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DICKINSON Defining Our Revolutionary Future

John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, Dickinson’s 30th president, kicked off his Dickinson Forward tour on Sept. 29 in Philadelphia and Oct. 6 in New York City. Additional stops took him from the East Coast to Georgia and California this fall, with more stops being planned for 2023. These events allow alumni, parents and friends of the college to learn firsthand from Jones about his vision for the future of Dickinson. Learn more at dickinson.edu/forwardtour.

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HERE & THERE our view 3


kudos 4


fine print 7



small-business spotlight 8


in the game 9


A look back and forward, at Dickinson and beyond, during this anniversary year.

Homecoming & Family Weekend


This year’s Homecoming & Family Weekend featured all of the annual favorites along with several once-in-a-lifetime celebrations.

Dickinson’s 30th President


Students, alumni, Dickinson families, faculty, staff and friends of the college filled the academic quad to witness the history-making inauguration.

PAST & PRESENT our Dickinson 26

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President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11 Vice President of Marketing & Communications Connie McNamara Editor Lauren Davidson Designer Amanda DeLorenzo College Photographer Dan Loh Contributing Writers MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson Matt Getty Tony Moore Magazine Advisory Board Alexander Becket ’08 Catherine McDonald Davenport ’87 Jim Gerencser ’93 Gregory Lockard ’03 David O’Connell Carlo Robustelli Megan Shelley Dapp ’05 Adrienne Su Alisa Valudes Whyte ’93

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Dickinson Forward Celebration Highlights the Power of Philanthropy

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Alumni, families, students, faculty and staff gathered Friday, Sept. 23, to celebrate the college’s Dickinson Forward initiative and discover its far-reaching effects. The event featured a host of speakers highlighting the power of the Campaign for Scholarships: Change a Life—Change the World as well as other aspects of Dickinson Forward, which President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, launched last year as a multifaceted effort to innovate with alumni and enhance Dickinson’s position as a highereducation leader. “On behalf of all of us who have been granted [scholarships], I want to say thank you,” said Cody Nichols ’15, who spoke along with his sister, Amber ’10, on impact of their scholarships on themselves, their families and their communities. “We owe it to you to make this world better. We owe it to Dickinson to make this world better. And when you see the way your gift cascades onto other individuals and communities, remember: You did this. You started this—and we are so grateful that you did.” In addition to the Nichols’ comments, the evening featured perspectives on philanthropy from Olivia Termini ’19; Bill Durden ’71, president emeritus and contributing scholar; trustees Jennifer Ward Reynolds ’77, Doug Pauls ’80, Shea Player ’22, Joanne Adebayo ’21 and Brian Kamoie ’93; Sheela Jane Menon, assistant professor of English; Tom Arnold, professor of biology; David Webster ’88, men’s lacrosse head coach; and, of course, President Jones, who urged alumni to join in the effort to move Dickinson forward.

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Learn more about Dickinson Forward and view video highlights and speeches from the event at https://dson.co/dsonfwdmag.

“ A Dickinson liberal-arts education is more crucial than ever. And so I ask you to join me. Join me in finding your potential. Join me in realizing the change you can make. Join me in moving Dickinson forward, together.” — President Jones during the Dickinson Forward


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The Misadventures of a Nontraditional President PRESIDENT JOHN E. JONES III ’77, P’11


n the somewhat unique world of college and university presidents, I am regarded as a nontraditional leader. This is an interesting designation that deserves to be unpacked. Traditional presidents are those who hail from inside academia. They typically commence their careers as tenure-track faculty members and then rise through the ranks. Of course the ranks that I rose through involved law, politics and the federal judiciary—the very essence of nontraditional when it comes to leading a college! To be sure, I am not alone. Increasingly, institutions are hiring nontraditional presidents who possess differing skill sets than those unique to individuals who’ve spent their careers inside the ivy-covered walls. This can be a productive endeavor, but it certainly presents challenges and comes with a steep learning curve. I’ve now spent almost a year and a half in my corner office in Old West. Despite the fact that I spent 13 years on the board of trustees of the college, including four as chair, there was an incredible amount to learn about the way Dickinson operates. Nothing can fully prepare one to lead a college, and you cannot possibly imagine what it’s like to do so until you’re on the job. Let me provide an example. In fall 2021 I assumed the president’s role in presiding over monthly faculty meetings. Fresh off the federal bench and accustomed to conducting proceedings as a judge (including occupying, as I used to joke, the best seat in the house), I plunged right in. Notably, I had never attended a faculty meeting. When I thought participants were speaking too long, I interrupted them and asked them to get to the point. I hurried along speakers to move to the next agenda item. I truncated debate to save time. In general, I acted as if I were running a courtroom. But I wasn’t anymore, and the faculty parliamentarian gently but firmly called me out on my behavior. He was entirely

right to do so, because I was out of sync with the standard operating procedure. Through this and a couple of other misadventures, I’ve learned some hard but useful lessons. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who has also served as president and chancellor of several institutions of higher learning, stated that “The successful nontraditional presidents … are ones who have the ability to understand the academic culture and actually still thrive in it.” I could not agree more. It’s also been said that to operate well, the nontraditional president must be a kind of amateur anthropologist who can discern how a group operates, what codes govern it and how change can be created. Dickinson has a system of shared governance that is more than just an ideal. While it can at times be cumbersome and counterintuitive, the same criticisms can be leveled at our nation’s system of democratic government. There are many constituencies on this campus, and navigating them can be challenging. But in the end, our all-college committees and the ability they create for robust participation in the governance process create a constructive tension that has kept Dickinson strong throughout our long history. I often tell our students and alumni that they should never stop learning, no matter where they are in life. I’ve been taking a big dose of my own advice for the last year and a half. This is as it should be at Dickinson College. I’m still learning, and I pledge to continue to do so as we move forward toward an even more successful future.


As legal issues took center stage this summer, President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, was called on repeatedly to offer expert analysis and insight. In addition, faculty members were featured in Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Inside Higher Ed, among other national and international outlets, for their scholarship.


Featured Faculty Associate Professor of International Studies Shamma

Visiting Professor of International Security Studies

Alam’s research on the link between job losses

Jeff McCausland wrote about possible ending

and the health of young adults during the Great

scenarios for Russia’s war with Ukraine for NBC

Recession received coverage from Phys.org, ScienMag

News THINK. McCausland also made more than a

and seven additional publications.

dozen appearances on CBS Eye on the World/The John

The podcast The Score welcomed Assistant Professor of Data Analytics Eren Bilen as a guest to discuss online cheating during COVID-19 and how higher education institutions might address academic integrity. Beverley Eddy, professor emerita of German, was interviewed by Brian Young for his podcast C-SPAN Booknotes+ about her book Ritchie Boy Secrets, which explores Camp Ritchie, a secret military intelligence training center. Her work has been cited in recent issues of Sports Illustrated and The New Yorker, the latter referencing her biography, Felix Salten: Man of Many Faces. Professor of Psychology Marie Helweg-Larsen was cited in a Glamour Germany article, “Forget Hygge! In Autumn 2022, Pyt Is the New Scandinavian Motto for Happiness and Contentment.” Associate Professor of Art History Elizabeth Lee was a panelist discussing how tuberculosis has shaped history, art and architecture on NPR/Connecticut’s The Colin McEnroe Show.


Batchelor Show, where he discussed the UkraineRussia war and NATO’s response to the conflict. He also appeared on the Newsweek Leader Show on LinkedIn to discuss how the White House, Congress and NATO could potentially bring the war in Ukraine to an end. Additionally, McCausland wrote two pieces for RealClearDefense on NATO’s path ahead in the Ukraine-Russia war and the Biden administration’s diplomatic efforts in Saudi Arabia. He also appeared on the Leadership Beyond Borders podcast and on KMOX-AM & FM in St. Louis. Adjunct Faculty in History Todd Mealy was interviewed on the Untold Legends podcast, which airs worldwide on the BBC World Service and on hundreds of NPR member stations across the United States. Mealy discussed Ora Washington, a Black tennis and basketball star. Comments by Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Niebler about Pennsylvania’s primary election and how donations for Democrats saw a boost following the overturning of Roe v. Wade were featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

HERE & THERE / kudos

Associate Professor of English Siobhan Phillips

Wronski!” After his performance­in Scotland,

appeared on multiple TV stations statewide to

has published her first novel, Benefit (Bellevue

Wronski attended a one-woman Edinburgh

discuss the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft

Literary Press, April 2022). Benefit is a vivid

Fringe show created and performed by Kim

opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Later, he

debut novel of personal awakening that offers

Kalish ’06. Kalish’s work, The Funny Thing

appeared again on the same stations to offer

a withering critique of toxic philanthropy and

About Death, examined the process of grief she

analysis after the Supreme Court’s decision was

the American meritocracy.

experienced after the death of her friend Patrick

handed down. He was called on for everything

McMurphy ’07.

from the Pennsylvania primary election

Associate Professor of French & Francophone and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Mireille Rebeiz wrote a commentary for Inside Higher Ed about improvements in spousal accommodations policies. She also wrote about threats to freedom of speech in a piece for PennLive/The Patriot-News. Swiss national newspaper Le Temps featured a story on the disinterment of Native American remains at the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology Susan Rose and the work of the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center featured heavily in the report. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut’s birth, Professor of Theatre Todd Wronski created a one-man theatrical performance about Vonnegut’s life and work, which he performed at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as on campus. Wronski’s performance was featured in a Daily Kos article, “Love Vonnegut? You’ll Thoroughly Enjoy

Administrator Accolades In an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, called on Congress to pass legislation that would improve protection for judges and their families in the wake of inflammatory language and threats issued against the judge in the Mar-a-Lago FBI search. He also discussed the challenge of selecting a special master with the National Law Journal. Jones discussed judicial security with Law.com’s Bench Report and Law360. Jones was a guest on WITF-FM’s Smart Talk twice this summer to discuss judicial security and how the tenor of political discourse could spark violence. Jones

to the FBI’s seizure of Congressman Scott Perry’s cellphone. Pieces featuring Jones aired statewide, and he appeared on the syndicated television program This Week in Pennsylvania, which is broadcast in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, four times this summer. College Farm Livestock Operations Manager Matt Steiman appeared in a video on The Good News Network about the farm’s new biogas anaerobic digester project. The nationally syndicated radio program Yale Climate Connections also featured an interview with Steiman, which aired on more than 680 radio stations across the country. The project also garnered coverage from Bioenergy Insight, WITFFM’s Smart Talk, Virgin Radio UK and Renewable Energy magazine.

wrote a commentary piece for Smerconish.com in which he argued the Supreme Court’s decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District would have considerable implications regarding the line between church and state. Jones also

Kudos as of Sept. 9.

Dickinson is the No. 1 Overall Top Performer among baccalaureate institutions in the 2022 Sustainable ublished by the Association for the Campus Index! — pAdvancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


HERE & THERE / welcoming the class of 2026

Welcoming the Class of 2026 The newest Dickinsonians arrived in August primed to make their mark on Dickinson, bringing with them an incredible breadth of international experiences, service work, athletic prowess and leadership experience. They were greeted by returning students who helped them move their belongings, as well as Dickinson staff, senior leadership and members of Dickinson’s board of trustees. “You have an unbelievable opportunity to stretch yourselves, to learn from each other, to challenge your assumptions, to see things from other points of view,” said President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, during the Convocation ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 28. “Whether it’s in the classroom or on the playing field or during late-night conversations, you will not only gain incredible knowledge, but you will discover much about yourselves.”

Watch the Convocation video at dson.co/ convo22mag.

Watch the move-in day video at dson.co/ move22mag.


HERE & THERE / fine print

Icons and Instincts: Choreographing and Directing Entertainment’s Biggest Stars By Vincent Paterson ’72 Rare Bird Books Paterson shares the story of how he rose from dancer to choreographer and director for the world’s greatest singers, including Michael Jackson, Madonna and Björk, and for cinema and musical comedy. He takes readers into the fascinating universe of film sets, rehearsal sessions with dozens of dancers, life backstage, his successes and his disappointments.

Beyond the Sunset: A Travel Memoir. Volume 1: Adventures Outside My Comfort Zone By Sherry Knowlton ’72 Sunbury Press From Woodstock to the Okavango, Beyond the Sunset tells of how a bookworm turned flower child turned health care executive found joy in traveling the world. Structured in a series of essays and anecdotes, this memoir tells the story of a small-town Pennsylvania girl who stretched her horizons, tested her limits and traveled all over the globe. This is a departure for Knowlton, who is best known for her five-book Alexa Williams suspense series.

