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A New Age for Summer Session 

Tim July and August, Andover 1 i 1 1 1 h.ul ,i feel somewhat 
different than that of the fn summers prior. For the first time, 
tlie Academy welcomed rising eighth -graders: ,i select group of 
4 l > voting learners d>. >k p.irt in the newest Summer Session 
program — the Lower School Institutes. 

For five weeks, thesi younger students from as near as 
North Andover and as tai away as Hong Kong not i taste of 
hoarding school life and were challenged academicalh via one 
nt three interdisciplinary courses: 


Math Meets Biology 


History and Archaeology 


Making Literature Come Alive 

For more than five hours each day, Phillips Academy in- 
structors Matt Lisa (math), Keith Rohinson '96 (biology )i Erin 
Strong (theater ck dance), and Elisabeth Tully (director of the 
Oliver Wendell Holmes Library) led students in course work. 
LSI also provided its young participants ample time to embark 
on weekly field trips to destinations including the Robert S. 
Peahodv Museum of Archaeology's ongoing excavation in 
Danvers, Mass., to enjoy fun activities both off and on campus, 
and to explore all aspects of life as a boarding school student. 

As a result of the LSI program, many participants are con- 
sidering applying to hoarding school for the ninth-grade year. 
Thus, Andover has provided a new group of "youth from every 
quarter" an important introduction to a possible route for their 
future, a future that may include Andover itself. 

— Paul Murphy, Director of Summer Session 

Phillips Academy 


Barbara Landis Chase Oscar L. Tang 

Head of School President, Board of Trustees 

November 2007 

Dear Members of the Andover Community: 

We write at a time of great energy and promise for Phillips Academy and the students it 
serves. This is the first in a series of updates we will be writing on the Strategic Plan adopted 
by the Board of Trustees in 2004, reporting to you on progress in meeting Strategic Plan 
objectives, and previewing action we will initiate in coming months. We also write with 
gratitude to so many of you for supporting these efforts. 

As you will recall, the Strategic Plan focused on one ambitious goal: 

To reaffirm the mission of Phillips Academy to be a school that educates. . . outstanding 
youth from every quarter by effectively challenging them to develop their potential and 
to depart as thoughtful, versatile, responsible participants in the global community. 

This goal includes three critical components: students, program, faculty. This letter 
highlights the remarkable progress made to date on the first — the students component. In 
summary, we have opened the opportunity of an Andover education through increased 
access and affordability. We have both focused and extended recruitment, and expanded 
financial aid dramatically each year since 2004. 

The most compelling news is that, starting next year, admission to 
Andover will be conducted on a 100 percent need-blind basis. What does 
"need-blind" mean at Andover? Beginning in September 2008, Andover 
will be able to admit the most qualified students regardless of their families' 
ability to pay the cost of an Andover education and will meet 100 percent 
of all families' demonstrated need. We are grateful to preceding generations 
for continuing attempts to achieve need-blind status. Building on this 
foundation, we are confident we will secure the resources to achieve 
this initiative. 

Our ultimate aim could well be described as "from every quarter, to every quarter." As an 
American school with a dynamic worldview, we search the United States and the globe for 
students with the most to gain and the most to give. We educate extraordinarily talented 
students, and they leave equipped with the knowledge and desire to make a positive 
difference, no matter what their path in life. 

The most compelling 
news is that, starting 
next year, admission 
to Andover will be 
conducted on a 
100 percent 
need-blind basis. 

Opportunity & Access 

Providing opportunity requires access, finding the most promising youth from every 
quarter and making the opportunity ol an Andover education affordable- — has been a 
.me value of the institution from the beginning. Andover seeks to ensure access to young 
people of talent, intelligence, and integrity from diverse cultural, geographic, racial, and 
socioeconomic backgrounds. Presently. Andovcr's 1 .0 l )() students represent 46 states and 
territories, and 31 countries. 

The following achievements reflect our progress toward increasing access: 

• Andover received more than 2.-400 student applications for admission last year — 
the largest applicant pool among our peer schools. Our admit rate is highly 
competitive: JO percent. Our yield (the number of students admitted who chose to 
attend) is 74 percent, the highest in our peer group. Our yield among financial aid 
admissions is 83 percent. 

• I he admission team's national and international travel has increased 40 percent, 
resulting in a 21 percent increase in applications over the last three years. More 
than Alumni Admission and Parent Network Representatives conduct 
interviews and serve as event hosts and "ambassadors." 

• W'c have expanded our targeted recruitment areas to the U.S. Southeast, West, and 
Midwest, and internationally to South Africa, China, India. Brazil, and Great Britain. 

• I ooking to the future, a committee is considering the composition of the student 
body. Comprising faculty, administrators, students, and trustees, it is charged with 
guiding the admission office in developing an understanding of "youth from every 
quarter" in our time, and how this should shape priorities for admission outreach 
and programming. 

• The Academy is one of five independent schools selected Our admit rate is highly 

to partner with the Shelby Davis family to pilot a program competitive: 20 percent. Our 
enhancing domestic and international diversity within yield (the number of students 

secondary schools. The program will support the admitted who chose to attend) 

admission of up to 1 students to Andover each year, is 74 percent, the highest in our 

who would then be eligible, upon graduation, for peer group. Our yield among 

continued scholarship support in college. financial aid admissions 

is 83 percent. 

Opportunity & Affordability 

Since 1778, Phillips Academy has been committed to providing access to academic excel- 
lence to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. This is a matter of affordability. 
There have been scholarship students at Andover since day one; 

the first endowed scholarship dates to 1 789. Andover's long-standing 

When the Board of Trustees voted to set the goal of need-blind 

■ • • iAi > ^m/. c -pi I li c financial aid scholarships across 

admissions in the Academy s 2004 Strategic Plan, the problem or 

socioeconomic status as the most accurate predictor of access to 

America's best educational opportunities was beginning to be 

highlighted by new research. In the three years since the board's 

decision, that concern has only increased, and in the interim 

several other institutions have joined us in this pursuit. 

the socioeconomic spectrum- 
specifically the lower-, middle-, 
and upper-middle-class income 
bands — will be enhanced by this 
important new policy. 

Andover attracts by far the largest and most diverse applicant pool among peer schools. 
Given the strong representation of all socioeconomic groups within that pool, the Academy 
sets no prescribed ceiling on family income when offering full scholarships. By looking at 
the overall picture (income, assets, number of children, and payments for other tuition- 
charging institutions), we guarantee the flexibility required to respond to each family's 
circumstances and meet need fully where it exists. 

Andover's long-standing commitment to providing financial aid scholarships across the 
socioeconomic spectrum — specifically the lower-, middle-, and upper-middle-class income 
bands — will be enhanced by this important new policy. 

The following achievements reflect our progress toward the Strategic Plan's core objective 
in terms of affordability: 

• Since 2004, the Board of Trustees has increased the financial aid budget by 
42 percent, and the average financial aid grant has increased from $22,200 to 
$27,500. During this period of growth, the Academy has increased the percentage 
of the student body on aid from 36.5 percent to 41 percent, while maintaining 
10 percent of the student body on full scholarship. 

• Increasingly, financial aid packages are not limited to tuition, but include, for 
example, computers and books, medical insurance, travel to and from school, 
and support for a wide range of summer enrichment opportunities. 

• The board voted to replace all student loans with financial aid grants beginning 
in September 2007. 

• As mentioned above, admission to Andover will be on a 100 percent need-blind 
basis beginning in September 2008. 

Sustaining Opportunity 

To support and sustain tins critical initiative, our intent is to build upon our existing strong 
legacy of sup|x>rt tor term scholarships .met financial aid endowment by raising upwards ol 
$(>(> million m new funds lor financial aid. To date, approximately 20 percent ol that goal 
has been met. 

W'» .in confident wc will he able to ensure Andover's continuing relevance, its commit- 
ment to youth from every quarter, and us strong leadership in advancing the ideals of 
inclusion and opportunity tor the rising generation's most promising leaders and servants 
ol soi iety. Our historic commitment to urge our students toward a higher purpose contin- 
ues to challenge us. We educate them to go into the world as leaders who see service as an 
integral part ot leadership. 

i mi - again, wi thank you foi youi h< lp in .uK.uu ing this i ritual work at Andoser. We 
welcome your thoughts on these important topics and encourage your participation as we 
HIOVC forward. Please e-mail any comments or questions to strategicplan^ A 
COpyot the Strategic Plan is available online at w w w. 


Barbara I andis Chase Oscar L. Tang 56/ 

Head of School President. Board of Trustees 






by Jill Clerkin 

From belov ed old dining hall to lively new gathering 
place, the conversion of the newly renamed David S. 
Paresky Commons is under way. 



The first-ever Non Sibi Day was the 
most comprehensive community 
service event in the history of Phillips 
Academy. For some, it may prove 
to be the beginning of even more. 




Ben Goldhirsh '99, founder of 
GOOD Magazine, took time to sit 
down for a Q&A with fellow alum 
Jessica Livingston '89 to discuss his 
publication and its unique mission. 



by Jessica White '07 
Andover prepared this tycoon — 
credited with financing the electrification 
of the United States — for success, but his 
passion for science came from within. 




Savvy marketing creates 
bull market for bears 



Finding harmony with Misty River 



Access & Success 


by Scott Aubrey 

Dateline Andover 


Seniors Sebastian Caliri and Josh 
Infantine, semifinalists in a national 

On Course 


math, science, and technology contest, 

Sports Talk 


are just two of many PA students to 
pursue ambitious projects outside 

Time &. Treasure 


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appearing elsewhere in the Bulletin. But that is not the caic 
this issue. Instead, much of this column .urns to inform you of 
i story not include J in this puMic.ition. 

Twice in the List two ve.irs Alexander I lettner '08 has 
Ken Featured In the BuOetin. In Summer 2006, his WPAA 
political talk show The Progressive MmJ garnered mention in 

our Dateline Andovet lection tor .1 dozen "( Sainpaign Forum" 
inters lews condiK ted with candidates for U.S. office. Then, 

in the Bulletin's Spring 2007 issue, we spotlighted I leffner's 
coverage of the St.ite of the Union Address via Internet 
broadcast oi his radio show. The PA senior welcomed to the 

airwaves (and World Wide Web) .1 number ol America's top 

journalists from publications such as ( S N/etes & World 
Report, the \\"a\/im#<>n Post, and the WiiJi Street Journal. 

Now, I lettner has taken another step to join their ranks. 

In early November, he and Yale University counterpart 
Andrew Mangino launched ScoopOS, an online entity dc- 
scrihcd at as "an innovative new interactive 
journalistic endeavor involving hundreds of student reporters 

from across the country. The nonpartisan online publication 
( will report in depth and exclusively on 
topics affecting the 2008 presidential election and how they 
impact voting Americans, w ith the intent of breaking news of 
mu test to all generations from .1 fresh perspective." 

Says Hetfner: "Our mission is to offer coverage that is re- 
(Veshing, revealing, and challenging in an innovative way. 
We want to engage young people in this election." ScoopOS 
certainly has engaged a number of notables from the worlds 
of jotinialism and politics: its advisor) hoard includes William 
F. Buckley Jr.. Jonathan Alter, Judy Woodruff, Frank Rich, 
Gary Hart, Joe Lieherman, Alan Simpson, and Norman 
Omstein, among others. 

This sounds like the sort of PA student endeavor that 
deserves a mention in the Bulletin, doesn't it? Agreed, hut it's 
hard to justify- repeat coverage of one student w hen there are 
so many notable candidates walking the campus pathways. 
Take seniors Sebastian Caliri and Josh Infantine, for instance. 
Turn ti > page 26 CO learn how this pair's project for a national 
math, science, and technology competition could impact how 
health-care providers one day tackle viruses. 

Previous articles about Heffner and our current feature 
on Caliri and Infantine demonstrate a renewed push to 
pr. >vide coverage of the students who help make Andover the 
exceptional place it is. What with its frequent and numerous 
pieces profiling alumni, on-campus and outreach programs, and 
special events such as Non Sibi Day and Reunion, the Bulletin 
also must be ever aware of those compelling student stories that 
help make PA distinctive. Our goal is to bring more of those 
types of articles your way, preferably before these doers and 
thinkers join the august ranks of our alumni body. 

— Scott Aubrey 


I second A. Bernard Ackerman's tribute in your Summer 
2007 issue to teacher Dudley Fitts. By the time I took his 
upper middler English course in 1966-1967, he was 
within a year or two of his death. What a refreshing 
educator! During the fall term, we read The Odyssey. In 
the winter term, it was Macbeth — and, as I remember it, 
Ethan Frome in the spring. One day he asked us to write 
a thank-you note, known then as a bread and butter 
letter. I did my best, turned it in, and received the 
following verdict from "the Dud," scrawled in his tiny 
letters in the upper right-hand corner of the page: 
"Sounds like a ventriloquized corpse." 

— )im Stokely '68, South Hamilton, Mass. 

In your recent publication, "An Examination Both In- 
structive and Shocking" by A. Bernard Ackerman, MD '54 
was superb! (Tales out of School, Summer 2007) The ar- 
ticle was pure Andover, demonstrating the Academy's 
expectation of diligent study preparation, an opportunity 
to transform knowledge into another medium, and 
"opening windows and doors" to personal talent and the 
challenges of daily life. 

We always enjoy the Bulletin but have never felt the 
need to comment in the past. Dr. Ackerman's essay is a 
reason to share our joy with you. 

We know Andover is the finest secondary school 
in the world. Our heartfelt thanks for letting us partici- 
pate with you as parents — and hopefully grandparents in 
the future — of an Andover graduate. 

— Hugo and Mary Roesler P'89, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

As one who has for some years had occasion to use 
French on a daily basis at work, I've come to appreciate 
the quality of the instruction I received from the PA 
French department. Sure, my accent is far from perfect, 
and 1 forget words every now and then, but overall I func- 
tion reasonably well in a largely francophone union of- 
fice. That's got to be a tribute to something, particularly 
given the many years I've lived in cities where I had no 
occasion at all to use my French. 

Each of my four instructors was a master in his own 
unique way. There was Floyd Humphries, for whom the 
adjective dynamic was far too mild. That same year, we 
also had M. Camille Bauer, a wonderfully whimsical soul 
who gave many of us pet nicknames. Down the road, at 
the advanced level, there was A.D. "Granite" Gibson, 
who was definitely sui generis — a modern-day Simon 
Legree with an inexplicable taste for Moliere. 

In between the Humphries and Gibson years, I was 
blessed to have the single most delightful character I've 
ever encountered in all my years in education — Steve 
Whitney, whose obituary appeared in the Bulletin's 

Summer 2007 issue. With his Truman-era suits, detach- 
able-collar shirts, and long, rolling cadences, he looked to 
be 49 going on 80. The truth of the matter was that Steve 
was as sly as a fox — the La Fontaine fox whose exploits 
with a certain crow and piece of cheese he had us all mem- 
orize and recite. 

There may have been better linguistic technicians 
than Steve Whitney, but there was no shrewder psycholo- 
gist. Instinctively he knew that learning a foreign language 
is hard work, work that the brain will resist to the best of 
its ability — and that the best way for a teacher to overcome 
that resistance is to keep his students rolling in the aisles. 
And keep us rolling he did. More than once, I left Steve's 
5:10 class with sides aching from laughter. With his stage 
wink and rolling drawl, he could turn the most ordinary 
bit of pedagogy into a howler. "Pourriez-vous parler un peu 
plus lentement, s'il vous plait?" took — let's see — near a 
minute on days when Steve was in good form. (I have 
never dared draw out the phrase to quite that extent my- 
self, but it has certainly proven a useful survival tool for 
me in francophone environments.) 

Along the way, Steve more or less subtly inculcated 
the virtues of the French culture as the source of true so- 
phistication in wine and liquor, romance, and much else. 
Nothing radical about that — just a careful reading of Mau- 
passant and a few others would get you there. It was thanks 
largely to Steve Whitney that I was ready for that trip to 
France when I finally got it the summer before senior year. 

My single most memorable moment with Steve 
Whitney occurred the first class after spring vacation. Like 
many another insomniac lad of my time, I'd tuned in to 
late-night radio stations far and wide — including some 
from Montreal. The problem was that, despite nearly two 
years of French, I could scarcely understand a word. When 
I told Steve about my experience, he simply smiled and 
said, "That's OK. I can't understand those guys, either." 

Despite being a Camel smoker (at least in his younger 
days), Steve Whitney lived to be 95. I'm not surprised. 
Anyone who has as much fun and makes life as much fun 
for others as Steve Whitney did has earned that longevity 
10 times over. 

— Jon Peirce '63, Ontario, Canada 


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Phillips Auulcmv 


receive scholarships 
to PA and college 

Phillips Academy* commitment to recruit "youth from every quarto" 
has received i significant kx>st from the Shelby Davis family, whose 
philanthropy b perhapi best known for the Davis I nitcd World ( allege 

Scholar* Program, which currently support* more than 1,400 scholars it 
more than 85 American college* and universities. 

Andovcr will lx- part of two I >.ivis pilot programs one domestic and one 
mtv i national that w ill award nccd-ha*cd scholarship* to enhance diversity at 
secondary hoarding school*. Initial grant* will lx- awarded in the 2008-2009 
academic year. The coal of h>ih programs i» to attract highly motivated poten- 
tial future leaders who would henctit from the educational opportunities of K 
lect American kurding h In ml*. Tlie domestic pn>gram .ilso seek* to serve those 

students who would lx- among the tir*t in their family to attend college. 

I V.ivi* famih philanthropy will award grants of up to $20,000 per *tudent, 
pet year, ha*ed on demonstrated need. Student* will K' recruited to enroll in 
the 1 0th, 1 1th, and 1 2th grade*, a* well a* during the postgraduate year. Upon 
graduation from Phillips Academy. Davis Scholar* will lx- eligible for contin- 
ued scholarship support should they matriculate at any of the 85 approved 
I \w is Scholar* colleges and universities in the United States. 

"We at Andover feel extraordinarily fortunate to be included in this pro- 
gram, which is so well aligned with the Academy's founding principles and 
the goals of .nir Strategic Plan." *aid I lead of School Barbara Landis Chase. 
"That plan challenges us to find new ways to provide access for young people 
■ if talent and integrity from a v ariety of cultural, geographic, racial, and socio- 
economic backgrounds. The grant from the 1>.ivis family not only addresses 
this goal, but elevates it further by supporting these deserving student* in the 
next phase- of their live* — at our nation's hest colleges and universities." 

Tlie Academy i* especially grateful tor the connection established by 
Victoria I>avis *N6 c >t v Vcidental. Calif., ( 'base. "Thanks to Tory's con- 

fidence in PA and her commitment to her alma mater, we were invited by 
the Shelb\ ( aillom Davis ( charitable Fund last spring to di*cu*s our partici- 
pation in this program." 

Dean of Admission Jane Fried is excited about the potential of the 
l\ivi* Scholarship Program to help attract and support new student popula- 
tions at Andover. "The ability to reassure families not only about the conti- 
nuity of financial aid support for secondary school but also for college will 
provide an important recruitment tool for admissions and will help the 
Academy broaden its composition of the student body," she said. 

Tlie Davis program aUo is aligned with Andover's longstanding tradi- 
tion of fund raising to provide generous support for students. More than 41 
percent of students receive financial aid. thanks to the generosity of bene- 
factors including alumni, parents, and foundations. 

The Davis family has selected five independent schools to pilot the pro- 
gram. Others are Emma Willard, Lawrencevillc. Taft, and Westminster. Each 
year, from six to 10 students would enroll at Andover as Davis family scholars 
(with an equal number of domestic and international students benefiting). 

— Tracy iM . Su'eet 


Former Student Protester Recounts 
1968 School Walkouts in East LA. 


e were conditioned not to have 
any dreams or aspirations of 
becoming a doctor, a lawyer, or even 
going to college," said Paula Crisostomo, 
who addressed an All-School Meeting 
in October. 

Now the director of government 
and community relations for Occidental 
College in Los Angeles, Crisostomo pro- 
vided the Andover student body with a 
portrait in learning far different than the 
one they experience at PA: In the mid- to 
late 1960s, East Los Angeles high schools 
such as Crisostomo's provided Chicano 
students an education appropriate for fu- 
ture factory workers, auto mechanics, and 
housewives. She and her peers were 
schooled in deteriorating buildings with 

near-empty libraries, they were not al- 
lowed to speak their native Spanish in 
class, they were prohibited from using 
school restrooms during lunch. 

They were not going to take it 

In March 1968, Chicano students 
from five East Los Angeles high schools 
walked out of their classes in protest of the 
substandard education they were receiv- 
ing. By the time the historic "blow-outs" 
concluded a week and a half later, more 
than 20,000 high school students had par- 
ticipated across the city. 

A central figure in the walkouts, 
Crisostomo said the 1968 protests followed 
repeated attempts by students to be heard 
by teachers, administrators, and elected 

officials via more customary channels. 
"We were patronized, belittled, or outright 
ignored," she said. "The walkout was not 
our first step. It was our last." 

As depicted in the 2006 HBO film 
Walkout, protesting students were 
greeted with brutality at the hands of 
Los Angeles police; film footage of the 
violence was kept under wraps for nearly 
30 years, Crisostomo told the All- 
School Meeting crowd. 

She urged the 1,100 Andover stu- 
dents in attendance to remember her, "the 
radical woman from the '60s" who stood 
up to oppression, and asked those same 
students — tomorrow's leaders — not to tol- 
erate such oppression on their watch. 

— Scott Aubrey 

Though seemingly unchanged 
from the outside, Samuel 
Phillips Hall benefited from an 
interior overhaul and beautifica- 
| tion this past summer. Facilities 
renewal work included 
updated electrical, plumbing, 
and fire protection services; 
handicapped accessibility also 
was improved. The building 
now enjoys programmatic 
improvements, as well: 
Accessible from Sam Phil's 
refurbished lobby (pictured) 
is semi-shared space for the 
Department of History & 
Social Sciences and the Division 
of World Languages . The two 
departments' closer proximity 
enhances connections between 
the disciplines and fosters 
fac ulty in terac tion. 


PA Physics Courses 
Shed AP Designation 

Trustees Explore the Challenges 
of Global Education 

Tun ciHirscs successful in preparing Andover 
student* tor Advanced Placement phy*ic* 
exam* in Mechanic* and in Klectncity and 
Magnetism will ni> Kinder cam the AT desig- 
nation. The tV|Mrtmenr of Physics, confident 
in how /Vi\mo 550 anJ 580 are currently stm*. 
tured, ha* opted not to submit their course 
plan* for approval hv the I "« »l le»*c Board. 

The decision come* on the heel* of a 
move by the College Board, which adminis- 
ter, the Advanced Placement exam*, to curb 
those *chool* whose AP labeled courses do 
not measure up and therefore do not prepare 
students properly. AP course outline* must 
now he submitted to the College Board. 

Kathleen Pryde. chair of PA'* IVpartment 
of Physics, *avs the numher of schools offering 
■\P course* has grown steadily in recent years. 
"The College Bo.ird i* try ing to make sure the 
course-* called AP are authentic," she says. "1 
don't think they're aiming at Andover." 

For three years running, Andover has 
been honored by the College Board as the top 
large school in the world (800 or more students 
in grades 10—12) when it comes to helping a 
wide segment of its student population earn a 
grade of ^ or higher on the AP Thvsics exams. 
Andover students, in 2006-2007, averaged a 
4T57 on the five-point Mechanics test and 
4. 258 on the Electricity and Magnetism exam. 

While most schools take two years to 
cover material needed to prepare tor the AP 
physics exams, Andover does so in one: 
Physics 550 is a year-long AP-level course, 
while Physics 580 covers the same AP-level 
material but in only two terms and follows 
up on material introduced in Physics 380: 
College Physics. 

Approximately 95 students are enrolled 
in P/mics 550 and 580 this academic year. 
"Our students will continue to take the AP 
exams and continue to do well." assures Pry de. 

— Scott Aubre> 

Then tall 2007 meeting, held Octobet 25-27, presented members of the 
Board of Trustees with multiple opportunities to hear about the progress 
the \v ademy i* m iking toward the goals of it* Strategic Plan, and to partu i 
pale in two generative discussions with faculty and administrators -one on 

global education and the other on the composition of the student body. 

The issue of global education Was addressed during .i three hour dialogue 
session that used an innovative "wisdom of crowds" approach to encourage 
broad thinking across this complex topic. During this event, trustee* and in- 
vited member* of the faculty and administration broke into small groups to 
brainstorm BDOUl the challenges ot educating global Citizens for the 21st cen- 
tury. Board President Oscar L. Tang '56 echoed the thought* of many of the 
event's attendees in tailing the Session "personally stimulating," adding that "it 
helped us tease out the highlights of the meaning of global citizenship and 
considci the . V ademy's response to its responsibility to educate future leader*." 

Member* of the ( Composition of the Student Body Committee briefed 
trustees on recenl conversation* with student* and faculty members and ex- 
plained how the conversations were examining the issue of student body 
OOmpOSitil >n tn >m a wide range ot per*pecti \ es. The charge of the committee 
is to guide the admission office in developing an understanding of "youth 
from every quarter" in our tune, and how tin* interpretation informs the pri- 
orities and tiK.u* ot admission, outreach, and programs. 

In other business, the hoard received update* on the renovation plans tor 
Common* and the Addison ( iallerv. and heard from Brian Allen, director of 
the Addison, that the museum has already raised 520 million toward its cam- 
I ugn >al of 5^0 million. Secretary of the Academy Peter Ramsey reported 
thai t. >tal philanthropy for FY07 exceeded $38 million, setting a new school 
record That figure includes the record-setting $8.6 million raised for 

Where in the World Is Andover? 

Kenan Grants support faculty's 
summer expeditions 

For more than three decades, Phillips Academy faculty have used 
funding supplied through Kenan Grants to follow pursuits academic, 
professional, and personal. Many of the 2007 recipients spent time 
last summer immersed in projects that took them far from home. The 
following is a summary of Kenan-supported initiatives that provided 
faculty an opportunity to bid Andover au revoir, arritederci, or auf 
uiedersehen, at least temporarily: 


-— — — — ' — — — — — — — — — — 


the Andover Fund. Principal gifts officer Gerrit Keator reported that the 
Academy had just received an anonymous, unrestricted $5 million pledge 
that will count toward the school's upcoming capital campaign. 

Following the recommendations of the Annual Giving Board and the 
Senior Administrative Council, the trustees voted to allocate approximately 
$450,000 of the surplus Andover Fund money to four current projects: 

♦ the completion of a math computer lab in Morse Hall; 

♦ the acquisition and implementation of additional technology for 
use in Samuel Phillips Hall by the Division of World Languages and 
the Department of History & Social Science; 

♦ the renovation of several bathrooms and kitchens in faculty resi- 
dences; and 

I a restructuring of the alumni portal as part of the overall redesign of 
the Academy's Web site. 

The board also approved the audited financial statements for FY07. The 
Academy's endowment investment performance for FY07 was approximately 
21.2 percent, a significant increase from the previous year's 10.6 percent fig- 
ure. As of June 30, 2007, the Academy's endowment value was approxi- 
mately $789 million, a 17.8 percent increase for the year. The increase 
reflects investment performance, new gifts and transfers to the endowment, 
and the draw of $34 million for Academy expenses. The "all-in" draw rate 
for FY07 was 5.65 percent of the average endowment value for the 13 quar- 
ters ending June 30, 2006. 

— Stephen Porter 

Art instructor Emily Trespas drew, painted, and 
constructed travel journals while touring Italy. 

site on the island nation's historical sites. "I'm 
trying to create a visual historical record," says 
Curci. "I've taken pictures on and off for 
years. I went there last March and will return 
again next March." The site is live at, but is also 
an ongoing project. 

Margaret Jackson 
Counseling Services 

Journeyed to Newmilnes, Ayrshire, Scotland, 
where her grandmother was born, to uncover 
details about her family's past. Jackson's grand- 
mother was an illegitimate child, thus compli- 
cating the search for information. "I was able 
to locate her birth certificate and her marriage 
certificate, and discover some tmths and lies," 
says Jackson. 

Don Barry 

Researched a book tracing the history of a mission school in 
Talas, Turkey, founded by representatives of the American 
Board for Foreign Missions, which itself was founded in An- 
dover in the early 1800s. Barry's research took him across 
America. "I've discovered some great documents that I've 
never seen cited in other histories of the mission, as well as 
connections to the Academy that I never dreamed of," he says. 
"I hope to get to the mission archives in Istanbul next year." 

William Lychack 

Writer in Residence, English 

Spent nearly four weeks in Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar — 
teaching English at a village school, visiting monasteries, inter- 
viewing monks and nuns, and talking with trishaw drivers, guides, 
riverboat captains, and diplomats. Lychack says the visit may 
prompt a published work: "I tried, most of all, not to be a tourist — 
to just learn and watch and let the culture and situation wash over 
me. I wrote a piece, but decided not to publish it, as I'd like to re- 
turn to Myanmar again in the spring for my fourth visit." 

Stephanie Curci 

Returned for 2 1/2 weeks to Haiti (the focus of her graduate work 
and a favorite destination since she was a girl) to develop a Web 

Mary Mulligan 

History & Social Science 

Traveled to New York City to see ]oumey's End on Broadway. 
Winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, R.C 





Sheriff's l l >2S battlefield vlr.nn.i helped 
develop the modernist view t World 
War I was a meaningless waste, a point 
still debated by historians. Mulligan 
teaches the senior seminar The Great 
Wtir Triumph or Tnigcdy. 

Catherine Roden 
Biology. Chemistry 

Researched mvertehrate and fish species 
in Elcuthcra, Bahamas, as a memher of a 
Id |vrsnii I arthwatch Institute team. The 
I I -day expedition entailed assisting with 
reel fish, invertebrate, and conch surveys m 
hopes ot pr> >moting the sustainable use and 
development ot this small Bahamian island. 
In addition, the croup sjx-nt time collecting 
information and speaking with locals about 
a range of environmental issues, so as to 
learn more about their culture and environ- 
mental awareness. 


I Yvelojx d a series ot drawings and watcrcol- 
or> in the Italian regions of I Jmbna and ( '.am- 
pania; she also bound and illustrated a tr,i\ cl 
joumal while exploring the ancient Roman 

t> s upathi along the Amain ( oast "I loning 

my Italian lonal skills and broaden- 
ing mv ear tor these two ditterent ircas ils< i 
proved moltt) mtcrcsstinw," savs Trespas. 

Therese Zemlin 

Spent three weeks as an artist-in-residence 
at the bran: Masereel C Vntrum, a center tor 
prmtmakmg in Belgium. She used this op- 
portunity to priKlucc a series ot digital and 
cut paper works based on illustrations ot sin- 
gle-cell organisms bv Ernst | laeckel. 


fs'tTum I mints are nunie rui ihc Willuim R. Kenan Jr. Fund, a PA endowment established in 1975 
bv the K'eruin Trust aj Neu' York. 

Tnf> left , from left . Enrique Juncosa , director of the 
Irish Museum of Modem An. uho coordinated the 
mstallaaim. Louis LeBroqwi. a ueU-krurun hah 
artist: Thomas Folr* '71; and LeBroquv's uife. 
Anne Madden, also an accomplished artist. 

Addison in 

One of the Addison 
Gallery' of American 
Art's great masterpieces, a wall drawing by Sol LeWirt (pic- 
tured, at left), has made the trip to the American amhassad< >r's 
residence in I>ihlin. Ireland. The project marked a collabora- 
tion between the Addison, the American Embassy, the State 
Department's prestigious Art in Embassies Program, and the 
Irish Museum of Modern Art. Shepherding the collaboration 
^jfc were Thomas Foley '71, the American ambassador to Ireland. 
^^^^ and Brian Allen, the Addison director. 

The Addison owns one of the most comprehensive 
collections ot LeWitt wall drawings. The Addison preparators, working in 
Dublin with the preparators from the Irish Museum of Modern Art, in- 
stalled the wall drawing to splendid effect in the ambassadors 
in uniticent 18th century residence in Phoenix Park. "The conversation 
between two great works of art — the neoclassical building and the 
conceptual wall drawing — are endlessly fascinating," says Allen. 



by Scott Aubrey 

The nine students seated about the 
conference table in the basement 
of Cochran Chapel had been pre- 
sented with what could have been an 
unenviable task: build a better soci- 
ety. Using the philosophy of the late 
John Rawls as springboard, the "law- 
makers" discussed essential governing 
principles — some easily conceded, 
some ever slightly more divisive. The 
students agreed theirs would be a tol- 
erant secular state in which universal 
health care and Social Security 
would be guaranteed. But what of 
publicly funded day care? Or required military service? In 
Tom Hodgson's Global Justice class, general agreement was not 
too difficult to reach: the students, like-minded in their 
views, laced their conversation with laughter and smiles. 
The U.S. Congress, it was not. 

But then Hodgson raised the stakes. Instead of representing 
a single community or country, the students would be asked to 
apply the same questions on a global level. Consensus surely 
would be more difficult to find in a world of diverse nations than 
a classroom of consonant teenagers. 

Such is one principle driving a central question of this phi- 
losophy course: "What does the search to understand and pro- 
mote justice entail in our increasingly interconnected world. 7 " 

Hodgson, chair of the Department of Philosophy & Religious 
Studies, says thinking about the economic, environmental, and 
political dimensions of justice on a global scale is nothing new, but 
the concept has gained momentum in the last 10-1 5 years. Con- 
tributing factors to the increase in discourse reach back further: 
two world wars, battles (ideological and military) between Com- 
munist and capitalist states, and growth of a global marketplace. 

"Technology has made the world smaller," he adds. "It has 
also made us more productive, more dangerous, and more knowl- 
edgeable about the broad and deep consequences of our individ- 
ual and collective actions." 

Hodgson developed Global justice, now in its fourth year, as a 
reaction to growing humanitarian concern about worldwide issues 
of genocide, poverty, the ecosystem, and the use of military strength 
to spread electoral democracy and capitalism. "I felt I had a respon- 
sibility to help myself and my students better understand our place 
in the interconnected world we share," the longtime Andover in- 
structor says. "I was excited to see a reference to something like 
global citizenship in the Academy's Strategic Plan, and I wanted 
students to help me think through just what that might entail." 

Preparing Tomorrow's 
Leaders to Work 
toward Global Justice 

Simone Hill, a senior from Atlanta, says she opted for the fall 
term course as a means of gaining a more eyes-wide-open perspec- 
tive on global living. ''Global Justice has prompted me to think 
about what my own contribution to the world should be — and take 
into consideration how my everyday actions can impact the world 
as a whole," she says. "The course has definitely heightened my 
gl« >bal awareness, encouraging me to think about current issues and 
controversies I had never really had any interest in before." 

Fellow senior Lydia Dallett came to Global Justice already in- 
terested in countries' economic and political interactions. But a 
few weeks into fall term, the novice philosopher admitted some 
frustration with what she describes as the hypothetical nature of 
the class material. "Global leaders are not going to get together to 
discuss the moral rights and wrongs of their individual or collective 
actions," says the Andover day student. "Those who have gotten 
together have produced documents, like the Universal Declaration 
of Human Rights, that set out wonderful notions of harmony that 
governments can choose to ignore. If recognizing and following 
the declaration was a prerequisite for engaging in the United Na- 
tions or aspects of global trade, countries might be more inclined 
to improve human rights." 

Hodgson surely appreciates such desire for forward action. 
Despite assignments hinged upon building societies, global change 
cannot be fully realized in an Andover classroom — but seeds for 
the future can be planted. 

"We know our students will be influential," says Hodgson, 
"but for them to be the best kind of leaders, they will need to un- 
derstand a wide range of relevant facts, be familiar with a useful set 
of normative concepts, and continue to follow the effects of differ- 
ent policy initiatives on the lives of others and on the overall 
health of the planet." 

This is part of a continuing series of Bulletin articles spotlighting courses 
currently offered at Phillips Academy. 

Andover football blends talents, builds bonds, and achieves success 

bs Andy ( .'line 

They are a "band of brothers," these 
Andover student-athletes who str.ip 
on shoulder pads and snap up the chin* 
straps <>t their helmets every .ifternoon 
throughout the fall. They run and sweat, 
and when their fatigue begs them to slow 
down, their teammates urge them to push 
onward. They simultaneously enjoy and 
endure the physical pounding and mental 
exertion of learning the game ot football. 
They do so because it's fun to spend time 
in the endeavor with their teammates 
and coaches, but also because they are 
rewarded each weekend with a chance to 
don the Andover blue and compete 
against another band of green- or red- or 
gold-clad gridders. 

Begun during a pre-season mini-camp 
and augmented through the grueling two- 
a-days of early September, the bond 
amongst these young men is very strong. 
Every year the chemistry is different, as 
postgraduates and other newcomers arrive 
to join the returning varsity players and 
the hopefuls from the previous year's JV 
squad. But when the chemistry is right — 
as it has been quite often over the years — 
the Andover football team becomes the 
proverbial whole that is greater than the 
sum of its parts. 

The 2007 senior tn-captains — Mike 
Ciummei. Matt Gaske. and Chad Hollis — 
have been part of three very successful PA 
teams and believe that the camaraderie has 

K-en a huge ingredient. Even it you're tired 
or hurt, even when you're trailing in a 
game, "you feel stronger because they're 
with you." says( iaskeof his teammates. As 
new lowers in 2005, all three felt intimi- 
dated at first and amazed at the si:e of some 
of the older players, but it wasn't long be- 
fore those feelings gave way to a sense of 
being valued as teammates and potential 
contributors to the team's success. In sim- 
ilar fashion, Bryan Farris and Ryan Mc- 
Carthy, two postgraduates on this year's 
team, speak of feeling welcomed by the 
tore of returning players. 

In a football program that has cap- 
tured New England Prep School champi- 
onship honors in 1995, 1997, and 1999. 
has compiled 15 winning seasons in the 
past 21, and has lost only one regular sea- 
son game in the past three years, the com- 
mon denominator, of course, is head coach 
Leon Modeste and his excellent staff. 
Asked about being so consistently compet- 
itive in the tough New England prep 
arena. M»xJeste credits the players and ac- 
knowledges the importance of maintaining 
the same group ot assistant coaches for sev- 
eral years — but he also believes that each 
season is separate. While younger players 
may establish themselves in certain posi- 
tions, the yearly influx of new players 
brings different strengths and skills to the 
mix. Rather than sticking rigidly to a static 
system, Mtnleste welcomes the challenge 

Ol adjusting si heme- to take best advan- 
tage of the team's talents. Case in point: 
the 2005 and 2006 Andover teams relied 
heavily on the running game, while this 
year's team featured more of a wide-open 
passing attack with Farris throwing often 
to I lummei, McCarthy, and others. 

Modeste believes in not overwhelming 
his players with t»>o many different plays 
and schemes, instead relying on doing some 
basic things, with variations, from a variety 
of different formations. Instead of teaching 
kid- to play right guard or left halfback, 
specifically, he and his staff teach football. 
Keeping terminology simple is important as 
players make the transition from playing in 
different systems. As much as possible, the 
coaching staff wants players to know more 
than their own assignments; they must 
know what's going on around them, as well. 
While some time is spent doing drills in 
small groups by position, the coaches place 
more emphasis on the full-team period, 
with lots of repetition, including "walk- 
throughs," so that, for instance, linemen 
can watch what the backs are doing and 
hi >w a play is developing. 

Modeste also stresses how important 
the players are in contributing to the game 
plan, particularly when it comes to in-game 
adjustments. "They're the ones on the field," 
he says, "so they often have a good sense of 
yvhat's working or what's breaking down." 
Farris really values that interaction and feels 

With three consecutive postseason appearances, 
Andover has had much to celebrate as of late — 
and now can cheer on New York Giant Zak 
DeOssie '03 (right) as well. 

it's a great learning experience for him to be 
able to say, "Here's what we are seeing, so 
this play should work," and have his coach's 
reaction be "Do it!" Modeste recalls the An- 
dover- Exeter game in 1990, when the of- 
fense was stalled and guard Mike Bower '91, 
confident he could handle the defensive 
lineman across from him, said simply, "Run 
over me." The Blue did just that on the way 
to a 16-0 victory. In 2006 when the Cushing 
defense was keying on running back An- 
thony Ambrosi '07, following lead blocker 
Luke Deluca '07, and having success slowing 
down the Andover ground attack, it was 
Ambrosi who unselfishly urged the coaches 
to cross up the defense by having Deluca 
carry the ball behind his blocks. Final score: 
Andover-26, Cushing-0. 

On the defensive side of the ball, 
coach Lou Bernieri's schemes also are 
geared toward taking advantage of his 
players' strengths. That does not mean An- 
dover's players are necessarily bigger than 
their opponents. Instead, an attacking style 
of defense puts PA kids in motion, makes 
them tougher to block, and tries to disrupt 
the other team's offensive flow, forcing op- 
ponents out of their comfort zone. 

A long list of former Andover football 
players have continued playing at the col- 
lege level with considerable success. One 
of the very best, Zak DeOssie '03, began 

his professional career with the New York 
Giants in 2007. An outstanding defensive 
player and strong-armed quarterback dur- 
ing his four years at PA, DeOssie played 
linebacker and earned All- American hon- 
ors at Brown before being drafted by the 
NFL. In 2007 he reported having "an ab- 
solute blast." He says there is not only a 
huge jump in size and speed at the profes- 
sional level but also an increase in football 
intelligence. He and his teammates spend 
long hours studying film, mastering their 
playbook, and going through many, many 
repetitions on the practice field to know 
what everyone on the team is doing. De- 
spite the chance to compete now with the 
best players in the world, DeOssie still calls 
his Andover-Exeter games — all four of 
them — "hands down, among the best foot- 
ball experiences in [his] life." 

DeOssie credits "Coach Mo" and 
"Coach Lou" with inspiring him in impor- 
tant ways but also with making sure players 
were having fun, whether winning or los- 
ing. "In high school I didn't know much, 
but they let me try things and learn 
through experience," he says. 

More than anything, DeOssie devel- 
oped a real passion for football: "I left PA 
loving the game and wanting to play it as 
long as possible." 

This year's captains echo DeOssie's 

praise for the coaches' mixing it up, making 
it fun, not letting practice be drudgery. Mod- 
este and his staff understand that the aca- 
demic work and other demands of PA can 
be grueling and that kids are sometimes ex- 
hausted, explains Ciummei. It isn't coaches 
yelling but rather the strength of fellowship 
and the bond of common goals that help the 
players push through their fatigue. 

To Modeste, Zak DeOssie is, without 
a doubt, one of a small handf ul of truly spe- 
cial athletes he has coached, but at the 
same time he is also one of the many "gen- 
tlemen jocks," who, in Modeste 's view, typ- 
ify the Andover program — "respectful kids 
who are serious students and get after it on 
the field." He believes that the key to con- 
sistent success is to attract kids who, re- 
gardless of what happens in sports, truly 
want to be at PA. No ambivalent guys. 
Then those who want to be part of the 
Andover football program will have the 
chance to work hard, excel, and join the 
band of brothers. 

Andy Cline is Andover 's sports information 


by fill Clerkin 

Its scuffed oak tables and slat-backed chairs, dinged 
doorframes, and well-worn marble stairs affirm 
decades of comings and goings. Its handsomely pan- 
eled dining halls echo with generations of first hellos, 
amiable chats, raucous laughter, heated debates, and 
hurried see-you-laters . Without a doubt, Commons 
holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of stu- 
dents, faculty, staff, and alumni who, for more than 
75 years, have found sustenance and camaraderie 
within its welcoming walls . 

For all its nostalgic charms, however, Commons 
has not been immune to the march of time. Its aging 
infrastructure aches for an upgrade, and its well-used 
spaces beg to be refreshed and reinvigorated. 

Renovation of the building, now ongoing, will be 
more than a simple facelift. While all of Commons' 
beloved historic characteristics will be preserved, the 
project that began in December 2007 also promises to 
bring dramatic changes to the core of what will now be 
known as Paresky Commons , as well as to the Ryley 
Room, a favorite student hangout. At the beginning of 
spring term 2009, the venerable facility will emerge 
with a new ambiance that will signal its transforma- 
tion from a simple dining hall into an energized and 
versatile community gathering place. 

] 3 

Important gifts help 
project move ahead 

Commons was the gift of Thomas 
( \ hr.ui .mil other donors. Opened in 
1930, it was not renovated until 1980, 
when major gifts from Thorn. is Mellon 
Evans and his son, Fdwml P. "Ned" 
F\ ins '60. helped underwrite major im- 
provements. As the hardest used space 
on campus, it is understandable Com' 
mons needs renewal once more. 

Talk of renovating Commons goes 
hack nearly a decade. It wasn't until 
2004. however, that serious planning 
could begin, thanks to a $10 million lead 
gift from David S. Paresky '56 and wife 
Linda in honor of David's 50th Reunion; 
consequently the building will be re- 
named the David S. Paresky Commons. 
Following much discussion, a full 
budget analysis, the review of tour 
distinct renovation and expansion 
options, and considerable input from the 
PA community, the Board ot Tnistees 
approved the current S^0 million 
Commons renovation plan in January 
2007. To date, gifts and pledges total 

nearly >I4 million, including 8 gift ot 
>2 million from Charter Trustee 
Thomas C. Israel '62, as well as an 
anonymous parent pledge of $1 million. 

Tlie planned changes and en- 
hancements will he big — and exciting. 
Future Commons-goers will enjoy two 
new state-ot-the-art tood preparation 
and serving facilities, a spacious cafe area 
for dining and impromptu gatherings, an 
enlarged front entry terrace, and a new 
sunken terrace outside the Ryley 
Room — plus wireless Internet access 

"The renovation of Commons is, 
truly, more rrflm/ormanon than renova- 
tion," says Barbara Landis Chase, head 
of school. "The transformation will turn 
that beloved facility into a gracious and 
lively center tor Kith students and fac- 
ulty — a place to greet and meet class- 
mates, colleagues, and friends, to 
collaborate on projects, to socialize, and 
to have special dinners and dances. 
With the changes we are making. Com- 
mons will become much more than a 
place where students come to eat their 

meals. It will become a true community 
center where they can gather at all 
hours of the da\ and evening tor both 
work and play." 

commons closes 
in mid-December 

i. >n Friday, December 14, the last da\ ot 
tall tenn, the "old" Commons served its 
final dinner to departing students. In the 
weeks that followed, the entire contents 
of Commons — right down to the last 
chair, spoon, and box ot corn flakes — 
were moved to the Sumner Smith Rink 
interim dining facility or elsewhere on 
campus. Included in the move were 
more than 100 heavy oak tables and 
600-plus chairs, two floors of servery 
equipment and utensils, two multi-ton 
dishwashers, and thousands of place set- 
tings — plus a basement filled with stain- 
less steel tables, catering equipment, 
ovens, steamers, fryolaters, grills, and 
walk -in freezers and refrigerators. 

On January 1, the 15-month 
"active" phase of the renovation 
officially began. 


Opposite' page: Along withl 5-foot ceilings and plenty of natural light from several 
newly exposed windows, the first-floor servery will include more open floor space, 
out-front food preparation, and freshly stocked deli sandwich and salad bars. 

Top: The second-floor servery will be designed specifically to better handle 
larger groups of students, faculty, staff, and alumni attending special events. 
Its grills and cook-to-order kitchen will make for faster and better breakfasts; 
daily specials will be posted downstairs. 

Above: It's not just for pizza! The first-floor servery's floor-to-ceiling hearth 
oven (seen in background) also will be used for vegetables, fish, roast chicken, 
lasagna, and more; areas for exhibition cooking will encourage diners to sam- 
ple new menu items . 

A Total Dining 
Experi ence 

Ricca Newmark Design, the Academy's food service 
consultant, is seeking to create a "total dining ex- 
perience" at Commons. "The focus is on fresh food, 
healthy choices, and a fun, friendly, and interactive 
atmosphere," says Lenny Condenzio, company 

Along with out-front chefs, more visible food 
preparation, and more cooked-to-order or just-in- 
time batch cooking of menu items, future Commons 
diners will enjoy: 

❖ a large hearth oven that can be used for 
roasting vegetables and fish, baking pizza, 
and adding a new dimension and flavor 
profile to entrees such as roast chicken, 
lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and other 

❖ the copious use of rich tone finishes and 
natural sustainable materials, such as wood 
and granite, to create a sense of "gathering 
in a home kitchen"; 

❖ artful, tempting, and appetizing displays 
of self-serve breads, freshly baked muffins 
and rolls, hot and cold cereals, fruits, and 

❖ lighting that accents the color and visual 
appeal of the food; 

❖ a make-your-own deli sandwich bar 

and a salad bar designed to celebrate the 
abundant fresh, nutritious, and colorful 
food choices; 

❖ areas for exhibition cooking to prepare 
"made-for-you" entrees and to encourage 
diners to sample new menu items from both 
familiar and international recipes; and 

❖ a self-serve "action station" for making 
waffles and grilled panini sandwiches. 

"The new serveries are designed to appeal to those 
who wish to linger, as well as to satisfy those dining 
on the run," adds Condenzio. 

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The front entrance area of Commons 
will be enhanced with a wide handi- 
capped-accessible terrace, ideal for 
friendly gatherings, occasional barbe- 
cues, and other outdoor get-togethers. 
Elevation adjustments will put the front 
terrace, vestibule, and foyer at the same 
level. (This change, along with several 
others, will significantly improve hand- 
icapped access to and navigability 
within Commons.) 

The first noticeable interior en- 
hancement: the foyer's long limestone 
wall straight ahead will sport three new 
sets of double doors topped with fan- 
lights. These doors will open into the 
all-new tirst-flix>r scrvery. 


More open floor space, out-front food 
preparation and self-serve stations, and 
a greater choice of cooked- to-order en- 
trees will be a few of the many enhance- 
ments made possible by creating one 
large servery on each floor. Diners will 

be able to choose from custom stir-try 
dishes, soups ,md chowders, well-stocked 
salad and deli bars, pasta with assorted 
toppings, fresh baked goods, yogurt, 
Hikes, and, of course, daily specials. 

"Yes, the new enclosed dishwash- 
ing areas on each floor will be con- 
vever-fed." confirms Scott Flanagan, 
director of food service, noting that 
diners and Commons staff alike will be 
glad to see the end of the rolling racks 
of dirty trays and dishes. 

The first-floor servery will he airier 
and brighter, thanks to a 15-foot ceiling 
and newly exposed windows at the back 
of the building. "The high ceiling, which 
will create a wonderful sense of space and 
allow better air circulation, is made pos- 
sible by the removal of a small mezzanine 
area that housed offices, ductwork, and 
machinery." explains Flanagan. 

The piece de resistance' A mas- 
sive hearth oven (see sidebar, page 15). 

The second-floor servery will offer 
an additional set of menu choices plus 
many of the same types of items avail- 
able downstairs; daily specials will be 
posted in the lobby. "Basically, the sec- 

ond floor will have more 'firepower,'" 
says Flanagan. "Its grills and cook-to- 
order kitchen will make tor taster and 
better breakfasts." 

Tlie upstairs setup will be designed 
specifically to better handle larger 
groups attending special events; two 
restrooms aUo will be added. Bonus: 
Guests will no longer need to traipse 
through Ropes Salon to get to the op- 
posite side of Commons. The reconfig- 
ured servery will offer direct passage 
betw een the second-floor dining halls. 


A 20-foot curved-end serving counter, 
paneled to match surrounding wood- 
w i >rk, will be added to the inside wall of 
lower left (Alger Hall), with staff access 
from behind. This new cafe will offer a 
variety of foods — including sandw iches, 
bagels, snacks, fruits, and beverages — 
from early morning until late evening. 

"The cafe will be a relaxed, ex- 
tended-hours gathering place where 
faculty, students, and visitors can share 
a juice drink or a cup of coffee or tea, 


Don't Mess with Commons 


I'M SERIOUS." So wrote a respondent to the Commons user survey 
conducted in 2004. More than a thousand students, faculty, and 
staff completed questionnaires. Again and again, they underscored 
the importance of historic character to the dining experience. "I like 
the old-fashioned look of Commons...." "I think Commons is gor- 
geous...." "The dining rooms are part of the character of this 
school...." "I like how Commons is a communal place with a histori 
calfeel...." "Please, please, please don't touch the carvings...." "I 
love the way the stairs have become worn. ..." "The historic 
aspect of Commons and the way everything is designed is 
what makes it so special." This renovation honors these 
sentiments. The interiors generations have come to love will 
be preserved and restored. 

Thomas Cochran, Class of 1890. would be pleased. 
Commons was one of his many gifts to Andover. In a single 
decade — from 1922 to 1932— Cochran's vision and philan- 
thropy transformed the heart of this campus. His chosen ar- 
chitect, planner, and landscape designer was Charles 
Adams Piatt, a master of the grand manner. With Cochran's 
agency as chair of the Trustee Building Committee, 
Cochran's impatience, and Cochran's generosity, Piatt de- 
signed George Washington Hall, Paul Revere, the Addison 
Gallery, Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Cochran Chapel, and 
Commons; Piatt laid out the Vista and Flagstaff Court; Piatt 
designed the wall, bollards, and gates that ring the Great 
Lawn and the Memorial Bell Tower. Together, Cochran and 
Piatt moved buildings, altered buildings, demolished build- 
ings — all to create a red-brick "Colonial" campus of strik- 
ing unity, clarity, and grace. 

On May 7, 1928 — a dozen days before Andover's 
sesquicentennial festivities — Cochran wrote to his fellow 
trustees: "Dear Sirs: In commemoration of the 150th 
Anniversary of Phillips Academy, I hereby subscribe the sum 
of $1,546,500." Cochran offered $1,000,000 as unrestricted 
endowment, $100,000 to move buildings, $146,500 to pur- 
chase real estate, and $300,000 toward the cost of a new dining 
hall — the latter to be matched by other gifts. Always, Cochran would 
make an offer with great deference, always his offer would be ac- 
cepted. Ultimately, Commons cost $826,343.51; Cochran paid 
$579,227.75. He hated overruns, but he would never compromise the 
vision or quality. 

Commons opened September 15, 1930. It replaced the "Beanery" — 
a.k.a. Bulfinch Hall— as PA's dining facility. The October 1930 
Bulletin editorialized: "The new dining hall. . .contains the latest de- 
vices for economy and ease of operation. So far as attractive sur- 
roundings are concerned, it is vastly superior to its predecessor, and 
the undergraduates will take their meals in the midst of beauty." 

Happily, the undergraduates of the early 21st century appreci- 
ate that beauty. And they would agree with a further comment offered 

up by the Bulletin, in January of 1931. As an element of the overall 
campus design, Commons was already "blending so unobtrusively 
with Pearson and Bartlet halls that it is not altogether easy to de- 
tect where the ancient ends and the modern begins." 

"Blending" with Andover's Late Federal Style landmarks, 
however, was Piatt's aim only on the exterior of his buildings. 
Within, their major spaces were unabashedly grand in the English 
Baroque manner. This was true for Commons, the library, and the 

chapel. Piatt had 
followed this ap- 
proach elsewhere, 
notably at the Uni- 
versity of Illinois 
campus in Urbana 
during the mid- 
19205. There, Piatt 
was also master 
planner and archi- 
tect. His Urbana li- 
brary, though vastly 
larger than Com- 
mons, is similar in 
exterior design and 
interior decor. 

The raucous 
mealtimes familiar 
to students in the old 
Beanery during the 
1920s were not to be 
tolerated in the new 
Commons, or so the 
authorities intended. 
To institute a change 
grandeur alone could 
not be counted upon 

to achieve, Andover hired a dining hall hostess, Rose Baker. On the 
night Commons opened, the boys were boisterous. When Miss Baker 
appeared, a bun came flying in her direction. She caught the bun. 
She held it for a long moment (panic-stricken silence), then hurled 
it back from whence it came. Wild applause! She had made her 
mark; for a time, decorous mealtimes were the norm. But Miss 
Baker's influence did not last. According to the 1942 PotPourri 
"the manners of eating are similar to the Zoo in Brooklyn." The 
problem was not just the behavior of diners. The waiters, too, were 
an unruly lot: "It is not unusual to be greatly inconvenienced," the 
Pot Pourn 'warned, "by a trickle of gravy (or some other fluid) which 
the waiter dumped down your neck." But waiters disappeared the 
following year when cafeteria-style service replaced meals served 
family style by scholarship boys. 

— David Chase 

Student waiters were once a staple in Common 
dining halls . 


grab .1 bite to cit, Jim.ii.vs projects .ind 
avsignmcnts, or simply socialize," says 
Chase, adding the furnishings, 
decor, and other details are still being 
worked out. For more intimate alumni 
or parent events, the cafe might serve a 
breakfast huffet or light luncheon fare. 

There are plans fur varied seating 
options — such as round or smaller 
tables for quieter conversation — to aug- 
ment existing configurations. Stackahle 
furniture that would enable a quicker 
transition between functions may be 
ftdded as well 


The Ryley Room, the student body's 
primary gathering place tor socializa- 
tion and weekend entertainment, will 
be expanded and refurbished. New 
multicolored lighting will he added to 
enhance the atmosphere during dances 
and other events, and a new stairwell 

just outside of lower right (Stearns 
I lall) will greatly improve access to the 
venue. A small retail to»>d facility will 
sell hot and cold snacks, bagged 
munchies, energy bars, fruit drinks, 
muffins, anil the ever-popular IVn cx 
Jerrys ice c ream 

Spanning the west end of Com- 
mons, .in all new 4 .000- squ. ire-foot 
sunken terra* e will provide dire* t entry 
to the Ryley Room Designed with 
ramps foi handicapped access, the tcr- 
r.K e will he used tor casual and planned 
gatherings, and even picnicking when 
the weather is good. The area also will 
augment Rvle\ Room functions* 


Look closely and you'll see that the 
limestone walls m the vestibule, foyer, 
and stairwell areas have darkened over 
time to a dingy beige and some have 
suffered damage. While a few tiles will 

he replaced, most will he cleaned and 
repaired. Ropes Salon, the Blue Room, 

and the Hon Room will all net a good 

spun mil: up, Ropes Salon will also be 
recarpeted, and us murals will be pro- 
fessionally restored. 

In all four dining balls, the W(hkI- 

work, i. handelietS) and tcrrazzo flooring 
will be cleaned and repaired, and ceil 

ing panels Will be repaired or replaced 
in an effort to increase sound ab- 
SOrbency. Lighting will be greatly im- 
proved throughout the building. 


A not-so-glamorous but logistically 
critical improvement will be an all-new 
loading dock area. John Galanis, capital 
project manager, notes that the south- 
east tower facing Salem Street will be 
completely rebuilt and the second 
tower will be refaced with brick. "A big- 
ger freight elevator, new trash and card- 

Spdwunjf the WBt end of CotWHOW I i an uil-neu ^.000 HBKIIf ftHH sunken terrace uiU provide direct entry to the Ryley Roam. 

hoard compactors, a dock leveler, an 
improved recycling setup, and, in gen- 
eral, a larger, more efficient delivery 
area will make a big difference in the 
daily operations of Commons," he says. 

Another much-needed improve- 
ment will be an enlarged prep and ful- 
fillment area in the basement for 
on-campus catering, which yearly han- 
dles more than 1,500 events, ranging 
from beverages and cookies for 12 to 
dinner buffets for 4,000. 

"Green" is the word 

The Commons renovation project has 
been designed — and ongoing decisions 
will be made — with the goal of obtain- 
ing LEED (Leadership in Energy and 
Environmental Design) certification. 
LEED ratings, awarded by the nonprofit 
U.S. Green Building Council, provide 
an internationally recognized system for 
certifying high-performance green inte- 
riors that are healthy, productive places 
to work, are less costly to operate and 
maintain, and have a reduced environ- 
mental footprint. 

Notable Commons "green goals" 
for the next 15 months and beyond 

*** 95 percent recycling of 
construction waste; 

•t* the purchase of 20 percent of 
manufactured project materials 
from regional suppliers; 

*t* the purchase of 50 percent of 

wood from certified forests commit- 
ted to sustainable practices; and 

*l* the use of low VOC-emitting 
materials (i.e., adhesives, sealants, 
carpet systems, and composite wood 
products), as dictated by a detailed 
Indoor Air Quality Management 
plan. (Those materials also will re- 
quire Greenguard Environmental 
Institute certification.) 

Green specifications thus far in- 
clude low-flow lavatories, dual flush toi- 
lets, high-tech lighting controls, and 
the selection of energy-efficient light- 
ing, dishwashers, combination ovens, 
warmers, grills, refrigerators, and freez- 
ers. These choices are expected to help 
decrease Commons' water use substan- 
tially and minimize electricity con- 
sumption well into the future. 

A sustainability subcommittee, in- 
cluding three PA faculty members, 
LEED-certified members of the design 
and construction teams, and members 
of the Office of Physical Plant, was 
formed in spring 2007 to serve in an ad- 
visory role for the renovation project. 

The right priorities 

"With creative thinking, careful plan- 
ning, and determined follow-through, I 
am confident the new Commons has 
the potential to fully satisfy the many 
dining, social, and collaborative needs 
of students and faculty — and, of course, 
alumni," says Chase. "In committing to 
this transformative renovation, we have 
consciously chosen not to build a large 
free-standing student center, as many 
schools and colleges have done. Thus, 
we will be able to concentrate most of 
our fund-raising resources on the true 
wellspring of Andover's enduring excel- 
lence — its people and its programs." 

Project drawings were made available 
by SchwartzJSilver Architects of Boston. 

In the Interim 

a full menu 
at Uncommons: 

Renovations to the decommissioned 
Sumner Smith Rink, the Academy's 
interim dining facility, began last 
summer and were completed in time for 
the first day of winter term — January 3, 
2008. Two large modular kitchens 
attached to the old rink's south side han- 
dle food delivery, storage, and prepara- 
tion. Dubbed "Uncommons" by students, 
the retrofitted rink seats 600 and also 
will be used for special events. 

a quick bite 
from the Roller: 

Students can grab a free light breakfast 
from the "Ryley Roller." The Academy's 
new 20-foot custom food service van, 
parked daily near the Elson Art Center, 
also offers snack food from late after- 
noon until dorm sign-in. 

New places to gather: 

With the Ryley Room out of service 
until spring 2009, the administration 
refurnished two other campus locations 
for dances, special events, and hanging 
out with friends. The Underwood Room 
will temporarily handle many "Ryley" 
functions. It has been equipped with 
a TV, furniture, sound system, lights, and 
a stage — everything but food service. 
In George Washington Hall, the Webster 
Day Student Lounge has new moveable 
furniture, including two semicircular 
couches, four large tables, and a 54-inch 
flat-screen TV. 

After Commons reopens in 2009, the 
revitalized Sumner Smith Rink will 
continue to be used for various activities 
and events. 


of Sprvice 

One Day 

The first-ever Non Sibi Day was, without doubt, the 
most comprehensive community service event in 
the history of Phillips Academy. If current sentiment 
prevails, it will also prove to be just the beginning of 
something even more. 

Upwards of 2,000 PA students, faculty, staff, alumni, 
and parents gave of their time on Saturday, September 
15, making the worldwide day of service a grand success. 

The non sibi motto urges community members to 
ive "not for self"; appropriately, Non Sibi Day engaged 
the entire student body, as well as faculty and staff mem- 
bers, in a variety of local community service projects. 
Meanwhile, alumni and past and current parents organ- 
ized and participated in additional goodwill projects 
throughout the United States and around the globe. In 
total, volunteers toiled in 27 states, in 13 countries, and 
on five continents. 

The concept for the day was born from conversation 
between Director of Alumni Affairs Mike Ebner and Di- 
rector of Community Service Chad Green. Soon, the 
Alumni Council became involved, Tom Beaton '73 
signed on as Non Sibi Day national chair, and alumni 
volunteers were contacted in the United States and 
abroad to gauge their interest in leading community serv- 
ice projects in their area. 

Proud of what was accomplished, Ebner pronounced 
September 1 5 merely the first step in what needs to be a 
long-term approach to giving. 

U A large part of what we wanted to experience was 
the tremendous depth and breadth of need in the world 
today," says Ebner, who serves also as the Academy's chap- 
lain. "Just as education is not a class, or grade, or syllabus, 
it is rather a lifelong process, so, too, is non sibi not about 
a day, a place, a project, but rather it is an attitude. It is 
less about a day of service and more about a life of service. 
It is not just about selfless giving, it is about selfless living." 

Despite inclement weather, the 
Class of 2011 persevered. 
Hundreds of juniors hauled 
hundreds of bags of trash and 
debris from the Spicket River area. 

Everything and the kitchen sink 

Donned in old clothes, scruffy sneakers, and oversized work gloves, 
more than 230 PA trash-bag-wielding ninth-graders, faculty, and staff 
joined nearly 500 local volunteers to assist in the sixth annual Spicket 
River Cleanup in nearby Lawrence, Mass. Sponsored by local nonprofit 
Groundwork Lawrence, the event's long-term goal is to create more 
than a dozen acres of new recreational and "green" space for citizens 
of the heavily populated city. 

One cleanup site was along a wide tributary stream flanked by 
mossy retaining walls. PA students, led by faculty member Tom Hodgson, 
descended a steep, slick path to the overgrown stream bed and hauled up 
bulging Santa-like bundles of muddy trash, including old auto and elec- 
tronics parts, plastic toys, and construction debris. Special finds included 
a parking meter and a very heavy porcelain sink. 

Sheya Jabouin, Amber Quihones, and Khadijah Owens, juniors from 
the New York City area, admitted that, given the rainy weather, they 
"weren't too psyched at first." 

"Once you get going, though, and work with your friends, it's actually 
pretty fun," said Jabouin. "I liked finding some of the big stuff — like the 
rolled up carpet stuck in the tree." 
A mile and a half to the west, more than 160 ninth-graders helped 
clean up a brownfield site near the river that, over the years, had 
become a dumping ground for assorted building materials, card- 
board, PVC pipes, twisted metal, and car parts — including more 
than 15 tires. Site leader Raj Mundra, numerous otherfaculty mem- 
bers, and 10 prefects worked alongside the students. Over the next 
four years, Groundwork Lawrence hopes to convert the five-acre site 
into a playground and recreational area. 
"We bonded over trash," laughed Rona Choo, Theresa Faller, Melek 
rgon, and Meghan Collins, all Class of 2011. 

"There's been a lot of teamwork hauling the big items," 
added Faller. A straining team of 25 received rousing applause 
when they finally made it to the dumpster with what appeared 
to be the undercarriage of a truck. 

Choo, Faller, Pirgon, and Collins expressed enthusiasm for re- 
turning to the site over the next few years. "It's been enlighten- 
ing, that's for sure," said Choo. "There's so much more that 
needs to be done before kids will be able to play here." 

Environmental science instructor and sustainability coordi- 
nator Rebecca Bogdanovitch supervised a third site at Misserville 
Park, which is near a large elementary school and borders the Spicket 
River. Approximately two dozen students, along with faculty volunteer Leon 
Holley, patiently picked up broken glass and hauled away metal pipes, 
scrap lumber, and bike tires, as well as a half-buried ATM machine. 

Said Bogdanovitch, "In a very simple way, our students realized 
the power of collective action." 

— Jill Clerkin 


A New York State of. ..Kind 

Several U S locations were definite hotspots of Non Sibi Day activity- including San Francisco and 
Washington. D C where a healthy contingent of Andover volunteers helped out with a wide range of 
protects Ditto New York City, where the opportunities for giving back were also plentiful 

Approximately a do/en Andover alumni lent a hand at the University Community Social Services 
food kitchen in lower Manhattan A dedicated group of Samaritans provides nourishing meals for hun- 
dreds of homeless and needy guests each Saturday, but on Non Sibi Day the volunteer corps swelled Uche 
Osu|i '91. who orchestrated Andover's participation, serves at the kitchen once or twice each month. 
This Saturday he led a hard-working team of 12. including Oscar Tang '56. president of the Board of 
Trustees, and Lucy Dan/iger 78. another New York-based trustee 

"Usually I just make meatloaf." joked Osuji. whose desire to help those less fortunate was nurtured 
during his formative years in Nicaragua. 

Danjiger said she has tried to keep the non sibi sentiment part of her life Early that Saturday 
morning she was setting tables for about 60 hungry and homeless guests so they could enjoy a hearty 
breakfast Later. Danjiger would drive to Long Island, where the following day she would compete in a 
triathlon "I am trying to juggle my sibi and my non sibi," she said, noting how grateful she was to be 
part of the food kitchen protect. "When I look back on this weekend, this is the part I'll be proud of." 

Farther uptown, Chris Auguste '76 was one of 20 Andover alumni and parents happy to help sort 
books to be sold at an upcoming book fair, proceeds of which would benefit the Goddard Riverside Com- 
munity Center Each year, publishing companies provide the community center with books to sell half- 
price at its annual autumn book fair Proceeds from the event typically garner $100,000 -as much as 
$800,000 when related dinners and galas are factored in— and help fund the center's numerous pro- 
grams, from day care to senior services. 

Auguste. a member of the Goddard Riverside Board of Directors, said 
the timing of the book sort made it a perfect Non Sibi Day event He 
hoped Andover volunteers would return for additional book sorts 
leading up to the November fair — and for the fair itself 

Boyoung Youn of the Class of 2000 was open to that possibility. 
The New York resident was glad alumni were provided the opportu- 
nity to participate in Non Sibi Day "It was great to see the commu- 
nity service spirit extend beyond the Andover campus," she said 
while sorting a stack of trade paperbacks 

Meanwhile, farther to the north. Maggie Klarberg '96 
and eight of her fellow young alumni cleaned, painted, and 
performed other miscellaneous maintenance tasks at the Bronx 
Charter School for Better Learning Despite rainy skies, the small 
but enthusiastic group began early in the morning, working outside to put an appropriately 
hued fresh face on the school. 

"We re happy to paint anything blue." noted loyal alumna Taryn Zucker 03. 
"A very happy coincidence." claimed Dan Crowley 02. 

The Bronx Charter School, which counts Everett Wallace '87 among its board members, 
was to be visited the following week by officials considering its charter renewal. The school's mission 
calls for students to receive an education exceeding New York state guidelines, with a particular focus 
on mathematics and language arts 

"ft's clearly a special place." Emily Webb '89 remarked as she passed through the school's brightly 
decorated hallways. Although the academic year was only a week old. the building's interior walls were 
already colorfully embellished with student artwork and photos of young learners engaged in discovery. 

"This was a great chance to do something good and live up to Andover's motto." said Klarberg "We 
decided to work through lunch, we were having so much fun." 

— Scott Aubrey 


Aboxe: Volunteers put a fresh coat 
of Andover blue on an exterior wall 
at the Bronx Charter School for 
Belter Learning. Left: Donations to 
the Goddard Riverside Community 
Center book fair are sorted in 
preparation for the annual sale. 


Spreading smiles— 
that's what it's all about! 

On Non Sibi Day, many in the global Andover community 
lent a caring hand or a strong back to those in need. 
Some, more specifically, put their right foot in and shook 
it all about. 

The Hokey Pokey (and other games) were just a facet 
of two birthday parties hosted for needy youths in Hong 
Kong. The 22 children feted, all ages 6-15, were primarily 
new immigrants to Hong Kong from mainland China and 
Nepal; few had ever marked their birthdays in such cele- 
bratory fashion. 

The 14 Non Sibi Day volunteers — alumni, a parent, 
and family members — provided a large meal, birthday 
cake, and presents for the children, their parents and sib- 
ings, and their friends; one party was held in the late 
morning and another in the afternoon. 

"The celebration was designed to provide a 
dose of self-esteem and a few hours of joy to 
underprivileged children with otherwise difficult 
lives," said Alicia Eastman '93, who served as 
the event's Non Sibi Day coordinator. 
She said the best part of the day was watching 
kids' faces light up when they opened a much- 
appreciated gift or enjoyed a new game. In con- 
trast, it was difficult to see one of the more 
malnourished children scarf down the lunch pro- 
vided. "I realized how many basic needs are not 
being met even in developed areas like Hong 
Kong," said Eastman. 

'on Sibi Day participants in 
Hong Kong hosted a group 
birthday party for underprivileged 
youths, prompting a smile 
from this attendee. 



Science contest semifinalists are just two of many 
to pursue ambitious projects outside the classroom 

by Scott Aubrey 

■ n the summer of 2007, rising Andover 
I seniors Sebastian Calin and Josh Infan- 
tine conceived a laboratory project they 
would ultimately submit to the Siemens 
Competition in Math. Science ck Tech- 
nology, an annual contest that spotlights 
top-flight research conducted by U.S. hiyh 
schoolers. The Andover students' effort, 
titled "Examining the Feasibility of Viral 
Filtration Using a Bioconjugated Cross- 
Linked Polyacrylamide Membrane," 
notched a semifinal finish in the national 
competition. Perhaps more impressive 
than that accomplishment, though — and 
ultimately more telling than the fact that 
Calm and Infantine conducted their 
hands-on research in stealthy and largely 

independent fashion — is the fact that such 
student-directed projects are not at all un- 
common at Phillips Academy. 

Summer is not merely a time of sandy- 
beaches and sleeping in for PA students. 
Many travel abroad, whether independ- 
ently or via Academy-organired trips. Oth- 
ers further their studies through internships 
and work arrangements in a particular field 
of interest. Thus was the case for Caliri and 
Infantine, a pair of science enthusiasts who 
grew up friends in Andover, Mass. Dunns 
the warmer months of 2007, Caliri worked 
at Harvard Medical School, conducting 
genetic analysis on patient samples in con- 
junction with an effort to develop person- 
alized medicines. Infantine, meanwhile. 

was » >n the j( >h at .1 research lab at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts- Lowell, develop- 
ing polymers to be tested for health-related 
purposes. It was at UMass that Infantine 
was provided inspiration for the virus fil- 
tration project he and Caliri would bring 
D i tnntion in the fall, just in time to meet 
the Siemens Competition deadline. 

Says Infantine of his partnership 
with Caliri: "We've been friends since 
first grade, so we figured because we're 
both really into science the competition 
would be something cool that we could 
do together." 

Infantine asked his supervisor at 
UMass if he had a suggestion, an idea the 
boys could develop for the contest. That 


Seniors Sebastian Caliri (left) and Josh Infantine 
developed an antibody -linked membrane that 
might have potential as a viral detection and 
filtration mechanism . 

UMass researcher pointed the Andover 
duo to a journal article about applications 
for polymer membranes; specifically, he 
suggested using a membrane as a filter. 
"That's how we got thinking about it," re- 
ports Caliri. "Eventually, we settled on fil- 
tering viruses, because it seemed like a 
useful thing to do, a feasible thing to do." 

When not engaged in their individ- 
ual lab work, the pair found time over the 
summer to discuss the merits of their pro- 
posed project and review existing research. 
"A great criteria of the Siemens Competi- 
tion is the use of scientific literature in the 
field," reports Infantine. "We looked at 
work already completed, and we found bits 
and pieces [of what we were proposing], but 
no one had put it all together." 

So, upon returning to PA in Septem- 
ber, Caliri and Infantine hit the well- 
stocked lab of the Gelb Science Center. In 
less than two weeks, they had created a bio- 
conjugator- linked polyacrylamide mem- 
brane and attached to it antibodies whose 
mission it is to target a given bacteria. When 
placed in a solution containing T4 bacterio- 
phage, an industry standard for bacterial 
experimentation, their antibody-linked 
membrane successfully captured the virus. 

"We could have chosen any virus and 
corresponding antibodies," says Infantine. 
"We're pretty certain this would work with 
any virus." The boys theorize this process 
could be used to filter harmful vimses loose 
in any liquid, even the human blood- 
stream. Upon completing its mission, a 
membrane could then be extracted. 

In principle, PA biology instructor 
Jerry Hagler agrees. "I don't know the long- 
term possibilities of a gel-based antibody- 
linked viruS'filtration system," says Hagler, 
who mentored the boys' work this fall, "but 
it should work against any virus for which 
they can obtain antibodies, and could be 
the foundation for a useful modular virus 

detection and/or filtration device." 

When Caliri and Infantine head back 
to the lab this spring to develop their re- 
search further, they will do so as part of an 
official independent study. That means 
their work will take the place of a course 
and will allow them to earn credit. Such 
was not the case in the summer and fall. 

"We did this project all outside of 
class," notes Infantine, who joined PA 
three years ago as a lower. 

"We had to make time — whenever 
we had a spare minute," adds Caliri. "It was 
one of the most chaotic weeks in my life." 

Hagler says Caliri and Infantine ac- 
quitted themselves quite well under 
pressure: "They proved themselves to be 
pretty good scientists. They took guid- 
ance and advice well, worked well at the 
bench together... and were effective ex- 
perimentalists. I was impressed by their 
focus and drive." 

Caliri and Infantine are the first to 
admit they are far from the only examples 
on campus of such independent dedication 
to learning. "If you look at the sheer num- 
ber of biological research projects Andover 
puts out every year, it's remarkable," says 
Caliri, who was drawn to PA four years ago 
in part because of the soon-to-be-opened 
Gelb Science Center. 

"It's comparable to a small university," 
he says of the Academy. 

Hagler agrees with the boys' assess- 
ment of independent research: it occurs 
frequently at PA, regardless of whether 
school credit is awarded. "We often have 
students develop and work on independent 
projects in Gelb that are even more exten- 
sive and ambitious than the one attempted 
by Seb and Josh," he says. "This is com- 
monplace in the sciences — and school- 
wide, really. The kids at PA really are 
remarkable in their abilities, drive, and 
willingness to go above and beyond." 

When the subject of life beyond 
Andover comes up, Caliri and Infantine 
play things somewhat close to the vest. 
Though each has a prefened undergraduate 
destination in mind, neither will divulge 
that information. They are more forthcom- 
ing with their intended majors: to the sur- 
prise of no one who knows them, Infantine 
is looking to study chemistry; Caliri, molec- 
ular biology. 

The former plans to continue his stud- 
ies to the PhD level. "I'm really interested 
in using chemistry to make drugs," Infan- 
tine says, noting a specific interest in mo- 
lecular medicine. "I'm interested in helping 
people in the health-care field, but I'm not 
personally interested in being the doctor." 

Caliri plans to leave the lab behind 
him. "I'd love to go to law school and work 
with policy related to biology," he says. 
"I'm very interested in China and have 
been taking Chinese my entire time at PA. 
I'd like to see if we can develop China's 
biotech industry." 

For now, they are focused on getting 
into college — and finishing out their An- 
dover careers. The boys speak highly of the 
biology department and its faculty, Hagler 
in particular. 

Says Caliri: "Dr. Hagler was excellent 
about staying extra hours to supervise." 
The Andover instructor, now in his 
seventh year at PA, called upon his exten- 
sive lab experience to provide guidance to 
the student scientists. 

"It was really special," adds Infantine. 
"The department is obliged to help kids 
who are enrolled in Biology 600. We 
weren't enrolled, but the faculty all helped 
us out a lot — that shows how dedicated 
they are." 

If all goes well this spring, Caliri and 
Infantine may seek funding — perhaps from 
a university — to attempt to patent their 
viral filtration process. 



Ben Goldhiwsh '99 founded 
t;( x )/ ) Magoajnt m 20O4i alongside 

Vndovcr> Max SchotT] 
sunn, /.u h Frechette '00 joined the 

tr.iin .is managing editor. (;()()/) is 
hascd on the "sensibility of giving .1 
J. unn" — a mazarine fur the ideas, 
people, ind businesses that .irr dri\- 

ing change in the world. Suhserihers 
•elect one of 12 charities to which 
their $20 subscription fee is for- 

waraed* So tar, readers have donated 

more than s^\'aW. 

Jessica Livingston '89 is a 

founding partnet at Y Combinatori a 
■esd'Stage venture tinn with offices in 

Cambridge, Mass.. .ind Mount. mm 

View, Calif* Previous Ivj she cm- 

ploved as vice president of marketing 

at investment bank Adams Harkness* 

In addition to her work with start-ups 
at V Comhinator, she recently released 
f ounders at Work, a k>ok containing 
QvSs.Vs she conducted with the 
foundefl 0( ^2 successful start-ups. 

At the request of the 

•over Bulletin, 
Livingston conducted a 
similar Q&A with 
Goldhirsh, about his role 
as COOD's owner and 
founder — and the maga- 
zine's early challenges 
and accomplishments. 

Livingston: Hell me boa ( K K >/ ) 

got started. 

Goldhirsh: I h< stufl I was inter- 
ested in wasn't coming: to life in media. 
\ lot .'I I thought was really fasci- 
nating was kind >>t existing 111 texthtx>ks 
or in classroom conversations, and so I 
thought, "We could start .1 tilin com- 
pany around the idea: find interesting 
uSeoretica] ideas and then huild narra- 
tives around them that would he com- 
pelling and attract a hroader audience." 

But a year into the film company 
[Reason Pictures), we rcallv digested the 
timeline tor film — how long it was 
going to take for an idea to get to the 
audience — and we wanted more fre- 
quency; we wanted more control over 
that. And there were other issues with 
film: not controlling distribution or 
marketing and not heing ahle to control 
production, hecause we needed outside 
financing for each individual film. Rut 
the biggest prohlem was that film wasn't 
going to ere ire any hrand tor the com- 
pany. Unless you're actually in the film 
hustness, you're not going to know the 
production companies hehind those 
movies. And that was sad to us, hecause 
we really wanted to huild a hrand that 
represented this sort of content. 

So I thought, "We could do some- 
thing in prim thai would be 1 realh, to- 
cused version of t lie- idea. How do 
we make relevant, valuahle content.' 
I low do we frame it in a way that is en- 
tertaining and interests our audience.'" I 
knew that the same hole that existed in 
the theaters was even more visihle on 
the newsstand. 

You have the Economist, the New 
Yorker. Atlantic MontfiK existing on one 
plane and then you drop down to 
Maxim, Cosmo, GQ on another, and 
there wasn't rcallv anything in the space 
between the stuff that's relevant and the 
stntt that's just entertaining. I felt like 
the Esquire of decades past was an ana- 
logue. There's also what Wired did for 
technology, looking at it more from a 
social perspective. Giuld we do that to 
relevant content? 

Livingston: Tell me a hit more 
ahout this area you're going after. 
Goldhirsh: All I can speak ahout 
is me and my friends. I feel that we've 
kind of been pushed aside hy media, he- 
cause there isn't stuff that's fcKUsed on 
our interests. There's no hrand that rep- 
resents intellectually and viscerally 
stimulating content. That's what we 
wanted to create. 

GOOD Magazine founder Ben Goldhirsh '99, right, assembled a publication team that includes Zach Frechette '00, top, and Max Schorr '99. 

Livingston: How did you come up 
with the idea to donate subscription 
fees to charity? 

Goldhirsh: We needed to figure 
out how we were going to build a read- 
ership. Because there's so much crap in 
the media space, I feel like we've all 
built a protective layer to deflect any 
pursuit of our attention. So we couldn't 
just solicit people through direct mail or 
some other traditional practice. We 
needed to come through friends, 
through word of mouth. Max said, 
"What about giving all the money 
away?" The reality of magazine econom- 
ics is that most magazines lose money 
on circulation. Esquire might spend $30 
getting someone to spend $20 on a sub- 
scription, so it's a $10 acquisition rate. 
They're doing it to build up their rate 
base to bring in the ad revenue, which 
is really the driving variable in the busi- 
ness plans. So it's like, "We're going to 

give away all $20, and we want to be 
competitive with Esquire; then we can 
only spend $10 in our marketing outside 
of that." 

Hopefully what that $20 does is 
activate our nonprofit partners — to 
say, "Here's an incentive for you to 
reach out to your constituencies and 
push this magazine." 

It helps build brand allegiance 
that we don't take money from our au- 
dience. We take money from the com- 
panies that want to reach you, and 
you're just giving your money to a great 
organization that we're helping curate. 
And we're going to give you a great 
product too. 

Livingston: When you were at 
Andover, did you ever think you'd be 
working on such a non sibi project? 
Goldhirsh: I don't characterize this 
as non sibi. We're trying to make a very 
successful business. We're in a very fortu- 

"I think people think that 
this is a magazine for 
people conning 
from money, and 
that's not it. It's about 
the sensibility of 
movina thinqs forward." 

nate position that the social ROI [return 
on investment] from our efforts is directly 
tied to the financial ROI through the 
common denominator of eyeballs. That's 
a really cool space to be in. 

It sucks when you move to the 
money side of the motivation scale, and 
you start looking at this more as a ma- 
chine trying to pump out a product 


tint's going to tit with advertisers' 
needs. This whole thing started with 
"let's make something lor us." But I gel 
COPCCtned about new partnerships and 
distribution opportunities. I st.irt 
worrying, "Is it going to sell at Star- 
bucks?" It's a really challenging tune lor 
the husiness right now. 

The nice thing about Andover 
was that it was an environment when- 
having an engaged, relevant perspective 
was where it was at. It wasn't an aberra- 
tion for someone to be involved in non- 
profit stuff And that's kind of what 
TiCX^D's about It's like. "Let's celchrate 
this sensibility, so it can rise to become 
die dominant sensibility." 
Livingston: Some ot the tir-r pei i 
pie you decided to work with were from 
Andover. Had you guys always wanted 
to do something together? 
goldhirsh: M ix has been one of 
mv best friends since freshman vear, and 
he'd always been a leading voice 
amongst mv friends in terms of pushing 
us toward a relevant life. 

When I started the magazine, 1 
called two people: one was Max and 
rhe other was my roommate at Rrown. 
Both were people I really respected. 
Then we called Zach Frechette. He 
was a year behind us at Andover and 
had worked with Max at the Phillipian. 
Zach's 25 years old, and I think he's 
putting out a magazine that's competi- 
tive quality-wise with anv magazine on 
the newsstand. 

Livingston: Wh ir J. people mi- 
understand about GOOD? 

Goldhirsh: l:wr\ time I m us in 
the news and they say we're a magazine 
about philanthropy tor young people, it 
makes me want to put my head into .1 
wall. Because that's not at all what this 
is about. I think people think that this 
is a magazine lor people coming from 
money, and that's not it. It's about the 
sensibility ot moving things forward 
wherever, whatever you're doing. It 
doesn't matter if you're doing that 
through business, politics, a nonprofit 

I understand why they misunder- 
stand us, because there is a media re- 
sponse to social responsibility already in 
the form of Ode, Vine, Mother Jones, 
and Plenty. I have all the respect in the 
world tor those publications, but that's 
not what we're about. What we wanted 
to do is attack some of the negative 
connotations around this sort of con- 
tent. The fact that "do-gooder" is a pe- 
jorative is really interesting. We're like. 
"Let's redefine 'good' for our generation. 
We're going to call it GOOD, but it's 
going to be about the sensibility of mov- 
ing things forward; it's not going to be 
just a Knit the traditional ideas of good. 
It's not going to be about just taking a 
year off and going into the Peace Corps. 
It's just about giving a damn and living 
like that." 

Livingston: What do you wish 
you had known when you were in high 
school that you know now? 
Goldhirsh: I think I was a lot 
cooler in high school than I am now. It 
wasn't that long ago, and I honestly feel 

like 1 had mv a».t more together then 
than I ever have since. 
Livingston: Bui you're running 
ibis ex( iting new company right now ' 
Goldhirsh: We're like a ship right 
now that looks great to people, but the 
waters are rough; there are leaks m the 
boat. I'm actually very confident we're 
going to make it, but it's stressful. 
Livingston: You mentioned that 
building your circulation is stressful. 
What else keeps you up at night? 
Goldhirsh: Hi iw di i we make sure 
is we grow we have 52 people and of- 
fices in New York and Lis Angeles — 
thai we have the operational structure 
to make everything run smoothly? And 
that operational structure doesn't snuff 
out the entrepreneurial spirit and that 
kind of brazen "let's make it happen" at- 
titude that made all this happen in the 
first place? That's a huge challenge. 
Livingston: Your father was a fa- 
mous magazine publisher [the late 
Rernie Goldhirsh, founder of Inc. and 
SA/L magazines]. What did you learn 
ah >ut the business from him? 
Goldhirsh: Sadly, I didn't pay so 
much attention to the actual ninning of 
Inc. What I did pay attention to was 
just the entrepreneurial spirit that he 
embodied and that he celebrated 
through the magazine. Having the 
courage to get out there and do your 
best. That's something that was just 
bred into me. 


Andover prepared this tycoon for success, but his passion for science came from within 

by Jessica White '07 

On a warm summer day in 1926, 
one of America's most promi- 
nent businessmen ascended to the 
rafters of a Hamptons barn belonging 
to celebrated physicist and Johns 
Hopkins professor Robert Wood. 
Alfred Loomis, Andover Class of 
1905, was in the process of tweaking a 
40-foot-long optical light instrument 
on par with — or perhaps surpassing — 
the quality of any equipment 
employed by universities of the day. 
Loomis and Wood, longtime friends 
and colleagues, finished the assembly, 
then cleaned the mechanism by send- 
ing Wood's cat scurrying down the 
length of the tubing, the feline's tail 
serving as a makeshift feather duster. 
Soon after, Loomis, credited with 
financing the electrification of the 
United States, made the long yet rou- 
tine drive to his own palace of science 
in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. 

To those who never witnessed 
him engaged in such antics in the 
name of scientific inquiry, Loomis ap- 
peared to be a typical Andover man of 

the early 20th century. Scion of a dis- 
tinguished family of philanthropists, 
he followed the well-worn path from 
PA to Yale to Harvard Law School 
traveled by his cousin and lifelong 
friend Henry Stimson, Class of 1883. 
While Stimson achieved the position 
of U.S. secretary of war under Taft and 
FDR and secretary of state under 
Hoover, Loomis gained his notoriety — 
and a reputation for ruthless effective- 
ness — on Wall Street, where he made 
his fortune financing the East Coast's 
electric industry. 

Loomis led a double life both fasci- 
nating and productive. A wealthy New 
York socialite by day, at night he played 
host to the greatest scientific minds of 
his age, joining them in pioneering re- 
search. By the time of his death in 1975, 
his contributions to the world included 
important advancements in ultrasound 
technology, as well as scientific aid to 
the Allied victory in World War II. 
Most notably, Loomis was appointed 
the chairman of the MIT Radiation 
Laboratory, a division of the National 

Defense Research Committee estab- 
lished to research the military applica- 
tions of microwaves. Under Loomis's 
direction, the advent of radar led to its 
utilization to thwart enemy attack by air 
and U-boat and also to provide cover 
for the D-Day invasion. 

Even as a child, Loomis showed a 
distinct proclivity for scientific inquiry. 
His two favorite boyhood pastimes were 
chess and magic, each of which de- 
mands diligent practice and mathemat- 
ical precision. At Andover, his chess 
skills became so prodigious he could 
play two games at once — blindfolded. It 
was also at Andover that Loomis took 
an interest in mechanics and radio- 
controlled cars. Impressed by his inven- 
tive mind, his classmates dubbed him 
"most original" in the Pot Pourri. 

But did Andover shape this original 
and brilliant mind? Alas, so far as the 
curriculum goes, PA did little to chal- 
lenge Loomis's scientific passions. The 
course guide from 1905 mentions only 
the study of arithmetic, algebra, and 
planar geometry as requirements for 

31 it >n with .1 diploma from (ho sci- 
ence department. It makes no such ref- 
erence to physics, chemistry, or biology. 
Tins stands m stark contrast to An- 
dover's current commitment to the sci- 
ences. Physics, chemistry, and biolog) 
have never been as popular as they are 
today, with more- than HO percent of stu- 
dents completing more than three years 
of study in these- fields. Loomis would 
proh.ihly have found himself c|uite .it 
hone at contemporary PA. 

For a number of reasons, «r 

should not he t»>o quick to judge An- 
dover's hick of attention to science in 
the early 1900s: 

♦ The Academy's curriculum did 
provide a great service to those 
interested in the hheral arts; in 
the fields of classical languages 
and social sciences, Andover 
hired faculty and huilt a curricu- 
lum KCOnd to none in the world 
of secondary education. 

♦ The studv of physics in general 
was onlv beginning to come into 
its own at the time. The year of 
Loomis's graduation, 1905, was 
the first in which Alhert Einstein 
puhhshed his work in scientific 

Reodfnf room, dm W5 

♦ The up-and-coming Importance of 

science also eluded Loomis's Other 
influences. 1 1 1 » advisors at Yale 
never encouraged him to engage 
In science as more than a pastime. 
His cousin and confidante, Henry 
Stimson, suggested Loomis attend 
law school and follow the path to 
Wall Street typical at that lime 
tor men of their standing. 

Andover did, however, provide 
Loomis with many tools that enabled 
him to apply himself to science later in 
life. Without the contacts he estab- 
lished and the education he received at 
PA. he would not have been able to 
amass his fortune. He used that money 
to endow. his facilities at Tuxedo Park 
and to seek out the best and brightest 

scientists m the field tor guidance. 

No such relationship fostered 
between Loomis and his high school 
alma in. iter. Although Andover began 
CO pay more attention to science after 
World War II, the Academy apparently 
never reached out to Loomis. There 1^ 
no record of him in the tiles of John 
Kemper, the former headmaster who 
corresponded with a plethora of notable- 
alumni, nor as an alumni consultant 
during the construction of the Evans 
Science Center between 1961 and 
1 96 L It L> » iiius, a dual titan of industry 
and science, was one of the most influ- 
ential men to graduate from Phillips 
Academy, his attendance at Andover is 
a mere footnote to his remarkable 
achievements m the field of science. 

Essayist Jessica White 07 of Allendale, N.J., is the third recipient of the Thorndike 
Internship in HLstoricai Biography. The program annually supports the work of an upper 
selected by the chair of the history department for the purpose of researching, analyzing, 
and uriting a short biographical sketch of an alumnus or alumna of Phillips or Abbot 
academies. White currently attends the University of Pennsylvania, where she is inter- 
ested in rnochemistrv and economics The internship, funded by John L. Thorndike '45 
and W. Nicholas Thorndike '51 , is a memorial to their brother Augustus "Gus" 
Thorndike Jr. '37, honoring his lifelong passion for histf/ry. It also promotes history as 
a literary art and serves to help the Philhps Academy community develop a renewed 
appreciaticm for its rich and diverse heritage. 



Alumni Council Hears Reports 

on Non Sibi Day and Other Initiatives 

More than 200 alumni — including Alumni Council mem- 
bers, class secretaries, class agents, Reunion chairs, regional 
association officers, and fund-raising volunteers — were on 
campus October 26-27 for Leaders Weekend, which ran in 
conjunction with Trustee Weekend. 

The highlight of the weekend's activities came on Sat- 
urday when all council members and trustees came together 
for a two-part Plenary Session, during which they heard re- 
ports on several Andover initiatives, including the ACE 
Scholars Program, a summer program launched in July that 

In attendance at October's Leaders Recognition Luncheon: (top row, from left) Distinguished Service Award recipient Eugene Hill P'03,'06; bene- 
factor Chien Lee '71 ; Charter Trustee Peter L.S. Currie '74 (benefactor); Louis Polk ]r. '49 (benefactor); ]oan Hill P'03,'06 (DSA recipient); 
Murrey Nelson '80 (DSA recipient); and Marshall Cloyd '58 (benefactor); and (bottom row, from left) Thomas Lawrence '55 (DSA recipient); 
Metafile Fales Davis '65 (DSA recipient); Head of School Barbara Landis Chase; and Louise and Bernard Palitz '42 (benefactors). 


I* geared •" Pto\ idlllg CXtf.l help 111 M, ICIU'e and 111. (ill to *e- 

lect ri*ing lower*. The sev*ion also included .i report Ironi 
Peter Merrill, head ot the Division of WorlJ Languages, on 
the work being done hy the Global Perspective* (Troup, .1 
working group charged with exploring w.iys 111 which An 
dover can better coordinate the school's many existing 
global education initiatives with an ultimate goal of helping 
students develop into thoughtful glohal utcen*. 

iXiring the second portion of the Plenary Session, 
attendee*, had a chance to hear ahout the results of the first 
annual N'on Sihi Day. .1 PA -sponsored worldwide day ol 
service held on September IS. jenny Savino. associate 
director ol .ilumiii .itt.urs, gave .1 slide ion showing 
photos nt the day's .k ti\ itics and pro\ ided a few kc\ statis- 

no: 2,000 volunteers worked 00 108 different projects 

l< tested in I J countries and 21 state* ( 'had ( ireen. 1 < <mmuf 

nicy sen l< e dim tor, talked about the meaning ot the I iy, 

tin Itting Oil 1 omnium t \ service and sendee learning and r lie 

toll 11 playi m Informing and shaping the values ot ArJ 
d» >\ i-r finally, Michael Lhner '70, director ot alumni attain,* 
moderated B panel Of tour students who shared iheim 
thoughts ahout the value ot the day and the positive impact] 
it had on the student body. [For more on Non Sihi I >a\, ->eei 

coverage beginning on page 20.) 

I 1 iders \\ eekend ioiu luded on Saturd.n with a I c.i. Ii ri 
Recognition Luncheon, at w hich ( "barter Trustee and ( !iair» 
ot the Trustee I Joiiiiiuttee on Academy Resources Ldward E 
1'Uon '^2 paid trihute to tour new Distinguished Servi<^ 
Award recipients and 12 new benefactor*. 

-Srep/ien Porteri 

FACULTY' HONORED— /tonnj: the Board of 
Trustees' /irsr muling of the academic year, select fac- 
ulty members uvrc honored with foundations and m- 
siructi»rshi/>s. Pictured are, from left, Elwtn Sykes, 
recipient of the Donna Brace ( )gi/eie Teaching Foun- 
dation I, Hill Scott, recipient of the Emilie Belden 
Cochran leaching Foundation; Lisa Svcc, recipient of 
the John Mason k'em/vr — Class of 1949 Teaching 
Foundation: Therese Zemlm. recipient of the Donald B. 
& Beverley Jones Teaching Instructorship: James 
Marhcson, a visiting scholar in music; and Kristen 
Johnson, recipient of the Israel Family Foundation for 
Science' Research. Also honored, hut not pictured, utu 
Tons Rotund* 1. recipient of the Alfred E. Steams 
Teachmit Foundation. 


October meeting, the 
Board of Trustees passed 
a resolutum honirrmg one 

daughters Cynthia '9/ and Abigail '93. as ueli as husrwnJ 
Sandy, ail of whom were on hand for the occasion, unable to 
attend but with their mother m spmt were children Virginia 
and .Alexander (inset) The trustees' resolution thanked Bmg 
fat her IX tears of service on the board and acknouledged 

of the AJdison Board of Governors. 

A SHOW OF SUPPORT— Bob Grunbeck presented Head 0/ School 1 Barbara 
Landis Chase uidi a check for $7,500 on behalf of Parents of Students of Phillips 
Academy at PSPA's opening reception in September. PSPA proiides parents a fan 
to exchange ideas urth one another and uith members of die faculty and admirustra 
to learn about student life at Andover, and to organize eienis that arc '■upjxmne of the 
Academy. Grunhecic and his urfe. Jennifer, sen<e as PSPA co-presidents, as well as 
National Parent Fund co-cha/rs, then urn John is a member of the Class of 2009. 


Introducing Andover's Athletic Hall of Honor 

Andover will soon launch an Athletic Hall of Honor to preserve the legacy of its 
former athletes and coaches. Members of both the Phillips and Abbot academy com- 
munities will be considered for the honor. Inductees will be chosen for their accom- 
plishments in athletics and for the exceptional ways in which they have continued 
to lead a life that embodies the values of the academies. 

The inaugural nomination process will continue through mid-March, and the 
first batch of honorees will be inducted during Reunion 2008. Nominations may be 
submitted via a written note to the Office of Alumni Affairs or by completing an on- 
line form (available at As noted on the on- 
line form, nominations should include the following information, where applicable: 

♦ a list of sports and letters earned while at Phillips Academy or Abbot Academy 
(including years of participation); 

♦ a list of outstanding accomplishments achieved during the nominee's Andover 
or Abbot athletic career (e.g., team captain selection, records set, and All- 
Conference, All-State, and national recognitions); 

♦ involvement in athletics after Andover or Abbot; 

♦ outstanding professional or occupational accomplishments; 

♦ volunteer, civic, or community service; 

♦ involvement with Andover or Abbot since graduation; and/or 

♦ additional information that might be helpful to the committee in evaluating 
the nominee (e.g., anecdotes, statistics, etc.). 

A selection board — comprised of representatives from the Office of Alumni 
Affairs, the Department of Athletics, and the Athletics Committee of Alumni 
Council — will reflect upon nominations received, and render a decision as a result 
of those deliberations. 

'Andover has a distinguished and lengthy history of superb 
athletes, coaches, and teams — and of graduates who con- 
ibuted in significant ways to the world of athletics after 
eaving Andover," says Abigail Harris '96, who co-chairs 
the Athletics Committee with John Kane '63. "The 
Andover Athletic Hall of Honor will recognize their 
achievements in a special way. Alumni, and all mem- 
bers of the Andover community, look forward to 
honoring these outstanding athletes." 

Inductees will be recognized with a photo and 
bio display on the wall outside the swimming pool in 
the Academy's gymnasium complex. Additionally, a 
presented to each recipient, and a plaque featuring the names 
isplayed for posterity in the field house. 


Judge George Bundy Smith '55 Continues His Fight 
for Equality in the Classroom and the Courtroom 

When featured In the Fall/Winter 
Bulletin m l l >S4. Judge Oeorge 

Bund\ Smith .1 justice >>t the New 

York State Supreme Court who adjudi* 

cited in cases involving custody, child 
support. .mJ divorce. While briefly as- 
signed to the Family t 'ourt ot the St.ite 
of New York in the I^70n, he ruled in 
juvenile delinquency cases, giving thought to the cause-effect chains 
that lead some to the "dark assumption 
that criminals c.innot he rehabilitated" 
or the even darker assumption "that 
kids cannot he prevented from becom- 
ing criminals." 

Later in his career, Judge Smith, 
who is known for his Strong liberal 
leanings, wrote ot the death penalty: 
"It is a sad and ugly badge of shame 
that the imposition of death in this 
country has been tainted with racial 
prejudice." In 2004. he authored 
People v. LaValle, the landmark deci- 
sion bv the New York Court of Appeals 
that declared the death penalty uncon- 
stitutional m New York — a stance that 
court upheld in October 2007. 

In 2006 Judge Smith's 14-year 
term as associate judge of the New York 
State Gmrt ot Appeals came to an end. 
He was passed over for reappointment 
by outgoing Republican governor 
George Pataki. who opted to replace 
the well-respected judge with a conser- 
vative. (Due to the court's mandatory 
retirement age of 70. Judge Smith's sec- 
ond term would have ended in late 

2007, allowing the incoming Demo- 
cratic governor, Eliot Spitrer, to choose 
a liberal replacement.) 

No time was wasted on anger or re- 
sentment. Since Dec e mber 2006, Judge 
Smith has been a partner at Manhat- 
tan law firm Chadbourne and Parke, 
assisting with litigation, appeals, ,irbi- 
tration. and mediation. 

Early in 2007 he was asked by the 
New York State Bar Association to 
chair its Special Committee on the 
Civil Rights Agenda and to recommend 
what should be done in the area ot civil 
lights 50-plus years after Brown v. Board 
of Education of Topeka. As might be ex- 
pected from one with firsthand experi- 
ence with racial prejudice, the judge has 
strong opinions on the subject. 

Judge Smith cites the most press- 
ing needs in the area of civil rights 
today as follows: an adequate education 

tor all, inc luding inner city youth; more 

attention to youth, particularly African 

Americans ,md Latinos, to keep theft 
focused on positive goals and out of the 
criminal justice system; assurance 
everyone can vote freely and Without 

hindrance; and significant changes in 
the area ot criminal law. 

"We are still fighting not to have 
African Americans and Latinos ex- 
cluded from juries," Judge Smith ex- 
plains, "and we need more redress tor 
those wrongly convicted — not only 
due to racial bias, but because ot other 
tailings in our criminal justice system 
as well." 

The greatest progress has been 
made in the area of public accommo- 
dations, he notes. "I came to Andovcr 
in 1952 from Washington, D.C., where 
I could not go to white schools and I 
could not go to certain libraries, restau- 
rants, playgrounds, movies theatres, 
and the like. That changed with the 
Civil Rights Act of 1965." 

Education has been our greatest fail- 
ure, claims Judge Smith. "Not only arc- 
schools in many areas being resegre- 
gated, there are those who oppose diver- 
sity.... The goal of African Americans 
to become true citizens, equal to other 
citizens, is still to be reached." 

—Jill Clerkin 

This article is part of a series of profiles up- 
dating the stories of individuals featured 
previously in the Bulletin. 


Class of '54 Aims to Inform and Inspire 
Future Generations Via 

More than a dozen members of the Class of 1954 have joined together 
to create, a Web site whose mission is to foster a 
sustainable environment for future generations. 

"It could not be more clear that the United States — after years of 
ever-mounting imports and indebtedness that hold us hostage to other 
countries — is heading for the edge of a cliff," says Steve Wilson '54. "So 
we hope to build a constituency to lobby government to deal with this 
crisis, while practicing conservation ourselves." 

The project grew from the class's Virtual Continual Reunion (VCR), 
a real-time exchange of e-mails that allows 1954 alumni to exchange in- 
sights and opinions on a variety of subjects, just as might happen at an ac- 
tual reunion. "Naturally the topics of global warming, climate change, 
energy consumption, and energy independence were among some of the 
numerous things discussed," says Ken Mac Williams '54, who initiated the 
VCR forum. 

Wilson suggested those interested in the topic of energy self-sufficiency 
band together to try, as advocates, to inform others and effect change. 
Months of discussion resulted in the launch of the Web site in Febmary 2007. 

"Rather than trade 'if they'd only listen to me' e-mails with each other 
in our dotage, we wanted to try to actually make a difference," recounts 
Wilson. "If we who will not be around all that much longer care enough 
about the nation and the planet, the wonder is why more of those in 
younger generations, who will have to live with these looming calamities, 
have not taken pike and pitchfork to the barricades." 

PlanetWatch contributors — '54 alumni from backgrounds as diverse 
as academia, manufacturing, journalism, and banking — do not do original 
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Save the Date! 

The Fidelio Society is coming to New York City! Please join the 
Andover- Abbot Association of New York in welcoming Fidelio, the 
Academy's student a cappella ensemble, for a performance and recep- 
tion on March 27, 2008. Event details will be announced shortly! 

Election of Alumni Trustees 

As required by the constitution and bylaws 
of the Andover- Abbot Alumni Association, 
the Alumni Council's Executive Commit- 
tee will nominate four alumni to stand for 
election to the Academy's Board of Trustees, 
two of whom will be elected by a ballot of 
all alumni this spring. Each will serve a four- 
year term, beginning July 1, 2008. Nomi- 
nees will be selected from among alumni 
who have effectively served the best inter- 
ests of the Academy and the Association in 
one or more of the following manners: 

♦ as an Alumni Council member, provid- 
ing advice and counsel to the Academy, 
both on request and at the council's own 
initiative, particularly on matters relat- 
ing to education, administration, admis- 
sion, financial aid, athletics, alumni 
affairs, and communication between 
and among the Academy, its alumni, 
and the external community; 
helping the trustees and administration 
raise annual and capital funds for the 
Academy; and 

promoting beneficial relations, especially 
by serving as a liaison between alumni 
and the Academy and by strengthening 
connections among alumni. 

In addition to the four candidates 
nominated by the Executive Committee 
of the Alumni Council, additional such 
alumni may be nominated upon receipt by 
the executive secretary of the Alumni 
Council (the director of alumni affairs) of a 
petition signed by a minimum of 100 regu- 
lar members of the association. Regular 
members are any individuals who have 
been members of a regular-session class at 
Phillips Academy or Abbot Academy for at 
least one marking period. No individual 
who is in the employ of Phillips Academy 
may serve as alumni trustee. 



il Inivcrv 

turn 44 

A young D.C lawyer of 
■\| .iikI I lit|\inu «U h cni 
i» suspicious of his latest 
assignment , whuh Involve! 
the U.S. government and 
1 olomht.m drug i artel profits 
N the U.S. exploiting .1 
Native American gambling 
casino in New Mexico .is a 
fixl 1 r their ■ ■■■m nefarious inmiw and huklen 
agendas' This tale's protagonist learns too much 
t.* bill own safety Retired l.iwver Nick Ruffmgton 
live* with his wile in Santa Fc. N.M. Mi* other 
novel. Virgin Sprm*. was published in 2001. 

From Slavery to Citizenship 

John Wiley 61 Sim 
h> Richard Ennah "69 

m \oKtry i" ( j'n'teruJup 

mmma • I 1 examinee the history of tbrv- 

*dJ^I MM include issue* of 
- y«^H human rights m. i| ifion, 

^Jt cmpowernienr. education, 

md curreni world 1 itken 

ship The hook coasiders slavery's denial of au- 
tonomy and control in contrast to citizenships 
individual participation and decision-making 
power. Having taught world history- in Nigeria, 
Richard FfUTflh now teaches at the Kingston 
Business School in London. 

THE Ipea of Cuba 

University of New Mexico Press 
by Alex Htirris '67 

In eye-catching photos and 
accompanying text, Alex 
Hams captures contempo- 
rary Cuba's "curious kind of 
waiting — at once lethargic 
and restless." During his 

evolutionary hem Jose Martf. After following 
n the footsreps of his mentor Walker Evans, 
mo photographed Cuha in 193}. Hams is now 
1 professor of the pracrice of public policy and 
kxumentarv studies at Duke University. 

Tub Last Tycoons 

I Viuhlcday 

hv OTOtom D. Cohan 77 

William D. Cohan provides 
.1 detailed l<>ok at the egoma- 
nia and internal power strug- 
gles that |copardi:ed one of 
Wall Street's most storud in- 
vestment banks in the l°KOs 

.md '°0s SubtirJed The Secret 
History of Lmtrd Frtrei & 

Co., The Last Tycoon offers a 
portrait ol that century -plus-old financial insti- 
tution and the "great men" at its helm whose 
m. u lunations threatened it all. Cohan, an 
award-winning investigative journalist who 
lives in New York City, called upon his back- 
ground as a Wall Street banker to produce this 
revealing debut. 

A Hi m iiii i Hi m I)l vim 

St. Martin's Minotaur 
rry Charles Fmch '98 

A Victorian English gentle- 
man detective receives a 
note from his lady friend and 
neighbor asking for help. 
One of her former servants ^ 
dead — is it suicide or possibly 
something more sinister? So 
begins an intriguing and en- 
gaging old-fashioned mys- 
tery. Charles Finch, a Yale and Oxford graduate 
and third-generation PA alum, lives in New 
York City. This is his debut novel. 

The Queens of K-town 


by Angela Mi Young Hur '98 

Ten years after seeing her 
best friend commit suicide, 
26-year-old Cora returns to 
the scene — Manhattan's Ko- 
reatown — to try to make 
sense of that earlier time, 
when she and three other 
teenage Korean girls ran wild 
there. "We were conferred 
the more glamorous tag of 
rebel misfits, rather rhan rhe damaged little girls 
we really were," observes Cora. After earning de- 
grees from Harvard and Notre Dame, Angela Mi 
Young Hur now lives in Gardena, Calif. This is 
her first novel. 

