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CREATIVE THOUGHT Healing around the world


Argentina, Chile, the Philippines, Syria, Haiti, Honduras, Cuba, Liberia, and other countries decorate each page. Each stamp reflects Montana’s passion for medical volunteerism. After Skidmore, he earned an MD at the


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University of Texas, then did an emergency- medicine residency in Chicago. During this time, he began volunteering internationally. He’s never looked back. Years of volunteering for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Doctors Without Borders, and other groups led Montana to found his own organization, Cross Cultural Care (C3) in 2009. C3 pairs Western health care providers with med- ical staff around the developing world to assist with medical training and building health infrastruc-


ture. One C3 project is a partnership with Liberia’s Ministry of Health to bring care to Robertsport, where the challenges include lim- ited access to drinking water, intermittent elec- tricity, insufficient medical supplies, and high patient mortality. Since 2011, C3 has provided 25 months of volunteer coverage at a free hos- pital in the marginalized town. In 2011 Montana started another peripatetic


venture: Rally for Health, best described as crowd-funded health care on wheels. American and Indian health care providers team up to drive the back roads of India in three-wheeled auto-rickshaws, delivering free medical care and education. “Caring for the young, helping the innocent


survive trauma or disease, that’s the reward,” Montana says. He recalls his team once treat- ing “a pregnant woman in serious danger of losing both her baby and her own life, and six months later she held up her healthy baby to me and thanked me for my help.” After traveling the globe and attending to the sick, Montana summers in Anchorage, Alaska, where he works in the ER. —Jon Wurtmann '78


ob Montana ’93 has a passport that most of us would envy. Stamps from India,


of Michigan’s Early Modern Colloquium, part of the interdisciplinary Early Modern Studies program. He is co-editor of Recovering Disability in Early Modern England, a collection of essays by Renaissance authors including Spenser, Jonson, and Shakespeare as well as writers of common jest books. An associate pro- fessor of English at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, he directs the department’s honors program. Jonathan Burkan was promoted to sen- ior VP for wealth management at UBS Securities. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.


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After 11 years of practicing emergency medicine, Charles Page is taking a year off to ski and travel internationally with his girlfriend. He loves living in Durango, Colo. JENNY HERDMAN LANDO 45-05 30TH AVE. ASTORIA, NY 11103-1261 SKIDMORE93@AOL.COM


Gavin Bowie, announcing the arrival of son Graham Wingate on May 20 on Facebook, reports “Everyone is happy and healthy.” Chanel Greene wed Gene Porochniak at the Barn House Village in Bath, Pa., on May 30. “It was such a beautiful day, and I am so glad we got married outside in the gorgeous sunshine!” she notes. Skiddies in attendance included Mark Freeman, Jennifer Delmhorst Berton ’95, Lindsey Hammond Schmid, Dennis Bruce ’92, and Kristin Martinkovic White ’95. Chanel is the new director of financial aid and associate director of admissions at George School in Newtown and says, “I am excited to start something new at the secondary-education level after working in higher education for the past 18 years.” John Hampshire was awarded a fellow- ship by the Constance Saltonstall Foundation and is currently a resident fel- low there. An associate professor of art at SUNY Adirondack College, John recently won the Williams Prize in Drawing. This summer his work was included in a group exhibition, Black and White, at Albany Center Galleries. John lives in a restored church in Troy, N.Y., with wife Mary Beth, whom he met while teaching at Skidmore in 1999, and their dachshunds. Check out stage, film, and TV actor Ian Kahn as George Washington in Turn, AMC Network’s period drama about America’s first spy group, the Culper Ring, which helped turn the tide against the


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David Wood delivered the keynote address for the University


British in the Revolutionary War. Ian’s pre- vious TV credits include Shameless, Bones, Parenthood, Suits, The Mentalist, and Castle. Michael McCartney plays a lead role in The Well, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. Kendra Munger appears in the short film


The Spymaster, which premiered at the Little Rock Film Festival in May. She sends news of Alex Enberg, who had a stroke on Memorial Day 2013 that left him with severe aphasia. Kendra says, “His recovery thus far has been described as ‘miraculous’ by his doctors and nurses, but he still has a long road ahead of him. Alex is working very hard on his speech therapy, and hopes to one day return to the theater.” Victoria Quinlan Clair and husband Christopher welcomed their third child, daughter Alexandra, in 2012. Lexi lives with big brothers Kyle, 7, and Ryan, 4, in Wakefield, Mass. Vikki spends her free time running, skiing, writing, cooking, and putting her toes in the New Hampshire beach sand. She and Chris see Katie Killough Houghtaling and hus- band Alex in Boston frequently, and report that Katie is doing well. After 12 years of producing a daily pub- lic-affairs talk show for KCUR, Kansas City’s NPR station, Stephen Steigman has become the station’s chief of broadcast operations. In addition, he’s raising three young children with wife Tamara and starting a program for a master’s in public administration at the University of Missouri’s Bloch School of Management. I love life in NYC, where I work at Scholastic, sing a cappella harmony with the Sirens of Gotham, and volunteer with New York Cares. I had a blast at our 20th reunion; it was great being back on cam- pus (and down on Caroline Street!) and catching up with friends. Keeping in touch individually and digitally is great, but there’s nothing like being back on campus together. It was an awesome weekend of sharing old stories and mak- ing new memories! VICKI TISCH 330 W. 56TH ST., #2B NEW YORK, NY 10019-4241 VICKITISCH@YAHOO.COM


Jaralyn Gibson Finn and hus- band Kevin are happy on their horse farm in Poolesville, Md. Operating her training business, Finesse Dressage, Jaralyn stays busy riding, teaching, and competing; she frequently draws upon skills she developed on Skidmore’s riding team. Before she became her own boss, she was VP for new business development


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