Watson Fellowship, worked in Lowell, MA as a community organizer and spent the next 20 years running an elder care company. Married the wonderful Susan Lewis Solomont and raised two exceptional daughters, Becca and Stephanie. Active in Democratic politics, served as DNC National Finance Chair and worked on six presidential campaigns. Appointed by President Clinton to the bipartisan board of the Corporation for National and Community Service and served as board chair in 2008-2009. From 2009-2013, represented President Obama as US Ambassador to Spain. Returned to Tufts in 2014 as Dean of the Tisch College of Civic Life, having previously served on the University’s Board of Trustees. Recently announced plan to retire in June, 2021.
Nancy Stauffer Newton, MA Spouse/Partner: Jeffrey Hughes Children: Gareth, age 34 Megan, age 32 Grandchildren: Evelyn Cunliffe Hughes, age 11 months Life after Tufts: After graduating, I started working at MIT as the information officer for the newly formed MIT Energy Lab. I began writing articles about energy research going on at MIT and published a quarterly newsletter. I also started singing in the MIT Choral Society, conducted by John Oliver. In 1978, I met my husband, Jeffrey Hughes, who teaches astronomy at Boston University. We got married and bought a house in Newton Lower Falls. In 1984-1985 we had a sabbatical in London, where we went to lots of plays and concerts, and I discovered opera. Our son, Gareth, was born in 1986 and our daughter, Megan, in 1988. Gareth and his wife, Alex, live in St. Paul and both work for 3M. Their daughter Evelyn is now 11 months old—and we look forward to meeting her someday in person rather than over Zoom! Megan and her husband, Trevor, live in Seattle in a house they bought last May. Megan is an educator in a daycare center (she loves her little two-year-olds!), and Trevor works for Google.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Made great friends as a member of AEPi fraternity. Experienced political awakening after attending 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Profoundly affected by antiwar and civil rights politics, made first visit uninvited to the Tufts president’s office. Fell under the spell of Dean Toni Chayes from which developed my main academic interest in the plight of American cities. Created an independent major in urban studies and devoted entire senior year to honors thesis on the War on Poverty. Along with others, advocated for more urban studies course offerings. My life long passion for civic and political participation began at Tufts as did my love for the music of Simon and Garfinkle and Phil Ochs after seeing them perform on campus. Major: Political Science and Urban Studies Organizations and Groups: AEPi fraternity and Urban Studies Planning Committee
In 2006, the MIT president called for the formation of the MIT Energy Initiative, and my newsletter became a glossy, full-color magazine with a circulation of about 4,000.
With my husband in 2020.
Jeffrey and I continue to work at our respective jobs, and I continue to sing, now in a Newton-based chorus of about 80 and in a church choir. Reflections and memories of Tufts: A few snippets: Living in Milne House freshman year with Mrs. Takahashi as our housemother; hanging out in Metcalf Hall with friends; searching for Medford gabrodiorite outcrops during field trips with Dr. Nichols; reading Shakespeare plays with Professor Sylvan Barnet; handing out leaflets protesting the Vietnam war; singing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here Comes the Sunâ&#x20AC;? on the library roof at the end of a solar eclipse; going down to the Kursaal for snacks; making up words to sections of The Eroica so we could identify them in music appreciation class. Major: English Organizations and Groups: Delta Zeta sorority Evy Stern Evelyn Stern Silver Dedham, ME/Longboat Key, FL Spouse/Partner: Warren Silver Children: Dan is 42 and Andy is 39. Grandchildren: Sam is 10, Jesse is 7, and Lena is 6. Life after Tufts: Warren and I got engaged graduation weekend and married a year later. After finishing a one year Masters of Arts in Teaching at Harvard, I joined Warren in DC. For the next 6 years, I worked and earned a doctorate in educational administration. We also witnessed the Nixon years up close and personal, convincing us to move to Maine in 1977. We raised
