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and me. Stacey lives in Arizona, so she and Ann see each other more frequently. UWW grad Roger Fulton’s latest book in a popular series is a guide to canoeing and kayaking in the Saratoga Springs area. You can explore this title and others at rogerfulton.com. Pamela Williamson is senior VP and global head of regulatory affairs and com- pliance for Genzyme Corporation in Cam- bridge, MA. Daughter Allie graduated from the Dana Hall School and was re- cruited as an NCAA Division I athlete; she is now a freshman at Oklahoma State Uni- versity, where she competes on the eques- trian team. Pam and Allie were in Sara- toga Springs last summer for the Skidmore Saratoga Classic horse show. Although she missed our 30th reunion, Pam met up for dinner with Jill Hughes while in town. Robin Belsky Gold lives outside Detroit,


MI, with husband Richard and their three children. Rebecca, 21, is a senior at Grand Valley State University; Brian, 19, is a freshman at Grand Valley State; and their “delightful bonus,” Rayna, 10, is a fourth- grader. Robin is a research assistant and genetic counselor at Wayne State Univer- sity School of Medicine’s Karmanos Can- cer Institute. Her current project is study- ing African American women with ovari- an cancer. Coincidentally, Robin lives just down the street from Janey Gubow’s brother; she and Janey see one another whenever Janey visits him. Physician Jeremie Rachunow loves her


work and appreciates the advances in age- management medicine and stem-cell research. Jeremie is also a songwriter for the Broadway musical Brave New World and enjoys the company of boyfriend Joe and puppy Cotton. Jeremie, who played in a band at Skidmore called Scarlet Fever, says she loved her time in the nursing program and welcomes hearing from classmates. Lilian Fong Eng (Park8888@optonline. net) and husband Leo recently celebrated their silver anniversary. They live in Greenwich, CT, where she is a broker for the boutique firm Park Allyn Realty As- sociates. Her list of referral clients is con- stantly growing despite the rocky econo- my. She has sold homes all over Fairfield County but specializes in Greenwich, where she was born and raised. The Engs have four children, ages 17 to 23. KAREN BRADLEY MCELROY 8415 NE 122ND STREET KIRKLAND, WA 98034-6000 425-820-6145 BKCCAMAC@GMAIL.COM


joined Eileen O’Neil Litts for a visit with former Skidmore geolo- gy professor Ken Johnson and his wife at their Buskirk, NY, home. Wayne reports that Dr. Johnson, who served as his and Eileen’s academic advi- sor and was a great influence both in and out of the classroom, had a stroke a while back but is doing great now. They toured his extensive gardens and the rest of his property, which includes a sanctuary for herons—Wayne and Eileen were planning to return this spring to observe its 200- odd nests and hatchlings. Wayne is assis- tant director of the Warren County Plan- ning Department in Lake George, NY. Eileen is a project manager in construc- tion services for the Chazen Companies in Poughkeepsie, NY. Susan Sinberg Landesman is in her sixth year of teaching special-needs kin- dergarteners. Her son has been accepted to Harvard. Susan’s husband teaches math at a NYC community college. It is with immense sadness that I relay news of the death of Susan Wynn Coben in December from complications associat- ed with breast cancer. Sue was engaging and fun, and a friend to many. We extend condolences to her husband, Matt, and their three children. ANGELA FOSS 371 HARVARD STREET, #3B CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138 ARFOSS@EARTHLINK.NET


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Brown Career Achievement Award, the highest honor of the Connecticut Youth Services Association. A licensed profes- sional counselor and certified teacher, Lori has been director of the Rocky Hill Youth Service Bureau for 21 years. She also serves on other youth-services boards and was named the Capitol Area Substance Abuse Council’s board member of the year. She and husband Mike have three sons, two in college and one in high school. Barrie Davidson Deschaine was named business development manager for retail construction services at KBE Building Corporation. Barrie and husband Carl are avid travelers. The couple’s most recent sojourn took them to the Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, and Israel.


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In 2011, I celebrated my 50th birthday and 25 years of marriage. Our children are


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now 22, 21, and 15. Where did the time go? It’s been an amazing ride Lilly Jaray Ostrove 2129 ANGUS DRIVE WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598-3305 DANJASRY@YAHOO.COM


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reation manager for the City of Santa Fe, NM, where she has lived for 18 years. She released the DVD The Next Step, Vol 1: Restorative Exercise After Breast Cancer, fus- ing fitness, yoga, and dance to help breast cancer survivors restore stamina, strength, range of motion, and self-confidence. Lisa welcomes hearing from classmates and encourages anyone passing through the Santa Fe area to join her in savoring the delights of the southwestern green chile Thodos Dance Chicago, founded by Melissa Thodos Johnston, celebrated its 20th anniversary season with a winter concert in March at Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The per- formance featured a one-act story ballet— choreographed by Melissa and Tony-win- ning Ann Reinking—titled The White City, about the Chicago World’s Fair. Diane Hutchinson Reilly lives in Chicago, IL, about three blocks from Melissa. Cathryn Heine Kellstrom and Tammy Chittick Langalis are frequent visitors and were in town for White City. Diane West Hayden is showroom su-


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pervisor at stone and mosaic importer AKDO in Bridgeport, CT. She is also re- sponsible for training within the com- pany and educating tradespeople. Her daughter is a college sophomore, and her twin boys are high-school seniors who are evaluating college choices. They visited Skidmore last summer, and Diane says, “It was wonderful to be back on campus.” The Class of 1984 needs a scribe If you


are interested in this fun role, please con- tact class-notes editor Mary Monigan at mmonigan@skidmore.edu or 800-584- 0115. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


vintage-inspired modern pendants, the Resort 2012 collection, for retailer Club Monaco. For more, including a list of par- ticipating stores, visit cynthiarybakoff.com. Artist Norwood Creech, as guest curator for the Arkansas Arts Center, put together a collection of pieces that focused on


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