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.com, which she co-founded with sister Amey. After designing samples of their form-fitting cover-up, they started wear- ing them around town. Before long they had produced more than three dozen designs, launched the business and an online store, and began fielding orders pouring in from women aged 8 to 80. “When I saw Amey’s prototype, I knew we had a hit on our hands,” says Liz, a veteran of the fashion industry. Maybe we’ll all be wearing bumwraps at our 35th reunion! Maura Connelly attended middle daughter Maren’s graduation from Colo - rado College this past spring. Her youngest daughter, Callie, will be head- ing off to college in Charleston, SC. Maura has started a pet photography busi- ness and just finished up a project on WWII veterans. Lori Danielson Shannon hosted Beth Bogart Ayer and husband Rob for Labor Day weekend in San Francisco last year. The Ayers were in town for oldest daugh- ter Kate’s West Coast wedding reception with new son-in-law Cormac’s family and friends. Kate and Cormac were mar- ried in Maine last August. Jocelyn Sandor Urban is creating commissioned drawings and paintings. She is represented by three galleries in the North east. She also manages her own greeting-card company. Husband Richard is busy as an equine veterinarian. Son Nich olas, who attends the Hopkins School (and visited Skidmore in the spring!) qualified for Junior Nationals and the US Free style Championships in mogul skiing. Veterinarian Susan Board Gillham dou-


bled the size of her animal hospital this year and will hire a new assistant vet. She still enjoys painting in her free time. Chil - dren Cynthia and Diana are starting their professorial lives and doing well—“happi- ness abounds,” says Susan. Lesley Norman is executive director of


the Filmmakers Collaborative. In May the organization’s annual conference, Making Media Now 2011, was held at Bentley Uni versity in Boston and featured top media-makers and gurus from PBS, Sun - dance, Discovery, NBC News, and WGBH, as well as Fortune-500 marketers and other media influencers. Sessions focused on corporate social responsibility, out- reach and audience engagement, and social media. Lori Gédon’s home in the Saratoga Springs area is a sanctuary for Skidmore friends. She recently hosted a mini-re - union of her senior-year Scribner Village


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roomies Jackie Saltzman Kon ’81, Wendy Barkin Lubetsky, and Sandy Ferguson- Farrell. Jackie, who was traveling from the Midwest to attend her 30th reunion, had planned a few days with Lori prior to the event, but Lori surprised Jackie by inviting Wendy and Sandy as well, and the four Sumac sisters enjoyed catching up for the first time in 30 years! I have missed seeing Lisa Ochs Arnold


every time she came through Boston on her way to visit son Rome at Andover. I was also unable to connect with Linda Winnard while I was in Chicago. But I do hear from Martha VanGelder, who has retired once again, and I caught up with Abbie Swift Kennedy in Rochester, NY. I also participated in Skidmore’s MB107 class presentations again this year. As always, I was impressed with the skills and poise of these kids (most are fresh- men). I urge you to get involved if you have business experience and can volun- teer to spend a day in Saratoga Springs. More recently, I spent 10 days in Italy, half the time in Rome and the remainder bicycling through “the heel” of Italy— some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline anywhere! DEBBIE MONOSSON 16 PERRY STREET CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139-3912 DEBBIE@BFEC.COM


tor of the Lasell Fashion Collection at Lasell College in Newton, MA. Daughter Jennifer is a freshman English major at George Washington University. Chris Deininger enjoyed an informal mini-reunion last Thanksgiving with Rob Rothschild, Steve Morrow, Seth Ber - shad sky, and Steve Schwartz. They met and partied at the Star Wars convention in Las Vegas, NV. Steve Morrow, dressed as Captain Sulla, remained in character throughout the weekend. PERI SNYDERMAN PO BOX 122 CHESTER, NY 10918-0122 SPECIALCAT@MSN.COM


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Ski instructor Janey Gubow won an award from the Aspen (CO)


Valley Ski and Snowboard Club for her work with 11- to 13-year-olds in a pro- gram that teaches area children regardless of their ability to pay. Many of her stu- dents were first-generation Americans who skied with donated equipment, while oth- ers came from affluent families. “I was very proud to bring a group of kids from


Jill Mellor Carey is a professor of historic costume design and cura-


different backgrounds together as one team,” Janey says. She enjoys following her students’ lives off the slopes too, at - tending their school plays and recitals and hosting dinner for the students and their families at her home. She also teaches adults part-time throughout ski season. The president of JAG Entertainment & Media Group, she divides her time be - tween Aspen and NYC. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


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Charlton, NY. She and husband Craig have a daughter who is a sophomore at Brockport College and two daughters who are in twelfth and eighth grades. Margo teaches fitness classes at the local YMCA and is a deputy town clerk in Charlton. Last June Sarah Woods Bates and Da -


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mon Bates celebrated their 50th birth- days in London with Rick Malmstrom, Steven Victorin, and Peggy Holden Briggs ’84 and their spouses. Both Steven and Peggy live in London. Sarah and Da - mon were also thrilled to spend time with Vinny Catalano and his significant other, Kerrie Kelly, while they were visiting Bos - ton. A VP of marketing with Mass Mutual, Damon is an avid photographer; he in - vites classmates to check out damonbate- sphotography.com. Sarah is a communi- cations consultant and executive coach with Bates Communications (no rela- tion!). The Bateses, who live in Welles ley, MA, have three boys: Brien is at Fair field University, Colin is a high school sopho- more, and Drew is a sixth-grader. Bill Ladd has been finishing the short


film The Honey-Do List, the first work cre- ated by his production company, Maine Cabin Films. Bill wrote, directed, pro- duced, and stars in the “very dark” come- dy. Ed Higgins designed the company’s logo and serves as visual director. In June the film was accepted for inclusion in the prestigious LA Shorts Film Festival. Bill hopes it will continue in the film-festival circuit, with the goal of Academy Award


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