Class Notes
Class Notes Online

The Class Notes are the most popular section in the Alfred Magazine. For your convenience and reference, we offer these online Class Notes from past issues of the Magazine. As always, please forward any information to your class correspondents or to the Office of Communications at 607.871.2103 or via email. Check back as more Class Notes go online.

Search the archives | Complete list of correspondents | Return to classnotes

Filter by
Class Notes
"Glad to hear that Bob Sinclair is keeping his health. Through him, we've learned of the passing of a noted ceramicist. He was Otto Heino, of Ojai, CA, master potter and teacher, who died at 94 on July 16, '09. His name is probably familiar to many of the fine arts graduates of Alfred. Bob knew him personally, and said that Heino exhibited at Alfred (date unknown) and gave generous gifts to the fine arts division. Heino was probably best known for his perfected butter-yellow glaze of ancient Chinese origin. His late wife, Vivika Heino, was a member of the AU class of 1944
1933
Adee Bennett '33 celebrated her 100th birthday on March 4, 2010. Adee's husband, Philip Baker '36 was an engineer. They met at AU as students who shared a rides home to Long Island for holiday's and vacations with a friend. Adee's fond memories of AU include her studies in languages and literature. She remembers Professor G. Steward Nease most vividly, as she used to teach class and host parties for him at his home with he was ill. Adee remembers working at the dining hall, but she was too small to carry the big trays, so she switched to tutoring in her fluent languages of Latin, Greek, Spanish, and French. During her conversation with AU Director of Gift Planning, Amy Jacobson, she reminisced about the fire at the Brick, and the struggle to find a new place to stay for 100 girls for the rest of the semester. Adee and a friend were placed on the top floor of "Mrs. Greeene's home, in the Village. The most vivid memory of the fire is the amusing mischief the boys caused, tossing bras and panties from the balconies of the Brick rooms. After graduation Adee found a job during the Great Depression at Lord & Taylor, commuting from Long Island to Manhattan every day. She later taught languages in the public schools in Tennessee and NY. She finally settled with her husband in New Jersey, where she taught in Clark for many years. Adee celebrated her birthday with some retired teachers, her two sons and granddaughter.
1934
Catherine Davis Simpson 505 Bering Drive, Apt. 103 Houston, TX 77057-1461
1936
Mrs. Thelma Bates Ames 3486 George St. Parishville, NY 13672
Adee Bennett '33 celebrated her 100th birthday on March 4, 2010. Adee's husband, Philip Bennett '36 was an engineer. They met at AU as students who shared a rides home to Long Island for holiday's and vacations with a friend. Adee's fond memories of AU include her studies in languages and literature. She remembers Professor G. Steward Nease most vividly, as she used to teach class and host parties for him at his home when he was ill. Adee remembers working at the dining hall, but she was too small to carry the big trays, so she switched to tutoring in her fluent languages of Latin, Greek, Spanish, and French. During her conversation with AU Director of Gift Planning, Amy Jacobson, she reminisced about the fire at the Brick and the struggle to find a new place to stay for 100 girls for the rest of the semester. Adee and a friend were placed on the top floor of "Mrs. Greene's home, in the Village. The most vivid memory of the fire is the amusing mischief the boys caused, tossing bras and panties from the balconies of the Brick rooms. After graduation Adee found a job during the Great Depression at Lord & Taylor, commuting from Long Island to Manhattan every day. She later taught languages in the public schools in Tennessee and New York. She finally settled with her husband in New Jersey, where she taught for many years. Adee celebrated her birthday with some retired teachers, her two sons, and granddaughter
1937
Ben Racusin writes: still going strong at 95 with fond memories of my years at Alfred. Although not the best of students, those years prepared me for a satisfactory future which enabled me to find and marry a most wonderful and beautiful girl. She is currently in the nursing wing of the retirement home in which we live suffering from acute dementia, but in many ways we are stil together. Hope AU weathered hte crisis of hte past several years and continues to grow and prosper.
1938
Dorothy Elve Tombaugh died July 3, 2009. Dorothy received a doctor of humane letters degree from Sienna Heights College and a doctor of science degree from Alfred University. After graduating from Alfred University, she moved to Ganado, AZ in 1940 and met her husband while serving at the Presbyterian Mission. Dorothy worked as a medical laboratory technician, chemist, and high school teacher of biology and chemistry. She spent the last five years of her teaching career touring the country to present seminars on teaching science to the disabled. She is survived by her daughters Karen Dean and Sandra Ehrman, sons-in-law Robin Dean and Bill Ehrman, grandchildren Paula and Jonathan Dean and Jill and Sheryl Ehrman, and great granddaughter Camila Sandoval.
1940
George Colucci died April 27, 2009. A former resident of Clemmons, NC, he is survived by his wife, three daughters, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was 93
Charlie Spiro 5552 Ash Grove Circle Montgomery, AL 36116 Phone: 334.271.7553 E-Mail: cspiro@charter.net
1942
Class Correspondent Evelyn Gorman reports: "When Bob Starr and his son, Dan Starr '77, attended the 2009 reunion in June, Bob experienced a never-to-be-forgotten re-acquaintance at the Golden Saxons dinner. His ears perked up when he heard the name, Willie Gamble. Yes, Willie was there. The same Klan Alpine fraternity brother Bob last saw in 1943 in Key West, FL, where they were both assigned by the U.S. Navy! What a warm, wonderful, and personally rewarding way to see an old friend again. Addendum: Willie graduated from AU in 1942 as Elton S. Gamble
"In early June, Ellis S. 'Chick' Berger finished nine holes of golf quite satisfyingly. Then, he 'celebrated' by falling on entering the locker room. The accident resulted in a broken shoulder and a hairline fracture of a hipbone. He adds, reassuringly and positively as always, that the breaks are healing nicely and he expected to be back on the golf course again in August! He and his wife, Tudy, still go out for a dinner and a movie on Wednesdays. Daughter Muff plays a lot of golf, time allowing. Chick says he hears from Reg Miner, who's doing well for being 90. He has good news also from Tom Grove '44 and Jack Wall '42.
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Thomas 3240 Lake Pointe Blvd., Apt. 349 Sarasota, FL 34231-6961 Email: bsthomas349@aol.com
1943
Class Correspondent Evelyn Gorman reports: "When Bob Starr and his son, Dan Starr '77, attended the 2009 reunion in June, Bob experienced a never-to-be-forgotten re-acquaintance at the Golden Saxons dinner. His ears perked up when he heard the name, Willie Gamble. Yes, Willie was there. The same Klan Alpine fraternity brother Bob last saw in 1943 in Key West, FL, where they were both assigned by the U.S. Navy! What a warm, wonderful, and personally rewarding way to see an old friend again. Addendum: Willie graduated from AU in 1942 as Elton S. Gamble
Evelyn Stevens Gorman 165 Verde Valley School Road 35 Sedona, AZ 86351-9026 Phone: 928.284.1139 E-mail: warevego@esedona.net Class Correspondent Evelyn Gorman reports: "When Bob Starr and his son, Dan Starr '77, attended the 2009 reunion in June, Bob experienced a never-to-be-forgotten re-acquaintance at the Golden Saxons dinner. His ears perked up when he heard the name, Willie Gamble. Yes, Willie was there. The same Klan Alpine fraternity brother Bob last saw in 1943 in Key West, FL, where they were both assigned by the U.S. Navy! What a warm, wonderful, and personally rewarding way to see an old friend again. Addendum: Willie graduated from AU in 1942 as Elton S. Gamble. "Margaret Ames Parker renewed her interest in genealogy last year and successfully traced the ancestors of her maternal grandparents back to 1636! Her commercially published book is a collection of pictures and stories from the living descendants. She heard from 68 and said she was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to her requests for family information and photos. Marg's son Phil called the book a "living, breathing document," and has committed himself to keeping it updated. Kudos to Marg for her diligence and savoir-faire. b>George Jones writes that he and his wife Claire remain in good health, 'just a little more forgetful and a little less easily motivated.' " They planned in late summer to go with their daughter to the Lake Champlain area, which is noting the 400th anniversary of Hendrik Hudson's exploration of the river that bears his name. George and Claire may go this fall to Belgium, where they have many relatives and friends. George concludes that a gift of a PC gave him an initial trepidation! Now, he adds, he's acquainted with Microsoft Word and is writing his WWII experiences. Knowing his way with words, we're sure he'll be making a colorful and compelling, but factual, recount. "In early June, Ellis S. 'Chick' Berger finished nine holes of golf quite satisfyingly. Then, he 'celebrated' by falling on entering the locker room. The accident resulted in a broken shoulder and a hairline fracture of a hipbone. He adds, reassuringly and positively as always, that the breaks are healing nicely and he expected to be back on the golf course again in August! He and his wife, Tudy, still go out for a dinner and a movie on Wednesdays. Daughter Muff plays a lot of golf, time allowing. Chick says he hears from Reg Miner, who's doing well for being 90. He has good news also from Tom Grove '44 and Jack Wall '42. "We talked with Col. Larry March '45 recently and were pleased to hear that both he and his wife Eddie are doing well. I mentioned Bob Starr's seeing Willie Gamble at the '09 reunion. This evoked a laugh of recognition from Larry, as he remembered Willie as a fellow contender in cross country during their AU running days. "Isabel Riggs Geibel continues to improve from a medical problem but says she doesn't drive the distances she used to. So, no more extended solo trips! "Glad to hear that Bob Sinclair is keeping his health. Through him, we've learned of the passing of a noted ceramicist. He was Otto Heino, of Ojai, CA, master potter and teacher, who died at 94 on July 16, '09. His name is probably familiar to many of the fine arts graduates of Alfred. Bob knew him personally, and said that Heino exhibited at Alfred (date unknown) and gave generous gifts to the fine arts division. Heino was probably best known for his perfected butter-yellow glaze of ancient Chinese origin. His late wife, Vivika Heino, was a member of the AU class of 1944. "We were personally saddened by the death of Helen Nelson Dygert on June 3, '09 in Vancouver, WA, where she had resided since 1955. Helen met her future husband Paul on the AU campus. Paul received his medical degree from Syracuse University. Opportunities in Vancouver beckoned them west. When he entered private practice in 1960, Helen began her long career in public service. She helped found the Council for the Homeless and received many awards for her achievements in health issues for the underprivileged. Helen is survived by three sons and their families, and three sisters. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul, in January 1995, and two sisters. Helen and I exchanged letters for a number of years following Paul's passing. She was a sprightly communicator, writing about her volunteer activities, and places where she and her sisters would meet every year to catch up on family news. Helen is another shining example of the achievements of one of our classmates." "It's becoming more and more difficult to find enough news of note to comprise a column. Yes, most of us have slowed down a bit, a tad away from the 'madding crowd.' They would well mow us down, in passing by! I think fondly of all of you, so, as you can, please keep in touch with your 'what's happening' and 'remember whens.' Many thanks."
"Margaret Ames Parker renewed her interest in genealogy last year and successfully traced the ancestors of her maternal grandparents back to 1636! Her commercially published book is a collection of pictures and stories from the living descendants. She heard from 68 and said she was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to her requests for family information and photos. Marg's son Phil called the book a "living, breathing document," and has committed himself to keeping it updated. Kudos to Marg for her diligence and savoir-faire
"We were personally saddened by the death of Helen Nelson Dygert on June 3, '09 in Vancouver, WA, where she had resided since 1955. Helen met her future husband Paul on the AU campus. Paul received his medical degree from Syracuse University. Opportunities in Vancouver beckoned them west. When he entered private practice in 1960, Helen began her long career in public service. She helped found the Council for the Homeless and received many awards for her achievements in health issues for the underprivileged. Helen is survived by three sons and their families, and three sisters. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul, in January 1995, and two sisters. Helen and I exchanged letters for a number of years following Paul's passing. She was a sprightly communicator, writing about her volunteer activities, and places where she and her sisters would meet every year to catch up on family news. Helen is another shining example of the achievements of one of our classmates."
"In early June, Ellis S. 'Chick' Berger finished nine holes of golf quite satisfyingly. Then, he 'celebrated' by falling on entering the locker room. The accident resulted in a broken shoulder and a hairline fracture of a hipbone. He adds, reassuringly and positively as always, that the breaks are healing nicely and he expected to be back on the golf course again in August! He and his wife, Tudy, still go out for a dinner and a movie on Wednesdays. Daughter Muff plays a lot of golf, time allowing. Chick says he hears from Reg Miner, who's doing well for being 90. He has good news also from Tom Grove '44 and Jack Wall '42.
"Isabel Riggs Geibel continues to improve from a medical problem but says she doesn't drive the distances she used to. So, no more extended solo trips!
"In early June, Ellis S. 'Chick' Berger finished nine holes of golf quite satisfyingly. Then, he 'celebrated' by falling on entering the locker room. The accident resulted in a broken shoulder and a hairline fracture of a hipbone. He adds, reassuringly and positively as always, that the breaks are healing nicely and he expected to be back on the golf course again in August! He and his wife, Tudy, still go out for a dinner and a movie on Wednesdays. Daughter Muff plays a lot of golf, time allowing. Chick says he hears from Reg Miner, who's doing well for being 90. He has good news also from Tom Grove '44 and Jack Wall '42.
"Glad to hear that Bob Sinclair is keeping his health. Through him, we've learned of the passing of a noted ceramicist. He was Otto Heino, of Ojai, CA, master potter and teacher, who died at 94 on July 16, '09. His name is probably familiar to many of the fine arts graduates of Alfred. Bob knew him personally, and said that Heino exhibited at Alfred (date unknown) and gave generous gifts to the fine arts division. Heino was probably best known for his perfected butter-yellow glaze of ancient Chinese origin. His late wife, Vivika Heino, was a member of the AU class of 1944
b>George Jones writes that he and his wife Claire remain in good health, 'just a little more forgetful and a little less easily motivated.' " They planned in late summer to go with their daughter to the Lake Champlain area, which is noting the 400th anniversary of Hendrik Hudson's exploration of the river that bears his name. George and Claire may go this fall to Belgium, where they have many relatives and friends. George concludes that a gift of a PC gave him an initial trepidation! Now, he adds, he's acquainted with Microsoft Word and is writing his WWII experiences. Knowing his way with words, we're sure he'll be making a colorful and compelling, but factual, recount
1944
"In early June, Ellis S. 'Chick' Berger finished nine holes of golf quite satisfyingly. Then, he 'celebrated' by falling on entering the locker room. The accident resulted in a broken shoulder and a hairline fracture of a hipbone. He adds, reassuringly and positively as always, that the breaks are healing nicely and he expected to be back on the golf course again in August! He and his wife, Tudy, still go out for a dinner and a movie on Wednesdays. Daughter Muff plays a lot of golf, time allowing. Chick says he hears from Reg Miner, who's doing well for being 90. He has good news also from Tom Grove '44 and Jack Wall '42.
"Glad to hear that Bob Sinclair is keeping his health. Through him, we've learned of the passing of a noted ceramicist. He was Otto Heino, of Ojai, CA, master potter and teacher, who died at 94 on July 16, '09. His name is probably familiar to many of the fine arts graduates of Alfred. Bob knew him personally, and said that Heino exhibited at Alfred (date unknown) and gave generous gifts to the fine arts division. Heino was probably best known for his perfected butter-yellow glaze of ancient Chinese origin. His late wife, Vivika Heino, was a member of the AU class of 1944
We were saddened to learn of the death of long-time Class Correspondent Edith M. Roberts on Aug. 18, 2009. Our condolences go out to her husband, Mervin (Hat) Roberts '44, their four children, 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, friends, and classmates.
1945
"We talked with Col. Larry March '45 recently and were pleased to hear that both he and his wife Eddie are doing well. I mentioned Bob Starr's seeing Willie Gamble at the '09 reunion. This evoked a laugh of recognition from Larry, as he remembered Willie as a fellow contender in cross country during their AU running days
1946
"Mae (Maisie) Barrus Rowlandbegan her career in social work in familiar eastern territory. Then stirred by a spirit of adventure, she went west in 1957, earning a master's degree at the University of Colorado. The call of the mountains and marriage have kept her there ever since. Officially retired, Maisie still works three days a week in her son's chiropractic office in Denver. Although her husband, Ed, passed away a few years ago, she maintains her home.
Genevieve Polan Scheffer died Oct. 28, 2009 in a nursing Home in Ocala, FL, after a lengthy illness due to Alzheimer's Disease
Then, some sad news from Don on the death of his sister, Genevieve Polan Scheffer: "Genevieve Polan Scheffer died Oct. 18, 2009 in Ocala, FL… She graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School… She married Karl Scheffer '49… Her last employment was as a chemical analyst for General Electric in Schenectady, NY, and on retirement moved to Ocala, FL…She was predeceased by her parents and an older brother, Lester. She is survived by her husband, Karl, children, Brent and wife of Pearland, TX, Mari Scheffer Zelaya and husband of Caledonia, MI, Douglas of Swannee, GA, as well as four grandchildren and a brother, Donald Polan and wife of DeLand, FL."