two sons in Bangor and I worked for the University of Maine as an administrator for 25 years. After I retired, I decided I had had enough of winter and started splitting time between Maine and Florida. I still keep busy with volunteer work, including serving on several boards. We love to travel and need to do a lot since our sons are raising families on opposite coasts. Nevertheless, Maine is still home and where we vote! Reflections and memories of Tufts: Tufts will always be special because I met my husband and several of my closest friends. During my four years, Tufts changed quite drastically, and so did I. We had curfews and dress codes to cope with until Dean Chayes swept those absurd rules aside. Many of us participated in protests around lack of minority hiring on the Freefer Hall construction site and lack of diversity among the faculty and student body. Of course, the worsening situation in Vietnam exploded in Kent State and our student strike just before graduation. While planning this reunion, I learned how differently members of our class viewed our alternative graduation. For me, it is an affirming memory. I was honored to share the stage with Al Lowenstein and listen to the Goddard bells chime for the Kent State students. Major: Sociology Organizations and Groups: Student Government, Leonard Carmichael Society Janice Elaine Stultz Janice Stultz Roddenbery Lawrenceville, NJ Spouse/Partner: Thomas Peale Roddenbery
Life after Tufts: I earned an M.A in French at the Univ. of Wisconsin, then moved to Paris to teach American Language and Culture in a French high school. I completed my formal education with a PhD in Romance Languages from Princeton. I spent four years in publishing as a writer and editor. My article on corporate philanthropy led me to a fulfilling career in philanthropy. After development staff positions at several academic institutions, I launched a 28-year consulting practice in which I assisted 40 non-profits with capital campaigns. Since 1987 I have been blessed with a joyously happy marriage to Tom Roddenbery. We enjoy classical music and have traveled to every continent except Australia, including Antarctica. I have served as a volunteer for several organizations, notably my Quaker Meeting.
Patricia Swain Patricia Swain Rice Pepperell, MA Spouse/Partner: Gregory Rice Children: Meghan 41 Katy 39 Grandchildren: Lee 15 Maeve 1 Life after Tufts: graduate school, University of Minnesota. MS andPhD. Loved it, while worrying nonstop. Married a fellow student from Tufts after he graduated and did a stint in the Army (remember those days?). I was a graduate student wife, mother and academic hanger-on and occasional instructor and tutor at Clemson U. Moved back to the Boston area for a job as a conservation ecologist and a career protecting biodiversity for the state of Massachusetts. Fairly recently retired, I sit on a town board protecting wetlands, offer walks on conservation lands, and attack invasive species where possible.
We bicycle a lot, with occasional participation in the New England Ride to End Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: I came to Tufts as a transfer student during our junior year. I have fond memories of Stratton Hall and my friends there. I especially enjoyed my classes in French and Art History, and had a wonderful time exploring the Boston area. Major: French
We try to get outside and enjoy local conservation lands.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: We were told we were learning how to learn when we were at Tufts. I found this to be true when I was in grad school - ahead of many of my new peers in writing, if not memorizing. Essays and papers weren’t the problem for me that many others in my classes found them to be. But I was not prepared for learning specifics such as organism identification and names. Those came, eventually, we were indeed taught how to learn. Major: Biology Organizations and Groups: Leonard Charmichael Society; orchestra and band David Nickerson Taft Harpswell, ME Spouse/Partner: Anne Taft Children: Katharine Taft Leinwand 45 David Nathaniel Taft 42 Grandchildren: Joshua Taft Leinwand 15 Zachary Charles Leinwand 12 Dylan Parker Taft 9 Duncan Taft 7 Life after Tufts: After graduation I attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 1974. I received orders to report to the Brunswick Naval Air Station. I was on Active Duty for two years and then transferred to the Navy Reserve for over 30 years retiring as a Captain. I started my own dental practice in Brunswick, Maine in 1976 and sold it in 2014.. After a divorce and two great kids I was lucky to marry Anne in 1996. I continued my sailboat racing serving as Navigator/Tactician on many different boats with decent success My wife and I now spend over thirty days each summer cruising the beautiful Maine coast on our Sabre 38. Over the years I have been deeply involved in Rotary, Scouting, Masons, Navy League, dental associations, Harpswell Aging at Home repair team, etc. Reflections and memories of Tufts: I have many mixed memories of my time as an undergraduate. I am a third generation legacy and had been groomed all my life that I would be attending Tufts. I was deeply disappointed by the lack of open mindedness of the school: rejecting ROTC programs, divesting South African stock, “losing” many of our student deferment papers, trying to crush fraternities, accepting SDS but rejecting the Republican Club, etc. I loved being involved with the Sailing Team; having to limit my later involvement by the press of
