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versity with a master’s in social work this spring, is employed. Daughter Mor gan graduated from Fordham College at Lin - coln Center and is an artistic director for a small independent theater company. Class president Anne Blodget Holber -


ton shares plans for our 40th reunion in 2013: “Betsy Blades Skinner, Cathy Offinger, and others have offered their leadership as we move forward. It was a terrific team approach last reunion, and we will be ahead of the game this time, thanks to Joanne Rubin’s class communi- cations and our past experience.” Anne encourages classmates familiar with Sara - toga to send ideas for venues for our class dinner. Also, “please call your classmates and urge them to save the dates. Let’s see if we can surpass our goals in ’13.” Anne says that picking up son Tod at the close of his freshman year at Brown this past spring “brought back so many memories.” My term as president of the Lucas County Bar Association has ended. I was given a beautiful commissioned glass piece by a local artist for my years of serv- ice; I was very moved. For the 10th year in a row, Barry and I raised the most money for the Toledo Humane So ciety’s Bark in the Park. In fact, we hit a personal record of $5,400, for a 10-year total of $37,400. In recognition, I was invited on the local morning radio station and acknowledged in the Toledo Bar Association’s newsletter. My dog is a top-ten finalist, out of 200 pets (including a hen) in the Toledo Blade’s Pet Idol Contest. Thanks for your patience regarding


the glitches that kept our class notes out of the last issue. It meant a great deal to hear from so many of you. Our 40th reunion will come quickly, so save your vacation time and funds, and plan to renew your connections with classmates May 30 to June 2, 2013! JOANNE RUBIN 6743 MONARCH DRIVE SYLVANIA, OH 43560-3177 JRUBIN610@AOL.COM


ness development at Catalina Mar - ket ing. She visited Skidmore this past spring with son Peter, 17, who came to campus for an interview. Sue Taylor’s son Ben earned a mas-


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ter’s in urban planning, and daugh- ter Katherine Jacobs ’08, an art-his- tory major, is in Seattle, WA, work- ing on a master’s in landscape archi-


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Susan McLaren Ragan-Sitt - ler is senior director of busi-


tecture. Sue is happily running her own tutoring business and teaching at Rutgers University. Husband Alan Lucero, a physi- cist, is eagerly planning for their retire- ment to New Mexico in five years. Denise Marcil spent February in Sara -


sota, FL, and saw Nancy Haas Geyer, who has a home in Clearwater. In April, Denise and husband Turhan Tirana had a fantastic weekend with Kathy Corsale D’Appolonia and husband Ken in Pitts - burgh, PA, where they toured some fine museums and enjoyed Kathy’s home cooking. In May, Joan Berger, Janine Stover Rose, Erin McHugh, and Diane Mastrorocco ’77 joined Denise at her NYC apartment for a potluck dinner and had a blast. When not working or visiting Skidmore friends, Denise enjoys her four step-grandchildren, three of whom were born last year. Janet Dwyer’s family lives near the ocean in Green Harbor, a community in Marshfield, MA. Daughter Leanne ’13, a French and international studies major, is looking forward to Skidmore’s study- abroad program in Paris. Debbie Silberstein is an administrative


law judge for the City of New York. She and her husband enjoy seeing Arlene


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chair of the board and chair of the gover- nance committee for St. Luke’s LifeWorks in Stamford, CT, devoted to breaking the cycle of homelessness in that region. She also volunteers at Person-to-Person emer- gency services; she has been a board member for nine years and president for two. Recently, Nancy joined Neighbor’s Link, a resource center for newly arrived immigrants to the Stamford area. In her spare time, she paints in a studio in back of her home. Husband Steve is retired and also serves on nonprofit boards. Daughter Taylor attends grad school and loves her job at the Alliance of Resident Theatres- New York, an arts service organization. Daughter Austin works for an exciting start-up company, and lives nearby in Stamford. The family has a place in Turks and Caicos, but Nancy seldom finds time to get there. Nancy’s twin sister, Belinda Bowling Metzger, retired from Texaco and has become a Life Master bridge player. She got Nancy involved in the game as well; Belinda’s husband, Jim, is Nancy’s bridge partner. Always busy, Belinda often won- ders how she ever had time to work. She is happy that children Chandler, Barrett, and Garrett are gainfully employed. Chandler re cently gradu- ated from the Tupper Business School. Belinda has been in touch with Martha Babcock Mc Graw and saw her at Colgate’s commencement last year, as Be linda’s youngest, Garrett, and Martha’s daughter both crossed the stage there—small world! The class extends heartfelt condo- lences to Cindy Kriesmer Carr and her family regarding the untimely loss of her beloved husband, Jon, to cancer in May. We wish her well in this difficult time. REGINA N. CARBON 706 BOUNTY DRIVE #603 FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 RCARBON14@GMAIL.COM


sertation in educational leadership at the University of Connecticut and became president of the National School Boards Association. She has worked for the William Caspar Grau - stein Memorial Fund, an educational foundation, for the past nine years. Daughter Katie Spencer ’04 married Kevin Titterton ’04. They live in the Bur lington, VT, area, where Katie


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