Your Class Correspondent reports: "Dorothy (Dottie) Jean Burdick Goss married Kenneth Goss '48 in September following our graduation. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Rochester, Ken practiced in the Northeast before deciding to move to Little Rock, AR, in 1977. Later he became professor of family practice at the University of Arkansas. Dottie was busy as a homemaker with her own family practices but was able to accompany Ken when he taught for one year at the medical college in Transkei, South Africa. Their four sons and one daughter are now scattered, living in North Mexico, Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas, and North Carolina, but - though it sounds impossible - Little Rock is their center. Oh yes! There are nine grandchildren
Wilma White Albert Apt. 1211 12100 Chancellor's Village Lane Fredericksburg, VA 22407 E-mail: albert4008@hotmail.com (Editor's Note: The following report was sent by Class Correspondent Wilma White Albert in March, but was inadvertently left out of the spring Magazine. Apologies to all involved.) Your Class Correspondent reports: "Dorothy (Dottie) Jean Burdick Goss married Kenneth Goss '48 in September following our graduation. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Rochester, Ken practiced in the Northeast before deciding to move to Little Rock, AR, in 1977. Later he became professor of family practice at the University of Arkansas. Dottie was busy as a homemaker with her own family practices but was able to accompany Ken when he taught for one year at the medical college in Transkei, South Africa. Their four sons and one daughter are now scattered, living in North Mexico, Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas, and North Carolina, but - though it sounds impossible - Little Rock is their center. Oh yes! There are nine grandchildren. "Mae (Maisie) Barrus Rowlandbegan her career in social work in familiar eastern territory. Then stirred by a spirit of adventure, she went west in 1957, earning a master's degree at the University of Colorado. The call of the mountains and marriage have kept her there ever since. Officially retired, Maisie still works three days a week in her son's chiropractic office in Denver. Although her husband, Ed, passed away a few years ago, she maintains her home. Wilma White Albert recalls, "At one time, Maisie, Dottie, and I all lived at The Castle. Senior year, Maisie was president of the Student Senate and I, vice president. Carolyn Torrey was secretary. Maisie and I smiled especially at the memory of Friday evening student get-togethers in the home of Professor and Mrs. Ellsworth Barnard. Dutchy's reading of Thurber had us rolling on the floor with laughter (we were sitting there anyway). We had serious discussions, too, as we stirred our dishes of New York State maple syrup into maple sugar. "It has belatedly occurred to me that at this stage in our lives, it might perhaps be easier for you other classmates out there to telephone me rather than write or e-mail. This is especially true if you have a 'call anywhere' option with your phone company. You can reach me at 540.548.1258. Try it!"
1947
We were saddened to learn of the death of long-time Class Correspondent Edith M. Roberts on Aug. 18, 2009. Our condolences go out to her husband, Mervin (Hat) Roberts '44, their four children, 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, friends, and classmates.
1948
"P.S. Mimi Tooke Polan and I were the only Class of '48 graduates at the Annual Reunion in June 2009. The Golden Oldies are a great group-come and join us."
Your Class Correspondent reports: "Dorothy (Dottie) Jean Burdick Goss married Kenneth Goss '48 in September following our graduation. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Rochester, Ken practiced in the Northeast before deciding to move to Little Rock, AR, in 1977. Later he became professor of family practice at the University of Arkansas. Dottie was busy as a homemaker with her own family practices but was able to accompany Ken when he taught for one year at the medical college in Transkei, South Africa. Their four sons and one daughter are now scattered, living in North Mexico, Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas, and North Carolina, but - though it sounds impossible - Little Rock is their center. Oh yes! There are nine grandchildren
"Johnnie Seidlin is the only classmate I have heard from in the past six months. Johnnie and I went to school together at the old Alfred grammar and high school. We graduated together from Alfred-Almond Central School, Alfred University, and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where we were roommates for two and a half years. See why we are still in touch? "Let's hear from other classmates now. What are you doing to keep busy?
Dr. Donald B. Polan 110 Apremont Court De Land, FL 32724 Phone: (386) 736-0982 E-mail: seabeedbp@cfl.rr.com Class Correspondent Don Polan writes: "This past July has been the coldest in Western New York in the past 100 years. What a time to spend at our abode near Loon Lake. Last July (2008) was the wettest in 100 years-maybe we should stop coming up here for the summer, we seem to bring bad weather." Then, some sad news from Don on the death of his sister, Genevieve Polan Scheffer: "Genevieve Polan Scheffer died Oct. 18, 2009 in Ocala, FL… She graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School… She married Karl Scheffer '49… Her last employment was as a chemical analyst for General Electric in Schenectady, NY, and on retirement moved to Ocala, FL…She was predeceased by her parents and an older brother, Lester. She is survived by her husband, Karl, children, Brent and wife of Pearland, TX, Mari Scheffer Zelaya and husband of Caledonia, MI, Douglas of Swannee, GA, as well as four grandchildren and a brother, Donald Polan and wife of DeLand, FL." "Johnnie Seidlin is the only classmate I have heard from in the past six months. Johnnie and I went to school together at the old Alfred grammar and high school. We graduated together from Alfred-Almond Central School, Alfred University, and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where we were roommates for two and a half years. See why we are still in touch? "Let's hear from other classmates now. What are you doing to keep busy? "P.S. Mimi Tooke Polan and I were the only Class of '48 graduates at the Annual Reunion in June 2009. The Golden Oldies are a great group-come and join us."
Janet Matson Hillman passed away on November 27, 2009. She is survived by four children and nine grandchildren. Janet enjoyed painting, and playing the piano and organ. She was a published author and frequent contributor to many publications. In her professional life, she played a variety of roles as an organit, founder of the Liturgical Artisans Guild, employment counselor, and librarian at Rocky Hill School.
The Allegany County (NY) Retired Teachers Association recently honored Phyllis Rigby for her 35 years of service as a teacher at Scio, Whitesville schools and Alfred State College.
1949
Allen and Anna spent a nice Christmas holiday with family and two sons and wives plus four grandchildren. Allen will trun 85 in January. They are still living in their home and have been married for 61 1/2 years.
Ms. Willa Wright 2313 County Highway 22 Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2717
Then, some sad news from Don on the death of his sister, Genevieve Polan Scheffer: "Genevieve Polan Scheffer died Oct. 18, 2009 in Ocala, FL… She graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School… She married Karl Scheffer '49… Her last employment was as a chemical analyst for General Electric in Schenectady, NY, and on retirement moved to Ocala, FL…She was predeceased by her parents and an older brother, Lester. She is survived by her husband, Karl, children, Brent and wife of Pearland, TX, Mari Scheffer Zelaya and husband of Caledonia, MI, Douglas of Swannee, GA, as well as four grandchildren and a brother, Donald Polan and wife of DeLand, FL."
1950
"Dick Robinson and wife, Emily Worth '52, went on a river cruise tour of southern France in August 2009. They visited Nice, Arles, Avignon, Lyon, and Paris. Grand Circle calls it 'Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur.' The boats were very plush and the meals were great (with free wine at dinner). This was the couple's 12th trip with Grand Circle … In the past, Dick and Emily have covered northern France with them five years ago, including Normandy."
"Emily Worth Robinson and her husband, Dick Robinson '50, recently took a 13-day tour of France by bus and on a 46-passenger riverboat. They saw the old cities of Arles, Lyon, and Avignon. The latter, of course, was once the home of the papacy in the 14th century, when popes felt unsafe in Rome. Dick and Emily had visited Paris five years earlier, but took in some of the usual tourist places anyway, including having dinner on the first level of the Eiffel Tower. Emily said the 'food was scrumptious and the crème brulee "to die for" as the sky darkened and the tower lit up and sparkled on the hour. Ooh-la-la.
"Don Ostrander has just completed his 15th year of service as a volunteer at History San Jose, a local history museum and park in San Jose, CA. He works in the Art & Photography Department where he catalogs and digitizes prints from the collection and prepares original documents for archival storage. He invites AU graduates to visit www.historysanjose.org and any in the San Jose area to drop in to History Park in Kelley Park and ride one of the restored trolleys or take a docent-led tour of some of the 27 buildings and exhibits on site
Dr. Herbert Leon MacDonell PO Box 1111 Corning, NY 14830 607.962.6581 forensiclab@stny.rr.com Herb McDonnell, your Class Correspondent, was recently inducted into the Steuben County Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame also includes noteworthy historical figures such as Baron von Steuben, General Washington's military aide (for whom Steuben County is named), and Robert van Valkenburgh, who was appointed as the first U.S. Ambassador to Japan by President Abraham Lincoln. Herb also reports: "Pat Kennedy Pertner enjoys a '55 and older' community in the beautiful Northwest. 'It's called "active" and it truly is, so we enjoy golf, Bridge, and many social events. We left the Northwest this January for a mini reunion with Bob Kennedy and his wife enjoying a cruise in the Caribbean. Dick Kennedy was unable to join us. He's living in a retirement home in Warminster, PA.' " "Admiral J. Robert Lunney was presented the Marconi Memorial Historical Preservation Award Plaque by the Veterans Wireless Operators Association Awards in June 2009. "Don Ostrander has just completed his 15th year of service as a volunteer at History San Jose, a local history museum and park in San Jose, CA. He works in the Art & Photography Department where he catalogs and digitizes prints from the collection and prepares original documents for archival storage. He invites AU graduates to visit www.historysanjose.org and any in the San Jose area to drop in to History Park in Kelley Park and ride one of the restored trolleys or take a docent-led tour of some of the 27 buildings and exhibits on site. "Dick Robinson and wife, Emily Worth '52, went on a river cruise tour of southern France in August 2009. They visited Nice, Arles, Avignon, Lyon, and Paris. Grand Circle calls it 'Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur.' The boats were very plush and the meals were great (with free wine at dinner). This was the couple's 12th trip with Grand Circle … In the past, Dick and Emily have covered northern France with them five years ago, including Normandy."
"Pat Kennedy Pertner enjoys a '55 and older' community in the beautiful Northwest. 'It's called "active" and it truly is, so we enjoy golf, Bridge, and many social events. We left the Northwest this January for a mini reunion with Bob Kennedy and his wife enjoying a cruise in the Caribbean. Dick Kennedy was unable to join us. He's living in a retirement home in Warminster, PA.'
"Pat Kennedy Pertner enjoys a '55 and older' community in the beautiful Northwest. 'It's called "active" and it truly is, so we enjoy golf, Bridge, and many social events. We left the Northwest this January for a mini reunion with Bob Kennedy and his wife enjoying a cruise in the Caribbean. Dick Kennedy was unable to join us. He's living in a retirement home in Warminster, PA.'
"Pat Kennedy Pertner enjoys a '55 and older' community in the beautiful Northwest. 'It's called "active" and it truly is, so we enjoy golf, Bridge, and many social events. We left the Northwest this January for a mini reunion with Bob Kennedy and his wife enjoying a cruise in the Caribbean. Dick Kennedy was unable to join us. He's living in a retirement home in Warminster, PA.'
"Admiral J. Robert Lunney was presented the Marconi Memorial Historical Preservation Award Plaque by the Veterans Wireless Operators Association Awards in June 2009
1951
George Crouchley, Jr. PO Box 113 Pasadena, MD 21123-0113 kevin.crouchley@navy.mil
The Allegany County (NY) Retired Teachers Association recently honoredJoan Palmer for her 35 years of teaching
1952
Frank Bredellreports, "Ellison 'Pat' Patterson and wife, Jean, just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to see family in Rochester, NY. It was the coolest July on record. Needless to say, Ellison and Jean are glad to be back in the Villages Florida. They completed their celebration with a Disney cruise in August 2009. Pat is still junior warden at St. George Episcopal Church in the Villages. A fourth and final tour of service ends in January 2010
"Emily Worth Robinson and her husband, Dick Robinson '50, recently took a 13-day tour of France by bus and on a 46-passenger riverboat. They saw the old cities of Arles, Lyon, and Avignon. The latter, of course, was once the home of the papacy in the 14th century, when popes felt unsafe in Rome. Dick and Emily had visited Paris five years earlier, but took in some of the usual tourist places anyway, including having dinner on the first level of the Eiffel Tower. Emily said the 'food was scrumptious and the crème brulee "to die for" as the sky darkened and the tower lit up and sparkled on the hour. Ooh-la-la.
"Dick Robinson and wife, Emily Worth '52, went on a river cruise tour of southern France in August 2009. They visited Nice, Arles, Avignon, Lyon, and Paris. Grand Circle calls it 'Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur.' The boats were very plush and the meals were great (with free wine at dinner). This was the couple's 12th trip with Grand Circle … In the past, Dick and Emily have covered northern France with them five years ago, including Normandy."
Frank Bredell 1617 Mayflower Lincoln Park, MI 48146 E-mail: fbredell@sbcglobal.net Frank Bredellreports, "Ellison 'Pat' Patterson and wife, Jean, just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to see family in Rochester, NY. It was the coolest July on record. Needless to say, Ellison and Jean are glad to be back in the Villages Florida. They completed their celebration with a Disney cruise in August 2009. Pat is still junior warden at St. George Episcopal Church in the Villages. A fourth and final tour of service ends in January 2010. "Don Boulton says, 'I attended my last reunion weekend meeting as a member of the Alumni Council. The 10 years I have spent with that group have been very satisfying. The Council has made real strides in its efforts to assist the University in its mission. The Council was very kind to give me an award for faithful service. In September I will return to St. Andrews University in Scotland for my ninth year as a visiting professor. I will be working with their American doctoral students as they begin seeking a position in the university system in America. They have also asked for assistance in learning about the process of "friend raising and fund raising" to support the work of the University at St. Andrews. I am happy they want me back and I am taking my golf clubs. If anyone from our class is interested in serving on the Alumni Council, I would be happy to submit their name(s) to the Council. My e-mail address is dboulton@mindspring.com .' "Wally Higgins and his wife, Norma, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18. Your Class Correspondent Frank Bredell was best man at the wedding (which was in the tiny little chapel known as the Gothic on campus). They are the proud great grandparents of two. Wally continues as a free-lance ceramic designer at Santanoni Glass and Ceramics at Alfred. "Emily Worth Robinson and her husband, Dick Robinson '50, recently took a 13-day tour of France by bus and on a 46-passenger riverboat. They saw the old cities of Arles, Lyon, and Avignon. The latter, of course, was once the home of the papacy in the 14th century, when popes felt unsafe in Rome. Dick and Emily had visited Paris five years earlier, but took in some of the usual tourist places anyway, including having dinner on the first level of the Eiffel Tower. Emily said the 'food was scrumptious and the crème brulee "to die for" as the sky darkened and the tower lit up and sparkled on the hour. Ooh-la-la.'
"Don Boulton says, 'I attended my last reunion weekend meeting as a member of the Alumni Council. The 10 years I have spent with that group have been very satisfying. The Council has made real strides in its efforts to assist the University in its mission. The Council was very kind to give me an award for faithful service. In September I will return to St. Andrews University in Scotland for my ninth year as a visiting professor. I will be working with their American doctoral students as they begin seeking a position in the university system in America. They have also asked for assistance in learning about the process of "friend raising and fund raising" to support the work of the University at St. Andrews. I am happy they want me back and I am taking my golf clubs. If anyone from our class is interested in serving on the Alumni Council, I would be happy to submit their name(s) to the Council. My e-mail address is dboulton@mindspring.com .'
The Exhibition "Masters of Mid- Century California Modernism: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman" continued its successful run at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, CA through Jan. 10, 2010. Jerry Ackerman and Evelyn Ackerman now have a Web site on their art: www.ackermanmodern.com . To see an article on them just ran in the July American Craft magazine, you can read it online at: www.americancraftmag.org/... . php?id=7832.
Duane Matterson reports that he taught grade school for 23 years and that he had a wonderful graduate school experience.
"Wally Higgins and his wife, Norma, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18. Your Class Correspondent Frank Bredell was best man at the wedding (which was in the tiny little chapel known as the Gothic on campus). They are the proud great grandparents of two. Wally continues as a free-lance ceramic designer at Santanoni Glass and Ceramics at Alfred
1953
Carol Dunham Sheets 4 Quail Roost Road Lake Placid, FL 33852-6731 E-mail: carold@htn.nett
1954
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Dee Michaels Levine 21 Hewitt Boulevard Center Moriches, NY 11934 E-mail: Dionne12933@optonline.net
Hubert R. Thornton died May 9, 2009. Dick was a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University and a former associate department head until his retirement in 1997. Before coming to A&M, he worked in the space program at General Dynamics in Fort Worth, TX, and for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the American Ceramic Society, American Society for Metals, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, SAMPE, American Welding Society (Adams Memorial Award), American Institute of Chemists and New York Academy of Sciences. He is listed in "Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology." He was also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi, Blue Key, Keramos, and was certified as a professional engineer in Texas. Dick received his bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering and master of science degree in glass technology from Alfred University, where he is known as "Hubie" to his friends. As a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Dick enjoyed his college years, which were filled with intramural sports, step singing, frat parties and the annual St. Pat's parade. He received his Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois. Dick was involved in his local church as a Sunday School teacher, council member, choir member, and basketball team coach. When asked how he wanted to be remembered, Dick said he wanted people to remember him as a good son, husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 49 years, daughter Cheryl Thornton Frost, son-in-law Jon Frost, grandchildren Ben and Jack Thornton of Houston, TX, and father Hubert Thornton of Bryan, TX.