An Accidental American 

Random I !• >usc 

hi Alex ("orr (a h a Jenny Sihrr '89) 

I laving serscd prison time in 
Marseille tor forgery, Nicole 
hoped she could move on 
to .i new lite as ,i freelance 
consultant in the French 
Pyrenees Rut when a U.S. 
intelligence operative -hows 
up looking for Nicole's for- 
mer lover, she is sucked into 
an web of terrorism, fundamental- 
ism, and corruption Jenny Silcr, author of this 
gritty thriller, lives with her husband and daugh- 
ter in Lexington, Va. 

THE Joseph Cornell Box 

Cider Mill Tress 

by Aschd Drake '91 and Jotxn Sommers 



E^T^TTJjB sh.ipi of i slvidow box di- 

^^\^^TY v ided into 11 ( • impairments. 

y — ffj^H The M ' ''""kli't pro- 

' ■ ! , i;i iMM. .in.l I 'A 

alumnus Joseph Cornell '21, 1903-1972, and 
photographs and descriptions of some of the 
many shadow boxes he created. The kit box 
conrents allow the reader to create his own work 
of art, and the booklet offers suggestions for six 
possible project!, Co-author Ascha Drake is an 
artist and teacher who lives in Bnxiklyn, N.Y. 

Route 22 

Quantuck Lane Press 
by Benjamin Swett '77 

i i The historic Route 22 still 

M |tjtV ^^**f^ J runs north-south in eastern 

MNew York State from Man- 
hattan to the Canadian bor- 
der near Monrrcal. Writer 
' and photographer Benjamin 
Swett captures present-day roadside scenes all 
along Route 22. imagines its former glory, and 
w rites personal vignettes to illumine his photo- 
graphs. Formerly the director of the Parks in 
Print program ar rhe N.Y.C. Parks Department. 
Swett also wrote Great Trees of Neu Yorfc 
City. He lives in Manharran with his wife and 
three children. 

These capside nonces were prepared by Sharon 
Magnuson and Scott Aubrey. 



Above: Student waiters 
serve coffee and dessert at 
a 1956 faculty function 
in Commons. 

Right: A group of students 
circa the late 1 990s , takes 
a break from their lunch to 
smile for the camera. 

Below. Although afar cry from today's Ryley Room dances, this 
Andover Tea Dance, held in Commons in 1938, was well attended. 



Charles M.D. Reed 
3412 S.E. Fairway West 
Stuart FL 34997 

PHILLIPS With deep regret, I must report the 
death of Joe Ullman. He was 94. He had heen our 
class secretary for many years, until he asked me to 
take his place. Joe was a fine man always willing to 
help with a good cause. He practiced law in New 
York and later in Scarsdale, N.Y., where he re- 
ceived many awards for community service. 

Joe is survived by his wife, Ruth, and daughter, 
who live in Scarsdale, and a son in Alexandria, Va. 


Grace Hadley MacMillan 
1353 Martin Drive 
Wantagh NY 11793 

ABBOT Greetings from the Abbot Class of 
1930! 1 made a few phone calls and here are the 

Evelyn Hamilton White in Salisbury, Md., 
had a great family reunion this summer with sons, 
daughters, grandchildren, and "greats" — 14 in 
all — and all survived happily! 

Betsy Walworth Ross gardened all summer. 
In her senior-citizen home in Connecticut, a 
storm knocked out power for the lights, but no 
one had matches to light lamps or candles. The 
power eventually came on again. 

Elaine Burtt Johnson, in Florida, still keeps 
busy and feels fine. The last time she was in An- 
dover, she was saddened to find that the big porch 
on her old home had been removed. She had 
spent many happy hours roller-skating around 
that porch! 

Donna Brace Ogilvie, in Connecticut, is back 
from a summer in Utah, and enjoying the fall in 
New England until December, when she goes to 
her daughter's in Honolulu. I recommended to 


IVnn.i (and anyone else who uses i cane) mv 
mrnl ■■ Iimi .4 , MM with handles and .1 



|.IIIL I I Mil II 

her, m> I hope she will tcpl\ t>> my note, 10 I GUI 
leps*t mote nr»i lli>m hct 

i t.i. . I IjJI. \ M.u Milbn. I in Mill 
» t t in,,; il..n.. with mv lighted cane, staying 
awake h.ill the lutein . and asleep h.ill the day I'm 
ttill promoting .( | ■ f tut Ctflth Work) Service 
and their kit* lot people in need. I'm run quite It 
involve. I in church activities, although I .im serv- 
ing on live search committee tot | new pastor and 
singing in the choir — quantity, not quality (Mv 
husband supplies the quality ) 

This summer we spent some time at our Did 
voltage in New Hampshire. Our Michigan 
daughter was there (or one week. and out Iowa 
.laughter the following week, with ■ brief overlap 
Vl'e hope to m.ike our (Tinstmas trip to 
Kith states .iivl get acquainted with our going-on- 
2 great-granddaughter in Iowa. 

Meanwhile. I went to Andover in Octpbo for 
the annual meeting of class secretaries and other 
"important dignitaries." 


Fred Curtis 

2)1 Meadow lark Drive 
Hamilton NJ 08*90 

mormorgrandpa«i opt on I 

I'MII 1 IPS This mav he the last class notes I 
send, as no one in the class respsinds. 

However, this time I'll write about my 95th 
birrhdav at mv nin Peter's farm in Ashficld. Mass. 
There were 37 family members present — sow, 
crandkids. and great -grands. A wonderful time. 

vouth at t 
Coon. T} 
and later 

of my life in the last century. 

about my 
Id Center, 

'. It was a 


I .uili l Parker 

Hon.-. .n House, f!3 K 
900 University St. 

Seeftli u \ 9810N2797 
206 >n2-M54 


AlfreJ K. M. Williams 

rhe Will.. us at Wcstborough 

I I \ St.. Apt. 22S 

w. itboraugh MA 01 581*143 7 

SON- 3tio-204ts 

anm w illi.imsn. 

PI III I IP's Time tor another installment in 
the history ot what must he Andover's nu>st mod- 
est class— sir, at least, the most silent. It's with 
special pleasure that we read a letter Irom Han 
Badger, received *>mc months ago, but )ust miss- 
ing the last deadline. He is engaged in the hobby 
of writing his memoirs, for his family, including 
his years at Andovcr and his WWII experience 
in the European Theatre with the counterintelli- 
gence detachment of VII C>>rps. I>an writes that 
he and wife Mancttc have decided to remain in 
the house in which they have lived since 1940. 
We arc sure that a trip to the attic to survey dis- 
posables helped in their decision! 

From Bill Nute. big news: capping many- 
months of labor by the author (and feverish 
progress reports by your Kindly Old Editor) his 
hook has been published! Pill proudly announces 
the publication of KChat We Cannot Say: A Cul- 
tural Encounter East 18. West by Trafford Publish- 
ing. His book is described as "a curious and 
fascinating encounter between two |Turktsh| cul- 
tures," the heirs of the Ottoman Empire and the 
Christian missionaries. Bill would be an apt ob- 
server as well as historian on the subject, since he 
has spent a good portion of his life in Turkey. Fol- 
lowing his early schooling there, he came to An- 
dovet. Haverford College followed, then Johns 
Hopkins Medicine. He then returned to Tutkey. 
where he served in various posts fot nearly two 
decades. In 1965 he returned to the United States 
and served for 1 2 years as a senior public health 
officer in New York Citv until his current, very ac- 

YoUI class secretary is trying to contact yon! 

FA provides class secretaries witn updated contact information 
for their classmate?. lo update your record: 

• e-mail; 
• visit BliieLinL at' alumni; 
• telephone 978-749-4287; or 
• send a note to Alumni Records, Phillips Academy, 
180 Main St., Andover MA 01810. 

tive retirement in Pennsylvania. Oif hearty con- 
gratulations to Pill on his K«<k' For more .letailrd 
information, visit 

And a short news (lash I made a spur-of-the- 
moment pilgrimage to Andovcf last Saturday 
with my son Andy '66 to see the PA f<»>th«ll team 
open its season against Loomis. Although both 
teams showed first-game symptoms at times, An- 
dover had the power to earn a 32-6 victory (with 
lour touchdown passes). Also on display was the 
new artificial turf. It's quite a different stadium 
from Prothcrs Field' I didn't have time to walk 
around, but it was gtmd fust being on the Hill 

With much regret. I must report the loss of an- 

othci clamuM John F. Fuller died Sept 6, 
2007. at the age of 91, in Federal Way. Wash. 
Jack, .is we knew him. will he remembered as cap- 
tain of the soccer team, as well as a very active 
member of our class. From Andover he went on 
to the I 'niverMiv of Wyoming, w here he ma|orcJ 
in journalism In 194 3 he entered the Navy, be- 
ginning his tour in dramatic fashion: Jack started 
in navigation school, but before he had com- 
pleted his training he received orders as navigator 
to a ship being sent to search tor a vessel adrift in 
, .p< n w aters otl the 1 ist i 'o Although neither 
ship was equipped with radar. Jack brought his 
ship through a dense fog to u ithin I .c\Y yards of 
the target. Ironically, after this exhibition of sea- 
manship he was assigned to serve in the Philip- 
pines and China with the 96th Seahees 
(Construction Battalion). Jack was an enthusias- 
tic downhill skier and was a distinguished 
memhct of the Professional Ski Instruc tors Asvi- 
ciation. He headed the Edmonds Ski School for 
20 years. Among his other active involvements 
were numerous civic Organization!, especially 
those concerned with the great out-of-doors; Jack 
lived a full life. He was predeceased by his wife. 
Maxine. His surv ivors include a son, two daugh- 
ters, a sister, eight grandchildren, and 10 great- 
grandchildren. We extend the sympathy of the 
Class of 1933 to them. We shall miss knowing 
Jack is there. 

Please sec the In Memoriam section for an 
obituary tor Hugh Samson 


Mars R. Stewart 
865 Central Ave., 1-405 
Nccdham MA 02492 

ABBOT Well, here we arc at the end of Sep- 
tember hoping to hear from everyone with good 
news of our class. At our age, good news is rare, 
and so I am glad to have some to report! 

Ruth Stott Peters i- still her cheery self and, 
although she says she lacks energy, she seems to 
be her usual busy self. She particularly enjoys her 
weekly trips to the Salvation Army School in 
rVirchester. Mass., where she reads to some third, 
fourth, and fifth-grade students. She enjoys inter- 
play with them and their reaction and progress in 




Abbot friends gather 

Three Abbot '36 friends, from left, Mary Dooley Bragg, Lois Holmes Stokes, and 
Mary Trafton Simonds, enjoyed lunch and a tour of Brookhaven at Lexington 
(Mass.), where Mary Trafton Simonds lives. PAs Nancy Imbriano, who joined them 
and took the photo, said she had a hard time keeping up during the tour. 

understanding. She and husband Pete still live in 
their handsome house in Chestnut Hill, and he is 
still very busy in business. 

Betty Flanders Cleveland still lives in her 
house in Wellesley, Mass., and enjoys the com- 
pany of a grandson. Although not as mobile as 
she would like, she is still cheerful and very active 
mentally. Her concern now is concentrating on 
issues of global warming and the plight of the 
polar bear cubs. 

It is interesting to note that here are two of our 
class who, in their 90s and understandably not as 
active physically as they used to be, are so ener- 
getic mentally that they are concerned with global 
issues and helping others! More power to them! 

I, Mary Stewart, am still loving the North Hill 
retirement community and particularly like all 
the many activities it offers — duplicate bridge is 
my favorite occupation. Last summer 1 spent my 
83rd birthday on Nantucket Island, where I was 
lucky enough to get a week with my two children 
and their families. 

Please, everyone else, send me news of 


Doris Schwartz Lewis 

250 Hammond Pond Parkway, Apt. 5 1 5 S 
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 
doss 1 2 

ABBOT Hello, 35ers. 1 received a little news 
this time, for which I am most grateful. The card 
I sent to Shirley Powers Haseltine was returned 
as nondeliverable. If you have any knowledge — 
please let me or the Academy know. 

I received a great note from Doris Rosenberg 
Zich, who had just returned from a wonderful 
week in Maine with their daughter and her fam- 
ily. Doris sends her best to all. 

Ellie Du Toit had .i super 90th birthday party 
in New Hampshire, and she gave a family party in 
August in Ogunquit, Maine. She said her "Cali- 
fornia tribe" came for the weekend, but she rarely 
sees them now. The next day in New Hampshire, 
at her daughter Susan's, she saw her adorable 
twins. Ellie has three great-grandchildren. (I'd 
like at least one!) Ellie doesn't drive, and finds it 
hard and depressing to adjust. She does not want 
to go to "one of those places." I say, right on! Ellie 
sends cheers to all 35ers. 

And from Lucia Nunez Atlas: warmest greet- 
ings to all. This has not been her best year, but, 
with wonderful care from her doctors and family, 
she is improving. No more oxygen, and she is now 
able to do a bit of gardening. She is raising eight 
black swallowtail butterflies in a nursery, and wants 
you to know how much your news means to her. 

As for me, I am going to England over Thanks- 
giving to visit my grandson, who is on loan to the 
British Royal Navy for two years. I'll tell you how 
I survived the trip in the next issue. Let's face it, 
I'm not 22. 



Fred W. Griffin 

P.O. Box 177 

274 Wallace Hill Road 

Franconia NH 03580 



Lucy H. Winship 
634 Jewett Road 
Hopkinton NH 03229 

ABBOT Since last we talked, I've seen and 
heard from and about several classmates. Clara 
Holland Chase wrote from Bethesda, Md., of an 
imminent party to be given her on her 90th 
birthday. Daughters, grandchildren, and great- 
grands were coming from all over. She sent a pic- 
ture of her with some ol her t imilv girls, and she 
looks fabulous. 

A note from the daughter of Jane Hopkins 
Hanes reports that Jane is doing well, and cele- 
brated her 90th birthday in August w ith family 
and friends. She is living at Arbor Acres Retire- 
ment Community in Winston-Salem, N.C. Jane 
sends us greetings. 

A card from Lenore Buckley Hurley tells of 
going to Texas on her honeymoon 60 years ago 
and living happily in Fort Worth ever since. "My 
husband and 1 added six people to the Texas pop- 

ulation — two children, two grandchildren, and 
two beautiful baby great-grandchildren — all are 
doing well. We are very fortunate. Am hanging 
on in a retirement complex with nice people, lots 
of adventures, and pleasant surroundings." 

When I talked to Pat Smith Magee in July, sin 
had tumbled reaching for her telephone. She was 
lucky in that her daughter and son-in-law- 
checked on her to see if she wanted to go to town 
and found her on the floor. She was back from 
rehab and couldn't join our annual Portland, 
Maine, luncheon party. She had just bought a 
new condo in Marblehead, Mass., having sold the 
one she and husband Lennie had bought years 
ago. She has no immediate plans to move there. 
In spite of her injury, she sounded great. She 
joined the 90-year-olds this year. 

Elinor Robinson Goodwin keeps active with 
her hospital shop volunteering, golf, and reading. 
She joined Anne Robins Frank, Helen "Hawee" 
O'Brien Olcott, and me for lunch in Portland in 
July. Hawee joined my husband, Steve, and me 
in Biddeford, Maine, that day, and before lunch 
we visited the Portland Art Museum. Steve and 
I make that a yearly excursion, and it was fun 
having Hawee with us. 

Ann moved from Houston to Louisville, Ky., 
to be near her son and his family. Her son spends 
lots of time way from home. He is an architect and 
builder, and is now in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 
Her hobbies are reading and stamp collecting. She 
has a collection from all over the world. 

I just talked to Mary Trafton Simonds, who 
was given a 90th birthday party by her children. 
She sounded well. I had looked forward to meet- 
ing her for lunch in October, but I was unable to 
attend. See the photo nearby. 

In June a note came from Mary "Deede" 
Eastlack Gray from Vero Beach, Fla. She read 
with surprise of my inability to reach her by 
phone, as she and her husband have had the 
same number for 20 years. She mentioned playing 


tennis, having > h t >\ >4 Iter lung md waning 
ii ili. hiop»y results s >.IU tlx- l.ut news i« that 

Snn i» rcpott aKmt mo OthtJ v la*smatc» 
who have i kv I on W.i I same of tha It d 
Barbara Sntthcr Cooke .4 San J.«c. C ..III . and 
.1 note Itottt lltr d.iughi. • 1 V ir^inu Noursc 
Salomon told of her nether '» >lc.ith Lot year 

The Cbw of I "Mo extend* sympathy 10 the 
i .ii. It. . of thr«r three clawuiuics 


Mary Permit Whitrhill 
I 4 \\ luti lull Irrracc 
Ncwburgh NY I2S&1991 

AHIU >T This faM was our 70th anniversary, so 
ii is m< surprising the active members arc ti»> 
K«»y i<> reminuce aKiut Mich a long ago time. 
Evert the Kiclcst reply » greatly appreciated. 
SkIIv, imr numKts were reduced by the death of 
lour more ckwmatcs. My dear rixmimatc Annj 
Walton S»\ton has departed this world and is now 
tree d her debilitating demenn.i. She had been in 
a nursing home lor .iKhii three years. Cvnthia 
Holhrook Sumner In * in V; ril in ' Man 
\Vil«on Brown on \<ig IT Sall\ Cage Curtis 
had I Ions and happv life in Maine. Our deepest 
sympathy to the families of these Abbot friends. 

Grace "Phronsic' VihKrts Conlin doesn't 
have e-mail. Few of our class do. She had a Kisy 
summer wiih visits from family and friends. She 
will be visiting her son in Costa Rica again this 
year. She feels very lucky to be well, even if she 

Priscilla Wonson Flahn rcp'rrs good health, 
with the exception of some arthritis in her back. 
Kit she hasn't slowed down. She no longer plays 
golf, bur is shooting KilLs at the dnving range with 
her 12 -year-old grandson. He keeps her up to date 
><n video games, sports, and the advanced math 

interests are several groups in her church, where 

Jeanncttc Partridge Harrison is alive and 
Jane Stevenson Isaacsen reports that she has 

mobility Her summer was ver? good, with visits 
/'/»'tl*v mM "Mr Wtf/. titg at 

mnviMiBOVtfiM »' 

Irom all ol her live children ■ well as many 
grandchildren and some great -grandchildren 
The summer included a number of stays at her 
summer home on Grand Traverse Buy in Mu hi 
■HI atvd a trip to see hef son Inn's summer home 
in Canada She still resides in Traverse City. 
Mich She would he happv lo have any fellow 
Abbot alunu call her U 23I-SM7-5284. 

\aiuv Hums Mi Ardle . annot .ln\<- K\ him 
of macular degeneration and Imds it Inj 
to always have to wait lor transportation Sin- is 
still very active and spends winters in Honda 

Priv ilia Richards Plums i uhirlvvmdol a, 
tivity, working on many church committees. She 
was chinch secretary for 2S years Ktore Kcommg 
an announcer lor public TV. She attends Boston 
Symphony concerts and visits the art museums in 
Union Chvc ol her grandsons, who attends Occi- 
dental I ollcgc in ( Lihtornia. had grants to spend 
the past two summers in I Tuna. 

Barbara Daniels Coodman u|>.rt- ihl i- 
active and well, although she has a pacemaker. 
She goes to lots of art exhibitions. Bobby visited 
Courtney "Toi>j" Wilson Benford ill Florida 
Tom's husband is in assisted living, but she sees 
him often. She lives on the waterway and has a 
beautiful view ol an uninhabited island. 

Marv Perron Whitchill ..i\v Tin painting 
w-atercolors every' day, often outdoors. My 'What's 
New' page on my Web site will give you details. 
Also, the "Ncwburgh Links' page will tell you 
about all the organizations I work for. I have 
slowed down after several falls due to rushing. 10 
did not play golf this summer. My best to all." 

Many who were unable to reply are in nursing 
homes. Those who arc not are doing the very- 
same things as last year and feel we would be 
bored with the repetition. Not so! We want to 
know that you arc still enjoying these fast-moving 
later years. Thanks to all who were able to share 
some news. 


John Fosketl 
IS Rockhrook Drive 
Camden ME 04843 

PHILLIPS To mv regret. I hadn't prepared for 
that particular Saturday designated by PA as Non 
Sibi Day in recognition of the uncounted volun- 
teer himrs contributed by our alumni. To assuage 
my guilt. I volunteered to do the vacuum clean- 
ing that day. Wife Maggie consented with a sus- 
picious degree of alacrity, just to nail things down 
more firmly, I also volunteered to judge a potluck 
"best bowl of chili" contest held that evening. As 
the winner received his pn:e. I left in search of 
Pcpto- Bismol. Seriously, news of whatever volun- 
teer wc>rk any of our classmates did on Non Sibi 
Day (or any other days, for that matter) deserves 
to be shared, so please let me know. 

I'm reminded of a phone conversation with 
Chuck Rounds, who mentioned the volunteer 

work he docs at St Luke's Hospital near his new 
hometown of Scituale. Mass. Chuck and wife 
Winnie moved there after dispiwing of their old 
place in Sorvvell. Mass . and are very satisfied 
with the new location. Now a renter, Chuck 
seems most appreciative of a landlord who never 
shows up. He is also content to let Winnie take 
over car-driving duties Thinking back on the Old 
days. ( aWk told me that he been called back 
lor duty in Korea lo assist m setting up a MASH 
hospital. Assuming that Chuck would be a dyed- 
m lhe-wtml Red Six Ian. I was surprised that 
Winnie is the one who makes sure that he knows 
the number ol games separating our S>x from 
V.mkces ( buck was reminded that when 
he asked tor Winnie's hand, her prolonged silence 
was scary. Finally, she responded with the ques- 
tion. "I\> you like baseball."" Ware h i- K en spending sonic Jays in the 
health center ol his assisted living community in 
ScarKirough. Maine, alter a gallbladder problem 
and subsequent diagnosis ol heart irregularity. He 
has cone through lots ol testing and now is hop 
mg to get back home when a satisfactory mcdi- 
cine regimen has been decided. In a brief 
conversation on the phone. Jack sounded in good 
spirits and was looking forward to dinner with son 
Peter, who was back for a \ i-it from California 
I've also very' much enjoyed talking with Jack's 
w lie. lane, who has health issues of her own, but 
shares Javk's positive attitude along with a good 
sense of humor. Keep u- posted, \ou two. Your 
news and well-King are important to every one 
of vout v lassmates. 

Oswald "0::u " Tower, still in Williamstown, 
M i- li\ mg tin let tin . in. of daughter Ellen. 
While remaining physically active, Ouic s short- 
term memory is not all that great (sound famil- 
iar.')- According to son Chuck, who was visiting 
from Aspen, Colo., 0::ic has stopped going to 
the Quarterback Club, an event he has enjoyed 
..\i-r tin yean Harold ■fungec aauncfa in go<>J 
shape Happily married lor five years to wile Bee, 
they enjoy golf and bridge. They winter in Vcro 
Beach, Fla., while maintaining a summer home- 
on Cape Cod. Harold told me that he regretted 
very' much not King able to attend our 70th, as 
he has always felt a special sense of gratitude for 
Andovcr after King taken in for an extra year so 
that, with Mike Sides' iron fist and encourage- 
ment, he could get through the College Boards 
successfully and enter Princeton. Even today, 
Harold thinks of that experience as one of the 
best years of his life. 

Ted Rinehart lestriKs himself as "tottering 
along" down in Montgomery. Ala., while making 
the occasional trip to the shore on the Gulf 
Gwst. He looks forward to celebrating his 88th in 
January with daughter Chns in Washington, D.C. 
While reminiscing, Ted was trying to remcmKr 
the name of an Englishman in school with us. 
Apparently, the two met again in Italy during 
WWII when Ted was with the 3rd Infantry and 
his friend with a British Lancers unit. By coinci- 
dence, a very nice letter from Alfred Thies in 
Hamburg. Germany, included a 1936 news clip 
of exchange srudents arriving on the Hill — one 
was Alfred, and the other, from England, was 
Peter Stericker '36. So there you have it, Ted. 


Three generations 

Commencement 2007 was a special 
day for the Middlebrook family: from 
left, Rob Middlebrook '76, his 
daughter Stacey '07, and proud 
grandfather Bill Middlebrook '38. 

Alfred tells us that he suffers from macular 
degeneration and is now legally blind, so we 
have his granddaughter Helene to thank for his 
well-typed letter. 

Tom Rockwell was playing computer games 
when I called and is otherwise keeping busy by 
enjoying rides on his lawn mower. Tom also went 
to Dublin School in New Hampshire, and he tells 
me he is now the oldest living graduate, turning 
90 in December. He, too, regrets missing our 
70th. I reminded him that we are now welcome 
to attend any Reunion Weekend as guests of PA. 
We also talked about his Rockwell cousins, our 
classmates Bill Rockwell living in Escondido, 
Calif., and Jay Rockwell in Anchorage, Alaska. 
Arch Andrews and I played telephone tag, but I 
did enjoy talking with his wife, Dorothy, who was 
preparing to celebrate Arch's birthday. They are 
looking forward to spending two weeks in Re- 
hoboth, Md. 

I was given news of the death in July 2007 of 
Geoffrey M.T. Jones, thanks to his good friend 
James de Salvo. Geoffrey served with exceptional 
courage and distinction as a volunteer with the 
OSS during WWII, participating in numerous 
clandestine missions to organize the French re- 
sistance and assist in preparations for the Allied 
landings in France. He received many decora- 
tions, including the Purple Heart, from the U.S., 
and from France, Great Britain, and Denmark, as 
well. Living in New York City, he enjoyed a suc- 
cessful career in international trade and business. 
In 2001 he retired as president of the Veterans of 
OSS, a position he had held since 1977. 

We owe a lot to those who serve us so well 
from the "back office" in PAs Office of Academy- 
Resources. I am happy to report that one of those, 
Nancy Imbriano, has fully recovered from a hip 
replacement and is now walking pain tree. Way to 
go, Nancy. 


Cameron J. La Clair Jr. 

4200 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Apt. 402 

Washington DC 20016-4752 


PHILLIPS Tom Flournoy reports he contin- 
ues to organize Yale '43 lunches at the Yale Club. 
He recounts having spent a recent afternoon 
there, in the library "gathering knowledge." Your 
secretary neglected to ask him for specifics. 

Peter Strauss remains active in business albeit 
on a somewhat reduced scale, taking a train to 
N.Y.C. every morning, arriving at 9:30, and de- 
parting his office in time to arrive home by 4:30. 
A gentleman's schedule, happily, but still allow- 
ing for an active business day. He and wife Bar- 
bara spent a quiet summer visiting relatives and 
friends in New England. 

Art Williams and his wife took part in a Tauck 
Tour of the Baltic, with an itinerary that included 
Sweden, Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Es- 
tonia. They particularly enjoyed Finland, as well 
as St. Petersburg. Art remains an active golfer. 

As some of you may know, Oz Day suffered a 
stroke earlier this year, but I'm happy to report 
he's making tine progress. As part ot his rehab, he 
flew to Boulder, Colo., where, with the aid of his 
daughter living there, he undertook a physical 
therapy program. Later in the summer he traveled 
to Cuttyhunk Island, Mass., where he and wife 
Tess were joined by all four daughters and many- 

Before deciding to move from McLean to 
Charlottesville, Va., where he now lives, Neal 
Kennedy visited several potential retirement 
spots, finally purchasing a condominium in a re- 
tirement complex called University Village. He 
is delighted with his splendid views of the Blue 
Ridge Mountains seen from his sixth-floor apart- 
ment. He enjoys the company of interesting and 
well-traveled fellow retirees. Neal planned to 
travel to France in the fall, spending most of his 
time in Provence, followed by a visit to Albi. 
There he hoped to do some research on the 
French branch of his family. When I expressed 
much enthusiasm (and envy) for his travel plans, 
he reminded me that in his youth he had visited 
Karakoram, the mountain range spanning the 
borders between Pakistan, China, and India, as 
well as Timbuktu, where he stayed in a French 
Foreign Legion outpost. He recalls sitting on a 
terrace there, listening to music from performing 
artists below that sounded very much like Amer- 
ican jazz. 

Jack Walsh and his wife spent the summer at 
their Georgian Bay retreat, located about 200 
miles north of Toronto. They have a compound 
ot three houses that can accommodate 27 people. 
The main house is named Jademibar, combining 
the first tew letters of the names of each of his 
four children. The Walshes hosted more than 100 
visitors throughout the summer, principally chil- 
dren and grandchildren. On their return they at- 
tended the Buffalo Bills opening game, where 

they witnessed the terrible accident that befell a 
Bills player. The player injured his spine so se- 
verely that the team players came onto the field 
and recited the Lord's Prayer. There is hope, how- 
ever, that a new surgical technique of induced al- 
ternate sleep and wakefulness may enable him to 
walk again. 

Always up for adventure, Ralph Smith, his 
wife, Lilian, their children, and grandchildren 
headed for Alaska, where they learned how to 
make a totem pole. Says Ralph, "The first thing 
you have to do in making totem poles is to rid 
yourself of preconceived ideas as, for example, 
that the 'low man' has to be on the bottom. In 
fact, you can put him anywhere you want, even at 
the top, as totem pole sculptors take a lot of artis- 
tic license. There's one thing you must remember, 
however: don't make mistakes — it's a 38-foot 
piece of wood you're fooling around with." 

Mel Shoul reports his hearing has diminished 
quite a lot over the past two years, so he needs 
people to face him and speak more slowly. One- 
on-one conversation is fine, but when more than 
three people are speaking, the voices are too dif- 
fused and become muffled. That affliction comes 
to too many of us, I'm afraid. In 2006 Mel devel- 
oped shingles, requiring almost constant focus to 
determine the precise physical position that 
would result in less pain and relying on his empa- 
thetic physician to prescribe combinations of 
painkilling drugs. Finally, for the past two months 
things have returned more or less to normalcy. 
The thought sustaining him throughout his phys- 
ical ordeal was that those of us still around should 
teel eternally grateful to be alive and functioning. 
Mel sends best wishes to everyone. 

After Yale undergraduate years, Don Quarles 
joined the Navy, becoming a lieutenant in the 
USNR forecasting weather for Navy pilots in the 
southwest Pacific. Graduate school at Yale led to 
a 40-year career with IBM. He completed a PhD 
degree in math, attending night classes at NYU. 
Don reports that he's happily married to Dorie; 
has four children and four grandchildren; and is 
contentedly retired in Eastham, Mass., on beau- 
tiful Cape Cod. As befalls many of us, the 
Quarles's have slowed their travels, but greatly 
enjoy frequent visits from their children, who live 
in Upstate New York, Arlington, Va., and Paris. 

John Blum joins a number of us who have had 
pacemakers implanted (including your class sec- 
retary). In John's case it was a matter of a replace- 
ment. He encountered some problems with it, so 
he did not come to enjoy its full benefit until at 
least a month after the procedure. Despite his 
congestive heart failure problem and a bladder in- 
fection, he has soldiered on and is completing his 
new novel, with one more chapter to go. John 
also reports he has spoken with George Wagoner, 
who is quite content with his move to North Car- 
olina. Indeed, he plays tennis every day. 

George Oliva and his friend, Pamela, plan to 
sail soon on the new Queen Victoria on its 97- 
day maiden voyage around the world. They board 
in New York, travel through the Panama Canal, 
up the coast of Mexico, to Los Angeles, and 
thence across the Pacific. He's counting on their 
being able and happy to "last out all 97 days." 

It is with much regret that I report the deaths 


d Hugh BwM '4 Youngstown. Ohio, on Jan 
I s .WW ii4 Carl HarrU ol Ann Arbor. Mich . 
on April 20, AV7. Hid •■< 1 corurd Chase Rut* of 

i irrenwich. t 'onn , «<n May 28, 2007 Please sec 
the In V!. ••■ I >i» section tor I "hasc's obituary 


R. Pal till..! Sullivan 
620 Koko Ulr C ircle 
Honolulu III «>h825-l8l5 
H08- 3»»5.56hK 

MUU )T "We arc *«d to learn of the death of 
l .im-Ij Boltcn Hogan ,,f \ri.-on.i mi S'pt 16. Wc 

State* with her family in 192°. and settled in An- 
tWt. Qi had three children, seven grandchil 
Jren, and three great-grandchildren, who survive 
her. I remember Ciscla fondly. I MM tluent in 
German at that time. and tog ct h ci with Marie 
Bertram, we three made up the entire German 
literature class tautiht h\ Miss Biker, I n - I i in* 
vitcvl me to her home tor lunch one day; her 
ilv was very gracious, and the house, situated on 
a hill. was large and beautiful. A» a day student, 
Giscla often brought treats from her home to 
share with classmates who were far away from 
home. We have happy memories of you. Giscla." 

Sue Place Duncan s.iys she recent Iv had suc- 
cessful sundry to remove the cataracts from her 
eyes and. to her delight, the world appears 
brighter and more colorful! Sue still belongs to a 
bridge club and enioys playing bridge regularly. 
She is very interested, also, in the history of her 
home state of New York. Recently, she took a fas- 
cinating trip to Amsterdam. N.Y., where she vis- 
ited historic Fort Johnson. Built in I7CV and 
named after Sir William Johnson, it was the first 
fort in the state. Sue's son [>avid is living with her 
arvl is helping her make renovations to her home. 
Both of them arc enjoying life on a low-fat diet. 
David recently finished writing a hook on autism 
and religion, and he has sent the manuscript to a 

Nadene Nichols Lane writes. "Well. I went 

Register for PAs . no in 
community at 
WWW.MIOOVcr.cclu l»l lie I i u I* , 
where you can update 
your record? and stay 
connected with cla««mafe«. 

.lien Wc stopped in Dihai on the way over, and 

I think both families m Pakistan will be moving 
there. Upon our return one gran.khild graduated 
from Ml Hnlvokc and two from high school 
one in Atlanta and one in Sc.trvl.tlc, N Y. So, 
right now my plans ,ue tor the winter in Dihai; 
otherwise. I will he here " Thank vou. IVanie 

Maine Dalrvmple Brough li\ . ^ in \nd0VC1 
and no longer spends the winter in Florida. She 
found a wonderful apartment (list up the street 
Irom the Abbot I i.ite She w alks w ith a cane now. 
s<> s|u- doesn't walk very far However, she -nil 
can drive her car locally. She does a lot of reading 
and mes to keep up with everything. She also en 
joys reading the Abbot class news! Elaine has 
very' gooel memories of Abbot. She particularly 
remembers her piano levvms with Miss Kate 
Friskin. and she still enjoys playing lur piano. 
She is researching hei genealogy now. and she 
keeps busy with her children and grandchildren. 
She alvi linds time to volunteer at the Andover 
Thrift Shop, which supports some Andover phi- 
lanthropies Thank you for your news, Elaine. It 
was great to talk with you. 

Jeanne Covvlcs Flcischmann w it lu r ! on 
don home when I called her. With a difference of 

I I hours between Honolulu and London, it was 
8:30 a.m. here and 7:50 p.m. there when we 
began our chat. Jeanne's husband. Peter Fleis- 
ihmann. died in 19»3. She has two grandchil- 
dren who are in college. Jeanne's son Dav id C. 
Wilvm graduated from Andover in 1972. He is 
an attorney practicing law in San Francisco and 
Los Altos, Calif. Her very happy news is that she 
and George Bnice. a friend tor many years, were 
married by a vicar of the Church of England in 
Sussex on June 26 this year, with four people at- 
tending. George is a successful portrait painter. 
Our best wishes to the happy couple! Jeanne has 
very happy memories of Abbot; among them, 
walking to Old South Church on Sundays. Later, 
she was bapti:ed and confirmed in that church, 
along with an Andover hoy who became one of 
her bcaus. Jeanne especially remembers her Latin 
teacher, who always greeted the class with B 
cheerful "Good morning, class, and it is a good 
morning, isn't itT Thank you, Jeanne — it was 
good to talk with you. 


William C. Hart 
P.O. Box 2 1 24 
Duxburv MA 02 331 

PHILLIPS As reported in the summer '07 Bul- 
kliMi Charlie Lark in died on Feb. 1 7, 2007. More 
than 100 friends and relatives celebrated his life 
on July 14 at his home. 

Jim Caulkins urges mc to tell our classmates 
fhev will find it important and graritying to call 
their PA roommate, if only to say "How are you T 

Steve Finch misses his wife, who died five 

years ago But he is lomtortrd by a daughter in 
Edgartown, Mass., and a son in Florida He has 
retired as a sr<x kbroker. but retains his scat in the 
N Y Slovk Exchange He has also retired from 
golf anil tennis, and now qualifies as a Florida 
beach bum. He thinks America is overboard on 
globalization, particularly in education, where 
many foreign studenrs .ire being admitted to lop 
schools and colleges at the expense of qualified 

American students. 

Jai k I'ufhbertson's « ilr. \| > r i . inc. died in I ite 
August, and Jack is not reconciled to it. Hi* chil- 
dren, mclikling a son who recently moved from 
California to within 20 minutes of Jack, have 
been a big help, but Jack is still groping his way 
back to a single lifestyle after many happy years of 
married life. I'm sure (per |im Caulkins counsel) 
that Jack would en|oy hearing from you at 652 < 
Ilex Circle, Naples FL 34109-6858; telephone 

Bill Casey enjoys good health, which he at- 
tributes to his lifting weights, playing tennis, and 
enjoying his l.mulv I Ic has sold his house in New 
England because his drive to Florida was netting 
longer, but he missis , ln d thinks warmly • >( New 
England He worries about the ion's 
problems in Iraq, and in hudgctry matters. He is 
devoted to the Navy, but believes its budget 
should be cut significantly along with the budgets 
of virtually all other government entities. He is 
generally sympathetic to Jack Cuthhcrtson's de- 
sire to impose term limitations on Gingrcss mem- 
bers, but skeptical that it could be enacted. 

Jack Malo i- i ntliiisi.istH about his recent trip 
to Bermuda. While there, he and his wife took 
out ill lour of Stu Outerbridge's sons tor a mem- 
orable cocktail hour. Jack also reports that 
Knobby Walsh rcecnilv tell .ind broke a hip on 
Martha's Vineyard. Mass. I have unsuccessfully 
tried to track down Knobby for more specific in- 
formation, but hope to be able to report further 
on him in the next Bulletin. 

I i iii'Jii iij with George Gibhs when he 
participating in a grass court tennis tournament 
for seniors at the Longwood Cricket Club in 
Chestnut Hill. Mass. Besides tennis, George is 
busy with bridge, crossword pur:les, managing his 
own investments (concerning which he some- 
times e" titers with Kroger Pettengill). and quan- 
tifying his "model or the universe." 


Ruth Bonds Low v 

70 Chestnut Ave. 

Larchmont NY 10538 


ruth low v®oplonl 

ABBOT I vm nd '" he ir iKujt Bonncv 
Hakanson's death in October 2006. Of course, I 
snll picture her as the beautiful young class song 
leader she was m 1 94 1 . A few months before she 
died, we had spoken on the phone and recalled 
the happy days at Abbot and our trips to Taft. 


When we spoke, she was living with her younger 
daughter, Jody, in Deland, Fla. Her older daughter 
is in Fort Myers, Fla. 

I am also sorry to report the death of Nancy 
Kelley Park of Portland,' Ore., on Sept. 28, 2007. 
She died after a long illness. Fran Troub Roberts, 
her friend through Abbot and Vassar days, writes 
the following: "Kel was certainly one of a kind, 
with a very offbeat sense of humor. Emmy Mills 
Courtice remembers that when Kel's husband, 
David, died, it was noted in the Bulletin that Kel 
had lost David. She responded indignantly that 
she had not lost him, and she knew exactly w here 
he was! She loved Abbot and sent her two 
youngest girls [Rebecca 74 and Lisa 77] East to 
benefit from it. She never missed a Reunion until 
the 65th. By our 60th, she was having a hard time 
getting around, but she got to Andover and had a 
wonderful time." Our condolences to her children. 

On a personal note, as scribe, 1 would like to 
hear any news you have of your own or our class- 
mates. The deadline tor the spring Bulletin is Jan. 
25, so please be in touch by e-mail, phone, or 
snail-mail before that. 

My own life is still busy with family, teaching 
English as a second language, and working for 
the cancer support team. I wish you a warm, 
peac etui winter. 


PHILLIPS Editor's note: The daughters of 
Thomas B. Hartmann informed the Academy 
that their father died peacefully on Nov. 7, 2007, 
with his loving family by his side. Before he died 
Tom told them what a wonderful life he had had. 
Notes of condolence may be sent to Tom's wife, 
Martha Hartmann, at 700 Hollinshead Spring 
Road, Apt. C107, Skillman NJ 08558. Please see 
the In Memoriam section for an obituary pro- 
vided by Tom's daughters. 


Vern Midgley 

5 Belmont St., Apt. 2 

Brunswick ME 0401 1 


PHILLIPS Now that our 65th Reunion has 
come and gone, our next one, the 70th, becomes 
rather unique. By then we will be in the 88-year 
age bracket. We will have the option to gather or 
not as the Class of '42, and the class title becomes 
the "Old Guard" — if you get my drift. 

Unfortunately, memories of friendships and 
our times at Andover will be slipping into the 
sunset — that is, if we allow that to happen. Stay- 
ing in touch becomes even more important now. 
In the past, we haven't done too well in that de- 
partment. In my forthcoming New Year's resolu- 

tions, I am planning to find each of you for some 
conversation. If you won't connect with me, I will 
connect with you. 

A phone call to Tom Quarles revealed his con- 
tinued recovery, mostly now confined to his legs; 
hopefully he'll be home by the new year. However, 
Tom writes about his wife, "Carolyn had an unex- 
pected adventure on Saturday of Labor Day week- 
end at our summer home on Spofford Lake in 
New Hampshire. She awoke with only moderate 
tightness in her upper chest — never before expe- 
rienced. She described it as a 4 on a scale of 10. 
Remembering the American Heart Association 
'red dress' publicity emphasizing that for women, 
chest tightness can be the first warning of a heart 
attack, she had me drive her to the nearby ER at 
the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. — 
just to check it out. There an astute male nurse 
practicioner began monitoring with a blood test, 
EKG, and nitroglycerin. By mid-afternoon she was 
sent by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med- 
ical Center in Lebanon, N.H., where there is a 
catherization lab." 

Tom adds, "After a thorough echocardiogram 
(ultrasound), the doctors performed an angio- 
plasty to open three blockages in one coronary 
artery and inserted three stents. Four days later 
she came home and is back to usual activities, but 
having to fit in a cardiac rehab program and re- 
member to take new medicines. How grateful she 
is to have had immediate and professional med- 
ical attention. It could have been a tragedy!" 

A second thought: for the coming Christmas 
and New Year, create a special list and send an 
Andover remembrance card to your Andover 
friends (or their family, if the friend has de- 
ceased). Now we are talking "staying in touch." If 
you need addresses or status, call or e-mail me. 
Phone (leave message): 207-729-0774; e-mail: We can accomplish 
a number of things all at once! 

Another thought: 1 think we should consider 
one or more mini gatherings, two days long in var- 
ious locations, perhaps across the U.S., to spread 
the cost of travel. The principal subject should be 
"How PA Andover today is significantly different 
from the days we remember!" I continue to read 
Youth From Every Quarter by Fritz Allis, 697 pages 
plus 73 pages of notes and index. It has answers 
for questions we haven't thought of yet. Also, you 
need to read Time Remembered by Alston Chase. 
He tells who he really was, besides being a "happy 
warrior." These are not new books. They can be 
found on Amazon — used. 

By now you must have heard of the passing of 
Stephen Whitney in July 2007. We met in Rock- 
well often for lights out in 1938. His popularity 
was legendary. Years later as I stood in line with 
my son to register his acceptance as an upper, Mr. 
Whitney shouted, "Oh, not another Midgley!" 
He was always a friend and "raconteur." He en- 
joyed life. He was an invited speaker at both our 
50th and 55th Reunions. He gave the same 
speech at both. When 1 inquired, he just smiled. 
Obviously, it was intentional. 

Did you know: Miss Whitney died at the age of 
100, Stephen Whitney at 95, and Al Chase at 87? 

Finally, finally, from now on, I am going 
to pick five classmates from whom I expect to 

receive news in any medium — phone, mail, 
e-mail, whatever. I will put it in the next 
Bulletin and Web page. This time it is Stuart 
Arnold, Carlton Badger, Bill Barnard, Dudley 
Batchelor, and Lem Beardsley. If you don't re- 
spond, 1 will mention that also. 
Stay in touch. 


June 13-15, 2008 



Patricia Pettengill Whitaker 

P.O. Box 1235 

West Chatham MA 02669 



Richard L. Ordeman 
619 Oakwood Ave. 
Dayton OH 45419 

PHILLIPS As I write these notes, my Sept. 27 
deadline is close at hand, and our June 13-15, 
2008, Reunion is not that far away. I hope you 
plan to be there. Although there will no doubt 
be future get-togethers, this will be the last offi- 
cial distinct class Reunion before we join the Old 
Guard. As Jazz Jules would say, "This is the la^r 
hurrah!" Let's have a great turnout! 

Our 65th Reunion book is to be mailed in No- 
vember to every member of the class. We had a 
great response to the request for profiles from 
members of the class, with 80 out of a possible 
137 received to date. Our class owes a special 
vote of thanks for this great showing to our per- 
sistent follow-up team, which included Gene 
Bierer, Rex Cherryman, Bill Chipman, Dick 
Harshman, Bud Lethbridge, Nat Potter, Bard 
Smith, and John Vinsel. For me, making some of 
those follow-up calls proved to be a lot of fun. Joe 
Houghteling, who has had more than his share 
of health problems, said he just wants to live long 
enough to see a Democrat elected president in 
2008, adding, "1 don't care who, just so it's a De- 
mocrat." Following up on Gael Mahony, I spoke 
with his wife, Connaught, who explained ih.u 
Gael, who is still working full-time as a trial 
lawyer, has an assistant who had been out for 
some weeks, which probably explained the delay 
in Gael's response. Then Connaught added, "I 
tell the assistant she's the office wife and I'm the 
wife at home — the difference is you don't touch!" 


)im Munro took cxirptloll 1,1 'be ***o«d »|IK*»- 

•n .<n «Hir profile, titled "final nam * He AM 
ic itu . 'mi. 'f iii' m I I' M him to think ol it a* 
m* and Mid tl in. which hr di I 1st 
ud hr'il been thinking aKnit tho»c 
I.I ad* thai were always on the Kick 
' PfuJlif«in Kr wondered il we h.i\c the 

IM mM "I lie hi* been r-tcttv 

a m 
Ira*». and live On Like 
mcccmiuI and heavily 
4je»i. Casey, i» on TV 
inel He interviewed 
t «>n .1 une on one the 

In |une. Eleanor and Cliff Wright in J M irtha 
.itxl Skip Ordcman iclchratcd their 60th wed- 
ding anniversaries. Cliff wrote .iKmi me, "In 
many fespcet* inir live* have run pretty close to- 
gether since age I 5, with plenty of good luck— es- 
pev tally since we arc Kith an Hind and enjoying 
each other and dU families and friend*.*' The 
Wright* <cnt a beautiful two-page color montage 
print of their family with pictures and a helptul 
family tree. The Ordcmans celebrated with a 
large family reunion at Hidden Mountain. Sc- 
vicrsville. Tcnn.. near Gathnhurg Each of our 
five families their own htnise. everyone did 
their thing during the day. and then wc all gath- 
ered for drink*, dinner, and late-night card play- 
ing for the younger people — a successful event! 

Peg and Jack Fallon had a wonderful visit to 
Ireland in July Jack's love of fishing had taken 
him there 2 1 times. However. unaMc to rent a car 
any longer, he hadn't Seen hack in five years and 
douKcd he'd ever return Then came the invita- 
tion from kmgtimc friend Peter O'Reilly. Ireland'* 
preeminent angling author, and his wife. Rose, to 
visit them. It was IC memorable days! The 
OHeillvs did the driving — and fishing, a River 
Dance performance, and seeing old friends were 
all included As Jack says, "Peter put the script 
together, with a little help from God." 

Accomtv»nvinc the Class of 1144 notes in the 

l_"al Burrows wa* killed fo 

Oiva ■ometning back! 

To contribute lo the Academy 
via P.\« Web site, go to alumni/ 

ami Robert IWIJen Our class extend* it* *ympn- 
thv to their families 
CM. "Man" Bishop died July 10. 2007 Man 

served with the Marine* in the Pacific Theatre, 
partii ipatmg in the liberation of * iuam Following 
the wat. he graduated from Yale in l°49 and 
lomeil the family hu*incs*. Pendleton Woolen 
Mill* In l%" he *u*i ceded hi* father a* president 
.•I the and later *ervcd a* co-vice chair- 
man with hi* brother. Brighton "4") MfJtl *ervcd 
on corporate and community Kurd* too numer- 
ihis to h*t He and hi* wife, MaK-l. shared a love 
affair with fishing, which took them to many re- 
mote area* throughiHit the world In 2001 Mort 
wa* named grand marshall of the Pendleton 
Round I !p Westward Ho Parade, and the confed- 
erated tribes of the Umatilla and Nc: Perce gave 
him the Native American name Caaca.i Kuta. 
which means "|u*l right doCf of things." Well 
named! We rcmcmKr the wonderful visit to 
Mount Vernon Mort and Mabel arranged when 
our class gathered in Wa*hmgton, IXC. He is sur- 
vived by four children, nine grandchildren, two 
great-grandchildren, and hi* brother. Rrot Sec the 
In Mcmonam section for more aK>ut Mort. 

William Coleman'* daughter. Karen Juvonen, 
returned her father'* 65th Reunion Rook profile 
with thi* letter: "Our father passed away on Oct. 
24. 2005. after a long struggle with cancer. He 
had a full life which included an outstanding ca- 
reer as a respected physician in Rochester, N.Y. 
He received his pilot's license, and was a profes- 
sional wntcrcolorist in retirement and an avid fly- 
fisherman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 
59 years, Janet, and tour adoring daughter*." 

Robert Beldcn of Tuscon. Am., died Jan. 22. 
1997. Notice of his death was received as I close 
these note*, and little else is known at thus time. 



Fmilv McMurrav Mead 
P.O. Box 292 
Etna NH 03750 


Roger Seymour 

90 Village Green Circle 

Savannah GA 31411-1500 


sagsev@bell *ou 

PHILLIPS Mel Bergheim untes from Alexan- 
dria. Va.. that he and wife Donna arc happy five 
years after moving from a 1 2 -level Kwse to a one- 
floor condo. Almost in the next breath he com- 
ment* that Donna is rccos-ering from the 

replacement* ol one hip anil one ankle, while he 
has replaced only one hip Cruise and effect/ 
Their local newspaper i« ikung a "Living Leg- 
end*" proiect on people who have mailc a posi- 
tive difference in the qualify of life in their town. 
Both of them have been nominated among 40- 
*>mc other* I will follow. 

Mel *eni new* of Stan Jones'* .k-ath in M.iv in 
neighboring McLean. Va. Stan left us in 1943 for 
the naval officer*' training school at Tulane. He 
retired as I full captain, USN. in 1972. In be 
tween he served on a sub chaser, a minelayer, a 
destroyer, and a cruiser, and then commanded 
two other de*trover* K-torc finishing hi* career as 
naval attache to Belgium. Our sympathy is ex- 
tended to hi* wife. Charlotte P. Jones. 

For \our i.l. In ** li*t* Willard Walker HOW 
at 60 Battle Ridge Road. Canaan ME 04934 

l mall change* Bob Hatch can be reached at 

n >K-rt phat c hAn 

Henry "Hal" Love* widow.*v. sent me a 
copy of a photo of Hal and another classmate hap- 
pily *moking up I dorm chimney. She thiMight the 

other penon might be Hex ward Kham In reply, 

1 levward *pokc of .i person thought to K- him, im- 
plying it w, isn't. I le did *av that Hal wa* "a man of 
grace, a valued friend." High compliment. 

Tom Howard and Marion I larrb took the MV 

luiindiim to see Alaska'* fauna and ice last spring 
All was lovely, including the ship and crew. (One 
wonder* whether we should all do that before the 
heat generated by Kiotless debate in Washington 
completes the global warming cycle.) Both arc 
still active with the singing group Sing a New 
Song (SANS), except that they have stopped 
traveling abroad with the group. Notable among 
their many domestic concerts was one at I larvard 
with the Smikifhcmba Choir of Snith Africa, all 
memK-rs of which are active 

HIV-AIDS patients 
Tom still plays French horn with the Metrowest 
Symphony Orchestra, and he is busy compiling a 
Kmk of Thanksgiving stories. Put us on the list 
for a copy when you're- done, Tom. 

That Alaska venture reminds me of the trip 
M i-i. m.l Chris Eatough made to ( anada tor a 
Polar Bear Safari in October 2006. Chris said it 
was fantastic seeing the bears up close in their 
natural habitat. Apparently, the polar K-ars will 
also K- extinguished in the global warming catas- 
trophe. Recalling that Einstein posited that God 
is not vengeful, merely infinitely subtle, could 
one reason that God placed man on earth in 
order to destroy Kith earth and self? 

We lost Edward "Ned" Wilmer in a violent 
automobile crash near Seville, Spain, last Febru- 
ary. Also killed immediately was the other front- 
scat passenger, Ned's son Bruce. Ned's wife, Ann. 
was critically injured; her eventual status is un- 
known. A fourth passenger, identified as Ned's 
daughter Sheila, escaped with minor injuries. 
Ned joined us in upper year from Wcthersficld. 
Conn., the same year a* Mort Dunn They 
roomed together in Adam* that year, and it was 
Mort who caught this story. Ned did his under- 
graduate work at Williams College and received 
an MD degree from Harvard. His field was pedi- 
atrics, and his specialty- was muscular dystrophy. 
He was on the staff of the Newington Children's 
Hospital for many years. He had his own practice. 



and I believe Ann assisted him there. We saw 
him and his family at our 50th and talked inter 
alia about his attempts to retire and his son's 
award-winning restaurant on Prince Edward Is- 
land. Ned and Ann managed to retire in 1997. 
Their favorite destinations included PEI and 
Spam. A talented physician has gone on before. 

The MIT Technology Review recently did a 
profile of John Kellett as an MIT alumnus, career 
Exxon retiree, and activist for gay, lesbian, and 
bisexual causes. John's activist career got started 
in 1970. This somehow hr in with assignments in 
New Jersey, New York, London, Italy, Hong 
Kong, Okinawa, and back to Houston as senior 
adviser in finance and planning. The article com- 
ments on his and his foundation's activities in 
Houston and his award-winning labors at MIT on 
behalf of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual commu- 
nities, as chronicled in earlier editions of the Bul- 
letin. Good work, John! 

Faithful correspondent Dick Hatton writes 
from Quincy, Mass., that Hispanics and Latinos 
are now having a visible effect in displacing 
African Americans in the Boston labor market, 
which I suppose is to be expected. Since 1863, 
every newly arriving immigrant group has, in 
about a generation, leapfrogged blacks on the 
economic ladder. Dick's faithfulness extends in 
many directions, as I have earlier noted. In his 
letter, he said he was going out to post a $5,000 
bond for a former tennis buddy who is confused 
about the legal relationship between demon rum 
and operating an automobile. 

Peter Stevens, our class president, wrote me a 
commiserating letter in which he laid out his plans 
for leaving Langhorne, Pa., and decamping to the 
great Cape Ann area of Massachusetts. In 10 or so 
months he will prepare his house for the market 
and detach himself from civic activities and the 
vestry of his church, while also finding an apart- 
ment to use as a base for scouting out an apartment 
or condo to call home. The objective is to be set- 
tled in by the beginning of 2009. An advantage is 
to end up near several of his far-flung brood. 

Please see the In Memoriam section for an obit- 
uary about Walter Torrance. 

I will busy myself on the next batch of news 
and be in touch. Ciao. 


William H. Morris 
Cedar Heights Orchard 
8 Crosby Lane 
Rhinebeck NY 12572 

PHILLIPS First of all, the class agent's (lest 
you forget, that's me, too) report on the annual 
giving campaign: Our goal was $50,000 and 80 
percent participation. Total giving was $333,849, 
of which $158,000 was for the Andover Fund. 
Participation was 70 percent, and that ranked us 
third of all non-reunion classes. Well done! I 

can't thank you enough! To some of you, I sent a 
follow-up letter, which I would like to register 
with you all. Two brief paragraphs were followed 
by: "A recent New Yorker cartoon showed a young 
woman lounging on a sofa talking on the phone 
and has the caption 'Yes, he has deep pockets, but 
I never realized how short his arms are.'" End of 
letter. I like to think this gag broke the tedium ot 
fund solicitation and helped return a number of 
you to the fold. 

We are all aware of Andover's non sibi student 
outreach programs to its local community. On 
Sept. 15 this program was extended to alumni, 
i. '« m ird mated by the alumni office, a number ot re- 
gional alums organized Non Sibi Day volunteer 
work projects in support of charitable organiza- 
tions in their communities. First reports indicate 
that the turnout was good enough to plan for an- 
other alumni Non Sibi Day next year. Let me or 
the Office of Alumni Affairs know if you would 
volunteer as a leader or worker. It appeals to me 
as an opportunity to engage with younger alums 
in our communities. Most of the leaders in 
September were from classes in the '80s or 
younger. Participating in park clean-ups, really 
elderly care, and proxy grandparenting are noble 
roles to play. 

One of the Non Sibi Day projects was a clean- 
up detail on Boston Harbor's Thompson Island, 
the site of the original Outward Bound camps. 
Outward Bound was championed in America by 
Howard Reed's father and Andover's Josh Miner. 

Reliable correspondent John Thorndike, in 
the best tradition of the tabled Boston trustee 
(never spend capital), keeps me abreast of inter- 
esting Wall Street Journal articles. The May 19- 
20 weekend issue had a story about a Wells Fargo 
Bank historian whose job is to research family 
histories in search of potential trust customers. In 
the article Lucy and Fritz Jewett are prominently 
mentioned, as a result of a chance remark by Lucy 
to the historian that her grandfather may have 
been a Wells Fargo stage coach driver! More if 
you write for a copy ot the article. John also tells 
ot Bill Saltonstall's devotion, since boyhood, to 
sailing a 20-foot knockabout. His original boat 
had to be retired some time ago, but last summer 
an exact replica was launched, and John was on 
its maiden voyage with a very, very happy captain 
"Salty." Also, John spent a day with a group of 
five PA Summer Session archaeology students on 
a dig in Danvers, Mass. The group was led by the 
Peabody Museum director, Malinda Rlu^ram 
John and the late Peter Hetzler actively sup- 
ported the Peabody, bringing it more closely into 
the school's curriculum. 

Art Moher tells about last summer with family 
and friends in Maine. Family included five of his 
six grandchildren and their mothers and dads. 
Grandchildren are all boys, three of whom are ei- 
ther at or graduated from Notre Dame. One is a 
cum laude scholar. The traditional get-together 
with Larry Ward and Chet Homer was a cele- 
bration of close friendships, which started in fall 
1941. Count them — 67 years! Wow! 

Brot Bishop continues with a vigorous fitness 
program and says we all should be doing the 
same — says he never felt better. (I doubt his 
memory on this one; going into the ninth decade 

has left a few scars that hurt.) One of Brot's 
grandsons attended last year's Summer Session at 
Andover. He thought it was wonderful, especially 
noting the diversity of gender, race, religion, and 
nationality. I'm sorry to say that Brot's brother 
Mort '43, a friend of many of us, died last July. 

Bob Beach says when people talk about age 
(something we seem to be boringly preoccupied 
with) he lets them know he's in his ninth decade. 
1 told him I do the same. We agreed that for most 
of that time, we've been show-offs and continue 
to be. While on this "boring" subject: I was put- 
ting my trousers on after my annual checkup, 
when the doctor sharply ordered me to stop. I 
asked why. He said "You've reached the stage 
when you should get down to put your pants on; 
1 don't want any broken hips in my examining 
room." I did not inquire about the next stage. 

Chips Lazo writes a limited edition letter. His 
most recent one contains comparative national 
security guidelines. One follows, which I think 
you will agree is superior to our bland color code 
system: "The English are feeling the pinch in re- 
lation to recent terrorist threats, and have raised 
their security level from 'miffed' to 'peeved.' 
Soon, though, security levels may be raised again 
to 'irritated' or even 'a bit cross.' Londoners have 
not been 'a bit cross" since the blitz in 1940, 
when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have 
been recategorized from 'tiresome' to a 'bloody 
nuisance.' The last time the British issued a 
'bloody nuisance' warning level was during the 
Great Fire of 1666." I'm an Anglophile and share 
the Brits' sense of the ridiculous. 

Brom Ault's quarterly missive continues to ex- 
plore issues of national interest. I've written about 
his research and analysis in the past. Probably his 
best piece of work was the April/July '07 issue of 
Matters of Conscience. It is titled "Eminent Dis- 
dain" and subheaded "The Abuse of Government 
Power, Ethical Failures, and the Triumph of Cyn- 
icism over Integrity in 21st Century America." 
Since October 2006, it has been on Brom's Web 
site, Tune 
in; you'll be glad you did. 

I talk to Tim Timberman from time to time 
and heard last fall ot a family gathering to cele- 
brate his upcoming 80th. It was held in early Sep- 
tember. Thirty family members ranging from 4 
months to, of course, 80 were on hand. It sounded 
like an international meeting, with relatives long 
not seen coming from the Far East and other dis- 
tant points on the compass. He had a grand time! 

Bruce Gelb proudly told me that his wife, 
Lueza, has had her first book published. I've nor 
read it, but a copy is in the mail to me. It is titled 
Schroon Lake, a memoir about sevetal generations 
of a family from an Upstate New York community 
by the name Schroon Lake. Your local bookstore 
should have copies. If not, try 

Also on the book front was word from Marvin 
Minsky confirming that Science Magazine noted 
recently that Myron is still at MIT. He added that 
in 2006 his most recent book, The Emotion Ma- 
chine, was published and is available. 

Finally, I'm sorry to have to tell you that Ed 
Hawkins' family has reported that Ed has become 
incapacitated by Alzheimer's disease. 

See you next time. Love you all. 



l arolvn [MM heller 
Newhurypori MA 019S0 

Mtlu ) I id. v. i. < . • Hidktm lor summer 2007 
|u*i arrived. 1 1 1. '« u nothing in " about Abbot 
I Mi I . . in -. I received no newt from Abbot 
Ut.klu.ilo ol l°4h However, .i little nudge Inmi 
your . I.n* « . ti i n\ l.t«l spring JlJ yield «x nice 

lice 1 1 ■• ■ sent .i note infotming 
Mary Hurt. .n Blakncy itti i . 

keeping me inlormcd ot thett activities. «' I knew 
thai ihev were h> .inJ Mary had a 
»trokr • tew years .tun They were lortunatc 
enough to have i «*>n living nearby to help them. 
It anyone know* more I'd appreciate having the 

C.iorvu I »« Mill* Head writes in Fchni- 
ary »he was in ChcnfMii India, visiting triend* 
whom she h-kl tir*t nu t during pM '"(*» to India. 
In March. C»cemh (as we knew her at AhKu) vis- 
ited her .Liughtcr Ellen and family in Colorado, 
then she went to a granddaughters graduation 
hom Tampa University in Florida. She returned 
home to Hamilton, N.Y., just in time to receive 
visitors from Irklia. Now I would say that Georgia 
Lee » a pretty busy pcr*x>n! 

IVrothv Kin« Gamer says she is "venturing 
into the held of alternative medicine" and finds it 
to he fascinating. D'ttic gave no special reason 
for her venture, hut her college ma|or was chem- 
istry, vi she feels verv comfortable with what 
"Mother Earth has provided." Dottic had cared 
tor her parents and her husband before their 

Patricia HofJBI Haudurov. or "Pete" as we all 
knew her, wTifes from Lausanne. Swit:crland. She 

ith he 

nil for Frai 
Mexico. SI 
"Skip" Lr 

Mass.. nci 


rciallv fishing in the Gulf of 
mevl being in touch with Sara 
'45. who lives in Ipswich, 
report Fran. loo. dreads the 

hurricane »e.i*>ii. Kit otherwise i* a happy Florid - 
ian. Sadlv. she write* that she lost her oldest 
daughter last year to hepatitis C. 

I ion I i JdlLv Anne N m" Barrel Hibhard 
wittc* thai she loves living in California and. 
though she and husband IV k have 'traveled the 
world," she's been hick to Andover only once — 
to show the campus to 1 Vk Nan is in touch with 
Janet Malott Flliol U el ilu- t\e i hint that 
we'd all love to hear trom you. Jan.) Nan would 
love to see or hear from other '46cr*, it ever any- 
one is near San Dtcgo. 

Othei than to say that it i* late September and 
the weather in Newburvport is truly- gorgeous. I 
have nothing ol my own to add I'll end this, but 
only attcr I beg you who have not written to 
piaMMM let me know how you are and what you 
are doing. 


Russell Thome* 

P.O. Box 1414 
Southold NY 1 1971 
6 J 1-765-0072 
thomc*2@opt online, net 

PI III I. IPS In midsummer you received a letter 
from Bob Wcxlcr and Dick Phelps tint reported 
the status of our Class of '46 Teaching Founda- 
tion — a fund which now has a market value of 
some $1.5 million. The chair is currently held by 
Shirley Vecnama, an artist, a graphic designer, 
and the head of PA's Art Department. 

Your response to the letter asking for news and 
your interest in a mini reunion ha* been remark- 
able. Thirtf-three classmates answered, making 
this editorial task formidable. No one opened 
with. "Call me Ishmacl." or "No grandchildren 
graduated summa"; no one reported lower golf 
scores; and no one danced on a Russian freighter 
in Antarctica. Everyone's age was at least 75, and 
most responders claim good health. 

To condense the rest: Roscmane and Allan 
Carlsmith still live in Amherst, N.H . in a house 
they built in 1955. His newest profession is land 
surveyor, having passed the "surveyor in training" 
program in New Hampshire. Don Walker in 
Estero, Fla., in winter and Boothbay Harbor, 
Maine, in the summer. He is for a mini in Florida 
or Boston Charlie Thomas is well and living in 
Cumberland Island. Ga., and Stuart, Fla., in 
winter and Cincinnati in the summer. Joanne 
and Roger Pugh are building a solar-powered 
home in East Falmouth, Mass., on Cape Cod. 
Carol and Dick Fullcrton celebrated their 50th 
wedding anniversary in May on a nverhoat cruise 
on the Danube from Budapest to Bavaria. John 
Altrocchi retired after 50 years as a professor. He 
and wife Laurel enjoy their large family and trav- 
eled the Marquesas Islands and Alaska in 2007. 
Frank Harrington followed the Red Sox in Palm 
Beach. Fla.. with fingers crossed, and looks 
forward to the Patriots' season. Carolyn and Art 
Asburv cruised around Scotland last summer, and 

Art is still teaching, mostly at Penn John Bell 
retired from medicine in 2CV5 and is currently 
•.pending his time as a land* ape gardner 

"Jeanne tte and I still ski in Vail," teports Bill 
Pollard it V (age not golf score!) Sue and 
Jack Lynch -old 'heir plate in Jackson Hole. 
Wy o . after Jack's doctor told him to go home and 
".ict his age." F.rgo. they have returned to Sharon. 
Conn., where lack has lived tor more than 50 
years Mutly md Garrv Gifford are living in Lil 
tleton. Colo , surrounded by two sons and their 
families, while their daughter and grarkklaiightcrs 
live in Andover. He shoots his age (HO) on the 
1 Till hole' |.*d\ ,in,l Bill Currier live in Way land. 
Mass , with seven grandchildren nearby They are 
avid energy conscrvcrs, heating their house with 
wixxl, all cut hv the two of them. Connie and 
t'ongrece Quinby live in Burlington, Vt., where 
I onnie volunteer* at the hospital, and I 'on is in- 
volved with the K.nros Prison ministry and a 
camp for children who*e parents are prisoners. 
I oui*c md Roger Neuhoff spend their tune in 
Palm Beach, Fla , and Edgartown, Mass., and are 
eager lor a mini in Palm IV.ich Cliff Crosby -ki- 
and plays soft ball — and is head cheerleader for 
Rivcrglen House for Senior Living. 

Si* .md Lew Bancroft are keeping busy cruis- 
ing — this time trom Miami through the Pinama 
Canal to Santiago, Chile. They pick Williams- 
burg lor a reunion. From San Francisco we hear 
from Steve Hord that no news good neves — m 
other words, he must he alive and well. John 

Sharpe pnctioei urn in Chambeabuig, Ta., with 

his son Jack, the tilth generation of Sharpe 
lawyer* John Friday , who says he play - less ,md 
less (jolt, says he's also pretty much reunioned 
out — but is always with us in spirit. 

VUli and Doug Shaw live in New Canaan, 
t j«nn. Their grandson Henry graduated with the 
Class of 2007. Ursula and Dick Myers of 
Janesy ille, Wis., have been married 56 years, and 
have three children and two teenage granddaugh- 
ters. He wrote about his friendship with Otis 
Chandler at Andover. and. although they hadn't 
seen each other since graduation, they arranged a 
meeting in September 2001. The Myers's sched- 
uled flight to San Francisco on 9/1 1 was returned 
to Wisconsin and, unfortunately, Otis was unable 
to reschedule because of his negotiations regard- 
ing the sale of the Times Mirror. A note from Jeff 
Corvdon says that he i* remained, and he and his 
wife, llsa, live in Tampa, where Jeff retired in 
1989 after a career in the State Department. He 
still follows the Red Sox. but retirement hasn't 
improved his golf store. Karen and Rick Hudner 
arc enjoying life in Newburyport, Mass. They arc 
active in the community and have come to know 
my counterpart at Abbot, Carolyn "Winnie" Tee- 
son Keller '46. Rick and Frank Jones enjoyed I 
Harvard football game, and a few years ago Jack 
Lynch visited briefly and checked out the local 
bass fishing. 

Sadly. I report the death last June of classmate 
Jeffrey Bush ot Charlestown, Mass. I extend our 
sympathy to his wife. Barbara, sons John. Andrew, 
and Jim. and six grandchildren. I have also learned 
of the death ot Norman Nourse. who died in Jan- 
uary 2006. Norm roomed with Otis Chandler at 
Stanford, and persuaded Otis to try the shot put. A 



letter from Norm's sister-in-law reported that 
Norm's wife, Maxine, had died in 1988. 

Wife Sheila and 1 are well — as are our chil- 
dren, Kate '80, who writes the column for her 
class, Peter '83, an English teacher in New Hamp- 
shire, and daughter Kyle. We have three grand- 
children, an 18-month-old toddler and two 
teenagers — a lively group! 

Thanks for your great response to Boh and 
Dick's letter, and all the best for Christmas 
and 2008! 


Marv Lou Miller Hart 
47 Harborview Road 
Lewes DE 19958 

ABBOT What a beautiful day in September! 
It is still warm, in the 80s, but not like the hot, 
hot summer. The tourist season is over. We still 
have tourists year-round, but the influx comes be- 
tween Memorial Day and Labor Day. Lewes is a 
family resort area with lots of history, so we don't 
get any rowdiness. 

Hopefully Bev DeCesare Nassar is now 
completely recovered from carpel tunnel surgery 
on each wrist, which she was to have had 
in September. 

Jack and Ginnie Eason VVeinmann were able 
to spend most of the summer at their cottage in 
Michigan. While the rest of us were trying to 
keep cool, they were enjoying cool weather. Gin- 
nie e-mailed, "We had a lovely Labor Day week- 
end with all our children and grandchildren at 
Callaway Gardens resort in Atlanta. The weathet 
was perfect, and everyone had fun being together. 
The setting is very wooded, and our cottages were 
isolated in the deep woods but close to the main 
lodge where we had dinners. We stayed on in At- 
lanta to look for furniture and fabrics." They re- 
turned to Michigan until the middle of 
September, when they returned to Louisiana. She 
added, "No matter what happens New Orleans is 
coming back. The inhabitants want it to keep 
going and are willing to wotk to make it so — re- 
gardless or in spite of the government!" 

Diane Gould Berkeley has a new e-mail ad- 

Mackie Hall Kernan has heard from Joyce 
Huntington Knights, who doing well. Mackie 
wrote that Barbara "Bunty" Goddard Dickey is 
not doing so well. She has moved to a nursing 
home. Her address: 44409 Meandering Way, Tal- 
lahassee FL 32308. I am sure she would like to 
hear from classmates. 

In June Jane Lewis Gleason went to her 
granddaughter's graduation from Chapel Hill 
High School. She was in the National Honor So- 
ciety and a North Carolina Scholar. She will be 
attending Dickenson College, where she will be 
a soccer player. In July, Jane had a had fall. She e- 
mailed, "I was with a gal friend, and we were 

browsing in shops, as it was a rainy day. I tripped 
over a curb and fell forward right on my left tem- 
ple and hand, but no breaks. I Spent four hours in 
the emergency room. I have a concussion and 
swollen hand. I will not tell my kids, as they may 
put me in 'the home'!" By September she had re- 
covered enough that she was able to travel to 
Wisconsin. It was the first time she had been 
there. Jane e-mailed, "Really loved the area. 
Went up to Sister Bay and all over Door 
County — quite beautiful. Then went to Chicago. 
What a lovely clean city — many parks and river 
walks, great museums, fantastic skyscrapers, all so 
modern — great food, too! My next adventure will 
be to fly to Orlando, Fla., and go to the next 
space launch at Cape Kennedy on Oct. 23. The 
commander is the daughter-in-law of good friends 
and thus I was extended an invitation to view the 
launch in a VIP position! Pretty exciting! This is 
Discovery STS-120 on its 33rd mission." 

I e-mailed Carol McLean Bly to make sure she 
was surviving the flooding in Minnesota. She an- 
swered, "The Minnesota flooding is in the south- 
east corner of the state, and I am not there. And 
no relations of mine were killed in the Minneapo- 
lis bridge collapse." 

That's, that's all, folks! 


Steve Goodhue 
237 Mt. Holly Road 
Katonah NY 10536 

PHILLIPS I guess that the penalty of this job 
is that you are the bearer of sad news and, unfor- 
tunately, it is becoming more frequent than any of 
us would want. The sad news now is to report the 
passing on Aug. 12 of Myron "Mike" Michals. 
Mike was living in Scarborough, Maine, at the 
time of his death. Many of us remember Mike as 
the Robert Capa of the Philhpian in his role as 
photogtaphic editor. Our sympathies go to his 
wife, Mary. I have also learned that Bob Terrell 
died on May 25 after briefly battling pancteatic 
cancer. He had a long and distinguished career in 
public relations, and his volunteer activities wete 
myriad. We send our condolences to Arline, his 
wife of 56 years. Speaking of the Phillip/an, my 
wife, Judy, and I were the guests of Mike Suisman 
and his wife, Elsa, for a wonderful luncheon at 
Tanglewood in Western Massachusetts, followed 
by a Gershwin concert played by the Boston 
Pops. It was a perfect afternoon with most gra- 
cious hosts. Many of you may be unaware that 
Mike is a renowned and well-respected labor ar- 
bitrator in Hartford, Conn. His specialty, it seems, 
is in the field of secretarial workers. It's just too 
bad that his skills were not utilized in the UAW- 
General Motors negotiations that wete going on 
in Detroit as I write these notes. Obviously, the 
brevity of these notes would indicate that most 
of you have had a great summer. I really have lit- 

tle to report, having heard from no one except 
Gordon "Dick" Dewart. He was kind enough to 
write that his sister Rita had heard from Diane 
Gould Berkeley '47 that our Reunion was a great 
success. Dick goes on to say that he heard from 
Bob Warren, who wrote that the only reason he 
couldn't join us last June was that his wife was not 
in good health. 

I am deeply indebted to Herb Briggin. who did 
write a sensational and long letter, which is my 
savior, because I am going to quote it verbatim. 
Herb writes, "It's been a very long time since my 
last Andover visit at our 10th Reunion, and my 
correspondence has been certainly minimal. But 
in view of the fact that I have been and will he 
spending time this summer with three fellow class 
members, I thought I would fill you in. My wife, 
Anne, and I recently took a trip through western 
Canada and, en route home to the S.F. Bay Atea, 
we stopped in Bend, Ore., to see Bob 'Ace' 
Warren and his wife, Arlys. Lots of fun reminisc- 
ing about various adventures and misadventures 
over the years, not only at Andovet, but at home 
in Westchester County, N.Y., and also in south- 
ern California during our military service, and 
later in the Bay Area, where he lived for many 
years. [I have an] upcoming visit in August from 
Jim Boyd and his wife, Martha. He was my Yale 
roommate, and we have stayed in relatively con- 
stant touch ever since. He and Martha now live 
in Williamsburg, Va. Anne and 1 spent a few days 
with them last fall, and they will be joining us in 
Carmel, Calif., shortly. Last but not least, the 
Bermuda Flash, Bob Tucker, and wife Anne will 
be spending a week in San Francisco in Septem- 
ber, and we're planning a few capers together. We 
expect Bob Warren to join us. Incidentally, I 
think that there was mention in the alumni 
Bulletin of William Heffernan, Loyall Edge, and 
Walter Home '48 all being in San Francisco dur- 
ing the summer of '47. What you didn't know was 
that Bob Tucker and I, by the sheerest coinci- 
dence, ran into them on the street and we all did 
our best to destroy this lovely city during the few 
days we were all here together. A very quick up- 
date on me: I have lived in the Bay Area, with a 
couple of short exceptions, since 1962. Two ca- 
reers, first in the radio business with Gene Autry's 
company and then as an independent consultant 
to the sports industry, which I continue to pursue 
on a very part-time basis. Was divorced from my 
first wife in 1981 and remarried very happily to 
Anne Gillette in 1989. We live in Belvedere, 
Calif., in Marin County and pursue an active life 
of exercise, both physical and mental, as well as a 
number of volunteer activities." 

Stop the presses! I have just received an e-mail 
from Jim Margolis, from whom we have not 
heard in a long time. He told me that he had 

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\RBOT Continuing with the story ot Mis* 
HUE and T.S. Eliot, wc are still hoping for Mime 
more hit* of information from any of you to piece 
the tale together 

Mo Jones write* that she founJ the story, 
which she ha*l heard in part, fascinating. It 
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speaker at a late a( 

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em her whose name I can't remember, 
w hat I recall: She taught or was a guest 
it a late afternoon class held in the 
Hons* atVHJt the history of art or maybe even 
history <4 furniture. I think Miss PixJge taught if 
and if was the sort of course assigned to those who 
neeJed an extra credit or two. Any way. the 
woman was hcavyset arxl a bir eccentric looking 
and came out from Boston. One evening at 
dinner either she or a student in the class 
reported at the table where I was sitting that she 
predicted that by the year 2*XC the Arah* were 
going to take over the world, or try to. I remem- 
ber it because it gave me the willies yet was 
so far out that I di*mi**cd the idea as preposter- 
ous. Of course, all I knew about Arah* was Al- 
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with anyone. 1 " 

Unfortunately, I can't send you any more 
news, because none of you have sent me any. 
Remember we have I Reunion coming up June 
13-15, a few short month* from the time you 
read this. 



Dm s . Tucker 
Cold Brook Lodge 
I 1 Cold Brook Road 
Randolph NH 03593 
KM-466-5436 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS On a glorious October day, 12 
members of our class met at the Andovcr Inn to 
have lunch and conversation with Head of 
School Barbara Landi* Chase. Wc talked about 
what is happening at the school today and heard 
about ongoing protects and initiatives taking 
place on campus. We all agree that the Academy- 
is in good hand* with Barbara Chase as the leader. 

Mark June 13-15, 2008, on your calendars. 
Please make every effort to return to campus to 
celebrate our 60th Reunion! The weekend prom- 
ises to he an occasion to celebrate times shared 
and reflect on what a difference our Andovcr ed- 
ucation has made in our lives. There will be op- 
portunities for us to rekindle old friendships and 

Deborah William* Troemner 
l.umberton Lea* 
1 16 Woodsidc Drive 
Lumberton NJ 08048-5276 

dtroemner 1 @c 

ABBOT Congratulations to the Academ*, ind 
the participating alumni for organizing the Son 
Sibi l>ay events on Sept. 1 5, 2007. The Philadel- 
phia area alumni organizers chose to support I 
local arboretum with a cleanup of branches and 
excess growth. Your secretary must confess, after 
due deliberation, that she did not join the effort, 
concluding that a somewhat arthritic hip and 
knee and an extreme susceptibility to poison 1*7 
would create far more ot a liability than an asset! 
I hope that other projects did appeal to our class- 
mates and you will share your experience and 
earn bragging rights in the next edition of the 
class notes! 

There is exciting news of a cross-country move 
for Nancy Jeffers Whittetnore! Jeff left New Jer- 
sey for San Mateo, Calif., to he closer to her son 
James and his wife, Linda, and daughter Kim '73 
and her husband, Bruce. Happily, Jeff's beloved 
dog Sammy is with her, and both are comfortable 
in their new environment. Her address is 1 570-A 
Lago St., San Mateo CA 94403. Jeff reports that 
she and daughter Kim were in New England for a 
family wedding in October 2007 and included a 
visit to Andover. |Editor's note: Jeff and Kim vis- 
ited the Abbot campus, including the Brace Cen- 
ter for Gender Studies in Abbot Hall.| Your 


secretary and my New Jersey neighbor Madelon 
Olney Paglee will sadly miss our frequent fun 
luncheons w ith Jeff. We wish her much happiness 
in her new California home! 

Camilla Titcomb reports that she and her 
singing buddy were able to attend their yearly 
week of singing in the Berkshires in July. They 
sang the magnificent Dvorak Stabat Mater. 
Camilla telr that it is one of the most beautiful 
pieces she has ever done. In February, Camilla 
plans to escape the New England winter with a 
Caribbean cruise. 

One of my great sources of class news is the 
Smith Alumnae Quarterly. The spring 2007 edition 
included news of Joan Behre's longtime support 
of the New Canaan/Darian, Conn., Smith Club 
used book sale, which lasts for five days and in- 
cludes 80,000-90,000 books! Joan lives in a 
condo in New Canaan with her rescued Maine 
coon cat, Leo. 

The summer 2007 Quarterly 1953 class notes 
brought news of the latest book published by 
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. Titled The Old Way, 
A Story of the First People, it is written about the 
Kalahari Bushmen, their skills and customs, and 
how these relate to the survival techniques of the 
creatures with whom we share the planet. The 
Old Way is a follow-up to The Harmless People, 
her first impressions of the Bushmen and their 
world. Elizabeth has several books to her credit, 
among them The Hidden Life of Dogs and The 
Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture. 

A recent printout of the address information for 
our Abbot class from the Andover Office of 
Alumni Affairs shows the deaths of 1 2 of our class- 
mates, and 10 classmates for whom there is no cur- 
rent information. Perhaps you may be in contact 
w ith these "lost" classmates and, if they wish to do 
so, we could re-establish contact: Nancy Cowles 
Black, Anne Mansfield Borah, Nancy Rogal 
Cohen, Ines Herrera Crane, Mariana Espaillatt 
Crouch, Darlene Gibbons Farnsworth, Joan 
Gallagher Klausfen, Margaret Black Lambrix, 
Barbara Smith, and Mary Harman Wagner. Any 
information would be confidential, and sensitive 
to their wishes as to sharing it. 

Finally, I wish each of you a wonderful holiday 
season and a 2008 of good health. It is none too 
early to start planning for our 60th Reunion in 
June 2009! 


James P. McLanc 
P.O. 252 

Little Compton RI 028 57 


PHILLIPS Your humble servant and ink- 
stained wretch now labors from a new garret. My 
lifetime fantasy of living in the South of France is 
over. 1 am glad to have done it, but I am now 
opening a new chapter in my life. One of the 
mote interesting things 1 witnessed in my five 

years there was the French presidential election 
of 2006. It pitted the beautiful and elegant 
Socialist, possibly incompetant, never-married 
mother of four, Segolene Royal, against the arch- 
conservative, pro-American, Gaullist tough guy, 
Nicholas Sarkozy. In the middle of the hard- 
fought campaign, the candidate's wife, ex-model 
Cecile, was photographed having a romantic in- 
terlude in New York. She later chose not to vote 
in her husband's election. She appeared at the in- 
naugration in slacks and a white sweater. Later, 
when vacationing in New Hampshire, she and 
her husband were invited to a luncheon in Ken- 
nebunkport, Maine, with President Bush. She 
called in sick. She had a miraculous recovery and 
went shopping that afternoon with friends in 
Wolfeboro, N.H. Maybe this shows how life in 
France is just a little different than life in the 
U.S., but you have to admit that life there is 
never dull. 

From Fran Rcckett: "Having just celebrated 
our 49th wedding anniversary with our five chil- 
dren and their spouses, wife Barbara and I are 
now getting ready to celebrate our 50th Reunion 
from medical school — Barbara from Tufts Med- 
ical School and I from Harvard Medical. [Family 
members in the medical field include] two sons 
and one daughter-in law. Also, our youngest, our 
daughtet, is applying to medical school. Our other 
two sons are MBAs — one is in health care, the 
other is CFO of the Boston Chamber of Corn- 
mere. It's a wonderful life." 

George Ball writes, "Je ne savais pas. J'etais 
malheureux qu'elle n'a pas gagne. En tous cas, 
I've opened a mini bookshop in my home in Le- 
land, Mich., at last, and this is keeping me off the 
streets and out of the bars. Now every trip is a 
business trip — what city doesn't have a used and 
rare book shop? Great fun and lots to look for- 
ward to. I'm working hard with my local Rotary 
Club to provide improved educational opportu- 
nities to impoverished families, especially kids, in 
Honduras, as the result of an Elderhostel trip to 
Hondutas and Guatemala last year. I'm serving 
on the board of our Rotary Club, and as a member 
of our county's Parks & Recreation Commission. 
We've just acquired 93 acres for a new park, so 
our hands are full, happily so. Life is good." 

William "Yunk" Thomson writes, "Je vous en 
prie. By the way, is Paris burning? Here in San 
Francisco, which most Americans treat as dis- 
tinctly separate from the rest of the country, life 
continues with some exhuberance, humor, chal- 
lenge, and much distaste for what goes on inside 
the Beltway. Art, music, literature, and business 
are flourishing here, as only they can among a 
true, multicultural population that isn't at each 
other's ethnic throats. I am enjoying life and also 
am fortunate to have a daughter, son-in-law, and 
two active grandchildren living just a half hour 
away. I stopped last fall after six-plus years of vol- 
unteer work delivering medical supplies to hospi- 
tals, clinics, and senior and individual homes and 
am, at present, at home writing, cooking, watch- 
ing the Stanley Cup playoffs, and hitting a few 
tennis balls when my cranky knees permit. Some 
political campaigns will draw me to their phone 
banks later in the year. Hopefully, '08 will throw 
some rascals out of Washington. 

From our correspondent in the Deep South, 
Dr. William Rhangos: "Attended a cocktail re- 
ception last night at Karen and Clifford 'Oolie' 
Lindholm's home on Skidaway Island, Ga., (a pri- 
vate enclave for retired Yankees) for a friend of 
Oolie's from Denmark whom he met at a Boy 
Scout jamboree in France 60 years ago. Hard to 
believe our 60th Reunion is coming up in the 
not-too-distant future! Bob Weber and wife Bob- 
bie were also at the party. They live in Skidaway 
also. I'm still working part-time trying to heal the 
'ruptured and crippled' (referring to the original 
name of New York Orthopedic Hospital). 

Hank Wood reports from Vero Beach: "Ted 
Torrance and Quint Anderson kindly invited 
Jim Cartmell and me to play a round at their 
club. We had a wonderful time recalling our days 
at Andover. Ted showed us that he really knows 
how to play the game." 

Hank continued, "About a week ago, Paul 
Cleveland called from Virginia to organize a golf 
game with Quint Anderson, Ted Torrance, and 
me. We had a fabulous time remembering our 
days on 'the Hill' Once again Ted Torrance 
proved conclusively that he is an awesome golfer. 
Later, we had the pleasure of meeting Paul's wife, 
Joan, a lovely lady who is living proof that Paul is 
a very lucky guy." 

Paul Brodeur, our celebrated New Yorker mag- 
azine authot, commented in his elegant and 
wnterly style on the controversial threat of elec- 
tromagnetic fields as follows: "On the power-line 
concern in England, the Europeans are way ahead 
on this issue. For example, the Italian government 
recently closed down the powerful Vatican radio 
when it was discovered that dozens of children liv- 
ing near it had developed leukemia. And a blue- 
ribbon committee of British medical scientists has 
recommended that children under the age of 16 
not use cell telephones because they are known to 
project microwave radiation six inches into the 
brain. In Sweden, half a dozen epidemiological 
studies show that inner ear tumors are not only 
occurring far more frequently among long-term 
users of cell phones, but, even more to the point, 
are occurring on that side of the brain to which 
the telephone— be the user left- or right- 
handed — has been holding the device. As for me, 
I'm out of the subject for good, having written 
three books about it. My efforts these days are de- 
voted to a new novel. My winter has been spent in 
the Florida Keys writing and fishing, and I'm 
about to head back up to my home on Cape Cod." 

We lost three beloved classmates, Sam 
Mulligan, Winthrop Jordan, and J. Dana 
Eastham. You can read their obituaries on the 
class Web site at 

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1*1111 I IPs Charlie Mather ha* *, hcduled a 
mimicunkml.K,HjnU»Sc|H 28-Oct. 1.2008. 
at Colonial William-' IK the iirnr you 
the** n.-i. • you •'■ haVC tcvrivrvl ptogram 
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ihi» I ■ • ri. '. •'. in. i mtiitutton* many .iiir.u ■ 
lion*, an . .. ur«l< ii in Umrtumn and Yotktown, 
dinner* I ■ ... in I traditional tnvem). and time lor 
tlwroirw .inJ eoll 1 "harlie u .i Vnct BUHM a d 

year term* 

In another hsir»t ol Siuthem hospitality (well. 

Mil \ . 1 1 t , - in,!. .is i Dick SuUaan chaired 

ind Km McDonald suc-chaircd the committee 
lor ^ grand gathering «•» ihcir Yale ■ I ■• m ite* Nov. 
1-4 in imr narion '» capital. \>her Andovet alum* 
km !... rhe 120 (plu* wive*) MM had signed up 
.>■•• Duk Bell 1'im fcplcr. Peter Grant '4". 
George Ja> oh\ Boh Martin I «n;li Cminn 

On the Yale >4 gtmip's itinerary were visit* to 
museum*, rmnvimrnh (including a "monument* 
by moonlight" tour). and the Wishington Na- 
tional Cathedral, altcndincc n panel discussion* 
elligence anil foreign policy, an- 
a ami national affair*); anJ a 

lone on U S intelligence and foreign 
orher on politic* and national affa 
Shakespeare Theatre matinee. 

Bruce Kaiser recall* a memorable erecting ar 
a very different gathering. Hi* «ummer 2006 tour 
of East African game park* included rnidging up 
I mountain for two and a half hour* in Uganda'* 
Pwmdi Impenetrable Forest for a one -hour rcn- 
K ■ :\ " with a pod (family) of *ome 1 5 *ilverback 
gorilla*. "We were .iNwii 21 feet from the domi- 
nant male, who was about 600 to 700 pounds," 
Bruce IMDte "When I first got to the pod'* loca- 
tion. I was *o exhausted that I *at down on a log. 

seen this h 
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there i» currently no class secretary. 
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to volunteer. 

Egypt. Turkey (hi* favorite). Greece, and *evcral 
Greek idand* tor nearly live week*, raking th«*i- 
■ndboi photPJ He then joined lour generarion* 
ol Kat*er*on tin- toiler IVink* ol North Carolina 
It >r ihcir annual family gel-together "ll i» always 
ihe mi»»l trip ol any year," Brine vud 
"Can't decide whether I like retirement or tv>t." 
I'lul* mused Irom Maine "Seem* there i* 
no time to do anything— at leatt not long viiling 
tnps. .. In the summer I accompany l.val musicians 
on mv ht*» once or twite a wx-ck and am try ing to 
inch my way toward professional *talu*. In the 
winter I Mill do a lot ol *kung. mostly tro** 
tiHintry, Kit at le.isl once a year I go downhill yt ith 
mv children .iikI grandchildren. v>tcn |wile| Claire 
and I will take the long drive to Mount Trcmblanl 
in Quebec, where I am learning to play mu*u with 
a French-* 'anadian entertainer." 

Alvi pursuing hi* love ol music was Caleb 
V*oodhou*e «nli wile Sandy; they have become 
"year-rounders" in Little OotepCOOi RL "Our 
small trips," Caleb reported, "have concerned 
music: two a ..:■:■>... singing workshop* with the 
We*tcrn Wind. ■ really cxcellc-nr periortning 
group based in New- York The workshops were 
held in Brattlehoni. Vt., and at Smith College in 
Northampton, Mass." 

"We K>th *ing in a local community choni* 
that give* multiple tonccrt* three times a year." 
Caleb added, "and I am the moving spirit in our 
church choir, selecting the Sunday hymns and 
constantly pleading lor members of the congre- 
gation to consider |oinmg. Tin* past summer, as 
the summer before. I gave group renni* instnic- 
tion to adults: great fun for someone who i* an in- 
corrigible teacher. 1 keep intending to resume real 
playing myself, though one feels time's winged 
chariot hurrying near." 

Pick tder was a visiting lecturer in English at 
Brown University this past fall, teaching a course 
titled The Common Critic. Dick has continued 
to write Nn>k reviews for the Neu- York Time*. Los 
Aryjeles Times, and Boston Globe — a pursuit which 
earned him a Puliticr Pn:e a* t*ook critic at the 
Lo» Angeles Times two decades ago. Meanwhile. 
Dick* wife, Esther Garcia Eder. ha* enjoyed a suc- 
cessful career as a painter. 

Speaking of Brown, that university ha* ac- 
quired the library of our late classmate David 
Pingree. longrimc professor there and renowned 
historian of mathematics and exact sciences in 
the ancient world. The collection include* vime 
22,000 volumes, plus numerous manuscripts and 
other materials, in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hindi, and 
Western languages. David died in 2005. 

Itan Chermascff sent us a o»pv of the hand- 
some bilingual catalogue of a 2006 exhibition of 
his collages and small sculptures at the Pcra Mu- 
seum in Istanbul. "My collages received unread- 
able (but reported as very good) reviews in every' 
major newspaper and magazine in Turkey." Ivan 
wtshc. "Turkish," he added, "is very hard to read." 

And Charlie Plait *cnt us a copy of the splen- 
did hook ArcWture on Architecture produced by 
his firm Piatt Bvard Dovell White and illustrated 
with a variety of impressive works by Charlie and 
hu collaborator* 

In other new*. George Beam and his wife. 
Noelle. celebrated their 50th wedding anniver- 

sary on vVtober 12 at a party in Washington 
given by their three children George remain* an 
indefatigable fly fisherman. 

I bris Wtalhrrlev-White rr nhe.1 |or.l.iti ■•!. 
an (.Sermon Smile mission la*t *ummer — bul 
did not yet M Baghdad i* hoped, because it wa« 
deemed roo risky l\n-ration Smile *end< medii al 
team* all over the work! tor *urgcry ro help chil- 
dren with cleft hp* or palate* "Operation Smile 
i* tran*ittoning away from sending large team*, 
and rather helping local professional* who have 
been exposed ro our training conduct the opera- 
tion themselves," Chris reported. "A small group 
ol us went to assist the lordantan team, maintain 
quality control, and generally act as trou- 
blcshooters. It is not as much fun (!) but probably 
a much more eltit lent way to bring care to larger 
number* of children." Chri* serves on the pro- 
gram'* surgery advisory council chaired by Andy 
Wexler 70. 

We regret to report the death of classmate 
James Dana III wh. m. . umbeJ to i meet Aug 
°, 2007, in Applcton, Wis., after a long and out- 
standing career as professor ot economics at 
Lawrence University in Applcton. See the In 
Mcmoriam section. 



Connie Hall DeNault 
M Green St. 
Marblehead MA 01445 
781-63 L4233 


George S.K. Rider 

42 Woodland Drive 

Brightwaters NY 1 1718 

Ml -666-5576 

ridt-rt raw 

PHILLIPS The summer came and went in the 
blink of an eye and with it a new batch of mem- 
ones to file. Our grandchildren spent most of Au- 
gust at the Lonelyville, Fire Island, N.Y., beach 
house. Duncan, the youngest, age 3, is just about 
ready to swim on his < iwn. Tory, Bradley, and Gra- 
ham Jr. arc eels in the bay and learning to swim in 
and respect rhc ocean. Daughter Jenny '86 started 
her own business — communications and speech 
writing — and appears to be thriving. Son Gra- 
ham is enjoying the challenge of his job at 
Hewlett Packard. Graham and wife Paulette are 
still settling into their new hometown. Essex, 
Conn. Wife Dorothy and I have put our engines 
on cruise and are enjoying the trip. 

Bill Duffy called to congratulate me on my 
Tales Out of School article in the spring 100th 



anniversary Bulletin. He mentioned that former 
instructor Dick Lux had a story for me. I called 
Dick. He was thrilled with a call he had received 
from Ev Anderson. Ev had read the last Bulletin, 
where I mentioned that Dick, Don Mulvey '50, 
and Bill worked out together at the Andover 
YMCA. Ev called Dick to thank him, 50-plus 
years later, for his coaching and his encourage- 
ment. Ev went on to well-deserved All-American 
honors in lacrosse at Duke. 1 can attest to that. I 
played against him twice at Yale. 

This is the hard part of heing secretary: Sadly, 
Bob Behan's wife, Patty, wrote in June that he 
passed away April 24 from the effects of a stroke 
suffered in October 2005. Patty noted that Bob 
had so many fond memories of his days at An- 
dover and the friends he met there. They were 
married 48 years. He is survived by daughters 
Carolyn Behan Kraus and Catherine Louise 
Behan, and brother David Behan '57. After 
Yale, he received an MBA degree from the Co- 
lumbia Graduate School of Business and an 
honorary doctor of humane letters degree from 
Albertus Magnus College, where he served on 
the Boatd of Trustees for 23 years, 13 as chair- 
man. Bob served a two-year tour of duty in the 
U.S. Army stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. 
After a career of 32 years at Connecticut Bank 
and Trust, he retired in 1991 as executive vice 
president. His many honors include being-pres- 
ident and campaign chairman of the United 
Way of Greater New Haven, chairman of the 
Board of Directors of the Greater New Haven 
Chamber of Commerce, recipient of the Amer- 
icanism Award by the Anti-Defamation League 
of B'nai B'nth, and so many more, too numerous 
to mention. Bob was a wonderful teammate and 
friend. The Class of '51 will miss him. His mem- 
ory will be cherished. 

Nat Reed engaged in a spirited written ex- 
change with Dedham Country Day School's di- 
rector of communications and head of school, 
correcting an erroneous story contributed by a fel- 
low alumnus concerning the lack of an organized 
athletic program. As a fourth-grader playing foot- 
ball, Nat's older brother and the brother's friend 
opened a large hole in the enemy line, and Nat 
scampered untouched for a touchdown. Nat was 
much younger than the hulking linemen. Several 
years later, when Nat was playing safety, the same 
opponent's shifty halfback broke loose, Nat 
lurched for him, but he missed him completely. 
Thus Nat etched details of the athletic program 
forever. My account of Nat's story loses a lot in 
translation, but offers more proof of his versatility 
as a writer, athlete, and historian! 

David Brodeur writes that the fall edition of 
Motorcycle Classics carries results of his seven 
years of research on S.H. Roper, "Father of the 
Motorcycle." He notes that the spting 2007 
100th anniversary issue of the Bulletin provided 
some nostalgia. The bio of Claude Fuess re- 
minded David of the life-size bronze metallic por- 
trait his father did of the headmaster that is 
i urrenth displayed in the new entry to the Olivei 
Wendell Holmes library. 

Doc Castle added some color to an item I 
wrote in the summer Bulletin about Marty and 
Roger Gilbert's 50th wedding anniversary cele- 

bration in May. During the party, their son ad- 
dressed the 50-plus guests: "You all have known 
Mom and Dad for a long time. How many joint 
replacements do you think they have had between 
them?" No one came up with the right answer: 
six! They must have a helluva time at the airport. 

Doc reported on a very successful '55 Prince- 
ton mini reunion he helped organize in Chicago 
last July. Gordie Douglas is their class president. 
Harry Berkowitz also attended. He is also very 
active in the class and Princeton affairs. Doc, at 
Gordie's urging, has reconnected with Princeton, 
and has made his presence felt in class and uni- 
versity affairs. He remains active at Andover and 
in Chicago with fund raising and his particular 
interest, the Addison Gallery. He is also heavily 
involved with N1U, Northern Illinois University, 
enrollment 30,000, the second largest state uni- 
versity on one campus. They highlight an out- 
standing accounting program and acclaimed 
business and law schools. Doc's wife, Nancy, is a 
professor at NIU, working with the hearing im- 
paired and teaching them how to get jobs. 

I was severely reprimanded by my "staff," wife 
Dorothy and daughtet Jenny, for writing too 
much about our family. Over their strong objec- 
tions, I'm not editing out a word! My defense 
turned offense, "That's what they get, they mean- 
ing you, for not giving me more to write about." 
The defense rests! Stay well, write, e-mail me, or 
call. 1 finally did it. Check the address up top. If 
nothing further happens, you'll get to know dog 
Rosie and cat Marybeth a lot better. Stay well! 


Mary "Molly" Edson Whiteford 
149 Pine Valley Road 
Lake Oswego OR 97034 

ABBOT I open and close this column with sad 
news from Andover. Our classmate Constance 
"Connie" Markert Day died June 14, 2007. As 
you may remember, she reported she was doing 
very well last winter after undergoing surgery and 
chemo. So it was a shock to hear of her death this 
summer. We will all miss her and the news she 
sent to this column. I remember what a good time 
it was to catch up with her at our 50th Reunion. 
Our condolences and sympathy go out to her hus- 
band and family. We will miss her. 


Stephen Charnas 
212 High St., NE 
Albuquerque NM 87102 

Hugh Fortmiller 


PHILLIPS Carolyn and Tony Fisher are now 

grandparents to a beautiful baby girl. They have 
been pursuing theit interest in choral music. 
They've sung in Germany in churches in Berlin, 
Leipzig, Dresden, and Munich, as well as in vil- 
lage churches they passed through — the 
Wieskitche pilgrim church being one — on the 
way to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria. They 
traveled with members of the Morris Choral So- 
ciety to Germany for 10 days in July. Their annual 
trip to the Berkshires included enjoying two con- 
certs at Tanglewood, seeing ballet at Jacob's Pil- 
low, and attending two theatre productions, Mrs. 
Warren's Profession by Shaw and The Autumn 
Garden by Lillian Hellman. They also told me 
they were heading to Cooperstown, N.Y., to hear 
the Glimmerglass Opera, specifically Philip Glass' 
new opera, Orphee. 

Joe Falcone wrote that in January and Febru- 
ary 2007 he was in Thailand for six weeks on his 
seventh visit. Joe says that he saw Hank Holmes 
'53, who has lived there for many years. Joe went 
to Siam Reap in Cambodia and touied the fa- 
mous Angkor Wat ruins. He explained to me that 
his trips are unplanned and unguided and, yes, al- 
though a lack of security for Joe is involved, he 
tells me that there can be a lot of fun and fond 
memories for him. 

Henry Cooper says his leg is still a bummer 
after his surgery, but he's getting a little bit better 
every day. 

Stew Sanders writes that he and wife Nancy 
will fly from Boston to Albuquetque, N.M., on 
Sept. 8 and drive to Crownpoint, N.M., to see 
their grandchild, Owen Brosanders. Stew adds 
that he would like to hear from Bill Reeves and 
Bob Rosebaum. 

Don Devereux, who has been a longtime jour- 
nalist in Arizona, has sent me an mtetesting letter 
catching up on his energetic and varied career. 
Don was in the Army during the Korean War 
period and went to Michigan State University 
on the Gl Bill. He's lived in New Mexico and 
Arizona. In his letter he says he's worked as a 
community and labor organizer, as a consultant 
to foundations with interests in civil rights and 
social change, and as a researcher, writer, and 
journalist. Don was a long-term member of 
Investigative Reporters and Editots (IRE), and he 
participated in IRE's "Arizona Project," which 
won national news media awards for public serv- 
ice. For many years Don has researched for the 
Scottsdale Daily Progress and other news outlets 
the car-bomb murder of Phoenix journalist Don 
Bolles. His work on the Bolles case placed him 
among finalists for a "State Newsperson of the 
Year" award. Moreover, his investigative work for 
the print media earned him two Pulitzer Prize 
nominations over the years. 

Don's articles have been published in New 
Mexico and Arizona magazines since the mid- 
1960s and in the Washington Times and the San 
Francisco Examiner and other periodicals. In the 
early 1970s, after a prior stint in radio broadcast 
work, Don was associate producer of a documen- 


Andover '5 J at Princeton 50th 

PA '53 u uv/i TvfnvH'tiU'd m f/u* /"nncvtirn Class of '57 . Pausing during their recent 
l\mccum >Cth Reunion <m\ from left, in front, Hrucc Rosh trough, iieorge Rctndel. 
and Seal Wei "nic In Kuk arc Eliot liuw, KmnK MotkinJ, kVn Dttiuircst, John 
SiTdiui-n. Roiulc fltu/iiu 1 , fVun (invl, Hi/i Ridguay. Peter Wiese and Turhan Tirana 
ihoth fxtrtuilly ohseured). and C.harhc lirixihead. 

tarv him on heroin addiction and treatment in 
the predominantly Hispanic Kimo ot Santa Fe, 
N.M. The him was shown several rime-, nation- 
ally on puhlic television. Since 1989 Pon has fre- 
quently rcturneii to the electronic media, 
working on a ilec.kk'-long assignment with NBC- 
TV* UmnlivJ Mysteries ami a* a field producer 
tor A&E-TV's investigative reports. Pon has also 
lectured on journalism at Scottsdale Community 
College and Arizona State University. 

For several months during the spring and sum- 
mer of 20CV\ rA<n worked for the U.S. Commerce 
Pcpartmcnt as held operations supervisor for 
Census 20C0. training and managing teams of 
census workers covering a sizeable portion of Ari- 
zona's Maricopa County. 

rV>n presently makes his home in Tempe. 
Ariz . where he is working on a hook ahout the 
Bolles homicide. He also serves as a director of 
Arizona's Chn»nogn«»stic Research Foundation 
and is currcnrly involved in a dig in Newport, R.I. 
rv>n can he reached at The 
foundation is a nonpn>fit Arizona corporation 
primarily interested in historical and archaeolog- 
ical investigations. The foundation seeks out and 

Reefer for PA* online 
community at 
'WW. a n clover, cil ii hlm-linl; 
wnere you can update 
your record* and stay 
connected with, classmate?. 

encourages research on persons and events in 
human history that are unknown or uncertain or 
have heen Inadequately descrihed. 

Friends, I'm suffering from hounccd c-mails 
when I've sent messages to classmates. That sug- 
gests to me that some classmates have changed 
their c-m.ul addresses without letting the Office 
of Alumni Affairs know of their address changes. 
If you have changed your e-mail address recently, 
or it you know of a classmate who has changed 
his e-mail address recently, please let PA's Office 
of Alumni Affairs know ahout the change of ad- 
dress. Thanks. — Steve 

June 13-15, 2008 


Patricia Evclcth Buchanan 
9 The Valley Road 
Concord MA 01742 

ABBOT Connie YVeldon LcMaitre « i- served 
a big surprise last June, "a triple coronary' bypass 
surgery, from which I am recovering very well," 
says Connie. "There were minor symptoms (al- 

most silent, as they say) and no previous prob- 
lems I am one lutky woman They now say I 
have the arteries of a 40-ycar old, so watt h out'" 
Mar\ Sandura MiCloskry w is in md out ot 

hospitals last year with serious health prohlems, 
hut was h,n k on her teet ami home again in Sep- 
remher, full of vim. 

Prom I ihhv HoWtttl /immcrman i OM dill 
news "In I'WJ, my husband, |im, suddenly died 
ot a heart attack. I lived alone with my four cats 
lor many years, then met ami married Jack Fer- 
guson, a mathematician and government crypt- 
analyst from San Picgo. in 2005. He talks ahout 
retirement, hut I don't think his heart is in it 
Meanwhile, we have this uncomfortable com- 
muter marriage- lots of airports ami TSA 
scrutiny. We do get a chance to travel, however, 
and have been to England ami Wales three nines. 
1 lawan tour, ami taken a paddling/snorkeling trip 
in Honduras and a ro Alaska " 

Lihhy continues, "My son Jay is married and 
lives in North Carolina, where he still runs the 
stamp husiness he hegan at age 14. In the late '°0s, 
I was an illustrator for the Ft mi of Nonh America, 
a huge mult I volume project. I have not produced 
any new paintings since Jim died, first because I 
was too upset, and later too busy. I'm working .it 
the University ot Wisconsin Herbarium on a hook 
■boat Wisconsin sedges that Jim didn't live to fin- 
ish. Also, there was an opportunity to cotcach 
Inn's wetland ecology class when it was restarted 
in the late '90s. List July, 1 started designing a 
house- using a CAP program. Tile octagon-style 
house is nearly complete. I am in the process ot 
moving in. and lack will join me as he can." 

Libby was interviewed on NPR last April on 
the topic ot phenology 1 , a subject ahout which Jim 
kept records, as he did of many orher events in 
nature, for almost 50 years. 

V ii- from Pam Bushnell Ellis hi. I Betsy 
Hitzrot Evans tell ot B reunion late last summer 
at their homes in Chatham. Mass. There tor a few 
days of fun and frolic on the water were Muffie 
Grant Lvnch. Anne Oliver Jackson. Julie 
Gaines Phalen. and their husbands. 

Ann Kennedy Irish writes. "My huskmJ. 
Pave, had a cancer scare in May, but is fully re- 
covered now. I spent January 2007 in Sydney, 
Ai la. not m\ cumin Patricia Earhart W, m- 
dcrtul place in January — no snow and plenty of 
opera. Pat rhen came to Leland. Mich., for 8-10 
weeks of our summer. I was in Ireland for two 
weeks last July singing with the Grand Rapids 
Touring Choir. We arc still living in Harbor 
Spnngs. Mich., and have lots i>f room for visitors." 

Audie Taylor MacLean nyi she is expecting 
three new grandchildren, "almost a whole new 
generation." Audie's first two grandsons arc al- 
ready teenagers. 

Nancv Bailcv Ricgcl and her husband. Bill, 
enjoyed a trip to Costa Rica with two of their 
grandsons. "We had a blast visiting rain forests, 
volcano areas, a cloud forest, and Pacific beaches. 
My son Josh is expecting his second son in Au- 
gust, which will make 1 5 grandchildren from Bill 
and my combined families!" 

This from Martha Horseficld: "I'm cnj<ryini.' tn\ 
part-time job at Cohassct. Mass., Elder Affairs as 
coordinator of volunteers. Life is good, and every 



day's a bonus. Regards to all of our '53 classmates." 