“If We Are Striking for Pennsylvania”: The Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac March to Gettysburg By Eric Wittenberg ’83 and Scott L. Mingus Sr. Savas Beatie A history of the opening moves of the Gettysburg Campaign, this compelling study is one of the first to integrate the military, media, political, social, economic and civilian perspectives with rank-andfile accounts from the soldiers of both armies as they inexorably march toward their destiny at Gettysburg. This is Wittenberg’s 22nd book of Civil War history.

Rick the Rock of Room 214

Playful Pedagogy in the Pandemic: Pivoting to GameBased Learning By Emily Kuzneski Johnson ’03 and Anastasia Salter Routledge Johnson is assistant professor of English at the University of Central Florida, and in the wake of COVID-19 she and her co-author impart the need to create a space for playful learning in higher education. Through an in-depth analysis of the challenges and opportunities presented by pandemic pedagogy, this book offers a model of hope for a future driven by new tools and platforms for personal, experimental gamemaking as intellectual inquiry. Fiction


By Julie Siegel Falatko ’93 Simon & Schuster Rick is a rock. For as long as he can remember, he’s lived on the Nature Finds shelf in Room 214 alongside an acorn, some moss and a piece of bark. One day, the teacher shows the class what rocks do outdoors, and Rick is captivated. Exploding out of volcanos? Plunging off cliffs? Now Rick’s determined to get outside—after all, he’s a rock, and rocks are made for adventure. Even rocks have big dreams in this sweet and wacky picture book. This is Falatko’s 10th children’s book.





Dickinson launched its Small-Business Directory in 2020 as a way to celebrate, share and support alumni-owned enterprises. Businesses are submitted by alumni and organized by category. Here are a few from the coaching, education and professional development category. •

Atach Language Coach (Ana Atach ’08; Philadelphia) Learn, practice and take your language skills to the next level through in-person and virtual private Spanish lessons. atachlanguagecoach.wordpress.com

Completely (Sarah Glenn ’11; Washington, D.C.) Life and career coaching for individuals and teams, offered in person and virtually. completelycoaching.com

Creative Soul House (Brittany Barker ’15) Using the arts and wellness as a pathway toward fulfillment, transformation and liberation through enrichment services for youth and adults and consulting services for schools and community-based organizations. creativesoulhouse.org

JMP Academy of Professional Development (Jennifer Peña ’03; Albuquerque, N.M.) General educational consulting and mentorship, specializing in special education. jmpacademy.com

Life Coaching Magic (Karen Leeds ’77; Waltham, Mass.) Helping people get out of their own way, quiet that voice in their heads, tune in to what they want and speak so others hear them. LifeCoachingMagic.com

The Confidence Triangle (Siobhan Pierce ’16) Geared toward girls and their moms, the Confidence Triangle provides weekly confidence trainings delivered straight to your inbox, as well as Adulting 101, which is a four-session coaching program for teens. theconfidencetriangle.com

View the full directory at dson.co/directory, and email alumni@dickinson.edu to submit your business for inclusion. 8 DI CK INSON M AGAZINE Fall 2022 8




Red Devils Football Goes International Swinging through the typical American living room or sports bar on any given Sunday, it’s easy to tell that professional football is a big deal in the United States. And Saturdays are just as big, as college football games fill screens all day long. But what most people might not know is that football has also captivated fans around the world, enough that they not only want to watch each week but also want to play. And this season, 14 players from six countries overseas are hitting the gridiron as Red Devils. “Playing football in the U.S. has been a dream for a very long time, and I’m extremely grateful and happy to be here,” says Joe Cassidy ’26, a defensive back from Bristol, U.K., who is joined on the team by countrymen Dante Barnett ’26 and Andre Eversley ’25. “I’m excited to see what the season has to offer for us all!” Both Barnett and Eversley came to Dickinson through the U.K.’s NFL Academy, a major initiative by the NFL that offers student-athletes a chance to combine their education with a life-skills program and intensive training in American football. Along with the Brits are Australia’s Calder Shanks ’26 and Fabian Egger ’24; Belgium’s Bram Leys ’26; Germany’s Leon Friebel ’26, Jason Hollinger ’26, Anton Jacobs ’26, Neville Krueger ’24 and Vincent Sprenger ’25; Nigeria’s Fej Esievo ’26; Poland’s Adam Dolata ’26; and Serbia’s Aleksandar Zivanovic ’25, who come from high schools and boarding schools both in the U.S. and abroad. “Our international players bring a unique diversity to our program that has broadened our perspective as a team,” says Head Coach Brad Fordyce. “And it’s a group of players who bring an extreme intensity to preparation and a strong desire to develop.” And while the desire to play football may have opened the door to Dickinson, these student-athletes see other benefits to coming to Carlisle as well. “Dickinson was the school that reached out to me and provided a lot more upfront recruitment,”

Front row, from left: Anton Jacobs (57), Aleksander Zivanovic (8), Jason Hollinger (31), Joe Cassidy (21), Andre Eversley (42), Calder Shanks (81) and Bram Leys (33). Second row, from left: Neville Krueger (3), Chris Oh (no longer on roster because of injury), Vincent Sprenger (52), Adam Dolata (47), Leon Friebel (14), Fabian Egger (second from right; no number). Not pictured: Dante Barnett and Fej Esievo.

says Cassidy, “and they made it very easy and efficient to transfer grades and anything else needed, as well as offering really good financial aid to internationals.” Hamburg’s Sprenger, who has been playing football since the age of 12, touts the American experience from top to bottom, from campus to the country at large, as why he’s enjoying his time at Dickinson. “The people I met on my visit made me feel comfortable and made my decision to come here easy,” says the international business & management major, noting that the intimate setting of campus has made it easier to make connections with other students and experience a sense of family. “I really enjoy traveling the country with my friends and discovering new places. America is very different from Europe, but I like seeing different traditions and learning about different cultures and backgrounds.”

While these football players represent their home countries while in the U.S., they also represent Dickinson’s commitment to building a global campus. Currently, students from 49 countries around the world call Dickinson home, and nearly 20 other international athletes are Red Devils across the sporting spectrum. “I feel that our dedication to global diversity as a college makes Dickinson a perfect fit for the international population,” says Fordyce. “The support network within the campus community is dedicated to help them transition and grow.” And it’s that kind of support network and dedication that inspires confidence in international students’ decision to come to Dickinson. Students like Krueger, from Glückstadt, Germany, an international business & management major who says, “I really enjoy my time [at Dickinson] and don’t think I could’ve made a better decision other than to come here.” —Tony Moore

Cheer on your Red Devils! Check out all the stats, scores, schedules and highlights at dickinsonathletics.com. Watch free live broadcasts online, produced by students in the Red Devil Sports Network (RDSN). Follow @DsonRedDevils on Twitter, Dickinson Red Devils on Facebook and @DickinsonAthletics on Instagram for daily updates. #DsonRedDevils 9

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This year’s Activity Fair was packed with students looking for ways to get involved on campus! With more than 100 student groups, clubs and organizations, there’s something for everyone at Dickinson.

Snippets of stories from around campus and beyond Dickinson.edu/news


Spatial Literacy Center Dickinson’s new Spatial Literacy Center promotes a focused approach to geographic information services (GIS) to communicate, reason and solve problems across the liberal-arts curriculum and provides resources and mentoring to leverage GIS technology. Part of the college’s Learning Commons— which also includes the Quantitative Reasoning Center and the Multilingual Writing Center—the center provides support for spatial literacy for teaching, learning and research; maintains campus GPS units; provides a variety of geospatial analysis software in our computer lab; and helps with installing and setting up ArcGIS Pro on campus laptops.

Fall Arts Events Voter Registration Day On Sept. 20, National Voter Registration Day, President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11 , and Dickinson Votes hosted a voter registration drive on Britton Plaza. The event celebrated democracy and our role in it and offered giveaways, music and refreshments!

The Trout Gallery kicked off the fall season with a dual-exhibition opening featuring works by Robert Rauschenberg and bronze pieces from the gallery’s permanent collection. Campus galleries hosted exhibitions by students, Professor Emeritus of Art Ward Davenny, visiting artist Logan Grider and Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez. The Department of Theatre & Dance staged a fresh approach to Bertolt Brecht’s classic Mother Courage, in which audience members followed the title character through Carlisle alleyways and dancers performed site-specific works along the way. Dickinson dancers also augmented a lecture/performance, co-hosted by multiple campus departments and entities, focusing on Indigenous communities’ responses to climate events. Professor of Theatre Todd Wronski brought his one-man

Welcoming New Senior Officers During the last several months, Dickinson filled important positions on the president’s senior leadership team and welcomed its first chief diversity officer. These new senior officers bring with them extensive experience in their areas and are excited to move their divisions forward. •

Tony Boston , vice president and chief diversity officer

Vincent Champion , vice president and general counsel

Jill Forrester, chief information officer and vice president of

show about Kurt Vonnegut to Dickinson, and a guestpianist brought a composition by Professor of Music Robert Pound to life. After hosting a residency with the Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percussion, the music department will close the semester with orchestra performances of Danse Macabre and suites from Bizet’s Carmen, and with a College Choir concert inspired by images from the James Webb telescope.

View the calendar of arts at dson.co/coa22mag.

information & technology services • David Walker, vice president for finance & administration



Summer Internships

JULIANA GIANNI ’24 NRG ENERGY Gianni (environmental science), who learned about the internship opportunity at NRG Energy from a 2016 Dickinson grad who works there, interned in NRG’s sustainability and advisoryservices department. Throughout the summer, she helped to convert the company’s vehicle fleet to 100% electric vehicles, performed customer analysis and market research, prototyped solutions, and created a database. BEST ADVICE: “The things you learn during an internship are unlike anything that you will find in a classroom, so I highly recommend applying for as many internships as you can.”

JACK DRDA ’24 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Drda (biology) has served several patient-care internships at UPMC Central Pennsylvania hospitals. In summer 2022 he mixed it up as a research intern at Georgetown, where he analyzed liver tissues for cancer and stem-cell markers and investigated the


Offer Experience, Opportunities and Connections

mechanism underlying hepatocellular carcinoma. He also gave weekly presentations about the ongoing work. BEST ADVICE: “Rejection happens to everyone—own it! Use what you learned to better your next application.”

DANIEL YAMOAH ’23 (with Maritriny Galvez-Ceron ’24 and Claire Shearer ’24)


Each of these students shadowed physicians and other medical personnel in various departments and gained valuable insight into the medical profession. Galvez-Ceron (biochemistry & molecular biology) enjoyed learning about obstetrics and gynecology. Shearer (biochemistry & molecular biology) appreciated the chance to work with pediatricians and the children they serve. For Yamoah (biology), who was raised in a small village in Ghana where there’s little access to Western medical treatments, the highlight was working with underserved communities through the mobile-services unit. BEST ADVICE: Pursue an internship!

Internships help you explore fields, jobs and workplaces you’re interested in as you develop career plans and gain the skills and experiences for postgraduation success. That’s why at Dickinson, 92% of students complete an internship, externship, research, servicelearning or field experience course before graduation. Below is a dose of inspiration and unfiltered advice from some of those students who recently completed summer internships. —MaryAlice Bitts Jackson

LOUIS-DAVID KAKOU ’23 UNESCO-DELEGATION OF CÔTE-D’IVOIRE Kakou (political science) wrote reports, attended conferences, organized events, contributed writing for speeches and performed data analysis. He says the variety of work helped him pinpoint what he’d like to do professionally. BEST ADVICE: “Internships are the bridge between academic and professional life. It is through these experiences that we learn better, we consolidate knowledge and, above all, we begin to make decisions and develop a vision of what steps need to be taken to achieve our goals.”

XENIA MAKOSKY ’24 SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART Makosky (art history, Middle East studies) completed one of the nation’s most prestigious internships, where she put her writing and research skills to work, contributing to an upcoming exhibition on Sufism.

Read more summer internship experiences at dson.co/intern22mag, and support the Dickinson Internship Fund, making internships available to students who may otherwise be unable to take advantage of them.

BEST ADVICE: “Talk to your professors. They know their fields and want to help you succeed. Go to their office hours or send them emails about opportunities you find and things that interest you, and don’t forget to talk to your professors once you finish your internship. This will help you process your experience and think about next steps.”

KATHERINE SCHULTZE ’23 CITI GLOBAL INVESTMENT BANK & FINANCIAL SERVICES As a first-year student, Schultze (international studies, Chinese) attended a Career Center event and connected with Dickinson trustee Craig Weeks ’77, who recommended that she take part in a five-week virtual program with Citi. That led her to pursue a summer analyst internship with Citi. In between her Citi program and internship, she completed a research internship at the U.S. Army War College. BEST ADVICE: “Attend campus events to learn about different career paths. Network with Dickinson alumni, because this can provide you many opportunities to ask about their experiences in the workforce.”



By MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. —Title IX clause of the federal Education Amendments

When Title IX passed in 1972, the second-wave feminist movement was in high gear across the U.S. Nationwide, activists at educational institutions organized events to raise awareness of, and protest issues related to, sexual harassment, access and assault, and new and expanded programs and departments worked to support and elevate women. At Dickinson, the 1970s saw the arrival of the first class of women to join ROTC, the election of the first woman Student Senate president and the hire of an affirmativeaction officer. The Commission on the Status of Women began in 1972 and continued to study the needs of Dickinson women, with different names and iterations over the years.


The first-known survey of women students was conducted in spring 1972 by the Women’s Group, the college’s firstrecorded second-wave student organization. The Advisory and Planning Committee for Women’s Programs, begun in 1973, sponsored campus events and published a newsletter. Led by students, faculty and staff, the Women’s Resource Center took over this work in 1976. Dickinson’s official director-led Women’s Center launched in 2008, the same year as the student-run Feminist Collective.   Also in the late 20th century, Dickinson students began to organize campus protests related to sexual assault, at a rate of roughly once per decade, and awareness-raising and outreach events were held annually.

While Dickinson’s field hockey team (founded in 1957) and women’s tennis (1959) and basketball (1968) were already well established, women’s intercollegiate athletics teams grew rapidly across campus and across the nation after the passage of Title IX, with Dickinson’s women’s swim program debuting that same year. Volleyball and women’s lacrosse arrived in 1976, followed by women’s cross country (1980), softball (1981), track and field (1983), soccer (1984), indoor track and field (1984) and golf (2001). The most recent women’s team, squash, began in 2014.


MOVING THE NEEDLE In recent years, due in part to protests and challenges by students and alumni and also to sweeping societal change, the college formally examined its sexual assault policies and made important improvements. After students occupied Old West for several days in 2011 in protest of sexual harassment and sexual assault incidents and responses, the college implemented new methods to inform the campus community of reported sexual misconduct and committed to regular updates to the campus community, among other measures. A dedicated college committee drafted a sexual misconduct policy and worked with faculty and students—including students involved in the protest—to ensure its implementation. The sexual harassment and misconduct policy was again amended after a weeklong 2020 protest, including the use of genderinclusive language. The college committed to completing all Title IX cases within 60 calendar days and to informing the complainant and respondent in writing should circumstances beyond the college’s control delay the process. Resources and support—and additional actions taken— were posted on the college’s website.

WHERE WE ARE NOW Title IX work remains an integral part of Dickinson’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion on campus and beyond. The Title IX & Sexual Respect Office is a resource for all students and helps educate the entire campus community.  It includes a full-time Title IX coordinator, Kat Matic, who was hired in 2018. An assistant Title IX coordinator is also now on staff, along with an investigator; the college also works with a pool of Title IX specialists who serve as investigators and hearing-panel members. The work of the former Commission for Women is now a vital part of the mission of the Committee on Equity, Inclusivity & Belonging. Dickinson’s Women’s Center continues to provide education, programming, mentorship and fellowship for female-identifying students and their allies.   After announcing in summer 2021 that the college was considering ending the men’s and women’s squash programs, Dickinson

leadership reversed that decision in response to concerns voiced by Dickinson community members and further research into the program. The college has since hired a new squash coach and assistant coach, and a task force launched a study of gender equity and inclusion in Dickinson athletics. And Dickinson’s Hera Society, formed in 2016, provides peer-to-peer fellowship, mentoring and resource-sharing opportunities to women student-athletes. “One of the things the Hera Society does really well is to provide a framework for mentorship opportunities with younger female athletes,” says Kim Masimore, senior woman administrator and head women’s lacrosse coach. “The Hera Society also includes educational programs on issues that our athletes, and our female athletes, encounter, such as stress management, body image, nutrition concerns and issues around media coverage of sports.”   During the past two years, Dickinson made available a second, informal process for students to make a sexual harassment and sexual assault complaint, in accordance with 2020 Department of Education guidance. Now, students may choose to pursue the formal legal process or may join together with the accused, along with a trained facilitator, to work toward a mutual resolution. “This offers complainants the ability to interact with our staff, learn about the process and typical outcomes that are appropriate for their case and have a voice in how the process unfolds,” says Matic. “During the past two years, several complainants who chose this option have shared that they felt empowered by the process and they were delighted that we were able to resolve the matter within a few weeks.” More recent advances include:    • P resident John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, established the Presidential Working Group on Title IX to review and provide recommendations to Dickinson’s Title IX policy. As Jones notes, the group is well positioned under leadership of Vincent Champion, Dickinson’s general counsel and vice president, and an expert on Title IX issues, who joined the college late this summer.

T rauma counselor Theo Nugin joined the Wellness Center last November. (Learn more about Nugin on Pages 16-17.)

T he Women’s Athletics Endowment Fund was established last spring by Dickinson parents, and with strong backing from Red Devils alumni, to support women’s athletics initiatives.

THE WORK CONTINUES Dickinson’s Title IX & Sexual Respect Office works to educate Dickinsonians and respond to concerns on campus, and staff in a variety of departments and on several committees continue to develop programs that educate, galvanize and inspire, study the campus culture and advance this good work. These areas include the Women’s Center and Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, the EIB, the athletics department, the new presidential working group and the Office of Equity & Inclusivity. And some Dickinsonians, like Lisa Santone Baker ’01, who’s owned the Carmen Fusco Pro Baseball and Softball Academy since 2017, create careers on the foundation that Title IX built.   “[Title IX] defined my entire life,” says Baker, a record-holding NCAA softball player who played internationally and has coached recreational, tournament and high-school teams. “Now I can give back and mentor.” But all Dickinson students, alumni, leaders, coaches, parents and friends also play vital roles in the ongoing work toward equity and inclusion at Dickinson and around the world. Title IX was the beginning, but the work continues, and it takes everyone.    “We know that if one member of our community is excluded from educational opportunities, we’re all harmed by that. That’s a core belief at Dickinson—we believe strongly in providing equitable opportunities for all of our students,” says Champion. “That’s why we’re excited about promoting Title IX at Dickinson. Rest assured, when we see great opportunities for growth in this arena, we’ll aggressively pursue them.”



Questions With Theo Nugin Meet Dickinson’s new trauma and outreach counselor

Dan Loh

By MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson

Helping others become the best versions of themselves is a passion for Nugin, who joined Dickinson in November 2021. Nugin has expertise in trauma care, cognitive-behavioral therapy and drug and alcohol counseling. He earned a B.A. in English and a master’s in college counseling from Shippensburg University. He’s worked as a counselor and treatment specialist in Harrisburg, as case manager for Dauphin County and as counselor for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, working with juveniles and adults in the criminal-justice system.



How do you define trauma?

Trauma is something everyone experiences to some degree. Oftentimes, trauma doesn’t elevate to the status of a clinical diagnosis, but sometimes, when a young adult suffers a traumatic event without support, they can get stuck in it. Over time, that can become complex trauma. It usually manifests in them overresponding or under-responding to a situation. Less often, trauma escalates to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which usually manifests physically.

2. What inspired you to focus on working with college students?

I worked with the Department of Corrections for over 10 years, counseling people in the criminal-justice system in the state of Pennsylvania and throughout the country.

Over time, that work started to take a toll on me, so I decided to get back to my roots. My master’s degree is in college student counseling and personnel services, and I enjoy working with children and young adults. So my skill set is very conducive to a college environment.

3. What do you like best about your work?

What I find most rewarding is when someone I’m working with tells me that the things that they’ve learned have really made a significant change in their lives—when I get to see the change in their behaviors and know that what I’m doing is making a difference. Sometimes, years later, I get an email of thanks for helping someone turn their life around. Or a student reconnects with me after graduation to let me know that they now help people as a volunteer or they’ve decided to be a counselor. There’s nothing better than that.


Feel free to start a conversation with me. I’m very open. I never want anyone to be afraid to ask. 4. What are some of the challenges in your line of work?

Change is really hard, and it’s an interesting dynamic. Sometimes you exhaust yourself and put all resources out there and don’t see any significant change. One of the biggest challenges is when a person wants to change but they just don’t have the ability to do it yet. The stereotypes surrounding mental health create challenges. Some people have been taught not to share their feelings. There may be some ignorance surrounding the benefits of medications or the benefits of understanding what science tells us about mental health.

5. You use psychoeducation and mindfulness as therapeutic tools. Tell me a little about that.

Psychoeducation is a big part of my approach. In the therapeutic setting, a portion of our session will be talking and dealing with emotions; the other part will be education as to why you may be feeling this way. And then I will give an assignment to work on before our next meeting, which is another learning tool. I also lead psychoeducation groups and workshops. Putting mindfulness into practice can be difficult for some people. So I ask clients to start by doing three mindful things a day. I ask them to practice the 3-3-3 technique—to be mindful of three things in the environment, using their senses. For example, for overwhelming anxiety, I ask them to be aware of three things in the environment and what they feel like. Is the couch soft or hard? What does your skin feel like—are you warm or cold? What does your hair feel like? Be mindful of that. You can also use the senses of sight, smell and hearing. What three things can you see? For me, right now, I see blue walls, a plant blowing in the wind, a green leaf. This can really bring a person back to what’s going on right now, reset the brain and get ready for the next thing they need to do.

6. What are some of your

priorities and projects for the coming year?

The Safe and Inclusive Dickinson Peer Educators (SAID) program is new. These students are certified peer educators in safe and inclusive spaces. They get six hours of training per semester on topics like consent, healthy relationships and crisis intervention, and they pass on what they’ve learned to their peers through workshops and educational sessions. Also new this year is the WELL Office, which stands for Wellness Education and Lifelong Learning. It’s on the first floor of the HUB. I’m there on Mondays and Tuesdays, and another outreach counselor is there on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If a campus group is interested in a tailor-made workshop on a topic such as mindfulness, drug and alcohol prevention, trauma, physical health or STDs, we can put that together for them.

7. What does a typical day at work

8. What do you wish everyone knew about trauma?

I wish that more people had an understanding that overcoming trauma involves conversation. You have to talk about it. It involves confronting oneself and confronting the behaviors we dislike in ourselves. Coming to a therapist is not all about talking about what you’re mad or upset about that day. It involves heavy conversations. It involves confrontation, and really pushing yourself. It involves understanding other people, understanding how trauma can be transferred and confronting that. That involves conversation and work.

9. What do you most want people to know about you? Feel free to start a conversation with me. I’m very open. I never want anyone to be afraid to ask.

10. What do you like to do

look like for you?

outside of work?

On Mondays and Tuesdays, I spend time on outreach in the HUB, interacting with students and making them aware of the Wellness Center and trauma-prevention programs. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, I do individual counseling and group therapy in the Wellness Center. Between those times, I train our SAID peer educators. I also run groups focused on trauma. Trauma 101 is a walk-in group; anyone who wants to learn more about how trauma affects your brain is welcome. I run an adult children of alcoholics group—students can get a referral for that group, through screening at the Wellness Center. There will be more groups to come.

I’m big into sports and anything athletic. Even if I’m not that good at it, I will give it a try. I’m also very friendly, and I like to have conversations. I’m a hard-core hip-hop and rap fan—old school, and some new stuff too.


Homecoming & Family Weekend This year’s Homecoming & Family Weekend featured all of the annual favorites along with several once-in-a-lifetime celebrations—most notably, the inauguration of President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11.


Professor of Earth Sciences Ben Edwards was honored as the inaugural Moraine Chair of Dickinson’s Arctic-studies program during a ceremony in Memorial Hall.

The groundbreaking ceremony at the Historic President’s House marked the launch of a major renovation project at Dickinson, which will transform the former home into the John M. Paz ’78 Alumni & Family Center. Entirely donor funded, the center will be a place where alumni, students, faculty and families can gather, learn from each other and make meaningful connections.

Red Devil spirit was on full display at the football game and tailgate, as well as the women’s and men’s soccer games.

Receptions hosted by the African American Alumni Association and the Women of Color Summit connected alumni of color, and a Latinx heritage discussion and social gathering centered on strategies to connect Latinx alumni and students. Members of Dickinson’s Jewish community convened during Shabbat services and shared a kosher meal at the Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life.

The Farm Works grand reopening celebration drew quite a crowd, including members of the Carlisle community. The event included remarks from President Jones, a toast to celebrate the innovative space, free samples, biodiesel popcorn and a College Farm education station.

