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County Community College, with plans to transfer. Robin works in national ac - counts at Cigna as a specialist in behav- ioral health, employee assistance, and dis- ease management. Joyce Kiehnle DeGregorio is now offi- cially a snowbird! She bought a home in Nokomis, FL, this past year. She would love to hear from fellow classmates who find themselves in west Florida this win- ter. Joyce plans to be back up north by the end of May and has begun to plan her annual Mystic, CT, reunion with Nancy Bucken, Kim Rutkus Evans, and Caro - line Donnelly Erni. They started this wonderful tradition in remembrance of Pat Tosi McGrail, who passed away in 2005.


Laura Anderson says her brain and hands can do without the cold Northeast weather. She broke both wrists in a fall and underwent four surgeries. Thanks to two great Boston doctors and extensive therapy, she is able to play guitar and per- form again—“which is a miracle,” she says. These days Laura is a regular at the Pier House in Key West, FL. She has launched a fundraising campaign to help her finish work on two CDs. To learn more and hear her music, visit laurawood- music.com. She welcomes hearing from Skiddies in the music business. Debi Chafetz Levenson has found-


ed a company called Charlotta Craw - ford, which specializes in celebrity branding. She promotes products by having celebrities use and popularize them in the US and Denmark. Lisa Ochs Arnold ran into Melissa Geiger and Marisa Previdi Marks at an author’s lunch last summer on Long Island, NY. She also ran into Gary Miller at a Skidmore gathering in NYC. Lisa recently had dinner at the home of Peter Wexler ’77, and this past fall she and I enjoyed a fab- ulous dinner at Rendezvous in Bos - ton’s Central Square. With her son off to Andover, Lisa is finding a lot of in teresting classes to take, such as a “really fun” furniture-painting classes at an art school founded by the late Isabel O’Neil ’29. My sister Judy Monosson Scherzer


’76 ran into Lisa Lavieri at a restau- rant in Hingham, where Lisa’s daugh - ter was working for the summer. Judy spotted Lisa’s Skidmore ring and went over and started talking to her, not knowing that she and I are classmates. Small world! Charlotte Lee Froehlich (toadalfun @ aol.com) says she is still recovering


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from all the fun at our 30th reunion, where the nursing group could not have had more fun and are better connected now than ever before. Returning to Skid - more every five years is a nostalgic road trip they all adore sharing. Charlotte lives in Bethesda, MD, with husband Howard, a dentist in Washington, DC. They cele- brated their 30th anniversary last year. Charlotte is fully at home, busier than ever with projects, politics, and the issues that come with being in the “sandwich generation.” Son Christopher Lee, 26, is happily working in the hospitality indus- try in Austin, TX. Daughter Charlotte Anne, 24, earned an MBA and is a finan- cial analyst with a large Washington, DC, firm. Bill Slusky reports that he and his fam -


ily made it through Hurricane Irene with a minimum of discomfort but lost power for about four days. Son Sam is a junior at RPI, and son Max has started high school. Bill teaches at the Mauro-Sheridan Mag - net School in New Haven, CT, while his wife, Randi, does corporate work in the food industry. In Boston Christie Langwig Gue vin is director of Spruce Street Nur sery School, a small, private preschool she founded in


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1996. Christie was delighted to be in Sara - toga twice this past summer, first to visit with former roommates and longtime friends Lisa Wander and Muff Par sons- Reinhardt, and again to drop off daugh- ter Mariah ’15 for her first semester, which she completed in Skidmore’s First- Year Experience in London, where she had an extraordinary time. Christie’s mother, Nettie Ruland West ’47, is proud of the Skidmore legacy she started in 1943. Sadie Izard Pariseau, who went to


Skid more to become a nurse, changed her ma jor to sociology and social work and has always regretted it. But she volunteers in the neonatal ICU at Tampa General. She also plays tennis a couple of times a week. Her oldest son, Hank, is an associ- ate at Alliance Bernstein in Wash ing ton, DC. Son Nat lives in Nashville, TN, where he is an analyst in the healthcare invest- ment banking division of Ray mond James. Youngest son Dan is in his last year of a systems engineering program at UVA and hopes to land a job in Wash - ington, DC, where he worked this past summer. Daughter Emily is a senior at Tampa Prep, applying to colleges, and keeping up her busy social life. Sadie and husband Rob were planning a big trip this fall with friends who are fellow “empty-nesters.” Jan Berger celebrated at a commit- ment ceremony with her partner of 15 years on October 22 in Chicago. She says, “We always said that hav- ing two 30-year mortgages was com- mitment enough, but now that Illi - nois has changed its laws, we realize that external recognition of our rela- tionship is both important and quite wonderful.”


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the fall organizing the holiday fair at Hing ham High School in Massachu - setts. The fair is a fundraiser for the school and for the Dana Farber Can - cer Institute (through the Pan-Mass Challenge). This year’s event included a new vendor: women’s casual-wear company It’s A Bumwrap, founded by Liz Flavin and her sister! Nancy Stein Zelenetz is a special-


ed assistant in the Edgemont School District in Scarsdale, NY. She works with five fifth-graders with learning disabilities in their mainstream class- rooms. Nancy’s son Josh, 22, gradu- ated from Penn State in May and is working in marketing while looking for a job in sports management. Daughter Carly (who looks just like Nancy!) is a freshman at the Univer -


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