scholastic needs. The science background had me in good stead in dental school. I really enjoyed my involvement with the local Boy Scout troop and the great relationships developed both with the boys and with their parents. Dawson Fulton and Benjamin Dane were fantastic teachers. Major: Mathematics and Biology Organizations and Groups: Tufts Sailing Team, Leonard Carmichael Society (Ass’t Scoutmaster), Wren Hall Treasurer, Traffic Crt Jane Frances Taylor Keene NH Children: Seth J.T. Sanders (43) Judd M.T. Sanders (39) Samuel D.T. Bieber (33) Grandchildren: Jack Allan Sanders (9 months) Life after Tufts: Life is always a challenge! After graduation I moved to NH, worked as a newspaper journalist, wrote & produced for television, served 4 terms in the NH House of Representatives, graduated from law school, became general counsel of an insurance company, served as City Solicitor for Claremont, NH and am currently in private municipal practice with DrummondWoodsum. Along the way, I managed to raise wonderful children who are now spread across the country and over the years have volunteered with various organizations, primarily in the areas of civic/social action, land use and music. Reflections and memories of Tufts: With demonstrations, sit-ins, building occupations and burning buildings on campus, the latter part of the 1960’s was not an easy time to get an education at Tufts, let alone anywhere in Boston. While I have many wonderful memories of classes, professors and friends, they were often overshadowed by the events of the times. In many ways the combination of social unrest and my studies at Tufts molded my future, which was exactly what it was supposed to do, angst included! My biggest regret is that I lost contact with so many of my compatriots. Major: History Organizations and Groups: 50 years later, I’m not sure I remember!
Camilla Bessey Simsbury, CT Spouse/Partner: Paul D. Thompson Children: Meredith Thompson, Christina Lively (twins); Alexander Thompson, Matthew Thompson Grandchildren: Abby (19), Lily (17), Carter (15), Zachary (13), Winslow (10), Paul (7), Owen (4) Life after Tufts: 1970 is a year of many memories! It is our 50th wedding anniversary as well as the 50th year after leaving Tufts. It is only fitting that we had no reunion, as we have yet to celebrate a true graduation! We have lived in Massachusetts, Maine, CA, RI, Pittsburgh, and finally Simsbury, CT.. I’m am so fortunate to have shared these life experiences with my husband/partner Paul Thompson (Tufts, 1969) . After Tufts, I earned an M.Ed. from Boston College. We were blessed with twin daughters in 1974 and two sons after. In between raising a family I worked in health education (specifically smoking cessation), and recently taught in the Connecticut Community College System for 15 years before retiring. I’m also a Level II ski instructor!
library lates a week and only skirts were allowed on the hill! At the end of those 4 years, there were coed dorms. I thank Jackson/Tufts for giving me a great educational foundation for my adult life. Major: French/History Organizations and Groups: University Chorale, LCS, Tufts in Paris, Student Teacher Patricia Ann Trautmann Patricia Trautmann O’Neil Churchville, VA Spouse/Partner: John O’Neil Life after Tufts: First came a master’s in chemistry from Brandeis. Then 6 years of teaching high school chemistry in Lunenburg, MA. Next was a switch to a long held love of outdoors and horses: owning and working an equine boarding facility in Groton, MA. When my husband John retired we moved to western central Virginia where I have been very active in Red Cross, our local library system and as a volunteer trail worker in the George Washington Nation Forest near our home. Major: Chemisry Organizations and Groups: American Chemical Society John F Trefethen Ashland, MA Spouse/Partner: Catherine M. Murphy
Reflections and memories of Tufts: Foremost are memories of my awesome roommates from Richardson House to Schmaltz House ending up in Haskell Hall for the senior year. Besides the wonderful friendships, my special memories include spending my junior year abroad in the Tufts in Paris program, and student teaching at Reading High School my senior year. It is fun reflecting on how college life has changed. My freshman year we were allowed 2
Life after Tufts: After Tufts I attended Boston University Law School. I passed the bar in 1973 and practiced personal injury law in Boston and Worcester, until 2009, when I retired. My first wife, Toni, passed away in 2009 and love found me once again in 2012 when I met Catherine Murphy, a widow and we married in 2015. I work part-time for Trader Joe’s in Framingham, primarily in the wine department, where I enjoy helping people with their wine selections. I lived in downtown Boston for 20 years and then moved to the suburbs. For civic activities I am Chairman of my condo association’s Board of Trustees,Secretary and Director of the Ashland Emergency Fund, a local charity helping Ashland residents in need and Chairman of the Ashland Zoning Board of Appeals. Socially, I enjoy wine and food.