Despite a Sunday-morning downpour, more than 340 people participated in the 18thannual Run for Steph 5K/two-mile walk in memory of Stephanie Kreiner ’03, which benefits the McAndrews Fund for Athletics.


Photos by Meg Cravinho ‘25, Dan Loh and Caroline O’Connor




Read more and watch the recap video at dson.co/hcfw22mag.


Photos by Dan Loh unless noted.

Wendy Moffat, professor of English and John J. Curley ’60 and Ann Conser Curley ’63 Faculty Chair in Global Education, offered a greeting on behalf of the faculty.


Heather Shelley

The Inauguration of Dickinson’s 30th President Some 45 years after he earned his Dickinson diploma, John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, returned to the stage in front of Old West to celebrate his inauguration as the college’s 30th president. Jones, who retired from the federal bench to accept the Dickinson presidency, stepped in to lead as interim president in 2021 and was named president last February. The formal inauguration ceremony in his honor—held 20 years to the day since he was sworn in as a federal judge—took place during Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Alumni, families, students, faculty and staff gathered Friday, Sept. 23, to celebrate the college’s Dickinson Forward initiative and discover its far-reaching effects. Learn more on Page 2, and view video from the event at dson. co/dsonfwdmag.

Students, alumni, Dickinson families, faculty, staff and friends of the college filled the academic quad to witness the history-making event, and delegates from colleges and universities near and far marched in a processional to Old West in full academic regalia. Jones and his wife, Beth, took the stage, along with their family, members of the college’s senior staff and board of trustees and other distinguished guests. “My friends, I am utterly convinced that Dickinson’s best days lie ahead,” Jones told attendees during his inauguration speech. “This is our moment, and I can feel the momentum. I call upon everyone here, and on our parents and alumni across the globe, to join us as we move Dickinson forward into a future where we are stronger, more innovative and always true to our mission.”

Read more and watch video coverage of the inauguration at dson.co/inaug22mag.




spaces we lcve Enjoying class outside on the Academic Quad, with Denny Hall in the background. Photo by Dan Loh.


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An Unwavering Commitment By Alumni Council President BERNADETTE MCFADDEN STOUT ’07

In 2001, when I was in high school and looking at colleges, The Wall Street Journal recognized Dickinson as one of 16 “hot schools” in the nation. The effervescence was evident when I arrived on campus the following year, as was the commitment to remaining on the front pages for all the right reasons. But for almost a decade, we have heard talk of Dickinson as one of “the best-kept secrets.” Prepare yourselves, because it is clear that President Jones has no interest in keeping our alma mater a secret. His ambitious and energizing plan will, in some ways, look familiar to many of us, as Jones has learned from past alumni leaders. But beyond those similarities lies a bold mission: to move Dickinson forward into position

as one of the country’s unquestionably great colleges. Here are some of the steps he’s taken already: •

Campus culture. Howard Rubendall (24th president, class of 1931) oversaw the construction of 20 new facilities, including the Fraternity Quadrangle, and nearly doubled the size of the college over his 15-year tenure. Rubendall is fondly remembered as the “students’ president.” I see in President Jones a return to this heyday. Students fondly refer to him as “ JJ,” and when he’s not dining in the Caf or chatting with students in the Academic Quad, he’s inviting students, faculty, alums and parents to join him at the field or in the Kline Center for whatever sporting event might be happening. An August 2022 video of Jones speaking to athletes captures this energy and enthusiasm better than any text could. Check it out: dson.co/peptalk22.

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n September, in a ceremony and celebration fit for the occasion, John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, was inaugurated as Dickinson’s 30th president. A dive into the college’s online archives taught me that he is the 11th alumnus to serve our alma mater in this role. (And like at least three presidents before him—Mason, Filler and Corson—he is the parent of a Dickinson alum.) When I hear President Jones speak about the future of our college, I am reminded how much we should cherish that unique pipeline from student to college president. As an alumnus, Jones has personal knowledge of every facet of our college, but more importantly, he has an unwavering commitment to this place.

A lumni engagement . Gilbert Malcolm (23rd president, class of 1911) is credited with founding the Dickinson Alumni Association, building a million-dollar endowment and making Dickinson one of the first colleges of its kind to have an annual fundraising program. Jones has embraced the role

of fundraiser-in-chief, launching an ambitious campaign to ensure our alma mater’s long-term future. •

Mental health. Fred Pierce Corson (20th president, class of 1917, and Dickinson parent) established the student health services program. Jones has also focused attention and financial resources on the mental well-being of the student body—under his leadership, the Wellness Center has expanded to 24/7 access to services.

The Alumni Association that Malcolm founded in 1923—now called the Alumni Council—is soon to celebrate its 100th anniversary. As we look forward to commemorating that occasion (including with events during Alumni Weekend 2023), we are increasingly excited about the future of our college, secure in the knowledge that one of our own is at the helm. In the meantime, reach out anytime: bernadette.m.stout+dickinson@gmail.com.


PAST & PRESENT / our Dickinson ◆ When you see this symbol with a class note, check out a corresponding photo on Pages 36-37. Highlighted notes celebrate the newest members of the Dickinson community to join the Mermaid Society as loyal donors, reach a giving milestone or


serve on their reunion class committees.


Mary Jeanne Reynolds de Groot 2001 Harrisburg Pike BB219 Lancaster, PA 17601 jmjdeg@aol.com

Summer was a sizzler! I can’t remember a year with so many 90-degree days. Does that predict that winter will bring us record snowfalls? Hmmm. Lancaster County is already a mecca for retirement homes, and now we are adding new hospitals. Penn

State Hershey will soon open a handsome new hospital on Lancaster’s western perimeter, and a Texas organization has taken over the old Lancaster Stockyards area to add a new hospital to our eastern perimeter. I think we’ll soon need to expand our highways. On a personal note, I have a new roommate: a 10-year-old cat named Hugo, who came to me from my recently deceased cousin. Hugo has Maine coon cat coloration and a friendly, affectionate disposition. He announces mealtime with a soft, pleading mew, has eliminated my need for an alarm clock and spent summertime watching a robin hatch two babies in a nest on my porch. He roams my apartment waving his tail enthusiastically, like a drum major on parade. Welcome, Hugo.


Congratulations to Mermaid Society member Phil Stott ’58, who is celebrating 50 years of giving to Dickinson. Congratulations to Mermaid Society member Janet Parkins Harshaw ’59, who is celebrating 10 years of giving to Dickinson.

’48 Mary Jeanne Reynolds de Groot welcomed Hugo, a new feline roommate.


1952 Eileen Fair Durgin 2126 Holly Lane Cinnaminson, NJ 08077 eileenfd@msn.com

Upon entering college in our freshman year, we packed endless paraphernalia for all that was anticipated, much of it known but more that was surely unknown. For the latter situations, it’s a good thing that we brought along our brains. We did not particularly know how the brain functioned but just that it did, or we wouldn’t have graduated. To say that it is complex is an understatement. We can make up our own term, such as multitasking, and attribute it to a true function of the brain. Is it really? After all, that makes sense to us. Also, we feel that a smile is triggered by the brain’s perceiving happiness. Are you sure? Since learning continues as a feature of one’s lifetime, it is never too late to delve into the brain’s secrets. Actually, real multitasking is a myth. Oh, yes, we can walk and chew gum at the same time, but complicated tasks cannot be handled simultaneously by the brain. Trying to handle them together causes switching back and forth, thus lessening the quality of the outcome and of our short-term memory. For example, if you were faced with daunting deadlines of a paper for Professor John Pflaum and a test from Dr. Herbert Wing on the same day, it would have been sensible to focus on each purposefully, avoiding the switching. Then assuming that such a heavy load of work on that day turned out well, you would surely smile a very happy smile. In analyzing the complex brain, however, it almost seems that a small part of its wiring might have been mixed up because if we smile when we are sad or discouraged, it will still make us feel happy. That is because the brain interprets the positioning of the facial muscles to mean happiness. You can actually fake a smile and feel good. Try it. Perhaps this is the brain’s secret gift to us. Oh, if we only knew then what we know now. Would it make any difference? Probably not, but ask your brain!

’69 Todd Hall alumnae Kathy Mallick Nissly, Carol Lorah Moyer and Ann Miller happily reunited this June. (Note the unplanned identical haircuts!) This past spring and summer, Geo C. Kaplan must have been trying to emulate the Dickinson College Farm on a mini scale by growing tomatoes on the balcony of the establishment where he lives. Also, he is raising cacti and succulents, along with colorful New Guinea impatiens for their visual appeal. Multiple interests always fill George’s day. Classmates, tell us what small happenings fill your day, using the accompanying email address.

1956 Phyllis Fetterman Sexton 557 Maple Avenue Doylestown, PA 18901 215-345-7625 pfsexton@verizon.net

1957 Ira Glick iraglick@stanford.edu

On behalf of classmates, we’d love to get updates on how life is going post-Dickinson. Contact me at the email above. I look forward to hearing from you!

1958 Anne Biddle Tantum 55 Sycamore Dr., Apt. B 264 Elizabethtown, PA 17022 anne.tantum@gmail.com

Judge Sylvia H. Rambo was honored with her name on a new federal courthouse. The United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania celebrated the naming during a small, private unveiling ceremony in June.



Congratulations to Mermaid Society

Larry Rand 2544 W. Mesquite St. Chandler, AZ 85224-1631 larryrand@cox.net

member Andy Thomson ’68, who is celebrating 50 years of giving to Dickinson! Congratulations to Mermaid Society members Eleanor Weinel ’66, Joseph Wyatt ’67 and Ross Ferrell ’69, who are celebrating 25 years of giving to Dickinson.

1963 Barbara Buechner Carroll 14 Williamsburg N. Colts Neck, NJ 07722 bbcedit@aol.com

1964 Rodger McAlister 2412 Tradition Circle Louisville. Ky 40245 colrodger@att.net

Carol Nuetzman Weber 496 Windsor Place Oceanside, NY 11572-1146 weber496@aol.com

James Hallam published a new book, Human Gifts: Giving to Transform Ourselves, Others and the World. Drawing on a lifetime of experience as a minister, teacher, administrator, counselor and father, James uses lessons from contemporary culture, the Bible and his own personal history to illuminate the nature of gifts ranging from love and compassion to generosity and legacy. He is a United Methodist minister and a part-time Neumann University lecturer and theology and strategic leadership faculty member.

1966 Pat Casserly Kelly 219 Angelus St. Memphis, TN 38112 patcasskelly@gmail.com


PAST & PRESENT / our Dickinson 1967 Rumsey Young rumseyy@gmail.com


50 Years of Giving to Dickinson THANK YOU to the Mermaid Society members who celebrated 50 years of giving between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. We are so proud to recognize you for your remarkable level of commitment to Dickinson. Neal Abraham ’72

Gwenn Sigafoos Lavoie ’69

Henry Alexander ’70

Gary Lightman ’68, P’97

Mary McCullough Baumberger ’71

Linda McDowell ’72

Jerry Bookin-Weiner ’68

Jane Clyma McGinnis ’65

Dick Cautilli ’54

Mack McGinnis ’67

Don Cosby ’48

Bob Neville ’70

Ron Derenzo ’60

Joe Newby ’63

John DeVol ’62

Karen Pflug-Felder ’71

Biff Endemann ’68

Ed Phillips ’67

Carolyn Asher Ettari ’66

Karen Sigler Phillips ’67

Bruce Falconer ’59

Mitch Resnick ’68

Diane Hosking French ’73

Jan Scruggs Resnick ’68

Stephen French ’71

Roz Robinson ’68

Ira Glick ’57

Bob Schiff ’68

Becky Mohler Hartranft ’54

Phil Stott ’58

Gwen Shisler Hepler ’68

Andy Thomson ’68

Allan Horwitz ’70

Doug Wertman ’70

Pam Kangas ’66

Ellen Riley Wertman ’72

Ted Lamson ’66, P’06

Mary McKerihan Wilson ’70


Lorraine Howe Fenton fentonlh@gmail.com Stew Glenn writes, “You may have read or heard that, despite the fact that the class of 1967 scholarship got off to a late start (well into the planning for the 50th class reunion), the scholarship is doing quite well and is providing vital financial aid to Dickinson students on an annual basis. As of June, the book value of the scholarship was $140,540 and the market value was $170,700. Currently a group of classmates is identifying ways to build the balance in the scholarship endowment. It is anticipated that there will be no heavy lifting involved with this endeavor. A few Zoom meetings each year will suffice to discuss clever ways to enhance the scholarship. In addition, group members who wish to could contact a few classmates who have not participated in the scholarship thus far to encourage them to do so in hopes of increasing the already high percentage of class participation. If you would find this an interesting way to spend a bit of your time, contact me at sande2930@aol.com or 845-728-4403.”