Although Jane Wilson Mann and her husband 
live in the middle of a subdivision, there is no 
lack of interesting wildlife. Deer, ducks, wood 
storks, and sandhill cranes delight them and their 
grandchildren who live nearby. Jane spent seven 
weeks touring the Canadian provinces with one 
of her daughters. 

"To celebrate our 50th wedding 'annie,' " writes 
Cornelia Nyce Kittredge, "John and I took our 
whole family, 19 strong, on a cruise to Alaska. The 
nine grandchildren, ages 19 to 11, seemed to be 
happy playing board games in the absence of TV 
and internet. We saw amazing animals and scenery. 
And there were no luggage glitches! Perfect!" 

Martha Schneider Linger writes, "1 am happy 
to report that my life and marriage continue to 
improve in ways we had not imagined possible. 
And this includes an ever-growing appreciation 
for our glorious Northwest and our special haven 
here in Bellingham, Wash." 

Helen Glidden Wesley claims that she is 
"once again both a Bostonian and a Hawaiian. I 
was in Hawaii for several weeks beginning to fur- 
nish my home, enjoying my grandchildren and 
friends, and being involved in school design and 
mentoring." Helen was a guest last year of Dr. 
James Watson, his wife, and the staff of his labo- 
ratory in Cold Springs Harbor, N.Y. Did you 
know that Watson and Crick revealed the struc- 
ture of DNA in 1953? Why don't we get together 
in Andover, June 13-15, and celebrate! We could 
call it our 55th. 


Randy Heimer 
P.O. Box 694 
Wainscott NY 1 1975 
(631) 537-7717 
(212) 396-2363 
(212) 737-9379 (fax) 

PHILLIPS Dare I say that I'm "mailing" this 
one in? Well, I am. But not out of sloth but, 
rather, discretionary delegation of power. I have 
for this column only solicited the efforts of three 
"sttinger" reporters who were kind enough to 
cover several college campuses celebrating our re- 
spective 50th Reunions and at which many An- 
dover classmates attended. Forgive the elitism, 
but I chose the so-called "big three" because in 
our day a large majority of classmates chose these 
Ivies: Yale (62 from '53), Harvard (34), and 
Princeton (30). My apologies to those not over- 
looked but unreported. If you were there, you 
know you were there but not seen by my wander- 
ing reporters. 

Ron Bland brings us up close and personal at 
the 50th in New Haven: "Overall attendance to- 
taled over 350, which represents more than half 
of our surviving Yale classmates. Reunion head- 
quarters for the class of 1957 was at Trumbull 
College, still located at the intersection of Elm 

and York, one of the more crowded and noisy in- 
tersections in all of New Haven. [Wife) Kay and 
I were assigned the corner room of the first 
floor — perhaps the noisiest of all. The largely 
sleepless first night may have been my worst since 
passing a kidney stone in Medford, Ore., in 1988. 
Following a most welcome move to the inner 
courtyard, the reunion took on a much brighter 
glow. I had a chance to chat personally with a 
host of our former PA classmates, including Chip 
Anderson, Nort Wright, Pete Capra, Tom 
Shoop, Ken Sharp, Fred Guggenheim, Ray 
Lamontagne, Tink Thompson, and the ubiqui- 
tous Shelby Tucker (all the way from London, 
no less), as well as John Poinier (he and I com- 
prising the Seattle contingent). Poinier insists 
he's still playing ice hockey twice a week, which 
at age 72 should qualify him for an honorary 
Stanley Cup, or at least a free visit to his neigh- 
borhood mental health clinic. Speaking of jocks, 
at the Thursday class golf outing, Ray Lamon- 
tagne reportedly shot a 78. Considering that Ray 
claims a 17 handicap, this feat has to rank with 
the day he hit for the cycle against Harvard, if in- 
deed he ever did. Other classmates spotted at one 
gathering or another included Bob Pelletreau, 
Joe Mesics, Charlie Cushman, Gene Doggett, 
Dick Lumpkin, Dave Bowman, Joel Sharp, and 
Courtenay Haight. I know full well there had to 
be more of us (I heard Ralph Douglas was there), 
but finding them and recognizing them wasn't al- 
ways easy. The published works of authors 
Thompson and Guggenheim were prominently 
displayed in a collection of books by Yale '57 
classmates. A series of outstanding lectures inter- 
spersed with more than ample amounts of food 
and drink made for a most memorable three days. 
I think a pretty great time was had by all. Like all 
the children in Garrison Keillor's mythical Lake 
Wobegon, all of our classmates appeared above 
average, at least in our own eyes." 

And now from Secretary Emeritus Bill 
Kaufmann from Harvard Square, at his 50th: 
"OK, here (in the order I saw them) are Andover 
classmates at our Harvard 50th Reunion: Dr. Ellen 
and Paul Alkon, he a recently retired professor 
of English from USC, the author of Winston 
Churchill's lmagir\ation, and best friend of Thomp- 
son, everyone's favorite Corgi. Lou and John 
Ratte are still running the Hill Center for World 
Studies, which you can Google or find at if you are curious or looking 
for something to do. Joan and Stu Ogden, all the 
way from Salt Lake City. She's the consulting ac- 
tuary; he's a real estate developer. Leon Setti, the 
actor and architect. Attorney Bill Sayad, for just 
a fleeting minute. Arlene and Don Shapiro. 
You've written enough about them, and, besides, 
he's a Mets fan. Cynthia and Leo Daley on line. 
No, not on the Internet. On line for the lobster 
dinner served on our last night in Cambridge. 
Attorney David Patterson, while listening to 
Harvard's new president-elect. Josh Mills, the fi- 
nancial counselor and investor. And Jim Gale. 1 
didn't actually see Gale, but I read that he was at 
the reunion. Too bad. Also saw Anne and Bob 
Sullivan, who we joined at Salts, the great Cam- 
bridge restaurant recently recognized by Food & 
Wine magazine and partially owned by Bob." 

And, finally, from the Ivy-covered eating clubs 
of Princeton, classmate Neal McCorvie's death- 
less prose: "It was a great show. Attached is a list 
of those attending from PA '53 (and those not at- 
tending for reasons terminal and otherwise) — 
apologies if I missed a name: John "Ronde" 
Baquie, Charlie Brodhead, Clive Chandler, 
Ken Demarest, Mike Glazerman, Eliot Goss, 
Dean Groel, Gordon Mackenzie, Orv Mann, 
Neal McCorvie, Randy Motland, George 
Reindel, Bill Ridgway, Bruce Rosborough, John 
Scranton, Turhan Tirana, Duck Wadsvvorth, 
Bill Weigand, and Peter Wiese. Among other 
goodies, we each received a hefty book, 568 pages 
long, including trenchant reflections from just 
about everyone and lots of pictures and historic 
information about Princeton's class of 1957. A 
list of those active in post-Princeton class activi- 
ties shows Dean Groel to be the most indefatiga- 
ble classmate. Allowing five years of preparatory 
work for each major reunion, Dean hasn't had a 
chance to sit down for 31 of the 50 years since 
graduation: four times reunion chairman, with 
five stints as secretary and then president in be- 
tween, ending with a major post (along with Ken 
Demarest) on the committee for this year's re- 
union. We are grateful. Bruce Rosborough fin- 
ished a term as class president in 1997, and was 
treasurer for the five years before that. Turhan 
Tirana has been our truly excellent secretary from 
1997 to date. Another interesting reunion occur- 
rence was a call over the microphone at the big 
Class of 1957 dinnet for all members of PA '53 to 
assemble for a picture, a sudden honor not ac- 
corded to other secondary institutions. Perhaps 
the work of someone mentioned above? Finally, 
wife Barbie and I celebrated our 50th anniversary 
on March 1. No one is more surprised — or de- 
lighted — than we are." 

I am sorry to report the death of classmate Eric 
Aiken, of New York City, on Oct. 1, 1997. We 
learned of his death only recently from the Pnnce- 
ton Alumni Weekly. Also, we just learned of the 
death of Al Korschun of Woodbine, Md., on 
Nov. 22, 2006. More details will follow in my 
next set of class notes. Now that you've made it 
to two successive 50th Reunions, perhaps you'd 
like to try for 55! Our 55th at Andover is coming 
up soon, June 13-15, 2008. Please mark it on your 
calendar Be well. 


Nancy Donnelly Bliss 
31 Cluf Bay Road 
Brunswick ME 04011-9349 

ABBOT Seven classmates gathered this past 
July for a wonderful mini reunion hosted by Jane 
Munro Barrett and husband Bill at their beauti- 
ful home on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, 
N.H. Jane and Bill were the ultimate hosts for 
Marti Belknap, Paula Prial Folkman, Sandy 
Liberty, Linda Jones Matthews and her husband, 


Abbot mini reunion 

Mcm/vn of the Abbot Class of *54 gather in July at the home ••) lane Mtinm Barreif 
in Wolfeboro. \ Jf f-rmn (e/r. in In mi. are l.inli Junes Matt/ieus and Barrett; just 
behind them are Marti Belknap. Paula Pnal Polkman. Nancy Donnelly Bliss, and 
Sandy Liberty; and Francic Noldc is in back. 

|im. Frantic NoIJc and her husband, Hugh, and 

myself. We were wined and dined in fash- 
ion, including Saturday evening cocktails at the 
home »>f Sally Graf Fish '55 and her husband, 
Rob A* we prepared and ate delicious DMU, we 
Kid lively, interesting discussions .iKmii the "good 
okl days," politic*, the environment, and our fam- 
ilies, and shared nesvs from many classmates who 
were unable to attend. 

Classmates continue to travel, including Jane 
arkl Pill Pkirtett. who took a hiking trip to France 
and Prague, and Peggy Moore Roll and husband 
Jack, who went to Israel in May Paula Prial Folk- 
m-in participated in some concerts at Tanglewood 
this past summer Sylvia Thavcr and husband 
Philip Zacdcr Knight a house at Moody Beach in 
Maine, where Sylvia's family had summered for 

many years. They were able to spend time there 
this past summer with manv family members. 

Manv in the class continue to serve others — 
rvm sifo — in a vanetv of way* volunteering in hos- 
pitals, reading to voung children, serving in the 
poUlical ■** -»nd being advocate for a better en- 
vinmmcnt and a more peaceful and |ust world. Mv 
husband. Howard, and I participated in the world- 
wkIc sh>>rc cleanup Us We cleaned up a tidal area 
near our family summer home. It is ama:ing what 
one finds, even with more awareness about pollu- 
tion, littering, and global warming. 

PKmM mM 
our tt cr> prft* «l/ 

\s VS W..ll1tI«)VlT.Cllll 

As always, I appreciate hearing from class- 
mates and wish you well in the months to come. 


I Mill J. "Skip" Elsas II. MD 

University oi Miami School of Medicine 

P.O. Box 016820 (D820) 

Miami FL 33IOI 


305-243-7254 (Fax) 

Pflll I. IPS Growing older is mandatory for the 
Great PA Class of 1954. but growing up is op- 
tional, and laughing at ourselves remains thera- 
peutic. Our assimilation of the Y generation's 
communication skills through our virtual contin- 
uous reunion (VCR) produced an array of pes- 
simistic and jovial opinions on contemporary' 
topics from every quarter. Among the topics of 
interest were global warming. Russian aggression, 
Latin American politics, the U.S. infrastructure, 
the sub-prime loan crisis, the U.S. military, and 
sculpture at the Addison. 

Hot debates continue over climate changes. 
Global warming was hotly contested by some. 
Data was discussed by others, including the irony 
of gases decreasing the o:one layer and increasing 
heat while particles such as potash reflect solar 
ravs. dim the sun. and act to cool. It was argued 
that global warming might increase faster if re- 

flecting particle* are removed from our atmos- 
phere taster than CX^i t». 

Mori Downos Sicsc Wilton John \u holt 
IVugAscr md P«rft WwH HgUtd Wtf MUMMlf 
with tolt-ini fimination lot not understanding 
sikh conflicting scientific data l.<mk at the class- 
initiated Web site www.planetwatch.orK. 

Several classmates provided insiyhtt into out 
military policies. Retired General Barry McCaf- 
Ires '60. who i- Herb WhiltalK .1 iiighfcr-in-laws 
lather, gave a lestimons before the House Armed 
Services Committee on July 31, 2007, about the 
disastrous state of America's ground combat 
forces. Several classmates concurred with 
McCaffncy, Including Tom Catoftng, Roger 

Whilcomh. ind Ken M.u Williams [lies Mg. 

gested that our poor military position, America's 
sickly dollars, and Russia's growing economy have 
enabled Premier Putin and Russia's aggression to- 
ward America. Russia is challenging our central 
perch in the global economy and military affairs. 
For references see "Ruble Rumble." |ud\ Shel 
ion's article in the Wall Street Journal, Aug. 30. 
WVi, and the recently released documentary, film 
No End in Sight l.'Hir weakened intrastnicture was 
Jisi uvsed from Knh .1 physical perspective, is m 
the collapsed bridge in Minneapolis, and finan- 
cially, as in the recent collapse of the housing 
market. Although hundreds of bridges in Ameri- 
can cities have similar designs and the sub-prime 
loan v risis lingers, the greal C 'lass of 1954 contin- 
ues to act as a role model to restore America's 
inner strengths. 

AI Krass is working with the ACLU and 
Amnests International on K-halt of a national 
religious campaign to curtail torture. Barker 
HUckra took time to visit OUie Whipple 
well as his son. Whip III. Ollie sent (via his activ- 
ities director at the VA center in Kentucky) a 
public letter of thanks describing his Veteran's 
Appreciation Plena Bob Feldman enhanced the 

gene pool and reports that our "class baby" Han- 
nah just had her third birthday. Many artistically 
inclined classmates viewed photos of Sol Le Witt's 
cinder block sculptures placed outside the front 
portico of the Addison Gallery, photographed 
and distributed by Roger Whitcomb and Ken 
MacWilliams. Alrhough Bob said he "dislikes all 
outdoor sculptures except men on horses," he is a 
LeWitt fan. Ken MacWilliams was positive aKxit 
the mathematical symmetry of these two cinder 
Mock Rmcturei However. Malcolm Swenson and 
Jon Foote suggested that cinder blocks lack soul 
and are not truly "sculptures." Mai just completed 
two sculptures for this year's Venice Biennale. He 
used Iralian marble. The "legendary architect 
Jonathan Foote" was praised in the August/Sep- 
tember issue of Western /n tenors and Design 
Das c Mackenrie and Steve WiUon also indicated 
their concern over precast masonry as art. 

Paul Kcancv sent us sad news of one of our fa- 
vorite teachers, Stephen Whitney. Mr. Whitney 
taught for 41 years at PA and died on July 3, 
2007, at the age of 95. He served at director of 
tummcr school and chairman of the French de- 
partment. He was housemaster during our upper 
middle year to Jud Sage. John Burr. Dave 
Underwood. Tom Cu*hine. Pete Tavlor, and 




Bernie Ackerman, who remember him with af- 
fection. We send condolences and fond remem- 
brances to his wife, four children, four 
grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In 
the spirit of Mr. Whitney's love of puns, I submit 
a paraphrased story from Dan Woodhead about a 
failed robbery at the Louvre when the robber was 
caught because his car ran out of gas. The robber 
explained that he stole the paintings because he 
had no "Monet" to buy "Degas" to make the "Van 
Gogh." Since there is nothing "Toulouse," and I 
have "De Gaulle," I will continue. 

Steve Wilson organized the Andover lunch in 
N.Y.C. at the Bryant Park Grill on Oct. 3. Atten- 
dees expected: Bill Stubenbord, Dave MacKen- 
:ie, Jay McDowell, Bill Matalene, Tim Hogen, 
Steve Pendleton, Dave Knight, Bob Semple, 
Dutch Wolff, Roger Whitcomb, Kathy and Jon 
Foote, Sam Constan, and Bob Cole. 

Bill Matalene shared his recent adventures as a 
teacher in Finland, where he observed an impres- 
sive national multigenerational acknowledgement 
of education. Bill described thousands of bare- 
headed celebrants putting on white velvet peaked 
caps to symbolize studenten and to honor educa- 
tion and lifelong learning. Tony White shared his 
wisdom about Cuban and Latin American affairs. 
Tony took three trips to Cuba legally in 2002, 
2003, and 2004 with senior students from his Life- 
long Learning Institute. He decries the current ad- 
ministration's prohibition on "trading with the 
enemy" and states that this ruling will be re- 
scinded and he will plan another trip and offer 
classmates a share in a Cuban visit. Tony also 
teaches Mexican history and decried Mel Gibson's 
portrayal of the Maya in his film Apocalypto. Tony 
points out that Mayan civilization preceded Eu- 
ropean conquests by centuries and was advanced 
in culture, art, and sciences. They had developed 
problems of urbanization, wars of conquest, slav- 
ery, taxation, overpopulation, and food shortage. 
These problems sound familiar, considering 
today's "developed" societies. The Maya had 
abandoned large cities and hierarchal government 
for smaller agrarian villages before the Spaniards 
arrived. Tony points out that Gibson's portrayal of 
the savage Mayan was inaccurate and did little to 
help the more than a million Maya living in 
poverty today in Mexico. 

Please see the In Memoriam section for an 
obituary for Joseph McPhillips III. 

I am off to be an invited speaker about screen- 
ing newborn babies for galactosemia at the Con- 
greso SLEIMPN conference in Punta del Este, 

Hasta luego y sigan comunicandose! 



Elisabeth Oppmann Farwell 
P.O. Box 767 

Libertyville IL 60048-0767 



Tom Lawrence 

1039 1/2 Sweet-er 

West Hollywood CA 90069 


PHILLIPS "Judge George Bundy Smith, like 
the Bar Association, is a strong advocate for 
greater diversity and inclusiveness in the legal pro- 
fession. It is fitting that we pay tribute to a man 
who blazed trails and amassed a distinguished 
record of public and professional service like the 
Hon. George Bundy Smith." With those words 
Mark H. Alcott, president of the Commercial and 
Federal Litigation Section of the New York State 
Bar Association, proclaimed the inauguration of 
the George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award and an- 
nounced the first winner as George himself. 

The ceremonies honoring George, a partner at 
Chadbourne 6k Parke in Manhattan, took place 
at the Smooth Moves: Career Alternatives for 
Litigators of Color program on March 15 at the 
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Kaplan 
Penthouse. Thank you to John Adams, who spot- 
ted this newsworthy item in the (New York) State 
Bar News. [Also see the update in the Connec- 
tion section of this Bulletin.] 

A recent e-mail from Mark Gordon featured a 
photo of wife Julie aboard their 27-foot Nor'Sea 
sailboat on Puget Sound. She — the Mrs., that is — 
appeared very happy to be there, and the loving 
description of all the nautical gadgets in the photo 
by the man behind the camera leaves the impres- 
sion there are no regrets about the 2002 purchase. 

As history teacher Arthur B. Darling discov- 
ered some years ago, 1 prefer my history dished up 
by James Michener rather than Henry Steele 
Commanger. Steve Clarkson has tried to plant a 
foot in each camp with his Revolutionary War 
novel, Patriot's Reward, published last spring. 
Steve gives us a bit more history than histrion- 
ics — notes and maps, no less — but kept me turn- 
ing the pages. American Revolution and New 
Hampshire history buffs, take notice. ...Y. 


Anne Woolverton Oswald 
9365 Spring Forest Drive 
Indianapolis IN 46260 


ABBOT Is summer really over? Marjorie Moore 
Yoars had an exciting summer. She has banned 
all ravenous creatures from her garden with a 
28x50-foot netting to keep out the birds. She and 
husband Peter also netted their peach tree to keep 
out flying critters. However, a squirrel got past the 
barrier and came down with a ripe peach in his 
mouth. "Mild action taken, and all the peaches 

were quickly picked." Peggy is celebrating her 
70th next April on Martha's Vineyard. 

Sad news to report: Eleanor Rulon-Miller 
York's husband, John, died in September after a 
long illness. Daughter Laurie came home from 
Uganda and stayed a couple of weeks. Son John 
lives close by. Susan Wickham Maire happened 
to be in Maine and was able to attend the memo- 
rial service. The new e-mail address for Eleanor 
("Boat") is 

Margaret Roth Brown met with her traveling 
friends in Maine to plan an adventure to Turkey. 
They will do the western coast, Izmer down to 
Bodrum, plus four Greek Islands. Mardie has gone 
back to work — 16 hours a week at the Library of 
Congress in D.C. 

Louise Day Cook and your correspondent will 
be closer this winter in Arizona. Husband Bob 
and I have purchased a golf villa at Superstition 
Mountain, a Lyle Anderson/Jack Nicklaus devel- 
opment near Apache Junction, Ariz. Louise and 
I plan to get together. And on the family front, 
Louise and husband Leon now have a second 
great-grandchild, a boy. 

Winifred Ward Irish had a great trip to 
Bhutan with a side trip to "the crazy city of. 
Bangkok. Bhutaners are very friendly to Western- 
ers. They are learning to vote and to use 
computers." Winnie's family includes two grand- 
children, ages 7 and 3. Winnie's e-mail address is 

Leslia Pelton Morrison reports she had a great 
summer: "Visits from all three sons and their 
grandchildren were the highlight of the season. 
Off to Canada on Sept. 17 for a 12-day trip to 
Montreal and Quebec City. Hope to see Elizabeth 
Parker Powell around Oct. 2 for dinner. We start 
our annual migration south on Oct. 18." 

Jane Tatman Walker continues to be on the 
move. A cruise to Beijing, China, included stops 
at Cian; Nagasaki and Kyoto, Japan; and Hong 
Kong. Family time at Lake Wauwasee filled some 
Indiana-based summer vacation along with a trip 
to Snowmass and Aspen, Colo. Junkets were 
scheduled to Michigan and Canada in September 
and the Caribbean and Costa Rica in January and 
February 2008. Next summer will include the 
British Isles in July. Happy travels, Jane! 

Judy Warren McCormack is taking her clan 
to Bermuda in June 2008 to celebrate her 70th. 
Anyone else have special plans for their 70th? 

Thank you for your e-mail messages. I have 

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lunch gathering, which also included Dave 
Banta. Frank Converge, myself, and maestro 

Tim Coburn. Joe Consentino. Tonv Eller. Tim 
HollanJ. I>an Kimball. Hai Ross. mJ Pete 
Well* played with the group for Dutch. An List 
Nde Manhattan deni:en in his mid-80s. Dutch 

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creased his h*w 
relyine upon . 

land waned significantly. He in- 
ily output more than sevenfold by 
Sorrowed contraption called an 

Chuck Smith, his wife. Betsv. and his two boys 
avidly embrace fishing, especially fly-fishing. 

• husk chairs the Savannah. Ga . chapter pi the 
Coastal Conservation Association, a ^.000- 
member national organization that focuses upon 
scientifically managing co.1st.1l revnirccs Active 
wild Audubon (Al). Chuck has 
broughi sensible goll course management to his 
coinmunity via A Is certilication program Al has 
certified one-tontth ot the country's courses and 
KV petcent of them in the Savannah area. 
I 'title k wants to sec Al certifying an entire com- 
mutiny's courses .11 once r.iilirt than one by one. 

Ires or Grimm. cimnscl to Howard J.irvis 
during California's Proposition I 3 (property tav 
cut) campaign two decades ago. is spearheading a 
new Calilornia initiative. Cm the 2008 election 
ballot, the Howard Jams Taxpayer* Association 
has placed an initiative that limits the application 
ot eminent domain and eliminates rent control. 

Ilu clusi\< Neil "SI, •. h ■" McKams nnio thai 
he is proud ol his two grandsons in Florida, plays 
lousy gull, and is chairing the upcoming 55th Re- 
union of his gr.klc school, Greenwich Camntry Day 
School. An avid fiction reader and WWII hull, he 
recommends .mthor Lee Ould lor thrillers. 

Fd Parker irlU ,'l his son. who underweni .1 
vasectomy eight years ago, after having two chil- 
dren. The vm subsequently divorced and remar- 
ried a woman who had lost a tallopian tube 
during a medical pn>cedurc. Despite the lowered 
odds of conception and the 40 percent odds after 
reversing the vasectomy, Ed and wife Nancy arc 
pleased to announce that their daughter-m-law is 
ptegnant. IV Ed also notes thai he attended a re- 
union of his USAF 46°th Tactical Fighter 
Squadron, with which he was based 35 years ago 
in Korat, Thailand. 

I caught Dave Pareskv "smelling the r, -i s," 
indulging live of seven grandkids, all less than 5 
years old, on the Cape Cod shore. (What is it 
■bout grandkids that turns them into catnip for 
human adults.') However, in true no-rcst-for-thc- 
wcary form, Dave was also caught executing the 
final punch list for winding up construction of his 
new beach house. 

After a 1 hiatus. Jesse Barbour picked 
up the tnimpct again two years ago. He now plays 
with a high-level brass ensemble, having taken 
lessons from a former principal soloist with the 
Charlotte Symphony. Jesse claims it is "way out of 
my league." Such modesty. 

Bill Towler, at his first postgraduation visit to 
Andover, sat with his teacher, Simeon Hyde, at 
the 50th Reunion clambake. As a result. Rill and 
his wife. Mananna. visited Mr. Hyde last summct 
at his Portland. Ore., home. After leaving An- 
dover in 1981. Mr. Hyde t<x>k instniction in ar- 
chitecture at an institute in New Mexico, aftct 
which he worked for a couple of decades at an ar- 
chitectural firm. Previously, years ago, the 
Towlcrs and former teacher Floyd Humphries and 
his wife exchanged visits at each others' homes. 

Ed Tarlov. raconteur extratrr dirume, amusingly 
recalls that an overcnthusiastic Pruilipwn headline 
writer conferred upon him more stardom as our 
lacrosse goalie than he desired. Second-stnnger 
Ed had been suddenly called to play an entire 
game against Dartmouth, replacing the indis- 
posed Bob Damton '57 in what turned out to be 
a rout. The headline read something like. "Dart- 

mouth Wins 2 1-2 Tatkiv Stars al the Net " Ed l» 
a player in Boston's Tavctn ( 'liib. which presents 
five original works, three plays and two musicals, 
per year l>r Ed's high point In medic me occurred 
when a director took ill during trhearsal. Ed, 
dre«ed lot his role as the mistfess of the French 
king, Charles II, handled what turned out lobe a 
brain tumor. Ed had him back in commission in 
.1 couple ol weeks. 

In an unusual and inspiring gesture. Balds 
OgJen and his wile. |ud\. Ii nf supported the as 
pirafionsol three indigent gitls, twool whom were 
recently accepted into pre-college courses Baldy 
and |udy are also helping the girls' mother, noting 
that a happier parent tends to imptovc the ockls ot 
their children's success. Fie is soanngly proud ot 
the three girls' achievements Call this evehall-to- 
eycKill charity Rildv s,iys it works beautifully. 

Sadly, PA's administration learned that class- 
male James "Brad" B. I ,» Angjriesdisd 
Ma\ 1 , W7. John Morrison, who rarely saw Brad 
while they Kith attended Stanford, had lost con- 
tact with him decades ago. 

Brad's loss coincides with a mini-homily Irom 
Grrin Hein. w ho sa\s he w as in a "certain place" 
last summer. "Now is one ot those times when I 
seem to he deluged by many younger, old friends 
dying. They seem to he passing with exemplary 
grace, is, ultimately, they had lived A dear lesson 
to he imparting. The effervescent display of na- 
ture continues here in Big Sur, Calif., and is a 
powerful reminder ot the attraction of physical 
form and the challenge we eai h will face when it 
becomes time to let go of it. Many .ire the faces of 
perfection. Ms fond hope is to recognize them all 
as my own." 

Get your news and scuttlebutt early. Join 
the Class of '56 e-mail "forum." Contact Phil 
Bowers. —TOP ("The Other Phil" Bowers) 


M.ircia Colby Truslow 
35 Lark St. 
Lewisburg PA 17837 

ABBOT For those who are unaware, I offered 
ti 1 take 1 'n the ri ilc ■ il c lass secret m Mars Carter 
Staniar and Louisa Lehman Birch have June ,1 
superior job for many years, but Kith were ready 
to pass on the torch. I felt it was time I took on a 
more active role, perhaps as one way of trying to 
repay the gratitude I feel for having been given 
such a fabulous education. In addition, the many 
friends I made at Abbot have never been far from 
my mind. This role gives mc the opportunity to 
reconnect with a marvelous group of classmates. 

Shortly after our exhilarating 50th Reunion, 
Dinah Hallowed Barlow and Mimi Gancm 
Rccdcr. with input from many others, came up 
with a plan for mini reunions pnor to our 55th 
Reunion. Most importantly, as a way to include 
others in the planning, they devised a well- 




thought-out ptogtam of rotating people as leaders 
during the five-year interim between major Re- 
unions. Kudos to all for the ideas expressed here: 

"We [Mimi and Dinah] are proposing a way of 
organizing ourselves leading up to our nexl Re- 
union in five years. We think that more voices are 
needed, and we are happy to back off for awhile 
(while remaining involved!). We think this chatr- 
by-committee form is appropriate for the proposed 
'57 plan to hold mini reunions, building to the 
55th. Please be mindful that the names listed 
below are not meant to be limiting, but only to 
create some order. True to our great collaborative 
capacity, we can all join in on every project as our 
interests and personal schedules allow. 

"We suggest that there be a general committee 
of all to take us there and that each year a group 
of three Abbot women guide us along, taking the 
lead on ideas and plans for that year. We can ro- 
tate the threesome from year to year, with one 
person carrying over into the next year. In this 
way, there will be some continuity to the plans, 
and only three people (not the full group) will in- 
terface with the PA men as to what these mini 
reunions consist of and when they are held. 
There are already several ideas afoot. 

"Here is the committee schedule and their 
start dates: 

June 2007: Jody Bush, Penny Holbrook, 
Carol Ruckle 

June 2008: Mary Bates, Mimi Reeder, one of 
the above 

June 2009: Louisa Birch, Lulu Cutler, one of 

the above 

June 2010: Dinah Barlow, Glee Wieland, one 

of the above 

"This is not to say that only this threesome car- 
ries the responsibility of putting on functions; 
they can turn to others in the class to provide 
help and input, as needed. (This might include 
calling hotels and restaurants, contacting class- 
mates for attendance and news, etc.) 

"As for June 201 1, the year prior to our 55th 
Reunion, we thought we might hold off on this to 
see how this plan evolves, as there might be mod- 
ifications during this five-year period. Please con- 
sider this a working plan. We're excited that it 
can be so inclusive, and we hope this means that 
it will include many others from our class as 
events occur. 

"We believe that we can evenly spread the fun 
and planning so that no one petson need be re- 
sponsible tor all. Alter all, we had so much enthu- 
siasm, and many of you have alteady said you 
would love to pitch in. The work will essentially 
involve ( 1 ) event planning (with and without the 
men), (2) program and entertainment, (3) venue 
and menu choices, and (4) calling/hustling to in- 
crease attendance. This fourth item might neces- 
sarily include the position of class secretary, who 
can at the same time gather news to present to the 
Andover Bulletin thtee times a year. We are also in 
need of a class agent who will run with the ball on 
fund taising. After all, our Abbot class set a record 
for the amount raised by a 50th Reunion class! 

Mimi and Dinah conclude, "To recap, this will 
work well provided that each gtoup is enthusias- 
tic to coordinate with the PA men on some 
events, and with our classmates on others — to 

rake up suggestions fot side trips and mini events 
for ourselves. Think fun destinations! 

Elizabeth McGuire Enders was heralded tor 
her opening exhibition, Sea/Sky/Blue, at the new- 
Chester Art Centre (in Nova Scotia) on Aug. 28. 
It is a collection of wotk inspired by her summers 
in Chester, N.S., starting with works created in 
Maine in 1987 and continuing with paintings in 
Chester during the late summers, from 1994 
through 2006. 

Louisa Lehman Birch had the good fortune to 
meet up with Helen Guthrie Miller while on va- 
cation in Montana. Her touching recap of that 
wonderful evening is reprinted here: "One of the 
pleasures of travel is reconnecting with Abbot 
classmates. Last August, while [my husband and 
I were] visiting the Pine Butte Guest Ranch in 
Choteau, Mont., Helen "Gus" Guthrie spent an 
evening with us. Her vacation cabin is only four 
miles from the ranch, and this part of Montana is 
whete Gus has spent a great deal of her life. We 
were privileged to hear her read an unpublished 
and very amusing reflection by her father, A.B. 
Guthrie, called Reflections on a Flush Toilet. She 
went on to explain that anothet unpublished 
piece, Occupation Sheepherder, was recently dis- 
covered and is about to be published in a limited 
edition of 250 copies to benefit the A.B. Guthrie 
Room in a new building at the School of Journal- 
ism at the University of Montana. Gus read us 
her introduction, "A Family Finds a Treasure," 
and also one by Charlie Hood, the former dean of 
the School of Journalism, called "A Master's Last 
Gift." Gus's reading was beautiful and very mov- 
ing. Her presentation was clear with meaningful 
intonations and emphasis throughout. A.B. 
Guthtie is often mentioned at the ranch, and all 
the guests were delighted to have the opportunity 
to meet Gus and listen to her fine presentation." 

Remember, without news there cannot be any 
class notes! Please call, write, or e-mail me. 
Thanks in advance. 


Stephen C. Trivers 

151 South Rose St., Suite 611 

Kalamazoo MI 49007 


Gregory Wierzynski 

PHILLIPS A frequent plaint these days among 
folks our age is that we're losing the sense of com- 
munity. But just from the number (more than 
100) ot us who showed up on campus this June, it 
is cleat that the desire to reconnect — to revive old 
bonds, rekindle cherished memories, reflect on 
our complex lives — runs very strong in our class. 
For this we ate deeply indebted to Gaylord "Gee" 
Johnson; Gee did more than anyone to keep the 
class together. Aside from 44 years of selfless serv- 
ice as class secretary, one of Gee's greatest gifts to 

us is the series of regional dinners he organized 
and animated. The chaits of our 55th Reunion, 
Tom Terry, Bill Cox, and Arkie Koehl, feci 
strongly that these interim gatherings should be 
kept alive. The events need not be dinners. Sug- 
gestions about formats, venues, and dates are wel- 
come; please send your bright ideas to Bill at 

Each of us took back something to savor from 
that weekend in June. Ron Campbell reports that 
one of his highlights was dancing to a hot jazz 
hand until midnight on Saturday in an upper din- 
ing room of Commons, where as a scholarship 
boy in a white coat he had spent three years wait- 
ing on tables. "That night — in my 'home' in 
Commons — 1 expet ienced in a sacred and special 
way," Ron writes, "that Andover was mine and 
that I belonged there." Andy Block was touched 
when Barbara Chase, during the Saturday assem- 
bly, asked those who had ever taught to stand up. 
"Since my wife and 1 taught, in South Africa and 
continue to tutor in the Chicago public schools, 
I enjoyed the recognition, as our society doesn't 
pay enough attention to educators or understand 
the huge responsibilities they have." From Ston- 
ington, Conn., Al Blanchard writes, "To be slot- 
ted in as a memorial service speaker gave me a 
chance to think about life from the perspective 
of those who were not given the opportunity to 
make it to out 50th Reunion." Don Wallace, 
bless his soul, was struck by how young we all 
looked. Our chronological age is no longer our 
destiny, he says. "If 50 is now the new 40," thanks 
to medical progress and healthier lifestyles, "then 
what might be said of 70? We will be among the 
many youthful oldstets establishing the answer to 
this question." 

For several classmates the Reunion marked just 
the start of a busy summer. For the aforemen- 
tioned Blanchatd, the Andover bash was brack- 
eted by the graduation of son James from Yale, the 
wedding of middle daughter Eliott '94, and a 
three-week, six-concert tour of South Aftica as a 
membet of the Yale alumni chonis. Also in South- 
ern Africa but humming a different tune was Tom 
Fox. With wife Elizabeth, Tom took in a game 
park and spent a weekend in Capetown, but de- 
voted most ot his two and a half weeks to visiting 
beneficiaries of a foundation he helped cteate; the 
foundation focuses on the plight of poor children 
in the region. Steve Trivers, my colleague in this 
sctibal endeavor, and wife Irene jetted off to 
Lithuania for a two-week discovery voyage of fam- 
ily roots. Though she was born in Buenos Aires, 
Irene's parents were from Lithuania and, as Triv 
puts it, "After 38 years of marriage she decided it 
was safe to introduce me to her European rela- 
tives." They were met at the Vilnius airport by a 
gaggle of nieces and cousins, all bearing flowers, 
and every time they visited the home of a relative, 
they were greeted with more flowers and tables 
creaking with platters of meats, fish, breads, cakes, 
and fruit. Tom Bissinger spent August in Sao 
Paolo, Brazil, at a theatet festival and also traveled 
about the country, an experience that, it would 
appear, inspired his new "performance" piece, 
Going to Brazil, set to open in October in West 
Chester, Pa. 

Closer to home, Dick Guthrie, last seen at the 


Reunion whirling with wife » ynthi i ,iKmt that 
Common* dance Doe* Icxl .1 Kickpa»king trip 
into I Violation Wilderness in the Sierras in 
California, near Tahoc AmJc from grandfather 


years in ihr Arms, including .1 defining stint as 
•i rifle viMiifmnv commander in Vietnam Kim 
I'i iuJIi ion lit. I uili llisalvth «prnl the summer 
.11 thr family iKkIi in Minn Tom Trrrv and 
wife I re i .line up ftotn Sioux. I'mm . for .1 rau- 
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shelter Arkic would love r-mniU Itotn rtowMITI 
planning a Hawaii visit 

From a new release forwarded to tnc b| Phil 
< l|<«<n. I learned that our eminent French schoLir 
Rob Parnlnn ha* left hi.» Princeton prolessorship 
to hecome direclot of the Harvard University li- 
brary. According to the release. ft>h want* "to find 
I way in which the new- media and the old media 
can reinforce each other." The Ncu York Times re- 
ported Gci>rgr Whiteside*, our brilliant claw 
chemist, ha* licensed a p.Kkct of nanotcchnology 
patents from Harvard, and Nano-Terra. the com- 
pany he formed for that purpose, ha* hecome the 
hottest start-up in the field. And speaking 8 
science, it fM wish to discover what the future 
holds. vou may want to pick up a copy of Little 
GtM Enrtclnpedw NumeTot«y. by Daniel Hcy- 
don. which happens to he Pan Wexlert pen 
name It ymi missed the firsr printing, it's heen 
reissued and is availahlc on Amazon. I am sure the 
new^ will he gimd. — G. 




Parrv Ellicc Adam 

J3 Pleasant Run Road 

Flcmington NJ 08822-7109 


m. mad I 

ABBOT I had a great note from Vickie Kohler 
jitst after the last report, hut still fun news. She is 
living mostly in \'ermont hut still has the Cam- 

->me. while also refreshing her memories Her an- 

nual FL.1tthw.1t1 h trip in 2006 took her to S mi hem 
Africa, when- she worked with the names in the 
Kalahati and caught CRM in the OfclVMgD River 
111 Botswana Apparently, there were some unwel- 
coming hippo* who didn't appreciate a group put 
ting around in their waterway* She *kird a lot in 
Vermont, out We*t. and hrli-*kicd in British Co- 
lumhia knee surgery 111 late spring didn't impede 
lu-r lu ll Inking 111 July, also in FVl ' As of Seplem 
K-r. Vickie was off to ( '.ista Rica lor three week*, 
two of whu h with liarthwatch. 

Which hnngs me to a pleasant coincidence: 
hushand Sandy and I took the identical hcli- 
hiking trip in lulv. missing Vickie and het friend* 
hy only font days! It w.i* her fourth rnp and our 
third. Thr scenery i* rrmarkahle. and it 1* truly a 
fantastic adventure. 

I lope tin* find* you all geared up for our 50th 
Reunion on June 12-15. It will he terrific! 


Permod t ). Sullivan 
Smith Harney 

SW Madison Ave., I 1th Floor 
New York NY 10022 
8001468 00 1 9 

Jt rmod.o.sulliv an". *m it h hartley. com 

I'M 1 1 I IPS I hope I don't wear you down on 
the suhject ot out SOth Reunion, hut I, for one, 
think it will he a momentous watershed, lull ot 
vague, nostalgic memories. Come fill in your 
classmates' vague recollections with your own 
precise recall. The dates are June 12-15, 2008. 

Rii hard A. T my" Brown and I are organizing 
the golf outing* heforc the Reunion. The tenta- 
tive schedule call* tor rounds at Brookline Coun- 
try Cluh, Essex County Country Cluh on the 
North Shore, and Baker Hill Golf Course in 
Newbury, N H. These are all championship 
courses and represent a challenge and a treat. At 
this point, golf will take place on Wednesday, 
Thursday, and Friday. June 11-13, 2008. The 
final schedule depends on guest policy at each 
cluh. hut I'm optimistic about availability. We're 
also trying to book a course in Salem, Mass., on 
Friday the 1 3th; so far we have a sorceress, a 
witch, and a harpy — we need a fourth. 

For the fly fishermen amongst us, we will 
gather at a fishing club in Stowe, Vt., for fly-rod- 
onlv fishing from a boat, for naturally propagating 
hfookics. I anticipate that the dates at the club 
will be Monday and Tuesday. June 9-10. Contact 
me to be included in either the golf or fishing. 

It was fun catching up with Tony Brown while 
doing these projects. Tony is specializing in busi- 
ness law and tax law in Newport Beach. Calif. 
The tax part covers the usual wills and trusts, 
while his business practice involves the commer- 
cial challenges of mergers and acquisitions, con- 
tracts, etc. Tonv took a cruise in the Balric Sea, 
visiting Copenhagen. Stockholm, St. Petersburg, 
and Oslo, among other*. Tony expects to join us 
lor the fishing and golf prior to the Reunion. 

Jon Porter pr i> tun law in( lenrsrn. N Y. and 
he is eagerly looking forward to thr Reunion gull 
Ion was rhe captain of our golf team and has con- 
tinued to keep hi* game up He told me about a 
recent Kiwanis outing where the golf 1* more like 
an ambulatory cocktail party Aftet the obligatory 
nine holes, the participants retired ro rhe bar tor 
a lew more |on was rhen persuaded out for an- 
other nine, whereupon he shot a one under We 
are not recommending this course of conduct for 
the Reunion golf, bur it might |olt my dci lining 
game back on course (pun intended). 

Jon has thnM children: James, a striving arrisr 
in Paris, where his wife is an actrc**. playwright, 
and director; loshua. pursuing a degree in envi- 
ronmental education at the Audubon Expedition 
ln*ritute at Lesley College in Cambridge, Ma** . 
and I 'aroline Hotfle, raising Jon'* sole grandchild. 
Charlotte, in Atlanta. 

John I mtoot 1 1 in. 'tlu r «t irtcr lor the Reunion 
golf |ohn Linfnot and Jon Porter Kith live in 
Cieneseo, N V , and they *ce each other on a regu- 
lar basis. Thc\ play golf together, and rhey Kith 
*crv« .1* trustee* ol tin State t nix cr*itv ot New 
York (SUNY) Gcnesco Foundation. John has 
merged his insurance business into the Bank of 
i last lie, .1 wholly owned suKidiarv of Tompkins Fi- 
nancial. He is on thr Kurd of the Bank ot I istilc- 
and also serve* as a village judge ot Geneseo. 

Jon first met John during their prep orienta- 
tion at the K-ginning ot lower year. Their father* 
recognized each other because they had gone to 
tilth grade together in a one -room echooflwuM 
in South Lima, N.Y. 

John ' H m\ Mayer 1* also a starter lor the Re- 
union goll. Tony retired in 2001 from I P. Morgan, 
where last he ran a private equity for the firm. 
Prii >r, he had served as CFO and headed up in- 
vestment banking. Tonv also retired, in Septem- 
ber 2006, as chairman of the Kautfman 
Foundation in Kansas City, Mo., hut continued 
on thr Kiard until September 2007. He accom- 
plllhed much at this nonprofit, but I will leave 
that *tory to K.- told in our Reunion yearbook. 
Tony now occupies himself investing in early- 
stage venture capital projects. 

Pas id Kleinherg-Lcvin wrm *. "I COUghl tor 
four years in the humanities department at MIT 
near the beginning of my professional career, 
then loincd the philosophy department at North- 
western University. I retired two years ago from 
the departments of philosophy and German at 
Northwestern after J J years of teaching there, 
and I returned to live in New Y<irk City. Since my 
retirement. I finished another hook. Before the 
Voice of Reavm; taught a graduate seminar for thr 
Stony Brook University philosophy department, 
Aesthetics in Early German Romanticism; of- 
fered seminars on Jewish philosophers at the 
nearby Jewish Community Center; contributed 
volunteer time to politically progressive causes; 
traveled in Europe; and enjoyed the cultural life 
of the city, especially its music and art. My last 
two hoolcs are The Philoiopher's Gaze, reprinted in 
2003 as a paperback book by Duquesne Univer- 
sity Press, and Gestures of Ethical Life, published in 
2005 by Stanford University Press. My next 
scholarly project involves tackling certain ques- 
tions of language in the context of the German 


philosophy and German poetry of the 19th and 
20th centuries. My deepest concern at present, 
interweaving my personal love for the wilderness 
and my political concern for the future, is the en- 
vironment. We have a responsibility to future 
generations. We must save a dying nature!" 


Nathalie Taft Andrews 
2407 Ransdell Ave. 
Louisville KY 40204 

ABBOT Just a few tidbits to tell. Tina Savell 
Treadwell writes that she is well and working as 
a speech language pathologist in a special-needs 
preschool. She is looking forward to our 50th Re- 
union in June 2009. 

Good news from Holly Robertson Taylor: 
after several years of widowhood, she got remar- 
ried in May 2007 to James Kenneth Mitchell, a 
university distinguished professor emeritus at Vir- 
ginia Tech in civil engineering. Congratulations 
to the new Mrs. Mitchell! 

Elsie "Ellie" Taylor Cummings posted this 
note on the PA '59 Web site: "I find myself writ- 
ing some, which makes me enormously proud. I 
had never dreamed of such in my Abbot years. 
My oldest grandchild, Declan Brace Cummings, 
is a PA upper living in Bishop Hall. He will grad- 
uate trom Andover the very spring of our 50th 
Abbot Reunion." 

Well, that's it for this issue. Hope to hear from 
you soon! 


David Othmer 
4220 Spruce St. 
Philadelphia PA 19104 

PHILLIPS OK, so summer's done, the grapes 
are in (and, by the time you read this, fermented, 
racked, and aging nicely — kind of like we are, 
come to think of it), my computer crashed (and 
with il :ill the notes I'd been carefully conserving 
for these pages), Non Sibi Day is done, and so 
there's nothing left to do but start thinking about 
la gran fiesta, a mere 534 days trom the winter sol- 
stice, when we'll all gather at Andover to cele- 
brate, yes, our 50th. 

As you've heard from Bill Bell, it's time to get 
your thoughts for the Reunion yearbook down on 
paper. The deadline for that is a lot closer than 
you think — it's got to be in the mail about a year 
from when you read these notes in the Bulletin, 
so start crafting your thoughts. Whether they in- 

form your piece or not, I'd love to have the top 
three to five "must do" items on all our life's to- 
do lists — it'll make for great reading! 

Non Sibi Day on Sept. 1 5 in Philadelphia — 
trail maintenance at the Tyler Arboretum — was a 
success. I'd love to hear stones trom other '59ers, 
and thoughts on what NSD should be. I think the 
idea is great, and the approach that was taken for 
year one was not only good, but really the only 
one that could have been taken. But I left the Ar- 
boretum thinking something was missing — we 
didn't spend one, two, three, or four years at An- 
dover to pull out weeds for four hours, no matter 
how good the company nor how grateful the Ar- 
boretum was for work that needed to be done. I'd 
like to think that the concept of NSD could have 
a transforming effect on Andover, on us, and on 
our communities, and that the idea now deserves 
some really big thinking. In that regard, Lee 
Webb suggested re NSD: "Why doesn't part of 
our class gift go to endow a staff person to run this 
on an annual basis?" 

Which, of course, leads me to what we can do 
as a class for our 50th. Meaningful is the key, and 
there are a couple of thoughts and actions under 
way. In June, Art Rogers organized a lunch in 
New York at which Andover Dean of Studies 
John Rogers (no relation) spoke about PA's efforts 
at both becoming more green and, more impor- 
tantly, making the student body as a whole more 
environmentally conscious. In true Andover 
fashion, the efforts are not simply to keep the 
heat down and turn off lights when leaving the 
room, but to get a dialogue going on what makes 
for good public policy and implementing action 
in the context of the school. 

Garrett Kirk, who was at the lunch, has been 
working with Dean Rogers to see if there are some 
initiatives that we could endorse, and help sup- 
port, as a class. More on that later in the year, but 
the sneak preview is that there may be ways we 
can help develop an interdisciplinary, curricular 
look at sustamability, anchored in the science de- 
partment, but extending throughout the curricu- 
lum. It is, of course, timely, but it's also an 
exciting way to look at one of the most important 
issues facing our world. 

Other thoughts are needed on the broader sub- 
ject of how we can do more for PA by focusing 
our support on something meaningful to us. Call 
Artie, call me, call Garrett — let us know what 
other ideas are lurking. 

Meanwhile, over at the Harvard Business 
School, Professor Steve Bradley is coauthonng a 
book on how advertising and advertisers are re- 
acting to the changes in how we are entertained, 
get our news, or watch sports, and especially how 
the Internet is being used. Since the purpose of 
advertising is to convince you to buy something, 
Steve argues, advertisers are increasingly using 
and experimenting with the Internet because they 
can reduce the time and effort between seeing an 
ad and buying a product. If you see an ad on TV 
or radio, or in print, you have to go to a store, pick 
up the phone, or go on the Internet to make a pur- 
chase. If you see an ad on the Internet, you're just 
a click away from making that purchase. And 
that's just the beginning. You and I use the Inter- 
net far differently than our kids do — and that 

leads to another whole set of experiments. For 
more, go to See 
how easy that is? I hope you buy his book! 

Finally, the Smoyer family very generously 
funded the repair and rebuilding of a soccer field 
at Andover over the past year, and Dave Smoyer, 
his family, and a bunch of classmates were on 
hand on Sept. 22 to inaugurate the field. Dave's 
dad, 95, spoke eloquently, just prior to the boys' 
team tying Loomis, and the girls' team ending 
Loomis's 51 -game win streak! 

Tom Kukk and Dan Moger (Tom coming 
from Akron, Ohio, and Dan from Connecticut) 
were there, as were many of Dave's brother Bill's 
Class of '63. In all, there were 13 Smoyers on the 
field — a soccer team-plus right there — including 
Dave's sister, who came from Alaska, and all three 
of Dave's kids, also from all over the country. 

Finally, finally, with all the hullabaloo in the 
world, including Mr. Chavez in Venezuela, I 
hope you've all kept up on the phenomenon of 
El Sistema, the classical music program in 
Venezuela that has made a quarter of a million 
kids, mostly from poor and slum areas of the 
country, into musicians, sometimes musical 
giants such as Gustavo Dudamel, 26, the newly 
appointed head of the L.A. Philharmonic. It's a 
30-year-old program that takes kids in hundreds 
of centers across the country and teaches 
them music — classical music. It's not just the 
music, of course, but the discipline and the 
exposure to something larger than their daily 
lives that makes the program such a phenome- 
non. And who would have thought it all started 
in the barrios of Caracas! For a good history, 
go to 
See how easy that was? 


Lynne Furneaux Clark 
P.O. Box 1087 

Manchester Center VT 05255-1087 


ABBOT As I start this compilation of commu- 
nications, the Green Mountains are turning 
crimson and gold, portending those annual leaf- 
peeper weekends when the entire population of 
New York is touring our back roads, and each one 
is driving two vehicles. This summer was high- 
lighted by several very relaxing weeks at our lake- 
side cottage in Canada with treasured visits from 
friends and family. I continue to sell, design, and 
teach at Black Sheep Yarns in Dorset, Vt. 

We have several contributions via e-mail for 
this issue, but I would love to have more class- 
mates get in touch as we approach our 50th an- 
niversary; the USPS provides a convenient 
option for those without e-mail. 

Lindsay Knowlton took a wonderful birding 
trip to Scotland this past spring and early sum- 
mer — one week in the Highlands and a one-week 
cruise through the Shetlands, Orkneys, and Inner 

and v Nui i M. • ri«le» The high point wa* seeing 

.1. Her 

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III Joyce love* having 
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M.I He. .m Ale. 
I.... goo, back to a 
the Sloan School 
them .m thtt com 
prrneur in re»id* 
(. apitol in San Mai 
quentlv. since she •» a tru.tcc .it her alma inntcr. 
the vi i • . . . School in I r. . ■ t.l Mm Robin || 
bu»y with three small children Mid working run- 
time ■ R physical trwruptot " J.iycc stay* K»V with 
taking course*, playing bridge, visiting varum* 
children. u>>ltinu. and MHta| an KM. student. 

I ally Williams .hecks in to say that .he an.l 
husKind Frank were leaving thin fall for two 
weeks in Ri>tnc. "a place we have never been to 
together, and we look forward to wall. mint; in 
City BN an.l antiquity" She cn|i>ved visit* from 
children anil gran.khil.lrcn this Mimmer IXuiuh- 
tcr I'p.i expected her second child, a hoy. in 
mkl-Septcmher. dlly said. "I Mill spend m.nt of 
my time making pottery and recently had an 
open home in my studio with several other 
art nt* — tun an.l profitable." 

Fr»>m Cvndv Bade* "CHi Sept. 2 1 I will be cel- 
ebrating my 1 5th year a* executive director ol 
CASA |Court Appointed Special Advocate* for 
Children] ol the Tennessee Heartland. There ua 
large celebration luncheon planned to recognize 
this date. I am the only director in the RBtt of 
Tennessee to have ever served that long. We are 
continuing to provide volunteer advocates to 
nearly W abused children each year in tour Ten- 
nessee counties. Our counties arc diverse and 
range from one with a 40 percent adult literacy- 
rate to another wirh the city of Oak Ridge, which 
has one of the highest per capita rates of PhPs in 

Terry Hsdcman fM together with Lcxa 
Crane Sot s pal.linj; Siva, an.l Sue Lothrop 
Kostcr in August for a delightful mini-reunion 
luncheon on Martha's Vineyard. Sue Lothrop re- 
ports, "It was a real treat to catch up on their lives 
over all these years! Terry's chemotherapy goes 
well, with a break expected in November and the 
opportunity to visit a friend in England for 10 
days or two weeks." 

Gillian "lill" Kohler is planning to visit nearby 
us in Vermont this fall with her sister Tome and 
her daughter Chris. Your class secretary hi>pes to 
get together with them. 

Hannah Jopling is happv to announce that she 
successfully defended her divsertation for a PhP 
degree in anthropology at City University of New 
York. She is an adjunct professor at Fordham 
University in New York, where she teaches 

/'/i'ijsi' r /.«»'/ 
itlir tt.-A titt at 

course* in anthropokigy' She split* her time be- 
tween living in N Y'.G and Washington. PC 

Hretnla Walker *iw,.r.l* i,|yi*c* 1I111 I 
Willy an.l hi* wile. Vanessa, are expecting a baby 
in lYccmhct in India, where rhey are living This 
will be her tirst grandchild very exciting *">th- 
crwi*4\ lite i» good and *he 1* apprec lating what 1* 
tnily important more and more 

Susan Lothrop Ko*tet reports tn>m the Ra 
haina* that *hc al*o had a very special time at the 
lunch on the Vineyard mentioned above. She 
hadn't *een either Sue or Terry, nor heard from 
or about them, since Abbot What *he realised 1* 
that most ol u* have not changed a whole lot 
(other than physical change*') from what we 
were. She report* that Mr*. Crane'* memorial 
service, a ct tuple of week* later, wa* sincere, up- 
beat, and a celebration of her life. I ler own life U 
wonderful: full of love, family and friend.*, and 
good health! She and Rolf — her "special Swiss 
friend." lor lack of a better description — will 
camp around Tasmania for a month. 

It wa* S| years ago that a group of young 
women only I 3 years of age (plus or minus) was 
dropped off at AA, skeptical and apprehensive of 
the lour year* ahead We rapidly discovered the 
meaning of in loco parentis, which sometime* 
made AA look more like a convent than a 
school. I recall my parent* arriving for a weekend 
visit only to find that I wa* restricted to the 
ground* for *omc perceived infraction Mania 
S.ihba Ncwcomb and I c\a I rane will be the 
Abbot co-chairs for our 50th Reunion in 2010. 
Lcxa leel* that gives u* at least a year to prepare 
"a pizttixz of a party." We're hoping to make it a 
very personal and affirming affair lor all. You can 
help us with your suggestion* and rapid replies to 
our correspon.lence. Lcxa believes that those who 
want to participate will: he it through offering to 
chair a committee, being a volunteer, providing a 
monetary contribution, or sharing experiences 
with former cla**matc* and friend*. We would 
love some interesting anecdotes. Feel no pressure; 
just enjoy what is offered to make your personal 
contribution. Thank you. 


Alan L. Fox 
4220 Cedar Ave. 
Long Beach CA 90807 

PHILLIPS Planning and preparation are al- 
ready well under way. albeit by a small group at 
this point, for the 50th anniversary of our gradu- 
arion from the school. Volunteer, join, partici- 
pate. Our 50th Reunion in June 2010 will be the 
Big One. Hard to believe — and perhaps hard to 
remember some of what we'll be celebrating. 

Hcnrv Tom" Mudd died July 13. 2007. in 
Woodside, Calif., from pulmonary fibrosis and 
complications from a lung transplant. A longtime 
resident of Woodside. Tom was bom and raised in 

Law Angeles and gra.hi.irrd tri>m Suntord in 1964 
A member of a well-known ( aliforma family «tic- 
cessfully involved in mining, industry, acidemia, 
and philanthropy. Tom became an engineer, 
earned a master'* .legrer and PhP from Stanford, 
and assumed a pint at the Stanford Rrscarth Insti- 
tute in the early 1980b, while .k-veloping a Kick- 
yard vineyard. His growing love lor wine making 
led to hi* eventual loun.ling of Cinnabar Vine- 
yard* and Winery in the Santa Cm: Mountains 
He wa* it* lull-time owner and part time wine- 
uiakef at the time of his death Tom's twin 
brother, |ohn. who died several years ago, went to 
Exetct, and Tom and John proceeded to Stanford 
together in 1°60. Tom had many interests (stars, 
llv-ti*hing, string theory) and was involved in 
many cause* in Northern Ohtornia and the 
world, including the Woodside *chool Kurd and 
environmental conserv ation The outpouring of 
gnel and written remembrance* and commenda- 
tion* at the time ol his death reflected his com- 
munity contribution* and human warmth. 

Jeremy Sou W'ihkI remain* productive, fe- 
cund, prolific, and frequent in his communica- 
tions, passing on tidbits, quotes, Km mOO, 
classmate information, school happening*, and 
occasional thoughts about mankind and imper- 
ii). nun. c M.'si re. ently, he has distributed news 
about .1 carjacking and mugging experienced by 
Pick Bourne in |utu 2006, as well as shared IMI 
ralgia about icons, experiences, and "the simpler 
lite" ol the '50s. Jeremy has also noted the passing 
Hi French teacher and longtime, all-purpose PA 
mentor, teacher, and coach Stephen Whitney, 
who died in July at age 95 in Lee, N.H. Jeremy 
report* must recently that he ha* "no class news 
tn report (astounding but true). Have neither 
seen nor visited with the usual local suspects." As 
wirh Thorn Chirurg imong many others, Jeremy- 
has a continuing and intense passion lor the Ad- 
dison Gallery. Jeremy urged John King an, I other 
classmates to view a "must -sec" exhibition of a 
PA student but nongraduate (citing /inis <mgme 
pentlet), Joseph Cornell, at San Francisco'* 
MoM A from October to January. 

Larry Gilli* write* that he has been promoted 
to professor in his fifth year of teaching online 
legal studies course*, at Kaplan University, a posi- 
tion he describes as "a great pan-time retirement 
job, which I can teach with my laptop from either 
the tomato patch here in New Hampshire or from 
poolside in Florida, depending on the season." 
Larry reports that in the fall he will be joining 
PA's Alumni Owned, on which body the sch.xil 
can reportedly "make major use of some of the 
strength* of distance education technology (asyn- 
chronicity, total quality assurance, cumulative 
course-building, that sort of thing) " 

Charlc* Bradford has been consumed over the 
past several months with having inherited a 300- 
year-old family farm "in some disrepair" in Mar*h- 
field, Mass.. and having to leam where the 
problems were and then trying to correct some of 
them. Over the past several years Charlie has 
Ken |. lined by Laird Smith, Nick Panforth. and 
Jeremy Wood, among others, in visiting Marsh- 
field in the summer and initiating some of the 
necessary reconstruction. Charlie has recently 
volunteered time to development work at the 


Getting School in Lexington, Mass. (which was 
cofounded hy his grandfather many years ago), 
spent time with Hahitat for Humanity learning 
skills to he applied in Marshfield, and overseen a 
50-year reunion for his ninth-grade class at Shady 
Hill School in Camhridge, Mass. 

John Cahners practices law in Northern Cal- 
ifornia, in the Palo Alto-Stanford area, and 
claims that his activities are "not all that inter- 
esting," despite having an 1 1 -year-old child at his 
(implied) advanced age. Dale Forster reports that 
our class's Portland, Ore., contingent includes Ed 
Clark, Rick Seifert, Dick Ellegood, and himself, 
with Ed and Dale fly-fishing together on the De- 
schutes River in central Oregon whenever they 
can, Ed focusing on solving "the uninsured health 
care morass" with a former governor of Oregon, 
and Dale "plugging away at my philatelic busi- 
ness." Dale supports two daughters in school and 
inquires whether any classmates have younger 
k ids than a high school senior — to which a partial 
answer appears earlier in this paragraph. 

Jane and Thorny Robison direct us to their 
new Web site,, and to 
their beautiful Casa Colonial bed and breakfast 
in Oaxaca, Mexico. Thorny writes, "You won't 
believe how beautiful the garden is, not to men- 
tion the new dining room. If you or people you 
know are still concerned whether Oaxaca is now 
safe and enjoyable, please see the 'Oaxaca 2007' 
page on our Web site. Oaxaca is beautiful, calm, 
peaceful, and completely enjoyable in every way. 
We hope you will come and see us soon again!" 
University of Connecticut professor Allen Ward 
similarly directs our attention, albeit through Je- 
remy Wood, to Anthony Mann's movie The Fall 
of the Roman Empire, about which Allen is writing 
a hook chapter that looks at the Roman Empire's 
value as history, both ancient and modem. The 
potential parallels with current events are obvi- 
ous, but viewed in different perspectives. 

Noel Carota has passed on a variety of obser- 
vations, clippings, baseball statistics, thoughts 
about Milton Academy, and memories, along 
with reminiscences of his times with housemas- 
ters Floyd Humphries and Ralph H.R.L. 
Symonds, and friends and housemates Howard 
Hile, John Nields, Tom Passin, and Tony 
Rogers. No one can claim our class was colorless. 

Rick Helbig continues to practice and enjoy 
orthopedic surgery in Manhattan "after all these 
years" and especially enjoys working with medical 
students and residents. As Rick says, probably un- 
intentionally but realistically speaking for all of 
us, "Well, life has indeed been a journey, some- 
times bittersweet." 

Jennifer Barton Jones, the widow of Joseph 
Barton, has sent a reminder about the Joseph 
Barton Memorial Fund, which is a nonprofit or- 
ganization devoted to the educational needs of 
Colombian children. 

News of the class is necessarily shortened and 
all too often superficial in its coverage in these 
pages. Gear up for our 50th, plan on it now, and 
recognize the coming opportunities for consider- 
ably greater in-depth conversations and the in- 
evitable personal understandings that emerge 
with comparisons of life experiences after those 
so-long-ago teenage years together. 


Carolyn "Cally" Butler Dow 
50 Gray Street 
Portland ME 04102 

ABBOT Hell o, everybody! I am back in Port- 
land, Maine, after spending a year in Seattle as the 
"grandnanny" for my two grandchildren, ages 2 
and 4. An amazing year, not without some pro- 
found adjustments! But definitely a once-in-a- 
litetime experience. A quote from Alan Alda 
(alias Hawkeye) says it all: "You have to leave the 
city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of 
your intuition. What you'll discover will be won- 
derful. What you'll discover is yourself." And now 
I'm working on a memoir! Jane Paffard Nichols 
writes, "I'm going to do what you did last year next 
year, i.e., am going to Seattle from March to July 
to be a nanny/cook/chauffeur for [daughter] Lila's 
3-year-old and newborn while Lila and her hus- 
band finish their respective residencies. [Daugh- 
ter] Ana has gone back to work as a clinical social 
worker and is working on the child protection 
team at Seattle Children's Hospital. So I now 
have two daughters working there! I shall be sub- 
letting my apartment from March thru June (or 
July), so if anyone wants a little N.Y.C. pad one 
block from Central Park for awhile, let me know! 
I'm going to Las Vegas for 10 days this fall to work 
with three clowns from Cirque du Soleil on their 
new show! I'm scared and thrilled and amazed." 

Sybil Smith writes, "I can start with the fact 
that, praise be, I seem to be fine. [Husband] Don 
had prostate cancer surgery in June, from which 
he is healing well, and they assure us that it is 
gone — a blessing. We both still work full-time, I 
at Brandeis University as executive director of 
Graduate Professional Studies (part-time degrees) 
and he with IT at BJ's warehouse. This past sum- 
mer presented wonderful adventures: in July, our 
daughter Jennifer '89 was ordained into the 
Methodist Church in the U.K., so she has shifted 
her focus from university teaching to pastoring 
three parishes in the Midlands. And in August, 
i mi si in Andrew got married to Alison Pilgrim in 
Santa Barbara, Calif., where her mom lives. An- 
drew and Alison live and work in Manhattan. We 
are delighted with both developments. Otherwise, 
life proceeds. I am busy this year as the moderator 
of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church 
of Christ. Congregationalists do keep each other 
pretty well occupied. I send all best to everyone, 
and a welcome to anyone from 'away' who needs 
a bed near Boston (in Wellesley)." 

And Marlene Cohen Bourke writes, "After 20 
years in the government working as an analyst for 
the FDA, I am retiring at the end of this year. I am 
counting the days! Will definitely stay here in the 
Washington, D.C., area, with so much to do and 
participate in. Will continue traveling and will 
now be free to take daytime courses through Johns 
Hopkins and the Smithsonian. The next 12 
months are already filled with planned trips to 
Australia and New Zealand, Japan, and the Greek 

Isles. Both sons are married — one living in Massa- 
chusetts and the other here in Mary land — and I 
have five grandchildren, ages 8-3. Since I will be 
retiring, my e-mail address will change to my home 
address for all future contact." 

The former Karyl Lynn Kopelman writes, "I 
legally changed my name to Karyl Charna Lynn 
in 2003. My sixth book on opera, Italian Opera 
Houses and Festivals, was published in November 
2005 and was presented at the Italian Cultural 
Institute, part of the Italian Embassy in Washing- 
ton, D.C. I'm one of the main feature writers for 
the British opera magazine Opera Now, based in 
London. It is considered the most influential Eng- 
lish language opera magazine in the world. I 
spend most of my life traveling and reviewing 
opera, mainly in the U.S. and Italy, although I've 
also reviewed in Israel, Denmark, and Switzer- 
land. I speak Italian, German, and French. I re- 
view most world premieres, interview their 
composers, and write features about the inaugura- 
tions of new opera houses and performing arts 
centers around the world. I've interviewed 
Placido Domingo three times, writing the cover 
feature on him for the March/April 2007 Opera 
Now, and know most people in the opera world. 
I did manage to take six days in February for a trip, 
to Tahiti, and I spend summers on the ocean in 
Magnolia (Gloucester), Mass., having inherited 
my parents' oceanfront 'cottage,' but spend much 
of summer traveling as well — to opera festivals in 
Upstate New York and New England. I'd be inter- 
ested in hearing from any opera-lovers." 

Our condolences to Ann Fahnestock Cody, 
who lost her husband recently. She says, "The 
shock of very suddenly losing a spouse, and so 
soon after retiring, is slowly subsiding at the won- 
derfully supportive community of The Villages, 
Fla. (Check it out!) I currently intend to put our 
next Reunion on the agenda." 

And, speaking of the Reunion, it's not too 
soon to be thinking about it. The BIG 5-0! Just to 
remind you, we have an incredible class of bright, 
strong, spirited women. And after 50 years, imag- 
ine the journeys we've taken. 


Paul Kalkstein 

42 Doubling Point Road 

Arrowsic ME 04530 


PHILLIPS Last June wife Marnie and 1 at- 
tended our son Bart's 15th Princeton reunion as 
caregivers. Not to say we couldn't sneak out and 
boogie at night — anyway, I was basking in the sun 
and casually checking my e-mail on a PDA when 
into my e-mail box popped this message from 
Wells Walker: 

"It's me — I'm alive. Whew, the Andover 
alumni office had me going there when they no- 
tified me that I had died. But then I checked with 
some people who know me pretty well, and they 


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A remarkable recovery by Well*, who credit* 

thoughtful to 4 inult* fa »»•» health and i»v Thi» 

can intlrcd he .1 nmr fa reaping 1 lie harvest ol 
• nil lanilllcv though I know nut .ill classmate* 

h is , h 1 1 mi (> .;.»-! fatune .»» Well* and I have 
Well* Um - hi. . pmkhildrenj I have Ave. Who 

Mary and Tom F.v»lin hftVC moved Kick to 
Vermont, following the «.ilc ol hi* Internet plume 
vcntiiic. ITXC Corp.. in 2004 Tom askls, "We 
h.ive become active in .1 number ol thing* here. 
Mmt recently Kith Mary and I spent im«t of our 

time getting the legislature to pas* .in e-M.itc hill 
with the ■ ■ il ot making Vermont the tint Mate 
with 100 percent border to K.rdcr br,»adK.nd 
coverage — K>th in building* UU while roaming 
untcthcrcd— by 2010." ChxxI luck. We Mill have 
dial-up here in Maine, no DSL. no cable. Rut 

sometime* that'* a blessing. Tom spent some ot 
the summer tailing on Lake Ch.1mpl.11n in an 
Alcnon 2& Tough to beat that. 

A computer cnish wiped out my notes aK»ut 
the memorial service tor Dickie Thiras in early 
June It MP a tine service for a wonJcrtuI woman. 
I remember seeing a number ot classmates there 
and speaking with Kim Atkinson, who would 
have been in the Far East, hut wasn't; and with 
Allen Adriancc. who had |ust finished his 1 1th 
(1) schixil hex! position. What a trail of broken 
hearts. Mamie and I also spoke to Dave Kirk ansl 
Dave Murphy ittcr the service. 

Time for a sound break. Remember the Royal 
Blue' Do you remember the words? Check it 
out and have I listen at 
upl<\HWroyal_hliiess4.mpV Re careful as you type. 
When I senr this clip to the hstserv I received al- 
most universal had reviews. Rut Fred Gas* said. 
"As a former trombone player (along with my 
main man KAV.W. Harris). I say YES! Mr. Cl.ft 
was the best band director a hoy could want, and 

stepping out on game day. with John Butler net- 
ting the rhy thm. Tom Phelps puffing Kiss, trom- 
K>nes swaying smartly up front. ..well. I get a 
little choked up just thinking »K mr it." 

On Sept. 1 5. I was delighted to nin info David 
Vcrrill .it Andovcr's Son Sihi Day pmject at the 
Wayside Soup Kitchen in Portland, Maine. Dave 
has been working on the development of an am- 
phibious seaplane that features a marine catama- 
ran and folding wings. He's also shepherding 
along Portland's new public market. 

Mike Manheim wrote in to say. "After reading 
aKxit classmate* retiring, not retinng. etc.. I de- 
cided to write to *av that I considered retiring 
after about 38 year* of law practice in the JAG 
Corps and then Syracuse. N.Y.. but then I was of- 

lered .1 position a* an administratis e law iiidgc 
with a new Icdt-ral H> v. the oltice ol Medicare 
Hearings Hid Appeal* We ad|udicatc Medicare 
shspute*. such as when Medicare refuses to pay 
provider* tor vnne reason The office is located 
in Miami, and I live in a retirement community, 
vi I can prcteiul that I am tetircd I have not run 
into any Andover people recently I slul go to an 
Andover get together in Palm Reach aKiul .1 year 
ago. hut I did not *ee anyone I recognized S'rrv 

I have not m.ule it to any reunion. Now that I am 
so .may. it is unlikely that I will make it I did 
stop at the campus aKuit 25 years ago." 

A couple ol comments, it I may. First, the con- 
cept ol "pretend retirement" i* so cihiI I could 
s» n un Why didn't I think of that .' Those of us 
who are thinking aKmt retirement or ah Hit taking 

II should check into the class retirement forum, 
led by C'y Hornsby Goto out s lass page, located 
at and click on "Discussion 
Fonim" .it the Kittom You'll have to register, as 
wt are keeping riffraff out. It you'd like to start a 
ilass discussion on anothet subject, please- feel 
free. Second comment, aK>ut reunions: Our 50th 
i» going to he something special. That doesn't 
mean a lot ot hoopla, hut a great time to reflect 
on our live* and a chance to see how everyone has 
mellowed. Well, almost everyone. Why not plan 
on a return to Andover for the 50th.' 

Since there is a lag of several month* between 
my submission and the publication ot these 
clav. notes (unless you arc on the hstcrv: they really aren't 
"news." How akmt some "oldsT E-mail me a 
memory from our tune at PA. along the lines of 
Fred Gavs's comment aKwc. Keep it short, please. 


Kathrin Krakauer 
405A Ridgc-field Circle- 
Clinton MA 01510 
97K- 168-3148 

ABBOT On Aug. 25. 2007. the Crane family 
held a very moving mcmonal service in thanks- 
giving for our former principal. Mrs. Mary Crane. 
It was held at St. Man'* Church in Barnstable, 
Mass., her family church for generations and the 
church in which she had been married. Her large 
family, including grandchildren and great-grand- 
children; friends and neighKirs; and former stu- 
dents, including me. Mcriby Sweet, and Carolyn 
Dow. were there to honor her as a mother, an oma 
(grandmother), a Greek scholar, a headmistress, 
and a teacher to all. From all of us. I extend our 
deepest sympathies to Alexandra "Lcxa" '60, 
Bethiah "Beth." Lucy '66. and Juliana "Julie" '68. 
and their families for their loss, but thank them 
for sharing their mother with us. 

Carolyn Dow has been retired from IBM tor 
five years. She volunteers at the Frank Lloyd 
Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, 111. If any- 
one is planning a visit there, she can arrange to 

(tad a tour, especially il if 1* on a Friday She also 
studies tai chi and is getting better at K-ing a na- 
lute photographer She hopes someday to publish 
some ol her work. 

Speaking <•( publishing and our lives at AbKit. 
lathy Wilkcrson s\n>t< that she h is tmi-h< I Ml 
Kmk. It is due to come out in fall 2007 and 1* 
callcsl Fhmg C 'lose to the Sun. She is dung a Kmk 
timr. so look lor the K>ok and her appearance at 
a local Kmkstorc She indicates that the Kmk is 
"a bit controversial." Cathy also writes that her 
daughter, who is 10 years old now, works for a 
nonprofit organization in Harlem 

Pat Schumacher resent l\ sunt acted OK Acad- 
emy to notify them aKmt the recent slcath of her 
sister, Natalie Ware Rvherd '61. Please sec the In 
Mcmoriam section lor the obituary Pat wrote 

Please send in updates on your lives. 


Vis Ohninskv 

21453 Shainsky Road 

Sonoma CA 95476-8412 


707-925-7110 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS It is Mr.ingc Kxiking up it the 
Roston Red Sox in SeptemK-r, hoping that my 
beloved Yankee* end the season honorably, and 
knsiwing you will not read this until next year. I 
guess 11 h 1,. hav< delays in tins era n in- 
stantaneous everything. 

Thanks to the messages from our classmates 
who could not attend our wonderful Reunion. 
The must acceptable was trum Bill Chickering. 
who is now living and working in Peking. The 
city name I used is deliberate, since you all know 
that I may h- the most change-resistant member 
of our class. This automatically goes with my sta- 
tus as a curmudgeon. Chick is working in the 
emergency room at the United Family Hi»pital, 
the main hospital tor expatriates. He and his wife. 
Benedictc. have two young children, ages 2 and 
4, who arc- bilingual in English and French. Bill 
speaks for most of us when he says, "I cannot 
speak for the various stages of life before this, but 
at this late stage. I find contact with any exact 
contemporary enjoyable ( 100 times more so with 
an Andover classmate). So. yes. please get in 
touch with me at my work, if you're in town." 

Bill Mann also had a good excuse for not mak- 
ing the Reunion. Similar to my reason for not 
showing up at the 40th, Rill is having his prostate 
removed due to cancer; it was so interesting that 
Emory University Medical School accepted it as a 
present. Bill had wanted to give it as a present to 
his wife of 41 years. Sis. hut took the wntc-off in- 
stead. The Manns have three children (two of 
whom. Li: and Bill III. arc members of the PA 
Class of '88) and they will have seven grandchil- 
dren if all goes well for Liz in November. They 
have lived in the Raleigh, N.C.. area since their 
undergraduate days at Chapel Hill. Bill has prac- 



Soccer field 

Loyal PA '63 members were on 
hand in September to help celebrate 
the dedication of the new Smoyer 
Family Field, given in memory of 
classmate Bill Smoyer by his family. 
Attendees included, from left, in 
front, Jack Morrison, Mike Garvan, 
Nancy Smoyer (Bill's sister), Barry 
Seaman, and Fred Palmer; in back, 
Henry Hooker, John Kane, and 
Tad Campion. 

ticed law and is also general counsel to a large, 
multi-family corporation; his avocation is more 
theologically oriented in that he has personally 
started two churches and has worked as legal ad- 
viser to a dozen more. As with most of you who 
have not been subjected to the financial impact of 
a midlife divorce, Bill and Sis are planning to retire 
and have purchased a house in Pinehurst, N.C. 

1 am not sure why my columnist friend Chris 
Nelson did not show up for our 45th show, but he 
and Bob Lux and their wives got together this sum- 
mer in Maryland or Virginia (I forget which state). 

Jim Bamford's nephew co-owns the North 
Shore Spirit minor league baseball team in Lynn, 
Mass. This summer they staged a reprise of a won- 
derful evening we had at the Andover Inn in 
June. Barbara and Jim Bamford, Noel and Jack 
Fabiano, Ace Lake, and Diane and Dennis 
Mulcahy all got together for an evening of base- 
ball. Everyone reported that it was a great occa- 
sion; Fabs wrote, "It was like baseball used to be 
and should be still — great fun and the best seats 
in the house cost eight bucks." Amen to that, 
brother; it is a fantastic idea for each of us to seek 
out local classmates, contact them, and arrange a 
get-together. If you want to find someone, go to and click on BlueLink, 
the online alumni directory, or call PA Alumni 
Records at 978-749-4287. 

I received a lovely article in the Lawrence 
Eagk-Tribune about Tom Israel. Izzy has given the 
school $5 million. Most of the gift will go toward 
expanding Commons and the Addison Gallery. 

The donation is hugely appreciated by the school 
and is among the 10 largest gifts it has ever re- 
ceived. Tommy has had a father, brother, and 
uncle in his collection of Andover alumni and 
was quoted in the paper that the knowledge he 
acquired at PA covered about 90 percent of what 
was taught in similar courses in college. Does this 
sound familiar, guys? 

I want to close with a word of farewell to our 
beloved friend Dickie Thiras. We all knew her, 
and she invariably perked us up at low points be- 
fore we had to visit G 2 or the Buff, or check how 
many cuts we had accumulated. The Friday after- 
noon of Reunion Weekend, 45 years after the day 
we graduated on June 8, there was a memorial 
service at Cochran Chapel. Probably 8-10 of our 
class were there, and we sat together in memory 
of Dickie and bid her farewell. I can see her talk- 
ing to past students in heaven, looking at them 
closely and whispering, "Don't tell anyone I told 
you this, but...." She and her sister, Nickie, al- 
ways accepted our invitation to the class dinner 
on Reunion Saturdays. "I shouldn't be telling you 
this, but" Dickie always whispered to me, "Your 
class was the best one I've ever seen here." See 
you soon, dear friend, and put in a good word for 
the Andover Class of 1962. 

Take good care of yourselves, and I hope 
2008 will be a good year for all of you and for 
our dear country. 


June 13-15, 2008 


Cynthia F. Kimball 
7 Thoreau Road 
Lexington MA 02420 

ABBOT Great plans are afoot for our 45th 
Reunion, and Bettina Walker is thrilled to 
report an unexpectedly large number of class- 
mates who are thinking of attending in June. 
Please return the 45th Reunion questionnaire as 
soon as possible, especially if you are planning to 
attend our Reunion June 13-15. For those who 
are unable to attend, your input and information 
is encouraged for inclusion in the AA Class 
of 1963 Reunion Book (with a deadline of 
March 1). Contact information once again is or 2509 N. Campbell Ave., 
*164, Tucson AZ 85719-3304. 

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, marked the occasion 
of PA's first Non Sibi Day, a worldwide effort to 
participate in projects that would help others. 
Adults joined students working to put the 
school's motto, translated as "not for self," into 
practice with a variety of activities such as help- 
ing with the harvest of a fruit farm, packing med- 

ical supplies to be sent to third-world countries, 
and holding nutritional workshops in West 
Africa. It was a wonderful rime of public service 
and one which, hopefully, will be repeated in up- 
coming years. 

I am saddened to report the recent (Aug. 13, 
2007) passing of Natalie Ware Ryherd, who had 
lived for many years in Iola, Kan. Nat graduated 
from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and 
then worked as a dress designer before changing 
careers to prepare tax returns for various firms. 
Our deepest sympathy is extended to her hus- 
band, sister, mother, son, daughter, and various 
other family members. Nat had generously agreed 
to meet with Bettina and others in February to 
help with the initial planning of the upcoming 
Reunion, as can be seen in the photo included in 
the spring 2007 Bulletin. Please see the In Memo- 
riam section for an obituary written by Nat's sis- 
ter, Pat Schumacher '62. 


John C. Kane Jr. 
Ropes & Gray LLP 
One International Place 
Boston MA 02110-2624 
617-951-7050 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, I was 
privileged to attend the dedication of the Smoyer 
Family Field at Andover. This field was made pos- 
sible by a special gift from Bill Smoyer's father, 
Stanley, in memory of Bill and in honor of David 
B. Smoyer '59. At a luncheon before the dedica- 
tion, Jack Morrison delivered touching and in- 
sightful remarks about Bill, Bill's life, his 
friendship to so many in our class, and his ulti- 
mate sacrifice for his country. Also attending the 
luncheon and dedication were Bill's roommate 
Fred Palmer (with his lovely wife, Pat), Barry 
Seaman, Henry Hooker, Mike Garvan, and Tad 
Campion. Sitting at the luncheon table with 
Class of 1963 members was Bill's sister Nancy, 
who has garnered the votes of at least the afore- 
mentioned for honorary class membership. 

Following the luncheon, the dedication itself 
took place on the field and was marked by com- 
ments from Bill Scott, former PA soccer coach and 
current faculty member. The field is magnificent 
and was inaugurated with a thrilling tie by the boys' 
soccer team and an upset win by the girls' team, 
both against Loomis-Chaffee; the latter game broke 
a long winning streak by the opponent. 

Bill Smoyer was a unique human being — 
widely respected, and blessed not only with great 
athletic and intellectual gifts but, more impor- 
tantly, with grace and a kind heart. As Jack Mor- 
rison noted in his remarks, learning of Bill's 
untimely death ranks with other watershed mem- 
ories for many of us. The Smoyer Family Field is 
highly fitting to Bill's memory as a scholar- 
athlete and human being. 


Arts tenter founded 

Stiiiumt rno-rn/vrs of the PA Class of '64 gathered m BourioTfltan, Maine, m August 
to mnvmrvr itissmwt. Brvc Mun <i?u/ i vifr»riiii' f/v o/vrunj; <>/ inc arts ivntcT that 
houses vrnic i»/ /us tm In frimt, from left, arc Don and fane ( innfvTg, Joe DiRagfi, 
Paul ( iidktfihcr. prank and Joanna Holland. Bryce's tvidW, Peggy Mutr. I hck Houv, 
( Caroline Maedunald, Jeff lluwlle. Tirrhy Macdtmald. and Steve Ixnxer In back arc 
Jne DiRago's fnend Muurt'cn, sister Man Ellen, and mother. Mary DiRaffi, Ttmy 
Sapwnza. Jim Tirrbert. Kcnnu- and Sharon Potter, and F.Uen I Imellc Missing tire />h<>- 
tof^aphers RitmLdl RiKlen. Jiuh Uouc. and Pam (.itdlatfurr. 

Some time ago I urged classmates BO write with 
reflections on Andover — so it existed in 010 time, 
as a continuing institution, ,inJ as it ought DO he. 
GOmajBOM with it* 111 I Wk H I Roger Ritvo rc- 
sponslcd. "I am not Mire I realized how wonderful 
iHir Arvdover classmate* wete hack then. There 
were clique*. lho*e whi> were cool, and others 
who were marginalized Paul MoncttcV BUtobi' 
ographv EWBOntrMJ a Man described an Andovcr 
that I knew nothing about. I imagine our perspec- 
tive* are like a mo*aic — each little piece con- 
tribute* to the whole — hut none of u* got the 
entire view at that time. The Bulletin often re- 
mind* me of the privilege we had. and, hopefully, 
each <->f lis w-,v* ahle to help other* in *omc way." 
Roger also updated his currcnr status: "At 

Auhurn University Montgomery (not Auhurn!) 
in Alabama I was named the 2007-2010 Univer- 
sity Distinguished Research Professor. More im- 
portantly, I am enioving being a professor with no 
administrative responsibilities after 30-plus year* 
in that mlc. Now I can teach in a classroom with- 
out worrying if the mot leaks!" 

Since Roger's was the only input received 
since the last class notes. I believe I have license 
to fill this column with personal musings. I can 
report having participated in PA's Sept. 1 5. 2007, 
first-ever global Non Sibi Day I spent several 
hours volunteenng with graduates from several 
classes ( 197 J. 1985, 1999. 2004. and 2006) at the 
Pine Street Inn in Boston; would love to hear 
from other* who participated in this unique and 
rewarding PA initiative. I will refrain from further 
personalizing the column in the expectation that 
others than Roger and I have insights to offer tor 

the next and future columns. Absent vour con 

trihutioRs. please stand warned: have computer, 
will pontificate. 



Molly M. Webster 
P.O. Box I 74 

Southern Pines NC 28388 
9 I 0-693-9942 


Peter \V. Schandorff 

The John Burroughs School 

755 S. Price Road 

St. Louis MO 63124 

314-993-4040 vm 272 

PHILLIPS There are comings and going* to 
report. And transitions, too. PV> I detect a trend' 
Peter Smith ha* returned from FVis and is liv- 
ing in Pompano Beach, Fla. He has become the 
senior vice president for academic strategies and 

ilevclopmcnt .it Kaplan Higher Education in Ft 
I t.liU Wckom< hoin< Ja< k ( tarnls 

too After many year* in Asia (hi* late*) .xklrrss 
there was Singapore), jack has returned lo join 
the Asia SodKf as executive director of lis 
Washington ( enter Welcome Kick Alvi, Tom 
Scligson writes that he has left his producing |ob 
at CBS to be at home with his family in Con- 
necticut, where he plans to return to his career as 
an atithoi He reports that his most recent novel, 
K'kld, has been sold ti « the movie*- -fi tr the sen mil 
tunc! Tom says he's also in the midst of writing I 
new novel "set within the world of the National 
Guard" He's been writing it "on the train, 
evening*, and on weekends." He expect* to have 
it finished soon. Tom says that he's "enjoying the 
writing more than I ever did before, .ind I hope 
that this is how I will continue to spend my days." 
As Fiost quipped. "l\ie could do worse than he a 
swinger of birches." 

In response to my plaintive plea for news of 
your lives, your selves, and your families. Bruce 

Phillips responded with an infbrrrjatft c note md 

a most charming family photo from his "new" 
home in Georgia. It seems that Bnice has spent 
much of the last 40 years in Asia and Europe, tirsr 
as a Mandarin linguistic analyst tor the Army dur- 
ing Viernam. Then, after n-ceiving an MA degree 
in theoretical linguistics from the University of 
Illinois and an MBA from Wharton, he went to 
work first for Exxon and then for several other 
companies His four daughter* were horn in either 
Kuala Lumpur or England. Recently, he ha* re- 
turned to the U.S. and, as he writes, "retreated to 
the role of personal financial advisor/planner." 
He and his wife, Paula, are empty nesters now. 
Almost wistfully, Bruce note* that he misses his 
friends from PA. 

It ^uns that John McCullouch md Jon Has 
iltn isi i rc issed paths .1- ^ ardiai patients in M.i**a- 
chusetts General Hospital not so long ago John 
u.i- m tor .1 procedure to regulate the heart's 
rhythm, and he sends word that all went well — 
it s "a good start and I will he out of the winds in 
.1 few month*." Frank Holland iniOUUBu the 
class's list serve ( that 
Jon Hay had been hospitalized for emergency 
triple bypass surgery ar MGH, spending more 
than eight hours in the operating room. Later re- 
ports from Frank signal that Jon. head of the Real 
Estate Group at Rubin, Hay, & Gould, PC., is 
aL*> out of the wood* and ready to cany on. Good 
going, gentlemen. And hang in there, everybody. 

Brvcc Muir's spirit was invoked in late August 
at a festival in his honor at the Merrymeeting 
Arts Center in his hometown of Bowdoinham. 
Maine. It was a tribute to Brvcc and his art The 
center house* a permanent collection i>f r3ryce's 
work, as well as gallery space for local artists and 
classrooms for teaching. Civic leaders and the 
owners of the building, under the guidance of 
Bryce's widow. Peggy Muir. and their son Scth, 
arranged for all this to happen. Bryce's many 
friends and townsmen showed up to celebrate 
with tours, music, boat rides, and memories. 
Many of us were there. Among them were 
Rcnnic Potter and his wife. Sharon. Rcnnie 
writes, "The weather was picture perfect. The 
Merrymeeting Arts Center has much of the flavor 



and spirit that I'm sure Bryce would have appre- 
ciated and encouraged. It seemed to be very much 
of a community endeavor; kids were enjoying art 
classes and it was obvious that many people want 
the place to succeed." At the lobster teed, the tol 
lowing classmates, with better halves and en- 
tourages in tow, were sighted (see the list serve 
tor a photo): Jane and Don Grinberg, Joe 
DiRago and extended family, Pam and Paul 
Gallagher, Joanna and Frank Holland, Judy and 
Dick Howe, Caroline and Torby Macdonald, 
Ellen and Jeff Huvelle, and Ann and Randall 
Roden — quite the group in attendance. Perhaps 
this place, as wonderful as it is, can become a ren- 
dezvous spot for us over the years. 

That is all for this issue. Happy holidays. And 
keep the cards, letters, and phone calls coming; 1 
collect stamps. 


Karen Swenson 

20100 SW Peavine Road 

McMinnville OR 97128 


ABBOT My daughter, Holly, is getting married 
in less than two weeks, so please understand my 
brevity as this is written in haste. My son John 
just returned from a five-month bike ride from 
Oregon to Costa Rica to raise money for SOS 
Children's Villages. He took off with two com- 
panions after graduating from the University of 
Oregon. It was an amazing experience for him. 
They stopped and visited several of the SOS 
Children's Villages along the way. 

Anna Thai-Reno is caring tor a high-spirited 
2-year-old named Sofia. Anna says the experi- 
ence is keeping her young as she approaches her 
60th birthday. She is also restoring some of the 
paintings in the great body of artwork ot her late 
father, Samuel Thai. She occasionally sees Karen 
Smith Shafts around Boston. 

Sarah Watson Decew checked in briefly as 
well. She writes, "I'm currently living a fully em- 
ployed (albeit triangular) life still in the family 
caregiving business. I'm alternately in Florida to 
check on my mom, in Massachusetts to check on 
my sister, Margaret, and in Nevada, where I'm a 
legal resident! I recently bought a home in the 
Carson Valley, in Gardnerville, Nev. It's a peaceful 
place with one guest room and a gorgeous view. 
Just celebrated 60 years last week. The house is on 
one level, so I'm thinking this is a good place for 
my endgame dreams and activities." 

That 60th birthday certainly is a milestone that 
we all will have in common. I hit it a while back. 

Deryl Fleming also responded to my plea for 
news. She still lives in New Hampshire, in North 
Conway. Deryl writes, "Sorry I missed the last Re- 
union, but I was busy dealing with doctors. I was 
diagnosed with cancer and am still fighting the 
good fight. I felt good last year and taught and 
have started this year with lots ot plans. I am still 

teaching K-6 physical education in North Con- 
way, and coaching field hockey at the local high 
school and helping with developing field hockey 
players at the elementary level, so you can imag- 
ine that this fall is pretty busy. I also have two 
girls to watch play field hockey in my free time. 
The oldest is a junior at St. Lawrence in way- 
Upstate New York, and the younger one a senior 
at Hebron Academy in Maine. So 1 guess I eat, 
drink, sleep, and dream field hockey these days. 
And, yes, you could have predicted this from my 
Abbot days." 

Becky Reynolds Zielinski loves her new 
home in Durham, N.C., and is still looking for 
work at Duke. She and her husband moved down 
last year from New Jersey. 

Janet Barker responded with her usual sense 
ot humor, "As for me, I am still in the Bay Area — 
at least as long as Mom is here. Mom had a stroke 
a month ago, and has emerged miraculously with 
no paralysis or mobility issues. She is still playing 
bridge, swimming, and enjoying the theater and 
symphony. She lives nearby, and I see her often. 
I am still painting and writing poetry. Recently I 
had four pieces in an exhibition for poetry and 
painting pairings. One piece was published in the 
gallery newsletter and on their Web site. I am ex- 
hibiting another painting, The Pumpkin Patch, 
this month. And, yes, 1 still have the 8-5 job with 
Boston Scientific in the product development 
group for cardiac surgery medical devices. And, 
like the rest of us, I turned 60 this year — ouch. 
But with hair dye and expensive skin care prod- 
ucts, I'm still blonde and beautiful!" 

That made me laugh because, as I approach this 
wedding, I am relying on a whole team to keep me 
in shape: massage therapist, personal trainer, man- 
icurist, and hairdresser (or, nowadays, stylist). 

Thanks again to those of you who take the 
time to send me e-mails when I beg. Several peo- 
ple I tried to contact have changed their e-mail 
addresses, and 1 don't have their new one. Martha 
"Tunket" Spaulding, and the rest of you with new- 
e-mail addresses, please report in! 


Charles Sheldon II 
8309 20th Ave., NW 
Seattle WA 98117-3523 

PHILLIPS From Dan Warren: "The following 
never made it into the toasting during Derek 
Huntington's 60th birthday party on a snowy night 
last February. Kevin Rafferty upstaged me, again. 
Jon Mills was in appreciative attendance also." 
Dan then provided 10 lines of his poetic toast, fol- 
lowed by, "It goes on and gets worse. Cheers." 

Craig Scanlan and his wife, Barne, reside qui- 
etly on the Shrewsbury River in Rumson, N.J., 
where they just celebrated their 30th wedding an- 
niversary. They recently spent a month in Japan 

visiting with their 27-year-old son, who teaches 
on the island of Shikoku. There they climbed all 
1,368 steps up Mt. Zozu-san to the 2,000-plus- 
year-old Kotohira Shrine, where Craig claims he 
experienced either an epiphany or cerebral 
anoxia. Either way, he plans to retire soon from 
hi-- faculty position at the University of Medicine 
and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he has taught 
for 27 years. 

Mac McCabe followed up with more details 
about how Kit Meade lost his wife after four years 
of illness: "I have been in regular contact with 
him by phone and e-mail over the last few- 
months. Kit basically retired to take care of Barb 
and did an exceptional job of care that can be a 
model for any of us who find ourselves in the 
same situation. As for me, I continue to work 
much too hard to bring O'Naturals to the world, 
still the only true natural and organic quick- 
service restaurant group. We are now franchising. 
1 just became a grandfather tor the first time yes- 
terday. His arrival definitely keeps everything in 
perspective. And, of course, we all have or are 
about to turn 60. How weird is that?" 

Lowell Turnbull says, "Randi and 1 spent most 
of April driving around the south island of New 
Zealand on a belated trip to celebrate our 25th 
wedding anniversary. (We were unwilling to 
leave our youngest child home alone during his 
senior year in high school, so we delayed the trip 
until after our 26th anniversary). The scenery was 
extraordinary and the people hospitable. My next 
trip will definitely not include an area of lakes, 
mountains, fjords, and glaciers — I have had my 
fill of viewing such things." 

Robin Batteau sent in this note: "I'm having a 
pretty good time these days — doing monthly music 
and jokes with a neat sort of Prairie Home Compan- 
ion-Upper West Side Manhattan-style troupe 
called the Thalia Follies at Symphony Space; songs, 
shows, and recordings as half of Buskin & Batteau 
(I've been laying low for a while, but this year I aim 
to get out and play!); my jingles for McDonald's 
("I'm Lovin' It") and Budweiser ("This is Beer"), 
etc., keep on keepin' on; writing a play, a book, and 
a movie (like everybody else); doing what I can to 
nudge the Democrats toward peace, universal 
Medicare, and conservation as a moral, economic, 
and military strategy; winning a Grammy with my 
wife, Wendy, as coproducers of Thanks and Giving, 
a book-and-record children's charity (St. Jude hos- 
pital) project with Mario Thomas; doing more 
movie music; starting a new record company 
(records — what are they?); bursting with pride 
watching my Allman Brothers-loving, Southern- 
rock-guitar-playing, computer-whiz 14-year-old son 
Robinson win another school writing award 
(today!); singing madrigals every couple of months 
with friends I've known since I was 12, from music 
camp; blabbing by phone and e-mail with good old 
John Levine, he of the authoritative treatise on 
diners in the Northeast; and enjoying Westport, 
Conn., from woods to waterside." 

Alex Sanger, chair of the International 
Planned Parenthood Council, reports he "was in- 
vited to campus in March 2007 by the PA Repub- 
lican Club (weren't we all Republican back 
then?) to give an unbiased overview of abortion 
in the U.S. I arrived just after Meredith Dickie 


Thin» had died .11 age 89 Tli.ii. plus ihr hitmg 
Fchiuaty wind and dinner it Commons. t..ok mc 
k* k 40 yens pretty .|uu klx I i hcskcd mil year- 
• . . » it- I there W4> no Rcjxihlican i 'luh on CMI> 
pu». nor .1 IVm«xr.itie one cither Nor do I 
remcmher .in> alum* hcing invited to xkltcvs ,in> 
contentious hxi.iI issue like ahortion At .inv 
rate, the r»*>m was lull d intelligent, ropcctlul 
students of hoth <r»o with hilly fonncd opinions 
on i ■ > rt ion ,ii i.i' until I hegan my lecture The 
. I • ', if ! students lookcvl " 

I'ctrr Vandcrwarkcr keep w -tiding in*- 

tit example* i >t his photographic work Kn, unlor- 
lun if I-. the Bulletin i-m yet set up to puhlish 
«uch things lli» pluxo* recently helpevl Marquis 
I Vsign win .in .iw.irvl tor Fenway Peter re- 
pom. "l«on't .ill mc — I've gone to the Hi For the next few week*. I will he in 
Bhutan, where I will h.ive no phone, car. Weh, 
TV*. or btto I w ill. however, have yaks, monks, 
trek*, and chortens Seems like a go«xl ileal to 
mc.... Sec yvHi after lax time." Then this spring 
he reported. -After the successful Bhutan work- 
«hop. it seems that a week of photography in 
Rome i« in order. Oct. 12-20. We will study 
urhan history, take hcautittul photographs, and 
share the secrete or Photoshop. In order to keep 
OQI artistic appetites primed, we will also spend 

an afternoon with a top-notch Roman chef." 

From Fd Samp "Mv dauehter jenni starts at 
Tutts next tall My sun I I If is m his funks yeat 
at Wayland |Mass.) High School. I'm swamped 
with work, which is gxxxl. since the school hills 
are |ust hcginning lor mc." 

As lor your scrihe, I |ust finished a nine*day 
hickp.icking trip through the Olympic National 
Park high hackoxintrv. II I can get in one of these 
a year. I can mainrain some semhlancc ol saniry — 

I think. Cheers 


Blake Hazard Allen 

481 School St. 

Rumncv NH 01266 

601- 786-9089 


Maki manallcn<> N 

ABBOT Greetings to you all from New Eng- 
land's delaved summer — a honus for those of us 
who were too husv to enjov it! 

Someone |ust asked me why I don't put all the 
class news into the column. Well, there is a filter 
process (mine). As so many ol us in the class 
share rhe reality of our lives, wirh their complex- 
ities and professional and personal demands, only 
a small piece of those discussions reaches the Bul- 
letin, which is open to. yes. even the world. 

Kudos to Elirahcth Humstone She now is 
shanng her planning expertise at the University 
of Southern Maine, where sFie is reaching in the 
cirv planning program Beth is halancing her life 
herween two of New England's most appealing 

small iilic*. Burlington. Vt . and Portland. Maine 

My huskind and I |usi returned tn>m a vk'lighi 
lul weekend MUM party in Faston. Mil Hosted hv 
|oan hloth Kat: md het Imshand. Bill, we all had 
a great time due to MR mating company, stimulat- 
ing conversations, delicious Itxxl, and a stcllat pcr- 
lonnance hv Bill's harhcrshop chorus 

|min and I continued the conversation thai wc 
Ivgan 44 years ago in the Ahhot Chapel as we 
"sung" next to one another. Joan alv> is teach- 
ing — she has converted her hack 
ground in counseling into teaching memoir 
witting Wc also met Joan and Bill's wonderful 
daughter. Sarah, a dix.umcnt.irv filmmaker and 
American University graduate student. The 
weekend was tar t»x> short Kit, fortunately, we can 
continue out conversation hy e-mail! 

Ilex Armsdcn Daniel -cm mc an c mail that 
helpfully pointed out a new nonliction hix>k hx 
Julia Alvare: '67. who was part ol our era at 
Ahhot. Bex vud that t hxee Upon a QptneutttMi 
Coming <>/ .Age in the U S A contained "many 
riffs" on Ahhot and a lot ol familiar names. Enjoy! 
| Sec the hook notice in the summer Bit/L im | 

For the fourth summer, I worked with educa- 
tion. il leaders from Pakistan's puhlic and 
pnv-atc/puhlic sectors. As the director ol an insti- 
tute and project tunded hy the State IVpartmenr, 
my life is fix used on Pakistan, which 
is endlessly fascinating and endlessly challenging. 
The Pakistani and Kashmin educationists who at- 
tend the institute are the faces of positive change 
in that country — remarkahle leaders who arc 
implementing change. Our adventures arc on the 
institute Weh site, 
This is an ever-expanding international collahora- 
tion that involves our ama:ing Pakistan partner, 
Idara-e-Talccm-o-Aagahi (ITA). and our 80 insti- 
mtc alumni who work all over the country in chal- 
lenging conditions. 

List week the State Department notified 
Plymouth State University and the Pakistani 
Project that we have won a selective open com- 
petition grant award that will continue our work. 
I>inng the next two years, the grant Iikus will he 
"demonstrating active and rcsponsihlc citizenship 
through education in environmental stewardship 
and cultural heritage preservation." The institute 
will take place during July 2008 at Plymouth 
State, with follow-on activities in Pakistan. You 
all are welcome to join us — in cither country. 

Best wishes to you all amidst the shortening 
days of fall, xvith winter coming on. 


Rav Healev 

740 West End Ave.. Apt. 1 1 I 
New York NY 10025 

PHILLIPS Dr Dave Tre*cmcr writes from his 
home in Boulder, Colo., to report that he cownite 
another hook. Star Wisdom & Rudolf Sterner: A 

Ijfe Seen thnmgh the ( htk U <•! the Vitir ( rm\ A* 

asrr. ~opher*- -from astro (star) ami sophia (wis- 
dom)- has worked r.. explore how heaven comes 
ro earth and how rhe carrh responds " Dave and 
his group ol sc BOMB) haxc tormcd the Starfirc Re- 
search GlOUpi and they have met annually for 
many years ro talk ahout rhe star research thev 
haxc HBO BOMRICting. In his new hook, "an in- 
trixluction ro asrrosophy. or srar wisdom, a sci- 
ence with ancient nxtts and mixlern relevance. 
Dave shows how the patterns wruten in the 
heavens influence a person's hfc Taking as an ex- 
ample the remarkahle life of Rikk'lt Sterner. Dave 
demonstrates the CVacle ol the Silar Cross, 
"whose lour points interact throughout each of 
out lives to shape opportunities and challenges 
that our soul must face." 

Dave has hecn a husy man. In I 'NO. he Co- 
founded the Starl louse ( 
tor community gatherings and workshops in 
Boulder and cotounded. with his wile. Lila. the 
Healing IVeams Retreat Centre in Australia. He 
has also founded the Star Wisdom Weh site, 
which otters rc.klmgs from the OncM of the Solar 
l r.>-v an oracle relating to the heavenly imprint 
received on one's day of hirth. Dave has written 
The Scy the Bonk.: M< <utng Hoy . ( 'lifting Weeds . and 
Harvesting Snui// Cirainx with Hand ToOU and a 
hook on mythic theater. War m Hemrn: Accessmg 
Myth through Drama. With his wife he has also 
coaurhorcd several plays pnxluced in the U.S., 
including Ms Magdalene (winner of Bc-st Script. 
Moondancc 2000). He cowrote Signs m ffie Hem'- 
ens: A Message for Our Time, ahout the comets 
Hvakutake and Halc-Bopp and rheir crossing of 
the mysterious and ominous star Algol. rWe's 
new hook is puhlished hv Sterner Books. 

Another writer who has heen husy is mv old 

pal Bill Linlcfield Reader* ol tins column Imm 

that Bill and I go uay Kick, to our sporrs-fillcd 
childhixxl in Montclair, N.J., where we sprayed 
errant drive* along the fairways of the Montclair 
Golf Cluh (Bill had an amazing hanana slice), 
played tennis w hile singing rhe lyrics of Peter and 
Gordon Mings, and plaved little league at Moun- 
tainside Park. This was all a suitahle sporting ap- 
prenticeship for Bill, who has hecome one of the 
country's smartest, wittiest, and savvicst sports 
commentators. Since 1991. Bill has heen the host 
of the syndicated National Puhlic Radio sports 
sFkiw Only a Game. He also teaches a course in 
the humanities division at Curry College in Mil- 
ton. Mass.. where he serves as wntef-in-rcsidcncc. 
Bill has written several hooks to date, including 
Baseball Days and Champums Stones of Ten Re- 
markahle AtWeurx. 

Bill's new hook. Only a Game, which I have 
hecn thoroughly enjoying all weekend, is a col- 
lection of some of his hest commentaries from his 
radio show. One measure of a KxJc is what smart 
writers say aNtut it. How ahout this? Michael 
Lewis, author of Liar's Poker and MoncyhaU, says. 
"Bill Littlefield is a little oasis for the authors he 
interviews, a place to stop and he refreshed in rhe 
greater understanding of another. His literary in- 
telligence and passion shine through all he writes 
and says." And Tracy Kidder '63. the Pulitier 
Pn:e-winning alumnus who wrorc TTie Send '4 a 


New Machine, said about Bill, "For me, the prob- 
lem with sports is sports commentary, which so 
often combines jingoism, sanctimoniousness, and 
stupidity. Bill Littlefield is a shining exception, a 
person 1 can read and listen to with pleasure. He 
talks about games with a sense of proportion and 
an adult's sense of humor." It's published by Uni- 
versity of Nebraska Press. 

It has been a great pleasure for this correspon- 
dent to watch as our classmates have discovered 
new talents and bla:ed new trails in recent years. 
Last year it was Marty Geiger wowing us with his 
terrific cabaret performance. Most recently, it's 
my old hockey line mate, Eric Best, who has 
been singing up a storm in New York. You will re- 
call that a few years back I marveled at the acting 
and singing talent Eric displayed while tackling 
the role of King Arthur in a local production of 
Camelot on Long Island. He wielded a big voice, 
he moved about the stage with an easy grace, and 
he showed real dramatic flair. 

Well, Eric is back, and this time he's singing 
cabaret-style at a little club on the West Side of 
Manhattan, the Triad Theater. He's one of a tal- 
ented group of singers who are training with a 
coach and performer, Mary Setrakian, who runs 
Black Nexxus and stages regular performances 
featuring her troupe of aspiring stars. When I saw 
Eric two months ago, he did a knockout version 
of a medley of tunes from Camelot, as well as two 
other numbers that were equally appealing. He's 
still got that big voice (although now it's even 
bigger), one that reminds me of the great John 
Raitt (who of course did Billy Bigelow on Broad- 
way in Carousel, and fathered the wonderful Bon- 
nie Raitt) — who could fill a Broadway house with 
his bravura voice. Anyway, in September, Eric 
performed again at the Triad, singing "Desperado" 
(the Eagles' classic tune) and "I'm Putting All My 
Eggs in One Basket." As usual, his beloved kids 
Will and Isabel will be in the audience cheering 
him on. Those who are in N.Y.C. will want to 
catch Eric's act soon — that is, before he winds up 
on Broadway, where you'll have to pay $100 a 
ticket. In my judgment, that's where our class- 
mate is headed. 

Adios, amigos. Keep writing and e-mailing. 


Judith Hannegan Sherman 
1 Yale St. 

Holyoke MA 01040 
413-535-1022 (Work) 

ABBOT There is a changing of the guard here 
as I take on the responsibilities of class secretary. 
It's hard to believe that it has been 40 years since 
I last had this task, taken on during the first five 
years after we graduated. I recall reminiscing then 
about what I perceived to be the miserable days 
when we were so happy together — or was it the 
happy days when we were so miserable together? 
Whatever! I'm happy to be back fulfilling this 

role and, on behalf of the class, express gratitude 
to Linda Cregg Nielsen, who, in cheerful man 
ner, has provided us with our class news these re- 
cent years. Thank you, Linda, for a job well done! 

Segue to the first bit of news, which actually 
comes from Linda. She shared an anecdote with 
me about taking her two new vizsla puppies to an 
animal clinic in Mattapoisett, Mass., where she 
met a veterinarian who told her he knows 
Anstiss Bowser Agnew. He claimed she was his 
date at the very first mixer. His name is Jay Gould 
'67. I'm not certain I can remember the name of 
the person I was paired up with at my first mixer, 
can you? Linda is fine. When I called her house to 
ask questions about my new role here, there was 
live music playing in the background — usually a 
sign to me that life is good. 