Reflections and memories of Tufts: When I entered Tufts I was a naive young man from a backward town and during my 4 years there I was exposed to people from all over the world. I made lasting friends who still gather together in the Summer for a cookout even though we are spread out from Hawaii to Massachusetts. Despite our many years apart we fit together like a comfortable old shoe and pick up where we left off. Aside from marrying my wives, attending Tufts was the best decision I ever made. Major: Classics
Jeff and I at a nature preserve in Santa Fe in the fall of 2019. Gorgeous day.
Organizations and Groups: Tufts Wind Ensemble, Tufts Marching Band Karen M. True Winthrop, MA Spouse/Partner: Tessema Assamnew Children: Alyssa True Major: Fine Arts Jerri Udelson Santa Fe, NM Spouse/Partner: Jeffrey Kosberg Life after Tufts: Since graduating I received an MPH from Yale and worked in public health administration for about nine years. I then became involved in the personal growth field and worked for a training company in Salem until I went out on my own and became a Realtor and then a business coach. I have recently published a book for real estate agents with a colleague who is the manager of Coldwell Banker in Back Bay. On the personal side, I have been with my partner, Jeffrey Kosberg, for over 20 years. He’s an attorneyturned artist. We met in Cambridge, lived briefly in S. Dartmouth, and then moved to Santa Fe, NM in 2006. It’s beautiful and peaceful here, but I do miss the bustle of the city. We have a very happy and creative life in SF, with great friends. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Highlights of my time at Jackson include living in Hodgdon Hall freshman year, and being totally intimidated at first by the wild adventures of the seniors on my floor.
Also sneaking into line at dinner (at 5:00?) in the dining hall. Zella Luria was my psych. professor. I remember a class held at someone’s home the day that Luria’s husband won the Nobel Prize. Her back was out, so she taught the class lying on the floor propped up with pillows! The highlight of my time was Tufts-in-London, 1968-69. About 30 of us lived in the Stanhope Hotel. We went to theatre several times a week, and had a wonderful time exploring the city and traveling all over the UK as well as to the Middle East and other places. We still remain in touch and are having another reunion in May. Major: Psychology Organizations and Groups: How could I even remember?? Richard Ernest Veilleux Sunapee, NH/Blacksburg, VA Spouse/Partner: Karen Veilleux Children: Zachary Veilleux, 45 Micah Veilleux, 35 Grandchildren: Hazel Veilleux, 10 Arlo Veilleux, 6 Life after Tufts: After graduation, I spent 2 years working with heavily disturbed mental patients on the maximum security unit of McLean Hospital. After Karen and I married in 1972, I attended graduate school in the plant sciences at the Univ. of British Columbia (MS 1976) and the Univ. of Minnesota (Ph.D. 1981). As a newly minted Ph.D. I obtained a faculty position in the
Dept. of Horticulture at Virginia Tech (1981-2018) where I conducted research projects in plant genetics and genomics, particularly potato, and taught graduate courses in plant breeding and biotechnology. Towards the end of my career, I assumed the role of department head. After 37 years at Virginia Tech, I retired in August 2018 and continue to reside in the lovely town of Blacksburg, VA, spending summers at “the camp” in Sunapee, NH. Reflections and memories of Tufts: Jeff Rubin’s social psychology class was certainly a highlight of my time at Tufts. There were only three students enrolled so it was intimate. We had endless discussions about the staging of crises in public places to evaluate the reactions of bystanders. It’s really a conundrum and made us think long and hard about the interference of the experimenters on the collection of data and the validity of that data. The lesson served me well throughout my life as a scientist, even though I strayed from the social sciences to the plant sciences. The lesson still served. If you create too much of a false reality for people or even plants, how much of what you observe is “the truth?”