1955
Irene Haskins has a second home in Charleston, SC and returned to Rochester, NY for the summer
Richard "Dick" Phillips 8 Ridge Lake Drive Manning, SC 29102 Phone: 803.478.7873 E-mail: rphill291022@gmail.com
Barbara Switzer was promoted to senior manager of applications development at Global Crossing Ltd.
1956
Douglas E. Wilson 671 Walnut Drive Manheim, PA 17545-9398 E-mail: dewcaw@dejazzd.com
1957
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Jeanne Fields Rogers of East Islip, Long Island, NY was elected president of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Suffolk Count Branch. This prestigious organization, which dates back to the 1800's, encourages creative works of art professional standards in visual, literary, and music arts. During a recent NLAPW art exhibit at the BAFFA (Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts) Gallery, Jeanne presented an NLAPW state-funded check to BAFFA for their programs with youth in keeping with the goals of NLAPW. This summer through fall, Jeanne was selected to join juried shows at Stony Brook Art Museum, and Fire Island Lighthouse, where she donated proceeds from sales of her watercolors to the Fire Island Preservation of the National Seashore. She also contributed paintings to Caumsett State Park for their fund-raising. On Oct. 25, Jeanne received an award from the East Islip Arts Council juried show held at historic Bayard Cutting Arboretum for her large acrylic painting "Grand Canyon." Jeanne's bio and samples of paintings may be located at: www.wetpaints.homestead.c... (then click member gallery, artist, & scroll down to Jeanne Rogers)
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, plAnning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Robert Tompkins 3124 Parkside Lane Williamsburg, VA 23185 Phone: 757.258.4509 Class Correspondent Robert Tompkins wants his classmates to know he welcomes any news, either by snail mail or phone
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
The Old Timers Athletic Association of Greenwich, CT honored Erford Porter II at its 49th annual dinner Nov. 24, 2009. Honorees are selected and honored for their athletic accomplishments as well as their contributions to their community. The purpose of this group is to raise funds that are used to make donations to local youth sports programs and to award college scholarships to local scholar athletes
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
"I am very anxious to get in touch with my friend Rosemary Bracker. We were freshman in 1953 and sophomores in 1954. I haven't seen her name listed in the 1957 year book I'd love to send her a note. Thank you in advance for looking into this matter."
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY. Wally Lowden reports: "I am still enjoying life in rural Columbia County in upstate New York. I had a wonderful visit in July from Phil Baker '58 and Sue Schmedes Dando '58. Phil was on a driving trip from his home in Washington, D.C. visiting friends and relatives in the Northeast. Susan drove over from her home in Providence, RI. We had two great days together sharing many laughs and memories from Alfred in the '50s. "I still hear from Bob Haver, who is retired and has homes in Georgia and Alabama. Bob and I were roommates in the (long-gone) Klan barn. He is doing fine and continues to renew his pilot's license every year. He still loves to take to the air as often as possible. Bob and I have great memories of our other roommates upstairs in the barn including Mack Hill, Phil Enzie, Joe Finlayson, Bill Warren, and others through the three years we were living there. All fine Klan Alpine brothers."
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Wally Lowden reports: "I am still enjoying life in rural Columbia County in upstate New York. I had a wonderful visit in July from Phil Baker '58 and Sue Schmedes Dando '58. Phil was on a driving trip from his home in Washington, D.C. visiting friends and relatives in the Northeast. Susan drove over from her home in Providence, RI. We had two great days together sharing many laughs and memories from Alfred in the '50s. "I still hear from Bob Haver, who is retired and has homes in Georgia and Alabama. Bob and I were roommates in the (long-gone) Klan barn. He is doing fine and continues to renew his pilot's license every year. He still loves to take to the air as often as possible. Bob and I have great memories of our other roommates upstairs in the barn including Mack Hill, Phil Enzie, Joe Finlayson, Bill Warren, and others through the three years we were living there. All fine Klan Alpine brothers."
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Wally Lowden reports: "I am still enjoying life in rural Columbia County in upstate New York. I had a wonderful visit in July from Phil Baker '58 and Sue Schmedes Dando '58. Phil was on a driving trip from his home in Washington, D.C. visiting friends and relatives in the Northeast. Susan drove over from her home in Providence, RI. We had two great days together sharing many laughs and memories from Alfred in the '50s. "I still hear from Bob Haver, who is retired and has homes in Georgia and Alabama. Bob and I were roommates in the (long-gone) Klan barn. He is doing fine and continues to renew his pilot's license every year. He still loves to take to the air as often as possible. Bob and I have great memories of our other roommates upstairs in the barn including Mack Hill, Phil Enzie, Joe Finlayson, Bill Warren, and others through the three years we were living there. All fine Klan Alpine brothers."
1958
Elliott Lasky 6 Mele Ave. Colmar, PA 18915 Phone: 215.,822.0918 Fax: 215.822.3332 E-mail: classof1958@entermail.net
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY.
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekenD. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY. Wally Lowden reports: "I am still enjoying life in rural Columbia County in upstate New York. I had a wonderful visit in July from Phil Baker '58 and Sue Schmedes Dando '58. Phil was on a driving trip from his home in Washington, D.C. visiting friends and relatives in the Northeast. Susan drove over from her home in Providence, RI. We had two great days together sharing many laughs and memories from Alfred in the '50s. "I still hear from Bob Haver, who is retired and has homes in Georgia and Alabama. Bob and I were roommates in the (long-gone) Klan barn. He is doing fine and continues to renew his pilot's license every year. He still loves to take to the air as often as possible. Bob and I have great memories of our other roommates upstairs in the barn including Mack Hill, Phil Enzie, Joe Finlayson, Bill Warren, and others through the three years we were living there. All fine Klan Alpine brothers."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Claire Wilcox writes:"As the classes began to think about gathering at Alfred for the 2009 Reunion weekend there was a group of alumnae nurses that preceded this date for their very own special 51st reunion. The 13 members of the AU nursing class of 1957 gathered at the home of David '58 and Claire Wilcox '57 in Sun Lakes, AZ, for four days in late April. It was a dedicated group that arrived from 10 different states and landed all within a few hours of each other in the Phoenix airport. The activities included a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a Chihuly Glass Exhibit, a lunch in Tortilla Flats along the Apache Trail (known for prickly pear ice cream), a steamboat ride on the reservoir, a dinner at a country club, and lots of time for talking, renewing, planning, and picture taking. "This class is especially close and has tried to reunite every two-three years for the past 30 years so this was an outstanding event to have all of the surviving 1957 nursing class together. The dinner was the culmination of our weekend. There were 18 who graduated and the five who are missing were remembered many times and officially at our dinner with special words by Sandra Lydahl. We sang many times together as student nurses and relived this custom by singing a special blessing led by Pastor Ted Gault (Carol's husband) and had the benediction by Bruce Boulton '58. "Those attending were: Lois Ann Judson Beckwith, Ann Hopkins Boulton, Carol Heidtman Gault, Carol Miller Lasher, Sandra Ballman Lydahl, Ruth Purple Miller, Sue Olsen Mittelstaedt, Lucyanne Ellsworth Nolan, Niki Matsui Takata, Grace Hotaling Talada, Claire Forbes Wilcox (Tinker), and Pat Kirk Wolverton. "Those remembered: Nancy Jackson Wade, Carla Whetmore Miller, Elizabeth Brower Kish, Shirley Wilson Krinsky, Marilyn Butts Bardsley. Phil Baker '58, Sue Schmedes '58, and Wally Lowden '57, got together for a mini-reunion in July 2009 at Wally's place in Columbia County, NY. Wally Lowden reports: "I am still enjoying life in rural Columbia County in upstate New York. I had a wonderful visit in July from Phil Baker '58 and Sue Schmedes Dando '58. Phil was on a driving trip from his home in Washington, D.C. visiting friends and relatives in the Northeast. Susan drove over from her home in Providence, RI. We had two great days together sharing many laughs and memories from Alfred in the '50s. "I still hear from Bob Haver, who is retired and has homes in Georgia and Alabama. Bob and I were roommates in the (long-gone) Klan barn. He is doing fine and continues to renew his pilot's license every year. He still loves to take to the air as often as possible. Bob and I have great memories of our other roommates upstairs in the barn including Mack Hill, Phil Enzie, Joe Finlayson, Bill Warren, and others through the three years we were living there. All fine Klan Alpine brothers."
Norm Schulman and Cynthia Bringle '64 were honored by the State of North Carolina as 2009 NC Living Treasures. Both potters, they were cited for their lifetime commitment to their craft. Cynthia maintains a studio in Penfield, NC. She conducts workshops and classes at the Penland School of Crafts as well as at Arrowmont, Haystack, and numerous other venues. Norm held teaching positions in Toledo, OH, and Providence, RI, before moving to Penland in the mid-'70s, where he still resides and maintains a studio. Both Cynthia and Norm have work in many private and public collections throughout the country
Wally Lowden reports: "I am still enjoying life in rural Columbia County in upstate New York. I had a wonderful visit in July from Phil Baker '58 and Sue Schmedes Dando '58. Phil was on a driving trip from his home in Washington, D.C. visiting friends and relatives in the Northeast. Susan drove over from her home in Providence, RI. We had two great days together sharing many laughs and memories from Alfred in the '50s. "I still hear from Bob Haver, who is retired and has homes in Georgia and Alabama. Bob and I were roommates in the (long-gone) Klan barn. He is doing fine and continues to renew his pilot's license every year. He still loves to take to the air as often as possible. Bob and I have great memories of our other roommates upstairs in the barn including Mack Hill, Phil Enzie, Joe Finlayson, Bill Warren, and others through the three years we were living there. All fine Klan Alpine brothers."
1959
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Elissa Finelli Cerone 15003 Valleyheart Drive Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 E-mail: xors1@sbcglobal.net From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Wally Lowden reports: "I am still enjoying life in rural Columbia County in upstate New York. I had a wonderful visit in July from Phil Baker '58 and Sue Schmedes Dando '58. Phil was on a driving trip from his home in Washington, D.C. visiting friends and relatives in the Northeast. Susan drove over from her home in Providence, RI. We had two great days together sharing many laughs and memories from Alfred in the '50s. "I still hear from Bob Haver, who is retired and has homes in Georgia and Alabama. Bob and I were roommates in the (long-gone) Klan barn. He is doing fine and continues to renew his pilot's license every year. He still loves to take to the air as often as possible. Bob and I have great memories of our other roommates upstairs in the barn including Mack Hill, Phil Enzie, Joe Finlayson, Bill Warren, and others through the three years we were living there. All fine Klan Alpine brothers."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Wally Lowden reports: "I am still enjoying life in rural Columbia County in upstate New York. I had a wonderful visit in July from Phil Baker '58 and Sue Schmedes Dando '58. Phil was on a driving trip from his home in Washington, D.C. visiting friends and relatives in the Northeast. Susan drove over from her home in Providence, RI. We had two great days together sharing many laughs and memories from Alfred in the '50s. "I still hear from Bob Haver, who is retired and has homes in Georgia and Alabama. Bob and I were roommates in the (long-gone) Klan barn. He is doing fine and continues to renew his pilot's license every year. He still loves to take to the air as often as possible. Bob and I have great memories of our other roommates upstairs in the barn including Mack Hill, Phil Enzie, Joe Finlayson, Bill Warren, and others through the three years we were living there. All fine Klan Alpine brothers."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Grace Bentley-Scheck has received the Stella Drabkin Memorial Award for a print exhibited in the American Color Print Society 70th Members Exhibition at the Plastic Club in Philadelphia. The exhibition ran through Nov. 29, 2009.
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Barbara Korman held an exhibition of her new wood sculptures from May to August 2009 in White Plains, NY. The sculptures were created from storm-felled trees gathered in the Bronx and Westchester County
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Grace Bentley-Scheck received the Stella Drabkin Memorial Award for a print exhibited in the American Color Print Society 70th Members Exhibition at the Plastic Club, Philadelphia.
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
1960
Benjamin Schneider was recently presented the $50,000 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Award by SHRM. Benjamin is a senior researcher at the Valtera Corp., La Jolla, CA. He is also professor of psychology at the University of Maryland.
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Stanley and Paula Schumann write: In 2010 we are celebration not only 50 years since graduation but also 50 years of marriage. We were married 2 weeks after graduation. Needless to day, we have many happy memories of Alfred. We are looking forward to attending reunion weekend in June!
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Alan Feather writes, "I am in my seventh year of retirement, living in Hot Springs Village, AR. My wife (of 47 years), Katie, had a stroke in late February and is recovering nicely. I am active in Kiwanis International doing various volunteer projects. I am the Kiwanis coordinator for our local Head Start Program, a government program for pre-school children. I am also a second grade tutor at a local public school. I was elected to the Board of the Garland County Community Organization which oversees the distribution of monies to the needy i.e. weatherization of homes, the Head Start program, adult education, transportation programs, and helps to pay part of the utility bills. Katie was very active before her stroke, playing tennis, volunteering at the Clinton Presidential Library, and on the recreation committee. Recently Katie was elected to the Village P.O.A. Board (City Council). Katie and I are blessed with five children and nine grandchildren living in Sacramento, CA, St. Louis area, Dallas, and Hot Springs Village. This is a wonderful place to live with all the amenities anyone could want."
From your Class Correspondent Lisa Finelli-Cerone: "And a great 50th Reunion it was! The schedule was so full and the events so well planned and the University presented us with so many surprises and souvenirs, we felt extra special. Of course the highlights were the people, and I must say we had a wonderful class. "Don't get me started about those Nurses-10 of the 33 classmates in attendance were Nurses (great recruitment job, Brenda). Viola Rigby Albert, Karen Dennis Barney, Mary Wilson Drotar, Jackie Morse Gilson, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Brenda Kaufman Monene, Hattie Fowler O'Toole, Marcie Dulinawka Rietz, Flo Gerhardt Simmons, and yours truly to be specific. Only two of the remaining Nursing Class were unable to return and were sorely missed (and you too, Jackie Monahan Rhodes). And oh the 'remember when' stories we had to tell. What work and what fun, and what a journey we had through all those affiliations. I'm certain it's why we've remained so close after 50 years - like old Army buddies in the trenches. "Now don't misunderstand, there were many other oldies but goodies that made the party a blast. Linda Treiling DeMoss and her Fred (with homemade cordial, wine, and famous cookies in tow); Chuck Bradt; the Chororos, Sam and Linda; Al Butner; Jay Henis; Paul Holway; Sam Iorio; the Schummans, Paula and Stan; Pat Gorman Maier; and Ron Theis were there. To drop a few more names: Stuart Wunsh, Karen VonSauers, Don Ulmer, Art Waugh (he did say 'hi', Jackie M.), (to be congratulated for receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement), Dick Shankle (bless his heart, he said the only news he gets is what I write!), Lorraine Brenner Nachtrieb, Vad Sterrett Moskowitz, Judith Vaughan Hawk, James Kornish, Bob Linn, and Barbara Cohrssen Powell (our famous engineer). Warren Smith, Trustee and Class Coordinator, you did a fine job of bringing this group together for one of the most fun reunions I remember. For those who didn't make it, I hope you enjoy the experience when we get together again as 'Golden Saxons,' our latest title. Might I just add Joe Fasano, he wasn't in our class, but it wouldn't be a trip back to AU without a drink with Joe. "Now the fun was still to come when we got home, what with the shared pictures coming through the mail. Karen and I went back to the Jersey Shore to recover and spent a day with Judy Seligman Roland '60 in Atlantic City. "Brenda and Jack Monene and I had a conference call with Paul Sheldon '58 and had a great chat after 50 years. Paul is well and sailing and recently married. He is also a part-time orthodontist. He's in the process of relocating to Rhode Island, the real estate market willing. Of course, I talked with Mary Cavanaugh Graves, who got the reunion gossip and lowdown from Bud and Chuck Stirling, andMarty Stenzler (who I may never forgive for not showing up) called me, of course, to find out what he missed. There's only one Marty. "I heard fromCy Berlowitz who is a new proud grandfather of a baby boy. Judy Weber Chase writes that she is living in Woodstock and is busy with her weaving. She would love to touch base with classmates and can be reached at 845.679.2551 "It was fun reading the Memory Book to which many contributed and I just want to say to Meryl Herrmann Tattelbaum, Alfred IS STILL the 'Mother of Men' and if you don't believe me you should hear the Class of '59 belt out the Alma Mater. (We never even considered changing the words.) I really loved seeing all of you again -Stay well and God Bless."