I heard from Juliet Schneller, who missed the 
40th Reunion to go to a conference in Trinidad. 
She is now living in St. Augustine, Trinidad, a re- 
cipient of a Fulbright award. She is spending the 
year as an affiliate of the University of the West 
Indies teaching medical students and doing re- 
search. At the time of her writing in September, 
she was preparing lectures and learning how to 
navigate the public transportation system, 
excited that she had found the perfect place to 
purchase her breakfast, which she could name 
but not spell, from a street vendor. She notes 
excitedly that she is now a grandma, and while 
missing friends and family, including her grand- 
daughter, she is happy for a break from her 
normal routine. 

Faith Beane dropped into my e-mail box to 
encourage a sharing of Reunion photos. Diana 
Bonnifield Jillie responded to my request for 
news by confirming that she had indeed received 
my e-mail. 

Joyce Wannop Bruce shares news of plans to 
compete at the international level as part of a 
group of 1 20 women who sing a cappella harmony. 
Called the the Lions Gate Chorus, they plan to 
compete in October at a convention in Calgary, 
Alberta. Following that she plans to drive home 
to Vancouver, B.C., and pack off to Europe with 
her husband, visiting friends and family in Eng- 
land and Holland. Germany is special to us be- 
cause that is where Lotte Elmenhorst-Volz lives 
with her husband, and where Joyce plans to visit 
her. Ah, the life of a retired school teacher! Joyce 
reports that she has three children: two sons — 
one in London, the other in Nelson, B.C. — and 
a daughter, who, in addition to living aboard a 
sailboat, sings with Joyce in an a cappella quartet. 
More music. More of the good life! 

Paltry news? Not exactly. We packed in a lot of 
sharing during our 40th Reunion, and so perhaps 
feel less need to offer updates. As I prepare this 
newsletter I note from the class list that there are 
82 of us still alive with affiliations to our class. We 
hail from 20 different states, Massachusetts, Cali- 
fornia, Florida, Virginia, and Connecticut being 
im isr represented, and three foreign countries. 

If you weren't at the last class Reunion or have 
not recently shared, we'd all love to hear your 
news: employment, retirement, travel, kids, books 
that you've read, books that you're writing, gath- 
erings with others, and so on. 

Blessings for the new year! 



Joseph P. Kahn 

28 Gallison Ave. 

Marblehead MA 01945 


William Robinson 
1795 Stonebridge North 
Ann Arbor Ml 48108 



June 13-15, 2008 

68 " 

Annette Davis Esteves 

848 Brickell Key Drive, Apt. 1604 

Miami FL 33131 


ABBOT Anne Moses Bennett writes, "(Hus- 
band Bill and I] have just returned to Athens 
after a three-month stay at our home in Paros, 
Greece. Bill retired from the Royal Navy in May. 
So the days just rolled sweetly by, spent swim- 
ming, sleeping, eating, sailing around in his new, 
gorgeous little Turkish-built boat, all mahogany 
and teak and charm. One day it was June, the 
next it was September. How brilliant is that? In 
the meantime we have changed the architect/en- 
gineering team who is overseeing the renovation 
of our old Athens house, so hopefully things will 
pick up soon. Look forward to coming over for 
the 40th Reunion and catching up on the last 15 
years or so." 

Cary Cleaver writes, "After my mom died last 
October, I got in touch with my cousins for the 
first time in decades (long story), and we had a 
grand reunion on Cape Cod this summer, when I 
spread mom's ashes over Bass River, her summer 
home as a girl. I saved some ashes for later trips to 
Maine and Aries, France, mom's other favorite 
places. On the way to the Cape, I stopped in An- 
napolis, Md., to visit Madie Todd. We had a great 
catch-up, and I enjoyed meeting her houseful of 
children, three of whom are in their final years of 
high school, taught by Madie. Back in Georgia, I 
just built a home darkroom and have been joy- 
ously printing photographs to hand-color for a 
group exhibition ( in 
Atlanta. In my spare time, I design Web sites and 
games. I'm about to publish my card game based 
upon gin rummy, played with a deck comprised 
ot photos of the day lilies in my garden." 


Biny Cluing titcd 

Ac iw CXtoKt RdLi. the I heater ( '.htcagti ( 'hopUT <</ i/it* An/mtis Foundation honored 
lh KoulmJ "Buy;" (aHting '68 as the 2007 reagent of the F reedo m of Movement 
Award joining in me cebbio ifa w an-, /rom if/t. Dan Shwartsman '02, Kick Devema 

'68, ('hung. Bof> HtttchisOfl '67. Man Kelly '02, limb's daughter Sank '05. his son 
lien '02. and Jack Mci^allum '03. 

Karen Seaward won-.. "I h.kl my second wed- 
ding anniversary I couple of weeks ago. Mark and 
I got married .it .1 new Indue that sits on .1 Like in 
the mi I. II.- of the bedroom community next to 
Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort. Last year, 
M.irk bought an investment home (read retire- 
ment home) in Carson City, Ncv., which is about 
an hour from the ski cahin. So we will sec if our 
future plans come to pass with a ski cahin on the 
wrst side of Like Tahoc and our home on the east 
Mac of Like Tahoe. For those of you who remem- 
ber that I do a lot of hicycle riding and that I met 
Mark on a bicycle tour, yes, we can ride our hikes 
between the two houses! I"m still working at Ag- 
ilent Labs. The company continues to go through 
changes and with these come opportunities. Rut 
I am finding the call of other interests becoming 
louder and louder .is I imagine working less than 
full-time: writing, consulting, reading, teaching, 
gardening, and doing a lot more running around 
outdoors. Hoping that you all are well and getting 
|ov out of life every day." 

Susan Barton writes. "I am in Michigan, clos- 
ing the cottage for the summer and taking care of 
things for my 96-year-old dad. I have to head 
hack to DC this week. The bouncing ball of my 
government-contractor career has landed me 
once again at the FAA. where I support a pro- 
gram that upgrades radars used for air traffic con- 
trol This summer (my husband and l| continued 
our usual routine of spending every weekend in 
Ocean City. Md. We also got to Florida twice in 
the summer Miami in May for mv little cousin's 
wedding, and Orlando in June for FAA work. 
Sounds like you and (husband! Xavier continue 

to enjoy Miami. We're hoping we can get back 
for New Year's again!" 

Jud\ Dillingham Harrold Mrrites, Hi. An- 
tictic' Lee Sullivan w.i» lure tor my daughter's 
wedding and told me what a nice reunion you 
two had in Rye, N.H., this August. Congratula- 
tions to you on your m ar riage. For me, it has been 
a busy time. Our first gnindchild was Kirn in July. 
Isabella Anne is absolutely adorable. My older 
daughter was married in August, here in Cirmel 
Valley, ( iht Barb Camp LinviDe was here along 
with Lee to celebrate with us. Great fun! Just 
launched into my second year as president of the 
Cirmel Garden Club. My husband is still .it the 
Monterey Bay Aquarium as director of conserva- 
tion research. We have a little ranch and small 
herd of cattle, so we keep quite busy in our spare 
time. I always look forward to reading about 'the 
girls,' so thanks for your continued efforts as class 

Bonnie Cook writes, "I am doing the Non Sibi 
Day event here in the Philadelphia area on Sat- 
urday, Sept. 1 5, and will report back to you. Hope 
all is well down there!" 

Tobv Dondis Farman writes, "I am happy to 
report that all is well in Newton, Mass. 1 saw Judy 
Dillingham Han-old in May while displaying my 
warcs at the annual Garden Club of America 
meeting. She was here from Cirmel, Calif., look- 
ing beautiful and just like Judy. Our daughter Amy 
and her husband. Jordan Klinger. are expecting 
their first child in February, and we are very ex- 
cited. Our son Andrew has |ust begun his career as 
a high school English teacher, and loves it. I'm 
still at work at — 29 years and still 

having fun I sintcrely hope this letter finds you all 
well and enjoying lit. as much .is possible " 

Julie C rane » riirs. 1 ^i Aug I* mir «>fi I*', 
lamin Jr.. married his love of m years. Leila deje- 
sus in IVfhlehem. Pa The next weekend on ( ape 
t od we held the memorial service for my mother.\ Hinckley ('nine, who p.issed in April At 
the memorial service, a number of Abbot 'girls' 
attended Menby Sweet 't>2 anil ( '.ileb Warren 
'tVv came to the ser\ u e .ind party Two days l.itef 
we put our youngest *>n. |ay, on a plane to (Cali- 
fornia |ay received .in 'Ambassador for Peace' 
award this year for his work at the U.N and in 
(Connecticut Oir eldest son, )osh, still lives in 
Miami with his love, less, ,md is very successfully 
building a career on South Reach in the club 
business My I Ren. continues to en|oy 
retirement, and I am still happily working at 
Travelers Insurance, heading up its operations 
unit Oiward and upward!" 

Annette Davis Estcvc* — that's me - writes 
Remember, our 40th Reunion is June H-l 5, and 
only one more Bulletin will he published and sent 
before that taletul weekend — a perfect time to 
alert everyone to the upcoming event and per- 
haps tug — even a tiny hit— on the heartstrings of 
the past anil its previous t.kling memories. I realise 
we are now totally engrossed with our lives in the 
present, hut this is one (perhaps last.') chance to 
get together and reflect on the last 40 and specu- 
late on the next 30. Let me he very frank: Tilings 
are not looking up. Even if you are blessed with a 
youthful appearance, you can't deny gravity's ef- 
fects (not to mention world instability, global 
warming, etc.). Our memories are only gerting 
dimmer, and don't even talk about the vision and 
the hair — please . as they say — forget about if! I 
say, It t's make tin- . t. .IK tun . vent K making 
tin and showing up! It will mean so much 
to the others who do the same. So, until June? 

KoWtls. unite' 


Gordon Baird 
27 Fort Hill Ave. 
Gloucester MA 01930 

PHILLIPS Howdy, campers. We've had a very 
chatty summer, haven't we.' Every day, there are 30 
or so e-maiLs from my PA buddies, discussing, dis- 
coursing, and dissecting every possible angle of life, 
politics, and memory, both modem and historic. To 
me. the best conversations involve "the old days." 
but there's plenty of new stuff. For instance: 

Tremble you. Mr. Leete: Rod McNealy wt. >tc t. • 
shine the sp,»tlighi on classmate Jack Crarnccki. 
the restaurant maven who. Rod reports, "had a Wall 
Street )mmal cover story on Wednesday, Aug. 1 , 
about 'faux gras.' Big picture of Jack in the story. 
Both the front page photo and story photo were 
taken by his son. Christopher '96. who is now help- 
ing dad as chef in Jack's famous Portland, Ore., 


restaurant, the Joel Palmer House. Jack's restaurant 
can also be seen in the Frommer guide to the Por- 
tand, Ore., restaurant scene — probably because he 
left the Leete 'mystery meat' off the menu. Con- 
grats to Jack and Chris!' Anyone in the Pacific 
Northwest should make a pilgrimage." 

Rob Barber hesitated to send these comments 
to the list serv (pa68@yahoogroups) for reasons 
you will find easy to discern, but he said he would 
be delighted if 1 mentioned his Ohama support in 
the next class notes. Rob, Murph Yule, Al 
Alessi, and host Duncan Andrews went to the 
Sept. 4 Red Sox game together and had a great 
time. "A lot of catching up, and we are all aligned 
politically, too. Duncan has a secret free spot for 
parking, and the only problem is that he blind- 
folds you to and from it so you won't steal it from 
him or tell anyone — but I peeked," Rob discloses. 
And speaking of peeking, Rob and Duncan will 
be "peaking" as they begin to organize and coor- 
dinate the PA '68 Reunion next June 13-15 — 
absolutely de rigueur for all you troublemaking, 
aging visionaries. 

You don't have to give tons of money, but you 
do have to give your body and come to your 40th. 
No excuses tolerated. You said you were going to 
change the world, and you did! Now come and 
tell your long-lost buddies about it. You thought 
you left Andover, but the test of us haven't forgot- 
ten you. The Reunion will not be the same with- 
out you, so start clearing out the schedule, dudes. 
This could be the last time for any one of us, so 
come see how bald Gordo is or how terrific Cary 
Cleaver, Annette Esteves, and the rest of those 
Abbot girls still look. Come and exorcize your as- 
sorted demons, ghosts, and cobwebs once and for 
all. You are what you are today because of and de- 
spite your PA '68 roots. Stay tuned for details, but 
you better plan to come, or Duncan will person- 
ally come to your house, sit on your front step, 
and talk Red Sox 'til you do. 

Ftom the "Those Were the Days" department: 

The reminiscent John Barclay on the differ- 
ence between today's kids and we older kids: "We 
thought nothing of getting on our bikes — big fat- 
tire Schwinns — and riding as far as we could, to 
nowhere in particular, but always somewhere we 
had never been before. We would try to get lost to 
see if we could find our way home. No parent ever 
seemed to look for us. No day ever seemed long 
enough — it was 1958. Mine was a big-ass blue 
Schwinn with white pinstripes. The top frame 
tube was covered in sheet metal to simulate a mo- 
torcycle tank — kind of — and on the side — you 
got it — a button for the horn. It took a screw- 
driver and a wrench to open that damned thing 
to change the massive D-cell batteries, which 
were depleted with every 10 honks of the horn. 
But it was one damn cool bike, dude. Don't recall 
ever going uphill. Always been a fan of gravity." 
Been downhill ever since, eh Bares? 

Ward Flad rejoins with a California tint: 
"Mine was a Schwinn Tiger; I know 'cu: I still 
have it. (Item No. 128 on my list: 'To do when I 
get some free time — restore old bike.') Every Sat- 
urday we'd zip down to Mill Creek Park, a re- 
gional park that was a couple hundred yards wide 
in places, but it was all about the creek, 14 miles 
lung. All dirt, all single track. Kind of explains 

my mountain hiking fixation today, just that it 
took me 30 years to find the mountain." (And 
he's still looking.) 

But not to be outdone by coastal namby-pam- 
bies, Peter Quinlan remembers riding out into [he 
desert on his bicycle with a 12-gauge shotgun on 
the handlebars to hunt quail when he was 1 1 . "No- 
body cated that I was riding down the road with a 
gun," Peter adds. See why we all got along so well? 

Rick Harrison just discovered in a shoebox of 
family memorabilia a letter he wrote to his sister 
from his first-year PA dorm. Here's an excerpt: 
"Last night was the night of the big mixer with 
Abbot. My date was... so polite. But we had fun, 
and I met a lot of Abbot girls. The band was 
really ace. It's called the Specttes and is made up 
of six kids at PA. The drummer is Kai Underwood 
[Cary '66] and he's really cool as a moose. Oh 
yeah! Rusty Pickett got hacked at his roommate, 
so we changed and he's rooming with me, and 
Buddy is in with Ken Krier, Rusty's old room< 
mate. It's working out well so far. We've got the 
room fixed up cool. Rusty's bringing up a wall-to- 
wall carpet, and we sent away for some surfing 
posters with huge waves, wipe-outs, and jazz like 
that. Bob Dylan's coming to Boston in a few 
weeks, so we might go see him." 

It just gets better: just after midnight on the 
day before Doug Thompson's birthday, it was 
12:34 5/6/07, and the next day, 5/7, he turned 58! 

That caused Jeff Hansen to enquire, "Who is 
the other bookend of the class, the youngest? I'm 
assuming Dougie (happy birthday, BTW) is our 
most venerable. Very impressive, on account of 
age or historic associations." I guess he means 
Dougie is lucky he can still get outta bed every 
morning. We all know how he feels, don't we? 
Well, the next stop on that fountain of youth is 
Reunionsville, U.S.A. It'll cure whatever ails yah. 
If you don't come, we're gonna kick your butt for- 
ward into the Class of '67 (yawn). Leave that 
weekend open, campers. 

[Editor's note: As a follow up to the Close-Up 
printed in the Bulletin's winter 2007 edition, Rex 
Armstrong told the Academy he and his wife 
recently adopted their "final two sons," Ewan, age 
7, and Keir, 10, both from China. Their family 
now includes 10 children.] 


Madelon Curtis Harper 
340 Twilight Lane- 
Santa Cruz CA 95060 
831-345-911 1 cell 

ABBOT Hi, everyone! As you might have just 
noticed, I have a new address! Husband Stephen 
and I have finally, after five long and arduous 
years, moved into the new home that we built. 
It's really lovely, and we are taking a long time to 
get settled while we carry on with out busy lives. 
We have been building this house ever since we 


Friends hike France 

Rick Lux '69, left, and Rick Stewart 
'69 shared a two-week trek through 
southern France in July. Lux, the son 
of former PA math instructor Dick 
Lux, sports his Class of '69 T-shirt. 

got married (lots of permitting and contractor ob- 
stacles) but we are finally in! We also just got a 
beautiful German shepherd puppy and I named 
it Gelsey, after my favorite ballerina, Gelsey Kirk- 
land. Thank you all for your well-wishes about my 
move. It was great to hear from all of you. So 
much for my news! 

Katrina Wollenberg writes, "It is hard to imag- 
ine that, after one and a half years, my coin-op- 
erated dog wash and fine grooming spa has really 
taken off. There are days when I wondered why I 
decided to take this adventure later in life, prob- 
ably to prove that adventures happen all the 
time. I now have an ad out for another groomer, 
as we have been turning away business. I seem to 
be busy all the time and would love to carve out 
a small quiet/personal time niche for me. Who 
knows when that will happen, but I can tell you 
I am definitely unskilled at building that into my 
life! My oldest son, Andrew, will be getting mar- 
ried next March, and I can't imagine a more per- 
fect daughter-in-law than LeAnna. I imagine that 
part of her attraction to Andrew was his fabulous 
mother!" That's true, Katrina! 

Katrina adds, "Othet than that, there is not 
much other news. I do so enjoy reading about our 
fellow classmates when they send you news. Hope 
all our Abbot friends are well and enjoying life. 
Keep it up, ladies." 

Dale Woods Dingledine wrote that Gali Hagel, 
her partnet in ctime, and she are in touch daily. 
Dale adds, "I'm planning to see Gali in the next 
couple of weeks — for business, and again when 1 
go to see the Dalai Lama. In the past year I opened 
the Greenville Centet for Mindfulness. It is mod- 
eled on the program at UMass Medical Center 
utilizing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 
(MBSR). I was drawn to this because of decades of 
my own meditative practice and Jon Kabat-Zinn's 
nontheistic approach to healing in integrative 
medicine. I also just got back from a weeklong re- 


( near IVmCiH) with Thuh 1 1. mil. wh««*e 
i •> on i • . .t i ili i. ■ -in lit it ion is well known " 
l\ilc'« ton Matthew got married l.i*t year to a 
k»vvl> \ mi, woman, hi I hct daughtci Gr.kc is 
now a doctm! undent in an history at NYU. 

i ,1-1 mi Cain Ware write*. "My grandson. 
I jiv I'atcshy Kildutt. wa» l»>rn in )ulv. -uvl I |M 
in he there in the labor room lot hi* hinh. Every- 
thing went very well, ml hr ha» .1 »wcct |»cr*on 
allty ilt. 1 I, it, I never iric*' I am writ mi; 
this from Sydney Wr h.ivr h.i.l three weed* in 
Australia, hi I line h.kl exciting adven- 
ture*, including coming KIM > 6-foot python on 
.1 hike (he w.i* sitting directly in our p.uh hui 
then dithctcd nit un hi* own), .itnl I alvi got 
slung by tea lice I i «•■ m i4 )cllvti*h) while *not 
kcltng in the 'A Im ■■m l.iv Island* I *till have the 
»pot* on my arm to remind me! 

Margaret *>a\ Laveruler ante*. "I'm stink in 
an infinite 'do loop,' anj not much 1* new here 
Very busy. Kit Mill dealing with estate issue* and 
tenting house* in Maine, *amc jobs, etc. I can't 
heheve that my grandson 1* starting kindergarten 
in the fall, and my younger son. Stephen, will 
graduate from college next spring. Dividvin (Col- 
lege, near (Tiarlottc, N.C., is a tahulous liberal 
arts college. (It was all-men in our day!) The ed- 

Janicc Fklund write*. "My youngest graduated 
from l.'VA. my husband ami I had a wonderful 
^Oth anniversary party at a historic home (River 
Farm) on the Potomac River, and I am partici- 
pating in a clinical trial at Georgetown for stage 
IV colon cancer patients." 

And. List hut not least, check out this Weh 
link to vime work by Jennifer Cccere. which is 
really interesting: 
2i\?7A?7/jcnnifer-c eccre.html. 

Keep the news coming for the next time 
around. Everything you write is interesting for us 
to read, so please send it in! And don't forget our 
next Reunion in '09. Believe it or not, with the 
way time is flying these days, it'* not that far away! 


Hugh Kellcher 
8 Summit Place 
Newhurvport MA 01950 

PHILLIPS Ah. the days of summer, how thev 
retreat! Good times seemed to roll all through 

OlTC swimctliini rockl 

To contribute to trie Academy 
via PA's VeD site, go to alumni/ 

these last lew warm month* Thing* kukc.l oft 
in early June on the old campus u*» ll, when 
BBy ihcrishcd niece Lauren Kellcher received her 
I'A diploma on a day tilled with great light and 
.Might The mmd seemed 111 »k-ep contrast to our day in |9f»9, when, a* I rcmcmlvr. we were 
all pretty vimher, and ready to he.kl oft to any- 
where else. PA is indeed a more open, happier 
pl.uc than it was then, and it was moving to 
be there with my brother* and all the family, 
celebrating the graduation ol the /'hil/* 
managing editor, who 1* now ott to journalism 
school at Northwestern. 

Not long thereafter we had .1 great dinner on 
our screened porch with I**, il veterinarian John 
C ■rill** in.l In* wile, IVmnie A* with other lolk* 
we nin a* r.>** these days, the conversation turned 
to children, who are often headed out into their 
own. new world*. One of John and Ronnie'* 
daughter* 1* now at NYL'. My son. a high school 
|unior, *pcak* of returning to China, where he 
*pent part of last summer. 

Whether one ha* kid* or not, it seem* that 
now arrive* a time in life when we folks of a cer- 
tain age miM begin to think of our live* in new 
ways. The kid* are moving on, or have left al-\, and it can bring you to a stop to realize 
that, unlike the blessed young, the days of head- 
ing out into the wild blue yonder are mo*tlv be- 
hind u*. Others now are moving onto the field, 
and one can't help but remember how great it 
once felt to he a little reckless and ready tor pretty 
much anything I feel lucky. I really do, on an au- 
tumn afternoon, to he standing in the sun at a 
high schtxil soccer game. But I know that such 
days will not go on much longer. Time is pass- 
ing — mostly pleasantly — but passing nonetheless. 
I am reminded of this also when I wake up in the 
morning and my first sensation as I lift myself 
from the bed is that the joints are resistant, and 
somcf imcs complaining. Then I look out the win- 
dow, and try (mostly with success) to show appre- 
ciation for the fact that I have a bed, and am 
getting out of it, and that, stiff muscles or not, a 
new day's sun has arrived. My little fig tree in the 
hack yard needs watering. 

Those warm August days did indeed loosen 
the muscles. Thing* got busy, too. Alex van Oss 
Of the Foreign Service Institute of the State De- 
partment visited me for a few days — and even 
came along to a Ncwhuryport Tree Committee 
meeting. A high point of Alex's visit occurred 
one vivid, cool night in Portland, Maine, where 
we sat on the deck of a large old ferry, now a 
restaurant, and enjoyed wine, seafood, and long 
conversation with Gus Jaccaci, our former arts 
and photography teacher. Gus once campaigned 
very visibly- for the governorship of Vermont. 
(Was it Mark Snelling* dad — with the help of 
Charlie Kirtredge — who did him in.') Gus is now 
mnning for U.S. president in the persona of 
Thomas Jefferson, and is publishing interpreta- 
tive work on Jefferson and other major historical 
figures. Visit for more on 
the Jaccaci/Jefferson vision of America. 

Larry L hi and his wife. Valeric Casey, were 
here in late August, and wc had a little reunion of 
a few of us who lived together on West End Av- 
enue, N.Y.C., just alter college, at a time when, as 

our children are now dotflgi we were testing the 
wind* and. sometime* (or not) finding the mill 
full, setting ott on a <traight compass line (S>me 
ot us did a lot of tacking.) Lirry ami Val have a 
great place in S.m Marino. ( \1I1I Larry, in addi- 
tion tO his work as an investment advisor, has en- 
joyed *ome very simisstul land development 
proiects in Utah. 

Just today, arriving by e mail, came photos 

iron) Rick Lux documenting 1 mommi hike 

through the vmth , >t I r in. c \t ith Kit k Stewart 

"It wa* I great opportunity lor the two ot 11* to get 
caught up while walking 200 km together Hiking 
with 11* were my wife and three Belgian trien.l*. 
Because my French language skills limit me to 
hire prelum and »tn rouge, the Belgians nick- 
named me 'Rick, the silent one.' t-^n the other 
hand. Rick Stewart was nicknamed 'pifviertf.' 
which translate* into French as 'chatterbox' (ob- 
viously leveraging hi* excellent PA French lan- 
guage training)." 

Man, those guv* don't look like they had any 
stiff joint* when they hounded out ot their sleep- 
ing bag* in the morning. Maybe it was the trans- 
formative power of Rick Lux's PA '69 T-*hirt 
designed by da** couturier Nate Cartmcll tin 
tee whose backside bear* the ever-fresh (and, 
given the t.ircum*tancc*, the remarkably appro- 
priate) ( iratetul IVad lyric. "What .1 long. *trange 
trip it's been." 

The summer here ended w ith dinner one night 
with another old roomie. Pete Olncv. and his 
wife, I .'hnstina Pere: ot San Francisco. There 
a familiar tale that night. BOOC their *on Nelson 1* 
now at UCLA. The family plans to *pend two 
weeks over Christmas in Spain. 

( her ami Jeremy Hluhm made one ot hi* pen- 
odic jaunt- from Sydney. Australia, to Boston a 
few weeks back, and managed an organ perform- 
ance at a ItKal church tor many old friends from 
the day* when he worked for the City of Bo*ton. 
He continue* con*ulting work lor a utility com- 
pany in New South Wales, and has begun a pan- 
time job as a mediator on family issues. Jer has 
also done our class the great service of creating a 
class blog at Already 
11 1- tilling up With photo* (1* that Beau Watson 
with the incredible beard.'); with stones (Larry 
Gelh 1 >n Steve Sonna, shoulder replacement, and 
getting a hole-in-onc at Cypress Point, and Doug 
Griggs also reports an ace); and various reflec- 
tions (Tom Sperrv on the impact of |t-**e C ^ din 
Young's having been kicked out of Andover just 
before graduation). The place is ready for deep 
ruminations on - 1 ■ -".thing, including kids, fig 
trees, and the impact of air temperature on one's 
joints. Check it out. 

[Editor's note: Hugh Kelleher received the 
2007 Sinnott Public Affairs Award for his out- 
standing conmburions to the plumbing and heat- 
ing industry in Massachusetts. Hugh serves as the 
executive director of the Plumbing Heating 
Cooling Contractors Association of Greater 
Boston. He negotiates with unions, oversees 
health and pension programs, and represents con- 
tractors before the legislature. He has represented 
the national plumbing industry in Washington, 
giving testimony before the House Committee on 
Small Business.) 




Penny Snelling Sullivan 
972 Summit St. 
Lebanon PA 17042 
71 7-274-0498 

Sandra A. Urie 
38 Prospect St. 
Winchester MA 01890 

ABBOT Congratulations to Tamara Elliott 

Rogers, who has become Harvard University's 
vice president for alumni affairs and develop- 
ment, according to an announcement made on 
Sept. 9 by President Drew Faust. Her appoint- 
ment followed a national search. Tamara gradu- 
ated from Radcliffe in 1974. From 1976 to 1990, 
she worked in Harvard admissions, developing 
expertise in international students and schools, 
before eventually moving to development. In 
1990, she joined the Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
as a major gifts officer and was instrumental in 
creating the first financial aid council. In 1994, 
she became director of major gifts. David Ell- 
wood, dean of the Kennedy School of Govern- 
ment, stated: "Tamara Rogers is terrific. Her 
intelligence and leadership combined with her 
infectious enthusiasm for the vital mission of the 
university will serve all of us here at Harvard and 
the larger community very well indeed." The an- 
nouncement also noted her volunteer positions 
for Phillips Academy, where she was president of 
the Abbot Academy Association, the PA Alumni 
Council, and a trustee of the Academy. Great 
work, Tammy! 

In other news, Sandy Urie and her husband, 
Frank Herron '70, survived their honeymoon in 
England, walking 200 miles in 14 days, from the 
Irish Sea to the North Sea. That was their 
planned honeymoon, not some horrendous mis- 
take on the part of a travel agency. Upon their 
return from England, Sandy learned of her ap- 
pointment as the vice chair of the Investor Com- 
mittee of the President's Working Group on 
Financial Markets (PWG). The committee is 
charged with developing best practices in the in- 
vestment of private pools of capital to enhance 
investor protection and systemic risk safeguards 
consistent with PWG's principles and guidelines. 
Never still, Sandy joined a group of PA alumni, 
parents, students, and faculty improving a trail in 
the Middlesex Fells Reservation on Andover's 
Non Sibi Day, Sept. 15. Other alumni working 
on this project were Susan Urie Donahue '73, 
K.T Nourse '72, Stephen Kent '76, and Kurt 
Spring '98. 

Sue Cleveland Jacobson and her husband re- 
cently moved from Texas to Arkansas. "So why 
are we in Arkansas? Oh yes, trout and golf!" Sit- 
uated on the edge of the Ozark Mountains, she is 
45 minutes from Eureka Spring and 1.5 hours 
from Branson, Mo., enjoying the woods, cows, 
and pastures everywhere. Most importantly, her 

husband agreed she could hop on a plane when- 
ever she feels the need to cuddle with her chil- 
dren and grandchildren. 

Sue and Cathy Stone continue their efforts to 
improve our class Web page on BlueLink. Our 
thanks to the two of you! 

Priscilla Sandford (available by e-mail at wrote that she 
and her husband, Ben, have recently moved her 
mother-in-law into tesidential care and cleaned 
out her home. I think many of us can telate to 
that experience. Besides gardening and working 
on their own home, her husband owns three 
diesel railroad engines that the two of them run 
on a preserved railroad in the north of England, 
through Haworth, where the Bronte sisters lived 
and wrote their many books. On a personal note, 
Priscilla's cancer has returned as tumors on her 
liver. Her doctors have put her back on chemo 
and are hoping to put the cancer into remission 
with the drugs now available. She said she pur- 
chased two new wigs: "One makes me look sedate 
and consetvative; the other is a swinging bob, for 
fun!" She and her husband planned to fly to 
Newark, N.J., in October to pick up her mother 
and sister for a transatlantic crossing on the 
Queen Mary 2. Her mother, at age 89, "is still 
rowing and sailing her boats in New Hampshire 
in the summer and is very politically active in the 
winter." — Penny 


Peter Williams 

3070 Shamrock North 

Tallahassee FL 32309 



Frank Herron 

712 Lancaster Ave. 

Syracuse NY 13210 


PHILLIPS We're happy to report that the 
ability to deduce is alive in our class — it's on life- 
support, but it's alive. 

For Exhibit A, we present George Forsyth. He 
read the most recent edition of class notes and 
noted the — ahem — historical nature of the 
"news" presented. Curious about our need to dip 
into archival material, George was moved to ac- 
tion. Hete's what he mentioned, via e-mail: 
"Since it was necessary to refer to a 1972 football 
program for info on our classmates, I am sending 
you some recent material — the attached article 
which appeared in the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat 
& Chronicle on Sept. 9, 2007." 

Compared to what we've been using, this is 
"hot off the press" — and means we don't have to 
get our "news" from the 1970 PA yearbook. The 
article George sent deals with a recreation-level 
lacrosse league for adults of all ages in the 
Rochester area. George manages it — at the ten- 

der age of 50-something. They keep score, but 
there are no standings in the league, which has 
four games each Wednesday evening. 

"It cuts down on the excessive competitive 
play," Forsyth is quoted in the paper. "We don't 
want overly physical play. We don't want trash- 
talking. Everybody's got to get up and go to work 
in the morning." (By the time you read this, we 
should have a link to the story and a photo on 
our class Web page.) 

George writes, "I only played club lacrosse at 
Andover but happily can say I am still playing 40 
years later. Other than being commissioner of our 
local lacrosse league (a position not as coveted as 
Andover 'Stickball Commissioner,' which you 
may recall was held by Mike Eng in 1970), I am 
living on the shores of Lake Ontario with my wife 
(I married for the second time in 2005) and 
lawyering in Rochester." 

In other news, we're happy to report that Alex 
Donner has married. It happened on Sept. 15. 
His bride is Kate Edmonds. Kate, who grew up 
in England, owns an event-planning company 
in New York City. It's her second marriage 
and his first. 

The details were in a wonderfully chatty no- 
tice in the New York Times. That story describes 
how Alex and Kate met. As many Bulletin readers 
know, Alex is a singer and bandleader who con- 
centrates on doing weddings and benefits. Alex 
and Kate have known each other for a while, 
having met in the year that some in our class refer 
to as 17 PG (which many know as 1987 AD) 
when Kate hired Alex to perform at a wedding 
she was helping to organize. They maintained 
contact — on a professional level — for many years. 
Romance didn't really factor in, she told the 
Times. After all, she told the paper, "Alex was a 
notorious bachelor." Eventually, the relationship 
turned romantic. As the Times noted, "So the 
wedding singer proposed. And the wedding plan- 
ner accepted." 

Chip Boynton checked in, writing, "Norm 
Selby and I ran into Larry Remmel in the antiq- 
uities section of the Met one Saturday in early 
August." This conjunction took place the day 
after Chip, Norm, and their wives attended a 
Police concert. The visit to the Met was supposed 
to fulfill the "cultural aspect quota" of theit visit 
to New York City, he said. 

Chip gave a summary of a Class of 1970 wed- 
ding that took place last April and was covered to 
the nth degree in the summer Bulletin. He wrote, 
"It was fun to talk with Bill Roth for a good 
while. He was in a jovial spirit. Bill has been trav- 
eling some to California to visit his son (of 25th 
Reunion stickball fame) and his daughter in New 
Hampshire, where she is a student at Dartmouth. 
John Deming allowed as to how he would 
consider including more events like the Sandy 
Urie-Frank Herron wedding in his social calen- 
dar — given the opportunity." 

Geof Follansbee, who is ensconced in Western 
New York, checked in electronically. He sent a 
note saying that the marriage of two class secre- 
taries "has to be a PA first." He notes, "Hope to 
see you in 2010 (scary thought)." What's scary? 
Seeing a classmate or facing the fact that a 40th 
Reunion looms? — Frank 



^arali (.ay Stackhousc 
10 10 fc»p»ran:a MM 
Hlull Point NY I447H 
3 I 5-5 3r»-s»4H2 
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IK>r\ Street! 
P.O. Bo* I 30 
Bowdoinham ME 0400H 


MUU IT An unexpected "« ™y current uih N«>mcMntcs t» » lor the class notes walks in 
the door. It happened one August ikiy when Anne 
I Ivdc iVgan husband Dan, .iii.I son St in came tn 
' II to Matt could h.ivr i look II' .i thor- 

«ighly charming cm who :i . I>> itcd m June from 
Hanover (Nil ) High School Kit was going on to 
I Vcrficld tor .i PG year. The family lives in Nor- 
wich. Vt. )ust across the Kmkt fn>m I l.inovcr, .itxl 
Anne wntcs tor I journal. Sidlv, it 
one 1 4 the I u - i< > Lrvs i4 summer, and I only got to 
spend a tiny hit .4 time with them. 

Today, new-* came walking in the Ji»r again 

when Ruth Rascr Timhrell stopped hy on her 
way back ik>wn to Boston alter a quick vlmi to her 
brother in Ellsworth. Maine. Over the summer. 
Ruth had the honor of representing San Fran- 
cisco State, where die earned an MFA degree, in 
the Czech Republic at the Prague Quadrennial 
with her costume designs for the play Le\ Luison* 
I\imjcwreuj«. In 2(X V 4. Ruth was a scmitinalist at 
the Kennedy C "enter Theater Arts Foundation tor 
the same designs. She does informal consulta- 
tions, too. .is it turns out. making a few casual hut 
on-target suggestions to me on her way out the 
d«>or (and I can use them, hclicvc me). Ruth still 
lives in San Francisco hut was hack East for a 
shindig at the Addison Gallery, preceded hy a gct- 
ti>gether with Sandy Rollins L'p'on, Lucy Pope, 
and Helen Lacouture Unfortunately the dead- 
line for these notes is today, and lunch at Sandy's 
isn't until tomorrow, so I can't give you the scoop. 
It was great to see Ruth, though, despite if hcing 

Another award winner b Cait Owen Hunter. 

whose sheep's milk yogurt won first place nation- 

you've eaten Cait's sheep's milk yogurt. Really. 

Those of you who. like me. arc slackers and 
haven't won anything in our lives are invited to 
share your more pedestrian news with us as well. 

/'/cdjsc ri'Wf nur tt 4 >r< .it 

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1*1 « 1 1 I IPS 

Christopher J . Brcsi i.i 
114 <963 -9978 

Gregg Hamilton 

401 E. fs9th St.. Apt. 1 I A 

New York NY 101 28 


J M I i.i Gibert 

Hedges. Summcrside 
HiuklanJ. Faringdon 
Oxon SN7 NRB 
01 1 -44-07766022832 

ABBOT The Abbot motto, in case you have 
torgotten, is /deem puetaidU urdentcm — she 
holds torfh a flaming torch — good metaphorical 
advice, hut don't try it at home without proper 
safety equipment. 

The PA motto is rum suSi — not for onesell — 
even hcttcr advice for men, since, on the whole, 
they need it. Sept. 1 5 was declared Non Sihi I>ay. 
with T-shirts i m otter tor unselfish acts. There were 
many official activities to choose from all over the 
world. The class notes deadline was extended so I 
could report on the good deeds ot that day. 

It seems, however, that (far as I know) not one 
of us flame hearers gets a T-shirt, though most ot 
us probably spent that Saturday in the ordinary 
temimnc pursuit of looking after other people. 

Missy Baird was marching on Washington. 
Missy has worked tor the peace movement since 
the outhrcak of the war in Iraq, anJ her mid- 
Scptcmher Saturday was part of a life's commit- 
ment to political and personal action. 

The HUM day, Ly nn Graham Goldherg WSS 
working on a fund-raiser for Mercy Learning 
Center, an organization that teaches women to 
read in order to educate the entire family. 

Ginger Chapman ^pc-nt the morning working 
in her local community garden hctorc ferrying 
children to hallet lessons and vollcyhall games. 

Most of you didn't write at all. and I suppose- 
that is hecause, for women, service to others is an 
ordinary activity, not worthy of report. 

As for me, I thought the London N'on Sihi Day- 
activity — making a mosaic in a church — sounded 
like fun. But I spent the morning instead in my 
local minor emergency center with my elder 
daughter, who had a suspected fracture in her 
hand and a nasty hum on the hack of her knee 
Lizzie. 23 years old and without a driver's license, 
was terrified of riding a motorcycle, hut the train- 
ing was a condition of her volunteer placement 
in Uganda assessing the health care needs of local 

c luldrcn C\i the third day <4 the course she i amc 
.41 the hike impressively at a roundabout in Swin 
dan, England Since the hike undamaged, the 
instructor relerreJ her to the local hospital and 
declared that she'd passed For the next 12 
months Lizzie will he tiding info the vole at** <4 
southwestern Uganda. rccorJing child headed 
households, bringing medical aid to children w ith 
HI V/AII^S, and mustering volunteer) to create 
the simplest shelters tor vulnerable children. 

Though it was one ot the har»lest things I have 
done, the following week I parted with Lime at 
Hcalhnm airport Her hand baggage was a mo- 
torcycle helmet and a violin I am terrified by the 
very real possibility that she will get sick or hurt. 
The mm wbi bit is all her own. but I am claiming 
credit tor raising her right and for letting her go 
I think it has something to do with carrying flam- 
ing torches. 


Bob Pfeiffer 
P.O. Box 1927 
Hiram GA 30 I 4 1 

PHILLIPS Thankt tgun t, .Chris H ca c ci fai 

a great set ot Reunion notes. 

Two more responses to my call tor poets, artists, 
and madmen came through last winter, and only- 
had I chance to make it into these notes now be- 
cause of pretty chaotic events in my own life. (Is 
God angry with me tor mentioning people other 
than bankers, lawyers, and stockbrokers in the 
And/ iter Bulletin.' — it is pretty sacrilegious, after 
all.) A change in jobs, a new house, and a wave of 
illnesses in the family ot my partner, Larry- — in- 
cluding Lirry himself, who is now in good shape — 
has made recent class notes columns cither 
perfunctory or written by other hands, and this 
one more than a little out t4 date. Also, unfortu- 
nately, I missed the Reunion. Kit Chns more than 
fulfilled my Constitutional duties. 

First. Rob Battles (not Bob. as he pointed out 
to me — I'm the Bob around here) had sent me an 
e-mail on time, but it didn't reach me. This, un- 
like having a dog eat your homework, is some- 
thing that really happens. The e-mail that did 
reach me informed me that he is a cartoon cap- 
tionist. and has cowritten four books, Bad Dug. 
Bad Cat, Bad Bahy. and Bod President. You will 
buy them now. and you will like them! His 
daughter Molly is in Macalester College in St. 
Paul. Minn.; I hear from a number of people that 
it's an extremely good college, something other 
parents in our class might want to think about. 
N'.'t DO mention that jocko MacNellv anJ Jim 
Mc Veety live in the Twin Cirics. 

I've also received this fine e-mail from Andy- 
Piper: "I didn't notice that I was MIA in your 
records — or that I fit into the 'artists, poets, and 
madmen' category! Still living in Denver, as I 
have for the past 1 4 years, doing page design — 



and some incidental photography — for the Rocky 
Mountain News, whose staff has' won Puht:er 
Prizes for photography in 1999 (Columbine 
school shootings), 2002 (Colorado wildfires), and 
2005 (for "Final Salute, ""a series on a military of- 
ficer who notifies families of deaths, comforts 
them, and coordinates the military funerals)." 

Andy continues, "Interesting times for news- 
papers (in the sense of the ancient Chinese curse) 
as we compete with the Internet for audience and 
advertising. Just going through a full content and 
visual redesign here at the Rocky, both to accom- 
modate new printing presses, and make ourselves 
faster, easier to read, and more relevant in an era 
when people can get their breaking hard news via 
podcasts and RSS feeds to their cellphones. I still 
work on the print side, but have also done a little 
spot news reporting and photography for our Web 
site ( Also sell- 
ing a little freelance travel photography and writ- 
ing on occasion — the Mountain West is full of 
subject matter. 

"Making a slow transition in my own work 
from Hlm-based photography to digital cameras. 
It's been a long road from processing film in the 
dark using Diz Bensley's Visual Studies 'rolly-rolly' 
technique to manipulating gigabytes of pixels on 
the newest iMac. '1.21 gigabytes? 1.21 giga- 
bytes!!?? Diz, Diz, What was I THINKING??' — 
with apologies to Dr. Emmett Brown in Back to the 
Future. Anyway, that's about the size of it." 

Less dated are updates from Hector Raynal: 
"Visited the school in September 2006 to take my 
youngest daughter, Barbara, there for her senior 
year. Took some time to walk around and see one of 
the major changes since my last visit in 2003: Evans 
Hall was replaced by the Gelb [Science Center] — 
quite impressive. As expected, my time while there 
was busy helping Barbara settle into her dorm, with 
the occasional chat with Barbara Chase and Jane 
Fried. Then returned in June for Barbara's com- 
mencement. (I was surprised by how cold it was on 
Sunday morning.) I was initially planning to stay 
in the Boston area for the week and attend our 35th 
Reunion, but it turned out I had to be in Mexico 
the Wednesday between commencement and Re- 
union Weekend. Maybe 2012?" 

And from David Perry, who lives where I 
want to live: "Still practicing law in San Fran- 
cisco and recently accepted a position as in-house 
counsel at the Trust For Public Land. Between 
that and serving on the board of directors of First 
Place For Youth, Inc. (, 
an innovative organization that has become a na- 
tional model for the foster youth it serves, my 
world has become 'nonprofit.' My involvement 
with each of these organizations is very meaning- 
ful to me." 

Meanwhile, the Sun God controversy has died 
down at UCSD. Someone managed to get the 
point across that nobody actually worships the 
thing, let alone performs Aztec sacrifices. The pro- 
eucalyptus faction won that debate through the 
power of nostalgia. The current issue of the 
UCSD alumni magazine also contains a professor's 
collection of Cultural Revolution posters, includ- 
ing one that says "Wir werden unbedingt Taiwan be- 
freien!" It has really cool-looking machine guns on 
it, too. Talk about nostalgia! Bis spater. 


June 13-15, 2008 


Marion R. Irwin 


Robin Waters 


ABBOT Coincid ence — or potent message? 
Everyone who wrote had this theme: Taking care 
of our bodies. It's never too late, Cathy Von 
Klemperer Utzschneider reminded me in her re- 
cent e-mail. She's finishing a book {New Athletes , 
New Women) about women over 30 who have 
taken up and excelled at new sports in middle- 
and later-adulthood, showing that it's never too 
late to improve their lives dramatically by pursu- 
ing athletic goals. 

Cathy has created a system of coaching that 
considers an individual's interests, strengths, and 
weaknesses to improve performance in competi- 
tive and noncompetitive sports. The system 
stresses six-week commitments; short-, medium-, 
and long-term goal setting; planning; and record 
keeping. Check out some of her information at 

Lori Goodman Seegers writes, "Happily con- 
tinuing with my serious architect 'boyfriend' from 
Minnesota, who has me cycling (sort of), kayaking 
on the Chicago River, and swimming. He may yet 
turn me into a jock, but at my speed.. . . He's still 
a hockey player, so I want to keep up with him." 

Ellen Hoitsma wrote, "Ran the Boston 
Marathon last April at 3:49, thanks to the cooler 
weather and the warm hospitality of Elizabeth 
'Bets' Kent, who drove me around the course 
ahead of time and supplied me with state-of-the- 
art recyclable warm-up clothes for the pre-race 
stormy conditions. I think I've convinced her to 
run it with me in 2008." 

Kathy D'Abre wrote, "Doing some hiking and 
biking, and try to run fairly regularly. It was a 
good summer for the garden. My oldest is a vege- 
tarian, so my family is actually changing some of 
our eating habits. Proves change can be fun." 

Robin Waters wrote, "Interesting year so far. 
A car accident in April motivated me to get in- 
tensely focused on fitness and health. Along the 
way (in July) I learned I have cancer. There is a 
good prognosis, which allows me to feel that this 
truly is an 'opportunity' for growth and transfor- 
mation. I'm getting radiation now — at a cancer 
center in Edwards, Colo., near Vail. It's two hours 
from my home in Basalt and there will be 31 
treatments, so I stay at the center during the 
week. The on-site residence is beautiful and has 
a great fitness program. I'm working out the left- 
over muscle stuff from the accident along with 

the cancer treatment side effects. Quite an expe- 
rience. In May, I started publishing a group of 
magazines with a friend. Being in Edwards gives 
me a base to promote the Ranch & Resort Quar- 
terly magazine in a new distribution area. Here's 
our Web site: — 
for some fun Colorado dreaming." 

Betsy Coward Miller reminds us in her e-sig- 
nature, "You can't hug your kids with nuclear 
arms." She muses, "Wondering, now that I'm on 
the downslide post-50, how we as a group of 
women ended up, in ways both minor and major, 
super-achievers. Some of you may recall the spring 
of our freshman year — it seemed that at least 30 
percent if not 50 percent of the senior class that 
year graduated with an engagement ring. A mere 
three years later most of us were headed off to col- 
lege, then a profession of one sort or another. Doc- 
tor, lawyer, Indian chief — all were suddenly 
possible, and my guess is that most of us wanted to 
do it all. Become an artist, change the world, write 
a novel or 10, save the endangered species, raise 
beautiful families, and have perfect loves. Some- 
thing I'm doing now that didn't exist 35 years ago: 
Web work. Something I would have laughed at 35 
years ago if you said I'd be doing it now: teaching 
and youth ministry. Something I want to do in the 
next phase of my life (aka retirement): Peace 
Corps, or hold orphan babies in Ecuador." 

Ellen Hoitsma writes about her boys: "Fore- 
most in my mind is that my two older sons, 
both Marine reservists, returned safely in April 
from their seven-month deployment to Anbar 
Province. Their unit patrolled the Euphrates 
River near Haditha. Never have I known such 
deep-seated worry, nor such unbelievable, inde- 
scribable joy upon their return. All in all, their 
adjustment to life back in the States has been 
smooth. Perhaps the hardest thing for them is liv- 
ing with high-minded college students who think 
they know all the answers to our problems in the 
Middle East — and get caught up in 'small stuff.' 
Both are now back in college (Bucknell and 
Washington College here on Maryland's Eastern 
Shore). They are ready to return whenever they 
are called up again." 

Sarah Bayldon Beaman, always one of our 
jocks, writes, "I can be a bike commuter, which is 
far more enjoyable than driving to work, as well 
as better for the environment, cheaper, and 
healthier. Fortunately, my job is only six miles 
from home, so the ride is reasonable. Soon the 
children will be off and out, but for now we are 
enjoying them while they are still about. Politics: 
liberal. Mid-life crisis: not yet, too busy. Environ- 
mental concerns: high." 

wliat slier name? 

Want to hear from your former 
roommate or the person you 
worked alongside in chemistry lah? 
Write your class secretary and 
get connected via the class notes. 


I hanks to everyone who tcsp»>n»lcd Please Id 

This June I 3- I 5 it mil )5i 
thrrr — May 

I've always 
seeing you 


Slrphrn j. Sullivan 
642 WimhJsiJc \Vj\ 

W'ood»idc CA 94062 

650-47 5-0 14 3 (Work) 

ssulhv an*t*kv lines cnturcs.i om 

I 'I ill I IP*s v.'ui i . -r v - i» o ' in the mood lor 
ihii upcontnf Reunion from Phil K.uunan and 
Hill Drake, who I uw at the U.S. Tennis Open: 
( I ) Which leather viul the following to which ot 
our classmates, and in what context, when we 
were lower* at PA ' "Sin, you get one dement for 
every step you take to net off of the Saml'hil 
lawn." And how many steps did the student actu- 
ally take.' (2) Who slid. "This * — t muvt cease!" 
and in what context.' (3) Who threw the red 
Mnoke Kwih into the Will Hall stairwell as part 
of the famou' fall 1969 Rockwell attack on the 

l..rm'\\>- t Ken Ehriich, Kent Cuthbefteon 

Blair Kk hardson ' I mail me with \otir answen. 

Now, from Charlie Tov: "I can resolve the ver- 
bal tight over club colon (which were superseded 
bv the cluster system our lower year). Saxons 
wore Hll w uh black sleeves. Romans wore red 
with white sleeves. Greeks wore yellow with navv 
blue sleeves. Gauls wore green with white sleeves. 
It's remarkable that Peter Shanholt and Greg 
Hammer (aka Benson) cannot remember, since I 
can in mv mind's eve still sec Shanholt in his or- 
ange and Hammer in his red — although I will 
concede Greg was wearing red as my Flagstaff 
Cluster teammate alter the colon became cluster 
colon. Romans I remember from junior soccer 
ncii Craig Reynolds. Russ Selbv. fv t n Fhrhch. 
Mike Takvorian. and Gary Campbell, among 
othen. Robin Foster. Jerry Shaw, and Rav 
Sleeker were Greeks (as were Dave Downs and 
Fred Jordan^ Ralph "Frit:" Drurv. Mike Fox. 
George Oliva. and Steve Korba were Saxons. 
Marshall Partington. George Sumner. and Mike 
Gomel were Gauls." 

When confronted with this repository of 
knowledge from Charlie. Shanholt sent an 
equally- astounding note confirming that the 
mind is a mysterious place for tnvia: "Doc Sully: 
Woohoo! Charlie has this nailed! But I can do 
the third floor south of Rockwell in fall 1969: 
Guv Nordcnson. Greg Hatton. ( ieorgc Sumner. 
Mike Gome:. Norm Stitrer (all 6' 2", 210 lbs.. 
Norm slept through morning classes and was 
gone by January). Peter Jensen (1 think he lasted 
the year, then left). Gary Campbell. Eric Tamm. 
Charlie Orr. Norm Selbv 70 (proctor described 
by Sumner in an Edmunds English 9 class as fol- 
lows: The proctor saunter* from his room like a 
scniffv bear in his native forest."), and me. (I may 

have I someone.) We spent one weekend 

tilling up Norm Selby's room with v rumpled 
newspaper, floor to ceiling (Hatton had gone 
door-to-door asking faculty memhen lor newspa- 
per lor "recycling ") Selby tctumcd Irom a week- 
end away, less than thrilled, and Mr. Hoitsma 
made us i lean it up But, as ninth traders do, I 
thought it was fantastic! Get that Phillipum out 

on time; lei Brad Hart ot iiu- Imoii it you mm to 

go 12 pages; we'll drum up some nds; got 
Twinkles' (I do.)" 

Ken Cooper updates "I have received i L't ml 
to be a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt next year. I'll 
he spending the spring semester in Cairo, where 
I will complete a research project that will iom- 
pare the content of government -nin and pri- 
vately owned Egyptian newspapers. I will he 
based at Cairo University. My wife, l.ucilda, and 
I are looking lorward to spending five months in 
( urn, learning as much \rahi< »> i an. and 
exploring that rich country." 

Chad Nehrt reports, "Oldest -on l\.>-. hat tin 
ished his tint year at Colby ( College. Youngest son 
Spencer has done the same at Middlesex School; 
my emotions arc mixed — he is happy and doing 
well, vi who can argue with that.' My wile. Ur- 
sula, is happy to he back in the U.S. following a 
Fulbright in Morocco, mostly because she is re- 
united with her quarter horse. I am doing well, 
looking to re-establish contact with clavsmates 
Alan L OUlC Will Hart .n I Dan I .imii.ui S Tt\ 
for dropping the ball, guys. I would also love to tr.'tn tin v|ui-ti team in. I Will Stevens I 
lust finished looking through the yearbook. So 
many familiar faces, and so many questions as to 
what you have all been up to." 

In an effort to answer the questions sw irling in 
Chad's mind, Edic Wilson 73 and I will again 
head the Reunion committee, this time for our 
35th-ycar odyssey, scheduled tor June 13-15, 
2008. We are glad to abdicate to any and all who 
wish to lead an insurrection and take on the proj- 
ect. Otherwise, we will oversee tchotchke choice 
and food with Vicky Wood rVBocsr 73. We will 
have the same clambake as we experienced when 
we were five yean younger. Othen who have 
agreed to participate on the committee include 
Chris Hancy (multimedia presentations), Peter 
Morin (libations). Tom Sommcrficld <L'"lt tour- 
nament), and JaneCashin Demen 73 (local liai- 
son for all issues). 

From Brooks Bloomficld "I »a~ looking 
through old class news pages I tear out, appreci- 
ating rare submissions from people I knew well 
and those 1 wish I'd known better. One good 
thing at reunions is even connecting with some- 
one unknown and wondenng, 'How the heck did 
they slip bv me hcrc. r I'm still ski instructing and 
substitute teaching in Park City. Utah, playing 
music (started a local songwritcn' group), and 
slowly wnting a fantasy adventure (based on some 
puppet and stuffed animal characten some of you 
saw me carting around the country photograph- 
ing a few yean back)." 

Brooks adds. "The last few yean have been in- 
teresting, including attending Burning Man 2005. 
a 35th grade-school reunion, and visits East — os- 
tensibly to help mv elderly parents but, in reality, 
to finally get to know my sister better through the 

challenges— all a good thing Best has heen real- 
i:ing it's I >K to Kith be happy with my life, and at 
the same time wish to iki mote I used In think 
those two were mutually exclusive Hope to see a 
lot ol you in |une, cspct lally the VII As " 

Some words Irom Professor Morin: "Dave 
Swanton made his annual pilgrimage to New 
I ngland. where he once again took .klvantagc of 
the unbridled hospitality of Dave Donahue "ti 
( .ape Cod and Walpole. Mas*. Dave and I Wc af- 
finncd the obvious — that they are firmly commit- 
ted to our |iinc 2CVH '5th Reunion, a- i- John 

McDonald |ba Hacked returned i • - t wnaaa 

Irom a two-year engagement in the Middle East, 
but his planet -gadding impulse is still intact, so 
lie spends 10 days a month in China Will 
Sihutte. the only guy in my hie aKmt whom I 
can say I miss terribly, assured me that June was 
already on his calendar, and he is asking lor a golf 
game to either kick oil or end his visit. Since Tom 
Sommcrficld is working on engaging one of 
Boston's finer private clubs tor that purpose, I am 
confident wc won't let Will down. Dinahue. Mc- 
IVnald. and I are still making our annual roadie 
to Winged 1, «>t |Golt Club|. where our host 
Steve Roonev v . nrinuei B0 have to make cxiuscs 
tor one guest's attire. But since this tint weekend 
in June will K- .si upicd with Reunion, we'll have 
to push it out later in the summer or tall. Right, 
Steve.' He's such a great host, but that Larchmont 
Yacht ( !luh is stuffy! Sully is giving me permission 
to r\i is bevel ig« and entertainment man Bjn 
lor this upcoming party, and I am admonished 
that we have all passed the 50 milestone — the in- 
tended meaning of which I am unclear. See you 
all in June!" 

Finally. I am sorry to report the death of class- 
mate Philip Read i t St. mington. ( ,'onn . 00 June 
17. 2007. Details w ill he forthcoming. 


Jack Gray 

80 Central Park West, Apt. 20F 
New York NY 10023-5215 

Sorry to all for the shameless narcissism here, but 
wife Nina Gray and I had a strong feeling that 
we'd spot a classmate as we dropped our son. 
Alex, off at PA. and we were not disappointed. 
That's Steve Ho * son John grinning next to his 
dad in the nearby photo. Steve (our clavs agent, 
for those of you who throw out fund-raising ap- 
peals unread) and I took the opportunity to talk 
over some Reunion planning. June 2009 will be 
here before you know it! Note the Yankees cap 
on Alex in Red Sox land. 

Rick Meyer sends this: "My wife and I sun ived 
Katnna, and we've Kith remained in New Or- 
leans, committed to our established medical prac- 
tices. I'm an orthopedic surgeon, and my wife 
practices dermatology My oldest son. Trey, ended 
up at Andnver immediately following Katnna, 


Liz Robert 

Savvy marketing creates 
bull market for bears 

As a child growing up in rural Alpine, N.J., Liz 
^7 Robert loved to play baseball and football with 

/ 'A the neighborhood boys, climb trees, and explore 
I N _y the woods behind her house for hours on end. 

It's no surprise, then, that the outdoors lover 
ended up in Vermont. Robert (pronounced "row- 
BEAR") is president and CEO of the state's iconic Vermont Teddy 
Bear Company, the one and only purveyor of "Bear-Grams." 

Ordered by Internet or phone, a Bear-Gram — deemed "the 
creative alternative to flowers" — includes a handcrafted teddy 
bear dressed in the gift-giver's choice of more than 100 fully ac- 
cessorized outfits, a chocolate treat, and a personalized message, 
all shipped anywhere in the United States (including Hawaii, 
Alaska, and Puerto Rico) in a sturdy, colorful box — with air- 
holes for breathing, of course. 

Robert's journey from small-town tomboy to big-time head of 
a now-thriving $75 million company in Shelburne, Vt., in- 
cluded four years at Abbot Academy, where she was known for 
being smart, athletic, and a bit of a rebel. 

"I discovered that As at Abbot — unlike at any school I had 
ever attended — required enormous effort and energy. It was 
daunting at first, but I soon figured out how to totally apply my- 
self to solving a problem or understanding a subject," she says. 
"That ability continues to serve me well 35 years later." 

After graduating from Middlebury College in Vermont in 
1978, Robert worked in banking in Boston for a year. She mar- 
ried a much older man and, at 26, was catapulted into mother- 
hood. Unfazed, she started business school at UVM in 1981, 
when daughter Catie was 10 days old, earning a master's degree 
in business administration in 1984- Her second daughter, 
Ruthie, was born the following year. 

After Robert and her husband divorced in 1990 she took a 
high-level position with a Vermont natural gas utility and then, 
in 1991, became executive vice president of a high-tech start-up 
company. "That's where I developed nerves of steel," says Robert. 

Meanwhile, despite phenomenal growth since its founding in 
1981 , sales at Vermont Teddy Bear had begun a rapid decline in 
the mid-1990s. Robert was brought on as CFO in 1995 — and 
not a moment too soon. Her open-mindedness, instincts, and 
determination would become key in revitalizing the near- 
bankrupt company. 

"The single biggest factor in the salvation of Vermont Teddy 
Bear," explains Robert, "was the clear realization that our future 
lay in selling a high-end gift service, not take-home teddy bears. 

"We could not compete in a retail environment with the 
much cheaper bears made in China, but by cleverly marketing 
the quality and uniqueness of the Bear-Gram product, we could 
compete with flowers," she says. The company quickly closed 
their three costly retail stores, one of which was located on 
Madison Avenue. 

"Surprisingly, we sell nearly 65 percent of our teddy bears to 
men — typically panicked men scrambling for last-minute gifts 
for wives, girlfriends, mothers, and sisters," says Robert. To target 
this ever-present market, the company has spent a small 

fortune for on-air reads by radio personalities such as Howard 
Stern, Glenn Beck, and Bill O'Reilly. 

In early 1997, the deep-pocketed Walt Disney Company sud- 
denly began advertising suspiciously similar "Pooh-Grams" on 
the radio. "We could feel the business being siphoned oft almost 
instantly," recalls Robert. With Vermont Teddy Bear's CEO on 
a three-week vacation, Robert took charge. She enlisted the aid 
of a trademark attorney and, through a series of deft legal ma- 
neuvers, essentially banished Pooh-Grams from the airwaves. 

In fall 1996, Robert took the lead in averting a second crisis, 
this one involving SEC auditors; she was named CEO within 
weeks. Employee morale soared, refocused advertising was show- 
ing results, and Vermont Teddy Bear sales gained huge momen- 
tum. "We blew the lid off this place on Valentine's Day in 1998," 
says Robert, adding that one of her primary motivations for be- 
coming CEO was to save jobs. "There are not a lot of options up 
this way for expert teddy bear makers. I have an incredible pas- 
sion for this place, its product, and its people." 

Today, Vermont Teddy Bear has approximately 300 employ- 
ees, and hires more than 1,000 seasonal employees during peak 
holidays. After 10 years at the helm, Robert is still in the thick 
of it in the weeks before the major Vermont Teddy Bear holi- 
days — Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Christmas — when the 
company does 60 percent of its annual sales. 

"We get 1 ,000 calls per day in mid-January," says Robert, "yet 
we answer about 55,000 calls on February 13. We may ship 
1 ,200 Bear-Grams in mid-January, but we'll ship 80,000 the two 
days before Valentine's Day. The spike is unbelievable." 

Vermont Teddy Bear has created numerous programs to put 
their furry friends into the arms of those in need. Since 2002 
their Big Hero/Little Hero program has donated more than 
21,000 teddy bears to police, fire, and emergency personnel to 
comf ort the youngest victims of accidents, fire, or violent crime; 
in 2005 thousands of teddy bears were shipped to children trau- 
matized by Hurricane Katrina. 

"Our teddy bears are powerful medicine," says Robert with a 
mix of awe and pride. "They dry tears, patch up relationships, 
bring hope, make hurting children smile, and give lonely people 
a reliable friend. It's a great mission." 

— Clerkin 

N\\\ students receive warm welcome 

/ Idkl School /{.irKir.i Limits I hiLse ctivls cAi- J /<» .itul I ir.ry families as r/v\ drop o// 
then suns m Si'fifi-m/xT /<»r then /irvf ( u Atuiotvr From left itre Steve llo '74. John 
Ho 'I I . Chow. Jack Gray '74. Nnui RuienhurR I iray '74. aiul Alex ( inrv '10. 

thanks ti< Andover \ generosity of admitting IH 
v i. nm.; students from the Gulf South." Trey in 
now .in upper .it PA .invl enjoy* racquet sp. >rt>, and 
apparently is very good at them. Rick continue*. 
"Trey won the NEPSITT (New England Prep 
School Invitational Tennis Tournament) at 
Choote. the hot time in 16 years that an Andover 
plavcr has won the championship. My 
daughter. Weslcv. en t ered the ninth grade .it An- 
dover lhi> tall, guaranteeing that I'll wotk for the 
next 20 year*!" We missed you in Septemher. 
Rick, hut will sec you at Parents' Weekend. 

Phehe Prescolt Greenwood writes, "dreet- 
ings. fellow classmates from W74! Out of the Hue 
a fellow classmate from 1974. Richard "Die k" K. 
(iordon. e- mailed to sav hello from Cleveland, 
where he teaches law at Case Western Reserve. 
His wife. Marv Davis, teaches musicology, also at 
Case. This contact inspired me to write into An- 
dover's class notes to share greetings and news. I 
have lived in Richmond, Va.. since 1994. work- 
ing in transportation policy and raising four chil- 
dren. Phehe R.. Lisa, Douglas, and Hannah. 
Unfortunately, none went to Andover — Phehe 
B. graduated from Groton and is now entering 
her senior year at USC. while my youngest. Han- 
nah, is aKmt to enter St. Georges hoarding school 
in Rh.vdc Island. If folks from the Class of 1974 

Gary Lee e-mailed. "In need of a fresh distrac- 
tion after mv term as PA alumni trustee ended, a 
friend and I last spring opened Las Cameras, a 
restaurant specializing in the cuisine of Peru, in 
the Adams Morgan neighborhood of D.C. Not 
having hcen versed in the fine points of prcpanng 
cebtche i>r other Penivian dishes. I am relegated 
to the nile of puco sour raster and raconteur Boh 
Bagnall. who lives nearhy. has heen hy twice; be- 
rween courses we traded Class t>f 74 gossip. I'm 
still holding down my dav joh writing at the 
VCoshmginn Post, hut am planning to take a leave 
to write a hook a hour Oklahoma at the end of 

Jcrrc I'i'l.inskv MfU us an e-mail whose sub- 
ject line read "from the heart." Here it is. almost 
entirely: "1 am writing with some hesitation atier 
a long lime ol not keeping up with you and the 
rest of my classmates. I was moved hy the 100th 
year anniversary issue of the Buiicim to stand in 
my essence and write to my classmates and the 
schiH>l ahout what has heen in my heart. I rc- 
mcmher my years at Andover with a mixture of 
joy and sadness; always thankful for the education 
and the friends I made there. I might not he the 
exception in feeling like an outsider at Andover 
and after I graduated, hut I no longer see that as 
an excuse to perpetuate isolating myself, and per- 
haps speaking ot these feelings might he of help to 
others. Finding myself at Andover, the pans of 
me that contribute to the person I am. did set me 
apart, and I gravitated toward others at Andover 
who might have considered themselves outsiders 
as well. Sadly, some of these friends have passed 
away. I knew that I was different in many ways 
from a lot of the student hody — heing Jewish, 
heing a smaller, middle-class kid, coming from a 
puhlic school on Ling Island, and having a pro- 
nounced regional accent also set me apart. It was 
the evolution of my gay sexuality, and my attempt 
to conceal it, during this time that was probably 
the most important segregating force. At one 
point I was hashed in my dormitory hallway hy a 
dorm-mate. This experience made me stronger. I 
returned for our Fifth Reunion and. unfortu- 
nately. I felt much like I had heforc graduation, 
and 1 haven't returned to the scrxxil since. Now 
some 10 years later, I still think ahout my lack ot 
connection and long to change this, to feel like I 
can overcome my own sense of isolation. Perhaps 
mv experience at Andover conf rihuted to my he- 
coming a psychiatrist. After 20 years in San Fran- 
cisco, two years ago I moved with my parrner. 
Roh. to San Diego, where wc have a very happy- 
family and community experience — I coau- 
thorcd a yet-ttvhe-puhlished nonficfion hook. Sa- 
cred Symbolic Ctpners. on the suhject of two sacred 

artifacts t ontent at age S|. I guess I Irrl that it time to gratefully acknowledge (ho hnrt l<>4t 
hack at mv adolescence and the foundation I 
Knit with the help of my Andover education ami 
(fiends there " Hope to see you anil Roh at out 
s Sth. Jerry' As noted ahovc. this time next yeaf 
ii will he time to make travel plans' 

Mike Meyer il-.> suhnut t rd i nott Ol ICUO 
spection: "I didn't interact with nearly as many 
people as I shmild have in my year at Anifciver. 
and now that I've a heart attack, I've started 
taking a new look at a lot of the things I could 
have done hcttet. I had a chance to get hack to 
Manhattan to ie< Rocmcr McPhcc mo. nil wan 

dertul family. Since graduating, I hecamc a per- 
sonal managcr/entcftainmcnt lawyer for actors, 
and then a film producer/writer/director for more 
than 20 'micro budget' films. I took an Internet 
broadcast company puhlic and watched it sky- 
rocket and then crash. I went hack to seminary 
to pick up more degrees heforc moving into in- 
surance, hringing hack a small law partnership, 
and becoming the technical editor for a small 
newspaper. I think I may he doing a few loo many 
things at one time. But. at least I get to do it all 
with the support ot a great wife." We look forward 
to also seeing you two the June after next, Mike 


Mari Wellin King 

IMH4 Beans Bight Road NE 

Bainhridge Island WA 981 10 


m.inu k " aol.t om 

Roger L. Strong Jr. 
6 Ridge view Circle 
Armonk NY 10504 

Petet Wvman 

963 Ponus Ridge Road 

New Canaan CT 06N40 



In a plea for class news I discovered that not only 
is the e-mail list I have for our class terribly out- 
dated, but also embarrassingly short. So please 
send your e-mail addresses so I can compile an 
updated Class of '75 list. I promise that wc will 
keep the c-maiLs from our end brief and infre- 
quent. And thanks to all of you who have re- 
sponded graciously to my requests and have 
waited patiently for v<Hir news to he printed. 

On an overcast yet glonous day in June. Frank 
Lavin. Kurt Silverman. Holland Sutton. Dick 
King, and I gathered in front of Sam Phil to watch 
as our children Nathaniel Lavin, Miles Silverman, 
Natalie Lchmann. and Abigail King graduated in 
the PA Class of 2007. Frank's youngest daughter. 
Li: Lavin. has hecome fast friends with our 



youngest, Claire, now in their lower year and re- 
siding in the still-desirable dorm, Paul Revere. 
This summer Frank left the Department of Com- 
merce and returned to Hong Kong to run the pri- 
vate equity business for Cushman & Wakefield. 

Gren Blackall, a banker and financial IT ex- 
ecutive, has relocated his family from Minnesota 
to Maine. His son, Stoddard, is an undergraduate 
at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Susan 
■Vernon and especially her daughter, Natalie Rios, 
are still active and successful competitors in tae 
kwon do, competing in the Taekwondo World 
Championships in June '07 and other tourna- 
ments throughout the fall. In between competi- 
tions Susan and Natalie were able to go on some 
great vacations in Australia, New Zealand, and 
the Caribbean. 

Dana "Nance" Mackenzie's 2003 book The Big 
Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be was refer- 
enced extensively in an episode from the series 
The Universe that aired June 26, 2007, on the His- 
tory Channel. Dana was interviewed for the 
episode, which delved into the history and sci- 
ence of the moon. Dana writes, "My main moti- 
vation for writing the book was to inform the 
public that the Apollo Moon Missions were a sci- 
entific success, and that in the fullness of the time 
they led to a much better understanding of our 
nearest neighbor in space. The History Channel 
show, which I think was well executed both from 
the scientific and entertainment points of view, 
will get this message out to many more people 
than my book could ever conceivably reach." 
Dana notes that his book remains in print and the 
DVD of Trie Universe is available at 

Susan Sandoe has been working for 22 years 
in the S.F. Bay Area and recently finished a mas- 
ter's degree in education, specializing in language 
and literacy. While living in Berkeley, Calif., she 
now works in Oakland as a reading intervention 
specialist at a school (with 100 percent Title I stu- 
dents), which Susan loves. She works with a 
largely Hispanic student population. Susan still 
keeps in touch frequently with Mary Washburn, 
whom she visits when back on the East Coast. 

Gordie Nelson is still commuting from Boston 
to Chicago while living in Concord, Mass. He 
writes, "It gets harder as I get older, but it is worth 
it. Getting older means turning 50 — the hardest 
birthday to come to grips with. Think about what 
you used to think of 50-year-olds, yet I still feel 
the same as I did when a senior at PA. On the 
plus side, half-century birthday parties are a ter- 
rific excuse to catch up with old friends." Gordie 
and his wife, Jane, have two daughters, one at 
Deerfield, and the other an eighth-grader. 

Gordie and Jane have become customers of Jo 
Harrison's gallery in Williamstown, Mass., which 
opened in 2001. Jo recently visited her daughter, 
Mari, a UVM student now at Italy's Sculoa Inter- 
nazionael De Grafica, and hopes Mari will be the 
artist in the family. Jo bought a motorcycle (a 
Harley Heritage Softail, for those who know- 
bikes) to tour the country, provided she can find 
someone to run the gallery in her absence. She 
asks, "Any Andover grads looking for a job?" 

After two years in which he purchased two 
companies, Peter Van Raalte started his own eq- 
uity firm in New York. He has three children, 

ages 10-16, who keep Peter extremely busy, espe- 
cially with their ski racing in Stowe, Vt. Peter has 
also been active in establishing a new winter-only 
ski racing academy in Stowe called the Mount 
Mansfield Winter Academy. His daughter and 55 
other competitive skiers and snow boarders train, 
as well as maintain a highly academic schedule, 
from November to April. 

While husband Dick and I were visiting 
Stephanie Curtis Harman and her lovely family in 
Woodside, Calif., we three joined Dan Haarmann 
'93 and his wife for Andover's Non Sibi Day on 
Sept. 15 by volunteering in San Jose at a commu- 
nity service organization that supports the needy. 

Jonathan Alters highly praised book The 
Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the 
Triumph of Hope is now in paperback. 

In addition to an East Coast trip to visit with 
camp friends that included a day with favorite 
Kkkk Brian Burke, Dana Halsted plans to cel- 
ebrate her own 50th birthday with two rounds of 
golf at Pebble Beach in California. She did re- 
quest an authentication of her birth certificate 
(perhaps there is a group discount available for 
all of us!), particularly as she is the mother of a 2- 
year-old boy. 

Happy New Year to all of you! Since most of us 
have reached the 50th milestone, let's make an 
effort to stay in touch and treasure our friend- 
ships. Perhaps Frank Sinatra is right: "The Best 
Is Yet To Come." (Hope springs eternal! ) 

Roger will be your next scribe, so please send 
your news his way. Please note his new e-mail, — Mari 


Alan Cantor 
88 Allison St. 
Concord NH 03301 

I must begin with some very sad news: Barksdale 
Penick writes that his wife, Anne, died in August, 
after a 16-year battle with breast cancer. They had 
been married nearly 23 years. Barky writes of how 
good it is at a time like this to have his 1 7-year-old 
daughter at his side. He also notes that, as we age, 
this sort of news will become more common. 
Barky is right, of course, but this comes way too 
early for him and for all of us, and we offer our 
deepest condolences at his terribly sad news. 

Two Andover friends found their way to 
my Concord, N.H., home this summer Nancy 
Richman and her husband, Matt, both attorneys 
in New Jersey, visited one July afternoon during a 
week's tour of New England. We had a blast 
catching up, though we missed their high- 
school-age daughter, who was traveling in South 
America at the time. And in late June, Henry 
Wigglesworth made his annual pilgrimage to the 
Granite State to do what he does best: run up and 
down mountains at breakneck speed. Henry 
nearly took that term "breakneck" literally, as 

Mark Schiewetz and 1 witnessed more than one 
nasty fall tor Henry — and yet he still managed to 
defend his U.S. Track and Field Association na- 
tional mountain climbing championship title in 
the 45- to 49-year-old division. (Not to depress 
the readers, but next year Henry — and all of us — 
slip into a yet older, and slower, division.) 

Betsy Senior writes from New York City, where 
she is co-owner of the Senior 6k Shopmaker 
Gallery. Betsy says that she stays connected with 
PA through her service on the Board of Governors 
of the Addison"Gallery, "a gem on the campus," 
which recently hosted a retrospective exhibition 
of photographer William Wegman, one of the 
artists Betsy represents. She adds, "What else? My 
husband, Charlie Hayward, and I get away to 
Saratoga Springs when we can (he runs the New 
York Racing Association), and I see Kayce Freed 
Jennings, Sarah Mleczko Woolworth, and An- 
nette Bond '75 as much as possible." 

Speaking of Kayce, she and some colleagues 
have started up a new film production company, 
The Documentary Group, which had a good first 
year producing two films on Iraq, To Iraq and 
Back: Bob Woodruff Reports for ABC and Opera- 
tion Homecoming for PBS, and also Steep, a feature 
documentary about big-mountain skiing that de- 
buted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Kayce 
adds, "In March, we managed to pull off a very 
successful inaugural go at the Peter Jennings Proj- 
ect for Journalists and the Constitution at the 
National Constitution Center in Philadelphia 
(by the way, a terrific place for everyone to go — 
and to take their kids). It will be an annual event, 
bringing together mid-career journalists, students, 
constitutional scholars, jurists, etc., to explore 
constitutional issues more deeply." 

Very far from New York, in a land called Hous- 
ton, Robert "Tex" Noel writes that there's not 
much to do other than watch the cattle graze and 
the oil jacks pump. "I doubt that my getting a dog 
for hunting is newsworthy, but it will sure make it 
easy to pick up/find the ducks, quail, and doves! 
The kid thing continues with my two girls, ages 
1 1 and 13, in club soccer and club volleyball, re- 
spectively. I am becoming a weekend road warrior 
to endless games, but they sure are fun to watch." 

Even farther afield is Ben Rockefeller, who 
had last written to us from Australia. He's moved 
on: "I live in Brussels, Belgium, but am soon to 
move to Leuven, a university town about 1 5 miles 
away, for a new job. It seems to me that the Eu- 
ropean movement, including the European 
Union, is most of all a peace movement between 
the French, German, and other governments. 
Even as an outsider, I am curious to see this de- 
velop and now include 27 countries. I find that 
there is a certain wisdom in the old world. The 
occasional beer is better here, too. Andover class- 
mates visiting Belgium are invited to e-mail me at" 

Also checking in from Europe is our man in 
Warsaw, Poland, Adam Pool. Adam writes that 

Please visit our Weh, site at 


lie attemk-vl .1 vlinnct rcvcntly in London !>•••'. 1 
by Andovcr Head of Schixil Barbara Landis 

Chany ami iIi.ii mil n.' iii, attendees m An- 
nette Portct '77. ii pholo|oum.tlist and filmmaker 

Mi .inwliiU . Hill Rli.mgos writes. "I .mi |ust 
i lugging along down here in Savannah. G.i. |l 
Kavc| three children. Alex. 4. Be lla. 7. andCatc, 
10 I have been living at iltr !■> uh lor a year 
while renovating a in downtown Savannah. 
I am al«> a partner at a fun little manna restau- 
rani mi the watet. «• uld I •..•!« it plaec BO 
take anv ciMHUI h ei dtd dill way." 

The ■■> • I comes it "in our GUM se-crctary 
cmetltuv I'' Rrad Rockwell, who works .is .1 

1 1 1 .ii, -in.;, n at the University of Utah. "I have 
risen to become chief ol our division." he writes, 
"mainly by being the last one Mantling, ami noi 
because ot merit " Rr.kl has two kids, one a junior 
in college and one a |unior in high school, ami 
he write* ol the pleasure of taking two long blltC 
trip* in Europe with his v>n. "My wile aiul I con- 
tinue to en|ov tennis. I wish I could My I have 
improved my same since playing under Mr. 
Hoehn at Andovcr. Unfortunately, the new. more 
powerful rackets have shown thai my limning 
factor is inherent in me and was not the racket 
Mavhe new sneakers will help me." 

A positive note to end on. Let's all go out and 
buy new sneakers, nor that our kids would call 
them that. Pe well, friends, and he in touch. 


Ruck Rumanian 
222 Nod Hill Road 
Wilton CT 06817 

Among my wife's many avocations, a recent addi- 
non is rhe development, care, and maintenance of 
a lish pond huilt into a rocky outcrop of granite 
ledge near «>ur from door. I discovered early on in 
rhe life of this pnifect that I was better off not ask- 
ing aSxir practicalities such as cost, construction, 
or maintenance — Kit mv expertise was welcomed 
when it came to "fish accftnsition." due in large part 
BO the fact that I own a net that I UK when fly- 
fishing. S"> I became somewhat connected (as 
much as one can with per fish) with the 10 resi- 
dents of our pond, rhree acquired from the pet 
store, three won as prises by my daughter, Hope, 
ar the Norwalk Oyster Festival, and four trans- 
IcrTed rrom a friend's pond. I en|ovcd feeding them 
early before wiitk ami undertook the caretaker role 
while our children were awav ar summer camp. 

You can perhaps imagine my surpnse. and the 
feeling of dread that immediately followed, when 
I looked out early one morning to see an enor- 
mous blue herein staggering contentedly awav 
from rhe Rumanian koi pond. The "pterodactyl." 
as rnv kids call him. has since returned to the 
now -depopulated fi<h buffet looking for seconds, 
to mi avail. The local wildlife conservancy says 

we should lx- honored thai sue h a rare bird has 
chosen to grace us » ith his presence Mavhe. but 
I miss feeding the lish 

The moral ot my story— to those I solicited lor 
news lor these notes is (hat I will in. ike ginn.1 on 
my threat, write iboul pet tish, il necessary, to fill 
these pages. Some classmates, however, like 
Chelsea Congdnn Rrundigc. did rescind t«> un 
plea lor material. She writes, "I live in Old Snow 
in is* v olo., with ui\ husband, I DM BnmdrfCi 
and T.islu and Miles, two truly exceptional chil- 
dren, ages c) .md 6.5. lames ami I are also partners 
in our independent lilni company, First Light 
Films. We focus on documentaries on environ- 
mental and social issues lor public television. Our 
current pniject is This Luul /» Vomt Land, .i st,ir\ 
ol w ilderness in America and the volunteers who 
are champions lor the places they love. When we 
aren't filming, we might he found on the Ureen 
River or the Yampa, or traveling somewhere far- 
ther afield, although the new puppy will lion thai 
deal down! We just spent a lovely end-of-sutnmer 
weekend m M.iuu w nil K.itr 1 ocwald I lu lor lu t 
M>mething-or-orher birthday. Wonderful to hold 
and have old friends." 

Dennis Catc reeonncctcd alter 10 \ wrii 
ing, "I am a lawyer practicing land use- and real es- 
tate law in Prince William County, Va. After 
spending years practicing in D.C. and Mont- 
gomery 1 'ounty, Md.. I decided a reverse commute 
made a lot of sense and started work in the 'burbs. 
I got my undergraduate degree at UVA, and a 
master's degree in regional planning and JD degree 
at UNC-Chapel Hill — making mc a 
'WaHeel'...and very confused about which team 
to cheer during AGO basketball season. My wile, 
Oinny, our three children (Ethan, 1 ). Dylan, 10. 
and Angelina, 5), and I live in Fairfax City, where 
the kids attend St. Leo the Great Catholic School 
(lor one year, and one year only, we actually have 
all in the same school and on the same schedule! ) 
and we get involved in the parish, school, and 
neighborhood. Life is hectic and good, and I've 
cornipted my family the right way, so they know- 
to not for the Sox and the Pats — and never, ever, 
ever, ever (did I say ever'.) cheer for the Yankees. 
We do have friends who roor for the Yankees, but 
we chalk that up to denominational differences 
and move the conversation along." 

AI Co|bv dropped a note from Tampa, where 
he practices law — mostly commercial real estate 
and business transactions. He and his wife, 
Donna, have now been married 25 years. Their 
oldest daughter, Lu. is a sophomore at the Uni- 
versity of Honda, while son John, a high school 
senior, is considering MIT and UF, among others. 
Well, AI. he might have a better shot at making 
the basketball team at MIT, I'd guess. 

In mv search for happy news, I saw that Bill 
Cohan's book. The Lose Tycottns, is among the six 
works short-listed for the Financial Times and the 
20C7 Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year 
Award. I also note that Bob Benncr and Susannah 
Sheppard announced their impending December 
wedding. Best wishes to "Billy-Bob." "Benncr- 
Bob." and Susannah (who I look forward to meet- 
ing). With great sadness. | note that our classmate 
George B. Allen passed awav over the summer. 
Please look for details in the In Memonam secrion. 

I would love to hear any news of lost class- 
mates for imlusion here Please MM news to 
spare us the lish tales, and he well 

30tii REUNION 

78 " 

Douglas Rati 

14 Colonial I >n\ i 

Mansfield MA 0204K- 1095 

\i,l, ^tr.inss 

145 South New St. 
West Chester PA 19)82 

Tim Scales had .i mini reunion with John 
Sylvester, Tim hadn't seen John since graduation, 
lohn lives on a ranch in Arizona with his wife 
and kids. Tim lives outside of Pittsburgh, writes 
software tor the railroad industry, and shuttles 
kuls to \ .irioiis aeti\ ities. Tim writes. "I ran across 
John a lew months ago during a boring evening 
spent browsing PA's alumni Web site, got in 
touch, and found out that after several years in 
the Navy and Air Force as a pilot, he is now fly- 
ing for Southwest Airlines. Today he flew in tor a 
layover in Pittsburgh, and came out to my house- 
to meet my daughters, have dinner, and drink 
heavily (sounds a lot like senior year, aside from 
the daughters, the gray hair, rhe minivan. and the 
house in the suburl>s — OK, so maybe there have 
been a few changes). While waning lor the 
kids to finish homework, we looked around on 
the Web for other classmares. and tound Keith 
Sinclair a couple of miles down the road, but 
weren't able to reach him in time for dinner." 

Steve Auerhach married to Karen Becker, 
who is a family physician and professor ar Monte- 
fiorc Medical Center Residency Program in Social 
Medicine at Montcfiore. which rrains physicians 
r< i work with urban umkrrservcd populations. Steve 
and Karen have two children, Anya. 10, and 
Asher, 4, and live in New York City. Steve is a 
pediatrician and epidemiologist who works as a 
public health doctor in the U.S. Public Health 
Service, where his work supports community 
health centers and other programs for l< iw- income 
and medically umjerserved people. As a member 
of rhe Commissioned Corps Readiness Force he 
served at ground :ero on 9/1 1 (providing firsr aid 
on the pile during the first three weeks) and in 
Louisiana after Katnna ( leading a team of 80 other 
officers ro conduct a rapid statewide needs assess- 
ment for displaced persons in shelters). He is a 
member of the board of Physicians for a National 
Health Program and has been nationally cited for 
his Hogging about universal health care. 



Peter Frisch took time out from his work in 
investments at Wachovia in downtown Boston 
to communicate his sailing victories. He wrote, 
"Attached are three pictures from the SailBlind 
national championship regatta, held in Newport, 
R.I., on Aug. 21-22. 1 have sailed with the blind 
for more than 10 years. This year my blind 
skipper. Matt Chou, and his blind crew, Nina 
Kagan, and I, along with another sighted guide, 
May McKinnon, won the event. If you wish to 
read more about this event, please give a read 
of an article written in the local newspaper: 

I am sorry to report the death of classmate 
Edith Aherne of Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., on Oct. 2, 
2006. Molly Turner remembers Edith as "spend- 
ing a postgraduate year living in Day North with 
Miss Minard, Edith's roommate Minou Tierney, 
and all the rest of us. Edith was gracious and ele- 
gant, with a wicked sense of humor, and in my 
memory she is always laughing." 

Our 30th Reunion is June 13-15, 2008. If 
you're interested in helping out, please send me 
e-mail at I plan to drink heav- 
ily, though plans are subject to change. Take good 
care and be well! — Nick 


Amy Appleton 
2201 Hall Place NW 
Washington DC 20007-2217 

Rick Moseley 
7103 Sherman St. 
Philadelphia PA 19119 

Doug Segal 

1556 North Orange Grove Ave. 
Los Angeles CA 90046 

In this installment of our class notes, I won't be 
providing any news about any of our classmates. I 
won't be mentioning any names or contributing 
any fun facts. There's a reason for this. It's not that 
I couldn't come up with any information to share, 
because, of course, I could. Life is constantly breez- 
ing by, now more than ever. Some of our kids have 
entered high school or college and some of us 
have made job changes or moved to new places. 
There have been marriages, divorces, births, and 
deaths. And because there are so many things 
going on in our lives — responsibilities, vacations, 
snacks for soccer, headaches, and heartaches — for 
all these reasons, we find ourselves with less and 
less time, which can translate to losing touch with 
our friends and others we love and cherish. So, we 
rely on the many forms of modern technology to 

get our information. We e-mail and text and blog, 
all designed to keep us connected with such ease. 
And it's this exact reason that I'm not going to be 
providing any news. I'll explain. 

This past June I received an e-mail from a class- 
mate — actually, I received it from the classmate's 
spouse. It was a group e-mail, which informed us 
that our classmate was about to undergo a danger- 
ous major surgery. I was floored. Not because of 
the illness itself or the seriousness of the opera- 
tion, and not because it was another example of 
how we are constantly forced or reminded to ex- 
amine our own mortality. I was floored because I 
didn't even know this classmate was ill. Now, you 
might be saying, "Well, so you didn't know. Big 
deal. That's what the e-mail was for." And for a 
casual relationship or friendship, I'd say, "You're 
absolutely right." There's news I'm constantly 
hearing about people that either elicits a "that's 
great!" or "that's awful" or somewhere in between. 
But this wasn't a casual relationship. This was one 
of my dearest friends in the world, someone I love 
so dearly and didn't even know was ill. How could 
1 not know? How could I have lost touch with this 
person for so long that I didn't even know this 
major event was going on in their life? 

So, naturally and in a panic, I picked up the 
phone and called every classmate I knew who 
also knew this person to try to find out some in- 
formation. In doing so, I found 1 was dialing work 
numbers that were four jobs and seven years ago, 
numbers that were disconnected, old cell phones, 
etc. My embarrassment for being so out of touch 
wasn't limited to this classmate. It extended 
across the board. 

Finally, I started to reach people, and the ones 
I left messages for (on the correct phone num- 
bers) started to call back, and from these people 
I got other updated phone numbers. And in these 
conversations not only did we talk about our mu- 
tual friend, but we also talked about each other. 
We caught up after having, for some, not spoken 
in years. Sure, there had been an occasional 
e-mail or letter, but not an actual voice-to-voice 
connection. And it was wonderful and so unfor- 
tunate that it took this event to connect me back 
to so many good friends, friends who I felt I was 
connected to, but in reality wasn't. 

That's why I'm not going to list any names or 
information here, because I hope from reading this 
everyone will reach out to those in our lives who 
have slipped away a bit, maybe not in our hearts, 
but in the sight of smiles and the sounds of voices. 
And not for any fault other than lite. Whether it's 
former classmates, family, it doesn't matter. If it's 
by e-mail, OK, but if you can find time to get to- 
gether or pick up the phone and have a conversa- 
tion, even better. Stop saying, "I really should 
call..." and take a minute to do it. This age of in- 
formation is wonderful, except when it serves to 
disconnect us rather than connect us. 

When I finally spoke with our classmate after 
their surgery, shaken and relieved, I said, "I didn't 
even know you were sick." It was meant purely as 
an apology, an expression of guilt for being so out 
of touch, a desperate plea to be forgiven for not 
being there. All 1 hoped to hear was, "It's OK." 
But their response, despite all they'd been 
through and in the midst of a difficult recovery 

was, "I know. I'm sorry. I should have called." 
And that is exactly why I love them so much — 
that enormous giving heart. 

We're all lucky to have these relationships in 
our lives, so take a moment to reach out to one. 

Be in touch. — Doug 

[Editor's note: Please update your contact in- 
formation with PA. For how to do it, see the box 
at the conclusion of the Class Notes section.] 


Kate Thomes 

158 Commercial St., Apt. 2 
Boston MA 02109 

It is September, the Fed just cut rates, and the Yan- 
kees are two games behind the Red Sox. So what 
have you all been doing? Here are a few- reports: 

Dr. Natalie Geary continues to practice pedi- 
atrics, which she has done in both Santa Fe, 
N.M., and in Manhattan. She also started veda- 
PURE, which provides excellent cream products 
for babies. Her line has also grown to include 
products under vedaMAMA and vedaDUDE. 
Check out the Web site, 

This September, the Latinos in Information 
Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) 
announced that the Honorable FCC Commis- 
sioner Jonathan Adelstein has been chosen by 
the LISTA Nomination Committee as this year's 
recipient of the Latinos in Information Sciences 
and Technology Association (LISTA) National 
Government Advocate Award. 

Josie Iselin reports that all is well in San Fran- 
cisco and her oldest daughter is applying to high 
school. Josie is also working on her fourth book. Her 
third book, Seashells, is out now. Her photographs 
are amazing! Take a look: 

And that is it. 


Laura Bull Bailey 

Winchester, Mass. 


Warren Jones 

Houston, Texas 


wjones 1 

Stefanie Scheer Young 
Chappaqua, N.Y. 

Andover students, alums, and parents came to- 
gether for the first ever Non Sibi Day, a day of 
global community service on Saturday, Sept. 15. 

8 1 

Non Sihi l\t\ wn» established With the idea of 
uniting alums and parrnts, past .mil present, in 
an effort in serve >Hir individual communities 
around the world Ai deadline wc Ii.kI heard news 
»l only one participant Itom our class, Kit please 
Write and Icl us now what wc missed and/or 

■thai ions m I okmg like Km cIm ion in next year's event John Brenner 
(along with Thomas Seeley "90) organized .1 Nun 
Sihi I ' event in Ithaca. NY — Cascudilla 
liorg> Trail cleanup. The CuKiidilla Gorge Tr.ul 
connects (he Cornrll campus with the College- 

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of trash 

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Seeley told us. "With John * chll- 
and Teddy. 4. me. my witc, Kara, 
voy». Tommy, 8 itnd Jackson, 4; .ind 
i», Anita and Robert Brenner "48 
her. wc tilled tinir large garKigc hags 
it under .in hour. The crew braved 
cold w ind and rain and a swarm ot yellow jacket* 
that feasted on the two youngest of the group. 
The inclement weather caused us to eschew plans 
for a tailgate Ktorc the i !omcll-Rucknell loot hall 
game in favor of a trip to ( lollcgctown for dinner. 
All of us worked our way hack up the trail tor the 
game .it legendary Schoellkopf Field, where the 
Pig Red dismantled the Pivins." 

laurie Hogin li i.l 1 ret rospet live i' the I edar 
Rapids Museum of Art ( through 
Jan. 1 3. As the exhibition schedule told us, "Rest 
known tor her paintings ot plants and animals in 
overgrown landscape settings, Chicago-hosed 
artist Uli( Hogin tackles issues ot consumer cul- 
ture, brand loyalty, and the world's fragile ecosys- 
tem." Also, lor those of you In Miami during the 
art fain. Lirrlciohn Contemporary featured Lau- 
rie's work l\c. 6-9 at Red Dot. 

John Wilson checked in wirh us, letting us 
know that he is finishing a documentary about 
former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, trying to pro- 
tect Wilson Creek in the N.C. mountains from 
development, coaching his 9-year-old son's base- 
Kill and basketball teams, and tickling his 4-year- 
old daughter a lot. 

Kevin Erdrrun wtucs from California, "Moved 
here wirh my girlfriend. Valeric, from Aspen. 
Colo., (my home) 18 years ago. Now live in 
Mann County and have a boy. Charlie, 7. and 
girl. Sofia. 4. who go to the French lycce — thanks 
to my continuing love of languages since PA. We 
mountain bike, ski, go to the beach, and hike in 
the redwoods. I went to our 25th Reunion and 
loved it! Hope to send my Kw for a year or more 
at that amazing high school. During the past few 
years, I've hung with my pal Brad KliKr. wirh 
whom I have skied in Salt Lake City and keep in 

GlTC «c> in el lii n g li.nLr! 

To contribute lo trie Academy 
via PA'« Web site, go to 

touch, at least by phone, three times .1 year. 

"I .ilttn hi Bill Iravers. ulio lives two hours 
away in Chico, Cahl.. and we sometimes drive 
race vars on the public race track near his home 

He hit three boyi I villi James "Jigger" Huiuui 

annually lor goll and Milling in Marblehead. Mass 
Li: Law was to see at the 2 Sth ! I just saw 
John Burgess in Aspen. 1 ,,|,, , during mv * u 1 
Han in August' He is buying a house only lour 
houses away Irom our ski home on the writ" vrrcet. 
I only saw him while walking on the street! He 
Ii.kI mentioned Ins love ol Aspen when we spoke 
at the Reunion, and now we shall see more of 
each other! That's all trom Kentficld in Mann 
Oiuntv, hot -tubbing, liKml capital ot the world!" 

"I .1111 currently at a stadium watching the Rues 
pl.i\ tin R.nns."e 111. m|s Nick IVaciK'k "It's .ilxiit 
1 10 degrees in my seat! I have lived in Tampa. 
Fla.. since 1986. I married my girlfriend from 
Middlchurv College (soon to K 20 years ago!). 
We have two awesome children — Ren is I 5, and 
Julia is 9. I work (or Pultc Homes, and I manage 
the mortgage operation lor Florida. I am currently 
training with Team in Training (Leukemia and 
Lymphoma Society) for my third marathon. 
We're running aKmt 2S miles per week now — 
the event is in February. I love to goll— Ren and 
I play most weekends. We're taking a latiuly trip 
to the Pinehurst goll resort in two weeks. That's 
about it. Life is good. I don't stay in touch with 
any Andovcr classmates, but I did drive around 
the campus last summer on my way to my 20th 
Middlebury reunion. That brought back lots of 
memories. PS: My true passion is playing poker, 
so watch for me in the World Series main event 
in Ave or 10 years!" 

"All is well for me and my family," David 
Parker tells us "My company, DigiralAdvtsor LLC 
(if you're looking for a digital camera or camcorder, 
check out my site,; 
or lor a TV, >m ) is doing well 
with its current sites, but we're aKwt to undertake 
8 new concept in a big way, so that means we're 
going into startup mode. I'm really excited aKvut a 
new idea wc have and am building a small team to 
attack it. We're in Harvard Square, a place that 
feels like home, as I think back to the Phithfrnn 
runs wc made weekly to the Harvard CntiUflti to 
get the paper printed! On the personal front. I'm 
going to cycle 100 miles for the first time this fall, 
raising funds for the National MS Society — I'm 
hoping for good weather! And mv family is doing 
great; Anna's now at Lexington High School and 
is in a musical, meaning two-plus hours of re- 
hearsals every day for two months! Noah's happily 
in middle school (do any of you remcmher King 
hapfry in middle school.' something's changed 
lately) and playing soccer; and wife Janet keeps 
everything moving forward for our family and in 
our community, particularly with the town library, 
where she is a leader in their fund raising. (Li- 
braries arc becoming dinosaurs rhese days and have 
to rethink their missions — it's a tough transition 
to the digital age.) So. we're all busy, happv. and 
healthy — who could ask for moreT 

Marry Solomon '80 wrote us to say that, amaz- 
ingly, this year marked 28 years since the Class of 
1980s impressive 24-7 football victory at Phillips 
Exeter on Oct. 10. 1979! He'd like to alert those 

who played Irom the ( !Us* of 1 1 >8I. and anyone 
else who may K intctrsicd. that he has secured a 
DVD of that game ami will share a copy with 
anyone who may K interested Contact him at 
Co. Blue' — L.S.W 


Paul Hochnian 


andov crcightv fw o'ly 

I Vat 1 lavsiiiaies 

I struggled a bit with this quarter's rum ubi- 
themed notes; lirst, nearly every classmate we've 
ever met was in the Reunion-focused summer 
2007 notes, thereby (unofficially) disqualifying 
them Irom making this edition. And not Kcause 
there aren't hundreds of us giving (or giving back) 
in significant ways all over the gloK in ways that 
exemplify the ideals ol rum siK Many of us arc. 

No, the struggle had a more focused cause. 
First, you guys divippeared. Vamoosed. Clammed 
up. You went into a deep radio silence after our 
2Sth get-together and lelt me clutching sheaves 
ol blank paper like an angry Kniquet. 

Second, and probably more importantly, I was 
really busy on Non Sibi Day. I couldn't think 
aKiut anyKnJy but myself. Which is ironic, given 
the worldwide event's ostensible goal. 

And yet it's rnic: at aKuit noon on Saturday. 
Sept. I S, I was getting mv arm stuck in a suitcoat 
sleeve, completely muffing a Windsor knot, and 
rushing, one shoe untied, to the top of a moun- 
tain in Utah to meet my bridc-to-K. One hun- 
dred and fifty guests and the current mayor ot Salt 
Lake City, Rocky Anderson, the ceremony's offi- 
ciant, were waiting for me. 

A few minutes later, I was married. How my 
wedding is related to Non Sibi Day escaped me, 
too. until, in mv haze at 8,000 feet, and with a 
new Kind on my ring finger, my classmate John 
Kettercr handed me a glass of champagne. "Con- 
grats, buddy," he said. 

And then a little clarity — it struck me that 
John and I, and mayK even Andovcr. were all 
back in touch with each other because of a rum 
m/* instinct John has had now for a long time. As 
1 supporter and a memKr of the Kiard of the 
Madison Square Boys vSi Girls CluK in New York 
City, John has annually changed the lives of hun- 
dreds of city kids. Where once there was just the 
city strecr during the long afternoons between, the 
end of a kid's school day and the end of a parent's 
workday, now there arc safe, warm cluK all over 
New York. And teachers, tutors, and coaches who 
fill them, guiding and supporting the kids lucky 
enough to have found them. All of it funded and 
supported by people like John who. without ask- 
ing for anything in return, dedicate long hours to 
making it possible. 

Six years ago, John told me about the startling, 
even miraculous stream of events that Kought his 
fhen-girlfnend Estcllc and him together on Wall 



Street on Sept. 1 1, 2001. Not long afterwards, he 
and Estelle were married, and John was telling me 
about another passion of his — the Boys 6k Girls 
Clubs. I was hooked. Within a matter of a few 
months, I was donating time to the cause and 
renting tuxedos and bidding on silent auction 
items I couldn't exactly afford, because John's en- 
thusiasm was, and is, infectious. 

Which has inspired me to keep helping, when- 
ever I can. The cause has been a love out of the 
blue. A perfect thought on my wedding day. 

June 13-15, 2008 


Lisa Carlev Fa\ 
9 Drayton Gardens 
London SW10 9RY 

Karen Humphries Sallick 

P.O. Box 193 

Greens Farms CT 06880 


As I write these notes, one of your scribes, Karen 
Humphries Sallick begins the Compassionate 
Mandala Tour, a tour celebrating His Holiness 
The 14th Dalai Lama receiving the Congres- 
sional Gold Medal. Karen organized the tour, 
which includes stops at Auburn Theological 
Seminary in N.Y.C., the Peabody Museum at 
Yale, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 
Connecticut, Phillips Academy, the National 
Cathedral in D.C., and St. John the Divine 
Cathedral in N.Y.C. As Karen travels, I, your 
scribe Lisa Carley Fay, will stay put here in 
London and embark on my Montessori teacher- 
training course at the AMI Institute. In Septem- 
ber, I enjoyed a London visit by Barbara Landis 
Chase and represented our Class of '83 at an An- 
dover reception in Mayfair. 

Thanks to everyone who wrote in, and we en- 
courage everyone to send us an e-mail with news. 
It's fun to hear from the whole class. 

Greg Simon wrote and showed us how cre- 
ative he is with energy use: his two 100 percent 
electric cars, his home floors that are heated with 
radiant heat provided by solar thermal water pan- 
els, and his PV rooftop system all prove that this 
classmate has his eye on sustainability. Greg con- 
tinues to coach international lacrosse and has 
traveled recently to Berlin, Prague, and Amster- 
dam and has plans to travel more next summer. 

Greg may pass Struan Robertson in a Euro- 
pean airport, as Struan's job takes him farther 
afield these days. Recently, in one week he was in 
Geneva, New Delhi, Paris, and Stockholm. Phew. 

As Steve Blackwell finishes up his book on 
Nabokov and the sciences, he continues to pro- 
fess Russian at the University of Tennessee. This 
summer he traveled with his family and Neil Batt 
'82 to Greece, homeland of Steve's wife, Aleka. 

Quincey Tompkins Imhoff caught up with 
Andrea Feldman Falcione recently in Andrea's 
home in Santa Monica, Calif. Andrea is busy 
with her own art consultation business. Quincey 
is enjoying Healdsburg, Calif., runs a small yoga 
studio, is active on the local school board, and 
just completed renovations on a 100-year-old 
schoolhouse in her town for use as a community 
hall. She writes that she visited Andover with her 
son in May and took in an amazing varsity 
lacrosse game in the rain. She notes that Com- 
mons will be closed for a year's renovation, as it 
was nearly 24 years ago when we were there. 

Tod Oliva has just returned from his own trip 
back to Andover, this time with his son, Charlie 
(Class of 201 1 — gulp), who is in Rockwell North. 
Tod reports that the boys of that dormitory enjoy 
many new features since our day: "carpeting, 
plentiful outlets, an elevator, high speed Internet, 
and a personal phone in [every] room that in- 
cludes a voice-mail system." 

Angela Loren: visited Andover from Sept. 22 
to Dec. 30 and exhibited her "innovative and 
thought-provoking" (per the Addison Gallery) ex- 
hibition The Artist's Book as Volume of Knowledge at 
the Addison Gallery of American Art. Angela and 
her daughter met Laurie Nardone and her two 
boys at the amazing Joseph Cornell '2 1 exhibition 
at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. 
Laurie said she saw Brett Johnson '82 at the "Sum- 
mer of Love" bash in Ipswich, Mass. 

Thanks, Angela, for such a substantial notes 
entry. She wrote from PA, "Thayer Zaeder is 
thriving on the PA art faculty and bringing 
up kids in West Quad, and Martha Gourdeau 
Fenton takes care of three children and three var- 
sity sports, which is easier now that she stepped 
down as director of athletics last spring. Her field 
hockey team plays on AstroTurf, and I fully en- 
joyed watching her run a practice, with soccer 
and football teams all around us. I look forward to 
seeing a few more classmates from '83 for the 
opening of my show at the Addison, including 
Laurie Nardone from nearby Beverly and Kit 
Arrington Peterson, who's flying up from D.C. 
They've been working me pretty hard here, so I 
haven't been able to reach out much, but I did 
talk to Margaret Bravar '82 recently. My brother 
is a friend of her husband, and describes her ex- 
quisite pottery, although production might have 
slowed in recent years as she raises her children. 
I did speak to Holly Peterson in N.Y.C, who had 
her first novel published after 20 years in journal- 
ism. It's about a male nanny, The Manny. Her 
flowing curls in the photo on the dust jacket are 
indicative of the steamy novel within, although 
there is a disclaimer in the book that she is very 
happily married [to Rick Kimball '82]. She's taken 
up surfing, and was on a beach in Mexico with 
her three kids when we spoke. I'll soon be head- 
ing back to Bologna, Italy, where my gelato and 
chocolatier husband Gianni is holding down the 
fort, as my daughter Emilia has to go back to start 
sixth grade while I am in Andover. But I'll be 

back in June for our 25th, and I'm cooking up 
some surprises with the students here [that will 
be] on show during the Reunion." 

Sharon Block traveled with her husband and 
11 -year-old twins from their home in D.C. to 
London, where she caught up with Ashley- 
Thompson, who is teaching at the University of 
Leeds. Ashley has two daughters. Good luck, 
Sharon, on your new job as labor and employ- 
ment counsel for Senator Edward Kennedy on 
the Senate Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions. 

Please do write in; everyone is waiting to hear 
from you\ Don't forget June 13-15 is our 25th Re- 
union! I don't know about you guys, but I don't 
feel nearly old enough to be attending our 25th 
high school reunion. 


Alexandra Gillespie 


Laurie Nash 

Claudia Kraut Rimerman 


Beth Serlin 

214 Carroll Canal 

Venice CA 90291 


In two days' time fall officially begins. Remember 
what that meant? Vibrant foliage, brisk tempera- 
tures, apples, and school — beginning all over 
again. I've just met my freshman and first-year 
grads, so it hasn't changed much — minus the col- 
ors and cool wind. I hope you all enjoy the chang- 
ing seasons if you've got em. Judy Cho Lieu and 
her husband, Charles, are back at school, too — 
both on the faculty of Washington University 
School of Medicine. They have three children 
and continue to juggle work, family, and marriage 
as she imagines most of us do. She's thinking of 
our 25th Reunion, which will be here sooner 
than any of us imagine. I hope the bulk of you 
will make it back to campus in June 2009! 

Abby Shuman had the pleasure of seeing 
Macky Alston '83 and Chris Thompson '83 re- 
cently in Boston. Last summer she visited Sara 
Poinier's family in Longmont, Colo., for the 
Rocky Mountain Folk Festival. Sara manages a 
large public high school's library, and her son is 
entering kindergarten. Abby also has spent time 
with Lou Bernieri on the Andover Bread Loaf/In- 
spired Writing Corporation work he's doing. You 
can check it out on the PA Web site. Marcella 
Larsen has recently become involved with the 
Alumni Council and is looking forward to seeing 
more classmates. Last summer she visited Jeff 


\ViH<Jhi'ad .mil t. unity in San Francisco. Living 
in Aspen. Colo., Marcclla often sec* Pr. RuDUt 
Ziickcr '85. who live* there as well. 

Peter Fliopoulos !i i- left ( atigroup tor ,i p«>si- 
tion ■ chief marketing officer of McxT Bank, 
based in Buffalo. N.Y. He took hi* family to 
Greece last May for a wedding, which caused him 
to reread Colniuu at Mtrrrmui by Henry Miller — 
first given to him by faculty cmenta Jean St. Pierre 
when we graduated. Peter speaks regularly to 
Heidi Brant, who is based in Venice, Calif . work- 
ing in online marketing for LEGO. He also hears 
from Pauline Lim md Mr* Mischa Fmsrtajer .ir 
an 11 capptlla concert in St. Bartholomew's chapel 
last summer. 

Phix-he Brown -rill lise- in Washington and 
welcomed a second daughter into the world last 
NoVCmba Claudia Kraut Rimcrman ha- 
toundcsl a strategic business advisory firm named 
Merritt Advisors in Stamford. Conn. She serves 
established businesses, but really enjoys working 
with early stage ventures and firms in restructure, 
retocu*. or turnaround mode She recently visited 
Meg Dolan Rock wood, who is entering her sec- 
ond year of medical school, adding an MP degree 
to her master's degree in journalism and public 
health. John Chapoton and a law partner just 
starred a law firm in Houston called Welsh ck 
Chaporon, LLP. His wife is due with triplets at 
the end of the year, and his daughter just turned 

PrMM ri.«»7 nur U t '/> site at 
www.anJiiv c r. C il n 

h Life with four children under the age of 18 
months should be interesting! 