1968 Karen Andrews Gahr wegahr@aol.com

1969 Dorothy Gnos Hoffman 884 West End Avenue, Apt. 144 New York, NY 10025 dhgnos@aol.com Kathy Mallick Nissly writes that she, Carol Lorah Moyer and Ann Miller, three friends from Todd Hall, got together in June. Carol and Kathy were roommates their entire four years at Dickinson, with the exception of the one year that Kathy and Ann spent in Italy with the Bologna program. Carol and Kathy both live in Pennsylvania, so Ann flew from Arizona to visit after a hiatus of 53 years! (See photo on Page 29.)


Congratulations to Mermaid Society members Allan Horwitz ’70 and Mary McKerihan Wilson ’70, who are celebrating 50 years of giving to Dickinson. Congratulations to Mermaid Society members Tom Edwards ’70, Jan Brittan ’71 and Peter Mahoney ’75, who are celebrating 25 years of giving to Dickinson. Congratulations to Mermaid Society member Lauri Steller Savage ’79, who is celebrating 10 years of giving to Dickinson.

1970 Pat Cooke Baughman 305 Martellago Drive North Venice, FL 34275 pbaughman15@comcast.net Bruce Barton 10 Osgood Road Sterling, MA 01564 Bruce.Barton@umassmed.edu

1971 Thomas E. Boop retired after nearly 48 years. He was an attorney in Sunbury, Pa. Donn Weinholtz ’s new book, Friendly

Leadership: Humanely Influencing Others, was published in September 2021. In it, he strives to seek positive, mutually rewarding outcomes in leadership positions.

1973 Chris Mudd gbsmudd@hotmail.com Rob Brown and Brooke Alexander ’74 visited Chris


Mudd in August in Worcester, Mass., on their

Kenneth Glick durham6752@gmail.com

way back from a family reunion in West Rockport, Maine. Brooke and Rob reported on their five-day spring biking/camping trip with Aram Terzian and their neighbor John Tschetter on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md. The event was a celebration of their 45 years of marriage. The views of mountains and rivers along the trail are gorgeous. It was also memorable for the camping locations: a cemetery (one raccoon, no ghosts), a KOA campground (hot showers), the base of a large earthen dam (it held) and the stage at the Pennsylvania Maple Festival grounds (staying dry in rain, delicious maple milkshake). However, next time they will use e-bikes.

Vincent Paterson ’s autobiography, Icons and

Instincts: Choreographing and Directing Entertainment’s Biggest Stars, was published by Rare Bird Books. (Read more in Fine Print, Page 7.) “I write about my life and career, and Dickinson is included with love,” Vincent shared. “I think the book is something that can be enjoyed by many people. Many will enjoy the behind-thescenes stories about the creation of some iconic moments in music and film history. The book also discusses what it means to be an artist and the nature of creativity. It’s a testament to hard work, dedication, honesty, collaboration and focused process.” ◆ Ann Reinberger Snead , Justina Wasicek and Janie Howson Weaver, sorority sisters from

Alpha Delta Epsilon, met for dinner at the Dickinson Farm during their 59th reunion. Janie said, “It was a great reunion!”

Rob Brown ’73, Brooke Alexander ’74 and Aram Terzian ’73 took a five-day biking and camping trip on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md.

Sherry Rothenberger Knowlton ’s new book, Beyond the Sunset, a Travel Memoir, Volume 1: Adventures Outside My Comfort Zone, was published by Sunbury Press Inc. Read more in Fine Print, Page 7.

Edward M. Fleegler, MD, FACP, was included in Marquis Who’s Who, which profiles individuals based on factors like position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field. Edward is a retired board-certified internist and geriatrician who later moved to a second administrative physician medical career for several health care businesses.


PAST & PRESENT / our Dickinson ideas but don’t want to commit, contact me. Thank you. Linda Hilgartner Bassert writes, “David and I cannot celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary without thoughts turning to Dickinson, where we met and were friends for 3 1/2 years and dating from the Military Ball our sophomore year. Still dancing through the years, fortunately most of them together! I’m still recovering from my openheart surgery, but I’m back to work and getting stronger every week with the help of an extensive cardiac rehab program. David tried to retire once, was called back by GDIT and seems to be on a contract with an infinite number of contract extensions. He is still working one day a week and the first of the month leaves time for golf and his new hobby, teaching himself to play guitar. Looking forward to our 50th reunion.”

Michael Miller ’78, Willie Oakman ’78 and Rob Nelson ’80 attended the Falcons’ NFL Draft Party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. 1974 Enid Erikson Albat 189 CR 3010 Altus, AR 72821 enidalbat@gmail.com

Please remember: When you receive and read this edition of the class notes, the time is right to submit a note to go in the next issue. Thanks to Mary Jane McCluskey for doing just that. As we get closer to our 50th reunion, I hope we will hear from more of you. If you haven’t updated your contact information with Alumni Relations, please do that now, too. I have one more ask: Not for publication, but I would like to hear your thoughts on the reunion. The Lord willing, I will be serving on the reunion committee. I would like to hear from anyone else who wants to serve. It can be a lot of work and there is some expense, but it is a lot of fun, too. So, if you want to be in on the planning, the setup or cleanup or you’re just willing to help with one thing while you are there, contact me. If you have one or more


Mary Jane McCluskey reached out after

receiving the summer issue of Dickinson Magazine. “I am well and looking forward to an exciting fall. In October, my son is taking me to Iceland. My dad was stationed at an Army base in Reykjavik at the beginning of WWII, and Iceland has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Then, in November, my daughter and son-in-law are expecting, and it will be my first grandchild! I have published three children’s books and have two more in final draft. These next two should both be released in 2023.”

1976 John and Nanci Fox Taylor johnstaylor@outlook.com

In May, Jeff Diluglio traveled to attend a lovely wedding in Croatia for the son of fellow Bologna program participant Eva Zuckerkandel and her husband, Richard Stein. The wedding was held in Cavtat, Croatia, a gorgeous seaside village near Dubrovnik. It was an amazing experience! Jeff ran across some of Eva’s friends from Bologna, which gave him a chance to speak Italian. He later found Dubrovnik amazing and the settings on the Adriatic Sea memorable.

’77 Sir Robert Emerson received the Ordre National du Mérite at Old Fort Niagara.

◆ John Farrell reports that he, Dick Coates and Pete Scavotto ’77 met in Philly for an “elaborate” lunch this past May. Alas, it was their last time there as Jim’s Cheesesteaks burned to the ground in July. Rick Fisher did the lighting for Bard College’s

July production of Richard Strauss’ The Silent Woman. The production was very well received, and he reports it was a fun one to work on. Happily, knowing your class scribes enjoy opera in measured doses, Rick sent along a link to an HD stream of the opera. We thoroughly appreciated Rick’s work on the production and the superb singers and set design. This opera is Strauss’ one comic opera. It was great for us to enjoy the lighter side of Strauss, especially since we had attended a top-notch performance of Strauss’ somewhat heavier opera Elektra three weeks prior at the Staatsoper in Berlin. After the run, Rick returned to home base in London for a week before heading off to spend August in Portugal. Jim ’73 and Sandy Emrey McGough had

the extreme pleasure of attending the 2022 Little League World Series and cheering loudly for the Mid-Atlantic team representing Pennsylvania and their hometown of Hollidaysburg. Making it extra special was that their son Jim was the manager of the team and their grandson Tyler played shortstop/pitcher, No. 10. The Mid-Atlantic team earned a 3-2 record

and is considered one of the top four Little League teams in the U.S. Beth Perryman and husband James Sommer

have welcomed a new addition to the family—their fifth springer spaniel, Crazy Maisie. They traveled from their home in Reno, Nev., to Farwell, Minn., to pick up Maisie, which gave them a chance to see new parts of the country. They had a trip to Yellowstone on the books, but the widely reported floods and washouts prevented that. Finally, after two years of postponements, they are looking forward to their Alaska cruise. Leaving from Vancouver and ending in Whittier, Alaska, they look forward to all the excursions the cruise offers, including a train trip to Denali, ending up in Fairbanks. ◆ Steve Schottenfeld reports having a great time in mid-July with classmates Bill Stanton, Don Perelman and Kevin McInroy in New Milford, Conn., on Candlewood Lake. The weekend was filled with lots of laughs, boating and fishing, along with some cutthroat competition in mini golf, ladder ball and pickleball. Steve tells us that Bill is totally into pickleball and has gold medals to prove it from the Massachusetts Senior Olympics men’s 60+ doubles and mixed 60+ doubles and Rhode Island Senior Games men’s 60+ doubles. Steve also points out that the first ever pickleball tournament was in— wait for it —1976. Who knew?

After a quick trip to Carlisle for Alumni Weekend 2022, your scribes, John and Nanci Fox Taylor, flew to Germany for three weeks. We saw three operas and had a very special opportunity to attend the gala performance of the German National Youth Orchestra to raise money for Ukraine relief. A good friend of ours was brought in to conduct this performance at a historic schloss outside Brandenburg, so we were backstage “groupies” and got in on the gala’s marvelous catered hors d’oeuvres and libations. The concert was even more remarkable because several musicians from the Ukraine Youth Orchestra who were able to get out joined their German counterparts in the performance. Patricia Torres Cronenberger has been enjoying retirement for eight years. Pat continues to be deeply involved in the Littleton, Colo., community, serving as president of South Metro Land Conservancy, as a member of the city’s public housing authority and as a mentor to people (especially younger ones!) seeking to serve in elected office and other leadership roles.

And, finally, a public service announcement: Dickinson Magazine publishes four times a year and, let’s face it, we all turn first to class notes to find out what our friends and classmates have been up to. Send news and (multiple classmate) photos. We want to hear from you!

1977 Rebecca Anstine Smith 1796 Reading St. Crofton, MD 21114-2606 rasmith55@gmail.com Robert Emerson was awarded the Ordre

National du Mérite by French President Emmanuel Macron. The award was announced in 2021 by French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Etienne and was presented by Consul General Jérémie Robert on July 28, 2022, in ceremonies at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, N.Y. The award was given in recognition of Robert’s efforts to preserve and interpret French history in the Great Lakes Region. He has served as executive director of Old Fort Niagara National Historic Landmark since 1997.


PAST & PRESENT / our Dickinson 1978 Nancy Quadri Bennett 1055 Hatches Pond Lane, Apt 525 Morrisville, NC 27560-6424 nbennett25@gmail.com Michael Miller, Willie Oakman and Rob Nelson ’80 attended the Falcons’ NFL draft party in

April at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Michael lives in Atlanta and is retired from the Emory University faculty, and Willie lives in South Carolina and recently retired from Savannah River Remediation. (See photo on Page 32.)


Congratulations to Mermaid Society members John Frisch ’80 and Kristin McCarthy Hillman ’88, who are celebrating 25 years of giving to Dickinson. Welcome to these new members of the Mermaid Society, which celebrates loyal Dickinsonians who consistently give back to the college: Vicki Schultz ’84 and Dorothy Gaertner Voelker ’85.

1980 Gail Fricke Dorosh 3756 Ebright Road Garnet Valley, PA 19060 SDorosh1@comcast.net David Kaliner remembers the beautiful

Dickinson campus and has fond memories of participating in the Big Brother program. After graduation David spent a great deal of time working on several outstanding Broadway theatrical productions in New York. Subsequently, he relocated to Baltimore, where he progressed from sales representative to quality assurance associate for MCI Communications Corp. After about eight years, he completed his MCI career in Austin, Texas. He then moved to Las Vegas where he worked in the hotel/ casino industry for over two decades and where he currently resides. He wishes all of his former classmates and professors well.


Hudson County Community College President Christopher Reber was named the recipient of the 2022 Association of Community College Trustees’ Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. As the regional honoree, he is a finalist for national-level recognition as a potential recipient of the ACCT 2022 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Officer Award. ◆ Patrick Taylor and Phyllis Renda DeStefano attended a special

gala/charity auction benefiting the American Theater Group and honoring Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole. Patrick wrote, “Phyllis and I were both members of Mermaid Players and have been lifelong friends and theatre supporters. I serve on the board of the American Theater Group, and Phyllis joined me as a special guest for the evening event, which was held in Basking Ridge, N.J.”


Bob Long, Phil Burrows, Frank Meeteer and Geoff Gailey gathered to celebrate the wedding of Burrows’ son, Dylan.