Ms. Hilda Frischman Schulkind 6 Barnett Place East Northport, NY 11731 bigaich@aol.com
1961
Harry Skinner reports, "About two years ago, I resigned as chair of orthopedics at University of California Irvine. About a year and a half ago, I retired from the university and went into full-time private practice in orthopedic surgery. I am now in Fullerton, CA at St. Jude Medical Center and am happy doing hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Also, almost two years ago, I remarried and my wife and I reside in Corona Del Mar, CA, not far from Joel Moskowitz '61. We have been busy renovating our house and are nearing completion of that project. We hope to decrease our workload to half-time so that we have more time to work on a start-up company I have founded and to travel and enjoy our 'golden years.' "
Dr. Richard H. Gross 612 Oak Marsh Drive Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464-2830 E-mail: grossr@musc.edu Your Class CorrespondentDr. Richard Gross writes he has a fascinating career as an orthopedic surgeon and has worked in places like the West Bank, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Vietnam. He will be going to China this year.
1962
Mrs. Maxine Neustadt Lurie 6 Rye St. Piscataway,l NJ 08854 E-Mail: Luriemax@shu.edu
Joel Philip Myers '60, '68, Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus at Illinois State University, has been awarded the 2009 Millville Rose Society Award given by The Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ. This award is given to individuals for their valuable contribution toward the understanding and appreciation of Contemporary Art Glass and their support of individual artists.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg swore in Bernard Fried as one of 27 new judges in the city's Family, Criminal and Civil Courts. He was serving as an Acting Supreme Court Justice and was first appointed to the Criminal Court in May 1980. After AU, Bernard received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. His prior employment also includes the U.S. Attorney's Office where he last served as Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney. He currently resides in Manhattan
1963
Richard Palmer Widdicombe 1711 Sherman Drive Utica, NY 13501-5839 Home: 315.749.8528 Office: 201.216.5421 E-mail: richard@widdicombe.com
Katherine Williams retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in February 2009 with 35 years of service. She is enjoying classes at the local senior center and trying to catch up on all the yard work she didn't have time for.
1964
John L. Turner, president and chief operating officer, retired from Allied Mineral Products, Inc. in March 2009. He served as a consultant to Allied until October 2009 in order to complete projects and facilitate the transition of top management responsibilities.
Richard Stern sends greetings from the French part of Switzerland where he has lived for the past 10 years. He is a member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University Hospitals of Geneva. He and his wife Florence, a Swiss anesthesiologist, have a five-year-old son named Romain. Richard also has two older children who live in New York City. Mariel, his daughter, is a social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital, and his son, Remy, is a writer.
Bart Bloom lives in Clayton, NC, and is a full-time labor arbitrator with offices in New York, North Carolina, and Colorado.
"While on vacation this spring in St. Maarten, at our timeshare, Belair Beach Hotel (Dutch side of the island) something interesting happened. Your Class Correspondent had scheduled a snorkeling trip for Monday morning, but Mary Jane chose to stay at the resort for bingo. There were rough waters that day, not her cup of tea or idea of fun. The snorkeling trip was a bust (no fish on the reefs we visited) and the sea was rough. She made a wise decision. At bingo, ladies were introducing themselves and saying where they were from. During this time, Mary Jane met Shirley (Gray) Lupis from State College PA, but added later that she was originally from Wellsville, NY. When Mary Jane said she was from Alfred, 'No way!' was the response from Shirley, 'I graduated from AU Class of '64.' "A good time was had with Shirley and her husband Steve for the rest of the week. Drinks and dinners out allowed the sharing of many stories about life on campus. For a period at AU, Shirley lived at the Castle on Reynolds Street, right next door to Mary Jane's parents' house. (I hope she didn't make too much noise...) She is a member of Theta Theta Chi and had at one time dated a member of Klan. When I asked her if she remembered the bar in the basement of Klan, she said 'Yes' but provided little detail. Wonder why? On a more serious note, she recalled her good friend Tommy Thompson and the many friends he had at AU. "A little digging uncovered that she was on the Cheerleading Squad and my sources say one of the best. Shirley and Steve live an active life using many of the opportunities available through Penn State. She passed on the message that she would love to hear from classmates. Here is her e-mail address Shirley.lupis@gmail.com . "Our trip to the French side of the island for market day shopping included having lunch at a nice sidewalk cafe. While on the French side of the island, you have to visit the famous Orient Beach (clothing optional... worth the airfare) so that was included in our outing. We finished our week with a dinner/sunset cruise on a 50-foot cat, the sea was calm, and the food and rum punch plentiful. My luggage had even a better time on the island, it stayed an additional week. Tough life but someone has to do it. What a small world!"
Mrs. Elaine Jermansen 25 Pheasant Hill Drive Far Hills, NJ 07931 Phone: (908) 766-7618 E-mail: elaine_jermansen@yahoo.com
Norm Schulman and Cynthia Bringle '64 were honored by the State of North Carolina as 2009 NC Living Treasures. Both potters, they were cited for their lifetime commitment to their craft. Cynthia maintains a studio in Penfield, NC. She conducts workshops and classes at the Penland School of Crafts as well as at Arrowmont, Haystack, and numerous other venues. Norm held teaching positions in Toledo, OH, and Providence, RI, before moving to Penland in the mid-'70s, where he still resides and maintains a studio. Both Cynthia and Norm have work in many private and public collections throughout the country
Ruth Reeve Gau 29 Fair Way Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-5033 E-mail: nott2219@aol.com
"While on vacation this spring in St. Maarten, at our timeshare, Belair Beach Hotel (Dutch side of the island) something interesting happened. Your Class Correspondent had scheduled a snorkeling trip for Monday morning, but Mary Jane chose to stay at the resort for bingo. There were rough waters that day, not her cup of tea or idea of fun. The snorkeling trip was a bust (no fish on the reefs we visited) and the sea was rough. She made a wise decision. At bingo, ladies were introducing themselves and saying where they were from. During this time, Mary Jane met Shirley (Gray) Lupis from State College PA, but added later that she was originally from Wellsville, NY. When Mary Jane said she was from Alfred, 'No way!' was the response from Shirley, 'I graduated from AU Class of '64.' "A good time was had with Shirley and her husband Steve for the rest of the week. Drinks and dinners out allowed the sharing of many stories about life on campus. For a period at AU, Shirley lived at the Castle on Reynolds Street, right next door to Mary Jane's parents' house. (I hope she didn't make too much noise...) She is a member of Theta Theta Chi and had at one time dated a member of Klan. When I asked her if she remembered the bar in the basement of Klan, she said 'Yes' but provided little detail. Wonder why? On a more serious note, she recalled her good friend Tommy Thompson and the many friends he had at AU. "A little digging uncovered that she was on the Cheerleading Squad and my sources say one of the best. Shirley and Steve live an active life using many of the opportunities available through Penn State. She passed on the message that she would love to hear from classmates. Here is her e-mail address Shirley.lupis@gmail.com . "Our trip to the French side of the island for market day shopping included having lunch at a nice sidewalk cafe. While on the French side of the island, you have to visit the famous Orient Beach (clothing optional... worth the airfare) so that was included in our outing. We finished our week with a dinner/sunset cruise on a 50-foot cat, the sea was calm, and the food and rum punch plentiful. My luggage had even a better time on the island, it stayed an additional week. Tough life but someone has to do it. What a small world!"
1965
Janet Seamon Pitt 4164 Capistrano Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88001 jpitt2step@netzero.net
Diana Boggs Stern, director of the Woodstock Public Library District, was awarded the 2009 NYLA (New York Library Association) Outstanding Service to Libraries Award.
Harry Skinner reports, "About two years ago, I resigned as chair of orthopedics at University of California Irvine. About a year and a half ago, I retired from the university and went into full-time private practice in orthopedic surgery. I am now in Fullerton, CA at St. Jude Medical Center and am happy doing hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Also, almost two years ago, I remarried and my wife and I reside in Corona Del Mar, CA, not far from Joel Moskowitz '61. We have been busy renovating our house and are nearing completion of that project. We hope to decrease our workload to half-time so that we have more time to work on a start-up company I have founded and to travel and enjoy our 'golden years.' "
1966
Joan Diamond Silver 905 C-1 Palmer Ave. Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Phone: 914.381.5831 joan_silver@fujifilm.com
Robert H. Benmosche has been elected to serve as president and chief executive officer for American International Group Inc., and was also elected a member of the board of directors. Robert is a former CEO of MetLife and a former member of the AU Board of Trustees.
1967
Nancy earned a master's degree from AU in 1967. Five years ago, when she and her husband retired, they bought at "getaway" house and 50 acres on Palmiter Road in Alfred Station. They spend time there in the spring and fall. She loves being back in Allegany County for some part of every year. She grew up in Wellsville. She earned a JD from Seattle University Law school, previously known as the University of Puget Sound Law School.
Gary Shapiro 6 Livengood Court Woodbury, NY 11797 shapgary@optonline.net
1968
Peter L. Williams 24 Woborn Abbey Drive Bedford, NH 03110 cpmm24@comcast.net
A painting by Harriet (Bernstein) Spleth, [Alfred University College of Ceramics] BFA 1971, was recently selected by the University of Texas at Tyler as part of a series of acrylic on paper paintings created by Ms. Spleth in 2009. The exhibition will be open to the public January 2010. Ms. Spleth has been a professional pilot for nearly thirty years, however she has continued her interest in fine art. Her studio is currently located in Raleigh, NC. Her work can be viewed on her website at: http://www.harrietspleth.com
Les Kozerowitz is the library director at the Norwalk Public Library in Connecticut. Les currently resides in Easton, CT.
1969
Wayne Lee will retire after teaching for 40 years at the Watchung Hills Regional School. Wayne has taught a number of courses, including American literature, freshman English, sophomore English, and journalism. He was also president of the Watchung Hills Teachers Association for several years and chairman of its Grievance Committee.
James L. Higerd 30529 Cobb Road Evergreen, CO 80439-7108 jhigerd@mkainc.com
Bill Snowden 7120 Laketree Drive Fairfax Station, VA?22039 Phone:?703.440-0317 E-mail:?wsnowden@sysplan.com
1970
Peter L. Immordino 2040 S. Fitch Mountain Road Healdsburg, CA 95448 Phone: 707.433.9380 Studio Phone & Fax: 707.433.4471 E-mail: ptta@aol.com
1971
Last February, Diane Golebiewski of Florida hosted a week-long reunion of Alfred/ Sigma Xi Nu friends: Carol Barber '72 of California; Judy Keller of New York; Jean Lauderdale '67, '69 of Georgia; Sharon Mastro of Florida, and Anne Funicello of Rhode Island. Anne says, "It is great to still be friends with these women after meeting at AU over 40 years ago! It was a wonderful week!"
Last February, Diane Golebiewski of Florida hosted a week-long reunion of Alfred/ Sigma Xi Nu friends: Carol Barber '72 of California; Judy Keller of New York; Jean Lauderdale '67, '69 of Georgia; Sharon Mastro of Florida, and Anne Funicello of Rhode Island. Anne says, "It is great to still be friends with these women after meeting at AU over 40 years ago! It was a wonderful week!"
Last February, Diane Golebiewski of Florida hosted a week-long reunion of Alfred/ Sigma Xi Nu friends: Carol Barber '72 of California; Judy Keller of New York; Jean Lauderdale '67, '69 of Georgia; Sharon Mastro of Florida, and Anne Funicello of Rhode Island. Anne says, "It is great to still be friends with these women after meeting at AU over 40 years ago! It was a wonderful week!"
Last February, Diane Golebiewski of Florida hosted a week-long reunion of Alfred/ Sigma Xi Nu friends: Carol Barber '72 of California; Judy Keller of New York; Jean Lauderdale '67, '69 of Georgia; Sharon Mastro of Florida, and Anne Funicello of Rhode Island. Anne says, "It is great to still be friends with these women after meeting at AU over 40 years ago! It was a wonderful week!"
Last February, Diane Golebiewski of Florida hosted a week-long reunion of Alfred/ Sigma Xi Nu friends: Carol Barber '72 of California; Judy Keller of New York; Jean Lauderdale '67, '69 of Georgia; Sharon Mastro of Florida, and Anne Funicello of Rhode Island. Anne says, "It is great to still be friends with these women after meeting at AU over 40 years ago! It was a wonderful week!"
Mrs. Cathy Clarke Baumgarten 114 W. Kathleen Drive Syosset, NY 11791 E-mail: ail5an2ab9@aol.com
James Grillo has been selected to serve on the State University of New York's (SUNY) University-wide Advisory Council on Distinguished Teaching Professorships. His two-year term runs from 2009-11.
Stanley Schneider was elected president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. This is a statewide organization of approximately 2,800 lawyers whose mission, through education and other means, is to provide assistance to lawyers in the defense of those accused of criminal offenses in Texas
1972
Julie Griffin is Executive Director and CEO of Newark Renaissance House in Chatham, NJ. The NRH was selected as a consultancy client by Partnership in Philanthropy (PIP), to provide counsel and practical assistance to this non-profit business.
Mrs. Audrey Camann Pfol 10070 S. Kingston Court Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 E-mail: DoradoaJP@comcast.net
Enid Borden, former AU?alumni-elected trustee, is president and CEO of the Meals on Wheels Association of America. In June, she was a keynote speaker for food and nutrition providers from Chautauqua County and Western New York at the "Imagine There's No Hunger in Chautauqua County" summit.
Last February, Diane Golebiewski of Florida hosted a week-long reunion of Alfred/ Sigma Xi Nu friends: Carol Barber '72 of California; Judy Keller of New York; Jean Lauderdale '67, '69 of Georgia; Sharon Mastro of Florida, and Anne Funicello of Rhode Island. Anne says, "It is great to still be friends with these women after meeting at AU over 40 years ago! It was a wonderful week!"
1973
Steve Reichman 35 Jays Corner Somerset, NJ 08873 E-mail: sarcic@patmedia.net Your Class Correspondent Steven Reichman, has been named to the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation Board of Directors. Steven is vice president of Business Development at ADP Statewide Insurance Agencies in Cedar Knolls and resides in Somerset, NJ.
1974
Jeff Zamek has been appointed to the advisory board of Alchemy Ventures, Ltd. which has been developing kaolin deposits in Idaho. Jeff's new book, "The Potter's Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook," will be published by Quarry Press.
Barclay Potter was one of six people inducted into the Hamilton Central School (HSC) Hall of Fame. Barclay has been a coach at HCS since 1990 and was named Hamilton Sports Booster of the Year in 2005. He resides in Hamilton, NY.
Mrs. Nancy Ballert Heilstedt 10228 119th Ave. N.E. Kirkland, WA 98033-5159 E-mail: mrsh81@hotmail.com
1975
Harris E. Kershnar has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America in the Specialty of Labor and Employment Law." In December 2009, Harris and his son Michael (a wildlife artist) trekked to see the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda. (These are the gorillas studied by Dian Fossey. Harris and Michael also made a special hike to visit Dian's grave).
Mike O'Grady just came out with a new research study about cost savings from preventive care services for the chronically ill. The study was reported by The Washington Post, Reuters, Bloomberg News, and The New York Times blog.
Janice Brewer Smith 778 Klem Road Webster, NY 14580 E-mail: jsmith78@rochester.rr.com
1976
Deborah Skovron and her husband, Jeffrey, are happily residing in Boulder, CO. Their daughter is off to Ithaca College (Class of 2012). Deborah is the executive director of the Society for Creative Aging in Boulder
Doug Kulmacz just completed 23 years with the Connecticut Department of Correction, serving as a department head for Volunteers, Interns, and Professional Partners (VIP's). He also coordinated inmate recreation services in Connecticut's 18 correctional institutions and centers. Doug and his longtime partner Sharon Marcantonio live in Haddam Neck, CT and enjoy frequent visits to Block Island, RI and Miami. Dough also holds a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Sara Wall Bollinger 4745 Troop K Road Manlius, NY 13104 E-mail: swall-bollinger@mindspring.coma in Sara Wall-Bollinger has been executive director of Enable since 1991. Enable is an organization which enhances the quality of life for people with physical and developmental disabilities. Sara was recently presented with the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award from Exceptional Parent magazine. She was also featured on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2009 edition of Cazenovia College Magazine, where she is a 1974 alumna, and in an inside feature article, "Committed to Justice for All." You can read the piece at: www.cazenovia.edu/Portals... CazMagaz509.pdf
Dr. Deborah Erickson assumed the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lock Haven University in June 2009.
