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Lois McElravy, a fellow survivor of trau- matic brain injury and a motivational speaker, and with Katie Anson, a neu- ropsychologist and TBI therapist. Lee is the author of Passage to Nirvana: A Sur - vivor’s Zen Voyage, published in 2010, about his recovery from the brain injury he suffered in 2002. Lee can be contacted at lee@passagetonirvana.com. In June Jill Fishon-Kovachick launched


the Saratoga Clay Arts Center (saratoga- clayarts.org), located in Schuylerville, NY, with a grand opening that included a trib- ute to the late world-renowned clay artist Toshiko Takaezu. The center offers artists and enthusiasts studio space, materials, firing opportunities, and workshops. Ar - tist residencies are available, and the gal - lery promotes local and national clay artists.


In October Christopher Giancarlo testi- fied before the House Agriculture Com mit - tee on financial reform in the US swaps markets under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Chris is executive VP of GFI Group, pro- viding brokerage services and trading-sup- port products for global financial markets. He is a founding board member and for- mer chair of the Americas chapter of the Wholesale Markets Brokers Association. KAREN BRADLEY MCELROY 8415 NE 122ND STREET KIRKLAND, WA 98034-6000 425-820-6145 BKCCAMAC@GMAIL.COM


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Class Participation 28% Legacy Society 2 / FOP Donors 6


With our 30th reunion just around the corner, traffic on our class Facebook page has been increasing. We thank Vicki Salvo Bruce for creating “Skidmore Class of 1982,” which is 88 members strong and growing! In response to the invitation Vicki created there, “30th Reunion...Good times and good friends,” many of us have indicated our plans or hopes to return for Reunion. Some of you are holding pre-reunion gatherings. Our classmates are an active, interesting, and well-traveled lot; we’re sure to have lots of fun when we reunite on campus this spring. Mark your calen- dars for May 31 to June 3 and start calling your Skidmore friends! (Come back even if your best buddies can’t make it—we are a friendly bunch!) For registration, hous- ing, schedules, and more, as well as a link


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to our class Web page, visit skidmore.edu/ reunion. In the fall I got together with Chuck Kaufman and wife Margie, Ken Zeitler and wife Marcie, Eric Bloom, Lynda Werrick Shea, and Peggy Frew-Nehms and husband Dave for dinner in Dedham, MA. We all plan to be in Saratoga for Reunion. I also had dinner with Grace Houghton and Jack Day in Cambridge, MA; both of them will attend Reunion, Jack with guitar in tow!


In addition to general news from class- mates, our class Facebook page featured, on September 11, 2011, a lovely tribute to the late Frank Reisman; many contri - buted remembrances of his friendship and kindness. Lorraine Lee Fischer lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, Paul, and son Bryan, 8. Retired from Wachovia after 30 years of service, she now works for First Data Cor poration. Throughout her career, she has been in deposit-account and debit-card product management and pay- ment processing.


After five years in Seoul, South Korea, David Emerson Shin-Stotler and his family recently returned to the US. He notes that “it’s been an interesting de - compression.” In October he met some- one who worked with Jack Bell at Walt Disney World—small world indeed! Al - though he has not yet been back to Sara - toga, he enjoys reading about everyone in Scope online as well as on our class Face - book page. David, wife Hai-won, and daughter Hannah send best wishes to all from South Sutton, NH. We send condolences to the family and friends of Gwendolyn Smith Freeman, who passed away in June. She is greatly missed. ANGELA FOSS 371 HARVARD STREET, #3B CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138 ARFOSS@EARTHLINK.NET


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Class Participation 26% Legacy Society 9 / FOP Donors 15


After more than 14 years as a “parent- CEO,” Dana Thrush Foote reports that she will now be working on the admis- sions team at the high-school division of Grace Church School in NYC. Lori Tsoumakas-Stanczyc received a Connecticut Youth Services award in 2011 for her work addressing the social, emo- tional, and educational needs of at-risk youth and families around Avon, CT. Director of Rocky Hill Youth & Family Services Bureau since 1990, she is a li - censed therapist and certified teacher. Lori


and husband Michael have three sons; two attend college, and the youngest is in high school. This past summer Lori caught up with Dana Smythe Hollister ’85 and Ann Quinn ’85 during her annu- al visit to the Saratoga Race Course. Barrie Davidson Deschaine was named business development manager in retail construction at KBE Building Corporation in Farmington, CT, which has been in business for more than 50 years. Barrie joined KBE soon after graduating from Skidmore, serving as assistant to the com- pany’s president and working in public relations. Avid travelers, Barrie and her husband recently visited Amsterdam. Susan Magrino is celebrating her 20th


year in business. The Susan Magrino Agency recently moved to NYC’s Park Avenue South, doubling its space. Roger Griswold ’83 of CB Richard Ellis brokered the deal. Susan says that with 40 employ- ees, the PR and marketing firm is “going strong.” Clients include Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Virgin Atlantic Air - ways, Florida’s Fontainebleau Hotel, NYC’s Plaza Hotel, Stolichnaya Vodka, chef-restaurateur Mario Batali, and cloth- ing company Vineyard Vines, owned by Shep Murray ’93. Susan enjoys having Emily Hottensen ’10 and Hannah Kas - perzak ’09 on staff and is “always inter- ested in hiring Skidmore alums.” She also works with management consultant Chris Jones Juneau ’82. Susan frequently spends time with Sara Arnell ’82, president and CEO of Arnell Advertising. Steve Rosenbaum was named a Science Journalism Laureate by Purdue University. The founder and CEO of user-generated video platform Magnify.net, he was recog- nized for translating scientific discoveries into a format the public can understand. He joined the three other laureates for a panel on science writing, taped for later airing on NPR’s Tech Nation program. Meanwhile, his 9/11 Memorial: Past, Present, and Future was a “#1 new and notable” at the iTunes App Store. I marked two important milestones in 2011: turning 50 and celebrating 25 won- derful years of marriage. The best is yet to come! LILLY JARAY OSTROVE 2129 ANGUS DRIVE WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598-3305 DANJASRY@YAHOO.COM


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Class Participation 23% Legacy Society 6 / FOP Donors 5


Alison Irwin Jameson and Peter (Union ’84) have been married 27 years. Their four children continue to give them


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