Mike Baser returned to Andover tor the tirst 
tune since graduation and hfought daughter I 11 n 
to his old Adams Siuth stomping grounds. The 
trip brought back a flood of wonderful memories. 
Adam Simha in -till working > n original fur- 
niture and cutlery and is glad to report there's lots 
of new works for spring '08. He sends a shout out 
• Mir\ Park Jonathan Hubbard report! 
Mischa Fnisitajcr got mamed on Sept. 1 5 and will 
-end details He also sends new - . t Beau Timken - 
sake shop in San Francisco. True Sake — sec Matt Bergeron iu-t returned 
to the U.S. aftet a few years as an expat in Aus- 
tralia. Still working for ExxonMobil, Matt and his 
family have settled in McLean, Va. 

Pam Magill announces the wonderful news of 
her upcoming marriage to Peter Underwood in 
October. Congratulations! Pam's still working as 
a Massachusetts state trooper and looks forward 
to retiring in -ix years Peter Lee is -till the CEO 
of a software company involved in utility com- 
puting (, which he co- 
founded in 2000 with James Bcrnardin '83. He 
occasionally runs into Allen Weinberg, who 
wan itMdCinR) in New York- Ton vm*flF and 
wife Tracey traveled with their kids to Ireland last 
summer. It was so much fun thev plan to go cm, 
ir Ht mtl Alix Goodwin Olavarria Old 
her family around Malibu and hears from Aunv 
Ahegglen noss and again. Tim report- that John 
Chaisson has moved back to L.A. and is about to 
have his first child, and Jason "Jake" Anderson i- 
movtng to Vancouver, B.C. Tim's brother Mike 
C'ahill md hi* family are happy in New York City 
and Rhode Island. Life in Philly is great for Geoff 

\\ agg • family. I Ir's in the midst of running I high 
school while building a new «h<«>l campus from 
scratch. It's like building a small version of An 
lo\, r' Jeff Woodhead -end- greetings arid won 
dere.l it I'd -een Wendy I >i« k Broido I 
had. along with her three growing kids, and 
everyone is well. I also had a great visit from 
C ourtney Reppelman who WU ill ( ■lifofTlia Ofl 
business. She's currently rnioying life in the 
Pritueton. N.J., area with her two horses and hot 
new boyfriend. Necdlevs to say, we were up into 
the wee hours remembering lite in lunior I louse 
To those I haven't hand from, please send news 
next time — and enjoy those fall apples Beth 


Nell Gharibian 
181 I loth St.. NW 
Washington PC 20007 

nel I. gharihianttfblueli 

Craig Kaufman 

c/o Kaufman Brothers 

BOO Third Ave.. Fifth Floor 

New York NY 10022-7604 


Thank you all tor your tremendous support of 
Nell (iharibian - and in\ efforts to keep est r\ in 
in the loop. Nell, you arc my rock. My wife, 
Nadia, rented the Zebra Room at the Lenox 
Lounge in Harlem for my 40th and somehow or- 
ganized for me to play piano with the house band 
It was awesome 

I attended Carter Burden's 40th on the beach 
and -ass Adam Leff. who celebrated hi* 40th in 
Bridgchampton, N.Y., with Ted Keim and Ted's 
wife, Manclle, and kids Noah and Adam. Adam 
Lett repirt-. "So tar. 40 i- only Issite as spirit- 
crushing and bleak as 39. Cheers!" 

Nell Gharibian and Alison Smith Lord -ass 
Elliot Smvth Berndt tor Elliot's hirthdas in 
New Jersey, and all enjoyed Knspy Krcmc donuts. 
Nell participated in the Sept. 15 Non Sibi Pay 
event in the Boston Flarhor Islands. She cleaned 
the beach and painted the Outward Bound 
facility on Thompson Island. There was a great 
mix of alumni classes, teachers, and students, 
and much rejoicing. Hopefully, more will partic- 
ipate next year! 

Julia Brady write-. "Well, I'm not even close 
to turning 40, but I did go to Nell's 40th jam at 
Tnpp Lake in Maine, with Kate Flathcr. C .aniline 
Cannon '87. and Kaitlvn Shea. There was remi- 
niscing and cheap beer. Oh, and Nell rented an 
earthmover to build her ourdoor shower, com- 
plete with vinyl curtain. Quite a feat of engineer- 
ing. 1 must say." 

Kim Arroumanian. her v>n, 9. and twin 
daughters, 7, spent the summer in Armenia on a 
mountain lake. She taught health survey research 
for the master's of public health program at the 
American University of Armenia. Kim lives in 



New Jersey and consults on public health proj- 
ects. Susanna Harwood Rubin has her drawings 
on view at Matin Gallery in Los Angeles, and 
some of her work was acquired by the UCLA 
Hammer Museum. 

Before heading to the Amalfi Coast for culi- 
nary classes, Li: DeLucia toured the bam Whit 
Spaulding and wife Caroline Cannon '87 are 
budding in Etna, N.H., which includes his and 
her woodworking shops. Seth Brook.-., wife Kelly 
Kieffer, and sons Sawyer and Owen joined them. 
Seth picked a spot for the cider mill. All were 
hoping to enjoy Spaulding-Cannon brew at the 
tailgate of the Brooks/DeLucia/Spaulding trip to 
the A/E game in Exeter on Nov 10. Liz lives in 
Andover and celebrated her 40th with Nancy 
Colbert and Sarah Caffrey Bachand. Nancy is 
town planner for Newburyport, Mass., home of 
faculty emeriti Tom Lyons and Joe Wennik '52. 
Sarah is raising her children Caroline and 
Tommy while pursuing a PhD degree at Boston 
College, where Liz is a senior development offi- 
cer. Liz left the Abbot Academy Association 
(grant-making committee) but recruited Dave 
Duckenfield '84 to replace her. She sees Anna 
Sibley Firstenberger, who resides in Hopkinton, 
Mass., with son Jack, 14, and daughter Katie, 12 
(Liz's goddaughter). Liz Somers Urdang, hus- 
band Jeff, daughters Ellie and Kitt, and Tiki the 
puppy hosted (and pampered) Liz at their home 
in Stamford, Conn. 

Michele Lavin Wolfram wrote in via Black- 
Berry from a sailboat in Mallorca, Spain, where 
she was waterskiing and investigating port towns 
on her way to Barcelona for a Junior Year Abroad 
reunion. She spent the summer with her four 
children in Aspen, New Hampshire, and Italy. 
Her twins are in second grade, her son Jackson is 
3, and daughter Peyton is 2. 

Hannah Zwart Hornsby spent the summer 
with husband Michael and daughter Georgia, 
3-plus, biking, hiking, swimming, and generally 
rediscovering her passion for life. She ran into 
Perry Robinson with his son Halsey. They were 
hunting for swimming holes near her house in 
Putney, Vt. "Love to all the near, (far), and dear," 
adds Hannah. 

Alex May took her children Tucker, 9, and 
Piper, 5-plus, to Apulia, Italy, and then Newport, 
R.I., before settling back in Dallas. Susan Cross 
visited her this summer. Charlie Edwards is log- 
ging 80-hour weeks with a skin care technology 
project in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. "I just moved 
here from the SoCal beach and don't know a 
soul," Charlie said. He speaks with the usual sus- 
pects, Mike Sobel, Roger Townsend, Jackson 
Lewis and Bill Parsons. 

Arianne Duddy Massey spent her 40th in Ja- 
maica (sans kids and Black Berries), a surprise by 
husband Chris. They golfed, explored, ate amazing 
food, climbed Dunn's River Falls, and just relaxed. 

Rosanne Adderley writes, "My 40th birthday 
party in New Orleans was hosted by friends who 
live near the Krewe du Vieux mardi gras parade 
route. So, after a very conventional birthday cake, 
off we went to the most eccentric and satirical of 
New Orleans early mardi gras parades. Food, 
drink, and a parade to boot! Who can top that?" 

Perry Hall works in investment banking at 

Merrill. He and his wife, Lynn, had their fourth 
child, Paige, in January. "That makes two boys 
and two girls — we love them all." They live on a 
small farm in New Jersey. 

Tajlei Levis lives in N.Y.C. with her husband, 
Jonathan Canter, and sons Theo and Noam. She 
has an upcoming production, Glimpses of the Moon, 
premiering at the Oak Room of the Algonquin 
Hotel in January. Her previous musical had a sold- 
out run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre last summer. 

Pamela Zucker threw a Hugh Hefner-style 
pajama party to celebrate her husband's 50th and 
her 40th. There was music and dancing all night. 
Pamela adds, "Just ask Marcella Larsen '84, who 
helped celebrate (and looked quite fetching in 
her pj's)." The evening benefited two favorite 
nonprofits, the Aspen Institute's Community 
Scholars' Fund and Mountain Rescue, Aspen. 

Paige Cox planned a November birthday trip 
tor Kate Cooper to Yelapa, Mexico. Kate re- 
turned from seven months in Asia with her hus- 
band and two sons. Kate has a college advising 
business and lives in Berkeley, Calif., near Sara 
Woolf, who is a doctor and has a son, 2, and a 
daughter, 1 . Susan Conley moved to China from 
Portland, Maine, in August with her two sons 
and husband. Paige had a great 40th party in Wa- 
terford, Va., and then a spectacular rock climb- 
ing/slot canyon trip in Utah. Her son, age 11, 
spent the last three years fighting a hip joint dis- 
ease called "Perthes," so the trip was a wonderful 
triumph for them. If Andover alums are dealing 
with Perthes disease, please reach out to Paige. 

Alan Himmer writes, "I am en route from 
Helsinki (home) to Budapest (meeting), and 
I am pleased to still be 39 until next year! 
Ystdvallisin terveisin!" 

Chris Stanley reports he had his "latest and 
almost certainly last child," Quinn, in September. 
His wife, Malia, is doing fine. Jenny Greene 
Scott and husband Chris had another baby boy, 
Ryan, in January 2007. He joined his big brother, 
Nicholas, 3-plus. They are loving the S.F. Bay 
Area and enjoying time off with the boys. 

Katrina Smith Korfmacher and her family 
spent the fall in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where her 
husband had a Fulbright to teach environmental 
science. Russian 10-20 was pivotal to Katrina 
learning Croatian. Matias, 9, and Stefan, 7, en- 
joyed playing tennis, swimming in the sea, and 
feeding hordes of feral cats. They returned to 
their home in Rochester, N.Y., in December. 

David Kerner, at PA on a student exchange 
program from the U.K. with Julie Shafran, writes, 
"Whilst stuck here at work on a holiday weekend 
1 was idly looking up class notes on the PA Web 
site and thought I'd drop a line. My wife, Rebecca, 
son Ollie, 5, and I decided to leave the U.K. and 
live in Christchurch, New Zealand (South Is- 
land). It's a great life — skiing and surfing within 
an hour, a stunning view of the Pacific, room to 
breathe (and park), and a lack of 'rush' that's a re- 
lief from the London rat race. I run an IT consul- 
tancy over here. I think back fondly to my time 
at Andover and the people 1 befriended there, par- 
ticularly Ben Schwall and Karim Karaman — 
great buddies I miss." 

Ben Schwall was married in Highland Mills, 
N.Y., on Oct. 8, 2006, to Emmy Lin. In attendance 

were Matt Mochary '86, Chris Schluep, Yan-Tao 
Jia, Eric Tozzi '87, Yun Lee '86, Gerry Haddad, and 
Peter Kleinman. Ben saw Chris and'Peter at 
Cayuga Lake this summer. He will be a father in 
November. Emmy and Ben live in Taiwan. 

Happy hirthday, everyone! Please send your 
news to Nell and me. — Craig 


Christine Balling 
22 James Farm Road 
Lee NH 03824 
310-927-7360 (Cell) 

Kathleen Campbell DiPaolo 
2641 Circle Drive 
Newport Beach CA 92663 
949-689-3314 (Cell) 
949-209-2043 (Fax) 

Caroline Langston Jarboe 

3124 63rd Ave. 

Cheverly MD 20785-3107 


202-360-4134 (Work) (Work) (Home) 

Fellow '86ers, hello. I write this overlooking a 
lovely park smack-dab in the middle of Bogota, 
Colombia. Yes, South America. But first. .. 

I was enormously pleased to receive news from 
an old friend, Christine O'Dell Harrington. Flat- 
tered was I to find it was her first missive to a class 
secretary. Christine is well into her 9-month sab- 
batical from her job as a general internist in the 
Boston area. She has three beautiful kids and 
lives in Needham, Mass. Annicka is 6; Finn, 5; 
and Kajsa, 2. Christine frequently sees Jahna 
Gregory (nee Malitsky) and spent the past New 
Year's with Jahna and her husband. Christine also 
sees a lot of Katie Edwards, who recently moved 
to Needham and joined the same church. Chris- 
tine spotted Katie at the church's coffee hour and 
recognized her immediately. Perhaps inspired by 
the morning's sermon, she declared: "I know you! 
You almost failed ninth-grade French with me!" 
The two became fast friends. 

Meanwhile, in New York City, Jim Cho has 
opened a downtown wine bar called Jadis at 42 
Rivington St. Do drop in, and maybe Jim will 
pour you one on the house. 

Farther north, in Exeter, N.H., Jennifer Quinlan 
got married in November to Eric Chinburgh, a fel- 
low New Hampshire native. Heidi Van Horn no 
doubt made a welcome appearance. Back in San 
Francisco, Heidi recently ran into Ben Brooks, 
who continues to brave the molten lava in Hawaii. 

And in other New Hampshire marital news, 
Juan Mario Laserna and I were married in 
Portsmouth this summer by the good Reverend 


Philip Zacder. mv l»nnrr English ten. tu t H|| 
wile. Sylvia Th.iscr. was also in attendance 
(Surrlv tint name tings a hell toe you former 
Flagstaff residents ) 

Please «ciwl along iw No Hem l» too hlg or 
too small 

Al ever. l!hn»tv 


Das iJ kopans 
2 Princeton Road 
Arlington MA 02474-8238 
617-947-2454 (Cell) 
781*646-4515 (Home) 
da vc@k 

I >.n nr Miller 

820 NW 56th St. 
Seattle NVA 98107-2629 

I 1 w>. .null, r " _-mi.hI .. .'Mi 

v>it with the old, Hid in trial the new. For hetter 
■ <r Mat, Gary Soum and Anthony Gellcrt arc 
out, .mil l>avc Kopans .mil I .ire in. Keep sending 
irs info, or we will have to make it up like Gary 
and Tonv did Here we go: 

Eddie Shapiro was the lint person to respond 
to our request for info, so he get* top hilling. Alter 
having «pent the last 10 years serving as event di- 
rector of All^S Walk New York and AIDS Walk 
Los Angeles, Eddie is now doing freelance event 
producing. Hire Eddie to plan your next event, 
especially it it involves a Pisncy theme park. 
Why, you ask.' Well, Eddie is one of the foremost 
experts on the Magic Kingdom, having recently 
released rhc second edition of his hook Queens m 
the Kingdom: The L'lttmare Gay and Lesbian Guide 
to the Disney Theme Parks. 

Now, it is too had that John Greco did not call 
up Eddie to help plan his wedding. While we arc 
thrilled to report that John and Suzanne Chudd 
tied the knot, we were Icvs than pleased to leam 
that, while the guest list included folks from Ex- 
eter. St. Paul. Choatc, Tahor, and Hotchkiss. not 
a single Andovcr alum was in the mix. Eddie 
would have fixed this. 

Thanks to Deh Palmer, who chimed in for the 
first time, from Austin. Texas. Deh is an assistant 
professor in hilingual education at UT-Austin. 
Joining her hushand and 4-ycar-old daughter Ellie 
will he a new hahy, due in Fehmary. Congratula- 
tions! Deh sends news of two other classmates: 
she reccnrlv saw Ian McCarthy in Boston — he 
was visiting from the S.F. Bay Area, where he 
lives and works for Orh — and heard from Joni 
Fincgold. who's living in the Washington, D.C.. 
area and is a mother of two 

One of our other Texans. Randall Kempner. 

sends in m>tcs horn "under a palm tree in Bran I — 
in a little town called Honznntc. near Fortaleza. 
The fact that my BlackBcrrv works here proves 
the world is flat. The fact that the Hahitar for Hu- 

manity' house I'm helping B0 huild requires human 

lahot lo pump the water, mix the concrete, and 
la\ the mortar, trowel hy trowel, proves it is not. I 
have alv> hciomc increasingly proficient at the 
use of a sledgehammer Rixks al PA, hewarc." 

I'li.aht-ih Mi Phillips Stringer writCI from 
Lusaka, /.imhia. where she and her hushand arc 
raising three ihildren. ages 7. 6, and ». as well as 
researching and supporting the government in 
the prevention ot mother-to-child transmission 
ol IIIY and treatment of people with HIV ll 
you ever make 11 over to London, Elizabeth res 
ommends the direct (light to Lusaka Plana 
Burnham. het hushand. and two children have 
visited. Andovcr alums arc always welcome — ex- 
cept (or Greco, who will need to hang out with 
his good friends from Exeter when visiting Zam- 
bia. (OK. we made that up.) 

Apparently, living on ,1 major fault line has 
gone to his head, mih 1 Bill Wall is lis mg in 
Japan and wrote, "Nothing earthshaking here." 
Bill is developing joint ventures in India lorGNI 
Ltd Bill writes, "I will never get used to hemg in 
a major city watching a man atop an elephant 
jaywalk in (runt of mc." Besides yielding for jay- 
walking elephants, Bill highly recommends travel 
hy the maglev train from the airport in 
Shanghi — "a Mast every time, at 4 30 km/hour." 

Andrew Majcuski retuiH to Ne* England 

alter living in Japan lor the past several years and 
enjoying "the luxury of traveling all throughout 
Asia." Back in Boston, Andrew is now teaching 
al Harvard's Museum ol Natural History. 

John Greco is currently serving as treasurer for 
the Andovcr. Ahhot Association of New- Eng- 
land. Would someone please check the hooks and 
make sure he is not diverting funds to the St. 
Pauls cluh.' 

Elizabeth Schulte Roth, editor in chief of At 
lanto Peach magazine, sends her regrets from At- 
lanta for not making the Reunion. She places 
hlamc squarely on her hushand. Thomas, who 
had his own reunion that weekend. Thomas, in- 
cidentally, is working with Jonathan Bush it 

Natalie Santiago w ill sunn complete her resi- 
dency and head to Chicago to practice pediatrics 
for the medically undcrserved. Way to go, Na- 
talie' Charlie Strout and family spent time in 
Camden, Maine, gearing up for a return to New 
York City in time for the start of the school year 
tor his three children Holly Milton's son, Jen i. 
started preschool in the fall; Holly is "so amazed 
hy all of the folks at Reunion who had three, four, 
and even five kids!" (I am too!) 

Apparently deciding that three children is 
plenty tor him and his w itc. Lisa. Martin Yalasck 
comments from Montreal that he has an appoint- 
ment with a urologist soon and wants to know- 
how many of our classmates "have heen snipped." 
(Rememher. if you send it, we will pnnt it. That's 
our joh. ) These notes may reach him late, hut if 
you'd like to share your notes with Martin, let us 
know and we will (discreetly) pass along any into 
you may have. 

A font of classmate information. Daniel 
Medwed writes that he "has had the pleasure of 
seeing Andv Sheffer. Daphne Edwards, and 
Tom Clyde recently, and they all are fanng well." 
Andv Sheffer is living in Seattle — look mc up. 

Andv. I'm there tmv— where he works (or the city 
"developing parks in hlighlcd urhan areas His lie- 
lighttul daughters. Emma anil Bra. arr definitely 
keeping him on his toes." Daniel a«kh 

Daphne is a landscape architect, living in 
Berkeley, Calif . with her hushand. Matt, ami i< 
currently involved with ilesigning N YC '» Free- 
dom Tower on the site of the former World Trade 
Center Tom is also living in Berkeley — wirh his 
wife, Colev. and three children — where he's 
started C Hyde Line Films, he recently directed and 
BCted in his first feature film, Hug Island, which 
was accepted at several film festivals. Kudos. Tom' 

As lor Dan himself, he's heen a law professor at 
the University of Utah for rhc past three years 
He and wife Sharissa recently had a daughter 
named Mill, their first child He adds. "Any Alta 
|Ski Arca|-hound '{s7crs. please look us up!" 

W 1 heard thai Lista Lincoln Coleman nd hd 
hushand. Peter, welcomed their first son. Lincoln 
Endslcy Coleman, inro the world in August! 

I istK. Frani n Morrison, while professing not 
to have anything "pithy, interesting, or otherwise 
humorous" to report, does ask tor news and con- 
mhutions to our class Web site. Send her pictures 
and such: 

Take care everyone. Keep the updates com 
ing! — Dayne 

20tii REUNION 
June 13-15, 2008 


Roh Patrick 
I 547 Cedar Lane- 
Norfolk VA 23508 

Joe Proctor 

12 Eton Ave.. Flat 5 

London NWJ 3HL UK 

01 1-44 207-691-1918 

Roddy Schecr 
65151 7th Ave., N 
Seattle WA 981 15-6842 

Dan Koontr reports from Sag Harhor. N.Y, that 
he is keeping husv sharing shoes with his 1 2-year- 
old son (they now wear the same sire) and tend- 
ing to a variety of music-related work. He teaches 
music at Stony Brook Southampton and directs it 
for Sag Harbor's Christ Episcopal Church. He 
also serves as a freelance accompanist on piano 
(need some wicked key work, anyone.') and 
teaches music privately. In his spare time, he has 
heen writing music for a variety of ensembles. 


with two of his pieces premiering last spring in 
N.Y.C. and another set being released on CD 
soon. Sadly, the "blisters-on-my-fingers" rock and 
roll that put Dan on the map seems to have fallen 
out of his current tepertoire: "Not many musi- 
cians out here on the East End of Long Island, 
which makes it hard to put any kind of hand to- 
gether, so it's been a while since 1 shook my ca- 
boose in public, sorry to say. One of these days." 
There is always the upcoming 20th Reunion. 

After spending three years doing his internal 
medicine residency in the "world's greatest city," 
Seattle, Adam Grasso, MD, has moved with his 
wife, Ying, and two kids (Henry, 9, and Athena, 
5) to Cleveland, where he serves as a cardiologist 
with the Cleveland Clinic. "I have been spending 
most of my time taking care of patients, both in 
the hospital and in the outpatient clinic, doing 
some diagnostic heart catheterizations, and read- 
ing some echo," he reports. Fellow Rockwell 
proctor Bruce Vrooman, MD, is also at the 
Cleveland Clinic, doing a fellowship in pain 
management. A hallway reunion earlier this year 
triggered a "whole flood of pleasant memories" for 
Adam and Bruce alike, most likely regarding all 
the noogies they laid on unsuspecting Rockwell 
juniors back in the day. 

According to an anonymous yet credible Class 
of '88er (who happens to work as a Democratic 
campaign finance lawyer in D.C.), Dr. Eileen 
Kim was married to a reportedly "fabulous" guy 
named James Brown in August 2006 in Berkeley, 
Calif. Besides my very own "Deep Throat," othet 
attendees included Sara Sullivan, Jen Keller, 
Nils Oilman '89, and Laura Church '87, among 
others. Also, Li: Kenny Stein is teaching high 
school English and had twin boys last year. Nick 
Rosenkran: is a law professor at Georgetown but 
is currently on sabbatical, taking a much-needed 
break from his one-class-per-week course load. 
And Dave Goetsch is a Hollywood mogul and or- 
ganizes poker games in his spare time, if anyone 
in L.A. is interested. 

Polly LaBarre has left Portland, Ore., for the 
cozy confines of N.Y.C. She has been making the 
rounds of broadcast and cable TV hyping the new 
best-selling business book she co-wrote, Mavericks 
at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business 
Win. She has also signed on as a business and in- 
novation correspondent for CNN, where three 
times a week viewers can catch her introducing 
inspiring leaders and innovative organizations 
that are reshaping the world of business. 

In othet news, Matt Lavin has finally turned 
his back on corporate securities law in D.C. and 
now nins a company that builds custom homes in 
Virginia's horse country in and around the town 
of Middleburg. 

Scott Straus and wife Sara Guyer, who are 
still living and teaching in Madison, Wis., had a 
baby girl! Sadie Chapin Strauss was born in 
January 2007. 

Charles Phillips lives in N.Y.C. with wife 
Maureen and son Chazz, working by day at Mid- 
town LBO shop Saratoga Partners and trolling 
the clubs of the Lower East Side by night. He re- 
ports occasionally playing through Connecticut- 
dweller John Henry Moulton out on the links at 
the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, N.Y 

Cricket Crutcher lives in Manhattan with 
her husband and three kids, Lydia, 6; Isabel, 5; 
and Clement, I, but gets away to Vermont as 
much as possible. She works as a psychologist at 
an independent school in the city and is doing a 
postdoc in child and adolescent psychoanalytic 

Fellow New Yorker Verity Winship recently 
left the New York law firm WilmerHale to teach 
law as a visiting professor at Fordham Law 
School. She is also "the mom of a very outgoing 
and fun 2 -year-old son." 

While Neil Weiss was featured prominently 
in the last version of the class notes, Joe Proctor, 
tor all his good work, neglected to mention that 
our beloved "Punksta" from Lynntield, Mass., is 
now VP of information systems for Smith & 
Hawken, and as such is responsible for all tech- 
nology solutions for the company. (Neil: can you 
fix the lie on my garden hoe?) Neil also has been 
indulging liberally in open-water swimming of 
late, swimming the notorious Alcatraz Sharkfest 
last June. He reports that he caught Seattleite 
Tony Mestres' band Grungeworm during the Ti- 
juana stop of its "Borderlands" tout. According to 
Neil, the military-buff-turned-bandleader "ripped 
on the bass" and also took a turn behind the mic 
for some tasty lead vocals. 

Dave Schink writes in with a new update: 
"Same wife, same kids, same house." 

Steve Schlemmer is enjoying fatherhood. He 
and wife Tanya Rulon-Miller-Schlemmer '89 and 
son Jackson are "minding the gap" in London, 
and spending as many weekends as possible at 
their vacation home atop an overlook in a walled 
medieval village in the South of France. 

As for myself, I too am enjoying fatherhood, 
as my second child, Max, was born this past May, 
on the 30th anniversary of perhaps the greatest 
recorded Grateful Dead show ever, Cornell '77! 
Mom Alex Tibbetts '89 and sister Eliza Scheer, 
Class of 2020, are enjoying the infantile influence 
on our house in Seattle. When I am not busy 
changing diapers, arranging carpools, or tending 
to my freelance writing and photography duties, 
I have been fixing up a cabin on a small piece of 
land we recently bought on Lummi Island off the 
notthwest coast of Washington State. Anyone 
from the Class of '88 who would like to check it 
out just needs to bring a sleeping bag and a will- 
ingness to bang some nails. 

The big 20th is coming up this June 13-15, and 
I for one am expecting to see a big turnout from 
the Class of '88. If I can fly from Seattle for it, you 
too can make it from New York, Boston, Atlanta, 
Columbus, London, Tangiers, San Francisco, Dar 
es Salaam, Davenport, and points in between. See 
y'all next June, Andover-style! — Roddy 


Emily Muldoon Kathan 
18 Laurel Terrace 
Somerville MA 02143 

Christian Parker 

1 1 Berkeley Place, Apt. i 

Brooklyn NY 11217 

Alex Walley 
82 High St. 

Needham Heights MA 02494 

I'm picking up the avatar thread Alex Walley left 
oft with last time, since I have just been intro- 
duced to the bewildering online world of Second 
Life. This is probably nothing new to many of 
you, am I tight? It relates to the Sims and Webkinz 
games, but allows you, er, your avatar, to join and 
participate in a virtual world as the fictitious per- 
son you create. One can buy land, earn income, 
and have relationships, and appatently spend 
hours each day pursuing virtual-worldly dreams. I 
may be the last to know about this phenomenon, 
but I'm getting up to speed pretty quickly at my 
new post at MIT. I left my sole proprietorship in 
September to take on the role of design directot 
of the MIT Alumni Association and already have 
the task of conceiving marketing materials for 
an upcoming event on Second Life — that may 
take place in Second Life. Is this cutting edge fun 
or just bizarre? 

In the very real lives of our classmates, we have 
the following tidbits to report: 

Sherry Martin is on leave from Cornell for the 
year and is a research fellow with the Program on 
U.S. -Japan Relations at Harvard. Arriving in 
Boston after Labor Day, she is using the time to 
complete her book before she comes up for tenure 
at Cornell in 2009-2010. She visited recently 
with Kit Nichols, who lives in the Boston area. 

The lure of the mountains has been just too 
overwhelming for Li: Symchych King and her 
family. Having just received tenure at Illinois 
state, where Li: teaches paleontology, she is leav- 
ing Normal (Illinois) tor Jackson, Wyo. Liz hopes 
to find more interesting topography and a new 
career — hopefully in something geologic. She 
says thete is "room at the ranch if anyone makes 
it to that corner of the world." 

Another mountain-state dwellet, Amy Davis 
Pregulman, is busy with family and work in Den- 
ver. She sends news that husband John and she 
had a baby girl, Goldie, in June, which makes six 
children (five girls! ) between them. "1 have three 
stepchildren, ages 19,15, and 13, and an 8- and a 
7-year-old, and now Goldie. I continue to work 
developing writing curriculum and teaching writ- 
ing at Stanley British Public School, a K-8 school 
in Denver." 

In his spare time, Rob Kinney is working on 
his commercial, multiengine, and CFI licenses 
tor flying. He plans to do some flight instruction 
for fun. He wrote, "I decided that life is too short 
not to do the things you love sooner rather than 
later, and I certainly love flying and going 
places. Business is good. Kinney Recruiting is 
worldwide now, with an office in Hong Kong. I 
have seen Geoff King in Hong Kong relatively 
often, which is nice, since he was my first friend 
at Andover." 

I caught up with Rob Oh for a yummy Korean 


lunch this summer In Swncrville, Mu». Mc i» in 

■ ill mil estate development in the 

Boston .iir.i While lie was out nil Nantucket tins 
stimuli i. hi went ' Amanda I v Jon's ^ttaighl 
Wharf Restaurant, .uui »hr was kind enough to 
come >hii in wiy hi to u fellow 'tWcr. Rob Httcndcd 
'In wcckling i4 V I mi Wuulnp 'V in. I saw AJ.ini 
Martin ""V ihcrc Rob commented. "Four day* on 
.1 hill in Ami in drinking becr. smoking cigars, aiul 

ii iv hi,: i hi. .... .11 uinUi in ,i nrimmini pool 

v.3nc «il the K-st i imo I've ever had " 

Kristin Humphries I url.uln nt t. ■» ir trans 

lorming days on campus ihu l.ill in photograph 
the I aimpa*»ionaic Tnut. which cclc- 
hr.Hrvl the I Xilai lama's ret cnl rcc eipe nt the Con- 
,.ri m. 1 1 < 1 l nilil The tiHir was organized hy 
her «Mrt Karen I lumphries Salllck '8? to promote 
peace .in«l compassion and alvi tn mite muney tor 
the Tihctan Children's Village in I i, 
India Knsti utiles, "It wro a truly tug expe- 
rience in spend nine with the three Namgyal 
monks nn the tOU anJ in get to interact with the 
current PA community. Everyone was mi incredi- 
bly wonderful; I feel blessed tn have had this op- 
portunity Photos of the PA visit will he piMcd on" Knsti i» cur- 
rently living in New Bedford. Maw, and super- 
vises a retail photo lah. Her daughter, Lydia, is 
now 10! Kristi recently exhibited her photography 
as part of a croup art show, which you can check 
out at www 

And. finally, congratulations to Li: Lewis 
Weilphal. who had her lust child and son. M n in 2006. She reports. "He is a 
healthy and active hoy!" 

Send u» your news, real or virtual, and we'll he 
h.ippy to share it. — Emily 


Rcgina A. PeMco 

45 50 Montgomery Ave.. S-760N 

Bethesda MD 10814 

}01-*»S I -1 527 


Thomas W. Sceley 
1572 Heifer Road 
Skancatclcs NY 11152 
3 1 5-685-23 1 1 (Home) 
315-685-3416 (Work) 

It was great to catch up with so many people this 
summer! First. I met up with Meredith Persilv 
Lamcl and her son. Drew Persily Lamel. who was 

^ cm love read i n £ 
alioiit vour c l.i«m.ili's' 

i"hey also want to hear about you. 
Please mail, e-mail, or call your 
class secretary with vour latest news. 

horn In May Meredith and her family had |u*l 
..■nn I'.u k limn Wendy Weiner's c ommitmrnt 
ceremony in New York ( "it v in attendance 
u.i. Si.mion IVnmjn. Ii i ^ wile, and their 10 


In August, a group of us in I he PC area got 
logethct tor happy hour, where I learned that 
Sanders Adu is n. « -i ill .lirci I. ■! ami . i musel fl H 
the I louse SuKommittoo on financial Services 
Willie late ind Ins l.uiuK have mnyed In Wtm 
tries, Va I )rlando Crosby is h.u k from l hma and 
is gelling a mailer's degree ai SAIS Roberta 
Ritvo is still winking as the pro Kino manager lor 
I M A Piper, which allows her to travel to develop- 
ing countries to assist with the implementation 
ot new legal systems 

Very I duards rep. n, I in tr.'m NmiiIi I ar 
olina, where she does importing lor a French 
company She is planning a |unior House re- 
union, alter being inspired at Allegra Cummings 
wtdding from tin Woi I . i-i. Kehha Tolhcrl 
inlormed me thai he and his wile. Althea, arcex- 
pOI ling a boy in February 

In NA i . Rob Bohond ind his wife are also 
expecting — a baby girl at the end ot January. 
I In \ rni inn i Jenn \liti hi ll-J.u kson and Phelps 
Jackson "91 at a wedding on Martha's Vineyard 
this summer. At the Todd Isaac Scholarship tutul- 
raix r, hi saw Erik Moody. wIiom wil< had a baby 
i uliir in th( u.ii lb aliOtaW Brian Bradford 
who is living in Boston with his wile and baby 

daughter! and Andreas who is living 

in Chicago with his witc. 

Thanks to (where I have set up 
a group for our class) I reconnected with Wendy. 
Luis Roth. Giles Bedford, and Carrie Ann Bemis 
Collins Giles is enjoying his own business in Eng- 
land. ( Carrie Ann is a pn itess. ir i it theatre and head 
of the acting program at Clemson University in 
Sniih Carolina. She is performing in Franluc & 
7<>hnn> at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville. 
S.C., and works in and around the Atlanta and 
Charlotte areas as a director and actor when not 
teaching. Cimc Ann is also pursuing certification 
as a janercise insmictnr and will become a fran- 
chise owner in a few months. A show Carne Ann 
wrote and directed, titled SmccreN, recently went 
BO Chicago and toured with a theatre festival. 
While in New Orleans for JaiiFest, Carrie Ann 
ran into Liza Ryan and her husband. 

Luis Roth is married and now has a daughter, 
Alexandra, who is almost I. He's living in Pans 
practicing law in a firm. In Pans, he recently saw 
Alfredo Jollon and his wife, Smya, who weri | 
ing through town, as well as Greg Pjcrcjian and 
Stephanie Pommc: "91, who go there penodically. 

Over LaNir Day weekend. I went to Boston 
with mv son and visited with Lvnne Langlois. 
who reports mnning into Ed Pcrrin recently. Ed 
is doing well and living near Andover. 

The weekend of Sept \ Will Newell attended 
the wedding ot Andre Gardner, who married his 
longtime girlfriend. Amber Bingham, a native Ver- 
monter, at the Basin Harbor Club on Lake Cham- 
plain in Vergennes, Vt. Other Andover alums in 
artendance included Andre's best man (and fa- 
ther). rVinev Gardner '60. sister Nina Gardner '87. 
and Class of '89 friends Pavid Sarrerthwaitc. Mike 
Hearle. Mike Megalli. Jake Appleton. Josh Bien- 

fang. and Caleb Jacohsnn-Sivc. Guests wrrr 
treated to an impromptu reunion of the Kind 
Strangefolk. who Andre managed tor many years 
after college The newly-weds are living in Boston 
until their bunker in Vermont is complete 

When we heard trom Ollie S,h«aner- 
Albright, he was on hn way to the Wen ( oast 
to finable plans tor his weikling. 

I i-t summer Jean Coulter ran the Wasatch 
100-mile Trail Run, finishing in M hours anil 
pl.u ing I Oth among women That might K- more 
mnning than m<M of us have accomplished since 
graduation Congrats. Jean' 

Received a nu e note from Ann Vnlkwein. wh I 
was dividing her time Ktween New York and 
Austin. Texas, where she is researi hing a new K«>k 
lorColhnsPrsign. Ann cxpci is to be back in New 
York this tall to promote her new Kmk. ( MMOMI 
\in York PorrriuM, Kecifvs, and Memories. 

( ongr. ill liar ions to Chris Weber ind his w ite. 
who welcotiu-d baby twins Emma West and Molly 
Winter Kirn in SeptemK-r Chris teaches AT 
Language .Si I '.imposition, American Literature, 
and World Literature at Monarch High School 
in Louisville, Colo The last we heard. Kirh ba- 
bies and mom were doing great! 

Til. ink you all tor vour updates please keep 
them coming. Happy holidays! — Regina 


Roxane Pom os 
I 2 Kings Court 
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H.ippy New Year to .ill Rob Kaplow it: notes 
he vli n-sn't wTile in to the notes unless he has s. mie- 
thing to say ; happily. Rob has lots ot great news to 
share this time around 1 Last January, Rob married 
his girlfriend of five years, Kittson O'Neill, an 
actress and writer Their sin, Niall Thomas 
Kaplowit:, came into the world on LaKir Pay (ha, 
ha). Professionally, Rob has received some nice ac- 
colades: an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence 
in Sound IVsign. two visits to Sundance Thcarrc 
Lab as a resident anist, and a second nomination 
for a Lucille Lortel Award, this one for a show 
called TTvr /nlematirmalnt ar the Vineyard Theatre 
in N.Y.C. Rob recently accepted a three-year pcM 
as guest lecmrcr in sound design ar the Five Col- 
leges (UMass. Amherst. Holyoke, Smith, and 
Hampshire). The main Kaplowit: residence will 
remain in N.Y.C. and they'll K- adding some sort 
of small home up in west-central Massachusetts. 
R. .b keeps in rmich w irh Rachel Antonv. w h. . he- 
notes is having an a mating career as a TV pr. due or 
in her native New Zealand: Rob is writing titles 
music for an Aussie TV show on which she's cur- 
rently in production. 

John Orsmond married IV Catherine Pern in 
September 2006 in Northeasr Harbor. Maine. 
The couple relocated to Remington. Va.. where 
they live on a 1 2-acrc farm. They foxhunted last 


Chris Kokesh 

Finding harmony 
with Misty River 


The cheers were nearly deafening as Misty River 
finished its set at Oregon's popular Sisters Folk 
Festival. Still cradling her fiddle, Chris Kokesh 
caught the eye of one of her fellow hand members. 

The two exchanged a quick look — "Wo 


turning back to the audience, beaming. 

That was the fall of 1999. The all-female acoustic quartet had 
been together just two years, yet their fan base was enthusiastic, 
devoted, and clearly growing. 

In 2004 the band made another big jump — to the stage of the 
Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Ore., where Ella 
Fitzgerald, johnny Cash, and Yo-Yo Ma also have performed. 
"At the time it didn't feel like a moment when we 'arrived.' It 
felt like we were so unprepared, not ready to be there yet," 
Kokesh says. "Most of the time I don't see the big moments 
except in hindsight." 

Last fall, when Misty River embarks on a national tour of per- 
forming arts centers to promote its new CD, Stories, the band's 
well-traveled bus will be parked at home. "Flying to a gig... that 
feels like a whole new level," says Kokesh, still a bit in awe of the 
band's celebrity status. 

Growing up in Oklahoma, Kokesh started playing violin 
when she was 2 years old. At age 10, when her older brother, 
Timothy '90, visited Andover to check it out, she came along. 

"Christine knew right away that that was where she wanted 
to go to school," says her father, Frit: Kokesh. "She didn't apply 
Uo go to boarding school, she applied to go to Andover." 

At PA, Kokesh joined the orchestra and got her first experi- 
ence playing in a large group. 

"Andover had a huge impact on her music," says her mother, 
Judy Kokesh. "The standards were really high. Plus, there was the 
sense that music was an important thing to do, that it was right 
up there with sports." Kokesh honed her skills playing in the or- 
chestra, but it wasn't until college that she learned to improvise. 

"I was studying biology at Pomona and did some field work in 
Colorado," she says. "After work everyone would get together 
and hang out and jam. I had never done that. They would throw 
me a break and I didn't know what to do!" 

After graduating she moved to Portland, Ore., to take a year 
off, wait tables at an Irish pub, and study fiddle. One winter 
night, the band playing at the pub asked her to come up and 
sing a ballad. One of the women in the audience who apparently 
'was impressed was guitarist Carol Harley. She asked Kokesh to 
get together with her; her daughter, Laura Quigley; and another 
performer, Dana Abel. That gathering took months to schedule, 
and by then Carol and Laura had learned of an upcoming open- 
mic night. Two weeks later the four women performed together 
for the first time. 

"After our set, the pub manager asked if he could book us," 
recalls Kokesh. '"But we're not a band,' we said. And he said 
"Yes, you are.' So that was kind of the formation." 

Within a year, new instruments had been introduced to the 
act — banjo, bass, and accordion — and by 2001 everyone in the 
band had quit their day jobs and Misty River was touring full- 
time, playing about 170 shows a year. While Kokesh has many 
fond memories of being on the road, she admits it's not very 
glamorous. "It's a lot of schlepping your stuff around, and brush- 
ing your teeth and applying your makeup in public bathrooms." 

Early on, Kokesh was a little shy on stage, but during the 
decade she has played with Misty River, she has come into her 
own as a musician and an onstage presence, gaining both con- 
fidence and poise. Now she combines musical precision with a 
more improvisational, free-flowing style that characterizes the 
folk-Americana music of the band. Kokesh, Harley, Quigley, and 
Abel entertain the audience with humorous anecdotes and sto- 
ries that are as much a part of Misty River's act as the music it- 
self; Abel claims Kokesh is the best storyteller of them all. 

These days the band's touring schedule is more relaxed as the 
members strive for a better balance between their professional 
and personal lives. Kokesh spends about three days a week on 
the road, three days teaching music, and one day "for catch up." 

She's also found time to explore her other musical personali- 
ties and recently put out her own five-song CD, I Never Knew. 

Whether Kokesh is playing solo or with the band, two things 
always make her day: playing a new song for the first time, and 
interacting with her young fans after a show. 

"We're big with the 10- to 12-year-old girls," she says, grin- 
ning. "1 love that. I love when they come up and they've got a 
picture for me to sign. And they want to talk about being a mu- 
sician, because a lot of them are musicians or want to be musi- 
cians. I can tell them, 'You can do that.' It's just really fun to 
feel like I can be a role model for them without being half naked 
and shakin' my butt." 

— Melissa Beams '91 

Check out for a schedule of Misty 
River's luitional winter and spririg touring schedide. 


Lisiak family wedding 

Paul Lisiak l >2 married Murium Puller in June in East f fiim/Hon. \ V . Mtmnokit'd 
by PA fliends ai\d /lu/ulfy nu'tn/vTs. In frimt. left to right, are best man Ryan Lisiak '95 , 
the bride and groom, and Sarah Anthony (PA SumnuT Scssum). In Kick are faculty 
members Aiul\ and )enn\ ( 'line. Pristine Johanncsse'ii '92, Su'iv Hrotistvm 'y.s, 
Ki'Kn.i MouiinJ lirunnc' '^2, /'cut Ju/uis '89, Natasha Austin '92, Alex Donner 
'70, moffo "/ the t,Toom and former faculty Jan Lisiak, Kirk Ixhneis '92, Michael Bit 
'92, John Du-ight '93, and faculty member Peter Watt. 

winter with the famed Casanova Hunt. John is 
Stationed at Quant ico, working for Headquarters 
Marine Corps, and Catherine is an emergency 
physician at Fauquier Hospital in Culpepper, Vt.\ l.erner Ccrshman dropped i note 
while escaping the Miami heal and rain with sons 
Emmet. 4. and Leo, at her parents' New Hamp- 
shire home Hilary reports her attendance at the 
IW|JCiah of Blair Lawson ami Brett Holleman in 
January Z007 at Blair's parent*' house, "Gilaban's 
Boon," on St. John, Virgin Islands. Also in atten- 
dance WrCTC BMtlOfl .>t honor Mara Raphael 
Wilcox, who tlew in from L.A., where she is the 
producer of CNN's Shou'hi; Tonight; Victoria 
Farlcv Hosiin. who flew in from Delaware; and 
Rehecca Langan Bunn '90. Hilary shared that 
Blair and Brett honeymooned in Rio hefore 
returning to N.Y.C., where Blair is director of 
merchandising in America for Louis Vuitton. 
Blair gave birth to the couple's first child, a son 
named Rvker Willis Holleman. in October. 

Erin Eggert Brenner .ind her husband. Jamey. 
welcomed their son, Christopher Charles, last 
February. They live in Shclbume. Vt., where Erin 
works in software engineering for GE Healthcare. 
Ross Noble and his wife. Candicc. welcomed a 
son. Desmond Bonner Noble, in August in 
Chicago. Ross and Candice are both graduates of 
the University of Michigan; Ross is an attorney, 
and Candice work* for Pepsico. Val Douglas and 
his wife. Nicole, welcomed daughter Carys Cam- 
eran Douglas m September. Kate Stephenson- 
sons. Alex, 6 and in first grade, and Austin, 4. 
welcomed baby sister Caroline Sarah Funk in 
July. Kate lives in San Antonio. Texas, works as 

an English professor at Kaplan University and 
loves playing USTA league tennis in her spare 
time She keep* in touch with Maya Menende:. 
who is working in N.Y.C. and recently became 
engaged to a British man. Kate report - that Anna 
Kim. also in N.Y.C, had a baby girl. Sophia, in 

Donna Coppola writes in Irom L.A., where 
she's the chef for Auntie Em's Kitchen in the 
Eagle Rock area of L.A. She loves her job and 
notes that it resembles the visual an she's done 
for the past 10 years. Donna plays keyboards, 
sings, and even dnims in two bands, the Faraway 
Places and Bedroom Walls, finishing up their sec- 
ond and third records, respectively. Donna men- 
tioned that Kinn-Ming Chan dc Velarde had a 
baby, Ben Cha i!"t married, and Max Ullrich also 
married and is living with his Canadian wife in 
Vancouver, B.C. Kinn. Ben. and Max. please 
write in with details for these notes! Lastly. 
Donna sends a "What's upT to Josh Russo. 

It is with great sadness that I share the news 
that our classmate Bryan Lee passed away in July 
after ban ling cancer for nearly two years. He is 
survived by his wife. Jill, daughter Cassidy. par- 
ents Dxig and Dee, and sister Jennifer. 

Lastly, I offer a gentle reminder that the Bul- 
letin appears merely three times per year now. 
Please share your news with me as it happens by 
sending me an e-mail at the address listed above. 
Next time around, I offer a special request/chal- 
lenge: do you have a Web site or a Hog that you 
would like to share with our class.' For anyone in- 
terested in keepine up with me and mine, my per- 
sonal blog can be found at 

Paul I isiak 
2 I 2-844- MHO 
plisi.ik<imct\ p. i om 

Sherri Shafman 


slier nss<( Blue I ink.andos 

Daphne Malalcne 
l(<0 I ast >>7i|, St., Apt. 4B 
New York Nl KV2'> 
dnial.ili' ne«> 

t ireelmgs, ( la— .>! VI Paul I isiak and I want to 
thank everyone who wrote us and kept us up- 
dated over the last five years We have had a lot 
ot tun struggling to keep up with cver-i 'hanging 
e-mail addresses and creative ways to beg tor in 
formation. It really was nice to hear from so many 
,<l \ou Please k kind to Daphne Matalene, who 
will he taking over as class secretary. 

Somewhat belated well-wishes must he sent to 
Tracey Mullings. who o>t married in May in 
Florida TraccN is working tor PepsiCo as an at- 
torney and lives in New York. Congratulation to 
a lovely couple, whom I was lucky to have seen a 
couple i >t \ear- ago! 

Also recently marries! and living in New York 

1- Sarah Jacoby She was married on June 24 in 
her hometown of Marblehead. Mass., to a won- 
derful fellow, Antonio Terrone. Antonio is a re- 
ligious studies scholar from Italy. Sarah received 
a PhD degree from the University of Virginia's 
Department of Religious Studies in January 2007 
and started her first job as a postdoctoral fellow at 
Columbia University's Society ot Fellows in the 
Humanities. Sarah reports that Kate Seward 
came to help her tie the knot. 

Ai-Jcn Poo, who also wrote in, is in New York 
City organizing nannies, housekeepers, and eld- 
erly caregivers for respect and recognition. She 
works for an independent union of domestic 
workers called Domestic Workers United that is 
working to establish basic labor standards for this 
vulnerable workforce. You can check it out at She lives in 
Queens with her partner. Tony Lu, and a cat 
named Coco. 

Albertine Beard pn ivided an update from the 
middle of the country. She and her boyfriend 
have moved to St. Paul. Minn., and promise to 
take mc on the grand tour of the city, including 
the birthplace of the artist now known again as 
Prince. Tracey Jones also provided an update on 
her whereabouts. Tracey now lives in Oakland, 
Calif., with her husband of 13 (!) years and her 

2- ycar-old son. She works at UCSF and manages 
two medical education programs. 

Andrew Zurchcr writes in from Lmdon and re- 
ps .n- that Greg deBeer. "the decentcst person on 
the planet." came and had a picnic on the River 
Cam with Andrew and his family. Andrew's daugh- 
ters refer to Greg as "that nice American man." 

After living in London for a year and a half, 
Mike Bor and his wife and two toddlers have re- 



Wedding belles 

Front and center, Roshen Menon '97 poses for a photo with attendees at the June wed- 
ding of his sister Nisha Menon '94 and Cliarles Boyce in Brooklyn, N. Y. Behind him are, 
from left, Rosanna Rodriguez Pena '94, Adalisse Rivera '94, Sandra Sarmiento '94, 
Sharyn Lie '94, Nisha, and fazmin Tiro-Richard '93 holding her daughter. 

turned to Richmond, Va. He and his family have 
traveled all over the place with the boys, who 
now have almost 10 stamps in their passports! 

And closer to my neck of the woods, Anne 
Austin writes in with exciting news. Ms. Made- 
line MacKay Emmott arrived on June 14 (which 
happens to be my birthday as well — it's Flag 
Day — important information to know). Anne 
took the summer off to play full-time mommy, but 
Has now started back at school. She is in the 
process of putting together her final research pro- 
posal for her dissertation. She will be examining 
women's health in Egypt. She and her husband, 
Josh, live in a dorm at Milton Academy, where 
Josh teaches history. 

It's hard to believe that five years have gone 
by. Thanks again; it was wonderful to hear from 
so many of you over the years. Please send up- 
dates to Daphne Matalene at her address above. 
— Sherri 

June 13-15, 2008 


Amanda Adams 

83 Carleton St., Apt. 2 

Portland ME 04101 


Nick Thompson 
77 8th Ave., Apt. 4 
Brooklyn NY 11215 
It's almost October and 80 degrees here in Maine, 
so it's with one last gasp of flip-flops and shorts 
that I sit down to tabulate the last few months of 
our lives. When this hits the presses I'll be one 
semester through my first year of law school and 
generally becoming one with the law library. On 
the road: Laila Ku;ne:ov has been living in 
Baghdad and serving as the monitoring and eval- 
uation director on a USAID-funded private sec- 
tor development project ( 
for the past two years. Her project focuses on mi- 
crofinance, private bank lending, and business 
skills training. How'd she get there.' After college, 
Laila worked for the Soros Foundation in N.Y.C., 
and then went on to grad school at Harvard's 
Kennedy School for an M PA/ID degree with an 
international economic development concentra- 
tion. After a few short stints in Mexico and In- 
donesia, she ended up in Iraq. She would love to 
be in touch with any other PA grads from any 
class in that part of the world. You can reach her 

Nils Vaule has been living in L.A., teaching, 
and doing improv and stand-up comedy, but he 
hit the road for Boston this spring to start an MA 

program in education at Harvard. His road trip 
cross-country included visits to Denver, North 
Dakota, and Columbus, Ohio. 

Dan O'Keefe and his wife, Sarah, are on the 
move back to Boston. After four years with 
Pequot Ventures in the Big Apple, Dan joins 
North Bridge Growth Equity as a principal. 
For more info on Dan's new venture, check 

Hardy Stecker is finding great adventure 
through landscape architecture in New York. Re- 
cently, she's taken on two great projects in Hy- 
derabad, India, landscaping urban public space, 
and she's found time for side trips throughout the 
country with friends. 

In other career moves, after graduating from 
law school, Dan Smith spent a few years working 
with a large firm in Burlington, Vt. Recently he's 
made the jump to the Greater Burlington Indus- 
trial Corporation, a regional economic develop- 
ment group whose goals include balancing 
regional economic growth with environmental 
protection. Thus far, he loves his work and the 
mix of law and public policy it brings. Even bet- 
ter, in the transition, Dan took a month-long 
baekcountry skiing trip to Bariloche, Argentina. 
Ask him for his pictures — they're amazing. Now 
back in Burlington, life still sounds pretty good; if 
he's not in the office, you'll find him skiing, bik- 
ing, or adventure racing. 

"Dirt and water." That's how Colton Brown 
sums up his life in Manhattan and the Berkshires 
these days. Better known to me as the man who 
made my younger brother a backgammon king, 
for the past few years Colton has been develop- 

ing critical facilities like data centers on a mas- 
sive scale under Western mountains and Mid- 
western farmlands for commercial real estate 
brokerage GVA Williams. But, when he's not at 
work, you might glimpse his blue and gold GVA 
Williams spinnaker on the Hudson during his 
sails with the Manhattan Yacht Club. He and his 
wife, Natasha, recently bought on the Upper 
East Side, and expect to spend the foreseeable 
future living through extensive renovations. For 
a break from city life, Colton's been developing 
a formidable and diverse garden in the Berk- 
shires, where he spends the greater balance of 
warm-weather weekends. 

In the west, Jon Adams is making a foray into 
the political world with a congressional bid for 
the First District in New Mexico. A native New 
Mexican, Jon had been working in New York for 
a law firm representing pension funds that lost 
money due to corporate fraud. Find out more at, or check out this 
great article Nick Thompson sent in from the Al- 
bequerque Tribune: 
jul/06/local -lawyer- mulls- run- wilsons-house- 
seat/. Good luck, Jon! 

On the new additions front, Victoria McEvoy 
Khanna gave birth to her second boy, Alex, this 
spring. Alex joins older brother Owen, who 
turned 2 in June. Jessica Hatfield Guaragna and 
her husband, David, are happy to announce the 
arrival of their son, Tyler Philip, in December 
2006. Jess and David still live on the North Shore 
of Massachusetts, where Jess also continues to 
love work as a nurse practitioner for an internal 
medicine practice. She would love to hear from 


.my one ol the many glads with whom 'he's 
|0M touch — at |eaajncklavc<Jcoiiuast net 

Final note, it's not KM early 10 Rift planning 
lor the 1 5th Reunion coming up this |utic I *— 15! 
Who kn«>w» what's in store —water loggcsl cold 
cult, watching I Kr sunrise Itom the quad but, 
for certain, catching up unit and rediscovering 
our class I hope everyone Can make it lor the 
weekend or |ust lor .1 day 

Don*! totget to e-mail inc or Nick early and 
olicn. especially il ii '» been a while Mnce you've 
tilled it* in I hope you all arc healthy ami happ\. 


M«>.u ir P. .I, Sj IVreira 
826 S. Loomin, #2 
Chicago II rt0f>07 
77 l-4 l »0-NO«»7 
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Please, CWnMBi note my new mailing advlrcss, 
which -i :m ii • the latest step m my leaving the 
South Side of Chicago. Next, as mentioned in my 
last installment, many classmates who sent in 
news this spring were left out. and I promised they 
would get to lead thi* installment. So, here goes: 

Donna Kaminski h <s been working With > 
medical mi.vsion in Ecuador, and >>he also served 
as a delegate at an HIV conference in Fchmary, 
while still continuing her medical education. 
Anne Alhrccht lives in Los Angeles, where she 
practices acupuncture and herbal medicine, trying 
to live .is greenly as possible in a city devoted to 
pollution Carey Bertram! has linishcd reno\ it 
mc her West Roxhury, Mass., home and is glad 
that her husband is finally finished with his post- 
graduate ediu ition Amos Barclay wrote in from 
New York, where he practices law. His band. 
Camel Cirv Drivers, has released its third album, 
available online through Also pur- 
suing his nmftf al career is Peter Caperonis. who 
is in four bands in Philadelphia, including the 
Flush cover band Simple. Chris Kang sent news 
from Washington, where he is the director of floor 
operations for Senator Dick Durbin, the majority 
whip He wrote iK 'ut Matt Ferraguto's marriage 
toSallic Pcrmar in West Virginia, where attendees 
included Bill Wood and Beth Crow ley 

Ben Haddon mu his wite. Krtstcn. are expect- 
ing a child in November. They have moved to 

the suburbs of Portland. M um- Lila Musser 
Preston and her husband. Rrooks, welcomed 
their vlaughier, Sage Lucia, in May Lila is still 
working in London. 

Tliat is certainly a lot to have to keep out ol an 
installment ol the class notes' In more recent 

, . iwributlont) Routine Rodi%uci Pew mote In 

about Nisha Mcnon's |unc wedding ( liTlillll I 
attending the Brooklyn ceremony also included 

X.l.itis s, Rivera Sandra Sarmiento, uul Sharvn 
Lie Sec the photo nearby Ryan McGee in. unci 
I >iana Kennedy in August I le works as a desktop 
publisher and writes television reviews. Li: 

Iwiuhcll in. utied Lay lor Antrim '''J in Vermont 
Lila and Albert Lee were present I i: continues 
work on her dissertation in English, and Taylor 
published his first novel. The HViidrruisfer Kitim/. 
in |une. Allx-rt. on the other hand, moved to IVi 
|ing. where he leads .in architectural collabora- 
tion on the new CCTV headquarters. 

\im.iihI.i Moger Kettig wrote that her son. 
lasper. was kirn early |iM to make this install- 
ment ol the ,1. I yrus Massoumi re 
cently launched ZocLVic, an online service 
connecting people with dentists in Manhattan 
Jessie Clyde tucntly returned troin her honey 
miMin in Africa She continues working for In- 
ternational Planned Parenthood out of New 
York. Her first work trip was to Cartagena, 
l oIoiiiIm.i Dave Callum is en|oving his seventh 
year of teaching in the Lawrence, Mass., public 
schools. His Greater Boston Track Club again 
won the List Region championships in Albany, 
N.Y., and came in fourth at the national cham- 
pionships in New York. He has met up with 
Jewel Gear, who is splitting her work in 
psychology across two internships. He also adds 
thai Enola Williams did not suffer badly is ,i re 
suit of Hurricane I\-an and that, in fact, she 
helped launch the fitst Urban Art Festival in 
Kingston, Jamaica. 

James Vcrini wr. ite tr< mi L A. He recently had 
a huge article published in the Ncu- RcpuWic. He 
added that Mike Shin la moving to Montana 
(where his wife has taken a clerkship with a fed- 
eral lodge), that Tim Newton b D Hiring the U.S. 
w ith his band. Fixer, and thai Willie Lihn h is left 
Fixer. James is now working on an article that has 
taken him to MOfCOa ind Siberia Danielle 
Dcbrule spent the summer working with children 
and traveling through all of New England. 

Finally. Jav Barmann wanted me to announce 
the formation of a group on Faccbook for PA 
alums from '94, '95. and '96. After years of think- 
ing I was the only person from that cohort on 
Faccbook, membership in the group has grown in 

I week to morr than 20 As Faccbook continues 
its inevitable conquering of the enure social 
space ol everyone horn alter 1970. expect to sec 
gix>d things from this group The URL is 
ww w taichook com/group php 'gid-4H°l H M546 

'lour class secretary is trying tn contact von' 

PA provides class secretaries with updated contact information 
(or their classmates. To update your record: 

• e-mail; 
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• telephone 978-749-4287; or 
* send a note to Alumni Records, Phillips Academy, 
180 Main St., Andover MA 01810. 


I on I label 

P.O. Boa 2954H 

I os Angeles C'A 90029 
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From coast to coast, members of the ( lass of 1995 
continue to make waxes in a multitude of ways. 

In Sew York. Peter Nilsson is writing and per- 
forming music of all kinds— from classical, rock, 
hip-hop, and blues to music for short films 
and commercials. Lie is an English, math, and 
history tutor. 

AliO in New York. Mimi Crume -tarts her new 
|ob as director of strategic alliances, events, and 
public relations tor DPS IVvclopmcnt. a real es- 
tate development company with properties in the 
Turks ,md C laicos, Bahamas, and beyond. She also 
spent the summer in IVIhi, Agra, Goa, Ra- 
jaathan, and the Maldives for scuba diving. 

Luca Borghese has made a temporary trade tor 
Los Angeles tor the season to complete work on 
a new David Mamet film. 

\U, . in Los Angelet, Rafi Kalichstcin loiu- 
pleted Mime hilarious acting work starring in 
comedic webisodes and has also successfully 
launched Form I\-sign, an interior decorating 
firm, with partner Josh. 

Russel Lay lor remains dedicated to his script 
and to developing some new and exciting proj- 
ects. He's alvi set up shop with his camera taking 
photos of all kinds, including really nice head 
shots. We met up recently for dinner at Luca's and 
later went to his sistet Kathenne Taylor's reading 
for her new N>ok, Kuit-s f<n Saving GoodTrve. The 
photo inside her hook was taken by- Russel. 

I. Lon Habcr. recently starred in a musical 
called Better Than BeerJioi-en as a number of 
ridiculous comedic relief-type characters and am 
cun-ently working on a new pilot and an inde- 
pendent feature film. I was just in Toronto for the 
film festival, where a movie I was a part of. The 
Bokftittcn, premiered. Be on the lookout. 

Timi Rav completed a Phi ) degree in econom- 
ics at Stanford in 2004 and is an assistant profes- 
sor at University of Chicago's Graduate School 
of Business. He'll soon be on leave for a year in 
Washington. D.C., to work for the White House 
Council of Economic Advisors. 

Melissa Mueller Sueling and husband Chris 
welcomed baby boy William George Sueling in 
July 2007. 

In other baby news Carlv Detterman and hus- 
band Shawn had their first baby, Ian Tyron, bom 
at home in September. Carly is finishing up mid- 
wifery school and "caught" her last baby a week 
before her own was bom. 


Laura Johnston married George Caswell in 
Frederick, Md., earlier this past summer, and the 
couple lives in Boston. 

Shannon Marvin Brown and husband Rocky 
celebrate the first birthday of their beautiful son 
(and my godson), Jax, in October. 

Short, sweet, and to the point this time. Either 
the majority of folks are still winding up their sum- 
mer travels or recovering and just can't get to typ- 
ing. I wish them all well. If you have any news 
and/or photos to accompany your recent goings-on, 
please e-mail to Also, let me 
know if you know of anyone not receiving the class 
group e-mails who would like to be included. 


Carmelo Larose 

358 1 1th St., Apt. 7 

Brooklyn NY 11215 


Tom Miller 

23 Noyes St., Apt 2F 

Portland ME 04103 

tami Her 1 

Our affairs seem to come full circle, as many of us 
have returned to school in one form or another 
this year. I, myself, was honored to stand on the 
stage of Cochran Chapel 1 1 years after graduation 
as a groomsman in the wedding of Miles Lasater 
and Dr. Glyn Elizabeth Johnson '97. The wedding 
(and the wedding party) was beautiful, and we also 
celebrated nonstop for a solid three days. 

But only if it were possible to have been two 
places at once: that same weekend Seth Pidot 
celebrated his engagement to Katie Shchogol, a 
fellow middle-school teacher in Pennsylvania. 
Present at the festivities were Alex Green, Justin 
Steil, and Nathan Hale. About two months prior, 
in July, Alex Green and his wife, Sarah, proudly 
announced the bitth of their new baby girl, Geor- 
gia Tani Green. Congratulations. 

Justin Steil is currently finishing a PhD program 
in urban planning at Columbia University. He is 
also in his first year at Columbia Law School. Not 
surprisingly, that's in addition to having a couple of 
other jobs. Priceless. Nathan Hale, who lives in 
New York City, reverse commutes to West Pater- 
son, N.J., where he's an editor at the Herald News, 
a daily newspaper covering northern Jersey. 

Abby Donaldson picks up the Herald New s oc- 
casionally, as she lives in Hoboken, N.J. Abby is 
a pediatric resident in her second year at Robert 
Wood Johnson University Hospital in New 
Brunswick, N.J. 

The weekend after the engagement and wed- 
ding parties, 1 found out that John Swansburg re- 
cently moved to my hometown, Brooklyn, to 
become a culture editor at At his 30th 
birthday party, 1 was pleased to run into Bret 
Asbury. Bret and his wife, Caroline Patten, were 
expecting a baby boy due at the end of December. 
Bret is currently an assistant professor at the 


PA alums marry in Cochran Chapel 

PA was well represented at the September wedding of Miles Lasater '96 and Glyn 
Elizabeth Johnson '97 in Cochran Chapel . From left are David Chase, CemKarsan '95, 
Rachel Levy '96, Kittie Clark (PA Summer Session) , Mollie Lupe Lasater '56, father of 
the bride Colin Johnson '54, Elizabeth Lasater '01, Chuck Richardson '82, Garland 
Lasater '56, bride Liz, father of the groom Ike Lasater '68 (behind) , groom Miles, Kam 
Lasater '99, Barbara Landis Chase, Carmelo Larose '96 (behind), Thibault Raoult '01 , 
Jane Mi '96, Nbia Judar '96, Will Clark '89, and Garland "Bo" Lasater '86. The wed- 
ding reception was held at the Stevens Estate in North Andover. 

Beantown wedding festivities 

Julia Lloyd Johannsen '96 and Pete Johannsen had an "awesome" wedding in Boston 
in September. Enjoying the festivities are, from left in back, David Holmes '97, Julie 
Gwozdz '96, Kate Schulte '96, Ann Gallagher '96, Stephanie Tipping Withers '96, 
Julia and Pete, Kelly Sherman '96, and Lael Bymes Yonker '96. In front are Julia's 
sister-in-law Megan Craig, Laurie Galaburda '94, Caleb Jacobson-Sive '89, Julia's 
brother Nick Lloyd '93, and Abby Harris '96. 


All in tin- (PA) family 

\iui«M ' i/ums ivIchnueiJ th. in.ihm ;, of Miiunvii and lame\ H k'noulYs III '97 in 
Vermont in SeptemrvT /'resent uere, from left. (iemt Kealur '57, father of the jjroom 
',ni, s K.'n hi. ■ It f>l \«. is Hei/mun '97, T,m,lf,u/ii-i ,.f the •n.N.m lame* H 
knottics '34, fit/urn Doyle - '97 t t/ie rmde and groom, Sum (ioodvear 97, and John 
Boynton '97 The ceremony teas officiated by the groom's aunt, the Rer. Mamie 
k'nouiVs K'cator. who is Cierrit's wife. 

Dime! University College of Law. where he is 
reaching Civil Procedures. He speaks regularly to 
Minor Myers. MM ll flow .1 visiting ptotes*>r at 
Brooklyn Law School, where he's teaching Prop- 
erty and a course related to corporate law. 

In the East Village. I hail cottec with Margaret 
Welles Renner. who imilied .1 law-school 1 I M 
marc, Chris Renner, in June 20CS an J then 
clerkcJ for a year for a federal |udgc in 
t h.irleston. W.V, where Cate Bcirnc. strangely 
enough, was also working during the week. Mar- 
garet finished a litigation fellowship at an envi- 
ronmental nonprofit in Washington. DC. 

Peter Huang ■ ill be finishing his anesthesiol- 
ogy residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. 
He recently gor engaged to his girlfriend, Theresa 
Satina. They arc planning on getting married in 
early 2008. 

Sujcirv Gomalc: continues to write "Love 
Trips," her relationship blog, only now it is for The link is 
whatshot/author/su|ciry. Suieiry is also writing a 
short advice hlog, and she docs a mini video show 
called "Love Tripping wirh Su|cirv" tor the same 
site, which features man-on-thc-strect interviews 
and tunny skits Su|ciry is in touch with Christina 
Lope: Bonnet, who celebrated her daughter 
Xolam's first birthday at the end of June. 

On a Sunday night I was thrilled to go out 
lancing win Jean Lee and Melissa Rhim Jean 
had a blast in Lonck >n tor three years as an adver- 
tising copywriter. She traveled in Asia last year 
before moving back to New York to look for her 
next adventure. Melissa Rhim is in B«»ston work- 
ing in finance. She got an MBA degree last year. 

Nancv Tao Go is also in Boston. She recently 
married Robert Go. a friend from college. They 
moved back to the East Coast after a few years in 
the S.F Bay Area. Nancy works at PSeG on de- 

veloping new products. 

John Kalin -till s.i\s "waked." He's finishing 
up his residency in internal medicine and starting 
a fellowship in cardiology al Tufts-New England 
Medical Ccntct in Boston. Four more years of 
training. John is looking forward to our 20th Re- 
union, when he'll finally ho done! 

Tristan Roberts hat DO I KM the managing ed- 
itor for EmTnmmcnoil Building Nctes, a national 
newsletter for architects and designers. Tristan 
writes that he had a great maple sugaring season 
on his farm in southern Vermont and was busy 
building a house for his fiancee and him to move 
into this summer. 

Lavinia Goodloe 1- DUB] with her new life as 
mom to Dennis Guiduccio Goodloe. horn in 
March (21 in.; 8 lbs., 10 01.). She writes. "Its 
pretty wonderful, incredible, and ama:ing ( 1 ) to 
finally meet him, (2) to he a mama, and ( J) to be 
able to function on very tittle sleep (and I 
thought it was tough at Andovcr!)." 

Ah, but there's also the West Coast. 

In California, Franco Torres was busy apply- 
ing to law school this fall. He works as executive 
assistant at a downtown immigration law firm in 
Los Angeles. Peter Saji also lives in L.A. and, 
after much dedication to his craft, has just be- 
come a writer for the new TV series Cavemen. 
Watch it. 

Angie Fredrickson has moved out to Seattle, 
Wash., to go to grad school. This fall she began 
the master's of marine affairs program at the Uni- 
versity of Washington's College of Ocean and 
Fishery' Sciences. Angle will be addressing cli- 
mate change and its impact on international fish- 
eries: She is ready and willing to get in touch with 
any fellow alums who are also out in the Seattle 
area, if indeed there are any! 

And living abroad. Catherine Louvel sends no 

word ot wcvklings or babies, bin she has rxprri 
enced a complete change in her career plans 
she's quA the world ot communication and edit 
ing anil gone to school' In September she 
started as ,1 student in a nursing school in her 
hometown in Rennes, France. 

As tor me. when I'm not coveting your lives 
like I did in the old days of the f'hillipwn. I'm liv- 
ing the lite of the hohcmian in New York City. 
I'm prrlty good at 11 I still stay up late. Kit now 
have long hair! ( 'omo visit me if you dare Or ar 
least write in to tell me how you are! — Carmclo 


Kadc Stewart 

147 Franklin St., Apt. 2 

Cambridge MA 021 »9 

>)| 7-<>7H-S4SS 

andos erclassof97@gmail.coOI 

Hello, Class ot '97! I'd first like to send a great 
thank - sou on behalf Or all of Ui to Josh LcMaitrc 
tor his dedication to our class notes over the past 
five years. We could always count on an inform- 
ative and entertaining clavs notes column with 
every new- edition ot the Arulmcr Bulletin. So, as 
I take the duties over from Josh. I do realist I've 
got some mighty big shoes to till! I look forward 
10 keeping everyone updated on how our class is 
doing. In my efforts to do so, please keep sending 
all your updates to my e-mail above, anil I will get 
your name in the notes! 

There is lots ot wedding news to report! 
Gonzalo Briceno's wedding was lasl August in 
N.ip.i \.illi\. ( a 1 1 1 Joaquin Escamille. Julian 

Dfanety, Henry Wu. md Ben Tsai were ill there 

BO wish him well on the big day, Clancv Childs 
came hack to the U.S. from London for the wed- 
ding of Silas Warren *98 and saw fellow PA grad- 
uatei loaquin Escamille, Alana Welch. Chris 
Pulling. Anna Larson '98. James Vinocur '98, 
Drew Whitcup '98, and Tony Dent '98. Erik 
Limpaecher married Sally-Ann Quitcrio in Sep- 
tember 2007, and they have moved into their 
new home in New Jersey Brian Tison is in his 
second year of pediatric tcsidency in Cincinnati 
and married fellow resident Stephanie Freeman 
this past fall in Dallas. Becca Sides is getting mar- 
tied to her college boyfriend, Henry Capcllan, in 
Seprembcr 2008. Courtney Gadsden. Alana 
Welch, and Ashley Cotton are all in the wedding 
party. A hig congratulations to all! 

Additional congratulations are due tor Rob 
McNary and wife Josephine, who welcomed baby 
Laura in June. 

A few of our classmates have been busy start' 
ing rheir own businesses Dana Parnes Stulberg 
recently started a family business in the Cleve- 
land area, Alexandria School, a school and place- 
ment agency for professional in-home child care 
providers that will ripen in January 2008. Owen 
Tripp co-founded a company called Reputation- 
ITefender which makes customers aware of the in- 
formation that is available about them online. 



Teammates pull for groom 

Fellow 1998 boys' crew members attend the spring wedding of Patrick Gaughen '99 to 
Katie Johnson in Dearborn, Mich. Pictured are, left to right, coxswain Sam 
Shih '99, Brian Elworthy '98, Patrick, and Nathaniel Kirk '98. 

and works to remove it from the Web if customers 
find the information to be unwelcome or private. 

Faye Golden is busy becoming a chiropractic 
physician, and serving as president of her daugh- 
ter's PTA. Faye reports that Keeva McLeod is 
doing well and just completed an internship with 
Target, and that Taina Benitez '96 married 
Matthew Lagodzinski in September 2007. 

Caroline VVhitbeck is currently living in 
Philadelphia and working toward a PhD degree 
in comparative literature at the University of 
Pennsylvania. Hannah Brooks Weiner and hus- 
band Kenny Weiner '96 recently built a house 
near the beach in Delaware. Hannah mentions 
that Dave Holmes made his way back from 
China to Boston for a little vacation. Sandra 
Lopez-Morales and husband Erik moved to 
Boston in July. Sandra is working on her pre- 
doctoral internship in child psychology at Chil- 
dren's Hospital. Steph Hunter is also in Boston 
and starting graduate school at Lesley University, 
working toward a master's degree in counseling. 
And, to keep with the theme, I've also recently 
relocated to Boston and am living with Shirley 
Mills and Meredith Smith '96 — keeping the An- 
dover spirit alive! 

I hope this issue of the Bulletin finds everyone 
doing well. Have a great few months, and keep 
sending in your updates! 


June 13-15, 2008 


Zoe B. Niarchos 

156 W. Newton St., 2nd Floor 

Boston MA 02118 


I have a theory that in your 20s, change either 
happens at lightning speed, or not at all. While I 
had little to report for the last few years, within a 
week this fall I started a new job and got a new 
apartment. 1 am now an enthused member of the 
investor relations team of Providence Equity Part- 
ners, Inc., and a proud resident of the South End 
neighborhood ol Boston. Both I've been coveting 
for years, it seems, and both make me feel like my 
transition to adulthood is complete. That may ap- 
pear a bit dramatic, but I can now fit full-grown 
adults into my apartment, as well as my entire 
shoe collection, and I love my job. Five years fol- 
lowing college graduation, you can imagine I be- 
lieve this deserves mention. Another change in 
my routine: I have started to compete in 
triathlons, completing two this past summer. Both 
were great experiences and taught me two things: 
I still love to swim, and 1 bike like a tourist. 

I am not the only one encountering rapid 
change. Only a few years following her move to At- 

lanta, Kristin Moon got MBA and MPh degrees 
from Emory University, a new job with Pricewater- 
houseCoopers, and, most recently, a fiance! Ktistm 
is engaged to Jeff Beck, a fellow Goizueta Business 
School graduate. My theory is further proved with 
Lindsey Heller. In the last two years Lindsey has 
become a dorm head at Walnut Hill School, the 
proud mother of her dog Fenway, a Big Sister to an 
1 1 -year-old girl, and, as of a recent trip to Paris, the 
future wife of Mr. Justin Lullwater. Justin and Lind- 
sey met while volunteering tor City Year in Colum- 
bia, S.C. Justin is currently earning his master of 
social work degree from Boston College. The two 
live in Natick, Mass., at the Walnut Hill School, 
where Lindsey teaches biology. They plan to marry 
next summer. It was Lindsey who originally got me 
into my triathlon kick when she competed in the 
Accenture Chicago Triathlon in August to benefit 
the American Lymphoma Society. Kathryn 
McLean also threw her hat into our couple news 
when she reported her engagement to her "Hun- 
garian artist fiance," Zoltan Imre. The two planned 
to marry in November. 

No one knows change better than a new mom 
or dad. The world was made a little brighter this 
summer with the birth of two new additions to the 
Andover legacy roster. Allan Robert Risseuw, son 
of Amanda and Phil Risseuw, was Kim in July and 
is, as Phil reports, 'quiet, healthy, and awesome!" 
Elvira Virginia Hammershaimb Smith, daughtet of 
Amse Hammershaimb and Robert Smith was bom 
in August. I was able to see pictures from E.V.'s 
birth announcement, and I can faithfully say the 
little Bostonian is very hip and very beautiful. 

I am not sure whether weddings constitute an 

act of change or summer scheduling conundrums, 
but I do feel they are always a lot of fun. Will 
Glass married his college sweetheart from McGill 
University this summer in Spain. James 
Horowitz, Zack Waldman, Sarah Hendricks, 
Domenick Cimino, Edward Hale '00, and Dan 
Scofield '99 were in attendance. James reports 
that the celebration was an all-night affair fol- 
lowed by travel throughout Spain. Sarah and 
James took their travels south to Florence and 
Tuscany for a week to round out theit trip. When 
not on vacation, James is a visiting assistant pro- 
fessor of English at Vassar College and is in the 
process of completing his doctoral work in Eng- 
lish at Yale. Kim Davis entettained an Andover 
mini reunion at her wedding this past Labor Day. 
Emily Green, Clancy Childs '97, Bethany 
Pappalardo, James Vinocur, Alison Banks, 
Samar Jamali, and Liberty Howell were all in at- 
tendance, as were Rob Fisher '96, Christopher 
Finley '96, and Ben Langworthy '96. 

Jesse Ward-Karet sent me a long-overdue up- 
date. He has worked for the past 3.5 years for a soft- 

wli at slier name? 

Want to near from your former 
roommate or the person you 
worked alongside in chemistry lab? 
Write your class secretary and 
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In September CiOOD Magazine celebrated its tmc-ycar anniversary in New York. 
Reihly to fxirty arc. from left in baek. Sara Smith '99, Anthom Uzaba '99, mazarine 
/minder Ren Uold/irrs/i '99, K'atiWnc Tiffany, Kyle Him, Grancis Santana '99, and 
I >>, ii U' hm up '9.S In fami are Imstin Deckei '99, If/t, anJ class secretary Marisa 
Ctmnrrrs '99. 

ware company called BigFix, where he is a project leader This past summer he cn|oycd n trip to 
Pominic.i. where he attempted to conquer the is- 
land's io5 rivers and indulged in .ill things "par- 
adise." Liter in the summer, he caught ur with lan 
Barnard, who works as a freelance photographer. 
|oK hn ibo kept in touch with Hannah Cole 
Hannah remains in Sydney, Australia, working lor 
the Australian Energy Market Commission Re- 
cently, she has spent most of her free time practic- 
ing silling on Sydney Harbour for the Audi Winter 
Series hosted hv the Cruising Yacht Club ol Aus- 
tralia and training for her second Sydney Oxfam 
Trailwalker, during which teams of four walk 100 
kilometers through the Australian hush in less 
than 48 hours. Another classmate venturing far 
from Andovcr is Jamie Cowan J.imic spent the 
past year at Harvard's school of public health. Over 
the summer, he traveled to South Africa, where he 
learned how to treat both tuberculosis and HIV. 
He will return to medical school rhis fall and is ap- 
plying for a residency in internal medicine. 

Another change I've noticed has to do with 
the result of technological change: Facehook has 
taken users from MvSpace. which took users from 
Friendster. Now. it seems, we are all able to stay 
connected through one united medium of Inter- 
net curiosity. I never gave fair warning, but con- 
sider yourself informed: if you are my Friend on 
Facebook. you are fair game for this column. Let 
me begin Drew Whitcup lives in New York and 
works for the Legal Aid Society after graduating 
from Northwesrern Law School. Anne Barrlett 
Fender continues her srudies at the University of 
Rochester School of Medicine and Chemistry and 
is expected to gradu ate in 2Cv> Leah Willis lives 

in Salt Like City and works for the University of 
Utah College of Law as an academic program Co- 
ordinator Courtenav Green lives in Lot Angeles 
and works fa NRC Unis <. rs .1 Rick Warficld la 
working toward an MBA degree at Harvard Busi- 
ness School Abena Sanders graduated from 
Emory Law School last year and now is a com- 
mercial litigation attorney out of Atlanta. 

With that bit of 1 998 class tnvia. 1 will bnng this 
column to an end. Nearly five years into my nile as 
your class secretary. I've mily enjoy ed reporting on all 
of the changes in your lives. Stay well, stay busy, and 
continue to wnte me at :bniarchos® 
And lest 1 forget, make plans to attend our lOth-ycar 
Reunion June 13-151 


Marisa Connors 
35 Pitt St. 

Charleston SC 29401 


Despite living in South Carolina, I had the 
chance to see lots of Andover grads this summer. 
In August, Collis Klarberg h<>stcJ ,i not-so-mim 
reunion at his aparrment in New York. In atten- 
dance were Morgan Madera. Tiffany Home. 
Sara Smith. Joisan Decker. Brooke Currie. Arm 
Teleron. Lira Trafton. Nathaniel Fowler. Teddy- 
Dunn Jim Ellis Fletcher Bovle. Matt Kalin. 

Uranus Santana NmmIi ( )rrn«tein I i:a Darnell, 
limbo Shi Fugene v bo Dan Mugrr. J. J*. 
Chisholm Noah Kaye )ennir Cohen I heffl 
Dim son Colin Dinnn n Barrett Hamilton. 
Stephanie Connolls Jeremy Hersh. Mtimh 
Swert '00. Jon Sinex "00. Ben 1 (all '00. Sim Hall 
'06. Maggie Klarberg "96. Matt Scnven '00, Anna 
Valeo '00. Ashley 1 l.irmelmg '00, David Kurs '00, 
and loaqum Fsc.imillc '97 I |iist had to look Nick 
through my pictures to make sure I got everyone. 
I apologue if I left anyone out! It was so good lo 
sec every one. A huge thanks to Collis (or hosting 
an apartment full of people, and to Morgan 
M.idera for coming up with the idea and organi:- 
ing the dale. I think Retch wins lor "longest dis- 
tance traveled"— all the way from Spain! 

At the end ot September, I was back in New 
York and was able to catch up with some people 
again at the t it X )D magazine one-year anniver-\ pare) Magazine founder Ben Goldhirsh and 

the rest ot the IKK )/) staff can certainly throw a 
party! Editor in duel Max Schorr and managing 
editor Zach Frechette "00 were there, as were Sara 

Smith. |oisan Decker, Pete Salisbury, Chris 

Kane. Lira Trafton. Stephanie Connolly. 

Grancis Santana. Drew Whitcup Anthony 
D:aba. Jessie ling. 1 il\ Greenfield-Sanders 
Tanner Zucker. Mali Striven 'c\\ I harlie RflOf 
'00, Lucy Phillips '00, Laura Sanders '00, 
Bernadette Doykoi '00, David Kurs '00, Joaquin 
Hs k anulle '97, and many others. 

As tor i. lass news. Pat Sheehan recent b, relo- 
cated to l>ubl',n. Ireland, from N YC. The never- 
dull trio ol Robert Ramsey. Halscv Coughlin 

and Das id Dugan helped to send him ott at his 
good-hyc parrv this summer. 

Also abroad. Katie Corwith moved to 
Barcelona, Spain, this summer to begin an 18- 
monih MBA program at ESADE J.C. Agudelo 
traveled back and forth between the U.S. and 
Colombia earlier this year before embarking on a 
tour-month bike trek m "spam Nathaniel Fowler 
c isited Nick Johnson m Ireland this summer and 
traveled around Spain and Italy with Fletcher 
Bovle for a few weeks. Fowler is now back in 
school at the University of Chicago GSB getting 
an MBA degree. 

Matt Riehl is starting his second vear of law- 
school at the University of Denver and had quite 
a busy summer interning for a solo pracritioncr in 
the Denver area who specialties in criminal law. 
Icssic Ting and Cheryl Dawson started at 
Columbia Business School and just so happen to 
be in the same cluster Jess Ellis has been teach- 
ing in Boston Public Schoob since graduating 
from college. She is currently teaching kinder- 
garten in a bilingual classroom in Dorchester. 
Kate Hackett is in the MFA pntduction/directing 
program at UCLA. She is preparing to shoot her 
thesis film, which is set in 1880s California and 
tells the story of a rivalry that turns into a bud- 
ding romantic relationship between a young 
woman who has been diagnosed with mental ill- 
ness and the traveling hypnotist who Is hired to 
cure her. Sarah Moulton is working as the asso- 
ciate artistic director of an N.Y.C. orchestra 
called the Metropolis Ensemble Sherri Williams 
spent the summer helping wirh graphic design 
work ar a women's shelter, giving art workshops 



Chicago ceremony 

Smita Singh '01 , center back, married Gaurav Upadhyay in August in Chicago. 
Classmates preseru to help celebrate were, from left, Ella Hoffman, Misty Muscatel, 
Caitlin Henningsen, Paige Austin, and Rachel Weiner. Though not pictured, Smita's 
sister Amita Singh '01 was also in attendance. 

for a Christian creative arts day camp, and tilling 
in for her church's secretary. 

Graham Norwood e-mailed to say his "life has 
taken a hit of a left turn lately. I am still living in 
New York, hut I have recently changed careers. 
A couple of months ago, I quit my book-editing 
gig in order to concentrate all my energies on 
playing music. These days I am playing full-time 
in a psychedelic/prog/pop band called Bryan 
Scary 6k the Shredding Tears, a group for which 
1 play guitar and do a bit of singing. We have 
spent much of the summer touring the country 
and are currently holed up in a recording studio 
in Philadelphia putting the finishing touches on 
a full-length album due early next year on Black 
6k Greene Records. In the past few months, I 
have seen a number of classmates at gigs all over 
the place; and I hope I'll be seeing more again 
when we hit the road for more extensive touring 
early next year." 

Andy Hsu also e-mailed to say, "Since An- 
dover, I graduated from Stanford in 2003, worked 
for two years in biomedical research at the Palo 
Alto, Calif., VA hospital, and am now a third-year 
med student at Stanford pursuing a career in or- 
thopedic surgery. Charlie Wang is a PhD student 
at Stanford, and Lee Rachakonda is a fourth-year 
med student pursuing ENT (ear, nose, throat) sur- 
gery. Jon Fisher works nearby at an investment 
firm, and Mariko Hirose is a third-year law stu- 
dent at Stanford." Thanks for the update, Andy! 

Miriam Berger is in her second year of grad 
school and is contemplating becoming a public 
high school art teacher. Miriam also mentioned 
Kirsten Emershaw is living in Costa Mesa, Calif., 
has a great new house and job, and is doing well. 

Thanks to everyone for the updates! Take care, 
and keep in touch! 


David A. Kurs 

561 Tenth Ave., Apt. 3 IE 

New York NY 10036 


So, we find ourselves in the middle of another 
beautiful autumn. Baseball season has just re- 
cently come to an end (the Red Sox are two 
games up on the Yankees as 1 write this) and foot- 
ball season is in full swing. I've spent most of the 
season on the couch recovering from my second 
marathon in six months. It seems that some of 
you are keeping busy doing more interesting 
things, though. 

Take Pat Murphy tor example. Pat is running 
as an independent candidate for Congress in the 
Fifth Congressional District of Massachusetts, al- 
il'i'irjli mvone in the know probabh heard this 
ages ago. Hopefully, the next time I write a set of 
notes we will all be in a position to call one of our 
classmates Congressman Murphy. Pat ran in a 
special election that took place on Oct. 16 to fill 
the seat vacated by Rep. Martin Meehan. 

A little south of Massachusetts, you can find 
Barbara Rotundo living in a suburb of Provi- 
dence, R.I., with her boyfriend, Jason, and her 
dog Gobo. In January, Barbara is starting a grad- 
uate program in psychology at Mt. Holyoke. She's 
been keeping busy working on a variety of film 
and television productions including Showtime 's 
Brotherhood, and the films Underdog and Dan in 
Real Life. Barbara has also moonlighted as a cos- 
turner and had the opportunity to meet People 
magazine-worthy celebs such as Annette Bening 
and Meg Ryan. 

Even farther south you can find about half the 
Class of 2000 (shocker) living in the best city in 
the world, New York City. Katie Witman finally 
moved back after a short pit stop in Boston's Back 
Bay. We have Bernadette Doykos down here 
now, too. Berna is doing great work at the Harlem 
Children's Zone and is as fun as ever to party 
■ with. Berna and Molly Turco live together on the 
East Side. Laura Mistretta is living with 
boyfriend Nate Kirk '98 and working in invest- 
ment management at Lehman Brothers. John 
Maglio is just about the only man walking around 
the halls of white-shoe law firm Sullivan 6k 
Cromwell with a genuine smile on his face. John 
is teaching the old partners about the virtues of e- 
mail, as well as about other IT-related wonders. 
Scott Sherman co-authored a book about dogs 

called The Dangerous Book for Dogs and subtitled 
A Parody by Rex and Sparky. Scott says, "It's a 
back-to-basics guide for dogs that have been 
trapped in Louis Vuitton purses for too long. In- 
side there are inspiring tales such as Great Dog 
Battles, Dog Park Legends, Landmark Perform- 
ances in Canine Cinema, and Epic Walks In His- 
tory (including the story of the first 12-foot 
tusked malamute to cross the Bering Land Bridge 
and the untold tale of Odysseus' dog, Argos)." 

In nuptial news, Heather Berryan Thompson 
married her longtime Yale sweetheart Gary on 
Yale's campus in May. Grace Hong, Vanessa 
Janowski, and Emily Wheeler were in atten- 
dance. Emily caught the bouquet. Heather and 
Gary spent their honeymoon in Hawaii. They live 
in a lovely condo in Arlington, Va. Congratula- 
tions, Heather! In July, Kate Macmillan got en- 
gaged to her college sweetheart as well. Kate is still 
pursuing a master's degree in journalism at Berke- 
ley and successfully managing the transcontinen- 
tal relationship with her fiance, Jimmy, who lives 
in New York City. Brandon Dickerson proposed 
to his college sweetheart, Chelsea, in Paris over 
the summer. Brandon lives in California and 
works in affiliate relations at ABC. 

I had dinner last night with Silla Brush, Brad 
Burwell, Zach Frechette, and Dan Schwerin in 
SoHo. Silla is currently living in London, pursuing 


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should .ill isct .1 ••( >i -i 1 IXin continual to 

w.*k lit Senator Clinton and is xul>sisting >>n tin 
excitement ..I tlir upcoming election. 

In tlir ttiuLllr i>l September while 111 IVnton lor 
1 wi-iklillg, I t.111 int. Jimim Noonan . >n Ni whury 
Strrrt Jimm\ i» living the ilrc.itti in Washington, 
D.C He wax nn his w.iy to .1 rendezvous with 
AnJ\ Cosxard in ' Nisii Wager Kathcrinc 
Otway ll 1 1 \ in,; in Boston working at Arnold 
X il luil. .is an account MipcrviMit Runmi 
Ajotc is .1 student .it Harvard Medical School. 
Mnmo Akadc is 1 history teacher .it thr IVight- 
Englcwmx.1 School in New Jersey. Eric Cho is .1 
l.iw student .it thr Cardo:o School of Law at 
Yr«hna University Katie Davirs is Inuig in 
Washington. IK "., and working at law linn Arrnt 
Fox LLT .1* a paralegal m thrir business depart- 

mrnt Phil Delude works in home ImptDveneni 

finance .11 t One in Boston Taylor Ford 

;i 1 I I from Vanderbill law school last spring 

and t» currcntlv working at Akerman Scntcrtitt 
III' in I I. Ti.ii Charlie Gardner started law .11 \ andrrhlr r 1 1 1 - past t ill Tess Higgins i- 
.1 studrnt in medical school at the University of 
Queensland in Australia 

Erica Wolff completed the Marine Corp* 
marathon (her first) in October in Arlington, Va. 
Cases Nike 
Communications, promoting high-end luxury 
products, and lives with her boyfriend, Tim, in 
Brooklyn David Hong is .1 law student .it Nitt.-lk 

Unrvctsit] In Boston Hcrnami Joshi 1- m 

MD/PhD candidate in medicine and pharmacol- 
ogy at the University of Minnesota. Argilio 
Rodrigue: is an associate in New York City at 
Bernstein Litowit: Bcrgcr QroanHB LLP Andrea 
Tuttman i- 1 kindergarten teacher at the Hyde 
Leadership Charter School in the Bronx. Yosuke 
f (alan.ika is doing genome me uch at the med- 
ical institute of the University of Tokyo. 

I recently changed jobs and am now working 
at a small private equity firm that focuses on com- 
panies in the financial services sector. That's it 
for now. Stay warm, have a wonderful holiday 
season, and send me some news the next time 
you're on your laptop. 


Mists Muscatel 

We all knew the day would come. This issue is 
dedicated in larec part to the engagements and 
weddings of our fellow 'Olers. 

Hilarv Farrell is engaged to Aamn Prosnit:. 
whom she met while at Bfiwn. Aarnn is currently 
attending medical school at UPcnn while Hilary 

continues a master's program 111 Trashing Fnglish 
to Speakers o( Other Languages (TESOL). 

*s\ l\ 1.1 Mi I ran has , .ft 11 tally 1 hanged fttl I M 
name to Flmrt alter she recently got married and 
moved to Cahlornia. The|iihcla family was 
able to join Sylvia lor het special day! 

BnttOfl Winston in. I Shrrna Hopkins 
got 111. lined this sumnirt, and included 111 the 
Wedding patty wen Stephanie Araujo. 
Sliann.i Row 11 Nekia I lurant K.ii|ucl 1 conard 

Andrew McKinnon md Brandon wlnston 
'02. Also in attendance were Bobby Edwards, 
Jadele McPherson. Ashley White-Stern C.isi 
Kolbjornsrn. Marco I \i\ 1I.1 VV, Terrell l\or\ 'c\\ 
Josh KiHlrigue:. Smlt Ward Inn Daniels. 
Courtney Cumbel '02. Momo Akade '00, and 
Malik Lewis '02. Shecna and Braxton's baby. 
Braxton III, just celebrated his half-year birthday' 

v. ^ti Aug II, Smita Singh minted Gaum*. 

I padhy a\ backhomc in Chu ago LI la I lot I man 

. , touching ipeechi ud Rachel Wetner, 

Caithn Mi nningsrii. PaJgJt Austin, and I win 

all in attendana Amita Singh Looked Incredible 

and was Simla's right hand throughout the 
entire weekend. 

Nu kole Km ker 1* balatii ing engaged life w nil 
starting medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill. 
Newly engaged 1 oupK Kale Barllett and Greg 
Kimball. CXI Hed lot their wedding next tall came 
up to Neyy Hampshire lor .1 weekend of summer 
fun with Meg Bhl:cr. Melinda Hung got engaged 
to Joe Brooks this past May. They will he getting 
married next November in Boston. Melinda is ex- 
tremely grateful to all of '01, as she was able to 
hit her fund-raising goal because of our support. 

In news around N.Y.C., Caithn Henningsen 
has changed jobs and is moving from the Met to 
the Frick Collection, where she is now a curato- 
rial assistant John Kluge 1* Raying but) finishing 
the draft of his first Kiok, as well as staying busy 
volunteering as a project coordinator/legislative 
liaison for Rock and Wrap It Up! — a hunger re- 
bel think tank Zach Jacobs graduated from Co- 
lumbia Law School and is working as a lawyer at 
Sullivan & Cromwell in Manhattan Meredith 
Hudson 1- siill working at Google on the finan- 
cial services team and has moved to the West Vil- 
lage. Her claim to fame is that she saw Jimmy 
Buffctf twice in the month of September. 

Outside of weddings and N.Y.C., Tim Daniels is 
living with Ethan Liebermann '00 in Boston, where 
tie h i* Ken hanging out with Girvo Rotondi Scott 
Ward m. I ( '.< nirtnev C "umbel '02 Cindv Yec 1- -nil 
living in Seattle and planned to Haft a new job on 
Oct. 8 as a media intelligence writer for communi- 
cations agency Weber Shandwtck. 

Aaron dcVos expected to head out to Iraq in 
October with the Marines of Second Rccon Bat- 
talion. He initially went to Camp Fallujah, but 
will be operating throughout the Anbar Province. 
Corbin Butcher has almost completed a success- 
ful tour to the Dtayala Province, Iraq, and ex- 
pected to return at the end of the year. He's set to 
be back in the States for about seven months be- 
fore returning to Iraq in tall 2008. 

Emerson Svkes quit his job in July and has 
started a master's in public affairs degree program 
at the Wood row Wilson School at Princeton, 
N.J. Christine Lee started her first year at Cornell 

Law School In Boston this summer «hr got to 
hue km h wuli Niphia Waller 11 r I In-nrim , .t 
Contemporary Art 111 Boston before S<phia 
headed back to the ( 'oiirtauld Instiiulr ot Art in 
England Li: Heroy left her |ob in finance to pur 
sue her lifelong love of art Li: is currently rm 
ployed at the Art Institute o» ( Chicago, where she 
works closely with the CFO. 

Ira Renfrew li i~ spent the ktM lew RMMhl 
traveling while studying Arabic, in Yemen and 
doing volunteer work in Indonesia For the nrxl 
couple of years. Ira will he living and working in 
Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia, doing business consult 
ing with the Boston ( lonsulting Group. 

John Pearson moved from the State Depan 

ment to the White I louse .1 year ago to work as the 
prrsonal aide to I lomrland Security Advisor Fran 
Townsend in the West Wing. When this adminis- 
t rat ion is over. John plans to go to law school. 

Cry stal " -Xbhy " Malcolm is haltw ay done with 
a master's program in elementary and special 
education. She will begin student teaching this 
tall and yvill graduate in December '08. Crystal 
recently came to N Y.C tor Amanda Barash - 
2 ti h birthday and saw Matt Rotman. Al Dahva 
Cynthia Cohen, and Elka Grucnbrrg 

Svdnev Freu 1 1 lo ing in Santiago. Chile, 
where she is working for a hotel development 
company specializing in boutique hotels. Sydney 
saw Sophie Cowan while she was traveling 
through South America, and she also saw Ben 
Phillips, who lived here until Inly teaching Eng- 
lish. Sydney also got to rendezvous with Lauren 
Nickcrson '02, who is living in Uruguay. 

Carly Rockstroh is In ing in DX . when ~lu 
is still working lor Boo: Allen as a senior consult- 
ant. Carly recently joined the Junior League of 
Washington, which has been keeping her busy. 
She also has been serving as the community rela- 
1 11 ms/srrvice lead for all four of the D.C. offices at 
Boo: Allen. 

Katv Nassberg is sull living 111 Moscow, where 
she was hired by RBC. Kary works on editing the 
news for RBC as well as on pieces that get shown 
on CNN and CNBC Europe. 


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Lauren Nickcrson 
91-1059 Puaniu St.. #21-U 
Ewa Beach HI 96706 

Hey. 2002. This summer seems to have seen a lot 
of our classmates getting together all over the 
world, trying to carry on the spirit of our recent 
Reunion. Many members of the Class of 2002 are 
out in California, where mini reunions have 
popped up from L A to :^an Francisco. Christie 
Checovich recently moved to San Francisco, 
where she is working as an associate director of 


admissions at the Convent of the Sacred Heart 
High School. Christie got together this summer 
with Sophie Noero, who works at a legal non- 
profit in Oakland. Dan Cote and Becca VVexler 
were out in the Golden State on vacation. Also 
in the S.F. Bay Area is Felice Espiritu, who is 
working tor Net Impact, a nonprofit in San Fran- 
cisco. Felice has gotten together with Brigid 
Brown, Chris Hughes, and Tanner Efinger. Jess 
Tory recently moved from New York to L.A. to 
join the Peter Stark Producing Program at the 
University of Southern California, where Lloyd 
Cuzzo has started his second year of medical 
school. Lloyd spent the summer learning Spanish 
and volunteering in health clinics in Guatemala. 
Jason Park is studying for an MD/PhD degree at 
UC-San Francisco and has hung out with Eric 
Liu on both coasts. Olive Stohlman is not tar 
away at CalTech, where she is working on a doc- 
torate in aeronautical engineering. Libby DeLacy 
just moved to Los Angeles and has been getting 
together with Brooks Teevan. Henry Hattemer 
recently started law school at USC in Los Ange- 
les and went to the Seattle Seafair festival in Au- 
gust with Jonathan Lo and Ted Sack. Emily 
Rumpel is pursuing a doctorate in civil and envi- 
ronmental engineering at UC-Berkeley, and 
spent the summer in India studying water and 
sanitation in urban shims. Emily was in Boston 
this summer to get together with Bina Oh, who 
is in dental school at Tufts. 

Moving (slightly) east, Emmy Grote is stud} 
ing to become a physician's assistant at Midwest- 
ern University in Phoenix. She is hoping to use 
her degree in the field of pediatric neurology. 
Back on the East Coast, New York remains a 
Mecca for 2002ers in every field and has hosted 
numerous get-togethers. Wills Hapworth spent 
part of the summer bicycling through the 
Catskills to New York City, where he has recon- 
nected with Stevie Brock, Jarrett Wetherell, 
Brandon Winston, Dave Frisch, and Abram 
Mendal. Dave and Abram are living together in 
the Big Apple, working at Smith Barney and 
Blackrock, respectively. Kelsey Siepser recently 
moved to New York, after a summer playing Mi- 
randa in the Vineyard Playhouse's Tempest, and is 
opening a production company. Ryan Coughlan, 
Dan Crowley, Rwadwo Acheampong, Freddie 
Martignetti, and Rate Planitzer had dinner with 
Jenny Savino and some members of the Class of 
1999 at New York's Sidecar restaurant. Israel 
Matos has started work as a foreign exchange an- 
alyst at Credit Suisse in New York, while Andrew 
Scharf is working at Peter J. Solomon Co., a bou- 
tique investment firm. Sarah Smith is in the city 
as well, working as the assistant to the editor in 
chief of Departures magazine and hanging out 
with Eugenie Rim and Re:i Barry. Britta Schell 
is working for Virgin America's advertising com- 
pany and hopes to visit Abby Lavin in Shanghai 
soon. Sam Spears just returned from Africa, 
where he volunteered with an organization that 
films oral testimonies of Tutsi survivors of the 
1994 genocide, but found the time to hike 
through the jungle and climb an active volcano. 

With so many classmates in New York or Cal- 
ifornia, it would be easy to think that there are 
no 2002ers left in New England. Not the case! 

Ben Beinecke is at Yale's School of Management 
and hopes to get involved with social enterprise 
in China next year. Stephanie Haekett is now an 
operations assistant at the Childs Gallery in 
Boston, and she hopes to meet up with Lisa 
Tamaki and Sarah Lau (his fall. Emily Reynolds 
is living in Massachusetts but looking to get back 
to Washington, D.C., after spending the spring 
there as a photojournalism covering Congress and 
the White House. Byung-Jin Rang spent the 
summer as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Fes- 
tival. He is now a member of the Pro Arte Cham- 
ber Orchestra in Boston and teaching piano and 
violin. I haven't seen as many classmates as I'd 
like, but 1 have been able to get together for din- 
ner with Doug Presley and Geoff O'Donoghue 
in Boston and Rara Gaughen in D.C. Anyone 
passing through D.C, drop me an e-mail, and I'll 
gladly take you out for a dinner to catch up! 

Across the Atlantic, many members of the 
Class of '02 are living in the British Isles. Bali 
Kumar and Jordan Harris are hoping to find a 
place together in London, where Jordan is a 
ttader for HSBC and Bali consults for Deloitte. 
Stephan Chisehportich is m London, where he 
w as recently visited by Adam Arguelles. Nicole 
McLaren recently moved from Jamaica to Lon- 
don, where she is pursuing an MS degree in glob- 
alization and development at the University of 
London's School of Advanced Study. Rob 
Maelnnis is still at St. Andrews, where he is 
working on his PhD thesis. 

The Class of 2002 made a great showing all 
over the country for Non Sibi Day on Sept. 15. 
Eugenie, Stevie, Freddie, and Kate joined alumni 
from other classes at the Goddard Riverside Com- 
munity Center in New York, sorting books in an- 
ticipation of the center's annual book fair. Erin 
McGirt was the leader of the Baltimore Non Sibi 
Day site, where she and 10 other alums picked 
over a ton of apples to be donated to local food 
hanks and homeless shelters. Sophie participated 
out in San Francisco, volunteering at a food bank. 
I'm sure these aren't the only folks who served on 
that day, so to them and all who did: thank you! 

See you soon, I hope! — Paul 


June 13-15, 2008 


•Will Heidrich 
Village C East 262 
Box 577003 
Georgetown University 
Washington DC 20057-7003 

J.C. MacMillan wins the award for coolest job 
out of college: suiting up as a velociraptor on the 
Walking With Dinosaurs U.S. tour. J.C. is not the 

onh one unafraid to put on a costume. Caitlin 
Littlefield returned from a summer in Mexico, 
where she dressed as a prairie dog for environ- 
mental education programs as part of a conserva- 
tion project. 

After excerpts of his thesis novel found their way 
into New York magazine. Josh Williams read aloud 
his fiction at KGB Bar in N.Y.C. Matt London 
counted himself among the audience with David 
Linfield and Brian Emery in late September. After 
his undergraduate career at Yale, Hao Wang has 
also become a performer, joining the classical Chi- 
nese group Divine Performing Arts as a violinist. 

After a move to Los Angeles, Gardy Gould 
now works for Focus Features as a postproduction 
assistant. While in SoCal, Gardy caught a 
Dodgers-Diamondbacks game with Nick Evans, 
who recently started a career at a finance firm in 
West L.A. Nick Po is also in the City of Angels: 
after his two-year duty in the Singapore Army, he 
is now a junior at USC. 

A few hours north, Tom Oliphant has begun a 
consulting post in San Francisco, where Tom 
Dimopoulos has started a career at Google. Ben 
Sprattler is also in San Fran, working on The Sims 
label for EA Games. 

Up Interstate 5, Danielle Vardaro organized a 
Non Sihi Day project in Seattle with a group from 
Boeing, where she has begun work postgraduation 
from Tufts. Georgetown alumnus Andy 
Hattemer has returned to Seattle after he and I 
trooped through Vietnam, Thailand, and Hong 
Kong in June. 

Fellow Hoya Shaun Blugh vacationed in 
Trinidad and recently started work as a paralegal 
at a Midtown law firm. Parker Schwartz is also 
now in New York, trading derivatives for Bank of 
America. He has kept in touch with Jack 
McCallum, who is in his second year of medical 
school at Northwestern. 

Angelica Godoy has moved to Manhattan to 
pursue a master of science in social work at Co- 
lumbia University. After graduating from NYU, 
Angela Monaco departed for Richmond, Va., 
where she has enjoyed an immersion into South- 
ern living. Andy Heighington graduated from the 
University of Richmond in May. 

A few hours up the road, Bob Yamartino and 
Phil Caruso are now roommates in Washington, 
D.C. After graduating from Bates, Bob has begun 
work for the Department of Justice. He has seen 
Matt Longley, Morgan Miller, Zach Cafritz, and 
Nick Ingaciola, completing his final year of 
Georgetown's security studies master's program. 
Cathy Rampell now writes for the Washington 
Post's financial desk, covering technology. She re- 
cently organized a large PA dinner in D.C. 

Living with two college friends, Stephen Fee is 
also in Washington, working for the NewsHour 
with Jim Lehrer. After their 2007 NCAA rowing 
championship, Alex Hammer and Brown team- 
mate Jeanette Saraidaridis visited the White 
House. Alex has relocated to Washington since 
graduation and seen Itiah Thomas, who w< irks as 
a general contractor for DPR Construction. Itiah 
recently attended a Giants-Redskins game in 
Washington, where she cheered on classmate Zak 
DeOssie, No. 51, in his rookie campaign for the 
New York Giants. 


Iii B ilciiih'tt-. Nu k Km.i:cIi mi i up wiili Tom 
KrnnrJ\ and Ju»lm I oft redo lot i Red Si\ game 
.it 1 .uiklcn Yard*. Nick is currently training ■ .1 
Marine officer in Qunnnco. Vu. 

Alter 11 summer in Europe .iiul on (lir East 
■ ■ Vl< llcnlhall Ii.imiiow-vI in N Y ( , when 
he now writes open hhikc MMN lor .1 non- 
profit lirm, the Open Pl.inninti Project Pintr 
Br:c:in«ki and lonnrr Harvard roomm ire Alex 
Minasian now both work tor MvKinsev in 
Union Evan Panic h i- also in IVwton. working 
.it the law office* of WilmcrHulc and living with 
Kim Mfal 

Now 1 Perm Stmt ilumnuj Drew Ward re 

cent Iv took a job with .1 hiotech lirm in Danvcrs, 
Mas*., arul plans to live in SsRith Isoston with lor- 
met I 1. 'Hi li tit 1 iU I'jm Risceeuw . who work* 
for Bank of Ameru 1. m ! I Van Bovlan s mm lu~ 
. r 1 Iii it ion from Harvard in M.iv. Jot- Muiumn 1 
hat .tlsocn|ovcd working for .in investment Kink 
in Boston. 

Recent RoMoti I ollegc .ilimin.i Kate Cooper 
has begun work for Nixon Pcahody, LLP. and 
recently celebrated her birthday .mil those of 
Katie Dlc%k i" i Kathleen Min.ihan with some 

'03 friend*. 

Along with PA classmates Claire Revner. \ndcrson in. I Jess Merrill. Ami M.illnk 

graduated from Brvn M.iwr last spring. 

I orncll ihflMDUS \'inn\ Frliciano has moved 
to Phil.ulelphi 1 to work a* Aramark's labor rela- 
tions specialist alter a summer in New York. Also 
iti Philadelphia. Nvssa Liehermann will finish 
her final semcMcr at LIPcnn this fall. 