1977
Constance Pennisi, instructor in the digital and animation program at Alfred State College, had an exhibition, "Snippets," in the Wellsville Creative Arts Center from May through June 2009
Gerard Nealon 1762 Rosemont Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1351 entropy234@aol.com
Christopher Gustin was featured in an article published on the Utah State Today Web site. Chris is a studio artist and emeritus professor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Class Correspondent Evelyn Gorman reports: "When Bob Starr and his son, Dan Starr '77, attended the 2009 reunion in June, Bob experienced a never-to-be-forgotten re-acquaintance at the Golden Saxons dinner. His ears perked up when he heard the name, Willie Gamble. Yes, Willie was there. The same Klan Alpine fraternity brother Bob last saw in 1943 in Key West, FL, where they were both assigned by the U.S. Navy! What a warm, wonderful, and personally rewarding way to see an old friend again. Addendum: Willie graduated from AU in 1942 as Elton S. Gamble
Larry Leff was named the 2009 Man of the Year by the Temple Emanu-El Mens Club. He has served on the Men's Club Fundraising and Membership Committee as well as on the Temple Board.
1978
Lynn Sullivan has been selected as a finalist for the second annual Financial Executives of the Year Awards. Lynn works for the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Mrs. Mary Liebel Shaddock 34 Golf Ave. Pittsford, NY 14534 E-mail: mlshaddock@aol.com
1979
Mrs. Kate Hamlin Wehrle 152 Ward St. Watertown, NY 13601 E-mail: kwehrle@twcny.rr.com
Bruce Kaminstein, president of Casabella Holdings LLC, Congers, NY, was elected vice chairman/chairman-elect of the board of directors of the International Housewares Association.
Robert Shorb is the new executive director and chief executive officer of The Tuition Exchange, Inc., a non-profit association serving institutions of higher education as the nation's largest scholarship exchange program.
Arnie Zimmerman's work was featured in the Chace Center in Rhode Island and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
The New England Section of the American Ceramic Society honored Dr. Mark Parish as the recipient of the 2009 F.H. Norton Award. This award recognizes exceptional achievement and contributions to the advancement of ceramic science and technology. Mark founded the company CeraNova, which specializes in superconductor and piezoelectric fiber materials development. His products have been specified and installed in NASA satellites. He also founded Specific Surface Corp., which produces ceramic particulate filters and won the Filtration and Separation Society's Product of the Year in 1999.
1980
Jim Murphy has been named publisher of The Troy Record, the Journal Register Co. daily newspaper in Troy, NY. Jim was previously with Lee Enterprises, where he was the director of advertising and marketing of its newspaper in Glens Falls, NY and previously Auburn, NY. In between those positions he was sales development manager at the corporate office in Davenport, IA. A recipient of 30 advertising, marketing and journalism awards in his career, he was Suburban Newspaper of America's 2007 Advertising Director of the Year for daily newspapers.
Paul West and wife, Bonnie, are proud grandparents of their first grandson, Elijah Emmanuel, who was born July 8, 2009. The couple now has four granddaughters and one grandson. The mother (their daughter) is doing well. She says five children are enough … Paul is teaching Technology Education to the sixth through 12th grade students at South Kortright Central School in Schoharie County, NY. Bonnie works for ARC in Cobleskill, NY, taking care of people who cannot care for themselves.
Faith Trotta lives in Edgewater, FL, which is located south of Daytona. She teaches exercises at the local YMCA and resides in a community where there is lots to do. Faith is president of the Garden Club and president of the NY Club. Her son, Vincent, lives nearby with his three girls.
David Boyajian had work featured in the summer 2009 Sculpture Barn Invitational Exhibition called "Life: Celebrating Renewal in Changing Times." David is the former director of sculpture studies at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. He has exhibited extensively at museums and sculpture parks such as Fordham University in NYC, Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY and The National Academy in NYC.
Maureen Van Cura received a doctorate in education from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, in November 2009. Her research is on the relationship between school-based health centers that provide comprehensive primary care within schools and their impact on educational outcomes. She received her MS degree and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Rochester in 1980. She now works part time as an FNP and is a fulltime Nursing Instructor for St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. The St. John Fisher Nursing program was originally part of the Alfred University Nursing program. Maureen writes, "I have fond memories of the AU nursing program and am proud to know and work with many gradates in the Rochester area. I hope to make a trip to AU this summer to see how the school has archived the history of the nursing program. Does anyone know of any efforts that have been made to preserve this important piece of AU's history? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me at mVanCura@sjfc.edu .
Mark Brostoff 515 W. 16th St. Bloomington, IN 47404 E-mail: mbrostof@indiana.edu
Frank Morbillo invites you to visit his Web site at www.deloneynewkirk.com and then to click on DNTV Videos. One video shows the making and installation of a 22-foot-tall, stainless steel fountain entitled "Partners," which was installed in Great Barrington, MA, last August at a private residence. The other video is an interview that took place in Frank's studio in Santa Fe, NM. Frank reports that the "Laughing Ladies" were recently installed in September at the Escena Golf Clubhouse in Palm Springs, CA, and will be part of a grand opening planned this fall. The three, 7-foot bronze columns rising from the reflecting pool alongside the Clubhouse restaurant have a playful interaction with each other as well as the sweeping palm trees in the distance.
1981
Robert Houlihan, of Southbury, CT has been appointed president of the Board of Directors of the Housatonic Valley Association.
William Leverence 4 Secor Road Brookfield, CT 06804 E-mail: hevylevy2@yahoo.com
Avi Kempinski lives in Hays, KS, where he is assistant professor of German at Fort Hays State University.
1982
Mrs. Linda Unrath Anderson 35012 Lilac Loop Union City, CA 94587 E-mail: lluande1@aol.com
Jim Martens is product marketing manager of the Mentor Graphics PADS products. He has over 20 years of EDA industry experience in design, applications engineering, sales and marketing.
Steven Perkins and Andy Rosen '97 were chosen for inclusion in the 2009 Portland (Maine) Museum of Art Biennial Exhibition. Seventeen contemporary artists with a connection to Maine were chosen from a pool of over 900 applicants. For more information go to www.portlandmuseum.org/ex...
1983
Robert M. Barton, current chief operating officer of Franchise Services of North America Inc., has assumed the role of president of the company.
Jodi (Poggi) Hirsch 624 Woodvalley Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15222 jodi.hirsch@chp.edu
Steve Allison was inducted into the Greensboro College Athletics Hall of Fame in April 2009. Steve resides in Austin with his wife, Mary Culkin Allison, and has two grown sons, Shea and Cooper.
Jeffrey Weinstein was recently featured on the cover of NJTC Magazine. Jeff has also been the CEO of a Knowledge Management Software company in Clark, NJ for the last seven years. Robert Schafer '89 has joined Jeff's team and currently works for the same company. Here is a link to njtc.org this is the online magazine: e-ditionsbyfry.com/Olive/AM3/NJT/
1984
In March of 2009, Elizabeth Garry was appointed by NYS Gov. Paterson to serve on the Appellate Division, third Department, in NYS Courts. She hears the appeals from all of the State Courts in a region encompassing twenty-eight counties in upstate New York.
Mrs. Judi Brayer 1249 W. Clinton St. Elmira, NY 14905 jbrayer@mansfield.edu
1985
Margot Ferrari Fry 413 Grenham Road Greensboro, NC 27455 E-mail: nchomefrys@aol.com
(Charles) Greg Leshe has been working for the past three years on a collaborative venture with his partner Carrie Steward developing and building a new business/gallery, Steward Leshe Collections. The gallery, located in Milburn, NJ, features decorative arts, vintage furniture, period and contemporary art.
Jeff Becker recently received national recognition for his contributions to the theater arts community by New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). To read more about the award, go to: www.alfred.edu/pressrelea... .
Contemporary ceramic artist Virginia Scotchie was featured in a solo exhibit in April 2009 at the Gertgrude Herbert Institure of Art, Augusta, SC. In what she calls ceramic abstractions, Virginia takes inspiration from everyday objects and sculpts forms that are intended to be experienced on a visual rather than functional level. She works with bold colors and textures and has development custom glazes to create metallic finishes and unusual surfaces.
DDL, leader in medical device package, prodcut and material testing, is expanding their Product and Material Testing Division by promoting Mark Francis to division manager.
1986
Jim Clark '82 has been appointed to "Senior Staff Supervisor" at SUNY Morrisville, Fitness Center
Patricia Moynihan has accepted a one-year position at Fairport High School in Fairport, NY teaching physics. She earned her NYS teaching certification in physics and general science from SUNY Brockport in 2004 and has been teaching science at various districts in the Rochester area for five years. She is also currently pursuing her earth science certification and has recently moved to Brighton. Classmates can reach her at patricia_moynihan@fairport.monr oe. edu.
Catherine Riscili Staszewski 350 Buchannan Drive West Lafayette, IN 47906 E-mail: jstaszewski@verizon.net
1987
Wendy Youmans is now a licensed clinical social worker living in Bethal, Maine. She primarily does hospice work and has a small private practice. She also is a Kripalu Yoga, teaching several classes a week.
Kathleen Casey Ebert, professor of mathematics and statistics at Alfred State College, was invited to serve on the Provost's Advisory Group for the SUNY (State University of New York)?Assessment Initiative as a representative of faculty, the GEAR (General Education Assessment Review) committee group, and the Colleges of Technology.
Mrs. Susan McDonald Gould 35 Carriage Court Pittsford, NY 14534-4031 E-mail: sgouldroc@frontiernet.net
1988
The Association of California Nurse Leaders named California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) professor Amy Zlomek Hedden as Kern County Nurse Educator of the Year. Amy, who is also a registered nurse, was nominated for the award by the CSUB department of nursing for her outstanding classroom and technical teaching abilities. She also received the Gupta Education Award. The event program noted that Hedden has been recognized by the Board of Registered Nursing as a "content expert in pediatrics. Amy has a heart for the children of Kern County. Topics dearest to her include childhood obesity, local access to critical care for children, and the improvement of air quality with a particular emphasis on asthma." Amy is active in Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society, and lends her time and talent to numerous health-related organizations.
Kara Mackey Dopman 11 Briar Lane Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 E-mail: kmdopman@aol.com
The Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) recently recognized Lee Link as the 2009 State of Ohio International Educator of the Year. This yearly award honors a unique K-12 educator whose commitment to international education and awareness serves as a stellar example to their students, their colleagues and their local community. Lee teaches international business and Japanese at the International Business Program housed at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, Ohio. She also works as a teacher educator with the alternative licensure program for teachers of Chinese, Japanese and Spanish at Ohio State University.
Welsh Companies, a Minneapolis-based commercial real estate company, recently promoted Allen Bernard to senior vice president of Welsh Facility Services.
1989
Tracie Goldbaum-Eukerjust turned WNBF Pro (World Wide Natural Body Building Federation) earning not one but two pro-cards after placing first over all in both Open and Masters Figure categories at the IART INBF Hercules Championships held in New York City in June 2009. This was Tracie's third season competing and her sixth show. She now plans to compete and win as a figure-pro with INBF (the INBF's pro-organization). Tracie is also a figure model and has been featured on the cover of Parrillo Performance Press Magazine, in numerous news articles, body building websites and was named Ms. World Physique in February 2009. In August, she was featured in Natural BB and Fitness Magazine and this fall in World Physique Magazine. Tracie writes, "Keep an eye out for me… Age is all but a number. I am very happy to be living my dreams and creating a body of art!" To contact Tracie, e-mail her at eukert@yahoo.com or add her on Facebook as Tracie Lynn.
Jeffrey Weinstein was recently featured on the cover of NJTC Magazine. Jeff has also been the CEO of a Knowledge Management Software company in Clark, NJ for the last seven years. Robert Schafer '89 has joined Jeff's team and currently works for the same company. Here is a link to njtc.org this is the online magazine: e-ditionsbyfry.com/Olive/AM3/NJT/
Geoffrey Byrne 1239 Wylie Street NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone (Home) 202.338.1170 (Cell) 202.379.5643 E-Mail: gbyrne@gds.org
Gregory Zeorlin was featured in "Arts in Harmony," a concert celebrating the visual, musical, written and spoken arts. Gregory works with a variety of materials and techniques as a sculptor, photographer, painter, potter and poet.
1990
Lynn Koble will hold an exhibition, titled "Capacity," at the Venetia Kapernekas Gallery in New York City throughout fall 2009. For more about Lynn and her exhibit, go to: www.artcat.com/exhibits/1... .
Andrew Weller 149 Orchard Court Blue Bell, PA 19422 E-mail: aweller@chestnuthillacademy.org
1991
On a recent trip to Paris, members of the class of '91 came together for a reunion of their own. Gathering were Brandi (Brooks) Carter, Nataly (Sich) Wright, Cassandra (Chororos) Halligan, and Lorraine (Kraft) Liste.
On a recent trip to Paris, members of the class of '91 came together for a reunion of their own. Gathering were Brandi (Brooks) Carter, Nataly (Sich) Wright, Cassandra (Chororos) Halligan, and Lorraine (Kraft) Liste.
On a recent trip to Paris, members of the class of '91 came together for a reunion of their own. Gathering were Brandi (Brooks) Carter, Nataly (Sich) Wright, Cassandra (Chororos) Halligan, and Lorraine (Kraft) Liste.
On a recent trip to Paris, members of the class of '91 came together for a reunion of their own. Gathering were Brandi (Brooks) Carter, Nataly (Sich) Wright, Cassandra (Chororos) Halligan, and Lorraine (Kraft) Liste.
Karen Schrader Greabell 10 Elm Road Kings Park, NY 11754 klgreabell@me.com Karen Greabell, Class Correspondent, has a new e-mail address: klgreabell@me.com .
Charles Duffy says hello to felow Alfredians with a few updates. He now lives in the heart of the French Quarter and work as a tour guid for Haunted History Tours doing ghost, Vodou and cemetary tours. He has been getting extra work in films such as Nicolas Cage's "Hungry Rabbit Jumps" and will be featured in an episode of HBO's Treme with Steve Zahn where he will play himself in a recreation of the 2006 run for City Council. He is also published in the travel Guide Hungry? Thirsty? New Orleans and is an official blogger for the book's website.
1992
Michelle Peck 12001 South Anna Drive Rockville, VA 23146 E-mail: Michelle_Peck,@Pediatrix.com
Barbara Selvekb> of Canandaigua, NY was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of nursing at Finger Lakes Community College. She joined the college in 1994 and previously worked as a staff nurse at Rochester General Hospital.
1993
Daniel Goodwinof Norfolk, VA went to Japan for Empty Bowls as a guest artist in June 2009. Empty Bowls is a charity event in which artists donate ceramic bowls which are sold to the public. The proceeds go to various charities and causes, such as feeding the hungry. Daniel had his empty bowls celebration this past March in Norfolk, in which a small Japanese contingent came to participate. Daniel's phone number is 757.235.1334 and the best e-mail to reach him at is goodwin68@hotmail.com .
Tracy Lazarony Rudd 3634 Skipjack Court Abingdon, MD 21009-1030 E-mail: tracylazarony@hotmail.com
Anthony DiGaudio will continue to be the Vice President of Sales and Marketing -- Asia for Park Electrochemical Corporation as the company announced new changes in the Sales and Marketing Department. In this position he is responsible fo the marketing and sales of all the Corporation's product lines in Asia and Australia.
1994
Denise Pelletier juried the "Revealing Interiors" exhibition in April 2009. Denise is an assistant professor of art at Connecticut College in New London.
Work by Dorene Quinn of Utica, NY was included this summer in the 62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes (NY) Exhibition, a juried show that is Rochester's oldest and most prestigious. Dorene is a multi-media artist and professor of art at Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor, Utica. She has an active studio practice, exhibiting in solo and group shows in galleries and museums throughout New York State and maintains a studio in Utica, NY, where she teaches Sculpture and 3-Dimensional Design.
Ellen (De Biasa) Kolonoski 18 Crestview Lane Hamburg, NJ 07419 E-mail: mekolonoski@netzero.com
Erin Walsh '94 and Gregory George moved from Israel back to Oregon in June 2009
1995
Eve Katz and Michael Geoffrey Katz were married on Nov. 2, 2008, at a ceremony in West Orange, NJ. Several AU alumni were in attendance including J'Dale (Fisher) Berner, Lila (Balliett) Rodrigues, Stephanie Sterling, and Abbey Thomas. Eve and Michael now live in Durham, NC with their dog, Otis. Eve is a psychiatric social worker after completing her M.S.W. at SUNY Buffalo in 2007 and Michael is a resident physician at Duke University Hospital. They were recently delighted to learn that Michael was accepted into the Cardiology fellowship program at the University of Rochester (Michael's alma mater). They are expecting to move back to Western NY in the summer of 2010 and can't wait to visit Alfred and see old friends!
Elizabeth Ginter is working as a K-8 art teacher at an independent school in Maryland.
Samantha Henneke and Bruce Gholson '97 were included in "Ceramics: Southeast, " a group exhibition at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The exhibition was on display in the McMaster Gallery in October and November 2009. There is an online exhibition catalog at http://web.mac.com/mcmast... . Keep in touch with Samantha and Bruce at their blog "Around and About with Bulldog Pottery" at www.bulldogpottery.blogsp... .
Sara Birk has accepted a position as assistant professor of theater with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Department of Performing Arts
Christopher Adam and Amber Adam welcomed a new addition to the Alfred/Burlington family. Sophia Grace was born on July 22, 2009, at 2:53 p.m. She came into the world weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. and measuring 18.5 inches.
