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1987 Julia McDonald Hartmann and husband welcomed their third son, Dylan Bryce, into the family. Dylan was born Oct. 1.

1988 Leah Schierlitz Hughes and husband, Raymond, welcome Emmett William Hughes to their family Jan. 2. Emmett weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Alumni Hockey Team – Jan. 17 and Jan. 18, 2009 (back row, l-r) Jim Lorentz ’99, Chris Rozanski ’95, Jason Bridge ’94, Don Smith ’97, Howie Saperston III ’89, Greg Hans ’92, Phil Nobel ’88, Kevin Rozanski ’96, Rick Zacher ’86; (front row, l-r) Peter Sullivan ’92, David Seitz ’92, Bob Weston ’95, Chris Catanzaro ’95, Tim Vanini ’87 and Paul Sullivan ’88

1983 Sarah Baird lives with her husband, Ben, and three children, Xander, Eva and Nat. She works for The Diaper Bank and is enrolled in a graduate program studying developing nations and non-state actors.

1984 Lisa Hunt Burgess married Earl Burgess on Oct. 11, and has a new step-son, Bill, who is 13 and lives with them. She is still repairing Oriental rugs and teaching Irish step dance part-time. She looks forward to seeing old friends at her 25th Reunion this year and enjoys reconnecting with everyone on Facebook! Piper Campbell just returned to Washington and took a job as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State, Jacob J. Lew. Elizabeth Gingell Epstein writes, “Looking forward to seeing everyone in June!” Stephen Hellriegel is now building portable data centers. His company, Verari Systems, converts a standard shipping container into a 2,000 server system – hook up a 4” coolant pipe and 480V 3 phase power, and out comes up to several hundred 10 gigabit fiber optic Internet connections. He says, “It’s cool stuff, 52

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blending math, science, physics, computer science and electronics. All the basics were taught at Nichols.” Jennifer Joyce just moved to the San Francisco Bay area, and is married with three kids. Kirston Thomas Miller writes, “I recently moved with my family to the Bay area. We have settled nicely in Walnut Creek and are really enjoying all the area has to offer. I can’t say that I am missing the winter weather back in the Northeast.” Saski Subramanian’s documentary, “Beyond Breast Cancer: Stories of Survivors” was selected to screen at the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival on May 4. The film has already screened at the Baltimore Women’s Film Festival, the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Reel Women International Film Festival in Los Angeles. Reach to Recovery International has adopted the film as a training tool in 10 countries. The trailer for the film can be viewed at, and there is more information about the research study at the web site

1985 Joseph McNamara writes, “Please tell our Class Agent, Mark Roberts, he is doing a good job and his notes are appreciated.”

Christian Laettner was honored this winter when The Buffalo News included him on the All-Decade High School Basketball Team for the 1980s and the All-Time Team for the past 50 years. On the weekend of Jan. 24 and 25, the Nichols Alumni Hockey Team was crowned champions in their annual quest for the Nichols Alumni Cup. This is the fourth year of the tournament and the fourth year the Old Big Green has been victorious. The old boy teams from Appleby, Crescent, Lakefield and Nichols played each other in round robin play with the two teams with the best records playing against each other in the final. Nichols avenged a preliminary loss to Appleby by defeating them in the finals by a convincing 7-1 margin.

1989 Cameron Baird writes, “This fall, my 11th year at The St. Paul’s School of Baltimore, I enjoyed coaching my J.V. soccer team to its 2nd consecutive title. I also met up with Nichols classmates Howie Saperston ’89 and Josh Nussbaumer ’89 at the Bills vs. Chargers game. The last positive moment in a nightmare season!” John (Henderson) Wray visited Nichols to share readings and conversation about his new hit novel, “Lowboy,” voted Amazon’s Best of the Month in March.

1990 Nandita Shenoy writes, “I continue to act, write and direct in New York City. Recently, my work as a playwright has been seen at the Asian-American Writers’ Workshop, the Atlantic Theater and the

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