Ricks Lam rrcenth started work t. .ward a mas- 
ter's degree in engineering management at PHike 
University. After four years at the College of 
William and Man. Danny Dumond moved north 
to Dartmouth, where she pursues a PhDilcgrce in 

engineering icience Mnflwnnw Kleyiuau hasako 

begun I PhD program at Dinmouth — in molecu- 
lar and cell biology- Also in Hanover. N.H., 
Knssy Conner recently begin her senior year at 
["Dartmouth anil has applicJ to medical schools. 

Paul Chio::i will work in admissions it 
Loomis Chaffee and as an assistant coach on rhe 
IV baseball foam David Desruisseau is in Sr 
Louis, working in clinical research with an ortho- 
pedic surgeon at Washington University. On the 
opp >sirc side of Illinois. Stephanie Kim lOfyl busy 
with an MD/PhD program at the University of 

After graduating from Sr Andrews. Ali Rosen 
moved to New York to work for Phhgence. a pri- 
vate intelligence firm. With Diligence, she has 
traveled to Columbia, where she connected with 
Brittnev Bailey, who srudies on a Fulbnght in 

Bogota. Brittnev is nor alone in South America; 
after graduating from UPenn. Janis Scanlon ven- 
tured to Formosa, Argentina, where she has in- 
vested herself in a malnutrition study. 

Lindsev Locks is also abroad on a fellowship, 
working for the World Food Programme, a hu- 
manitarian agency of the United Nations, in 
Kampala. Uganda, through a Pnnccton-in-Afnca 
fellowship from her alma mater. 

Recent Columbia grad Paul Sonne will begin 
a two-year fellowship at Oxford University, where 
Will England will also begin studies this fall. Sim- 

il ith. Jeff Wcssler has 1 tell, w ship it ( imbrulge 
They ate not the only ones in England Resent 
town ilumni Eddie Brawn md Mart Quo 

somplele their London-based analyst training for 
the Royal Bank of Scotland this fall They met 
up with recent Princeton gi id Etui tun Philhu, 

who has also been in London training tor 
IVuischc Bank New Northwestern alumna 
Justine Wardrop li i» also moved to I on, Ion. 
where sshe has started work lor LaSalle Bink 

Mark your calendars for June H. 14, and IS. 
2008, for our Fifth Reunion. 


Alex I horn 

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Hola. bon/ow. ne'iii hou, hufambo, hot, : ir.mtiniie. 
and hello to the Class of 2005. and welcome to 
rhe study-abroad addition of the class notes! 
Many of us are in the midst of our junior year, and 
with two years under our belt, we arc embarking 
on extraordinary international learning adven- 
tures. Megan Scarborough is studying in Alien 
Provence, France, raking great classes and 
cxperimcnung with photography. She recently 
ran into Catherine Hambleton, who is also there 
for the wmfHlPI, Clarissa Deng is in Paris at 
Sciences Po, and lives right off the Avenue 
dc Champs Elvsces. Kate Ireland and Marcella 
Viktorin explored Europe and also made a trip to 
Oktohcrfcst with Vanessa Parkinson de Castro 
before Kate and Marcella settled into classes at 
Oxford and the London School of Economics, re- 
spectively Will Riordan in, I Diana Grace HI 
■ dvinc at LSE. Dave Wilkinson il ir 
Queen Mary' University, a part of the University 
of Lonslon. for the semester. Also across the big 
pond. Ned Henningsen is back in Italy, fakini: 1 
year off from Stanford, and is directly enrolled in 
the University of Bologna. Alison Wheeler and 

Kaia I spent NORM living the Ital 
1 in lite, md Kelly Sleeker lose I itiendmg the 
Venue Film Festival during lime off from her 
ItlKna In Pidov 1. Ink C harlie Ihornton I | 
in Swit:erland for two weeks this summer with a 
RISDcCJUm I n I -p 111 1. Andy 9li I ouis is study 
ing with IES in M i, In, I tor the enure year, ami 
I aura Si into interned w ith he ilth > ire . ompanv 
B Braun in Barcelona <>vcr the summer. Al- 
though he is a permanent study -abroad student. 
Chris /egel has tulK immersed hims<-lf in Euro- 
pean culture, acting in the Eslinburgh Fringe Fes- 
tival and working in a wine anil whiskey store 
during the school year He recently hosted Pat 
Shannon, who is abroad at Imperial ( College I on 
don St Andrews is rhe home ro Dan Hovos this 
year Greg Rces is in a prelaw program in Anuier 
dam. Netherlands, and visited Mark Margiotfa. 
who is studying in Ireland Moving east, Nikki 
Crocker live* two subway slops from Ne\sku 
Prospekt thoroughfare in St. Petersburg 

Niiis Witherspoon /ash landman. Victoria 
V.inStckelcnhurg .in. I C alalina \h vallum in 
all in the same program in Shanghai. China. 
Eighl hundred miles lOUth, Brittany Kaiser 
is studying at City University of Hong Kong. 
Andrew Heilmann spent his summer in Bali 
working on an environmental plan tor the Four 
Set is. 'tis Retort Down under. Skykur Washburn 

is studying at the University of Western Australia 
in Perth, and is looking forward r,> sightseeing at 
the end of the semester. Jess Taggart is on the 
Kenyan coast study ing Kiswahili and Muslim cul- 
ture. The ( lass of OS is represented on yet an- 
other continent. U Kathcrine Di\. Katie 
Hunekler Jason Duffett. and Sarah Chang are 
enjoying the portefto lifestyle at Universidad de 
Buenos Aires. Karherine is hosting a gathering 
for other Andover alums in that area, including 
Nicole Amaral and Sam De-met riou. who are in 
Chile. With the list of those studying abroad 
likely to get even longer as spring semester K-gins, 
ir seems that members of our class can be found 
along most poinrs of longitude. 

Our classmates have been spreading the An- 
dover spint across the world in other ways as well. 
On Non Sibi Day, in true '05 style, many of our 
classmates devoted their day to a worthy cause. 
Natalu Ho ,- : K010 De( iratt-Hanson cheered 
on riders in the AIDS Ride for Life in Ithaca, 
N.Y. Clearwatet State Park in Atlanta bloomed 
w ith the help of Cassie Ornell and Dan LeClerc 
Alsoout and aKiut. Andrew Dean in, I Andrew 
Richards organized an event in Montreal, where 
they cleaned up garbage along bike parhs Tvler 
Hill also helped lead an event to support New 
Haven Reads, which I also participated in. Across 
the globe, Brittany Kaiser hosted a birthday party 
for children in Kowloon. China, who had never 
had a birthday parry before. 

Schedules remain packed even for those who 
are not jetting off to foreign countries or partici- 
pating in Non Sibi Day. Clare Kasemset finished 
up summer as an inrcrn at a Web start-up in San 
Francisco Avo Adesanva is an RA this year at 
the University of Chicago and spent summer in 
a genetics lab at Washington University in St. 
Louis. Annie Wilkin is an RA at University 
College. Toronto, where apparently they are 


known instead as "dons." Sam Lederfine Paskal 
is helping run a small business, the Skinny Pan- 
cake, while at the University of Vermont. Over 
the summer, Day Hallers Natalie Ho, Sarah 
Hong, Clarissa Deng, Ciarra Schmidt, Brittany 
Kaiser, Sims Witherspoon, Kaitlin Alsofrom, 
Helen Chacon, Jill 0::ie, and Lauren Seno re- 
united in Chicago. Billy Doyle hosted a party in 
Providence, R.I., which Wale Adedokun, Elias 
Feghali, Andrew Geraghty, Jon Hillman, Katie 
Hunckler, Nate Kellogg, Mac King, Kyle 
Kucharski, Alex Lebow, Charlotte MacMillan, 
Sarah Chang, Brendan McManus, Mark 
Shvartsman, Hilary Fischer-Groban, Bobby 
Spang, and Grant Yoshitsu all attended. It's nice 
to see we still love each other's company! Elias 
lives non sibi every day while working for, a social networking site concerning 
social consciousness. Alex spent summer working 
in Los Angeles tor Senator Barbara Boxer and at 
a seafood restaurant. Grant spent his 21st birth- 
day in N.Y.C. with Vic Miller, Billy, and Bobby. 
Also in New York, Melanie Kress started an art 
collective called "Porluck" at Art in General stu- 
dio, and welcomes your visits. And Jesse Seegers 
worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architec- 
ture for eight months. 

Dan Hackney is dancing up a storm at Brown 
while in the swing, ballroom, and contra-dance 
groups. If you're in Philadelphia soon, check out 
UPenn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthro- 
pology, where Abby Seldin is curating an exhibi- 
tion called "Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and 
Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania." Andrew 
McGowan graduated from William & Mary and 
is now a visiting member at the Institute tor Ad- 
vanced Study in Princeton. Christiana Hollis 
flew to Texas for Hee-Jin Chang's birthday. James 
Paolino worked for Philips Medical Systems in 
Andover this summer. Also this summer, Angela 
Tenney visited Erin Coleman, Lisa Cloonan, 
Katie Nadworny, and Caitriona McGovern. 

There is also a tairly large group of us who are 
not abroad but are in a foreign place: the juniot 
transfers. Sara Helmers and Ian Schmertzler 
both left Middlebury; Sara is now studying at 
Wellesley, and Ian at Yale, where Sly Boumil also 
transferred. Katie Purcell started at Fairfield. Jon 
Hillman is now at Brown and is rowing crew. 
Kevin Maresco transferred to Manhattanville, 
where is he playing hockey. I left Emory for Wes- 
leyan and am absolutely loving it. 

Harry Goldstein wants you to know he 
misses you all, and that "no place on this planet 
will ever hold a candle to Andover." On that 
note, te amo, je t'aime, ngoh oi neih, ya lyublyu 
tebya, '05 love. — Sarah 

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7914 Paragon Circle 
Pleasanton CA 94588-3122 
Paul Voorhees 

345 West Berwicke Common, NE 
Atlanta GA 30342 

Despite having graduated from Andover barely a 
year and a half ago, members of the ambitious 
Class of 2006 are already traveling solo around 
the world, taking advantage of summer internship 
opportunities, and researching with some of the 
best professors in the world. Here are some of the 
things that '06 did to keep busy well into the new 
school year: 

As for traveling. Merit Webster spent summer 
in Europe studying French. After visiting Jungmin 
Son '07 in Florence, Italy, Merit stopped by Paris 
and saw Natalie Oliva '07 for Bastille Day. Aftet 
France, Merit came back to Boston and visited 
Owen Remeika and other Bostonians. Lindsay 
Dewhirst and Bree Polk-Bauman also traveled 
across the Atlantic to Europe, visiting London, 
Paris, Nice, and Edinburgh. While in Edinburgh, 
the pair met up with fellow alums Anne Kim and 
Anne Renner. Eliot Fearey also spent time 
abroad, staying in Italy for a month. In an entirely 
different part of the world, Blake Hinckley and 
his family took a two-week tour to Sri Lanka. 

In addition to traveling to China for a 10-day, 
all-expenses-paid trip, paid for by the Chinese 
government, Kevin Olusola, along with the pres- 
ident of Yale University and 100 othet delegates, 
had the opportunity to meet President Hu Jintao 
and his officials. While in China, the group vis- 
ited many universities, famous sites, and cities. 
Because of his experience in China, Kevin plans 
to study Chinese duting the school year, ulti- 
mately hoping to study at Peking University next 
semester and to do a Yale internship at the 2008 
Beijing Olympics. 

Parla Alpan spent summer away from the 
States in Istanbul, Tutkey, but, instead of studying 
languages or sightseeing, she played water polo 
for a club team, eventually helping the team se- 
cure a silver medal in the Turkish championships. 
In June, Parla went to Prague with the Women's 
Turkish National Team to play in the European 
championships, during which she scored the most 
goals of anyone on her team! Dan Bacon also vis- 
ited Turkey, where he met up with Parla in Istan- 
bul. Parla brought Dan to the sports club on the 
island Heybeliada, the second largest of the 
Pt inces' Islands in the Sea of Marmara. 

On a more academic note, Max Parsons spent 
his summer doing physics research at Harvard 
with a group within the Harvard/MIT center for 
ultracold atoms. Over the summer, Max ran into 
Pete Kulalert and Patrick Jiang '05 often, as both 
were also at Harvard researching. Max has since 

decided to major in physics at Harvard, as well as 
continue his research. In addition to research, 
Max plans to sing in one of the many choirs of- 
fered at Harvard. 

Members of '06 also enrolled in a slew of sum- 
mer courses: Andrew Park took a microeconom- 
ics class at NYU, Kevin Olusola studied physics, 
and Eliot Fearey did a summer program at Mid- 
dlebury, where she saw Simon Keyes and Marty 
Schnure, who were both working at the college. 
Brad Colbert took a bartending course with Mike 
Defelippo '07 and Ben Landy '07. 

In othet academic news, Blake Hinckley has 
transferred to Middlebury College after a year at 
Claremont McKenna. In addition to touting Sri 
Lanka with his family, Blake worked at an Inter- 
net start-up. 

As for internships, Sarah McLean and Kate 
Connors worked at the Italian Embassy and tor 
the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, tespec- 
tively. Kate's project was essentially a historical 
research project aimed at compiling volumes doc- 
umenting Eleanor Roosevelt's life — from, for ex- 
ample, 1950s FBI communist documents. In 
Pottland, Ore., Claire Fox interned at a social 
change/media studies program, during which she 
and three othet interns produced, directed, and 
edited a shott documentary about print media. 
After her internship, Claire spent three weeks in 
the S.F. Bay Area. Jeff Zhou interned at Wash- 
ington Mutual in Pleasanton, Calif., Jeni Lee's 
hometown; the two went to Six Flags Vallejo 
with a crowd of Berkeley students and summer 
transfers from Beijing University. Jeff Cutts 
worked on his vocal repertoire and lifeguarded 
before returning to Vanderbilt to pursue a BMus 
degree and a second major in economics. At Van- 
derbilt, Jeff frequently runs into Jim Larson '07. 
Brad Colbert worked on campus at Andover for 
PALS for his third summer. He served as head of 
the eighth grade math program and rewrote the 
curriculum for the year. At PALS, Brad headed a 
group formed by Matt Kahn, Jonah Guerin '07, 
Trevor Sanders '07, and Karen Schoenherr '07. 

Aside from working and studying news, the 
Class of '06 had our fun as well. After returning 
from California, where he spent time with 
Gordon Murphy, Jeff Zhou visited Isaac Opper. 
Andrew Park worked as a sports agent and 
club promoter — and coached his old football 
team. A group of Andover alumni actually at- 
tended one of the nights he helped promote! 
Sarah Takvorian visited Eliot Fearey on Martha's 
Vineyard. Kevin Olusola played the cello with a 
quartet on The Today Show and had fun with the 
hosts and the experience! Rosie du Pont was a 
camp counselor at Camp Killooleet in Hancock, 
Vt. Andrea Coravos, while working in D.C. over 
the summer, lived in the same house as Lindsav 
McLellan; Andtea also stayed at Liz Finnegan's 
house with Erika Chow. Brendan de Brun flew 
in to D.C. to visit Andrea, and the pair also spent 
time with Nat Lavin '07. Connor Flynn aiso vis- 
ited D.C, after having spent much of summer in 
Annapolis, Md. Back at Duke, Andrea sees Sarah 
Takvorian, Thomas Gebremedhin, and Brad 
Colbert often, as well as new freshman Casey 
Shannon '07, Katie Morris '07, Becky Agostino 
'07, and Maura Mulroy '07. 


Ilkk .11 school. Brad I 'olhert in.«|« >r* in public 
|m>Iii> I lc h im > .is sophomore reprcxentattyc un 
the Kstrd of i lu- Inlerno, | supcrtanlikc crimp lor 

the Duka niur Devik, and attend* wq soccer. 
imem and basketball game Krvm OIum»I« » 

co principal til the cello sex tion in tin- Yale Sym- 
phony Orchestra. Kevin's tnurical taleni hoi 
earned hint .1 MO with the I'.iltn Beach 
Symphony In In- 1 11. tunc. In- works lor •' very 
rewarding nonprofit organization I Hiring the 
winter break. Kevin pi no on doing M internship 
with the division dircetor ol lie.ilth I !are Policy 
in Kentucky's Capitol. 

Sept. I 5 Mm ci I a» Andover'« lirM Jay ol 
lervitc, Non Sihi I ■ n Alumni, Incnds. and fam- 
ily across the world conmhuted their time and ef- 
forts tu community service. Jell Zhou, lor 
example, cut celery M Boston'* Tine Street Inn. 
Jent Lee. .ilonu with live classmates, volunteered 
.it the -mi li mi. 1 ... I . ■. • I Bank, p.n. kaging 
lavigna .mil rice lor lev privileged tamilies. 

Don't forget to r*.*^* I or Jem your 

claw nolo, .it any time of the! Til next tune. 
Paul in Jem 


M. Conner Sloldt 
94 Saddle Mill Road 
Hopkiatoa MA 01746-1.102 

Catherine L. Crooke 

61 Eaatern Parkway, Apt. 2C 
Brooklyn NY 1 12 38-5916 

Since graduating only a lew months ago, the 
Class ot 2iV7 has gone on to work and play both 
at home and abroad. We took advantage or the 
lengthy summer months — earning money, trav- 
eling, in J simply relaxing. In the midst or all the 
summer run. we managed to maintain out con- 
nections with one another, whether by coinci- 
dence or with a little planning. 

Fir*r. cnngrarulatioas are in order tor Rebecca 
Yankes and Corev Psoinos. who o'< engaged this 
summer and are looking forward to their wedding 
in a tew yean. 

A* tor the resr ot u\ Helal Sved spent the sum- 
mer working with Curtis Holden .it AIG Invest- 
ment! Laura Minasian. Anne Wernikoff. Javi 
Pcrei. mi. I Eddie Kang traveled to Rome to- 
gether to visit Giacomo Chiaro. while Eliot 
Shimcr. Susannah Poland. Sean Hilton. inJ 
Lindsay Agoitinelli got together to make a trip 
down to New York City. Catic Shaw ind Annie 
Bovlan made a journey to New York to stay with 
Sherene I>avidson The three visited with Jon 
Louie. Brian Louie. Eddie Dial, ind Ikechi 
Ngwangwa Billv Draper ilso spent some time 
in Manhattan in August and met up with the 
same four Srowe House boys. 

Red S>x games ate a popular place to meet 
with other bIuIM Molly 0:imck-M*icr. I auren 
Jackson, ind Carolyn Pollard 1 .night 1 game to 
ojethci before heading oil tor college I3cn Feng, 
Matl McGrath Matl Schubert in 1 Shawn Xu 

went to .1 uame togethet, where they round 
Maura Mulroy md Conner Stoldt B well M Joa 
Smith Maura and Connet watched another 
gUM from 1 lie l Ween Mmnit r w nil R.n hcl R.uih 

III. I JlH i ll II ( itlll\ 

Koniaki l uster in. I I ddu sp, lit t lin e 

months teaching Knglish at a university 111 Korea. 
Lilian s i hmcrtrlcr spent two months with the 
NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute and is now 
licensed to handle medical emergencies and pro- 
vide long-term wilderness medic. il cite Alan 
Wesson s|viu |ul\ backpacking in Alaska ( also 
through NOLS). Now at Yale, he mingles with 
lei low Andovet gtadii.ites uii hiding Danny Silk. 
Staph Marlon Dave Curtis. Noah Warren. 
Martin Serna. and Hilton SuaaiUtah 
Poland and Damn traveled with the Pcabody 
Museum's IV A. L. A.M. (Bilingual Archaeological 
Learning Adventure in Mesoamerica) project 
through the Yucatan. Altet spending summer 
working out &pe( .s|. Colleen Thurman is ott to 
I ornell. -p< tiding time with Cecily Pulvcr Lilli 
Stein s|H-nt the summer working lor .1 bagel shop 
in New Hampshire and is already involved in the 
the. itre mw .11 Middlebury Olivia Pei traveled 
to Turkey and spent .1 week with Ahmet Taner 
v Ih lis., yisiie.l Brooks Canadav .it BU and 
Prateek Kumar it Harvard, where she also 
bumped int. ' Henry Yin Olivia is embarking on 
a six-week community service trip to South 
\tru 1 in I inn ir\ Lmma WimkI i- ,iN. . v , insider- 
big a service trip to South Alrica later this year. 
For now, she is taking classes at the New York 
Film Academy. Peter McCarthy spent much of 
summer working for the Stanford Linear Acceler- 
ator Center, while also making time to see Kelly- 
Chang ind Staccv Middlebrook Jungmin Son 
spent some time living in Florence, Italy, with a 
hunch of Brits and has developed a bit of an Eng- 
lish accent. Attending RISD has allowed her to 
lee I tea PA graduates .it Brown. Geoff Martin in 

particular. Also it Brown, Jclani Floyd bat been 
dividing his rime between schoolwork and bas- 
ketball, and sees Pat Curtin 00 OC C M to tl Becky 
Agostino. who spent the summer working as a 
camp counselor, happened to bump into Iirv 
Canned on one of her days off. Becky now lives 
only rw 1 > d s >r- A nrn f r« an Katie Morris at Duke. 
The two visited UNC this fall, where they stayed 
with Marv Grinton Ben Landv humped into 
Steve Locffler behind an "obscure record store" 
in New York City and has stayed in contact with 
Rvan Ferguson is assistant coaching water 
polo at Andover before departing tor USC, where 
he will join Steve Farquhar Another Andover 
resident. Katharine Matsumoto. worked at a 
local farm stand this summer before attending 
St.intord w ith Sam Gould. Tori Anderson. Carlv 
Villarcal. ,ind Ale Moss 

Since settling in at Georgetown. Amy 
Fcnstermacher has managed to cross paths with 
several members of the Class of 2007: Steve 
^.ipv:\nski Alex Wong. Alex Abugov Meghan 
O'Connor. Steve Blackman. .ind Thao Nguyen. 

.is well as an assortment of lolks from previous PA 
classes. In Israel, in between Hebrew language 
course* 111 lerusalcm and sleeping on the beach 
111 hi \\o. Danielle Rothman met up with 
John Owin ind M.m Schubert at King's Ac.kl 
cmy in Jord in I I >ia: helped Claire Voegelr 
move in .it the College of Charleston ( lain- has 
since joined the Tn-IVIta S>ronty Luir.i Mi 
nasian has sp»-nl lime at Dartmouth with Devon 
/immerhng in, I Bin Br.imhall while, it Boston 
I miersity. lasli.i Kecney sees 1 |,.| ot Malt Silva 
\t I olunihi 1. Akosua Olonwaa-Avim lives in 

the tame dorm a Hind ndnaamu ind MlchaaOi 

Chung N'ln iln^ semester, Akosua has made 
Columbia's hip-hop dance troupe Chris Li 
survived a weekend trip with Bowdoin's all-male 
ii ciippcllii group — and is now oltic tally a member 
ot the Mcddichcmpsters. Will Cannon 1- 
taking Kixing classes and becoming very adept, 
(ona Kim is currently studying in Barcelona 

Catherine Crooke hai ipem two month living 

outside of Athens volunteering at a rehabilitation 
center lor loggerhead turtles 

Though much ol the class spc-nt Mime time this 
summer involved in service projects, many others 
participated in PA's tirsi annual Son Sihi Day this 
past Sept. I S. These- participants had the oppor- 
tunity to reunite with one another and to con- 
nect with past PA alumni. Olivia Pel and Lindsev 
Hildehrand volunteered together with Room to 
Grow, an organization that collects clothes and 
toys lor infants and gives them to impoverished 
t.imiliis Joy Joung Blld James Flvnn spent Non 
Sihi Day offering their services at a dog walk, 
while Claire Voegcle and several older alumni 
planted seedlings in the Hampton Park pubhc 
greenhouse in South Carolina. Natalie Ho '05 
and Kojo 1 VGraft -Hanson '05 drove C^atic Shaw 
and Kate Morin to Ithaca. N.Y . where they all. 
as well as some members of the Class of 2004, vol- 
unteered for the AIDS Ride for Life, cheering on 
hikers that were riding 100 miles (or AIDS re- 
search. According toCatie. "It Ic-lt like Blue Key 
orientation all over again." 

Phillips ci mtinues to shape our lives and bring 
us close together even after we have spread our- 
selves throughout the world. We all greatly ap- 
preciate the opportunities Andover provided for 
us as students and continues to present to us as 
alums. Please stay in touch and continue to up- 
date us with talcs of your adventures both near 
and afar. — Catherine and Conner 


Carroll and Elaine Bailey 
I J7 Avenida Messina #1 
Sarasota FL 34242 

What a busy summer everyone seems to have 
had! We attended a nephew's wedding in Penn- 


Alumni on China trip 

PA alumni enjoyed a two-week trip to Beijing, Xian, the Yangtze River, Chonqing, and 
Shanghai in October. On a boat going down a Yangtze tributary are, from left in front, 
Larry Chapin '59, Memrie Lewis (former wife of Perry Lewis '55), Cece Palace, 
Rosemary Brennan, Charter Trustee Mollie Lasater '56, Sandy Chapin, Vickie 
Campbell, and Linda Staley. Behind them are Susan and Dave Willis '52, joe Staley 
(Summer Session '54) , Charlie Brennan '58, Helen Wesley '53, Ron Campbell '57 , 
Leniece Wu, Susan White (wife of George White '59), Gar Lasater '56 (behind) , and 
Faculty Emeritus Hale and Karen Sturges, who served as hosts on the trip. Man^y 
new friendships were forged during the fascinating and informative adventure in a 
vibrant culture. 

sylvania, and spent a week in Acadia National 
Park in Maine. Elaine vis'ted with her sister in 
the Smokies, and we had a fall trip to the Holy 
Lands with members of our Episcopal church and 
the local temple, with our respective priest and 
rabbi as leaders. 

Marnie and Paul Kalkstein flew to Alaska in 
August for Leon Modeste's wedding to Jo-Ann 
Fortier. The Kalksteins tell us the wedding was 
held at a splendid valley lodge nestled between 
the Talkeetna andChugach mountains and was a 
wonderful occasion. The K's then toured seacoast 
towns and commented, "And to think we might 
never have gone." Betsy Peterson also enjoyed 
that part of the world, rafting 10 days in the 
Yukon on the Firth River, ending up in the Arctic 
Ocean, proving a great way to see incredible 
country, especially with beautiful weather. Pat 
and George Edmonds spent two weeks exploring 
the Adriatic Coast of Italy, driving up and down 
the many hill towns in the Le Marche area and 
seeking out the paintings of the late 1 5th century 
artist Carlo Crivelli. Pat continues her volunteer 
fund-raising work for several nonprofits, and 
George works on another book, this time on the 
internationally famous horticulturalist Bertrand 
H. Farr. Lasi issue we mentioned that Kathy and 
Peter Capra planned a Greek trip, which indeed 
was adventuresome, restful while on Santorini, 
and educational in matters of olive oil. An Italian 
and a Greek should not get into a comparative 
discussion, they learned! 

A midsummer note from Caroline Rees men- 
tioned how her family had so enjoyed living next 
to Steve Whitney, and that she now is busy at the 
Yale Whitney Center named for Steve's ancestor, 
Eli. She continues work with People Against In- 
justice, a soup kitchen, every Friday, and playing 
piano as long as memory and fingers don't restrict 
her. She spent summer in Tamworth, N.H., where 
some of her family joined her to celebrate her 
good health as she hods toward 85! I ler oldest 
grandchild graduates from Oberlin in December. 
Don Bade was applauded in the Boston Globe for 
his efforts to get watet restrictions in neighboring 
towns during our summer drought. 

After reconstructing the plumbing that goes in 
and out of his woodstove, Bob Lloyd traveled to 
Burlington, Vt., where he was named Vermont 

Citizen Planner of the Year. His 10-year work to- 
ward land conservation and affordable housing 
through their Tinmouth neighborhood, the Rut- 
land County Commission, statewide wildlife con- 
servation, and state involvement led to this 
recognition. Congratulations, Bob! Besides assist- 
ing Bob, Sue Lloyd volunteers in various aspects 
of their small community church and in her role 
as guardian ad litem for abused, needy, or delin- 
quent children in the purview of the Rutland 
County Family Court. In July they visited Maine, 
where they saw Hal Owen, David and Diana 
Wood, and Lydia Goetze in Randolph, N.H. 
Elaine had a brief visit with Margaret Couch the 
Sunday before she died. They talked about 
Wyoming, fishing, and family. [Please see the In 
Memoriam section for Margaret's obituary.] 

John Chivers, banjo player in a Dixieland 
band several times a month and leader of a four- 
piece band on a regular monthly basis, has kept 
up his German, since, on his rural two-mile dirt 
road, are five speakers of German, including Joe 
and lnga Wennik! John's wife, Mary Chivers, 
started teaching a course in creative writing at 
Plymouth State University, happy to return to 
her profession after working on a garden that has 
flourished. Meredith Price teaches sixth-grade 
English at the Esperanza School in Lawrence, 
which is supported by Andover and Lawrence 
Epicopal churches. Francesca Piana had a 
monthlong trip to India in January to scout for a 
place for School Year Abroad to open a new pro- 
gram in India. Her 96-year-old mother's friend 
gave her the contacts she relied on. Then 
Francesca spent time in Quito, Ecuador, with her 
mother before a trip that included seeing 
SYA friends in Barcelona, Spain; family in Turin, 
Italy; and a group of PA alumni in the Umbrian 
towns of Central Italy, before returning to her 
U.S. abode in Arlington, Mass. With all of her 
activity, she also keeps busy translating a novel 
written by an Ecuadorian friend of hers and 
enjoying a book club of American women who 
are residents of Quito. She looked forward to a 
visit from Susan Stott this fall. Anne Weld's 
new address: 101 Glen Eddy Drive, Niskayuna 
NY 12 309. Lou Hoitsma had an aortic heart 
valve replacement and a double heart bypass soon 
after Reunion Weekend. Wife Audrey says he's 
coming along well. 

We would enjoy hearing what our more re- 
cent, and younger, emeriti faculty have found to 
do with "all" this free rime called retirement! 

Your class secretary is trying to contact you! 

PA provides class secretaries with updated contact information 
for their classmates. To update your record: 

• e-mail; 
• visit BlueLink at; 
• telephone 978-749-4287; or 
• send a note to Alumni Records, Phillips Academy, 
180 Main St., And over MA 01810. 



Marg.u . ill I) 

Atuk>vrr. Mto . Auk- 4. 2007 

Matgaret (Fallon) C '.ouch. .1 lonnei Phillips Acad- 
emy, Abbot Academy, and Andovcr Public 
School* lil'i in n>. Jirvl peacefully .11 home a( .iki* 
84. She was ptedev eased in |99| by her husband, 
lames H- Couch. .1 PA Spanish UuBUCM from 

195) in 1987. Mrv Couch graduated from 
Whciiinn College anil attended the University ot 
WyommK -mil Simmons College in BoMon. She 
was .1 niemher of (he parish ol I 'hrist Church in 
Andovcr lor more 50 yean. 

Shi- is survived hy her three children, Carol 
Couch "65! Mary Jane LcanJro, and lames II 
Couch Jr., five grandchildren, one great-gtand- 
.laiiKhtcr, and numerous nieces ami nephews. 

Barbara Sisson 

Barbara Blagden Sisson, who taught English at 
AbKif Academy for I 1 years, died of heart disease 
at age $6- She also served as chair of the English 
department for several years until Abbot Acad- 
emy became part ot Phillips Academy in 1973. 

Born in New York City, Mrs. Sisson graduated 
from Vassar College, where she was an active 
member of itsclass of 1 942: she attended her65th 
reunion three weeks before her death. 

She and her husband, John, a physician at 
Massachusetts General Hospital who died in 
2vW. moved to Lincoln. Mass.. with their three 
children in 1952. After earning a master's degree 
in English at Wcllcslcv College in 1957. Mrs. Sis- 
son began teaching at Abbot Academy. She also 
served as a trustee of Concord Academy, where 
two of het daughters were educated. 

Passionate about theatre throughout her life, 
she directed many dramas, musicals, and cabarets 
for the Lincoln Players from 1954 to 1995. Mrs. 
Sisson also was involved with the [^Cordova 
Museum in Lincoln from its inception — teach- 
ing, taking classes, and serving on its Board of 
Trustees for 1 4 years. 

Mrs. Sisson is survived by her three children. 
|ohn H. Sisson Jr.. Dr. Emilic Osborn. and Mar- 
garet W. Sisson, and 1 1 grandchildren. 



|ohfl s Marsh 

Rcsion. Vn. ; April 1 ), 2007 


Philip IV Allen 

Fort Myers. Fla.; Aug. 18. 2002 

1 oil 1 larJv I Mm 

PetcrhorouKh. N.H.: Auk- I. 2006 


I larold E< I on-man Jr. 
Highland Park. 1)1; Oct II. 2007 

I larold 1: Foreman died ot heart failure following 
.1 long illness, he was V Known as "I larry " to his 
classmates, he lettered in football, hockey, and 
baseball while at Andovcr. On the day Mr. Fore- 
man graduated — in the midst ot the IXrprcs- 
sion — he was told the family bank, the Foreman 
Stall S.uii Bank c* Tnisi Co.. had tailed. He 
often told family and Iriends thai the bank failure 
was one of the best things to happen to him as it 
taught him how to overcome adversity and fos- 
tered his desire to help other people. 

Mt. Foreman attended Hart mouth University, 
but left aftet a year of study because of ruberculo- 
sis. He starred his work life as a clothing sales- 
man, and then became a clerk at the Gore Forgan 
& Company brokerage house. Offered a CMUXM ' 
by George Hakis in the early 1950s to play for the 
Chicago Bears, Mr. Foreman declined the ten- 
dered $1,500 salary because he was earning more 
M a broker at Gore Forgan and needed security 
fot his family. Also a talented golfer, Mr. Foreman 
won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Champi- 
onship three times, once playing with a plus- 
three handicap He eventually started his own 
transportation and tnick-lcasing companies, 
while continuing as an investor in equities and 
other projects. 

Renowned as a savvy businessman and re- 
spected civic leader, Mr. Foreman served as pres- 
ident of two school districts, as well as president 
of two hospital boards. He supervised the expan- 
sion of several facilities and oversaw the pur- 
chase of land for and construction of new 
proiccts — including new schools and hospital 
buildings; he was a generous donor to Evanston 
Northwestern Hospital and other area health- 
care facilities. 

Mr Foreman was married to the late Dorothy- 
Jane W. Foreman and the late Hinda B. Loeb- 
Foreman. He is survived by three sons, Peter. 
Ronald, and Kenneth; two stepchildren. Nancy 
Loeb Presant and Michael Loeb; 13 grandchil- 
dren; 1 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous 
nieces and nephews, including Robert B. Fore- 
man '64. Mr. Foreman was the brother of the late 
John B. Foreman '34- 


H.S. Hart Jr. 

Deer Park. Wash.; Sept. 30, 2007 


John R Fuller 

Federal Way, Wash.; Sept 6. 2007 
I high fflMnW 

Providence. R.I.; May 8. 2007 

Hugh Samson, a greal contributor of both time 
and treasure to Phillips Academy, died at age 92 
He lived in Ptovidencc and West Kingston, R.I 

A 1937 graduate of Yale I 'niversity, he married 
Edith Willetl. and rhe couple five sons, all of 
whom attended Phillips Academy (His father. 
ChlfKI F. Samson, gradualed from rhe Academy 
in 1898.) After retiring as an account executive 
from Advest, Inc., a regional brokerage and ven- 
tute capital firm headquartered in Hartford, 
Conn.. Mr. Samson continued as a financial con- 
sultant, still driving himself to his office every day 
until 2001. 

Mr. Samson had a strong commitment to An- 
dovcr over the years. He began as a PA class agent 
in 1966 and was head agent (torn 1998 to 2007. 
For his v ImA 50th Reunion, he helped raise more 
than $200,000. a substantial sum in 1981. "He 
was loyal, very active in the class, very effective," 
said class secretary Alfred Mc Williams 'IV A 
mcmhet ot the Alumni Council from 1972 to 
1975, Mr. Samson also volunteered as a fund- 
raiser lor the school's Bicentennial Cimpaign. as 
an alumni represenrative, and as a member of the 
Andovcr Program Committee. Many students 
have benefited from the Hugh Samson Scholar- 
ship, established in 1989 by his sons and in- 
1 reased rhi rv.ittv i by family and friends. 

Mi Samson's contributions to his < omnunit) 
and local businesses also were numerous He was 
a past director of the United Way of Fall Rivet; 
Mass., director of Charlton (Mass.) Memorial 
Hospital, and a member of the hospital's Board of 
Advisors. He was also director of Burgess & Lcith, 
Inc., an investment firm, and Mohawk Alu- 
minum Company. 

Mr. Samson's survivors include four sons, 
Charles '66. Hugh '68, Peter '69, and David 71; 
his s,>n Blake '65 died in 1996. He leaves several 
grandchildren, including Carlcigh C. Samson '00 
and Seth T. Samson '95. Mr. Samson's vvitv. 
Edith, predeceased him. 

Elizabeth Leslie Vager 

Northport. Mich.; Sept. 1 3, 2007 

William N. Randell 

Kcnnebunk, Maine; Sept. 1 3, 2007 

David C Sargent 

Essex. Conn.; July 9. 2007 


Carl M. Elkan 

Bartlcsvillc. Okla.; March 27. 2007 

Richard C Nindc 

Oberlin, Ohio; June 14. 2007 


Barbara Souther Cooke 

San Jose. Calif.; Feb. 8, 2007 



David H. Crompton Jr. 

Cambridge, England; Oct. 28, 2007 

Mary Eastlack Gray 

Vero Beach, Ha.; Aug. 20, 2007 

Henry A. Moran Jr. 

Longmeadow, Mass.; April 5, 2007 

Virginia Nourse Salomon 

Wayland, Mass.; July 1, 2006 

David A. Schulte 

New York, N.Y.; Nov. 13, 2005 


Roger C. Hazen 

Weston, Conn.; March 3, 2007 

Geoffrey M.T. Jones 

New York, N.Y.; July 20, 2007 

Cynthia Holbrook Sumner 

Gold River, Calif.; April 14, 2006 


J. Allan Garner 

Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sept. 17, 2007 


Robert W. Hinman 

Framingham, Mass.; Aug.- 1 1, 2007 

L. Chase Ritts Jr. 

Greenwich, Conn.; May 28, 2007 

L. Chase Ritts Jr. died peacefully after a brief ill- 
ness. He was 86. 

After graduating from Yale in 1943, Mr. Ritts 
served for three years during World War II as a 
naval officer in the Pacific aboard the destroyer 
USS Charrette. "It was exciting, scary, boring, 
and sometimes fun," said Mr. Ritts in the 50th 
Reunion book in 1989, "but the most important 
development was the 'lonely hearts' correspon- 
dence romance I began in 1944 with Alice 
McClister, who was a roommate of my cousin's at 
Cornell." The couple married in 1946, shortly 
after Mr. Ritts left the service. 

A geology major at Yale, Mr. Ritts spent a year 
doing graduate work at Stanford University be- 
fore beginning his career as an exploration geol- 
ogist in Texas with Standard Oil and Gas (now 
Amoco). Over the course of 15 years, he traveled 
frequently in the Middle East and Far East, and 
he, his wife, and their three children moved 
about the United States 15 times. In 1962 Mr. 
Ritts was named president of American Interna- 
tional Oil Company, Amoco's international sub- 
sidiary. He spearheaded Amoco's international 
expansion, traveling to and discovering oil re- 
serves in Egypt, the North Sea, Iran, Argentina, 
Trinidad, and elsewhere. 

In 1967 Mr. Ritts joined Union Carbide to 
help that organization start an oil company. Four 
years later he started an oil company for St. Joe 
Minerals, becoming president of St. Joe Petroleum 
and a director of St. Joe Minerals Corporation. 

When Mr. Ritts retired from what he described 
as a wonderful and rewarding career, he focused 

on personal adventures with his wife, family, and 
friends. He and his wife enjoyed traveling all over 
the world and exploring together, often by bike, 
boat, or kayak. A loyal supporter of Andover, Mr. 
Ritts served as a member of his 60th Reunion Gift 
Committee and class co-agent in the late 1990s. 

Mr. Ritts is survived by his children, Alicia Or- 
rick, Blake Ritts, and Susan Stoltz; five grandchil- 
dren; and three great-grandchildren. 


Gisela Bolten Hogan 

Sept. 16, 2007 


Thomas B. Hartmann 

Skillman, N.J.; Nov. 7, 2007 

Thomas Buchan Hartmann was born in 
Somerville, N.J., the youngest of four siblings. He 
was educated in local schools and then Phillips 
Academy, for which he later served for many 
years as a class secretary. 

He entered Princeton University in fall 1941 
and was one of the first Princeton undergraduates 
to volunteer to serve in World War II. He en- 
listed in naval aviation and trained as a dive- 
bomber pilot. He selected the Marine Corps for 
his commission and joined the Ace of Spades, the 
oldest Marine squadron, as his combat unit. Sta- 
tioned in the central Pacific on Midway Island 
and the Gilbert and Marshall islands, he flew 89 
combat missions and received the Distinguished 
Flying Cross with a cluster and an Air Medal with 
two clusters. 

In 1945 he married Martha Bothfeld of 
Wellesley, Mass., then returned to Princeton to 
complete an undergraduate degree. Upon gradu- 
ation, his first job was as a history teacher at the 
Hun School in Princeton, N.J. In honor of his in- 
spiring teaching, the Hun Class of 1951 recently 
established the Thomas B. Hartmann Faculty Fel- 
lowship Award. He later taught at the Tower Hill 
School in Wilmington, Del., and then became 
headmaster of St. Mark's School in Dallas. 

Mr. Hartmann returned to New Jersey in 1963 
and served as assistant director of the N.J. Office of 
Economic Opportunity and as deputy director of 
the Governor's Commission on the Newark Riots 
of 1967. He helped to develop Livingston College 
at Rutgers University and joined the faculty there 
as a professor of journalism and mass media. In 
1992 the university bestowed on him the Presiden- 
tial Award for Distinguished Public Service. 

Mr. Hartmann's volunteer work was extensive. 
He served as chair of the advisory committee for 
New Jersey's foster grandparents program and was 
a member of the advisory committee for the N.J. 
PBS television station. He was a founding mem- 
ber and trustee of Outward Bound, USA. He also 
served a term on the Princeton Township Com- 
mittee. More recently, he joined the board of 
trustees of New Jersey Policy Perspective. 

An avid sports enthusiast, he was a scout for 
the Detroit Tigers baseball team and assisted the 
Women's Sports Foundation in their annual jour- 
nalism awards. He was a passionate golfer and be- 
longed to the Hopewell Valley Country Club, 
where he spent many happy hours. 

He Loved people and knew a great many. In a 
proclamation issued on Mr. Hartmann's retire- 
ment from Rutgers, Governor James Florio of New 
Jersey noted, "Tom Hartmann's colleagues have 
been known to remark that he has gone to school 
with, taught, or worked with every person on the 
planet." He had a prodigious memory for people 
and events, especially concerning New Jersey's 
history and politics. He worked closely with for- 
mer N.J. senator Bill Bradley in his campaigns. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, 
Martha; three daughters, Anna Wexler '63, Darcy 
Hartmann, and Betsy Hartmann; and five 

— Betsy and Darcy Hartmann 

William F. How e Jr. 

Boca Grande, Fla.; June 26, 2007 

Stanford L. Luce 

Oxford, Ohio; March 26, 2007 

Nancy Kelley Park 

Portland, Ore.; Sept. 28, 2007 


Mort Bishop Jr. 

Portland, Ore.; July 10, 2007 

Clarence M. "Mort" Bishop Jr., former president 
of Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., died at age 82 of 
congestive heart failure. 

Born in Portland, Ore., in 1925, he came to 
Phillips Academy in 1940. In 1942, he voluntar- 
ily left the Academy to enlist in the U.S. Marine 
Corps, serving in World War II in the Pacific and 
earning the rank of corporal. He graduated from 
Yale University in 1949. 

"His influence on the fabric of our community 
in Oregon and southeast Washington has been 
and will be felt for decades," said his son, 
Clarence M. "Mort" Bishop III '70, president of 
Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., in a quote in the 
Oregonian newspaper. 

Pendleton Woolen Mills, a privately owned 
family business internationally known for high- 
quality woolen blankets and garments, has a long 
history in Oregon. Mr. Bishop's great-grandfather, 
Thomas L. Kay, came to Oregon in 1863 to help 
start a woolen mill in Brownsville. In the 1870s 
Kay's daughter, Fannie, became his assistant. In 
1876, Fannie married Charles P. Bishop, and in 
the early 1900s the Bishops, with their three sons, 
purchased a defunct woolen mill in Pendleton, 
Ore. In 1909 they built a new mill in Pendleton, 
which they named the Pendleton Woolen Mills. 
The company's first line of products, which con- 
sisted of Indian trade blankets and shawls, grew to 
include a wide variety of woolen apparel and 
home and upholstery fabrics sold throughout 
North America and the Far East. Today the com- 
pany employs about 1 ,000 people. 

Mr. Bishop, in 1969, succeeded his father as 
company president. He was named vice chairman 
in 1992, a position he shared in recent years with 
his brother, Broughton "Brot" H. Bishop '45. The 
latter Bishop is the former CEO and current vice 
chairman of the board of Pendleton Woolen 
Mills and a trustee emeritus of Phillips Academy. 


Involved in the Roy Scouts of Amcncu fur 
many years. Mr «p served on its executive 
Kurd and M president ol tin- Columbia Pacific 
Council Hr was awarded two ol the highest IViy 
Scout VMM] lot distinguished service. 

Crvlrt Mr Rishop's directorship, the Otegon Snicty m said in have Ivrti "among 
America's very hoi" by Town &Com*y maga 
:mc Other civic, community, .mil bftftM aeiiv- 

uir* m which lie whs Involved Included 

imsicrdup nl Willamette University and the 
t athn C label School. As vn.ccli.nt ol tin- OttpM 
Community h inn. Mr Ri shop d i st r i hu t cd 
grants tot cultural., vicial, 
ami civil needh throughout ilic state of Oregon. 

A» an alumnus, he Ml InVulvM With And. >vct 
for decades, most noi.ihly as a mcinhcr ol the 
Alumni Oxim il in the mi I I '60s ami a memhet 
of the Andovcr IVvclopmcnt Roatd I fa was re- 
gional chairman ol the Andovcr Program's Ad- 
vanced Gift Caimmittcc. and he served on hit 
50th Reunion Ciift Committee. A generous 
ilonor, he Mipportevl hnancial aiJ through a schol- 
arship he crcalc\l and named in honor ol his par- 
ent.*, Clarence Morton ami Harriet Rtoughton. 

Mr. Rishop's wile of 60 years. Mabel, prede- 
ceased her husband in March. Along with hi-, son 
■td brother, he is survived hv daughters Melinda 
MacColl, Rebecca White, and Savin Lee; niece 
flarrief Rishop Rikkcn "79; nephews John 75, 
Charles. Rroughton |r 79, ami Peter 'Ml; ami nu- 
merous grarvdchildrcn ami great-grandchildren. 


Stanley W (ODCi 

McLean. Va.; May 25. 2007 
Robed R. Percy 

Northborough. Maw; Aug. 6, 2007 

Thomas H. Reynolds 

Wayland. Mass.; Sept. 7. 2007 

John R. Snook 

New York. N.Y.; July 8. 2007 

Walter F. Torrance Jr. 

Smthhurv. Conn.; May 3. 2007 

Walter F. Torrance Jr. Jicd while on a cycling tour 
in Croatia; he was 79. 

Mr. Torrance entered Yale University and. fol- 
lowing service in rhe Army Air Corps, earned a 
RS decree in 1948. After graduating from Yale 
Law School in 1951. he joined Warerburv. 
Conn., law firm Carmodv and Torrance, LLP. 

In 1978. Mr. Torrance was appointed vice pres- 
ident and general counsel of Northeast Utilities 
System, including the Harrford Electric Light 
Company. Western Massachusetts Electric Com- 
pany, and Northeast Utilities Service Company, 
the three of which later merged to form the Con- 
necticut Light and rower Company; he also 
served as director of each. He retired in 1992 as 
senior s ice presidenr. secrcrary, and general coun- 
sel of Nonheast Utilities .ind irs subsidiaries, in- 
cluding Public Service Company of New 
Hampshire. Upon his retirement Mr. Torrance re- 
turned to Carmodv and Torrance, serving most 
recently in an of -counsel capacity. 

An avid hikct. skirt, biker, and dancer, he and 
his wile traveled all over the world, and fetch year 
s|X'n( several months skiing in l '> A past 
director ol several charitable and community or- 
ganiMtions, Mr Torrance also was a generous sup- 
portet ol Phillips Academy 

Hi- is survived by his wile. Ellen, his lour chil- 
dren, Lucie, Martha, Sarah, and Stephen 74; 
their mother, Lucie N Torrance; his brother 
Edwin '49; and numerous grandchildren. 


Mar\ Burton BJsknet 

Phoenix. An:.; May 21. 2007 

Oooffrr) D. Rush 

( 'harlestown, Mass.; June 6. 2007 

M.o 1 1 IWOBM) CoH 
Andovcr. Mu».; Nov. II. 2007 

John I I )w ycr 

Mcdford. Ma*..; Aug. 1 J. 2007 


M\ run Mk ball 

Wayland. Mass.; Aug. 12. 2007 

James V Rumba 

Yorktown, Texas; March 3. 2007 

Roderick M- Cinder 

Rrarrlchoro, Vt.; Sept. 24, 2007 

Ru hard S. Sh.irpc 

Norwich. Q»nn.; Jan. I. 2007 

RogCI D. Crcclman 

New York. N.Y.J Sept. 1 1. 2006 

George s - Mitchell 

Monnx- Township, N.J.; Sept. 25, 2007 

Sam R. Mulligan 

Momstown. N.J.; Aug. 10, 2007 


James D. Dana III 

Applcton. Wis.; Aug. 9. 2007 

Jim Dana, who taught economics at Lawrence- 
University in Applcton, Wis., for more than four 
decades, died of cancer with fnends and family at 
his side. He was 75. 

Jim earned a RS degree ar Yale, raking a rw<v 
year leave for U.S. Army service during rhe Ko- 
rean Conflict, and then earned a PhD degree in 
economics at MIT. He and his wife, Rersy, were 
marned Feb. H, I960. Soon afterward they 
BlOVed to Applcton. where he spent his entire ac- 
ademic career on rhe Lawrence faculty. Jim held 
two priircssorships there at differenr times, chaired 
the economics departmenr for 21 years, and 
serv ed at one point as interim dean of faculty. 

"Jim was a popular and beloved rcacher. ad- 
mired and rcspecred for his parience, clarity, and 
dynamism in the classroom." said Lawrence Uni- 
versity President Jill Reck. In 1978 he received 

the university's Excellence in Teaching Award 
ami continued to teach even after retirement 

I ^tl i ampus, )im i haired the lm al ( ^utagamir 
(. 'ounty IVmmratic Patty during the late 196ft 
He tbfl served twice on Applcion's Parking ami 
Transit Commission and was a longtime hoard 
member of the community's ARC (A Relict 
Chance) program |im cnioyed sailing, croquet, 

iwimming. g"lt. and pnhntag -u his summet 

home in Mill Hollow, East AUtead, N.H. For 
many years he owned a named / hruimtte 
|im is survived by his wile. Rctsy (Elizabeth); 
three M»ns, James. Robert, and George, lour 
grandsons. William. James, Thomas, and Henry, 
and his brother, Edward. 

— Enc B Wmtwonft "50 

Jill Anson S;.irku« ski 

New York. N Y; Dec. il. 2006 

Constant c \l.irki rt I >a\ 

Englcwood, Fla.; June 14, 2007 

Neil \V. Swintun Jr. 

Chestnut Hill. Mass.; Sept. 4. 2007 


Rengt B I -urnstad 

Stockholm. Sweden 

I )onald L. Mai I cay 

Fredericksburg. Va.; Oct. 1 5. 2007 


Louis J. Cionnella 

Lexington. Mass.; June 1 3, 2007 

Joseph A. Mi Phillips III 

Tangier. Morocco; June 10, 2007 

Joseph A. McPhilhps III. the longtime headmas- 
ter of rhe American School of Tangier, died sud- 
denly from a fall down a stairway. He was 71. 

Mr. McPhilhps was eulogized by rhe school's 
acting headmaster. Neven Dragojlovtc. as "not 
only a significant influence and constant pres- 
ence in the lives of his students, but also the life 
force of a community. His imposing presence and 
charisma imbued the school with an extraordi- 
nary vitality and singular nature, a creative force 
so vibranr it, in some measure, transformed the 
lives of everyone it touched." 

ftirn and raised in Alabama, Mr. McPhillips 
spent three years at Phillips Academy and graduated 
from Princeton University in 1958. After service in 
rhe U.S. Army, he traveled extensively in South 
Amcnca. Europe, and North and East Africa, cven- 
rually landing in Tangier, where he secured a posi- 
rion as an English teacher at the Amencan School; 
he soon became a fixture in rhe literary and ho- 
hemian Tangier of rhe 1960s and early 1970s. In 
1972. Mr. McPhilhps was aimed headmaster. 

Rxmdedin 1950 as a classic liberal am institution 
for rhe children of dipkimars and other Americans 
living in rhe counrry. the Amencan School ex- 
panded to include Moroccan students under Mr. 
Mc Phillips' leadership. Today it is an independent, 
ciieducarional day and hoarding sclvxil for pre-K 
though grade 12 students of all narionaliries. Over 


the course of several decades Mr. McPhillips was in- 
strumental in securing admissions and scholarships 
to Ivy League schools tor many of his students. He 
was also in charge of a hranch of the American 
School located in Marrakesh, which opened in 2002. 

Mr. McPhillips is survived by his sister, 
Lynn Meador; his brother, Frank L. McPhillips; 
and numerous nieces and nephews, including 
Elizabeth McPhillips Stringer '87 and Frank L. 
McPhillips Jr. '89. 

Donald E. Nurenberg 

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Nov. 3, 2007 


Henry T. Mudd Jr. 

Woodside, Calif.; July 13, 2007 


Natalie Ware Ryherd 

Iola, Kan.; Aug. 13, 2007 

Natalie Ware Ryherd died at home six months 
after being diagnosed with ALS; she was 62. 

Eforn in 1945 in Concord, N.H., Nat attended 
public schimls there and established early academic 
excellence, athletic prowess, and a strong aptitude 
for all things hand-designed and handmade. Her 
musical talent emerged during her early school 
years; she studied piano, violin, and trombone. 

At Abbot, she was a member of Fidelio, the 
choir, and the Intoxic-eights octet. She also 
played violin in the Andover orchestra when it 
accompanied the annual musicals. 

No matter what the sport or activity, she ex- 
celled. At Abbot, she was a Gargoyle — "green, 
lean, and keen." She participated in sports both 
interscholastic and intramural, triumphing in 
tennis, lacrosse, and skiing, among others. 
Throughout her life, she reveled at recreational 
tennis, skiing, sailing, swimming, hiking, and sup- 
porting her children's participation in sports. 

Nat attended Stephens College in Columbia, 
Mo., graduating in three years with a BFA degree 
in fashion design in 1966. Summers during col- 
lege were spent at Parsons School of Design in 
N.Y.C. and visiting European fashion houses. 

Shortly after graduation, she became chief fash- 
ion designer for Horace L. Miller's women's cloth- 
ing line in lola, Kan. She married Iola's most 
eligible bachelor, M. Wayne Ryherd, in 1967, and 
then balanced work and family responsibilities 
while raising their son and daughter. Following ,i 
demanding 19-year career, she retired in 1985. 
Since idleness didn't suit her, Nat took up a sec- 
ond career as a tax preparer. Not long after retire- 
ment, she faced life-threatening clotting problems 
that required extensive vascular bypass surgeries. 
But with determination and family support she 
was able to return to a reasonable lifestyle. 

Though she retired from professional fashion 
design, she continued to make handmade cre- 
ations, including the dresses she wore for her chil- 
dren's weddings, gifts for grandchildren, and 
intricate Christmas stockings for the entite family. 

In retirement, she participated more fully in 
mentally stimulating activities like a book club 
and bridge club. Nat last played bridge from her 
wheelchair two weeks prior to her death. Her 

greatest family joys included the marriages of her 
two children and then the arrivals of five grand- 
children in six years. All of her extended family- 
attended her 62 nd birthday in May in Iola. She 
and her husband quietly observed their 40th an- 
niversary in July. 

By the time Nat was diagnosed with ALS (Lou 
Gehrig's disease) in mid-Febniary, she already was 
dependent on the use of a wheelchair for mobil- 
ity. To her credit and with her typical courage and 
focus, she was able to attend an Abbot/Andover 
45th Reunion planning meeting in San Francisco 
at the end of February. That was to be her last trip 
other than to multiple medical appointments. 
The ALS diagnosis was stunning; her decline dur- 
ing the next six months was rapid and irre- 
versible. Ever the athlete, she tried to physically 
fend for herself as best she could and, most no- 
tably, she retained her mental acuity to the end. 

She leaves her husband, Wayne; their son, 
Taylor, and his wife and two sons; and their 
daughter Tiffany, her husband, and three chil- 
dren. Survivors also include Nat's mother; her sis- 
ter, Pat Schumacher '62; Bettina Proske Walker 
'63, her former Abbot roommate; other Abbot 
classmates; and Karen Swenson Shue '65, a child- 
hood neighbor from Concord, N.H. 

— Pat Schumacher '62 

James C. Underwood 

Franklin, W.V.; Feb. 25, 2007 


Thomas H. Allen 

Southport, Maine; Jan. 31, 2003 


William O. Rizzo 

Brookline, Mass.; June 12, 2007 


Philip F. Read 

Mystic, Conn.; June 17, 2007 

George B. Allen 

Highlands Ranch, Colo.; June 25, 2007 

George B. Allen, 47, died after 29 months of treat- 
ment for metastatic colon cancer. He is survived 
by his wife, Janet Slate; theit 13-year-old son, 
Samuel; his brother, Hubert Jr.; his sister, Lisa 
(Barnes); his parents, Hubert and Mary; his uncle, 
Roger L. Strong '44; and cousins Roger Strong 
Jr. '75, Jeffrey Strong '78, and Tom Strong '82. 

George lived in Abbot Cluster during his years 
at Andover, where I befriended him based on my 
budding interest in rock climbing. George had al- 
ready acquired a tremendous climbing ethic from 
having completed Northern Outdoor Leadership 
School training, during which he summitted 
Mount Rainier at the age of 15. In many ways, 
George's climbing style reflected his personality 
and world view: strong, aggressive, creative, and 
ethical, with a foundation of respect for the moun- 
tain grounded in a safety-conscious acknowledg- 
ment of the accepted risks of such endeavors. 

Always focused on peak experiences both in 
life and on the mountain, George was a true Ren- 
aissance man with a breadth of intellectual inter- 

ests that was reflected in his personal and career 
pursuits. George graduated from Colorado College 
in 1981 with a BA degtee in geology. Working in 
geology, and guiding river rafts in the summers, 
George increased his knowledge and love of the 
outdoors. In 1985, George completed an MS de- 
gree in geosciences from the University of Ari- 
zona, where he met his wife, Janet. Seven years as 
an exploration geologist ensued until George rein- 
vented himself through several career transi- 
tions — as an environmental scientist, a criminal 
investigator for the Department of Energy, a pri- 
vate investigator, an insurance inspector, an in- 
vestigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission (EEOC), and finally a compliance 
officer for the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA). Along the way, George 
made time to climb (3,000 days, he liked to say), 
teach himself Spanish (which he parlayed into his 
EEOC and OSHA work), and travel (having a 
particular affection for Latin countries). 

George was someone with the highest level of 
integrity. He lived — and died — by doing the right 
thing. Always conscientious, George was proud 
that the fines levied as a result of his investigative 
work for the U.S. government returned more 
money to the U.S. Treasury than he was paid. In 
his OSHA position, George responded to the 
World Trade Center disaster by spending a week 
overseeing the cleanup effort. The "toxic soup" 
to which George and countless others were ex- 
posed may have cost him his life. Seeking treat- 
ment immediately following the exposure, 
George's robust appearance led to years of misdi- 
agnosis and his subsequent stage IV diagnosis in 
January 2005. 

At our 30th Reunion last June, knowledge of 
George's terminal illness spread among his class- 
mates and provided many fond recollections of 
our interactions with him; the consensus imme- 
diately emerged that he had had such a positive 
influence on so many people's lives. A composite 
memory of my climbing sojourns with George 
yields a few salient observations. In hindsight, 
George became an archetype for the climbing 
partners and friends I would acquire throughout 
my life via this sport — serious but with a wry 
sense of humor, erudite with a diversity of intel- 
lectual tastes that led to spirited discussions on a 
boundless list of topics, and patient with a selfless 
willingness to share his knowledge and experi- 
ence with others. Even suffering through count- 
less cancer treatments, George found the energy 
to write a book-length ethical will for his son. 
Upon reflection of the tragic early termination of 
such a rich life it can only be said that for those 
of us who were fortunate enough to have known 
George, his honor, loyalty, kindness, and right- 
eousness will be sadly missed in this world. 

— Todd Anderson '77 


Bryan M. Lee 

Morrison, Colo.; July 12, 2007 

Yannick J. Janin 

Antibes, France; July 17, 2007 



The Purest Form of Generosity 

by Caroline Langston Jarboe '86 

More than anything, Gordon G. "Dir" Bcnslcy taught me being cool could coexist with compavsion, that a lite 
i if sophistication could lx- lived amid the earthier bonds of 
children anil home. 

Bensley i> probably best known .is the chief architect of the 
Art IO-VhuoJ Studio course. I tool "Vis-Stud" during mv |unior year in 
1982-1981, hut it was, for the most part, a terrihle experience. I 
found I just didn't net what the course aimed to teach: I couldn't 
make the Color-aid paper appear to 
c han ge from red to purple hy altering 
the background color, and all the pho- 
tographs I took were the same compo- 
Mtionless hare of hlack and white. 

So it was with some trepidation that 
I signed up for Bensley's Art History 
course mv upper year. Designed as prep 
for the AT exam, the course format 
was a standard series of chronological 
slide lectures that progressed from the 
cave paintings of Lascaux all the way 
to Richard Estcs' photorcalist phone 
hooths (my favorite). 

Under Bensley. though, the class 
became far more than a historical sur- 
vey. Instead, it was like being wel- 
comed into a home — indeed, into a 
whole warm and enveloping world. 
The classroom in the art building was 
also Bensley's office, and the tables 

were scattered with envelopes ot photo negatives, used coffee cups, 
loaded ashtrays. There were black and white posters ot mtnJels from 
the studio he had somewhere in Boston. Unlike other classnxuns on 
campus (th«*se chilly caverns of Sam Thill), Bensley's classroom had 
furry rues from the 1970s and beanbag chairs for sprawling on the 
floor while the slide tapes played. 

I had forgotten all about the beanbag chairs until I called Chip 
Schorr '85, whom I had remembered as one ot the class's prominent 
characters. "That was the single best class 1 ever had in my life," 
Schorr said instantly, speaking from his office at the Blackstone 
Group in New York, where he works in private equity. Schorr recalls 
that Bensley once displayed the slide of a Jackson Pollock painting 
that he and his wife, Audrey, had attempted to buy in the 1950s; 
they "were not able to scrape up the $600 or whatever it was." Later, 
while Schorr and I were in that very class, the painting sold for some 

seven figures. The lesson Schorr took from that incident was if you 
find yourself to he passionate about a work of art. you should do 
every thing within your power to acquire it. 

Bensley's own easy intimacy with att did encourage in us students 
a nascent sense of connoisscurship lie wanted us to feel at home 
With art Bnd did his best to make us feel like insiders, referring to 
sculptor Alexander Calder is "Sandy" and recounting stories about 
when painter Frank Stella '54 had been a student at PA. And it 
certainly helped that the art building 
w is a certifiable example ot High 
Modernism iisclt, designed by the 
Architects Collaborative that had 
been founded by Walter OtOpilH 

It was .1 building filled, furthermore, 
with furnishings that themselves had 
become iconic: our very bottom s.u , .11 
Saarinen Tulip chairs. Limes chairs — 
the authentic originals. 

Above all, it IVensley's own 
charisma, his .ihluv to take RudentJ 
seriously .ind treat them as individuals, 
that gave that classroom its homelike 
atmosphere. To this day I do not know 
exactly why he allowed me, each day, 
to take a cup of coffee from his per- 


Ifek jnWCRUM •! ill Ik w mii li .1 snnpli 

gesture of kindness could mean the 
universe to a flighty 16-year-old who had lost her father. His dedi- 
cation to his own family seeped into everything we studied: his ar- 
chitecture lectures featured slides ot his wife in St. Mark's Square in 
Venice, and we all had known his youngest son "Zachanah F-Stop" 
from his teaching materials all the way back to Art 10. 

In that classroom marked with humor and love, I felt empowered 
and safe. As a result, I flourished and earned one of the rare 6's in a 
PA career marked by 4's and the occasional 5. 1 came to love art and 
believe that I could understand it. More importantly, though, Dir 
Bensley gave me a blueprint for a good life and was himself a liv -mg 
illustration of philosopher Simone Weil's claim that "attention is 
the rarest and purest form of generosity." 

Caroline Langsvm ]arboe '86 a a u titer and essayist , as well as an occasional com- 
mentator f(tr XPR's All Thincs Considered. She hies in Chearrly. Md. 

Do you have an interesfing memory of a favorite teacher or a campus anecdote to share? 
Please send your account, approximately 700 words in length, to Scott Aubrey at the Andover Bulletin. 

Andover Journeys 
to Historic Savannah 

We hear time and again from alumni 
around the globe that they are eager to 
recapture the enthusiasm for learning 
they once experienced at Andover. In 
response, we have created a wonderful 
opportunity for Phillips and Abbot 
academy students from the Classes 
of 1942-1982 to reunite with class- 
mates, forge new friendships, share 
those priceless Andover memories, 
and explore the rich and fascinating 
history of Savannah, Ga. 

Our first Mini Reunion in Charleston, 
S.C., was a smash, and our second, 
in Santa Fe, N.M., was equally fan- 
tastic. Please join us in Savannah, 
March 27-30, 2008, for our third 
annual Mini Reunion: 

♦ Relive the thrill of learning and the joy of newly found knowledge 
as Andover faculty members skillfully bring the historic city to life. 

♦ Enjoy the splendid talent of 15 of the Academy's top a cappella 
singers, and join us for the first-ever Fidelio Society reunion. 

♦ Relax and enjoy the springtime pleasures of the South as you 
stroll the friendly streets and absorb the sights and sounds 
of Savannah. 

We will be staying at the beautiful and gracious Mulberry Inn, located 
in the historic district and within walking distance of excellent restau- 
rants, antique and gift shops, art galleries, and museums. For a Mini 
Reunion brochure or further information, please contact Gail Wozniak 
at 978-749-4305 or 

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from the Dalai Lama's private monastery 

visited Phillips Academy this past tall. During their stay, they crafted a colorful sand mandala in the lobby of George 
Washington Hall. The traditional creation is a sacred reflection of the core Buddhist value of impermanence. The 
m> >nks spent four days piecing together the intricate pattern from millions of grains of ground gemstones, then spread 
the sands into Rahhit Pond in a moving ceremony of peace and harmony. The monks' visit, part of the Compas- 
sionate Mandala Tour, celebrated the Dalai Lama's receipt of the Congressional Gold Medal. 



From Turkey to Thailand 
Students examine cultural complexities 

"Qiving back gives me great joy" 

\ $25 million gift from >. Wai L. Tang '56, president of the Board of Trustees, will allow the 
V adem> to move forward dramatically in pursuit ot it ^ strategic goals. The largest gift in the 

histor> ot Phillips Ai adeim also provides momentum tor an upcoming fund-raising campaign 

and speaks volumes about Pang's Confidence in Andover's faculty, students, and leadership. 
"I have known Oscar fbl more than a decade, and his extraordinary generosity, wisdom, 

and Vision continue to amaze me," says Head ot 

School Barbara Landis C !hase. "His profound com- 

mitmeni to faculty and students, ,md his desire to 

provide greatei access to a Phillips Academy educa 

tion. uill have lasting and far-reaching effects." 

In addition to announcing the milestone gift dur- 
ing the hoard's winter meetings, Chase announced 
that Tang will serve as chair of the new campaign. 

A c Chinese immigrant i>n the run from the Com- 
munist takeover of Shanghai, Tang first sot foot on 
American s,.il .it the age ot 1 1 knowing no English. 
He found himself a tew years Liter, harely fluent, at 
Phillips Academy. 

With this latest gift, Tang has once again chosen 
to honor the school he says was his springboard to 
success in a new country: "Giving back to Andover 
gives me great joy.... I have gotten as much our of it 
a> I have put in, if not more." 

One ot the most significant reasons for his deci- 
sion to make the gift at this time is to provide phil- 
anthropic leadership, especially as the school implements a need-hlind admission policy. 
"This hold initiative is about prov iding access and opportunity for the most qualified 
students," he says. "This has been a dream of so many tor so long, and one in which Andover 
has long held a leadership position." 

Ting has asked that his gift spearhead a challenge to inspire others to support key 
priorities of the Academy's Strategic Plan — to expand access for the most qualified students, 
to support students with rigorous academic preparation, and to continue to attract and 
dev elop a div erse and exceptional faculty. 

1 leadlines reporting the gift ran nationwide, and the announcement motivated some ro 
step forward immediately — with support tor Andover at all levels. A phonathon call from a 
current student to an enthusiastic alumnus resulted in a major gift with a corporate match. 
Two ot Tang s fellow trustees made commitments totaling $3.5 million, while a set of PA 
parents decided to increase their annual contribution. Equally important to Tang, however, 
is the young alumna who responded with her first-ever gift to Andover. 






by Scott Aubrey 

Powered by a $30 million fund-raising 
campaign, the renovation and expansion 
of the Addison Gallery of American Art will 
refocus the museum's educational mission. 



by Paula Trespas 

Seniors James Rockas and Simone Salvo 
each traveled overseas with ambitious goals; 
their ensuing exhibition demonstrates the 
dynamism of interdisciplinary cooperation. 



by Sally Holm 

An innovative educator preparation program, 
Andover's Institute for Recruitment of 
Teachers is honored with a sizeable grant 
from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 




A Legacy of Idealism and Compassion 

by Sally Holm 



Making People a Priority 

by Kennan Daniel 



Experience, Observation, and Imagination 

by Jon Stable ford '63 



On the Scenic Route to Learning 

by Mary Fulton 



A Life Between Borders 

by Margarita Curtis 



A Standing "O" for Mr. T 

by Christopher Walter 




Doing Right by Lefty O'Doul 



A Notorious Bachelor 
Meets His Match 



Appreciation of Art Made 
Better by Design 



Life On Her Own Terms 




Access & Success 


Dateline Andover 


On Course 


Sports Talk 


Time 6k Treasure 




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It has Ki n nearly two years since I became editor oi the 
Bttfleim. In than time this publk at ion's .itt hai aimed to pro* 
vide you a thoughtful account of .ill things Andover If wc 
lure go believe die s* letten to the editot received, we have 

stood worthy of the t.isk tor tlu- most p.irt, admittedly, errors 
have Seen made. As always, we strive tor Kitcr. 

With improvement .is ,i goal. Hirector of Academy 
Communication Tracy Sweet sought specifu feedback from 
Bulletin readers last summer. What criteria do you look for in 
an alumm ion .' What criterion tops \our list.' We 
thank those alumni who responded, and we welcome addi> 

donal comments ,u .MKloverlnilletin® 

We tapped PA faculty tor similar input Tins past winter, 
key Hii/icrm personnel met with academic department heads 
to hear w hat they had to s.iv. Some of their comments were 
spe< ifk L I he article rooted in toll, iKirat ion Ktwccn the an 
department and the Brace ("enter lor (lender Studies, on 
paye 23, resulted from a conversation with art department 
(.hair Shirley Veenema.) Other comments were more 
general. ( ">ne caught me oft guard tor its frankness. 

"There's too much of you in the Bu/icrin," one respected 

instructor told me. 

I tried not to take it personally I couldn't, really. I whole- 
heartedly agreed. 

( >ih' < >t the things that make Andover distuu t is the free- 
dom with which students and faculty, administrators and 
st. itt. share their opinions. Though agreement is hardly guar- 
anteed — and, depending upon the topic du jour, unlikely — 
the multitude of voices is appreciated. At an institution 
where global education is so highly regarded, where cultures 
coexist and share, how could it be any other way? 

So, I ask, should not the Bulletin also feature a plethora 
of voices.' Though I admire my colleagues in the Office of 
Communication greatly and would K- lost without them, I 
must confess some of my favorite parts of this publication are 
those written by folks who do not work alongside me in 
AhKit Hall. 

Recent editions of the Bulletin have featured an increas- 
ing number of articles penned by alumni and faculty. This 
issue furthers that trend. As part of a springtime tradition, 
the Bulletin bids farewell to six retiring faculty memkrs. To 
send each off in proper fashion, we enlisted guest writers — 
present and former colleagues chosen by the retirees them- 
selves. The resulting stories are lively, warm, and eloquent; 
one is even written by the department head who suggested 1 
stop writing so much for the Bulletin. 

If doing so means more contributions like these six, my 
response to that suggestion is appropriately brief: "Gladly." 

— Scott Aubrey 


I read the article on Alfred Loomis by last year's 
Thorndike intern, Jessica White '07 ("The Double Life 
of Alfred Loomis," Winter 2008). In view of his active 
and widespread life, I had known that she had consider- 
able difficulty in condensing the biographical sketch, but 
I am delighted that eventually she met the objective. 

Four years ago, when in the process of establishing 
this internship, I had written my brother August's widow, 
coincidentally named Augusta. Noticing the Andover 
Bulletin rarely if ever had any articles written by students, 
it occurred to me that some alumni might like to see 
some, so I suggested that a prize be awarded in history 
that would result in an article on an alumnus written by 
a student. As you know, she approved, several faculty 
members became interested, and the resulting intern- 
ships are now properly endowed. We are pleased and de- 
lighted that you included the Loomis article in the latest 
issue. It lives up to our fondest hopes! 

— John L. Thorndike '45, Dover, Mass. 

The Thorndike Internship in Historical Biography annually 
supports the work of an upper selected hy the history depart- 
ment for the purpose of researching, analyzirig, and writing 
a short biographical sketch of an alumnus or alumna of 
Phillips or Abbot academies for possible inclusion in the Bul- 
letin. The internship, funded by John L. Thorndike '45 and 
W. Nicholas Thorrvlike '51 , is a memorial to their brother 
Augustus "Gus" Thorndike Jr. '37, honoring his lifelong 
passion for history. 

Now 98 and living in a nursing home in North An- 
dover, Mass., my father, Hart Leavitt, is Phillips Acad- 
emy's oldest living former faculty member. His duties at 
PA were manifold: he taught English, performed in jazz 
bands, coached hockey, and advised the stage crew. 

Sadly, he now has Alzheimer's disease. Although 
his short-term memory is gone, he loves thinking and 
talking about long-ago times; these recollections help 
sustain him. I am putting together a book of memories 
for him — and for family and others after he passes on. 
I would love to receive anecdotes, reflections, and sto- 
ries from past students, colleagues, and friends. 

Those with memories to contribute should contact 
me by e-mail at or by letter to 
12 Parmenter Road, Wayland MA 01778. 

— Judy Leavitt, Wayland, Mass. 

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planning to compete in the Summer 
Olympics in China? Do you have some 
other connection to the Games? 
Let the Bulletin know. 
E-mail your story idea to 


Care to show your political colors? The Bulletin is seeking story 
ideas about Andover alumni who are actively engaged in the 2008 
presidential election — from the first-time campaign volunteer to 
the seasoned political strategist. Do you know an alum who is a 
delegate? Are you blogging for Obama or marketing McCain? Is 
there an Andover influence in Clinton's camp? Story ideas and 
tips may be e-mailed to 


The Academy's fiscal year 2007 report of giving should 
have noted the following as having earned Donor status: 
Thomas F. Garner Jr. '65 and Thomas B. O'Rourke Jr. '02. 

A listing in the Winter 2008 Bulletins Andover 
Bookshelf column referred to novelist Charles Finch '98 
as a third-generation PA alumnus. In fact, four genera- 
tions of the Finch family have attended Andover. 
Charles' attendance was preceded by that of his great- 
grandfather Henry L. Finch, Class of 1898, his grandfa- 
ther, Charles B. Finch '37, and his father, Charlie B. 
Finch Jr. '70. 


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length, grammar, and style. Disagreement with administrative policies 
will not eliminate a letter from consideration. However, letters charac- 
terized by personal invective will not be published. 


Need-Blind Admission Opens Doors 

Phillips Academy announced last fall that it would 
implement a need-blind admission policy beginning 
with the 2008-2009 academic year. While this milestone 
was achieved earlier than expected, there is still much 
work to be done to sustain this new financial aid 
initiative. What follows is a conversation led by Director 
of Academy Communications Tracy Sweet with Jane 
Fried, dean of admission and assistant head for 
enrollment, research and planning, and Jim Ventre '79, 
director of financial aid and admission operations. 



What is the basic definition of need- 
blind admission? 

Jane: For Andover, need-blind admission 
means that we are able to admit the most 
competitive students in our applicant 
pool regardless of their families' ability to 
pay the Andover tuition and meet the 
full financial need of those students. 

Why is the achievement of need-blind 
admission such a significant accom- 
plishment for Phillips Academy? 

Jane: This is the culmination of a long- 
term goal and a strategy that was already 
well under way. Prior to the 2004 Strate- 
gic Plan, we were in a "need-sensitive" 
position where financial need affected a 
small number of admission decisions. In 
2003, the Board ot Tnistees authorized an 
"affordability initiative" that dedicated 
additional funds for financial aid. Need- 
blind then became a goal within the 
2004 Strategic Plan as a reflection of An- 
dover's value of access for the most tal- 
ented "youth from every quarter." 

As you travel the country and the 
world to recruit new students, how 
are families responding? 

Jim: The decision to adopt a need-blind 
admission policy is very welcoming to 
newcomers who may not have previously 
considered the idea of boarding school. It 
has really galvanized the community of 
prospective students and parents. It lev- 
els the playing field and takes away some 
of the mystery associated with the admis- 
sion process. When parents ask, "What 
happens to my child's application if we 
can't afford the tuition?" we can offer 
clarity and opportunity in talking about 
the need-blind initiative. 
Jane: I can't tell you how many parents 
come up to me and say, "I don't want my 

child to get into this process and not be 
admitted for the sole reason that we can't 
afford it." To be able to say to those fam- 
ilies that their child's talents will be as- 
sessed on the same playing field as every 
other applicant's is very important. 

How will this decision impact your 
recruitment strategies? 

Jane : Andover is the leader in secondary 
school recruitment. For many years our 
admission counselors have recruited 
across geographic, racial, and economic 
constituencies. We will not change this 

To be able to say to... 
families that their child's 
talents will be assessed 
on the same playing field 
as every other applicant's 
is very important. 

highly effective and inclusive approach. 
Since the Strategic Plan's adoption, we 
have initiated a truly national recruit- 
ment program. We also created a 
Composition of the Student Body Com- 
mittee of trustees, faculty, and students 
to consider future recruitment efforts to 
shape a growing applicant pool. 

How will this decision affect the way 
you read applications? 

Jane: The way we read and consider ap- 
plications is exceptionally thorough. 
Five people read each file. We do our 
best to consider each candidate in the 
context from which he or she applies. 
We look for academic, extracurricular, 
and the all-important personal qualities 

that make a student a good match for 
the Academy. The reading of applica- 
tions will continue to be a detailed and 
rigorous process. That won't change. 
What will change is our approach to fi- 
nancial aid in the admission process. 

Prior to the need-blind initiative, 
what was your process for determin- 
ing which students were to be denied 
admission for financial reasons? 

Jim: A week before sending out decision 
letters, we had what we called a "day of 
reckoning." That's when the admission 
team found out how much we were pro- 
jected to overspend the financial aid 
budget. Over the last five years, the range 
has been from $400,000 to more than 
$1 million. 

Jane: Then we would gather all the ad- 
mission counselors and begin the thor- 
ough and sensitive process of presenting 
every candidate admitted who needed 
financial aid. Now remember, they've 
already earned an admission vote, yet 
because we couldn't afford to fund them 
all, we had to decide as a group which stu- 
dents were the most deserving of admis- 
sion. This is not an exact science, nor does 
it mean those who ended up being denied 
admission were any less smart or less tal- 
ented. We referred to this painstaking 
process of pulling students from the admit 
category to the waiting list as the "finan- 
cial aid pull." 

Jim: Last year, because of the affordabil- 
ity initiative, there were only 14 
students who were taken out of the 
admit pool for financial reasons. As a 
comparison, in 2003 we pulled out 52 
students. With a need-blind policy, we 
no longer have to go through this 
process. All of the most competitive stu- 
dents will be admitted to the Academy. 



Other schools, including elite 
colleges and universities, have 
announced similar plans How is the 
Phillips Academy program different? 

,/im Unlike some other institutions! WC 
have not set .1 family income threshold 
below which .1 student must t.ill in order to 
receive .ndor .1 full scholarship. In fact. An 
dtiver's long-standing commitment to pro- 
vide financial aid across all s»* loeconomic 
levels will lx- enhanced by this new policy. 
By looking at a family's full financial picture 
{ iiu. line, assets, numhet «•! children, and 
tuition payments to other schools, among 
other variables), we can meet each family's 
full need Andover's It >ng-standing flexibil- 
ity in tin. iiu nd has enabled the school 
to attract, admit, and matriculate students 
from lower, middle, and upper-middle in- 
come families when other sc hools stniggled 
to 1 reate of preserve the s>cio-cconomic di- 
versity of their student bodies 

How will PA fund the need-blind 


,/im Andover is fortunate to have wide- 
spread support in the decision to imple- 
ment a need-blind admission policy, but 
the decision is an expensive one. Over the 
course of the next few years, we will need 
to secure $50 million in endowed funds 
and $10 million in current use funds to 
support the policy. The need-blind initia- 
tive is a reflection of Andover's values as 
articulated tn the Strategic Plan and rein- 
forces our historic commitment to youth 
from cverv quarter. We are committed to 
socioeconomic diversity while balancing 
the competing priorities of access to an 
Andover education and support for 
students, faculty, and facilities. 









Percentage of students receiving aid. 2007-2008 41 percent 
Average award. 2007-2008 S27.500 
Number of student loans 

Beginning m September 2007 the Academy replaced all 
student loans with outright grants 

n 2004. Trustee Dan Cunningham 
'67 witnessed firsthand the 
tension, intensity, and ultimate dis- 
appointment displayed when the 
admission team gathered to decide 
which students to "pull" from the 
accepted student pool. 

The difficult process of denying 
acceptance to a student because of his 
or her financial circumstances had been 
an annual occurrence at Andover. At its 
peak in 2003, the so-called "financial aid 
pull" exceeded 50 students. That's when Cun- 
ningham, a former financial aid student himself 
and chair of the trustees' Admission and External 
Program Committee, decided he would observe the de- 
liberations at the Shuman Admission Center the following 
year to better understand the impact on the incoming class. 
Surrounded by applicant files several inches thick, the admis- 
sion team tackled the daunting task in a daylong session. In 
2004, the goal was to pull out 24 students to reduce the demand 
on the financial aid budget by $400,000. 

"Each student who was discussed had a champion at 
the table, someone who knew them best," Cunningham says. 
"The process was incredibly thorough, thoughtful, and 
exhausting. The admission team looked not only at what 
a student had achieved, but also at what that student 
would contribute to Andover inside and outside the 
classroom, and after Andover." 

Students who were pulled were not necessarily candidates for 
full scholarship; however, all had demonstrated substantial need. 

"The most striking thing about each of the individuals who was pulled 
was that he or she had something special to offer in addition to academic 
achievement," says Cunningham, a Harvard Law grad who is now senior 
partner at Allen & Overy LLP in New York City. "Andover was missing 
incoming students who were outstanding mathematicians, violinists, and 
hockey players, as well as aspiring poets and authors who had demonstrated 
real talent in those areas. 

"Every story was compelling and every student presented had the 
potential to succeed at Andover. After leaving our session in 2004, 1 resolved 
to myself that this must change." 

While trustees already had committed to increase the financial aid 
budget substantially over the next several years, "the more we thought 
about it, the more we wanted the pull to be zero," says Cunningham. "A 
need-blind policy that levels the financial playing field is fundamental to the 
principles of the school." 

It also guarantees that Andover's doors will now remain open 
, to gifted scholars, musicians, athletes, poets, and authors like 
those Cunningham got to know during the pull of 2004. 

— Tracy M. Sweet 



CAMD Launches Multicultural Research Program 

The Office of Community &. Multicul- 
tural Development (CAMD) has suc- 
cessfully mentored its first group of 
CAMD Scholars. 

Created in spring 2007, the pro- 
gram encourages students to research 
topics in multiculturalism during sum- 
mer vacation. The application process 
is selective: interested students must 
submit a research proposal, as well as an 
essay that details why they want to pur- 
sue a particular topic. The program, 
funded by the Abbot Academy Associ- 
ation, provides a small stipend and a fac- 
ulty advisor to each student chosen. 

Says Linda Griffith, CAMD dean: 
"When [Assistant Dean Raj Mundra 
and I] came to work in CAMD, we were 
focused on ways to connect a broader 
spectrum of kids to the office, to empha- 
size academic approaches to looking at 
issues of diversity, and to provide an op- 
portunity for students to do research 
about their own culture. Many, how- 
ever, have found passions outside of 
their own culture and want to share that 
with the greater community." 

Three scholars spoke this past Janu- 
ary as part of the Academy's Martin 
Luther King Jr. Day programming and 
another three presented previously in the 
fall. The projects were indeed diverse: 


❖ Britney Achin '08 surveyed 
hundreds of adolescents to provide 
an understanding of how biracial 
teens identify themselves. 

❖ Simone Hill '08 traced her 
African American Southern roots 
and examined African Americans' 
evolving relationship to agriculture. 

❖ Thomas Smyth '08 profiled the 
Georgia school he attended prior to 
PA, a product of Brown v. Board of 
Education school integration. 

*l* Mary Krome '09, a Florida resi- 
dent, researched public education 
programs for Spanish-speaking mi- 
grant children. 

Daniah Missmar '09 traveled to 
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where she 
worked to unearth the roots of Arab 
antipathy for Americans. 

Jessica Cole '08 traveled to 
New York City to explore firsthand 
the emergence of slam poetry as an 
art form. 

Cole, who performed her original 
slam poetry in New York City and at 
Andover, credits the Academy with 
pushing her to reach beyond her world- 
view. She described the CAMD Schol- 
ars program as a wonderful opportunity 
to pursue her passion and share her find- 
ings with the community. 

"Through the process, the CAMD 
Scholars gained insight into how com- 
plex multicultural issues can be to re- 
search and understand," Mundra says. 
"They all distinguished themselves with 
their critical thinking, independent re- 
search, and engaging presentations." 

The second group of CAMD Schol- 
ars, set to research projects this summer 
and present during the 2008-2009 
academic year, includes Courtnie Crutch- 
field '09, Radka Dancikova '09, Michael 
Discenza '09, Kimberly Kuoch '09, Jane 
Thomas '10, and Tori Wilmarth '09. 

Britney Achin '08, during her presentation on 
biracial identity issues 

Murphy Named 
Dean of Students 

Paul Murphy '84, who for three years 
has led the Academy's Summer Session 
program, will have a new assignment 
come August. Murphy, a PA faculty 
member since 1988, will assume the 
duties of dean of students. 

"Because Paul's background at An- 
dover includes his day-student career 
and six years as dean of Flagstaff Cluster, 
he has a unique understanding of both 
the day- and boarding-student experi- 
ence," says Rebecca Sykes, associate 
head of school. "As director of Summer 
Session, Paul has introduced innovative 
programming and continually fostered 
communities of caring, responsible cit- 
izens during their five-week sojourns on 
our campus. I am confident that he will 
bring that same energy and sense of val- 
ues to the role of dean of students." 

In addition to Summer Session 
and residential life duties, Murphy 
teaches math and has coached water 
polo and swimming. He and wife 
Debby '86, senior associate dean of 
admission, have three children. 

Current Dean of Students Marlys 
Edwards is retiring at the end of the 
2007-2008 school year. She has led the 
dean of students' office since 2000, prior 
to which she served as cluster dean for 
West Quad South. She also has taught 
in the English department. (See page 31 
for more on Edwards. ) 

A new Summer Session director 
will be appointed in the fall. 




Rogers Is New "Dean of Green" 

I lead of School Barbara l.andis 1 'Was*: has appointed John Rogers i>' serve .is advisor to the 
head of v. hool I. >i suStalnabUlt) While also continuing in his role as Jean of studies, Rogers 
now a ill work with fellow administrators, faculty) staff) and students to coordinate and ad- 

\ inn- Phillips Academy's efforts to adopt more sustainable policies and practices. 

Rogers, who teaches chemistry si PA, Is charged with overseeing an audit oi institU' 

tional Conditions and practices that Will provide the baseline data necessary tor sustamahil- 
it\ planning. Abo on tap •• Statement of philosophy regarding Andover's sustainability 
goals and priorities that will guide future decision making. That statement — to be guided 
in D "it by those who live, work, and Study On Campus — Will be presented to the Hoard of 
Trusties .it its January 2009 meeting tor initial review and discussion. 

"SuStainabilit) is, ultimately, a necessary core value of an educational institution, of 
an) institution that hv its nature is forward looking." says Rogers. "Students, statt, and fac- 
ulty in many pockets throughout Andover have long been concerned with our impact on 
the environment and our understanding of related issues. I am pleased to help coordinate 
and accelerate the efforts to make progress m these vital areas." 

Sisters in Scholarship Capture Brace Center Honor 

The Brace ( enter tor ( lender Studies this year honored four members of Andover's Department of English 
with the McKcen Award, bestowed annually upon those who exemplify "inspired and dedicated leadership 

in education" in the spirit of former Abbot Academy prin- 
cipal Philena McKeen. The 2007-2008 recipients repre- 
sent a generation of female leadership in the English 
department: (pictured from left) current English instructors 
Lynne Kelly, Man Fulton, and Ada Fan (on leave) and for- 
mer faculty member Carole Bravcrman. 

Brace Center Codirector Tony Rotundo credited the 
quartet with having provided leadership on gender issues in 
the English department and across campus. "They 
have contributed four strong but varied female voices and 
teaching styles to their department and to the school," 
says Rotundo. 

Braverman notes that literary discussions at PA today ire 
a far cry from what she knew as a student, when internalized 
presumptions about gender prevailed. "By the time 1 was teaching English at Andover in the early '80s, these 
( lassroom discussions had changed profoundly," she says. "Things I hadn't seen when I was a girl were suddenly 
brightly lit. While I like to think I wasn't a total klut: when it came to being part of this change at Andover — 
in the classroom and in school culture — I am very' aware that I was the beneficiary of the insights and courage 
of others." 

The McKeen Award has honored individuals and couples previously, but this is the first year a group of 
colleagues took a place in the spotlight. Past recipients, chronologically from 1998-1999 to 2005-2006, are 
Joseph Wennik '52. Marion Finhurv, Carroll and Elaine Bailey, Ted and Nancy Si:er, Jean St. Pierre, Don and 
Britta McNemar. Cilia Bonnev Smith, and Susan Lloyd. The honor was not presented last academic year. 


The World Comes to Andover 

Phillips Academy has hosted a number of noteworthy guests in recent months. 
These visitors, many of whom addressed the community as a whole, provided 
thoughtful perspectives to spur continued campus dialogue regarding matters of 
global significance. Here, the Andover faculty note the importance of messages 
delivered by some of these recent speakers. 

Gary Hirshberg 

Co-Founder and CE-Yo 

"As PA grapples with what it means to 
educate for global citizenship, messages 
like Gary Hirshberg's are evermore im- 
portant. Hirshberg kicked off the 2008 
Green Cup Challenge, an interschool 
energy-conservation competition de- 
signed to educate our community about 
the environmental and economic impact 
of one's actions with relation to climate 
change and greenhouse gas emissions. 
His new book, Stirring It Up: How to 
Make Money and Save the World, is an in- - 
spiring account of Stonyfield's develop- 
ment from a seven-cow operation. Now 
a $300 million-per-year business, Hirsh- 
berg's company subscribes to the princi- 
ple that shrinking one's carbon footprint, 
minimizing trash, and providing cus- 
tomers with healthy food options is an 

equation for success." 

— Rebecca Bogdanovitch 
Sustainability Coordinator 

Michael Patrick 


All Souls: A Family Story from Southie 

"Many refer to socioeconomic status as 
the invisible difference: on a campus 
where 4 1 percent of students are on some 
sort of financial aid, it is still a challenge 
to talk about class. In his memoir, All 
Souls, Michael Patrick MacDonald lets 

America in on Southie's secrets of cock- 
roaches, welfare, drugs, and violence. 
He grew up in a Boston that pretended 
that trouble existed on the other side of 
town, in Black Boston. Michael's mes- 
sage to the PA community was that 
healing begins when we tell the truth, 
and he encouraged our students not to 
hide who they really are. He stressed the 
CAMD code to encourage all to be 

their authentic selves." 

— Linda Carter Griffith 
Dean , Community & Multicultural Development 

Michael Tarazi '85 

Former Legal Advisor to the Negotiations 
Affairs Department of the Palestine 
Liberation Organization 

"Michael Tarazi gave a spirited, pointed 
presentation, including detailed maps 
and accounts of the Palestinian view of 
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He con- 
cluded his presentation by noting that 
power struggles between governments 
are taking place in many regions of the 
world, and we need to be aware of the 
complexity of strategies and issues in- 
volved and the impact those struggles 
have on people living in those areas. His 
visit supported the core mission of the 
CAMD Scholars program — to empower 
students to bring vigorous research and 
vital discussion to the potent multicul- 
tural issues of our day." 

— Rajesh Mundra 
Assistant Dean 
Community & Multicultural Development 

Patrick Cook-Deegan 



"In thinking globally and taking action 
through his ongoing endeavor, Cycling 
for Schools, Patrick Cook-Deegan (pic- 
tured above) has raised thousands of 
dollars and directly impacted many chil- 
dren living in Southeast Asia and 
Africa, enhancing their chances of get- 
ting an education. Andover's students 
found Cook-Deegan to be very engag- 
ing. The humble and calm way in which 
he delivered his message — that every- 
one can go out into the world and do 
something good for others — certainly 
gave students an instant feeling of 
empowerment and inspiration. Cook- 
Deegan's goal to make our world a 
better place as an active global citizen 
aligns well with Phillips Academy's 

mission statement and strategic plan." 

— Susanne Torabi 
Internationa/ Student Coordinator 





Bringing the Mountain to Fred Stott 

^. \\ August 2 1 , 2007 WOllld have Ken f n\l Stott's 90th 

birthday family and friends climbed New Hampshire'! Mt. 

Moosilauke to spread some of thr l.itr Andovcr fai ulty mem- 
ber's ashes. Th« 4i800*fboi peak, located m the White Moun- 
tains, was much loved by Stott, who was .1 merobet oi the 

( I. is- ol PHo ,inJ served Andovcr .is ,i longtime secretary of 

the academy. (After his retirement from Phillips Academy, he 
remained involved in the town of AnJovcr and with various 
organizations until his death on December 1, 2006.) 

While atop Mt. MooMlauke, Stott's wife, Susan, and theif 

sons, Sand\ 'o7 and Peter, decided they would like .1 bouldet 
to 111, irk Fred's place in PA's ( hapel Ccmcten "As I walked 
quietl) up the mountain I thought thai .1 trail boulder, smoothed hy the hoots of many hikers, would 
he the ncht monument," s.i\s Susan. 

Stott was a lifelong outdoorsman and partu 1 dedu ated to the Appalachian Mountain Cluh. 
Susan v ftlled one oi her late husband's AM( .' colleagues to ask it the organization would help the 
lamil) locate a trail boulder. A suitable marker was identified at Madison Spring Hut, where Stott 
served as hut master in P>Vs. (Also located .it an elevation ot 4.N00 feet. Madison Spring Hut. situ- 
Bted in the White Mountains in the pass between Mount Madison and Mount Adams, was the first 
strui ture built by the AM( '.. ) As summer 2007 drew to an end, the ^00-pound boulder was airlifted by 
helicopter, then transported by truck a few weeks later to Andover. It now marks Fred Stott's place in 
the Chapel Cemetery. 

S lys Susan "| the boulder: "Sandy thinks Fred may have walked on it at Madison." 

Uncommon Reviews 

The new campus dining facility in the renovated 
Sumner Smith Rink is a hit. "The food quality, presenta- 
tion, and overall atmosphere have more than exceeded 
expectations," opined a January 1 1 editorial in the 
Phdhpian. "Overall, students, faculty, and the dining staff 

alike arc pleased " 

Uncommon*, which served its first meal on January 2, 
scat* about 600. Most diners seem to like the single-room 
semp and varied table arrangements: "I had friends I didn't sex' 
during lunch because they sit in other dining halls in Com- 
mons," s,iys p,m| Rloemsma, a lower, "but now I see them." 
Manv also have noted that the food seems fresher and hotter. Popular new offerings include 
pasta and protein "sizzle" stations, lunchtime paninis, a self-serve deli, and an expanded selection of 
organic tix>d choices. Suggestions tor new menu items are always welcome. 

Food service personnel are pleased with the overall transition to Uncommons, hut readily 
aduv rwledge there are still some issues to work out. Diners are encouraged to post comments, ques- 
tions, and complaints on a "Fishing tor Feedback" bulletin hoard within the facility; postings receive 
a response from the director of food services the next day. 

On the long wall opposite the bulletin hoard is a large mural painted by artist Wade 
/ in ire- The holdlv colored creation (see back cover) captures a highly stylized view of the PA 
campus and the world beyond, as seen from the window of a student's dorm riKim. 

From Budgets and Buildings to Faculty and Philanthropy, 
Trustees Cover Myriad Topics at Winter Session 

The winter 2008 meeting of the Board of Trustees, held Janu- 
ary 31-February 2, centered on several important initiatives 
associated with progress toward the goals of the Strategic Plan, 
including the educational program, student life, and the up- 
coming fund-raising campaign. 

Friday evening's dinner program with faculty was a cele- 
bration of teaching capped off by a surprise announcement of 
the largest gift in the history of the school. 

Faculty members Dan Schneider and Jerry Hagler re- 
ceived standing ovations as their names were announced for 
the Harris Family Instructorship in Math and the Schmertzler 
Teaching Instructorship, respectively. Remarks by Dean of 
Faculty Temba Maqubela and Dean of Studies John Rogers 
highlighted their contributions as teachers, mentors, and 
scholars. (See page 42 for more.) 

The evening ended with an extended standing ovation 
for Oscar Tang '56, board president, whose historic gift of $25 
million was announced by Head of School Barbara Landis 
Chase. Tang, with soft-spoken pride, said giving back to An- 
dover brings him great joy. "I have gotten as much out of it, if 
not more, than I have put in," he said. (See this Bulletin's in- 
side front cover for more.) 

The energy and excitement of Friday evening was felt 
throughout the weekend as Tang's gift became a catalyst for 
further discussion about leadership giving. Tang will work with 
Secretary of the Academy Peter Ramsey in the coming months 
on ways the school might create a challenge opportunity to 
motivate others with a philanthropic interest in supporting 
Andover's strategic goals. (See page 41) 

Consistent with those goals, trustees set boarding tuition 
at $39,100 and day tuition at $30,500, with the understanding 
that the final 2009 balanced budget will be presented for 
trustee approval at the May board meeting. The board set 
other parameters for the 2008-2009 budget, including faculty 
and staff compensation. Trustees were quick to point out that 
the Academy will continue its commitment to maintaining a 
leadership position in compensation and financial aid. 

During an executive session dinner, trustees heard an 
abbreviated version of a presentation made previously to 
faculty by Ramsey, Chief Financial Officer Steve Carter, and 
Jim Ventre, director of financial aid and admission opera- 
tions. The context of that presentation informed the board's 
work throughout the weekend, including its ongoing plan- 
ning for the next fund-raising campaign. Progress made in- 
cludes the following board actions: 

❖ Gave the go-ahead for construction of the $22 million 
expansion and renovation of the Addison Gallery of 
American Art. 

❖ Approved the formation of the Financial Aid Task 
Force chaired by Robert Campbell '66 and Trmmy Snyder 
Murphy '83. The committee will be staffed by Jane Fried, 
dean of admission and assistant head for enrollment, 
research and planning; Christine Atwood, campaign 
director; Bill Leahy, principal gift officer; and Ventre. 

❖ Received a report of midyear results for the Andover 
Fund, which is on pace to meet its goal of $8.3 million. 

❖ Considered new approaches to stimulate alumni partic- 
ipation. While the Andover Fund continues to increase in 
dollars, trustees also would like to see an increase in the 
number of alumni contributors. The participation initia- 
tive is an ongoing collaboration among a small group of 
trustees and the Annual Giving Board, cochaired by 
trustee Al Blum '62 and Mary Ann Somers '82. 

Several trustees attended an open house at the Robert S. 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology, during which students and 
faculty discussed research opportunities and hands-on learning 
experiences. From the adventures of a cross-cultural excavation 
to the trajectory of a trebuchet, trustees came away with a bet- 
ter understanding of the Peabody 's interdisciplinary approach 
to learning. In addition, Malinda Blustain, the museum's di- 
rector, presented the Education Program Committee with the 
Peabody's strategic plan for 2009-201 3. 

Student government leaders, members of the Phillipian 
editorial board, and trustees enjoyed breakfast together at 
Uncommons on Saturday morning. This was the trustees' first 
dining experience at the transformed ice rink. Topics of dis- 
cussion ranged from diversity initiatives to the price of text- 
books. Students also expressed satisfaction with Uncommons 
as an interim dining solution. (See previous page for more.) 

A presentation by Rebecca Sykes, associate head of school, 
started a lively discussion about student life, including the 
development of leadership skills, personal values, and 
confidence. Several "Cs" were discussed, as well, including 
competence, caring, character, connection, contribution, 
creativity, and communication. "This is meant to be a prompt 
to think about what we do and how we care for our students," 
Sykes told the board. 

— Tracy M. Sweet 



2008 has brought professionals 
in the fields of music and dance 
to Andover. These accomplished 
entertainers came to perform, 
yes, but also to provide students 
a taste of what might be. 

String trio puts new spin on the past 

Petei Yang was blown away when In- heard the newt. Tin- Appalachia 
Walt: Tri.-. the same "finger-ftyingf strings group die Andovei lower had 
p.nvl hundreds of dollars to sec .it New York ( aty'a ( bmegie I (all, would 
be coming to Phillips A< aderai Yang embraced the opportunity toexpe- 
rlence one ol many PA classroom sessions the tno hosted in January. 
Those master i lasses and lectures- three days' worth — served as praam- 

hie to .1 tree Friday evening performance in ( lochran ( hapel. 

"I love their music," says Vang, who plays piano and cello "They're 
.1 huge Inspiration tor me." 

hKpkaiitm seemed to Iv the word that defined PA classroom sessions 

and other small-group and individual lessons provided by tno members 

Mark ( W onnor. Rebecca Alhers, and Mike Block (pictured below from 

left), "Every musician has a story like this about having contact with 

someone who has inspired them," says cellist Block, part of the third it- 

i ration oi the Appalachia Walt: Tno. He and Alhers, a riolist, are the 
new additions. The mainstay is violinist and composer Mark O'Connor, 

Who began the project vears earlier with two noted string-masters: cellisl 
Yo-Yo Ma and double hassist Edgar Meyer. That largely rev ered trio pro- 
duced two albums — and a Grammy win— before the players went their 
separate ways. O'Connor reformed the group with a cellist and violist, 
and now again with Block and Alhers. And the acclaim continues. 

"This is ,, project I wanted to keep alive through new musicians," 

sa\s O'Connor. 

His Andover visit — funded via an Abbot Academy Association 
grant secured by PA music instructor Holly Barnes— had an effect on a 

wave of new musicians, each with varied degrees of talent and 
experience. Music theory instructor Derek Jacoby says visits 
from professional musicians like O'Connor and company can 
inspire all aspects of a young person's musicianship — how they 
play, how they compose, and how they express themselves. 

O'Connor, when addressing a PA class of beginning music 
students, talked of his early days learning from Texas fiddler 
Benny Thomasson. A lesson learned then: take the old and 
put your own new spin on it, a mission statement of sorts for 
the Appalachia Waltz Trio project. 

Alexandra Tayara, a senior, says she particularly enjoyed hearing the 
trio play during her Music 200 class. A singer and guitarist, she never 
imagined herself attending Juilliard, as members of the Appalachia Walt: 
Trio have done, nor has she ever foreseen herself making a career of her 
music: "I'd be afraid of it becoming just a job." 

But a live performance by the Appalachia Waltz Trio may have al- 
tered her thinking. "In some ways, I'm jealous of them," she says. 

The Appalachia Waltz 
Trio earned a number of 
PA fans during its January 
visit, including faculty 
member and banjo strum- 
mer Tom Hodgson (pic- 
tured above right, sitting 
in with Mark O'Connor) . 

more performers 


Dancers keep students on their toes 

Member*. <>t the |ose Limon Dance I Company did more than lead the Andover Dance Group through two 
weeks « >l ( hues anJ rehearsals this winter: they also provided the young performer*, with an experience main 

do not enjoy unci] studying at die college level. 

According DO PA dance instructor Judy Womhwell, guest choreographers typically 
visit And. i\ ei once a vear, hut the arrangement with the Jose Limon daiu crs in won- 
derttillv different. On May 16-17, students will perform alongside the d.ince profes- 
sionals during the PA dancers' final recital of the academic vear; also this May, the 
dance company's artistic director, C 'ail a Maxwell, will offer a masterclass tor students 
and lead post-performance talks. (These end-ot-vear activities are possible thanks to 
the Kayden Fund, a resource that rotates its support yearly amongst the v arious seg- 
ments «.f the art department, chiefly to bring visiting artists to campus.) 

Limon company member Kristen Foote describes the May ion as "defi- 
nitely pretty rare,'" noting she never had the opportunity to perform with professionals 
at -ikIi a young age. 

The final recital will include a performance initiated by Foote, who later will be 
joined on stage by PA students. Abo planned: a performance by Womhwell, two 
Limon company dances, and a piece choreographed especially for PA dancers by 
Limon company member Kathryn Alter. For the latter. Alter brought ideas to campus 
this winter — but adapted as her two weeks with the Andover students progressed. 

By the end of the fortnight, the PA students had been introduced to the requisite 
mov es, but Womhwell, fellow dance instructor Erin Strong, and the 20-person Andover 
Dance Group continued to rehearse- the piece throughout the winter and spring. 

Strong — who applied for grant funding from the Abbot Academy Association to 
support the Limon company's teaching efforts this winter — said students, especially 
those serious dancers in the Andover Dance Group, benefited from learning from 
someone new. Though Womhwell and Strong are obviously talented and capable, 
there's something to be said for variety. "People who study dance at a place other than 
a hoarding school — in the 'real world,'" says Strong with a smile, "study with many 
pe< >ple to get a broad perspective of all that dance is and can he. For PA's more serious 
students, this association with the Jose Limon dancers is an incredible way to progress." 

Of course, those on the other side of this creative connection enjoy a few- 
benefits of their own. 

"There's something great about sharing what you're passionate about," Foote says. 
^ lrm "It's an affirmation of what we do," adds Alter. 

r, at center 
writ run weeks 

Exploring the Power and Potential of Technology 

by Clerkin 

Like shop and home ec in the 1960s, a 
course created in 2003 by math and 
computer instructor Jacques Hugon 79 
aims to teach important life skills — but 
with a distinctly 21st-century twist. In 
Computers 310: Business Applications and 
Web Page Design, students use the com- 
puter lab in the Oliver Wendell Holmes 
Library to learn the basics of two popular 
Microsoft programs, as well as how to cre- 
ate and launch a Web site. 

"It's not just about the exercises they do 
in class," says Hugon. "More important is a 
grasp of how Excel can be used to make 
good business decisions, how PowerPoint 
can influence business decisions, and how ef- 
fective Web-based communications are cre- 
ated." His teaching and classroom anecdotes 
are backed by 20 years of experience as a 
software engineer and project manager; he 
also wrote the class's user-friendly textbook. 

It's a frigid day early in winter term; 
Computers 3 JO begins promptly at 8 a.m. 
As Hugon reviews a homework question 
about how to use Excel functions to calcu- 
late a taxpayer's federal income tax, his 
computer desktop is projected on a pull- 
down screen. Students follow along on 
their own PCs. 

Then it's on to the day's official topic, 
"the time value of money." Hugon begins 
with a question: "Do you want a dollar 
from me right now — or a year from now? 
Why ?" A conversation about inflation, in- 
terest, and the unknown future ensues. 

Hugon explains how the value of a 
dollar tends to decrease over time. "Based 
on an annual inflation rate of 3 percent, a 
dollar will be 'worth' just 97 cents in a year," 
he says. "Interest is the extra payment we 
make for the time value of money we bor- 
row when we buy a car or house — and what 
the bank pays us to hold our money." 

Working with just five basic Excel 
financial functions, students explore the 
answers to some practical questions: 

*** What would my monthly payment 
be on a $520,000 mortgage? How much 
interest would I have paid after 30 years? 

If my parents had wanted to save 
$200,000 for my college education 
and they could get a 5 percent annual 
interest rate, how much would they 
have needed to save per month since 
the year I was bom ? 
*** If I invest $1,000 at 7 percent per 
year, how much will I have in 10 
years? What if the interest is com- 
pounded monthly instead of annually? 
Hugon pauses frequently to allow stu- 
dents to figure out their next step. 

The discussion turns to cars and what 
kind students would like to drive someday. 
A Fenari, someone says enthusiastically. A 
more practical Hugon does a quick Internet 
search for a Subaru Forester and cunent auto 
loan interest rates. "You want to buy this 
$21,195 car but you have no money," he 
says. "You can get a 48-month loan at 6.98 
percent, and you have $400 per month to 
spend. Can you afford it?" Excel reveals the 
sad truth in .5 seconds flat: no. 

In one of his Excel labs, Hugon gives 
students a jumble of corporate accounting 
numbers, from which they must draw con- 
clusions. Are sales going up? Is available 
cash dwindling? Would you want to buy 
this company? Interpretation of the num- 
bers creates much discussion. 

Another lab assignment requires stu- 
dents to use Excel to analyze the financial 
results of the 2002 Boston Red Sox and 
then discuss the pros and cons of John 
Henry's purchase of the franchise. "Stu- 
dents create a very simplified discounted 
cash flow model to determine the team's 
value at the time and predict its future 
profitability," explains Hugon. 

"I'd always used Excel to construct sci- 
ence class graphs, but never knew it could 
do so much more than that," says Walker 
Washburn '08. "Once you figure out what's 
going on underneath the surface, it be- 

comes an incredibly powerful tool." 