Erin Walsh '94 and Gregory George moved from Israel back to Oregon in June 2009
Randi (Jermansen) Albiston 16 Winding Way Morristown, NJ 07960-6956 Phone:?973.998.5915 E-mail:?randialbi@yahoo.com
Aysha Peltz is currently a studio potter and on the ceramic faculty at Bennington College in Vermont. Aysha's work will be featured in the Walter Gropius Masters Workshop Series at the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia. For more information on the upcoming exhibit, please visit http://hmoa.org/pages/aaw... .
Emily and her family recently relocated to Purchase, NY where e took a position as Associate Director of Residence Life at Purchase College, State University of New York. She said the "arts vibe" at Purchase reminds her of her days at AU. They are living on campus and enjoy being with in 30 minutes of NYC. She would love to hear from classmates in the area and can be reached at emily.palcom@purchase.edu if anyone wants to reconnect beore their 15th reunion in June.
Jiansheng Li, presented his lecture titled, "A New Age of Contemporary Chinese ARt", at SUNY Cortland in March 2010. Li discussed Chinese and American cultural similaities and differences that find common ground.
Sandra Murchison' 95, is featuring her own series of mixed media pieces utilizing printmaking, encaustic painting, colage and sewing as work responding to the recently installed Mississippi Blues Trail historical markers in the Delta Region. Her focus is specifically on the state of Mississipp. She is associate professor and chair of the art department as Milsaps College. Her work can be viewed at http://fischergalleries.com
1996
Ayumi Horie was featured in an American Craft Magazine interview. Ayumi works as a studio potter in the Hudson Valley of New York. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Archie Bray Foundation, the oldest residency in the country devoted exclusively to ceramics.
Sam Morgan and John Arndt '97 were featured in an exhibition called "Call + Response," which was held in the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon from June 18 to Oct. 31. Sam is an instructor of ceramics at Portland Community College. John is an associate professor of product design at the University of Oregon.
Theresa Gunn of Canisteo has joined the Alfred University College of Business as an assistant professor of accounting for the 2009-10 academic year.
Suzanne Alesso 229 Barnes Court Rochester, MI 48307 Phone: 248.608.9650 E-mail: Suzanne.Alesso@GM.com
1997
Sam Morgan and John Arndt '97 were featured in an exhibition called "Call + Response," which was held in the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon from June 18 to Oct. 31. Sam is an instructor of ceramics at Portland Community College. John is an associate professor of product design at the University of Oregon.
Jeremy Lepisto's work is included in the latest exhibit at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, "Vision Realized." Jeremy co-founded Studio Ramp in Portland, OR with his wife and partner, Mel George, in 2001.
Sam Castner was one among several sculptors taking part in the "Artistry of Sculpture" exhibit hosted by the Phelps Arts Center. The exhibit ran through fall 2009.
Samantha Henneke and Bruce Gholson '97 were included in "Ceramics: Southeast, " a group exhibition at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The exhibition was on display in the McMaster Gallery in October and November 2009. There is an online exhibition catalog at http://web.mac.com/mcmast... . Keep in touch with Samantha and Bruce at their blog "Around and About with Bulldog Pottery" at www.bulldogpottery.blogsp... .
Steven Perkins and Andy Rosen '97 were chosen for inclusion in the 2009 Portland (Maine) Museum of Art Biennial Exhibition. Seventeen contemporary artists with a connection to Maine were chosen from a pool of over 900 applicants. For more information go to www.portlandmuseum.org/ex...
Kari (Jermansen) Martin 2 Central Ave. Port Monmouth, NJ 07758 732.787.8529 kljermansen@yahoo.com Kari (Jermansen) Martin and her husband, Joe, are enjoying all the fun of parenthood with their first child, Astri Lynn Martin, born on March 12, 2009. Astri (pronounced "ahh-stree) is growing fast and learning new skills (and tricks) each day. At the time of publication, Astri was sitting up on her own! It's no surprise that she loves the ocean (her mother wouldn't have it any other way) and is awed by trees and flowers (her father wouldn't have it any other way). The Martins live in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township in New Jersey. Kari is staying home with her daughter and enjoying life as a full-time mom. Joe is an associate/project manager at Birdsall Services Group, an engineering firm.
1998
Natalie Krauser McCarthy 1211 Prospect Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060 E-mail: natalie@1211prospect.com
Christa (Latacz) Jones and Adrian Jones welcomed their second child, a boy, on Feb. 10, 2009. His name is Daniel Stephen and he was 8 lbs., 8 oz. and 20.5 inches when he was born. He joined his big brother, AJ (Adrian Jr.) who turned two in June. Christa and Adrian are still living in Columbus, Ohio where Christa works part-time as a sign language interpreter and stays at home with the boys the rest of the time.
Zachary Hampton writes: "Dear Classmates, I hope that you are all well. The years are flying by, but life is extremely enjoyable. My wife, Wendy, and two daughters, Breton (3) and Zoe (1) are living in Ophir, CO. Ophir is a small town south of Telluride, and is where we designed and built our home. I am working as an architect and loving being a father. If any of you Alfred folks make it to the Telluride area, please look us up. It is a small town, so you should not have any problems."
Steven Zelin, AKA "The Singing CPA," is featured on the front cover and in a six-page article of the June/July 2009 issue of CPA Magazine. Steven, whose picture appears on the cover strumming his guitar, is quoted throughout the magazine from a recent interview. When talking about his background, he said, "I graduated from Alfred University with a B.S. in Accounting. Of about 15 job offers, I narrowed them down to two-Arthur Andersen and Pricewaterhouse. I chose Pricewaterhouse." Samples of Steven's music are available on his website www.theSingingCPA.com , or at www.amazon.com and iTunes.
Tiffany MacCullum published an article in PG Magazine titled "Special Needs in Middle School" in March 2010. She is currently planning to pursue her doctorate in early childhood in Fall 2010. She is presently on maternity leave enjoying her tiem with her 20 month old daughter Allison.
"Sean and I are thrilled to report on Sept. 24, 2009, I gave birth to our first child daughter Madelyn Rhys McCarthy. She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.
1999
Michael N. Christakis E-mail: mchristakis@uamail.albany.edu
Mike Fuller received his master's in business administration from Bentley University in Waltham, MA after almost five years of part-time study. Mike is currently employed as an Alliance Relations Manager with the Healthcare division of Nuance Communications in Burlington, MA, and lives in North Andover, MA with his wife, Helen. Also, Mike would like any Alpha Chi Rho Alumni to know that there is a Facebook group for Tau Phi brothers. Please join up to get in touch with brothers and to let everyone know how you are doing.
Jasmine "Jacy" Lellock 23 The Horseshoe Newark, DE 19711 E-mail: lellocjs@yahoo.com Jasmine Lellock and Joshua Hertz '99 welcome their daughter, Cora Lily Hertz, who was born on July 11, 2009. She weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs., 7.5 oz., and 20 inches long. Cora has already attended two concerts; Jasmine was in labor at a Wilco concert the night before Cora was born, and at three days old, Cora was dancing to bluegrass at a concert in the park.
In the picture above from left to right: Tom and Kimmy McHugh Kilcoyne with their daughter, Maeve; Graham and Jessica Clark Wyllie; Charlie and Sarah Scavone with their daughter, Hannah; Christy Coonradt Verbosky andBradley Verbosky '01, with their sons, Ethan and Sean; Leah Eastman Besaw and Jason Besaw '99 and their children, Christian and Anna.
Tadd Barnes got married on June 21, 2009 to FannYu Liao at the Codman Estate in Lincoln MA. Tadd writes, "It was a beautiful ceremony and there was a fantastic Alfredian turnout as well. Attached is a very 'Alfred' picture of the festivities as well as our 'nice' picture of us and the various Alfredians in attendance. I'm also in the process of buying a new home. It's very daunting and scary, but I'm excited to have a place to call my own. It's been a crazy year so far, but one of the most exciting I've ever had!"
On June 19, 2009 Owens Corning (OC) in Granville, Ohio participated in a United Way Day of Caring. AU representatives on hand: Michelle Korwin-Edson '99, '04; Becky Cochran '03; and Krista Kalac, a current AU senior who is a materials science and engineering major. She was a summer intern at OC.
Andrew P. Alesso 2916 Willowood Drive Erie, PA 16506 E-mail: andrewalesso@aol.com
2000
Tane Robinsonand his wife, Kristin, recently returned from Seoul with their son, Mitchell. He was born in June 2008 in Incheon City, Korea. They live in Canandaigua, NY.
Sarah Scott and several fellow AU alumni got together in July for a week in Corolla, NC. The Outer Banks was a great place to catch up and to enjoy their children playing together. In the picture above from left to right: Tom and Kimmy McHugh Kilcoyne with their daughter, Maeve; Graham and Jessica Clark Wyllie; Charlie and Sarah Scavone with their daughter, Hannah; Christy Coonradt Verbosky andBradley Verbosky '01, with their sons, Ethan and Sean; Leah Eastman Besaw and Jason Besaw '99 and their children, Christian and Anna.
Amy Britt Powers and Angus Powers are both BFA graduates from AU's art school and went on to pursue graduate school at Tyler School of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. They were married in 2003 while they were teaching and living in Philadelphia. In 2005, they were given the opportunity to move back to Alfred when Angus was offered the position of assistant professor of glassblowing. Amazingly, that summer a teaching position opened up in Amy's field and she was lucky enough to be hired as the K-6 art teacher at Alfred-Almond Central School. The couple has since then expanded their family with the birth of a daughter, Rona Lue Powers, born Feb. 11, 2009. Amy, Angus, and Rona live in a great old house in Alfred Station, complete with apple trees and their own flock of chickens! Amy writes, "We are so pleased to be a part of the Alfred community again after having had such a positive experience here as students. You just never know where your life will lead you!"
Katie Franklin and her husband celebrated their son Jackson's first birthday with a party for family and friends in July. Katie was in Alfred over the summer for reunion and along with her Delta Zeta sorority sisters Chrissy Snyder Watkins, Kelley Piccone, Lindsay Olson, and Pam Markel, attended the dedication ceremony for the stained glass window donated to Herrick Memorial Library by the Delta Zeta Omicron Phi chapter alumnae. The window was made by an AU alumna and is absolutely amazing; she encourages everyone to check it out! Being on campus again after many years made Katie excited for the upcoming 10th class reunion next June and she hopes that many fellow alums will plan to attend!
Katie Isaac Franklin 993 John Leo Drive Webster, NY 14580-2365 Phone: 585.654.7694 E-mail: kifranklin@yahoo.com Katie Franklin and her husband celebrated their son Jackson's first birthday with a party for family and friends in July. Katie was in Alfred over the summer for reunion and along with her Delta Zeta sorority sisters Chrissy Snyder Watkins, Kelley Piccone, Lindsay Olson, and Pam Markel, attended the dedication ceremony for the stained glass window donated to Herrick Memorial Library by the Delta Zeta Omicron Phi chapter alumnae. The window was made by an AU alumna and is absolutely amazing; she encourages everyone to check it out! Being on campus again after many years made Katie excited for the upcoming 10th class reunion next June and she hopes that many fellow alums will plan to attend!
Chandra K. Leister 93 Mountford Road North Yarmouth, ME 04097 E-mail: andshewas23@hotmail.com
Jasmine "Jacy" Lellock 23 The Horseshoe Newark, DE 19711 E-mail: lellocjs@yahoo.com Jasmine Lellock and Joshua Hertz '99 welcome their daughter, Cora Lily Hertz, who was born on July 11, 2009. She weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs., 7.5 oz., and 20 inches long. Cora has already attended two concerts; Jasmine was in labor at a Wilco concert the night before Cora was born, and at three days old, Cora was dancing to bluegrass at a concert in the park.
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery presented Claire Hedden's work in the group exhibition titled "WONDERLAND." After AU, she earned a post-baccalaureate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She is an adjunct instructor of art in the Ceramics and Fundamentals Programs of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and is included in several private collections. She recently received a sculpture fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Melissa Them and Myles Peterson '01 welcomed their son, Noah Myles Peterson, on Jan. 20, 2009. They have enjoyed the last several months immensely and cannot believe how much Noah has changed in such a short time. Melissa had July and August off, which gave her the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with Noah and to visit family and friends. Myles is still working for General Electric's Global Research Center and celebrated his fifth anniversary in August. Melissa returned to Union College in September for her third year as a clinical psychologist there. Myles and Melissa celebrated their own fifth wedding anniversary in October
Amy Britt Powers and Angus Powers are both BFA graduates from AU's art school and went on to pursue graduate school at Tyler School of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. They were married in 2003 while they were teaching and living in Philadelphia. In 2005, they were given the opportunity to move back to Alfred when Angus was offered the position of assistant professor of glassblowing. Amazingly, that summer a teaching position opened up in Amy's field and she was lucky enough to be hired as the K-6 art teacher at Alfred-Almond Central School. The couple has since then expanded their family with the birth of a daughter, Rona Lue Powers, born Feb. 11, 2009. Amy, Angus, and Rona live in a great old house in Alfred Station, complete with apple trees and their own flock of chickens! Amy writes, "We are so pleased to be a part of the Alfred community again after having had such a positive experience here as students. You just never know where your life will lead you!"
Corey and Penny Dunn welcomed a new addition, Ruby, to their family on Aug. 6, 2009. Everyone is doing well and big sister Molly, in fact, is loving being a big sister.
Corey and Penny Dunn welcomed a new addition, Ruby, to their family on Aug. 6, 2009. Everyone is doing well and big sister Molly, in fact, is loving being a big sister.
Jason Hendricks and Eileen Arteaga Escalante were married on July 17, 2009. They are currently expecting a baby boy. Paul Brogan and Roxan Brogan '02, Matthew Washington '05, and Sheree Johnson '04 were some of the AU alums that attended the wedding.
Casey (John H.) Crandall and Jahaira Elena Vilaverde Audelo were married on Feb. 28, 2009 in Ensenada, BC, Mexico. The couple met in Ensenada, where Casey has resided for eight years. The bride is currently in graduate studies in psychology at Universidad Xochicalco in Ensenada.
In the picture above from left to right: Tom and Kimmy McHugh Kilcoyne with their daughter, Maeve; Graham and Jessica Clark Wyllie; Charlie and Sarah Scavone with their daughter, Hannah; Christy Coonradt Verbosky andBradley Verbosky '01, with their sons, Ethan and Sean; Leah Eastman Besaw and Jason Besaw '99 and their children, Christian and Anna.
2001
Melissa Them and Myles Peterson '01 welcomed their son, Noah Myles Peterson, on Jan. 20, 2009. They have enjoyed the last several months immensely and cannot believe how much Noah has changed in such a short time. Melissa had July and August off, which gave her the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with Noah and to visit family and friends. Myles is still working for General Electric's Global Research Center and celebrated his fifth anniversary in August. Melissa returned to Union College in September for her third year as a clinical psychologist there. Myles and Melissa celebrated their own fifth wedding anniversary in October
Christa Christakis E-mail: christa_nyman@yahoo.com
Chris Lansdown and Beth Skwarecki '02 live in Ithaca, NY. They knit; spin wool; breed beta fish; make/fly kites, and sundry. Beth also plays roller derby and Chris referees. More information about Chris is available at www.chrislansdown.com . He may also be reached at chris@lansdown.com .
Andrea Goetschius was selected as a Roy H. Park Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Andrea has worked as a graphic designer at Ipas and UNC Design Services.
Matt Rossi '01 and Jessica Sick '02 were married at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY on Aug. 16, 2008. Over 35 AU friends and family attended the wedding. See photo on following page.
Lauren Pidcoe 8 First St. SW Leesburg, VA 20175-3821 Phone: 703.998.6297 E-mail: rennie7879@hotmail.com
Kizzy M. Parks 4805 Lake Waterford Way West, Apt. 2 Melbourne, FL 32901 E-mail: kizwiz@hotmail.com
Kate Doody, Alicia Eggert '09, Andrea Marquis '09, and Kala Stein '09 had their work presented at the Burchfield Penny Art Center at Buffalo State College last fall and early winter. Kate is a resident artist of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and currently works in her art studio in Alfred. Alicia, a resident of Alfred Station, is currently completing her masters of fine arts degree in sculpture/dimensional studies at AU. Andrea, of Marblehead, MA, is a ceramic artist and is currently a self-employed yarn manufacturer's representative. Kala, of Springwater, NY, works at the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University as a visiting faculty in ceramics, where she teaches sophomore hand building and sophomore wheel classes.
Jillian Kule '01 and Joseph "Benny" Benedict Jr. '02 tied the knot on June 27, 2009 at the Peek 'n Peak Resort and Spa in Clymer, NY. Several Theta Theta Chi sisters and Klan Alpine brothers were in attendance, along with a handful of other Alfred alumni. The couple then honeymooned in St. Lucia before heading home to Buffalo. See photo on following page
In the picture above from left to right: Tom and Kimmy McHugh Kilcoyne with their daughter, Maeve; Graham and Jessica Clark Wyllie; Charlie and Sarah Scavone with their daughter, Hannah; Christy Coonradt Verbosky andBradley Verbosky '01, with their sons, Ethan and Sean; Leah Eastman Besaw and Jason Besaw '99 and their children, Christian and Anna.
