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curriculum based at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She serves as visiting rabbi for two communities in Illinois. She and her husband have a 6-year-old son, Noah. Gail Boorstein Grossman relocated her yoga studio, Om Sweet Om. Still in Port Washington, NY, she is now in the heart of town, with more parking and more space. In its seventh year, Om Sweet Om is a hub for the local yoga community, training teachers and offering classes. Gail’s daughter Alix attends the Uni ver - sity of Maryland. She wanted a large uni- versity—the opposite of what her mother was looking for in a college experience! Son Daniel is a high school freshman. Kayce Reagan Hughes (kayce@kayce- hughes.com) has lived in Nashville, TN, for the past 16 years. Although she misses New York, Nashville is now home. She and husband Scott have seven children, ages 5 to 17. Between her women’s and children’s clothing company and the kids, her life is busy! She would love to hear from classmates, especially friends from art class. I am very saddened by the passing of our dear classmate Tracy Richards Ding - mon. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends. The Class of ’88 was lucky to know Tracy and, most re - cently, fortunate that she had been serv- ing as our class secretary.


After five years as a stay-at-home mom, I am now preschool director at the New Ca naan Nature Center in Connecticut. Make a virtual visit at newcanaannature .org or bring your family and dog for fun events on our beautiful 40-acre campus. I also sell children’s books; see http://beth- skudder.barefootbooks.com. My husband, Chris, went back to school and left the IT field and is now a program manager for GreenStar Home Energy Solutions. Our two older children have started at Con - necticut Friends School; Maisey is in sec- ond grade, and Ned is in kindergarten. Liza, 2, started day care now that I’m back at work. I saw Jill Ziter in April for a fun outing in NYC. Until someone else steps forward with interest in being class secre- tary (please let me or the alumni affairs office know), I am happy to support our class in this way. Get busy on our class Facebook page: Skidmore College Class of 1988. BETH SKUDDER 16 JACKSON PLACE DARIEN, CT 06820 BSKUD13@OPTONLINE.NET


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Terry Rich Hartley has authored Paranoia on River Road, a crime


story published by Mind Winds Audio and available on CD or as an MP3 down- load. He wrote science fiction in the 1980s but then switched to other careers. A former editor and columnist for the Glens Falls (NY) Post-Star, he earned a doctorate in social psychology from the University of Nevada and did a postdoc fellowship in biological psych at the University of Oklahoma School of Medi - cine. Terry was a research psychologist at the Behavioral Sciences Labs in Oklahoma City and an adjunct assistant professor in Boise State’s psychology department. This is his first literary effort in decades. ELLEN CARNEY GRANDA 422 W. WITCHWOOD LANE LAKE BLUFF, IL 60044-2333 ECGRANDA@COMCAST.NET


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Since 1999 Deborah Jacobs has served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, working on free speech, racial jus- tice, gay and lesbian rights, drug policy reform, and other issues. She has also held ACLU positions in St. Louis and Se - attle. Under her leadership, the ACLU of New Jersey doubled its membership and quadrupled its staff. She lives in New ark. An English literature major and later a Fulbright Scholar in Helsinki, Fin land, she also earned a Skidmore master’s in liberal studies. We send condolences to the family and friends of Patti Engler, who died sudden- ly on May 14. We remember her as an ac - complished horsewoman and trainer; she owned 3Bay Sporthorses, an equestrian training facility specializing in hunters and jumpers. Besides horses, she had cats, a standard poodle, a 160-pound Great Dane, and four peacocks. She is missed by Skidmore friends Siobhan Creem ’88, Na - omi Hamby ’89, Faith Exconde Wachter ’89, Carolyn Pandozy Reid,and Susan Rukeyser, among others. They recall her feisty, fun-loving spirit and an ’80s affec- tion for Guns ’n’ Roses, Bon Jovi, hair products, and Spandex. Always ready with a snappy wisecrack, she was kind and sen- timental at heart. More than anything, they miss her deep, authentic, amazing laugh. TAMMY BLAKE 408A CLINTON STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11231-3606 TAMMYEBLAKE@AOL.COM


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Amy Quatromoni McClennen, hus- band Douglas, son James, and dog Bandit spent last fall in southern Tuscany, near Cortona. Lauren Beaumont vi - sited, and they toasted with excellent Tuscan wine all those who weren’t living la dolce vita. Daniel Dietch defeated a two-term in - cumbent in the race for mayor of Surf - side, FL; miamiherald.com ran the story on March 21. An environmental consult- ant for international engineering and con - struction firm CH2M HILL, he has served on Surfside’s planning, zoning, and de - sign review boards. He has a master’s in environmental management from Cornell and an MBA from the University of Miami. HEATHER SANTMIRE DENKMIRE 36 NOTT STREET, #101 SACO, ME 04072 HEATHER@GRANTWINNERS.NET


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in February. He joins sister Izzy, 8, and brother Benjamin, 5. The Bretts live in Short Hills, NJ. John Beckman visits Skidmore as part of his position with the alumni associa- tion board. He says, “I enjoyed visiting with Vicki Tisch and others on the board, watching one of the inaugural concerts in Zankel, and marching in Commence - ment, which was truly moving.” May in - cluded a “coast-to-coast week of business and pleasure” starting with Commence - ment, then on to Los Angeles for work (where he ran into all the American Idol contestants during the finale week), and finally back to the East Coast for the final landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. In honor of the 100th birthday of her late grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Céline Cousteau created Ocean Inspir -


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Adam Gibgot hopes that Skid - more is still providing the same amazing environment for students today as it did for him 20 years ago. JANET MACAULAY REARDON 2829 EAGLE STREET SAN DIEGO, CA 92103-5421 JANETREARDON@HOTMAIL.COM


JENNY HERDMAN LANDO 45-05 30TH AVENUE ASTORIA, NY 11103 SKIDMORE93@AOL.COM


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