1981 Dana Alwine dalwine@me.com

◆ In June, Bruce Cross , Chuck Bishirjian , Tim Meyer and Steve Spengler met up in Loreto, Mexico, along the Sea of Cortez for a very successful fishing trip. At a local restaurant, they were served their hours-old Dorado (mahi mahi) caught on “chicken flies.” ◆ BFFs Liz Spizzirro Weinhold , Darcie Lolo Anderson , Martha Wilcox O’Connor and Cheryl De Bari fortuitously met Dickinsonian Mike Wholihan ’23 on a Bermuda beach! The ladies

were celebrating their 41st reunion at Cheryl’s family home in Bermuda.

1982 Stefan Grossman 3100 Connecticut Ave., NW, #143 Washington, DC 20008 stefan_grossman@hotmail.com

◆ Bob Long writes, “It’s been a delightful summer of Dickinson reunions so far, starting with the class of ’82’s on-campus 40th reunion in early June; followed by a late-June gathering with classmates Phil Burrows, Geoff Gailey and Frank Meeteer at the wedding of Phil’s son, Dylan; followed by a late-July gettogether with fraternity brothers Mike Heal, our host for the get-together, Andy Lieberman, Timmy Long and special guest John Argento ’80!”

1983 Christy Sutherland Edwards 3797 Plum Spring Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042 christyedwards2121@gmail.com

◆ Ed Amoroso, Lee Matuska Amoroso, Robin Glanz Myers and Elizabeth Henning Ravesteijn

gathered for Elizabeth’s daughter’s wedding in July. ◆ John Doern decided to launch a reconnection campaign and had four Dickinson SAE brothers converge in his backyard in Newtown, Conn., on July 30. Attendees included Pete McLean ’81 , Bill Lattimer, Mike Romano ’82 and Sam Adams ’76. Unable to attend, but there in spirit, were Bruce Cross ’81 and Christian Schmidt (a longtime Dickinson staple). Booster shots were administered by Dr. Elijah Craig of Kentucky. Apparently, most party attenders remember having a good time early in the evening. The party ended at 4 a.m. and everyone checked out of their guest rooms by noon. The sequel will be released at the class of 1983 40th reunion in 2023.

Associate Village Justice Melanie Jenkins was appointed village justice of Valley Stream, N.Y. She is the second woman to hold the position. She has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years and previously worked as a principal law clerk for Nassau County Court Judge William J. O’Brien. She spent several years at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, handling labor and employment law cases and then securities law prosecutions. Eight members of the class of ’83 gathered in Miami Beach in July to celebrate their long-standing friendship first formed as freshmen on the same floor in Adams Hall. They went on to room together on Drayer 1st North sophomore year, cementing their bond that continues to this day. Attendees included Martha Middleton Bogucki , Kathy Keating Gerber, Janet Rice Larson , Judy Seidenstein , Kate Rayball Fearon , Kim Ross Gleason , Kenda Kohl Seidel and Tracy Reardon .


Sigma Chi members and their spouses gathered for some Red Devil bonding in Everett, Pa.

First row, from left: Phyllis Graziadei Tackett ’85, Jennifer Maguire Reynolds, Pam Merlie, Mike Rock ’83, Beth Rock and Jamie Kyte Sapoch ’81. Second row, from left: Jerry Tackett ’83, Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds ’83, Liz Connelly, Tom Merlie ’83, Shelley Rubino, Patti Morris and John Sapoch ’83. Third row, from left: Linda Fleming, Tom “Marv” Fleming ’83, Chris “Otis” Connelly ’83, Bill Shuster ’83 and Jack Morris ’83.

In anticipation of their 40th reunion next year, some Sigma Chi members of the class of 1983 gathered for a weekend in Everett, Pa., this summer. Dickinsonians included Phyllis Graziadei Tackett ’85 , Mike Rock , Jamie Kyte Sapoch ’81 , Jerry Tackett , Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds , Tom Merlie, John Sapoch , Tom “Marv” Fleming , Chris “Otis” Connelly, Bill Shuster and Jack Morris . Picture above. Eric Wittenberg continues to practice law as a principal of the Dublin, Ohio, law firm Cook, Sladoje & Wittenberg Co., LPA, where he manages the firm’s litigation practice. He recently founded Ironclad Dispute Resolution Services LLC, which is an alternative dispute-resolution company. He serves as a mediator and an arbitrator and hopes to be able to be a full-time neutral sooner than later. His 22nd book of Civil War history, Volume 1 of a twovolume study titled “If We Are Striking for Pennsylvania”: The Army of Northern

Virginia and the Army of the Potomac March to Gettysburg, was recently published, and the second volume will be published later in 2022. Eric serves as program coordinator for the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours and on the board of Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, based in Spotsylvania County, Va., which is the oldest and most successful local battlefield preservation organization. He also serves as board chairman of the Little Big Horn Associates and is a member of the board of the HEART Food Pantry, located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He looks forward to seeing classmates and friends at the next Alumni Weekend. Read more in Fine Print, Page 7.




5 1 Classmates from ’81 (from left) Bruce Cross, Chuck Bishirjian, Tim Meyer and Steve Spengler enjoyed a FISHING TRIP IN LORETO, MEXICO.

2 Members of the class of 1976 (from left) Don

Perelman, Kevin McInroy, Steve Schottenfeld and Bill Stanton enjoyed a MINI REUNION AT CANDLEWOOD LAKE in Connecticut in July playing pickleball, mini golf and ladder ball.

3 FRATERNITY BROTHERS (from left) Mike Heal ’82, Bob Long ’82, John Argento ’80, Timmy Long ’82 and Andy Lieberman ’82 enjoyed a get-together.


class of ’72 met for dinner at the Dickinson College Farm during their 59th reunion. From left: Ann Reinberger Snead, Justina Wasicek and Janie Howson Weaver.


A CHANCE MEETING IN BERMUDA connected class of ’81 BFFs with a current Dickinsonian! From left: Liz Spizzirro Weinhold, Darcie Lolo Anderson, Mike Wholihan ’23, Martha Wilcox O’Connor and Cheryl De Bari.

6 An SAE MINI REUNION brought (from left) Pete

McLean ’81, Bill Lattimer ’83, Mike Romano ’82, John Doern ’83 and Sam Adams ’76 (not pictured) together in Newtown, Conn., in July.





left) Ed Amoroso, Lee Matuska Amoroso, Robin Glanz Myers and Elizabeth Henning Ravesteijn met at the July wedding of Elizabeth’s daughter.


’80 Patrick Taylor (left) and Phyllis Renda DeStefano attended a special gala/charity auction in Basking Ridge, N.J., benefiting the American Theater Group and honoring Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole.



Pete Scavotto ’77, JB Farrell ’76 and Dick Coates ’76 met for an elaborate lunch at JIM’S CHEESESTEAKS IN PHILADELPHIA.


Members of the CLASS OF ’93 IN IRELAND for the 20th anniversary of their annual trip, infamously dubbed “The Knuckledragger Classic!” From left: Dan Hickey, Fred Ridgway, Alex Plomaritis, Brendan McDonald, Fred Kim ’92, Brian Ridgway, Craig Rippole and Mike Colledge.


Susan and Hal Hitch ’84 and Mary and Dave Kimelblatt ’84 enjoyed a TULIPS AND WINDMILLS RIVER CRUISE from Brussels to Amsterdam in May/June.

12 Members of the class of 1983 gathered in MIAMI

BEACH IN JULY to celebrate their longstanding friendship first formed as freshmen on the same floor in Adams dorm. Front row, from left: Martha Middleton Bogucki, Kathy Keating Gerber, Janet Rice Larson, Judy Seidenstein and Kate Rayball Fearon. Second row, from left: Kim Ross Gleason, Kenda Kohl Seidel and Tracy Reardon.






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2023 Alumni Global Adventures

PAST & PRESENT / our Dickinson

Dickinson’s Alumni Global Adventures are exceptional lifelong learning opportunities that allow you to explore exciting destinations with others who share your educational values. All of our programs are led by Dickinson experts who share their knowledge and passion for the places we’ll visit. Advanced readings and frequent talks during the trip will deepen your appreciation of the destination, making your trip intellectually rewarding.


Flavors of Bologna and Central Italy May 18-28, 2023 Slovenia, Croatia & The Dalmatian Coast May 27-June 8, 2023

London on Stage Aug. 13-20, 2023 Scotland Through Writers’ Eyes: A Hiking Adventure Sept. 2-12, 2023

Learn more at Dickinson.edu/ alumnitravel. Plus, fill out a quick survey to help us plan future trips!

Kevin Leidwinger is the new president and

1984 Steve Introcaso 17 English Lane Lincroft, NJ 07738 sintrocaso@gmail.com John Balitis , an attorney at Jennings, Strouss

& Salmon PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, was included on Phoenix magazine’s inaugural Top Lawyers list. He is the chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice group and was also ranked as a top labor and employment lawyer in Arizona for his eighth consecutive year. ◆ Dave Kimelblatt writes that he and wife Mary and Hal Hitch and wife Susan took a Tulips and Windmills River Cruise from Brussels to Amsterdam in May/June. During their voyage, they visited the tulip gardens in the Netherlands—one of the many beautiful stops.

1985 Heidi Hormel 441 Deerfield Dr. Hanover, PA 17331 heidihormel@gmail.com


chief executive officer of United Fire Group Inc. An insurance executive with more than 30 years in the industry, he previously served as president and chief operating officer of CNA Commercial. He also spent many years with Chubb Commercial Insurance, where he served in casualty, liability and underwriting management.

Patricia Brislin Cosgel was appointed chief financial officer of AVANGRID Inc., a leading sustainable-energy company. She oversees treasury, control and administration, investor relations, risk and tax. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry and financial roles in the utility industry. Previously, she was vice president and treasurer for UIL Holdings Corp.



Nancy Hruska NHruskova@hotmail.com Laura Grover Kirkpatrick is the new vice president and institutional portfolio manager at the Haverford Trust Co. She joins Haverford with more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. In her new role at Haverford, she will develop and foster relationships with institutions and nonprofit organizations and manage their investment portfolios.

1987 Ellen Poris Robin 17813 Cricket Hill Dr. Germantown, MD 20874 pleasespammenow@yahoo.com

Colleen Ramage colleen.e.ramage@gmail.com

1989 Evelyn Short evelynshort@yahoo.com


Congratulations to Mermaid Society members Jennifer Blanck ’92, Artrese Morrison ’92, Meg McLaughlin Hegemann ’93, Josh Kassner ’94, Stephanie Lanoue Kassner ’94, Becky Adamonis ’97 and Jason Palopoli ’97, who are celebrating 25 years of giving to Dickinson.

“ The Knuckledragger Classic” gang traveled to Ireland for their trip’s 20th anniversary.

Congratulations to Mermaid Society members Janet Harvey Ley ’91, Sarah HeppBurke ’92, Becca Riley Kelly ’92, Kji Kelly ’94 and David Neal ’99, who are celebrating 10 years of giving to Dickinson.

1990 Laura Spindler Munns 2245 Ballard Way Ellicott City, MD 21042 dson1990@aol.com

The U.S. Apple Association has named Brenda Beleski Briggs as chair of its board of directors

for the 2022-23 term. She has served on the board since 2018, most recently as vice chair. Brenda is vice president of the sales and marketing team with Rice Fruit Co., a Pennsylvania-based marketer, packer and shipper. She leads the company’s sales and marketing department and is a member of its executive leadership team.


PAST & PRESENT / our Dickinson 1994 Lindsey Dickinson Baynard lindsey_dickinson@yahoo.com J.T. Sandone jt.sandone@gmail.com

1995 Adrienne Corrado Allison adrienneallison73@gmail.com Victoria Hernandez joined Urban Resource

Thank you, Michael Pennington ’07, for the shoutout celebrating Dickinson Magazine’s 100th year of publication!


◆ Members of the class of ’93 traveled to southwest Ireland for the 20th anniversary of their annual trip, infamously dubbed “The Knuckledragger Classic”! Attendees included Dan Hickey, Fred Ridgway, Alex Plomaritis , Brendan McDonald , Fred Kim ’92 , Brian Ridgway, Craig Rippole and Mike Colledge.

Kirsten Nixa Sabia ksabia@pgatourhq.com

Julie Siegel Falatko ’s new picture book,

1991 Keri Casey Lewis 530 Colonial Drive Greencastle, PA 17225 rlewisjr1@comcast.net

1993 Andrew Conte andrew.c.conte@gmail.com

Rick the Rock of Room 214, was published by Simon & Schuster. Read more in Fine Print, Page 7.


