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ing down their family’s summer home on Lake Michigan. Cathy and Cynthia May met for dinner

in Hyannis, MA, in August. Cynthia bor- rowed 17 mason jars to use as vases at her niece’s wedding, which was at Cynthia’s home in Orleans, MA, in September. Cathy also saw Davien Buckner Gould,

who retired from public-school teaching in June. After a long and illustrious career as

an advanced practice nurse and nurse- researcher in pediatric cardiology, Eliza - beth Tong retired from UC–San Francisco in 2009 and moved back to New Hamp - shire. While at UCSF, she often saw Glo - ria Horns, who has since also retired from nursing. Liz now enjoys getting together with Deborah Boniface Griffith ’74 and Suzanne Smith Curtis. She hopes to reconnect with other nursing majors at our 40th reunion. Joan Halpert and husband Peter Han -

son attended the wedding of Raejean Richardson Fellows’s older son. Last January, Joan celebrated her 30th year at Stonehill College in Easton, MA, where she is on the faculty of the visual and per- forming arts department. She teaches dance and costume design, and designs costumes for the school’s productions. She considers herself lucky to have stayed involved in the areas she majored in at Skidmore. Joan’s youngest child, Olivia, is a struggling actor in NYC. She lives with sibling Simcha, who graduated in May with major in literary studies and minor in Jewish studies from Eugene Lang Col - lege at the New School University. Simcha is an admin for the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York, working on the Commission for Jewish Identity and Re - newal. Joan’s son Eric ’03 and his wife live in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Theresa McKee von der Heydt com- pleted a research cruise in the Arctic north of Alaska on the Coast Guard ice- breaker Healy to help collect data on freshwater transport. This might be the last cruise of her career, since she hopes to retire next fall. Son Max, who works at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA, was part of the team that sent the rover Curiosity to Mars. Max helped design the drill for sampling rocks on Mars. Daugh - ter Molly ’09 wears many hats at a start- up biomedical research company in Cam - bridge, MA. Husband Keith misses going to Saratoga as a parent on Celebration Weekend but will get a chance to visit for the 40th reunion. Joan Carey and her daughter Sara, a pastor, drove to Charleston, WV, to a

United Methodist Church conference where they and 126 other delegates elected three new bishops for the North - east. While they were there, Joan’s mother died. Joan, one of five siblings, gave the eulogy in New town, CT. In August, Joan and husband Andy quietly celebrated their 35th anni versary, and Joan had sur- gery. In Septem ber they bought a home in Maine and contacted Timi Carter, who lives nearby. (Side note: Andy had a knee replacement at Thomas Jefferson Uni - versity Hospital in Philadelphia, and look- ing at posted photos of the orthopedic surgeons there, Joan noticed the only woman: Barbara Grugan Frieman. Joan later contacted Barbara, who mentioned she’s been the only woman surgeon there for 14 years and is “very proud to have gone to Skid more, where we were taught that as wo men we are valuable, intelligent people.”) Barbara Mintzer Good’s daughter Darla graduated from Westminster Choir Col - lege in May and teaches music education in an elementary school in New Jersey. Son Graham and wife Jen, married one year, relocated to Washington, DC, so Jen could pursue a master’s at Georgetown. Daughter Brittany has moved to San Fran - cisco. Son Gabe, wife Lauren, and son Gavin live around the corner from Barb and husband Howie and visit often. In December, Howie was to read his poetry in NYC, after a very successful reading in Cambridge, MA, last summer. He and Barb will spend time in Belgium and the UK, where Howie will teach media ethics at universities. In October Cheryl Bonini Ellis got together with Skidmore friends to visit Phyllis Digges LaTouche Rawlins at her new home in South Carolina. Sophomore Kimball suitemates Anne Crocker Ar - zeno, Ellen Lefkowich Arnold, Sandy Mlakar Calfee, Carol Kent Williams, and Barbara O’Reilly were also there. Says Cheryl, “Some of us having been get- ting together the last few years and have located and added others. It is so great to pick up right where we all left off! Lots of laughs.” Doug Gray, back in the cruise-line biz again, completed a branded entertain- ment consulting project for Holland America. The project was similar to his work for Norwegian Cruise Line, where he programmed the Blue Man Group, Second City Comedy, a Speigeltent dinner show, a Twyla Tharp Sinatra ballet and Howl At the Moon dueling pianos. Last year Doug solved the health-care crisis in America by producing the show Assisted

Living: The Musical in San Francisco and Florida. The show features hit songs “Help! I’ve Fallen For You (and I Can’t Get Up)” and “” As social-media cochairs of the reunion committee, Betsy Blades Skinner and Doug Gray encourage you to check out our class Facebook page, www.facebook. com/groups/305012277726/. Since Doug transferred to Skidmore, he was spared the embarrassment of displaying a bib picture, but he hints of a high school yearbook photo being posted with him in a Nehru jacket. Betsy Blades Skinner’s summer was consumed with the Allenspark (CO) Per - forming Arts Group’s second production, Fables, Myths and Fantasies: A Musical Revue. Five performances were presented on a new outdoor stage surrounded by incredible Rocky Mountain views. Plans for next summer’s production of Fiddler on the Roof are under way. Since the com- pany is Betsy’s baby (i.e., “big fat idea”), she will continue as production director and musical director. She will, however, insist on having an assistant director to cover rehearsals while she is at our 40th reunion! Anne Blodget Holberton has settled

into her new home in New Hampshire, and she and her husband celebrated his 70th birthday in September. Norman Smith sent news about his wife, Susan Robinson. Formerly president and CEO of New York’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center, she is now founding chief enroll- ment officer of Avenues: The World School, which opened its flagship campus in Manhattan in September. Avenues plans to open in major capitals through- out the world to serve the families of international professionals who move fre- quently and seek a consistent educational curriculum for their children. Susan holds a doctorate from Harvard. Daughter Caro - line ’14 is a junior at Skidmore. Since retirement from the NYS govern- ment, Barbara Lucas Roberts and hus- band Joe have been living in Atlanta, GA. She says, “We still enjoy the ‘hotlanta’ weather, a pleasant change from the New York winters. Daughter Jolana relocated to Austin, TX, and we just returned from a visit. Austin is a wonderful area.” Barbara is looking forward to our 40th reunion. JOANNE RUBIN 6743 MONARCH DRIVE SYLVANIA, OH 43560-3177 JRUBIN610@AOL.COM


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