On July 17, 2008, on Ka'anapali Beach on the island of Maui, Allison (Lipani) Feenaughty '01, '06 and John Feenaughty '06 were married. The couple exchanged leis and rings at sunset on the beach. The bride wore a white Grecian dress with a gray sash that matched the groom's suit. Both were barefoot. They vacationed on Maui for a week after ceremony. Two receptions were held: one in Almond, NY and the other in High Bridge, NJ. The Almond reception had over 20 Alfred University alumni in attendance
G. Douglas Clark travelled to Huntsville, AL in June 2009 for the annual conference of the Baptist History and Heritage Society. While there, he presented his paper, "A Familiar Story: Contribution of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church in Alfred, NY, to Social Justice." See http://www.baptisthistory... .
2002
The Cazenovia (NY) College Art Gallery hosted Thea Eck and her exhibition "Ulluq: Encountering the North" in September and October 2009.
Jennifer Verbit participated in a craft fair in New Milford, CT in June. Jennifer sold handmade blank journals, letterpress printed items and some other miscellaneous. The fair consisted of crafts vendors, food vendors and children's activities.
Chris Lansdown and Beth Skwarecki '02 live in Ithaca, NY. They knit; spin wool; breed beta fish; make/fly kites, and sundry. Beth also plays roller derby and Chris referees. More information about Chris is available at www.chrislansdown.com . He may also be reached at chris@lansdown.com .
Ceramist Jane Orr was a visiting artist at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, this summer where she created ceramic sculptural forms for the Park. She currently lives in Detroit, where she is working at a studio/gallery. Jane's visit was reported by Amber Blanding '02, who is the office manager at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.
Laura Schreffler is moving to Hollywood to serve as the West Coast Bureau Chief for the soon-to-be re-launched women's celebrity and style Web site. She will leave her former position as the 'Gatecrasher' columnist at the New York Daily News. In her new position she will work on editorial strategy, content development and overall direction of the site.
Renee Prisble Una posted a blog in April 2008 called "Mindfulness & Making: Mindfulness Practice and Creative Strategies for the Connected Worlds of Art and Life." Renee is a sculptor and installation artist working in Chicago, IL.
Matt Rossi '01 and Jessica Sick '02 were married at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY on Aug. 16, 2008. Over 35 AU friends and family attended the wedding. See photo on following page.
Samantha Johnston is living in Boston teaching middle and high school art. Samantha completed her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in June.
Shawn Allen was featured in an article by The Business Review (Albany, NY) called, "40 Under Forty." Shawn is a senior materials engineer at Ceralink in Troy, NY.
Alexis Piekarsky 7413 Coventry Court Riverdale, NJ 07457 E-mail: piekaras@yahoo.com
Katie Franklin and her husband celebrated their son Jackson's first birthday with a party for family and friends in July. Katie was in Alfred over the summer for reunion and along with her Delta Zeta sorority sisters Chrissy Snyder Watkins, Kelley Piccone, Lindsay Olson, and Pam Markel, attended the dedication ceremony for the stained glass window donated to Herrick Memorial Library by the Delta Zeta Omicron Phi chapter alumnae. The window was made by an AU alumna and is absolutely amazing; she encourages everyone to check it out! Being on campus again after many years made Katie excited for the upcoming 10th class reunion next June and she hopes that many fellow alums will plan to attend!
Judy Tsang 2165 East 23 Street Brooklyn, NY 11229 718.743.3820 JudySTsang@gmail.com
2003
Jason Hendricks and Eileen Arteaga Escalante were married on July 17, 2009. They are currently expecting a baby boy. Paul Brogan and Roxan Brogan '02, Matthew Washington '05, and Sheree Johnson '04 were some of the AU alums that attended the wedding.
Sarah Strong of Westvale, NY was promoted to Director of Auctions at WCNY in Syracuse, NY. Sarah has been with WCNY for nine years.
Katie Franklin and her husband celebrated their son Jackson's first birthday with a party for family and friends in July. Katie was in Alfred over the summer for reunion and along with her Delta Zeta sorority sisters Chrissy Snyder Watkins, Kelley Piccone, Lindsay Olson, and Pam Markel, attended the dedication ceremony for the stained glass window donated to Herrick Memorial Library by the Delta Zeta Omicron Phi chapter alumnae. The window was made by an AU alumna and is absolutely amazing; she encourages everyone to check it out! Being on campus again after many years made Katie excited for the upcoming 10th class reunion next June and she hopes that many fellow alums will plan to attend!
Danielle Johnson-Kutch 9713 51st Place College Park, MD 20740 johnsonkutch@msn.com
Alecia Geno currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she is a practicing artist and designer. She is interested in the intersections of visual art practices, built space, and design. Alecia's diverse experience as a maker, craftsman, and artist directly inform the way she approaches design and architecture.
Jason Hendricks and Eileen Arteaga Escalante were married on July 17, 2009. They are currently expecting a baby boy. Paul Brogan and Roxan Brogan '02, Matthew Washington '05, and Sheree Johnson '04 were some of the AU alums that attended the wedding.
Sebastian White 262 W. 24th St., Apt. 5D New York, NY 10011 seb@sebastianwhite.com
Jill Culeton 431 Cline Road Victor, NY 14564 Phone: 585.924.8289 E-mail: jculeton@rochester.rr.com
Michael Green, a Navy veteran, was featured in a newsmagazine published by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Green, who earned a degree from the College of Business, was recognized for "realizing his dream" of opening a business with the assistance of an SBA program specifically to help veterans become entrepreneurs. Green opened the Hott Spot, a tanning salon, in Alfred.
Jason Hendricks and Eileen Arteaga Escalante were married on July 17, 2009. They are currently expecting a baby boy. Paul Brogan and Roxan Brogan '02, Matthew Washington '05, and Sheree Johnson '04 were some of the AU alums that attended the wedding.
Jillian Kule '01 and Joseph "Benny" Benedict Jr. '02 tied the knot on June 27, 2009 at the Peek 'n Peak Resort and Spa in Clymer, NY. Several Theta Theta Chi sisters and Klan Alpine brothers were in attendance, along with a handful of other Alfred alumni. The couple then honeymooned in St. Lucia before heading home to Buffalo. See photo on following page
Jenna Gassman Hendricks married Cory Hendricks on Oct. 4, 2008. They live in Delhi, NY and work for a division of FrieslandCampina DOMO, the second largest Dairy Cooperative in Europe. Jenna is the Quality Control Laboratory Manager where she uses her degree in chemistry from AU.
On June 19, 2009 Owens Corning (OC) in Granville, Ohio participated in a United Way Day of Caring. AU representatives on hand: Michelle Korwin-Edson '99, '04; Becky Cochran '03; and Krista Kalac, a current AU senior who is a materials science and engineering major. She was a summer intern at OC.
Katie Franklin and her husband celebrated their son Jackson's first birthday with a party for family and friends in July. Katie was in Alfred over the summer for reunion and along with her Delta Zeta sorority sisters Chrissy Snyder Watkins, Kelley Piccone, Lindsay Olson, and Pam Markel, attended the dedication ceremony for the stained glass window donated to Herrick Memorial Library by the Delta Zeta Omicron Phi chapter alumnae. The window was made by an AU alumna and is absolutely amazing; she encourages everyone to check it out! Being on campus again after many years made Katie excited for the upcoming 10th class reunion next June and she hopes that many fellow alums will plan to attend!
2004
Jason Hendricks and Eileen Arteaga Escalante were married on July 17, 2009. They are currently expecting a baby boy. Paul Brogan and Roxan Brogan '02, Matthew Washington '05, and Sheree Johnson '04 were some of the AU alums that attended the wedding.
LaDona Lanphere 61 Reithel St., Apt. 1 Auburn, MA 01501 llanphere@clarku.edu
Rachel Olin- Levy of Coral Gables, FL is working hard balancing three jobs. During the school year, she works part-time at an elementary school library. During the summer, she works at a summer camp mentoring and teaching high functioning autistic children and she sells her work at an exclusive South Florida art show. Rachel has also published a book review for the American Booksellers Association. You can read her review at http://www.news.bookweb.o... .
Bryan Sick and Bonnie Ye '07 were married on Aug. 29, 2009 in Avon, NY. They currently live in San Diego. Bryan is deployed to Guam for his sea duty. Bonnie left AVX at the end of July and is currently looking for a new job.
Khristina Sly reports: "Benjamin Alexander Sly was born Tuesday, July 28, 2009. He weighed 4 lbs, 4 oz. and was 18 inches long. He was only two and a half weeks early but grew small. Mommy and Daddy waited anxiously for 10 days while Ben got bigger and stronger in the NICU before coming home weighing a mere 4 lbs, 6.5 oz.! As of Sept. 30, Ben weighs 8 pounds and gets cuter every day. His favorite things to do are eat, sleep and pretend to be Houdini- wiggling out of his blanket "burrito" every chance he gets.
Jessica Dunster of Birdsall, NY has joined Alfred State College as a professional staff member.
"Reincorporation Jamboree," curated by Steven Frost, features artwork from artists around the country. It is currently on exhibition at Honfleur Gallery in Washington DC, and features the installation-based media artwork of Theo Knox and Ben Fino-Radin '07. Honfleur's Creative Director, Briony Evans Hynson '02, worked with Frost to facilitate the show, which explores contemporary coming-of-age experiences touched on by emerging artists.
Kerry White 154 Sierra Vista Lane Valley Cottage, NY 10989 E-mail: white_kerry_e@hotmail.com
Beth Greenwood Boisvert was nominated to be the associate pastor of The First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, MA.
Gerit Grimm created an exposition of the United States which was gained solely through viewing American cinema. Check out the video of Gerit talking about and demonstrating her artistry at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=st0ps7uw218.
2005
Casey Lumbra, Kyle Wengren, and Jeremy Stephens '06 released an online comic series known as "Backspace," which has been published in AU's Fiat Lux. To check out the Web site, go to http://www.backspacecomic... .
Megan Bisbee-Durlam is one of three chaperones who will accompany Japanese students from Anan-Cho, who will stay with 13 families in Alfred for a six-day visit. Megan is a current assistant language teacher.
Emma Buckthal 21 Drybrook Road Barton, NY 13734 E-mail: emmabuckthal@hotmail.com
Lacy L.E. Clifford and Kevin G. Martin are engaged and plan a May 15, 2010 wedding in Oil City, PA. Lacy works at the Bronx Zoo. Kevin works for AlG Technology in Princeton, NJ. They currently reside in their home in Woodbridge, NJ.
Eve Katz and Michael Geoffrey Katz were married on Nov. 2, 2008, at a ceremony in West Orange, NJ. Several AU alumni were in attendance including J'Dale (Fisher) Berner, Lila (Balliett) Rodrigues, Stephanie Sterling, and Abbey Thomas. Eve and Michael now live in Durham, NC with their dog, Otis. Eve is a psychiatric social worker after completing her M.S.W. at SUNY Buffalo in 2007 and Michael is a resident physician at Duke University Hospital. They were recently delighted to learn that Michael was accepted into the Cardiology fellowship program at the University of Rochester (Michael's alma mater). They are expecting to move back to Western NY in the summer of 2010 and can't wait to visit Alfred and see old friends!
Tim Inthirakoth 23 Union Park, 1 Boston, MA 02118 617.279.3703 Laminus@msn.com
J'Dale "J.D." Berner (Fisher) and Ryan Berner are proud to announce the birth of their son Aaron Michael Berner on Nov. 30, 2008. Aaron was born in Canandaigua, NY.
Eve Katz and Michael Geoffrey Katz were married on Nov. 2, 2008, at a ceremony in West Orange, NJ. Several AU alumni were in attendance including J'Dale (Fisher) Berner, Lila (Balliett) Rodrigues, Stephanie Sterling, and Abbey Thomas. Eve and Michael now live in Durham, NC with their dog, Otis. Eve is a psychiatric social worker after completing her M.S.W. at SUNY Buffalo in 2007 and Michael is a resident physician at Duke University Hospital. They were recently delighted to learn that Michael was accepted into the Cardiology fellowship program at the University of Rochester (Michael's alma mater). They are expecting to move back to Western NY in the summer of 2010 and can't wait to visit Alfred and see old friends!
John Belisle and Melissa Berman '06 were married on Oct. 25, 2008 in Port Jefferson, NY. They met at Alfred in fall 2004. Melissa has worked as an artificial intelligence patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Trademark Office since 2006. John has been a Navy Supply Corps Officer since 2005 and they have relocated to Seattle, WA while John is on shore duty at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, WA.
Lisa Koch's glass sculptures were on display at the Porter Butts Gallery at the Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) in January 2010. In June 2010 she will have work on display the James Watrous Gallery at UWM.
Eve Katz and Michael Geoffrey Katz were married on Nov. 2, 2008, at a ceremony in West Orange, NJ. Several AU alumni were in attendance including J'Dale (Fisher) Berner, Lila (Balliett) Rodrigues, Stephanie Sterling, and Abbey Thomas. Eve and Michael now live in Durham, NC with their dog, Otis. Eve is a psychiatric social worker after completing her M.S.W. at SUNY Buffalo in 2007 and Michael is a resident physician at Duke University Hospital. They were recently delighted to learn that Michael was accepted into the Cardiology fellowship program at the University of Rochester (Michael's alma mater). They are expecting to move back to Western NY in the summer of 2010 and can't wait to visit Alfred and see old friends!
Casey Lumbra, Kyle Wengren, and Jeremy Stephens '06 released an online comic series known as "Backspace," which has been published in AU's Fiat Lux. To check out the Web site, go to http://www.backspacecomic... .
2006
Erica Harney is completing her MFA at Penn State. Erica, along with Penn State's other MFA candidates, held a group exhibition, "Prequel," of new works at the Sara Meltzer Gallery in New York City throughout July 2009.
Kyle Burns continues to build his freelance experience and joint Web Site www.burnscreativestudio.c... with wife, Devin Burns '06. Devin began teaching at a preschool in January. She also visited Nicaragua in April as part of an alumni service trip with her sister and the Bucknell Brigade at Bucknell University.
Kyle Burns continues to build his freelance experience and joint Web Site www.burnscreativestudio.c... with wife, Devin Burns '06. Devin began teaching at a preschool in January. She also visited Nicaragua in April as part of an alumni service trip with her sister and the Bucknell Brigade at Bucknell University.
Julie Tharrett/b> reports: "I completed school at the National Massage Therapy Institute at the end of January and will soon take the national certification exam so that I can then officially practice therapeutic massage. I am about to begin Arabic language classes and currently work in the International Affairs Office for ICE, performing a variety of administrative duties. "I have been pursuing dance on two fronts, as a member of the Silk Road Dance Company and as a Raqs Sharqi (classical Egyptian bellydance) soloist AKA Asala. In the soloist realm, I regularly perform with live music which has been the most exciting and challenging experience in dance for me yet. I dance weekly at a Moroccan restaurant in Silver Spring called Taste of Morocco and recently was the headlining act for a hafla (a party) at Mosaic Cafe that featured other dancers in the DC area. "I joined the Silk Road Dance Company, under the direction of Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray, last fall which has been an amazing experience in expanding my movement vocabulary with Persian, Turkic, and Arabic traditional dance and beyond. This has been a great opportunity to dance alongside a fantastic group of ladies and so far I have had the honor of performing at such places as the Kennedy Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art."
John Belisle and Melissa Berman '06 were married on Oct. 25, 2008 in Port Jefferson, NY. They met at Alfred in fall 2004. Melissa has worked as an artificial intelligence patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Trademark Office since 2006. John has been a Navy Supply Corps Officer since 2005 and they have relocated to Seattle, WA while John is on shore duty at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, WA.
Ashley Ross and Johnny Ninos '06 both teach at Midland School in Los Olivos, CA. Recently the school received a 2009 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). Ashley is an instructor of Fundamentals of Visual Art, Honors Art and Representational Drawing. She also coaches the girls' JV soccer team. She enjoys exploring the West Coast and living in the Midland community. Johnny is the metals instructor. He is an avid fixer-upper, and heads the Heroes program at the school, which helps maintain the school grounds by training students the proper techniques and tools for reconstruction. Johnny coaches the JV boys' soccer team.
Mrs. Andreina Simet 353 South 3rd Street, Apt 12 Brooklyn, NY 11211 Email: andreina.simet@gmail.com
Casey Lumbra, Kyle Wengren, and Jeremy Stephens '06 released an online comic series known as "Backspace," which has been published in AU's Fiat Lux. To check out the Web site, go to http://www.backspacecomic... .
