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sary of Saratoga’s Caffè Lena. Daughter Kathy Sirico ’12 stayed on campus over the summer to take art classes and be an intern in the advancement office. Kathy studied last fall with the Skidmore in Paris program. Kathryn Vought Reinhardt and hus-


band Will also enjoyed the incredible acoustics of the Zankel Music Center on campus. “It was a terrific event in an amazing building, and a thrill to be back at Skidmore again,” she says. Frances Silbert Hewitt’s daughter Sarah graduated from Simmons College last May. She is a research assistant for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Fran has slowed down to substitute teaching and an occasional long-term position since retiring in 2007. She enjoys the down time but misses teaching kids art. Her cousin Amy Fox Richardson ’77 visited her in July when she traveled east from Ohio to see friends and family. Ella Crow traveled to Eugene, OR, last spring to cheer on Andy Wheating, son of Betsy Pritchard Wheating ’76, who cap- tured the NCAA national championship in the 800-meter track competition. Andy also went on to win the 1500-meter final. A member of the US team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, he has a good shot at 2012 in London. (Both Betsy and Ella were on the tennis team at Skidmore, at separate times.) Denise Marcil is happily working part- time in her literary agency. She is proud to report that “her” author, Sherryl Woods, has met with great success and was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2010. Her books Home in Carolina, Sweet Tea at Sun - rise, and Honeysuckle Summer all involve friends and other relationships. Last June, Denise had lunch with Kathy Corsale D’Appolonia, who had just returned from Utah, where she and husband Ken hiked in Bryce and Zion National Parks and stayed at a favorite desert spa. Eileen Argulewicz Berilla retired from teaching and works with an agency that provides nonmedical assistance to senior citizens so they can remain in their own homes. Daughter Elizabeth is a librar ian at SUNY Maritime College and is en rolled in the master’s program in library science and technology at Drexel Univer sity. Mel Littleton Fox is in her 19th year teaching fourth-graders in Lake Zurich, IL; she is also head coach for the girls’ golf and bowling teams. Husband Dave (Wil - liams College ’75) works for Health Alli - ance in Champaign. Daughter Amy and her husband, Sterling, live in the Minne - ap olis area, and are the proud parents of


son Preston, born last March. Amy is a training consultant at Target headquarters, and Ster ling is an auditor with Wells Far - go. Mel’s son Andy, a consultant for Accen - ture in Chicago, spent three months in Geneva, Switzerland, with the Interna - tional Red Cross and traveled throughout Europe. In July, Mel’s family had a re union at their summer house in Sayner, WI. Pat Brown is still at NBC Universal, sell-


ing television ad time. In August she took the family to Kenya and Tanzania for a two-week safari, which was “absolutely awesome!” Barbara Drozdowski Galbraith and husband Dennis are getting used to their empty nest. Son Alex is a freshman engi- neering major at the University of Ne - braska-Lincoln. He graduated from Creigh - ton Prep, a private Jesuit high school in Omaha, in the top 4 percent of Nebraska high school seniors. The Galbraiths haven’t heard from him much, but they have the bills to prove that he is enjoying fraternity life at Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji). The family’s summer vacation included San Francisco, Pebble Beach, and the Sierra Nevadas.


Deborah Davis Moore’s son Andy mar- ried Dawn Savarese in Westport, CT, in July. The newlyweds live in Norwalk, CT. Son Bill and wife Jen live in Syracuse, NY, with daughters Lauren, 5, and Maddie, 1, who are “the love of her life.” She contin- ues as career law clerk for US District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. When she is not working, Deborah volunteers for her local Make-A-Wish Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Francis House, and Franciscan Collaborative Ministries. In July Colleen Hearn Dean represented the National Dance Association and other arts educators at a briefing before the US Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The hearing focused on the 21st Century Skills Map project to expand the K–12 curriculum. Colleen introduced the 12th-grade section, which addressed communication through dance, technology, and language skills. She is also active in the annual Arts Advocacy Day cosponsored by NDA and Americans for the Arts. In recognition of her work with the event, she received the Fairfax County Business Advisory Council’s Exemplary Employer Award. Last year Joan Berger’s daughter Sara Geiger ’11 spent a semester in Florence, studying Italian and Tuscan history, Ren - aissance art, and international fashion marketing. Joan and her husband enjoyed visiting Sara in April. In June they visited Joan’s husband’s family in Israel. Joan is


general counsel for an investment man- agement firm in NYC and also does some nonprofit work when possible. She is par- ticipating in Skidmore’s Senior Family Project this year. Eve Yoslow Borzon went to Reunion


with the class of ’75, met other nursing alumni, and had a blast. Since 2008, Eve has been working for the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation; she is COO for the North Brooklyn Health Network, com- posed of Woodhull Hospital, Cumberland Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and 15 child and family health centers serving Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford- Stuyvesant, and Bushwick. She says the work is truly rewarding and Skidmore pre- pared her well for this position. At 17, Susan McLaren Ragan-Sittler’s younger son, Peter, is 6'4" and still grow- ing, with shoulder-length blond hair. He participated in Skidmore’s precollege sum- mer program for high school students. He really enjoyed it, made a lot of friends, and is considering applying to Skidmore. Steffenie Oliver Kirkpatrick’s daughter Fiona graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College in May and is pursuing a master’s in anthropology at the London School of Economics. Steff and husband Gerry enjoyed visiting her there before spending some time in southern France. Back home, Steff keeps busy with her pas- sion for weaving.


Susan Schwaidelson-Siegfried lost her husband of 32 years, Steve, to a brief bout with cancer in 2009. She has retired from children’s playwriting but has kept her day job. Older son Misha is a working blues- man, playing with the Charles Walker Band. Younger son David, a mechanical engineer, was recently married. Susan con- tinues to write, concentrating mostly on fiction and on her new blog, “The Wifely Person Speaks.” Susan Smith Horvitz has another year


to go until retirement from 35 years of teaching. All three of her kids are out of school and working at jobs they like. She is looking forward to more vacation and waking up much later than 5 a.m.! Nancy Henderson Stack’s daughter Maggie ’09 is a dance major and Peri - clean scholar. As class secretary, I would appreciate learning if anyone has heard from class- mate Michaelle Auguste St. Natus, of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after the earthquake there last year. Micki’s mother, Hilda Canez Auguste ’51, sent in a class note assuring her classmates that family mem- bers were not hurt. We are glad she and her family were safe and sound.


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