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therapies. This year she hopes to work on a second master’s, an MFA in writing. She is also raising Newfoundlands. Joyce Kiehnle DeGregorio joined Caro - line Donnelly Erni, Nancy Bucken,and Kim Rutkus Evans for an annual pre- Christmas visit in Mystic, CT. Joyce plans to relocate to Sarasota, FL, but will contin- ue to summer in New Jersey. Younger son Nick (Bucknell ’07), a Marine Corps Lieu - tenant, was deployed for a third time, to Afghanistan; he previously served in Iraq and Okinawa. He plans to attend a post- graduate premed program at NYU when he returns home in July. Son Mike (Lafay - ette ’05) is a fellow at Arizona State, pur- suing a PhD in mechanical engineering. Molly Arp Newell (molly@environet- midwest.com) enjoyed a white Christmas in the Midwest with family. She now runs two small businesses and is grateful to have vacations scheduled. Her daughter is 15, wonderfully independent, and think- ing about college. Husband Mike, who was shooting photos on assignment in Arizona for 10 days this past winter, got enough Vitamin D for the whole family! In Cortland, NY, Lisa Shive Morris is a volunteer French teacher at St. Mary’s School even though her children have graduated. She now ferries her children back and forth to Syracuse, where they attend Christian Brothers Academy. Boston, MA, resident Marcia Valone Kuhn helped son Weston finish the col- lege application process. As much as she tried, she couldn’t get him interested in Skidmore; he wanted a warmer climate and/or bigger city. She is taking a break from home renovation, but eyeing that old kitchen as the next project. Cindy Connolly Auth had a horrible summer due to a riding accident. She broke her clavicle in five places and was still facing two more operations. She says, “So much for my passion for horses; I’m done.” Her 22-year-old daughter is with Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta. The work is challenging, and Cindy says she has “talked her off more ledges than Superman ever saw,” but she trusts her daughter will “emerge with tremendous insight into the struggles of poor black America.” Cindy and husband David long for the time when they can spend winters in Florida.


Laura Brockway, who is with the US Department of Labor had a good year and traveled across the country for work, in - cluding to California, Mississippi, and New England.


Jenny Charlesworth Thomas has a new career in health care, as a part-time a


certified nursing assistant at Mercy Hos - pital in Portland, ME. She’s studying for an associate’s degree at the University of New England and plans to graduate in 2012. After becoming licensed as an RN, Jenny intends to obtain her bachelor’s in nursing. Son Jonathan, a junior at John - son and Wales University, has relocated from the Miami campus to Denver, CO, where he is enjoying the wild West. He and three other young men from Miami have been renting a house in Westmin - ster. Jenny’s good friend Martha Van Gelder gave them some great suggestions about neighborhoods to live in. Jenny is excited about graduating from college in her fifties, and in the same year as her son!


Sheila Killeen recently recruited a team called the Runaway Brains to help her raise funds for the National Brain Tumor Society. She says they had a tremendous day at Castle Island in Boston, raising over $420,000—an impressive amount for a first-time event. This year’s event will take place on October 1. Betsy Goode - nough was kind enough to offer her artis- tic talents, at a moment’s notice, to come up with a logo for Sheila’s team. My intrepid partner in crime from Skid - more days, Martha Van Gelder, returned to Los Angeles, CA, from Boulder, CO, to try her hand as president of a private equity–backed education venture. Zula International is a kids’ educational prop- erty aimed at teaching rigorous science and critical thinking skills. DEBBIE MONOSSON 16 PERRY STREET CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139-3912 DEBBIE@BFEC.COM


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Adam Shayevitz describes his 20- month-old son as “extroverted


and very energetic.” Being married to noted artist Dana Levin allows him to see art being created every day in her studio in their home. Adam is a division global sourcing manager at Parker Hannifin in Woburn, MA. PERI SNYDERMAN PO BOX 122 CHESTER, NY 10918-0122 SPECIALCAT@MSN.COM


Alex is a freshman at Dart mouth and loves it. Daughter Lydia is a high school junior. Husband Rick has worked in the


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Christine Bale - vic Brown’s son


excited about a new job he has taken with a UK-based start-up. Christine is at home holding down the fort in Fairfield, CT, where the family has lived for 13 years. She is looking forward to Reunion. Patricia Rehmer has been commission- er of Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since 2009. She previously served as deputy commis- sioner. A nursing major, she holds a mas- ter’s in nursing from Saint Joseph College. She is a member of the American Council of Healthcare Executives. Dana Deravin Carr, UWW, is working on her doctorate in public health. Karen Stone Talwar was appointed director of patron programs for the Asia Society in NYC. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


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Lisa Crosby Metzger is an editor with the medical nonprofit Oley Foundation and associate editor of the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Adirondack magazine. We extend condolences to Anne Ho -


hen stein Wilkinson ’82, whose husband, Don, died in a sailing accident in Septem - ber. A memorial is at donzowilkinson.org. ANGELA FOSS 371 HARVARD STREET, #3B CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138 ARFOSS@EARTHLINK.NET


JUNE 2–5 technology field for 30 years and is very


Bill Ladd was in Boston attending Filene Foundation meetings last year when he received an e-mail from good friend and former roomie (in the only sophomore triple on campus at the time) Ed Higgins of Rumblestrip Graphics in Portland, ME. Ed had a voiceover proj- ect he felt Bill was just right for and asked Bill to send him a demo CD. Before he knew it, Bill had a job reading six recorded books. He then discovered that the person heading up the book project was his other triple roommate, Jeff Dinardo. “But wait, there’s more!” says Bill. The voiceover artist hired for six additional books for the project was Moe Egan ’84. “It’s about friends, networking, and the craziest triple in Skidmore history. It proves, once again, that Skidmore is forever!” Physician Elaine Schulte is chair of pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic, where she plays music for patients and staff. In her senior year she had been accepted to a graduate music school and Albany Medical College at the same time, and opted for the latter. When she was re -


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