On July 17, 2008, on Ka'anapali Beach on the island of Maui, Allison (Lipani) Feenaughty '01, '06 and John Feenaughty '06 were married. The couple exchanged leis and rings at sunset on the beach. The bride wore a white Grecian dress with a gray sash that matched the groom's suit. Both were barefoot. They vacationed on Maui for a week after ceremony. Two receptions were held: one in Almond, NY and the other in High Bridge, NJ. The Almond reception had over 20 Alfred University alumni in attendance
Ellery Althaus arrived back from his pan-Eurasian bike trek in Jan. 2010. His seven-month trip took him through Russia, the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. He accumulated more than 9,000 miles on his bike. He made the trip with fellow classmante Levi Bridges. They traveled with a small laptop and a solar heating panel they carried on the back of the bike rack, which provided enough powe they needed to run the laptop and make PowerPoint presentations about their trip at five or six majors cities. They updated their website, http://www.paneurasianbiketrip.com/ as they traveled.
2007
Ellery Althaus arrived back from his pan-Eurasian bike trek in Jan. 2010. His seven-month trip took him through Russia, the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. He accumulated more than 9,000 miles on his bike. He made the trip with fellow classmante Levi Bridges. They traveled with a small laptop and a solar heating panel they carried on the back of the bike rack, which provided enough powe they needed to run the laptop and make PowerPoint presentations about their trip at five or six majors cities. They updated their website, http://www.paneurasianbiketrip.com/ as they traveled.
Bland Hoke '07 was recently awarded a public art commission by the Jackson Hole Airport. The Airport is currently undergoing a large expansion of its terminal facility. He is employed by Custom Iron Design, and coordinated the development of a proposal which was selected along with 4 other projects.
Bryan Sick and Bonnie Ye '07 were married on Aug. 29, 2009 in Avon, NY. They currently live in San Diego. Bryan is deployed to Guam for his sea duty. Bonnie left AVX at the end of July and is currently looking for a new job.
Angelina Accary, Christine Birtel, Colleen Bland, and Joshua Gibson each obtained a master of science degree in education.
2008
Maya Johnson is a second-year graduate assistant at the City University of New York Athletic Conference for the 2009-10 academic year
Ceramist Jane Orr was a visiting artist at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, this summer where she created ceramic sculptural forms for the Park. She currently lives in Detroit, where she is working at a studio/gallery. Jane's visit was reported by Amber Blanding '02, who is the office manager at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.
Angelina Accary, Christine Birtel, Colleen Bland, and Joshua Gibson each obtained a master of science degree in education.
Angelina Accary, Christine Birtel, Colleen Bland, and Joshua Gibson each obtained a master of science degree in education.
Your Class Correspondent writes: Vanessa Davis, John Hawes, Seward Landaverde, Jesse Santana, and Andrea Sarro graduated from the AU MBA program in May 2009.
Your Class Correspondent writes: Vanessa Davis, John Hawes, Seward Landaverde, Jesse Santana, and Andrea Sarro graduated from the AU MBA program in May 2009.
Trevor Kent of Spencerport creates comic books that are written for an older audience, using flat colors, thick lines. and a combination of American and Japanese comic styles.
Laura Findlay earned a master of science degree in numeracy.
Angelina Accary, Christine Birtel, Colleen Bland, and Joshua Gibson each obtained a master of science degree in education.
Conrado Bowen-De La Rosa made his Off-Broadways debut May 28, 2009 performing in "In The Silence Of The Heart," a new family drama set in the United States, dealing with racial biases, the concept of family, and the nature of forgiveness. The play was created for the inmates in Sing Sing Correctional Facility and was first produced there by Rehabilitation Through The Arts in November 2008. The work ran through June 14 at Theater for the New City, Manhattan, directed by the author. The play was performed in English and Spanish with Chinese subtitles. See the show poster with Conrado's name at: www.yangtze-rep-theatre.o...
Your Class Correspondent writes: Vanessa Davis, John Hawes, Seward Landaverde, Jesse Santana, and Andrea Sarro graduated from the AU MBA program in May 2009.
Your Class Correspondent writes: Vanessa Davis, John Hawes, Seward Landaverde, Jesse Santana, and Andrea Sarro graduated from the AU MBA program in May 2009.
Ms. Jessy Santana 6289 Bold Regatta Court Las Vegas, NV 89139 Email: santajs7@gmail.com
Emily Hall-LochmannVanBennekom of Dansville, NY has joined Alfred State College as a professional staff member.
Your Class Correspondent writes: Vanessa Davis, John Hawes, Seward Landaverde, Jesse Santana, and Andrea Sarro graduated from the AU MBA program in May 2009.
2009
Ruth Hill is a glass artist who enjoys working with different materials, drawing, and photography, but glass tends to be her medium of choice. Check out her Web site at www.thewaywardflame . blogspot.com.
Nicholas Vandervoort was hired by Ceralink Inc., as a materials engineer on the company's research and development team.
Kate Doody, Alicia Eggert '09, Andrea Marquis '09, and Kala Stein '09 had their work presented at the Burchfield Penny Art Center at Buffalo State College last fall and early winter. Kate is a resident artist of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and currently works in her art studio in Alfred. Alicia, a resident of Alfred Station, is currently completing her masters of fine arts degree in sculpture/dimensional studies at AU. Andrea, of Marblehead, MA, is a ceramic artist and is currently a self-employed yarn manufacturer's representative. Kala, of Springwater, NY, works at the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University as a visiting faculty in ceramics, where she teaches sophomore hand building and sophomore wheel classes.
Jenna Efrein is Hudson Beach Glass Philadelphia's new teacher and manager. Jenna holds a degree in sculpture/dimensional studies with a focus in glass.
Andrea Marquis is an artist-in-residence and adjunct instructor of ceramics at Tyler School of Art and currently lives in Philadelphia.
Kate Doody, Alicia Eggert '09, Andrea Marquis '09, and Kala Stein '09 had their work presented at the Burchfield Penny Art Center at Buffalo State College last fall and early winter. Kate is a resident artist of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and currently works in her art studio in Alfred. Alicia, a resident of Alfred Station, is currently completing her masters of fine arts degree in sculpture/dimensional studies at AU. Andrea, of Marblehead, MA, is a ceramic artist and is currently a self-employed yarn manufacturer's representative. Kala, of Springwater, NY, works at the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University as a visiting faculty in ceramics, where she teaches sophomore hand building and sophomore wheel classes.
Kate Doody, Alicia Eggert '09, Andrea Marquis '09, and Kala Stein '09 had their work presented at the Burchfield Penny Art Center at Buffalo State College last fall and early winter. Kate is a resident artist of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and currently works in her art studio in Alfred. Alicia, a resident of Alfred Station, is currently completing her masters of fine arts degree in sculpture/dimensional studies at AU. Andrea, of Marblehead, MA, is a ceramic artist and is currently a self-employed yarn manufacturer's representative. Kala, of Springwater, NY, works at the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University as a visiting faculty in ceramics, where she teaches sophomore hand building and sophomore wheel classes.
Jamie Mix was named a staff accountant at Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, an accounting and business advisory firm in Olean, NY.
2010
On June 19, 2009 Owens Corning (OC) in Granville, Ohio participated in a United Way Day of Caring. AU representatives on hand: Michelle Korwin-Edson '99, '04; Becky Cochran '03; and Krista Kalac, a current AU senior who is a materials science and engineering major. She was a summer intern at OC.
Births
Danielle S. Foote '04, a daughter, Presley Anne Landrum, Jan. 1, 2009
Christopher Adam '95 and Amber Adams, a daughter, Sophia Grace, July 22, 2009
Kari (Jermansen) Martin '97 and Joseph Martin, a daughter, Astri Lynn Martin, March 12, 2009
Devin Dressman '97 and Heather Dressman, a daughter, Elise Ann Dressman, June 10, 2009
Maggie Campolong Roberts '98 and James Roberts, a daughter, Naomi James, Jan. 1, 2009
Christa (Latacz) Jones '98 and Adrian Jones, a son, Daniel Steven, Feb. 10, 2009
Kevin David '99 and Rebecca (Francy) David '01 , a son, Tyler Joseph David, Oct. 28, 2008
Jasmine Lellock '00 and Joshua Hertz '99 , a daughter, Cora Lily Hertz, July 11, 2009
Jasmine Lellock '00 and Joshua Hertz '99 , a daughter, Cora Lily Hertz, July 11, 2009
Corey Dunn '00 and Penny Dunn '00 , a daughter, Ruby Dunn, Aug. 6, 2009
Corey Dunn '00 and Penny Dunn '00 , a daughter, Ruby Dunn, Aug. 6, 2009
Cindy Lewis-Black '00 and Chris Black, a son, Colin Kennedy Black, Oct. 2, 2009
Tane Robinson '00 and Kristin Robinson adopted a son, Mitchell Robinson, who was born in June 2008
Melissa Them '00 and Myles Peterson '01 , a son, Noah Myles Peterson, Jan. 20, 2009
Amy Britt Powers '00 and Angus Powers '00, a daughter, Rona Lue Powers, Feb. 11, 2009
Amy Britt Powers '00 and Angus Powers '00, a daughter, Rona Lue Powers, Feb. 11, 2009
Heather Eckert Jordan '00 and Shannon Jordan, a daughter, Clare Rose Jordan, April 13, 2009
Michael Christakis '99 and Christa Nyman Christakis '01 , a daughter, Katerina Florence Christakis, May 6, 2009
Kevin David '99 and Rebecca (Francy) David '01 , a son, Tyler Joseph David, Oct. 28, 2008
Melissa Them '00 and Myles Peterson '01 , a son, Noah Myles Peterson, Jan. 20, 2009
Sheila Callahan Quick '01 and David Quick, a son, Wilson David Quick, Jan. 10, 2009
Khristina Sly '04 and Samuel Sly, a son, Benjamin Alexander Sly, July 28, 2009
J.D. Berner (Fisher) '05 and Ryan Berner, a son, Aaron Michael Berner, Nov. 30, 2008
Deaths - Alumni
Ralph Smith '24 June 20, 2009
Cecile Brigham Mathern '28
Irene Wells Fisk '29 , Oct. 29, 2009
Bernadine F. Smith '32 , March 1, 2009
Phlabia Sheheen Shoemaker '33 , May 26, 2009
Charles Gainor '36 , May 19, 2009
Leon Clements, '37 , Aug. 3, 1994
Marion Jacox Smith '37 , Nov. 12, 2008
Alice Matson DiBlasi '37 , Aug. 7, 2009
Carmen Hackett Booth '38 ,, June 20, 2009
Dorothy Elve Tombaugh '38 , July 3, 2009
John Huber '39 , May 2008
Betty Jacox Crafts '39 , Nov. 23, 2008
Raymond Turck '39,, June 302009
Rosemary Hallenbeck Mossien '39 , July 24, 2009
Christine Shuchowsky Tate '39, June 22, 2008
George M. Colucci '40 , April 27, 2009
Malcolm P. Hill '40 , June 27, 2009
Sanford Davidow '41 , Jan. 31, 2009
Frances Vars Gorton '41 , Sept. 3, 2009
Frederick Loughridge '42 , Sept. 1, 2009
Margaret Aylor Harris '43 , Oct. 18, 2008
Artiste Jamesson '43, , May 19, 2009
Helen N. Dygert '43 , June 3, 2009
Vivian M. Suttle '43 , Aug. 17, 2009
Lucille Clark Rowland '44 , July 1, 2009
Genevieve Polan Scheffer '46 , Oct. 28, 2009
Edith M. Roberts '47 , Aug. 18, 2009
John K. Koskie '48 , April 1, 2009
Jean Willey Rohan Krebs '48 , May 21, 2009
M. John Rice Jr. '48 , July 10, 2009
John G. Sweeney '48 , Aug. 4, 2009
W. Clayton Ormsby '48 , Oct. 27, 2009
Edward F. Dick Sr. '49 , March 29, 2009
James D. Secrest '49 , May 29, 2009
Marjorie Van Duzer Campbell '49 , July 26, 2009
Phillip A. Meissner '49 , Aug. 17, 2009
Robert Longfritz '50 , Feb. 3, 2009
William C. O'Connor '50 , April 27, 2009
Richard H. Stephens '50 , May 26, 2009
Harvey Siebert '50 , June 19, 2009
William Schmidt '50 , Aug. 20, 2009
Bacia Edelman '50 , Sept. 19, 2009
Melvin Nida '50 , Sept. 21, 2009
Richard Carlson '50 , Oct. 22, 2009
Norman C. Skillman '50 , Nov. 1, 2009
Walter A. Snyder '51 , April 21, 2009
Thomas J. Myers '51 , May 1, 2009
Edward L. Decker '52 , Feb. 4, 2009
Marvin C. Reichle '52 , Nov. 6, 2009
Ronald Tostevin '52 , March 13, 2008
Hubert R. Thornton '54 , May 9, 2009
Robert Wertz '54 , May 5, 2009
Beverly F. Shorts '55 , April 23, 2009
Elizabeth Sibley Parry '58 , April 2, 2009
Rhoda Davis '58 , Oct. 22, 2009
Peter B. Lauck '58 , Aug. 1, 2009
John R. LeBlanc '58 , May 28, 2009
Betty Syracuse Hedgeman '58 , May 3, 2009
Richard Scutt '59 , March 12, 2009
Peter Hoagland '60, July 27, 2009
James L. Knapp III '61 , July 15, 2009
Alfred Gross Jr. '62 , March 2009
James E. Young '62 , June 2009
Carl Spoerer '63 , Sept. 5, 2009
Geraldine Dolger Danzig '63 , June 14, 2009
David G. Gregory '66 , June 10, 2008
Barbara A. Fletcher '71 , April 29, 2009
Mark J. Lawrence '73 , Aug. 23, 2009
Iris Molinari '74 , April 18, 2009
James F. Connell IV '75 , May 7, 2009
John Fernbach '75 , April 3, 2009
George Capuano '77 , July 30, 2009
Donna L. Taylor '78 , June 22, 2009
Walter Dziekonski '80 , Sept. 4, 2009
Barbara Engram '80 , March 25, 2009
Arlene Hodge Plummer '80 , March 29, 2009
Nancy Cushing-Daniels '81 , June 17, 2009
Elaine McPherson'86, March 2, 2010
Michael Leitten '86 , April 2009
Jeffrey Hollier '88 , Aug. 13, 2009
Donna Anderson Funk '93 , Aug. 1, 2009
Lisa Friedman Suratt '94 , Aug. 28, 2009
Lorna J. Koegel '99 , Dec. 2, 2008
Amy Beth MacMichael '00 , Aug. 3, 2009
Mark L.F. Nicholson '01 , June 11, 2009
Diane M. Richardson '03 , July 6, 2009
Deaths - Faculty/Staff
June Brown, December 28, 2009
Deaths - Friends
Jane Orwig Le Mon, Aug. 28, 2009
Jean A. MacMurray, May 2008
Engagements
Lacy L.E. Clifford '05 and Kevin G. Martin '05
Cashelle Crowley '06 and John Rose
Marriages
Christopher Meany '96 and Sarah McNeill, May 2, 2009
Miguel Sturla '99 and Pauline de Trabuc, April 26, 2009
Tadd Barnes '99 and FannYu Liao, June 21, 2009
Kelly Stutzman '00 and James Grim, June 26, 2009
Casey (John H.) Crandall '75 and Jahaira Elena Vilaverde Audelo, Feb. 28, 2009
Allison Lipani '01, '06 and John Feenaughty '06 , July 17, 2008
Jillian Kule '01 and Joseph "Benny" Benedict Jr. '02, June 27, 2009
Aaron M. Miller '01 and Emily Schreiner, Aug. 8, 2009
Emily Rotundo '01 and John Schaefer, Aug. 15, 2009
Matt Rossi '01 and Jessica Sick '02, Aug. 16, 2009
Matt Rossi '01 and Jessica Sick '02, Aug. 16, 2009
Nicole Wodka '02 and Michael Cook, Sept. 26, 2009
Jessica Palmer '02 and Christopher Day
Jenna Gassman '03 and Cory Hendricks, Oct. 4, 2008
Jason Hendricks '03 and Eileen Arteaga Escalante, July 17, 2009
Corey Martin '03 and Jess
Jillian Kule '01 and Joseph "Benny" Benedict Jr. '02, June 27, 2009
Bryan Sick '04 and Bonnie Ye '07 , Aug. 29, 2009
John Belisle '05 and Melissa Berman '06, Oct. 25, 2008
Eve Katz '05 and Michael Geoffrey Katz, Nov. 2, 2008
Andrea Crandall '05 and Sean DeRubba, July 4, 2009
John Belisle '05 and Melissa Berman '06, Oct. 25, 2008
Allison Lipani '01, '06 and John Feenaughty '06 , July 17, 2008
Bryan Sick '04 and Bonnie Ye '07 , Aug. 29, 2009
Joseph Kovac '08 and Andrea Sarrge '08 , Jan. 10, 2009
Joseph Kovac '08 and Andrea Sarrge '08 , Jan. 10, 2009