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Teeing Up for Success. WSPN alumnus Steve Schwartz deliv- ered the keynote address at Skidmore’s 26th annual scholarships celebration in April. Steve, who built a successful career as a morning radio host in Albany, N.Y., and then Raleigh, N.C., is now president of the Reynolds Group, an agency that coaches television and radio personalities throughout the US. While on campus, he met with WSPN’s executive board and toured the station’s Jonsson Tower studio with general man- ager Gretchen Schwab ’14. Kathy Coulter Steeger’s daughter, Amelia, is a proud member of Skidmore’s Class of 2018. The new First-Year Experience includes an option to spend the very first semester in London. I am now working for Manheim New


York, a vehicle-auction division of Cox Enterprises. I look forward to seeing everyone in Saratoga for Reunion, May 28–31, 2015. PERI SNYDERMAN P.O. BOX 122 CHESTER, NY 10918-0122 SPECIALCAT@MSN.COM


authored Mothering: An Art of the Heart, available at motheringanartoftheheart .com and on Amazon. Betsy Seed James joined Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Associates as a tour guide. She urges classmates to visit the MFA. KAREN BRADLEY MCELROY 8415 NE 122ND ST. KIRKLAND, WA 98034-6000 425-820-6145 BKCCAMAC@GMAIL.COM


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resources for Chelsea Groton Bank in Groton, Conn. She attended Skidmore’s Junior Admissions Workshop in January with daughter Sarah, a junior at the Williams School in New London, Conn. Anne says the admissions staff did a great job. Wendy Halsey is a neighbor of Anne’s. Anne ran into Margaret Schaul O’Neil and husband Michael at a local restaurant and caught up with Jack Bell in Orlando, Fla., last March. Beth Unger Stallkamp lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., with husband Mike and children Alexa, 8, and Austin and Gracie, 6. Beth is an attorney who has processed legal clearance for films and tel- evision shows including Mission


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Anne Hohenstein Wilkinson is senior VP and director of human


Elizabeth Mellen O’Toole and eight empty-nester friends have


Impossible, Braveheart, True Lives, Almost Famous, Modern Family, Survivor, and the Disney Channel’s movies of the month. She has also served as legal counsel for Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount Pictures. Mike is an aerospace engineer at Boeing Satellite Systems. Beth’s father passed away in March at the age of 100. Joel Bresler recently published a novel, Sunderywynde Revisited Again, involving a journey from a supernatural event to a cross-country spiritual odyssey. In a style he calls “literate silliness,” the novel fol- lows Joel’s other books, Letters to be Read in a Heavily British Accent and Sunderwynde Revisited. In his day job he’s president of Dial Professional Group, a business-ser- vices firm in Tucson, Ariz. ANGELA FOSS 371 HARVARD ST., #3B CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138-4119 ANGELARFOSS@GMAIL.COM


for Service Employees International Union Local 200 United. She also was elected to serve a five-year term on the board of the Liverpool, N.Y., Public Library. In her free time, she runs in marathons. This year she completed the Empire State Marathon in Syracuse, and in 2013 she finished her third half-iron- man distance triathlon, Big George, in Lake George, N.Y. Ellen Browne is a project manager in custom publishing at Pearson in Boston. Husband Phil is a home-based field appli- cations engineer for IDT. Daughter Tess is a sophomore at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Ellen is in regular contact with Ginny Bartlett and Laura Blau Paul. Burnell Shively is a full-time painter, currently working near the Massachusetts Berkshires on a series about water. Her last show, Enrapt, was completed in St. John, US Virgin Islands, and can be viewed at www.burnellshively.com. Barrie Davidson Deschaine toured Skidmore in her role as assistant to the president and PR rep for KBE Building Corp. Viewing the new construction on campus, she says she left “very impressed.” Barrie and her husband of 25 years, Carl, enjoy traveling. They recently returned from trips to Seattle and Alaska. Patrice McEvoy Clapacs and husband Brent, who live in Gates Mills, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland), recently became empty-nesters. Daughter Caitlin is a jun- ior at the University of Pennsylvania and son Alex is now a Cornell freshman who


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Molly English Bowers was named communications director


runs track and field. Patrice encourages classmates visiting the Cleveland area to come by as she has two empty bedrooms! Debbie Freedman Clower and husband have joined the empty-nester club, as youngest Daughter Tille is a freshman at the University of Southern California. Middle daughter Courtney graduated from Duke University and will be joining Abercrombie & Fitch. Eldest daughter Megan, who completed a two-year train- ing program with Apple, is pursuing an MBA at the University of Wisconsin. My husband, David, and I are also newly minted empty nesters. My daugh- ter, Danielle, is pursuing her multisubject teaching credentials in elementary educa- tion. My son, Jason, is in his second year of a PhD program in linguistics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. It’s amazing to see our kids discovering and pursuing their passions! Our youngest son, Ryan, is a high school senior consid- ering colleges. LILLY JARAY OSTROVE 2129 ANGUS DRIVE WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598-3305 DANJASRY@YAHOO.COM


Rona Gladstone married David Maher on June 22. They live in Manhattan, where Rona is the billing supervisor at Marcum LLP and David is an IT trainer on Wall Street. The happy cou- ple met on Facebook.


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Katherine Speyer Schieffelin is senior VP and chief development officer at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in Washington, D.C. She says the foundation is breaking fundraising records and always hiring young talent. Katherine keeps an apart- ment in Arlington, Va., but home is near Philadelphia in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., where she lives with husband Michael, their two daughters, three dogs, and a cat. Daughter Elsa is entering her third year at UVA, studying English and Russian, and daugh- ter Sarah is starting at Syracuse University for a BFA in acting. Mary McAvity Cerulli attended our 30th reunion. In 2012, she and husband Kurt established the Cerulli Award for Excellence in Sports Writing/Biography, and in 2013, the Cerulli Award was given to Ben Fountain, author of The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams. CALEY O’NEIL 6550 COLLEGE GROVE DRIVE, UNIT 35 SAN DIEGO, CA 92115 CALEYO@AOL.COM


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