A few weeks later, the class delves into 
PowerPoint. "We've all sat through boring 
PowerPoint shows," says Hugon.'Along with 
teaching the keystrokes, I also teach 10 steps 
to an effective presentation, including the 
organization of text and graphics, arid the 
use of animation." Each student creates a 
five-minute (not a second longer) presenta- 
tion on a simple topic of interest. 

In the final three weeks of the course, 
Hugon gives students an overview of PC 
and Web hardware and software architec- 
ture, and then teaches HTML, the lan- 
guage of the Web. "I show them 'what's 
under the hood,'" says Hugon. "They begin 
to understand how HTML and the Inter- 
net work. My reward is when a student re- 
turns the following fall and tells me she 
created a Web site for her father's small 
business. It's happened!" 


Going the Distance 

Triathlete's success fueled 
by family and fun 

hi Andy ( rime 

With neatly 2,000 athletes partici- 
pating, the streets ot Hamburg, 
Germany, blocked off tor the race, and 
roughly tOO.000 spectators looking on 
(not to mention extensive media cov- 
erage), Stephanie Moroney '09 had 
good reason to he nervous hefore her 
first World Championship Triathlon. 
"I'm going to come in last," the 16- 
year-old from Manchester, Mass., said 
to her father, with characteristic 
though dramatically overstated humil- 
ity. They hoth knew a last-place finish 
was very unlikely. Stephanie had 
trained hard for the Septemher 2, 2007, 
competition, had done very well in her 
qualifying race several weeks earlier, 
and had her whole family there to 
cheer her on in this, the largest 
triathlon event ever. She proved to he 
more than up to the challenge, finish- 
ing 1 9th overall among more than 200 
women, eighth in her 16-to-l9 age 
group, and third among U.S. girls. 

That parents Jim and Kris and sister 
Lexi '1 1 were on hand is quite telling. 
There is a strong family component to 

Stephanie's involvement in athletics, and 
despite the grind ot long hours spent 
training, she has always associated her 
racing with tun. When Stephanie and 
Lexi were quite young, they would ride 
their bicycles alongside their father as he 
ran. (Jim trained tor tnathlons tor a do:en 
years after rowing in college and on the 
U.S. national team). At 10, Stephanie 
decided she, too, wanted to try running 
and hy age 1 1 had entered her first 
triathlon, a so-called kids' race that re- 
quired a 100-yard swim, 4-mile hike ride, 
and 1 -mile run. The following year, she 
entered her first adult race (a half-mile 
swim, 12-mile hike ride, and 5-kilometer 
mn). Plenty of adult racers raised an eye- 
brow, wondering what this 12-year-old 
was up to. "Just having fun," she might 
have answered. 

Stephanie has loved running and 
swimming for as long as she can remem- 
ber, and racing in general is a joy for her. 
At Andover, she has been a tri -athlete in 
cross-country, swimming, and crew and 
already has been a member of four New 
England interscholastic championship 

teams. Primarily a treestyler and hackstro- 
ker, she is part ot a girls' swim team that 
captured its sixth crown in nine years 
when she was a junior and finished a 
strong third in this year's New England 
meet. In cross-country — another recent 
powerhouse at Andover, with three 
straight New England championships — 
Stephanie made the transition from a 
very competitive JV racer in her first two 
years to one of the varsity tront-runners 
this past tall. She and her teammates 
were nationally ranked and invited to 
participate in the Nike Northeast Re- 
gional Championships. 

The "road" to Hamburg was certainly 
not one Stephanie expected to travel. 
After five triathlons in 2006 — three at 
the sprint distances to which she was ac- 
customed and two more at Olympic dis- 
tances, which are twice as long (a I -mile 
>wim, 24-mile bike ride, and 10-kilome- 
ter run) — she was looking forward to 
more in 2007. In a June race on Cape 
Cod, Stephanie finished first and caught 
the eye of the New England junior coach 
of USA Triathlon (USAT). A month 


When completing an Olympic -distance triathlon, Stephanie Moroney '09 swims one mile, bikes 24 miles, and runs JO kilometers. 

later, she was in Pittsburgh for a USAT 
Junior Elite race that included about 25 
of the top 40 boys and girls in the coun- 
try. Although Stephanie did not finish 
near the head of the pack, the race was 
significant in terms of her development. 

Having experienced this higher level 
of competition and having witnessed how 
fit and "hard core" some of the other kids 
were, Stephanie resolved to push herself 
further. She told her dad on the flight 
home, "I need to take my biking to the 
next level." She devoted roughly 12 
hours per week to training throughout 
the summer, working out at least once, 
and often twice, a day. Each week during 
the summer she ran 20-25 miles, swam 
2,500-3,500 yards, and biked 40-50 
miles; in time she was biking 60-90 miles 
weekly. Tbis regimen was in addition to 
periodic workouts for core fitness. Al- 
though Stephanie did some of her swim 
training with the North Shore Swim 
Club, of which she has been a member 
for a number of years, she logged the ma- 

jority of her training hours in Stiles Pond 
in Boxford, Mass. For a good deal of her 
cycling training, she was accompanied by 
her father. Jim wanted to go along for 
safety's sake as Stephanie got used to 
longer rides on unfamiliar roads, but she 
also provided him a supportive rehabilita- 
tion partner: he was just getting off 
crutches following April hip surgery. 

Accustomed to finishing first or sec- 
ond in many of her prior races, Stephanie 
admits she was very nervous in the face 
of the competition at the World Champi- 
onship Triathlon. She should always be 
so nervous before a race. Not only did she 
record personal best times in each of the 
three legs, her 5K running time of 20:24 
was faster than she had run even outside 
the triathlon format. 

It's no surprise that Stephanie wants 
to continue with triathlons. She loves the 
challenge and savors the chance to com- 
pete in all three types of racing. A bonus 
for PA: Stephanie's dedication to training 
and the success it produced last summer 

gave her a terrific boost, both mentally 
and physically, in the fall season of cross- 
country. Not only did she drop nearly two 
minutes from her best times of the previ- 
ous year, Stephanie also was among the 
most enthusiastic members of the team 
regarding the chance for postseason com- 
petition: she relishes the opportunity to 
elevate her performance. 

As for this summer, Stephanie plans 
to compete in some local races and at least 
two of the three national Junior Elite 
Triathlons scheduled for Des Moines, 
Iowa, Oxnard, Calif., and Colorado 
Springs, Colo. It will be fun for Stephanie's 
larger PA family to follow her progress, but 
because most triathletes don't peak until 
they're in their 30s, friends and supporters 
must bear in mind what Stephanie already 
knows: it's a long race. 



Renewing a Love of the Beautiful 

Powered by a $30 million campaign, a renovation and expansion 
will refocus the Addison Gallery's educational mission 

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Thomas Cochran had a vision. A member of the Class of 1890, Phillips Academy's benefactor 
extraordinaire had a hand in funding the construction of numerous landmarks on cam- 
pus — Cochran Chapel, Commons, and the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library among them. 
A half decade after the 1925 construction of George Washington Hall, which he also funded, 
Cochran set in motion plans to add to Andover's campus a facility "to enrich permanently the 
lives of the students," to "cultivate and foster. . .a love of the beautiful." The result was the Ad- 
dison Gallery of American Art, still the only academic art museum in the country affiliated 
with a secondary school. 

That distinction, however, is not the only thing about the Addison unchanged since this 
treasured campus gem first opened its doors in 1931. 

While the museum's collection of paintings, sculpture, and photography has increased dra- 
matically from 600 objects to more than 16,000, and its full-time staff has grown from three to 
17, the building's footprint has remained the same; not one inch has been added to the Chapel 

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Avenue »ite. Beginning in July 2008, construction will get under way to 
allevi.ite the Addison's need tor space. A I 3,000-square-foot, three- 
story addition will be located on the north side of "the Kidding, replac- 
ing i sculpture garden that these days is trafficked more by delivery 
people than ut aficionados. The addition — increasing the Addison's I ST FLOOR 

net square footage hy nearly 50 percent — will house current and addi- 
tional staff, provide appropriate onsite storage and handling facilities, 
and, perhaps most importantly, accentuate education efforts. 

"The Addison's collection of American art helps us to understand 
our nation's past and present through visual expression," says Head of 
ScK*>l Barbara Landis Chase. "This is truly a unique resource that en- 
riches the curriculum across many departments. The renovation will 
make the collection even more accessible to our faculty and students, 
as well as to visitors from off campus." 

Adds the gallery's director. Brian Allen: "The Addison is a great 
museum with gracious, elegant galleries, but it wasn't built with the 
needs of modern education in mind. The lack of good classroom space 
compromises how we can use works in storage for teaching, especially 
our great photography collection." 

The first floor of the addition will include a 
learning center, a dedicated library space, 
and the area's first "green roof (see next 
page for more details) . 

Moreover, archaic lighting in the galleries impedes the vis- 
itor experience, and, over the years, galleries have been taken 
over for storage and staff growth, truncating several beautiful 
spaces. "The building is really in dire need of restoration and 
renovation," Allen says. 

Allen says he considered — but decided against — just adding 
gallery space. "We didn't want to change the intimate feel 
of the Addison for the sake of picking up a handful of new 
galleries," he says. "And the site surrounding the Addison is dif- 
ficult because of underground rock and the network of utilities 
surrounding the building that serves the rest of the campus." 
The underutilized sculpture garden was determined to be the 
most viable spot to accommodate long-deferred expansion 
needed to make the museum work better as an exhibition, col- 
lecting, and teaching space. 

"It was a simple question of priorities and working within 
a set budget to get the most done," says Allen. 

The addition's first floor will feature a large learning center, 
complete with computers for online learning. Also, the Addison's 
extensive library — currently scattered throughout the museum 
due to space constraints — will be consolidated and housed in a 
single room, making it more accessible to students. The adjacent 
learning center also will include a separate space that would, for 
instance, allow a visiting scholar to do research on a piece from the 
museum's collection while a class is conducted nearby. 

Perhaps the greatest plus of the new learning center is its 
location — one floor above a new art storage facility large 
enough to house the museum's entire collection, as well as 
decades' worth of future acquisitions. (The gallery acquires hun- 
dreds of new pieces each year, but currently must keep an in- 
creasing part of its collection off-site.) An elevator that 
connects the two floors will enable objects crucial to a specific 
lesson or research to be brought easily to the learning center 
(and thanks to generous funding from Board of Trustees Presi- 
dent Oscar Tang '56, his wife, Argie Ligeros, and the Henry 
Luce Foundation, all pieces in the Addison collection are now 
cataloged online). No longer will patrons and educators be 

forced to jostle against each other in a cramped storage room 
to see objects not currently on display. 

"I think the museum learning center will be the best class- 
room space on campus and will greatly broaden and enhance our 
ability to be a well-used student resource," says Allen proudly. 

n spring 2006, Andover's Board of Trustees approved a $30 
million campaign, chaired by Trustee Sidney Knafel '48, to 
fund the Addison expansion and renovation and to 
strengthen the institution's endowment. As of April 2008, 
generous supporters had the museum two-thirds of the way 
to its goal. Of the total goal, $22 million is earmarked for 
construction and another $8 million for endowment. 

The museum's redesign will bring increased utility costs 
and other expenses, such as salaries for a full-time learning 
center attendant, an outreach coordinator, a full-time janitor, 
and additional security personnel. "Phillips Academy rightly 
is very smart to insist that we have endowments to pay for 
these costs," says Allen. 

Also, the museum wants to endow the current positions 
of curator of contemporary art and director of education, both 
important members of the Addison team. 

"Many museums raise funds only for building purposes 
and then reopen strapped for cash because they don't have 
the money to operate the new facility," explains Allen. In such 
cases, money often is taken from programming, thus robbing 
an institution of what keeps patrons coming back repeatedly. 
Decreased attendance translates to lower gift shop sales, lower 
visibility for an institution, and, ultimately, fewer donors. 

"Visitors will come to see the building once but will not 
come back unless there is good programming to draw them," 
says Allen with conviction. 

There is much to accomplish once the Addison closes for 
renovation on July 13, 2008. In addition to increased stor- 
age, the museum's ground floor will feature vastly im- 
proved facilities in which to prepare, mat, and frame 
exhibitions... and to receive packages. No more awkward 

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Addition to Bloom with "Green Roof" 

backdoor deliveries vi. i tin- sculpture garden: 
the Addison will have its own loading d«>ck. 

The building also will benefit from a num- 
her i -t upgrades, as well as upkeep that had until 
now Ken deterred. Though as hcautitul as 
when designed hv architect Charles Piatt, the 
Addispn Structure is in need of improvements 
to its heating and air conditioning system, its 
emergency power supply, and its wiring, light- 
ing, and technology capabilities. Upgrades will 
range from adding more electrical outlets, es- 
pecially in gallery spaces, to providing wireless 
Internet access. Finally, advanced security sys- 
tems will he installed to keep the Addison's di- 
verse collection safe. 

The project is expected to he complete in 
18 months, allowing the Addison to reopen 
well in time for commencement and Reunion 
Weekend in 2010. In the interim, some of the 
museum's collection will he on tour through 
2009, and the staff will remain hard at work: 
the education department will continue to or- 
chestrate outreach to Phillips Academy and 
the local community, and the curators will he 
planning future exhibitions. 

Thomas Cochran's mission to foster "a 
love of the beautiful" continues. 

When the Addison Cillery of American Art reopens in 
spring 20 10, it will boast a "green root," the first m the 
town o| Andover. Seduin. a low growing succulent plant that 
blooms late summer Mid into tall, will till a 2,5 )6-square-foot 
garden atop a section ot the Addison's addition. 

Indigenous to I iermanv, green roots were originally designed is 
.in environmental response to the pavement and heat of urban 
sellings Bui their benefit* &re so logical and significant their pop- 
^Bfl ul.inty lias spread across hurope and into the (though 
tew exist in the Merrimack Valley) Flat toots are tir-; covered 
1 w.neiptoot membrane, (hen with plastic trays cont. lining 
HH cither s»,i| or an artificial growth medium in which drought 
., H i« sistani vegetation is planted I he environmental ad\ antages, 
3H| s i\s I' \ Pi recti it ol Facilities MkIi.kI Williams, are numerous 
the green root helps manage storm -water runoff, it improves a 
building's energy performance, it can double or triple a root's lifespan, 
and it takes carbon dioxide In >m the atmosphere and returns oxygen, 
which >. i mtributes to a healthier environment overall. 

Williams says cost savings might accrue eventually, but the 
primary motivations tor installing the new design as part ot the 
Addison project are environmental and aesthetic. The green 
root will cover the art storage and preservation portion of the 
addition, shghtly more than percent of the total new roof 
area. Overlooking the root w ill be two floors of large windows, also 
part ot the addition. 

Andover town officials are applauding PA's plans to install the 
eco-triendly technology, hoping it w ill spark interest w ith other de- 
velopers and those renovating existing structures in town. "Phillips 
Academy deserves kudos for moving forward with this idea, which 
has so many advantages over conventional designs," says the town's 
planning director. Paul Materazzo. 

He already has spoken w ith Williams about using the green nx>f 
as a showcase once it is complete and developing onsite information 
sessions for interested developers and contractors. 

Centerbrook Architects and Planners, the project designers, sug- 
gested this special feature for the Addison addition, and the concept 
was quickly embraced. The architectural firm has installed a gTeen 
roof on its own office building in Centerbrook, Q>nn. (pictured). 

"It's hard to make museums green because you're dealing with sig- 
nificant climate control," says Williams, "so the more we can do to off- 
set that use of energy, the better." He notes that the Addison addition's 
glass walls will be covered with a stainless steel screen fabric. The 
mesh, another German design, offers environmental and aesthetic 
bonuses: it provides passive solar control while also softening the ap- 
pearance of the glass. 

— Saiiv Holm 


Brace Center for Gender Studies special fellows James Rockas '08 
and Simone Salvo '08 traveled to foreign lands to produce art that 
highlights their concern respectively for religious minorities and 
people on the fringes of society in two distinct cultures. They 
expressed their commitment and passion in an exhibition titled 
Foreign Findings, displayed in the Gelb Gallery in January. 

by Paula Trespas 

n Findings 



Seeking justice 
for Turkey's 



To take on a cause as your own and commit to it wholeheartedly takes 
passion, dedication, and determination James Rockas was only 16 
when he flew to Istanbul with family members to make a documentary 
film to address what he considers a terrible wrong: the "systematic per- 
secution by the Turkish government of the ecumenical patriarch" of 
the Orthodox Christian Church "I wanted to bring a greater awareness to 
this injustice." he says. 

The 40-minute film. On the Precipice of Extinction, which he re- 
searched, wrote, filmed, and edited, was screened in Kemper Auditorium in 
January to a nearly full house Now. Rockas says, he needs to educate those 
who may have no idea what is happening to the church in Turkey. He hopes 
to do it through distribution of his film. 

Human rights abuses affect all minority religions in Turkey and are an 
obstacle to the Islamic nation's entry into the European Union. The church's 
claims against the government. Rockas says, include confiscation of thou- 
sands of church properties, including cemeteries; closmg an orphanage 
and a theological seminary (priests are no longer allowed to be trained in 
the country), and placing restrictions on the election of the ecumenical pa- 
triarch, such as the requirement that he be a Turkish citizen 

In September 2006. with art instructor Steve Wicks's course in film- 
making under his beft. Rockas began filming in Turkey — a handheld digital 
video camera and microphone in one hand and a still camera in the other. 
The imprimatur of "Brace Center Special Human Rights Fellow" lent cre- 
dence to his efforts He interviewed church leaders, including the Ecumeni- 
cal Patriarch Bartholomew I. leader of the world's 200 million Orthodox 

Christians, as well as international human rights advocates. He docu- 
mented several confiscated properties: the Halki Theological School, St. 
Elutherios Cemetery, and the ghostly, crumbling Buyukada orphanage, once 
the largest wood-frame building in Europe 

Rockas's film, narrated by former Andover dean Bobby Edwards, played 
continuously on a video monitor in the Gelb Gallery in January; still photos 
also were displayed. Muna Ndulo. professor of international law at Cornell 
Law School, says the film is "going to be a major contributor to under- 
standing the human rights situation in Turkey." 

Rockas is understandably passionate about his cause A day student 
from Lynnfield. Mass., Rockas was raised in a close-knit Greek family, strong 
in their faith. He serves as an altar boy in his parish church; three uncles 
are priests, one is archbishop of the Chicago metropolis; another is the na- 
tional commander of the Order of St. Andrew, a lay organization in charge 
of the defense of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the seat of the Christian Or- 
thodox Church headquartered in Istanbul; his father. George, a Boston at- 
torney, is also a member of the order and involved in its legal affairs. Family 
roots are deep in Turkey. In fact. Rockas says. "I might be considered more 
Turkish' than some ethnic Turks, because the Greek communities in Turkey, 
of which my family was a part, date back thousands of years before the 
Turks ever arrived." 

Rockas. who was active in Andover's Model UN and Center for Global 
Justice, plans to take courses in Near Eastern studies to prepare for a 
career in international relations. He was admitted Early Decision to 
Cornell University. 

A Demonstration of Learning and Collaboration 

by Shirley Veenema and Tony Rotundo 

Disciplinary learning is the heart of the Phillips 
Academy's curriculum, and interdisciplinary courses, 
clubs, and off-campus learning experiences are a few of 
the ways students make connections between disciplines. 
The exhibition Foreign Findings highlights two other ven- 
ues for demonstrating interdisciplinary learning, the 
Brace Center for Gender Studies and the Gelb Gallery. 


Connecting with 
Thai children 
through art 

You might say that over the past three years Simone Salvo has 
been on a journey of exploration of mind, heart, and soul. It 
turns out the journey has been life-changing, one that has 
pointed her in the direction of what she perceives her future to 
be — working for human rights. 

It began three summers ago, after her first trimester at 
Phillips Academy. A student deeply committed to community serv- 
ice, the Gloucester, Mass., resident learned of a company called 
Rustic Pathways that offers high school students travel programs 
with a service component. A photographer who learned her craft at 
an early age from her father, Salvo showed her portfolio to the di- 
rector of the program. Impressed, he invited her to spend eight 
weeks in Thailand, where she photographed the country and its 
people for the company's catalog. She also designed and worked 
on a service program that included completely revamping a water 
system in one village and hiring contractors to build a new school 
in another. "I fell in love with the country — everything about it: the 
colors, the people, even Buddhism," she says. She loved it so much, 
she returned two more times. 

No stranger to adventure, Salvo began accompanying her 
parents to locales all over the world at a very young age. Her father, 
Dana, is a fine-arts photographer and her mother, Dawn, is a mixed- 
media artist. Salvo was introduced to Phillips Academy when 
her parents were artists-in-residence in 1995. "I was attracted to 
the intellectual energy around this school," she says. 

Foreign Findings also reveals the informal collaborations 
that go on between departments and individual teachers. 

Opened in 1996, the Brace Center aims to provide 
resources to enhance and strengthen Phillips Academy 
as a coeducational and multicultural institution by ex- 
amining complex issues related to gender, including 
sexuality, race, and ethnicity, in a context that is multi- 

In 2006 she secured a Brace Center Special Fellowship 
and won a Martin Luther King Jr. Award, which, combined, gave her 
the funding to return to Northern Thailand. That summer she 
interviewed rural Thai women for a gender and identity studies 
project, continued with her photography, and introduced local 
youths to portraiture. 

"Working with children was not part of the plan," Salvo says. 
But she had some paper and art supplies in her backpack, hap- 
pened upon some elementary school children at a village school, 
and started them drawing. 

"I was surprised how very timid they were to pick up a pen- 
cil," she says. "Art is a form of creative expression they weren't 
used to." But Salvo brought out the artist in each and every one. 
An entire wall in the Gelb Gallery, where Salvo's Brace Center proj- 
ect was on display in January, was covered with children's faces, 
drawn in pastels. 

For three weeks last summer, Salvo returned to Udon Province to 

What Is a Brace Scholar? 

The Brace Center Student Fellowship program 
supports independent summer research projects in 
the multidisciplinary field of gender studies. Students 
are invited to submit proposals for fellowships and, if 
selected, present their projects to the community upon 
returning to the Academy in the fall. 

Simone Salvo and James Rockas were designated 
special fellows for separate reasons. Salvo received 
financial support from the Brace Center, but her work 
continued for more than a year (instead of one summer), 
and she did not prepare a standard presentation. 
Rockas's circumstances were quite different. He 
approached Brace Center Codirector Tony Rotundo in 
early summer 2006, badly in need of credentials to lend 
authority to his mission to Turkey. 


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photograph children, some living in orphanages Also displayed in the ex- 
hibit, these large-format photos shot with traditional film— some in 
color, some in black and white — show close-ups of captivating young 
faces looking directly but somberly at the viewer In addition to Brace Cen- 
ter support. Salvo received a grant from the Abbot Academy Association for 
this project 

Her father helped her hang the show When everything was in place. 
Salvo says she felt her eyes filling with tears "I got emotional because I 
wanted so much to have these children see the show." she says "When I 
saw the portraits the children had done. I couldn't believe the significance 
and value of each trip and the connections I made with these kids, and they 
with me." 

cultural and global, as well as multidisciplinary. Similarly, the 
Gelb Gallery — opened in 1996 as part of the renovated Elson 
Art Center — has a specific mission. Each year the gallery 
space, administered by the art department, is the site for sev- 
eral exhibitions of both student and professional work. 

The exhibition Foreign Findings began as an idea followed 
by a question: Wouldn't it be great if. in addition to making 
oral presentations. Brace Center special fellows Simone Salvo 
and James Rockas could exhibit their work? A great idea, but 
where could this happen? 

The right idea at the right time, a show quickly took shape 
after a casual conversation between the two of us. We were 
colleagues on the 1995-1996 Steering Committee, a group 
charged with providing direction for the Andover educational 
program at the start of the 21st century. Coincidentally. the 

month when Brace Center presentations were scheduled for 
Simone and James was also the only month of the year that 
the art department still had time available for exhibiting in 
the Gelb Gallery. Little did we know working together to pre- 
pare for the show would prove a major learning experience for 
the two of us. This project gave us a chance to practice one 
of the fundamental recommendations of the Steering Com- 
mittee: to "introduce students to multidisciplinary and inter- 
disciplinary learning." 

Shirley Veenema, the chair of the art department, and Toty 
Rotundo. a member of the history faculty and codirector of tht> 
Brace Center for Gender Studies, have, combined, more that* 

50 years of service as Phillips Academy faculty. 

Mellon Foundation Awards $2 Million to IRT 

by Sally Holm 

Kelly Wise, IRT founder and executive director, is 
pictured here with Chera Reid, the program's director 
since 2005. Reid, an IRT alum, will he leaving her 
position in August to pursue a PhD degree. 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded an 
unprecedented $2 million grant to Phillips Academy's 
Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), an innovative, 
highly successful program that recruits talented undergrad- 
uates of color and prepares them for teaching careers. Since 
1990 the IRT has identified and guided more than 1,100 
young adults toward master's and doctoral degrees — and 
ultimately to careers in K-12 and college teaching. 

"This grant from Mellon is very significant, especially 
because it underwrites endowment and helps ensure the 
longevity of the program," says Kelly Wise, the program's 
founder and executive director. 

"It also underscores the national need for teacher recruit- 
ment and retention," he adds. "The IRT recruits students with 
bright minds and glowing hearts who want to recharge class- 
rooms with inspired teaching and dynamic curricula. It is the 
quality of these students that distinguishes the IRT." 

This substantial grant reflects the Mellon Foundation's 
confidence in the program's highly successful effort to bring 
the percentage of people of color teaching in the nation's 
classrooms more in line with their growing representation in 
the population. People of color comprise nearly 40 percent of 
the nation's population, but only 16 percent of teachers. 

"The IRT's effort in helping prepare students for graduate 
programs, teaching, and research has been one of the foremost 
concerted efforts under way," says Dr. Lydia English, program 
officer at the Mellon Foundation. "This is critically important 
because for the last 40 years, various entities have been trying 
to bring a significant amount of diversity into higher educa- 
tion through the student body, the faculty, and the administra- 
tion. After many years of exclusion, a committed, dedicated 
effort of almost 20 years has begun to bear fruit, although 
progress has not caught up with the need." 

Educators around the country now recognize that the re- 
cruitment and retention of teachers of color is a pressing issue 
in schools and universities that will persist throughout the 
century. In creating the institute, Wise's intention was two- 
pronged: "First, to enhance educational diversity by deepening 
the pool of talented students of color who enter the teaching 
profession. And second, to create a cadre of highly trained 


new educators to t.ikc on challenging 
mki.iI and ctimcular issues in their 

Those principle! Mill guide the 

IRT toJay. To date, more than 100 of 
its students have e.irneJ doctorates, 
and mure than 700 have received or 
are working toward master's degrees. 
In what is perhaps the most celling 
statistical reflection of the program's 
success, a survey of the IRT (.Mass of 
2002 conducted five years later found 
that 9} percent of respondents were still employed in 
education fields. 

"We are proud of the rem.irk.ahle accomplishments of 
the IRT. one of several educational outreach programs 
based on the Andover campus," says Head of School Bar- 
bara Lindis Chase. "The fundamental purpose of the pro- 
gram — fusing excellence and inclusion — fits perfectly with 
our overall institutional mission." 

Each year. IRT recruiters seek 100 hnnht students from 
diverse backgrounds who are committed to bringing new- 
ideas ,ind practices to education. Once identified, these col- 
lege seniors and recent graduates are divided into two groups. 
IRT mentors and counselors work closely with those in the 
\vsouare Pt cram is they ippry to graduate schools during 
the tall and make selections the following year. 

The smaller group of ^0 spends four weeks on the 
Phillips Academy campus in an all-expenses-paid Summer 
Workshop. They prepare for the Graduate Record Examina- 
tions (GREs). draft application 
essays, and interview with represen- 
tatives from an impressive consor- 
tium of «0 graduate sch»x->ls com- 
mitted to the IRT pnniram. 

"rHirinc the Summer Work- 
shop. <njr students begin to imagine 
themselves as the change agents 
thev desire to become." adds Chcra 
Reid. director of the IRT. "Through 
their study of critical and cultural 
theory and classroom discussions. 

Abmit nO uniwrwr* (uiminiUTatmi and 

"The IRT faculty modeled a level 
of critical engagement and 
pedagogical conviction I'd 
never encountered before. The 
formidable example they set 
inspires me to push my students 
and myself even further in the 
courses I teach now." 

Assistant Professor, Yale University 

thev begin to map out new teaching 
pr.u dees and theorize about 
*. hange. It is a transforming cxpericru r " 
Graduate schools belonging to the 
consortium include a wide range of 
public and private institutions, such 
is the University of Michigan, 
Princeton, the University of Con- 
necticut. Stanford, the University of 
Virginia, Columbia, Brown, Yale, 
UC '-Berkeley, and Purdue. Pr. James 
Henkel, associate dean of the Univer- 
sity of Connecticut Graduate School and its vice provost 
tor research and graduate education, says, "The IRT is 
the single-most important entity tor producing doctoral 
students from underrepresented groups in the humani- 
i ies, fine in-, and education. When these students come 
with the IRT label, they are extraordinarily desirable to 
doctoral programs and we compete rigorously for them." 
Nearly all IRT students have gone on to graduate 
schools, most with generous otters of tuition and fellow- 
ship support for up to six years. 

The IRT's origins and home at Phillips Academy are 
logical extensions of the schixil's longtime commitment to 
core v. ilues fostering excellence and diversity, as articulated 
in its founding charter to educate youth from every quarter, 
and taking seriously its of being a private school with a 
public purpose. Andover has long been identified with pur- 
suing diversity and equality as moral imperatives. In fact, 
start-up funds for the IRT came from committed alumni who 
strongly believed this effort should he- 
part of the Academy's social mission. 
Wise created the IRT because, as 
dean of faculty at the time, he knew 
well the difficulty of hiring talented 
candidates of color for the teaching 
profession. He recognized that this 
problem was national in scope. 
Today, 60 percent of IRT graduates 
teach at the university level, and 40 
percent teach in primary and second- 
ary public education. 


Saying good-bye is never easy. 
This June, Phillips Academy 
bids a bittersweet farewell to 
six longtime faculty members. 
The Bulletin is pleased to 
honor these dedicated stewards 
of Andover's mission with 
warm tributes written by 
their colleagues. 


\ Legacy of Idealism and Compassion 

>y Sally Holm 

Walls lined with landscapes of 
horizons distant and promising, 
a boyish curiosity, an abundance of 
treasured friendships: these are the 
telltale signs of a life's journey san- 
guinely traveled by a man with many 
miles yet to go. For him, it has never 
been about the destination, but the 
service along the way. 

For 16 years Don Abbott has 
helped raise the financial viability and 
overall visibility of Phillips Academy — 
especially of those programs considered 
to be "outreach," the ones that further 
the public mission of this private acad- 
emy. But now, the road beckons. Don't 
call it retirement, though. Borrowing 
from Bob Dylan, Don says his mission is 
"to keep busy being bom." 

Don's journey began at Millbrook 

School in New York State, where his fa- 
ther was a longtime faculty member; his 
family lived and breathed that small pri- 
vate institution. A Millbrook education 
led Don to Yale and the Episcopal The- 
ological School, an encounter with 
Outward Bound that sparked a lifelong 
passion, and work with alternative 
urban education programs in the public 
and private sectors. He crossed paths 
w ith two icons who would become great 
mentors and friends — Rev. William 
Sloane Coffin '42, of Yale, and Josh 
Miner, of Phillips Academy and Out- 
ward Bound. By the age of 33, Don says, 
"I was hooked on education." 

Millbrook's leaders saw in Don's 
addiction a reimagined future for the 
floundering institution. Scared, deeply 
challenged, yet unabashedly thrilled, he 

returned to the campus of his childhood 
in 1976 as headmaster and, over the 
course of 14 years, "righted the ship" 
with strategic plans, development, and 
fund raising. Don says he learned it all 
on the fly. The young leader worked 
with faculty to define a list ot core val- 
ues that was ahead of its time in the late 
1970s and would have undeniable reso- 
nance at Andover — community service, 
global interdependence, academic ex- 
cellence, and environmental action. 
Don took Millbrook coed. He worked 
to upgrade curriculum, arts offerings, 
and facilities. 

Millbrook began to thrive, and Don 
began to look down the road, "recali- 
brating [his] definition of being useful." 

In gratitude for his service, Mill- 
brook gave Don and wife Betsy a 


farewell sabbatical year. The couple 
traveled acr»>ss the former Soviet t Inion 
with Volunteers fur Peace and Service 
Cavil International. That experience 
reunited l\»n's passion for service 
learning I le reconnected with Outward 


At the end of PW| . he answered an 
ad socking a capital development officer 
at Phillip* Academy. The school's core 
values ipoke to him. Armed with his 
passion for education and service, and 
skills learned on the job at Millhrook, 
iVn headed to Andover. 

He has worn main hits m the 
vlevelopment office, raising money h>r es- 
sential core commitments such as teach- 
ing, scholarships, and more recentlv the 
Robert S. Pc.iKkIv Museum of Archae- 
ology But no cause fit so well as of 
OUOeach. He poured his teacher's passion 
into promoting and raising support for 
programs he has now long cherished — 
the Institute for Recnntment of Teach- 
ers. (MS) : . Andover Bread Loaf, and 
PAI S I le iU> was part of the team that 
established the Brace ( rntcr tor (.lender 

r>on speaks sonorously and with 
enormous respect tor what these pio- 

nccrmg programs s.i\ about Phillips 
Academy. "Andover is not just an cx- 
cellent secondary sc hool," he says, but .1 
school whose constitution, board, fac- 
ulty, and administration have always 
pushed these profound question* How 
can we provide the greatest good tor the 
pea test number of people? What will 
you do with the knowledge you gain to 
make the most difference in the lu es of 
others.' His foremost task, he s.i\s, W8S 
"to toe us the school and donors on 
what's intellectually and financially 
necessary tor Andover to thrive and 

Secretary of the Academy Peter 
Ramsey vi\- l\m will be ditticult to re- 
place: "We'll miss bis reaching out, his 
commitment to and his passion for 
these special programs He's not only 
given health and 1 redibility to them, he 
has inspired the strongest connection to 
the school for hundreds of alumni." 

Trustee Emerita Barbara Corwin 
Tunken '66, who worked closely with 
Hon in support of the Peabody, de- 
scribes him as an unusual tund-raiser. 
"He values people tor who they are and 
what is important to them, not just for 
what they can give. He is wonderful 

with people connecting them, staying 
in touch, in his gentle and genuine way " 
As he turns to the next phase of his 
journey iVn looks forward to working 
for peace and justice; writing more po- 
etry , composing, tinging, and publishing 

bis original canticles; indulging his 

longstanding Interest in birding; and 

combining these many pursuits with 
teaching nonviolent social change in 
some way One constant, his fellow 

traveler and wife of 42 years will be 

close beside bun "Betsy's the most ex- 
traordinary '.:iti I've ever received," he 
says, his voice softening. "There is 
something incandescent in the light be- 
tween us. I am wanned by it every mo- 
ment of my life." 

Don Abbott does not focus on what 
lu - aht ad It's his and Betsy 's journey 
thai matters — as long as it continues to 
circle back to Andover, his family's 
"soul place" on Monhegan bland in 
Maine, and the shelters of their two 
children and four grandchildren. As 
long as he "keeps busy being born" all 
along the way. 



on Abbott m front of the Stuart Traits mural in the Peabody 
Don and titfe Betsy cheer for the Big Blue at the Parents' 
' game m fall 1992. Above : The couple congratulate Don 's 
rid mentor Rev. u'liiuro Stwne Coffin '42 m 200) follfjum 

Coffm's receipt of the Claude Moore Fuess Auard 

Ma HyEd wards 

Making People a Priority 

by Kennan Daniel 

To watch her in her office, leaning 
hack in her soft leather chair, chat- 
ting with students about their classes 
and their families, you would think she 
had all the time in the world. Never 
mind the stack of letters to be signed, 
the reports to be written, or the pile of 
English papers on her desk waiting to 
be graded. They will likely have to 
wait a little longer, until after she's 
answered a few questions for the 
Phillipian reporters camped outside her 
office, cheered up the terribly home- 
sick student 3,000 miles from home, 
and then visited with the five junior 
girls in her dorm before sending them 
off to hed. 

The piles will likely wait because 
what Marlys Edwards has always under- 
stood about her job as dean of students 
is this: the students are more important 
than the paperwork. 

During her 18 years at Phillips 
Academy as an English teacher, advisor, 
coach, house counselor, cluster dean, 
and finally dean of students, Marlys has 
always endeavored to put students first. 
Despite days packed with meetings, 
with nary a moment to grab lunch, she 
keeps her door open for any student 
wishing to see her. 

Those who have taken advantage of 
this open invitation, for reasons too nu- 
merous to describe, are the ones who 

know her best. They don't buy into the 
notion that the dean of students is simply 
the school's disciplinarian. The students 
who have slept on the couch in her of- 
fice, lived in her dorm, and been in her 
classes describe her frequently as a rock, 
a role model, and a second mother. 

"She dried my tears and gave me 
hope that even in my darkest personal 
hours my tears were just drops in the 
puddles and lakes of life, and that it was 
OK, even, to laugh as I splashed and 
swam in them," says Emily Pollokoff '06. 

"She was the one who taught me 
how to use a dishwasher," says Jasmin 
Baek '06, "and she helped me bake a cake 
for the first time. No matter how tired she 


was. she was there whenever anyone in 
the dorm needed someone to talk to." 

When she ».aine to PA. Marlys and 
her son. Lucas '9\ (now a doctor it 
Rrigham and Women's Hospital in 
Boston), moved into Will I lall. a large 
hoys' dorm. She has lived in a dorm ever 
since and feels strongly that dorms 
should l«H>k and feel like homes — so 
much so that she has dedicated hun- 
dreds of hours to overseeing dorm reno- 
vation* on campus, even going so far as 
to pick out the paint color for the walls. 
With her eye tor detail and passion for 
design, she has turned many cold, drab 
spaces on campus into co:y retreats. 

Marlys's own residence — Samaritan 
House — has been a home away from 
home to dozens of girls over the last eight 
years, and she tends to it with as much 
love and care as she does everything else. 
There are flowers in the kitchen from her 
garden, tomato plants on the patio in the 
summer, and a hammock near the small 

pond she Knit in the backyard 

Marlys's role as caretaker ex 
tends well beyond the students to in- 
clude the people in her office and 
many colleagues turned-friends. Her 
home is frequently filled with as- 
sorted guests, invited over tor casual 
dinners, large celebrations, or wel- 
come-back barbecues. 

In her role as dean ot students, 
Marlys ,i|so has developed close rela- 
tionships with the parents ot PA stu- 
dents She is the person many rely on to 
guide their i hildren through the myriad 
trials and tribulations ot life away from 
home. At the opening of school each 
year, her speech to parents ot new stu- 
dents has helped many once-nervous 
mothers and fathers confidently leave 
theil children in her care. 

"Her advice was simple and short, 
but the combination of her delivery, 
how she separately addressed parents 
and students; her tone, which perfectly 

captured and mirrored the tear and anx- 
iety and hopes and exutemetit that we 

were feeling; her humor, which allowed 

us to laugh (and. therein, relax ami 

breathe again); and her empathy and 

caring, which CaflM through in all ot the 
above ways, made me feel more secure 
in my decision to leave my child," says 
Michele Lee, mother of Katharine '07, 
Steven '09, and Peter 'II. 

Alter nearly two decades of taking 
Care ot other people, Marlys is looking 

forward to a new chapter in her life. She 

will st.n in the lV>ston area to be near 
her son; daughter Sarah, head ot the 
middle school at Brunswick School in 
t. 'onnccticut; her three grandchildren; 
Bnd the numerous friends she has made 

in Andover. And for the first rime in a 
long time she'll be putting herself first. 

Marhs Eduurds has made a career of hemg available to her students, from her first 
days as dean of students (left), to her more recent u*ork uith current students. Wee sen- 
iors Thomas Sm>th. James Sawabmi, Maura Tousignant, Jacqueline Hall, Maggie 


ns. Jonathan Adler. and Adam Giansiraeusa 
n the middle). 


Experience, Observation, and Imagination 

by Jon Stableford '63 

As John Gould retires from the 
English department and his work 
in Bulfinch Hall, there is a sense that 
William Faulkner has left the building. 
Students in his English 300 classes and 
many more lucky enough to witness a 
guest appearance will remember a day 
John came to class in a suit, his pants 
anchored by red suspenders, and 
became the writer from Rowan Oaks, 
reading from his texts in a drawn 
Northern Mississippi voice, then 
answering student questions directed as 
it Co Faulkner himself: "On page 273, 
why did you have Dilsey say. . . ?" 

Good teachers have a measure of the 
performer in them; the great ones know 
their real work is in bringing out student 
voices. John understood the balance a 

teacher must strike. A more typical 
image of John at work would be in a 
classroom circle, listening carefully to a 
student discussion prompted by a ques- 
tion, now running its own course, or 
hunched over a paper with a student in 
conference period, working together to 
make an argument clearer, the phrasing 
more graceful. In either case he would 
likely appear beatific, as if he were listen- 
ing to a good orchestra rehearse. 

In the fall of 1982, newlyweds John 
and Jane Gould arrived from Milton, 
where they had both taught, to begin 
"26 years of happiness at Andover." In 
the years between his graduation from 
Williams College in 1966 and his time 
at Milton, John earned a master's degree 
at Indiana University; published a novel 

and two cookbooks; made two cross- 
country trips of self-discovery, one by 
rally wagon, the other by bicycle; taught 
at three secondary schools; and experi- 
enced some deep unhappiness that 
broke in an epiphany one rainy day on 
a Wyoming mountaintop. Drenched 
and cold, exhausted and despairing, 
huddled beneath a poncho next to his 
bicycle, he felt his personal gloom lift as 
he realized he had passed through the 
lowest point in his life. "Suddenly I 
knew I was going to be all right." The 
rain ceased, he began pedaling west, and 
as he looked back over his shoulder, he 
saw a wheat field illuminated by the 
sun, a golden blaze against a sky of slate. 
Of this moment he later said, "I had 
fallen hard but landed on my feet." 



Tin- range of his life, the breadth of 

his emotional experience, and Kit pierc- 
ing intelligence and boundless curiosity 
combine to make John the man he is. 
At Andover he has held big jobs u ls- 
ter dean of West Quad South. Rockwell 
hoUM counselor) and small (coaching 
way down the J\' ladder in the soccer 
program and fudging the Inch jump at 
track meets) Meanwhile. Jane attended 
seminary and became an Hpiscopal 
priest, and together they raised their 
sons Ciardy '01 and Sam '07. In his An- 
dovcr years |ohn published two more 
books — The Grammar of AUstatr Burn- 
\UihU-. a grammar text, and The Wither- 
mgChiLl, the personal account ot how 
their family dealt with the near-fatal 
eating disorder of .1 5-year-old son. As 
the years p.ivs. we all chance and grow; 
but to an extraordinary decree John's 
work as a teacher and his presence as ,i 
colleague have been supercharged by 

the tension between his experience and 
his intellectual curiosity. 

There's whimsy, t»>o. in this man 
English teachers may naturally sense- the 
influence of hymns in Emily Dickinson's 
poetry, but John acted. Early in his 
Wlovct careei lie began singing her 
poems to his classes, then started the 
Pickmsingers, .1 small chorus recruited 

m Butfinch, staffed each yeai with t.u 

ulty voices, thai performed 
formal gigs and some guerilla appear- 
ances. At some point his scholarly in- 
terest in Thomas Hardy led to the 

1 teat ion of a Web site where enthusiasts 
from around the world found rexr, pho- 
tographs, and student essays. Later, a 
fresh interest in Anthony Powell's 12- 
novel masterpiece Dance to the Music of 
Time led to a senior elective, The 
Longest Novel Ever Written, in which 
students could read four of the novels 
per trimester, post their writings on a 

special Web site, and exchange schol- 
arly thoughts with Powell cnthusi i-t, 
throughout the English-speaking work!. 1 
The intensity of this particular interest 1 
has resulted in some brilliant teaching 
and scholarship: John has published 
work on Powell and shared his research 
and thinking at annual confercra d 

And st> it is more than an image 
of Faulkner that John takes with hiffl 
is he leaves bullfinch this June; we 
will feel the loss deeply. Although 
John, too, will sureh miss his students 
and friends, we know he will never be 
at a loss tor things to do. I le will have 
more time to write (he has recently 
completed a novel), to read and dis- 
cover new interests, to become bi- 
co.istal and spend time with Gardy 
and Sam, now ("alifornians, and to 
support Jane in her career as a priest. 

k'nouTi for sanng the belowd cherry tree near Samuel Phillips Hall 
(above) . John Gould also planted a tree behind Bulfinch Hall. That 
tree ( pictured behind him an page ii) is of the same variety said to 
have been used to build the mythical Trojan horse — a tidbit John 
shares with students uhen studying Hrnner's Odyssey. At left. John 
teaches a class m the 1980s. 




On the Scenic Route to Learning 

by Mary Fulton 

Even a very long and close friend- 
ship with Lynne Kelly renders her 
eccentricities only marginally pre- 
dictable. On a recent trip to Boston, 
for example, she confidently crossed 
Main (the way south), heading east 
onto Wheeler. 
"Yikes, Lynne! What are you doing?" 
"Going out to Elm Street." 
"But why? That's northl" 
"I always go out Elm Street." 
"That's because you used to live on 
Elm Street." 

She tilted her head thoughtfully 
but "Oh" was all she said. 

Lynne is, in Virginia Woolf s words, 

"beautifully adapted for life in another 
planet." Fortunately, in default of an- 
other planet, we have Bulfinch. Once 
there Lynne is a MapQuest, a GPS 
(with the added delight that the best 
route is always scenic and unhurried), 
and a northeast course to the southwest 
genius. The ground she covers in a day, 
a week, or a year is staggering. She reads 
everything in sight, sees every good film 
(having read all the reviews), and has 
been trying for 30 years to write less on 
her students' papers than the students 
themselves. She apparently holds a 
school record for the number of new 
teachers mentored. Who knows how 

many students she has mentored, how 
many have asked her to be their proba- 
tion counselor, and how many have 
kept in touch with her? She has served 
on the Curriculum Committee, the 
Steering Committee, and AdCom; she 
founded and runs the Writing Center. 
A department chair at her previous 
school, she vowed never again — happy, 
she said, to be "a foot soldier." But when 
needed, because of her department 
chair's illness, she did not hesitate — 
though she had just had an operation on 
her foot and was dragging a contraption 
that would dwarf a ski boot. She is the 
honorary aunt to most of her friends' 


children and, in some cases, to their an- 
imals She sits up (or hour, with a friend 
in distress. When she can't sleep herself, 
she reaJ> — or nets up and cooks, the 
next Jay rinding someone to teed. 

Lynne says she want?, each student 
to feel he or she is wen in every class li s 
a wonderful goal, hut what she achieves 
is *> much more— as students, parents, 
and colleagues attest: 

"My parents always tell me it takes 
a village to raise a person. Thanks, Ms. 
Kelly, for hemg part of the village that 
raised me " 

"This w inter |our son) took an Eng- 
lish class from you that he counts as one 
of the hest clavscs he's had at Andover. 
But our real gratitude goes hack to fresh- 
man year when |hel was struggling to 
find his place You let |him| know he 
could not just make it, hut could excel 
at Andover." 

"It has been such a pleasure work- 
ing with you at the Writing ( 'enter this 
year. 1 have learned so much from the 
experience and appreciate all of the en- 
ergy, warmth, and wisdom that you 
hnng to reading and writing — a sort of 
contagious passion that influences not 
only the students who come to the 

Writing 1 enter, hut also the peer tutors 
who are lucky enough to he a part of 
your welcoming circle." 

A recent note from a colleague he- 
gins .ind ends, "Please don't retire'" li i- 
one of the very' few requests from a col- 
league or student that Lynne has not 

A comment hy English depart 
ment head Jon Stahleford '63 at the 
McKeen Award ceremony says it all: 
"Lynne loves her students, and they 
love her hack." 

Lynne once referred to Vinnie Pas- 
oiui, longtime classics teacher here 
and, previously, her Spanish teacher, as 
"a natural-horn riot" — words that apply 
equally to her. Laughter from her classes 
reverberates off the walls. She intro- 
duces The Canterhnry Talcs hy assigning 
each student to tell a joke — hut first 
props up her draw ing of "( Jranny," Com- 
plete with a double strand of pearls. The 
jokes, she warns, may be bawdy but 
should not knock Granny off her chair. 
Tins year, when her hairdresser fell be- 
hind in a process, Lynne returned to 
school in a turban. 

Lynne's route to a teaching career 
was characteristically reversed. She 

married and had children first, then 
graduated from Yale at age iS. I ler aca- 
demic honors there - summa cum laude 
and Phi Beta Kappa she modest l> it 
tributes to going to college at the right 
time for her. What B great excuse for 
Some of the rest of us! In another rever- 
sal, h\ coming lo Andov er in 1986 she 
w as following her sons, John and Tom 

Bachmann ('80 and '84). Lynne is i 

member of the C aim Laude Society, has 
spoken at Convocation, and holds the 
Abbot Teaching Foundation. But the 
honor thai made her happiest was this 
\ear's McKccn Award — because she 
shared it with three of her friends. (Sed 
page 8.) 

In addition to her sons, Lynne has 
two stepdaughters, Rebecca Kelly and 
Sarah Kelly Woods; four grandchildren; 
and a sister, Judy Rochclle. While the 
family i- small, the composite "friends 
and relations" would impress Rabbit of 
Wmme-the-Pooh. When she is not visit- 
ing any of them, Lynne will be in 
Portsmouth, N.H. The English depart- 
ment is despondent — and I haven't bro- 
ken the news to my animals. 

Previous page: 
Lvntu' Kelly in the 
Bui/inch debate r<xm 
in front of a portrait 
of former AMjoi 
Academy principal 
Phiiena McKeen. 
Far left: Lynne eari) 
in her career, and 
( near left) cm a 200. 
faculty tnp to China 
supported by Board 
President Oscar L. 
Tans, '56 



A Life Between Borders 

by Margarita Curtis 

When 17-year-old Emilio Mozo 
traded the "warm mists, sea- 
gulls, and broad banana leaves" of his 
native Camaguey for cosmopolitan 
Montreal — traveling without family 
and without money — he entered a 
world where self-reliance and inde- 
pendence not only define success, but, 
in his case, personal survival. In this 
sense, pressing financial challenges 
and the steadfast pursuit of educa- 
tional opportunities initially marked 
Emilio's journey, like those of so many 
immigrants before him. 

More than 40 years now separate 
the accomplished Andover teacher 

from that defining moment — his exile 
from Cuba — and several academic de- 
grees, awards, and publications attest to 
a job well done. And yet, it would be a 
mistake to qualify that passage from the 
land of dance and sun to a world "full 
of strangers, rimmed and dark, land- 
locked., .with salted sidewalks not made 
for walking" as a faded, insignificant 
memory. Emilio's professional life as a 
teacher cannot be disassociated from his 
personal, often lyrical response to a life 
"between borders." 

Cuba and North America are inex- 
tricably, yet tensely linked in his repre- 
sentation of reality, a reality that gains 

clarity and vibrancy in the cadences of 
the poet. In his verse, Emilio seeks the 
temporary suspension of analysis and rea- 
son (the tools of the teacher) in favor of 
metaphor and emotion (the tools of the 
poet); he transports himself to an inti- 
mate, reflective space, capable of gener- 
ating cohesion and meaning out of an 
experience of loss and change. It is in this 
space that Emilio considers the perplex- 
ities, nuances, and contradictions of the 
world around him, and translates them 
into vivid, powerful images. 

In Emilio's earliest poems, as in his 
first years as an Andover teacher, one 
can detect a conflicted approach to the 


construction of the sclt. a search for an 
alternate cultural paradigm where both 
realities — the Hispanu .trul the Anglo- 
Saxon — can coexist and inform each 
other TheiC is clear IMWalgtl tor "the 

mother canny that stays/on the other 

side of the mni," and an UgBRWM to 
HMMQBnd the more mechanical routine* 
of his everyday American school lite. In 
one ot bJf m*>*i frequently anthologized 
pOCiMi "North." he evokes the relent- 
less pace to which he must adapt: M Pa«es 
ot agenda / tasks to tulhll / plates to eat / 
to arrive late / threats / to he indispen- 
-sahlc / demand and supply." 

In this world, focused on efficiency' 
and productivity, and on the mastery ot 
skills and concepts, it is the act of writ- 
ing that enables Hmilio to reconcile 
what he does with who he is. The public 
performance of the teacher, always open 
to scnitiny and assessment, is comple- 
mented by the private conversations 
with self, by the moments ot conscious 
scillness and reflection in the confines of 
the poet's study. 

Tins clear demarcation between 
the life of the teacher and the lite ot the 
poet, particularly apparent in Emilio's 
early career, however, slowly Rives way 
to a deeper understanding ot the com- 
plement. in nature of these two endeav- 
ors. Reflect inn back on many years of 
teaching, in his last evaluation, Emiho 
acknowledges his own transformation: 
"Teaching gives me 'my daily bread' by 
providing me wirh I spiritual sustenance 
and I sense of purpose that I cam with 
me Kith in and out of the classnxim.... 
Perhaps one of the greatest moments in 
my recent past came when I realized 
that I had not only dedicated mv life to 
teaching but to learning. This. ..allowed 
me to stop making the stark distinction 

Ix tweeli who I was .is .1 jxrv>n and 
I did tor a living." 

["Hiring his 24 years .it the Acad- 
emy. EmiliO not only taught every 
course in the Spanish curriculum and 
develojxvl new materials for upper-level 
^.urses often with the support of 
Ken. in ( irants — but also chaired thedc- 
pattment and published four books ot 
poetry, 1 short novel, a collection ot sto- 
ries, and .1 volume of children's stories. 

Looking back. 11 is clear that the 
multiple tasks .<» the boarding school 
master, those initially portrayed as 
puzzling 01 onerous by toreign-born 
Emiho, were later perceived as an op- 
portunity for growth: "Being involved 
in activities other than teaching has 
allowed me to meet .1 greater number 
of students and teachers, individuals 
with whom I would not have had the 
opportunity to intend otherwise. I teel 
such endeavors help lay the foundation 
for a stronger sense of community and 
instill an essential code of ethics and 
values in all of us." 


To this community, where he fell 
increasingly at home — "I used to feel I 
alone / but not so much now" — he has I 
brought his Cuban sensibility and a joy- I 
lul <. elebration of musu . ginnl food, and 1 
camaraderie. Emilio's lively departmen- 
tal parties m Tilton House in so many 1 
ways replU ate/exude his ruh fainiK lite. 
Seldom does Ode see such 1 loseness and » 
attei tion between father and daughters, 
father and son. Lisa, Comma, and 
Pablo '89 are Emilio's Jose friends, 
sharing their favorite CDs, books, and 
jokes with their dad as easily as they 
offer him fashion advice. At the core ot 

tins dynamic, close-knit family, one 
senses wife Mary's warmth, equanimity, 
and quiet strength, a soothing de- 
meanOt that balances Emilio's feistiness 
and decisive nature. 

The Cuban "metaphor man," as 
he has often called himself, is headed 
on another journey, first to his 
home in Middlchury. Vt., and then to 
Toronto. His life between borders is 1 
now fully embraced. 


Spanish department 
colleague John Mater 
said this of Emiho 
Mojo. "It is a testaments 
to his commitment to hit 
art that he has remained 
productive the face 
of a heavy teaching 
schedule . " 




A Standing "O" for Mr. T 

by Christopher Walter 


'hen I think of the PA music 
scene before William, I 
have an image of a kind of dim gray- 
ness. When William arrived, it sud- 
denly became bright sunlight with 
trumpets." So writes a student who 
was among the first to feel the effects 
of the extraordinary impact of 
William Thomas. In the mid-1970s, 
the orchestra was populated only by a 
handful of students — several from the 
same family — and a few adults 
brought in to play instruments no stu- 

dent could manage. William had 
vision, passion, and unimaginable 
powers of persuasion. With the kind 
of resources available at Andover and 
support from an administration that 
recognized a jewel when it saw one, 
William knew he could do almost 
anything, even put on a full-length 
performance of The Marriage of Figaro 
with an all-student cast and orchestra. 

Under William's direction the 
music department was transformed. The 
summer music program, the chamber 

music program, and tours with the 
Cantata Choir and Academy Chamber 
Orchestra were perhaps the first remark- 
able results of William's energies. Many 
more were to follow, including the 
Gospel Choir and a program dedicated 
to teaching string instruments to chil- 
dren from nearby Lawrence, Mass. 

In the late 1970s it was rare for an 
independent school to prepare 50-60 of 
its best musicians in a program of classi- 
cal music and then take that show on 
the road to Scotland or Quebec. It was 


r.irer still lor one person to have a hand 
in even detail ot the trip, from where to 
stay and eat. what tit visit, and where to 
pvrtorm. to who was going to carry the 
harpsichord. Over the years, the tours 
became ever more ambitious: it was a 
(•roup of 1 70 students, parents, and fac- 
ulty that William led to China in 2001. 

"It is incredible tome that William 
put together these traveling extravagan- 
:as. rivaling Barnum & Bailey in the 
Complexity of their menagerie." says the 
same student quoted earlier. "Me did it 
all with energy and enthusiasm and 
managed to get more out of us than we 
ever thought we had to give. I le did this 
by giving so much of himself." 

Hundreds of students, m remem- 
bering these Cantata tours, recall them 
as one of the major highlights of their 
time at PA. Some go as far as calling 
them life-changing experiences. 

William's devoted following did not 
just spring from his undying love of 
music, although that was never for a 
minute in question. Generations of stu- 
dents flocked to his musical organizations 
because thev knew thev would he loved 
and respected individually. After every 
concert he gTcctcd each student with 
words of praise — and often a bear hug — 
as thev left the stage. Indeed. William 

took immense interest in the lives ot 
even student from the moment they 
were admitted, particularly those who 

might be having b hard time adjusting no 

New Hngland hoarding school life. 

One woman, once a shy young girt 
from Harlem who arrived at PA in the 

late l l) 70s, recalls her initial discomfort 
in the unfamiliar setting, but then: "I 
md Mr. T.. a man who not only shared 
my complexion, but who was comfort- 
able in the Andover environment.... 
Me was soulful and real and funny, and 
he was exactly what I needed. Without 
saying a word, he let me know that I be- 
longed there, t<><\ and n was OK to )ii-t 
be me. Musically, he taught me a lot; 
spiritually, he taught me more." 

Tales ot William's kindness could till 
a hook. An alumna recalls bow he sat up 
through the night with her when she fell 
ill in Rome. Several others recall firm 
reprimands they never forgot, because 
they held William in such esteem. 

William was strict, but never far 
iwa\ was an inexhaustible supply of 
good fun. "ChiP, you're in a world of 
darkness," students remember, was one 
of his favorite expressions — a criticism 
that was funny, defused the tension, and 
often inspired the singer or player to try 
a lot harder. He would frequently 

threaten to sit on i student, arhk h pro 

\ i iked a lot of laughter All his students 
will remember the food metaphors, 
tastes and sounds compared so vividly 

thai everybody understood them In- 

Itantly. The senior dinners he prepared 
so lovingly at his house overflowed with 
warmth and laughter 

In recent years William has gnen 
extraordinary service beyond this cim- 
pus, conducting the Cambridge Com- 
munity ( horns with such devotion that 
he was awarded the ceremonial ke\ to 
the City. In Bo-ton he led Projet t M I P 
which arranges high-quahry string in- 
strument instruction lor young -indents 
of color. For that he was awarded the 
Anna Bohhit Gardner/Corctta Scotl 
Kni'j Lifetime Achievement Award. At 

Andover he leaves behind a department 
that will torevcrmore be indebted to his 
energies and inspiration. Let no one tor- 
gel when they hear the C lospel Choir on 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Messiah at 
the end of the fall term, or Haydn's 
Farewell Symphtmy at the final orchestral 
concert of the year that it was William 
who began these wonderful traditions. 

We wish him a joyful retirement in 
his home state of Kentucky. 

Far left: William 
Thomas , baton in 
hand during a 
Summer Session 
practice m the early 
1980s, and (near 
left) as the ebullient 
maestro leading the 
PA orchestra a 
decade later 



Andover Fund 
Inspires Teamwork 

$1+ Million Challenge Team 

Oscar L. Tang 56 
President, Board of Trustees 

William IV 73 and Elisabeth L. Adams P'06, '1 1 

Edmond G. Choi '86 

Marshall P. Cloyd '58 

Timothy C. 76 and Melissa P. Draper P'04, '07 

Alfred L. Griggs '58 

Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer '85 and Jonathan Oppenheimer 

Nelson and Claudia H. Peltz P'02, '09 

Joshua L. Steiner '83 

Anonymous (4) 

Thanks to a team of Andover Fund challengers, all increased gifts 
over the prior fiscal year made between January 1 and May 31 will 
be matched dollar-for-dollar. For first-time donors, those who have 
lapsed, and those who may make second gifts prior to May 3 1 , there 
has not been a better time to maximize giving to the Academy. 

Board of Trustees President Oscar L. Tang '56 is delighted to 
lead the challenge again this year. In a letter mailed to alumni 
in February, Tang reiterated his commitment to support the 
Academy's mission to provide access to every qualified 
student without regard to the family's financial cir- 
cumstances. As a financial aid student himself and 
a refugee from China, he speaks with passion 
about the importance of need-blind admission 
and its impact on the quality of the student 
body. "Your participation and generosity 
will allow us to open the opportunity of 
this exceptional education to more de- 
serving youth of talent than ever before," 
Tang wrote. 

The Andover Fund is a collective 
effort by all alumni and parents to work 
together and support the Academy 
with gifts that range from $10 to 
$100, 000... or more. These gifts support 
the community of excellence that brings 
together faculty and students who live, 
study, work, and play on this exceptional 
campus. It is these gifts that help make the An- 
dover experience unique and allow the Academy 
to progress in its pursuit of a community that pro- 
duces young people who will make a positive difference 
in the world. 

In the first year of the $ 1 million challenge, 10 donors joined 
with all those who responded to raise $2.2 million for the Andover Fund. Last 
year, more than $2.7 million was donated, pushing the Andover Fund to a record $8.6 
million. This year, there is a total of 13 challengers and, as of this writing, 1,156 
responders for a total of $659,123. 


Two Faculty Members 
Rewarded for Their Efforts 

by Victoria Harnish 

Jerry Haglcr, science, and Dan Schneider, mathematics, were 
awarded instnictorships during a l.iculty ;md trustee 
dinner was p.irt of the Roard of Trustees' w inter weekend 
on campus. 


A faculty member since 2000. Jerry Hauler w as presented the 
Schmert:ler Teaching Instructorship, which was established 
six years ago by Kuni S Schmcrtrler and Alumni Trustee 
Michael Schmertrler 70. Kristen Johnson previously held 
the instructorship 

"I know the Schmertzlcrs are very interested in the role sci- 
ence plays in the education of our youth ami how the exploration 
of new discoveries and methods can he utilized to spark curitisity 
and enthusiasm for the sciences," Haglcr says. "I plan to use this 
iiwnictorship with thi>se principles m mind." 

Hauler arrived at Andover highly recommended after 
earning a PhD degree at the Cornell Graduate School of Med- 
ical Sciences and following a postdiKtoral fellowship in Har- 
vard's molecular and cellular biology program. "He joined us 
as a visiting scholar in molecular biology to run QUI research 
program and to teach advanced biology," says Dean of Studies 
John Rogers. "Eight years later, here's Jerry, having taught in 
every level of biology- from 100 to 610, and having transformed 
his extended visit into a tnie career — one that we have every 
hope will last a lifetime." 

Molecular biology research is offered in the context of two 
courses, BtiAogy 600 and Biolngy 6/0, as well as through inde- 
pendent projects. "1 help to guide the students through the 
construction and execution of their projects, order supplies, 
and troubleslnxit problems," Hagler explains. "The students 
present the results of their work in an end-of-term public 
poster sevsion and in a final written report." 

Reveling in the experiences in the research lab, one stu- 
dent wrote: This was my favorite class. People asked me why 
I would want to take an eight-hour science course, but hon- 
estly, sometimes I wish it were longer." 

Always looking for ways to integrate science into othet 
areas >>i the «. urri( ulum, I lagler collaborates regularly w ith col* 
leagues in the hi-tors department, the Robert S. Peabody Mu- 
seum oi Archaeology, and the psychology department. "There 
are main where science in general — and biology in par- 
ticular — can inform, and be informed by, other fields of study. 
I would be remiss m my duties .i- a scientist and .in educator 
it I did not ,n least explore these connections," I laglcr viw 

Dan Schneider 

"A gentleman, a scholar, a coach, and a good friend to many 
in tins community." That's how I Van ot Faculty Temba 
Maqubela described Han Schneider when presenting him 
\\ ith the I larris Family Instructorship in Math. Established in 
memor> ot Robert F. Maynard. faculty member in mathemat- 
ics, by R. Nelson I larris '32 and King W.W. Flarris '61 , the in- 
structorship previously was held by Paul Murphy. 

First arriving on the Andover campus as a teaching fellow 
in 1998, Schneider quickly became acclimated to the com- 
munity. He was hired as a member of the faculty following his 
fellow ship and st;iyed at Andover for two more years. He left 
in 2001 to complete a master - degree in math education at 
Teachers College at Columbia University and worked for a 
couple of years at the Dalton School in Manhattan. 

"I had absolutely loved my time at Andover. The students 
and faculty were phenomenal to work w ith, and 1 enjoyed liv- 
ing in this kind of atmosphere and community," Schneider 
says. "When 1 learned Andover was hiring for their math de- 
partment again. I eagerly applied." Upon his return to PA in 
2004, he took on the responsibilities of teaching, house coun- 
seling, and coaching — serving as an assistant coach to boys' 
varsity basketball and boys' cross-country. 

"At the Dalton Sch<x>l, I actually found myself trying to 
replicate the hoarding environment: offering to coach when 
most teachers didn't and being an advisor to a homeroom in 
an attempt to mimic dorm life," says Schneider. 

In addition to his school-year commitments, Schneider is 

one of the teachers who pioneered mathematics 
instruction for the ACE Scholars Program. Pi- 
loted in the summer of 2007, ACE (Accelerate, 
Challenge, Enrich) provides rising lowers who 
entered Andover with an uneven background in 
mathematics and science the opportunity to gain 
competence in those subjects so they may con- 
tinue on a more advanced track the following au- 
tumn. The program is among the first of its kind 
in the nation and is garnering interest from 
schools throughout the United States. 

"I am always amazed by the talent on our fac- 
ulty, and it is humbling to be recognized in this 
way," says Schneider. 

Math teacher Dan Schneider contributed to the success of Andover's inaugural 
ACE Scholars Program, held in Colorado last summer. 


Recognizing a faculty member's special commitment to Andover students, an instructorship provides a small stipend 
and a large tribute. These honors are awarded to teachers in mid-career and are held for a period of three to five years. 
"Instructorships help us recruit and retain the most exceptional faculty," says Dean of Faculty Temba Maqubela. 

The minimum gift to establish an endowed instructorship is $1.5 million. Annually, the recipient contacts the 
benefactor with updates about the classroom and life on the Hill. Those donors also are invited to attend the 
trustee and faculty dinner at which their instructorship is awarded to a new recipient. 

Currently the Academy has 16 endowed instructorships. "Ten more would have a significant impact on our 
ability to attract and keep the very best teachers," says Maqubela. 

For further information about establishing an endowed instructorship, please contact Director of Development 
Luanne Kirwin at or 978-749-4270. 



HIV/AIDS Researcher Charles van der Horst '70 
Provides Care and Treatment Where It Hurts Most 

[xiuenis and met 

The MrM In ■ < Series of articles on AIPS in the Spring 199| Andmcr Hulk tin 

featured I h i liarles van dei i lorst, directot of die AIDS ( Hinical Trials Unit 
.u University ol North ( larolina 1 [capitals, then— and now — one or* the largest 
I IIV/AIHS rc.NCiin l> units in the country. A savvy infectious disease re search er 
and Compassionate healer, v.ui der llorst not one to simply throw drug's 

.it In- debilitated patients. Along with advo- 
cating comprehensive and physical 
care for patients and their families, he lohhied 
"^"^"^"^"H locally and federally tor anonymous 

.nit (discrimination legislation, and housing for 
^^^^^H AIDS. 

^^^^^H Van der Horst reports today that the 

fyn(Mff*p I UV/AIDS situation in his state unproved 
' ' tremendously in the past 17 years, thanks t<> 

redirected federal funding, education, out- 
reach, and new treatments. Most notably, a 
triple drug "cocktail" introduced in 1996 was 
found t< i suppress the 1 11V virus completely in 
most patients. 

The Southeast is home to about 50 per- 
cent i >t the pet »ple newly diagnosed with AIDS 
in the United States. Of those infected in 
North Carolina, about 70 percent are African 
American and 28 percent are women. Almost 
all are desperately poor. "We started seeing 
these miraculous recoveries," recalls van der 
Horst. "I could finally stop going to so many funerals." 

During this period van der Horst and his colleagues expanded the UNC 
Infection* I Vcises group from five to 30 members ,ind opened five satellite 
HIV/AIDS clinics throughout the state to serve patients in remote areas, in- 
cluding those incarcerated in state prisons. 

"let b\ 2000 v,in der Horst u,i- feeling antsy. Although pleased with 
\ \( > progress, he felt increasingly frustrated by the lack of federal support 
programs tor the mentally ill and drug addicted — nearly 60 percent of UNC's 
Hl\ /AII >V patients. At age 49 van der Horst began pondering his future, 
when along came an invitation to the International AIDS Conference in 
l"Hirban, South Africa. He was enormously impressed by the conference — and 
horrified bv the health-care situation in Malawi, a small African country of 
about 1 3 million people. 

"I tht night I had the skill sets to help make a real difference in Malawi, to 
bring its health services to first-world status, to use it as a model for improve- 
ment and expansion," he recalls. The internist began making several four- 
week trips to Johannesburg. South Africa, and Malawi each year. In 

Johannesburg, he began teaching and mentoring younger physicians. In 
Malawi's capital city of Lilongwe, he rolled up his sleeves, got to know 
and understand the locals, and helped set up programs to prevent HIV 
transmission to babies. 

Van der Horst's wife, Dr. Laura P. Svetkey, director of the Hyperten- 
sion Center at Duke University, and his two daughters joined him on a 
trip to Africa in 2001; 13-year-old Sarah and 16-year-old Anna brought 
along the 20 boxes of donated school supplies they had collected. "I 
wanted them to understand the situation," says van der Horst, "to know 
what I was doing while I was away for so long." 

His focus in Malawi eventually became the prevention of mother-to- 
child HIV transmission: of the more than 90,000 Malawi children (age 14 
or younger) who are currently HIV-positive, approximately 90 percent 
acquired the virus from their mothers in utero or at birth. 

In April 2002, under van der Horst's direction, UNC's Prevention of 
Mother-to-Child Transmission program began administering nevirapine, 
an affordable and tolerable antiviral drug, to HIV-positive Malawian 
mothers at the onset of labor and to their newborns within 48 hours of 
birth. There were numerous cultural, stigmatization, and trust issues to 
overcome. But by December 2006, the rate of mother-to-child infection 
was reduced from 27 percent to 15.5 percent at six weeks. The results have 
been well documented and were lauded by the National Institutes of 
Health in February 2007. 

During a recent visit to Malawi, he bumped into his very first patients 
from six years ago, an HIV-positive mother and her twin daughters. "See- 
ing those healthy HIV-negative girls," he says, "was fantastic." 

UNC's program now treats about 23,000 pregnant women each year 
in Lilongwe, 1 5 percent of whom are HIV-positive. "We've got a fabulous 
I team working there," van der Horst notes, "and we're always trying to im- 
prove our approach and methods." 

The traveling doctor tackled a new problem beginning in 2007: HIV 
I transmission to babies via breast milk. "Transmission occurs in about one 
out of four babies breast-fed by an HIV-positive mother," he explains, "and 
virtually all African mothers breast-feed because liquid formula is too ex- 
pensive and powdered formula must be mixed with water, most of which 
is contaminated." His new research project includes about 1 ,900 mother- 
infant pairs randomly assigned to various interventions. 

"Our breast-feeding study is likely to create quite a media stir," pre- 
dicts van der Horst. "I'm hoping it's going to change government policy 
and international treatment standards for the next 20 years." 

—Jitt Clerkin 

This article is part of a series of profiles updating the stories of individuals 
' featured previously in the Bulletin. Have a suggestion for a future profile! 
E-mail us at Far more on UNC's work in 
Malawi, go to .edu/malawi or 

AndoverAgain (Again) 
This Summer 

Plan a virtual return to Andover Hill this 
summer for stimulating online courses with 
your fellow alumni and their families. 
AndoverAgain's director (and self- 
proclaimed poobah) Paul Kalkstein '61 
says this year's courses will include a 
French village tour with Hale Sturges; a 
discussion of Kingsley Amis's comic novel 
Lucky Jim with Carole Braverman; a mul- 
tilevel look at Shakespeare's Merchant of 
Venice with Tom Kane; two limited- 
enrollment writing courses; and one or two 
other offerings. Courses will begin mid- 
June. For more information, log on to 

♦ "This gem of a program afforded me the 
opportunity to hook into a community 
and move my goals forward in a very 
positive atmosphere. I loved that I 
could work it at my convenience — and 
the feedback and sharing with the 
other participants was priceless." 

♦ "If other alumni are anything like me, 
they are looking for ways to connect, 
and this program definitely provides 
that. Lifelong learning is so important, 
and what a great way for Andover to 
give that to its alumni and maintain 
that sense of exceptional community." 

♦ "Taking the online courses put me 
right back in the classroom and re- 
minded me why (and where) I learned 
to love learning so much." 

Announcements about AndoverAgain 
are made via e-mail: be sure your e-mail ad- 
dress is accurate at BlueLink and that you 
are set to receive e-mail from PA. If you 
haven't tried AndoverAgain, please join us 
in June. If you're a veteran, welcome back. 




"Non Sihi Day 2007 was a 
wonderful reminder nf Phillips 
Academy's clear commitment 
to foster an ethic of engaged 
citizenship in all members of 
i Mir a immunity. . . " 

Non Sibi Day to Build on First-Year Success 

Ruling the momentum of its 2007 launch, IVVs second annual Non Sihi Day 

seeks to unite stiuk-nt-, faculty, and staff with the- worldwide Andovei 
community oi alumni and past and present parents. Inspired h>- the 

V ademy's mono, which translates .is "not tor self." the event will take plate 
Saturday. Septemlxt 1 V 200S. 

I hi Inaugural effort united more than 2.000 in a da\ of scr\ u e around 
the globe. PA representatives participated in 108 group ptojcCO in I i coun- 
tries and 21 states; another 24 alumni signed up tor individual projects, 

Alumni from the I lass „| JO >0 to the C lass ,,f 2007 participated. 

"Non Sihi Day 2007 was ,i won- 
derful reminder of Phillips Academy's 
i leai <. < immitment to foster an ethic of 
engaged citizenship in all members of 
our community." s.iys I Vector of C x>m- 
munit\ Service ("had Green. "The 
event also prov ided our school with 
the opportunity to rcinvigorate our 

partnerships with numerous commu*. 

nity-hased organizations throughout 
i ireatet Boston, all ol which have indi- 
cated a strong interest in participating 
in Non Sihi Day 2008." 

Returning Non Sihi Day chair T< >m 
Beaton '73, who led a project last year, 

found the experience to he very meaningful: "I worked alongside alumni from 
multiple decades making lunch for 350 homeless men and women in the 
Boston area. We will lx- there again for this year's Non Sihi Day." 

AngelPoints, an online organizational ttx»l whose services were donated 
by CEO and founder Andy Mercy '88, proved crucial to making last year's 
event ,i success. "We could not have organized the projects, the volunteers, 
and the details without this tool," says Associate Director of Alumni Affairs 
Jenny Savino. "Alumni around the world will he ahle to sign up online again 
this year, thanks to AngelPoints. We hope to see new volunteers and new 
projects, as w ell as an extension of partnerships that hegan with the inaugural 
Non Sihi Day." 

New Alumni Directory 

Once again Phillips Academy has contracted with Harris Connect, Inc 
to produce a directory of all Ahhot and PA alums. Harris already ma. 
have contacted you to verify your address and other data. Please respon 
so the directory will he as accurate as possihle. After it is printed this fal 
alumni will have the opportunity to purchase copies from Harrirn 
Thanks for your help! 


Elvis Is Titanic 

Alfred A. Knopf 
try lan Klaus '97 

Prior to beginning doctoral 
studies in history at Har- 
vard, Ian Klaus spent a 
semester teaching U.S. 
history and English to Kur- 
dish students at Salahaddin Univer- 
sity in Arhil, Iraq. Elvis Is Titanic captures 
vignettes from that experience, hut also provides 
a profile of life in Arhil and the struggles faced 
by the Kurds, including their desire for a future 
removed from oppression. Klaus, in his class- 
room and this hook, draws parallels between 
American history and culture and the chal- 
lenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Iraqis. 

Our Classical 
A Homing Device 

Switchback Books 
by Caroline Noble 
Whitbeck '97 

As noted in this thin vol- 
ume's introduction, too 
often new poets sacrifice 
truth in favor of novelty. Caroline Noble Whit- 
beck achieves both. With references to Ameri- 
can culture and the poet's own childhood, Our 
Classical Heritage offers its readers "pleasurable 
and witty work" employing varied poetic form. 
Born and raised in New York City, Whitbeck 
currently resides in Philadelphia, where she is 
working toward a doctoral degree in compara- 
tive literature and literary theory at the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. She holds a BA degree in 
classics (Latin) from Harvard and an MFA 
degree from Brown. 


New Negroes 
from Africa 

Indiana University Press 
by Rosanne Marion 
Adderley '85 

Corecipient of the 2007 
Wesley-Logan Prize, New 
Negroes from Africa details 
the 19th century settlement of West 
Indies communities by both English-speaking 
colonists and 15,000 African immigrants de- 
posited in the British Caribbean after being res- 
cued from illegally operating slave ships. An 
associate professor at Vanderbilt University spe- 
cializing in African history during the era of 
slavery, author Rosanne Marion Adderley spot- 
lights the families of these newly freed Africans, 
iheir work as paid laborers and indentured ser- 
vants, and the traditions — religious and other- 
wise — they continued in their new home. 


LONCFA 1 1 ^ 

Religious Illiteracy 

Palgrave Macmillan 
by Diane L. Moore, Faculty 

While conversation regard- 
ing religious instruction 
grows deeper in other parts 
of the world, the United 
States continues to back away from 
teaching religion in its public schools. Author 
Diane L. Moore explains why she thinks the re- 
ligious illiteracy that results is "dangerous and 
debil itating," but she also demonstrates how to 
explore religion in school via a practical cultural 
studies approach. Moore — a professor at the 
Harvard Divinity School, the director of its Pro- 
gram in Religion and Secondary Education, and 
an instructor of philosophy and religious studies 
at Andover — has produced a work deemed by 
her peers as "thoughtful" and "pioneering." 


Little, Brown 
and Company 
by Mark Liponis '76 

Medical director of Canyon 
Ranch health tesorts, au- 
thor Mark Liponis links an 
overactive immune system 
with aging and diseases re- 
lated to aging, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart 
disease. Liponis offers tips to pinpoint poor be- 
haviors and habits, and suggests a seven-step pro- 
gram by which people can better manage their 
immune systems and thus live healthier, longer 
lives. This volume contains 50-plus Canyon 
Ranch recipes, part of a suggested eight-day meal 
plan. The coauthor of Ultraprevention, which 
won a 2003 Books for a Better Life Award, 
Liponis lives with his family in Lenox, Mass. 

Finding the 
Way Home 

Ilm House 
by Locke Rush '5 1 

Locke Rush's autobiogra- 
phy focuses on his various 
long-term spiritual quests. 
In pursuit of truth, Rush 
longingly travels the world de- 
voting himself to Buddhism, Hinduism, psy- 
chothetapy, and other spiritual paths and gently 
shares his profound insights with the reader. 
Eventually he finds a holy sage/gum, through 
whom Rush is lovingly transformed. Having 
worked as a documentary filmmaker, Paris fash- 
ion model, and therapist, Rush now counsels 
people near where he grew up, in Kennett 
Square, Pa. 

Only a Game 

University of 
Nebraska Press 
by Bill Littlefteld '66 

Bearing the same name as 
the author's popular Na- 
tional Public Radio broad- 
cast, Only a Game offers 
a thought- and smile- 
provoking collection of Bill Littlefield's rumina- 
tions on the world of sports. Many of these short 
essays were originally presented via the airwa\ es, 
others in print, and still others have never been 
released publicly until now. All employ Little- 
field's chatacteristic style — "sometimes funny, 
sometimes poignant" — and do an excellent job 
of cutting through hyperbole to find meaning in 
competition and the games people play. Little- 
field, the author of many books, also teaches a hu- 
manities coutse at Curry College in Milton, Mass. 

The Old Way 


by Elizabeth Marshall 
Thomas '49 

A prolific author of fiction 
and nonfiction, Elizabeth 
Marshall Thomas found in- 
spiration for this volume in 
her early post- Abbot years. 
When 19, she moved with her family to Africa 
and lived among the bushmen of the Kalahari. 
She revisits those experiences — and in the process 
contemplates the origins of man and speculates 
that society's future can be learned by studying this 
hunter-gatherer society. As The Old Way notes, 
"What we think of as modern history is only a 
sliver of the history of mankind." Thomas lives 
with her husband in Peferboro, N.H. 

Queens in 
the Kingdom 

Avalon Travel Publishing 
| KI N G DO M | hy Edxvard shapim , 87 md 

Jeffrey Epstein 

Subtitled The Ultimate Gay 
& Lesbian Guide to the Dis- 
ney Theme Parks, this new 
and expanded edition of Queens in the Kingdom is 
just that: a detailed look at what the authors dub 
the "parks' pinker side." Coauthors Edward 
Shapiro and Jeffrey Epstein have long frequented 
and shared with friends "the subtle (and not-so- 
subtle) gay side" of the Disney theme parks. This 
book captures that information and includes a rat- 
ing system that lets readers know what to expect: 
five stars is "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." 
One star? "Cruella De Vil." Shapiro resides in 
New York City. 


■V.\l\s| mi Chain: 

1 hi I 1 1 1 it \ky Life 
HI \ I'm I 

Dryad PrCM 
Kcvd W'hitiemorc '37 

Now in hi* laic Reed 
Whittemore has long 
served thf literary WOtld M 
.1 pvt. critic, editor, biographer, and teacher. 
I K m twice pneirv oomuImm bd the library d 
( mi^cw (now U.S. poet laureate) In this mem- 
nr. Ih- writes pnnunlv about his literary lile -Old 
»|i v» to m ihr third person, employing tlu- nltei 
j.jj, i R Th> > mi i" •!! him to I - I at 
r,.,,i .. It in HNI 1,1 " v ,r > KtiOOt tO wry, 
from comic to satirical His recollection* 
hkk to hi* days .it Andover and include hi* time 
.it Yale. wl»en he tutounded Tuning. B poetry |OUP 
tv.ll that featured the work* of William Gnrioi 
Williams, E.E. ( aimmmgs, .md E;ra Pound 

H Mi H 

Workman Publishing 

by RobBonla 72, Him? 

PncrieH . irrul R D . K< Mil 

i Clinclv following the publi- 
' cation of Rob Battles' other 
collaboratively written hooks, 
Bad Hog anJ Bod Cat. his lat- 
est two demonstrate that AO 
topic is safe from his offbeat 
wit. Bod Bah? .mil Bikl Presi- 
dent arc composed of a series 
of photos with droll caption* 
that poke fun at their subjects. Rattles lives in 
New York City and is senior vice president of cre- 
ative services for R.unK»w Media Holdings. 

heart stone* 



Photographer Josie Iselin 
employs a flatbed scanner 
and a computer to capture 
the images within these two 
hooks. The first pairs photographs of heart- 
shaped stones with universal concepts summed 
ur in simple words (e g-. hon«»r. sustenance, ad- 

thev function. Isehn's work has been dis- 
d heavily thnrnghout the San Francisco 
where she and her family make their home. 

M w i kh ks \i Work 

I larpef I Collins 

by Polly Liftim- '8H and 

William C Tifv/or 

— — 1 >1li i imu i business plan lor 
"IwS" I || U J |st ii iuiiry. coauthors 
— mt j+ l \ \'"\U I ilVirrc and William 
1 m * r.nloi pic. nli addressing 

old obstacles with fresh thinking 
Mmnk/o ill Wink lives up to its subtitle, Why the 
Mm! i >ngiruiJ Minds m Business Win. b\ taking a 
page fn»m successful innovators: from nicg i com- 
panies like IBM and Proctor & Gamble to busi- 
nesses on par with the corner sandwich shop. 
Now available in paperback. Mavericks promises 
to inspire its readers, whether new to the business 
world or se.isoncd veterans. Fonnerly a senior ed- 
itor lor Fast C Jimp»m\ inagarnu-, LaBaiTe .kklrcssvs 
audiences around the globe on matters ol busi- 
ness. She resides in New York I !ity 

What We 
Cannot Soy 

What We 
Cannot Say 

Tmfford Publishing 
fry William /.. Nute Jr. 


Tlii- interesting study tack- 
les unconscious assumptions 
groups make about one an- 
other — and does so in the 
context of the Ottoman Empire of 
Turkey during the first half of the 19th century. 
Then and there, a radical but nonsubversive ex- 
amination of the government was under way. At 
the same time, a very limited number ol American 
missionaries had arrived, set upon rclorming 
Christian churches in Turkey. The result, accord- 
ing to author William Nute: "a cultural encounter 
the depth and meaning of which was probably at 
the time reci>gni:ed by few." A former physician 
and resident of Haverford, Pa., Nute lived in 
Turkey as the child and grandchild ol missionaries. 

Darfl r's Sorrow 

Cambridge University 

by Martin W. Daly '68 

Providing context for the 
region's current crisis. Dar- 
fin's Sorrou- treads a written 
path through time: from 
; 1 7th century origins of the 
Fur State; through expansion, revolution, and 
annexation by Anglo-Egyptian Sudan; to recent 
governments unable to curb a wave ol blixxl- 
shed. Savs John Voll of Georgetown University: 
"Diplomats and NGO officials should have this 
volume on their desk as they attempt to under- 
stand the historic foundations of society in Dar- 
hir and its current catastmphic problems." A 
resident of Waterville, Maine, author Martin 

Daly is the general editor of the Cambru 
I futorv ii/ F.gypt and has written extensively 
the history of the modem Middle East a 
Northeast Africa. 

Pi 1 1 It J t n\|\( .s: 

A Run >kiih's I hi 

Public Affairs. Perseus 

Ivmks Group 

Edited by Kate Harmon, 
k'tiyiv Freed Jennings 76. I 
and Lynn Sherr 

Thoughtful, insightful, and! 
unflappable, Peter Jennings was trusted by mil- 
lions to give meaning and perspective to daily 
happenings around the globe. A tearless rc|s>rter 
who traveled tin- world in pursuit of the truth, 
he wai also a complicated perfectionist, a relent- 
less taskmaster, and i devoted friend and family 
m.m This entertaining biography, told via the 
memories ol friends, family, competitors, col-i 
leagues, and interview subjects, tracks Jennings' 
rise to the top ol his profession — from high 
school dropout to highly respected anchor of 
•\Bv "s Win-lil \ciis Tonight. Executive vice pres- 
ident and cofounder ol an independent produc - 
Hon company, coeditor Kavcc Freed Jennings 
was married to Peter Jennings from 1997 until 
his death in 2005. 

Cn \\< ;in< ■ Mi n , 


Culture: Inside the 
Paradigm Publishers 
by Enc Mognuson '87 

Changing Men, Transform* ■ 
ing Culture examines the 

current mythopoetic men's movement t 
through experiential participant observation. 
Pi -siring that a male-dominated society damages- 
horh men and women, this text deepens the 
body of knowledge about a shift taking place in I 
Western society to an emerging culture that' 
values traditionally feminine qualities, such as 
compassion, trust, emotional awareness, and 
full involvement in family life, while still valu- 
ing inherently masculine qualities, such as 
adventurousness, asscrtiveness, strength, and 
independence. Eric Magnuson lives with his 
partner, Bonnie, in Los Angeles, where he is am 
assistant professor of sociology at Loyola Mary- 
mount University. 

These capsule notices were prepared by Sharon 
Magnuson and Scott Aubrey. 

Above: ]ustin Kirchoff, 
far left, displays his 
panoramic photographs 
of Lawrence taken in 
1 997 while an Elson 

Right: Elson artist-in-residence Roy 
DeCarava, second from left, speaks to 
students and museum visitors about his 
photography at the opening of Roy 
DeCarava: A Retrospective in J 997. 

Below: Elaine Crivelli's art class visits the 
exhibition The Serial Attitude in J 997. 

Background: In a 1969 exhibition titled 
The Works, the Addison Gallery hung all 
of the best of its 5,000 works of American 
art that could fit on its walls. 



Charles M.D. Reed 
3412 S.E. Fairway West 
Stuart FL 34997 

PHILLIPS We received a nice letter from 
John Shafer in Logansport, Ind., recalling some 
memories we share from our days at Andover. He 
states, "Andover had prepared me well for col- 
lege, and I have been forever grateful for that." 

Sadly, I must report the passing of three class- 
mates. The death of Theron Marsh occurred July 
30, 2007. This information was picked up from 
the Princeton Alumni Weekly. A family member 
reported the death of Philip D. Allen, which oc- 
cuned on Aug. 18, 2002. We have no further in- 
formation at this time. Also, it has come to our 
attention that Alton Hathaway of Dunedin, Fla., 
passed away on Aug. 6, 2006. We have no details, 
and learned of the death from mail returned to 
Andover. I regret having to make this report. 


Grace Hadley MacMillan 
1353 Martin Drive 
Wantagh NY 11793 

ABBOT Happy new year from the Abbot Class 
of 1930! I tried to call our other five classmates 
(which is always a shock to them) and only 
reached three: Elaine Burtt Johnson in Tampa, 
Fla.; Evelyn Hamilton White in Salisbury, Md.; 
and Betsy Walworth Ross in Essex, Conn. 


Doom Bmm Gybfa <» ptohabh m 

with her daughter ill thi» vaion, and I do not 
l...v. . phone numhrt ItM Janice Lowl Jrnkin. 
at hn noising home m I iothtown. N H 1 usually 

Elaine ... I Evelyn He dotal wrll Rct.y l» Mill 
irjoit mg alter « vi«ii Irom Iter » h.ldtrn and 
grandchildren, who came turn New Mexico to 
visit her in (amnectKiit 

A* fcw me. Grace Hadlry Mae MilLrn. my huv 
1 ... i and I nudr QUI .uuuul mp lo limn City. Iowa, 
to celebrate Christmas Mkb our daughter, Shirley, 
her »>«*. and our great gtamkUightcr. Sylvia 
Wc Mopped rn laW Unite in Canton. Mich . lo 
visit ««ir older i u i i •'. I I MM| arkl l»ct family 

II all goes wrll. I hope tt he at the Andover- 

My wile and I are wrll happy here in New 
Jersey. I have recovered well Irom .1 t.ill in winch 
I split my he.hl open— although I .mi Mire H did 
KM help my memory, which is tailing. 



l .Hiii Chlpnui Parker 

1 l«ri:on I louse. * I »-R 
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Seattle \VA 98101-2797 

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warm welcome 
' and . ..II get .1 


Fred Curtis 

J \ 1 Meadow lark Pric e 
Hamilton NJ 08690 


PHILLIPS No new* from any of you class- 
mates. Kit I will take this opportunity to wesh you 
a good year and good health. 

One of our cIhHHi Roul Tunlcv. died in 
Florida in October According to the New York 


then of four hoc 
graduated from 
cer in Europe a 

an aviJ traveler and an an- 
. I hundreds of articles. He 
rt 1934 and was a Navy offi- 
>rth Africa during WWII 




I and in person this sparklins 
tcur will he missed hy all whe 

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Plca-e call 978-749-4289 or 
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Alfred R. Mc Williams 
111. Willows al Wcsthorough 
1 Lyman St., Apt. 225 
Wcsthorough MA 01 581-1417 
SOS* > 66-2048 


PHILLIPS How BO begin class notes on a 
cloudy, snow-piled day, to he read on a sunny, 
halmy spring day.' That *>unds like a lead-in to 
an old favorite tune of our time, "June in Janu- 
ary." Rut don't despair, gentle reader; it may work 
out hy the end of this chronicle. 

Over the months wc have mentally paced the 
floor w ith Bill Nute. awaiting the release of his 
newly puhlishcd hook. What We Cannot Say. So 
it was special to receive Bill's letter enclosing a 
snapshot of Bill and Betty Nute, looking pleased, 
with a carton containing the first 100 copies of 
the h.x>k. Bill was feted at a book-signing parry 
at the Quadrangle, his senior living community, 
and was eelchrated as well hy his Quaker meeting 
group. |Editor's note: See the Andover Bookshelf 
secrion of this Bulletin! Wc also salute the Nutes 
for their positive adjustment to the loss of their 
sight. Thev have assembled the "Nute Team," as 
they call three remarkable ladies who assist them 
as needed in the everyday aspects of getting 
along, as well as provide valued companionship. 
Despite his now limited life, Bill's letters reflect 
continued engagement with family, friends, and 
the world around him. We wish some of our other 
friends and acquaintances would find the secret. 
In any event, wc continue to look forward to 
heanng from Bill. 

With a broad grin and a wagging tail (figura- 
tive, really!) the mailman presented me with a 
letter from Burke Smith. Burke and wife Made- 
line moved in January from Philadelphia to 
Columbus, Ohio, where they will settle in a re- 
tirement community near Madeline's family. 
Burke shares another Andover story, which is 
eminently worthy of being passed on. It begins 
in Horace Poynter's Cicero class (Latm 3, in 
those days). At one point Burke and a friend re- 

alized that they wcte on the vrtgc of flunking 
the course. There followed a frantic effort 10 
avoid this, in which they crammed mightily 
Said cramming included skipping ahead in the 
hook to two of the most difficult passages to 
translate they could lind. anil concentrating on 
them. As Burke put it so succinctly. "Bingo! We 
came in with grades in thr high 80s!" Thcv had 
picked the very passages that appeared on the 
final exam! Aflet Andover, Burke and Mr. 
Poyntcf exchanged ( Christmas cards, and, finally 
one year, while he was in the service. Burke de- 
cided to tell him the story He received a reply 
Irom Horace Poyntcf -.1 lull-page letter in Ldfm 
(still untranslated). 

CKir thanks to Burke! And to our other readers 
(both of them): maybe you arc not barreling 
down ski slopes or scuba diving these days, but 
how about sharing some of your Andover memo- 
ries, even serious ones! 

Now we come to the "June" pari <>t the song 
we mentioned; Reunion Weekend at Andover 
June H-15. 2008. Although 1933 is now offi- 
cially part .it the Old Guard. 2008 represents the 
7 Si H year since we walked down that elm arch as 
Andover men. I look forward to being there this 
June. To those who are physically able — do give serious thought to joining me. You'll be 
glad you did. 

Sadly, we must report the lovs of several class- 
mates: McColl Pringle died May 8, 2003. Wc had 
not heard from McColl tor some time, but his last 
known uuVhtM WM in Charleston, S.C. 

James L. Martin Jr died June 21. 1999. in 
Austin. Texas. Unfortunately, we have no further 

With much regret, I must also report the pass- 
ing 1 Hugh Samson, well known to all <>( us as 
head clays agent for so many years. His tireless 
effort on behalf of the Andover Fund bespoke a 
true, continuing devotion to Andover. The obit 
about Hugh in the winter Bulletin's In Memo- 
nam section described Hugh more adequately 
than I can in this space. All I can add is "We'll 
miss him." 


M.irs R. Stewart 

865 Central Ave.. 1-405 

Necdham MA 02492 


ABBOT In 20C7 wc kxt Dorothy Lambert 
Robinson, who lived in Sarasota, Fla. She will be 
missed by her 1934 classmates, who send condo- 
lences to her family. 

So. how are the rest of us doing? Most of us 
seem to be holding our own. 

Ruth Stott Peters Wyi that things are going 
well and that she continues to enjoy her time at 
the Salvation Army Learning Center. She and 
her husband still live in their handsome house in 
Chestnut Hill outside of Boston. They lead active 
and useful lives. 


Betty Flanders Cleveland also is able to live in 
her Wellesley, Mass., house with help, especially 
from her daughters. Her four children travel a lot, 
and all are a great source of help and satisfaction 
to Betty, who still has her usual cheerful way of 
looking at the important things in life. 

I, Mary Rockwell Stewart, am still very happy 
and active at North Hill, a 350-resident luxury 
retirement community in Needham, Mass. There 
are so many varied activities provided for us that 
life is full. Most of us are limited in some way, but 
are still kicking hard! Bridge and duplicate bridge 
take up most of my time — it keeps the brain con- 
centrated and active! 

In answer to my query, Barbara Ritzman 
Devereux sums it up so well: "You asked if I am 
happy, and the answet is yes! While my world has 
shrunk to some extent, 1 have, for the first time in 
my life, time to enjoy things around me. I have 
good friends with whom I go to lunch, the 
movies, and other events. I have nice neighbors 
and, above everything else, three wonderful chil- 
dren and seven grandchildren (ages 13-24) with 
whom I am in constant touch by phone or e-mail 
and who come to Florida often to visit me!" 

Isn't this just a great description of our 
"over-90" life? 

All the best to all the Class of AA 1934. 
Start preparing now for our 75th (!) on June 
12-14, 2009! 


Doris Schwartz Lewis 

250 Hammond Pond Parkway, Apt. 515S 
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 

ABBOT Not a word from you gals! Honestly, I 
am too old to rush to the mailbox every day ex- 
pecting to hear a few words. Zilch! Maybe next 
time I will follow up with a phone call. Consider 
yourselves warned. 

I'm still with the Friday afternoon symphony- 
goers, who seem to have become a sea of white 
heads. And I am still on a couple of boards, play 
bridge, and cook. 

Thanksgiving was novel. My grandson Seth, 
who is in England for two years (thank goodness 
it is up next September), decided we should all 
celebrate the holiday in the mother country, and 
so with great trepidation I agreed. I must admit 
that I was a basket case for the first few days, but 
recovered sufficiently to enjoy all the perks of the 
holiday. After merrie old England, my daughter 
Jane and I went to Paris for a few days and ab- 
sorbed culture at the Louvre, etc. All in all, a ter- 
rific change from my daily life. 

Oh, a funny: I went for a shingles shot last 
week, and the doctor said, "By law, I have to ask 
you a few questions." 1 said fine, and she said, "Do 
you have HIV?" I looked her straight in the eye 
and said, "At age 90, I would be delighted to say 
~yes!" She cracked up, and that was that. 

Classmates, do not do this to me again. Please! 
Happy new year. 


Fred W. Griffin 

P.O. Box 177 

274 Wallace Hill Road 

Franconia NH 03580 


PHILLIPS Editor's note: We are saddened 
to report that Arthur Lachlan Reed died in 
November. Please see the In Memoriam section 
for his obituary. 


Lucy H. Winship 
634 Jewett Road 
Hopkinton NH 03229 

ABBOT The name of the game this year is 
reaching 90. 1 talked to Betty Drake King in Or- 
mond Beach, Fla. She was recently feted by her 
family in a fabulous way. Family came from 
Oregon, Minnesota, Chicago, and Rutland, Vt. 
She has two daughters, six grandchildren, and 1 5 
great-grandchildren. She has trouble getting 
around after two major operations, but is content 
in her home, where she has lived since she and 
her husband moved during the time of the space 
shuttle development. She takes no more flying 
trips — too much hassle. My husband and I say, 
"Amen to that!" 

Lois Holmes Stokes, who lives at Brookhaven 
in Lexington, Mass., makes artificial flower 
arrangements, having ceded the making of the 
large real flower bouquets to another who wanted 
the job. Lois flew to Texas last year to visit het 
son. Her two daughters live nearby in Marlbor- 
ough and Chelmsford, Mass. This is the month 
of her 90th birthday, and she had two celebra- 
tions — one with family and one with other 
Brookhaven residents with January birthdays. A 
nice idea! 

A Christmas note from Mary Trafton 
Simonds enclosed a picture of Elinor Robinson 
Goodwin being honored as "the tireless matri- 
arch" on her 90th birthday by fellow volunteers at 
the Stevens Memorial Hospital gift shop in Nor- 
way, Maine. It was a surprise, and Elinor was 
amazed that they could organize it without her 

My husband, Steve, and I are here in Hopkin- 
ton, N.H., with about a foot of snow — the second 
such depth of snow since before Christmas. We 
stayed in all Monday, as we had planned, but did 

get plowed out by Tuesday morning. One of the 
sidelines of these big storms is that a deer family 
makes our grounds their home. This year we did 
not protect out shrubs as in the past, with the re- 
sult that all rhododendrons, hemlock, myrtle, and 
yews make up their diet. Last night, by the signs 
left in our side yard, they spent the night there 
chewing the myrtle. Early in the season two ap- 
peared by our front door munching on plantings 
there. In that case, we rushed out and protected 
the rest. 

Have a happy spring! 


Mary Perrott Whitehill 
14 Whitehall Terrace 
Newburgh NY 12550-1991 

ABBOT It is a joy to receive word that class- 
mates are still out there to receive the news. 
Some replies mention that travel is no longer 
desirable or possible. I enjoy vacations visiting 
other states, but traveling abroad, which I loved, 
is too tiring. 

Grace "Phronsie" Vibberts Conlin came 
across our class list from 1967 and wondered how- 
much smaller it is 40 years later There are 19 of 
us left. Phronsie's mother, Grace Chamberlin 
Vibberts, was a watercolorist, and Phronsie is busy 
cataloguing her paintings. She will be having a 
Web site. I hope I'll be announcing it in the Sep- 
tembet class notes. 

Barbara Daniels Goodman's first grandson, 
Daniel Stevens, was married last spring to a 
lovely girl. Bobby wears a pacemaker, but her doc- 
tor says she is doing well. She visited Courtney 
Wilson Benford at Daytona Beach, Fla. Court- 
ney has a wonderful waterway view. 

Jeannette Partridge Harrison and her hus- 
band are still well and involved in local activi- 
ties — but forget about traveling these days. Her 
children and grandchildren enjoy visiting them, 
which makes family visits a lot easier. 

Nancy Kincaid Breslin remains active 
with her New York City cultural and restoration 

I have a piece of good news to report: Sally 
Gage Curtis still lives in Farmington, Maine. I 
had erroneously reported in our winter class notes 
that she had died. But 1 recently received word 
from Sally's daughter Sarah that Sally was amused 
to read about her death in the Bulletin and "begs 
to differ." I'm sorry about any confusion this 
might have caused and am happy and relieved to 
get the good news about Sally! 

As for me, Mary Perrott Whitehill, I am try- 
ing to keep the computer from taking over my 
life. It is a challenge to keep up with the new 
technology. I love working on my Web site,, but need to learn a lot 
more to be able to improve it. Fortunately, with 
Mt. St. Mary College located in Newburgh, there 


are many cxirtvicxl education course*, .ui.l they 

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OH own ..>t.| I. -i>\ in. I die N V Philharmonic is 
in P.*«hkeepMe. only 18 mile* north. Vamu Col- 
lege .,1m. ku wonderlul program* there SUNY- 
i Yange County in Mtddletown. N.Y.. i» where I 
often »h«>»' painting*, and SUNY-Ncw Pali: *i*r 

dallies in an tttuflWlftfl I'm v> tortunaic to live 
here anil still he able 10 puini 

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)«hn Paring 

I 5 Rockhrook Drive 
Camden ME 04841 

I'HII I IPS knowing how important Jack 
Ware ind Archie Andrew* are in mil entire 
class, I felt I must KM with the hail KM that 
Jack lost his wile. Jane, and Archie hi* son Peter. 
K>th recently. Jack and daughter Kathv were at 
Jane'* side when *he passed on Talking with Jack 
by rh» >nc > coincidence on that very day. I MM 
impressed with the way he w» facing up to per- 
sonal tragedy- Archies son Peter, a mcmher of the 
PA Class of '65. died unexpectedly in Washing- 
ton. D C. in NovemhcT. Arch told mc that the 
whole family gathered in Greenwich. Conn., to 
celehrote Peter's life |u*t in the way he would 
have wanted it. Music, dancing, and goixl cheer. 
Take care, you two. 

Looking ahead. Norm Karasick says that. aftcT 
a recent medical checkup, his doctor told him he 
was good for "triple digits." Even so. Norm tells 
me that he is no longer investing in 30-year 
honds. while keeping a close eye on the stock 

market's nosedive and looking for huys. Having 
l»Kr his wife last year. Norm finds that cooking for 
himself, eating out. and hnngmg hack the left- 
overs is I sure way of reducing weight. 

Not tnplc digits, hut "triple-tiered" is the way 
George Schreiher describes the institution where 
he resides in Amherst. Mass. If you can leave your 
r\v>m withour forgetting to get dressed, you can 
sray m tier ime, where George is quite happily cn- 

(COOOtd George- tells CM he intends to take ad 
vantage- ot out Old Guard status to return to the 

Hill dtitmg reunion time Sautthinjj I think 

aKnit doing as well. 

Angus Gordon seems to he doing well while 
coping with foot problem* that make it dittuttlt 
t« • walk any distance Getting out to the mnllhox 
and bask is aKxit the maximum Meanwhile, his 
good dog Natasha (a "Wcsty") keeps him 
eompany along with the big Mac computer that 
keeps challenging him with upgrades Angus 
mentioned to me that during his ttrst two years 
at Andover he received free room by living with 
I lorace Poynter's family and also w illed on tables 
it Commons When he said that he regretted 
missing our 70th Reunion, I told him how 
impressed I was with the motorized chair Jack 
PoweUon brought to Reunion all the way trom 
Colorado, Tliough able to enjoy the centennial 
performance in Bethlehem, Pa., ol the Bach 
v li. .it lu had managed lot 10 w .it*. Tom Church 
spent some wheelchair time alter breaking a leg 
while carrying an armload of Christmas gilts in, 
shall we say, inclement weather. Talk about an 
ironic twist of fate: he fell alter tripping over his 
own cine! I was pretty embarrassed when I did 
the same thing (broke a lemur Kmc ) alter tailing 
off my own boat. 

I i ailed Kim Loring to see how his grandchil- 
dren out in Ohio arc getting along after losing 
their mother last year. As well as can he expected, 
Kim vud; they are glad to be under the care of a 
nanny who was a friend of their mother. Leg 
pniblcms seem to he endemic in our class, as Kim 
is going through physical therapy after breaking 
an ankle last September. He said it's like learning 
to walk all over again. That led to a discussion 
about balance problems at our age and my com- 
ment that I tried tai chi — and it's not for mc! We 
did enjoy some talk of Andover days, and for 
some reason I reminisced about an evening when 
I went to the room of "Trapper" John Endicott 
'38 to help him with a math lesson, only to find 
that his papers were dutifully laid out on his desk 
and the skin of a muskrat was carefully thumb- 
tacked on top of them. Trapper earned his name 
by pursuing muskrars. as they were called, in the 
woods out toward Pomps Pond. I haven't been 
able to find his name in class records, but I do 
know that he didn't stay in school long and that 
he was descended from the first governor of Mav 
sachusetts. The Lorings take the long drive out 
to Ohio twice a year, driving only because they 

can't part with their poodle and refuse to fly him 
Angus's Wcsty. Kim's poodle, and my N*dcr tcr 
ncr all have two trails in common: they love to 
be loved and hate to be left. 

News reac hed me from the alumni office that 
out i I i«in iti Reed W 'hittemore h '• l> M i OtOt 
oir, AjbCM the Groin The Ijtertirt hfe of a Poet, 
published. |Editor's note; See the Anckwcr B<*«k 
shelf section ol this Bulletin | Reed achieved uni- 
versal recognition a* poet, literary critic, 
publications editor, author, and also consultant 
in poetry to the Library ot Congress (now called 
the U.S. Poet Laureate). Since the news, I failed 
to find a copy through our library system, so I or- 
dered one and just received it. I've had no time to 
read it, but was impressed that one ot my fa- 
vorites. Garrison Keillor, wrote the foreword. 
Skimming through the chapter devoted to An- 
dover days reminded me thai the Andover expe- 
rience was not ihe same or necessarily right or 
good tor all ot us. noting that, while I felt liber- 
ated there, Reed lelt confined. We did, however, 
share the occasional surreptitious smoke up the 
chimney and experimental nip ol the Kittle. My 
guess is that Reed's latef disringuishcd uccom 
plishmenrs were in Mime ways influenced by his 

time on the Hill. Congratulations, Reed! 

\, ws that "in classmate Richard B. Tweedy 

died recently is very sad to hear. A very popular 
mc-mK-r ol our class, IV k went on to earn an out- 
standing reputation as an attorney and in com- 
munity service. We extend our deepest sympathy, 
to big family. Please see the In Memonam section 
lor his obituary. 


Cameron J. La Clair Jr. 

4200 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Apt. 402 

Washington DC 20016-4752 


PHILLIPS To the Class ot 1939: 

Many of you are not aware that your class 
Secretary, Cameron LaClair. broke his neck on 
Nov. 1 — at the physical therapisr's office, of all 
places. As he commented. "That's what I get for 
trying, after all these years, to do something 
'sporty' for myself." 

He was immediately transported by ambu- 
lance, tended bv EMTs, to the trauma center in 
the emergency room of a local hospiral, where he 
was operated on two days later, on Nov. 3. 
Thankfully, a first-class neurosurgeon was on call, 
and Cameron emerged with no nerve deficit and 
wearing a large collar. 

He was due to he moved to the National Re- 
habilitation Hospital here several days later. 
However, before that transfer could take place, a 
particularly rough nurse's aide mishandled him 
and caused the neck to break again — and, no. he 
does not have osteoporosis. 

The second surgery was considerably more 
complicated, and Cameron must contend now 

^ 1 1 1 1 r i I a * * secretary i- trying t f > contact y o n ! 

PA provides class secretaries with updated contact information 
tor their classmates. To update your record: 

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with nerve deficits in his left arm and hand, and 
weak nerve signals to his lower back and legs. 

Post the second surgery, he was removed to 
NRH and subsequently, to the Washington 
Home, a sub-acute rehabilitation/skilled nursing 
facility, where he continues to recover. His good 
spirits and general optimism have never left him 
throughout the entire ordeal, and he is deter- 
mined that he will make a complete recovery. 
Complete is a relative term, of course, but the neu- 
rosurgeon expects Cameron to regain the major- 
ity of his functioning in roughly a year. He's 
working on it! 

For that reason, he will be unable to attend to 
the Class of 1939 notes in the foreseeable future. 
Should any of you gentlemen have any particular 
news you would like to share with your class- 
mates, 1 am happy to do my best to fill in for 
Cameron if you send information to us. 