Institute, a provider of domestic violence shelter services in the U.S. and a leading service provider for homeless families, as chief development officer. She has over 25 years of experience driving organizational growth, increasing fundraising capabilities and growing stakeholder relations.

1996 Michelle Lang Boswell 4103 Nicholson Street Hyattsville, MD 20782 boswells731@mac.com Loughlin Cleary is the new president and

national sales director for Summit Technology Consulting Group, a leading software solution, cloud engineering and modernization firm. He is responsible for leading the lender’s cooperative business, providing banks and credit unions with loan-origination software and shared services. He has more than 25 years of experience advising and partnering with banking institutions, and he most recently served as EVP business development for the Independent Community Bankers of America.

DICKINSON Defining Our Revolutionary Future

John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, Dickinson’s 30th president, kicked off his Dickinson Forward tour on Sept. 29 in Philadelphia. Eight more stops took him from the East Coast to Georgia and California this fall, with additional stops being planned for 2023. These events allow alumni, parents and friends of the college to learn firsthand from Jones about his vision for the future of Dickinson. Learn more at dickinson.edu/forwardtour.




Marisa Cole Facciolo 607 Kilburn Road Wilmington, DE 19803 marisafacciolo607@icloud.com

Kelly Tebbe Miller 20 Pine St. Wakefield, MA 01880 katebbe@hotmail.com

Alessandro Bartoletti is now the full owner of his dental practice, ELCO Family Dental LLC, in Schaefferstown, Pa. He also reports that he did a lateral transfer from the U.S. Navy to the D.C. component of the Air National Guard and his YouTube channel, DrAlessandro, has over 300,000 views and 1,500 subscribers. The channel discusses a wide variety of dental topics, from labor issues to procedures and product reviews.

1998 Terra Zvara tzvara@hotmail.com TJ Flynn Condon has been elected to a second

term as president of Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. Founded in 1960, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational tax-exempt organization that provides over $1 million in scholarships and grants each year to develop women leaders and to support philanthropic partner the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem Association for Children. TJ also serves as an ex officio member of Grand Council, the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity’s international governing body.


Congratulations to Mermaid Society members Darcy Kohn ’05, Nick Mallos ’07, Harris Ayuk-Takor ’09, Owen McClellan ’09, Fabienne McClellan ’09 and Nicole Mount ’09, who are celebrating 10 years of giving to Dickinson. Welcome to these new members of the Mermaid Society, which celebrates loyal Dickinsonians who consistently give back to the college: Dana MacGregor ’02 and Alisha Kuzma ’09.

2001 Devon Nykaza Stuart 62 Tice Ave. Hershey, PA 17033 devonmedicalart@gmail.com

2002 Michael W. Donnelly profe207@gmail.com Angela Wallis amwallis@gmail.com Ian and Courtney Joy MacNab moved from North Carolina to Oklahoma this summer. Ian is taking over as the senior air defense artillery advisor at the Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill. Courtney is continuing to work as a freelance French and Japanese translator. Oklahoma is the seventh state they have been stationed in since graduation, and Courtney, Ian and their three sons are excited to explore a new area of the country.

2003 Jennifer Elbert Betz 452 Storms Road Valley Cottage, NY 10989 mrs.jenniferbetz@gmail.com Varghese Alexander met Michael Niu ’17 for

the first time at the Klingenstein Summer Institute at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. The Summer Institute is a twoweek residential graduate program that is run out of Teachers College, Columbia University, for early-career teachers. After five years of teaching Latin, coaching tennis and swimming and serving as a dorm parent at Canterbury School, Michael headed to Lawrenceville School in New Jersey this fall. Far from an early-career teacher anymore, Varghese is beginning his 20th year in schools at Windsor School in the Bahamas and is in his third year co-directing the Klingenstein Summer Institute. See picture, Page 43.

Emily Kuzneski Johnson and co-author

Anastasia Salter’s book, Playful Pedagogy in the Pandemic: Pivoting to Game-Based Learning, was published by Routledge. The book imparts the need to create a space for playful learning in higher education. Read more in Fine Print, Page 7.

2004 Todd Derkacz 67 Bushville Road Westtown, NY 10998 derkaczt@gmail.com

2005 Michelle Reina 384 Kearney St. Ashland, OR 97520 208-255-6125 michellereina10@gmail.com Megan Shelley Dapp was named to City &

State Pennsylvania’s “Forty Under 40” list. This list recognizes young professionals throughout Pennsylvania who are considered rising stars in their professions. This year’s edition was record-setting both in nominations received and those participating in the nomination process. Michael Gogoj was named assistant superintendent of the Carlisle Area School District. He formerly taught social studies at Lamberton Middle School in the district, later was named assistant principal at Lamberton and then moved into districtlevel leadership as the director of education for the last four years.

2006 Kenn deMoll kenndemoll@gmail.com

2007 Michael J. Pennington michaeljohnpennington@gmail.com

Forward. Dickinson has embraced this word to highlight the institution’s forward momentum. On the enrollment front, applications are up and the acceptance rate is down. Members of the class of 2026 are diverse and brilliant. When it comes to annual giving, our beloved institution just celebrated its largest fundraising year in over a decade. Continued.


PAST & PRESENT / our Dickinson


Laura Chen and Zhen Li are charting new territory in heart care with their ViviScout Inc. collaboration.

These accomplishments are impressive, but to achieve these remarkable results during a pandemic is indeed noteworthy. The future looks bright as our senior leadership team is now in place. I had the distinct pleasure of being invited as a special guest to the inauguration of Dickinson’s 30th president, John E. Jones III ’77, P’11. I truly believe President Jones and other senior administrators are fully committed to making sure Dickinson continues to reach unprecedented heights. Our classmates play a huge role in enrollment, fundraising and special initiatives. Andrew Kupchik has given generously and always represents Dickinson consistently well. I would like to congratulate him for earning another promotion at Campbell Soup Co. He was recently named chief counsel at Campbell’s Snacks and assistant corporate secretary. Andrew personifies what happens when hard work and intelligence are combined. Finally, I would like to celebrate Dickinson Magazine on 100 years of literary excellence. Dickinson Magazine remains a powerful tool to help unify Dickinsonians worldwide. Cheers to many more years to come! Sean B. Arnold, CFP, CRPC is a wealth

management advisor at Merrill Lynch. He recently obtained his Certified Financial Planner certification. He and his 15-member team of financial-service professionals work with clients to create personalized strategies to help manage and simplify their financial lives. Kaitlyn Maxwell , a shareholder in the

global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Philadelphia office, was named to the 2022 City & State Pennsylvania “Forty Under 40” list. A member of the firm’s environmental practice, she has experience advising clients on complex litigation, including major environmental contamination, product liability and toxic-tort cases, as well as environmental remediation projects.


2008 Peter F. Black peterfblack@gmail.com

♥ Caitlin Blair married Andrew Fessler on April 10 at the District Winery in Washington, D.C. Dickinsonians in attendance included Brien Hampton ’07, Liz Skolnik Hampton ’07, Everett Kimball ’07, Lizzie Cone Kimball ’07, Mike Procelli , Kate Sanford Procelli , Molly Osborn Dean , Colleen Hoy and Krissy Healey Rice.

2009 Anna Marks Crouch annamarkscrouch@gmail.com Alex Hutchinson Briggs received a Fulbright

Hays Seminars Abroad Grant through the U.S. Department of Education to travel to Norway for four weeks for the program Typically Atypical: Understanding Modern Norway. Participants will spend time learning about important aspects of Norwegian culture and history, exploring issues such as oil drilling and climate change, mass immigration and having an aging population in a welfare state. Once the program is completed, participants will create projects integrating their newly gained knowledge with their areas of expertise at their colleges. Mary Grace Miller is a new associate at Fisher Phillips, a labor and employment law firm representing employers, in its Charlotte, N.C., office. She previously was an attorney at a national law firm, where she defended clients against business and commercial litigation and labor and employment claims.

♥ Wedding photos are available at dickinson.edu/magazine.


Congratulations to Mermaid Society members Emma Messinger Dyksterhouse ’11, Olivia Murphy-Rogers ’12, Justin Ruffini ’12 and Averyann Zuvic ’13, who are celebrating 10 years of giving to Dickinson. Welcome to these new members of the Mermaid Society, which celebrates loyal Dickinsonians who consistently give back to the college: Charlotte Fredericks ’18, Kelsey Horowitz ’18 and Sara Johnson ’18.

2010 Jordan McCord jordanemccord@gmail.com

Varghese Alexander ’03 and Michael Niu ’17 had a chance meeting at Hotchkiss School thanks to some Dickinson swag!

Gwen Dunnington gedunnington@gmail.com

2011 John Jones Johnjones4@gmail.com

This could be you! Send your news and high-res photos to your class correspondent to be included in our next issue!

Flosha Tejada tejadafl@gmail.com Laura Chen and husband James founded a

startup to build an early-warning system for heart attacks. They licensed Zhen Li ’s newly approved U.S. patent in 2021. Their mission is to use a tiny and low-cost digitalhealth wearable device and the massive power of big-data analytics to monitor blood pressure for millions of people at risk of hypertension. Laura and Zhen first met in China in 2007. During the same year, they came to Dickinson as recipients of international student scholarships. After graduation, while Zhen went on to pursue his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., Laura built a successful career in wealth management in New York. During their alumni reunion at the Dickinson College Farm in 2016, the two ran into each other at the pizza lunch table and discovered an opportunity to partner. ViviScout Inc. was founded with the support of their friends and family five years later. Laura’s husband is the CEO, and

Zhen is the chief technology officer. The company’s name stems from “Scout ahead, Identify risk and Save lives,” because they believe their patent on the pulse wave form data on the artery could lead to a revolutionary technology that could predict upcoming heart attacks. The three are in year two of their entrepreneurial journey together. They are seeking venture funding and partnership with major health and fitness brands. Laura Romano and Agustin Umanzor ’12

welcomed a son, Julian, on July 21 in Rockville, Md.

2012 Mary Kate Skehan mkskehan@gmail.com

2013 Emma Tesman Price etesman@villanova.edu

2014 Tom Wang wang.yonghang@yahoo.com Olivia Lanes ’ article “Falling Out of Love

With My Astronomy Career Dream Led to Something Even Better” was published in Science. The article tells how after making an observation run at a mountaintop observatory, she changed her major and the direction of her potential career path. This led her to IBM, where she conducts research in quantum engineering and does community outreach lecturing at universities, running a summer school and working with educators.

Abigail Tufts abigail.tufts@gmail.com


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Aaron Hock hock.aarons@gmail.com

Siobhan Pierce siobhanpierce27@gmail.com

Andrew Dietz married Philip Melanson

on Aug. 4 at the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London. Andrew is the executive assistant at Drama Republic, a scripted television company in London. Phil oversees communications for Greenlit, a film-industry startup company in London. They both were highlighted in the article “An Invitation to Dinner Through Interoffice Mail” in The New York Times. Robert F. Marsden , a teacher at Vaux Big Picture High School in Philadelphia, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va. James Madison Fellowships support further study of American history by college graduates who aspire to become teachers of American history, American government and civics in the nation’s secondary schools. The fellowship will fund up to $24,000 of Robert’s master’s degree that must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution.

by Bluestar, a business that now helps organizations share their values by creating customized sustainable promotional products that are better for people and our planet.

2017 Philip Morabito pm2629@gmail.com


Jacqueline Goodwin and Isaac Schlotterbeck ’16

became engaged in August on a camping trip at Acadia National Park. The couple met during a Dickinson service trip in 2015 and plan to wed in their current city of Nashville. Jacqueline works in sustainability at local nonprofit Urban Green Lab, while Isaac works at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Institute for Medicine and Public Health after receiving two master’s degrees in May 2022 from Vanderbilt. Danny Sheppard was highlighted in the article “A Single Letter Has Become the Gold Standard in Sustainability” by Advertising Specialty Institute. The article tells of how, after returning from Dickinson with a keen awareness of his own environmental impact, he and his family refreshed the brand of their company to Better

Emily M. Hall Emhall1996@gmail.com

Greetings, class of 2018! I’ve had the privilege of keeping up with many of your professional and personal achievements since graduating more than four years ago, largely due to the wonders of social media. That being said, I couldn’t help but notice that in the class notes section of Dickinson Magazine, highlights from the notorious class of 2018 have been few and far between. Therefore, I have volunteered to be our class correspondent so that the greater Dickinson community can read about your many accomplishments. I welcome the opportunity to reconnect and learn what each of you has been up to! To kick things off, I work in the business development space for a global expert network firm based in Manhattan. How about you?