took enough courses in political science and sociology to have a double major. Professor Zallinger’s course on urban social problems provided great insight to the problems I was seeing in our cities. Professor Esther Sweet’s courses on constitutional law and civil liberties were also vital to my understanding the important new cases of the Warren Court. She encouraged me to go to law school. By senior year, I was looking at both law school and MSW programs. I gravitated to family law in my time in legal services and made it my life’s work because of my sociology studies. Tufts helped me to hone my critical thinking skills that guide me in my life and profession. I am so grateful. Major: Political Science and Sociology Organizations and Groups: Cross-country & track, Hillside House, LCS, Sigma Nu, SCAR, IFC, TCU
Major: Mathematics/Psychology Stephen G. Viegas Reading, MA Spouse/Partner: Susan Viegas Children: Laura Viegas, 39 Julia Luu, 33 Grandchildren: Emmett Luu, 1
Life after Tufts: See longer article in the following link:
Hartford, CT/Westport, MA
Children: Elizabeth, 40 Emma, 37 Andrew, 35
Reflections and memories of Tufts: The social ferment of the 1960’s drove me to the social sciences. I
Spouse/Partner: Mary Ellen
Grandchildren: Maggie, 6; Charlie, 4; Rosie, 4; Will, 1 Major: Political Science/Urban Studies Organizations and Groups: Debate Society Peter Whittredge Suffield, CT Spouse/Partner: Patricia DaSilva
Charles Calvin Yancey, Sr. Boston, MA Spouse/Partner: Marzetta Morrissette Yancey Children: Charles C. Yancey, Jr. (50); Derrick M. Yancey, Sr.(48); Sharif D. Yancey, A99 (43); and Ashley M. Yancey Carpenter (33) Grandchildren: Noel (31); David (21); Derrick, Jr. (14); Stephen (12); Hattie (9); Hieu (7); and Rhys (2) Life after Tufts: I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Tufts University in 1970 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. I taught courses in State and Local Politics at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston and he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Mount Ida College. I was elected to the Boston City Council in 1983 and was elected to sixteen twoyear terms. As a member of the Boston City Council, I continued my activism which began at Tufts. I continued to fight for human rights and economic justice as a member of the Boston City Council. I challenged every department head to improve his or her performance of insuring that their departmental personnel reflect the gender and racial demographic make-up of the City of Boston at all salary levels. I was active in the Free South Africa Movement and passed ordinances and home rule petitions which led to the divestment of more than $12.5 million of Boston’s assets from companies doing business in South Africa. I successfully established a sister city relationship between the City of Boston and Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana in 2001. I challenged the City of Boston to build new high schools. I successfully initiated the building of the Police Stations, Community Centers, and a new library in Mattapan.
Charles & Marzetta 1970
I served as president of the Boston City Council, president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, and president of the Black Political Task Force. Reflections and memories of Tufts: I enjoyed my years at Tufts. I made many friends and learned a lot. I was challenged intellectually and socially. As one of a handful of African American students on campus, I had to cope with a racism and discrimination. An important part of my education at Tufts was learning to successfully challenge injustice. I worked with other students of all races to make changes which improved the life on campus. My four years at Tufts University were transformative for me and our world. The Vietnam War, Women’s Rights, Civil and Human Rights, the Environment, Economic Disparities, racism, sexism and poverty were some of the crisis that challenged me and my classmates during the last half of the sixties. The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy also traumatized us. My dedication to achieving equal rights for all people began during his four years at Tufts University 1966-1970, where I co-founded the Afro-American Society, the African American Cultural Center and the Tufts Summer Institute. Addressing racial injustice at Tufts University, I helped organize and participated in demonstrations on campus, which resulted in increased diversity of students and faculty, employment opportunities for People of Color and women.
CCY & Nelson Mandela 1990