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they went to Los Angeles to visit family. Adrienne Ewein Findley says having three grandchildren has changed her pri- orities dramatically. She now spends more time in Atlanta, GA, to help out with the “grands” while their parents work full- time. Her third son is at Boston College of Architecture; after eight years at Coca-Cola Bottling, he realized sales were not his forte and made the plunge to graduate school. Adrienne works for the C5 Youth Leadership Foundation in Los Angeles and Atlanta. For the last 12 years, she spent half the summer in Wyoming at the LA residential program. Her husband, Norm, retired from Coke in 2003 and now chairs the board of trustees at Ogle thorpe University. They enjoyed October in Paris, where they’d lived from 1996 to 2000. Michele Goldzieher Shedlin reports that her aunt Lucy Hernadi Arnoti ’34, who serves as her class’s secretary, cele- brated her 100th birthday with family, including Michele’s grandchildren, who think she is amazing. Also, Michele re - viewed old times (high school and col- lege) with Dale Kurland at a lovely din- ner in Manhattan. Michele is a professor at NYU’s College of Nursing and also teaches epidemiology and health promo- tion in its College of Dentistry. In the spring she was heading off to teach a se - mester at Hungary’s University of Szeged as a Fulbright Scholar. This summer she was planning to visit Kitty Sweet Wins - low at her new home in Maine to share memories, especially of their summer semester at the UNAM in Mexico City. Toby Weisberg Rubenstein ’65 received


a call from Susan Kanowith-Klein. Susan earned an MS and PhD from Rutgers but settled in California, where she worked in higher education until retirement. She and Marvin have one son. In Lancaster, CA, retiree Jean Eichorn


Youngquist is “board”—that is, serving on the boards of Court-Appointed Special Advocates, Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association, and Antelope Valley Community Concerts. Christine Neville retired to the Maine coast, where she is restoring her 200-year- old house and remaining active in the field of gifted education. Nancy MacLean Welsh writes that life changed dramatically a year ago when she was diagnosed with stage-3 lung cancer, with “a tumor the size of a lemon in my right lung.” After radiation and chemo - ther apy, her last CT scan showed it re - duced significantly in size. She and hus- band Sam went to his 50th high-school reunion in Portland, OR, last summer and


were planning to attend hers at New Trier in Winnetka, IL, in September. ANN C. LODOLCE LODOLCE & ASSOCIATES 1350 BELMONT ST., SUITE 104 BROCKTON, MA 02301-4430 508-583-2424 ALODOLCE@JUNO.COM


fun reconnecting with each other and with faculty and staff who attended our Friday dinner at the Tang. Anne Palamoun - tain, James Kettlewell, David Marcell, and Claire Olds looked great and added vitali- ty to our evening. Art major Nancy Sherbrooke, who attended Reunion, reports she’s been a “master model-maker and designer” of costume jewelry. Living in Rhode Island, she worked for Trifari, Monet, and Napier and retired from Victoria & Co., producers for the Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Rich e lieu, and Estee Lauder labels. For the Estee Lau - der line, she says, “I produced the small solid fragrance ‘compacts’ that they mar- ket during the holiday season.” In retire- ment, Nancy returned to goldsmithing “and the experiences I had working with Earl Pardon at Skidmore.” Her business, Halt Salute Designs, specializes in sterling jewelry with an equine theme. Mary Whitaker Taber officiated at her niece’s wedding the weekend following Reunion. Her youngest child, Emily, re - cently became engaged. Freelance journalist Judith Ritter is back from Haiti, where she was doing a story on a Michigan man who invented filtered rainwater catchers for the roofs of shacks where residents have little water at all and certainly no clean water; he and young volunteers hike through the mountains carrying the pipes and their tools for in - stallation. Judith is using her journalism skills to provide content to Web sites of NGOs and nonprofits. She has been divid- ing her time between Montreal and Wash - ington, DC, where daughter Devorah works in Internet security, privacy, and compliance for Living Social. Andrea Peterson Mauro’s son Addison


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’13 transferred to Skidmore as a junior last year and is enjoying it immensely. “A music major, he’s taken full advantage of the new Zankel Music Center’s offerings,” Andrea says, adding, “I would like to see him get a summer internship at the Sara - toga Performing Arts Center, if anyone has any contacts there, or with another music organization in or near NYC, where we live.”


FALL 2012


Some 40 classmates came together for our 45th reunion. It was great


AT WORK Intentional living I


n our very competitive world, Tina Garber Olsen ’65 believes that “working together as equals feels more humane.” Her distaste for competition dates back to grade school—where she says classmates were “picked on for not being good readers”—and contrasts starkly with a more favorable childhood memory: paying vis- its to her Mennonite uncle’s family farm in Penn - sylvania. Olsen found herself drawn to the sense of community and “the seeming lack of tension as they worked very hard but peacefully together,” she recalls. While living in


NYC’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s, Olsen, a Skid more art major, joined a com- munity of SoHo artists whose children partici- pated in an “open classroom” curriculum


focused on cooperative learning. Her daughters benefited from that environment where their peers were “kind to each other, learned at their own pace, and did not need grades to keep them curious.” As the children grew up, the adults “got on


with their lives,” Olsen says. She remained in the city, teaching art in public schools for 15 years, then earning an MSW and working as an expressive-arts therapist for 25 years in school clinics and at South Beach Psychiatric Center on Staten Island. During those decades she longed for the


country and a more cooperation-based environ- ment. Upon retirement in 2009, she joined the Twin Oaks “intentional community” in central Virginia, where about 90 adults and 15 children live on several hundred acres and share work, resources, leadership, and responsibilities. Members raise cows, grow their own vegetables, and make and sell hammocks and tofu. They also have an heirloom organic seed company, and Olsen provides detailed art for the seed packets. For all the advantages that come with a har- monious, bucolic setting outside of mainstream culture, living at Twin Oaks has its challenges too. “It’s hard to peacefully be at odds with the people you live with,” Olsen admits. But she knows that where she is now, she can “live cre- atively in a way that’s true to myself, caring for the earth and each other first.” —MTS


CREATIVE THOUGHT KAREN BECKER


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