However, if there are any among you who 
would like to take over at this juncture, please let 
us know, using the above e-mail address. I am 
quite persuaded that when Cameron finds himself 
once again able to handle this task, he will be 
pleased to resume his secretarial duties. 

Meanwhile, the Andover Office of Alumni 
Affairs has forwarded notification of the deaths 
of three of your classmates: Bob Sherwood ot 
Fairfax, Va., on Nov. 17, 2007; Fred Sabl of Los 
Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 30, 2007; and Richard 
Thomspon of Westport, Mass., on Oct. 3, 2007. 

Sincerely yours, Mary T. LaClair (Cam's wife) 


R. Pat Elliot Sullivan 
620 Koko Isle Circle 
Honolulu HI 96825-1815 

ABBOT Mary "Myndie" Howard Nutting and 
husband Ed still live in Gloucester, Mass. Myndie 
uses a cane now. She has had serious health chal- 
lenges in recent years, and Ed has assumed some 
cooking and household responsibilities. They no 
longer go on bird-watching trips, but they do take 
short local walks and sometimes see slaty-backed 
gulls. Myndie is working on a large jigsaw puzzle 
picturing starlings, hawks, and peregrine falcons; 
once a bird lover, always a bird lover! The Abbot 
Class of '40 doesn't forget the many years of Myn- 
die's faithful service to our school: Myndie has 
served on 17 committees and boards — as an 
Alumni Trustee and Abbot Trustee, and on 
Alumni Council, the Sam Phillips 6k Sarah 
Abbot Society, the Abbot Academy Board of Di- 
rectors, and the Abbot Academy Rededication 
Committee, to mention only a few — and served 
six years as class secretary. Myndie, we appreciate 
and honor you! 

Sue Place Duncan is looking forward to spring 
weather, when she can play golf again. She enjoys 
fascinating day trips along the Hudson River with 
her Panhellenic Sorority group and visiting old 

mansions where women played a part in the Civil 
War. The most recent trip was to Saratoga, N.Y., 
where a mansion had served as a nursing hospital 
run by women. Interesting memoirs written by 
these women are on display. The National Pan- 
hellenic goal is to train women to be leaders, be- 
ginning in college, stressing high standards of 
excellence and ethics, and supporting empower- 
ment in women's lives. Each year their members 
make large contributions of money and volunteer 
hours to their communities. Some have leader- 
ship positions in our nation. Thank you, Sue. 

My husband, Jack, and I are grateful for our 
good health. We are fortunate, also, that we live 
near the University of Hawaii, which offers a vari- 
ety of classes for senior citizens supported by the 
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). There 
are no tests or homework, only enjoyable learning! 
OLLI classes are offered in 1 15 universities all over 
the United States, so there may be one near you. 
We had planned to travel to the East Coast to visit 
our families last September, but two days before our 
flight 1 tripped on a sidewalk flaw, spraining my 
ankle and fracturing my heel bone. Now we are 
planning to make it in May; I'm especially eager 
to see my haby great-granddaughter again! 

Note to other classmates: 1 enjoy sharing your 
news with our classmates, but often I have diffi- 
culty reaching you. My address information is at 
the top of these notes. Please write or phone me. 
If you have a phone, please call me and I will call 
you back immediately, so your phone charge will 
be for only one or two minutes. Your classmates 
would enjoy hearing from you in these notes. 


William C. Hart 
P.O. Box 2 1 24 
Duxbury MA 02331 

PHILLIPS Manny Cadenas' wife, Hilda, re- 
cently fell and suffered a severe fracture in her 
arm. Manny himself is well, but has had to sell 
his boat to free up time to care for her. He still 
plays golf occasionally, but spends most of his free 
time with his camera and computer. 

The rest of these notes are about classmates 
who have not participated in our class notes in 
the four and a halt years I have been class secre- 
tary. May they encourage other bystanders to be- 
come participants. 

Fred Higbie's health is good, as is that of his 
family — wife Carol, two daughters, and two 
granddaughters. After serving in WWII as a navy 
pilot, Fred was an investment banker for more 
than 50 years — 28 with White Weld, 20 with 
Merrill Lynch, and the last three with Wachovia. 
He retired to La Quinta, Calif, near Los Angeles. 
He still takes an interest in some of his old ac- 
counts, plays golf, takes courses at the local col- 
lege, and reads mainly history and biography, as 
well as the Wall Street journal and the New York 

Times regularly. Fred is interested in politics, in- 
ternational as well as domestic, but is surprised 
and disappointed that Americans put up with the 
cost, length, and noise of the political campaigns. 

Willard Robinson Jr. lives in Colorado, where 
he sees Jack Malo quite often, including the day 
before I spoke with Willard. He has been slowed 
down by a recently broken hip, but is otherwise in 
good health. He is no longer active in the oil and 
gas business, in which he spent most of his work- 
ing life, domestically and abroad, specifically in 
Indonesia with Shell Oil. But he still follows de- 
velopments in it with great interest. 

John Klein lives in a retirement center in Jack- 
sonville, Fla. He, his wife, two children, and two 
grandchildren all enjoy good health. John's current 
interests are varied and include photography (for 
which he has won several prizes), taking courses at 
the University of Northern Florida in Jacksonville, 
visiting the local art museum; and attending Jack- 
sonville Symphony Orchestra concerts. He is in- 
terested in politics though pessimistic about our 
country's international problems. 

I reread Richard Richards' contributions to our 
50th reunion book before calling him for an in- 
terview recently. I found them particularly inter- 
esting for their overall perspective, as well as for 
his memories of Andover. They also give a good 
picture of his life up to that time (June 1990). 

Dick now lives in Basking Ridge, N.J., where 
Brad Murphy is a close neighbor. Dick, his wife, 
daughter, son-in-law, and four grandchildren 
have all been well, but Dick recently got cancer. 
He has had to give up teaching courses in first aid 
and CPR (which he did for more than 47 years). 
Much of his free time is now spent in watercolor 
painting, which he increasingly enjoys. 


Ruth Bondy Lowy 
70 Chestnut Ave. 
Larchmont NY 10538 

ABBOT I was saddened to hear of the death of 
Alda Grieco Cesarini of Acton, Mass., on Dec. 2, 

Fran Troub Roberts has been active in local 
Simsbury, Conn., politics. She was pleased to see 
a Democrat back in the town's First Selectman's 
Office (in this case, selectwoman). Also winning 
in November was the first Democrat (also a 
woman) to represent them in the Connecticut 
General Assembly in about 70 years. 

My evenings are full teaching adults English as 
a second language at the Hispanic Resource Cen- 
ter. During the daytime I am training to become a 
naturalist guide to our ponds, streams, and Long 
Island Sound for our elementary school classes. 
What these two projects have in common is the 
enthusiasm of the students, which is so rewarding. 

I hope to hear from some of you about your 
octogenarian interests — golf, bridge, or. . . ? 



lrnc»t I- Stoskwcll Jr. 
IMO M.IIH Si.. \pi 24N 
Walpola MA 02081 

I ■ t til I IPS Thu column i» a triKnc ami thanks 
in nMnorim ' rhoaM Hutnaoii n> >li>i in 
outstanding iob •»» out o)m ttcntuy Please we 

i he winter MuJlVtm In Mcmoriam section for .in 
obit written by Ti»tn'» daughter*. 

The show must go ««n. though. uikI we need .1 
volunteer 10 succeed Tom. I served for several 
year* ami totiml it not 100 Kitdcnviinc .1 t ask - - 
actually mthet cn|i>yablc to keep eye* and cars 
.■pen ami torw.ird new* to the lattice of Alumni 
Affair* three time* .1 year To volunteer, please call 
I- ■ 11 in. Smith in .ilumni affair* at 978-749-4289. 

VI hilc I have vour .mention, lei me *a\ thank* 
to you t.uthtul .mil generous donors to PA. C\ir 
target ha* Seen reached e.irly ami often each year. 
Thank* tor the ever-increasing income Irom the 
|,inK< R IVkcn Memorial Fund 

As for current new*, my lormcr roommate 

Pi, k Sheffield I, ..I !M i.illv expressed regret none of hi* married daughter* had children. 
The 2007 (Tuwtma* card photo Pick .mil hil 
wife. Gay, sent li ipl <■. ■ them proudly holding 
adorable Kihy triplet* in their l.ipv 

I hive not •■• 11 Harvey Kclscv reventlv. but 
get current report* from his son Peter, a surgeon 
at Massachusetts General Hospital. Peter, wife 
Holly, and their assorted teenage children attend 
the umc church as I do in IVvcr. Mass. The lat- 
est health news .iKnii Pad was U i 

Allan Ru hardssin anil I have chatted on the 
phone, and we h«vpe to get together this spring 
He sound* well and live* in Washington. N.H. 

That's all I can offer, except to say that my 
hwther Jim '48 live* in and enjoy* Carleton 
Willard Village, a retirement living village in 
Bedford. Mas*. Among hi* neighbor* rherc arc 
I'at Blum ind Stu Grover 


Ycrn Midglev 

) Belmont St.. Apt. 2 

Brunswick ME 0401 1 


midge VQsuseom-mainc.nct 

PHILLIPS As we chug into our mid-80s. re- 
mcmhering remains a worthy pastime. Our 65th 
Reunion last June lingers on a* a rewarding ad- 
venture. Mv glass of wine seems to enhance it. 

To my joy and pleasure, a call from Bob 
Rcvnold* revealed that his reunion attendance 
"turned on hi* Andover memories.... As time 
passe*, there are increasing gap* in mv memory." 
Thus, an essay about his one year at PA wa* Kim. 
He sent me a copy, for which I am grateful. 

It begins "In June l°4l. I gr.iduatcd Irom Nor 
lolk (Conn.) High School expecting to stun 
Yale." which had .nccplc\l him — a new member 
ol the National Honor Snricty. PA also was glad 
to .hiept him, "lor a sear ot seasoning," as his par- 
ents had decided Pay Hall room 28 became 
home I le viid he was "impn-**ed by IV Hies* anil 
his (acuity. Kit vmn fouivd that Mi*.* Whitney wits 
the power " An example 1* this letter Boh re- 
ceived: "My dc.u Reynolds: On your registration 
blank you gave your mother's birthplace a* Pan- 
Kiry. Were we correct in assuming that was Con- 
necticut? Sincerely A T. Whitney." 

Since IV ib had such a strong background from 
high school, his Andover class course* were ad- 
justed to F.ngli*h. history, chemistry, French, and 
ffluak (harmony). "After two week*. I found har- 
mony more difficult than algebra. *> I switched 
to public speaking. When 11 was learned that I 
played the cello (K-ing from a musical family) I 
joined the school orchestra and received special 
tutoring Irom Boston. 

"Never having K-en away from home longer 
than a week, I found that mail from family and 
friend* wa* the only way to keep in touch. I aver- 
age*! three letters per week. I saved them all — 
helpful in filling the memory gap." 

IV ib concludes, "IVc. 7, I'M!.. inJ WWII fol- 
lowed, along with 1942; the world changed; 
spring took over winter, a* did 'buck-buck' after 
daily dinner. / IMS Pmd/orv wa* presented, a* were 
linal exam*. I passed all my exams and received 
my diploma on June 12. I have returned to An- 
dover several time* for reunions, and each of 
them bring* back fond memories. My year as a 
'prcppie' wa* one ot the happiest." 

More page* finish his essay, which someday 
will become his history. Well done. Bob! 

Sadly. I report rhc pacing ol John Russell o| 
Hartford, Conn., on Pec. 20. 2007. Jack was a 
quiet guy with a pleasant smile a* a cla** friend. 
He found joy in the PA Flying Club after classes 
three days per week at the airport in North An- 
dover. He (far more than the resr of as!) had a 
quiet relationship with Headmaster Pr. Fuess, 
who supported the club's interest in accumulating 
sufficient flying hours to maintain members' fly- 
ing liceascs. With further support, Pr. Feuss 
pmwlcd for runways suitable for "shooting" safe 
landings, viewed by airport manager Jim Barry; 
the airstrips needed to be long enough and with 
few trees. Four members made the first flights 
under PA auspices, with no casualties. But WWII 
soon grounded civilian aviation. Jack moved on 
to graduation and later to several careers in South 
America; much later he retired to investment 
consulting, which he enjoyed. He is survived by 
wife Cornelia, three children, and a large in-law 
family. He will be missed. We extend our condo- 
lences to his family, whom we hope will stay in 
touch with Phillips Acadcmv in his memory. 

In Pecemhcr 2006, I asked for classmates' 
e-mail addresses from those who had them. By 
rVrcembcr 2007. I had heard only from Tom 
Barrow; I needed a Christmas present. He kindly 
sent me his e-mail address with this explanation: 
Late in 2005. he had the misfortune of falling at 
a Houston Astros baseball game. The hospital de- 
termined he had damaged an arm that had been 

broken previously; 11 now had damaged screw* 
and metal braces. His doctor decided that, rather 
than an operation, the arm needed f ime to heal, 
rhus K-gan a year's worth ot rest, pain, and care, 
during which the mending reached <iJm»i*l 100 
percent You guessed it! Another fall — while 
planning two meetings to accept awards tor his 
success in the art of oil drilling But this last fall 
wa* not as severe as his prior one. Thus, my 
( "hri*tma* gift ot hi* e-mail address was delivered, 
plu* a phone convcrsarion. Tom. I'm thanktul tor 
my gilt and that vou are back in business Please 
stay in touch via e-mail. 

I .mi Midge, and I approved this message! 

June 13-15, 2008 



Pltricil Pcttcngill Whilaker 

P.O. Box 1215 

West Chatham MA 02669 



Richard L. Ordcman 
619 Oakwood Ave. 
Dayton OH 4541" 

PHILLIPS Our 65th Reunion is June H-15! 
I'm writing against a Jan. 25 deadline. However, 
based on replies so far, we should have a good 
turnout, including Bill Kelts. . win • ha*n't Ken back 
in 50 years. Plan to be there! As we all know too 
well, at out age. there won't be many more gather- 
ings of the Class of '4 3 — so come! A recent note in 
AARP TTie Mogarme offer* perspective: "Y<xir 85th 
college class reunion: If you're shy. here's the one 
to wait for. The company will be congenial, the 
conversation fascinating (you'll be talking to your- 
selO- Downside: the gossip's worthless." 

I hope you're enjoying our 65th Reunion 
Book. Special thanks again to Pick Howe, 
Joanne Smith. Judy Turgeon, and others in the 
alumni office for their help in producing it. 
Worth noting: the first profile received was from 
Bill Palmer, on June 14. and the last, from Ken 
Davis, just under the wire, on Pec. 1. Ken, 
though, redeemed himself, being the only 1943 
classmate in the Academy's 2007 list of Non Sibi 
Pay participants. 

Jim Brown wrote and told me he had been in 
Poquonock Bridge, Conn., (near Grot on) a few 



years ago and noted a sign: "Cal Burrows Field." 
Inquiry in the town hall with the town clerk con- 
firmed it was our classmate. As Jim relates, "She 
said the Burrows family was number one in the 
town for community service and that Cal was the 
most admired boy in town. When his death in 
WWII (in June 1944) was reported, they decided 
to build and name a field for him. She went on to 
say that he was so well liked that two families 
named their sons for him, and added that hers 
was one of the families. I went over and intro- 
duced myself to his brother, Tom Burrows. He was 
thrilled to meet someone who had known Cal. 
Tom keeps up with Andover through the Bulletin. 
We chatted, and Tom explained Cal's death. Cal 
was in the tank corps in Europe. His tank went 
over a ridge, exposing the tank's unarmored bot- 
tom. The Germans fired through the bottom, and 
Cal was killed. Tom told me that a Burrows had 
served in almost every war the United States had 
participated in." Also about Cal Burrows, my last 
notes called your attention to the wintet 2007 
Bulletin story about Alva Houston '44 and her 
love for Cal. She has written and illusttated a 
number of children's books, and sent them to me 
in hopes a classmate or Bulletin reader might sug- 
gest how they could be considered for publica- 
tion. If you can offer help, please contact me at 
the address at the head of this column. 

With a class of 136 living members, it's a little 
surprising to find two of them on world cruises. 
Mary and Dick Harshman and Wendy and Jim 
Munro left about the first of the year. For the 
Harshmans, this is their first. But the Munros 
have been doing it for some years, and Jim e-mails 
back almost daily with reports of their progress. 
Here's an excerpt from his Jan. 1 3 communique, 
which makes me just as glad I'm on dry land: 
"Extra, extra: For some reason we have whipped 
around 90 degrees to port, which means the wind 
is now blowing right on our beam and we're list- 
ing a bit — probably evasion tactics to get by a 
tain squall, but I'll take the squall over the tactics. 
I'll have to go see what Captain Davey is up to, 
and maybe offer a suggestion or two." 

Excerpts from Charlotte and Bardwell Smith's 
Christmas letter, quoted in part, provides an up- 
date on what they've been doing: "In the fall 
Charlotte and I spent five weeks in Tucson, Ariz., 
where I was working with my co-author on a book 
dealing with Japanese women and child loss, and 
Charlotte was revising and expanding her manu- 
script on our son Sam's Korean birth mother. It 
was rare for Charlotte and me to have this much 
time together away from home. For the last two 
and a half months Charlotte and 1 have been 
reading out loud to each other the extraordinary 
book by Doris Kearns Goodman, Team of Rivals: 
The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005). 
Without question, we would list this book among 
the top 10 most important books we have ever 
read." Their outlook on life, elequently expressed 
in the concluding paragraph of their Christmas 
letter, offers thoughts many of you will share as we 
begin a new year: "This season is a special time to 
express gratitude for what has blessed our lives. 
And yet we realize how broken the human com- 
munity remains. We keep relearning that life calls 
us into more inclusive, more generous humanity. 

As Jonas Salk said, among our greatest responsibil- 
ities is to be a good ancestor to those who follow; 
life is not to be possessed, but to be shared freely. 
In this web of mutuality, we come to value the 
well-being of others as seriously as our own. Abra- 
ham Lincoln expressed it best: 'with malice to- 
ward none, with charity toward all.' This is our 
hope for the coming year." 

William Lancaster died unexpectedly in De- 
cember 2007, shortly before Christmas. His chil- 
dren had a "meet and grieve" memorial gathering 
in Naples, Fla., on Jan. 3, which was attended by 
Phil Drake, Bill Chipman, Dick Baird, and their 
wives. Phil reported that Bill's oldest son paid trib- 
ute to his father, and others added their thoughts. 
A number of Bill's paintings, which Phil thought 
quite good, were on display. A spring memorial 
service is planned in Little Compton, R.I., where 
the family has had a home for some years. Bill's 
wife, Conky, died in 2003. He is survived by three 
sons and five grandchildren. 

After having celebrated their 60th wedding an- 
niversary in June, Cliff Wright's wife, Eleanor, died 
Oct. 30, 2007. Always a partner with Cliff in sup- 
porting our class, she will be missed by those of us 
in the Class of '43, as well as by the Santa Barbara, 
Calif., community, to whom she gave so much. 

Our sympathy goes out to the families of Bill 
and Eleanor. 



Emily McMurray Mead 
P.O. Box 292 
Etna NH 03750 


Roger Seymour 

90 Village Green Circle 

Savannah GA 31411-1500 


PHILLIPS I am very sorry to have to report 
the deaths of two of our classmates. 

Richard Schuster died Aug. 22, 2007. He 
spent his last years in a retirement community in 
Media, Pa., to be near his daughter. The cause of 
death was heart failure. 

Daniel Carroll died on Nov. 20, 2007. We 
learned of Daniel's death from a phone call from 
his widow, Julie. 

[Editor's note: After Roger Seymour, class sec- 
retary, had submitted these notes, his classmates 
contacted the Bulletin about adding the following 
message for Roger: "With gratitude from the 
whole class for your superb efforts all these years. 

You have been an inspiration to all of us, and we 
want you to know how much we appreciate your 
hard work. Wishing you smooth sailing forever."] 


William H. Morris 
Cedar Heights Orchard 
8 Crosby Lane 
Rhinebeck NY 12572 

PHILLIPS As you read this, we're well into 
2008, but since this is written on Jan. 3, happy 
new year! On a personal note (and some of you 
will be outraged), I'm glad '07 is history — a tragic 
history by my reckoning — what with the endless 
mission accomplished, soaring national debt, near 
if not real criminal lending practices that have 
come home to roost, and a field of money- and 
power-obsessed politicians sucking the oxygen 
out of the air. My guy was Bill Richardson, a de- 
cent and able man. Hence, I have a hangover for 
which there is no "hair of the dog." 

A wonderful book by Joseph Ellis, American 
Creation, is a must-read, especially the first chap- 
ter. And I discussed Bruce Gelb's wife Lueza's 
lovely autobiography, Scfiroon Lake, in the last 
class notes. 

Two other recently published authors are 
Wally Morrison and Bob Sussler. Wally's book, 
Pieces of Eight, is a grand series of autobiographi- 
cal stones, including boyhood wilderness hiking 
with (then and still) close friend Jack Lee, two 
tours in the Marine Corps, and the demise of 
Hartford, Conn., as one of the nation's most 
prosperous cities. Ordering on the Web at and $12.95 will get 
you the book. 

Now, about Bob Sussler's book, A Brain's Battle 
Against a Stroke: Bob had a stroke at age 62. The 
experiences (physical and emotional) are told in 
this splendid book, which is available at Ama- Bob's father was a doctor who after 
medical school interned in a WWI field hospital 
in France. The first third of Bob's book tells how 
his father practiced medicine as a house-calling 
family doctor. This was in stark contrast to the 
practice Bob experienced after his stroke — high- 
tech and impersonal. The last two-thirds of his 
story is about his dealing with this. It's a good read 
with a great deal of wisdom for all of us as we age. 

I had a good phone visit with John Koch fol- 
lowed by a photo of wife Barbara and him in the 
fitness center at their new assisted living commu- 
nity. They moved to this new home, but from all 
appearances and John's high-spirited conversation, 
it is premature. Nonetheless, they are very happy 
and not that far from where they had lived for 
many years. Barbara is an author and is about to 
publish another novel. When I asked what it's 
about, John said, "I don't know; she won't tell me." 

Harry Reid is still going like a house afire. We 
talked a couple of weeks ago for the best part of 


an hout (actually. Harry < <lk< -I I li»icne*l> 
Mi« tangc >'• Interest .iikI energy M amanng A 
year 10 ago he Knight the property adjacent to 
whetc lie and wile Linda hate 1 1 \ cvl in order (0 
Knld another Ivousc, which he im now d>nc (he 

(OHituievI the nail*). In hit >>»t houts he hat Ken 
writing .1 mystery novel It't high-tcch/futunttic 
Mr'. undct .1 competitive gun (D publish because 
land. («U. a keen ompetitof ) t» uKmit to publish 
her new Kmk He will not come in MCOMl 

When he h.i* .1 little time he '. hi ■ OUI w'lth 

p.iU including l>jve Baiv. who 1* in need ot 
cheering up (Who hctter Harry') Dave'* 
phone numher 1* 41S-663-133I. 

AU< ttotn (. 'alilomia. Chip* Laio tell* us that 
the ravage* ol ll.inic and flood were not hi* 
Ivune, although the wind* scattctcd >mnc *moke 
unJ wood a*h hi* way I le ha* written a 2 l*t cen- 
tury update of Noah'* biblical story. If'* too long 
to tell hete. hut if you write I'll »cnd a copy. It's 
very tunny. 

Ial 1.1 nun h.kl a long and continuing ca- 
reer in the torc*t product* bu*ines* And. while 
he has "retired" and turned hit hu*inc** over to 
his son. Till Mill keep* a hand in lit affair*. 
Though I do not underttand the int and QUO ot 
hi* enterprise, it't clear he hat hecn a nimble 
manager in coping and pro*pcttng in hit Ki*ines* 
despite the markctt and environmental and gov- 
ernment impact*. 

On New Year* Pay I received a very happy 
phaiM call tr.'in Leonard "Jack" Horner llt'» 
Keen a wul*>wcf for a couple of year*. Kit when 

we got together at the Bell Tower rededication he 
introduced me to a lady friend (a widow) of hit 
family named Linda (.^asplc. We *pcnt a couple 
of day together, and the it an absolutely nice. 

fun. smart lady. On June 27 they arc to marry in 
Pern. Vt. "We can't invite anyone — the church 1* 
tOO Mnall. and our combined families numher J7i" 
lack add*. One great-grandchild hclong* to Jack. 
I told this nice story to three "44cr* who suggested 
wt could go and park cars! Jack's e-mail it 
LJvomcr >2 3© 

Briefly noted: Bill Barnum it well and is now a 
fully occupied artitt. Arch Coolidge also retired. 
Kit is doing research Kir a Kiok on Dickens. I had 
dinner with Brew ttcr Conant. who is well and in 
ginxJ tpints norwithstanding hi* wife's Alzheimer's 
disease; eive him a call: 978-263-2090 Phil 
Reynolds and wife have moved to a continuing 
care retirement communiry. Dick Leavitt has 
done extensive due diligence research on CCRCs. 

M i ss your class I 

Contact information for all 
class secretaries is listed, even (or 
those not submitting notes 
this issue, 
if your class if not listed, it mean* 
there is currently no class secretary. 
Please call 978-749-4289 or 
e-mail 1 smith 1 @ 
to volunteer. 

Oir teaching foundation and Bell Tower fund*, at 
market. st.»>d at S2.2 )6.42 3 and $504,461 . re*pec 
lively, on June 30, 2007. 

I inally. I am sad to report that Frank 
Naughton. 1 splendid and loyal man. died on 
IV* . 2 ol Ahhcimcr's diteate 

Love you all. 


Carolyn Tccson Keller 

28 1/2 Charles Si. 

New hury port MA 01950 


ABBl 1 1 l W person. Me*t her. hat written t In- 
nine Louise Doyle Collins tent .1 note CO im 
from lVlray Beach. Fla., where the and her hus- 
band have moved Irom Andover. Thev K)th are 
en|oymg their Florida lite and play .1 lot of bridge 
At this point there are 10 AhK>t '40 people living 
in Honda year-round That certainly wat not tnic 
when we were at AbKu. 

I am sorry to have to report the death ol Mavis 
Twomey Cox "I Andover The only thing I know 
it that the died in November. lEditor't note: 
Mavis leaves a titter, Madge Twomey Kcepm '45, 
and mx children, lour of whom graduated from 
Andover: George '72, Gerald '76, Michael '87, 
and Sara Faulkner '79. Two of Sara's children are 
Andover alums, and two arc current students.) 

To all of you classmates in the South, I wish to 
report that we have had three snowstorms so tar 
(as of mid-lanuarv). ala*. with nun in Ktween. It 
is beautiful looking out now. 

That's it, girls. Please do write! 


Rutsell Thomes 
P.O. Box 1414 
Southold NY 1 1971 

PHILLIPS The 1999 PA alumni directory 
proved to be a perfect source for Bu/Jecm material. 
Long winter nights and lack of information drove 
me to it! I contacted two member of our class who 
arc now considered part of the Class of 1947, 
Sumner Bissell and Jame* Fcnimorc Cooper. 
Sumner Bissell of West Suffield, Conn., was with 
us in our junior and lower years. He finished up at 
Choate. attended Wharton School at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, and had a successful in- 
surance career at Goodson Loomis and Bntton in 
Hartford. Conn. James Fen 1 more Cooper was also 
in our class, though is listed in '47. Jimmy is a re- 
tired petroleum geologist and lives in Youngsville, 
La. He attended premed at Yale, but rran>fcrrcd 

to Columbia University and graduated with a de- 
gree in geology' He worked lor Atlantic Refining 
lor a numKr of years and then established hi* 
own hu*incv*. in which he i< *till active. 

It is s.i.l t,. r, (>.ft tht da uh "t Roland Algrant 
who tlied on Dec. 19, 2007. at the Memorial 
Sloan -Kettering Cancer Center m New York 
City Roily was a distinguished publisher and a 
dedicated human rights activist. You will remem- 
ber Roily .1* the sports editor ot the PrtiUipujn and 
managing editor of the Put Pinrm. He was I bril- 
liant honor roll student He sang in the glee club 
and the choir and wa* manager of the tenni* 
team. Atter Andover, he went to Harvard He 
was .1 senior vice president of HarpcKa>lhn« 
International and a creator ot Hatper IVsign 
He was also an emeritus memKr of the hoard of 
directors ot the Human Rights Watch (HRW) 
A summer internship in the Children's Rights 
Division ot HRW is named in hi* honor. He is 
survived by hit wile, ( hnstine, sons Joseph and 
Daniel, and tour grandchildren. I send condo- 
le t-u r- on Khalt ot the class to his family 

In 2007 |oyCC and Peter Harrison s,,|J rhc-ir 
place in Wild Dines, N.C., and later returned as 
renter* to enjoy the area and Charleston. In the 
tall they "did" London, with visits to St. Paul's, 
Churchill's war room, Wimbledon, and a trip to 
Cambridge (which I had the good fortune to at- 
tend tor two weeks while I was in the U S. Air 
Force in 1952). 

Tins goes to press Kfore our event at the Ever- 
glades Club in Palm Beach. Ha., heated by Sell] 

ana Dick Phelps Expected to attend ere Jortna 

' Boh \Ve\lcr Frank Harrington I omse and 
Roger Ncuhoff. Helen and Kim Whitney. Old 

Tctcr Ramsey from Andover. We'll give you a full 
report in the next issue. 

Kate md Martin Begien's grandson. Andrew 
Fraser '10. has the good fortune to K the managet 
of PA's girls' water polo team this spring. And 
who is the coach of the team.' None other than 
Dick Phelps' granddaughter Margaret "Cammie" 
Phelps, a PA teaching fellow! A bit of serendipity. 


Mary Lou Miller Hart 
47 Harborview Road 
Lewes DE 19958 

ABBOT I am writing this on a snowy day in 
January. I received Christmas cards from Jim and 
Beverly DcCesare Nassar and Emilv "Timmv" 
Hemseth Shull saving thev are fine. No news! 

A newsy lettct from Ann Chandler Anthony 
"I write and I also photograph. I've Ken married 
for 57 vears to the same man and have two sons 
and two daughters, six grandchildren, and a 1 3- 
year-old great-granddaughter. The reKl m me 
subsides with age. and my respect for all increases 
with knowledge, experience, wisdom, and faith. I 
am consrantlv working on the greening of the en- 



vironment and collect trash along Route A1A, 
our shore road [in Boca Raton, Fla.J, where I walk 
five miles daily. I am working with our condo 
management to put in solar energy." Thanks, 
Anne. Always good to hear from you! 

Pete and Sally Humason Bradlee didn't do as 
much traveling this past year. They did get to 
Puerto Rico and Santa Barbara, Calif. — not 
much for our world travelers. 

Ginny Eason Weinmann is still getting her 
house hack in shape after Katrina. In October she 
e-mailed, "The floors are being sanded and 
stained, soon the hardware will be put on the 
drawers, the cabinet tops installed, the plumbing 
hooked up, and the finish coat of paint applied. 
The contractor thinks we can move furniture in in 
late November or early December. Have to clean 
up the place first!" I hope you were able to cele- 
brate the holidays in your home after all this time. 

Joyce Huntington Knights says, "Have en- 
joyed a good year with good health." Her high- 
light this year was a couple of weeks with her two 
daughters and daughter-in-law, Ellen, touring a 
lot of Denmark. Ellen's family has a home on the 
water in Svendborg. Joyce adds, "Such fun and so 
much interesting history to sort out and try to ab- 
sorb. I still enjoy my volunteer work at the Lyme, 
N.H., library, the Thetford (Vt.) Baptist Church, 
and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital." It is al- 
ways good to hear classmates are keeping so busy! 

Mackie Hall Kernan talks to Barbara "Bunty" 
Goddard Dickey once a month. Bunty is now in 
a nursing home. I am sure she would like to hear 
from classmates by mail or telephone. She can be 
reached at Westminstet Oaks Health Center, 
Room 128B, 4449 Meandering Way, Tallahassee 
FL 32308; Tel.: 850-893-4768. My thoughts and 
prayers are with you, Bunty! 

Jane Lewis Gleason's daughter, Beth, went on 
a two-week mission trip to Indonesia with a group 
from a seminary in Austin, Texas. Jane included 
an e-mail from Beth, which I will try to include in 
a future issue. 

An e-mail from Jean Ritchey Ross: "We're 
fine. I'm now a working gal at my advanced age. 
I've been volunteering in the office of our local 
Habitat for Humanity affiliate for about 10 years. 
When the current secretary asked for a two- 
month leave of absence, I was asked to fill in. It's 
going fine, but I find I get tired in a full-time job 
after so many years." It does wake us up to the fact 
that we are not young anymore! 

I wish I could write all the news from Dolly 
Sharp Fiske in Woodstock, 111. It included news 
about her husband, Ken, theit children, grandchil- 
dren, and great-grandchildren. Because of space, 
I'll summarize Dolly's news. Maybe in another 
issue I can include more. Dolly continues to be ac- 
tive in supporting the Woodstock Fine Arts Asso- 
ciation (WFAA), of which she was a founding 
membet in 1961. She is a member of the mayor's 
Opera House Advisory Commission, which she 
helped start during the 1974-1977 opera house 
restoration period. She is chair of the WFAA Cre- 
ative Living Series and is a member of the Over- 
ture Society of Chicago. She is a board member 
of the McHenry County Audubon Society and 
has presented several programs about birds of Illi- 
nois and Hawaii. Because she completed 25 years 

of collecting census data on birds in National 
Wildlife Refuges on four Hawaiian islands, she 
was asked to summarize her data in graph form tor 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Busy, busy! 

Unfortunately, I must close these notes with 
sad news. 

Every Christmas I receive a newsy letter from 
Bill and Lois Derby Taylor. This year, nothing. 
I called Lois, and found out that Bill had died in 
August. She seems to be as well as can be ex- 
pected. She now has braces on her ankles because 
of arthritis. She no longer plays tennis, but she 
has not given up golf. 

Nancy Dimmitt Hawes died in September. I 
had hoped to get more information from her sis- 
ter, but have heard nothing. If I get any news, I 
will pass it on. 

Carol McLean Bly died on Dec. 21 from com- 
plications from ovarian cancer. Carol was a writer, 
teacher, and ethicist. She graduated from Welles- 
ley College in 1951. She taught at the University 
of Minnesota, Hamline University, Carleton Col- 
lege, and Northland College, among other places. 
She wrote several volumes of essays. Her short sto- 
ries have been published in the New Yorker, the 
Idaho Review (published by Boise State Univer- 
sity), and other literary publications. A 1989 fea- 
ture film, Rachel Fever, was based on three of her 
short stories. She wrote several hooks on creative 
writing. Recently, she and Cynthia Loveland cre- 
ated customized crossword puzzles and published 
several books through Bly and Loveland Press. 
She is survived by two daughters, two sons, two 
brothers, and eight grandchildren. Please see the 
In Memoriam section for more about Carol. 

On behalf of the class I send condolences to 
all families. 


Steve Goodhue 
237 Mt. Holly Road 
Katonah NY 10536 

PHILLIPS The brevity of these first class n, ites 
of the new year is due to my being out of action for 
the past seven weeks for repairs involving a new 
heart valve and a double bypass. All of this came 
as no surprise and was scheduled by design to be 
done right after the Harvard/Yale football game. 
With the assistance of my ever-patient caregiver, 
wife Judy, I am on the road to recovery, but I have 
not been up to expending the necessary energy to 
contact you for your latest news. 

However, in early October I did receive an ad- 
dendum to Herb Briggin's wonderful letter, 
which arrived too late for inclusion in my Sep- 
tember notes. Herb wanted me to pass on to you 
that he had just heard from Sheridan "Sherry" 
Thompson, his roommate at Yale, and that they 
are planning their next get-together either in 
Palm Desert, Calif., or Wisconsin, where Sherry 
and his wife, Judy, split their time. 

Finally, many of us who attended the reunion 
in June will fondly remember that one of the 
highlights was an inspiring talk in the chapel by 
Joseph Champlin. Sadly, I have just heard from 
Mike Suisman that Joe passed away on Jan. 17 
after a long battle with cancer. He shall be sorely 
missed. Please see the In Memoriam section 
for his obit. 

That's all for now. I shall try to get a more in- 
formative and lengthier message to you next 
time. In the meantime, I send you my slightly be- 
lated but warmest wishes for a happy and healthy 
new year! 

June 13-15, 2008 


Patricia Hammond Foot 
15 Mill Pond Road 
Orleans MA 02653 

ABBOT Nancy Clay Richmond Rierson 

writes, "I married Bob Rierson in February 2007. 
Bob has worked and lived in Phoenix since the 
1970s. A retired corporate lawyer, he was origi- 
nally from Monte Vista, Colo., where he spends 
the summers farming potatoes with his son. We 
are working out where to be when, as I still have 
a home in Pittsburgh and a cottage in New 
Hampshire. It's nice to have all those choices! 

"Otherwise, I keep busy here in Phoenix — 
guiding at the local Desert Botanical Garden, 
playing golf, painting, and keeping up with read- 
ing for our book club. I enjoy seeing my five 
granddaughters, ages 3 to 12, who all live in Pitts- 
burgh. Staying fit is a high priority. I am active 
with the Garden Club of America, serving on 
their garden history and design committee. The 
committee helps member clubs document impor- 
tant gardens so that the information can be 
archived at the Smithsonian Institution. The in- 
formation and slides are available for study on the 
Web. Interesting work, nice people, and we visit 
many beautiful gardens. This spring we will meet 
in Santa Barbara, Calif." 

Nancy concludes, "Wish I could attend re- 
union. However, I will look forward to reading 
about Abbot classmates." 

Nancy is referring to our 60th Reunion, com- 
ing this June 13-15, with dinners, tea and a 
luncheon at Abbot, and a gala dinner at the very 
nice Lanam Club, a private club in Andover. The 
Lanam dinner will be with the men of '48 — to 
whom we were not allowed to speak 60 years ago, 
but who are looking forward to seeing us and who 
are always very gracious and friendly. I have been 
so privileged to be back in Andover several times 
in the past few years at Alumni Council meet- 


W hat's (SO years 
In t w een friends? 

Milu* Huru'iir '4<S, iV/t, and Dan 
Garland "4rS meet up »»i Western 
MosOchttKtn i»ui trwTt< rJu.' occasion 
U'i(/i a prWojjTrtph stmilur (0 one 
snapped im the steps u/ Pa> HJi 
imn the tun uvre PA seniors 60 
years agi> This is the first Mike and 
f)tin hiid seen each Other since 1948. 

ing* The Abbot campus .inJ buildings look su- 
perb and arc being used CO best advantage. Wc 
have not been "swallowed by Andover," as some 
feared, tO come see for yourselves, and also 
see old friends. 


Robert Segal 

1 18 Sutton Hill Road 

North Andover MA 01845 



PHILLIPS We rccciv. 
Dick Sharpe passed away 

d the sad news that 
on Jan. 1,2007; Heat- 
r year, and many of us 
t Rut wc should recall 

st amount of education 
e mtist part, in private 
up. management, and 

imunitie* to those, un- 

lently, with a maximum 

not, a tragic inability to provide leadership to 

communities increasingly in need of more and 

more thoughtful leadership." Pick had a long and 

successful career ■ an architect while living a non 

portunirv to know him 
world will know him no t 
That news from the A 

and. indeed, that the 

few days later by more r 

Peter Pony in Haines, Flu . on IVc In. 2005 
IVcaiise of serious medical problems, Peter had 
retired mote than 10 years ago from Ins rcsponsi- 
bilmes at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in 
Rangor. Maine He spent only his upper year at 
Andover, but lived to see two *>ns graduate and 
love their PA experience*. 

As il we had not enough, wc tccenllv learned 
thai Arthur Kcclcy died on |an J2. 2007 He is 
survived by his wife and a daughter. No further 
details are available at this tune Wc hope to have 
mote information. 

\X'c learn that the peripatetic creator of our 
X'lli leunion hook. Roger McLean. h.i- been 
honored by his Princeton cIilss as a Distinguished 
1 Ilassmatc for his many years of multltaccfcd lead- 
ership and service. Kudos, tint, were given to 
Allen West b\ ihe vitv .'I l .imhidgc. MaM . fol 
his I I years of contributed tutoring at l lamhridgc 
Rindgc and Latin School. Allen's efforts reached 
beyond the scope of I tutor to enable a young 
Haitian student to overcome and lin- 
guistic challenges, be able to matriculate at the 
University ol Massachusetts, and continue his 
study of science. 

Allen West, in turn, supplied an item from the 
winter/spring 2008 issue of ApfKikicrWi. the Ap- 
palachian Mountain Club (AMI.') journal. An 
article titled "Randolph Mountain Club Builds 
Trail Crew Lodge" reads, "The crews need a place- 
to live. The club tried boarding them with mem- 
ber families in Randolph |N.H.| and sharing fa- 
cilities with the AMC crews. Then Edith and 
Pan Tucker made land available on their prop- 
erty in Randolph. The club erected platforms and 
tents, and the crews used a cottage the Tuckers 
owned." Allen concluded that Dan is too modest 
to mention this example of mm sibi. 

The PrWttfMrl recently featured an achieve- 
ment by seniors Sebastian Calm and Josh Infan- 
tine, who were named scmifinalists in the 
Siemans Competition in Math, Science, and 
Technology. The pair submitted a research docu- 
ment explaining their creation of a virus-catching 
mcmbtanc. Josh Infantine is the grandnephew of 
our late classmate Jonathan Lynch. Paul 
McHugh I ibservcd, "In itself the article was most 
interesting, but the added pleasure of realizing 
that the lineage of intellectual gift represented by 
our pal — and which made him such an agreeable 
and stimulating person to know — continues and 
even expands, filled me with special joy and a 
small touch of melancholy that Jonathan is not 
here to cheer with us." 

Dan Garland ind wife Karin traveled from 
Cleveland this past summer to Lenox. Mass., to 
rendezvous with John Monsky and wife Joan, 
who were up from Jacksonville, Fla, Mike 
Hurwit: ind wife Nancy, and Bob Segal and wife 
Maralyn, who came from the Roston area. The 
mini-reunion was in the Rerkshircs so that atten- 
dees might enjoy a range of art and music punc- 
tuated with tine dining. Mike brought along a 
photo his mother had raken of Mike and Dan on 
the steps of Day Hall senior year. You will notice 
no change in cither in the 60 years that they have 
not seen each other. 

Talking of reunions, a steady flow of e-mail and 
telephone calls from Bob Dicfenhach indicates 

that our 60th Reunion in )une is well into lh< details o| us preparation Dick White in. 

Roget McLean have managed to find new idea: 
to make the weekend one not to miss. Hope t< 
see you June 11-15. 


Deborah W illiams Irorniner 
Lumberton I 
1 I (i WoodsiJe I )ri\ i 
Lumberton NJ 08048-5276 
609-261 '9994 

dlroemner I 

ABBOT Seeking news lor our ..lass notes, vur 
secretary sent e-mails to the lew addresses avail- 
able to her and was richly rewarded with replies 
t r. >ni Anne Wadlcigh Gibcrt ind Wendy Siotl 
Huge thanks to them' Ir serves .is i reminder: if 
we are to continue to stay connec ted, vour secre- 
tary needs your help in gathering news! 

Anne Wadlcigh Gibert wrote r she is a 
ncwlywcd of a year or so, having met her hus- 
band, a recent widower, through an Internet dat- 
ing service! Our heartiest congratulations to 
Anne! Her husband is from M.inlcv Hot Springs, 
Mask.i. where they will spend their summers ren- 
ovating a small house. I lowever. they agreed the 
Alaskan winters .ire too challenging for 75-year- 
olds, s») now spend winter in their lovely home 
on Lummi Island in (he San Juan Islands near 
Rcllingham, Wash. Anne's husband has had an 
interesting life — he conducted academic research 
on the aurora horealts at the University of 
Alaska, then, tiring of acadcmia. owned the elec- 
tric and telephone companies in Manlcy. and 
served as a bush pilot. Subsequently, he sold Kith 
utilities and moved to San Juan Island, where he 
built houses. Anne has live children and 12 
grandchildren, ages 26 to 1 year. Her oldest child, 
Steve, is a doctor; Julia Gibcrt '72. the Abbot 
1972 class secretary, is a writer and works for Ox- 
ford University in England; Clare has a consult- 
ing business; Deborah is a lawyer; and Ren is a 
chef. Anne concluded her very welcomed e-mail 
with the news that she had 1° people present for 
Christmas dinner! 

Your secretary definitely was "geographically 
challenged," so I went to Google for help! Manlcy 
Hot Springs is 150 miles northwest of Fairbanks. 
Alaska, connected mostly by paved roads, and has 
a population of 1C0! Lummi Island in the San Juan 
Islands group is two hours from Seattle and an hour 
and a half from Vancouver. Rntish Columbia. 

Wendy Scott is still working on a biography 
she began two years ago, has taken on several ed- 
iting and research contracts, and is currently 
working on someone's autobiography. She says 
that deadlines and the prospect of additional in- 
come arc great motivators! She has recently had 
knee replacement surgery that slowed her down 
for some time, and has rescued a shaggy dog that 
needs lots of exercise. Wendy's four children are 
in four different locations. Daughter Marian is a 



journalist with Montreal's one remaining English 
newspaper and has two sons — one studying engi- 
neering at McGill University and the other just 
completing high school. Wendy's son Boh has 
two daughters and lives in Toronto. Wendy's 
daughter Melanie has teenage twins and lives in 
the Ottawa region, where she edits an academic 
journal and Weh site. And son Peter has just 
moved to the San Francisco area. In early March 
2007, Wendy and daughter Marian shared a week 
in London and had a marvelous time going to as 
many museums and theatres as they could fit in 
and taking a trip to Greenwich. The weather was 
unseasonably mild and bright, with daffodils and 
even roses blooming, but when Wend\ and Mar- 
ian returned to Quebec, it was si ill buried under 
snow. Wendy is planning a trip to France with a 
recently found cousin who lives in Tucson, Ariz. 

I had a lovely telephone chat with Patty 
Bleecker Jones. Patty has joined her daughter, 
Abigail Jones Feder '80, and her family in pur- 
chasing a lovely house overlooking Long Island 
Sound. They are in the process of renovating and 
adding a new wing to accommodate their three 
generations. Patty is thrilled that she is essentially 
"retiring in place," seeing her grandchildren on a 
daily basis, and close to longtime friends. What a 
wonderful solution to the dilemma of the retire- 
ment years! Patty is still very energcticalK in- 
volved with fund raising for the Society for the 
Preservation of Long Island Antiquities and nu- 
merous other activities. She noted that the soci- 
ety is increasingly interested in preserving homes 
from the 1950s eta. 

(Your secretary's comment: In the 1950s many 
of us were purchasing our first homes — often 
split-level houses sprouting up in suburban fields 
and costing less than $15,000. Is it somewhat 
alarming to think that our first homes could be 
considered historic? And what does that imply 
about us? I don't think we want to go there!) 

Two of our Californians, Jane Woolverton 
Wrench and Nancy Jeffers Whittemore, b id i 
get-together during San Francisco's open studio 
weekend in November 2007. Jane still maintains 
her own art studio and is actively pursuing her 
art career 

Fondest wishes for a happy and healthy 2008, 
and a reminder that June 12-14, 2009, is our 60th 
Reunion! Are there any reminiscences or still un- 
told escapades of our Abbot years that now could 
he shared? It could he great fun! 


James P. McLane 
28 County Street 
Ipswich MA 01938 

PHILLIPS Bonjour, mes amis. Oops. Greet- 
ings, my friends. My fantasy of living in Paris and 
then in the French countryside is now over. As 
you can see, I am now living in Ipswich, Mass. I 

am glad to have done it and happy to be hack. 
One of the notable changes is how the world has 
become increasingly wired. Our class Weh site, 
which Mac Beatty has designed, is an example. 
Give it a click. Just go to, click 
"Alumni BlueLink" on the left, then click "Class 
6k Chapter Pages" and open 1949. Voila, you are 
there. You can immediately contact me or Mac. 
Our summer 2007 Andoi'er Bulletin column was 
devoted exclusively to the account of "just an- 
other guy." His picture, along with some friends, 
appears on the Web site. Here is what Don Goss 
had to say about the story: "Thanks for opening 
my mind and heart a little more' 1 )espite his early 
death, and with a helping hand from this tribute, 
Tony Escoda did not die in vain or forgotten 
Reading the piece brought me to tears." To find 
this or any noncurrenr Bulletin column, you must 
register, then click on "Class Notes" (rather than 
"Class Chapter Pages"). At this point, you might 
run into a dela\ (don'l despair) as the PDF file 
downloads the past Bulletin pages. It sounds a lit- 
tle cumbersome hut, if I can do it, anybody can. 

Don reports that Sam O'Shea, while a hit older 
than we, carries it very well. Don also reports that 
Larry Kelly has found bliss in miraculously reunit- 
ing with an old flame dating hack to Harvard un- 
dergraduate days. She, I'm told, sought him out. 
The couple now resides in Oregon. 

Karen and Cliff "Ools" Lindholm took a fab- 
ulous cruise: first to Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
then around the Cape for a three-day exploration 
of Antarctica, then to Santiago, Chile. He goes 
on to say, "My two years of Spanish at Andover 
were sufficient to keep us out of jail and to order 
meals in Chile." However, he found communica- 
tion difficult in Antarctica, where the mam lan- 
guage was "Penguin," with which he had scant 
experience. Ools and Karen are in frequent touch 
with Artie Doran, Paul Cleveland, Boh Weber, 
Bill Rhangos, and Bruce Kerr in the Savannah, 
Ga., area. 

Try this — I guarantee you will he impressed: 
Google "Books by Neil Rolde." 

In changing countries and residences over the 
past few years, I suffered major computer prob- 
lems resulting in massive file losses. Many of the 
fine notes and pieces of information you have 
sent may have been lost, for which I apologize. 


Eric B. Wentworth 

2126 Connecticut Ave., NW, Apt. 32 
Washington DC 20008 

PHILLIPS Andy Hall sent an upbeat update 
about the art gallery that he and his wife, Felicia, 
have launched in Spain. "We are now in our 
fourth year of Galena de Arte Felicia Hall in La 
Herradura on the southern Mediterranean coast 
in the province of Granada, Spain," Andy wrote. 
"We consider the gallery a great success, because 

we are breaking even! We have about 10 exhibi- 
tions a year, some individual, some collective; are 
open year-round; and have about a 50-50 mix of 
Spanish and foreign clients. Most of our artists 
are Spanish, but we represent a number of foreign 
artists who live and work in Spain. The gallery 
has paid great nonfinancial dividends. The artists 
are fascinating personalities, and we've met many 
clients whom we now enjoy as acquaintances and 

"We love Spain, and we love our home in 
Boston," Andy concluded. "What we really need 
is an 18-month year so we can spend nine months 
in each place!" 

From down east in Bath, Maine, Bill King re- 
ports, "I am sitting at work waiting for the next 
onslaught of customers trying to get their snow- 
mobiles running, so they can take advantage of 
the best snow conditions we have had in Maine in 
early January in years." Among other pursuits. Bill 
continues to play a big part in statewide efforts to 
revitalize old downtown main streets — getting in- 
volved with outreach projects and making fre- 
quent trips to the Statehouse in Augusta. He won 
national recognition three years ago for his great 
work in this field. And in another field of en- 
deavor, after fully restoring a Model A Ford truck, 
Bill was getting back to work this past winter on 
an antique bulldozer. "We are learning to live well 
with slightly tarnished golden years, and we are 
certainly aware of our many blessings," BUI and 
his wife, Sue, assure us. 

Elsewhere in New England, Gibb Cornwell 
was enjoying a varied agenda most of the year in 
Lyme, N.H., with time off for a sunny month 
each winter on the charming island of Vieques off 
the east coast of Puerto Rico. Gibb said he was 
continuing to develop computer-based animation 
teaching programs for second-year medical stu- 
dents while also volunteering in the K-8 Lyme 
School, serving on the Lyme budget committee, 
heading up the Lyme Republican committee, 
chairing the Lyme Foundation, and — oh yes — 
singing in the choir. "After 12 years," he said, "I 
am giving up some of these activities to see what 
happens next." 

Author, editor, and former jet pilot John Pratt, 
who retired in 2001 after a distinguished career 
as professor of English at Colorado State Univer- 
sity, still keeps a hand in the literary world. He 
told us his essay on John Steinbeck's religious in- 
tent had been accepted for a book to he published 
next year on the 70th anniversary of The Grapes 
of Wrath. "And also (Can you believe this?)," 
John continued, "An essay of mine on Catch-22 
and the Vietnam War is being translated into 
Portuguese for publication in a Brazilian anthol- 
ogy about that war.... Otherwise, I'm trying to sell 
a novel about the United States' problematic 

Register lor PA's online 
community at 

where you can update 
your records and stay 
connected with classmates. 


Cbudi i>.'f«l.'n and hi* wife. [Virothca. were 

innivcrvary rhi* with family and friends at 
r' a rtout time* and place* Chuck I. i.l t-l. ill >-< 
rrith A brum, in Sn Francisco in mid 

November Chuck report*. "George looks the 
«mc. iii.l claim, that he could .till da the 100- 
MfJ Awh in record nmr ." Chuck iil*o reported 
ih.ii hi« son Mark, aftrf mkcob with hi» film Her 
M , . : . was working on the sale of hi* ru*xt film, 
f'.ijs ' v m, Ht*cJ on i In t !hinc*c and other Asian 

immigrant! whll. dc*pilC restrictive I •>« v sought 

i.< micr tht* country hy obtaining document* 

For Billy ( faoaajat and hi. wife. Tcrcsita. 2CV»7 
was .t delightfully cventlul year. The highlight 
• in. in CMohcr when, in celebrate their 75th 
i nth |, ; rhey > ••!. I nut of Venice, Italy, on a 
crut*c ship with daughter Margie and Ih tticnd* 
trom Puerto Rico. Ports ol tall included 
[\ibnn-ntk in Cnwtia. Ku*u*Li*i in Turkey. San- 
torini in Greece, and Corfu in Greece. Then, 
hack on dry land. Billy. Tcrcsita. and four of her 
women friend* hopped into a van to tour some of 
Northern Italy'- favorite »p«M lather event* dur- 
ing the year inc luded visit* with family member* 
and ttiend*. the Kipti*m of a *ccond great-grand- 
child, and a move into a condo m the Metro 
We*t area ol\>lando. Fla Medical te*t* hr< Might 
more good new* lor Billy, who ha* Keen lighting 
malignant melanoma for year* and lo*t hi* right 
eye hack in March 2006. Lite last year, he re- 
ported about the re*ult* of a recenr PET *can and 

Ralph Blum was entenng hi* 19th year of 

vorc." he observed But. he acknowledged, it had 
.klv.inced to a somewhat riskier stage, -which 


tngti>n last Novcmhcr. which Dick Suisman in, I 
Ken McDonald chaired. Orhcrs from our ranks 


spouts) were Dick Bell. Pirn Eplcr. George 
Jacobs. Bob Martin, in. I Leigh Quinn 

mini -reunion in Willamshurg. Va.. this coming 
Sept. 28-Oet. I. are looking lorw.ird to a relaxing 
get togcthct with tour* ol this hlMOftl ligation'* 
many attraction*, an excursion hy bus to 
)amc*iowii and Yorktown. dinner* in traditional 
tavern*, and some tree time lor shopping and goll. 
I \ . 1 1 1 ' nil . i Charlie blather, i tented tnMci 
of Colonial Williamsburg, wa* encouraged BO put 
together the event by class member* who were 
with him OH the fall 20Q6 trip to France hosted hy 
Burkhard Sir.u k and In- wile. TruJi 

(.>n a sad note, I regrei to report B. Rand 
Metcalfe died ol chronic ohstnictive pulmonary 
disease Jan. 16 in Shrcvcport. Li. See the In 
Memotiam section lor more information. 


Connie Mall DeNaull 
17 Green Si. 
Mwblehcad MA 01^45 
781-611-9: I \ 
dkdi n.iuli" v onn 

ABBOT As I write this in early January, I send 
withe! to each classmate the year ahead is a 
good one for you and your tamily. Stay well, and 
send me your news. Please note my e-mail ad- 
dress. Hope to hear from you soon. 

Sallv Mason Cnmcll writes that her life re- 
mains bus>- with community involvement, organ- 
iMtions. and clubs. It has been great to hear about 
hct travels and activities through the year*. I 
don't think she is slowing down Great! 

Barbara ( iibson Roth-Donaldson planned to 
move to Sarasota, Fla.. this spring. Until then, 
she continued at her church and temple jobs, 
teaching organ and accompanying two choral 
groups. List year she attended a grandson's wed- 
ding in Richmond. Va.. and a granddaughters 
graduation from Muhlenberg College in Allen- 
town. Pa. Gibby's daughter was expecting her 
t.Minh child in September 2007. which brings the 
grandchild count to nine! Gixxl luck and happi- 
ness in your move south. So many of our class live 
in the area, I think you should plan I Florida 

Pattv Smith Lingdon says she continues to 
enjoy her antiques business and "the searching and 
learning that it involves." In June '07, Patty and 
her brother visited their sister Olea Smith-Kaland 

'hO in Bergen. Norway, and en|oyrd the sunny 
weather and summer light Patty wa* expecting a 
h.i|»pv busy summer. hou«-guc*t* lor «ix week*, and 
a trip to southern France in August lor "thi* sea- 
son'* several wckling* " Party spciHh the month of 
Fchfuary in Tucson. An: . and i* probably packing 
her hags a* I write this She close* her news "( 
danini tOd grandchildren balaiue my life" 

I brriam 1 1 ippi McConnel Book living 

near IVnver in Glenwood Springs, Colo. The 
gi*«d news is her daughter ami two granik hildten 
are 10 minutes away. Her two sons are tar away, 
bui sin- sees them on occasion. The had news is 
she i* still battling cancer — lor nine year* now. 
Her spirit is wonderful, an inspiration lor us all 

Sue Bati hcldcr I Y.irhom and I mei !• luTM li ■ 
the Museum ol Fine Arts in Boston in January. She 
is working ii Ma*s.ichusctt.s( ieneral I part- 
time in the eve and ear clinic, continuing her long- 
time association with that gn-at hospital. She Ii.kI 
plans lor a visit with tnends in Florida sometime 
ibis winter and also a trip to( ologne. Germany, in 
April to attend her godson's confirmation. 

I noticed our class had 54 percent participa- 
tion in donations to the 2007 Andovct Fund 
Thanks to all. a good representation! Please note 
my e-mail address above, and send news anytime! 
Rest to all. 


George S.K. Rider 
42 Woodland Drive 
Brightwaters NY 11718 

PHILLIPS This will he the lirst column I 
haven't read over the phone to Nat Reed tor his in- 
cisive edits and his prescient banS concerning style 
and content, all gratefully received The only times 
I have exercised an author's prerogative incurred 
when he med to edit my comments on him! Having 
his car was my dividend lor wnting the notes. I will 
chensh the memonc* of those calls. Most of you al- 
n-ady know Nat died on Dec. II . 2007. 

Lich of us has our • >wn warm mem< >nes of Nat. 
He tiMichcd us personally, each one. His leader- 
ship as class president produced proud results for 
'51 . The strength ol his personally and his hu- 
manity helped bind us together a* a clas*. rekin- 
dling old friendships and starting new ones. 

Nat's memorial service on Dec. 1 8 was a true 
celebration Bob Doran and Nick Thorndikc 
ushered Joe Bartlett and Nat's son, Tim, deliv- 
ered rouching, at times funny, stories of Nat* 
life — from his youth until the end. Alumni at- 
tendinu alto included Jim Doak. Bill Duffy. 
Dick Kapclson. Ed Krukonis, Dm Falvey '52. 
and Connie DeNault '51. 

Thanks to Nancy Imhnano and Joanne Smith 
in the alumni office, we were able to e-mail class- 
mates with the sad news. Tim and his sisters 
Prise 1 1 la and Wrcnn '75 were very thankful for 
the e-mails received from classmates. From Ken 

V>ur i lass |e>« retars i* (ryiiif to contact yon! 

\ pmviJe* . ! i" r.-t.ine- witri updated contact information 
for tneir cla«»mates lo update your record: 

• e-mail; 
* vmt BlucLinlr at; 
• telephone 978-749-4287; or 
• «cnd a nole to Al timm Records, Pnillip. Academy, 
180 Main St.. Andover MA 01810. 


Webster: "He was an inspiration to us all." Al 
Koch: "Nat was the natural leader of our class and 
a truly fine and authentic petson. He is irreplace- 
able." Billy Lee: "A star was Nat in our class and 
also Yale '55 — so dedicated and energetic in his 
service to Andover and all others." Locke Rush: 
"Tim, your dad was the heart and soul of Andover 
'51. He was a friend, and brought joy and under- 
standing to all he did for others and for Andover." 
Tom Regan: "What can we say about Nat' He 
was one of the finest human beings 1 have ever 
known." John Scheiwe: "Nat's passing reminds 
us that mortality has become a part of our age-70 
world." Harry Berkowitz: "Nat has always been 
bigger than life. He made things look easy. I've 
always been an ardent admirer." Larry Reno: 
"Nat was one of the stars and leaders of our class." 
John Work: "Although 1 didn't really know him 
that well, my memories are warm and engaging. 
Alumni gatherings won't be the same without 
him moving things quietly along." Jim Pates: 
"Nat was one you thought would never go." 
Chase Curtis: "A great sadness is upon us. An- 
dover and Nat's classmates will sorely miss him." 
Ed Nef: "This is so sad. Nat did so much for the 
school." Ev MacAskill: "As a day student, I knew 
only a few classmates well. Nat was one. A special 
guy." Steve Yamamoto: "Nat was the first person 
to speak to me at Andover. He told me that if 
anyone tried to prep me, just say you're working 
tor Nat." And 1 sent this to Tim: "The last time I 
talked to Dad was the afternoon of the day after 
he got home from the hospital. We shared :i laugh 
and a tear. I'm not into the supernatutal stuff, but 
that night I had a fitful sleep." 

The following morning, I related to my family 
the dream I had: I was talking to some Andover 
pals and trying to make sense of things. 1 began by 
asking if they remembered the batches of cookies 
baked by the lady of the house — the same way 
time after time. Occasionally, one batch tasted 
better than all the others, even though the ingre- 
dients were the same. How the ohs and ahs 
brought a smile to the lady baket! Similarly 
(thinking of Nat, our "great breakfast chef), I 
asked my pals to recall how the man of the house, 
when making coffee, labors over the pot, making 
sure everything is precisely just right. On rare oc- 
casions something inexplicable happens — the 
aroma and taste are perfect. Again the ohs and a/i.s 
and that feeling of accomplishment! 

When God looked over the dossiers of the new 
arrivals on Dec. 1 1 , I'm sure a smile came to his face 
and a great feeling of satisfaction spread over him, 
with the thought that if all his creations turned out 
like Nat, what a better world it would be. Please see 
the In Memoriam section for more about Nat. 

Some of you are aware of another tragic loss 
for '51: George Strzetelski passed away Nov. 22. 
A memorial service was held in Wellesley, Mass., 
on Dec. 8. George was horn in Warsaw, Poland, 
in 1932. In September 1939, German forces in- 
vaded Poland. George's father continued work- 
ing as a radio correspondent in Poland, while 
George and his mother moved to Paris and then 
to Milan. After several other stops, his father 
joined them in Lisbon. He contacted the famous 
Polish pianist and politician Ignacy Paderewski, 
who helped them secure a visa and sate passage 

to New York. After graduation from Andover, 
George worked his way through Duke University, 
Class of 1955. He married Joyce "Jay" Ware Bai- 
ley and graduated from the Boston University 
School of Law in 1958. He worked as a workers' 
compensation attorney before entering private 
practice in Boston, where he specialized in sup- 
porting Polish-language clients. George was also 
an arbitrator of NASD financial transactions be- 
tween trading concerns. 

George and Jay were longtime residents of 
Wellesley and active in community affairs. He en- 
joyed golf with family and friends, wearing his sig- 
nature white floppy hat, and smoking his pipe. 
George's son Peter mentioned that the hat referred 
to in the obit was a memento distributed to us at 
one of our PA reunions. George and Jay enjoyed 
traveling. In 2006, they celebrated their 50th wed- 
ding anniversary cruising the Mediterranean 
aboard the Queen Elizabeth //. In addition to his 
wife, George is survived by four children, Peter E., 
Alexander 1 1., Kathermc S. Fitzmaurice, and Eliz- 
abeth B. Strzetelski, and six grandchildren. 

Two lacrosse updates: Dick Hueber's grandson 
Tom cocaptained the hockey and lacrosse teams 
at Malvern (Pa.) Prep. They won league champi- 
onships in both sports and the state champi- 
onship in lacrosse. A high-honors student, Tom 
was high school Ail-American in lacrosse; he is 
now a freshman at Lehigh. 

John Ogden chided me for overlooking the ex- 
ploits of Andover's lacrosse defense in previous 
articles about our team. My apologies to our 
gifted goalie Og and to departed co-goalie Billy 
Van Alstyne. Apologies also to Jerry Ward, Al 
Dibbins, Dick Steadman, Ev Anderson (Duke 
All-American), and departed Jerry Lasley, and 
also to Howie Payne '52. At Harvard, Og was 
nominated for goalie in the North-South All- 
Star game. He still holds the single game record 
for saves. Against Johns Hopkins, he stopped 34 
shots. Og's 10 grandchildren (five of each) are all 
playing great lacrosse. 

Billy Lee writes that Doug Adkins and wife 
Rapee paid a visit to kick off their retitement in 
early October Billy is looking forward to a No- 
vember visit from Steve Yamamoto. 

I just learned that Larry Reno died Jan. 27 in 
Centennial, Colo., after an 18-month battle with 
cancer. There will be more about Larry in the 
next class notes. 

Give your loved ones an extra hug. This has 
been a rough patch for '51. Here's to a better 
2008! Stay well. 


Mary "Molly" Edson Whiteford 
149 Pine Valley Road 
Lake Oswego OR 97034 

ABBOT I apologize for not sending any holi- 
day news request cards, as my husband and I spent 

the weeks preceding this past Christmas dealing 
with a water-filled basement. We then replaced a 
jury-rigged sump pump with an up-to-date auto- 
matic type, which we hope responds properly 
when next needed. So consider this a belated 
happy new year and spring to all of you, along 
with that annual plea tor news. 

Several of you did send much appreciated 
news. Karen Larson Sullivan wrote, "Our 
youngest daughter got married in a lovely cere- 
mony in the historic 18th century church at Mis- 
sion San Jose in San Antonio, Texas." Karen and 
her husband, Joe, also celebrated their 50th wed- 
ding anniversary with a family gathering at the 
Mt. Washington Hotel in New Hampshire. 

Cynthia Emerson Pinkerton spent l ist year 
busily visiting children and grandchildren in the 
U.S. West. The high point was an Alaskan cruise 
with some of the family. She is still volunteering 
at the local hospital, playinggolf and bridge, and 
hanging out with friends. 

Ethel Kenah Bowman also spent a yeat trav- 
eling in the States seeing family and ftiends. She 
wrote, "My son-in-law, Sergio, invited me to go to 
Niagara Falls with him and my daughter, Lisa, in 
November for a long weekend to celebrate their 
sixth wedding anniversary. It was a surprise to 
Lisa that I was asked and came! It was also a mys- 
tery to her as to where she was going. We stayed 
on the Canadian side, and my room was on the 
40th floor above the falls. What a spectacular 
view! We had an interesting and fun time." 

An aside tidbit about Niagara Falls history: One 
of my female ancestors got drunk and went over the 
falls in a barrel and lived to tell the tale. We have 
yet to get there, but have been told that somewhete 
there is a plaque telling of her adventure. 

Please do write and advise me of your adven- 
tures — but do stay away from waterfalls and barrels. 


Stephen Charnas 
212 High St., NE 
Albuquerque NM 87102 

PHILLIPS Aubrey Goodman and Henry 
Cooper had a 50-year sporadic correspondence, 
which ended with Aubrey's final letter to Henty. 
In that letter Aubrey thanked Henry for obtain- 
ing a replica motorcycle and sidecar for him. The 
replica had two frogs riding in it. Thirty years ago 
Aubrey had asked Henry to obtain the model, 
and Aubrey thought it might take several years 
to find it. It finally turned up in summer 2007, 
with the two frogs riding in it, their scarves 
streaming in the wind behind them. Henry sent 
it to Aubrey before Aubrey died on Sept. 28. 

Here is a copy of Aubrey's letter to Henty, 
thanking him for his efforts: "Something won- 
derful I always wanted — the motorcycle with 
sidecar. Thank you — what a memory you have! I 
keep it in my room here, and it reminds me of 


MOTION! Mam thank*. Aubrey ■" 

Aubrey '» sister Terry has the replica now. The 
iwn frogs arc still ruling in llic motorcycle and 
»ulr\.ir, ihcir scarves " iM : m 'he wind hc- 

Hill Sicvcn* wrote he's happy, hillillcd. 
.iiul a» content as hc'» ever Keen, although he 

■ .1 ! I ii . t ti> still working lull tutu lulling Kigs 
lor the TSA .11 O'll.irc airport or ohicct tO the 

linl ti Hi I growth ill 'In mill' 11 Hi In- 1 I 1 il com- 
plex In ihu * > ■ Rill hn moved 10 Sheridan 

Road in ('hic.ii>>> .mJ has .1 nice view of Like 
Michigan He says even ihe Bears are just tine. 
BCD m-iuU hi% hoi i>> everyone. 

( aimlyn anJ Ti>nv Fisher have been pursuing 
their interest in ch>>ral music They've Ming in 
churches in major cities anJ villages >>l I iermany. 
They also iravelevJ with member >>l the Morris 
Choral Society t> >r 10 days In July. They also went 
to concen» at Tanglewood in the Ik ik-lm. • ami 
uw ballet at I >. • -I Pillow. 

Joe Falcone wrote that in 2007 he was in 
Thailand on hi* seventh visit. Joe says he saw 
1 1. ink Holmes "53, who has lived there for many 
year* Joe went to Sicm Reap in Cimhodia and 
toured the Angkor Wat ruins The trip* arc un- 
planned and unfunded, which is how Joe likes to 
tr.oi-l Stew Sander* says that he would like to 
he 11 tr in Hill Reeve* m I Boll Roschaum 

IVn IVscrcux ha* been living in New Mexico 
and Aria ma. He sent me tin- tollowmg overview of 
his career: I>m was in the Army during the Koresin 
War period and went to Michigan State University 
on the Ol Rill. He'* wi>rked as a community and 
laK t r. .•<>•. •. as a cormiltant to foundations with 
interests in civil rights and social chance, and as a 
researcher, writer, and |<ximalist. 

IVn was a long-term member of Investigative 
Reporter* ck Edit.cs (IRE), and he participated in 
IRE s Mm Pn>,cct. which won national news 
media awaub tor public service IVn researched the 
1976 car-K<mb murder of Phoenix journalist i>>n 
Polles for the .SciXtviit; Progress and i >ther news out- 
lets. His work on the Rollcs c.ise placed him among 
finalists for the Altera state news person of the 
year. Over the years PVin's investigative work tor 
rhe pnnt media earned him two Pulitzer Pn:e nom- 
inath>ns. l"Vm's articles have K-en published in New- 
Mexico and An:ona magazines since the mid- 
1960s and in the Washington Times and the San 
Francisco Exumnvr and other periodicals. 

In the early 1970s, after a prior stint in radio 

liocumcntary film on heroin addiction and treat- 
ment in the predominantly Hispanic hamo in 
Santa Fe. N.M. The film shown several times 
nationally on public television. Since 1989 [Y>n tr ■ ntk returned ro the electronic media 
working on a decade-long assignment with NBCs 
I n, <i ./ ; M*j*«enes and as a field pn>ducer for 

GWe iomctluiit^ wickl 

To contribute to the Academy 
via PA'» Web site, go to' 'alumni/ 

AAA investigative reports. IVn has also lec- 
tured on lournahsm .11 Scottsdale Community 
College and rVteni Slate University. 

For several months during the spring and sum- 
mer ot 2l\W Don worked lor the I : .S. Commerce 
IVpariment as field operations supervisor tor 
Census 2000. training and managing learns of 
census workers covering a sueable portion ot Ari- 
zona's Maricopa ( 'ounty. I\>n presently makes his 
home in Tcmpe. An:., where he is working on .1 
hook about the Rollc* homicide He also serves 
.is .1 director ot the Chronognostic Research 
Foundation, a nonprofit primarily interested in 
historical and archeological investigations. It is 
Currently involved in a dig in Newport. R.I. The 
foundation seeks out and encourages research on 
persons and events in history thai arc unknown 
or uncertain or have K-en madei|uatclv described. 
l\>n can he reached .11 

Sadly; I report 'In- death ol Neil Swinton on 

Sept 4, 2007. Neil died ot lung cancer. 


June 13-15, 2008 


Patricia Evcleth Buchanan 
9 The Valley Road 
Concord MA 01742 
97N- 169-6838 
Pebl 3 

ABBOT If it's May, can our June 13-15 re- 
union be far behind.' I think not. For th>>*c who 
might wish to savor the flavor of the good old 
days while attending our 55th, the following is 
guidance provided for us in matters ot grooming 
and deportment by our Abbot Academy Student 
Government Association of 1952-1953: Should 
you decide to wash your hair while on campus, 
"Remain in your building until hair is dry and 
curlers can he removed." And, lest you be sud- 
denly moved to engage in unseemly or sponta- 
neous celebration, remember, TV> not run or 
whistle in the corridors." 

But will we he able to contain our excitement 
upon learning that one of our classmates will 
have appeared upon the silver screen in a tilm 
named Chatham (also know n, in its foreign expo- 
itl- . ( i olden Bays)' Betsy Hit:rot Evans (oolf 
the plunge and appears as an extra in the movie, 
which she describes thusly: "It is a film about 
three fishermen anxious to find a mail-order bride 
to come and live m their fish shack in Chatham 
[Mass. — Betsy's homctown|. The setting was 
1900. After donning dated outfits, a friend and I 
joined the throngs. We spent three full days (in 
early spring 20071 on the set, freezing because 
they didn't tell us we would be outside the whole 
day and v>m can't wear modem-day coats on the 
set. We saw its first showing in November, and 

my triend anil I are in a tew scenes It may he 
shown in a lew months, but who knows — it gave 
us a lot to talk about this fall " I, for one. plan to 
ask tor Betsy's autograph in |une. 

Rulh Sidon Fleist hmann-Colgan M-ni n 
her retirement atter 25 years as director ot the 
Wilson Foundation in Rochester, N Y. "I have 
spent the last year training my successor," she 
writes, "ami will officially depart in April '08 
However, 'retirement' is short lived, as I am al- 
ready working lor the I 'nivcrsity of Rochester on 
the Eastman Theatre renovation project It is .in 
exciting pro|cct tor the community and the Fast 
man School ot Music, where I studied " She is 
looking forward to our |unc reunion. 

Ii u.i-. good to hear from Hiana Stevenson 
Banat. who write* that she and her husband, 
( iabriel. "still pi. in sirnii; >|uartets weekh " In 2C06 
her husband published his magnum opus, The 
Chevalier Jc Sumt-Cieorges: V irtuoso o/ the Suvird 
iiiui the Bow, which she helped to research and 
compile. She s.ins ii has had "very favorable re- 
\ ii w ■*> we are both happy " She continues. "Mn 
three children and two grandchilda-n are all fine. 
It's amazing that my granddaughter is now the age 
I was when I went to Abbot! Mv husband and I 
spend six months m Bcgur. Spain, and six months 
in l>ohhs Ferry. N Y. It makes a good contrast." 

I hope we see each other in June. These- dou- 
ble-digit reunions are dwindling down to a pre- 
i ions lew. Pack those curlers and bring your 
saddle shoes— let's celebrate! 


Randv Heimer 
P.O. Box 694 
W.onscott NY 1 1975 
212-396-2363 (Work) 
212-737-9379 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS On the e«C of Super B.wl No. 42: 
Bill Behchick '71 is poised on the threshold of cap- 
turing hi> fourth NFL Super R>wl in seven years. 
The alre;idy legendary coach of the New England 
Patriots is .ils,. m piir.uit of the longest perfect sea- 
son in professumal football against the unheralded 
New Y«>rk Giants. Should he win the title, he will 
no doubt visit the White House once again and 
shake the hand of our president, George W. Bush 
'64 What is little known is that a third and recenr 
graduate of the Academy. Zak DcOssie '03. plays 
for the Giants. He was drafted by them in the 
fourth round last year and has been used sparingly, 
but importantly, on special teams. He also has the 
very crucial role otf long snapper on punts and extra 
points. (I've now just losr all my classmates who 
couldn't care less aNmt this football gibberish.) 
What if. by some strange turn of events, the G- 
Mcn from New York pull off the upset of the ages, 
and Zak LVOssic plays a role in his team's victory? 
[Editor's note: See the winter 2008 Bulletin for a 
photo and wnte-up about DeOwe.) 


Daniel Woodhead 

Doing Right 
by Lefty O'Doul 

M Daniel Woodhead grew up a Cubs fan, so, obvi- 
ously, he knows a little something about the need 
for patience. His motto for life: vincit qui patitur. 
He who perseveres conquers. 
A similar philosophy could just as easily apply to 
the career of baseball's "Lefty" O'Doul. Lefty — real name, Francis 
Joseph O'Doul — broke into the big leagues in 1919 as a pitcher 
with the Yankees but spent more time on the bench than the 
field. In 1924, after a few seasons of uninspired play in New York 
and another with the Red Sox, Lefty returned to the minors, 
specifically the Pacific Coast League, where he had cut his teeth. 
Four years later, he was back in the bigs, having reinvented him- 
self as an outfielder. What came next, says Woodhead, is a streak 
of hitting that warrants O'Doul a spot in the National Baseball 
Hall of Fame, a spot he so far has been denied. 
Woodhead aims to see that omission corrected. 
Since the early 1990s, this San Francisco resident, now retired 
from banking, has waged a tireless campaign to see O'Doul recog- 
nized for his accomplishments. Woodhead's quest made the pages 
of Sports Illustrated in 2006; the article detailed his arrival in San 
Francisco after graduating Harvard Business School in 1962. Fresh 
from the cross-country trip, Woodhead made a rather prophetic 
visit to a well-known Bay City eatery owned by O'Doul. 

Though Woodhead did not meet the ballplayer during that 
visit, and never did, by the late 1980s, his curiosity regarding 
O'Doul had reached a fever pitch. The more the Andover alum- 
nus learned, the more he could not understand why O'Doul, 
who died in 1969, had been denied a place in the Hall of Fame 
at Cooperstown, N.Y His stats from the time he returned to the 
majors in 1928 to when he left again for the Pacific Coast 
League in 1934 certainly are impressive. Six of those seven years 
he batted over .300, twice winning the National League batting 
title. In 1929, when with the Philadelphia Phillies, he set the 
NL season record for hits, with 254. 

"O'Doul's lifetime batting average of .349 is second only to Ty 
Cobb's and Rogers Homsby's," notes Woodhead, who launches 
statistics like a pitcher firing fastballs from the mound. He is 
as quick when it comes to naming famous people who have 
written him in support of O'Doul. Politicians, generals, sports- 
casters, and ballplayers — all have put in a good word. 
But surely no one has done as much as Woodhead. 
He long thought O'Doul ineligible for Cooperstown because 
of requirements regarding at-bats and games played. But this 
proved not to be the case. 

"This opened the gate for me," says Woodhead, "and I pur- 
sued getting letters of support." 

Yearly, he made copies of those letters and sent packets to the 
16-member Veterans Committee that voted on players not in- 
ducted into Cooperstown during their initial period of eligibil- 
ity. (The Baseball Writers' Association of America holds the 
voting responsibility for recently retired players.) "Only one was 
openly supportive," says Woodhead, of the committee members, 

"and that was Buzzie Bavasi of the Dodgers. He said some of the 
others thought O'Doul's f ielding average was not up to par — at 
.965, though, he's ahead of other Hall of Famers like Ty Cobb 
and Lou Brock." 

Woodhead's perception is that there was a bias against 
O'Doul because he turned down two offers to manage major 
league ball clubs back in the 1940s. Instead, he took a sweet deal 
managing the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League; 
he continued with the Seals and other PCL teams for more than 
20 years. "He spoke his peace. . .and I think he alienated quite a 
few guys on the East Coast," says Woodhead, who — temporarily 
discouraged — suspended his crusade in 1999. 

In July 2006, he learned the Veterans Committee had been 
reworked. (It now features more than 80 members — former play- 
ers, sportswriters, and announcers who already have made the 
Cooperstown cut.) Soon thereafter, the quest was renewed. 

Woodhead led other O'Doul supporters in assembling a mail- 
ing that contained the ballplayer's stats and a CD featuring film 
footage of O'Doul competing in a Japanese exhibition game. 
(O'Doul played in overseas games early in his career, and later 
organized such tours; he is credited with sparking continued en- 
thusiasm for baseball in Japan.) 

According to current rules, to be inducted into Cooperstown 
veterans must garner support from 75 percent of the Veterans 
Committee. O'Doul rated only 18.3 percent in 2007. 

Woodhead agrees with others in baseball who think the 75 
percent mark is rather prohibitive. No player was inducted by 
the Veterans Committee last year, not even well-known names 
like Gil Hodges and Roger Maris, each of whom finished above 
O'Doul in voting. 

Above? Woodhead bristles at the notion. 

"There's nobody above Lefty," he says, quite serious in tone. 
"For all-around contributions to baseball, there is nobody who 
comes close to him." 

Needless to say, Woodhead's efforts will continue in prepara- 
tion for the next Veterans Committee vote in 2009. Vincit 
qui patitur. 

—Scott Aubrey 

Then- i» word from .i viHipIc of more rational 
Patriot* hill*, Fred Guggenheim and Kin wife. 

dim. * ■ ■ . t * . i > i ti- three in I Vn 
vn, two in Brooklyn, m l two in Pmvidence. 
R I." That'* called .1 diversified portfolio! Fred 
continue* hi* wmk .11 IVitlrr I >>v Ho*pital. when.* 

ilcnt* in iltr outpatient clinic Not in Iv forgotten 
i« thru Australian shepherd, who trn» given .1 
Golden Paw. award hy Butler (or her devoted 
•crvicc in ihr geriatric psychiatry unit. Two- 
legged or t"iu. •..■.-•.I deed* follow the «■ • ■ ■ : ■ » 1 > 
helm* .iriHinJ Margot .in J Gcorjte Bixhy 
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary ( 
h.i* t<< Iv .1 clM record) with then ihildrcn in 
Southwest lli' 1 - M.une, .iikI .Vadia N.iihuuI 
P.irk, with .1 longcf «li>p ill Salter* Point in New 
Bcdlord. Mum., I.i*t June. M.ihitat continue* to 
ciupv miKh ol iheir energies, <i>- 1 1 •. • •> •« i> now 
the pre*ulenl of Valley Habitat lor 
Humanity Their children '• anniversary 0ft to 
their parent* was a workday at the local Liwremc 
work lite 1 •■ • I parent*. :• - ■ I kid*! 

Thi* 1* a little late in coming, hut congratula- 
Ni>ii» to Ha\ l-amonlagnc .in rci ipienl ol the pres- 
tigious John D Rockefeller |r Founder'* Award. It 
rceogntrcd Ray'* philanthropic and civic Icadcr- 
*hip: "In the M l -;. Valley, Ray h.i* made key 

contribution* to history museum* through hi* 
go,»d work with the l\*>n Foundation and the 
Franklin and Eleanor Roo*evell la*tilute." I wn* 
invited ti> the November hcnefil gala in the Rain- 
K« Room. N YC . Kit I couldn't afford it. 

I humped inti> Roger IVnald in New York, and 
we agreed wt K>lh looked gixxl lor "IRA minimum 
required di*rriKition" can*lidatc*. (That* not Irish 
Revolutionary Army.) Roger *till *plu* hi* time 
rween Montana and Brooklyn. Wildlife exists in 
K>rh habitats. We promised to "do lunch" in the 
future. I talked to Ralph Douglas recently, anJ he 
had uist returned from his second rnp to ScorlanJ, 
thi* time with hi* wile, Julia, and *istcr. Amidst 

their time at the many mm-, they visited several 
ca*lle* inhabited by Ralph'* ancestors. "Diuglas 
the (. treat" doesn't come to minvl immediately. Kit 

Fred Fenton tv 1.1 Shelby Tucker'- overactive 
e-mails) wrote a touching and humorous tribute 
to the passing of former English teacher N. Pen- 
Bill Kaufmann and re fire J ambassador Bob 
Pcllctreau and hi* wile. Pam. lor dinner. Bill and 

I'auletle hail recently returned from a trip to 
Egypt, where Rob served a* I '.S. amha**ador ear 
her in hi* loreign service career. Much to talk 
iboutl For me. it wa* a grand old time restoring a 
friendship with IV >h. my first-year Yale roommate, 
who now reside* in NYC. 

I *hould not need to remind you that tin* June 
I 3-15 will K- our SSib Reunion on the Hill. B\ 
1 Kis tune you will have received from Bix and hi* 
committee .1 rundown of planned event* The 
Academy ha* probably contacted you a* well. 
Please try to attend There aren't many of u* who 
tegretted coming to our SOth. *o why should the 
SSth l*e any le** rewarding' We'll all DC able to 
talk about a lew more ailment*, but the mere fact 
of your prc*ence says something abotll your re- 
silicnce. Tlie C I lias* ol '5 ) must continue to 
live up to it* reputation! 

The following come* under the heading of 
"old news," but 1* no le** viddenmg to those who 

might not haw heard Al Korschun •>! W I 

bine. Md.. died tin Nov. 22. 2006, And Donald 
M.u l.eay ol |-icdrii k*hurg. Va . pas*ed aw ay on 
QCt IS. 2007. Belatedly, our sympathies go out 
to their respective families. 

A* these notes go to pres*. I just learned from 
I V.ii Shi p l t O dlU I la:cn I Ian " Richardson w.i- 
killcd in a swimming accident on Feb. 2. D>n re- 
port* that Ha:e wa* on vacation in Costa Rica 
and wa* swimming in a river when the current 
took him into the rock*. Ha:e wa* a good friend 
to Andovet. and hi* beautiful resort on Petit St. 
Vincent became a vacation spot lor several CUM* 
mate*, including Dm and wile Arlene. Hare shall 
be missed, but not forgotten. Our sympathies go 
Out to Hare's wife. Lynn. 


Nancy Donnelly Bli-- 
31 Cluf Bay Road 
Brunswick ME 0401 1-9344 

ABBOT Martha "M im Belknap and husband 
Bill traveled toTikal, Guatemala, last year. Marti 
continues to write poetry and also has been knit- 
ting prayer shawls. She wrote an original poem 
about her knitting experience and posted it on 
the Web site Marti 1* 
hoping many of us will gather lor our 55th Re- 
union in 2009. 

Jud\ Prior Blair COIttllMia to K- well, keep* 
active in Florida, and MO *pend« time near At- 
lanta with family 

We extend our <ympathy to Valjcannc 
Brodcur-PaMon n the p 1— ing "t her mother I 1-1 
NovemK'r Val|e inne'< mother wa* in her 1 3rd 
year and had K-en living with Val|eanne in 
Swiirerland When Valjcannc wa* in the State* 
in IVcemK-r. *he had a good vi*u with Man* 
Oamer Noble Man- then traveled on to( ilifor 
111. 1 to vi*it family. 

Marion Badoian Emmanuel 1 m ., I seeing 1 
puture ol Lucy Lippard 111 Marion's local new*- 
paper. Lucy was to l*e in ( "olorado lor a lecrurc at 
Colorado University. 

We extend imr deepest sympathy and love to 
Paula Prial Folkman. whose husband) Dl ludah 
Folkman, died suddenly on Jan. 14. 2008. [>. 
Folkman was a tamou* cancer researcher who will 
K- sorely missed not only by family ami friends 
but also by so many in the mcilical held 

I -|-s>ki writh Edie Williamson Kean IM t ill 
She cont inues to K- busy with city garden pmjects 
anil her family. Edic's daughter C charlotte and fam- 
ily have moved to Bah, lnikmesia, loan area where 
Edic's son-in-law will K- the director of a new 
-ihool Edic il-' shared that Betsy HilgenK'rg 
Heminwav's mothel passed away last summer. We 
send our sympathy to Betsy. 

Linda Jones Matthew* Il in her 20th \ 
doing premarital counseling and workshops tor 
couples at her church. She alvi helps with a local 
food bank program and support* her son's project 
to tight AIDS and hunger in Kenya. 

Francie Nolde 1- involved with politic- at the 
state level and also helps a group of neighbors and 
friends working on environmental issues such as 
lowering CXI; emissions and saving energy dollars 
tor themselves and their town. 

Pat Skillin Pelton cii|ou-d nine with family 
in New England la*t fall and alvi visited Pat 
Sanborn in Maine and the New Britain Museum 
of American Art in Connecticut. 

Peggy Moore Roll and husband Jask continue 
to keep active playing golf and traveling, as well 
as contributing their time and talents in their 
Episcopal parish. Also, Peggy has joined rhc 
growing group of Toyota Pnus owners. 

Doris Niemand Ruedin cti|ov- having her 
daughter Nancy and family nearby. Her grand- 
sons keep her feeling young. Dins and I have 
great phone conversations at least once a week. 


Louis J. "Skip" Elsas II, MD 
University of Miami School of Medicine 
P.O. Box 016820 (D820) 
Miami FL 33101 
305-243-7105 (Work) 
305-243-7254 (Fax) 

PHILLIPS The Great Class of PA '54 contin- 
ues to address major contemporary issues amid 

The Addison Gallery in Venice 
A Septtmber 14-22, 7003 

High Art, Exclusive Access 

Join Phillips Acodemy and the Addison Gallery 
■n Venice. September U-22 2008 

This special tour will include visits to some of 
rbe greatest monuments in Italian art and be 
enncbed with private visits and receptions in the 
paloces of Venice ond the villas of the Veneto. 

wwwandover edu/oddison/venice 



resolutions for a happy, healthy, and profitable 
2008. Spike Bragg gives thanks for his Andover 
experience and credits his resilience and success- 
ful business to networks of Andover friends. 
Spike has recovered from cardiac surgery, is again 
playing baseball, has tour children and five grand 
children, and remains "vertical." 

Alarms raised by U.S. comptroller general 
David Walker that our country's current fiscal 
posture is unsustainable encouraged classmates to 
consider change in our government's expendi- 
tures. Peter Denker gives a quantitative point of 
reference to the meaning of a billion. He points 
out that about $3 billion of taxes are spent daily 
by our government. A billion years ago no one 
on this planet walked on two feet. Mort Downey 
reassured Duane Bruce that there is government 
supervision of expenditures through the Govern- 
ment Accountability Office (GAO), which em- 
ploys 2,000 to 3,000 analysts. The GAO is 
technically part of our legislative branch of gov- 
ernment, with inspectors general in each of the 
executive departments. No one offered a solution 
to the comptroller general's observations that in 
50 years rev enues will not meet national obliga- 
tions to debt and major entitlements. 

On a more optimistic topic, Bill Dove and 
wife Alexandra were guests of the Japanese royal 
family and visited other Asian countries. Bill 
praised Andover's past support of his and Bob 
Semple's student years abroad in Britain. An- 
dover continues its policy of both travel and lan- 
guage education as a global responsibility for its 
students. Among many modern languages avail- 
able are four years of Russian and Chinese; also, 
beginning Arabic has been added. Bill said his 
fifth grandchild is named Rafael, and informed 
Larry Sears that the young man should be a 
fine tennis partner and live up to his namesake, 
Rafael Nadal. 

Skip Elsas had an opportunity to consider ed- 
ucational needs in the biological sciences. Pre- 
dictive medicine is with us, and new technologies 
enable both presymptomatic genetic testing and 
novel interventions. Stem cells can be derived 
from an individual's skin cells and differentiated 
into cartilage or cardiac muscle to replace degen- 
erating tissue. Several companies are offering 
total genome sequencing to provide predictive 
personal information on one's genetic strengths 
and weaknesses to the environment. We all hope 
Andover will enable the next generation to deal 
not only with these new scientific technologies 
but also with the legal, ethical, and social issues 
that predictive genetic information provides in 
this evolving brave new world. 

Bob Feldman points out two endowment funds 
from our class that support the arts at Andover: 
the Joan Trott Wolf Fund and the Addison 
Gallery Class of 1954 Acquisition Fund. Bob's 
daughter Hannah, our class baby, is doing well, as 
is Bob's older daughter, Karen. Karen lives in 
Prague, is renowned for her handmade Czech 
glassware, and provided Ann and Dave Knight 
with a personal guidebook for their visit to Prague. 

We mourn the loss of Louis J. Gonnella, who 
died June 13, 2007, and offer condolences to his 
wife, Bee, daughter Lisa, and sons John, Paul, and 
Mark. Lou was a beloved classmate who was a 

lifelong student of Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott 
Fitzgerald. Lou was a gifted lawyer and retired 
Massachusetts state court judge. 

Architects Jon Foote and Roger Whitcomb 
informed us through Ken Mac Williams' virtual 
continuous reunion about Frank Lloyd Wright's 
Guggenheim Museum and its geographical mis- 
location. Both agreed that it was originally 
designed to be placed in Central Park and not 
subjugated to the "Dubai-like" skyscrapers that 
now diminish its architectural impact. 

The class wishes Jack High a prompt recovery 
from his surgery. Many classmates are encourag- 
ing one another to walk rapidly three or four 
miles twice weekly. Barron Kidd recommends 
"suiting up" daily and exercising when the spirit 
moves. Andover "walkers" include Ken 
MaeWilliams, Roger Whitcomb, George 
Shapiro, Frank Henrick, Kent McKamy, Herb 
Whittall, Mac Mackenzie, and Barron. 

Those of us returning to Harvard College tor 
our 50th Reunion this year mourned the death of 
a classmate killed in a car accident. Classmates 
were moved by this tragedy to express their love 
to each other, family, elders, and friends. Spike 
Bragg lost his lifelong friend, our classmate Don 
Nurenberg, w ho died in Michigan on Nov. 3, 
2007. We remember Don as a gentle person who 
listened in a supportive and nonjudgmental man- 
ner. Our love goes out to his wife, Barbara, and 
daughter, Leah. 

In this election year classmates indicate great 
concern for our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and 
support our women and men in arms and veterans 
of previous battles. A semper fi to the marines 
from our class: Ollie Whipple, Jud Sage, Bill 
Purinton, Dick Carlson, Steve Pendleton, and 
Newb Le Roy. Thanks also to veterans Jake 
McMichael and Bob Neviaser and to retired gen- 
erals Tom Ciishing and Mike Harvey. 

Kent McKamy recovered some 1954 snapshots 
of our class's more pristine pastime, mud football. 
The photo of Bill Seeley, Fred Anderson, Steve 
Wilson, Skip Elsas, Charlie Faurot, Frank 
Pierce, Al Boyer, Dave Goodman, and P.D. 
Block can be e-mailed to any classmates inter- 
ested in memories of enthusiastic, out-of-the-box, 
youthful fun at Andover. 

George Shapiro and wife Ray Ann led a peri- 
patetic life last year with trips to the Antarctic, 
South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, 
and various parts of the U.S. Now they are 
planning a visit to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and 
Turkmenistan. Park Weaver reported that Dick 
Starratt did a superb job in celebrating wife Ellen 
Starratt's "39th" birthday. Park and wife Karen, 
Dick and Ellen, and Spike Tind Ricky Bragg were 
elegant celebrants. 

Let us end on why Phillips Academy, Andover, 
will continue as the most outstanding preparatory 
school in the world. Andover is now "blind" to 
an applicant's financial needs during the admis- 
sion process and will meet 100 percent of a fam- 
ily's demonstrated tuition needs. The best and 
brightest students will continue to come from 
every quarter and go to every quarter. Remember 
how much Latin we took? Well, despite the 
decline in classical language studies over the past 
two generations, there is now a resurgence. 

An op-ed article in the New York Times, "A Vote 
for Latin," helped to elevate interest in the clas- 
sical languages. Thirty-one of the last 40 presi- 
dents since Thomas Jefferson studied Latin at a 
high level, including a couple of vou-know-who 
PA grads. 

Ergo, fink origine pendet. 



Elisabeth Oppmann Farwell 
P.O. Box 767 

Libertyville IL 60048-0767 




Tom Lawrence 

1039 1/2 Sweetzer 

West Hollywood CA 90069 



Anne Woolverton Oswald 
9365 Spring Forest Drive 
Indianapolis IN 46260 

ABBOT Happy new year! My husband, Bob, 
and I are getting packed up to head to our new 
winter home in Arizona. Bob has a new hip, 
which should improve his golf game. If any class- 
mate comes to the area, call me at 317-502-0339 
(my cell, since we don't have a landline as yet). 
I'd love to see you. We are 30 miles (or minutes) 
east of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix at a golf 
community named Superstition Mountain. 

What fun to hear from Susan Knox 
(, who writes, "I am breaking my 
long silence (I've not been in touch with anyone, 
except a few words with Anne Tripp Hopkins at 
a party given by my cousin's widow, who is a 
childhood friend of Trippy's — we can't have 
called her that, can we?) to say that I'm alive and 
well (although suffering a bad cold) and am 
teaching English, drama, film, and theatre arts at 
the United Nations International School in New- 
York (UNIS). I've been spending Christmases in 
Kingscliffe, England, a splendid village outside 
Peterborough, plus, this year, five days in London. 
I'd love to hear from anyone with a London con- 
nection, since I'm going to be going every year 


now I direct •> Shakespeare play oven I ill. leach - 
INK iKc baccalaureate, go away tor 
weekend* and summit to mv hou*e in Stoning 
ton. Oiinn., and would b*t to heir Irom anyone. 

Best. Km»xic (I can't believe v«hi .ill called nc 

that, and I didn't object Time* have changed.)" 
Jane **wrcl*ir Ferguson -inJ husband l\>ug 
Ml well .u>d continuing tt> l« MOWa in ihcir com- 
muniiv D'ug *nll work* lone hour*, hui occa- 
sionally they get away lot .1 lew day* of vacation. 
All seven graikk hildten li\c in tl.< Sin Francisco 
rViy Arm. 

I Kim 1 in., lean from BOra WcHm 1 mn 
"Thi% fBM MM tilled w»li highs and low*, lllus 
hand) Gene'* mum passed .iw.iy in June at hc» 
home in LLiho She h.iJ a *tn>kc four week* car- 
licf and put a lot of etlon in during rchah. She 
Mil the center of our lamily life and the greatest 

Tlie Linn * anyon Ranch in Victor. Idaho, of- 

ficially opened fa husinc*-* Seven weddings. *cv- 
eral pack trip*, mulciple mn ■■ i dinner ride*, day 
rides, fall hunting. and ptivate parties kepi u* 
plenty busy It was, antl i*. exciting! Better sig- 
nage. Iisecmini new marketing, anJ an im- 
proved Web site (linncanyonranch torn) will all 
contribute to more HHTftl in 2008. We aUo have 
three wrll appointed wall tent* with floors, view*, 

and comfort lor nightly rental. ... I am Mill active 
in real estate and grateful to he busy Meeting new 
people and maintaining old friendship* provide 
continuing |oy. Gene drew hi* first moose license 
this year I think we'll he eating moose for a long 
time ... During the winter wc spent MOM time in 
l a Man:anilla. Mexico — mellow, friendly, and 
non-toumry — our style. 

"The highlight of the year was daughter 
Laura'* marriage to Pwaync Meadow* in July at 
Linn Canyon Ranch.... Son Peter spent six 

week* in Alaska skiing last spring... and three 
weeks this fall in Argentina hiking, camping, and 
going t.i language school." 

Eleanor Rulon-Millcr York WlllCS, "I hope 
you are well, healthy, and content. Our particular 
area of Maine had one heck of a December, with 

more than 40 inches of snow as well as cold tem- 
peratures. Every time I Hew the snow off the path 
and cleared the driveway, it would snow again. 
One time I couldn't get out of the house hy any 
doors, |usf the garage! Only lost the electricity 
once! Son John and I are adjusting to the loss of 
Dad. hut it is so quiet and creaky here. So I am off 
to Vero Reach, Fla., January-April 25. a pleasant 

M i - - sour class? 

Contact information for all 

secretaries is listed, even for 
those not submitting notes 
this issue. 
If vour class is not listed, it mean* 
there is currently no class secretary. 
Please call 978-749-4289 or 
e-mail jsmith 1 @ 
to volunteer. 

change of scene Hope to talk to M Ml Phoebe 
I sir* Bryan u id. n in h, would love to have any 
one visit. I do en|oy showing this part of the 
world. It is low-key, with good fishing, hireling, 
and eating!" 

I r. mm Jane l.ilman Walker . .'tin - tins e mail 
"At ihis tune I can report mv family is all rcla 
lively healthy and keeping very busy schedules, 
as do |hiis|\md| Frank and I We head south to 
iMir seasonal home in University Park (Sarasota), 
Fla., after * "hristmas and are hised there until the 
end ol April W e plan on a t 'rystal I "rinse in parts 
of the Caribbean en route to and through the 
Panama I 'anal, ending in (. "o*ta Rica. In prepara- 
tion I took a short course in Spanish conversation 
this tail Miss Kaat: would he pmud of my interest 
and ettort. hut not my accomplishments." 

It looks like the (Mass of "So is starting 2008 
with a new birthday decade — the 70s Patti 
Pearce Brodcrsen sounds \rr\ positive about hit 
ting the big 7-0: "I am enjoying memories of a 
wonderful surprise 70th birthday party husband 
Loll put together tor me. Many family member* 
ami friends came to celebrate and, wonders never 
cease, I wa* really surprised. |Typi*t note: we have 
*pcnt a lot of years lowering expectations, to 
make these later-in-life experiences just that 
much more special ! It is hard to believe this 70 
figure, but. vi far, vi good. Feeling great and look- 
ing ahead to many more birthdays." 

I love hearing from you. About I 5 e-mails 
come hick to me when I send out my greetings If 
you have not heard from me and want to, please 
send your current c-mail address. Thanks I heap. 


Phil Bowers 

322 W. 57th St., Apt. 30F 
New York NY 10019 

Philip R. Hirsh Jr. 

59 Union Run 

Lexington V'A 24450-6040 


PHILLIPS Have you heard the story about the 
Texas couple walking along the Great Wall of 
China.' It starts with them strolling hand in hand, 
awed by the vasrness of the place, but at the same 
time slightly chilled knowing the bodies of thou- 
sands of laborers lav beneath their feet. Suddenly, 
an impenetrable fog rolled in from the Mongolian 
plain, isolating them from their group. 

"Listen!" whispered the husband. "Did you 
hear it.' A bell. I think." 

"Maybe it's the Hsiung-nu war bell," offered 
his wife. 

"Too soft. There it is again!" 

"Perhaps a Khitai ritual hellT 

"Not brassy enough." 

"Excuse me." Their guide appeared out of the 

gloom "Your Rlatk Berry i* ringing " S> it was, 
and lb it is how Mollir and Gar I a«afrr I. nmd 

out their daughter-in-law had just delivered their 
newe*t grandchild They were on Andover's 
( OM 101 trip, and along the way heard Yo-Yo 
Ma. saw the great Yangt:e River dam project, and 
listened politely to scripted spew he* from people 
saying how happy they are to be displaced by the 
rising water* A* far a* the food goes. Gar said, 
"It* noi Italy " 

i loan n> nomct Cmmm DmU repot t*. ht sur 

vived a cancer scare last year, but with Mifgcry 
and chemotherapy it is now under control He is 
somewhat dismissive about the health issue, but 
exuberant about a series of research and preser- 
vation projects he and his wife, Salltc, are orchev mi; at Middleton Place Plantation outside 
Charleston, S.I '. Charles inherited the National 
Historic Landmark property in the 1970s, turned 
if into a nonprofit foundation and has spent 10 
years restoring the buildings, rice paddies, and 
lormal garden* the oldest surviving landscaped 
gardens in America. They are ahour to open a 
new African American I HI Hill and are working 
on open-air easements and covenants to protex t 
land and nverhank* from development. Even the 
tin' paddies — worked by yoked water buffalo — 
are again produc ing 

lank I lerru k i* hiding out in ( alah.i*h \ I 
where he and wife Fran are enjoying their retire- 
ment and "living a pretty sedate lite " From 
Tank's perspective, it's the perfect place, "Far fn>m 
the *now and close to the beach." Like Charles, 
he bnishes aside a few health concerns as "bumps 
in the road, not worth talking about." But like 
many of us who have downsized and moved into 
retirement, they frequent the highways keeping 
up with children and grandchildren. In theory, 
the children are supposed to do the visiting, but 
in real life it's we who do the traveling. There's 
pressure to move hack north, hut Tank has his 
lingers wrapped around the porch railing, and I 
don't think he'll let go any time soon. 

Sunn and Marsh McCall dropped by t.T 
lunch at the start of a nostalgia trip to Virginia to 
see some Revolutionary and Civil War sites and 
explore Marsh's "Appalachian roots." His family 
is from southwest Virginia. Dunng WWII, when 
the venerable old Greenbrier Hotel in White 
Sulfur Springs, WVa., was converted into a mil- 
itary hospital, his father wa* the medical director, 
and the family spent the war years in this strange 
combination resort and hospital. Since their visit, 
the McCalls have been to Turkey and Egypt, and 
are prepanng to spend a year in Oxford, England. 
Marsh will he writing a hook commissioned hy 
Blackwcll Publisher* — a study of the plays of 
Aeschylus who (we all remember) was the first of 
the great Greek tragedians, author of PrometAeus 
Bound and the Orerteia, among other*. The hook 
is aimed at "informed readers and scholars of 
Greek and Western drama." 

Speaking of the Greenhncr. Jerry Galvcan and 
his wife. Galya. live in Sinks Grove, WVa., in rhe 
shadow of the grand hotel. To understand what 
Jerry ts doing in retirement you neeJ to know two 
facts about the Greenbner. Well into the 1950s 
there was an active though clandestine gambling 
industry in "Joe-sent-me" cluF<s MOUM the hotel. 



Abbot '57 shows strong turnout 

Abbot '57 alumnae, from left, Mimi Ganem Reeder, Lulu Sulzbacher Cutler (in front) , 
Marion Pearce, Jody Bradley Bush, Dinah Hallowell Barlow, Louisa Lehman Birch, and 
Carol Gaines Ruckle enjoy an Abbot'Andover mini-reunion in New York City in early 
January 2008. Elizabeth McGwire Enders also attended but is not pictured. 

Also in the 1950s, an enormous secret bunker was 
constructed under the hotel to protect the presi- 
dent and high-ranking officials from an atom 
bomb attack. Today, you can take a tour of the 
bunker and your guide is likely to be Jerry; that is, 
when he isn't working on documentary film or his 
other jobs as a blackjack dealer and "standardized 
patient" for medical students at the West Virginia 
School of Osteopathic Medicine. To be a "pa- 
tient," Jerry learns a disease script then grades stu- 
dents on their technique and diagnostic accuracy. 
"I had shingles 1 10 times last year," he adds. 

I couldn't get Skip Klemm the first time I 
called — he was out on the ski slopes with his son 
and grandson. As many of you know, Skip has 
muscular dystrophy, but it doesn't seem to slow 
him down. Despite robbing him of lower body 
strength, with the help of a mono-ski and pole 
outriggers, he has mastered both water and snow 
skiing. When the disease first hit, Skip says, "I fig- 
ured it was all gone." Then he started rowing, saw 
the mono-ski, configured it to his needs, and you 
can again find him on the slopes or zooming 
along behind a boat at 30 miles per hour. 

Last fall, Robo Robinson hosted the fourth 
postreunion luncheon of the "Old Reprobates of 
N.Y.C." at his East Side townhouse. Phil Bowers 
was there along with Ed Sutton, Peter Wells, John 
Royall, Ted Muhs, Bill Huxley, Peter Andel, 
Kemp Randolph, Jerry Ringland, and "Dutch" 
Wolff, much-loved musician and faculty emeritus. 

When 1 called for news, quite a few of you told 
me a variation of the following. "News? My news 
is there is no news." 1 grasp the sentiment, but, 
believe me, you have lots of news your classmates 
want to hear — so please keep your class secre- 
taries informed! — Phil Hirsh 


Marcia Colby Truslow 
35 Lark St. 
Lewisburg PA 17837 

ABBOT The first of several mini-reunions to 
be held around the country in the years leading 
up to our 55th was held in New York in early Jan- 
uary 2008. Carol Gaines Ruckle and Josephine 
"Jody" Bradley Bush were the leaders from 
Abbot. It was a fast-paced two days of wonderful 
things! Carol's dynamic report follows: 

"We started with a wonderful tour of a gallery 
owned by a friend ot Elizabeth McGuire Enders. 
We learned about etchings and lithographs and 
saw a number of portfolios of current artists, in- 
cluding Elizabeth's. The tour was so successful 
that those who came too late to attend it had a 
chance later to visit the gallery, and the owner 
gave another tour for the second group. One of 
our Andover classmates arranged a tour of "be- 
hind the scenes" storage of the Whitney Museum. 
Our guide was a graduate of Andover ('92, I 
think) and she did an extraordinary job. Many 

questions were asked and skillfully answered. This 
was well attended by both Abbot and Andover 
alums. After some more gallery hopping, we gath- 
ered for dinner, arranged by Andover classmate 
Leo Ullman '57 at a terrific restaurant. We dined 
on everything from raw tuna to ginger ice cream, 
with beef and pork kebabs, lobster, and a myriad 
of other delicacies in between. This was a special 
event to bring the Abbot and Andover group to- 
gether for some real conversation and sharing. 

"On Friday, we met at the Metropolitan Mu- 
seum for a very interesting and informative tour 
of the Tang collection: Chinese works contributed 
by Oscar and Frances Young Tang. Our guide, a 
friend of Jody's, gave a really excellent overview of 
the various dynasties and explained the back- 
ground of a number of superb works. This was fol- 
lowed by a lunch, also arranged by Jody, in the 
Met's trustees' dining room where, once again, we 
had a chance to eat and chat. We also talked 
about ideas for other mini-reunion possibilities 
and have come up with some exciting possibilities. 
The final event of the two-day marathon was sup- 
per for the Abbot group at Jody and Johnny Bush's 
apartment. This was a relaxed and fun time for the 
few who were able to be there. Abbot attendees 
were Dinah Hallowell Barlow, Mimi Ganem 
Reeder, Marion Pearce, Elizabeth McGuire En- 
ders, Lucinda "Lulu" Sulzbacher Cutler, Louisa 
Lehman Birch, Jody Bradley Bush, and Carol 
Gaines Ruckle. Future plans include Maine, the 
Grand Canyon, New Haven, Conn., and Califor- 
nia. Lots of enthusiasm!" 

With great sadness, Glee Wooldredge Wieland 
reports that Jerry Cutler, husband of Lulu 
Sulzberger Cutler, passed away just before Christ- 
mas in December 2007. "He had suffered mightily 
from a long bout with cancer. Five memb