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2019 Maureen Moroz 267-885-7774 maureenkmoroz@gmail.com Kienan Dixon is the new associate director of digital content and video services for the Summit League in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was formerly a sports anchor and multimedia journalist at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, N.Y., while also handling play-by-play roles for entities including the ACC Network, the Northeast-10 Conference Network, the CCAA Network and Cal State Fullerton.

2021 Rosie Sweetwood 732-606-3148 roebuddy@comcast.net



New class correspondent Emily Hall challenges her class to send all their latest news and updates.

Jake DeCarli decarlij@dickinson.edu Peter Philips is one of 75 Americans selected

to study and work in Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals program. Participants come from a wide variety of career fields and from all over the United States. CBYX is a joint program of the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag (Parliament). While in Germany, Peter will attend a two-month intensive language course, study at a German university and complete an internship in the career field of architectural preservation. Participants are usually placed with host families throughout Germany, where they act as citizen ambassadors of the United States, promoting a positive image of the U.S. abroad and creating lifelong friendships and professional connections to keep German-American relations strong. Jinnie Yoo is a new policy and impact

associate at the Community Development Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. She joins Brian Blake ’02 who serves as the association’s public policy director.

Parents Welcome to these new members of the Mermaid Society, which celebrates loyal Dickinsonians who consistently give back to the college: Kara Strods P’18, Moshe Cohen and Lucille Fresco P’23, Michael and Lizabeth Kohler P’23, Suzanne Laporte P’23, Elizabeth and Joel Mercer P’23 and Andrew and Pamela Goldman P’24.

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PAST & PRESENT / obituaries 1942 William Spiegelhalder died June 24. He earned a B.A. in philosophy and psychology and was a member of Alpha Chi Rho, The Dickinsonian, German Club, College Choir and the soccer team. He also earned a master’s in religion from the Lancaster Theological Seminary. A United Methodist pastor in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, he retired as pastor from Olivet United Methodist Church in Coatesville, Pa. He was preceded in death by wife Virginia McClellan Spiegelhalder ’42 . Survivors include daughter Beth. 1952 Donald McCurdy died June 19. He earned a

B.A. in English and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, Student Senate, ROTC and The Dickinsonian. He retired as partner from CGA Law Firm in York, Pa. Survivors include wife Sandra Currier Andrews ’64 and two daughters.

1963 Harriet Boyer Oler died Aug. 24. She earned a B.A. in political science and was a member of Phi Mu, Microcosm, Sigma Delta Pi. The Dickinsonian, Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu. She also earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She retired as chief of the Examining Division of the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Survivors include husband J. Wesley and sister Louise.

B.A. in history and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the track and field team. He also earned an LL.B. from Dickinson School of Law. He was a Pennsylvania state representative from 196874 and later was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission. He retired as an attorney in Media, Pa. Survivors include sons Anthony and Ian McCurdy ’99 and daughter Karin McCurdy Melfi ’96.

1967 Alan Kliner died July 19. He earned a B.A. in

1953 Nellie Ray Banfield Mackie died June 9. She

1968 Stephen Overcash died Aug. 12. He earned

earned a B.S. in biology and was a member of Phi Mu, Microcosm, College Choir and the swim team. She also earned an MBA from Wilmington University. A clinical laboratory scientist, she retired as supervisor of clinical chemistry at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark. Survivors include four children.

1955 Joanne Hardick Wise died July 22. A homemaker and philanthropist, she and her husband opened Keypoint Needlepoint in Berwick, Pa. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Wise ’53. Survivors include children Catherine, Laurie Wise Burkholder ’77 and Robert Wise ’81 , son-in-law Thomas Burkholder ’77 and grandsons Robert Wise ’12 and Matthew Wise ’17. 1956 Bayard Allmond died July 18. He earned a B.S. and was a member of Alpha Chi Rho, The Dickinsonian and Alpha Psi Omega. He also earned an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was a pediatrician in Berkeley, Calif., and co-author of The Family is the Patient, a book on behavioral pediatrics. Survivors include wife Nancy and two sons.

1957 Robert Gleason died July 24. He earned a B.A. in history and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, The Dickinsonian, Follies and the basketball team. He also earned an LL.B. from the University of Richmond. He retired as partner from Gleason DiFrancesco Shahade Barbin & Markovitz in Johnstown, Pa. Survivors include wife Linda and two sons.


1961 Peter Andrews died May 24. He earned a

philosophy. After a career in computer science, he founded and was president of Lamlinks Corp. in Los Angeles. Survivors include wife Elizabeth and three children.

a B.S. in biology and was a member of Sigma Chi, Men’s Glee Club, WDCV-FM, Student Senate and the track and field team. He also earned a master’s in counseling from the University of Delaware and a doctorate in counseling from the University of Virginia. He was a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, and he developed a national employment test “N Sight,” and techniques “Relax and Learn.” He was preceded in death by father Charles “Jay” Overcash ’43. Survivors include wife Elise and two sons.

1970 Victoria Otto died Aug. 20. She earned a B.A. in history. After managing a 200-cow milking operation at Mayapple Farm for over a decade, she became a paralegal at Martson Law Offices in Carlisle. Survivors include children David and Melissa and fiancé John. 1971 R. Anthony “Tony” Marcson died Aug. 29. He earned a B.A. in psychology and was a member of WDCV-FM. He also earned a master’s in administration from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He retired as executive director of the Children’s Resource Center, a children’s mental health facility in Bowling Green, Ohio. Survivors include wife Catherine Crist Marcson ’73 and two sons.

1973 Alan Gold died Aug. 29. He earned a B.A. in history and Latin and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa. He also earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He retired as principal at Gold & Robins P.C. in Elkins Park, Pa. Survivors include wife Frances and son Matthew. 1981 Janet Kucinski Matz died May 23. She earned a B.A. in political science and English and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. After a career across multiple disciplines in the nursing profession, she became owner of Specialty Chefs, a catering company in Cleveland. Survivors include two children. 1984 Barry White died Aug. 7. He earned a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in English. He also earned a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. He was an attorney and founding partner at Frommer, Lawrence & Haug LLP in New York City. Survivors include wife Kara, mother Evelyn, stepson Richard and twin sons Curtis and Reade. 1985 Timothy Kay died July 29. He earned a B.A. in economics and was a member of Sigma Chi, Raven’s Claw, Rugby Club, Student Senate and the football team. He was the president of Kay Commercial Group Inc., a full-service brokerage firm in Dallas. Survivors include mother Frances and siblings Mike, Tom and Meghan.

1991 Christine Pappalardo Greif died June 9. She earned a B.A. in English and was a member of Alpha Omicron Delta, Student Senate, The Dickinsonian, Omicron Delta Kappa and the cross country and track and field teams. Survivors include husband Robert and parents Margaret and John.

1991 Cynthia Mather Pratt died July 24. She earned a B.A. in English and political science and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Student Senate and Phi Beta Kappa. She also earned a J.D. from George Washington University. A former attorney, she was a homemaker. Survivors include husband Richard, children Shailey, Taegan and Richard and father Thomas. 1992 Michael Hickey died Aug. 13. He earned a B.A. in economics and was a member of Sigma Chi and The Dickinsonian. He also earned a master’s in physical sciences from West Chester University. A former teacher and baseball coach at Malvern Preparatory School, he was a teacher and coach at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Survivors include wife Maureen, sons Logan, Reece, Garrett and Quinn, stepchildren

Rachel, Thomas, Vincent and Dominic Fusco ’22 and brothers Daniel Hickey ’93, Brian Hickey ’95 and Timothy Hickey ’97.

1996 Robert “Ashton” Treadway died Aug. 15. He was a technical writer in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, doing assignments that took him from San Francisco to Manhattan to Tokyo. He was also a volunteer firefighter and later a paramedic. Survivors include wife Monica and two sons. 2001 Frank Boozer died July 4. He earned a B.A. in political science and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the lacrosse team. He also earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He was an attorney at Covahey & Boozer in Towson, Md. Survivors include wife Elizabeth, children Poppy and Teddy and parents Frank and Diane.

Honor their memory Gifts to the Dickinson Fund to memorialize members of the Dickinson community may be made at any time. Should you wish to honor a deceased member of our Dickinson family in this way, please send your gift to: College Advancement Dickinson College P.O. Box 1773 Carlisle, PA 17013-2896 Please note of whom your gift is in memory.

2005 Rachel Sapone Ferguson died Aug. 3. She earned a B.A. in international business & management and was a member of Pi Beta Phi and the tennis team. She was the founder of RSVP Greenburg and later worked at Meegan Ford. Survivors include husband William, children Grace and Charles and parents David and Jane.

Faculty & Friends of the College Ann Mathews , former vocal instructor, died Aug. 2, 2020. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She performed solo recitals as well as with various ensembles and toured with the Whitlow Singers. Survivors include children Peyton, Christopher and Claire. Michael Reed , former vice president for institutional initiatives, chief diversity officer and Title IX officer, died Aug. 1. From 2014 until his departure in 2017, he guided and coordinated institutional efforts to increase inclusion, diversity and equity within Dickinson and in the broader community. During his tenure, Dickinson saw the largest increase in faculty diversity in its history. Survivors include wife Allison, three children and two stepchildren.


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Police dept. alert


Baby’s digs


Big Ten and Big 12 org.


Indian tourist destination


“Tightrope” singer Janelle




25-, 33-, 38-, and 46-Across, formerly, or a homophone of 59-Across


Digital party announcement


Relocated to the U.S. on family trees, abbr.

20 Digital player for Apple’s music device


25-, 33-, 38-, or 46-Across or where 16-Across live



Decomposer’s job



Scent coming from the kitchen


64 Letter after bee 65

What you do at the Clarke Aquatic Center


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Nav. officer


Sushi topping


Arboreal hopper


Roadside accommodation


In the past


Dictator before Castro


President James ______ (180709)


Word after study or jam


“Forget it!”


To be; Sp.



Gentle breezes

HOA membership org. started in 1973


College President Gilbert ______ (1911-15, 1959-61)


Big name in home security


Sailor’s affirmative

40 Using _____ a pronoun (grammar lesson)


Updated, as a kitchen


Prankster’s cry



German granny


Cook, as tuna


High-IQ club member


Croc’s relative


Bedouin head cords

48 Winter hrs. in Mexico City



49 ____ and flows

30 New Zealand-born actor currently starring as Stede Bonnet in “Our Flag Means Death”

44 Red Cross bag nos. 46 Abolitionist Moncure Daniel _______ (1847-49)


Halftime, say


App with an envelope icon


People person

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See eye to eye

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66 When Superman is Clark Kent


Open-mic night performers, usually


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Where Curiosity and Perseverance live

54 Horse known for its endurance


Box lunch?


Greeting in Oz


Pre-iPod storage units




Abbr. of one of the “Elsie Items” boats of WW2, hinted at in its name

34 Philly Ivy 36

“Comin’ through!”


End of an era?


Keep _____ (persist)

42 Ridicule

60 Lawn cover, in a way

45 Listen up, in Málaga



“_____ Believer”

Another name for a wide flange in construction

50 Place to get pesetas 51

Arm wrestler’s pride


Forty winks

Jessica Baverman Ozar ’09 (history, women’s & gender studies) lived in Israel and worked in nonprofits before switching careers to be a full-time parent a few years ago. Now living in Charlotte, N.C., with her partner and kids, she picked up crossword construction as a creative outlet during the pandemic. This is her third puzzle crafted exclusively for Dickinson Magazine readers!


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You never know what can happen if someone deserving has the resources to follow their dreams. And it all starts with opening your heart. You’re starting something that will impact more people than you could ever imagine. A M B E R N IC HOL S ’ 1 0 ,

a relationship banker at Chase who spoke with her brother, Cody ’15, at the Sept. 23 Dickinson Forward Celebration and highlighted the impact of scholarships on their lives and the ripple effects running through their family and communities. See more on Page 2.

At Dickinson, I felt constantly supported and was encouraged to follow my passion for the arts in whatever direction it led me. K I M M Y DR E X L E R ’ 1 5 ,

assistant vice president of business development in Sotheby’s fiduciary client group

Dickinson helped me transform my work ethic and get me to a point where, when I came out, I was hungry and really willing to work for something. STEVE TUSA ’97,

managing director at J.P. Morgan

We all have a desire and calling to do something that’s more than just a job, something that’s bigger than ourselves. We just need to find the right vehicle. ALBERT ALLEY ’60,

who, with wife Virginia, established a health-studies service-trip program at Dickinson. The new program is inspired by granddaughter experiences as an aspiring doctor at Dickinson. Learn more at dson.co/alley22mag.

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